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(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.