TPP (Son of NAFTA) and Other Lies

They’ll be back  TPP ain’t over yet.

You know, I got a real kick out of my local Congressoid’s canned letter to me on the Secret Consumer Busting legislation embodied in TPP.  Still secret, by the way…even  after a vote.  Look surprised.  It’ll screw you…that’s why.

So this morning, we take some temperature readings on the last time the USA decided to “regulate itself into prosperity” – which, if you haven’t noticed, doesn’t work.  At least on this side of the border.

As always for subscribers, we won’t use a single expletive in laying out the data (there’s lot of it).  The challenge may well be whether you will be able to hold back the spew when you’re done reading.

Trade deals that have been negotiated since Bill Clinton’s other big lie (NAFTA will be good for us…) It’s just another way corporations have found to monetize hostage populations.

Nice world, huh?

Fortunately, we have coffee and aspirin this morning, so help yourself and we’ll warm up with a few trading model data points and a learned discussion of why the Federal Reserve will likely raise rates sooner than later…in order to more perfectly replay 1929…

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Would Raising the MinWage Fix Anything?

A key topic rolls around today…as we have finally gotten rid of some vicious attack code aimed at UrbanSurvival.  We always know we’re “close to the bone” in our analysis projects when the website attacks ratchet up.

But it matters not.  We know that the robots are coming, and we know that earlier thoughtful analysis was likely right on point (e.g. not enough jobs to go around).  Which is what the Bilderberg people are worrying about right now.

So this morning, some expert commentary from my friend Howard Hill (Finance Monsters) about how a bump up in the minimum wage would impact the economy.

With jobs on track to become about half as plentiful and in 10-years, or less, it’s not a trivial problem.

Especially if you like to eat, now and then.

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Selling Us Down the River? Saturated Consumers & the TPA/TPP

I suppose you want me to explain what the secret TPP / TPA has to do with Jade Helm, don’t you?  Well, fine…but it’s two cups worth of reading…Global government has been rolled out.

One of our ongoing problem with the “Constant Growth Model” of the economy is it blows up without growth.  The long and short of this one (we’ll get into details) is that if growth indeed slows significantly, we will have a serious problem with economic things blowing up around the whole Pacific Rim and a lot of it will be aimed our way.

And that gets us to the second (related) discussion point.  Namely, what exactly is in the proposed (and still secret) discussions about TPP?

Oh, just the handover of America should we welch on our unpayable debts to China and Japan.  So yes, that’s why TPP is a secret.

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Templates, Boundaries, and Logical Limits

Thanks to a subscriber in Nebraska, and a call from my consigliore Monday, we have some important new concepts that are percolating around under the surface of economic discussions.

As you know, I hold that doom-sayers are often incorrect.  While it is tempting to listen to them, it is often disastrous, as well, when comes to preserving one’s lifestyle, financial assets, and happiness.

At the same time, however, embracing the future must be done carefully, as well, because if BitCoin is any model, the dangerous of excess optimism is what leads to buying BitBubbles much as it led to buying tulips back in 1634.

So what are the thinking tools that can help us to avoid such pitfalls?  This morning we discuss three.

After – that is – we get a daily dose of headlines and considers our Charts and Trading Model.  Accompanied by coffee and toast.

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