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Dance of the Whirling Diplomats

September 27th, 2014
By James Corbett

Of course, it's all hypocritical nonsense. America's closest allies in the Gulf, including the dictatorial House of Saud and the Qataris have been among the biggest suppliers of arms and funds for the Syrian jihadis.

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Bad Week for Big Pharma

September 24th, 2014
By James Corbett

This is spooking the market right now, which is worrying how this is going to eat into the bottom line of what could have been lucrative deals.

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Fed Parlor Tricks Continue

September 20th, 2014
By James Corbett

A near-zero rate is a tacit admission that the economy is so dismal that any extra burden on bank lending would squeeze up the credit markets entirely.

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Parallels to 1937

September 17th, 2014
By Robert J. Shiller

There is a name for the despair that has been driving discontent – and not only in Russia and Ukraine – since the financial crisis. That name is the new normal...

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The Scottish Independence Conundrum

September 13th, 2014
By James Corbett

...these are not trivial questions to be asking. In fact, they go to the very heart of what is meant by 'sovereignty' and 'independence'.

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Our Virtual Economy

September 10th, 2014
By James Corbett

This obsession with these peripheral, inconsequential non-stories is a sign of our growing detachment from the real productive economy that was once the backbone of the economies of the developed first world nations.

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Snowden Mission Accomplished

September 6th, 2014
By James Corbett

Given the virtues of this spin-off effect, Team Greenbacks argues, the Snowden story becomes by its very nature the most important whistleblowing story in the history of national security reporting.

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Of Naked Stars and Naked Clouds

September 3rd, 2014
By James Corbett

As most of the online world knows by now, this Labor Day weekend saw the release of dozens of provocative new photographs of naked celebrities gleaned from the stars' own smartphones.

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The 9 11 Script

August 30th, 2014
By James Corbett

Indeed, it seems to be the case every single year around this time: certain 9/11 “trigger” stories involving plane crashes and terror threats and Ground Zero and Homeland Security take place in late summer... and this year's terror hype over ISIS is no different.

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Bankers Endgame Draws Nigh

August 27th, 2014
By James Corbett

...the promise of central bank funny money, which is really all that's needed these days to send investors into a tizzy and to keep the longest bull market in recent history ascending into the stratosphere.

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Meet BRICS The New Development Bank

August 23rd, 2014
By James Corbett

the Bank is used as a weapon by the economic hitmen identified by John Perkins and others, directing infrastructure development funds to crony corporations and forcing countries into debt obligations that they will be unable to meet.

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Your Choice

August 20th, 2014
By Bob Rinear

We know the economy is fake, we know our debts too large and we know that some day, one day… the wheels will come off. So what are your choices?

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What The World Bank Actually Does

August 16th, 2014
By James Corbett

            But all of this talk about a potential rival to the IMF and World Bank have exposed the general public's ignorance about what exactly these institutions are and what they do.

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The Evil Empire Strikes Back

August 13th, 2014
By James Corbett

Putin has stood up to the NATO powers and hit back on sanctions against Russia with sanctions of his own. And they are meaty sanctions at that. 

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Four Communities That Are Preparing For The Collapse

August 9th, 2014
By James Corbett

Don't live in one of these communities? No problem. The whole point of the online, collaborative world of today is that we can use the technologies at our fingertips to collaborate, share ideas, and spread open source know how to other people all around the globe.

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Singapore to Start Physically Deliverable Gold Contract

August 6th, 2014
By James Corbett

For a better indication of how real, actual, physical, tangible gold is doing, we have to look at physical gold sales, and when it comes to physical gold sales there is no doubt that the East has been hungry for the yellow metal for years now.

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Five Ways 2014 is Just Like 1914

August 2nd, 2014
By James Corbett

As a number of commentators have pointed out over the course of the year, 2014 is eerily similar to 1914 in a number of ways. If this is indeed true, it would behoove us to study these similarities.

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Advisors Line Up to Call the Bubble Pop

July 30th, 2014
By James Corbett

Everyone wants to be the one who called it before it happened. And so it is that we see mainstream publications finally accepting reality.

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The Student Loan Bubble and How We Can Pop It

July 26th, 2014
By James Corbett

Earlier this year the total student loan debt in the United States surpassed the $1 trillion mark, leapfrogging over credit card debt and auto debt to become the second largest debt burden in the country. Only mortgage debt levels are higher.

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Central Banks Breaking The Law

July 23rd, 2014
By Jeremy Warner

Like common brigands, central banks have been acting outside the law – their only real excuse being the supposedly higher purpose of economic necessity, a sort of Robin Hood-type operation where the ends justify the means...

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Taking Away the Bankers Gun

July 19th, 2014
By James Corbett

...we have a direct role to play in choosing whether we want to remove the banksters' gun from the economy's head or whether we want to load the chamber and cock the hammer.

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