Article originally appeared on www.zerohedge.com.
Recent data have many cheerful about the economy. But according to Peter in his latest podcast, the economy may already be in recession. Here are some of Peter’s biggest causes for concern:
The recipe for GDP growth is a recipe for disaster
The big factor driving the GDP was the increase in government spending. Well, where’s the government getting this money? It’s borrowing it! That’s not a recipe for economic growth – that’s a recipe for disaster!”
Spending increases caused massive increases in national debt and liabilities.
The US national debt currently stands at $34.1 trillion. Total unfunded liabilities tower in the hundreds of trillions, mostly from Social Security and Medicare.
Peter states that this used to be a priority, but is no longer:
Back in the 1980s, 1990s we were still pretending we were going to do something about entitlements —about Social Security, about Medicare, that there was going to be some …
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