Monday, September 12, 2016

If Everything's Doing So Great, 
How Come I’m Not?
Charles Hugh Smith* wonders why most are not seeing the so-called "economic recovery" that the mainstream media is always highlighting ... "Most 'regular' people find their own personal experiences to be at odds with the rosy 'Everything is awesome!' narrative trumpeted by our media .. A great many people who appear to 'have it all' are struggling with financial crises, health crises, chronic stress due to financial insecurity, etc .. Some relatively modest percentage of American households are doing great—the thin slice that owns most of the nation’s wealth and thus has benefited from rising real estate, stock and bond prices. Another modest slice is doing well because they have secure positions in academia or the government, or if retired, draw ample pensions and healthcare benefits and have paid off their mortgage. A tiny slice has become multi-millionaires in the latest tech boom."
LINK HERE to the essay

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