I thought these 2017 announced closings --6300 in total-- may be of interest to those Yabberz who like to keep an eye on business and related goings on.Business Insider/Mike Nudelman
and why it's falling apart
The first bank loan was made on an Italian bench. Hence the word bank. Now the world is drowning in debt. The first book Gutenberg printed was a beautiful Bible. Now I'm going to connect the two events.
When taxes and pillaging conquered lands wasn't enough to pay for continuing the warfere, rulers borrowed money, and the banking system was born. If people were smart, which they weren't because all they knew was Bible stories, they could have stopped the rulers from continuing the ruinous war economy and making everybody debt slaves. So the great Gutenberg didn't bring enlightenment with his famous Bible immediately. Others using his invention soon printed books with plenty of Refomation enlightenment though.
The banksters' business model of making everybody debt slaves is reaching the limits of its efficacy fast, because the economy is slowing down, burdened by having to use an increasing part of GDP to service debt.
For a while I've been wondering why a group of people with unlimited resources and power continue propping up the unsustainable system they've created. Many now see big changes coming, and my hope is that the ueber-elite will learn really fast that they can make even more money from a well-functioning economy and consolidate their power and control when people have what need and are happy and content instead of committing crime and terror. So I'm not trying to change the world order, but simply trying to show that win- win for everybody works better than massive levels of conflict and povery.