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.
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.
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.
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...
...these are not trivial questions to be asking. In fact, they go to the very heart of what is meant by 'sovereignty' and 'independence'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
...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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone wants to be the one who called it before it happened. And so it is that we see mainstream publications finally accepting reality.
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.
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...