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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

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Politics

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Consumer Credit Advanced in the United States / Politics / US Politics

By: Asha_Bangalore

Consumer credit grew at an annual rate of 10.0% in November, inclusive of strong growth in revolving (+8.5%) and non-revolving credit (+10.7%). This is another metric that is indicative of improving economic conditions in the U.S. economy.

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Politics

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Russia Regime Change, Why Washington Wants ‘Finito’ with Putin / Politics / US Politics

By: F_William_Engdahl

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWashington clearly wants ‘finito’ with Russia’s Putin as in basta! or as they said in Egypt last spring, Kefaya--enough!. Hillary Clinton and friends have apparently decided Russia’s prospective next president, Vladimir Putin, is a major obstacle to their plans. Few however understand why. Russia today, in tandem with China and to a significant degree Iran, form the spine, however shaky, of the only effective global axis of resistance to a world dominated by one sole superpower.

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Politics

Monday, January 09, 2012

The Ultimate Consumer Protection / Politics / US Politics

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

This week, partisan games in Washington reached a fevered pitch as Congress acted to prevent recess appointments, yet the administration made them anyway. Congress has been gaveling into session for less than a minute every three days for the express purpose of technically staying in session. The 40 second "pro forma" sessions may strike supporters of the President as obstructionist, but Congress was using its clear constitutional authority and playing by the rules. Frustrated, the President simply disregarded the Constitution, and appointed Richard Cordray as head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Board, and Sharon Block, Richard Griffin, and Terence Flynn to the National Labor Relations Board anyway.

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Politics

Monday, January 09, 2012

Getting Fired Don't Panic / Politics / Social Issues

By: Gary_North

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt has happened before. I did not plan on it happening again.

On Wednesday, January 4, the server system that hosts my website, http://GaryNorth.com, crashed.

I did not get fired by my paying subscribers. I got fired by digits that failed.

Fortunately, I was re-hired on Friday. The site came back online.

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Politics

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Who's Worse: The Nazis or the US Government? / Politics / US Politics

By: Jeff_Berwick

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe word "nazi" and all of its requisite icons have been so sensationalized that naming your child "Adolf Hitler" results in having your baby taken away by the government... and drawing a swastika is still illegal in many countries, including Germany, Hungary, Poland and Brazil.

Yet, in so many ways, the US Government has surpassed the nazis in evil... the only difference is that they are much, much smarter at how they do it.

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Politics

Friday, January 06, 2012

Failed Education Policy Has Crippled U.S. Economy / Politics / Education

By: Barry_Elias

Relative economic immobility in the United States is a function of our failed education policy during the past four decades.

According to the Economic Mobility Project conducted by The Pew Charitable Trust, work force participation by women increased 30 percentage points, from 40 percent to 70 percent, during this time. For 30 years (1974-2004), inflation adjusted income for women in their 30s surged 300 percent.

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Politics

Friday, January 06, 2012

The Gilded Age of Bankers and Income Disparity / Politics / Social Issues

By: Richard_Mills

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information

Between 1865 and 1898 the US economy grew at the fastest rate in its history with real wages, wealth, GDP, and capital formation all increasing rapidly:

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Politics

Friday, January 06, 2012

Slovakia's Nuclear Schizophrenia - Shut Down, Continue As Usual or? / Politics / Nuclear Power

By: OilPrice_Com

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe implosion of the USSR in December 1991 produced massive economic "collateral damage" in its East European allies, as they simultaneously sought both to assert their new-found independence and draw closer to their potential European allies on the western side of 1946's "Iron Curtain."

Following the euphoria amity quickly devolved down to practical issues, one of which was that the European Union was leery of welcoming new members after the collapse of Communism that relied on power from Soviet-era nuclear power facilities, especially in the wake of the April 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in Ukraine.

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Politics

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Playing the 'Free Markets' Canard and the Myth of Self Regulation / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis Articleca·nard/kəˈnär(d)/

Noun:

a. An unfounded or false, deliberately misleading story : a fabricated report
b. a groundless rumor or belief.

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Politics

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Why Attacking Iran Will Not Work in 2012 / Politics / Iran

By: Patrick_Henningsen

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAll signs coming out of Washington, London, Paris and Tel Aviv are pointing towards a pre-emptive military strike against Iran in 2012. But a number of key indicators are also pointing towards an unsuccessful, unlikely operation, whose failure could result in a military and economic tailspin from which the United States and Israel are unlikely to recover.

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Politics

Thursday, January 05, 2012

America in Desperate Need for a Revolution / Politics / US Politics

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShah Gilani writes: Rampant profiteering by Congress and greedy bankers is forcing us to weigh the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune against honesty and transparency - both of which are being trampled by crony capitalists in pursuit of the almighty dollar.

What's at stake is whether gross criminal activity and reckless disregard for the public will continue to be whitewashed by regulators like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Federal Reserve, courts, and Congress, which encourage half-baked civil fraud charges followed by non-prosecution agreements and nickel-and-dime fines.

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Politics

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Getting Out Before the Gates Slam Shut on the U.S. Police State / Politics / US Politics

By: Casey_Research

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis Article(Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator) : L: Doug, a lot of readers have been asking for guidance on how to know when it's time to exit center stage and hunker down in some safe place. Few people want to hide from the world in a cabin in the woods while life goes on in the mainstream, but nobody wants to get caught once the gates clang shut on the police state the US is becoming. How do you know when it's time to go?

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Politics

Thursday, January 05, 2012

US, EU Warmongers Wage Economic War on Iran / Politics / Iran

By: Mike_Shedlock

One might think the US and EU would have enough economic problems already to risk oil soaring to stratospheric heights by an embargo of Iranian oil.

Unfortunately, common sense never gets in the way of bureaucrats and fools or their foolish missions.

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Politics

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Please Daddy-Cool Bomb Iran, Just One More War… And I Need The Money / Politics / US Politics

By: Andrew_Butter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe first really big irony is when “we” were trying to persuade that lunatic Khomeini to stop beating the living daylights out of “our good friend” Saddam Hussein, no matter how much sophisticated ordinance and poison gas we sold him, there were two conditions for the lunatic to stop:

1: Saddam Hussein had to go.
2: There had to be some approximation of democratic elections in Iraq.

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Politics

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Hot Air Rises But Carbon Markets Fall / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe potential for carbon finance to hit a final limit to its credibility, and implode in 2012 is high and rising. As we know, global warming theorists would be short of talkshow material without "tipping points" and climate forcing, drawing on everything from heavily overworked CO2 to more exciting, seemingly higher tech specialty themes like the possible role of adipic acid, freons and halocarbons, 'black carbon' and heavy metals, even cosmic ray breakdown particles in the atmosphere - - to explain why they believe global average temperatures have to rise. As we also know or are invited to believe, carbon traders huddled over their playstation consoles doing the Fibonaccis and losing other peoples' money are preventing this happening.

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Politics

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

U.S. Iran War Imminent in Straits of Hormuz? $200 a Barrel Oil? / Politics / Crude Oil

By: OilPrice_Com

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe pieces and policies for potential conflict in the Persian Gulf are seemingly drawing inexorably together.

Since 24 December the Iranian Navy has been holding its ten-day Velayat 90 naval exercises, covering an area in the Arabian Sea stretching from east of the Strait of Hormuz entrance to the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Aden. The day the maneuvers opened Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told a press conference that the exercises were intended to show "Iran's military prowess and defense capabilities in international waters, convey a message of peace and friendship to regional countries, and test the newest military equipment." The exercise is Iran's first naval training drill since May 2010, when the country held its Velayat 89 naval maneuvers in the same area. Velayat 90 is the largest naval exercise the country has ever held.

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Politics

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The American Empire is Over, Brace for an Horrifying Decent / Politics / US Politics

By: Videos

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleChris Hedges "Brace Yourself! The American Empire Is Over & The Descent Is Going To Be Horrifying!"

"We have undergone, I think, in the last few decades a kind of slow motion coup d'état."

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Politics

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The Outlook for the New Year, Tyranny in the Forecast / Politics / US Politics

By: Paul_Craig_Roberts

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis past year has not been a good one for the 99%, and the new year is likely to be even worse. This column deals with the outlook for liberty. The next will deal with the economic outlook.

The outlook for liberty is dismal. Those writers who are critical of Washington’s illegal wars and overthrow of the US Constitution could find themselves in indefinite detainment, because criticism of Washington’s policies can be alleged to be aiding Washington’s enemies, which might include charities that provide aid to bombed Palestinian children and flotillas that attempt to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/24/us-israel-usa-flotilla-idUSTRE75N4A620110624

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Politics

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Ron Paul: Debt Burden Threatens American Families / Politics / US Politics

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Last week, as most Americans were celebrating the holidays with family and friends, the Obama Administration announced plans to seek yet another debt ceiling increase in the New Year. While some fiscal conservatives will try to block this increase, their efforts are designed to fail thanks to the procedure set up by the last debt ceiling negotiations. Congress would have to pass a joint resolution opposing the increase, which the president could simply veto. Thus, an additional $1.2 trillion on top of our already unsustainable debt is a foregone conclusion. Our Gross Domestic Product continues to contract and now stands at $14.5 trillion. The debt already far exceeds that and will soon hit the new ceiling of $16.39 trillion.

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Politics

Monday, January 02, 2012

Britain Sleepwalking into Fascism / Politics / UK Politics

By: William_Bowles

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"[W]hen dealing with more old-fashioned kinds of states outside the postmodern continent of Europe, we need to revert to the rougher methods of an earlier era - force, pre-emptive attack, deception, whatever is necessary to deal with those who still live in the nineteenth century world of every state for itself. Among ourselves, we keep the law but when we are operating in the jungle, we must also use the laws of the jungle." -- The new liberal imperialism by Robert Cooper (Cooper by the way was a former civil service adviser to Tony Blair)[1]

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