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I stumbled upon the latest long-term projection of U.S. from the Congressional Budget Office, and even if we ignore the fact that these projections are based on rosy estimates with absolutely no surprises along the way, these are some jaw-dropping charts. And, spoiler alert, things will be WAY worse than they are guessing. Anyway…………
Federal debt held by the public is projected to equal 202 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2051, and the deficit is projected to equal 13 percent of GDP.
The hot inflation numbers are leading to strength for bonds, which is having plenty of secondary effects. Here we see the /ZB futures, which as of this moment are holding on to a modest gain for the day.
It’s a tradition of mine to read the text of the Declaration of Independence every 4th of July. Here it is below, with a few bits boldfaced by me:
In Congress, July 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan poster reimagined with new FTC Chairwoman Lina Khan as Khan and Google co-founder Larry Page and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos awaiting her wrath. Image via the Portfolio Armor art department.