Contrary to establishment propaganda, there is no economic recovery taking place. There are many leading indicators to support that statement, none more so than global freight data. The International Transport Forum, in its December, 2013 Statistics Brief, titled “Shifting Economic Mass Towards Emerging Economies Shown in Global Freight Data”, clearly defines how the performance of the advanced (western) economies remains weak, while the performance of the emerging economies are becoming stronger.
Comment: When the whole of Western Civilization is structured around debt, and the continued creation/increase of debt, implementing a "savings tax" and "mass write-offs" is only a temporary solution. Without a fundamental change to how money is created within the system, debt will continue to accumulate and sometime down the road, 5 years, 10 years, maybe 15 years, we will find ourselves back in the same situation, or worse. - JC