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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The True U.S. National Debt / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: James_Quinn

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhen I read Paul Krugman and the other Keynesian boneheads saying that our debt is not a problem, they quote figures about our debt of $13.3 trillion versus our GDP of $14.6 trillion not being so bad. That is only 91% of GDP. They point to World War II when our national debt reached 120% of GDP. They say everything worked out after that.

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Interest-Rates

Monday, August 23, 2010

What Does Debt-Based Money Imply for Interest Payments? / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: Robert_Murphy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn a previous article, I explained the sense in which our fractional-reserve, fiat financial system is built upon debt-based money. In this perverse arrangement, new dollars come into existence through the creation of government and private debt. Going the other way, if the private sector and the federal government ever began seriously paying down their debts, the supply of US dollars would shrink.

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Politics

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Unenlightened Self-Interest, Deficit Hawk Down On Tax Cuts and Financial Reform / Politics / US Debt

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man." Henry Hazlett


The argument that 'tax cuts for the wealthiest few stimulates growth' aka the trickle down theory needs to be buried alongside the 'efficient markets hypothesis' and the other principle beliefs of voodoo economics that have brought the US from the world's greatest nation to third world status in a generation.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Utility of Debt / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: Dr_Jeff_Lewis

For many, debt is a burden.  For many others, it's a utility to be respected.  Regardless of which position you take, realize that there are some situations in which debt is beneficial - and others where it's just dangerous.  For the US Government, debt is now just simply dangerous.

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Economics

Thursday, August 19, 2010

U.S. Heading for Currency Destruction Debt Default Great Depression / Economics / US Debt

By: The_Gold_Report

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs the world sinks deeper into what he calls the Greater Depression, Casey Research Chairman Doug Casey sees default on the U.S. national debt as inevitable—albeit probably in the guise of currency destruction. He anticipates further contraction in real estate, particularly on the commercial front. As long as stocks remain overpriced, he'll shy away from equities—except perhaps in favored sectors such as gold. In fact, in this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Doug posits that gold juniors might "go up by an order of magnitude or more, even while most other stocks are going down."

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Federal Reserve Magically Erasing Debts and Liabilities / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: Richard_Daughty

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHossein Askari is a professor of international business and international affairs at George Washington University, and Noureddine Krichene is an economist with a PhD from UCLA, which I mention to establish their credentials, since some bozo from the Federal Reserve created a stir when he said, with a sniff of condescension and smugness, that nobody should comment about economics unless they have a PhD in economics from a “proper” university, because we unwashed huddled masses are “dangerous” and a “threat to society.”

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Economics

Friday, August 06, 2010

Keynesians, Fiat Currency, Until Debt Does Them Part / Economics / US Debt

By: Brady_Willett

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBen Bernanke’s machinations since the financial crisis began are widely celebrated as having saved the financial markets from complete ruin.  Question is, was preventing the ruin of an over-leveraged, non-transparent, and bubble-driven financial system really the best path?  For that matter, did the actions of Bernanke and company simply delay the day of reckoning and/or ensure that this day will be even more severe?  Efforts to divine an enigmatic yesteryear notwithstanding, the reality is that as policy makers veer down one path we are precluded from knowing what the terrain would have been like down the other, with all of the ‘could have’ and ‘would have’ impediments limiting what can be said with conviction…

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Economics

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Obama Save the U.S. Economy by Paying Down the National Debt / Economics / US Debt

By: Graham_Summers

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear Mr. President,

The following is a plan that I believe would bring about a significant change not only in the US economy, but in the US mindset. The last 30+ years in this country have been dominated by an overall regression in moral character and beliefs.

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Interest-Rates

Monday, August 02, 2010

US Economic Outlook: Indebted to Death / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: Richard_Daughty

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJohn Stepek at MoneyWeek.com, talking about the “European bank stress tests” that were “a whitewash, of course” said that it kind of reminded him of “one of Gordon Brown’s budgets.”

My immediate reaction, of course, and speaking as a true American, is to ask, “Huh? Gordon who?” as a clever way of reminding these British guys that real Americans, like me, don’t know about anything, or care about anything, that is not about America and/or Americans and how it affects us, as Americans, but mostly me, personally, as an American.

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Economics

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

US Treasury Running on Fumes, Down to the Last Trillion in Red Ink / Economics / US Debt

By: Paul_Craig_Roberts

The White House is screaming like a stuck pig. WikiLeaks’ release of the Afghan War Documents “puts the lives of our soldiers and our coalition partners at risk.”

What nonsense. Obama’s war puts the lives of American soldiers at risk, and the craven puppet state behavior of “our partners” in serving as US mercenaries is what puts their troops at risk.

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Confirmed: U.S. Fiscal Woe Is Worse Than Greece / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: Dian_L_Chu

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleReading the annual Long Term Budget Outlook by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has become an increasingly depressing experience in recent years. This year seems even more so than ever.

The latest projection puts the federal debt rising to 62% of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the end of the year (from 40% pre-crisis), the highest percentage since just after World War. (See Graph)

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Interest-Rates

Sunday, July 25, 2010

U.S. is Insolvent and Faces Bankruptcy as a Pure Debtor Nation / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: Washingtons_Blog

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleChina Calls Our Bluff: America's biggest creditor - China - has called our bluff.

As the Financial Times notes, the head of China's biggest credit rating agency has said America is insolvent and that U.S. credit ratings are a joke:

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Economics

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Quadrillion Dollar Debt: Deflation 'Day of Reckoning' Looms / Economics / US Debt

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhat Will Happen as $1,000,000,000,000,000 in Global Debt Winds Down?

The biggest balloon in the world is deflating.

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Economics

Friday, July 16, 2010

U.S. State Budget Debt Crises Threatens Economic Recovery / Economics / US Debt

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: Across the country state budget crises are threatening to undermine the U.S. economic recovery.

Some 48 states are emerging from a round of painful budget cuts for their 2010 fiscal budgets, and at least 46 states face shortfalls for the upcoming 2011 fiscal year, which in most states began July 1.

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

U.S. Stripped of AAA Credit Rating By China? / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: Dian_L_Chu

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDespite repeated warnings going back several years from Moody's, S&P et al that the U.S. could lose its top credit rating with ongoing fiscal deficits and heavy debts, the platinum-plated AAA rating of the United States seems all untouchable.

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Interest-Rates

Monday, July 12, 2010

China Ratings Agency Downgrades US Debt From Moody's, S&P's, and Fitch's AAA Rating / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCurrency wars. Well at least a Phony War for now. See, nothing has happened. All is well. Move along. Nothing to see here. Status quo intact.

The US sovereign debt gets a stiff downgrade, cut down from number one in the world, to a distant thirteenth place by China's Dagong Credit Rating Agency.

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Economics

Sunday, July 11, 2010

It’s “Chapter 66” as U.S. States Face De Facto Bankruptcy / Economics / US Debt

By: Justice_Litle

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA number of U.S. states are facing bankruptcy – in fact if not in name – with Illinois and California leading the way.

When an individual goes bankrupt in the United States, it’s usually a Chapter 7. When a business goes under, it’s Chapter 11. Farmers have a Chapter 12, and there is a more complex individual option known as Chapter 13.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, July 02, 2010

The Link Between Public Debt and Private Wages / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: Adrian_Ash

BETWEEN V.E. Day in 1945 and June 1947, the United States shrank its armed forces from twelve million people to around 1.5 million.

The impact on the economy – and on the US Treasury's then record debts – is hard to overstate...

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Politics

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Deficit Terrorism and Economic Warfare as Main Street Slips Into Debt Slavery / Politics / US Debt

By: Ellen_Brown

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWall Street banks have been saved from bankruptcy by governments that are now going bankrupt themselves; but the banks are not returning the favor.  Instead, they are engaged in a class war, insisting that the squeezed middle class be even further squeezed to balance over-stressed government budgets.  All the perks are going to Wall Street, while Main Street slips into debt slavery.  Wall Street needs to be made to pay its fair share, but how?

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Interest-Rates

Monday, June 28, 2010

Fed Credit, Inflation and the Idiots in the Middle / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA whole series of alarms occurred after I got the news, although I lost the source, that “food stamp usage just soared to a new record high” of 40.2 million persons.

This number is alarming in itself because it means that the economy is so bad that more and more hungry people cannot afford to even feed themselves, sort of like teenagers, but with hopefully better manners and dietary choices.

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