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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Wonder why the U.S. is in a societal and political upheaval? It's the economy stupid!

Economic conditions are funny things, as they can engender demands for change when teetered on both ends of the pendulum.

When jobs are plentiful, wages are high, and the economy is good, rebellion against the norm is usually centered around a few ideologues who's own traumatic past causes them to try to seek to impose changes on the nation that aren't really necessary.  And they can attract affluent benefactors to their causes who may feel guilt from their own good fortunes.

A great example of this is the creation of 'Earth Day', where a small group of individuals established a cause which over the course of time has forced people and businesses to change their lifestyles, and at the loss of economic and monetary wealth.

Radical environmentalism is the last crusade modern youth can dedicate themselves to absolutely and ferociously. All talk of tolerance, nuance, empathy, and shades of grey goes out the window, replaced by a Manichean struggle of good versus evil, angels versus devils, the wise and concerned against the blind and selfish. That kind of moral certainty is exhilarating. People who have been raised not to seek it in most other areas of their lives desperately need a hit. 
Climate change mythology has crowded out most of the environmentalist concerns from previous generations, in part because industrial technology has done such an amazing job of addressing them. There’s always room for improvement, and there are some other environmental issues pop up on the radar screen from time to time, but it’s remarkable how much Green energy (of the political variety) has been pumped into the climate change movement. It gives people an easy way to assume intellectual superiority with virtually zero effort. It’s the eternal crusade, the insoluble problem, the hypothesis that can never be falsified, so it provides sustainable fuel for countless rallies and political power grabs. - Breitbart
Yet on the other end of the economic pendulum the responses are much more open, and much more violent.  As wealth inequality and the potential of making less than our parents did becomes the norm for much of the Western world, the activism that emerges from this side of the economic scale becomes much more vocal and much more public.

And whether we are talking about Occupy Wall Street, the rise of radical right-wing political parties in country's such as Greece, Italy, and France, or anti-establishment candidates such as Ron Paul and Donald Trump, these movements are intrinsically tied to ones economic state, and the real potential for individuals to move beyond their current situation.

Most people growing up in advanced economies since World War II have been able to assume they will be better off than their parents. For much of the time, that assumption has proved correct: except for a brief hiatus in the 1970s, buoyant global economic and employment growth over the past 70 years saw all households experience rising incomes, both before and after taxes and transfers. As recently as between 1993 and 2005, all but 2 percent of households in 25 advanced economies saw real incomes rise. 
Yet this overwhelmingly positive income trend has ended. A new McKinsey Global Institute report, Poorer than their parents? Flat or falling incomes in advanced economies, finds that between 2005 and 2014, real incomes in those same advanced economies were flat or fell for 65 to 70 percent of households, or more than 540 million people (exhibit). And while government transfers and lower tax rates mitigated some of the impact, up to a quarter of all households still saw disposable income stall or fall in that decade. - McKinsey
The goal is to find that happy medium where the majority of a nation's people are economically content, but not too affluent where they lose their drive and ambition to move beyond a certain economic status.  America had this in the 1950's and early 60's, but lost it in the search for materialism during the 80's and 90's.

Now however, the belief that one cannot succeed if they work hard, get an education, and play fairly is growing in every increasing measures, and this is one of the most important factors as to why the West is seeking radical change, and why some form of change has to inevitably come.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Despite numerous false flag terror attacks to keep France in line, French MP’s vote to remove sanctions against Russia

For several years now, France has been slowly moving away from U.S. hegemony and into better relations with Vladimir Putin and Russia.  And in response to this, the EU nation has experienced numerous assassinations and false flag terror attacks that mirror those done under Operation Gladio from the Cold War days.
Yet even with all of this, on April 28 members of France’s parliament voted to lift their participation in U.S. led sanctions against Russia in the hopes that a return to open trade will take place and save the desperate straits of France’s declining economy.
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Monday, April 4, 2016

Chicago’s historic gun violence a consequence of economics, not too many guns

It is probably no coincidence that the location which spawned both Barack Obama’s Presidential bid, and his former Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel who now serves as its current mayor, is suffering a combination of economic collapse and historic violence among its citizens and government agencies.  And while liberal diatribe attempts to incorrectly call the mass number of homicides occurring within Chicago a symptom of too much gun ownership, the reality is that the rise in violence can be primarily attributed to economics, and the same type of debt bombs stifling growth in places like New Jersey, Baltimore, and Detroit.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Double whammy: Influx of immigrants into Europe are job seekers moving into recessionary markets

By now most intelligent people have realized that the influx of millions of ‘refugees’ into the Eurozone are not casualties of the Syrian conflict, but opportunists seeking better economic conditions than what they had in their Middle Eastern or East European country’s.  And what makes this disaster even greater is that these ‘job seekers’ are coming at a time when most of Europe is falling into a economic recession and rising unemployment.
Yet despite the obvious, and the overwhelming evidence that many of these refugees care little about the laws of the nations they are flocking into, government leaders appear to be impotent in dealing with the immigrant problem, as well as protecting their own people and economies from this takeover.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

France becomes second nation in a week to call for a State of Economic Emergency

Late last week the President of Venezuela announced a 60 day State of Economic Emergency as their financial situation continued to deteriorate due to the decline in oil prices.  And now on Jan. 18, the European nation of France has joined in the festivities and called for their own State of Emergency.
French President Francois Hollande issued the economic decree in an attempt to circumvent the continuing downward spirals that are affecting jobs and overall production.  And while this economic emergency is not as restrictive as the one imposed in Venezuela, it recognizes the importance of the situation in France, where Hollande will seek to work with local businesses on how to stimulate growth.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

September time frame for disaster escalates as UN plans vote for Palestinian state

We have already seen the data that shows this coming September being a severe time of turmoil and potential disaster in the economic and prophetic arenas, but a coming event scheduled for the fall may well escalate the world into something far greater.  The United Nations (UN) has set on its calendar a vote by the Security Council to decide once and for all on the formation of a Palestinian State, which may or may not include parts of Jerusalem.  This mandate of course is not only highly contested by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but the leader of Israel appears unlikely to allow a Yes vote to go uncontested, and backed by the threat of war.



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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Americans repatriating and renouncing citizenship continues at record levels in 2015

In 2014, a record number of Americans renounced their citizenship with an even greater number repatriating to live outside the United States.  And this number is not slowing down as through the first quarter of 2015, a record 1335 Americans have discharged their allegiance to the U.S., which at current levels, would make 2015 an even greater year than last by more than 50%.
A record number of Americans gave up their US citizenship in the first quarter of 2015, according to IRS data. This is blamed on the taxation of income earned outside the US, along with laws expanding offshore bank account and asset reporting.
A total of 1,335 people renounced US citizenship during the first three months of the year, topping the previous record by 18 percent, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
The new figure puts 2015 on track to exceed last year’s 3,415 renunciations, which is an all-time record. - Russia Today
 
 
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Economists and investors give their predictions for 2014

As we head towards the end of 2013, and the aptly anointed, year of Fed induced equity bubbles, economists, investors, and umpteen talking heads are all preparing to give their economic predictions for 2014.  However, as we have seen many times over the years, some prognosticators have a much better track record than others, and it is these individuals which we will be focusing upon to hear their educated and insightful thoughts for the coming year.



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Friday, January 27, 2012

Even in recovery there are 216 economic dead zone around the US

As economic recovery moves slowly and gradually in many cities and areas around the US, a new study by Louis Ferleger of Alter Net lays out 216 economic dead zones that have not been a part of this emergence, and are in fact moving further away from recovery.

There are 216 defined metropolitan (metro) and micropolitan (micro) areas—with populations ranging from 10,000 to 4 million—that have had unemployment rates at least two percentage points higher than the national average for either 20, 10, or 5 years (see tables 1, 2, 3 at the end of this article). These are America’s dead zones. Here employment growth is stagnant or non-existent and high levels of joblessness dominate. Some areas were once prosperous while others have recently experienced economic distress. In these communities paid work is hard to find for those who have not given up looking, and widespread involuntary idleness is the norm. - Alternet

Here is a list of these cities and dead zones courtesy of Alternet.org





America has a history of cities and areas rising and falling for one reason or another.  The gold and silver rushes of the 19th century hold a plethora of ghost towns that were at one time some of the richest municipalities in the country.  Today, the city of Detroit is becoming one with the loss of so much industry, automobile manufacturing, and a brain drain out of the city and state.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Romney Book: Investigative look at Mitt from 2008 election campaign

Yesterday, the Daily Caller came out with a blast from four years ago when they re-published a copy of The Romney Book.  This 'book' was an investigative look at Mitt Romney's financial, political, and social actions over the course of his career, and was researched by the John McCain's campaign team of 2008.

The file explores everything from the assessed value of Romney’s house (“$3.162 million”) to his views on the Boy Scouts’ ban of homosexuals (“publicly opposed … in 1994 and 2002 campaigns”). It was made public Tuesday on the social media website Buzzfeed, although it appears to have been accessible online for two months.

The document, given the name “The Romney Book,” was viewed less than 100 times on the page where it was originally uploaded by its anonymous leaker on November 11.

The biggest portion consists of a detailed and heavily sourced exploration of Romney’s evolving positions on social issues (22 pages), economic issues (21 pages) and domestic policy (48 pages).
A 33-page section details his business record at Bain Capital, and 16 pages cover political issues that the authors believed can be exploited against Romney.

Another 11 pages are devoted to his “flip-flops.” - Daily Caller via Yahoo News

The Romney Book

Thursday, December 22, 2011

12 economic things about Christmas and 2011

Many people always wonder, how does Santa build all those great toys and gifts and get them to every home around the world in just one night?  Well, the truth is, Santa requires alot of help from the global economy, and in 2011, those foundations were causing much grief to the jolly ole elf.

So to celebrate the business model and economic processes of the North Pole corporation, Tick by Tick was kind enough to provide the 12 economic facts of Christmas here in 2011.

  1. In the last 12 months, the Federal Reserve has increased Money Supplied to the Economy (M2) by 9.9%.
  2. Despite the Insolvency of Europe. If you had shorted EURUSD at this very day last year, you would have only made a 0.7% profit.
  3. The Greek Stock Index (ASE) has outperformed Citigroup by 10.36% if held for the last 5 years. If you discount the reverse stock split, Citigroup is now trading at $2.60 vs. $55.70 in 2007.
  4. Consumer Goods producer Procter & Gamble can now borrow money over a 5 year period for less than every Eurozone member with the exceptions of Germany and Finland.
  5. Linkedin, Pandora and Groupon are all loss leading companies. Yet, if you had bought their stock at IPO, you would have made +171%, 8.9% and 50% in the first days trading.
  6. China's stock market is now trading at the same level as it was during Q3 of 2000. During this period, Chinese GDP has almost tripled.
  7. The sum of all US debt both Public and Private equates to $56tn with underfunded future liabilities of $1 037 000 per capita. The official US public debt figure reached 100% of GDP just yesterday.
  8. "Legendary" Hedge Fund Manager John Paulson, about whom a variety of books have been written, has lost over 50% of his funds value in this past year.
  9. In a Bloomberg poll held during December 2011, eleven Sell Side Analysts predicted, on average, that the S&P 500 would grow by 11% to 1379. Of these, the most bullish was Goldman Sachs who openly predicted a 17% rally. The index of the 500 largest American companies is currently down 1.49% YTD.
  10. Being long S&P Volatility has been a successful strategy for 4 of the last 5 years.
  11. In the last month, Bloomberg have published 25 179 articles with the words Europe and Concern included in the prose.
....And Finally
12. Santa has to visit 832 Homes per Second to deliver all of his gifts.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good.... wait a moment... where did I put that Mayan Calendar.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The five most influential people in the economical world courtesy of the Onion

Economics today is both humor and tragedy as the 1% disdain the 99%, and the 99% seek pure mob rule in wanting to redistribute their wealth... to themselves.

Thankfully, the combination of comedy and tragedy has been given to us in a Top 5 look at the most influential people in economics, both today and yesterday.

Or is it tomorrow?

Pictures courtesy of the Onion.