The midterm elections have come and gone and the Democrats have taken the House. Now this isn’t all so bad. Divided power is good because this means “gridlock” and less destructive laws will be passed. Electric scooter companies like Bird are being banned in some progressive cities just like Uber once was when it was seen as destructive to the taxi industry. These scooters are a brilliant innovation of the Free Market and here comes the government trying to halt progress! This episode covers a lot of the crazy rational given by these progressive cities for their “brilliant” move to protect the people.
$1.3 Trillion was added to the national debt in fiscal year 2018 alone! 2018 was Trump’s full fiscal year as president and with a deficit that large I wouldn’t call that draining the swamp! How are we ever to get our economy on a sustainable path when we spend like drunken Democrats and Republicans!? We’re also set to spend $7 Trillion on interest payments alone in the next decade. How’s that for sustainable?
The Fed has raised rates to the 2-2.25% range and this is the 8th rate hike since the fed began raising them in 2015. Fed Chairman, Jerome Powell, has given several speeches in the last week and there’s several insights we can gain from Mr. Powell just by reading closely into what he’s saying. Folks, this guy is completely clueless about the next economic crisis brewing out there. We are nearing the end of this super bubble.
“Blown Away” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Argentina is facing some huge hurdles economically while the average citizen is getting poorer due to 30% inflation rates! They have 60% interest rates and just a few weeks ago when I was in Argentina interest rates were 45%. Things are spiraling out of control fast and I will keep you updated with this story the media isn’t talking about.
The crisis in Venezuela has only gotten worse and the IMF sees 1 million percent inflation by the end of the year. The inflation rate currently, is around 40,000%. The only good news we have heard is the President of Venezuela, Maduro, admitting that their models aren’t working. No kidding! Will people in the U.S. and around the world learn this lesson from Venezuela that Socialism doesn’t work!