Millennials Face Toughest Economy Since Great Depression – https://lnkd.in/d2eREFq
GENERAL KIMBO – http://wp.me/p2pxse-m8
Do you really need an explanation?
Not going to happen, but check this out please – this is my meal planning
I live on breakfast
😀 and for breakfast I have one of two meal options:
1st) Buttered Toast, Half a Fresh cut Tomato, and 2 oz of cut Cheddar
oh it is fabulous, delicious, and obviously not vegan but goodness it’s great
2nd) Traditional Cereal (Honey-nut Cheerios) with Almond Milk (so tasty, why have any other liquid on cereal…unless Pecans…well Pecans are for my dessert so never-mind)
Okay so that’s just awesome and the best and I really enjoy fresh tomato, I feel great every morning 🙂
Lunch is on the go for me
I’m busy but get some running nutrition through the mid-day here are my two options:
1st) Peanut Butter and
Jelly Jam Sandwich
classic, standard, I use Ancient Grains or 12-Grain bread (it just tastes good to me) and I always go for natural Jam, try, try, try to avoid added sugar, fresh fruit is delicious and for a kick of sweet try honey-sweetened.
I’m not opposed to sugar but the fresher the jam the better! (to me anyhow)
2nd) one Apple, one Orange, one
I feel like this gives me the biggest boost during the day but only if I’ve had enough complex carbohydrates surrounding this lunch aka cereal before and pasta after.
Dinner Time – Yay!
I do snack frequently through the day but it consists mostly of those things previously mentioned so dinner is straight forward for me and relatively uncomplicated yet I like variety so here are a handful of options:
1st) 4-Cheese Lasagna of course!
My Patronus is a kitty, my internal workings are Garfield…
2nd) Fettuccine Alfredo … fresh parsley, fresh diced tomato, and fresh garlic of course
This is just the best and Cody showed me how to properly create such an awesome dish…still, it doesn’t compare to hers (*points to self: ‘not a culinary-science’)
3rd) Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas, or Taco Salad (all bean varietals)
Every week has taco Tuesday and the varieties are plenty for me:
- cilantro, black-bean, and rice
- re-fried bean, romaine, and tomato
- double-decker: re-fried cohesion, kidney bean center (taco seasoned), fresh shred cheddar
- three-bean heaven (taco seasoned black beans and kidney beans)
4th) Spoil yourself Brie and Baguette
Okay, so really this is just delicious and if you’re in the mood drop in grapes or more of that natural fruit jam to feast like, my image of, a perfectly hedonistic bourgeois meal
Dessert, just don’t get me started…
I’m a child so I try not to splurge on dessert for myself but I happily watch others, almost inappropriately, savor the tasty bites or spoonfuls
(I satisfy a craving with a spoonful of peanut-butter and a swig of chocolate syrup…I’m not joking about being a kid over dessert)
As is such I generally do avoid temptation in this area but be creative and enjoy yourself 🙂
I recommend practicing the art of homemade caramel!
she knows how to roll in the pastry arts 🙂
Excellent read from Yale economist and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis consultant Timothy Kehoe. He expresses that economic growth is driven by productivity growth as opposed to prevailing view of capital accumulation as driver.
This is shown with his use, as the beginning stage and presented in excerpt below, of the Malthusian Trap. Fascinating to me and fundamentally important is how this can be applied to global economic growth beyond his analysis.
From 1999 to 2013 (set in 2013 dollars) the World GDP – per capita (PPP) rose from $6800 to $13,100.
How do we move forward with this information?
- wait and see: continued development and economic growth
- search for post Kehoe analysis: next level (Kehoe 4?) and new cycle of leader-style
- present consideration: spread of investment into a global economy
“The median annual household income worldwide is $9,733, and the median per-capita household income is $2,920″ by Glenn Phelps and Steve Crabtree via Gallup.
Stages of economic growth
We classify the countries in our sample into four stages of economic growth. (For details on country data and classification, see the appendix.)
0. Malthusian trap
1. Taking off into growth
2. Catching up to the economic leader
3. Joining the economic leader
Matt Phillips reporter for Quartz, and previously the Wall Street Journal, offers assistance as people try to figure out the difference between mean and median income. From his perspective it appears Americans may be learning by proverbial “osmosis” rather than studiously as incomes diverge. With analysis from the Federal Reserve’s triennial survey of consumer finances Mr. Phillips shows how exactly the economy has improved.
Excerpt from article:
“despite the fact that mean income rose 4% to $87,200 per family, median income actually fell by 5% to $46,700 between 2010 and 2013.”
To be clear this means that the number of people making below median income has increased so significantly that the median actually fell while the majority of money itself rose for those fewer above median income.
[Note on Image: picture the reverse as well but combined – fiscal cliff?]
A view forward to 2020 there will be an increase in entitlement spending as noted in the article per one of the President’s within the Federal Reserve district banks. With Baby Boomers moving to peak in claiming Social Security and Medicare benefits coupled with rising interest rates, my previous prediction of a rough year approximately 2019 doesn’t seem so radical.
IMO 2019/2020 also aligns with a roughly typical 10-year cycle of consumer tentativeness, increased investing, and then fear brought about by roughly steady years of growth (albeit this time slow, low, and difficult to accept as rebounded). I like to think of this as a revolving Jungian Cycle limited to Summer and Autumn.
I know there is plenty of debate on these issues but the economy has recovered to the point we’ve increased interest rates and with the entitlement wall approaching fast, beware the scare.
Affordable Care is a beast and not quite perfect but in this humble opinion it is the one thing going to keep the Baby Boomers from a scary end and I for one am willing to swallow the dark, expensive pill as a Millennial, will you Gen X?
by Forbes Contributor Mike Patton
spending more on health care is in general not good for the country
The National Priorities Project was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 and currently focuses on taxes, the national debt, and government transparency.
First, information from a second source with links.
“Government Budget in the United States averaged -3.02 percent of GDP from 1948 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 4.60 percent of GDP in 1948 and a record low of -12.10 percent of GDP in 2009.” – TRADING ECONOMICS quote from their page United States Government Budget
Now back to the NPP; this article discusses the basics to understanding the federal debt.
A few overview points are as follows though the article is an excellent resource for much more information and explanation.
- Tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 contributing impact to deficits
- Total federal debt listed in article as of 4 June 2015: $18.153T
- Foreign investment in U.S. Treasury Bonds
- China $1.3T
- Japan $1.2T
- Brazil $262B
- oil exporting nations $297B
- Caribbean banking centers $293B
The entire article and links to several others for research or study can be found through the link below.
Introduction of “Quantitative and Qualitative Monetary Easing with a Negative Interest Rate”