Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 4 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H2'ed 1/15/11

America Replicating Japan

By       (Page 5 of 9 pages) Become a premium member to see this article and all articles as one long page. (View How Many People Read This)   1 comment
Author 194
Message Stephen Lendman
Become a Fan
  (193 fans)

This piece was reprinted by OpEdNews with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

(8) Youth unemployment among those aged 16 - 19 is a record high. So is the adult male (aged 25 - 54) level.

(9) Major sustained state and local cutbacks "remain a key macro risk." Declining employment and investment levels are two among other factors of concern.

(10) America's public debt is a record high. So is the issuance of government securities.

(11) "The world is awash in (unsustainable) debt." For example, in 1992, the "gross general government debt-to-GDP ratio globally was 64%. Today it's 100% and rising, especially in America at well over $1 trillion annually.

(12) In countries like Greece, Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, Spain, and others in Eastern Europe, default is either possible or likely. In fact, "(d)efault risks (are) high and rising in the European periphery."

(13) Countries like Ireland are experiencing multi-year unemployment highs along with falling demand levels.

(14) the CRB Spot Commodity Price Index: Foodstuffs shows an accelerating inflationary trend.

(15) Since 2009, China's inflation has been increasing, resulting in rising reserve requirement ratios and interest rates. Like other nations that tried, China may learn painfully that engineered soft landing attempts often fail, especially when trying to deflate monstrous bubbles.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9

 

Must Read 2   Well Said 2   Interesting 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Stephen Lendman Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

[My newest book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III." www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html]

Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The McCain-Lieberman Police State Act

Daniel Estulin's "True Story of the Bilderberg Group" and What They May Be Planning Now

Continuity of Government: Coup d'Etat Authority in America

America Facing Depression and Bankruptcy

Lies, Damn Lies and the Murdoch Empire

Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccine Alert

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: