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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

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Politics

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What Caused the Financial Crisis, Delusion or Crime? Critique of Michael Lewis / Politics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Big Short Is A Bit Short In Missing The Reasons for The Crisis: Michael Lewis’s Delusion Thesis vs Senator Kaufman’s Case for Crime

It’s the number one book in the county. Every day, Michael Lewis’s the Big Short is getting B I G G E R, no doubt because he is so mediagenic, conversational and likes to laugh with the hosts who interview him about his findings.

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Politics

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Germany’s Place in Europe, The MittelEuropa Redux / Politics / Euro-Zone

By: STRATFOR

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe global system is undergoing profound change. Three powers — Germany, Iran and China — face challenges forcing them to refashion the way they interact with their regions and the world. We will explore each of these three states in detail in our next three geopolitical weeklies, highlighting how STRATFOR’s assessments of these states are evolving. We will examine Germany first.

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Politics

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

U.S. Congress Supporting the War Instead of the Troops / Politics / US Politics

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Last week, Congress debated a resolution directing the President to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan no later than the end of this year. The Constitution gives the power to declare war to the Congress, so it is clearly appropriate for Congress to assert its voice on matters of armed conflict. In recent decades, however, Congress has defaulted on this most critical duty, essentially granting successive presidents the unilateral (and clearly unconstitutional) power to begin and end wars at will. This resolution was not expected to pass; however, the ensuing debate and floor vote served some very important purposes.

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Politics

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Life is Great ... But Only If You Are Already Mega-Wealthy / Politics / Social Issues

By: Washingtons_Blog

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs I pointed out in November:  A report by University of California, Berkeley economics professor Emmanuel Saez concludes that income inequality in the United States is at an all-time high, surpassing even levels seen during the Great Depression.

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Politics

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Greatest Financial Crime Ever Perpetrated, This Video Could Put Geithner Behind Bars / Politics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYou gotta see this! If this doesn't convince you that the Timothy Geithner knew about the securities shenanigans that were going on at Lehman, than I don't know what will.

Keep in mind, that Geithner ran Lehman through 3 "stress tests" prior to bankruptcy; all of which Lehman failed, and yet, nothing was done. Anton R. Valukas--the examiner who wrote the 2,200 page investigative-report which was released on Thursday-- has provided plenty of information detailing Lehman's “materially misleading” accounting and “actionable balance sheet manipulation.”

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Politics

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Extraordinary Writs / Politics / US Politics

By: Charlie_Tarango

Most people have heard about and have a cursory knowledge of The Writ of Habeas Corpus.  That is but one of many.

The “Extraordinary Writs” ( Habeas Corpus, Prohibition, Mandamus, Certiorari, Attachment, et al., ), are the most powerful force in American Jurisprudence – and no individual – not even the President of the United States – is more powerful.

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Politics

Saturday, March 13, 2010

World’s Billionaires Grew 50 Percent Richer in 2009 / Politics / Social Issues

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAndre Damon writes: 2009 will be remembered by millions of ordinary people as the year they lost their job, their house, or the prospect of an education. For the rich, however, it was a bonanza.

The world’s billionaires saw their wealth grow by 50 percent last year, and their ranks swell to 1,011, from 793, according to the latest Forbes list of billionaires.

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Politics

Friday, March 12, 2010

More Propaganda from Washington's Corporate Media Partner / Politics / Mainstream Media

By: Mike_Stathis

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast week, Forbes published an article discussing cities across the U.S. "where the recession is ending."  

Let me begin in a tone that many of you have come to expect. In my opinion the article was misleading in an attempt to drum up consumer confidence, or else it was written by a someone with absolutely no understanding of what is going on; perhaps a combination of the two. 

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Politics

Friday, March 12, 2010

Greek Bailout Arrives with Bells On / Politics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Trader_Mark

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleUS banks, Fannie, Freddie, AIG, Dubai, Greece... let us keep this moral hazard party going.   It's official.

If you are following along at home...

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Politics

Friday, March 12, 2010

FDIC Guarantee is just an "illusion", How Safe Is Your Bank, Really? / Politics / Credit Crisis 2010

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOur FREE report reveals why the FDIC guarantee is just an "illusion"

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Politics

Friday, March 12, 2010

Government Media Complex Manipulated Statistics, The Greatest Show on Earth / Politics / Market Manipulation

By: Andy_Sutton

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFor many years the title of ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ belonged to Ringling Brothers and its travelling circus. I had the pleasure of seeing the extravaganza for the first time about a year ago and was amazed at the talent of the performers, their skills, and the hours and hours of practice time that went into making everyone sit on the edge of their seats for the better part of two and a half hours.

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Politics

Friday, March 12, 2010

Washington Must Ban U.S. Credit Derivatives: Games and Gold (Part 2) / Politics / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Janet_Tavakoli

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn an earlier post, I wrote that Congress should act immediately to abolish credit default swaps on the United States, because these derivatives will foment distortions in global currencies and gold. Credit defaults swaps on the United States currently settle in euros, but there is talk of creating new contracts calling for settlement in gold. This is just a trial balloon discussion at the moment, but it is one that Congress should immediately deflate along with all credit derivatives on the United States.

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Politics

Friday, March 12, 2010

European Debt Crisis Politicians Blaming the Short Selling Messengers / Politics / Global Debt Crisis

By: Mike_Larson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOkay, stop me if you’ve heard this one …

You have an entity that took on too much debt. It cooked its books. It failed to get its fiscal house in order. Its “executives” repeatedly refused to take the necessary steps to rein in risk.

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Politics

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Economic Stimulus Scam / Politics / Economic Stimulus

By: MISES

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAntony P. Mueller writes: The recent improvement of the global economy, with particularly high economic-growth numbers for the United States, is just one more deception in a long series of deceptions that have plagued policy makers and investors. While official statistics register a rising gross domestic product, the long-term production potential of many economies around the world is actually contracting. The present economic expansion is brought about by massive stimulus policies. This kind of economic expansion does not constitute genuine economic growth.

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Politics

Friday, March 12, 2010

New Banking Regulations … Same Old Story / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShah Gilani writes: U.S. banks, drunk with greed, drove the nation's economy to the brink of financial Armageddon.

To save U.S. banks from losing their license to dangle the nation's economy over a cliff, the U.S. Federal Reserve and the country's elected elite threw them a bailout party and gifted them with the accounting- world's version of "Transformers. "

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Politics

Friday, March 12, 2010

Gerald Celente Forecasts Economic & Financial Crash of 2010 and Food Crisis / Politics / US Politics

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGerald Celente in a 40 minute broadcast covers some of his long-term forecasts including a breakdown of social order, rioting, food crisis and global economic collapse as a consequence of the global sovereign debt crisis.

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Politics

Friday, March 12, 2010

Workers, Socialization of Banking Debts and Crisis in Mexico / Politics / Mexico

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThomas Marois writes: A striking feature of the global financial crisis is the narrow and technical focus on banks and financial corporations without accounting for ordinary workers in these institutions and in society more broadly. Yet through the intensification of work, workers have also underwritten the profitability of finance. This has been generally ignored.

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Politics

Thursday, March 11, 2010

United States of Foreclosure / Politics / US Politics

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleForeclosures Are Rising And Not Just Homeowbers Are Affected;
A Haitian Story: Loses Family Home In Earthquake, NY Home in “Bankquake”

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Politics

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Two Sides on the Debate Over Government Spending / Politics / Government Spending

By: Tim_Iacono

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe live in interesting times, times that are no doubt going to get much more interesting in the years ahead and, unfortunately, probably more violent.

The recent demonstrations on California college campuses following the Tea Party protests of last summer bring up the intriguing possibility that we could actually see protesters againstgovernment spending and for government spending face off against each other in the streets.

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Politics

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Eurozone Governments Blame Greek Debt Crisis on Speculators Instead of Looking in the Mirror / Politics / Euro-Zone

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe heads of Germany, France and Greece are continuing to highly vocally blame financial speculators for Greece's debt financing woes. This clearly amounts to political propaganda in an attempt to ms-direct the eyes of their electorate away from those culpable in bringing the crisis about against rising debt financing and insurance costs which is a SYMPTOM of the crisis and not its cause.

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