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Analysis Topic: Economic Trends Analysis

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Economics

Thursday, December 10, 2009

European Monetary System Crisis, Debt Show Down in Athens / Economics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGreek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou has the European Central Bank over a barrel and doesn't even know it. If he had a handle on the situation, he'd thumb his nose at the ECB's austerity measures, and demand a no-strings-attached loan package to help his country get through the current rough patch. Instead, he's carrying on like a faint-hearted schoolboy. 

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Economics

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Leave Free Markets to Themselves, Nothing Else Will Work / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Don_Cooper

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA market is the voluntary coming together of two groups of people: those that have something to sell and those that want to buy what is being sold at the price it is being offered. The former group is called producers and the latter consumers.

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Economics

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Larry Summers is Steering U.S. Economy Towards Structural Adjustment / Economics / Economic Stimulus

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere's no fixed number of greenbacks in a vault at the Treasury which limit how much the federal government can spend. Since the US pays its debts in its own currency--it can print as many dollars as it pleases. Of course, if boosting the money supply triggers inflation, the Fed has to withdraw liquidity and raise interest rates. But that's not the problem at present. The problem is how to zap the economy back to life.

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Economics

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Socialist Debt Crisis Greece Puts Pressure on ECB For Bailout / Economics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGreek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou has the European Commission over a barrel and doesn't even know it. Instead of dragging the EC over the coals--like he should --he's carrying on like a blubbering crybaby. "Steady on there, Georgie". Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson didn't go wobbly when he stormed up Capital Hill and demanded a $700 billion TARP bailout, did he? Well, then, at least learn from history.

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Economics

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

All Eyes Down for a UK Credit Debt Default / Economics / UK Debt

By: Adrian_Ash

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAnother small social pleasure done to death by the socialists...

WHAT BETTER WAY to mark New Labour's last budget in power than by granting a tax cut on bingo...?

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Economics

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The Economic Curse of Good Government / Economics / Government Intervention

By: William_Anderson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs one who has made a career out of criticizing government and exposing the various predations of government, one would think I would be intelligent and wise enough not to expect that entity we know as "good government." In fact, given that I am quite familiar with the entire socialist calculation debate and have assigned numerous papers covering that subject to my MBA students, it should have dawned upon me by now that "good government" is an oxymoron at best and a delusional term at worst.

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Economics

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Aristophanes on Inflation / Economics / Inflation

By: Clifford_F_Thies

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt used to be that every economist worth his salt knew Gresham's Law (or, if he was Polish, Copernicus's Law): "bad money drives out good." Narrowly understood, this rule says that when the government requires people to accept different forms of money at an exchange rate fixed by law, the form of money that is overvalued (the "bad money") will circulate, while the form of money that is undervalued (the "good money") won't.

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Economics

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Debt Deleveraging Is a Necessary Consequence of Deflation / Economics / Deflation

By: Chris_Galakoutis

A blinding affliction can be seen with the gold bugs.  Make reference to a strong dollar and falling gold, and you must be a supporter of the central banks, as well as the powerful families with cross-border tentacles that stand behind them.  In our case, nothing could be further from the truth.  We must put politics and other biases aside if we are to understand the big picture, in order to avoid, and not be ruined by, what’s around the corner. 

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Economics

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Have We Avoided the Economic Depression Many Feared? / Economics / Great Depression II

By: Mac_Slavo

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePresident Obama spoke about the economy at the Brookings Institution.

“We acted to get lending flowing again, so businesses could get loans to buy equipment and ordinary Americans could get financing to buy homes and cars, to go to college, and to start or run businesses. We enacted measures to stem the tide of foreclosures in our housing market, helping responsible home owners stay in their homes and helping to stop the broader decline in home values which was eating away at what tends to be a family’s largest asset.

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Economics

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Government Socialist Intervention and the Distortion of Capital / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Frederic_Bastiat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn all times, but more especially of late years, attempts have been made to extend wealth by the extension of credit.

I believe it is no exaggeration to say, that since the revolution of February, the Parisian presses have issued more than 10,000 pamphlets, crying up this solution of the social problem.

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Economics

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Productive Debt versus Unproductive Debt / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Douglas_French

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe credit crunch continues, with businesses large and small finding that their bankers remain exceedingly stingy in the wake of the 2008 financial debacle. "We need to see banks making more loans to their business customers," Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairwoman Sheila Bair told reporters recently after the FDIC released figures showing that the amount of loans outstanding in the nation's banks fell $210.4 billion in the third quarter of 2008. That is the largest quarterly decline since the FDIC began tracking loans in 1984.

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Economics

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

U.S. Unemployment Statistics Numbers, Official, Unofficial, Real / Economics / Recession 2008 - 2010

By: Nilus_Mattive

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast Friday we got word that the employment picture in the U.S. improved substantially over the month of November. According to the Labor Department, the nation shed 11,000 jobs, a mere fraction of the 130,000 economists were expecting.

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Economics

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

U.S. Social Security Will Go Bankrupt in 2010 / Economics / US Debt

By: Gary_North

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFor the third time in my life, the Social Security System will go belly-up.

The first time was in 1977 – well, almost. To head off the bust, Jimmy Carter got Congress to pass a major FICA tax increase – sorry, "contribution" increase – in order to save Social Security. The rate would be hiked in phases from 2% to 6.15% (times two: employee and employer). He promised: "Now this legislation will guarantee that from 1980 to the year 2030, the Social Security funds will be sound." (http://tinyurl.com/ybksxs4)

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Economics

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Email Exchange With The Cleveland Fed On U.S. Inflation Expectations / Economics / Inflation

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA couple weeks ago I received an email from the Cleveland Fed on A New Approach to Gauging Inflation Expectations.

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Economics

Monday, December 07, 2009

Bernanke Says He Cannot Guarantee Double-Dip Recession Won’t Happen / Economics / Recession 2008 - 2010

By: Mac_Slavo

Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, in a speech to the Economic Club of Washington, said that it is too early to declare a lasting recovery:

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Economics

Monday, December 07, 2009

Guide to Keynes's Dangerous and Destructive Economic Theory / Economics / Economic Theory

By: David_Gordon

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDefenders of Keynes, such as the recent convert Bruce Bartlett, often claim that he supported capitalism. (Bartlett's The New American Economy has this as a primary theme.) His interventionist measures had as their aim not the replacement of capitalism by socialism or fascism. Rather, it is alleged, Keynes aimed to save the existing order.

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Economics

Monday, December 07, 2009

Where Is the U.S. Economy Heading? / Economics / Economic Recovery

By: Frank_Shostak

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEconomists are currently divided on the issue of how strong the US economic recovery is going to be. Some are of the view that as a result of the stimulus policies of the Fed and the Federal government, the recovery is going to be quite strong. Some others are more pessimistic given still-rising unemployment, which they believe will keep consumer spending subdued. In October the unemployment rate jumped to 10.2% from 9.8% in the previous month and 6.6% in October last year.

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Economics

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Deflationary Economic Depression 2010, Ready or Not Here it Comes! / Economics / Great Depression II

By: Darryl_R_Schoon

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMuch has been written about the Great Depression and the present crisis. There is much that is similar and some that is not. The differences explain why events have unfolded differently. The similarities explain why the end will be the same.

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Economics

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Marc Faber Why Dubai Debt Default is Just the Tip of the Iceberg / Economics / Global Debt Crisis

By: LewRockwell

Uber bear investor and Gloom, Boom and Doom Report editor Marc Faber says Dubai World’s debt problems are just the tip of the iceberg, and suggests investors will be better off not buying U.S. government bonds.

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Economics

Saturday, December 05, 2009

U.S. Unemployment Rate Edges Lower to 10%, But Jobs Keep Contracting / Economics / Recession 2008 - 2010

By: Mike_Shedlock

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the November Employment Report.

The unemployment rate edged down to 10.0 percent in November, and nonfarm payroll employment was essentially unchanged (-11,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In the prior 3 months, payroll job losses had averaged 135,000 a month. In November, employment fell in construction, manufacturing, and information, while temporary help services and health care added jobs..

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