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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

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Politics

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

We're Deep In The March Toward Economic Socialism / Politics / Financial Markets 2012

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShah Gilani writes: Have you noticed that the world is on a creeping - some (that would be me) would say cascading - slide into socialism?

It started with one giant step in the direction of economic socialism.

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Politics

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Korea's Gangnam Style Victory Over Japan / Politics / Asian Economies

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMike Rogers writes: I was at my son's school the other day and got into a conversation with a friend who is the chief of Japan operations for Korea’s electronics giant, Samsung corporation. His son and my son are in the same class again this year and so it was very pleasant to see him and talk. During that talk, we came to the subject of how Samsung is dominating the market in flat screen TVs and moving that direction in the hand held computers and cellphones field too.

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Politics

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The Occupation of America / Politics / US Politics

By: Ron_Holland

"A people should know when they are conquered." Maximus responds, "Would you, would I?" – From the movie, Gladiator

One hundred years ago the American republic was overthrown and captured by financial elites and money power during the Taft and Wilson administrations, the first Republican and the second Democrat. Both the Federal Reserve and federal income tax were born and you know the rest of the story consisting of two world wars, the Great Depression and stock market crash, the rise of communism and fascism and the Cold War. Since that time directed current events, history and financial markets have ruled at the expense of free markets and free people.

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Politics

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Big Oil Funding U.S. Politics / Politics / US Politics

By: OilPrice_Com

U.S. Rep. John Boehner, speaker of the House of Representatives, received nearly twice as much financial support from donors tied to the energy sector than did the next-closest recipient, a report from the National Wildlife Federation finds. The 20-page report highlights the role it says oil companies play in U.S. politics, stating energy companies are working behind the scenes on Capitol Hill to influence legislation in favour of oil, natural gas and coal policies. The NWF report finds that the current 112th U.S. Congress has voted one out of every five times against legislation drafted in favour of environmental issues.

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Politics

Monday, October 01, 2012

No Increase in U.S. Standard of Living Since 1997 / Politics / Social Issues

By: Casey_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere's a belief among certain economists – and the wider population – that if the government takes a more active role in the economy, the social outcome can be improved. Dr. Lacy Hunt, executive VP of Hoisington Investment Management Company (HIMCO), says it's a false belief… and he has proof to back it up. An unprecedented buildup of debt, he shows, can only lead to one outcome: a drop in Americans' standard of living.

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Politics

Monday, October 01, 2012

Gold IS Good Money / Politics / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Last year the Chairman of the Federal Reserve told me that gold is not money, a position which central banks, governments, and mainstream economists have claimed is the consensus for decades. But lately there have been some high-profile defections from that consensus. As Forbes recently reported, the president of the Bundesbank (Germany's central bank) and two highly-respected analysts at Deutsche Bank have praised gold as good money.

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Politics

Monday, October 01, 2012

How the Government’s Lies Become Truth / Politics / Propaganda

By: Paul_Craig_Roberts

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn my last column, “A Culture of Delusion,” I wrote that “Americans live in a matrix of lies. Lies dominate every policy discussion, every political decision.” This column will use two top news stories, Iranian nukes and Julian Assange, to illustrate how lies become “truth.”

The western Presstitute media uses every lie to demonize the Iranian government. On September 28 in a fit of unmitigated ignorance, the UK rag, Mail Online, called the president of Iran a “dictator.” The Iranian presidency is an office filled by popular election, and the authority of the office is subordinate to the ayatollahs. Assange is demonized alternatively as a rapist and a spy.

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Politics

Monday, October 01, 2012

Netanyahu, Israeli Leader Shamelessly Meddling in U.S. Election / Politics / US Politics

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEric Margolis writes: NEW YORK – Hell week! That’s what this city’s angry, frustrated taxi drivers call each year’s opening of the United Nations. It was even worse than that in the last two weeks.

Narrow, congested island of Manhattan became a nightmare of gridlocked traffic, blocked streets, blaring horns and fuming drivers. Convoys carrying visiting bigwigs, large staffs and bodyguards tried to force their way through the impossibly congested streets, blue lights flashing, sirens howling. A VIP lane was created, shades of the USSR’s Leonid Brezhnev.

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Politics

Monday, October 01, 2012

Israel Attack on Iran - The False Flag October Surprise Option / Politics / Israel

By: BATR

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe world continues to spiral out of control, as the foreign policy of greed and hubris ratchets up for the next episode of destruction. The prospects of World War III increase with every NeoCon concession to the irrational and suicidal adherence to the Zionist objective of Middle East dominance. The worst kept secret circulating the inner circles of militarist and intelligence agencies are that an October Surprise may be on the horizon. With all this advance notice, the timing probability is unlikely that next month will be the days of dynasty. Nonetheless, the expectations that another major false flag operation is planned to fabricate public sentiment to support an expansion of the perpetual war, that only advances an Israel-First objective, is in the advance stages of execution.

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Politics

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Is Iran Trying To Tell Us Something We Won’t Hear? / Politics / Iran

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNew York, New York: Sometimes, major media is the last to recognize, shifts in policy positions. Iran is a case in point.

In the lead up to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s annual speech to the General Assembly, the American TV stations were preparing their audiences for another provocative Israel-hating rant.

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Politics

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Twin Demons of War and Central Banking / Politics / Central Banks

By: LewRockwell

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe 20th century was the century of total war. Limitations on the scope of war, built up over many centuries, had already begun to break down in the 19th century, but they were altogether obliterated in the 20th. And of course the sheer amount of resources that centralized states could bring to bear in war, and the terrible new technologies of killing that became available to them, made the 20th a century of almost unimaginable horror.

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Politics

Friday, September 28, 2012

All Fiat Currency Economies Turn To Banana Republics: America is Next / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: Paul_Craig_Roberts

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAmerica, The Next Banana Republic America will become a great nation again when We The People grow a set and admit that we have been duped, abused and used like pawns on a chessboard… when liberals and conservatives alike finally admit that “their guys”are no different from the other on the REAL issues confronting our nation

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Politics

Friday, September 28, 2012

There's Only One Way Forward For Europe, And This Isn’t It / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs Groucho once put it: "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it."

Vaclav Klaus is perhaps the only man out there I've seen so far who says the right things. Well, other than myself, that is. Chest thumping? I'm just worried, and increasingly so, by the level of complacency I witness every single day in whatever it is I see and read about Europe (I read a lot).

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Politics

Friday, September 28, 2012

Mario Monti Says No ECB PIIGS Bond Buying Due to Lack of Conditionality / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Bloomberg

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBLOOMBERG TV EXCLUSIVE: Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy, spoke with Bloomberg Television's Erik Schatzker in New York today about considering another term after elections. He discussed why the EU's new bailout fund hasn't been used yet, saying "because it is being finalized. And in particular I think there is still some refinement ongoing on the precise nature and modalities of the conditionality that would have to be associated to the European Central Bank intervening in the markets to buy the bonds of a specific country."

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Politics

Friday, September 28, 2012

Christine Lagarde On The U.S. 'Fiscal Cliff' / Politics / US Debt

By: Ian_R_Campbell

I suggest you read an article published last Friday by The Telegraph which reports on remarks made and concerns expressed by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde with respect to the rapidly approaching January 1 (now only three months away) U.S. Federal spending cuts and taxes increases that are then due automatically to come into force.

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Politics

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Netanyahu Warns of Attack on Iran, Confesses to Israel Nuclear Arsenal at UN / Politics / Middle East

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled out a chart to describe the threat that Israel's nuclear arsenal of at least 200 nuclear missiles poses to the middle east and wider world at the UN General Assembly.

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Politics

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Good the Bad and the Ugly Truth about the JOBS Act / Politics / Employment

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShah Gilani writes: I'm not just talking about the upcoming election and who is promising to do more to stimulate the economy. The entire future of America depends on job creation.

There are good and bad reasons why there aren't enough jobs.

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Politics

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The New Quantum Renaissance / Politics / Science

By: DK_Matai

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe are at the beginning of a new renaissance that explores the quantum nature of our shared reality.  This new age is fast forwarding us to an era of Quantum engines, devices and systems which are beginning to deliver nascent solutions in:

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Politics

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Qatar: Rich and Dangerous / Politics / Middle East

By: OilPrice_Com

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe first concern of the Emir of Qatar is the prosperity and security of the tiny kingdom. To achieve that, he knows no limits.

Stuck between Iran and Saudi Arabia is Qatar with the third largest natural gas deposit in the world. The gas gives the nearly quarter of a million Qatari citizens the highest per capita income on the planet and provides 70 percent of government revenue.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Oil Shocks From The Lost Ark / Politics / Crude Oil

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTIME WAS
On Sept 24, 2012 Bloomberg ran an article probably written way back in the 20th century - perhaps 1974 - but strangely lost in transmission to Bloomberg's editorial offices. For reasons best known to Bloomberg, it decided to publish this article unchanged with all its original, laughable errors.

The article by Jeff Rubin starts by telling us that "for most of the last century" (probably not the 19thC), cheap oil powered global economic growth. Rubin adds that when oil prices doubled, and then doubled again, this "permanently shackles the growth potential of the world’s economies". He adeptly forgot to mention that when oil prices halved, and halved again little or nothing happens to un-shackling economic growth.

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