Category Archives: Recession

Our Ruling Elites Have No Idea How Much We Want to See Them All in Prison Jumpsuits

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Even the most distracted, fragmented tribe of the peasantry eventually notices that they’re not in the top 1%, or the top 0.1%. Let’s posit that America will confront a Great Crisis in … Continue reading

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‘Deaths of despair’ soaring among Gen Z & millennials: ‘It’s the economy, stupid’

By Helen Buyniski Source: RT.com Young Americans are killing themselves in record numbers, the victims of a confluence of economic and sociological factors that have singled them out – even above a nationwide surge in so-called “deaths of despair.” Suicide … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos’s Corporate Takeover of Our Lives

How Amazon’s relentless pursuit of profit is squeezing us all—and what we can do about it By David Dayen Source: In These Times AMAZON IS AN ONLINE RETAILER. It also runs a marketplace for other online retailers. It’s also a shipper … Continue reading

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Unrealistically Great Expectations

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Our expectations have continued ever higher even as the pie is shrinking.. Let’s see if we can tie together four social dynamics: the elite college admissions scandal, the decline in social mobility, the … Continue reading

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Why Are American Communities Dying?

By Tom Chatham Source: Project Chesapeake Most Americans who have been around for a while know life is nothing like it used to be. When someone wanted a job one was found with a little bit of searching. Today jobs … Continue reading

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Survival of the Richest

All Are Equal, Except Those Who Aren’t By Nomi Prins Source: TomDispatch.com Like a gilded coating that makes the dullest things glitter, today’s thin veneer of political populism covers a grotesque underbelly of growing inequality that’s hiding in plain sight. And … Continue reading

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The Erosion of the Middle Class — Why Americans Are Working Harder and Earning Less

By John Liberty Source: The Mind Unleashed “I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, … Continue reading

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The Five Stages of Collapse, 2019 Update

By Dmitry Orlov Source: Club Orlov Collapse, at each stage, is a historical process that takes time to run its course as the system adapts to changing circumstances, compensates for its weaknesses and finds ways to continue functioning at some … Continue reading

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