Tag Archives: Jobs

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    The Trouble with Numbers

    Our 'good' data worsens the closer we look
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 4:06 PM

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    According to the ever-strident popular press, the world is in recovery. The stock market says so, the bond market says so, and the politicians and monetary bureaucrats all say so.

    The only trouble is the central banks continue to flood the world with liquidity, something they shouldn't need to be doing if a true recovery were really upon us.

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    Steen Jakobsen: Expect A 30% Stock Market Correction in 2014

    Presaging economic lows in Q1/Q2 2015
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, June 1, 2014, 9:25 PM

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    This week, Chris talks with Steen Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer of Saxo Bank. We wanted to see through the eyes of a professional economist, which Steen kindly allowed us to do.

    Steen agrees that central banks have largely failed in their misguided attempts to boost growth via trickle-down programs. Pretty much all the benefits of the recent years of money printing have gone to the upper echelons, with the true engines of growth and jobs — small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) — getting very little.

    As a result, financial asset prices have been driven up too high, which Steen anticipates will correct at some point in 2014; likely by 30% or so.

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    The Rise of New Models of Community

    Why they're emerging & what they need to succeed
    by charleshughsmith

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 4:14 PM

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    In my previous series on the erosion of community, I surveyed a number of conventional explanations for this decades-long trend and discussed 10 other potential factors in the decline of social capital. I concluded that economic need would likely be the driver of a resurgence of community—a need that will only become apparent when the Central State and the debt-based, consumerist-corporate system are no longer able to fulfill their implicit promises of welfare, subsidies, endless credit and secure jobs. In this next installment on community, we look at the possibility that new models are arising beneath the mainstream media’s master narratives that Everything’s fine and The Status Quo is both good and eternal.

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    How Life Will Change

    Logistics and values in the post-industrial future
    by JHK

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 9:16 AM

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    Executive Summary

    • In a future defined by diminished economy, due to depleting resources, what can we expect?
    • A return to "old-style" cultural norms looks inevitable for:
      • Spirituality
      • Trust & Reputation
      • Values & Virtues
      • Leadership & Order
      • Education
      • Commerce
      • Jobs & Work

    If you have not yet read Are You Crazy To Continue Believing In Collapse? available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    The journey to where we’re going, the transition to the next economy and the society that comes with it, is liable to be harsh and disruptive. Network breakdown will be the order of the day. Money and goods will stop moving. People will lose a lot. They’ll lose property, imagined wealth, comfortable routines, faith in institutions and authorities. In some places they may lose personal security or freedom. Depending on how disorderly politics gets, we may lose family, loved ones, and friends. People will be very unsure of who or what they can depend on. We might expect pervasive desperation, anger, and despair.

    One thing I fully expect is…

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    You’ve Got No Job!

    A glimpse into the future of (un)employment
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, February 7, 2014, 6:45 AM

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    Today, the pundits are a-buzz making sense of the latest lackluster jobs report. Expect much hand-wringing over the impact of the 'polar vortex' and that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.

    But most of us care more about the state of one particular job: our own. How relevant is this latest bit of data to that? Not very.

    So, to better understand the trends in the work environment most likely impact our own paychecks, it will help to look at another bellwether similar to our fuzzy groundhog friend: AOL.

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    A Fed Insider Comes Clean

    And validates our worst suspicions
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 5:02 AM

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    After they behaved badly and almost ruined the entire world financial system while pocketing fat fees along the reckless road they laid down, the big banks got 'made whole' by the Federal Reserve.

    While couched at the time in fancy acronyms, a lot of complexity, and some good old motherhood and apple pie (that is, the Fed talked about helping the economy recover and people get their jobs back), the truth of the matter is simply that the Fed cared only about helping the big banks repair their balance sheets.

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    Why We All Lose If the Fed Wins

    Fighting the wrong battles
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:20 PM

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    If we hold the view that humans are behaving unsustainably in terms of any of the 'three Es'  the economy, energy, or the environment  then any rapid resumption of a paradigm of exponential growth in our consumption of natural resources or in our growth of debt over income simply takes us more quickly to the bitter end of this story.

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    Daily Digest 7/10 – IMF Cuts Growth Forecast For World Economies, Canadians Struggle With Saving

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    Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 2:21 PM

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    • Illinois lawmakers seek more information in hunt for fix to $97 billion pension crisis
    • IMF cuts growth forecast for U.S., world economies
    • Nurses' strike hits Portugal hospitals
    • Seniors find it harder to get home-delivered meals (Florida)
    • Chicago gun violence: 74 people shot, 12 killed over July 4 weekend
    • Job cuts: Mining companies to trim operations by 3,500 (Ghana)
    • Financial Crisis Just a Symptom of Detroit’s Woes
    • Furloughs Have Begun for Nearly 50,000 Full-Time Guardsmen Nationwide, Including Guam
    • Mining services industry forced to adapt to end of coal boom in Queensland's Bowen Basin
    • USDA: One In Six Americans Use Food Stamps
    • Puerto Rico sees surge in homeless population
    • Tuition at 14 Pennsylvania universities to rise 3 percent
    • Eurozone jobless rate worse than OECD average
    • Canadians struggle with retirement saving
    • Italy's rating lowered one notch to BBB: S&P
    • Gold borrowing cost hits post-Lehman high
    • Study: State's pension debt spiked since February (California)

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    The Dead Weight of Sluggish Global Growth

    Weighing heavier each year
    by Gregor Macdonald

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 5:04 PM

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    Global Slowdown

    The U.S. economy weakened appreciably in the first quarter of 2013. But what if this weakness persists into the second quarter just completed, and worsens still in the second half of this year? Q1 GDP, as reported on June 26th, was revised lower to just 1.8%. And various indications suggest that Q2 could come in slightly lower still, at 1.6%. Might the U.S. economy be guiding to a long-term GDP of 1.5%? That’s the rate identified by such observers as Jeremy Grantham the rate at which we combine aging demographics, lower fertility rates, high resource costs, and the burdensome legacy of debt. Well, after a four-year reflationary rally in just about everything, and now with an interest-rate shock, the second half of 2013 appears to have more downside rather than upside risk. Have global stock markets started to discount this possibility?

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    Marking the 4-Year Reflationary Rally: How Much Better Off Are We Really?

    Growing amounts of data show a failure to thrive
    by Gregor Macdonald

    Monday, May 6, 2013, 3:31 PM

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    The U.S. stock market rally has recently passed its fourth anniversary after the terrifying lows of March 9, 2009.

    During that time, massive and unconventional reflationary policy from the Federal Reserve has managed to lift the S&P 500 by nearly 70%. But perhaps even more improbably, it has finally (?) built a floor under U.S. residential real estate prices.

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