Just like it did during the Stagflation Decade!
Plus Joe Biden, the fiscal conservative?
Just in time for the 2022 election, President Biden is suddenly trying to re-package himself as a fiscal conservative.
That’s quite a stretch!
Meanwhile, Charlie Bilello, CEO of Compound Capital notes that the US money supply has increased by over 50 percent in the last three years. That is the largest 3-year increase ever:
The only other times when Money Supply increased by [greater than] 40% in a 3-yr period: 1973 & 1977-78.
Both were followed by high inflation, recessions (1973-75, 1980, 1981-82) and bear markets.
And finally, what has happened to America’s dynamic engine of growth? David Stockman points out that trend growth in productivity has been weakening for five decades, roughly since Nixon abandoned the gold dollar.
Here’s the breakdown:
Y/Y Labor Productivity Change, 1953-2022
- Q1 1953-Q1 1973: 2.72%
- Q1 1973-Q4 2007: 1.97%
- Q4 2007-Q4 2019: 1.34%
- Q4 2019-Q1 2022: 1.13%
So today’s growth trend of 1.13 percent “is barely two-fifths of the 2.72 percent per annum rate which prevailed during the heyday of American prosperity between 1953 and 1973.”
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