Feb 9 2011

Financialization Era – how banking welfare captured our economy and ravaged the wealth of the working and middle class. Building profits through financial debt leverage.

The American banking system has transformed the economy into one enormous speculative casino with bells and whistles and free cocktails for those that participate.  The problem of course is that most don’t have excess income to drop into the financial slot machines.  Now banking in better times should be seen as the lubricant of the […]

Jan 31 2011

Federal Reserve punishing savers in low interest rate environment – Since the 1960s 5-year Treasury Bills average 6.5 percent. Today a high yield money market account will get you 1 percent.

Saving money is usually pushed to the background in a debt induced economy built around spending.  Marketing firms are designed with the intention of parting you from your hard earned dollar.  The housing bubble was a manifestation of a system permeated by easy access to debt and promises to repay current purchases with future dollars.  […]

Jan 27 2011

Federal Reserve openly aiming for inflation – The Fed looks for a sequel in punishing the U.S. dollar and hopes to inflate debt and the middle class away.

The Federal Reserve has painted itself into a very narrow and troubling corner for most of working and middle class America.  The massive debt problems on hand have no realistic way of being paid off and the best path in the eyes of the Federal Reserve is to slowly inflate away the currency and debt.  […]

Jan 17 2011

Financial trends of the new American economy – Higher educated workforce with harder time finding and keeping jobs, median retirement account for Americans at $2,000, global stock market growth, and housing bust covering up inflation in other areas.

The Great Recession is revealing some fundamental challenges in our economy.  One of those challenges revolves around the exceedingly expensive college degree and its ability to translate into employment.  As a percent many more American’s have a bachelor’s degree today than say in 1992 yet unemployment for college educated Americans is at modern record highs.  […]

Jan 9 2011

A lesson in college debt – Student loan debt increasing at a rate of $170,000 per minute. Student loan debt will hit $1 trillion in 2012. For-profit schools take the place of subprime mortgages.

College loosely defined is an educational institution or as we are now seeing in the US a place where young people go to dive into a pool of debt.  A college education was never a guarantee to a lucrative and well paying career.  In a time when the middle class was more robust college was […]

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