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March 2022

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Real Estate
Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington

2021 State-Level GDP Data: Rebounding

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2021 as the economy continued recover from the COVID-19 crisis. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the percent change increase in real GDP ranged from 8.6 percent

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Wednesday’s News Links

[Reuters] Russia bombs Ukraine cities, despite pledge to pull back from Kyiv [Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: Russia Sees ‘No Breakthrough’ in Peace Talks [Reuters] Germany girds for gas rationing, Europe on edge in Russian standoff [Reuters] All Russia’s big exports could soon be in roubles, Kremlin signals [Reuters] China, Russia ‘more

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Tuesday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Update: Talks End With No Cease-Fire But Clearer Demands [Reuters] Russia’s gas supply to Europe at risk as rouble deadline nears [Reuters] Shares surge after “encouraging” Russia-Ukraine talks [Reuters] Oil drops $3 on positive signals from Russia-Ukraine peace talks [Yahoo/Bloomberg] Key Treasury Curve Inches Closer to Inversion as

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News
Charles Hugh Smith

Calm Before the Storm?

Stocks don’t vanish when sold; somebody owns the shares all the way to the bottom. These owners who refuse to sell because they have convinced themselves the next dip will be the hoped-for resumption of the bullish trend are called “bagholders.” Trends are tricky. Humans

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News
Charles Hugh Smith

The Community Economy Needs Its Own Money

The solutions will come not from those profiting from inequality and scarcity but from relocalizing “money” and production to create degrowth community economies. We think we understand “money”–we don’t. We think the current versions of “money” are the final versions–they aren’t. Understanding “money” requires some

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News
Charles Hugh Smith

Control What You Can

Our control is what’s irreplaceable. Wealth, status and the illusory security of dependency chains cannot replace control. What’s our personal strategy for navigating tumultuous times? I’ve long advocated controlling as much as you can. We don’t control the availability of fuel and food from far

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News
Charles Hugh Smith

Autocracy’s Fatal Weakness

This desire for compliance and consensus dooms the autocracy to failure and collapse because dissent is the essence of evolutionary churn and adaptation.. The various flavors of autocracy (theocracy, kleptocracy, dictatorship, etc.) look remarkably successful at first blush but they all share a fatal flaw.

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