Tag Archives: debt

  • Blog

    1971: The Year That Changed Everything

    The trajectory of nearly every facet of our way of life shifted massively
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, September 25, 2020, 9:38 AM

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    The year 1971 saw the trajectories of nearly every major trend relative to our way of life shift massively.

    This week’s guest experts, Ben Prentice and Collin, founders of WTFHappenedIn1971.com, explain how virtually all of these changes are a direct or indirect result of the monetary system “breaking” that year with the Nixon Shock and the end of the Bretton Woods System.

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  • Blog

    Collapse Is A Process, Not An Event

    How does one ‘get ahead’ during hard times?
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, September 18, 2020, 9:01 PM

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    We’re entering a period of time when the major systems that have supported humanity are going to fail.

    Or, put more accurately: they are already failing.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Our Runaway Debt Is Hurtling Towards The End Of The Line

    Why the central banks will crash the the economy, one way or another
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, June 15, 2020, 8:00 AM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

    • Why runaway debt has taken us beyond the point of no return
    • Why this very predictably will end in a fiat currency crisis/collapse
    • Why to expect more civil unrest
    • In the short term, expect MMT, market volatility and accelerating inequity

    The events we’ve been predicting for over a decade are now happening at an accelerating pace. That tremendous pile of global debt we’ve been warning of? It’s exploding higher. The US alone just added a full $1 trillion(!) in government debt in the month of May.

    The world is so over-leveraged right now that interest rates can never be (willingly) allowed to rise again, else the entire economic system will crash. Once we accept that conclusion, the actions of the central banks and their implications become simple to predict. The sad reality is, as John explains below, is that they are trapped on a trajectory that will inevitably crash the system anyways…

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  • Blog

    Good Riddance To The ‘Twenty-Teens’

    A decade best shunned & forgotten
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, December 27, 2019, 1:36 PM

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    This is my last report from the good old “twenty-teens”.

    In some respects, they didn’t turn out at all like I thought they would. But in many others, exactly as predicted.

    But, given today’s systemic distortions and deformations, predicting the events of the next ten years will be much easier than it was for the twenty-teens. Largely because there’s little room left down the road to kick the can further.

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  • Blog

    The Federal Reserve Is Directly Monetizing US Debt

    In a very real way, MMT is already here
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, November 15, 2019, 3:30 PM

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    The Federal Reserve is now directly monetizing US federal debt.

    Sure, it’s not admitting to this. And it’s using several technical jinks and jives to offer a pretense that things are otherwise.

    But it’s not terribly difficult to predict what’s going to happen next: the Federal Reserve will drop the secrecy and start buying US debt openly.

    At a time, mind you, when US fiscal deficits are exploding and foreign buyers are heading for the exits.

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  • Insider

    A Tower of Debt Begins to Lean

    How to protect your wealth & integrity through the coming chaos
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, November 1, 2019, 11:04 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • The debt bomb waiting to explode is truly staggering in size
    • Key warning signals we’re approaching a late cycle market crash
    • The Fed’s aggressive actions belie its fear that the system is extremely sick
    • How to use the time left to be on the right side of the coming wealth transfer

    If you have not yet read Part 1: The End of Money , available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    The Fed is now flat-out lying to us.

    Jerome Powell insists that the Fed is not printing more money, is not engaging in QE, and is not directly intervening to make stocks go higher in price. But none of this is true.

    In addition, the Fed has reversed course and is steadily cutting rates.  This even as the employment and wage data (if you believe them) have been strong of late.

    So what gives? What could be causing this?

    Hundreds of billions of dollars, printed and injected at a faster pace than in the depths of the Great Financial Crisis is not exactly a comforting sign.

    I am quite certain that something very big is very broken in the background.

    Deutsche Bank might be failing.  That’s a distinct possibility here.  Or it could be massive funding flow reversals from… (Enroll now to continue reading)

     

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  • Blog

    The End Of Money

    Prepare for the coming wealth transfer
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, November 1, 2019, 11:03 PM

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    Today we live in a bifurcated economy: it is boom times for some and bust times for others.

    Your personal situation depends largely on how close you fall on the socioeconomic spectrum to the protected elite class, towards which the central banks are directing their money-printing firehoses.

    Why should we care about this bifurcation? History.

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  • Blog

    It’s The Pace Of Change That Kills You

    And it has now sped up beyond our means to control it
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, September 6, 2019, 3:39 PM

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    The Powers That Be, like central bankers and politicians, are only human. They err. They have to operate with imperfect information.

    But they are also mostly untrained in systems thinking, resource limits, and other such necessary fields — which they could correct for if they cared or dared.

    But they aren’t. And because of this, the pace and the scope of the changes happening are beyond their powers of comprehension, let alone their powers to fix.

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  • Blog

    The Hard Truth About Assets

    Why hard assets are so important given the current state of global markets
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, August 9, 2019, 5:33 PM

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    If you prefer to listen to this article, read by its author Chris Martenson, click the player here below: | Download | ___________________________________________________________________________________ In this post, you’ll learn why hard assets will be more important than ever as the global economy undergoes drastic shifts. Enrolled members also have access to Part 2, Defending Against The Global…

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