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“… today the average family of four in America is associated with roughly $735,000 of debt.”
- Debt – Crash Course Chapter 13 (Peak Prosperity, Sep 12, 2014):
The fundamental failing of today’s global economy can be summarized simply: Too Much Debt
We have taken too much of it on, too fast, in too many markets around the world, to have any hope of making good on it. Not only does the math not work out, but also on a moral level, we are placing a tremendous obligation on future generations that will unfairly limit the prosperity they can enjoy tomorrow in order to finance our consumption today.
In the US alone, total credit market debt stands at over $57 trillion and is doing its damnedest to continue expanding exponentially. Since simple math shows us that this debt level cannot be supported, the key questions to ask at this stage are:
Will the unsupportable debt disappear via default, or inflation?
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