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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

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Politics

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

State Pension Woes Only Worsening … / Politics / Pensions & Retirement

By: Nilus_Mattive

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI know some investors right now who are making major mistakes when it comes to retirement planning …

First, they have been consistently underestimating how much money they’ll need down the line. In essence they are pretending that inflation doesn’t exist …

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Politics

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Striking Overpaid Workers, Public Unions Should be Banned / Politics / Social Issues

By: Mike_Shedlock

Illinois construction workers live in fantasy land of business-as-usual. They are demanding 15% pay hikes when everyone of them ought to be fired with their jobs outsourced to the cheapest non-union shop.

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Politics

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Fireworks To Distract Attention From Economic Depression Taking U.S. Down / Politics / US Politics

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJuly 5, 2010, Two days after a jobs report showed how many Americans are down, the nation was looking up -- at fireworks signaling the anniversary of American independence (even as the BP disaster shows how dependent we’ve become.).

On July 4th, here in New York, my block was jammed with ooing and ahing onlookers as was the whole West Side of Manhattan when the Macy’s Department store shot off 40,000 shells at a rate of 1500 a minute and at a cost of $500,000.

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Politics

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

BP Gulf Oil Spill Day 76: A Whale Awaits EPA and Jones Waiver / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Dian_L_Chu

The world’s largest oil skimmer vessel arrived in the Gulf and has docked in Louisiana since June 30 awaiting U.S. official review and approval.

The Taiwanese-flagged vessel was originally commissioned as a conventional oil tanker earlier this year in South Korea. But the ship’s owner, Taiwan shipping giant –TMT (“Today Makes Tomorrow”) Shipping Offshore—modified it into an oil skimmer immediately after the BP Deepwater Horizon rig explosion.

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Politics

Monday, July 05, 2010

Coming Chaos: No Banks, No Public Facilities, No Food and Rampaging Gangs of Desperate People / Politics / Social Issues

By: Mac_Slavo

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBob Chapman, of The International Forecaster, says it’s time to prepare for the worst, comparing our impending economic crisis to that which was experienced at the onset of 1348 and the following century and a half.

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Politics

Monday, July 05, 2010

The New Civil Wars Within the West / Politics / GeoPolitics

By: OilPrice_Com

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleInternecine civil wars are underway almost everywhere within the West, and most virulently in the United States of America. They are not yet kinetic wars, but wars of grinding prepositioning, the kind which lead to foregone conclusions without a shot being fired. They are wars of survival, nonetheless, because the basic architecture for national strength is being altered incrementally or dramatically. And, in many cases, consciously.

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Politics

Monday, July 05, 2010

Young People Should Work for Free / Politics / Employment

By: Jeffrey_A_Tucker

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWith young people nearly shut out of the market (by recession, regulation, "child" labor laws, and ghastly minimum wage laws), I would like to suggest the unthinkable: young people should work for free wherever they can and whenever they can. The reason is to acquire a good reputation and earn a good recommendation. A person who will give you a positive reference on demand is worth gold, and certainly far more than the money you might otherwise earn.

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Politics

Monday, July 05, 2010

The IMF Wants to Take Over the World, Banking Colossus in the Making / Politics / Global Financial System

By: Michael_S_Rozeff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHow long did it take to build the Federal Reserve System? Nineteen years. The various interests created and debated banking reform between the years 1894 and 1913. This is documented by Elmus Wicker in his little book The Great Debate on Banking Reform: Nelson Aldrich and the Origins of the Fed.

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Politics

Sunday, July 04, 2010

BP Oil Spill Global Catastrophe Reaches Epic Proportions / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: T_Anthony_Michael

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDr. Tom Termotto writes: As BP Oil Spill Lets the Genie Out Of The Bottle

Why has it been so difficult to put this GENIE (Oil & Gas) back into the bottle (Macondo Prospect, Gulf of Mexico)? Or at least keep any more of him from coming out?

There are many reasons, on many different levels, but let’s start with BP and the culture of corporate superiority that has evolved at this corporate behemoth since its founding in 1908. We’re talking about the granddaddy here – the Anglo-Persian Oil Company – which was the first to develop the oil and gas reserves discovered in the Middle East. Simply put, when you’re the biggest and the oldest in that neck of the woods, you get used to doing it your way, and ONLY your way.

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Politics

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Sloppy G-20 Drunks Can’t Avoid Their Fate / Politics / Government Intervention

By: Justice_Litle

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn some ways, the recent G-20 gathering in Canada was like a giant Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, in which the heads of drunk governments promised a return to fiscal sobriety. Fat chance...

"Wall Street got drunk."– George W. Bush, July 2008

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Politics

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Fourth of July, Put Away the Flags / Politics / US Politics

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRemembering Howard Zinn - On this July 4, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in song that God must single out America to be blessed.

Is not nationalism -- that devotion to a flag, an anthem, a boundary so fierce it engenders mass murder -- one of the great evils of our time, along with racism, along with religious hatred?

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Politics

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Seize BP Assets: Compounding One Disaster with Another / Politics / US Politics

By: MISES

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCarl F. Horowitz writes: The April 20 explosion and subsequent round-the-clock oil spill from a BP-operated deepwater drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico 40 miles off the Louisiana coast has generated justifiable anger across the nation. It's also generated calls for strict sanctions against BP, the most drastic of which is confiscation of all company assets.

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Politics

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Overwhelmed by Oil and Toxic Pollutants: The Destuction of an Entire Coastline / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFelicity Arbuthnot writes: "The sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours  ...
For this, for everything, we are out of tune." (William Wordsworth, 1770-1850.)

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Politics

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Should We Nuke the BP Gulf Oil Well? / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Washingtons_Blog

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCBS News, the Christian Science Monitor, CNN and Reuters have all asked whether BP should nuke its leaking oil well.

Indeed, some high-level Russian nuclear scientists and oil industry experts have suggested such that approach to stop the Gulf oil gusher. Here is archival footage of the Russians killing a gas leak with a nuclear device.

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Politics

Saturday, July 03, 2010

U.S. Economy is Stuck in Misery / Politics / US Politics

By: Joel_S_Hirschhorn

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe middle class is dead. The US has produced a self-sustaining two-class society. Most Lower Class Americans are in bad or uncertain economic shape but the rich and powerful Upper Class crowd keeps making and spending money as if there has been no recession.

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Politics

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Postcards from the Gulf, Clouds of Oil Billowing from Seabed may Contain Silver Lining / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJames Macfarlane writes: There may be something other than misery being telegraphed from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. To the acute observer, something besides crude oil may be seen rising to the surface. It’s a message. A message revealing a deeper truth as to the real meaning of this crisis.

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Politics

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Chinese Yaun Manipulation, Currency Reform Bill Is Only a Small First Step / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Ian_Fletcher

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt’s nice to see the long-stewing Chinese currency manipulation pot bubbling a bit again, thanks to China’s latest blatantly disingenuous move to allow a token fluctuation or two of the yuan.  And it’s great that Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s currency bill is inching towards the floor of the Senate. (The underlying idea, giving American industries formal trade remedies against currency manipulation by foreign governments, was actually thought up several years ago by  Kevin Kearns, president of my organization, the U.S. Business & Industry Council.)

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Politics

Saturday, July 03, 2010

BP Gulf Oil Spill Disaster, An Impossible Well to Cap? / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Joshua_S_Burnett

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis Article              My first article in this series was a query; I listed the theories and evidence I’d seen thus far and asked for readers to respond and tell me I was crazy (which a few of you did, in as many words…much appreciated J). I felt that what I was writing about seemed to me far “too apocalyptic” as one comment on the original article stated.  If you read the introduction and conclusion of the first article it becomes rather obvious that I wasn’t advocating, I was inquiring.  I received over 100 emails; after investigating those leads here are what I’ve concluded thus far.

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Politics

Friday, July 02, 2010

G20 Economic Stimulus Stalemate in Toronto / Politics / Global Economy

By: John_Browne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast week, global attention was focused on Toronto as the G-20 gathered to confront the growing financial and economic worries darkening the global economic horizon. In an irony worthy of Orwell, the representatives of the world's top 20 economies (19 countries plus the European Union) managed to ignore the out-of-control spending contained in Western governments' budgets and instead unite behind a banner that they called "financial responsibility." This is akin to a group of Mafiosi holding a summit on business ethics.

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Politics

Friday, July 02, 2010

Sheffield NHS Choose Your GP Consultation as Health Life Expectancy Gap Widens / Politics / NHS

By: N_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe 13 year Labour government has come and gone and still PCT's such as the Sheffield NHS are sat twiddling their thumbs with yet another patient consultation rather than acting to allow patients to be able to choose to register with any GP, as patients remain locked into their local GP surgeries regardless of the huge disparity in actual health care provision as experienced by patients and as demonstrated by the UK GP Patient survey ( http://results.gp-patient.co.uk- table below).

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