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Market Euphoria: The Mother of All Ponzi Schemes

The bubble of all bubbles. A house of cards waiting to collapse, says Paul Craig Roberts.  A great unraveling looms. America’s economy based on market manipulation. Rigging things one way. Smoke and mirrors deception. Money printing madness. Privatizing profits. Socializing losses. Upside down reality. Shifting wealth in unprecedented amounts. More than what’s comprehensible. To monied interests. From ordinary folks. Stealing them blind. Creating ruler/serf societies. Notably in America. Enforced ...Read full article...

Is Massive Austerity next in Latin America?

It is rare to hear economic analysts attempt to forecast measures that can be applied to a whole world region. The only times when so-called scholars and television economists appear on main stream media warning about the need to execute massive changes in the way regions manage their finances and investment, is usually when those measures are imminent. Although Europe and Asia have traditionally attracted the attention of studious ...Read full article...

The Construction Of An Harmonious World, Sustained Peace And Joint Prosperity

By Mike Robinson UK Column 21 November 2014 For years now, I have been arguing in articles and on the UK Column News programme that the western financial system is terminally bankrupt. I am far from alone in that assessment, despite claims from politicians and so-called mainstream economic commentators that “no-one saw it coming”. Not only did I and many others see it coming, we now argue that what ...Read full article...

Putin Speaks: Hope that Washington Hears

In an interview with Politika, a Serbian newspaper, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, said that it is futile and dangerous for the US and its European puppets to blackmail Russia and that the Exceptional Nation and its vassals should consider the risks that are inherent in aggressive disputes between countries heavily armed with nuclear weapons. Putin noted that Obama took a hostile attitude toward Russia in Obama’s UN speech to ...Read full article...

Crowning the Dragon: World’s Top Economy

It was just a matter of time before China surpassed America as the world’s leading economy based on purchasing power parity (PPP). It’s an exchange rate between currencies measured by the cost of a representative basket of goods in one country v. another. Surprisingly, China’s growth happened faster than experts expected. In 2011, IMF economists estimated it would overtake America in 2016. At the time, they projected its PPP ...Read full article...

America is Truly a Country Run for the Few

The Bureau of Labor Statistics headline this morning reads:  “Payroll employment increases by 248,000 in September; unemployment rate declines to 5.9%.” How can this be?  US corporations are investing in buying back their own stocks, not in new business ventures that produce new jobs. According to the Census Bureau’s Poverty Report, US real median family income has declined to the level of twenty years ago.    Consumer credit and ...Read full article...

The slowdown in Latin America threatens the rise of the Middle Class

Most of Latin Americans who have entered the middle class in the last decade remain vulnerable. According to the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP), although 56 million Latin Americans have moved out of poverty between 2000 and 2012, about 200 million, a third of the total population, could again be poor in case of a major economic crisis. The UN, which provided the data in August, has now ...Read full article...

Rigged Gold Price Distorts Perception of Economic Reality

The Federal Reserve and its bullion bank agents (JP Morgan, Scotia, and HSBC) have been using naked short-selling to drive down the price of gold since September 2011. The latest containment effort began in mid-July of this year, after gold had moved higher in price from the beginning of June and was threatening to take out key technical levels, which would have triggered a flood of buying from hedge ...Read full article...

No Economy For Americans

The Dow Jones stock average closed Friday at 17,137, despite the fact that the payroll jobs report was a measly 125,000 new jobs for August, an insufficient amount to keep up with the growth in the working age population. The low 125,000 jobs figure is also inconsistent with the Bureau of Economic Analysis’  second estimate of second quarter 2014 US GDP growth of 4.2 percent–a figure beyond the capability ...Read full article...

Economic Sanctions and the Ukraine Airline Crash

Photos are now available of the wreckage from the Malaysian airliner crash. Notice the extensive debris and the large section of fuselage. You are observing remains of an airliner that was hit with a missile at 33,000 feet and fell to impact land. Remember, no such debris was present at the site where the airliner is alleged to have hit the Pentagon and at the alleged crash site in ...Read full article...

BRICS Announce the Creation of their Own Development Bank

 The Development Bank of emerging countries to be created at their summit in Brazil aims to rival the World Bank and the Bretton Woods institutions. In July 1944, representatives of 44 countries met in a hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA, to design the new model of trade and financial relations among the world’s major countries. That model is now 70 years old and is no longer trusted by emerging ...Read full article...

Virtual Economy’s Phantom Job Gains Are Based on Statistical Fraud

Washington can’t stop lying.  Don’t be convinced by last Thursday’s job report that it is your fault if you don’t have a job. Those 288,000 jobs and 6.1% unemployment rate are more fiction than reality.  In his analysis of the June Labor Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, John Williams (www.ShadowStats.com) wrote that the 288,000 June jobs and 6.1% unemployment rate  are “far removed from common experience and ...Read full article...

A New Recession and a New World Devoid of Washington’s Arrogance?

A final number for real US GDP growth in the first quarter of 2014 was released today. The number is not the 2.6% growth rate predicted by the know-nothing economists in January of this year. The number is a decline in GDP of -2.9 percent. The negative growth rate of -2.9 percent is itself an understatement. This number was achieved by deflating nominal GDP with an understated measure of ...Read full article...

The Global Economic Crisis: Causes and Devastating Consequences

In all major regions of the world, the economic recession is deep-seated, resulting in mass unemployment, the collapse of state social programs and the impoverishment of millions of people. The economic crisis is accompanied by a worldwide process of militarization, a “war without borders” led by the United States of America and its NATO allies. The conduct of the Pentagon’s “long war” is intimately related to the restructuring of ...Read full article...

Fake Employment Statistics: More Phantom Jobs Created in America

Last April I saw a report that 83% of May’s college graduates did not have a job. I remarked that in my day most of us had 2 or 3 jobs or graduate school offers before we graduated. The latest payroll jobs report issued on June 6 proves that the April report was true. My opinion, schooled in part by John Williams’ very precise reports on Shadowstats.com, is that ...Read full article...
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