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NSA Whistleblowers: NSA Hack Was Likely An Inside Job

The mainstream press is accusing Russia of being behind the release of information on NSA hacking tools. Washington’s Blog asked the highest-level NSA whistleblower in history, William Binney – the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for … Continue reading

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World War 3 Coming Soon? Tanks Roll Across The Border As Turkish Invasion Of Syria Begins

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. The invasion of Syria that so many people have been warning about is now happening.  On Wednesday, Turkish tanks rolled across the Syrian border, and they were accompanied by radical Islamic Syrian rebels … Continue reading

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The Earth’s Crust Will Be Shaken By More Than 100,000 Earthquakes That Humans Can Feel In 2016

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Did you know that our planet will be hit by more than 100,000 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater this year alone?  Earlier today, I came across a report that contained this amazing fact, … Continue reading

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Ukraine was Right! Why Russia is the Biggest Threat in the World!

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. Is Russia really the greatest threat to the world? The answer lies somewhere between how you define a threat and what you’re actually afraid of. At that starting point what the … Continue reading

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Capitalism Alienates, Integrates ‘Psychology With Corporate Desire’ (Video)

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges In this week’s episode of “On Contact,” Chris Hedges sits down with Rob Urie, author of Zen … Continue reading

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Democracy in America Is a Useful Fiction

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges Chris Hedges is on vacation and will return to writing his weekly Truthdig column on Sept. 5. … Continue reading

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Detroit Has Gone From Being The Greatest Manufacturing City In The World To A Global Joke

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. In 1960, the city of Detroit was the greatest manufacturing city that the world had ever seen.  Nearly two million people lived there, and it had the highest per capita income in the … Continue reading

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Whirled Politics: Would you rather be Trumped or Pillaried?

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. I’ve never seen anything so surreal as the United States’ current political circus of unelectable and undelectable candidates offered as each party’s top of the crop. I can’t stop wondering if the Trump is Clinton’s decoy, gathering all … Continue reading

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As Predicted, Obamacare Is Absolutely Killing The Middle Class

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. The critics of Obamacare have been proven right.  The Obama administration promised that health insurance premiums would go down.  Instead, they have absolutely skyrocketed.  The Obama administration promised that Obamacare would not kill … Continue reading

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Incorporating energy into production functions

By Steve Keen – economics professor and Head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University in London – Debt Deflation blog. In my last post on my Debtwatch blog, I finished by saying that the Physiocrats … Continue reading

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Are Trolls Turning The Internet Into A Festival Of Hate?

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Have you noticed that people say some of the most hateful things imaginable on the Internet?  Earlier today, I came across a Time Magazine article entitled “How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet“, and … Continue reading

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Finance is Not the Economy

By Michael Hudson, Michael-Hudson.com.   Hudson is Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, who has advised the U.S., Canadian, Mexican and Latvian governments as well as the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Freedom

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges   A Donald Trump campaign rally. In the 2016 presidential contest, a frustrated white working class has … Continue reading

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Which Items Will Disappear First During A Major National Emergency?

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. One day in the not too distant future, a major emergency will strike this nation, and that will set off a round of hoarding unlike anything we have ever seen before.  Just think … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed By Debt, Nearly 1 In 5 Young Adults Live With Their Parents Or Grandparents

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. In America today, more than 60 million people live in multi-generational households.  That number is so large that it may seem difficult to believe, but the truth is that vast numbers of young … Continue reading

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Post-Convention Candidates

By Michael Hudson, Michael-Hudson.com.   Hudson is Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, who has advised the U.S., Canadian, Mexican and Latvian governments as well as the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He … Continue reading

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On Contact: Chris Hedges and Professor Eddie Glaude Discuss ‘The Great Black Depression’ (Video)

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges “From housing to jobs to poverty levels, black America’s is struggling,” the Princeton professor tells Truthdig columnist … Continue reading

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The Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms: A Government of Scoundrels, Spies, Thieves, Ruffians, Rapists and Killers

By John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “There is nothing more dangerous than a government of the many controlled by the few.”—Lawrence Lessig, Harvard law professor The U.S. government remains the greatest threat to our freedoms. The systemic violence being perpetrated … Continue reading

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BBC Hardtalk on reforming economics

By Steve Keen – economics professor and Head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University in London – Debt Deflation blog. This interview, which was just recorded today, will go to air tomorrow. The broadcast details … Continue reading

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Professional Stupid-People Consultant – or – Why Corporate Culture is in Decline

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. I’m working on a new Linked-in profile and wanted to get your thoughts on it. I’m sure others have similar experience in the decline of corporate culture. If I wanted to stay employed … Continue reading

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Violence Erupts In America’s Heartland As Milwaukee Becomes The Latest U.S. City To Burn

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin exploded in violence last night as the wave of chaos and civil unrest that is sweeping across America continues to intensify.  At this point, many of our largest … Continue reading

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The need for pluralism in economics

By Steve Keen – economics professor and Head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University in London – Debt Deflation blog. For decades, mainstream economists have reacted to criticism of their methodology mainly by dismissing it, … Continue reading

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Mike Morell’s Kill-Russians Advice

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior … Continue reading

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The Dysfunctional United Kingdom

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Recently an Angus mother of three infant children was separated from them and jailed for ten months for over-claiming £10,000 per year … Continue reading

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The Cynicism of Hillary

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Hillary Clinton’s completely unfounded claim that Russia was behind the passing to WikiLeaks of Democratic National Committee documents was breathtakingly cynical. It … Continue reading

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Doune the Rabbit Hole 19-21 August

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. As regular readers know, this blog is intimately connected to the Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival. I always enjoy meeting many of … Continue reading

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Marc Faber Issues A Stunning Warning That A Gigantic 50 Percent Stock Market Crash Could Be Coming

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Are we about to witness one of the largest stock market crashes in U.S. history?  Swiss investor Marc Faber is the publisher of the “Gloom, Boom & Doom Report”, and he has been … Continue reading

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Presidential Wanna Bees

By Michael Hudson, Michael-Hudson.com.   Hudson is Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, who has advised the U.S., Canadian, Mexican and Latvian governments as well as the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He … Continue reading

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If Our Mayors Are THIS Corrupt, What Is The Rest Of The Population Like Behind Closed Doors?

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. It isn’t just the politicians in Washington D.C. that are deeply corrupt.  In this article you will read about two prominent mayors that have engaged in absolutely horrific behavior, and you will read … Continue reading

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Why The Jobs Report Is Not Nearly As Strong As You Are Being Told

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Happy days are here again? On Friday, the mainstream media was buzzing with the news that the U.S. economy had added 255,000 jobs during the month of July. But as you will see … Continue reading

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The U.S. Has Lost 195,000 Good Paying Energy Industry Jobs

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Not all jobs are created equal.  There is a world of difference between a $100,000 a year energy industry job and a $10 an hour job running a cash register at Wal-Mart.  You … Continue reading

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This graph says it all — US 2016 Recession Already Here!

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. This graph by 720Global shows how spot on my pronouncement of a US 2016 recession is. In spite of the lack of any official declaration by the US government or its economic priesthood, … Continue reading

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The Economic Collapse In Venezuela Is So Bad That People Are Slaughtering And Eating Zoo Animals

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. If you were hungry enough, would you kill and eat zoo animals?  To most of us such a notion sounds absolutely insane, but this is actually happening in Venezuela right now.  This is … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Warns Americans To Get Out Of The Stock Market As The Dow Falls For A 7th Day In A Row

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. One thing that you have to appreciate about Donald Trump is that unlike most politicians, he actually says what is on his mind.  On Tuesday, Trump told Fox Business that he had already … Continue reading

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The Price Of Oil Is Crashing Again, And That Is Very, Very Bad News For The U.S. Economy

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. This wasn’t supposed to happen.  The price of oil was supposed to start going back up, and this would have brought much needed relief to economically-depressed areas of North America that are heavily … Continue reading

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Slippery Oil Prices Plunge Oil into Bear Market

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. Oil today plunged quickly below $40 per barrel, taking oil prices down more than 20% from their high a little over a month ago. That officially defines a bear market in oil. As of today, oil has also … Continue reading

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‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: Jill Stein on How, and Where, Revolution Can Actually Happen

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges In this episode of “On Contact With Chris Hedges,” Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein sits down … Continue reading

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Painful To Watch: This Is The Weakest U.S. Economic ‘Recovery’ Since 1949

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Most of us have never witnessed an economic “recovery” this bad.  As you will see below, the average rate of economic growth since the last recession has been the lowest for any “recovery” … Continue reading

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Obama said Hillary will Continue his Legacy – Indeed!

By Michael Hudson, Michael-Hudson.com.   Hudson is Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, who has advised the U.S., Canadian, Mexican and Latvian governments as well as the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He … Continue reading

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Virtue Signaling: Why Political Debates on the Internet Are So Often Pointless

By Dan Sanchez, DanSanchez.me. Have you ever noticed how frustrating it is to argue with people about politics on the Internet: like trying to use your head to knock down a brick wall? Well, keep in mind that the feeling … Continue reading

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OMG A Vagina! The Banality of Democrats

By Joe Giambrone, Political Film Blog. Hannah Arendt coined the phrase “banality of evil” when she studied one Adolf Eichmann, a mid-level Nazi bureaucrat who made the trains run on time and carried out his logistics duties according to orders. Eichmann … Continue reading

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Barack Obama Is On Track To Be The Only President In History To Never Have A Year Of 3% GDP Growth

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. We just got another extremely disappointing GDP number.  It was being projected that U.S. GDP would grow by 2.5 percent during the second quarter of 2016, but instead it only grew by just … Continue reading

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“Gulen-Gate” Islamic Terrorists Descend on the Democratic National Convention

By George Eliason, an American journalist living in Ukraine. Why are known terrorists at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia? Doesn’t the Secret Service vet people that are in the same building as the President of the United States anymore? … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Middle Class: The Rate Of Homeownership In The United States Has Hit The Lowest Level Ever

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. The percentage of Americans that own a home has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded.  During the second quarter of 2016, the non-seasonally adjusted homeownership rate fell to just 62.9 percent, which … Continue reading

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Deutsche Bank Profit Plunges 98 Percent As The Outlook For ‘The World’s Riskiest Bank’ Darkens

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. The biggest and most important bank in the biggest and most important country in Europe continues to implode right in front of our eyes.  If you follow my work regularly, you probably already … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges and Jill Stein Speak at Socialist Convergence During Democratic Convention (Video)

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges The United States is at a transformative moment. What should progressive-minded citizens do after the Democratic National … Continue reading

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The Killings of Tony Blair

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Tonight I am appearing at a panel discussion following the screening of the long-awaited film by George Galloway, The Killings of Tony … Continue reading

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The 1 Percent’s Useful Idiots

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.) By Chris Hedges   Not everyone is celebrating the Democratic Party’s nomination of Hillary Clinton for president. (C-SPAN) PHILADELPHIA—The parade … Continue reading

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NSA Whistleblower: Not So Fast On Claims Russia Behind Hillary Clinton Email Hack

The mainstream media alleges that Russia was behind the hack of the DNC’s emails. The media is parading out the usual suspects alleged experts to back up this claim. Washington’s Blog asked the highest-level NSA whistleblower in history, William Binney … Continue reading

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Terror Attacks And Mass Killings Are Becoming A Daily Event

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Terror attacks and mass killings are happening so rapidly now that it is really difficult to keep up with them all.  In fact, as you will see below, so far there have been … Continue reading

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