Comparing today’s recession/depression to the 1980 recession

Comparing today's recession/depression to the 1980 recession

"Much like today, Americans were concerned not only with high unemployment but increasing budget deficits in the early 1980s. A September 1983 Gallup poll found that three-fourths of the public agreed that the federal government's budget deficit was a great threat (42%) or some

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Why savers are getting screwed

Why savers are getting screwed

"Without the intervention of economic policymakers, interest rates would be naturally higher. That would increase the cost of borrowing for businesses and consumers, but there would be some offsetting economic benefits. Savers are getting screwed by the current monetary policy

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Geithner admits USA bankrupt to US Senate

Geithner admits USA bankrupt to US Senate

"Never in our history has Congress failed to increase the debt limit when necessary. Failure to raise the limit would precipitate a default by the United States. Default would effectively impose a significant and long-lasting tax on all Americans and all American businesses

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Real reason for electricity blackouts hitting southern US

Real reason for electricity blackouts hitting southern US

“Large oil companies have for a decade artificially shorted the gasoline market to drive up prices,” said FTCR president Jamie Court. “Oil companies know they can make more money by making less gasoline.” The following article was written by Paul Joseph Watson. He is t

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World economies on verge of currency revaluations to deal with debt

World economies on verge of currency revaluations to deal with debt

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." -- Henry Ford Basically what the world central banks are doing is increasing their money by devaluin

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Is Obama the next Mugabe of Zimbabwe?

Is Obama the next Mugabe of Zimbabwe?

"America, Britain, Japan, Germany, France, Sweden, Holland, Norway, Canada and Australia make up the Fishmongers Group and their meeting on Tuesday will deliberate on the state of the inclusive government, debt relief, public finance administration and the controversial economi

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US raiding foreign countries with dollars, not soldiers

US raiding foreign countries with dollars, not soldiers

""The United States is going to China and saying: we want you to commit economic suicide, just like Japan did. We want you to follow the same thing: we want you to revalue your currency, we want you to squeeze your companies, we want you to go bankrupt,” says Michael Hudson,

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FDIC wants your retirement cash to save banks: Bloomberg

FDIC wants your retirement cash to save banks: Bloomberg

“The FDIC is constantly looking at structures where we can get the greatest opportunity to tap into capital that we have not had the success reaching through previous disposition methods,” FDIC spokeswoman Michele Heller said in an e-mailed statement. “We welcome and work

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Canadian government admits recovery never happened

Canadian government admits recovery never happened

“Not only did their stimulus fail to create the jobs of tomorrow, it also failed to protect the jobs of today,” Scott Brison, the opposition Liberal Party’s spokesman for finance issues, said by telephone. "Most of us were shaking our heads in disbelief early last year w

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How Western society is brainwashed and crumbling

How Western society is brainwashed and crumbling

"The cultural embrace of illusion, and the celebrity culture that has risen up around it, have accompanied a growing system of casino capitalism, with its complicated and unregulated deals of turning debt into magical assets, to create fictional wealth for us, and vast wealth f

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Will we see double digit interest rates from the 1980s?

Will we see double digit interest rates from the 1980s?

"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." -- Thomas Jefferson Spending is

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Greenspan: credit crunch “by far the greatest financial crisis”

Greenspan: credit crunch by far the greatest financial crisis

Greenspan said that while the economy was in worse shape in the Great Depression, the recent financial crisis was potentially more harmful than that in the 1930s because “never had short-term credit literally withdrawn.” Greenspan just said that the current credit crunch

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say goodbye to greece

The whole “cut them loose” argument regarding Greece’s gargantuan moutain of debt and its inability to pay the interest is ignorance. Looking back in recent history (2002 to present) when Argentina defaulted on its mountainous debt, 20 percent of the Italian pension system went with it and hundreds of thousands of Europeans lost a significant [...]

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imf encourages risky lending cartoon

“The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has proposed new taxes on financial institutions to cover the costs of future potential bailouts, leaked documents show.” According to the IMF proposals circulated to the Group of 20 advanced and developing countries on Tuesday, the measures would see all institutions pay a bank levy as well as a further [...]

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ben bernanke is the devil

“As interest rates begin to rise worldwide, losses in derivatives may end up bankrupting a wide range of institutions, including municipalities, state governments, major insurance companies, top investment houses, commercial banks and universities.” The economy is seriously out of whack. The 25 highest-paid hedge fund managers earned a total of more than $25 billion last [...]

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side view mirror employer gives pink slip

“Who are they trying to kid?” Bittner says. “Are they trying to make you think it’s better so you’ll go out and spend?” Well, yes. The nation’s fragile consumer confidence, which sank to a record low about a year ago, could keep the fledgling economic recovery stuck in first gear, says Ken Goldstein, an economist [...]

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jobless rate soars obama frontpage

“The increase in jobs highlighted in the nation’s most recent unemployment report carried the sound of economic promise, but Obama administration officials on Sunday warned that the public shouldn’t expect any dramatic improvement in the jobless rate largely because of the effect of thousands of “discouraged” unemployed people who have resumed their search for work.” [...]

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canadian passport

“Canadians may be worried about impending interest rate hikes and the strength of the Canadian dollar, which may be responsible for the slight drop in the Index and their weakening expectations of economic performance in both the short- and long-term.” From what many economists see is that the tough times have yet to go away. [...]

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american freedom made in china

“While the sources for the supposed increases in U.S. consumer spending are murky at best, the amount of consumer spending in and of itself is not a determinant of whether or not economic recovery is taking place.” The banks are making billions and adding extra fees, mortgage rates are going up so banks will increase [...]

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map of greece

“This was all inflation dependent financing. If the Federal Reserve and the rest of the world continued to inflate, cheap money would have bailed these projects out. With the Fed halting money printing, there are not enough dollars to support this debt structure.” The Greeks are in a real pickle, but it is one they [...]

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china yuan american dollar center

“My goal over the course of the next year is for China to recognize that it is also in their interest to allow their currency to appreciate because, frankly, they have got a potentially overheating economy,” Obama said. Mr Obama, debt is the problem, not China. The American government debt is well over $50,000 per [...]

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collapse of the roman usa empire

“.. debating the stages of decline may be a waste of time — it is a precipitous and unexpected fall that should most concern policymakers and citizens … most imperial falls are associated with fiscal crises. Alarm bells should therefore be ringing very loudly indeed as the United States contemplates a deficit for 2010 of [...]

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greek protests austerity measures by government

Many marchers carried banners that said, “Working people should not be made to pay for the crisis that we did not create.” Their government, the banks and the people are to blame, but it seems that the people are getting all of the flak. The government: They are choosing to borrow from the big banks [...]

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california goldrush bankruptcy

“I just picked up tax documents from my CPA. California require me to pay 30% of my estimated tax for the year on 04/15/10 and another 50% by 06-15-10. The balance of 20% is due on 01-15-11.” California’s debt situation is an example of where it should be made illegal or unconstitutional for a government [...]

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job less hands newspaper

“A true labor market depression faced those in the bottom…of the income distribution; a deep labor market recession prevailed among those in the middle of the distribution, and close to a full employment environment prevailed at the top.” The real unemployment rate is somewhere in the 17.5% range. Actually, as it is shown in the [...]

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arnold signs paperwork

We`re going to see many states across the country specifically california dealing with rosy predictions and forecasts brought by the govt. They said the economy was going to rise to 8.0 % unemployment if they passed the stimulus, but we see that even by the govt`phony standards, this rate rose to 9.6% . Of course, [...]

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