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Business and Economics

Massive California Pension Fund Blocks Initiative to Disclose Fees Charged by Private Equity Firms

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The U.S. economy is so thoroughly corrupt and incestuous, each and every attempt to bring forward even the least bit of transparency is immediately stifled and quashed. The latest example is the thwarted attempt … Continue reading

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Is the EU Breaking Up? Sanctions Against Russia Are Extended.

Eric Zuesse Not only is there dissension within the European Union on account of the Polish President of the European Commission’s having rammed through on December 21st an extension of economic sanctions against Russia, but on the same day, the … Continue reading

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Obama Finally Commits to Putin’s Syrian Policy — Yet Continues Violating It

Eric Zuesse The basic policy-difference on Syria has been between U.S. President Barack Obama’s insistence that Syria’s legal President must be ousted before any peace-process starts, versus Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence that no foreign power possesses the right to … Continue reading

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Why the Fed Is WRONG About Interest Rates

Richard Werner – an economics professor and the creator of quantitative easing – says that it’s a myth that interest rates drive the level of economic activity. The data shows that the opposite is true: rates lag the economy. Economics … Continue reading

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Argentina’s Shale Gets Another Boost with Dow Investment

The state-owned Argentine oil company YPF issued a joint announcement with Dow Argentina – a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co. – to invest $500 million in shale gas exploration for 2016. That comes on top of the $350 million that … Continue reading

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Bush Military Official: US Citizens Must Stand Up to Stop the Empire

From ‘Empire Files‘: “Abby Martin interviews retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former national security adviser to the Reagan administration, who spent years as an assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell during both Bush administrations.” A few of the … Continue reading

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Saudi Royal Family Announces Its New Global Sunni Military Empire

Eric Zuesse (NOTE: Some news-media have made clear to me flat-out that they won’t publish anything that criticizes the Saudi royal family, especially not as being what they really are, but I have included those media on my distribution-list anyway, … Continue reading

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Merkel Under Pressure: EU Countries Resisting Russia Sanctions

http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/12/14/merkel-unter-druck-eu-staaten-leisten-widerstand-gegen-russland-sanktionen/ Merkel Under Pressure: EU Countries Resisting Russia Sanctions German Economic News, translation by Eric Zuesse  |  Published:14:12:15 13:15 Clock The EU is in the surprising situation of needing to deal, at its upcoming summit meeting at the end of this week, with … Continue reading

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Epocalypse Soon: The Great Economic Collapse is Happening

By David Haggith, the Great Recession Blog. I use the term “epocalypse” to name the last days of the global economy as we know it — a global economic collapse of biblical proportion. It is economic, epochal, an apocalypse that will change the world and … Continue reading

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U.S. May Be Salvaging Victory for Jihadists in Syria: How & Why

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org According to Britain’s Telegraph, in a recent report, the U.S. Tow antitank missiles that U.S. President Barack Obama sent in October to the Islamic Sunni fighters in Syria to use against the forces of the … Continue reading

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Sayonara Middle Class: 22 Stunning Pieces Of Evidence That Show The Middle Class In America Is Dying

By Michael Snyder, End of the American Dream. Once upon a time, middle class households took home 62 percent of all income in America. Today, that number has dropped to just 43 percent. This is just one of the absolutely … Continue reading

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The Global Commodity Crash Tells Us That A Major Deflationary Financial Crisis Is Imminent

By Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse Blog. If we really are plunging into a deflationary global financial crisis, we would expect to see commodity prices crash hard.  That happened just before the great stock market crash of 2008, and that is … Continue reading

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Reinventing Banking: From Russia to Iceland to Ecuador

By Ellen Brown, EllenBrown.com. Global developments in finance and geopolitics are prompting a rethinking of the structure of banking and of the nature of money itself. Among other interesting news items: In Russia, vulnerability to Western sanctions has led to … Continue reading

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The Violent Crimes and Shady Dealings of Hillary Clinton

At the end of the year in which Hillary Clinton left her position as Secretary of State, 2013, the Obama regime’s USA was voted, in Win/Gallup’s global poll, as the greatest threat to peace in the world, with the runner-up, … Continue reading

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Russia Losing Its Battle Against Jihadists in Syria

Eric Zuesse According to Russia’s Defense Minister on Friday December 11th, Russia had underestimated the jihadist forces in Syria when it entered the war against them on September 30th. Whereas at that time the estimated number of jihadists fighting there was 30,000, … Continue reading

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Bank Crimes Pay: Under the Thumb of the Global Financial Mafiocracy

By Andrew Gavin Marshall. Originally posted at Occupy.com. On Nov. 13, the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced it was charging 10 individual bankers, working for two separate banks, Deutsche Bank and Barclays, with fraud over their rigging of the Euribor … Continue reading

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Guess What Happened The Last Time Junk Bonds Started Crashing Like This? Hint: Think 2008

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog. The extreme carnage that we are witnessing in the junk bond market right now is one of the clearest signals yet that a major U.S. stock market crash is imminent.  For those that … Continue reading

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America’s Road to Serfdom – 51% of Home Renters Are Over 40 Years Old

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Today’s story from the Associated Press perfectly illustrates how millions of Americans were reduced to neo-feudal serfs by the financial crisis, and how those who ruined the economy profited handsomely from the process. While … Continue reading

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Exposing BlackRock: Who’s Afraid Of Laurence Fink and His Overpowering Institution?

By Andrew Gavin Marshall. Originally posted at Occupy.com. It’s not a bank, nor an insurance company, central bank, finance ministry or sovereign wealth fund. But it advises or owns such institutions. It operates virtually unregulated, often in the background, yet … Continue reading

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Strippers Suffering From Low Oil Prices

With Prices Below $50, what is a stripper to do? With OPEC breaking down and any kind of coordination among its members on price cuts looking increasingly unlikely, it now appears that oil prices could remain below $50 a barrel … Continue reading

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