Archiv 27. Dezember 2009

Sonntag, 27. Dezember 2009

Bauernpolitiker sind überall gleich

But Bachmann isn’t the only welfare recipient on Capitol Hill. As it turns out, there is a filthy-rich class of absentee farmers—both in and out of Congress—who demand free-market rules by day and collect their government welfare checks in the mail at night, payments that subsidize businesses that otherwise would fail.

Quelle: Truthdig – Michele Bachmann: Welfare Queen

Ob in der Schweiz oder in den USA — sie verlangen für den Rest der Bevölkerung die freie Marktwirtschaft und mehr Verantwortung, fordern für sich aber Subventionen und Schutz vor dem Markt. Steuern zahlen sie oftmals auch keine. Ach, und sie sind die ersten, die billige Arbeitskräfte ins Land holen …

Chuck Grassley, the longtime Republican senator from Iowa who warns his constituents of Obama’s “trend toward socialism,” has seen his family collect $1 million in federal handouts over an 11-year period, with Grassley’s son receiving $699,248 and the senator himself pocketing $238,974.

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Labels: Politik, Schweiz, USA

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Sonntag, 27. Dezember 2009

Äusserst beunruhigende Aussichten

Coming right to the point, the fixers face not just one crisis, but many. They have a growth model that no longer works. They have aging populations and social welfare obligations that can’t be met. They have limits on available resources, including the most basic ones – land, water, and energy. They have a money system headed for a crack-up, and an economic theory that was only effective when it wasn’t necessary. Now that it is needed, the Keynesian fix is useless. If a recovery depends on borrowed money, what do you do when lenders won’t give you any?

Quelle: Economists With Their One-stop Solution: Stimulate Consumer Spending

Ich werde es garantiert noch erleben, wenn uns der Scheiss um die Ohren fliegt …

Bonner geht in einem früheren Artikel noch etwas genauer auf das „Problem“ ein:

With 6 billion people now competing for stuff, the whole idea of having a lot of stuff is being called into question. In the first place, there’s not enough stuff around to permit everyone to have as much as Americans – at least not without some huge technological breakthroughs. In the second place, Americans have run out of money to buy stuff. In the third place, it takes a lot of energy to make and transport so much stuff; the US no longer has access to cheap energy. And finally, the US economic model – in which growth is a result of stimulating consumers to buy more stuff – no longer works.

Quelle: Supposed to Believe Investors Can Avoid Calamities of Past by Studying Previous Market Cycles

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Labels: Gesellschaft, Politik

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Sonntag, 27. Dezember 2009

Aktienmarkt: Die verlorene Dekade

The 1990s was the best calendar decade in history for stocks, with an annual gain on average of 17.5%. This decade, by contrast, was the worst calendar decade for stocks going all the way back to the 1820s…

Quelle: Investors Better Off Investing in Anything but Stocks

Aus der Traum, dass man Geld einfach so vermehren könnte — ohne harte Arbeit.

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Labels: Allgemein

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