Posts Tagged ‘The Economy’

Why The Price Of Oil Is More Likely To Fall To 20 Rather Than Rise To 80

February 16th, 2015

Oil BarrelMichael Snyder:  This is just the beginning of the oil crisis.  Over the past couple of weeks, the price of U.S. oil has rallied back above 50 dollars a barrel.  In fact, as I write this, it is sitting at $52.93.  But this rally will not last.  In fact, analysts at the big banks are warning that we could soon see U.S. oil hit the $20 mark.  Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Energy, Europe, Government, Investing, Today's Top News, World News

This Housing Chart Destroys The Arguments Of The Economic Optimists

February 4th, 2015

downturn in the marketMichael Snyder:  Did you know that the rate of home ownership in the United States has fallen to a 20 year low?  Did you know that it has been falling consistently for an entire decade?  For the past couple of years, the economic optimists have been telling us that the economy has been getting better.  Well, if the economy really has been getting better, why does the home ownership rate keep going down?  Read more…

Consumer, Economy, Investing, Real Estate

Oil Crash: Why Our Economy Will Get Progressively Worse

January 27th, 2015

Oil-Price-CrashMichael Snyder:  We are really starting to see the price of oil weigh very heavily on the economy and on the stock market.  On Tuesday, the Dow was down 291 points, and the primary reason for the decline was disappointing corporate sales numbers.  For example, heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar is blaming the “dramatic decline in the price of oil” for much lower than anticipated sales during the fourth quarter of 2015.  Even though Caterpillar is not Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Investing, Today's Top News

12 Signs That The Economy Is Really Starting To Bleed Oil Patch Jobs

January 22nd, 2015

oil energyMichael Snyder:  The gravy train is over for oil workers.  All over North America, people that felt very secure about their jobs just a few weeks ago are now getting pink slips.  There are even some people that I know personally that this has happened to.  The economy is really starting to bleed oil patch jobs, and as long as the price of oil stays down at this level the job losses are going to continue.  But this is what happens when Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Markets, Today's Top News

What $2.00 A Gallon Of Gas Could Mean For Our Economy

December 13th, 2014

Oil BarrelMichael Snyder:  Are much lower oil prices good news for the U.S. economy?  Only if you like collapsing capital expenditures, rising unemployment and a potential financial implosion on Wall Street.  Yes, lower gasoline prices are good news for the middle class.  I certainly would rather pay two dollars for a gallon of gas than four dollars.  But in order to have money to fill up your Read more…

Crude Oil, Economy, Today's Top News

The European Unions Economy Is Crumbling

November 6th, 2014

EUMichael Snyder:  How do you fix a superpower with exploding levels of debt, that has a rapidly aging population, that consumes far more wealth than it produces, and that has scores of zombie banks that could collapse at any moment.  You might think that I am talking about the United States, Read more…

Economy, Europe, World News

Nearly 50 million Americans Are dealing With Food Insecurity

April 30th, 2014

food stampsIf the economy really is “getting better”, then why are nearly 50 million Americans dealing with food insecurity?  In 1854, Henry David Thoreau observed that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation”.  The same could be said of our time.  Read more…

Economy, Government

What Barack Obama Neglected To Mention During The State of The Union Speech

January 30th, 2014

barack obamaShow this article to anyone that believes that the economy has actually improved under Barack Obama.  On Tuesday evening, Barack Obama once again attempted to convince all of us that things have gotten better while he has been in the White House.  Read more…

Economy, Government, World News

Why Are So Many People Living Under The Streets Of America?

April 10th, 2013

tunnelDid you know that there are thousands upon thousands of homeless people that are living underground beneath the streets of major U.S. cities?  It is happening in Las Vegas, it is happening in New York City and it is even happening in Kansas City.  Read more…

Economy, Government, World News

America Is Being Systematically Transformed Into A Totalitarian Society

January 7th, 2013

america united statesMichael Snyder: If someone were to ask you for an example of a “totalitarian society”, how would you respond?  Most Americans would probably think of horribly repressive regimes such as the Soviet Union, Read more…

Economy, Government

A Massive Electromagnetic Pulse Could Collapse The Economy In A Single Moment

January 1st, 2013

Michael Snyder: What would you do if all the lights went out and they never came back on?  That is a question that the new NBC series “Revolution” asks, but most people have no idea that a similar thing could happen in real life at any Read more…

Economy, Technology, World News

Economy: 20 Signs That The U.S. Poverty Explosion Is Hitting Young People The Hardest

December 20th, 2012

Michael Snyder: The mainstream media continues to insist that the economy is “getting better”, but the poverty numbers for children and young people just continue to explode.  For example, did you know that the poverty rate for families with a head of household under the age of 30 is a whopping 37 percent?  Read more…

Economy, World News

Economy: Hostess Adds To The Massive Tsunami of Post-Election Layoffs

November 18th, 2012

Michael Snyder: Can you hear that sound?  It is the sound of the air being let out of the economy.  Since the election, there has been a massive tsunami of layoffs and business failures.  Read more…

Economy, Government, Markets

Police: “Enter Detroit At Your Own Risk”

October 8th, 2012

If you plan on visiting Detroit any time soon, the police have a message for you: “Enter Detroit at your own risk”.  That ominous message was actually emblazoned across Read more…

Economy, Government

The Employment Rate In The United States Is Lower Than It Was During The Last Recession

August 21st, 2012

Michael Snyder: Did you know that a smaller percentage of Americans are working today than when the last recession supposedly ended?  But you won’t hear about this Read more…


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