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The National Debt is a Liar Loan

September 7th, 2013
By Alfred Adask

And the banking system that accepted and even encouraged my life would be stuck with a non-performing mortgage and a vacant house that couldn’t be sold. The lesson is obvious:  When borrowers are allowed to lie about their income or debt levels, everyone—both ...

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Fukushima Goes From Bad To Worse

September 4th, 2013
By James Corbett

All of the news coming from Fukushima at this point reeks of desperation. At a press conference last Thursday, JNRA chairman Tanaka was forced to admit that current levels of radiation monitoring at the plant are not enough and that they are not able to stop the leaks in the n...

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As The World Turns

August 31st, 2013
By Bob Rinear

The Indian people have cherished gold for thousands of years. From Temples to jewelry adornments to dowries to you name it, they have always knows that “he who owns the gold” is king. So, they learned during centuries of tumult that personal ownership of gold would...

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India on the Brink

August 24th, 2013
By James Corbett

Although there is no indication that things are that bad this time around, such a move were it to take place would be disastrous for a country that was supposed to follow in China's footsteps as an emerging economy that would lead the developing world in growth as it pulled it...

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Germany Declares Bitcoin Legal Tender

August 21st, 2013
By Bob Rinear

Bitcoin is completely private. There’s no central banker. There’s no records showing who owns them. There’s no paper trail to what you use them for... The value of Bitcoin has been problematic as one would expect from a fledgling experiment of this size. Sure...

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Telling the Truth On China

August 17th, 2013
By James Corbett

Putting China's recent gold-lust into perspective... they are not trying to create a new gold standard, or tie the yuan to gold in some convertibility scheme. They are trying to gussy up their financial bona fides to get the yuan added to the SDR basket during its nex...

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5 GMO Myths Busted

August 14th, 2013
By James Corbett

Time to review Genetically Modified Organisms, why they are bad, why they are bad for the consumer, for agriculture, for farmers. Despite GMOs not being good for us, multinationals like Monsanto want to play its game of smoke and mirrors to why we should be running in the oppo...

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Peace on the Korean Peninsula

August 10th, 2013
By James Corbett

Although it is referred to as “The Forgotten War” in the US, where it has become little more than a footnote in the annals of 20th century American military conflicts, it is a daily, lived reality for the people of Korea who have seen their nation divided and their...

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Good News and Bad News

August 7th, 2013
By James Corbett

But for whatever ray of sunshine the largely misleading figure might bring to investors, there is another factor to consider: in the era of QE Infinity, good news is bad news. This is because the markets are trying to read the tea leaves to predict whether or not Bernanke and ...

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No Jobs Means Record Market

August 3rd, 2013
By Bob Rinear

Inside the report, more people fell out of the job pool. Inside the report we saw wages fall. The BLS added 54K jobs to the report that didn’t exist. But that’s just the “simple” stuff. Take a peek at this… for the entire year of 2013 we’ve...

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China Credit Crisis Continues

July 31st, 2013
By James Corbett

Unfortunately, now that China is the world's third largest economy, and now that trade with China has become an indispensable component of world trade, this problem is not just a Chinese one. It's global. The real question is whether the government in Beijing will have the for...

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Lying and Stealing Your Money

July 27th, 2013
By Bob Rinear

When Roosevelt confiscated everyone’s gold in the 30’s and devalued our dollars, not too many folks had enough gold to matter. There was no “outrage” ... it didn’t even get front page coverage. The fact that after midnight that evening, Beer was l...

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Russia Bashing Redux

July 24th, 2013
By Stephen Lendman

Russian justice convicts Alexei Navalny, the only opposition figure to emerge in the last five years, but who is he really?Is he a credible alternative to Putin, or a criminal? Is he more than a western stooge, a political opportunist? Will jailing Alexei Navalny bring about u...

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We Are not saved yet

July 20th, 2013
By Bob Rinear

In years past, the Fed appeared to be the savior to our economy. If things were too slow, they’d change the interest rate picture, inject some “liquidity” and in due time the economy would perk up and we’d begin to grow well again. If things then got to...

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China for Wealth Management and Shadow Banking

July 17th, 2013
By James Corbett

This perception of safety and promise of high returns may seem too good to be true. And that's because it is. They are a Ponzi scheme according to no less an authority than China's Securities Regulatory Commission Chair, Xiao Gang. They are offered in promotional specials as a...

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Forever Blowing Bubbles

July 13th, 2013
By James Corbett

Sadly, as with every other fiction, the story has to end at some point. And when this era of bubble creation ends, vast swathes of the public stand to lose everything they have. That's why it's important to identify, understand and avoid the bubble trap. Because as hard as it ...

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Where to find the smart money on gold

July 10th, 2013
By James Corbett

As always, we have to fall back on the old dictum: watch what they're doing, not what they're saying...  are these Fed insider banks and bullion bank manipulators off their rockers, or do they know something that we don't? Because it is hard to look at these figures witho...

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Four things for Achieving Independence

July 6th, 2013
By James Corbett

Four things for acheiving your indepenence, Electronic Fronteir Foundation works to restore the 4th Amendment, there are many ways to achieve greater independence from the system. Far too many to outline here, in fact, but you should do something about it, and its not too late...

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3 Things to Watch in the Markets This Week

July 3rd, 2013
By James Corbett

While we bask in summer weather there are still three things on our plate to watch in the Economy. Canadian Mark Carney now heads up the Bank of England, hired because they couldnt find a non-corrupt Brit for the job. The ECB has a meeting planned, and then while everyone is o...

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Quantitative Easing May Be About To End

June 26th, 2013
By Bob Rinear

So, the spinner heads at the Central banks got together and in dark rooms like an old gangster meeting they lay out a plan. It goes sort of like this…. “Hey fellas, we have a lousy economy. We need to get people spending so maybe companies will make things again. ...

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Nothing to Hide and Nothing to Fear

June 19th, 2013
By James Corbett

So why are people (sometimes the very same people who argue that they have nothing to hide) reluctant to give away all of their personal information to a random person on the street? Obviously because they do not know that person or his intentions. He could be a criminal attem...

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