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Dumping the Euro Isn’t a Cure-All: Easy Money Lets Governments Avoid Free-Market Reforms 1

By Frank Hollenbeck Mises.org June 25, 2015   Dumping the Euro Isn’t a Cure-All: Easy Money Lets Governments Avoid Free-Market Reforms   The Greek drama continues to unfold with the risk of “grexit” becoming increasingly likely. Yet, a large majority of the Greek people want to keep the euro. This, however, would require the Greek […]

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Stockman: Why Ronald Reagan Is Rolling In His Grave, today’s “unaltered Keynesian claptrap”

By Against Crony Capitalism June 21, 2015   Stockman: Why Ronald Reagan Is Rolling In His Grave, today’s “unaltered Keynesian claptrap”     Oh Mr. Stockman, you don’t mince words. And that’s why we like you so. Indeed the central planners are at the helm pushing the world economic ship into deeper and blacker waters. […]


Prison Labor is Industry’s “Best Kept Secret in Outsourcing” and What Has Killed Your Job

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com April 20, 2015   Prison Labor is Industry’s “Best Kept Secret in Outsourcing” and What Has Killed Your Job     There’s “free trade.” There’s “fair trade.” And then there’s what’s really happening. The realities of globalization have made the price of labor somewhere between rock bottom and worthless. Since the […]

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Wall Street’s War On Americans: First Scapegoat, Then Rob

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org April 12, 2015   Wall Street’s War On Americans: First Scapegoat, Then Rob   Richard Wolff explains how scapegoat economics works: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30032-scapegoat-economics-2015 The economic dissolution of the West is the story I document in The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism. Michael Hudson explains that having looted everything […]


Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Has Mighty Lobbying Power on Its Side

By Clark Mindock OpenSecrets.org April 9, 2015   Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Has Mighty Lobbying Power on Its Side   The proposal to fast track trade agreements made by the Obama administration and overseas partners in the Trans-Pacific Partnership — said to be the biggest trade agreement in history, surpassing NAFTA — has created a dynamic […]

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March Payroll Jobs Report

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org April 3, 2015   March Payroll Jobs Report   With the Atlanta Fed’s GDP forecast reduced to 0.2 percent growth in the first quarter, the Bureau of Labor Statistics was unable to come up with another high payroll jobs report. Another orchestration couldn’t pass muster. Consequently March’s […]


Leaked Contract: Amazon Makes Warehouse Workers Sign 18-Month Non-Compete Agreements

By Laura Northrup Consumerist March 26, 2015   Leaked Contract: Amazon Makes Warehouse Workers Sign 18-Month Non-Compete Agreements     Amazon warehouses, even the ones powered by amazing shelf robots, depend mostly on human labor to get the stuff off the shelves and into boxes. The job doesn’t pay very much and is grueling, and […]

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Nearly At ‘Full Employment’? 10 Reasons Why The Unemployment Numbers Are A Massive Lie 1

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog March 9, 2015   Nearly At ‘Full Employment’? 10 Reasons Why The Unemployment Numbers Are A Massive Lie   On Friday, we learned that the official “unemployment rate” has fallen to 5.5 percent. Since an unemployment rate of 5 percent is considered to be “full employment” by many economists, […]