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Analysis Topic: Economic Trends Analysis

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Economics

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

State Budgets, How Bad Will it Get? / Economics / Recession 2008 - 2010

By: Rick_Wolff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCrises expose the system's irrationalities and wasteful resource allocations. For example, Madoff and his many, smaller imitators reveal the tips of corruption icebergs. More important, the crisis-induced fiscal emergencies looming in most of the 50 states demonstrate several absurdities in our economic system.

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Economics

Monday, November 02, 2009

U.S. Third Quarter GDP Too Good to Be True? / Economics / Economic Recovery

By: Michael_Pollaro

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis past Thursday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported 3rd Quarter GDP at up 3.5%, surprising the already ebullient consensus.  The report I’m sure put a smile on Obama and Bernanke’s faces, not to mention legions of Keynesian economists longing to say I told you so.  Hey, even the stock market seemed to like the report, as the Dow Jones Industrials exploded 200 points on the day.

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Economics

Monday, November 02, 2009

The Political Economy Postponing Providence / Economics / Economic Stimulus

By: Captain_Hook

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThat’s the game – postponing providence – putting off the inevitable until the next guy’s shift. This is the cache of our political economy, as with all other comparables before it, now maturing into rot. All dominant cultures recede this way of course, dying from within as it were. And the American Empire is no different, with its hollowed out economy, markets, and values. Despite the obvious signs of this decay, most people continue to deny and ignore the inevitable, however acceleration of collapse will continue to challenge such fancy, eventually becoming self-evident to even the less endowed.

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Economics

Monday, November 02, 2009

The Government Will Default on Its Debts / Economics / Great Depression II

By: Gary_North

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe governments of every major nation are going to default on their debts. There are two relevant questions: (1) How? (2) When?

Establishments around the world all deny this. They have gained power and wealth by means of the expansion of government. They have justified their success by insisting that the government-business alliance is the only way to establish economic growth and economic security for the masses. This claim rests on a more fundamental claim, namely, that an unhampered free market is destructive of economic stability and will inevitably lead to economic depression.

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Economics

Monday, November 02, 2009

Economic Recovery, The Great Hoax of 2009-2010 / Economics / Economic Recovery

By: Martin_D_Weiss

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBefore he died, Dad warned me of false profits … and fake promises.

“Beware,” he said, “of shaky gains hyped up by Wall Street.

“Watch out,” he insisted, “for unsustainable economic recoveries trumpeted by Washington.

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Economics

Monday, November 02, 2009

Global Economy is Firing on All Cylinders / Economics / Economic Recovery

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJon D. Markman writes: What a difference 12 months can make.

Just one year after every national economy on earth was in deep trouble, a powerful global rebound is underway. In fact, the global upswing is a lot stronger than most investors realize.

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Economics

Monday, November 02, 2009

Is Debt-Deflation Economic Depression Just Beginning? / Economics / Great Depression II

By: Mike_Shedlock

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast Thursday I received an email from David Meier, Associate Advisor at the MotleyFool concerning Debt-Deflation.

David asked if I had any comments on his article Debt-deflation: Just the beginning? Here is a partial listing:

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Economics

Monday, November 02, 2009

Financial Markets Look to Central Banks on Quantitative Easing Policy / Economics / Economic Recovery

By: Lloyds_TSB

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday's main economic data releases are the US ISM manufacturing and UK PMI manufacturing surveys for October, both expected to register modest improvements. Final October PMI data are published for the euro-zone, following the recent 'flash' estimates.

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Economics

Sunday, November 01, 2009

The Nanny State and the Cost of Unfunded Government Liabilities / Economics / Economic Theory

By: James_Quinn

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis Article“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”      Declaration of Independence

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Economics

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Obama Goes Wobbly Over More Economic Stimulus / Economics / Economic Stimulus

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe recession is over. Thursdays report from the Commerce Dept. confirmed that the economy expanded in the third quarter by 3.5 percent, better than most economists estimates. GDP had contracted in the four previous quarters in the longest and deepest recession since the Great Depression. Massive government stimulus, cash for clunkers, and inventory restocking accounted for most of the surge in economic activity.

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Economics

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Economic Crisis in the Post-industrial Age / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Sergey_A_Stroev

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAlready in the second half of the past century such insightful thinkers as Daniel Bell and Alvin Toffler discerned the beginnings of the transition from the industrial to the information level of social development. By the end of the 20th century and especially today this awareness has become almost universal. The question is now not whether the information society is real, but rather how to define its still forming structure, what are the contradictions that determine the dynamics of its development.

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Economics

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween and it's Candy Economy / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Jeffrey_A_Tucker

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDale Steinreich once wrote that Halloween has a "socialist tenor" because "menacing figures arrive at your door uninvited, demand your property, and threaten to perform an unspecified 'trick' if you don't fork over. That's the way the government works in a nutshell."

And yet, for overall kid excitement, Halloween seems to surpass Christmas, at least from what I can observe. The kids spend months preparing their costumes, and thrill to every detail of the ceremony: pumpkins, scary things, and of course candy. For the children, too, there is the attractive fact that parents are not all that happy about Halloween with its goblins, gore, and gluttony.

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Economics

Saturday, October 31, 2009

The US Recession Is Not Over, But The Party Is / Economics / Recession 2008 - 2010

By: Andrew_Butter

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article“Technically” it’s over, perhaps, but that 3.5% annualized was entirely due to the government borrowing money and giving it to people to spend on things that will not generate long-term economic value:

Cash for Clunkers (1%) + $8,000 New Homebuyers (1%) + Government Spending (0.5%) + This and That (1%) = 3.5%.

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Economics

Saturday, October 31, 2009

United States Catching the Argentinian Economic Disease of Hyperinflation? / Economics / US Debt

By: John_Mauldin

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCatching Argentinian Disease?
The Ascent of Money
The Independence of the Fed Threatened
A Few Quick Thoughts on the Dollar, GDP, and the Recession

I have been in South America this week, speaking nine times in five days, interspersed with lots of meetings. The conversation kept coming back to the prospects for the dollar, but I was just as interested in talking with money managers and business people who had experienced the hyperinflation of Argentina and Brazil. How could such a thing happen? As it turned out, I was reading a rather remarkable book that addressed that question. There are those who believe that the United States is headed for hyperinflation because of our large and growing government fiscal deficit and massive future liabilities (as much as $56 trillion) for Medicare and Social Security.

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Economics

Friday, October 30, 2009

Our Enemy the State / Economics / Euro-Zone

By: Christopher_Quigley

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA Tribute to Mr. Raymond Crotty 1925-1994
Economics Lecturer Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

"Our Enemy the State", so said Raymond Crotty in 1988 in his book "A Radical's Response". In this treatise Mr. Crotty, former farmer and economics lecturer at Trinity College, tried to explain why Ireland should not have joined the EEC. Through his efforts the constitution was correctly used to try to protect the Irish people from what he saw as abuse of privilege by an immoral political class that usurped power from the British in 1922. This class, he believed, were using the resources of the Irish people for their own selfish benefit.

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Economics

Friday, October 30, 2009

Ready for inflation in finance, living costs and bone-headed stupidity...? / Economics / Inflation

By: Adrian_Ash

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSINCE MONEY MAKES the world go round, more of it would set the earth spinning faster, right? Which would be a good thing, of course...

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Economics

Friday, October 30, 2009

U.S. GDP Surprise Due to Government Interventions / Economics / Economic Stimulus

By: Peter_Schiff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe GDP numbers out yesterday, which showed economic growth at 3.5% in the third quarter, brought a deafening chorus from public and private economists who all agreed that the recession is officially over. With such a strong report, they are happy to tell us that not only has the Fat Lady finished her aria, but she has left the building and is sipping champagne in the bath. As usual, it falls on me to rain on the parade.

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Economics

Friday, October 30, 2009

Unemployment Falls at State Level as People Drop Out of Workforce, Costco Nationwide Food Stamps / Economics / Recession 2008 - 2010

By: Trader_Mark

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA couple of items from the "real economy" - we have not had much time to focus on that this week as we lather ourselves in Kool Aid of federal government/central bank fiat money and all the good it does for us chosen folk in the speculator class.

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Economics

Friday, October 30, 2009

Stimulus Nation / Economics / Economic Stimulus

By: Andy_Sutton

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe result really wasn’t all that surprising. The reaction wasn’t either. On Thursday morning the Commerce Department released its advance GDP reading and proclaimed the end of the recession by asserting the American economy ‘grew’ at an annualized rate of 3.5% in the third quarter. A previous commentary already pointed out the fact that government borrowing shouldn’t be counted in GDP calculations anyway, so I’ll not repeat that exercise. Certainly there isn’t much to say on this topic that hasn’t already been said. However, there are some salient points that have been glossed over that are worth mentioning.

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Economics

Friday, October 30, 2009

Krugman, The Gold Standard and the Great Depression / Economics / Economic Depression

By: Robert_Murphy

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePaul Krugman has concentrated his fire recently on those "thumping their chests" over the falling dollar. He has particular scorn for those recommending a return to the gold standard. In Krugman's view, a simple look at the historical facts will show that it was a superstitious fetish for the yellow metal that prolonged the Great Depression.

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