We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
These economics wheelmen don't seem to realize what impact their monetary policies have on behavior. Buying assets, replacing income ... these things are like implementing slow suicide. Clearly, their metrics which tell them whether or not they have done good are totally screwed up. Those metrics must all be oriented toward whether the 1% and corporate America (which are really all multinationals) is benefitting, and ignore or discount the economic life of most Americans.
A crash of epic proportion is coming. We just don't know when or what will trigger it. Will it be our system collapses under its own error and instabilities like a Jenga tower with the last piece removed, or some foreign shock that takes us down like a Jenga tower that has been bumped. Our economic Jenga tower is shakier and shakier given our ruler-elites monetary policies. And they know it, which is why they all seem to becoming globalists instead of Americans.
We are in a strange place economically. It began in the 90's (arguably before the 90's but the acceleration in the 90's became obvious to most). Laws passed by Dems in the late 90's set up the housing bubble and crash. Fed emergency policies to deal with the economic problems have been in place at least since 2008 and arguably since 1999. They are still in place because the problem Is still here barely hidden behind low interest rates and massive money printing. It is inevitable that the economy crashes at some point and because of the decades of doing the wrong things the crash will be earth shattering.
Our national debt is about $30 trillion; a massive amount of money that can never be paid back and will never be paid back. So, how will the debt be resolved? It won't be. As interest rates go up the debt payment will literally crush our economy and our people. We will simultaneously have crushing debt, crushing inflation and higher taxes while our economy collapses. There is no way out of this. The fed will try to mitigate it by printing even more money while raising interest rates. The congress will try to deal with it by raising taxes and cutting defense (but not by cutting the biggest waste of money; all the welfare programs). None of it will work, the great reset will happen and it may well end our country in the process.