Entries by FedUp USA

Why the Periphery Is Crumbling: The Spoils System Is Cracking

Instability starts on the periphery and moves into the core. While it is clear that the instability in periphery nations is arising from dynamics unique to each nation, there is one unifying causal factor: the spoils system in each nation is breaking down. Every nation-state, from brutal dictatorships to nominal democracies, ultimately depends on a […]

Income And Spending: Whopper Inside

The headline was more-or-less as expected: Personal income increased $43.9 billion, or 0.3 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $45.2 billion, or 0.4 percent, in January, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $48.1 billion, or 0.4 percent. In December, personal income decreased $5.5 billion, or less than 0.1 percent, DPI decreased […]

Who Art Thou That Led To This Destruction?

There are times when pieces signed by the editors leave me wanting to go long boiled rope futures on maximum margin in the hopes that the sheeple of this nation, and others, wake up before they’re enslaved en-masse or worse, shoved into boxcars. This is one such time. Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court has passed the buck on a case […]