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Old 11-28-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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"By recklessly printing, borrowing and spending money, our authorities are absolutely shredding confidence in the U.S. dollar. The rest of the world is watching this nonsense, and at some point they are going to give up on the U.S. dollar and throw their hands up in the air. When that happens, it is going to be absolutely catastrophic for the U.S. economy."

The Giant Currency Superstorm That Is Coming To The Shores Of America When The Dollar Dies
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: In The Pacific
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The once all mighty dollar is already dying overseas when it's at it's all time low and going lower! Fortunately the cost of labor is still low, but food and other commodities are sky rocking!
The "Fiscal Cliff"is something to worry about as long as the U.S. government is undecided on what to do about it!
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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Actually, the economy is starting to recover quite nicely according to the latest reports:

Fareed Zakaria: The U.S. economy is recovering well - The Washington Post
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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While the decline of the dollar, especially in such a low interest environment, will punish the majority of Americans, it will have one benefit... We might stand a chance at regaining a competitive edge with a competitively priced workforce. We might also see improvement in our trade balance, which has been a joke for some time. Manufacturing has been performing very well under this environment, and many European and even Chinese companies have been investing here. Our labor costs are quite competitive compared to many other high labor cost countries.

Of course, the price paid for this advantage is certainly going to hurt countless Americans. At the very least, it will give some young Americans a chance to get off mom and dad's couch. If only our COL could decline with the dollar...
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:56 AM
 
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Everyone thinks I'm nuts for talking about hyper inflation. You can't get that without having true inflation first. Well this is an article about what I've been talking about. Downward pressure on wages and $100/gallon gas prices. That is not that far fetched a thing to think about.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:23 AM
 
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While the decline of the dollar, especially in such a low interest environment, will punish the majority of Americans, it will have one benefit... We might stand a chance at regaining a competitive edge with a competitively priced workforce. We might also see improvement in our trade balance, which has been a joke for some time. Manufacturing has been performing very well under this environment, and many European and even Chinese companies have been investing here. Our labor costs are quite competitive compared to many other high labor cost countries.

Of course, the price paid for this advantage is certainly going to hurt countless Americans. At the very least, it will give some young Americans a chance to get off mom and dad's couch. If only our COL could decline with the dollar...
For this reason the Chinese will take great pains to keep the dollar strong. If the dollar dies, China could be a greater victim.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:11 AM
 
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"By recklessly printing, borrowing and spending money, our authorities are absolutely shredding confidence in the U.S. dollar. The rest of the world is watching this nonsense, and at some point they are going to give up on the U.S. dollar and throw their hands up in the air. When that happens, it is going to be absolutely catastrophic for the U.S. economy."

The Giant Currency Superstorm That Is Coming To The Shores Of America When The Dollar Dies
What major currencies are not subject to the same thing right now? The Euro is a mess. The Renminbi is going to go all to hell when the Chinese economic machine really slows down and the true face of its economy is shown. The Japanese Yen is going through its own hell as well. So what is there out there that somehow makes the dollar so terrible? Every currency out there that's of any significance is terrible.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:13 AM
 
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Everyone thinks I'm nuts for talking about hyper inflation. You can't get that without having true inflation first. Well this is an article about what I've been talking about. Downward pressure on wages and $100/gallon gas prices. That is not that far fetched a thing to think about.
Because it is nuts. The US isn't a banana republic. It is the world's leading economy.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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"By recklessly printing, borrowing and spending money, our authorities are absolutely shredding confidence in the U.S. dollar. The rest of the world is watching this nonsense, and at some point they are going to give up on the U.S. dollar and throw their hands up in the air. When that happens, it is going to be absolutely catastrophic for the U.S. economy."

The Giant Currency Superstorm That Is Coming To The Shores Of America When The Dollar Dies
Awww....another article from the "Economic Collapse Blog" by Grandpa Pipes. I'm guessing its the only thing he reads other than CDF.

Annual GDP growth in this country is at about 2%. Unemployment has fallen from 10.3% to 7.9%. Even the labor force participation rate increased during the last month or two in the latest reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lesson here, though, is that an economy with a low or anemic growth rate is not akin to an economy facing economic collapse. Got that?

If the dollar is "on the verge of collapse" why has it appreciated the last couple of years against the other major world currency, the Euro? Why is it on par with the Canadian dollar and the Australian Dollar? Why does the dollar hold its relative value against the Japanese Yen?

You constantly construct these economic fantasies that bear little relation to reality. You've been carrying on like this ever since I remember and I joined CDF in 2009.

The only thing I find amazing about your scenarios is that anyone here pays attention to them.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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Awww....another article from the "Economic Collapse Blog" by Grandpa Pipes. I'm guessing its the only thing he reads other than CDF.

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No, mister smart pants! ECB is not all I read by a long shot!! For you to attempt to be condensing and a smart arse claiming that I do is an attempt on your part to cast doubt on something you know little about.

You don't like ECB? Fine, don't read it. However, you ,nor anyone else here, has no right to attempt to prejudice opinions against ECB for your amusement.
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