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Now That the American Dream Is Reserved for the Wealthy, the Smart Crowd Is Opting Out

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9/21/2021

The U.S. Economy in a Nutshell: When Critical Parts Are on “Indefinite Back Order,” the Machine Grinds to a Halt

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9/15/2021

Please Don’t Pop Our Precious Bubble!

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9/10/2021

The Illusion of Stability, the Inevitability of Collapse

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9/6/2021

How To Identify a Bubble: Wall Street Says It’s Not a Bubble

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8/30/2021

The Upside of a Stock Market Crash

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8/24/2021

The Smart Money Has Already Sold

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8/20/2021

Dear Fed: Are You Insane?

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8/13/2021

What’s Behind the Inflation Hall of Mirrors?

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8/5/2021

America Has Lost the Trade War with China, But the Real Pain Has Yet To Begin

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7/28/2021

America Is a Moral Cesspool, and Student Loans Prove It

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7/27/2021

The $50 Trillion Plundered from Workers by America’s Aristocracy Is Trickling Back

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7/14/2021

A Few Things About Reinforced Concrete High-Rise Condos

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7/8/2021

America’s Social Order Is Unraveling

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6/29/2021

It Always Ends the Same Way: Crisis, Crash, Collapse

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6/25/2021

Increasingly Chaotic Volatility Ahead—The New Normal Few Think Possible

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5/31/2021

Why Inflation Will Accelerate

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5/17/2021

What’s Yours Is Now Mine: America’s Era of Accelerating Expropriation

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4/27/2021

The Only Way to Get Ahead Now Is Crazy-Risky Speculation

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4/23/2021

The ‘Helicopter Parent’ Fed and the Fatal Crash of Risk

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4/16/2021

Is a Cultural Revolution Brewing in America?

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4/12/2021

What Could Go Awry?

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4/9/2021

We Don’t Need the Great Reset, We Need the Great Rebalancing

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3/23/2021

The Cannibalization Is Complete: Only Inedible Zombies Remain

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3/13/2021

When Does This Travesty of a Mockery of a Sham Finally Implode?

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3/5/2021

The Stock Market, Fatally Wounded by the Truth, Will Stumble and Crash

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2/1/2021

The Most Hopeful Scenario for 2021

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1/4/2021

About Those Vaccine ID Cards…

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12/5/2020

2021 Is Already Optimized for Failure

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12/2/2020

Our Frustrations Run Far Deeper Than Covid Lockdowns

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11/26/2020

Here’s Our Historical Analogy Menu: Rome, the USSR, or Revolutionary France

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11/7/2020

Everything Is Staged

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10/23/2020

How We Institutionalized Incompetence

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10/13/2020

What Could Go Wrong? Plenty

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10/9/2020

This Is How It Ends: All That Is Solid Melts into Air

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9/12/2020

The ‘ New Normal’ Is De-Normalization

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8/15/2020

The Nation Is Falling into the Abyss Between Wall Street and Main Street

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7/30/2020

The Sinking Titanic’s Great Pumps Finally Fail

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7/13/2020

How We Got Here: the Global Economy’s 75-Year Stumble to the Precipice

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7/6/2020

Forget the V, W, or L Recovery: Focus on N-P-B

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6/30/2020

Unstoppable: The Greatest Depression and the Reverse Wealth Effect

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6/11/2020

Deep State to Powell: Stop Goosing Stocks Higher or You’ll Re-Elect Trump

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6/10/2020

The Outlines of a Better World Are Emerging

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5/11/2020

The Pandemic Is Deepening America’s Many Divides

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5/1/2020

The Global Repricing of Assets Can’t Be Stopped

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3/20/2020

No, the Fed Will Not ‘Save the Market’—Here’s Why

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2/26/2020

Omens, Portents, Karma, and the Mandate of Heaven

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2/21/2020

The World Is Awash in Oil, False Assurances, Magical Thinking, and Complacency as Global Demand Careens Toward a Cliff

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2/20/2020

Second-Order Effects: The Unexpectedly Slippery Path to Dow 10,000

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2/1/2020

No Matter How Much Money the Fed Prints, We Still Can’t Afford Nice Things

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1/18/2020