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How Pension Funds Die, CalPERS Edition

by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse: Say you’re running a big pension fund that – according to the politicians who are handing out ultra-generous benefits to public sector employee voters – has to generate 7% annual returns...
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Zero Hedge Confirms Fed is Dead

from ZeroHedge: It is always good to have a statement from the coroner when pronouncing death as I did on May 19, 2020. That is when I gave time of death and pronounced “The...

After the Lockdowns, Government “Fixes” for the Economy Will Make Things Even Worse

by Antony P. Mueller, Mises Institute: While it is relatively easy to predict that the postcorona economy will suffer from high unemployment, the outlook for price inflation is not so certain. On the one...

Is It 1999 Or 2007? Retail Investors Flood The Market

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Is it 1999 or 2007? Retail investors flood the market as speculation grows rampant with a palpable exuberance and belief of no downside risk. What could go wrong?...

America’s Dysfunctional Economy. Massive Unemployment. Economic Collapse

The US ruling class bears full responsibility for the economy’s unprecedented dysfunctional state. What was unimaginable long ago is reality today, redefining what house of cards economic conditions are all about. It’s an unsustainable situation...

Papa Powell Sees “Tremendous Human and Economic Hardship” (No V-Shaped Recovery)

by David Haggith, The Great Recession Blog: Jerome Powell burst the stock market bubble by publicly acknowledging there will not likely be a “V”-shaped economic recovery. He indicated that it will take years for the...

Coronavirus – The Aftermath. A Coming Mega-Depression…

First published by GR on April 9, 2020 What will be next? Is a question on many people’s minds. Very likely the world will never be the same again. That might be good, or...

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – “This Isn't About Stock Prices!”

Authored by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investments, In the initial days and weeks of the COVID (overreaction) shutdown, layoffs and furloughs were mostly a function of that very thing. A non-economic disruption. As time...

The Fed's Grand Bargain Has Finally Imploded

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The Fed has backed itself not into a corner but to the edge of a precipice. Though the Federal Reserve never stated its Grand Bargain explicitly,...