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You have a next-door neighbor. His name is Sam. He seems like a decent guy and seems to do all right for himself. And, for the purposes of this allegory, you happen to know a lot about Sam’s financial situation.
First off, he makes a good living. He pulls down $200,000 a year. Impressive! So he is able to sell whatever goods and services he has available and is willing to provide for that sum each year. Well done, Sam. It’s a good income.
Oh, he’s also $250,000 in debt. But big deal, right? After all, plenty of people have debt. Mortgages, for one thing. Debt is part of life. he’s on time with his payments. So lay off. His “debt to annual production” is 125%.
Just a gentle reminder to anyone who is bug-eyed about how easy it is to make money with crypto that the last time people went ga-ga over the stuff, this transpired over the next twelve months. The most horrifying thing of all: Jerome Powell has absolutely zero interest in supporting this market.