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    Boomers vs Millennials

    Society is pitting their interests increasingly at odds
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:38 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Becca Martenson discuss:

    • Boomers Have Everything To Lose
      • They cling to status quo to deliver promises made in the past
    • Millennials See Nothing To Gain
      • The future they're being asked to inherit appears bereft of value
    • Bridging The Generation Gap
      • How to replace strife with support
    • The Importance Of Mentoring
      • An age-old model need perhaps more now than ever
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    Future Shock – Crash Course Chapter 25

    The unsustainable often ends abruptly
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, December 27, 2014, 3:24 AM

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    Chapter 25 of the Crash Course is now publicly available and ready for watching below.

    Here at the penultimate chapter of The Crash Course, everything we've learned comes together into a single narrow range of time we'll call the twenty-teens. 

    What this chapter offers is a comprehensive view of how all of our problems are actually interrelated and need to be viewed as such, or solutions will continue to elude us.

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    Neil Howe: The Fourth Turning Has Arrived

    History offers a guide to crisis management
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, June 23, 2013, 4:14 PM

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    In 1996, demographers William Strauss and Neil Howe published the book The Fourth Turning. This study of generational cycles ("turnings") in America revealed predictable social trends that recur throughout history, and warned of a coming crisis (a "fourth turning") based on this research.

    Fourth turnings are defined by disorder and great changes brought on by a breakdown of the systems and operating principles that dominated the prior three turnings.

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    Daily Digest – July 15

    by Davos

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 7:43 PM

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    Note from Chris Martenson:  we are undergoing some changes in staffing duty and the DD did not get posted today while I was in transit due to a miscommunication.  My apologies for the lapse.

    • Budget deficit tops $1 trillion for first time
    • Condo Association Files Bankruptcy
    • Citigroup: AIG Equity May Be Worth Zero
    • Budget Cuts: Up To 10,000 Illinois Prisoners May Be Released
    • California IOUs can be considered securities, SEC says
    • Video, Tim Sykes & Barry Ritholtz in “Broke”
    • BOOMERS – WINTER IS COMING
    • Nantucket…Oops (Video)
    • Loan Mods Default Rates
    • Meredeth Whitney: The Internet NEVER SLEEPS

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    New Martenson Report Ready – The Great Asset Bubble

    by Chris Martenson

    Sunday, February 15, 2009, 7:48 PM

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    A new Martenson Report is ready for subscribers.  It explores the connection between baby boomers, the stock market returns of the 1990’s, bonds, and the trade deficit to make the claim that even if we somehow "fix" the economy here and now, significant headwinds probably remain that will prevent a full return to "how things were."

    Here’s part of the conclusion:

    Most people cannot imagine a future any different from the present. For many people, the coming changes will bring unexpected shock, inconvenience, trauma, or worse. By thinking about these possibilities now and reshaping your expectations of the future, you will be far better prepared for the ride. Some people are already experiencing unexpected and perhaps unwelcome challenges in their lives due to the economic transition that is already beginning to play out. At this point, not many are expecting change to be imposed upon them, and even fewer have thought about where this change will carry them. But some have thought about it, and making even simple changes to how you think about the future can be…well, a sound investment.

    Link to The Great Asset Bubble

    Best,
    Chris

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    Daily Digest – Feb 11

    by Davos

    Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 11:45 PM

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    • Pink Slips At Wal-Mart HQ
    • UBS to Cut 2,000 Jobs After a Huge Loss
    • SIRIUS Bankruptcy
    • Boomers – your crisis has arrived
    • China Needs U.S. Guarantees for Treasury Bond Holdings, Yu Says (Hat Tip Homosapiens)
    • Russia Companies Asked by Banks to Hold Debt Talks
    • Four Bad Bear Markets, Down 1929-1932; S&P 500 1973-1974; 2000-2002; 2007-2009 (Update)
    • Wholesale Sales (Durable vs. Non-Durable Goods
    • Revolving Credit Free Fall
    • More…

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    Daily Digest – Jan 27

    by Davos

    Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 3:23 AM

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    • Population growth is the biggest economic and environmental problem
    • How the Government Dealt With Past Recessions (2001 Audio)
    • 82,000
      Job Losses 
    • Job Losses (Chart)
    • Existing Home Sales (Chart Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate)
    • Home Inventory (Chart)
    • Fannie to Tap U.S. for as Much as $16 Billion in Aid 
    • Fed looks like one more shaky bank (Hat tip CM) 
    • Just ‘plane’ despicable; rescued Citi buying $50M jet 
    • Downturn Accelerates As It Circles The Globe (Hat Tip CM)
    • U.K. Economy Shrinks Most Since 1980, in Recession (Hat Tip CM)
    • 2009 Country stock market performance – things already aren’t pretty(Table in article) 
    • Panel Discusses the Stimulus Package

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    Boomers and Assets, Part II

    by Chris Martenson

    Sunday, January 18, 2009, 5:50 PM

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    From yesterday’s blog, jrf29 writes:

    Chris, I’m not sure I understand this. How could baby boomers
    outnumber the generation behind them? Total fertility rate for the
    baby boomers is projected to settle around 2.1 (approximately equal to,
    or just slightly below, the replacement rate).

    The fact of the matter is that there’s a "hole" in the demographic profile right behind the boomers.

    The chart below is not a "rate chart". The length of the bars corresponds to the numbers of people broken out into 5 year age increments. The longer the bar, the more people it represents.

    We can state, unequivocally that there are more boomers than there are people in the cohort behind them.

    See that pink box (below)? That represents the boomers. There are more of them than there are people in the next set of three bars.

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    Baby boomers’ financial illusion

    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, January 17, 2009, 10:15 PM

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    In Crash Course Chapter 14 – Assets and Demographics I make these statements:

    The boomers are the wealthiest generation ever, they hold nearly all of the assets, and they will need to dispose of those assets to fund their retirements.

    In order to fund their retirement dreams, boomers are going to have to sell off their assets.
    Who exactly are the boomers planning on selling their assets to? Even if [the smaller following] generation somehow could afford to buy all these assets, there simply aren’t enough people in this generation to buy them.

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    Figure 1: the Yellow and Red bars represent the US population broken out into age bands of five year increments for women and men, respectively. The green circle draws attention to a “hole” that exists in the population demographics with the Boomers represented as the “bulge” just a little higher up the chart from the hole. In red and yellow text to the right we see the six main sources of wealth for boomers (not ranked). Of the six, the five in red have to be sold in order to extract the wealth contained within them.

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