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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

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Politics

Thursday, December 22, 2011

U.S. Fed Lets Banks Off the Hook… Again / Politics / Central Banks

By: Money_Morning

David Zeiler writes: We've told you before that the U.S. Federal Reserve puts Wall Street's interest above that of the American public. And yesterday (Wednesday) the central bank proved it... again.

Confronted with the opportunity to enact meaningful change to the regulatory system, the Fed punted on its responsibility to protect the public from the very banks that brought down the global economy.

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Politics

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Our Financial "Regulators" Just Let Us Down Again / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Zeiler writes: The Dodd-Frank Act became law 18 months ago, and it may be hard to believe, but we still aren't any better off now than we were then.

Indeed, the regulators that are supposed to be protecting us from a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis can't - or refuse - to get the job done.

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Politics

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Collective Action to Prolong Economic Depression / Politics / Great Depression II

By: Bill_Bonner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHave yourself a merry little depression…

What’s this? Christine Lagarde, IMF chief, said last week that the world’s nations needed to work together to avoid a 1930s-style depression.

But seeing the way they work together…and where they seem to be headed…we’d prefer a depression.

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Politics

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Arab Winter: Violence from a US-back Egyptian Military Junta / Politics / Middle East

By: Patrick_Henningsen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNow that the Arab Spring has come and gone, one of the features of the new Arab Winter is watching how a US/UK-backed brutal Egyptian military dictatorship has become increasingly more violent towards its own pro-reform, unarmed citizens.

There are still a few readers left out there who will understandably be a bit confused and ask, “Wait a minute, I thought Egypt’s military dictator President Hosni Mubarak was ousted during the famous Arab Spring? I thought we brought democracy to Egypt?”

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Politics

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ron Paul Warns: Beware the Coming Bailouts of Europe / Politics / US Politics

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

The economic establishment in this country has come to the conclusion that it is not a matter of "if" the United States must intervene in the bailout of the euro, but simply a question of "when" and "how". Newspaper articles and editorials are full of assertions that the breakup of the euro would result in a worldwide depression, and that economic assistance to Europe is the only way to stave off this calamity. These assertions are yet again more scare-mongering, just as we witnessed during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis. After just a decade of the euro, people have forgotten that Europe functioned for centuries without a common currency.

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Politics

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

After Superscience We Get Superfinance  / Politics / Credit Crisis 2011

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSuperfinance is already with us, since at latest 2008, but we can expect that so-called « Superscience » will be edging back to join it after its most recent place in the media limelight during the 1995-2000 period: Superscience was turfed out by climate change, peak oil, green energy and sustainability all of which are now themselves struggling to stay on the radar screen. Unlike Superfinance and the Big New Things of the past 5 years however, Superscience goes back a long way, in fact to the Great Exhibitions around Europe in the 19th century. At the time the populace was told to think railways, iron ships, electric lamps and machine guns would give them total power and make all the world their own. Like they say: Guns, germs and steel. Coming next, we have a big new slot for Superfinance operated just like the Superscience theme.

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Politics

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What Kim Jong Il's Death Means for the Global Economy / Politics / Global Economy

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKerri Shannon writes: All eyes are on North Korea and its repressed economic system this week after the country announced early Monday that Kim Jong Il, the ruling dictator for 17 years, died Saturday. The political instability to follow Kim Jong Il's death could ripple through the global economy, weighing on confidence and growth.

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Politics

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

How Important is North Korea's Leadership Change? / Politics / North Korea

By: James_Pressler

This weekend, North Korean officials announced the passing of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il, supposedly from a heart attack. Not too surprisingly, the next day Pyongyang heralded Kim's youngest son, Kim Jong-un, as the new head of state along with the title of "Great Successor." While it is widely known that the elder Kim was in poor health and rushing the grooming process for his son's succession, the Supreme Leader's sudden death leaves plenty of reasons to speculate as to just how the transition will impact North Korea and its relations with the world.

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Politics

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thatcher's Last Stand Against Socialism / Politics / UK Politics

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePlease consider this humorous video of Margaret Thatcher's last House of Commons Speech on November 22, 1990. What Thatcher said then about the Euro, European politics, socialism and wealth creation makes as much sense today as it did then, when she made fools of the opposition in Parliament to much laughter from the conservatives.

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Politics

Monday, December 19, 2011

Bankrupt MF Global's Fractional Reserves / Politics / Credit Crisis 2011

By: Douglas_French

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJon Corzine told the House Agriculture Committee, "I simply do not know where the money is, or why the accounts have not been reconciled to date." The public is outraged that the former CEO of bankrupt global financial-derivatives broker and prime dealer in US Treasury securities MF Global doesn't know where the missing $1.2 billion in client funds went.

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Politics

Monday, December 19, 2011

Is the United States Too Big to Succeed? / Politics / US Politics

By: MISES

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRoman Skaskiw writes: Although European libertarians continue to produce great works of theory and activism, the United States has been, and seems to remain, the epicenter of the libertarian movement. There are no prominent protests in Europe calling for less governmental help as there are in the United States. Murray Rothbard's essay "Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty" refers to the United States as "the great home of radical liberalism."[1] In 1996, Dr. Yuri Maltsev presented a lecture at a Ludwig von Mises Institute summit entitled "Why America Must Be Saved," making the case for the United States as the greatest hope in the struggle for freedom.[2] Writing favorably of the tea-party movement, Peruvian writer and recent Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa distinguished the American individualist tradition as stronger than the European one:

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Politics

Monday, December 19, 2011

Threat to Canada's National Sovereignty From North American Homeland Security Perimeter / Politics / Canada

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDana Gabriel writes: After months of negotiations, the U.S. and Canada have unveiled new trade, regulatory and security initiatives to speed up the flow of goods and people across the border. The joint action plans provide a framework that goes beyond NAFTA and continues where the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) left off. This will take U.S.-Canada integration to the next level and is the pretext for a North American Homeland Security perimeter.

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Politics

Monday, December 19, 2011

Lessons for Europe From Argentina Testing Ground for Engineering Financial Collapse / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAdrian Salbuchi writes: Exactly ten years ago Argentina suffered a full-scale financial and governmental collapse. That was the end-result of over a decade of doing exactly what the IMF, international bankers, rating agencies and global “experts” told us to do.

Then President Fernando de la Rúa kept applying all IMF recipes to the very last minute, making us swallow their poisonous “remedies”.

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Politics

Monday, December 19, 2011

Fukushima is Not Safe, Time to Panic! / Politics / Nuclear Power

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIan Goddard writes: Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Japanese Government raised the level of allowable radiation from 1 to 20 millisieverts per year. This so-called “safety level” is the cut-off criterion for compensation for damage to private property incurred by fallout contamination. The reasoning is: if doses below 20 millisieverts per year are safe, then property holders have no grounds upon which to file suit for compensation and the perpetrators are thereby shielded from liability.

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Politics

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Third Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street’, “Why I Occupy” Show in Times Square / Politics / US Politics

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNew York, December 17 2001: Saturday marked the third month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. It was also Bradley Manning’s Birthday. It was one of those days that confirmed the validity of the chant: “All Day, All Week, Occupy Wall Street”.

Ok, maybe, it wasn’t a whole week but felt like a week in one day.

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Politics

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The End of Canada as a Sovereign Nation State, the path Towardw the North American Union / Politics / Canada

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJames Corbett writes: When Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and US President Barack Obama announced the much-anticipated border agreement between the two countries at a press conference in Washington last week, those mainstream media outlets that bothered to cover the story at all compensated for the lack of details about what specifically is going to be accomplished by this accord by focusing on issues of no practical significance.

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Politics

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Way to Occupy a Bank is to Own One / Politics / US Politics

By: Ellen_Brown

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe campaign to "move your money" has gotten a groundswell of support. Having greater impact would be to "move our money" -- move our local government revenues out of Wall Street banks into our own publicly-owned banks.

Occupy Wall Street has been both criticized and applauded for not endorsing any official platform.  But there are unofficial platforms, including one titled the 99% Declaration which calls for a "National General Assembly" to convene on July 4, 2012 in Philadelphia.  The 99% Declaration seeks everything from reining in the corporate state to ending the Fed to eliminating censorship of the Internet.  But none of these demands seems to go to the heart of what prompted Occupiers to camp out on Wall Street in the first place – a corrupt banking system that serves the 1% at the expense of the 99%.  To redress that, we need a banking system that serves the 99%. 

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Politics

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bankers Rule the World, The Network of Global Corporate Control / Politics / Credit Crisis 2011

By: Stephen_Lendman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBankers rule the world. A new Swiss Federal Institute of Technology study says so. Written by Stefania Vitali, James Glattfelder and Stefano Battiston, it's titled "The network of global corporate control," saying:

"We find that transnational corporations from a giant bow-tie structure and that a large portion of control flows to a small tightly-knit core of financial institutions. This core can be seen as an economic 'super-entity' that raises new important issues both for researches and policy makers."

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Politics

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Is Operation GLADIO on the rebound in Europe? / Politics / Conspiracy Theory

By: Patrick_Henningsen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThirty years ago, Europeans were caught in a seemingly endless story of domestic terror which claimed thousands of lives over a generation – a disturbing epoche which was instrumental in bringing forth the modern domestic police state we have today. We now know that the wave of terror which swept across Europe then was run by a state-sponsored terror program called Operation G.L.A.D.I.O., organised by NATO and funded in part by the CIA.

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Politics

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Britain Going to Make the Great Escape from European Union Titanic Heading Towards Economic and Democratic Disaster / Politics / UK Politics

By: Videos

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"Why would a successful country that has enjoyed a thousand of years of independence give up its right of self government to the un elected non entities that we see before us and the answer that comes back from the foreign office is ....."

"Britain is going to make the great escape from the European Union, we will have our democracy back, our liberty back as you lot head for disaster"

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