On his blog Of Two Minds, Charles Hugh Smith published a scathing commentary on the supposed recovery from the 2008 recession. By examining a number of under-reported metrics, Smith paints a bleak picture of the ongoing recession that the government has tried to obscure with bogus GDP data.
“In other words, huge leaps in the income and wealth of the top 5% mask the decline of income and wealth of the bottom 95%. Average all wealth and income and it appears that the economy is expanding to the benefit of all, when it fact only the top 5% have escaped the recession; the recession never ended for the bottom 95%.
An even better way to create an illusory expansion is to simply not measure trends that would reveal a deepening recession.”
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