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Mon May 30

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:35 PM

Re: So what's a couple extra cents?

That is how the incentives are set up in the US after 35 years of "supply side" economics. Don't produce anything, just skim off the work of others

Yep, thanks to the global supply glut, wealth concentration, higher [more]

Sun May 29

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:18 AM

Re: Sell Chicago

thank you Yoda to keep bringing these issues up. The fact that the shortfalls are not just in selected communities but widespread makes this very macro.

So in a humble attempt to translate the positions:

Mayor: "admittedly, 25% [more]

Wed May 25

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:01 PM

Re: US Public pension crisis: market v. actuarial

It won't end pretty...

The Central States Pension Fund has no new plan to avoid insolvency, fund director Thomas Nyhan said this week. Without government funding, the fund will run out of money in 10 years, he said. At that time, [more]

Tue May 17

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:50 PM

Re: The Difficulty of Finding Qualified Workers

Vuzem was a subcontractor that Tesla never had anything to do with. They were hired by Eisenmann, a company Tesla hired to build its paint shop. Tesla didn't choose Vuzem or know anything about how they got or paid their workers. [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:47 AM

Re: The Difficulty of Finding Qualified Workers

Tesla said that ISM Vuzem — the firm it hired to construct the Fremont, California, paint shop — was responsible for hiring Lesnik.


Damn subcontractors - who'd have thought the cutthroat deals we are agreeing result in them [more]

Mon May 16

Mon May 9

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:50 PM

Re: 7th Annual European Debt Crisis

Who can deny that Greece is insolvent? ... Mark-to-market rules should be reinstated and this insane practice of forever repeating extend-and-pretend should stop. ... Creative destruction is the best way to clear a system that is clogged up. [more]

Sun May 8

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:10 PM

Re: 7th Annual European Debt Crisis

European pols are in absolutely no mood giving Greece the grand stage it had last year. The head of states summit demanded by Greece was rejected.

That said, the IMF may no longer play along, torpedoing the current extend-and-pretend [more]

Fri May 6

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:05 AM

Re: Bill Gross: Helicopter money and UBI coming

Seems to me you Swiss were leaders in this "revolutionary new idea" and we Canucks have tinkered with the idea for decades.

Dunno about leaders Tim, the Swiss will vote on the referendum next month but it seems to have [more]

Thu May 5

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:17 AM

Bill Gross: Helicopter money and UBI coming

... interesting this should come from him:


... In other words, if income goes to technological robots whatever the form, instead of human beings, our culture will change and if so policies must adapt to those changes. Here’s proof of [more]

Wed May 4

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:08 PM

Re: Debt Up More Than $1 Trillion IN 6 MONTHS

By the same measure (percent of GDP) the cost of debt service is less than half of what it was in the 1980s.


Good point. Now, mortgage rates in this country are ridiculously low right now (just over 1% for 10 years fix, lower for [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:51 AM

Re: Debt Up More Than $1 Trillion IN 6 MONTHS

Leave it to CNS to present facts without context, and for Dave to repeat it mindlessly.

The "debt to GDP" ratio has barely moved. It went from 103% to 104%. Woo, scary! You know, if someone said "Whoa, you just took on
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Mon May 2

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:46 PM

TTIP in trouble

... as negotiating positions so far shrowded in well-guarded secrecy were leaked by Greenpeace. They go to show that the opponents' much-ridiculed conspiracy theories were actually not that far off the mark from what the US is pushing [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:11 PM

Re: ETFs and blind investing

Even if not, is the sheer volume of the ETFs dangerous as people are taking loans* to invest in them possibly creating a similar situation to 1929?

Alas, people don't really need ETFs for that:
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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:12 PM

Re: Puerto Rico defaults on $422-million debt pamt.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/00255818-1004-11e6-bb40-c30e3bfcf6...

The missed payments by the GDB will mark the most significant default in the
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Fri Apr 29

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:54 PM

Re: OT: Just saying hello

So far, so good.

You are made of sterner stuff ;-)

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:47 AM

Re: Raising wage will equal thousands of jobs lost

Former McDonald's CEO predicts a $15 wage will trigger massive layoffs


Oddly enough, these C-suite predictions never anticipate or warn of adjustments to bloated C-suite compensation.


McDonald’s $8.25 Man and [more]

Wed Apr 27

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:25 PM

Re: OMG: NOT OT!!!! Oil and Gas

The ratings agencies seem to have escaped any penalty for saying the CDOs were good to go circa 2007.


From my observations, in the US, if you suffer a conflict of interest, you are not held against ethical standards (Fiduciary [more]

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:59 PM

$2t company coming to market

... only 5% or so initially, still the largest IPO ever, along with other sweeping changes in Saudi Arabia:


The Vision 2030 plan, he told the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya news channel, would ensure "we can live without oil by [more]

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