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The Great Recession 10 Years Later: Lessons We Still Have To Learn

Authored by Robert Bruner, op-ed via TheHill.com, Ten years ago this month, a recession began in the U.S. that would metastasize into a full-fledged financial crisis. A decade is plenty of time to reflect on what we have learned, what we have fixed, and what remains to be done. High on the agenda should be […]

World’s First Vending-Machine For The Homeless To Be Unveiled In UK In December; LA, NYC Next Year

This is a first, a new charity in the UK called Action Hunger plans to install a vending machine for the homeless in December. The organization describes itself as a charity with a “new approach to combating homelessness.” The initial plan will be installing a machine in the town of Nottingham in the December time-period, then a second machine […]

As America Gave Thanks, Homelessness Set New Records In Major Cities All Over The Nation

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, If the economy is doing just fine, then why is homelessness at levels not seen “since the Great Depression” in major cities all over the country?  If the U.S. economy was actually in good shape, we would expect that the number of people that are homeless […]

Minsky Cycle 2017: Where Are We Now

Over the weekend, DB’s credit strategist Aleksandar Kocic discussed what Minsky Dynamics for the “New Normal” look like based on a matrix that charted the various progressions of Leverage vs Volatility, with four possible end states. However, since that graphic explanation proved too problematic for some, another Deutsche macro analyst, Alan Ruskin, released a far […]

How To Spot The Next Financial Crisis (Before It Spots You)

10 years on from the greatest financial crisis of a generation, The FT's David McWilliams asks (and answers in his usual graphic and witty manner), "have we learned any lessons?" "These crises with massive bubbles followed by enormous busts are becoming more, not less, common.. with thanks to more and more debt driving more and […]

Upon The Next Crisis, The Rules Will Suddenly Change

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, …For the benefit of the elites; not the rest of us…   We can add a third certainty to the two standard ones (death and taxes): The rules will suddenly change when a financial crisis strikes. Why is this a certainty? The answer is complex, as it […]

When Systemic Uncertainty Meets Fragility – “Then The Whole Contraption Collapses In A Heap…”

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, That's the problem with fragility: everything looks fine on the surface until a crisis applies pressure. Then the whole rickety contraption collapses in a heap.. Life is inherently uncertain, but systems that were once considered certainties have increasingly become uncertain. Social Security is one example; recent polls […]