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Pollsters, many of whom predicted an overwhelming "blue wave," obviously failed miserably as reliable gauges of political sentiment. But prediction markets may offer an alternative.
The Fed could certainly encourage more price inflation if it wanted to. But it seems the real goal is not steady inflation, but support for the financial sector.
Although the money supply has greatly increased, accompanying growth in production has made it possible to keep the current system of immense debt increase going for a long time.
One of the great problems involved in setting a standard of poverty is the ever-changing concept of "adequate" nutrition. Recently a nutrition survey concluded that "only one person in a thousand escapes malnutrition!"
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"Digital cash" is the latest terrible idea from those who want to give central banks more power to meddle in the economy.
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America's subsidized arms industry also benefits greatly from presidential efforts to push international arms deals with foreign regimes.
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