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by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:
Over the past couple of years, we have been hit by one thing after another. Whenever it seems like things may be calming down, another crisis suddenly erupts, and as a result a lot of Americans have developed a really bad case of “crisis fatigue” at this point. According to Google, crisis fatigue is “a burnout response to prolonged exposure to unexpected and stressful events”. Perhaps you can identify with that definition because it sounds exactly like what you are experiencing. Unfortunately, the truth is that what we have been through so far is just the beginning. As I have been warning for years, as “the perfect storm” gets rolling it is just going to keep getting worse and worse.
by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:
Sometimes the best thing about a blog post is the comments it generates. That’s frequently true on DollarCollapse, especially when friend-of-the-site Bruce C is doing the commenting. Here, in the first of what will hopefully become a series (under Bruce’s byline), are a couple of representative examples:
“What If The Rest Of The World Tightens And The U.S. Doesn’t?” — December 19
Bruce C: Well, considering that the question really is about how the financial markets would respond it’s hard to predict given how flaky and confused everyone seems to be. However, if I had to guess, I’d say the response would be exactly what the Fed wants: Money would move out of Treasuries and into the debt “assets” in the higher interest rate countries. That would then tend to lower US bond demand/prices – and thus raise their rates – without the Fed having to do it. All the while QE could continue.