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The End of the World Has Already Begun

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners October 20, 2015   The End of the World Has Already Begun   FRANKFURT, Germany – Nothing much to report from the stock market yesterday. Investors are regaining their calm. A few weeks ago, it looked as though the end of the world had begun. We are talking, of […]


Swindle Alert: How To Spot The Fed’s Impending Bailout Of Europe

By Against Crony Capitalism June 30, 2015   Swindle Alert: How To Spot The Fed’s Impending Bailout Of Europe     How does the Fed get dollars to European banks when said banks run out of dollars in which to do dollar denominated business? Print some new ones, then have the euro banks swap euros […]

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Barack Obama Says That What America Really Needs Is Lots More Debt

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog February 2, 2015   Barack Obama Says That What America Really Needs Is Lots More Debt   When it comes to taking a chainsaw to the future of America, nobody seems more eager than Barack Obama.  Despite the fact that the U.S. national debt is on pace to approximately […]


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Moving Money Around Won’t Make Us Richer

By Peter St. Onge Mises.org January 29, 2015   Moving Money Around Won’t Make Us Richer   One of the great debates today between left and right is whether government stimulus is worth it. The left says “yes, early and often.” And the right says “only in the right circumstances.” Unsurprisingly, both left and right […]


Swiss Shocker Triggers Gigantic Losses For Banks, Hedge Funds And Currency Traders

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog January 20, 2015   Swiss Shocker Triggers Gigantic Losses For Banks, Hedge Funds And Currency Traders     The absolutely stunning decision by the Swiss National Bank to decouple from the euro has triggered billions of dollars worth of losses all over the globe.  Citigroup and Deutsche Bank both […]

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50 Numbers From 2014 That Sound Fake But That Are Actually Real

By Michael Snyder The American Dream   50 Numbers From 2014 That Sound Fake But That Are Actually Real   2014 was quite a bizarre year, wasn’t it?  The past 12 months brought us MH370, Ebola, civil war in Ukraine, civil unrest in Ferguson, the rise of ISIS and the fall of the Democrats in […]


Did We Just Witness The Last Great Black Friday Celebration Of American Materialism?

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog   Did We Just Witness The Last Great Black Friday Celebration Of American Materialism?   Americans are going to spend more than 600 billion dollars this Christmas season, and on Friday we got to see our fellow citizens fight each other like rabid animals over foreign-made flat screen televisions […]

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The Rational Market Myth

Source: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts The Rational Market Myth   armageddon without nukes Paul Craig Roberts One of the myths of economics is that markets are rational. Theories are based on this assumption, and the belief that markets are rational fuels the argument against regulation. The market response to the Federal Reserve’s June […]