Thursday , 23 September 2021

Debt & Deficits

How Will the Debt Ceiling Farce of 2021 End?

...OK, folks, let’s get some popcorn and watch “The Debt Ceiling Farce 2021” as it unfolds! Everyone knows how this farce will end. Since 1960, the farce played 78 times. Each time, after everyone got through extorting concessions from the other side, Congress either raised the debt ceiling, extended it, suspended it, or changed the definition of “debt.” That’s how it ends.

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The State of Household Debt in America

Debt has risen on all fronts to unprecedented levels...and now accounts for $52 trillion in the USA of which American household indebtedness amounted to an average of $118,000 per household in 2020. That’s a big bill to pay. Here’s how the various forms of U.S. household debt compare...

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What Will Happen If (and probably when) the U.S. Debt Bubble Bursts? (+17K Views)

The madmen who are responsible for the coming economic disaster continue to behave as if they can manage to avoid it. Violating Einstein’s definition of insanity, they continue to apply the same poison that caused the problem. These fools believe they can manage complexities they do not understand. The end is certain, only its timing is unknown, and, once interest rates begin to rise, and they will, it's game over so it begs the questions "How much longer this can possibly go on?" and "What will happen to the U.S. and the world when it does?"

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U.S. Trade Deficit in Goods Worst Ever – Up 6%

2020 was a milestone in the sordid history of the long-running U.S. trade deficits. As the rest of the world cut back on buying U.S. goods, U.S. consumers were doused with government money, and they switched from buying services — from haircuts to plane tickets — to buying goods, a large portion of which was imported.

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