Student debt apocalypse: Median wages up 1.6% over last 25 years while median student debt is up 163.8%.
Student debt is out of control. Over $1.3 trillion in student debt is floating out in the current economic system. Most of this debt is saddled firmly on the backs of younger Americans who coincidentally are also entering into a job market with incredibly low wages. This idea of high tuition with low wages isn’t […]
Percent of Total Wealth Owned in the United States: Bottom 40% control -0.9% Meaning Close to Half the Country has a Negative Net Worth.
Wealth is an important measure of financial stability and success. Being able to have enough set aside for a rainy day can make the difference between weathering a minor storm to being in full upheaval because of an unexpected expense. Most Americans however live paycheck to paycheck. There is no emergency fund. It is troubling […]
Importing lower wages as 75% of Silicon Valley’s tech workers are foreign-born: How tech manipulates the H-1B visa program for cheap labor.
We tend to believe that the tech industry operates in a very progressive atmosphere as far as how they vote. This might be the case for workers but for owners, they are ultra-bottom line and this is seen in the way they hire lower wage workers. We tend to get things mixed up in regards […]
Low wage recovery highlighted by 7 out of 10 jobs added in January coming from minimum wage waiters and temporary retail workers.
The unemployment rate fell below the 5 percent mark for the first time since the Great Recession wrecked havoc on the economy. This is good news right? Well the stock market didn’t think so for a couple of reasons. First, this adds more fuel to pushing interest rates higher (a big expense on the $19 […]
Total U.S. debt breaks $19 trillion mark: Total debt rises by $8.4 trillion in last 8 years and is on pace to hit $22 trillion by 2020.
When the party is getting ready to end, you might as well ramp up the spending and put it on the nationwide credit card. Total U.S. debt blew right through the $19 trillion mark and has expanded by $8.4 trillion only in the last 8 years. There are countless obligations in the form of Social […]
Unsocial Insecurity: Social Security Fund loses money for the first time since 1983. The new retirement model will have you working until you fall over from a heart attack.
Social Security was never designed as a long-term pension. It was implemented in 1935 during the Great Depression to assist families from falling into absolute poverty. The large work force dominated by men usually meant that many would die and leave a large family behind with no financial resources. Social Security was there to protect […]
Americans are going to have their wallets rocked in 2016: 7.5 year global business cycle trumps central bank money printing.
Americans are already in the process of having their wallets devoured by shadow inflation and a system that is gutting the middle class like a turkey being stuffed for the oven. We’ve been in recovery according to various money oracles since 2009 but all we got was a drop in the homeownership rate, stagnant incomes, […]