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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

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Politics

Thursday, November 07, 2013

U.S. Jobs Outsourcing Paradigm / Politics / Employment

By: EconMatters

China-US Wealth Transfer

There are usually unintended consequences from paradigm shifts, and the outsourcing paradigm of the last 25 years has been no exception. Where do you think all that wealth responsible for building all those cities in China came from? The United States, European and other developed countries of the world, think of it as a vast wealth transfer from the richer nations to the poorer nations mainly on the backs of the ‘middle of the bell curve’ in terms of jobs.

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Politics

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Obamacare, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Dysfunctional System Issues / Politics / US Politics

By: John_Mauldin

The Affordable Care Act is the single most contentious political action of my lifetime since the Vietnam War. It touches everyone in one way or another, and often in profoundly personal ways. Some see it is a godsend and others as an arrow aimed directly at the heart of the American experiment. Some will experience healthcare that is now available for themselves and their families for the first time, while others will experience the loss of a system that had served them well. The story in the Wall Street Journal this week of the cancer survivor Edie Littlefield Sundby, who lost her doctors and affordable care in the middle of a true life-and-death battle, is poignant. It turns out that not only can she not buy insurance that will cross state lines, she cannot buy insurance in California that will cross county lines!

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Politics

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

It's Bubble Time in Britain, A Tragic Story / Politics / UK Politics

By: BATR

Some things are simply so funny that they can't help showing us hidden truths. As anyone who's ever read Mark Twain or heard Groucho Marx, among many many other voices, will gladly confirm, funny things can make you think, and even reveal tragedy. Not necessarily thigh slapping stuff, just funny things. Fumbling through the Guardian's webpages on Tuesday, I found what I find is a fine example of just that. Plus, in the very same edition, a bunch of articles that provide an equally fine perspective.

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Politics

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Obama's Climate Change by Executive Order / Politics / Climate Change

By: BATR

President Obama maintains his consistency on pushing the economy to the edge with his latest attempt to remake America. Fox News lays out the facts on Obama uses executive order in sweeping takeover of nation's climate change policies.

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Politics

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Close Look At Bank Bail-Ins And The Black Hole Of Our Financial System / Politics / Credit Crisis 2013

By: GoldSilverWorlds

The bank bail-in rumble is growing louder. After the events in Cyprus, a small country and potentially meaningless in the eyes of most people, it seems that bail-in idea has spread like a virus across the Western world.

Only in the last week, we saw the following developments:

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Politics

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

China Reaching Limits of its Economic, Politician and Social Model, Change is Inevitable / Politics / China

By: STRATFOR

Rodger Baker and John Minnich write: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China will convene its Third Plenum meeting Nov. 9. During the three-day session, President Xi Jinping's administration will outline core reforms to guide its policymaking for the next decade. The Chinese government would have the world believe that Xi's will be the most momentous Third Plenary Session since December 1978, when former supreme leader Deng Xiaoping first put China on the path of economic reform and opening.

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Politics

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

U.S. Unfunded Liabilities The Coming Big Squeeze on Your Wallet / Politics / Government Spending

By: Don_Miller

As the politicos in Washington continue to move the deck chairs around on the Titanic, ignoring the monster iceberg in plain sight, I'm keeping my eyes wide open. Here are a few tidbits from a recently published Social Security Administration factsheet:

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Politics

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

U.S. Government to Run Budget Deficit Until 2038; How Can Money Printing Stop? / Politics / Government Spending

By: DailyGainsLetter

Mohammad Zulfiqar writes: The stock market is certainly getting all the attention these days, but not a lot is said about other disturbing fundamentals. These fundamentals are troublesome, and if they aren’t fixed, the U.S. economy could end up in a downward spiral in a very short period of time. With these conditions, those who are saving and investing for the long term can face a significant amount of scrutiny.

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Politics

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Top Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Second Passport / Politics / Social Issues

By: Casey_Research

By Nick Giambruno, Editor, International Man: Doug Casey has said over and over that spreading your political risk beyond one jurisdiction is the single most important thing he can recommend today.

Obtaining a second passport and citizenship in another country is a critical part in heeding Doug's advice.

This is because it's a fundamental step towards minimizing the political risk of being subjected to the whims of any single government.

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Politics

Monday, November 04, 2013

Hijacking Your 401(k), The Government Wants to Grab Your Retirement Assets / Politics / Pensions & Retirement

By: Money_Morning

With Washington battling over what to do about its $16.4 trillion debt pile, rumors are swirling that the government will start taking 401(k) money to cure its fiscal ills.

There's plenty to take.

A study published by the Investment Company Institute in 2012 stated that U.S. retirement assets at the mid-point of the year totaled somewhere in the neighborhood of $18.5 trillion.

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Politics

Monday, November 04, 2013

Ron Paul - What Was Not Said About Iraq / Politics / US Politics

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

October was Iraq's deadliest month since April, 2008. In those five and a half years, not only has there been no improvement in Iraq's security situation, but things have gotten much worse. More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq last month, the vast majority of them civilians. Another 1,600 were wounded, as car bombs, shootings, and other attacks continue to maim and murder.

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Politics

Sunday, November 03, 2013

How the Fed Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Easy Money / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Joseph_T_Salerno

In this selection from chapter 19 of Reassessing the Presidency (newly available as an ebook from the Mises Store), Joseph Salerno examines one example of how the Federal Reserve and U.S. presidents work together to expand the size and scope of government.

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Politics

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Economic Coup d’Etat: Debt and Deficit as Shock Therapy / Politics / Global Debt Crisis 2013

By: Global_Research

Ismael Hossein-zadeh writes: When Naomi Klein published her ground-breaking book The Shock Doctrine (2007), which compellingly demonstrated how neoliberal policy makers take advantage of overwhelming crisis times to privatize public property and carry out austerity programs, most economists and media pundits scoffed at her arguments as overstating her case. Real world economic developments have since strongly reinforced her views.

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Politics

Sunday, November 03, 2013

The Bank Guarantee That Bankrupted Ireland / Politics / Banksters

By: Ellen_Brown

The Irish have a long history of being tyrannized, exploited, and oppressed—from the forced conversion to Christianity in the Dark Ages, to slave trading of the natives in the 15th and 16th centuries, to the mid-nineteenth century “potato famine” that was really a holocaust. The British got Ireland’s food exports, while at least one million Irish died from starvation and related diseases, and another million or more emigrated.

Today, Ireland is under a different sort of tyranny, one imposed by the banks and the troika—the EU, ECB and IMF. The oppressors have demanded austerity and more austerity, forcing the public to pick up the tab for bills incurred by profligate private bankers.

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Politics

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Conspiracy And The Threat To Democracy / Politics / Propaganda

By: Andrew_McKillop

HYPOCRISY DEMOCRACY 
The deluge of news, views, opinions, theory and spin about everything from the weather – weather now means climate change – to why the price of gold is low and Facebook shares are high, or the outlook for economic growth in the US, Europe or Japan is what passes for 24/7 democratic open access information. Everybody has a right to too much bent information, but for the BBC's Brian Wheeler, October 26, the dark side of information – conspiracy theories – are destroying democracy. He says:

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