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Fed to the Sharks, Part 1: The Fed Takes Our Money, Gives It to Banks Who Loan It Back to Us at 16%

Posted on April 8, 2014 by Charles Hugh Smith WashingtonsBlog We’re being Fed to the sharks, every day, one morsel at a time. What a way to go…. What can we say about the Federal Reserve’s policies that hasn’t been said a … Continue reading

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PressTV: Americans are paying for healthcare with more than money

A protester stands outside the US supreme court building. Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:13PM GMT Philip Caper, Bangor Daily News (Maine)  Related Interviews: ‘US finance, downright criminal’ ‘Consumerism plaguing US economy’ Related Viewpoints: Obamacare: What happened in America? Americans now … Continue reading

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Poland Confiscates Half Of Private Pension Funds To “Cut” Sovereign Debt Load

This is a post from September 6th, and it is still timely, because it demonstrates how the cabal operates. Don’t think it’s coming our way? Well, maybe if enough people wake up and take a strong stand, it won’t. I … Continue reading

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Is The Cult Of Central Bankers Unravelling?

You will see that many of the Related Articles address the yearly meeting of Central Bankers at Jackson Hole, as if this is some sacrosanct organizational meeting. I saw it as mainly moot, but many people do not — not … Continue reading

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PressTV: Eurozone collective debt hits new record high of 92.2%

Europe plunged into financial crisis in early 2008. Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:18PM GMT The EU agency further stated that the highest debt-to-GDP ratios were traced to Greece at 160.5 percent, Italy at 130.3 percent, Portugal at 127.2 percent, and … Continue reading

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U.S. GDP In First Quarter Worse Than Previously Announced, Exposing Austerity Folly

By Mark Gongloff Posted: 06/26/2013 8:30 am EDT Updated: 06/26/2013 11:15 am EDT Huffington Post A dramatic downgrade of U.S. economic growth in the first quarter revealed the economy’s lingering weakness, exposed the folly of Washington’s austerity obsession and slapped the Federal … Continue reading

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Reinhart, Rogoff… and Herndon: The student who caught out the profs

By Ruth Alexander BBC News Thanks to L.   This week, economists have been astonished to find that a famous academic paper often used to make the case for austerity cuts contains major errors. Another surprise is that the mistakes, … Continue reading

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Gold’s Death Cross is a buy signal for China

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Economics The Telegraph, UK Last updated: February 21st, 2013 Gold price has dropped below $1,600 for first time in six months It is a treacherous moment for gold bugs. The first whiff of future tightening from the US Federal … Continue reading

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!!!!!!!!!!! How much has Ireland paid for the EU banking crisis?

Ireland has been declared a ‘special case’ by Angela Merkel – and these figures show exactly why, writes Michael Taft source: The Journal.ie Thanks to V! WITH CONSIDERABLE speculation about an impending deal on bank debt, with the Taoiseach and … Continue reading

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David Cameron’s referendum may never be necessary. . . a great update on where things stand. . . ~J

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Economics The Telegraph, UK Last updated: January 23rd, 2013 David Cameron’s pledge for an ‘in-or-out’ referendum on Europe will be overtaken by internal events long before we reach 2017. The vote may never be necessary. He is entirely right … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Japan is suddenly the centre of world affairs

So Japan may not slide into genteel oblivion after all. To the surprise of the Japanese people, their country is smack in the middle of two riveting dramas that threaten to upturn the global strategic landscape in short order. On … Continue reading

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RT: Japan slips into technical recession

Published: 10 December, 2012, 15:30 A man walks past a share prices board in Tokyo.(AFP Photo / Kazuhiro Nogi) Japan’s economy is technically in recession after it contracted for two straight quarters, according to fresh data released by the authorities. Japanese … Continue reading

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What We Could Accomplish in the USA with Interest-Free, Government-Issued Currency

Published by OpEdNews Globally, 40% of banks are publicly owned, mostly in Brazil, Russia, India and China. By 2040, the ‘BRICs‘ will overtake the G6. Their banks work for the benefit of the public instead of for banksters. In these nations, there is no inflation & no gov’t debt. … Continue reading

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PressTV: Greece public debt and deficit worse than estimated: Report

File photo shows an illustration made with figurines and a euro coin set on a Greek flag. Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:54PM GMT Provisional figures released by Greece’s national statistics authority have shown the country’s deficit and public debt for … Continue reading

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Another domino falls as Hollande pushes France into depression

If French President François Hollande thinks he can assuage the bond markets by dishing out tax-heavy austerity instead of genuine reform, he has been given very bad advice. ‘Francois Hollande proposes nothing credible to restore France’s viability within EMU, or … Continue reading

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UK could lose prized AAA debt rating, Fitch warns

Britain is edging closer to losing its gold-plated sovereign credit rating due weak growth and ballooning government borrowing, ratings agency Fitch has warned. Fitch warned that government debt levels and lacklustre growth could threaten that top-notch grade Photo: Reuters By Philip Aldrick … Continue reading

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Egan Jones Downgrades US From AA To AA-

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/14/2012 15:22 -0400 Source: ZeroHedge From Egan Jones, who downgraded the US for the first time ever last July, two weeks ahead of S&P: Synopsis: UNITED STATES (GOVT OF) EJR Sen Rating(Curr/Prj) AA-/ N/A Rating Analysis – … Continue reading

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Era of ‘jobs-targeting’ begins as Fed launches QE3

Quantitative Easing has become banal, a fine-tuning tool like any other. It is by now drained of all drama. Even the Federal Reserve’s hawks have lost the will to resist. Five of the six critics acquiesced. The Fed has switched … Continue reading

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Now That The Fed Has Announced QE Unlimited, Here’s What They Do Next

Joe Weisenthal | Sep. 13, 2012, 8:58 PM Source: Business Insider Today the Fed announced Unlimited QE, meaning that it will buy bonds until the labor market improves “substantially.”The idea is that rather than announcing a program with a fixed end … Continue reading

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Japan is not broke – by Ellen Brown, September 11, 2012

Source: Asia Times Japan’s massive government debt conceals massive benefits for the Japanese people, with lessons for the US debt “crisis”. In an April 2012 article in Forbes titled “If Japan Is Broke, How Is It Bailing Out Europe?”, Eamonn … Continue reading

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