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How Manipulation Rules the Markets

March 28th, 2015 By James Corbett

What many who are living through this age of jobless recovery know all too well is that these markets are hopelessly manipulated, and that the trading taking place in these markets is subject to the same parlor tricks that define the GDP numbers...

Economists, analysts and assorted talking heads are falling all over themselves to scry the tealeaves from the latest “important economic indicator” from the US economy: the “final” estimate of 2014 Q4 GDP. At 2.2%, the estimate remains unchanged from its previous revision, but don't worry; the number will almost certainly be revised again a few more times in the coming years when no one is looking, like all “final” GDP estimates are.

    Given that even this grossly inaccurate and inherently faulty 2.2% figure is only half of GDP growth in Q2 and Q3, you would think it would be hard to spin this as a sign of increasing economic strength. But then, you might not be familiar with the Bloomberg boosters, who managed to come up with the laughable headline: “Here's More Proof the U.S. Economy Is Beating the Rest of the World.” Really, Bloomberg?

    Zero Hedge had a much more realistic assessment, noting that the economy is in fact slowing down once again and things are not nearly so rosy as most Americans have been led to believe. But what else is new? Here we are 8 years after the housing meltdown and 7 years after Lehman Bros. and ...

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What You Need to Know About The New Development Bank of China

March 24th, 2015
By James Corbett

China is a rising power. The US is in decline. Washington-led organizations like the IMF are no longer reflective of the true economic balance of power in the world, and thus the US is concerned about the rise of counter-institutions like the BRICS, the AIIB...

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How to Stop Hillary 2016

March 20th, 2015
By James Corbett

 Sadly, the Clinton's political record offers no divergence from the bloodthirsty quest for power that such a body count would suggest. Needless to say, both Bill and Hillary are admitted globalists, committed to "Poppie" Bush's vision of the New World Order.

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Big Oil Is Doing Just Fine

March 18th, 2015
By James Corbett

...for those who might have been celebrating the prospect of the oil price plunge taking down a few of the big boys, don't put on your party hats yet. Shell, BP and Total are still going to take a hit from lower prices, but they're likely to beat earnings expectations because of their trading desks.

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How the FCC Just Took Over the Internet

March 14th, 2015
By James Corbett

In effect, the keys to the future of the internet have just been handed over to the FCC, not just today, not just this group, but anyone who ever steps into that position. Ever.

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China Readies Alternative to SWIFT

March 11th, 2015
By James Corbett

 If and when CIPS is launched, the results could be world historical in nature... It's hard to underestimate just how important CIPS will be to making the yuan a major player on the global stage.

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Selling Stories For War and Profit

March 7th, 2015
By James Corbett

Such is the way of the world: the military-industrial complex is more than happy to supply the money if you're willing to supply a good story to whip up public outrage against an enemy. This is why it's never too difficult to make money for a conscience-less psychopath.

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What color that Dress

March 4th, 2015
By Bob Rinear

In the course of just 10 days, the things that we’ve seen transpire would have taken one’s breath away in virtually any other time in history. But in 2015? Nah, not so much.

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Obamacare Tax Penalties Cometh

February 28th, 2015
By James Corbett

Somehow, though, despite the armageddon brought about by this year's 3% budget cut the IRS has still found the time to issue a handy-dandy 21 page guide all about how to correctly work out how many pounds of flesh Obamacare is going to cost you.

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Rand Burnishes His Libertarian Credentials

February 25th, 2015
By James Corbett

...more insidious still is what he may be doing in the name of his father's actual libertarian principals. Take his stand against the Federal Reserve, for instance. 

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