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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

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Politics

Sunday, February 05, 2012

U.S. Employment Report Masks Depth of U.S. Jobs Crisis / Politics / Employment

By: Barry_Grey

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePresident Barack Obama on Friday hailed the Labor Department’s January employment report, calling it “good news.” Speaking in Arlington, Virginia, he declared that the economy is “growing stronger” and “the recovery is speeding up.”

This supposedly “good news” will be used to justify doing nothing to seriously address the jobs crisis and proceed after the November elections with the imposition of unprecedented austerity measures that will further shred social programs for working and poor people.

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Politics

Saturday, February 04, 2012

The Doomsday Machine / Politics / Nuclear Power

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article1950s VANITY TECH
With a terrifying sting in its tail and for more than 60 years, nuclear power has been sold as something for nothing, delivering electricity that will be cheap, clean and safe. Nuclear shills always said that, and still say that - and they have always been wrong. When a disaster happens that is so big it can't be talked down and yanked out of the media after a couple days, the nuclear shills go into quiet mode - but they always come back, like politicians saying this time things are going to change. You have to believe.

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Politics

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Obama’s Refinancing Swindle, Banks Want to Dump Millions of Risky Mortgages Onto FHA / Politics / Credit Crisis Bailouts

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBarack Obama’s new housing refinance plan has nothing to do with “lowering monthly mortgage payments so responsible borrowers can stay in their homes”. That’s all public relations bunkum. The truth is the banks want to offload their garbage mortgages onto Uncle Sam to avoid hundreds of billions of dollars in losses. That’s what this refi-ruse is really all about.

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Politics

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Afghanistan, Graveyard of Empires, Most Recently American / Politics / Afghanistan

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEric Margolis writes: Far-called our navies melt away – On dune and headland sinks the fire – Lo, all our pomp of yesterday Is one with Nineveh and Tyre! ~ Rudyard Kipling 1897 "Recessional"

The poet laureate of imperialism might write the same stanzas today about the successor of the British Empire, the American imperium, which, having reached its high water mark in the bleak mountains of Afghanistan, appears set to begin receding.

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Politics

Saturday, February 04, 2012

The Crucial Pillar of the New World Order / Politics / New World Order

By: Gary_North

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne of the most alluring temptations that face men is the desire to enter the inner ring. C. S. Lewis wrote a wonderful essay with this title. It should be part of every person's rite of passage into adulthood.

The desire to enter the inner ring is closely related to the desire to maintain a New World Order. There is always an institutional claimant to New World Order status. It is always structured in terms of a series of concentric rings. These rings are always vertical. They are part of a pyramid of power. They are best represented by a stepped pyramid. (See Genesis 11.)

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Politics

Friday, February 03, 2012

SOPA, PIPA, The State of US Surveillance / Politics / US Politics

By: Doug_Horning

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDoug Hornig, Casey Research Lovers of liberty have seemingly had a good bit to celebrate recently.

First, there was an unprecedented outpouring of negative public sentiment about the Congressional bills SOPA (House) and PIPA (Senate); they are legislation that would have thrown a large governmental monkey wrench into the relatively smooth-running cogs of the Internet. Millions of Americans signed online petitions against the bills after seeing websites' various protests. Google shrouded its search page in black; Wikipedia and Reddit went dark entirely (although Wikipedia could be accessed if one read the information available via clicking the sole link on its protest page); Facebook and Twitter urged users to contact their representatives; and many other core Internet businesses also raised their voices in opposition.

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Politics

Friday, February 03, 2012

Iran’s Currency War Heats Up, And The People Rush to Metals / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: Dr_Jeff_Lewis

The EU and the United States have implemented fresh sanctions against Iran targeting its oil exports. The tough measures are intended to curtail Iran’s nuclear program that Western nations believe is aimed at making nuclear weapons, while Iran claims that their nuclear program is for peaceful energy generation purposes instead.

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Politics

Thursday, February 02, 2012

German Central Bailing Out Europe / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBoth Angela Merkel andthe Bundesbank are walking an extremely fine line of economic policies and treaty arrangements that appear to be in violation of policy statements made by the German Supreme Court regarding transfer unions. Moreover, the Bundesbank president is now in what amounts to an open Feud with Merkel.
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Politics

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Mainstream Media Drivel on U.S. / Israel Iran War Plans / Politics / Mainstream Media

By: Finian_Cunningham

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThanks to a subservient mainstream media, we are now fed a constant diet of preposterous double-think from American political leaders and their Israeli minions with regard to Iran and its alleged threat to world security. In this inadvertently valuable service, the pliant uncritical mainstream media is giving full vent to the most outrageous drivel dressed up as serious discourse.

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Politics

Thursday, February 02, 2012

In the Wake of Davos: "Strong Economic Medicine" for the European Union / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Bob_Chapman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOn Friday from the Bilderberg conclave at Davos, appointed European Central Bank President, Mario Draghi proclaimed that Europe had averted financial disaster and cited the improvement in euro zone markets in recent weeks. He said it was the ECB’s duty to guard against deflation as well as inflation. The fact of the matter is that he and his friends at the Fed arranged a currency swap of $1 trillion of which the ECB dispersed $660 billion to 523 EU banks, at 1% interest for three years. He also cut interest rates twice and extended loans for 1 to 3 years. Mr. Draghi could be expected to take the easy Anglo-American way out. He is fully Illuminati trained and that is where his orders emanate from.

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Politics

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Irish People Bailout of Bond Holders, Vincent Browne v The European Central Bank Video / Politics / Credit Crisis Bailouts

By: Videos

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleVincent Browne takes on Klaus Masuch over the issue of the Irish people having to foot the bill for unguaranteed bondholders.

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Politics

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Sun Down On Green Energy / Politics / Renewable Energy

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe message nailed high on the greasy pole of Great Causes, by small and failing politicians in the 2006-2010 period was that green energy transition is urgent because climate catastrophe is certain unless we cut CO2 emissions by huge amounts, fast. Behind the scenes and off the teleprompters, the real concern of oil at $130 a barrel (the Goldman Sachs nice price for 2012) also powerfully drove the elite stampede for cranking up green energy.

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Politics

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Fiat Money – The Confidence Trickster / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: Jan_Skoyles

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSince immaterial money is based on nothing but confidence, a loss of confidence is, unquestionably, the biggest risk to the survival of any paper money system. – Detlev Schlichter, Paper Money Collapse

Never mind the collapse of the dollar, the Euro or any other currency, we are about to experience the mother of them all – the collapse of confidence.

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Politics

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

International Business - Davos Style / Politics / Financial Markets 2012

By: BATR

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe first lesson of international business is that the monopolies that drive the commercial trading system only hold loyalty to the god of capital. Making money means retaining a profit on trading transactions of business companies. The notion of MAKING MONEY means something very different to the financial empires that speculate on currencies, commodities, bonds and equities. When the two worlds come together to celebrate the common interest of their pirate culture, the Davos port of call, is a necessary winter holiday.

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Politics

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Decline of U.S. Economy is the Logical Outcome of Keynesian Economics / Politics / Economic Theory

By: Ron_Hera

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Unholy Alliance of John Maynard Keyne

Perhaps the greatest modern champion of central economic planning was the 20th century English economist John Maynard Keynes.  Keynes, who was a political socialist and for a time a central banker, advocated the idea that the government should play a large, active role in the economy.  Among the consequences of Keynes’ economic theories, whether intended or unintended, is the fact that Western economies today are characterized by large, central governments, central banks and massive debts.

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Politics

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Official Currency Counterfeiters Run the World / Politics / Central Banks

By: Gary_North

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBack in 1969, a Disney cartoonist sat down at his story board and produced a booklet that the Disney organization never saw: The Official Counterfeiter. It was a presentation of fractional reserve banking and the role of the Federal Reserve System.

His name was Vic Lockman. As far as I know, he was the first cartoonist ever to do a booklet based on the Austrian theory of the business cycle. He revised the booklet in 1974. It is now back online.

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Politics

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Gold Money and Central Banking / Politics / Central Banks

By: William_Bancroft

Gold Money and Central Banking

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleContinuing a recent piece about today’s central banking elite, Will Bancroft examines recent political attention being focused on the Bank of England. Is it possible that politicians are missing the bigger point? Read on to see how well central bankers have managed our money this last hundred years, and what role gold and silver could play.

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Politics

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Greece Prime Minister Calls "Crisis Meeting" Attacks E.U. / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThings are going so well in Greece (just one step away from a deal for weeks on end), that Greek officials attack EU and IMF as debt talks stall

Greek officials launched a vociferous behind the scenes attack on European Union and International Monetary Fund negotiators as talks in Athens over the country's mounting debts appeared to stall.

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Politics

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Failure to Rig Gold Market During Dollar Devolution, Manifest Destiny Derailed: Treason from Within / Politics / Market Manipulation

By: Rob_Kirby

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSomething very unusual recently occurred in financial journalism.  If you are from or rely on the mainstream western financial press as your primary means of being informed – you surely wouldn’t have noticed – because this ‘oddity’ involved a real act of investigative journalism by one Lars Schall.

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Politics

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Is Deepwater Horizon the New Ecuador? / Politics / Crude Oil

By: OilPrice_Com

Nearly two years after the worst accidental offshore oil spill in the history of the energy industry, some of the biggest companies in the world are busy pointing their legal fingers at one another in court over who has to pay what in claims, damages and fines over the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A federal judge this week ruled that BP is still obligated to a clause in its contract with Transocean that would protect the rig owner from damages related to the spill. That means BP still has to shell out money to settle claims filed by those along the southern U.S. coast impacted by the spill. BP, meanwhile, is suing Halliburton, something Halliburton said was ridiculous. If the legal mess over Chevron's case involving Ecuador is any indication, former BP boss Tony Hayward will be pushing 80 before this gets settled.

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