GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

From the week:

The U.S. economy: Pretending it is normal while it isn’t close to that (Article)

The U.S. Capitol Riot: Update on mistreatment of imprisoned pretrial accused (Report)

Australia: Individual phone surveillance enforced with $50,000 fines and imprisonment? (Report)

The pandemic: Another (very scary) view of vaccinations (Article) More

Iran: U.S. sanctions against missile makers dropped; Israel questions (Report)

 The economy: You can finance pizza or coffee (at some 12%) now that your assets are digitally accessible (Report)

The U.S. culture: Suddenly transgender male convicts moving to women’s prisons? (Article)

The U.S.economy: Food price inflation accelerating? (Report)

More U.S. economy: Tariffs to continue making Chinese imports more expensive for Americans (Article)

Still More U.S. Economy: Atlanta Federal Reserve leaks the (understated) truth (Article)

Chicago: Some 50 police on unpaid leave for vaccination refusal (Report)

President Biden secretly flying underage illegals to U.S. cities (Report) At whose expense?)

The media: Another view of their purpose (Article)

Science: New cancer therapy shows promise (Report)

Energy: Propane/heating oil prices skyrocketing? (Report)

American rebellion: Is resisting children’s indoctrination and mandated vaccination really incipient terrorism? (Article)

The pandemic: NIH website features Ivermectin as COVID treatment (Report) (Until some politician notices, anyway)

More pandemic: U.S. government openly advocates not reporting vaccination side effects (Report)

U.S. supply chain crisis: White House says “serious progress” made (Report) But stymied container ships setting records (Report)

 The U.S. middle class is regressing to the historical norm (Article)

Science: A crack in the Big Bang theory? (Report)

The pandemic: Update: Who and what lies behind the anti-vaccination viewpoint (Article) (Recommended)

More pandemic: Postal workers exempt from vaccination mandate? (Report)

Supply chain muddle: Antiquated, union controlled U.S. ports refuse mechanization used elsewhere (Report)

History: Vikings crossed the Atlantic a thousand years ago (Article)

India/Pakistan: Update (Article)

The pandemic: Washington state suspends license of practitioner prescribing Ivermectin (Report)

More pandemic: A doctor’s unsettling analysis (Article)

The U.S.: A Nation of Imposters (Article) (Recommended)

Chicago: 4 dead, 18 wounded in weekend shootings (Report)

A naked woman was ordered out of neighbor’s shower at gunpoint (Report)

That’s all …

EDITORIAL:         Where Is The U.S. “Let’s Pretend” Economy Really Headed?

The sudden hint of economic reality from the Atlanta Fed’s recession acknowledgement is a concern over spring rain at the onset of a hurricane. The economic conversation prattles on as though reality amounted to no more than a continuation of pre-COVID affairs, a politically convenient form of economic hysteria.

The pre-COVID economy creaked under unsustainable debt, the Federal Reserve’s fiat money inflated real estate and stock market valuations and the drag of an erstwhile middle class, half of whom have been reduced to living hand to mouth. To that ultimately terminal mix, the government has added business and customer lockdowns, capacity restrictions and a vaccination mandate that is now accelerating unemployment and reducing the available workforce. The U.S. and other governments are committing economic suicide, in public and with fanfare. The Wiley E. Coyote economy has walked off the cliff; the fall when enough people look down seems set to make the 1930s resemble practice. Why this degree of increasingly authoritarian deliberate destruction?             

Does the “Great Reset” envisaged by many leaders aim at constructing a modern version of the  Middle Ages?

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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1 Response to GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

  1. con says:

    Reblogged this on Independent Citizens and commented:
    Another great roundup of topics MSM ignores.

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