Ask the Cubans: Can communism mean anything other than a two-tier society?

July 16, 2021

Communism is never about equality, it is about a two-tier society where a small scab of elites control all the wealth, while the population experiences equality of outcome in misery, poverty and subjugation.

But anybody who’s actually lived in a communist regime knows how this movie ends: with a sudden, hitherto unforeseen collapse of the regime.


Welcome to the 21st Century Sequel of the Catastrophic 1600s

July 16, 2021

As the chart below on ‘how systems collapse’ illustrates, the loss of stabilizing buffers goes unnoticed until the entire structure collapses under its own weight. Disruptive extremes of weather: check Rising geopolitical tensions with no diplomatic resolution: check Multiplying scarcities in essential commodities: check Domestic disorder accelerates as extreme positions harden into irreconcilable conflicts: check


Here’s Why America’s Labor-Shortage Will Drive Inflation Higher

July 14, 2021

Great swaths of the American workforce are already on strike or slipping away from the dead-end treadmill. America’s labor shortage is complex and doesn’t lend itself to the simplistic expectations favored by media talking heads. The Wall Street cheerleaders extol the virtues of “getting America back to work” which is Wall-Street-speak for getting back to exploiting workers to maximize corporate profits.


#AxisOfEasy 204: New “Hate Speech” Bill Provides For Pre-Crime, House Arrest And Ankle Tracking Bracelets

July 13, 2021

Canada’s C-36 “hate speech” bill provides for pre-crime, house arrest and ankle tracking bracelets,
Cuba shuts down Internet as mass protests erupt in the streets,
White House wants social media and SMS carriers to police “misinformation” in text messages…this and much more in Axis of Easy # 204


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

July 12, 2021

As I often note here, when you push the pendulum to an extreme of wealth and income inequality, it will swing to the opposite extreme minus a tiny bit of friction. The depth of America’s indoctrination can be measured by the unquestioned assumption that Capital should earn 15% every year, rain or shine, while workers are fated to lose ground every year, rain or shine.


Housing Bubble #2: Ready to Pop?

July 8, 2021

All debt-fueled speculative bubbles pop, even as cheerleaders claim otherwise. The expansion of Housing Bubble #2 is clearly visible in these two charts of house valuations, courtesy of the St. Louis Federal Reserve database (FRED). The first is the Case-Shiller Index, which as you recall tracks the price of homes on an “apples to apples” basis, i.e. it tracks price movements for the same house over time.




Mark E. Jeftovic

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