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According to a recent Wall Street Journal/NORC poll, a majority of Americans believe that their children’s lives may be worse than their own. In the survey, 78% of respondents expressed that they “do not feel confident” their children will be better off.
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Our China policy is a disaster for US security MikeRivero

Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee where he tried, and failed, to sell the Biden administration’s spin that it is delivering for the American people by being tough on China.

Unemployment Rate Increase: The unemployment rate in the United States has risen from 3.4% in April 2023 to 4.0%. This increase is significant, especially considering the relatively low rates observed in recent years. 36-Month Moving Average: The fact that the unemployment rate has crossed above its 36-month moving average is noteworthy. Historically, such occurrences have often preceded rapid spikes in the jobless rate.
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Bitcoin started its topping formation, Nasdaq will soon follow. alexmark
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Overall Bankruptcy Filings: Bankruptcy filings rose by 16% during the 12-month period ending March 31, 2024, compared to the previous year. However, it’s important to note that new bankruptcy cases remain significantly lower than before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Business vs. Non-Business Filings: Business filings increased by 40.4%, from 14,467 in March 2023 to 20,316 in March 2024. Non-business filings rose by 15.1%, from 388,806 in March 2023 to 447,458 in March 2024.
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U.S. prosecutors are recommending to senior Justice Department officials that criminal charges be brought against Boeing after finding the planemaker violated a settlement related to two fatal crashes, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

NATURE’S RESOURCES AS AN ASSET CLASS

The financialisation of nature's resources as an asset class in South East Asia has several manifestations, including carbon credits, green bonds, and other initiatives that promote so called “sustainable development and environmental conservation.” Within the altruistic trappings of tapping into humanity’s desire to “save the planet” and for the perpetual quest to attain “the greater good” mythos, this dystopian road paved with green gold, is nothing short of a giant Ponzi scheme.

Via Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com,

Financial writer and precious metals broker Bill Holter has been documenting all the unpayable debt that has been building up in the financial system like cancer.