Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Why Government Is Powerless

Martin Armstrong: The Coming Great Depression

The stock market by no means predicts the economy. A stock market crash does not cause a Depression. The Crash of 1903 was properly titled – “The Rich Man's Panic." What has always distinguished a recession from a Depression is the stock market drop may signal a recession, but the collapse in debt signals a Depression. This Depression was set in motion by (1) excessive leverage by the banks once more, but (2) the lifting of usury laws back in 1980 to fight inflation that opened the door to the highest consumer interest rates in thousands of years and shifted spending that created jobs into the banks as interest on things like credit cards. As a percent of GDP, household debt doubled since 1980 making the banks rich and now the clear and present danger to our economic survival.

Posted by debtfree @ 09:34 AM (766 views)
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3 thoughts on “Why Government Is Powerless

  • Come on, who are we the Sun readership! A post about James Crosby gets 864 views and this gets 27. Personally I don’t give a fck about what the govt has done wrong because I had no faith in them to be shattered and bitching about them is not going to benefit me or indeed anyone here.

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  • 42 now …. but ive looked at it a few times :-).

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  • Don’t think I’ll bother next time !

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