The One Chart You Need to Predict the Future

Posted by Charles Hugh Smith - Of Two Minds

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We are witnessing a profound secular sea-change: the failure of expanding debt and leverage to lift the real economy of wages and household income. 

When push comes to shove, you only need one chart to predict the future: debt and wages ( credit and compensation). This chart displays debt and wages as a ratio: debt/wages. What it reveals is the endgame of financialization: creating more debt no longer pushes wages higher.



I have broken the past five decades into easily recognizable economic periods.….continue reading HERE