It is that time of the year again! When the almost annual "ritual" of raising the Debt Ceiling crops up in the United States, with each passing year adding yet another layer of "uncertainty". Indeed, ever since the Republicans became the party of "obstruction" for the sake of obstruction and gave up all "pretences" of … Continue reading Wall Street Is Beginning To “Fret” Over The Debt Ceiling! It Should Be, As This “Drama” Can “Tear” The Global Economy Apart!
Photo by Sven Verweij On Unsplash Happy New Year, folks! 2023 has just started, and "experts" are already warning of the next crash that can set off the global economy, which now resembles a ticking time bomb. There are many "triggers", and I present Five of them most likely to "spark" a global economic and … Continue reading The Global Economy In 2023 Is A Ticking Time Bomb! Here Are 5 Triggers For The “Next” Crash!
Mark my words, 2023 will be the year when it all goes down, or as they say in German, Kaput, meaning broken or no longer effective. Kaput can also mean "finished" or "the end"! I chose a German word for my #2023predictions as, like during the two world wars, Germany would be "pivotal" to the … Continue reading 2023! The Year It All Goes Kaput!
1. The Global Economy is under lots of "stress," and the feeling of "weirdness" where nothing makes sense about where it is headed adds to the overall sense of what The Atlantic Magazine called "The Everything is Weird" Economy. So, to make it easier for you, the reader, to comprehend what is happening in the … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why The “Stressed” Global Economy Is In For A Hard Landing!
The Global Economy Is Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place! Ever heard the saying, Caught between a Rock and a Hard Place? This signifies someone or something that is facing an "impossible" choice in the face of a "pincer" of a "double whammy" of sorts challenging situation. In such cases, there is no … Continue reading The Global Economy Has “Nowhere” To Run, Nowhere To Hide! The Great Stagflation And The Road To Redemption!
What's the matter with Millennials? First, they quit their jobs en masse, in what was dubbed The Great Resignation. Next, they refused to work over and beyond their basic expectations in what is now being termed as Quiet Quitting, or the practice of taking it easy at work. Moreover, Millennials are also at the forefront … Continue reading What’s With The Millennials? Quiet Quitting, The Great Resignation, And Now, Moonlighting! Slackers Or Pioneers Of A New Era Of Work And Life?
The latest news from Russia is that Vladimir Putin has ordered "partial mobilization, " meaning that any Russian adult can be called upon to enlist in the army to serve the nation in its wartime efforts. While this falls short of conscription, this latest move goes far beyond what Putin has been doing. The announcement … Continue reading Putin Orders Partial Mobilization, Biden Vows To Defend Taiwan As Xi Flexes His Muscles! Are We Headed To A “Nuclear Winter”?
Is India@75 an aspiring economic powerhouse or a middling power "plodding along" and "muddling through" a steady stream of crises, unable to reach its potential? Well, one would undoubtedly believe the former if one were to go by the media spin and the propaganda unleashed almost hourly and amplified by the many "cheerleaders" in all … Continue reading India@75: An Aspiring Powerhouse Or A Middling Power, Plodding And Muddling Along?
As global markets gyrate wildly, with "euphoric" gains one day and equally depressing falls the next, one wonders what investors are smoking as they go long and short in their positions. Moreover, this zig-zag behaviour of global markets reminds us of a "Drunkards Walk" where investors are unsure about their movements, let alone able to … Continue reading Here’s Why Global Markets Have Been Gyrating Like Junkies And Behaving Like Drunkard’s Walk!
Ever since the United States unilaterally pulled out of the Gold Standard, thereby "delinking" the creation of money underpinned by a physical asset, the ensuing neoliberal economic model of ordering societies has held sway over not only the West but also in large swathes of the developing world. While the merits and demerits of whether … Continue reading The Great Unraveling! How Five Decades Of Economic And Financial “Excesses” Have Reached A Tipping Point And Threaten Our Collective Future