The Coming Economic Collapse Revisited
by Phoenix Capital Research
I first published this essay in the Summer of 2009. At that time the whole world believed Obama’s Stimulus Program was working at that the stupid greenshoot recovery was underway. Today I’d like to reprint this essay because the same structural issues that plagued the US in 2009 are still valid and because this piece proved, two years ahead of time, that the US would suffer a massive economic collapse.
The seeds of today’s crisis were first sown in 1971 when the US formally opened up trade with China. In an effort to boost profits, large scale US manufacturers and other multinational firms began outsourcing their manufacturing jobs to the People’s Republic soon after.
When other industries realized the kind of money that can be saved by sending work overseas, they soon followed suit. Outsourcing moved up the corporate food chain until even R&D jobs and other high-level, high-skill set jobs were shifted to Asia. This, of course, diminished the number of these positions in the US. Thus began three major trends:
The US’s economic shift from manufacturing to services (mainly financial)
The massive drop in US incomes
The beginning of the debt bubble