Study: $1.2 trillion student debt causing millennials to delay adulthood

Student debt is delaying adulthood for millennials. Because of the $1 trillion-plus student debt bubble, millions of millennials have avoided getting married, having children, purchasing a car...and buying a home. The National Association of … [Read more...]

IIF: Total global debt reaches all-time high of $217 trillion

There are all different types of bubbles popping up: bonds, vintage automobile, art and even shoes. Global debt levels is a MOAB, the mother of all bubbles. Financial analysts and political pundits may have the United States national debt in their … [Read more...]

Obama making more $400k speeches to Wall Street banks

There is something funny about the Democratic Party. They berate the Wall Street banks when they're in public office, but then they take money from those same entities to deliver 45-minute speeches. Former Secretary of State and two-time … [Read more...]

On the brink of recession? Money-supply growth falls to 108-month low

By: Ryan McMaken Growth in the supply of US dollars fell again in August, this time to a 108-month low of 4.2 percent. The last time the money supply grew at a smaller rate was during August 2008 — at a rate of 4.1 percent. The money-supply … [Read more...]

U.S. credit card delinquency rate jumps in August

The United States government is facing a debt crisis, but so are the American people. Unfortunately, many Americans have returned to their pre-recession norms: living life on the credit card. With rising interest rates in every part of the economy, … [Read more...]

Week in Review: September 11 to September 17

In case you missed any of this week's articles, here is a round-up of some of the most read pieces written by the Economic Collapse News staff: Paging Robert Wenzel – Lauren Southern on ‘The Problem With Libertarians’ Study: Q2 2017 debt … [Read more...]

Price gouging is a good thing – it saves lives

With Hurricanes Harvey and Irma striking the states of Texas and Florida, there were plenty of reports of price gouging, which led to widespread condemnation by politicians, law enforcement agencies and self-righteous social media users. Why is it … [Read more...]

The neocons strike again – declare war on reality

By: Ryan McMaken In recent years, I've increasingly suspected that when it comes to foreign policy, the realists offer some of the most sane observations. These suspicions were confirmed earlier this year when after the election of Donald … [Read more...]

5 random things for Friday (Calgary Flames, bitcoin, Ben Shapiro)

News Story of the Day: cities continue to get suckered into financing sports stadiums, used mostly by billionaire owners. When will municipal politicians finally learn that they can't keep leaning on taxpayers for these extravagant arenas. It is … [Read more...]

LOL: Hillary Clinton says ‘1984’ is about trusting government leaders, the press

Hillary Clinton's book tour for "What Happened" continues, and it is providing a treasure trove of evidence that the former Secretary of State is horribly out of touch and deranged. In recent days, she has claimed she is an honest person, has blamed … [Read more...]