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ICYMI: fears and woes, rising sales, and widening worker . Plus, an lesson from Stephen Day of . Why do we need ?

Nancy Lazar highlights that German fiscal stimulus could be a major positive event. Their significant budget surplus gives Berlin plenty of room to move.

There is more than $15 trillion in government debt in the negative territory around the globe. Central banks across the globe are preparing to become even more accommodative Ignore fake news and get real analysis now

The US economy has grown by +2.1% per year since 2000 (i.e., the 19 years from 2000-2018), by +2.8% per year since 1975 (i.e., the 44 years from 1975-2018), and by +3.2% per year since 1950 (i.e., the 69 years from 1950-2018) (source: Commerce Department).

The bond market has produced a negative total return in just 3 of the last 40 years, i.e., 1979-2018. The down years were 1994, 1999 and 2013. The Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate bond index

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Economic Update: Working Class History and the 2020 Election
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This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff explores the historic parallels of the U.S. working class and politics in the U.S. He begins by exploring how and why the Great Depression of the 30’s married the U.S. working class to FDR’s Democratic Party and then explains how that led to both the Democratic and Republican parties becoming pro-capitalist - which has led to both parties presiding over the exponential growth of income and wealth inequalities along with the political power the richest 10% have, and exploit, over the working class in the U.S. today. Professor Wolff goes on to show that because of this, Trump landing in the White House was a result of the working class’ disgust with both parties. Professor Wolff ends with a discussion about the implications of this history for the upcoming 2020 election.


Part of the Problem #476 - Is Recession Coming?

Dave Smith and Robbie the Fire Bernstein bring you the latest in politics. On this episode of Part Of The Problem Dave and Robbie take a close look at the signs we are heading into a massive recession, and how the blame could rightly be placed on Trump based on the presidents own metric of success, and we also hear about the trip some members of congress recently were turned away from. Dave and Robbie also discuss the Israel/Palestine conflict.

Good. Capitalism has gotten out of control, since Reagan’s Supply Side Economics.  It’s time to revamp the entire system. When the people are making less now than 40 yrs ago, accounting for inflation, and big CEOs are paid 500% more than workers, it has to change. Production is up, prices are up, CEOs wages are up. Workers’ wages are down. Time for a Social Democrat aka a mixed economy. We’re long overdue.

Capitalism is no longer a great thing. Holding companies are growing, and many Corporations have been reduced to little competition leading to price setting and curtailing other competition( think health insurance industry). 

Planned economies not only already exist, modern capitalism would be impossible without them.

There is no buying and selling that goes on within Amazon. In Pfizer, HR doesn’t sell its quarterly report to the Board. Ford mechanics don’t complete a car and then bargain its worth with the shipping department. Managers at Google do not haphazardly try to estimate the market price of tomorrow’s training session. Every large corporate entity is an enormously complex internal planned economy, free of internal markets, operated on the basis of incredibly advanced and increasingly digitised accounting metrics. Each input and output is meticulously measured and responsively adjusted in pursuit of a given goal: that of profit for shareholders.

All we need to do is replace the Board of Directors with overseeing boards made up of democratically-empowered community members, workers and technical experts, and replace the goal of profit with the outcome of satisfying identified social needs. We can plug all of these fragmented internal markets together into a living cybernetic whole, responsive to democratically agreed social plans, rather than to the greed of a property-owning minority at the whims of impersonal market forces. Capitalism has already created the building blocks for a democratic, egalitarian society in which we all look after everyone’s needs - all that remains is for our class to reach out and take it.


 I’m starting my last year of (high) school, so I’ve decided to set up a studyblr to keep me motivated (hopefully that works)

I’m pretty new to it and would love to meet people :)

As this is is an introduction post, here some things about me:

  • I’m 17 y/o and live in Switzerland.
  • My classes this year will be German, French, Maths, Economics&Law, English, History, Biology and an additional German class that focuses on Philosophy.
  • I will chose electives for French and Creative writing.
  • Starting in September I’ll be attending a lecture at Uni once a week, as part of Junior Studies. The lectures are about Neuroscience.
  • Until December I’m writing a paper for school eith the topic ‘Consumerism and Zero Waste’, which will be graded and also counts for my final report.
  • I really, really like Philosphy ( hence the German course) and might take lectures in it at Uni next semster, when the Neuroscience course is over.
  • I’m thinking about studying medicine or psychology in Germany, so if anybody has any experience with that, I’d love to hear about it!!
  • I’m lowkey trying to learn Korean, but I haven’t done anything for it for the last months loll

Idk, I feel like that was a lot of information..but yeah, that’s me lol.

Anyways, I’ll see how all of this works out and will just go with the flow…


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CNN reporter on Wall Street: It was a bloodbath 

Published on Aug 14, 2019

Capitalism has reached gridlock in the realm of physical production because its political project of austerity has crippled its own markets: increasingly impoverished working-class communities in the West are struggling to provide sufficient demand. Thus, all manner of panicked adventurisms in search of new sources of investment returns abound: property speculation, financial wizardry and the brutal forcing of new markets. The latter of these has produced ‘surveillance-capitalism’: the appropriation and commodification of our individual thoughts and preferences for the private profit of advertisers and tech giants.

When understood through this paradigm, those who parrot ‘If you haven’t done anything wrong you don’t have anything to be afraid of’ appear very much like the land speculator who says ‘what do you mean that ancient woodland habitat isn’t bringing in quarterly logging returns?’.


Recession by 2021‽ Maybe sooner‽ Yeah, this “tariffs until it works” stategry is not working @realdonaldtrump!


When my bad time management skills kick in but i still gotta study for that math test tmr , I end up studying on my bed at 12am⚰

(yes I know it’s such a bad habit to be studying on my bed because beds are strictly for sleeping. I’m sorry don’t scold me mom it won’t happen again😅 )

Germany Is Heading Toward Recession, New Data Indicates

Germany and China Hit Hard by Trade War, New Data Indicates

By Jack Ewing | Published Aug. 14, 2019 | New York Times | Posted August 14, 2019 11:57 AM ET |

FRANKFURT — In ominous signs of the damage being done by the trade war between China and the United States, data released on Wednesday indicated that the German economy is hurtling toward recession and that growth at Chinese factories is slowing at a pace not seen in almost two decades.

Germany’s economy shrank 0.1 percent from April through June and it has been treading water for the past year, the government’s official statistics agency said. Deutsche Bank analysts predicted that the economy would continue to shrink in the current quarter, meeting the technical definition of a recession.

In China, factory output in July fell to its slowest pace in 17 years, according to government data. Although the Chinese economy posted trade figures that were stronger than expected last week, the industrial output figure was another sign that China’s overall growth rate continues to slow under the weight of Beijing’s trade war with the United States and the country’s debt problems.

It is not surprising that China and Germany are stumbling under the weight of the trade pressures. China is the world’s largest exporter of goods and services, just ahead of the United States, and Germany is No. 3. Both have been countries hit directly by President Trump’s tariffs, and more broadly by the disruption to the global economy that the trade conflict has caused.

Still, the fresh data helped drive down stock prices around Europe. The main stock indexes in Frankfurt, Paris and London were all down 1 percent or more in midday trading.

In the United States, the S&P 500 dropped more than 1.5 percent in early trading. Yields on United States government bonds also fell, a signal that investors were lowering their expectations for growth. Bond yields, which drop as prices rise, have been tumbling since a recent escalation of the conflict pushed investors seeking a safe haven toward government bonds.

The troubles of Germany and China are a bad omen for the rest of the world, because of the outsize roles the countries play in global commerce.

Automobiles, Germany’s biggest export product, are a prime example of the collateral damage being done by the broader trade war. The German carmakers Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW all earn at least a third of their revenue in China, where auto sales have been slipping after years of explosive growth. One major factor in the slide is the barrage of trade threats that have unsettled Chinese consumers, discouraging them from buying big-ticket goods.

Germany’s economic performance was the worst of any eurozone country during the second quarter, separate data from the European Union statistics agency indicated.

That is an embarrassment for Germany, which has long lectured other countries on how to manage their economies. The slumping growth will probably increase calls for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to increase spending to stimulate the economy.

“Today’s G.D.P. report definitely marks the end of a golden decade for the German economy,” Carsten Brzeski, chief economist at ING Germany, said in a note to clients. “The pressure on the German government to act will increase.”

Stocks Slide as Bond Market Signals Rising Concern About Growth

By Matt Phillips | Published Aug. 14, 2019 | New York Times | Posted August 14, 2019 11:57 AM ET |

Stocks dropped on Wednesday, as the bond market signaled rising concern about the economy and data from Germany showed the country could be veering toward a recession.

On Wall Street, the stock market opened lower, with the S&P 500 falling more than 1 percent, led by a steep drop in the energy sector. Retail shares also fell sharply as did shares of large technology companies. The Nasdaq was down 1.8 percent shortly after the start of trading in New York.

Investors were also closely watching moves in the bond market, where yields on long-term United States securities continued to plumb lows not seen in recent years. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note briefly fell below 1.60 percent in early trading, a level it last reached in late 2016.

The drop in long-term yields pushed the yield on the 10-year note below that of the two-year Treasury note, an unusual situation known as an inversion of the yield curve. Yield-curve inversions are considered one of the most-reliable leading indicators of recession in the United States, having preceded every economic decline in the past 60 years.

The phenomenon, when yields on long-term bonds fall below those on short-term bonds, had already occurred with some Treasury securities this year. But the inversion between two-year and 10-year notes on Wednesday, something that last occurred 2007 as the American economy began to sputter into a severe recession, seemed to worry investors anew.

Downbeat economic data from other corners of the global economy added to the day’s ominous mood.

The German government reported that the country’s economy shrank in the three months that ended in June. The German economy, the eurozone’s largest, has been particularly vulnerable to the trade war between the United States and China because of Germany’s dependence on manufacturing and exports. A second consecutive quarter of decline would mean Germany was technically in a recession.

In China, a variety of macroeconomic indicators published overnight showed that the world’s second- largest economy continues to lose steam as the trade war drags on. Chinese industrial production slowed more than expected, falling to 4.8 percent n July, the lowest level since 2002.
Hispanics, Not Trump, Are the Biggest Engine Of U.S. Economic Growth
The Peterson Institution for International Economics researchers found that U.S. Hispanics have contributed significantly to US economic growth in recent decades and will continue to do so over the next 10 to 20 years. This represents a significant opportunity for financial institutions.
By Mayra Rodriguez Valladares

Long but interesting.

BTW, were you fired from your job and replaced by an immigrant? Do you know anyone who was fired from their job and replaced by an immigrant?

Whose jobs are immigrants taking?


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