Mud Shaped Recovery

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I am on record as repeatedly saying there will be no recovery. Chances are there will be something that is called a recovery but it will be mud shaped and not a V, L or W.  So what will a mud shaped recovery look like?

The image below is to illustrate how a mud shaped recovery will look.

It will look like a splatter of mud flung up against a wall. The big splat in the middle represents the public which will be literally stuck in the mud, possibly for as long as most will live.  The finger like extrusions represent industries that are propelled outward towards the external perimeter of the mud splatter.

Economic systems get classified as capitalist, free market, socialist, communist and so on. All one need remember is that there are only two basic ways to allocate resources, by price or political power. In all command economies, resources are allocated in keeping with levels of political power.

In the United States, political power is overwhelmingly concentrated in the corporate sector. Within the corporate community, political power is concentrated in the hands of a small fraction of all corporations. Those corporations are those represented on the image that make it to the outside of the mud splatter.

The national Corona Virus response is being carried out in ways that will enhance the profitability of corporations with enormous political power. Clearly, they had virus information before anyone else and managed to have government respond in ways most helpful to them. They will prosper, unless as I forecast, there is no recovery.

There may be good jobs numbers at some point. As central planning has replaced the free market as our primary economic engine, workers real wages have not improved and many have left the workforce. There is a chance we will have more people working for less and that will be presented as good progress. The public will remain stuck in the mud.

Remember the old Jimmy Dean song, Sixteen Tons? There is a line that says, “St. Peter don’t call me cause I can’t go. I owe my soul to the company store.” Americans will be saying they owe their souls to Amazon.com. Facebook will continue herding the population, homogenizing them and engaging in agenda driven censorship.  This practice greatly aids those in government as well as all anointed corporations. Big Pharma will continue providing the country’s citizens with the most inelastic goods and services at the highest possible prices. They will also continue using their weight to make sure no effective but inexpensive cures and remedies ever get acknowledged or publicized.

In the case of a mud shaped recovery, which is the only possible recovery, our anointed corporations will do very well. The general population will be stuck in the mud indefinitely.

Americans will be confounded as to why the economy is recovering at such a fast pace while they can’t even get their heads above water. Most are already used to that. More of the same can easily become the new new normal. At that point they won’t mind.

So, what is the solution? Well, in theory, the mindset of Americans could change. What are the chances of that happening? There is not one free market initiative going on in the world today. Conservatives in the United States call our top down socialist system capitalist while shaking their fingers at Marxist liberals.

Define people and economies any way you wish, but the United States no longer has a free market economy, not even close. Economic growth has never occurred anywhere in the world when free market forces were not abundantly present. With that being the case, only a mud shaped recovery is possible, and that type of recovery only looks good on paper.

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Arrest Of Ghislaine Maxwell

How hard was it to find Ghislaine Maxwell? Our intelligence agencies find people constantly who are much more illusive than Ghislaine Maxwell. So, why she has suddenly been arrested while the political season is just now seriously getting underway?

Here is the answer.

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The Central Planning Depression

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The kind of Depression the United States is entering is permanent. There will be no free market recovery because the free market system has been replaced with central economic planning. Recessions in a free market system are short and temporary. There is no free market so there will be no recovery. So, once a recession begins an all out depression will ensue. Continue reading

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Overall Scheme Of Things Virus Economy Politics Quiz #1

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The following is a true and false test covering the overall scheme of things with respect to today’s political, economic and social situations. There are no automatically right answers. Don’t try and guess what my answers are although I may post them as a comment when I get around to it.

Sometimes we are not sure we what we think. A test like this can be utilized by a person to examine his own thoughts in the light of reality. Continue reading

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Roots of Stock Market Manipulation Part 3

Roots of Stock Market Manipulation Part 3 PDF Version 

Anointed Stocks (There are more. These are easiest to see.)

Here are examples of anointed stocks. Big Tech: AMZN, GOOG, AAPL, FB, ADBE

Healthcare Related, UNH, HUM,

Banking & Finance, GS, JPM

It is not hard to notice that the anointed stocks all have stellar, highly profitable relationships with government. It is symbiotic. The corporations help government and in return government helps them. Continue reading

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Roots of Stock Market Manipulation Part 2

Roots of Stock Market Manipulation Part 2 PDF Version

It was once believed that if the Stock Market could be controlled and manipulated at all it would only be for a short time. The stock market was simply too big and even the largest financial powers did not have the clout to have a permanent effect on prices.

That is not true today.  Split second trading accounts for most of the volume. The public which is cited as now moving into the market in a frenzy, has been leaving the market for decades. Stock ownership is concentrated in the top 1% of earners. That group does have the money, power to determine the level of stock prices over long periods of time.  They are doing that right now and have been for a long time. Continue reading

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Roots of Stock Market Manipulation Part 1

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Prior to the mid 1980s, the financial markets were mostly pristine free market entities. Technology had not yet developed to the point where simultaneous bids could be placed for every stock in an index. Wealth was not so severely concentrated that a small number of equity owners could cooperate with one another for the purpose of moving their assets values higher independently of economics and earnings. Continue reading

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Hope Of A V Shaped Recovery

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I will explain very briefly why a V shaped recovery is not possible.

Think of the economy as being like a wall mirror that has fallen to the floor and shattered. The mirror can be put back together by gluing each and every piece back together but it won’t function very well as a mirror. It works the same way with the economy now that it has been shattered. It won’t be the same. It won’t be better. It will be a shattered centrally planned economy with few free market influences to set it upright,

The economy that has collapsed is the product of 40+ years of aggressive central planning. That guarantees that the economy would collapse at some point. Central planning in the United States constitutes economics in retrograde. Central economic planning can be increased or decreased. Given the mindset of rejecting both free market and democratic principles, more central planning will undoubtedly be initiated. Continue reading

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The Riots And The American Dream

The rioters remind me of and old bad behavior of young boys from years ago would engage in. They would get a rope and tie it to the tails of two individual cats. They would then hang the rope from the close line with the two cats attached to each end. The cats would get into a viscous fight. It was like each cat would blame the other but neither would have the wherewithal to focus on exactly how they got into the situation they were in. Continue reading

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How U.S. Corona-Virus Agenda Came About

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Do important people in governments, corporations and members of the upper one percent only speak with one another in formal venues? Most would say no to that but then live their lives and establish their beliefs as if none of these folks ever interact except in formal settings.

One forgotten characteristic of corporate insiders is that they are among the best salesmen in the world and they are constantly exploring and seeking out information as to how what is going on in the world will influence their bottom lines. Continue reading

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