Monday , 5 December 2022

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 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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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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