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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Great Graphic : European Demographics and the German Window / By Marc Chandler / SATURDAY, June 29, 2013 The combination of the fall of the Soviet Union and the rise of China ushered in a period. We live, not in the post-WWII period, but in the post-Cold War era. One of the main characteristics of this period is that it is not Euro-centric. […]

The most delinquent loan of them all: Student debt delinquencies at record levels on the eve of rates doubling. Half of college graduates working in jobs where their degree is not required. / By mybudget360 / June 29, 2013 If the news for college graduates couldn’t get any better.  Our woefully motivatedmillionaire Congress is unable to figure out what is necessary to stop the doubling of interest rates on student debt.  While the Fed can turn on a dime to rectify zero percent interest rates for member […]

Spying Out of Control: NSA Bugs EU Offices, Gathers Routine Info On US Citizens; Is NSA Surveillance Legal? Constitutional? / By Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Sunday, June 30, 2013 2:13 PM Just to show how far out of line NSA surveillance has gotten, the US is gathering routine information on US citizens and has also been bugging EU offices. Der Spiegel reports “Senior European Union officials are outraged by revelations that the US spied […]

36 Hard Questions About The U.S. Economy That The Mainstream Media Should Be Asking

If the economy is improving, then why aren’t things getting better for most average Americans?  They tell us that the unemployment rate is going down, but the percentage of Americans that are actually working is exactly the same it was three years ago.  They tell us that American families are in better financial shape now, […]

Currency Positioning and Technical Outlook: Dollar Finishes Q2 on Firm Footing / By Marc Chandler / SATURDAY, June 29, 2013 The US dollar extended its advancing streak for the third consecutive week to close out the month and quarter. Federal Reserve officials have tried to clarify policy by noting that tapering is not tightening and the decision remains data dependent. That may be fair and […]

O’Brien At It Again / By James E. Miller / Saturday, June 29th, 2013 I confess: I am unable to fathom why Matthew O’Brien holds a serious position writing about economics in The Atlantic. On one hand, he is an acolyte of mainstream Keynesianism to a tee. His playbook is as predictable as the sunrise: more monetary stimulus, more government fiscal deficits, […]

Asset Markets Mostly Improve, but Dollar Retains Firm Under Tone / By Marc Chandler / Friday, June 28, 2013 Reassuring words from a number of Federal Reserve officials, continued easing of the acute liquidity squeeze in China and mostly firm data in Europe has seen global equity and bond markets general trading higher, but in the foreign exchange market the dollar has retained the […]

Guest Post: America – Government By Terror, Torture and Tyranny

Authored by Stephen Lendman, originally posted at Jim Quinn’s Burning Platform blog, America governs lawlessly. Out-of-control rogues run things. Conditions go from bad to worse. Tyranny threatens everyone. So does possible global war. Fear-mongering, saber rattling, hot wars, proxy ones, drone ones, geopolitical ones, financial ones, anti-populist ones, mass incarceration, censorship, lawless sanctions, subversion, sabotage, […]

Liberty Mastermind Conference: The Day After / By Michael Krieger / June 30, 2013 While I was hopeful going into the conference, I am happy to say that the event itself exceed my most optimistic expectations.  At the end of the day, a conference like this depends on the people involved and not only was it inspiring and engaging to […]

The Flying Engine / By Lars Schall / June 26, 2013 Imagine a brand new Mercedes C250 that hits a palm tree somewhere in Los Angeles. Would you consider it likely that the engine of the car would fly “50 to 60 yards“ from the car down the street after the impact took place? I’ve asked Daimler in […]