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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

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Politics

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Rip-Off Conspiracy, the United States of Banks / Politics / Central Banks

By: Gary_North

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYou probably missed any media coverage of the September 26 speech by Federal Reserve Board of Governors member Sarah Raskin. The media ignored it. You would be wise not to ignore it.

There were a few brief news reports about it. There was no detailed analysis. The media usually ignore speeches by any FED Board member other than Bernanke.

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Politics

Friday, September 30, 2011

Is The War On Terror A Hoax? / Politics / US Politics

By: Paul_Craig_Roberts

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn the past decade, Washington has killed, maimed, dislocated, and made widows and orphans millions of Muslims in six countries, all in the name of the “war on terror.” Washington’s attacks on the countries constitute naked aggression and impact primarily civilian populations and infrastructure and, thereby, constitute war crimes under law. Nazis were executed precisely for what Washington is doing today.

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Politics

Friday, September 30, 2011

Financial Warfare: How Short Sellers Fleece Investors / Politics / Financial Markets 2011

By: Ellen_Brown

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article“Unrestrained financial exploitations have been one of the great causes of our present tragic condition.” -- President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933 

Why did gold and silver stocks just get hammered, at a time when commodities are considered a safe haven against widespread global uncertainty?  The answer, according to Bill Murphy’s newsletter LeMetropoleCafe.com, is that the sector has been the target of massive short selling.  For some popular precious metal stocks, close to half the trades have been “phantom” sales by short sellers who did not actually own the stock. 

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Politics

Friday, September 30, 2011

Fed Counterfeiter's Cry: Trust Me! / Politics / Central Banks

By: Gary_North

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSarah Bloom Raskin is a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She is a lawyer. She is a banking lawyer and has earned her living for her entire career as a government banking regulator.

On September 26, she gave a Bernanke-imitating speech on the rotten job market: "Monetary Policy and Job Creation." Does it come as a surprise that she promotes monetary inflation as the solution to unemployment?

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Politics

Friday, September 30, 2011

U.S. States to Financiall​y Break Away from Federal Government / Politics / US Politics

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRon Hera submits: arlier this week I attended the Utah Monetary Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah.  As you may know, the state of Utah passed a Legal Tender Act earlier this year authorizing the use of federally minted gold and silver coins as money in the state of Utah.  Now, legislators in other states, many of whom attended the Monetary Summit, are evaluating similar legislation.

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Politics

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Yearning for a Currency Debaser’s Prison / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: Aftab_Singh

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleUntil the mid-19th century, the means of retribution for the stiffed creditor was debtor’s prison. If the creditor could not see the return of his capital, then at least he could temper the pain and humiliation by witnessing the incarceration of the defaulted debtor. In our age of monetary lunacy, it would seem that some of the world’s more dollar-dependent central bankers are quietly (or perhaps not-so-quietly), yearning for a similarly harsh ‘debaser’s prison’. Here I speculate about the peculiar world of the dollar-dependent central banker and consider the consequences of the dearth of entrepreneurial spirit in the money production business.

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Politics

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Enron-i-sation of Europe; Is the Euro "Beyond Rescue"? / Politics / Euro

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSteen Steen Jakobsen, chief economist for Saxo bank in Denmark discusses the Enron-i-sation of Europe in an Email "Macro Brief"

The Enron-i-sation of Europe: Finding solutions through SPV’s speak for themselves. Apart from the inability to being implemented (if German constitutional court is heard) it’s also a slippery road towards permanent aid. Hiding debt in more and more obscure vehicles is similar to Enron having 1000s of SPV hiding the “real issue”. Debt is debt. It needs to be paid back or someone needs to take a loss!

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Politics

Thursday, September 29, 2011

America, Land of the Poor, Home of the Sick / Politics / US Politics

By: Submissions

Michael Finger writes: Thanks to a series of destructive government policies and incentives, a health care crisis has been steadily building in America for a generation or two. But the release yesterday of the Kaiser Family Foundation's annual survey reveals that the problem of unaffordable healthcare is becoming epidemic. According to the report, health insurance premiums have jumped nearly 10% in 2011 for the typical family, compared to a 3% increase in 2010. The average annual cost for family health insurance now exceeds $15,000 per year, about 30% of median household income!

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Politics

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Germany's Inner Struggle Stifles EU Debt Crisis Action / Politics / Credit Crisis 2011

By: John_Browne

The leaders of Europe have been criticized for their inability to deal expeditiously with the Eurozone debt crisis. Many view the paralysis through the prism of self interest: taxpayers of the EU's creditor nations are simply unwilling to finance spending of the bloc's debtors. But the hesitancy can also be ascribed to the growing voter dissatisfaction with the entire structure of the Eurozone, and in particular a chasm between German voters and German leaders.

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Politics

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ron Paul on the Palestinian State / Politics / US Politics

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

The Palestinian Authority's recent announcement that it would seek UN recognition as an independent state dominated the news and the political debate in the United States last week, though in truth it should mean very little to us. Only a political class harboring the illusion it can run the world obsesses over the aspirations of a tiny population on a tiny piece of land thousands of miles away. Remember, the UN initiated this persistent conflict with its 1947 Partition Plan.

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Politics

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mexican Government Under Assault From Drug Cartels, Washington Yawns / Politics / Mexico

By: OilPrice_Com

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSuspected Mexican drug traffickers from the Zetas drug cartel on 20 September drove two trucks to a main avenue in the Mexican Gulf coast city of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and dumped 35 corpses during rush hour while gunmen stood guard, menacing frightened motorists with automatic weapons.

So, why is this being written about here?

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Politics

Monday, September 26, 2011

America and Europe are Saving the Rich and Losing the Economy / Politics / US Politics

By: Paul_Craig_Roberts

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEconomic policy in the United States and Europe has failed, and people are suffering.

Economic policy failed for three reasons: (1) policymakers focused on enabling offshoring corporations to move middle class jobs, and the consumer demand, tax base, GDP, and careers associated with the jobs, to foreign countries, such as China and India, where labor is inexpensive; (2) policymakers permitted financial deregulation that unleashed fraud and debt leverage on a scale previously unimaginable; (3) policymakers responded to the resulting financial crisis by imposing austerity on the population and running the printing press in order to bail out banks and prevent any losses to the banks regardless of the cost to national economies and innocent parties.

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Politics

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Fed's Ultimate Lie Exposed, Central Banks Are Not Banks / Politics / Central Banks

By: Michael_S_Rozeff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI am going to make a number of obvious statements that we all can agree are true, but what they add up to is a startling conclusion. What we call "central banks" are not banks at all.

What is a bank? I refer the reader to a straightforward but reasonably detailed answer here. A bank is a financial organization in which people deposit their money, we are told. This is true. A bank is a business, we are told. This is true. We are also told in this little essay that "each bank tries to make THEIR bank look better than all of the other banks by offering services that some other banks might not have". That is to say, banks compete in a market. This is true, conceptually at least, and also true to some extent in reality, although numerous banking laws seriously alter the market and the competition. But it is the pure idea we are after here, and in the pure idea a bank is a business that competes in a market.

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Politics

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Busted Europe, Euro and the European Union Are Going Down / Politics / Euro-Zone

By: Gary_North

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe European Monetary Union is going to break down. This will be followed by a break-up of the European Union.

This is denied by the New World Order's promoters of international unification. They have been planning for this since the end of World War I. They have been actively implementing this by stealth since the early 1950s. They used treaties to bring this political unification to pass. They used economic unification as the bait. The hook of political unification was always buried in the bait.

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Politics

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Credit Crisis 2011 Clintonomics Redux / Politics / Credit Crisis 2011

By: Barry_Elias

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRecently, the Chief Executive Officer and President of Newsmax, Christopher Ruddy, interviewed President Clinton while attending the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) forum in New York City.

CGI is a non- profit entity founded in 2005 by President Clinton and the William J. Clinton Foundation. Through public and private collaboration amongst leaders in business, government, and non-governmental organizations (NGO), CGI facilitates actionable solutions to global issues.

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Politics

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Will Obama Earn His Nobel Prize and Abstain Palestine Vote; Or Play For Re-Election? / Politics / US Politics

By: Andrew_Butter

I was never quite clear about why President Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize?

I think it was something to do with the concept that he “supported” the idea that America should go along with the idea that the Geneva Convention is a bit more of a big deal than “quaint”. That’s an interesting concept, Adolf Hitler thought the Geneva Convention was “quaint”, but I’m not sure that Angela Merkel is going to get the Nobel Prize.

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Politics

Friday, September 23, 2011

Greek Politicians have had Enough of Austerity, EU Prepares to Abandon Greece / Politics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Mike_Shedlock

Even politicians have had enough of Greek austerity programs as noted in Measures divide PASOK

Prime Minister George Papandreou and Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos on Thursday began the tough task of talking round PASOK MPs who are opposed to the austerity measures announced by the government over the last few days, as the prospect of the steps being rejected by Parliament becomes a strong possibility.

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Politics

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Greece forced to swallow EU's bitter pills / Politics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Pravda

There are two noticeable trends in the story of public debt of Greece. The first is the intent of the EU to save the financial system of the country with loans - the only aid of the capitalist economy. The program is accompanied by unprecedented pressure on the Greek government that is forced to take a series of commitments on economic reform.

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Politics

Thursday, September 22, 2011

US Corporations Moving to Offshore Tax Havens / Politics / US Economy

By: Bob_Chapman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne of the greatest detriments to job creation in the US is the overseas income deferral law. This unbelievable gift to transnational corporations is at the heart of free trade, globalization, offshoring and outsourcing. Presently these corporations are sitting on $2.2 trillion in untaxed profits, which is costing the American taxpayer almost $800 billion in lost tax revenue if like in 2006 they are allowed to bring the funds back at 5-1/4% taxation. Those conglomerates want to bring those funds back into the US tax free, which means $1 trillion in lost taxes, taking advantage of the current financial situation in the US.

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Politics

Thursday, September 22, 2011

US Puppet Regime in Iraq is Calling for a ‘Regime Change’ in Syria / Politics / Middle East

By: Patrick_Henningsen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt’s one thing when imperial bureaucrats in Washington call for ‘regime change’, but it’s quite another thing when the rallying cry is coming from US-installed puppet regime.

In this case, we’re talking about the now fully domesticated US-puppet government of Nuri Kamal al-Maliki in Iraq, who is now calling for a regime change in its neighboring embattled country Syria. You would think that of all people, the Iraqis would not want to wish a US-sponsored sectarian free-for-all on their worst enemy, or neighbor. But think again.

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