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Zero Hedge
Pennsylvania Schools Start New Year Broke With "Minus $1 Billion" In FundingBut the Lottery? Strange. 95% of my property tax goes to the school district i
Pennsylvania Schools Start New Year Broke With "Minus $1 Billion" In Funding
Zero Hedge / Posted 17 minutes ago
But the Lottery? Strange. 95% of my property tax goes to the school district in eastern PA. You just thought it did The eachers need a aise 85K is not enough Thats those pensions from the last 30 years,the new hires aint makin nothin ,,,,the... Read more
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Salon.com
Paul Krugman: “Talking nonsense” is job requirement for GOP presidential nominationPaul Krugman unloaded on the Republican Party’s “deep bench” in his New York Ti
Paul Krugman: “Talking nonsense” is job requirement for GOP presidential nomination
Salon.com / Posted 4 hours ago
Paul Krugman unloaded on the Republican Party’s “deep bench” in his New York Times “How would the men and women who would be president respond if crisis struck on their watch?” he asked, answering that on the GOP side, the answer is all “bluster and... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
We need to start thinking quickly about the effects on New Zealand of China’s economyLast week I gave a presentation about the ‘big picture’ to a gathering of gover
We need to start thinking quickly about the effects on New Zealand of China’s economy
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 12 hours ago
Last week I gave a presentation about the ‘big picture’ to a gathering of government officials in Wellington. I talked about China’s economy and financial market volatility, rather on-the-money topics given this week’s global stock-market meltdown!... Read more
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Business Standard India
Tough timesLetters: The downward interest rate adjustment by China on August 25 is not onl
Tough times
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
Letters: The downward interest rate adjustment by China on August 25 is not only a late move but also following a wrong sequence of adjustment of economic tools.The devaluation of the yuan should have happened at least four years ago when... Read more
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Washington Post
The political implications of China’s stock market crisisGraph based on data from” http://www.quandl.com/data/YAHOO/INDEX_SSEC-Shanghai-
The political implications of China’s stock market crisis
Washington Post / Posted 2 days ago
Graph based on data from” http://www.quandl.com/data/YAHOO/INDEX_SSEC-Shanghai-Composite-Index-China Pessimists looking at this five-year chart of the Shanghai Composite Index will focus on the cliff dive that it has taken over the past three... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Michael Hudson: Smoke and Mirrors of Corporate Buybacks Behind the Market CrashSHARMINI PERIES, EXEC. PRODUCER, TRNN: This is the Real News Network. I’m Sharm
Michael Hudson: Smoke and Mirrors of Corporate Buybacks Behind the Market Crash
Naked Capitalism / Posted 2 days ago
SHARMINI PERIES, EXEC. PRODUCER, TRNN: This is the Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. The Dow Jones trading took a deep drive this morning, dropping over 1,000 points in the first 20 minutes of trading. It is now... Read more
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Daily Princetonian
Negotiations for Krugman’s departure had been ongoing for over a yearAlthough economics professor Paul Krugman announced his decision to join the Ci
Negotiations for Krugman’s departure had been ongoing for over a year
Daily Princetonian / Posted 2 days ago
Although economics professor Paul Krugman announced his decision to join the City University of New York faculty on Feb. 28, email exchanges and documents indicate that private negotiations about his new position had been ongoing for over a... Read more
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Gawker
Joe Stiglitz Knows How to Solve Inequality, if Anyone Will ListenJoseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, is one of the world’s most in
Joe Stiglitz Knows How to Solve Inequality, if Anyone Will Listen
Gawker / Posted 3 days ago
Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, is one of the world’s most influential thinkers in the battle against economic inequality. He’s trying hard to remain optimistic. But it ain’t easy. Stiglitz, a former chief economist of the World... Read more
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Salon.com
The GOP’s austerity hawks are throwing away a golden opportunity (again)The U.S. Congress should have gaveled in an emergency session yesterday to reac
The GOP’s austerity hawks are throwing away a golden opportunity (again)
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
The U.S. Congress should have gaveled in an emergency session yesterday to react on the latest twist in the capital markets. Failure to do so creates unnecessary pain and will damage American competitiveness for the next generation. I’m not talking... Read more
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Op-Ed News
A Rebuttal to Doom-and-Gloom forecasts such as Debt Collapse: The Decline and Fall of the USAThere are several problems with this doom-and-gloom article "Debt Collapse: The
A Rebuttal to Doom-and-Gloom forecasts such as Debt Collapse: The Decline and Fall of the USA
Op-Ed News / Posted 3 days ago
There are several problems with this doom-and-gloom article "Debt Collapse: The Decline and Fall of the United States of America" by William Edstrom (full disclosure: I'm the OEN Editor who released it from the Queue). Without refuting each of the... Read more
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Rutland Herald
A movable glutWhat caused Friday�s stock plunge? What does it mean for the future? Nobody kno
A movable glut
Rutland Herald / Posted 3 days ago
What caused Friday�s stock plunge? What does it mean for the future? Nobody knows, and not much. Attempts to explain daily stock movements are usually foolish: A real-time survey of the 1987 stock crash found no evidence for any of the... Read more
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The Local
'Swedes, you need to talk about immigration'A man begging for money in central Stockholm. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT T
'Swedes, you need to talk about immigration'
The Local / Posted 3 days ago
A man begging for money in central Stockholm. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT The Local · 11 Aug 2015, 13:45 Published: 11 Aug 2015 07:57 GMT+02:00 Updated: 11 Aug 2015 13:45 GMT+02:00 Sweden's... Read more
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The Daily Reckoning
Australian Share Market Following the US DownIs this the end? Yesterday the Australian share market once again played follo
Australian Share Market Following the US Down
The Daily Reckoning / Posted 3 days ago
Is this the end? Yesterday the Australian share market once again played follow the US leader. Our market fell 4% compared to the Dow’s 3% drop on Friday. Yesterday was also China’s own ‘Black Monday’, with its stock markets finally giving up all... Read more
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The Irish Times
Paul Krugman: Persistent global weakness is the new normal Investors remain jittery, with good reason A stock quotation board outside a
Paul Krugman: Persistent global weakness is the new normal
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
Investors remain jittery, with good reason A stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo tracks plunging global indices yesterday. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters What caused... Read more
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Washington Post
Happy Hour RoundupThe White House on Monday said President Obama may offer an endorsement in the
Happy Hour Roundup
Washington Post / Posted 3 days ago
The White House on Monday said President Obama may offer an endorsement in the Democratic primary, which could pit his former secretary of State against his vice president. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the front-runner for the... Read more
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Salon.com
Paul Krugman: GOP desire to strangle the welfare state with austerity born of “an emotional prejudice”New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argued on Monday that nobody’s entirely
Paul Krugman: GOP desire to strangle the welfare state with austerity born of “an emotional prejudice”
Salon.com / Posted 4 days ago
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argued on Monday that nobody’s entirely sure why the stock market plunged on Friday, but that volatility of the sort is to be expected given that there is simply “too much money…chasing too few investment... Read more
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The Local
'Swedes, you need to talk about immigration'A man begging for money in central Stockholm. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT T
'Swedes, you need to talk about immigration'
The Local / Posted 4 days ago
A man begging for money in central Stockholm. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT The Local · 11 Aug 2015, 13:45 Published: 11 Aug 2015 07:57 GMT+02:00 Updated: 11 Aug 2015 13:45 GMT+02:00 Sweden's... Read more
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The New Yorker
Donald Trump and the White NationalistsPlumbing Trump’s psyche is as productive as asking American Pharoah why he runs
Donald Trump and the White Nationalists
The New Yorker / Posted 4 days ago
Plumbing Trump’s psyche is as productive as asking American Pharoah why he runs. The point is what happens when he does.Credit Illustration by Christoph Niemann On July 23rd, Donald Trump’s red-white-and-navy-blue Boeing 757 touched down in Laredo,... Read more
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The Telegraph
In the reckoningThe Aam Aadmi Party is described by its critics as a populist party. The term '
In the reckoning
The Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
The Aam Aadmi Party is described by its critics as a populist party. The term 'populist' doesn't help you place a party on the Left-Right spectrum. In a world where Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn are both described as populist, the only thing the... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Debt Is Good: For Funding The Greatest Participation Trophy Ever CreatedSubmitted by Mark St.Cyr, As the capital markets from Shanghai to New York wer
Debt Is Good: For Funding The Greatest Participation Trophy Ever Created
Zero Hedge / Posted 5 days ago
Submitted by Mark St.Cyr, As the capital markets from Shanghai to New York were melting down in ways hearkening back to the early days of the prior financial crisis - a period of time many would like to forget (or act) as if it never happened - the... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Ranking presidentsClifford Evenson in his letter (“Obama the worst president,” Aug. 19) wrote the
Ranking presidents
Northwest Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Clifford Evenson in his letter (“Obama the worst president,” Aug. 19) wrote the following: “Richard Nixon brought the Korean War to an end, stopped the college fighting with the National Guard, and was forced to resign his presidency to prevent... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Debt is GoodRand Paul said something funny the other day. No, really � although, of course,
Debt is Good
Rutland Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Rand Paul said something funny the other day. No, really � although, of course, it wasn�t intentional. On his Twitter account, he decried the irresponsibility of American fiscal policy, declaring, �The last time the United States was debt free was... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Globalization, Free Trade, and David Ricardo's TheoryThe concept of globalization was sold to the American people by the Democratic
Globalization, Free Trade, and David Ricardo's Theory
Op-Ed News / Posted 6 days ago
The concept of globalization was sold to the American people by the Democratic Party and its so-called progressive economists after Bill Clinton took office as POTUS in 1993. The push was palpable and involved most of the liberal economists still... Read more
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Washington Post
Happy Hour Roundup* Janell Ross explains why, despite what Republicans may think, the “anchor bab
Happy Hour Roundup
Washington Post / Posted 6 days ago
* Janell Ross explains why, despite what Republicans may think, the “anchor baby” — the baby born in the U.S. so its parents can become citizens — is a myth: For illegal immigrant parents, being the parent of a U.S. citizen child almost never forms... Read more
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Market Watch
This presidential candidate wants to boost Social Security benefitsA Democratic presidential candidate came out with a plan Friday to boost Social
This presidential candidate wants to boost Social Security benefits
Market Watch / Posted 7 days ago
A Democratic presidential candidate came out with a plan Friday to boost Social Security benefits. But it wasn’t Hillary Clinton. In an op-ed, Martin O’Malley says it’s time for Democrats to “stand up for our values” and get behind “the expansion of... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
LettersIgnore the naysayers For all the youth of our nation who hear the voices of th
Letters
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
Ignore the naysayers For all the youth of our nation who hear the voices of the naysayers saying that you cannot do it because you are the wrong gender, the wrong race, the wrong ethnic group ... get on your electronic device and put in the name... Read more
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Columbia County Observer
Unguarded Remarks: Do They Reveal the Real Jeb Bush? Posted August 21, 2015 09:30 am | Op-Ed To appreciate one reason why Donald
Unguarded Remarks: Do They Reveal the Real Jeb Bush?
Columbia County Observer / Posted 7 days ago
Posted August 21, 2015 09:30 am | Op-Ed To appreciate one reason why Donald Trump is thumping Jeb! in the polls, substitute a question mark for the exclamation point. Jeb? isn’t doing so well at... Read more
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Salon.com
Paul Krugman laughs at Rand Paul for unintentionally hilarious condemnation of 180 years of economic growthNew York Times columnist Paul Krugman took time in Responding to an unintentio
Paul Krugman laughs at Rand Paul for unintentionally hilarious condemnation of 180 years of economic growth
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman took time in Responding to an unintentionally funny statement by Rand Paul — “The last time the United States was debt-free was 1835″ — Krugman wondered how it’s possible that Paul believes America’s economy has... Read more
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Slate
The GOP Candidates’ Attacks on Social Security Are Attacks on WomenEarlier this week, Paul Krugman asked an important question in his New York Tim
The GOP Candidates’ Attacks on Social Security Are Attacks on Women
Slate / Posted 7 days ago
Earlier this week, Paul Krugman asked an important question in his New York Times column: Why are almost all the Republican candidates for president campaigning on a platform that calls for cuts in Social Security, even though polls routinely show... Read more
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The Local
'Swedes, you need to talk about immigration'A man begging for money in central Stockholm. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT T
'Swedes, you need to talk about immigration'
The Local / Posted 7 days ago
A man begging for money in central Stockholm. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT The Local · 11 Aug 2015, 13:45 Published: 11 Aug 2015 07:57 GMT+02:00 Updated: 11 Aug 2015 13:45 GMT+02:00 Sweden's... Read more
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Zero Hedge
10 Things Every Economist Should Know About The Gold StandardSubmitted by George Selgin via Alt-M.org, At the risk of sounding like a broke
10 Things Every Economist Should Know About The Gold Standard
Zero Hedge / Posted 8 days ago
Submitted by George Selgin via Alt-M.org, At the risk of sounding like a broken record (well, OK–at the risk of continuing to sound like a broken record), I'd like to say a bit more about economists' tendency to get their monetary history wrong. In... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Are You Prepared for a Worst Case Scenario?The following words of Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winning economist for New York
Are You Prepared for a Worst Case Scenario?
News 24 South Africa / Posted 8 days ago
The following words of Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winning economist for New York Times, do accurately capture the current state of affairs in our country: "It's time to start calling the current situation what it is: a depression. True, it's not a... Read more
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heraldscotland
Analysis: how the hairy Leftie went from rank outsider to odds-on favourite and what it means for ScotlandWith New Labour grandee after New Labour grandee emerging to warn party members
Analysis: how the hairy Leftie went from rank outsider to odds-on favourite and what it means for Scotland
heraldscotland / Posted 9 days ago
With New Labour grandee after New Labour grandee emerging to warn party members directly, or indirectly, not to throw themselves over the political cliff-edge by choosing the “loony left-winger”, he smiled at the suggestion that his opponents were... Read more
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Herald Sun
These are the men who really own AmericaTHEY’VE been called the unseen force in US politics and they’re two of the most
These are the men who really own America
Herald Sun / Posted 10 days ago
THEY’VE been called the unseen force in US politics and they’re two of the most powerful figures in the country. Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch take an aggressive and active interest in the US political system and frequently... Read more
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Perth Now
These are the men who really own AmericaTHEY’VE been called the unseen force in US politics and they’re two of the most
These are the men who really own America
Perth Now / Posted 10 days ago
THEY’VE been called the unseen force in US politics and they’re two of the most powerful figures in the country. Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch take an aggressive and active interest in the US political system and frequently... Read more
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The Courier Mail
These are the men who really own AmericaTHEY’VE been called the unseen force in US politics and they’re two of the most
These are the men who really own America
The Courier Mail / Posted 10 days ago
THEY’VE been called the unseen force in US politics and they’re two of the most powerful figures in the country. Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch take an aggressive and active interest in the US political system and frequently... Read more
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The Local
'Swedes, you need to talk about immigration'A man begging for money in central Stockholm. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT T
'Swedes, you need to talk about immigration'
The Local / Posted 10 days ago
A man begging for money in central Stockholm. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT The Local · 11 Aug 2015, 13:45 Published: 11 Aug 2015 07:57 GMT+02:00 Updated: 11 Aug 2015 13:45 GMT+02:00 Sweden's... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Those against retirementSomething strange is happening in the Republican primary--something strange, th
Those against retirement
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
Something strange is happening in the Republican primary--something strange, that is, besides the Trump phenomenon. For some reason, just about all the leading candidates other than The Donald have taken a deeply unpopular position, a known political... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Why Republicans want to gut Social Security Something strange is happening to the Republican primary � something strange,
Why Republicans want to gut Social Security
Rutland Herald / Posted 10 days ago
Something strange is happening to the Republican primary � something strange, that is, besides the Trump phenomenon. For some reason, just about all the leading candidates other than Trump have taken a... Read more
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Black Press USA
Trump’s Trump Card: The Conservative Mob By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The fate of the Republican Party’s preside
Trump’s Trump Card: The Conservative Mob
Black Press USA / Posted 10 days ago
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The fate of the Republican Party’s presidential sweepstakes at the moment is being controlled by two political Frankensteins – both of them of the GOP’s own creation. One,... Read more
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Salon.com
Bernie Sanders’ messaging problem: I don’t think I need to apologize to #BlackLivesMatterIndependent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sander
Bernie Sanders’ messaging problem: I don’t think I need to apologize to #BlackLivesMatter
Salon.com / Posted 11 days ago
Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders continued to send contradictory messages to the members of the #BlackLivesMatter movement on “Meet the Press” Sunday. Host Chuck Todd asked him about an email obtained... Read more
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Washington Post
You should take Donald Trump’s immigration plan seriously. Here’s why.The sight of Donald Trump rolling out a new, and highly specific, immigration p
You should take Donald Trump’s immigration plan seriously. Here’s why.
Washington Post / Posted 11 days ago
The sight of Donald Trump rolling out a new, and highly specific, immigration plan has been more than a little unsettling: It shows that Trump is now genuinely playing in the GOP primaries to win, and reveals in stark relief how exactly he intends to... Read more
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Salon.com
The GOP’s apocalyptic Obama fantasies: Why Cruz & Walker’s economic fear-mongering makes literally zero senseThere’s a super-colossal disconnect between how drastically the economy has imp
The GOP’s apocalyptic Obama fantasies: Why Cruz & Walker’s economic fear-mongering makes literally zero sense
Salon.com / Posted 11 days ago
There’s a super-colossal disconnect between how drastically the economy has improved since 2009 and how that improvement is discussed by congressional Republicans and the GOP presidential candidates. The usual suspects continue to praise the Reagan... Read more
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Salon.com
Paul Krugman: GOP candidates promise government by the 1 percent, for the 1 percentIn his Monday column, the New York Times’ Paul Krugman argued that desire by a
Paul Krugman: GOP candidates promise government by the 1 percent, for the 1 percent
Salon.com / Posted 11 days ago
In his Monday column, the New York Times’ Paul Krugman argued that desire by almost the entire Republican field of potential presidential nominees to gut politically popular programs like Social Security is evidence that the party has essentially... Read more
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The New Statesman
Slavoj Žižek: Thanks to the EU’s villainy, Greece is now under financial occupationWhen my short essay on Greece after the referendum “The Courage of Hopelessness
Slavoj Žižek: Thanks to the EU’s villainy, Greece is now under financial occupation
The New Statesman / Posted 11 days ago
When my short essay on Greece after the referendum “The Courage of Hopelessness” was republished by In These Times, its title was changed into “How Alexis Tsipras and Syriza Outmaneuvered Angela Merkel and the Eurocrats”. Although I effectively think... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Eight reasons why China’s currency crisis matters to us allAfter China unexpectedly devalued its currency last week, one City economist sh
Eight reasons why China’s currency crisis matters to us all
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 12 days ago
After China unexpectedly devalued its currency last week, one City economist shrugged despairingly and said: “It’s August.” While it’s meant to be a time for heading for the beach or kicking back in the sunshine with the kids, August has often... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Beijing’s market bunglesChina is ruled by a party that calls itself Communist, but its economic reality
Beijing’s market bungles
Rutland Herald / Posted 13 days ago
China is ruled by a party that calls itself Communist, but its economic reality is one of rapacious crony capitalism. And everyone has been assuming that the nation�s leaders are in on the joke, that they know better than to take their occasional... Read more
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Salon.com
Paul Krugman explains the looming economic crisis that “bodes ill for the world as a whole”The New York Times’ Paul Krugman wrote today about increased concerns that the
Paul Krugman explains the looming economic crisis that “bodes ill for the world as a whole”
Salon.com / Posted 14 days ago
The New York Times’ Paul Krugman wrote today about increased concerns that the crony capitalists who run the Chinese economy simply don’t know what they’re doing. “[T]heir zigzagging policies over the past few months have been worrying,” he noted,... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Even The Fed Admits Recession Looms: Q3 GDP Forecast Slashed To Just 0.7%When Stringfellow Bithawke and weself returned from Nam in '69 there were still
Even The Fed Admits Recession Looms: Q3 GDP Forecast Slashed To Just 0.7%
Zero Hedge / Posted 15 days ago
When Stringfellow Bithawke and weself returned from Nam in '69 there were still opportunities for young people in this country. A guy of modest means could scrape together enough Bitcoins to purchase a Cessna 150 or a Bell 47. Go do some crop dusting... Read more
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Zero Hedge
How To Trade China's "Nuclear Option" Devaluation, According To SocGenCancel those investment recommendations. Take an Advil, and buy gold instead W
How To Trade China's "Nuclear Option" Devaluation, According To SocGen
Zero Hedge / Posted 15 days ago
Cancel those investment recommendations. Take an Advil, and buy gold instead Where's SocGen's regular 'sell gold' advice? Where is Paul Krugman and the window repair teams in Tianjin? Thats stimulus! Fun ain't over yet. China is going to prop up... Read more
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