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Beware of the Real Debt Crisis on the Horizon – not the BS on TV

By admin / October 2, 2018

We have to come to the reality that from 2019 onward, we are headed into a Pension Crisis that will be serious. Many are starting to yell about the debt crisis. They lump on private debt and yell its a bubble. What they miss entirely is the fact that we face more than a decade […]

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Trump Tries to Deal with the Pension Crisis

By admin / September 3, 2018

  Most small businesses do not offer retirement plans because the excessive regulation which drives the costs significantly higher. Trump’s new Executive Order is primarily designed to reduce those costs by streamlining the excessive regulation. The order further makes it clear: “Within 180 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of the Treasury […]

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The German Pension Crisis to Become a Political Issue as in Italy

By admin / August 28, 2018

The Pension Crisis is starting to be noticed in Europe. The German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is arguing that the federal government has to guarantee the pension level until 2040. He is arguing that the government MUST come up with a plausible financing model which seems actually impossible. The increase in taxes to cover pension that […]

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California State Employee Slept for 3 hours per Day on the Job

By admin / July 29, 2018

It has come out that a DMV employee in California slept on the job for 3 hours per day or more. A state auditor’s report of the DMV show a woman simply slept on the job and her supervisors failed to discipline her ever. This was despite the fact that they noted in her performance evaluations […]

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Irish Pension Invested in Italian Bonds?

By admin / June 8, 2018

QUESTION: Hi Marty, I hope you’re keeping well? More news from the “EU beacon of light” for you. I’ve enclosed an article regarding Irish pension money in Italian bonds. This is very very scary if true and we really are heading for a disaster from which a little country like ours won’t recover if we […]

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The Pension Crisis Will Break Up the EU

By admin / June 5, 2018

The German public broadcast agency ARD is proposing structural changes. Due to the low-interest rates, the ECB has placed the agency in hard times with its pensions. Karola Wille, the director, has called for structural reform to reduce costs. The proposal centers on technological change to increase efficiency in the performance of its mandate. They are […]

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Why Do Some Pension Funds Avoid Equities?

By admin / May 16, 2018

QUESTION: Hi there Mr. Armstrong In attempting to synthesize some of your past comments, I wonder if it is accurate to conclude that rate hikes are the lesser of two evils between collapsing pension funds and higher debt servicing costs? If so, the implication is that budgets don’t matter, since it appears you can add another […]

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Can Governments Dictate to the Free Markets?

By admin / April 20, 2018

QUESTION: Martin, Thank you for your work and I really enjoy reading your blog. I had a conversation with someone in the hedge fund world and thought he had a very good thought/point on government bonds. He suggested that to prevent a collapse, the government would mandate that retirement accounts hold a certain percentage in government […]

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Italian Pension Crisis – a Blueprint for the Rest of Us

By admin / April 11, 2018

Back in 2011, the Italian government under Mario Montis instituted a pension reform deciding the Fonero right. Italy had to impose this reform to reduce its debt to comply with the Maschrict Treaty. The Social Affairs Minister Elsa Fonero, increased in the retirement age completely abolishing early retirement and eliminated indexing pensions to inflation above a threshold income level. […]

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The Collapse of Society – Are the Doom & Gloomers Even on the Right Page?

By admin / March 20, 2018

QUESTION: Hey Marty, Thanks for the incredible information you are sharing. I subscribe to your service and read your blog every day. Do preppers have any justification in planning for a complete collapse, be it economic, political or otherwise? I keep a 30 day supply of freeze dried food but I have friends that are much […]

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