Tag Archives: cost of living

  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 10/27 – China’s Dangerous Dollar Addiction, Billionaires Made More Money in 2017 Than Ever

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8:05 PM

    • China’s Dangerous Dollar Addiction
    • America's Social Depression Is Accelerating
    • For the Cost of the Tax Bill, the U.S. Could Eliminate Child Poverty. Twice.
    • Over Half Of America Gets More In Welfare Than It Pays In Taxes
    • Black Voters in Georgia Say Something Funny Is Going on With Their Voting Machines
    • Andrew Gillum and the Extent of the Progressive Revolution
    • Suspicious packages spotlight vast postal surveillance system
    • The Establishment Must Undermine Alternative Economists As Crisis Unfolds
    • The World's Fastest-Growing Economy Is Facing a Cash Crunch
    • The biggest of big pictures
    • 'While the Rest of the World Burned,' Billionaires Made More Money in 2017 Than Any Other Year in History
    • A powerful bullish force could soon bolster the stock market
    • These Americans fled the country to escape their giant student debt
    • US shoppers may pay a high price for America's reliance on China's products
    • GM breaks with Trump administration and calls for nationwide electric-car sales program
    • Doubled raw materials use is climate risk
    • Genetic Testing Confirms Nine Tiger Subspecies – One-Third Are Already Extinct
    • Scientists warn of insect pest outbreaks and reduced wheat yields

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  • Blog

    The View From Under The Bus

    A visualization of the extreme plight of the saver
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 4:20 PM


    Through borrowing way too much, bailing out rather than prosecuting bad actors, printing trillions of "thin air" dollars, a deliberate pursuit of financial repression and other schemes — the future prosperity of the "everyday American" has been stolen by those in power and those positioned closest to the trough. Mathematically, this orgy of excess needs to be balanced by severe austerity; an austerity the elites are forcing onto everybody else. No wonder the masses are pissed.

    Few visuals drive this injustice home better than this one of historical bank CD interest rates. Note how they've been in steady collapse since the mid-1980s.

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  • Podcast

    Ed Butowsky: Calculating The True Cost of Living Increase

    Why it's much higher than we're told/sold
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, March 20, 2016, 5:06 PM


    Over the past decade, we've been told that inflation has been tame — actually below the target the Federal Reserve would like to see. But if that's true, then why does the average household find it harder and harder to get by?

    The ugly reality is that the true annual cost of living is far outpacing the government's reported inflation rate. By nearly 10x in many parts of the country.

    This week, we welcome Ed Butowsky, developer of the Chapwood Index, to the program. His index is a 'real world' measure of how prices are increasing much faster than the wages of the 99% can afford.

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  • Blog
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    Let’s Stop Fooling Ourselves: Americans Can’t Afford the Future

    Unemployment, taxes & unfunded retirements are squeezing us
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 3:24 PM


    The truth is: The three adult generations in the U.S. are suffering, and their burdens are likely to increase with time. Each is experiencing a squeeze that is making it harder to create value, save capital, and pursue happiness than at any point since WWII. At that point, we were a creditor nation with an economy exploding into dominance on the world stage. Now, however, the U.S. is the largest debtor nation and our economic hegemony is increasingly at seige across a number of fronts.

    A continuation of the status quo is a decision to sleepwalk face-first into the constraints hurtling towards us.

    Instead, shouldn't we stop fooling ourselves and ask: What should we be doing differently?

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest 2/21 – Silver Lease Rates Skyrocket, Drilling In Libya Suspended Over Unrest, Water And The Arab World

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, February 21, 2011, 3:49 PM

    • Silver Lease Rates Skyrocketing
    • New Haven Line Has Second Highest Ridership Ever
    • Stratfor’s Geopolitical Intelligence Guidance For The Week Of February 20, 2011
    • Prove The Mayans Right: Address Structural Economic Problems With Chicanery 
    • Oil Majors Stall Libya Drilling, Withdraw Staff
    • BP Suspends Exploration as Libya Unrest Worsens; Eni Drops
    • As BP Prepares To Evacuate Staff From A Burning Libya, Commodities Are Exploding
    • Increased Costs For Wheat, Sugar, Gas Combined With Lower Wages Will Cause ‘Tsunami’ Of Living Costs
    • What Does The Arab World Do When Its Water Runs Out?

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