Monday , 16 May 2022

Debt & Deficits

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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Unsustainable Debt-to-GDP Ratio Will Result in (Hyper)inflation (+3K Views)

Central banking makes it possible for the government to expand the money supply by any amount, at any time deemed necessary and once (hyper)inflation is publicly seen as being the lesser evil of all options available for the government meeting its debt service, it cannot be dismissed out of hand that (hyper)inflation would be the consequence of an unsustainable debt-to-GDP ratio.

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Derivatives: Their Origin, Evolvement and Eventual Corruption – Got Gold! (5K Views)

The term “derivative” has become a dirty, if not evil word. So much of what ails our global financial system has been laid-at-the-feet of this misunderstood, mischaracterized term – derivatives. The purpose of this paper is to outline the origin, growth and ultimately the corruption of the derivatives market – and explain how something originally designed to provide economic utility has morphed into a tool of abusive, manipulative economic tyranny. Words: 3355

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