Monday, October 31, 2016

John Podesta's Best Friend At The DOJ Will Be In Charge Of The DOJ's Probe Into Huma Abedin Emails

In the letter to Congress, the DOJ wrote that it “will continue to work closely with the FBI and together, dedicate all necessary resources and take appropriate steps as expeditiously as possible,” assistant attorney General Peter J. Kadzik writes in letters to House and Senate lawmakers. There is just one problem...

Janet Tavakoli: Life And Death On Wall Street

"We're in precarious times for sure. What we have done is unprecedented in the history of the United States. We got rid of the benchmark, the gold standard. We don’t have any any stable benchmark anymore. Instead, we have currencies that are being benchmarked off of each other. If you're measuring your weight you want a scale, right?"

FBI Finds No Links Between Trump And Russia, Probing Manafort Instead

Law enforcement officials say that none of the investigations so far have found any link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government. And even the hacking into Democratic emails, F.B.I. and intelligence officials now believe, was aimed at disrupting the presidential election rather than electing Mr. Trump.

Hacked Podesta Email Reveals Clinton Foundation "Coercing" Saudi Billionaire For Millions Of Dollars

"George told Ed Wood of the Clinton Health Access Initiative that the Sheik said he did not like 'coercion' and that we should know that he was 'good for the money.'"

The Clinton Collapse - Only The Deep State Is So Precise

The consensus view seems to be that the Establishment and the Deep State see Trump as a loose cannon who might upset the neo-con apple cart by refusing to toe the neo-con line. This view overlooks the reality that significant segments of the Deep State view the neo-con strategy as an irredeemable failure.

Over Half A Trillion In M&A: October Mergers Smash All Records With $500.1 Billion In Deals

Now that October is officially over we can close the deal books and do the math: according to Dealogic, it was a record month for dealmaking, smashing all previously records with just over half a trillion dollars, or $500.1 billion, of mergers and acquisitions announced globally.

Short walk... off tall building...

Brazile Exclaims "Please God, Let This End Soon" As CNN Fires Her For "Uncomfortable Interactions" With Clinton Campaign


"What Trump Represents Is Not Crazy... And Is Not Going Away" - Peter Thiel Full Transcript

"Our elites have been the habit of denying difficult realities for too long...and now someone different is running; someone who rejects the stories that tel us everything is fine... No matter what happens in this election, what Trump represents is not crazy... and it's not going away."

Viva La Revolución?

“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.

Citi: The FBI's Blockbuster Announcement "Could Have A Meaningful Impact On The Presidential Race"

"We have warned throughout the campaign that Black Swan risks are extraordinarily high, and hence have been less bullish for a Clinton victory than consensus. These developments do constitute an "October Surprise" that could have a meaningful impact on the race. We emphasize the potential for more Black Swan events emerging making things more complicated for forecasters and pollsters" - Citi

CNN Decries "Fake News" Websites (Then Stealth Edits Its Own Article)

There is a plague of "fake news" apparently, and CNN is here to help you 'dear voter' see through the deception to the Clinton-campaign-confirmed narrative you should be paying attention. While it not enough that we have pointed out CNN's numerous questionable actions (here, here, and here), along with today's news of Donna Brazile's resignation, but just this weekend CNN was caught 'stealth editing' false claims made against Trump. Fake news indeed...

Cry Baby... "Wrong Way Gartman"...

Dennis Gartman: "Zero Hedge Needs To Cut Me A Break"

"If I put a price number on it, and I miss it by $5, I’ll look like an idiot and the guys at Zero Hedge, they’re always out to get me."

Trump To Weiner: "Thank You"

"We never thought we were going to say 'thank you' to Anthony Weiner."

48% Of Russians Fear Syrian Conflict Will Lead To World War III

The share of Russians who see the probability of World War III in the near future as high or very high is now at 48% and those who appraise it as low or very low comprise 42% of Russian society, according to the privately-owned public opinion research center Levada

Paul Brodsky: "We The People..."

The US government and its citizens are going to have to accept a less influential role in the world. The American people seem to be getting it and accepting it quicker than the US industrial political complex. The burgeoning conflict is located at the point where the changing preference of the crowd is meeting the rigid preference of established agents to keep power.

Your Future...Long scales (mechanical not battery operated)  large heavy rubber bands and suitcases......

"I Feel Like Pablo Escobar" - Venezuelans Resort To Weighing Cash As Hyperinflation Builds

Having thrown in the towel on hyperinflation by printing banknotes with 200-times-higher denominations, Bloomberg reports that things in Venezuela have continued to get worse with the currency now so devalued (with even simple purchases requiring so many bills) that instead of counting bills, they are weighing them.

Hugh Hendry Interviewed On His "Eureka Moment" Trade Of The Day, QE, China, The Dollar And Much More

In a recent interview with Macro Voices, Hugh Hendry is asked about the trade he has on in his fund, to which the Scotsman says that his team recently had a “eureka moment” and figured out how to design a trade, which has a negative carry when viewed in simple terms, such that they preserve the asymmetric of risk/reward while converting it to a positive-carry trade by adding another “European sovereign component to the trade”.

Gasoline Prices Soar After Colonial Pipeline Explosion In Alabama - Live Stream

A massive plume of smoke is filling the skyline after a gas pipeline exploded in Helena, Alabama according to CBS42. Fire units are headed to the scene, according to McAdory Fire Station #2. Alagasco has stated that the fire is from a petroleum line. According to the Shelby County Sheriff's office, the blast was on the Colonial Line, with 8-9 people injured.

U.S. Trucking Companies Slash Fleets Amid "Tepid Shipping Demand"

“It’s clear that overcapacity has driven down pricing.  We won't add trucks until we see meaningful improvement in the freight and rate markets."

The Devaluation Of Higher Education

With the government interfering now for decades with this precarious balance, it is not unexpected to find that the essential link which allowed the market to work efficiently has been fractured. The result is that higher education degrees no longer hold any value for employers.

The Real October Surprise: Stocks, Bonds, Gold, & Oil All Dump As The Dollar Jumps

Valeant Plunges On BBG Report Former CEO, CFO Are Focus Of Criminal Probe For Accounting Fraud

While details are still lacking, moments ago Valeant stock plunged on a Bloomberg report that the Ex-CEO and ex-CFO are the target of a criminal probe due to accounting fraud.

Saudi Finance Minister Al Assaf Fired On Royal Orders

Saudi Arabia's King Salman Bin Abdulaziz issued a Royal decree to appoint Mohammed Al-Jadaan as the new finance minister on Monday to replace Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf.

You think your Vote Counts...


from Infowars and Bev Harris:


FBI Reopens Hillary Email Probe: Why Did It Take So Long?

by Jon Rappoport, Activist Post:
File this one under: “Come on. Really?”
The elephant in the room: HOW LONG HAS THE FBI KNOWN that new Hillary emails require reopening the probe in her handling of classified materials?
On or about September 23—over a month ago—the FBI announced it was looking into the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, which involved a 15-year-old girl.
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How Obamacare Was Designed To Fail And Hillary Clinton Knew It All Along

by Daisy Luther, The Sleuth Journal:
If you signed up for Obamacare, you’ve been screwed.
If you didn’t sign up and opted to pay the penalties, you’ve been screwed.
If you didn’t sign up, didn’t pay penalties, and stuck with your original insurance company, you’ve been screwed.
If you didn’t sign up, didn’t pay penalties, and paid cash for medical care, you’ve been screwed.
Every person in America has been affected, regardless of what you did or did not do.
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Report Exposes Inner Workings of Facebook and How Clinton Loyalists Control Your Newsfeed

by Claire Bernish, The Free Thought Project:
Censorship by Facebook has become a thorn in the side of nearly anyone with an opinion differing from the narrative touted by the corporate press — for instance, sentiments not praising Hillary Clinton — and now, through both a new report from Reuters and emails published by Wikileaks, we have insight into why certain posts are targeted.
Facebook relies on a combination of artificial intelligence and human judgment to remove posts deemed offensive, violent, or otherwise unacceptable to its community standards — but precisely how the ultimate call to take down posts, pages, and groups are made remains unknown.
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Jim Willie Sounds the Alarm: UNPRECEDENTED US BOND DUMPING – Dollar Collapse Ahead!

from Silver Doctors:

“They Got In There And Totally Took It Over” – The Tea Party, Black Lives Matter and the 99% Protesters Have All Been Absorbed By The Establishment

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:
If there’s one thing that the rise of Donald Trump and Britain’s Brexit has proven, it’s that the people have had it with the establishment. No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, you are likely sick and tired of the outright corruption prevalent in every aspect of the system.
Over the last decade we have seen several movements try to take the initiative to create real, lasting change by upending the business-as-usual behavior of entrenched politicians, corporate lobbyists and mainstream media. All have thus far failed and were eventually absorbed by the power structure.
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These Blast Points on Hillary’s Campaign… Only The Deep State Is So Precise

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:
The Deep State’s most prescient elements must derail Hillary’s campaign to clear a path to Trump’s executive team.
Back in August, I asked Could the Deep State Be Sabotaging Hillary? I think we now have a definitive answer: “These blast points on Hillary’s campaign… too accurate for the Mainstream Media. Only the forces of the Imperial Deep State are so precise.”
The Mainstream Media is presenting the FBI investigation as a “lose-lose” situation for embattled FBI Director Comey. If Comey remained quiet until after the election, he would be accused of colluding with the Clinton campaign and its allies in the Department of Justice (sic).
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from InfoWars:
Attorney General Loretta Lynch has plead the fifth to avoid incrimination
Attorney General Loretta Lynch has plead the fifth to avoid incrimination in the illegal transfer of billions of dollars in cash to Iran.
Lynch was first approached by Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Mike Pompeo earlier this month and asked numerous questions about details on the cash payment.
Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik responded for Lynch on October 24 and told lawmakers that not only would Lynch refuse to answer but that they would not be allowed to publicly disclose any information on the payment to Iran.
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Brazile Exclaims "Please God, Let This End Soon" As CNN Fires Her For "Uncomfortable Interactions" With Clinton Campaign

Donna Brazile Shared More Debate Questions With Hillary

"Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the ppl of Flint."

Will Barack Obama Suspend The Election If Hillary Is Forced Out By The New FBI Email Investigation?

In such a scenario, Barack Obama may attempt to invoke his emergency powers. Since the election would not be “fair” until the Democrats have a new candidate, he could try to delay or suspend the election. There would be a lot of controversy as to whether this is legal or not, but Barack Obama has not let the U.S. Constitution stop him in the past.

Obama Destroys Clinton/Reid Narrative "Does Not Believe Comey Trying To Influence Election"

With both Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton voicing extreme accusations of violating federal law against FBI Director Comey's decision to be transparent about his investigation into Clinton's emails, it appears President Obama is having none of it. As White House spokesman Josh Earnest stated: "President Obama doesn't think Comey is trying to influence the election."

Leaked Email shows Monsanto Executive V.P. Invited to ‘Hillraiser’ Fundraiser to put Clinton into the White House for Monsanto’s Benefit

by Mike Adams, Natural News:
Wikileaks email 28657, part of the John Podesta email leaks, reveals that the Hillary Clinton campaign sought money from a top Monsanto executive to put her into the White House. See the email here.
Hillary Clinton, known as the Bride of Frankenfood, is a longtime supporter of Monsanto, a corporation whose deceptive tactics of collusion, intimidation and bullying are a perfect fit for the Clinton regime, which even a former FBI official now describes as a criminal operation.
The Monsanto operative invited to the fundraiser was none other than Charles W. Burson, Monsanto’s former Executive V.P., Secretary and General Counsel. Burson, who retired from Monsanto in 2006 but still maintained an active email address all the way through 2015, was praised by Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant for pushing the corporation’s international imperialism agenda to force patented seeds down the throats of poor farmers in developing nations. It’s sickening. Via PR Newswire:
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Mark Carney Announces He Will Remain At The Bank of England Until June 2019

“I would be honoured to extend my time of service as Governor for an additional year to the end of June 2019. By taking my term in office beyond the expected period of the Article 50 process, this should help contribute to securing an orderly transition to the UK's new relationship with Europe.

Ukrainians "Shocked" At Vast Wealth Amassed By Their Corrupt Politicians

"I personally feel unwell. Or rather, like someone who has been beaten and is therefore unwell. I had no illusions about our political and official elite. But all the same, what's come out is beyond the pale," Roman Donik, a volunteer to Ukraine's frontline troops, said on Facebook.

Two Early Voting Charts That Look Disastrous For Hillary

Early voting stats of millennial and black voters in key swing states could spell disaster for the Clinton campaign.

Welcome To The Halloween Nation

How’s this for stupid and ugly? It’s the Russian’s fault that Hillary finds herself in trouble again?

Huma Abedin: "I Have No Idea How The Emails Got On Weiner's Computer"

After obtaining the necessary warrant to examine the emails found on Anthony Weiner's notebook, the FBI is now filtering the emails using a software program that will separate out any emails that investigators have not seen before. Meanwhile, Huma Abedin is stumped, with CNBC reporting that she has no idea how the emails got there.

Is The VIX Curve Sending A Warning Signal?

Could this happen again?

With Q3 Earnings Season Half Done, This Is Where We Stand

With more than half of the S&P500 reporting Q3 results so far, it appears that the earnings recession may finally be ending mostly as a result of the rise in oil prices which have pushed energy earnings higher relative to expectations on a year over year basis, and especially due to surprisingly strong results in the US banking sector.

"Silicon Valley Pariah" Peter Thiel Defends His Support For Trump - Live Feed

Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel plans to defend his support for Donald Trump in a speech and then a question-and-answer session with reporters at the National Press Club in Washington... "Voters are tired of being lied to...our elites have been in the habit of denying difficult problems... What Trump represents isn't crazy and it's not going away."

German Streets Descend Into Lawlessness

"We are losing control of the streets... They are used to tougher consequences in their home countries...They have no respect for us."

Neera Tanden To Podesta: "Violating The Law Doesn't Help Hillary"

Dallas Fed Outlook Signals 22nd Straight Month Of Contraction

Dallas Fed's Manufacturing Outlook has now contracted for 22 consecutive months (the 2008/9 crisis collapse was 24 straight months) with a -1.5 print in October (missing expectations of +2). Production declined, Capacity Utilization tumbled, New Orders and Average Workweek contracted, and wages dropped (while prices paid rose).

FT Endorses Hillary Clinton: "Trump Has Demonstrated Contempt Towards American Democracy Itself"

"This is a moment for the renewal of American leadership. One candidate has the credentials. Mrs Clinton has served as first lady, senator for New York and US secretary of state... Mr Trump deals in denigration not diplomacy. He has abused allies, threatening to remove east Asia’s nuclear umbrella, sideline Nato and unleash trade wars."

Chicago PMI Screams Stagflation: Inflationary Pressures On The Rise As "Economic Growth Looks Very Disappointing"

Following September's bounce, October's Chicago PMI plunged to 5-month lows. The 50.4 print is a four standard-deviation miss with new orders sliding, production tumbling, but prices paid surging to the highest since Nov 2014. So, stagflation looms as inflationary pressures build but economic growth outlooks decline.

Hillary's Unfavorable Rating Hits New High; Lead Over Trump Just 1%

The latest ABC / Washington Post goal-seeking report shows a 1-point "lead" for Hillary though the democrat / republican sampling spread increased to 10 points in the latest poll and we suspect other "oversamples" were required as well.

Podesta Part 24: Wikileaks Releases Another 2,620 Emails; Total Is Now 39,511

Wikileaks continues its ongoing broadside attack against the Clinton campaign with the relentless Podesta dump, by unveiling another 2620 emails in the latest, Part 24 of its Podesta release, bringing the total emails released so far to exactly 39,511.

Key Events In The Coming Busy Week

The key economic releases this week include the personal income and spending report on Monday, ISM manufacturing on Tuesday, ISM non-manufacturing on Wednesday, and the employment report on Friday. The November FOMC statement will be released on Wednesday at 2PM.

Oil Extends Losses To 1-Month Lows ($47 Handle) Amid OPEC/NOPEC Disagreement

WTI Crude has extended losses this morning below $48.00 - a one month low - as more details emerge from the "just conversations" had in Vienna this weekend that tend to indicate no agreement on even a freeze, yet alone cut, in global crude production.

The Bull Giveth, The Bear Taketh, & You’re Not Passive

Speculators often prosper through ignorance; it is a cliché that in a roaring bull market knowledge is superfluous and experience a handicap. But the typical experience of the speculator is one of temporary profit and ultimate loss.

Sports Authority Liquidation Claims Another Supplier Casualty As Performance Sports Goes Under

Performance Sports, maker of Bauer ice hockey equipment and Easton baseball gear, was forced to file for bankruptcy protection amid "weakening consumer demand" and the Sports Authority liquidation.

Fed Decision to Increase Interest Rates Comes Just HOURS Before U.S. Election!

from The Money GPS:


by Christina Sarich, Underground Reporter:
Jordan — You’ve already heard of solar panels that can sustainably provide energy, but what about an ultra-high tech solar panel that can provide doubly-pure, twice distilled water for a family of four, out of thin air?
A new start up company called Zero Mass Water that won’t rely on outdated municipal water with decaying pipes full of lead to deliver water to the ‘middle billion’ and under-served people lacking clean drinking water in the world. It will create it with solar panels and a technology that capitalizes on moisture in the air.
The company’s tag line is ‘drinking water democratized,’ and it certainly seems to stand for the exact opposite world view of, say, Nestle, which has been stealing water from people and San Bernardino National Forest reserves and then selling it back to people in plastic water bottles. Zero Mass Water can deliver clean water to people in the poorest nations, with no need for piping or complicated water plants. The solar panel itself is smaller than a traditional air conditioner and can be placed in remote areas with ease.
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So Let Me See If I Got This Right

by Karl Denninger, The Burning Platform:
There are some “five figures” of emails on a laptop that was seized from Weiner as part of a sexting minors across state lines investigation (which, I remind you, if it happened is a felony.)
Huma is married to (but now estranged from) Weiner.
The laptop belonged to Weiner.
Huma claims “she doesn’t know” how the emails got there and that she wasn’t a “regular user” of said laptop.
All of this is very important for several reasons:
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Does Obama have a Brilliant Career Ahead of Him?

by Martin Berger, New Eastern Outlook:
Even though The American Spectator has claimed that “Obama and his crew will soon be swept into the dustbin of history”, the future of “America’s lame duck” still draws a lot of media attention.
Some commentators, especially those that have been handsomely paid by the White House, are trying to somehow improve the public image of the still sitting US president who has discredited himself in a number of ways over the last 8 years, especially in such fields as “combating” racism in the United States and Washington’s military interventions across the globe.
The New York Times would note that with less than three months left for his presidency, Barack Obama is preparing for a life after the White House that would most likely include a close relationship with Silicon Valley. As an explanation for such a statement, the newspaper provides the report on how interested President Obama was in the Dragon spacecraft built by SpaceX. President Obama even tested a program that stimulates docking the spacecraft with the International Space Station.
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After FBI Director Announces Re-Opened Investigation of Hillary’s Classified Emails, Democrats Accuse FBI of Siding With…Who Else? Vladimir Putin

from Rogue Money:
Unfortunately for these Dems, it doesn’t look like the electorate outside of a few neocon fanatics and hardcore Hillary partisans is buying their ‘Russians!’ war cry. Not only did we document the mocking of Hillary’s obsession with confronting Russia from the message boards of the AltRight-influenced 4Chan/pol this week, but RogueMoney also accurately reported Putin’s rhetorical questioning whether the U.S. has devolved from a superpower into a banana republic whose elections are so easily swayed by alleged Russian hacking and dirty propaganda misrepresenting the poor Mrs. Clinton’s emails (which is essentially, what Social Justice Cold Warriors/Russophrenics such as Robert Caruso and Casey Michel are admitting in trying to make the election a referendum on…Vladimir Putin).
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DEA Official Spills the Beans on the Clinton Foundation

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:
Without much comment or fanfare, I am going to present a note sent to me by a DEA informant who I had a great amount of contact with over two years ago. My long-time readers may recall that during the Central American immigration invasion, I had contact with two DEA agents working independently. The information provided to me has stood the test of time.
Everyone has to make up his/her mind as to the authenticity of this account. However, I want reiterate, I have had extensive contact with this person and their information has always been first rate.
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Syria Is Another Pipeline War

from Washington’s Blog:
Proposed pipeline routes through the Middle East to gas markets in Europe. The purple line is the Western-supported Qatar-Turkey pipeline. All of the nations it passes through — Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey (all highlighted in red) — have agreed to it … except Syria. The red line is the “Islamic Pipeline” from Iran through Iraq into Syria. See text below for further explanation. (Source: MintPress News; click to enlarge)
Summary first: We have been at war in Syria over pipelines since 1949. This is just the next mad phase.
I’m not sure most Americans have figured out what’s happening in Syria, because so much of what we hear is confusing to us, and really, we know so little of the context for it. Is it an insurgency against a brutal ruler? Is it a group of insurgencies struggling for power in a nearly failed state? Is it a proxy war expressing the territorial and ideological interests of the U.S., Russia, Turkey and Iran?
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Scientists Find A Plant That Could Treat Diabetes And Kill Cancer Cells

by Joe Martino, The Sleuth Journal:
Bitter melon is a fruit that grows abundantly in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Traditionally it has been used to treat diabetes and other more mild diseases or illnesses.
More recently, bitter melon juice was shown to kill pancreatic cancer cells in vitro and in mice in a study done by the University of Colorado. Considering the results were seen in both in vitro and in vivo tests, the effectiveness of bitter melon juice in treating pancreatic cancer, and potentially other cancers, at a clinical level are promising.
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Huge “Hillary For Prison” Sign at World Series

from Mark Dice:

Here’s What’s Booming: $6.6 Billion Plowed into 2016 Election

by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:
Who are the top 10 donor families? “Familiar names…”
For the most cynical among us, democracy in the US is just a codified peaceful way of swapping out the figureheads at the top. For the less cynical, there is a lot more at stake, and they’re willing to plow huge amounts of money into these elections so that this money will help them accomplish their goals afterwards.
Putting money to work in politics is easy in the US. It’s considered a legitimate investment with some sort of return. You have to be really careless, totally uninformed, and completely devoid of common sense to commit illegal acts of corruption because there are a million ways to do this legally. And the amounts changing hands are enormous.
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Prices Are Skyrocketing, But Only For Things You Actually Need

by Visual Capitalist, via Gold Seek:
Everything else has fallen in price over the years
The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.
The way that economic data is presented, we often think of inflation as a singular number representing a general increase in prices.
For example, it might be reported that nominal GDP growth was 3%, and that inflation was 2%. Since the inflation represents a rise in price levels, we subtract it from the nominal rate to get a real GDP growth of 1%.
But in reality, price changes do not affect products and services in such a uniform and simple fashion. In the above example, all goods aren’t increasing in price at a 2% rate – that’s just an average. What really happens is that there is a full spectrum of price changes: some goods end up falling in price, while other goods get more expensive.
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