Category Archives: poverty

Why We’re Poorer: Inflation And Deflation Are Now Globalized

by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, We’re being hit with a double-whammy: Wages are under deflationary pressure, and almost everything else is exposed to inflationary pressure. As correspondent Mark G. observed in Globalization = Permanent Instability, it’s impossible to understand inflation and deflation now except in a global context. Now that prices for commodities such Read More

Why Nations (and organizations) Fail: Self-Serving Elites

by Charles Hugh Smith For those who doubt that America is ruled by a narrow elite: three charts. The book Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty neatly summarizes why nations fail in a few lines: (A nation) is poor precisely because it has been ruled by a narrow elite that has organized Read More

12 Charts That Show The Permanent Damage That Has Been Done To The U.S. Economy

By Michael Snyder Most people that discuss the “economic collapse” focus on what is coming in the future. And without a doubt, we are on the verge of some incredibly hard times. But what often gets neglected is the immense permanent damage that has been done to the U.S. economy by the long-term economic collapse Read More

Obama’s Economy Is Creating Too Many Low-Paying Jobs – Real Danger for a Consumer Based Economy

By Peter Morici Despite another seemingly good jobs report, President Obama’s approval rating is lower than a snake’s belly, and Republicans could retake the Senate in November. Missteps in the Ukraine, Iraq and elsewhere weigh on voters’ minds, but the economy — especially the jobs picture — is not what Obama cracks them up to Read More