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RUNAWAY SOCIAL SYMPATHY

Every once in a while I switch the TV channel from Fox to CNBC to see what the liberals are saying.  After listening awhile I get a deep sense of hopelessness and foreboding for our country.  The most important thing for the left is giving money to people.  They are happy to see the growth of food stamps, disability payments, housing subsidies, free healthcare and all the other welfare benefits.  They utterly fail to see the damage it is doing to the recipients.  Whole cities that once flourished have deteriorated into rotting eyesores populated with shambling hulks of chemically dependent drones.  These people are no longer employable.  They have become incompetent and helpless and the liberals can’t see that it’s their doing.

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Best of John Williams
March 26, 2012
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Inflationary pressures continue, while official economic reporting shows intermittent indications of stalling.  Current inflation levels have been reached due largely to the Federal Reserve’s dollar-debasement policies of recent years, along with supplemental upside pressures, at present, from heightened political tensions in the Middle East.  February industrial production was unchanged on a monthly basis, while the monthly gain in February retail sales was not statistically meaningful, adjusted for inflation.

Recognition of an intensifying double-dip recession as well as an escalating inflation problem remains sporadic.  The political system would like to see the issues disappear until after the election; the media does its best to avoid publicizing unhappy economic news; and the financial markets will do their best to avoid recognition of the problems for as long as possible, problems that have horrendous implications for the markets and for systemic stability.