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2014 Will Bring More Social Collapse

2014 is upon us.  For a person who graduated from Georgia Tech in 1961, a year in which the class ring showed the same date right side up or upside down, the 21st century was a science fiction concept associated with Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, “2001: A Space Odyssey.”  To us George Orwell’s 1984 seemed so far in the future we would never get there.  Now it is 30 ...Read full article...

Detroit bankruptcy: Open Season for Pensions and Salaries

Detroit is officially the largest city in U.S. history to declare bankruptcy. Judge Steven Rhones gave permission to its operators to begin looking for ways to put the scissors to public accounts in order to balance them and reduce massive debt. All this happened while fears of a revolt from the workers, who are likely to see how their salaries and pensions are cut because of the rampant corruption ...Read full article...

How to Survive a Personal Economic Collapse

With all that is being written about the national economic collapse, people seem to be waiting for some huge event. However, for many North Americans, the collapse is here. This isn’t relegated to only lower income neighborhoods.  As an article from a Cinncinnati new station stated, “Hunger doesn’t know a zipcode.” For many people who were formerly financially comfortable, the economic collapse has already happened, in the form of ...Read full article...

Malnutrition Doubles in the UK as the Economy Collapses

A report in the UK Daily Mail says that hospitalization cases for treatment of malnutrition have doubled over the past 5 years. The increase is linked to Britain’s crippling economic downturn. Easington MP Grahame Morris, who sits on the House of Commons health select committee, told the Chronicle that the figures should be an alarm bell. He said: ‘I certainly think the Government’s policies on austerity with cuts in ...Read full article...

More Austerity as a “Solution” to Austerity?

By KEVIN ZEESE and MARGARET FLOWERS | IT’S OUR ECONOMY | FEBRUARY 21, 2013 As the economy shows signs of recession, the leeches return. Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles have issued a new report calling for even deeper austerity. It is not what the economy needs as it stagnates and sputters toward a possible new collapse. Their report combined with President Obama’s State of the Union, the sequestration and ...Read full article...

United States: The Illusion of Choice, the Reality of Fraud

From Welfare to Warfare, the United States of America has the most deceived population in the history of humanity. By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | SEPTEMBER 3, 2012 It is called the American dream because you’ve got to be asleep to believe it. Meanwhile, truth and reality are ridiculed, opposed and then accepted before they are beaten to death. The time it takes the average American to ...Read full article...

Europe: From the Subprime to the Breakdown

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | AUGUST 10, 2012 The storm that began in the U.S. five years ago, swept governments, banks and mortgage financiers. The outbreak of the subprime mortgage crisis in the U.S. arrives to its fifth year with a legacy that includes a global economic crisis that seems endless: the almost certain breakdown of the euro, and in the case of Greece, Spain, and ...Read full article...

Learned Helplessness Drives Hopeless Behavior

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | JULY 3, 2012 People are broken people. They have been intentionally transformed into manageable human resources that consciously and otherwise have stopped fighting for what is theirs; they have stopped fighting oppression and injustice. There is a system that has been established to inflict pain and desperation, fear if you will, which seems so paramount, that makes people lower their arms and give up. Daily, we ...Read full article...

Banks Can No Longer Hide the Collapse

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | MAY 16, 2012 It’s been at least four years since the current financial collapse began. Back in 2008, when the crisis was already taking shape, the banks supported by international financial institutions such as the IMF, World Bank, Bank of Europe, Bank of England and the US Federal Reserve did not hesitate to calm everyone down saying that the earliest signs of a global ...Read full article...

Does Germany Intend to Leave the Eurozone?

The Economic Collapse March 12, 2012 For a long time, most analysts have believed that if someone was going to leave the euro, it would be a weak nation such as Greece or Portugal.  But the truth is that financially troubled nations such as Greece and Portugal don’t want to leave the euro.  The leaders of those nations understand that if they leave the euro their economies will totally ...Read full article...
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