Source: The Macro Tourist blog, by Kevin Muir

We all know the terrifying debt statistics. We are bombarded every day with bearish reports about the gargantuan Federal debt, and when combined with the growing private sector indebtedness, the monolithic entitlements problem, and the looming pension fund shortage, it is easy to wonder how we will ever get out of this colossal mess.

I do not dispute the numbers one bit. We have too much debt. It’s simple math. We are screwed. Full stop. All of this debt will never be paid back in real terms. Truth be told, I am probably one of the most bearish people out there when it comes to our debt problem.

But I differ greatly from the vast majority of my peers about what that means for the economy and financial markets.

There are three solutions to the problem of over-indebtedness.

The first is to…

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