"Last week's producer price report showed unexpected pressure in October as does today's report on import prices and export prices, up 0.5 percent and 0.4 percent respectively which both top Econoday's high estimates."The above quote taken from: https://us.econoday.com/byshoweventfull.asp?fid=485804&cust=us&year=2018&lid=0&prev=/byweek.asp#topFor the October, the dollar was very strong:So with a strong dollar we should expect depressed import prices and constant to lower export prices as exporters try to improve profit margin and expand volume. We do not see that. This is another data point to file away for evaluating the credibility of federal data reporting.
Quote.....that said government has intruded into the private lives of its citizens to the point the citizen has to ask permission for every activity on there own 'privately owned' premises, and the list goes on.Yep. Pisses me off to no end. And the Amerikan people keep voting these assholes back in because they are too lazy or downright stupid to care. When the whole society becomes liberal the breakdown commences. Think Greece as to a moral compasse and Rome when it comes to rights and money.Wait until the pension crisis reaches a high point. Then property taxes start to increase again and again. Property values go to hell and now people can't borrow and spend. The DXY goes sky high as deflation kicks in. Then at some point when the dollar is well beyond nosebleed territory, and property values have crashed 80%, pensions have failed, the dollar crashes into a hyperinflation scenario and the currency no longer is backed with confidence. What will those soccer moms who vote for mad Maxine do?Rome was vacated and left to the Vandals to sack because of taxes. There was no defense due to people abandoning their property. And your brilliant leaders will repeat the same mistake even if they are aware of it. When all fails they will pack there bags and leave what's left of the empire they destroyed to a sunny beach somewhere.I say hunt their ass's downs wherever they go!
.....that said government has intruded into the private lives of its citizens to the point the citizen has to ask permission for every activity on there own 'privately owned' premises, and the list goes on.