If 2016 Wasn’t the Epocalypse, What the Heck Was it?

The Great Recession Blog by David Haggith   So, 2016 wasn’t the predicted Epocalypse, but it sure was weird! Globally, it was a year of continued economic malaise and increasing financial risks. Most notably, though, it was a year of political upheaval that pitted voters in the UK, Italy and the US in civil wars at the ballot… Read More If 2016 Wasn’t the Epocalypse, What the Heck Was it?

Hydro-Power, Manufacturing & Political Will: Can the American Rust-Belt Learn from China?

New Eastern Outlook by Caleb Maupin   These mighty men labored by day and by night Matching their strength ‘gainst the river’s wild flight Through rapids and falls, they won the hard fight So roll on, Columbia, roll on –           “Roll On, Columbia”, Woody Guthrie With an executive order, Roosevelt hired millions of Americans who… Read More Hydro-Power, Manufacturing & Political Will: Can the American Rust-Belt Learn from China?

War On The Homeless: Cities All Over America Are Passing Laws Making It Illegal To Feed And Shelter Those In Need

The Economic Collapse Blog by Michael Snyder   If you want to be a “Good Samaritan” to the homeless in your community, you might want to check and see if it is legal first.  All over the country, cities are passing laws that make it illegal to feed and shelter the homeless.  For example, in… Read More War On The Homeless: Cities All Over America Are Passing Laws Making It Illegal To Feed And Shelter Those In Need

What It Feels Like To Be Homeless For The Holidays In America

The Economic Collapse Blog by Michael Snyder   Could you imagine spending the holidays in a homeless shelter, in a tent city surrounded by drug addicts and prostitutes, or in a sleeping bag on the cold, hard streets of an urban jungle?  Unfortunately, that is what real life looks like for an increasing number of… Read More What It Feels Like To Be Homeless For The Holidays In America

Half Of The Population Of The World Is Dirt Poor – And The Global Elite Want To Keep It That Way

The Economic Collapse Blog by Michael Snyder   Could you survive on just $2.50 a day?  According to Compassion International, approximately half of the population of the entire planet currently lives on $2.50 a day or less.  Meanwhile, those hoarding wealth at the very top of the global pyramid are rapidly becoming a lot wealthier. … Read More Half Of The Population Of The World Is Dirt Poor – And The Global Elite Want To Keep It That Way

We Are Being Set Up For Higher Interest Rates, A Major Recession And A Giant Stock Market Crash

The Economic Collapse Blog by Michael Snyder   Since Donald Trump’s victory on election night we have seen the worst bond crash in 15 years.  Global bond investors have seen trillions of dollars of wealth wiped out since November 8th, and analysts are warning of another tough week ahead.  The general consensus in the investing… Read More We Are Being Set Up For Higher Interest Rates, A Major Recession And A Giant Stock Market Crash

America’s Ruling Elite Has Failed and Deserves to Be Fired

Washington’s Blog by Charles Hugh Smith   America’s Ruling Elite is freaking out because a significant percentage of the American public is trying to fire them. The Ruling Elite has failed and deserves to be fired, and deep down, they know it–and this awareness of their self-serving failure fuels their panic and their loathing of… Read More America’s Ruling Elite Has Failed and Deserves to Be Fired