Originally posted by Jameliel
I'm not bragging, simply stating my credentials. I have a PhD in econ. and I work as a consultant in investor relations. The "economy" in this country is rigged. Plain, pure and simple. I'm not going to sit here and write another redundant essay explaining why. There are a group of people who plan certain actions to take in order to manipulate the costs of everything. They know the effect it will have, how long it will take, and they leverage it. One day these people will realize they aren't God and can never be God. Until that day, get used to this. It's only going to get worse since obviously we as a people aren't actually going to band together, pick up arms and take over. In order for that to happen, people would have to first stop being so ignorant. People are waking up a bit, but far too slow to affect major positive change in our lifetimes. We will see it get worse, but our children and grandchildren are the only ones with a real hope of still being around to see it get better. And most likely even they will not.
good post, it's always nice to see an educated person not bitten by the, "never tell them the economy is phucked so they keep spending moar money" crowd. i know how it is since i'm a business man and when my customers occasionally ask me what i think about our economy, i tell them the truth and they still continue with their service.
i'm not going to lie to my customers just so they keep buying my service, screw that i have to sleep at night. our economy is like a gigantic tree that has been cut down already, but will take a while to fall over.