63 Million

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Numbers sometimes tell a story. Today, it’s 63 million. 63 million is the only number you can remember to explain to the dim politicians and “analysts” who just don’t understand why the global economy is stumbling along. It’s simple math.

Shuddering

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A few of us have never bought the idea that the world economy has recovered from the financial crisis—mainly because people were struggling to make ends meet before the crisis. Add to that a mind-boggling obsession to impose austerity on the very people are struggling and, presto, you have the perfect storm for a mess. And just in the past 24 hours we get a flavor of this.

No Surprise

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   I am continually amazed at the way people–or at least the brain-dead traditional media–express surprise when this happens: In the one-two punch many had long been fearing, hiring by …

No Money In The Till

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   This is the news today: U.S. consumer spending was flat in June as incomes stopped growing and prices remained subdued, pointing to a weaker economy.    But, that should …

Shaky Ground

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    If it wasn’t so tragic, I’d be laughing until my belly hurt at the hand-wringing about the shaky nature of the economy. I’ve been saying this for many months, …

Wobbly Legs

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   I have, for a very long time, been very skeptical about every pronouncement of the good news about the "recovery" that seems to be around the corner each time …

Jobs Tighten

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   This was predictable: This year is shaping up to be even worse than last for the millions of high school and college students looking for summer jobs. State and …

The Hurt Will Continue

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   A lot of pain is going to continue to wash across the country. Witness this info on the continued lag in the construction industry: Construction is a big employer …

Conventional Wisdom Comeback

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   Conventional wisdom–along with a great dose of greed and blind faith in a failed economic model–caused the immediate economic crisis we are still deeply mired in. Every day, brings …

Whose Recovery?

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   It is going to take the concerted effort of a lot of voices to overcome the noise being generated by the people who would like us to think that …