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12 Charts That Show The Permanent Damage That Has Been Done To The U.S. Economy

By Michael Snyder Most people that discuss the "economic collapse" focus on what is coming in the future. And without a doubt, we are on the verge of some incredibly hard times. But what often gets neglected is the immense permanent damage that has been done to the U.S. economy by the long-term economic collapse that we are already experiencing. In this article I am going to share with you 12[...]

“Prepare For Runs”, IMF Warns Policymakers Of “Elevated Financial Stability & Liquidity Risks”

The extended period of monetary accommodation and the accompanying search for yield are leading to credit mispricing and asset price pressures, increasing the chance that financial stability risks could derail the recovery. Concerns have shifted to the shadow banking system, especially the growing share of illiquid credit in mutual fund portfolios. Should asset markets come under stress, an[...]

No Rate Hike & More QE? – Fed Officials Saw Global Slowdown Among Risks to Economic Outlook

Federal Reserve policy makers at their last meeting said a global slowdown and a stronger dollar posed potential risks to the outlook for the U.S. economy. A number of participants said growth “might be slower than they expected if foreign economic growth came in weaker than anticipated,” according to minutes of the Sept. 16-17 Federal Open Market Committee meeting released Wednesday in[...]

This Is About As Good As Things Are Going To Get For The Middle Class – And It’s Not That Good

By Michael Snyder, on September 22nd, 2014 The U.S. economy has had six full years to bounce back since the financial collapse of 2008, and it simply has not happened. Median household income has declined substantially since then, total household wealth for middle class families is way down, the percentage of the population that is employed is still about where it was at the end of the last[...]

53 Million (Low Paid & No Benefits) Temps: All You Need To Know About The “Jobs Recovery”

After years of ignoring the obvious, the Federal Reserve has been finally forced to admit that the labor force participation rate matters, and in fact has started to point it out as a clear negative when it comes to Yellen's "dashboard" of thresholds which will allow the Fed to raise rates (for the obvious reason that the Fed is desperate to delay ZIRP as long as possible and is now highlighting[...]

“S&P 2000″ Is a Fed Manufactured Mirage – Phony Stock Prices No Substitute for Real Economy

By David Stockman That 4% market correction in July was quick and virtually painless. Not missing a beat after the market briefly tested 1900 then, the dip buyers came roaring back — gunning for the 2000 marker on the S&P 500, confident that longs were not selling and that shorts had long ago been obliterated. Needless to say, bubblevision had its banners ready to crawl triumphantly across [...]

Yellen Dashboard Warning Light Glows as Millions Work Part Time – This is Depression

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a stubborn warning light blinking on her labor market dashboard: A group of Americans larger than Washington state’s population can find only part-time work. As Yellen heads to this week’s Fed symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where the focus will be on the labor market, those 7.5 million part-time workers who want full-time jobs are inflating the[...]

Real Unemployment Rate Is at Least 18 Percent – Ergo, Entitlement Money Printing Can’t Stop

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 By Peter Morici The Labor Department on Friday is expected to report the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent, but that hardly tells the story. The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10 percent, but much of this results from adults, discouraged by the lack of decent job openings, have quit altogether.[...]

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