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so you mean you expect that companies will be profiting off the backs of the common man and then companies will report on it?

I mean the media will moan companies are profiting off the backs of the common man.
 

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Basically no one is making money by creating original content and streaming it for a monthly membership plus catalogue films and shows.

Understandably streaming shows are higher quality than broadcast television now and films are still hit or miss, but the business model to fund the creation of all this (perhaps too abundant) content is flawed.
 

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very interesting thread on the nation's strategic oil reserves and how it looks like Biden is goosing oil prices downward with our stockpile and we'll run out in March causing massive inflation.
 

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Pound hits 37-year low against dollar as UK recession fears mount​

Sterling briefly dips below $1.14 after retail sales data showed sharpest fall in more than a year
 

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"US GDP has fallen for two consecutive quarters - 1.6% during the first quarter of 2022, and 0.6% the next. In most countries, that's a recession. Just not in the US.

The official recession call is made by the Business Cycle Dating Committee - a little-known group of eight economists chosen by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-profit organisation. And so far, the committee has refused to use the R word."

It will officially be a recession after both political sides have finished using and abusing the statistics for the midterm election.
 

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"But the 30-year-old works in the home loan industry, which has seen business plunge as mortgage rates cross 6% for the first time since 2008.
He said he feared losing his job 'every single day' and was cutting back spending and scrapping holiday plans amid the uncertainty.
'I don't know what 2023 is going to bring,' he said. 'All of that weighs heavily - not just on me, on everybody.'
'I don't know how stalling the economy is helping anyone.'"

For someone who works in the home loan industry, how can he think printing more money and showering the economy with at low interest rate is a long term solution?

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