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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will program for food

The United Nations says that nearly 212 million people were unemployed in 2009. That is 6.6 per cent of the global workforce. According to a new report the situation in Europe will get worse before the trend improves. The analysis by the United Nations and the ILO are timely, but it would be nice to [...]

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nobody knows who obama is

How many of you fell for Obama’s attempt to silence the outrage coming from all sides of the political spectrum with his Financial Transaction Fee plan??

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sucre alba new currency

“Venezuela’s decision to devalue the Bolivar culminates an event that the market has been anticipating for a long time,” said Walter Molano, an analyst at BCP Securities. “It helps alleviate the country’s fiscal woes and puts it on a sounder macroeconomic footing.” The currency devaluation that Venezula implemented allows them to sustain the nominal value [...]

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stagflation: it's whats for dinner

Howard Davidowitz sees a similarly horrific future [similar to Japan and Zimbabwe] in store for the U.S. He calls America’s current path, rich in deficit spending and weak in currency a “road to nowhere.” Blame is only on the communist/fascist government during the Bush era. He allowed ( implemented) redistribution of real estate loans to [...]

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UK WELFARE STATE

Nearly 12 years of incompetence of this government’s work and the cracks show in the economy of the United Kingdom, but we should lay the blame where it started: Margaret Thatcher! She began the destruction of the manufacturing base of the United Kingdom, deregulation of the financial system, backed by the oil economy of the [...]

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dubai darkening

“The market reaction shows how vulnerable some economies are to the aftermath of the debt binge. This highlights how fragile confidence is.” Gerard Lyons, chief economist. This just shows the disconnect that governments have with their citizens. We are not considered citizens to politicians; we are regarded as consumers. That’s what Barack Obama and Bush’s [...]

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quit smoking burning money

The United States will be forced to act against its trade deficit. The U.S. dollar will collapse. We need to consider the possibility that the USA economy is toast. That is – it has hit a zenith in the past and is now in decline and will NEVER come back. In other words this may [...]

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paul volcker obama meet

“I’ve only attended the bilderberg once, but didn’t attend this year” In the following video clip, ex Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker of the 1970s and 1980s admits that he attended these secretive group meetings. Up until the last few years this “bilderberg group” was considered only a “conspiracy theory,” but now that Paul Volcker [...]

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china book

SANTA BARBARA (MarketWatch) — As global economies emerge from recession, policymakers must watch for unsustainable global imbalances driven by high levels of Asian exports and low U.S. savings rates, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday. In a speech prepared for a conference here, Bernanke warned “global imbalances may reassert themselves.” The U.S. must save [...]

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loonie specs

Canada’s loonie hits parity with U.S. dollar Greenback also reached a new record low against the euro By the Associated Press The dollar took another fall on currency markets Thursday, reaching one-to-one parity against the Canadian dollar for the first time in 30 years and falling to a new low against the 13-nation European currency. [...]

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dollar crash

The reason the dollar takes a beating in currency markets is because of the near zero interest rates the Fed has been implementing the past year. Nobody wants to invest in dollars when there is no reward (because of low interest rate returns). The side effect of these low interest rates is that banks can [...]

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consent

There are several methods which government uses to cover up the severity of the downturn, here are a couple before delving into the meat of the article by the blogger at Washington’s blog: I recall a history professor of mine in undergrad saying that the way unemployment was measured in the great depression is different [...]

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ashoka mody

With all of the talk of a collapsing US dollar and the discussions from previously US dollar dependent countries of replacing the reserve currency with another one, perhaps the euro, it makes one wonder whether or not a shooting of this kind was related to his position at the international monetary fund — an organization [...]

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dollar oil

The fact of the matter is that funding for global trade are supplied mainly by the holder of currency reserves in the world deficits. The United States is stuck and if a devaluation of the dollar ocurs, the global trading system is grinding down. There are people willing and able to accelerate this process, so [...]

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