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Economic ‘Doom Loops’ Get Harder to Avoid in 2020s

The world’s advanced economies are trying to keep their balance on an unstable platform of high consumption, asset prices and household debt as we enter the 2020s. Any significant shock or increase in volatility could trigger “doom loops” that compromise the economic and financial systems.  — Read on finance.yahoo.com/news/economic-doom-loops-harder-avoid-000035999.html

The Jobs Market Isn’t as Healthy as It Seems

(Bloomberg Opinion) — A hallmark of the U.S. economy’s record expansion has been steady growth in employment. Judging from the jobless rate, in fact, the labor market is the best it’s been in half a century. But what is missing in the focus on the numbers is a severe and troubling deterioration in the — Read on finance.yahoo.com/news/jobs-market-isnt-healthy-seems-120052383.html

This village is home to the tiniest apartments in the US

Are tiny rental apartments the future for the growing number of single and double occupancy households? You might be surprised to learn that the tiniest apartments aren’t found in a mega metropolis like New York, but in a small midwestern town. — Read on finance.yahoo.com/news/ferrelview-missouri-this-village-is-home-to-the-tiniest-apartments-in-the-us-181838974.html

The Average US Farm Is $1.3 Million In Debt, And Now The Worst Farming Crisis In Modern History Is Upon Us | Zero Hedge

We haven’t seen anything like this since the Great Depression of the 1930s. — Read on www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-13/average-us-farm-13-million-debt-and-now-worst-farming-crisis-modern-history-upon-us

What Happened to America’s Middle-class?

Alissa Quart, author of the new book, Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America, suggests that America’s middle class is being wiped out by a cost of living that far outpaces salary increases.   A couple earning nearly $140,000 can’t make ends meet without taking after hours jobs? Tiny starter houses cost $680,000 and up? Highly educated […]