If you want articles like those you've seen to continue, I hope you will consider some support on my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/BeatTheEstablishment My path to writing on economics on The Great Recession Blog began as a personal journey. Back in 2007, my (now ex) wife had a family home that was an inheritance from her mother, which she and her brother had been holding onto for several years because real-estate was always appreciating. I worked as a resort property manager back then, and I was certain from my own observations in the industry and from my readings that the U.S. housing market was on the verge of catastrophic collapse. Even though real-estate agents I talked to thought I was nuts, I urged my wife to press her brothers to sell the family home before prices collapsed. They eventually complied and sold the home just three months before Bear-Stearns made it obvious some deep financial troubles were brewing, taking the U.S. housing market down for the tumble. Her family sold near the peak of the market. I realized, then, the value of urging people to take actions based on what I believed would happen. When I watched with dismay as the Fed and government bailed out all the bankers who brought collapse upon the entire world and at how the Bush government believed everything FED to it by the very people who never saw the collapse coming, I couldn’t stop myself from writing a critical series I called “Downtime“, which lampooned the U.S. government and chided the Federal Reserve for their cronyism, ignorance and ineptitude. Heck, Bush put the very people who created the mess in full charge with blank checks to solve the mess! It was insane! I syndicated those articles on my own to The Hudson Valley Business Journal, The Valley City Times-Record (North Dakota), The Daily Herald (Tennessee) as well as a news website in Israel and another in Australia. As Bush claimed that he had to give up his capitalist principles to save capitalism, I realized all he was really saving were fair-weather capitalists who became socialists as soon as their profits turned into losses. I have minced no words in the many years that I have now been writing on macro economics. I bring as much disrespect to bankers, economists, commentators, and politicians as their cerebral stem rot and corruption deserve. Don’t expect me to tread lightly on your favorite politician when the mess we have now is worse than what we had a decade ago when the mess began.