Jan 15 2013

Federal Reserve bubble escape clause: The master of bubble creation talks about preventing future bubbles and other circular banking logic. Fed aggressively buying securities outright.

It is no secret that the Federal Reserve is aggressively buying up a variety of securities and storing them in their opaque balance sheet.  The Fed in essence has become the bad bank and has served as the conduit to support bad banking policy.  There seems to be a policy of slowly shrinking the middle […]

Jan 12 2013

US median household income trap: Four decades of data and households struggling to keep up with inflation. Younger Americans face bigger income struggles.

Household income growth in the US has largely been absent for well over a decade if we adjust for inflation.  This is important because people truly care about what their money can purchase.  What use is it getting a $1 raise if healthcare went up $2?  What use is it that you are earning $1,000 […]

Jan 10 2013

Sequestering the working and middle class – The implications of runaway debt. GDP at record levels yet nonfarm employment is 4 million below previous peak. Trillion dollar coins. Greece unemployment reaches a new record.

Gear up those printing presses.  You might be thinking that some of the policy talk coming out today is from The Onion but no, the idea of a $1 trillion coin is being discussed.  The Federal Reserve is already very willing to become a shadow bad bank and take on all the questionable assets from […]

Jan 8 2013

Inflation by any other name – Central banks around the world increase balance sheets from $2 trillion in 2008 to $6 trillion in 2013. The slow erosion of purchasing power in the US.

The Federal Reserve has been trying with all its power to stoke inflation.  This is not the stated mission and you will not hear this proclaimed over loud speakers but if actions speak louder than words, this is the policy they are following.  Yet the Fed is picking winners and losers with their inflation targeting.  […]

Jan 5 2013

American Gerontocracy: Since 2009 2.7 million jobs for those 16 to 55 have been lost yet 4 million jobs were added for those between 55 and 69.

It is still a tough time to be young and looking for work in the United States.  With the steady destruction of blue collar industries with living wages, many have to pursue a college degree for any chance at becoming middle class.  Yet higher education has become a debt plagued mess where students have to […]

Jan 4 2013

Retirement no more: Median net worth at lowest level since 1969 recent study finds.

There may be a temporary jubilee with the notion that the fiscal cliff has been deferred for a few months.  The media is quick to accept anything for a victory but very little has been done to stop our marching path onward on this massive debt spiral.  Many Americans continue to live in poverty with […]

Dec 31 2012

How much do Americans earn? What is the average US income and other income figures. Fiscal cliff talks only useful in context of incomes.

With talk of the fiscal cliff taking up most of the headlines it is probably useful to look at income figures for Americans.  The media rarely discusses income because it is a touchy subject.  It probably would not be savvy in a marketing sense to tell viewers that their incomes have been stuck in the […]

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