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The Lie That “China Wins” if the TPP Kangaroo Tribunals are Stopped

By William K. Black, Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and the former head S&L regulator. Originally published at NewEconomicPerspectives.org. Proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) know that they have a major … Continue reading

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YOU ARE HERE

“The next Fourth Turning is due to begin shortly after the new millennium, midway through the Oh-Oh decade. Around the year 2005, a sudden spark will catalyze a Crisis mood. Remnants of the old social order will disintegrate. Political and … Continue reading

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Employment Lies

Paul Craig Roberts served as Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury, Associate Editor for the Wall Street Journal, and Senior Research Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.  A former economics professor, Dr. Roberts is listed by Who’s Who in America as … Continue reading

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Wall Street Behind Brazil Coup d’Etat

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, publisher of Global Research. (Image) Wall Street Mastermind Henrique de Campos Meirelles, Interim Minister of Finance Control over monetary policy and macro-economic reform was the ultimate objective of the Coup d’Etat. The key appointments from Wall … Continue reading

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Mafia Expert Calls Great Britain the “Most Corrupt Place on Earth”

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The City is a semi-offshore state, a bit like the UK’s crown dependencies and overseas territories, tax havens legitimized by the Privy Council. Britain’s financial secrecy undermines the tax base while providing a conduit into … Continue reading

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The Federal Reserve Has Created an Unprecedented Disaster for Pension Funds

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, When it comes to the Fed, Congress is mired in hypocrisy. The anti-regulation, de-regulation crowd on Capitol Hill shuts its mouth when it comes to the most powerful regulators of all – … Continue reading

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Obama Violates Nuclear Treaties while Iran Upholds Them

The IAEA issued a new report reconfirming that Iran is “complying with the P5+1 nuclear deal, and that Iran’s stockpiles have all remained below the limits set forth in the deal.” The ‘deal’ has been selectively imposed, mainly by the … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve Admits that Fed Policy Is Increasing Inequality

The St. Louis Fed asked last week, “Are Rising Stock Prices Related to Income Inequality?” … and answered affirmatively: Income inequality in the U.S. started to increase in the 1970s, and stock market gains accompanied this increase, according to a … Continue reading

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HARD TIMES & FALSE NARRATIVES

The mainstream media mouthpieces for the establishment peddle false narratives, disingenuous storylines, and outright propaganda to keep the ignorant masses confused, oblivious to reality, misinformed, and passively submissive to the opinions of highly paid “experts” and captured fiscal authorities. The … Continue reading

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Oil Market Snapshots — Will oil supply glut continue, what will happen with oil prices?

Here are several quick looks at the oil supply glut and whether it is likely to worsen, hold the same, or improve during the summer of 2016. First, a picture of the cost of the oil supply glut This snapshot of … Continue reading

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More Young Adults Are Living With Their Parents Than At Any Time Since the Great Depression

Worst Economy Since Depression Pew reports: More young adults in the U.S. are living with their parents than at any time since around 1940, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data. Across the European Union’s 28 member … Continue reading

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Father of Western Economics Took ‘Most of his Best Ideas’ from Sharia Law

Transcript with references:  In the West, Adam Smith is considered to be the ‘father of economics’.  He is ‘revered’ both by Western academics and in Western popular culture and government, particularly within the ‘citadel of the international right wing’, Washington, … Continue reading

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May 2016: Will Deutsche Bank Survive This Wave Of Trouble Or Will It Be The Next Lehman Brothers?

If you have been waiting for “the next Lehman Brothers moment” which will cause the global financial system to descend into a state of mass panic, you might want to keep a close eye on German banking giant Deutsche Bank.  … Continue reading

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Business Debt Delinquencies Are Now Higher Than When Lehman Brothers Collapsed In 2008

You are about to see more very clear evidence that a new economic crisis has already begun.  During economic recoveries, business debt delinquencies generally fall, and during times of economic recession business debt delinquencies generally rise.  In fact, you will … Continue reading

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US Hacking, Spyware Targets Include Mass Media, Phone, and Energy Companies

US corporate government wants to control and drain as much of the world as possible.  Reuters, The Register, and others summarize some of its methods: “The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives …. giving … Continue reading

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Obama Has Been At War Longer Than Any Other President In History

Bush was a horrible president. At the time, I thought he was the worst president in American history. But Obama has made a lot of firsts himself … For example, Obama: Has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all other presidents combined … Continue reading

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CERN Discovers New Particle Called The FERIR

  CERN has just announced the discovery of a new particle, called the “FERIR”. This is not a fundamental particle of matter like the Higgs Boson, but an invention of economists. CERN in this instance stands not for the famous … Continue reading

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“Print the Money”: Trump’s “Reckless” Proposal Echoes Franklin and Lincoln

By Ellen Brown, EllenBrown.com. “Print the money” has been called crazy talk, but it may be the only sane solution to a $19 trillion federal debt that has doubled in the last 10 years. The solution of Abraham Lincoln and … Continue reading

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US Blocks 9/11 Suits against Saudis while Compensating Saudi Bombing Victims

A brief summary of how the US oligarchy has been throwing its ‘own’ civilians under the bus in favor of its terrorist friends in the Saudi dictatorship. Robert Barsocchini is an internationally published author who focuses on force dynamics, national … Continue reading

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Your Career is an Enterprise

By Dan Sanchez, Dansanchez.me. And You Are the Entrepreneur at its Helm Economics distinguishes between workers and entrepreneurs in the market. These are often misconceived as mutually exclusive classes. Every individual wears many economic hats. Talking in terms of classes … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Recovery – Poultry Workers Claim They’re Denied Bathroom Breaks and Wear Diapers on the Job

More than any other group, the 1% has been convinced that the stock market represents some sort of leading indicator of wealth and prosperity.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Sure, the stock market can function as such an … Continue reading

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The Powers That Be Have Looted the Economy and Destroyed the Middle Class

America’s middle class has been destroyed. A new study by Pew finds: From 2000 to 2014 the share of adults living in middle-income households fell in 203 of the 229 U.S. metropolitan areas examined in a new Pew Research Center … Continue reading

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Amerigeddon: Are You Ready For The Chaos That Will Ensue When The Power Grid Is Brought Down?

What would America look like with absolutely no electricity?  Could you survive in a world with no lights, no cell phones, no computers, no televisions, no ATMs, no cash registers and no refrigerators?  Such a world is not as far … Continue reading

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Zombies-To-Be and the Walking Dead of Debt

Using the dynamics of credit–which most other economists ignore–I explain why Japan, the USA and UK are among the “Walking Dead of Debt” and why China, Canada, Australia and South Korea are on their way to joining the Debt Zombies. This … Continue reading

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The Next Employment Crisis Is Here: Job Cuts At U.S. Companies Jump 35 Percent In April

Should we be alarmed that the number of job cuts announced by large U.S. companies was 35 percent higher in April than it was in March?  This is definitely a case where the trend is not our friend.  According to … Continue reading

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German Study Proves It – 95% of Greek “Bailout” Money Went to the Banks

I simply cannot stress enough how important Greece is to freedom, liberty and civilization across the globe. Greece is not a one-off, or merely a small nation in big trouble that holds little relevance for the rest of us. Greece is … Continue reading

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Rail Traffic Depression: 292 Union Pacific Engines Are Sitting In The Arizona Desert Doing Nothing

We continue to get more evidence that the U.S. economy has entered a major downturn.  Just last week, I wrote about how U.S. GDP growth numbers have been declining for three quarters in a row, and previously I wrote about … Continue reading

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Bank of North Dakota Soars Despite Oil Bust: A Blueprint for California?

By Ellen Brown, EllenBrown.com. Despite North Dakota’s collapsing oil market, its state-owned bank continues to report record profits. This article looks at what California, with fifty times North Dakota’s population, could do following that state’s lead. In November 2014, the … Continue reading

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The End Of America?: 13 Catastrophic Events Which Could Soon Lead To An American Apocalypse

Is the strongest and most powerful nation on the planet headed for an apocalypse which will bring it to its knees?  We live in a world that is becoming increasingly unstable, and apocalyptic themes have become very common in books, … Continue reading

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LIES, LIES AND OMG, MORE LIES

It’s that time of year again. It’s open enrollment for health plans at my employer. They are biggest employer in Philly and have the most leverage possible with the insurance companies. They have such good leverage that my premiums are … Continue reading

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The Future Of America? – More Than Half Of All U.S. Adults Under Age 30 Now Reject Capitalism

A shocking new survey has found that support for capitalism is dying in America.  In fact, more than half of all adults in the United States under the age of 30 say that they do not support capitalism at this … Continue reading

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Economy In Decline: Apple Reports Massive Revenue Decline As iPhone Sales Plummet Dramatically

Corporate revenues in the United States have been falling for quite some time, but now some of the biggest companies in the entire nation are reporting extremely disappointing results.  On Tuesday, Apple shocked the financial world by reporting that revenue … Continue reading

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Empire Files Exposes What Hillary Clinton Really Represents

The above is devastating for Clinton and will further diminish her wavering support among non-oligarch US citizens, relegating her to being elected by the anti-democratic means on which she relies, from kick-backs and slush-funds to hundreds of billions of dollars … Continue reading

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Corporations Are Defaulting On Their Debts Like It’s 2008 All Over Again

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. The Dow closed above 18,000 on Monday for the first time since July.  Isn’t that great news?  I truly wish that it was.  If the Dow actually reflected economic reality, I could stop … Continue reading

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Government Officials Admit to ECONOMIC False Flag Operations

There Are Economic – As Well As Military – False Flag Attacks False flag attacks don’t just involve physical deaths and wars … They also involve faked economic events and financial casualties. For example, two officials of the International Monetary … Continue reading

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U.S. Economy 2016: 3 Classic Recession Signals Are Flashing Red

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Those that were hoping for an “economic renaissance” in the United States got some more bad news this week.  It turns out that the U.S. economy is in significantly worse shape than the … Continue reading

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Real-Life “Gordon Gekko” Proclaims – Only Sanders Can Stop The Banksters

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Asher Edelman just penned a powerful endorsement of Bernie Sanders in the The Guardian titled, I’m the real-life Gordon Gekko and I support Bernie Sanders. So who is Asher Edelman? According to the … Continue reading

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Every Market Is Manipulated … See For Yourself

Gold and Silver Are Manipulated Deutsche Bank admitted today that it participated with other big banks in manipulating gold and silver prices. In 2014, Switzerland’s financial regulator (FINMA) found “serious misconduct” and a “clear attempt to manipulate precious metals benchmarks” … Continue reading

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The Great Gold Conspiracy of 1869

By Janet Tavakoli, Tavakoli Structured Finance. Ms. Tavakoli is one of the foremost experts on structured finance and derivatives. William Worthington Fowler’s Twenty Years of Inside Life in Wall Street or Reflections of the Personal Experience of a Speculator is … Continue reading

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Goldman and Wells Fargo FINALLY Admit They Committed Fraud

Goldman Sachs has finally admitted to committing fraud.  Specifically, Goldman Sachs reached a settlement yesterday with the Department of Justice, in which it  admitted fraud: The settlement includes a statement of facts to which Goldman has agreed.  That statement of … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs: Just 5 Billion Dollar Fine Compared to 13 Billion Dollar Taxpayer Bailout

By Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Rector (i.e. president) of the University of Dundee. Craigmurray.org.uk. Goldman Sachs aggressively sold sub-prime packages to investors as a first class product, while at the same time laying equally aggressive bets … Continue reading

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The Collective Funding Shortfall of US Public Pension Funds Is THREE TIMES LARGER than Official Figures Showed, and Is Getting Bigger

We’ve reported for 8 years that U.S. pension shortfalls were a grave crisis. The Financial Times reported yesterday that things are indeed bad: The US public pension system has developed a $3.4tn funding hole that will pile pressure on cities … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve Bank President: The American Dream Has Moved Abroad

We reported in 2010 that the American Dream has moved abroad. We provided additional details in 2013 and 2014. Today, a very powerful insider – the President of the most powerful Fed bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, … Continue reading

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The War on Savings: The Panama Papers, Bail-Ins, and the Push to Go Cashless

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt Blog. Exposing tax dodgers is a worthy endeavor, but the “limited hangout” of the Panama Papers may have less noble ends, dovetailing with the War on Cash and the imminent threat of massive bail-ins … Continue reading

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Deutsche Is the New Lehman: See For Yourself

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19 Facts That Prove Things In America Are Worse Than They Were Six Months Ago

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. Has the U.S. economy gotten better over the past six months or has it gotten worse?  In this article, you will find solid proof that the U.S. economy has continued to get worse … Continue reading

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Government Accounting Is Fraudulent

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the non-partisan auditor and investigator for Congress. The GAO says that the U.S. government’s records are so poorly kept that it can’t really audit them.  Specifically, the GAO provided a report to Congress yesterday … Continue reading

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Panama Tax Haven Scandal: The Bigger Picture

A Huge Leak The “Panama Papers” tax haven leak is big … After all, the Prime Minister of Iceland resigned over the leak, and investigations are taking place worldwide over the leak. But Why Is It Mainly Focusing On Enemies … Continue reading

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Are Corporate Gatekeepers Protecting Western Elites from the Leaked Panama Papers?

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, As someone who spends most of his waking hours trying to make sense of the world around him, the Panama Papers leak seemed to represent one of those stories that only come around … Continue reading

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Corporate Debt Defaults Explode To Catastrophic Levels Not Seen Since The Last Financial Crisis

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. If a new financial crisis had already begun, we would expect to see corporate debt defaults skyrocket, and that is precisely what is happening.  As you will see below, corporate defaults are currently … Continue reading

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