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Are We Broke? It Couldn’t Happen Here. Could It? (Part 4 of a Series)

April 7, 2010
By John
Are We Broke?  It Couldn’t Happen Here.  Could It?  (Part 4 of a Series)

(This is another in a series of postings about the size of US liabilities, their implications for our economy and personal wealth, and a path out of the mess we are in.) In prior postings of the “Are We Broke?” series, we discussed the impact the recession has had on household wealth, the rapid growth...
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Are We Broke? If Households Are Tipping Over – Can America Be Far Behind? (Part 3 of a Series)

March 31, 2010
By John
Are We Broke?  If Households Are Tipping Over – Can America Be Far Behind? (Part 3 of a Series)

(This is another in a series of postings about the size of US liabilities, their implications for our economy and personal wealth, and a path out of the mess we are in.) So What is ‘Broke’? If we’re going to ask whether America is broke, perhaps we should first ask what the word broke really...
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Are We Broke?: DC Alchemists Change US Debt from Gold into Tin (Part 2 of a Series)

March 23, 2010
By John
Are We Broke?:  DC Alchemists Change US Debt from Gold into Tin (Part 2 of a Series)

(This is another in a series of postings about the extent of US liabilities, their implications for our economy and personal wealth, and a path out of the mess we are in.) Before we continue with Rough Truths’ detailed analysis of our nation’s financial situation, some facts emerged yesterday that show how the capital markets...
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Are We Broke? Part I of Series

March 15, 2010
By John
Are We Broke?  Part I of Series

Over the next couple of weeks, Rough Truths will publish a series of columns that address the question “Are We Broke?” There is much talk in political, economic and banking circles about whether we are on a path to insolvency, what the debt means for the tax rates we will pay, what the implications are...
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Thanks for the Party – May I Have a Doggie Bag?

March 13, 2010
By John
Thanks for the Party – May I Have a Doggie Bag?

The Federal Government set a new record for monthly budget deficits last month.  According to the US Treasury Department on Thursday, the Feds ran up a $221-billion deficit during February, 2010.  That’s just over $700 for every man, woman and child in the United States.  In one month.  Just 28 days.   Yes, that’s $700...
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