Armstrong Economics Blog/Sovereign Debt Crisis
Re-Posted Dec 26, 2018 by Martin Armstrong
The total global debt hit a record $184 trillion, which is the equivalent to more than $86,000 per person. That is actually more than double the average per-capita income. People ask me will our solution work? Can we really just end government debt and convert it to cash restricted to investing in domestic companies? I will put it this way. There is absolutely NO OTHER CHOICE!!!!
We either default, which will result in civil war and revolution, or you inflate your way out like Venezuela so your Social Security check will not even buy a cup of coffee. A default will result in war. People will then riot demanding they have been cheated. Inflating the way out is completely different. You paid them what was promised. It’s not your fault it buys nothing.
To inflate the way out requires a completely different set of patterns. Right now, the theory is that WE THE PEOPLE are the problem. If we all paid what the government thinks we should then they will be fine. They increase taxes and increase enforcement and believe it is their divine right of kings to act in this manner. What we are witnessing so far is not the inflation path – but the hardline path that leads to only violence as we are witnessing in France