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This article was contributed by James Davis with Future Money Trends. 

There’s America, the country, and then there’s America, the economic miracle. The West, but particularly the United States, has three major issues that are such HUGE OVERHANGING storm clouds that it doesn’t make sense to continue IGNORING THEM. Again, America’s stock market, heavily influenced by its multinational presence and its domestic economy, ARE DECOUPLED.

America’s MOST PRESSING problems, economically speaking, are income and wealth inequality.

What we have today is a very small number of people who, put together, own the lion’s share of the country’s corporations and land. Therefore, they are living in A DIFFERENT WORLD from the majority of the population.

Wealth and income inequality create a lingering problem since America’s 500 LARGEST companies are multinational and leveraged to the rest of the world, but small, domestic businesses are not and are MUCH MORE susceptible to slowdowns and recessions.

Case in point is the RAGING STOCK MARKET, which is SO VALUABLE today in part because the companies that are components of the S&P 500 are gaining market share from small businesses (at their expense). They can WITHSTAND COVID-19 better.

This is a classic case of a crisis that ENDS UP favoring the big over the small since the problem is not about BORROWING MONEY to “buy time” while business is slow — because that’s readily available — but of sustaining the SPENDING SHORTAGE that’s going on right now.

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

This HIGHLY-VALUABLE chart shows that the problem of income inequality cannot be solved by PRINTING MONEY and it never will, but there are other CRITICAL TAKEAWAYS from this chart as well. One is that commodities are TREMENDOUSLY UNDERVALUED right now since they’ve been losing money for over a decade, and another is that gold does not behave like a commodity at all.

Lastly, what really JUMPS OUT of the page is that gold is a SUPERIOR FORM of money, shown by the fact that it beat U.S. cash, but also that it is a SUPERIOR SAFE HAVEN, shown by the fact that it beat U.S. Treasuries.

Truly, the most ASTOUNDING REVELATION from this chart is that the United States is able to print enormous sums of currency without inviting serious levels of inflation because it exports a lot of those dollars abroad, but COVID-19 is changing this.

The government’s ACTIVE FISCAL POLICY means that many more dollars are going to circulate domestically amongst the average person in what’s often referred to as the “real economy,” and that’s a BIG CHANGE.

For now, they’re not spending much since job security is NON-EXISTENT, but the average person will as they get their stride back, and we predict 2.5%-2.7% official inflation in a world where interest rates aren’t going higher without INVOKING HUGE declines in stock market values.

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

It is important to remember America’s SECOND-LARGEST economic problem, trailing only behind income inequality, and that is its DEMOGRAPHICS.

The governments of the world simply had NO WAY OF KNOWING that in the span of just 86 years, since 1934, the average lifespan would increase from 59 years of age, which would sustain a Social Security system based on 65 as the age of eligibility, to an average lifespan of 78 in 2020, which is a BLACK HOLE of deficits.

The government in 1934 was OBVIOUSLY attempting to show the people it was doing something for them without really being on the hook for it, so they created the retirement age ABOVE the life expectancy of Americans, but this has turned around and it’s a CRUSHING WEIGHT of obligations.

It will begin to reform itself as young Americans begin to vote for people who promise to CORRECT THIS.

America’s third and final major economic issue is DEBT.

The way to combat this one is by owning precious metals, primarily gold. Most individuals don’t, but the OPTIMAL PORTFOLIO is 20% gold!

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

 

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The Majority Of Coronavirus Victims Are Men, And The Virus Is Hitting Adults Far Harder Than It Is Hitting Children

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Most Important News. 

This coronavirus outbreak just keeps getting weirder. With each passing day, the number of confirmed cases and the number of deaths continue to rise, but not all demographic groups are being affected equally. That seems very odd, but it may also give researchers important clues about how to fight this very deadly virus.

On Tuesday, global health officials finally gave this mysterious new coronavirus an official name. From now on they will be calling it “COVID-19”, but I doubt that moniker will really catch on with the general public. In any event, what everybody can agree on is the fact that this disease has the potential to rapidly spread all over the planet, and let us hope that the extreme measures that are being taken to prevent it from getting out of control will be enough.

One of the things that we have just learned about this virus is that it does not seem to affect men and women equally.

According to two different studies, it appears that men are significantly more likely to get infected than women are…

More men than women seem to contract coronavirus, several recent studies of patients at the heart of the outbreak suggest.

Among the Wuhan University hospital patients documented in one study, 54 percent were men. Another earlier study of hospitalized patients was made up of 68 percent men, Business Insider reported.

Scientists do not currently understand exactly why this is happening.

But researchers have pointed out that there was a similar pattern during the SARS outbreak

The 2003 outbreak of SARS struck more women among younger adults (20-54), but was more prevalent among men in older ages (55 and up).

When University of Iowa researchers exposed male and female mice to the virus, the males were more likely to contract SARS.

Could there be something about male physiology that makes us more vulnerable to a coronavirus outbreak?

This is something that scientists should investigate further.

Another thing about COVID-19 that seems quite strange is the fact that children seem to be a lot less vulnerable to the disease. The following comes from CNBC

The new coronavirus that has already killed more people than the 2003 SARS epidemic appears to be sparing one population group: kids.

Of the more than 43,100 people it’s infected since Dec. 31, World Health Organization officials say the majority are over 40 years old and it’s hitting those with underlying health conditions and the elderly particularly hard.

Some researchers are theorizing that a lot of kids are actually getting infected but that their stronger immune systems are preventing severe symptoms from manifesting

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The apparent lack of children among confirmed coronavirus cases could also be because they are getting infected but developing more mild symptoms and aren’t being reported to local authorities, according to Marc Lipsitch, a professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. World health officials say they are working to improve surveillance of the disease and expect more mild cases to be reported. It could be a while before we have a clear picture on cases, Lipsitch said.

With any disease, those that have weaker or compromised immune systems are always going to be more vulnerable.

And if this outbreak starts to spiral out of control all over the globe, the number of victims could potentially be absolutely staggering.

In fact, Hong Kong epidemiologist Gabriel Leung is warning that 60 to 80 percent of the entire global population could potentially end up catching this virus if urgent action is not taken…

Prof Gabriel Leung, the chair of public health medicine at Hong Kong University, said the overriding question was to figure out the size and shape of the iceberg. Most experts thought that each person infected would go on to transmit the virus to about 2.5 other people. That gave an “attack rate” of 60-80%.

“Sixty percent of the world’s population is an awfully big number,” Leung told the Guardian in London, en route to an expert meeting at the WHO in Geneva on Tuesday.

The official death rate is still fairly low, but if billions of people end up catching this bug it could result in tens of millions of deaths

With the global population currently at more than 7 billion (7,577,130,400), that means that the virus has the potential to infect more than 4 billion (4,546,278,240) if Professor Leung is correct and its spread continues to accelerate.

And if one percent of those people die, that means there will be more than 45 million deaths.

A death toll of that magnitude would put this crisis on par with the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.

Once again, I want to stress that there is absolutely no guarantee that such a scenario will actually unfold. The SARS outbreak in 2003 was eventually brought under control, and my hope is that this outbreak will eventually be brought under control as well.

But even if this outbreak ends tomorrow, life is not going to go back to normal. In fact, the truth is that our problems are just getting started.

As far as COVID-19 is concerned, we would be in far better shape if the Chinese had locked down the entire city of Wuhan much earlier. By waiting as long as they did, it allowed five million potential carriers to leave Wuhan for other areas of China…

EXPERTS fear it is too late to stop the deadly spread of coronavirus as FIVE MILLION people left the outbreak epicentre before it was even put on lockdown.

Millions continued to pour out of Wuhan – now dubbed zombieland – long after the first reports about a deadly new virus broke.

Now there are confirmed cases in every single province of China, and we will wait to see if this virus ultimately spreads all over the globe.

Thankfully, world health officials are taking this threat very seriously. On Tuesday, the head of the WHO warned that “a virus is more powerful in creating political, economic and social upheaval than any terrorist attack”

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva the vaccine lag meant “we have to do everything today using available weapons” and said the epidemic posed a “very grave threat”.

“To be honest, a virus is more powerful in creating political, economic and social upheaval than any terrorist attack,” Dr Ghebreyesus said.

And he is right.

This virus has the potential to absolutely turn the entire planet upside down.

I am still hoping that does not happen, but I am also encouraging all of my readers to get prepared for the worst.

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About the Author: I am a voice crying out for change in a society that generally seems content to stay asleep. My name is Michael Snyder and I am the publisher of The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe. I have written four books that are available on Amazon.com including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned) By purchasing those books you help to support my work. I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but due to government regulations, I need those that republish my articles to include this “About the Author” section with each article. In order to comply with those government regulations, I need to tell you that the controversial opinions in this article are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the websites where my work is republished. This article may contain opinions on political matters, but it is not intended to promote the candidacy of any particular political candidate. The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial or health decisions. Those responding to this article by making comments are solely responsible for their viewpoints, and those viewpoints do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of Michael Snyder or the operators of the websites where my work is republished. I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook and Twitter, and anyway that you can share these articles with others is a great help.

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