There’s a Middle-Class Threat to the Fabric of Global Economy There’s a Middle-Class Threat to the Fabric of Global Economy
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    Default There’s a Middle-Class Threat to the Fabric of Global Economy

    Interesting story from Bloomberg:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...premium-europe

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    Appearances suggest middle classes vote for rich people to represent them. Are we to be sympathetic?
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Eventually the rich will suck up so much wealth there will be a depression and things will equalize.

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    Exactly.

    During The Great Depression (1929 - 1939) the rich lived a comfortable life in..... no not America, but Switzerland. The rich were isolated from the fallout in so many ways.

    What caused the great depression?

    Throughout the 1920s, the U.S. economy expanded rapidly, and the nation’s total wealth more than doubled between 1920 and 1929, a period dubbed “the Roaring Twenties.”

    The stock market, centered at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street in New York City, was the scene of reckless speculation, where everyone from millionaire tycoons to cooks and janitors poured their savings into stocks. As a result, the stock market underwent rapid expansion, reaching its peak in August 1929.


    By then, production had already declined and unemployment had risen, leaving stock prices much higher than their actual value. Additionally, wages at that time were low, consumer debt was proliferating, the agricultural sector of the economy was struggling due to drought and falling food prices, and banks had an excess of large loans that could not be liquidated.

    Sound familiar?

    It should do. Inflated asset prices, debt levels that cannot be repaid, stocks overvalued by at least 40%, central banks buying up gold like it's going out of fashion regardless of today price.

    Make no mistake, this reset will be one etched in your memory for your remaining days.


    Great Depression History - HISTORY
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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