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    The Pension Time Bomb

    Devastating shortfalls are manifesting everywhere
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, August 29, 2016, 11:39 PM

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    Among the many losers picked by the Fed (in favor of rewarding a very tiny and wealthy minority), perhaps the greatest victims are pensions.

    Pensions have to make a couple of key assumptions.  One is how long you expect your cohort of pensioners to live. The second is the rate of return on the funds.  On both counts, pensions have been wrong, and wrong again.

    People keep living longer and pension fund returns keep underperforming. 

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    Off The Cuff: The Folly Of Financialization

    Its cures are worse than the diseases it tries to fix
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, April 14, 2016, 4:22 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

    • The Future Of Oil
      • Much more volatile prices lie ahead
    • The Folly Of Financialization
      • Central planners are creating cures worse than the diseases they're trying to fix
    • The Dollar Dilemma
      • The direction of dollar now hurts as many player as it helps
    • Return Of 'Race To The Bottom'
      • We risk a global currency war like that seen in the 1930's
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    Off The Cuff: Deploy The Flying Pigs!

    All rationality has left the markets
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, October 26, 2015, 9:06 PM

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

    • Looks Like We'll Need A Bigger Bazooka
      • Draghi hints at more QE
    • The Schizophrenic Fed
      • Exploring both raising & lowering rates
    • No Rationality Left
      • Depression-level results RAISES stocks?
    • Banning Physical Cash
      • Still the plan of the central bank cartel

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    Has The Fed Already Lost?

    Growth is dying & the Fed has few options left
    by Brian Pretti

    Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:36 PM

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    Increasingly we live in a world of Now. Instantaneous access to digital real time data and news has simply become a given in our lives of the moment.

    You may be surprised to know that the Federal Reserve has taken notice.

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    Quantitative Easing – Crash Course Chapter 10

    What exactly is this process that the world is betting on?
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 23, 2014, 1:34 AM

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    At the exponential pace at which the Fed is increasing the money supply, and knowing the huge challenges the Fed – and most other world central banks  – face in trying to stop or even slow down their money printing, the potential for a disruptive global inflationary period is very real.

    So what exactly is quantitative easing

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    The Good News In All The Bad Data

    A rare convergence of confidence in future developments
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 13, 2014, 5:14 AM

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    Today's financial markets make a mockery out of sanity and logic. The difference between what SHOULD happen and what IS happening is perhaps the greatest it has been in our investing lifetimes.

    If you're perplexed, flummoxed, frustrated, stymied, enraged, bored, irritated, insulted, discouraged — any or all of these — by the ever-higher blind grinding of asset prices over the past several years, despite so many structural reasons for concern, you have good reason to be.

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    The Fed Matters Much Less Than You Think

    It can't control the real economy
    by charleshughsmith

    Thursday, August 1, 2013, 5:18 AM

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    This lemming-like belief in the power of the Federal Reserve generates its own psychological force field, of course; the actual power of the Fed is superseded by the belief in its power. We can thus anticipate widespread disbelief at the discovery that the Fed is either irrelevant or an impediment to the non-asset-bubble parts of the economy.

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    David Stockman: We’ve Been Lied To, Robbed, and Misled

    And we're still at risk of it happening all over again
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, March 30, 2013, 4:42 PM

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    David Stockman, former director of the OMB under President Reagan, former US Representative, and veteran financier is an insider's insider. Few people understand the ways in which both Washington DC and Wall Street work and intersect better than he does.

    In his upcoming book, The Great Deformation, Stockman lays out how we have devolved from a free market economy into a managed one that operates for the benefit of a privileged few. And when trouble arises, these few are bailed out at the expense of the public good.

    By manipulating the price of money through sustained and historically low interest rates, Greenspan and Bernanke created an era of asset mis-pricing that inevitably would need to correct.  And when market forces attempted to do so in 2008, Paulsen et al hoodwinked the world into believing the repercussions would be so calamitous for all that the institutions responsible for the bad actions that instigated the problem needed to be rescued — in full — at all costs. 

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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

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    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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