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Elizabeth Warren: An Economic Crash Is Coming

"The country’s economic foundation is fragile. A single shock could bring it all down".

"The country’s economic foundation is fragile. A single shock could bring it all down".
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17 comments on “Elizabeth Warren: An Economic Crash Is Coming

  1. she has been sounding the alarm since 2002. i think her reading of the current situation isn’t correct,. i do think she has some good ideas, and some bad ones too.. she certainly is a serious and hard working candidate and a contender for the nomination. disclosure; i am a biden supporter..

    • Anonymous

      broken clock …

      • I’ve become preponderantly disposed to agree with you as the preliminaries go on.

        The more Scummo the Orangehole degenerates into unapologetic sociopathic, deplorable spectacle- without one synapses of regulating morality, patriotism, nor even basic non-reptilian comprehension of anything approaching the ,most basic of moral concepts – the more I find myself gravitating towards Harris, as well. She will all but physically bitch-slap Scummo when he perpetrates some abhorrent miscreant stratagem against her; this woman has bigger virtual balls than his tiny predatory paws could ever get ahold of , to grab.

        I mean, could you see this perfidious creepy oaf camera-stalking her tv frame during a debate, like when he greased into his Pennywhistle menace behind Hillary? She’d turn around and articulate some spectacular, eidetic, and iconic visual/verbal beat down to the effect of, “look asshole, if you don’t trot your lazy solipsistic lard ass back to your podium – I will melt you in any number of ways.” She would be all over him – fuck hallowed (and effete, ineffective) Democratic “high-road dignity & decorum! She’d turn and invade HIS space, putting an inch between her and his soccer mom body. Kamala has got the “give no fucks for the aggressor” fight that we have sorely missed.

        Biden would do okay here too – he’d probably give Scummo a count of ten before getting right up in his buffoonish orange maw and chest-bumping the 5-time draft dodging poltroon back to his side of the stage. Problem is, he’s ultimately another milquetoast centrist utilitarian who has the same stink of platitudinous geriatric homily as Hillary did.

        Besides, Kamala checks a lot of demographic boxes and her prosecutorial piss and vinegar should arouse the righteousness and political tribalism necessary from an often perfunctory Democratic electorate.

    • Lance Manly

      Say what you want about her, but at least she is not stupid.

  2. There is much truth to her post. Don’t agree with all her cures, but it is a worthy list of items to discuss. Corporate borrowing and leverage is likely to be the cause of the next downturn.

    • jamaican

      true.
      As a plus, it’s nice to read from someone who has actual policy suggestions that go beyond 3-word chants.
      Even if they may not all be possible to implement, it’s a pleasure to read these articulate, thoughtful missive.

  3. Anonymous

    interesting angle….decent timing too, calling out an economic decline AND blaming it on current policies. if/when it occurs she’ll be able to say ‘told ya’. unfortunately her solutions are barely better than the what the rest of the left are calling for. higher minimum will result in less jobs; telling companies they -cant- borrow as they like is a pipe dream; the tech for manufacturing is increasing so fast there is no way to increase the number of people doing it, esp at above avg wages. 50k in debt foregiveness will allow them to re-borrow all that money in either credit card/car/housing loans. which could have a positive effect, but its not economically positive, shifting one pool of debt to another pool/payer.

  4. So we’re going to reduce household debt on student loans by letting the tax payers finance it? No. At some point, students have got to realize it doesn’t make sense going $50K-$100K in debt for a degree that doesn’t lead to a job, or a good paying one. Now if you want to provide incentives for degrees in fields where we have a desperate need, that’s a different story. Or better yet, for training in trade skills. …there’s just way too much emphasis on the ‘college degree’ these days.

    • yeah, i mean, i’m 100% in favor of free college and i absolutely believe in the intrinsic value of liberal arts degrees, but, on the other hand, if the degrees aren’t leading to jobs, then that’s a problem. and remember, folks, there’s a misconception out there that it’s just “theatre degrees” or philosophy degrees, etc. that are dead ends. that’s a mischaracterization… MBAs and other ostensibly “good” degrees don’t work so well either. all of this kinda underscores the myth to Trump’s economic “miracle”. there’s a disconnect between what we’re training people for and what we need. to be perfectly honest, if i were advising new graduates again, i would tell them to either go get a master’s/PhD, or else bartend at a nice restaurant. seriously. if all you’ve got is a bachelor’s, you’re better off making $60k as a bartender working 6 hours a night, 5 days a week and having some leeway on how much is taxed than you are working yourself to death making $45k at a mundane 9 to 5.

      • i think the student debt problem is the story of how wall street was able to take advantage of university administrators (who should have caught on a lot sooner but instead got on board the gravy train) and children (high school students). it is truly shameful conduct from an industry that knows no shame.

      • Dana Newman

        And like the old saying goes – “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” You never know who you’re gonna get to know as a bartender.

        Corollary: Always be very nice to everyone you meet.

    • My recollection is that Warren’s student debt plan made the most sense among the various competing plans. Under her plan, relief would be means tested and limited.

      However, student debt relief is a one-time help to one generation of debtors, Future generations will fall right back into the student debt trap unless the cost of higher education is addressed. Clamping down on the for-profit education industry would be a good start.

  5. Anonymous

    I supervise three degree’d individuals. A Masters in Biology, a Bachelors in Biotechnology, and a Bachelors in Environmental Science. The Masters is almost 40 and has never lived outside of his parents house, at times he can spend up to an hour each day on the toilet with his phone, never brings his lunch. The biotech guy never brings his lunch, at least he rents a house and wears nice clothes. The Env Science never brings her lunch, has high potential that is limited by her millenialness and know it allness. I am trying to develop each of them with some success.

    I really do not care to pay for tuition for people who do not care enough to save money by making their own meals!

    signed Masters in Hard Knocks, and Associates in General Studies, otherwise known as: the boss, who fixes his own damn lunch.

  6. These conversations are often plagued by a moralistic who-is-going-to-pay-for-whom dynamic, even among the left, with things like avocado toast given explanatory power. Can anyone explain exactly how a consumer and import-driven economy is supposed to sustain itself, and market analysts’ aggregate revenue forecasts for coming decades be met, with an entire generation in the US either struggling with default, or focused on deleveraging from student loans at 7% and credit cards at 16%, in a global ZIRP environment no less? This conversation really is as much about growing the pie as it is about anything.

  7. Harvey Darrow Cotton

    Kamala should be your choice if you want a pure perfect return to the Obama years. Hope and change on the outside, continuity on the inside. She has the oratorical and prosecutorial skills to shred Trump in a debate, but she IS a cop who would rather go after parents of truant kids than, say, people who defraud you out of your house. She punches down, which is why she is a safe pair of hands to the Establishment, meant to put the dirty Progressives to sleep. She’ll dip her toe with calls for Medicare For All, but tell the media that she really doesn’t mean it. She can be for a Green New Deal because there are no specific policy proposals there. She is an empty basket of goods that you can put anything you believe into, committed to nothing. Will she abolish I.C.E.? No. Do you trust her to pursue further criminal justice reform? I don’t. She changes her position on marijuana legalization and the death penalty as the wind blows. She will put a pretty gloss on the expanded powers of the Presidency and return us to status quo ante MAGA.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you, Harvey. (Where is the “like” button, H?) I agree with every word.

      Amazingly, she is supported by some of the same people who are outraged by Trump’s lies every day.

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