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U.S. economy added 916,000 jobs in March, crushing expectations

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Quetzal, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    You're describing Hong Kong today.
     
  2. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    If people had, as they did in New Zealand for example, not acted like idiots: distancing, wearing masks, avoiding crowds especially superspreader events, not throwing temper tantrums about a contactless fever check, then hundreds of thousands would be alive today and the economy would be in much better shape.

    People made choices and choices have consequences.
     
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  3. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Quality has no meaning to the dead. Quality is destroyed for those who are permanently disabled by COVID. Quality is destroyed by "long haul" victims of COVID. Quality was destroyed for a time by those in the ER and especially on ventilators due to COVID.
     
  4. Audie

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    Why do you ask such an absurd question.
    Why do you ask such an irrelevant question.
     
  5. Audie

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    I stand behind what I say rather than
    going snarky - evasive.
     
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    Terrif way to reduce the debt too.
     
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  7. Quetzal

    Quetzal A little to the left and slightly out of focus.
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    Don't worry, I got rid of it just for you.
     
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    Weird how bein' unfrenly is enuf to call it "terror"

    same folks who go all "tuff luck" or "get a tuff skin" on dose goin' all offense-like if ye feel me
     
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  9. Audie

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    I didn't request anything, so, rong again.
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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  11. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    There's a lot of things in life that kill you. It's hard to be superman and save the world.
     
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    Face it, our prosperous economy went out with the gold standard.
     
  13. sun rise

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    We can't save everyone. But people can and in places do act to minimize unneeded pain and death. I object to the spoiled entitlement and refusal to have a bit of patience of some who refuse to act not only in their own best interest but in the interest of their loved ones and society in general.

    I strongly believe that if people in general did that, the death toll would have been 1/2 of what it is today and perhaps less.
     
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  14. Kooky

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    We could all work to make little changes that benefit the people around us, but I guess apathy also works as a coping strategy, with the added bonus of being the desirable outcome for those already benefitting from the current system, and thus the socially accepted response to all of this.
     
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  15. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    In progressive taxation, the more you make, the higher the rate
    you pay on the additional dollars. So when the dollar's value falls
    (called "inflation"), you need more dollars to maintain the same
    level of buying power of your prior income.
    And when you sell an asset, some of your "profit" is actually extra
    dollars needed just to break even because of dollar devaluation.
     
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  16. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Aye, that's why China has complained about our monetary policy.
     
  17. fantome profane

    fantome profane Keep safe, and keep your neighbours safe.
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    dats cold bro
     
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  18. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    It's just a fact of life. That's all.

    It dosent mean we ought not to do anything whatsoever, but we still have to accept the hard reality as well along with that, and come to accept what can not be changed.

    We are not in charge. The universe is.
     
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    The primary reason the US dollar ran on the gold standard to begin with was that the strongest economies at the time (UK, German Empire) had adopted the gold standard, which caused a collapse in the value of silver which the US had previously been using as standard currency.
     
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    It also reduces debt and encourages investment, which was one of the reasons why the Fed has been pushing for higher inflation rates ever since the enormous deflationary dip around 2008.

    The US really hasn't had substantial inflation for a while, with inflation rates hovering around 1-1.5% for most of the previous decade (and with several deflationary valleys in between):

    United States Inflation Rate | 1914-2021 Data | 2022-2023 Forecast | Calendar
     
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