18 Times The Fed Has Gone Through A Rate Hiking Cycle, And 18 Times It Has Caused A Huge Stock Market Decline And/Or A Recession

Since 1913, the Federal Reserve has engaged in 18 distinct interest rate hiking campaigns, and in every single one of those instances the end result was a large stock market decline, a recession, or both.  Now we are in the…

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Leaker Crackdown Begins: Top Senate Staffer Arrested In Leak Probe; NYT Journo’s Records Seized

Longtime former director of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, James A. Wolfe, was indicted and arrested Thursday night on charges of giving false statements to FBI agents in 2017 about repeated contacts with three reporters, according to the Washington Examiner. Jim…

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$28,166: What It Costs To Provide Health Care For An American Family Of Four For One Year

One of the primary reasons why the middle class in America is disappearing so rapidly is because of skyrocketing health care costs.  Families all over the country are being absolutely crushed by extremely high health insurance premiums, ridiculously high deductibles and very…

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Trump Wants Low-Yield, Sea-Launched Nuclear Option For War

President Trump and the Pentagon have completed an initial draft proposal for the emergence of low-yield sea-launched nuclear weapons intended to increase deterrence programs throughout the world and allow new precision capabilities on the modern battlefield. Pentagon officials told Warrior Maven, “final requirements for…

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Trump’s “Trade War” Is Working: US Trade Deficit Collapses

One month after the biggest plunge in the US trade deficit since the financial crisis – good news for Trump who has engaged in “trade war” with the rest of the world to boost US trader and exports – the…

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15 Signs That The Middle Class In The United States Is Being Systematically Destroyed

If your family is really struggling right now, you are far from alone.  I have been publishing The Economic Collapse Blog for more than eight years, and all throughout that time I have seen the middle class in America get smaller and…

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Double Your Income: Stop Paying Taxes!

The easiest way to double your money—nearly overnight––actually has very little to do with investing. How much wealthier would you be if you could just keep the money you already make? Forget an extra exemption, forget a marginally bigger return—give yourself a REAL tax…

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4 Reasons Why The Market Is Completely Ignoring Escalating Trade Wars

Back in March, JPM’s head quant Marko Kolanovic laid out the simplest case why despite all his bluster, angry tweets and constant puffing, Trump will not dare to engage in a full-blown global trade war which would impair the global economy and…

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Three critical lessons from Europe’s recent mini-meltdown

Trying to trace the origins of the latest political crisis in Italy is like… well… trying to trace the origins of the decline of the Roman Empire. There simply is no good starting point. You can’t talk about the decline…

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If The Economy Is So Great, Why Are 78 Million Americans Hustling For Dimes?

Authored by Rex Nutting, op-ed via MarketWatch.com, Millions of people are working erratic shifts, or scrambling for extra cash Even though the official unemployment rate has dropped to a 18-year low of 3.8%, the economy is still broken for a great…

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