"In a fully developed bureaucracy there is nobody left with whom one can argue, to whom one can present grievances, on whom the pressures of power can be exerted. Bureaucracy is the form of government in which everybody is deprived of political freedom, of the power to act; for the rule by Nobody is not no-rule, and where all are equally powerless, we have a tyranny without a tyrant." -- Hannah Arendt, On Violence

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Overall Bankruptcy Filings: Bankruptcy filings rose by 16% during the 12-month period ending March 31, 2024, compared to the previous year. However, it’s important to note that new bankruptcy cases remain significantly lower than before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Business vs. Non-Business Filings: Business filings increased by 40.4%, from 14,467 in March 2023 to 20,316 in March 2024. Non-business filings rose by 15.1%, from 388,806 in March 2023 to 447,458 in March 2024.
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U.S. prosecutors are recommending to senior Justice Department officials that criminal charges be brought against Boeing after finding the planemaker violated a settlement related to two fatal crashes, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

NATURE’S RESOURCES AS AN ASSET CLASS

The financialisation of nature's resources as an asset class in South East Asia has several manifestations, including carbon credits, green bonds, and other initiatives that promote so called “sustainable development and environmental conservation.” Within the altruistic trappings of tapping into humanity’s desire to “save the planet” and for the perpetual quest to attain “the greater good” mythos, this dystopian road paved with green gold, is nothing short of a giant Ponzi scheme.

Via Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com,

Financial writer and precious metals broker Bill Holter has been documenting all the unpayable debt that has been building up in the financial system like cancer. 

According to the latest report published by the non-partisan California Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) which is an agency of the California government, is overseen by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of the California State Legislature, and performs and publishes extensive analyses of the state's budget in addition to providing fiscal and policy advice to the California Legislature, contrary to prior reports of over substantial job gains in the deep blue state in 2023, the reality was far uglie

'It's anyone's guess how long the corrupted west can remain standing in its present form, if at all' Neil Oliver says that just as Joe Biden 'is done' so is the 'collective establishment of the West.'
In the calculation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), housing plays a significant role. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not directly include house prices in the CPI market basket. Instead, they focus on measuring changes in the cost of shelter for renters and homeowners. Here’s how it works: Rental Properties: For rental properties, the BLS considers cash rent paid to landlords (including utilities) and any government subsidies paid on behalf of tenants. They collect rent data for approximately 40,000 residences through personal visits or telephone calls.
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