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Max Keiser: On the Edge; Deflationary Economic Collapse 10/2/09

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article13954.html

Oct 04, 2009 - 02:35 PM
By: Mike (Mish) Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJanet Tavakoli is On The Edge With Max Keiser. Tavakoli says the Risk of deflationary collapse greater now than in 2007.

We’ve just interviewed Janet Tavakoli for our first episode of The Keiser Report. If you don’t know her, you should. She wrote a fantastic book, Dear Mr. Buffett. Max and I are on our second read of it. You really must get this book if you want to understand derivatives from one of the foremost experts on it who writes in plain English about how these financial tools became instruments for widespread fraud that then led to financial crisis. She also gives loads of positive advice and insight.

Here is a summary she provided for MaxKeiser.com on where she thinks we are today two years since the crisis began:

"Regarding the outlook, my analysis is grim. I am not a doomsayer, I follow the cash, and so far, I’ve been correct, and the government has been wrong. Here’s the situation. We are at greater risk of a total meltdown due to a deflationary collapse than we were in 2007. After the greatest Ponzi scheme in the history of the capital markets, we’ve seen history’s greatest fiscal and monetary expansion, but it hasn’t worked. Debt levels of consumers and business exceed the capacity to repay."

Travakoli makes six points about deflation. I concur with all of them. Here are three of them.

* Our fundamental financial and economic problems, i.e. overleveraging, lack of transparency, have not been solved.
* Since 2008, capacity utilization has plummeted; businesses have no pricing power; U.S. lost 6.7 million jobs but numbers are underreported; personal income tax receipts are down 21%; corporate tax receipts are down 58%; U.S. deficit will exceed $1.8 trillion; govt. spending is now 185% of tax receipts; 13% of mortgages are seriously delinquent and/or in foreclosure; huge decrease in personal net worth; 15 million mortgages exceed the home value. We’re on a massive debt spending spree.
* Income on all levels is not sufficient to make debt payments.

Video of program at link:

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article13954.html

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Bump for Maxs new doo. Hair that is.

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A great Max video, very educational

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Sticking with my pop culture references, Missy Elliot calls a hair-do a hair-did

As in: "I'm gonna get my Hair-Did"

the videos are reversed

Part 1 is actually part 2

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Wild-: Thanks for that info.

You would think that they would get this right with embedded videos.

I knew this would be worthwhile to post, but I unfortunately could not preview the program from my present location....youtube is blocked where I am.

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