Issue Seven’s “From Inflation to Stagflation to Deflation” prompted the following reader responses:
Excellent article, Robin – frightening to read,but so important for all to recognize…To me it seems like the middle class (world-wide) will continue to be the punching bag in this never ending cycle. The banks (I think it is a cabal of 6 now?) wil continue to perpetuate their feast or famine lending and banking practices – currently famine to SMBs and homeowners. What to do?? To start, lift the veil of mystery off the derivative markets – hopefully that will help institute some basic checks/balances on commodity speculators, etc…
Enact “real” banking oversight and regulations – bring back the Glass-Steegal act or something like it! Sorry Jamie Dimon!
You are absolutely correct that the social/consumer marketing tech bubble will not be able to catapult entire economies around the world. China just built a 26 mile bridge connecting a major port and growing city – I have twitter/facebook/Pandora/linkedin on my android phone – what is more important to job growth and trade!! Granted I can know instantly what Kim Kardashian is up to…
Where did the 50% of the QE money end up?? In my opinion debt and lending is the key to unlock the demand side of this awful equation. But that would mean the banks would have to make one or two points less on their margins in the coming quarters – like that would happen! But Dollar General is willing to, hmmmmm…..Thanks for keeping us thinking!
Ray Hewins – Director of Sales – Doneger Creative Services
I was wondering if you had ever considered a cross-promotion with either Gillette or Schick? After reading your latest piece, I believe that offering a free pack of razor blades with each subscription would show that you’re really anticipating the needs of your readers. It can be a little messy, but properly securing a rubber hose to your tailpipe is just so damned time-consuming.
Seriously, though – after the continual pummeling from the market and the resulting fluctuations in business, as you point, out there’s a real risk that we — on a national, business, and personal level – become punch drunk and unsure which way to turn.
Although painful, it’s worth being reminded that accepting this as the “new normal” only ensures that it will be.
Bennett S. Gross – President – Callydus Group
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