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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

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Politics

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Political Economy and Silver Price Manipulation / Politics / US Politics

By: Howard_Katz

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe science which today is called economics was originally called political economy, meaning that it was a combination of politics and economics.  This has always seemed a little strange to me.  Economics is the science of creating wealth.  We cannot say that politics is the science of destroying wealth (although sometimes it seems that way).  However, we can say that improper politics is the science of destroying or stealing wealth and proper politics is the science of safeguarding the right of property.

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Politics

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Western Civilization and Classical Economics: The Immorality of Austerity / Politics / Economic Austerity

By: John_Kozy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhen a civilization abandons its morality, no rationalization can be devised to justify its continued existence. It is likely that many reasons can be given for this abandonment in the Western world, although I am convinced that one predominates—the expansion of law. Law once governed various kinds of behavior. It has now encroached upon various kinds of speech and is even being applied to the realm of belief. When someone is accused of having done something wrong, the reply offered usually is something like, "What was done complied with all legal requirements." But "right" has never been defined as "conforms to law," because thoughtful people have long noticed that the law itself can be a great crime, and the worst criminals in a culture can be its lawgivers, as the people of Ireland, Portugal, France, Spain, Greece, and Great Britain are now finding out. Americans will soon find it out too.

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Politics

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Obamanation, Time that Americans Took Back Their Nation from the Criminals / Politics / US Politics

By: Mike_Stathis

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBack in early 2007, very few pundits gave Obama a chance in the 2008 Democratic presidential race. At the time, Hilary Clinton and others were front runners. But things would soon change.

Prior to the 2004 presidential campaign, George Soros & Co. were working to position Obama as a serious contender in 2008. They put together a propaganda book based on some episodes of Obama’s life, filled with the inspiration and glory often seen in fiction novels.

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Politics

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Obama Must Rally Democrats to Seal Tax Cuts Deal With Republicans / Politics / US Politics

By: Money_Morning

Don Miller writes: President Barack Obama on Monday struck a deal with Republicans to extend the Bush-era tax cuts and federal unemployment insurance as well as a host of other tax breaks, but now he faces an uphill battle to convince reluctant members of his own party to go along.

Ignoring Democratic opposition, President Obama agreed to the compromise package, which cuts taxes on businesses in an effort to help the economy recover.

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Politics

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wikileaks: A Big U.S. Government Con Job / Politics / US Politics

By: F_William_Engdahl

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe story on the surface makes for a script for a new Oliver Stone Hollywood thriller. A 39-year old Australian hacker holds the President of the United States and his State Department hostage to a gigantic cyber “leak,” unless the President leaves Julian Assange and his Wikileaks free to release hundreds of thousands of pages of sensitive US Government memos. A closer look at the details, so far carefully leaked by the most ultra-establishment of international media such as the New York Times, reveals a clear agenda. That agenda coincidentally serves to buttress the agenda of US geopolitics around the world from Iran to Russia to North Korea. The Wikileaks is a big and dangerous US intelligence Con Job which will likely be used to police the Internet.

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Politics

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ben Bernanke Digits Juggler about to Drop / Politics / Central Banks

By: Gary_North

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAt a circus, there is always a juggler. If he is dressed as a clown, he is not a great juggler. If he is in a sequin-covered tight suit, he is the real thing. He is there to impress us.

The juggler I most remember was a young man who was juggling a bunch of hoops. He was really good . . . until he dropped all of them in his grand finale. They came down in disarray. He picked them up and walked out of the ring. What else could he do? The finale was not so grand.

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Politics

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Washington Orders Another Free Lunch by Extending Bush Tax Cuts / Politics / US Politics

By: Peter_Schiff

This week Washington displayed the kind of "bipartisanship" that will bankrupt our country and wreck our currency. Coming at a time when both parties say they want to address our long-term fiscal imbalances, the compromise extension of the Bush era tax cuts should be a wake-up call to anyone who somehow expected the American leadership to ever have an "adult conversation" about the country's long term economic health.

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Politics

Friday, December 10, 2010

C-Span Interviews Janet Tavakoli about her presentation to the FHFA / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Janet_Tavakoli

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJanet Tavakoli describes the government’s role in regulating Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and how that role may change in the face of proposed legislation. Washington, DC

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Politics

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wikileaks: Corrupted Oracle or a Counter Intelligence Program Asset of the Establishment? / Politics / US Politics

By: Patrick_Henningsen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYou can judge a tree by its fruit. In the case of Wikileaks, its low-hanging fruit.

There is only one thing more dangerous than a fundamentalist Neo-conservative, and that’s a naive liberal. In the wake of the demolition of the modern, somewhat mythological illusory icon Barrack Obama, people who identify themselves as liberal watchdogs have been left wanting for a new hero.

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Politics

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The Mainstream Financial Media Wants to Brainwash and Bankrupt You / Politics / Mainstream Media

By: DailyWealth

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDan Ferris writes: The financial news media is conspiring to blow up your brokerage account and flush your retirement savings down Ben Bernanke's new commode.

I'm not saying the editors of top financial newspapers and magazines sat down together and hashed out a plan to brainwash you and bankrupt you. No, I really don't think they did that. It only looks like they did it...

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Politics

Thursday, December 09, 2010

WikiLeaks Exposes NATO Plans for Full Scale War Against Russia / Politics / New Cold War

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBill Van Auken writes: US State Department cables released by WikiLeaks have unveiled secret NATO plans for a US-led war against Russia over the Baltic states.

The cables, first reported by the Guardian newspaper Tuesday and posted on the WikiLeaks site, underscore the growing geo-strategic tensions between the US and Russia even as the Obama administration has emphasized a “reset” in relations that was supposed to overcome the conflicts left over from the Bush administration.

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Politics

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Korean Conflict Spiralling Out of Control into Risk of New Korean War / Politics / North Korea

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGregory Elich writes: An artillery duel between North and South Korean forces on November 23 has set in motion a series of events which threaten to spiral out of control.

On November 22, South Korea began its annual military exercise, involving including 70,000 troops, dozens of South Korean and U.S. warships and some 500 aircraft. The following day, South Korean artillery stationed on Yeonpyeong Island began a live ammunition drill, firing shells into the surrounding sea.

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Politics

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Rising Inequality in America: Go, Wall Street, Go! Never mind the rise in unemployment and foreclosures... / Politics / US Politics

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGo, Wall Street, Go!

Never mind the rise in unemployment and foreclosures. Never mind the folks waiting to know if they will get the benefits they need before they are cut off. Never mind the growing gap between rich and poor, and the continuing spread of poverty.

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Politics

Thursday, December 09, 2010

China and its Double-edged Cyber War and Espionage Sword / Politics / China

By: STRATFOR

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA recent batch of WikiLeaks cables led Der Spiegel and The New York Times to print front-page stories on China’s cyber-espionage capabilities Dec. 4 and 5. While China’s offensive capabilities on the Internet are widely recognized, the country is discovering the other edge of the sword.

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Politics

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Founder Jailed in London on Bogus Charges / Politics / UK Politics

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePatrick Martin writes: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police Tuesday morning, denied bail by a London magistrate and then jailed. Assange faces a hearing December 14 on an extradition request by Swedish authorities, who issued a warrant last week on fabricated charges of sexual misconduct.

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Politics

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The Korean War 2 / Politics / US Politics

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Obama administration is moving closer to a war with North Korea. Propaganda fliers have been spread across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), some of them reaching as far north as Pyongyang. According to the Korea JoongAng Daily an official from the South Korean Ministry of National Defense said "the South is prepared to broadcast propaganda along the DMZ and that the ministry is “weighing the timing.”...Loudspeakers are already installed in 11 areas along the DMZ for further propaganda attacks." ("Propaganda war escalates; use of loudspeakers mulled", Korea JoongAng Daily)

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Politics

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Bernanke Caught Out in Massive Lie on Money Printing / Politics / Central Banks

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLeave it to the Daily Show to express in a humorous way the blatant lies of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke about "Printing Money". The amazing thing is Bernanke exposed himself, in his own words.

The clip notes an interesting discrepancy with what Ben Bernanke told 60 Minutes in his first infomercial on 60 Minutes in March of 2009 and what he said Sunday December 5, 2010.

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Politics

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Free Trade Doesn't Work: Interview With Economist Ian Fletcher / Politics / Protectionism

By: Ian_Fletcher

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMichael Hughes Interviews Ian Fletcher - Free trade doesn't work, the global economy is a myth and the U.S. has been duped during trade negotiations for the past 40 years according to Ian Fletcher, an adjunct fellow with the U.S. Business and Industry Council and author of Free Trade Doesn't Work: What Should Replace It and Why, who relayed these concepts to me in an exclusive interview.

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Politics

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Repairing the Damage of “Fraud as a Business Model” / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Janet_Tavakoli

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePresentation to the Federal Housing Finance Agency Supervision Summit Washington, D.C.

IMF: I’M Fantasizing

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Politics

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Belligerent US Diplomacy Promotes War, the Coming Armageddon in Iran / Politics / US Politics

By: Michael_S_Rozeff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhat could be more undiplomatic than confronting the other side? Accusing them? Taunting them? Threatening them? Demanding concessions? Refusing to hear their side? Acting high and mighty? Bluntly invoking "sticks" if they don’t do as demanded? Or simply rejecting what they say out of hand?

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