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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...

Venezuela has the Highest Inflation in the World

The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV ) unveiled Tuesday the scarcity index, which measures the total absence of assets and the inability to replace the equivalent of another brand in 2014. The report revealed the low supply of all goods in the domestic market. The index showed a total of 28%, the highest figure since the agency began to show that indicator, which confirmed an increase of 5.8% compared ...Read full article...

What Is Supply-Side Economics?

Supply-side economics is an innovation in macroeconomic theory and policy. It rose to prominence in congressional policy discussions in the late 1970s in response to worsening Phillips Curve trade-offs between inflation and unemployment. The postwar Keynesian demand management policy had broken down. The attempts to stimulate employment brought higher rates of inflation, and attempts to curtail inflation resulted in higher rates of unemployment. In other words, the Phillips curve ...Read full article...

Brazil sacrifices growth to ‘control’ inflation

The Brazilian finance minister, Guido Mantega, said in an interview published today that the Government will endeavor to keep inflation under control “even if it means reducing the rate of growth.” “The government will never let inflation get out of control,” said Mantega, head of the economic team of the cabinet of President Dilma Rousseff, in an interview to the magazine Veja. Mantega said that inflation is “the worst ...Read full article...

The Rational Market Myth: “Financial Armageddon” without Nukes

One of the myths of economics is that markets are rational. Theories are based on this assumption, and the belief that markets are rational fuels the argument against regulation.  The market response to the Federal Reserve’s June 19 statement that it will taper off its bond purchases if its forecast comes true is unequivocal proof that markets are irrational. The Federal Reserve’s statement that it “currently anticipates that it ...Read full article...

Brazilians rapidly reaching worrisome indebtedness level

The Brazilian Household debt has reached a record in March since the Central Bank began measuring this index, says a report from the bank. In the first quarter of this year the debt reached 43.99%, which means that families owe financial institutions almost half of what they earn each year. In 2009, this rate was 18.39% and since then it has not stopped growing. Over 60% of families began ...Read full article...

Europe to experience economic contraction in 2012 and 2013

A new report issued by the European Central Bank forecasts a downward trend in growth and similar inflation. By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | AUGUST 9, 2012 The “let’s do the same thing and expect better results” crowd is getting what they wanted in the Euro zone. The latest analysis issued by consultants hired by the ECB explains that the European economy is bound to contract n ...Read full article...

U.K. in First Double-Dip Recession since 1970s

The first double-dip recession since the 1970s forced Prime Minister David Cameron to defend his spending cuts in Parliament. By JENNIFER RYAN | BLOOMBERG | APRIL 2012 Gross domestic product fell 0.2 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011, when it declined 0.3 percent, the Office for National Statistics said today in London. The median of 40 estimates in a Bloomberg News survey was for an increase of 0.1 percent. A technical recession is defined ...Read full article...

The Federal Reserve Cartel: A Financial Parasite

by Dean Henderson June 20, 2011 Final Part United World Federalists founder James Warburg’s father was Paul Warburg, who financed Hitler with help from Brown Brothers Harriman partner Prescott Bush. Colonel Ely Garrison was a close friend of both President Teddy Roosevelt and President Woodrow Wilson.  Garrison wrote in Roosevelt, Wilson and the Federal Reserve, “Paul Warburg was the man who got the Federal Reserve Act together after ...Read full article...

“Markets Like Totalitarian Governments”

Zero Hedge March 4, 2011 Wall Street’s shadow king, Blackrock’s Larry Fink who manages over $3 trillion, and is the world’s biggest asset manager, appeared on Bloomberg TV in an interview with Erik Schatzker, and the first thing he said is that the “market likes totalitarian governments.   ” That one statement explains everything one needs to know about the market performance over the past two years: there has ...Read full article...

The Fed Distorts The Economy With Inflation

by Bob Chapman International Forecaster March 5, 2011 The Federal Reserve tells us we need inflation to overcome the overhang created by debt and its inflationary aspects. The inflation does not create jobs – it just distorts prices upward. We are told by the head of the Fed, Mr. Bernanke, that he can end inflation when he thinks it is necessary. That is not true, because if inflation ends ...Read full article...

A Financial Conflagration of Immense Proportions

Fiat money buckling, an inflationary depression, years of reckless spending, Greek debt unpayable, Euro zone in jeopardy, a loss of integrity in US markets, criminal charges for Goldman Sachs, side pockets a new hedge fun trick, Banks on subprime offensive, Fed works the printing presses overtime… International Forecaster America and the world face a financial conflagration of immense proportions. The world of fiat money and massive credit is buckling ...Read full article...

The Geopolitical Hegemony of the Anglo-Saxon Empire in Latin America

The Military Presence to Maintain Neo-colonialism, Instability and Poverty by Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda May 1, 2010 By obtaining its independence, the colonies were preparing for what will inevitably come: the road to development and modernization. Many countries, was suggested, would be developed quickly; politically and economically. But these nations soon realized the sad reality. The dream would not be realized. Underdevelopment in Latin America found strong ...Read full article...