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Politics

Friday, October 19, 2012

Another Numerologist Gets Nobel Economics Prize / Politics / Economic Theory

By: Ed_Bugos

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWitness the latest economist to win the Nobel Prize from the Swedes, who I’m certain lead the world in economic nonsense, for allegedly solving the unsolvable knowledge and calculation problems of central planners.

Huh?

Rather than explaining all that is wrong in their problem solving, in the interest of brevity let me just ask: did you mean you didn’t know Ludwig von Mises showed that this kind of thing was impossible almost 100 years ago?

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Politics

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Obama and Romney Stop Arguing, Will Both Need to Deliver Jobs / Politics / Employment

By: DeviantInvestor

George Leong writes: Watching the presidential debate on Tuesday, one thing was clear: both President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney were focusing on the jobs market. This was not a surprise.

Wall Street is not hiring, technology companies are firing, and the manufacturing sector is losing jobs to cheap overseas plants in China and Mexico, where wages are dirt cheap.

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Politics

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Homeschooling, The Most Radical Social Movement in America, Terrifies the Establishment / Politics / Educating Children

By: Gary_North

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI have just read the best article in National Review that I can remember in the last 40 years. Of course, this is not saying a great deal, because I stopped reading National Review about 40 years ago. I used to write for it occasionally. My introduction to the magazine was in the fall of 1959, when I was a freshman at Pomona College. I read it faithfully for about five years, and intermittently until the early 1970s. After that, my interests shifted.

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Politics

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Venezuela vs. Argentina, Which Will Run Out of Money First? / Politics / Emerging Markets

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: After a surprisingly comfortable re-election, Venezuela has decided to stick with Hugo Chavez and all that comes with him.

That has prompted The Wall Street Journal and other pundits to forecast nothing less than economic doom for Venezuela in 2013.

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Politics

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Why You Should Never Call the Police / Politics / US Politics

By: Jeff_Berwick

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWould you dial up a known criminal, like a murderer or rapist, to come help you after you've been the victim of a crime? No? Then why in the world would you call the police after you've been assaulted, robbed or otherwise violated?

The police do not consider their job to protect you. They used to at least pay lip service to "keeping the peace", but nowadays in the USSA it is clear their job is to enforce the law. In fasco-communist America, the law stopped being about your protection decades ago. The law is about the expansion of state power and control. That's why there are so many of them, with more coming all the time.

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Politics

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Why The Nobel Peace Prize For The EU Is Flawed / Politics / Euro-Zone

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article

While everybody was asleep in a grandiose globalization and unification dream, a dream whose benefits and desirability were - and still are - hardly ever questioned if at all, separate languages and cultures simply remained what they were: separate. Now that globalization starts to show its dark and ugly flipside of economic depression, a repeal of many unifications and a split-up of larger entities, created for economic and political reasons only, into their smaller components, is inevitable.

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Politics

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Banks Punished For Central Bank and Political Errors / Politics / Banksters

By: John_Browne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn recent decades politicians have increasingly followed the Keynesian prescription of economic growth through continued government borrowing and the creation of undreamt of amounts of fiat money by central banks. To facilitate this process, the larger commercial banks have acted as the central banks' de facto distribution system, and as a result have grown ever larger while accepting progressively greater risks.

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Politics

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Is the Cold War Heating Up ? / Politics / New Cold War

By: InvestmentContrarian

Sasha Cekerevac writes: Having been relegated to the history books, the Cold War between the West and the East appears to be heating up again. On one side, we have increasing tensions with China; U.S. politicians claim that China is a currency-manipulator and China has massively increased its spending in defense, which is threatening the security in that part of the world. If we look to the Middle East, tensions are now rising with Russia.

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Politics

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Voting is A Fool’s Game! / Politics / US Politics

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGary D. Barnett writes: The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting. ~ Charles Bukowski

Voting is a fool’s game. Many might find that statement offensive, but considering our plight, I can’t imagine why. There are so many who have been fooled into thinking that voting is a sacred right, and one that guarantees freedom. The opposite of course is the case. The fooled among us seem completely willing to embrace this ruse; thus allowing the many to continue to be ruled by the few. The result then of voting in this country is oligarchy, making it one of the most worthless endeavors of mankind.

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Politics

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

European Satellites Ordered To Drop Iranian Broacast Channels In Disregard of Free Speech / Politics / Mainstream Media

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNew York, New York: Back in the 1960’s, A British poet, Adrian Mitchell, one of the great bards of that era, wrote a poem that went on to become a stage show in the West End of London. It was called Tell Me Lies about Vietnam and represented one voice among millions in the world then opposing that War

It was addressed, “To Whom It May Concern” and began with words that became its refrain:

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Politics

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

China’s Pyramid of Power, The Communist Party Elite / Politics / China

By: Frank_Holmes

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleChina celebrated another achievement last week, as Mo Yan became the first Chinese citizen to win a Nobel Prize for literature. The selection of Mo was praised by a Chinese nationalist tabloid as a sign that mainstream China could "no longer be refused by the West for long."

Mo grew up in Shandong province in northeastern China, and during the Cultural Revolution, he left school to work in the fields, finishing his education in the army, according to The Guardian. The author draws upon his rural upbringing in his novels, mixing historical perspective with mythical elements. His real name is Guan Moye, but he chose "Mo Yan" as a pen name meaning "don't speak," to reflect the culture in which he grew up.

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Politics

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Threatens U.S. With Recession, Politicans Lack Ability to Find Solution / Politics / US Economy

By: Bloomberg

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBloomberg Television's Trish Regan sits down with four CEOs for a special edition of "Street Smart" focused on fixing the country's debt. Tune in to hear from BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, NASDAQ CEO Bob Greifeld, UPS CEO Scott Davis and Honeywell CEO David Cote, who are all part of the Fix the Debt campaign.

The CEOs agree: It's Washington's fault we're not hiring and not spending. Honeywell's Cote says, "If we were playing with fire in the debt ceiling, we'll be playing with nitroglycerine now when it comes to the fiscal cliff."

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Politics

Monday, October 15, 2012

Why Are We Bailing Out the Banks - The Big Lie / Politics / Credit Crisis Bailouts

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEconomics and the corporate media did exemplary service in promoting 'the Big Lies' of the financialisation crisis, most notably efficient markets theory and the trickle down theory of stuffing the rich with even greater power and wealth in the thought that some of the excess would fall on the path for the little people.

They have tied these old canards so carefully to emotional arguments that even after the crisis and collapse, many people will still respond reflexively to anything that shakes their faith in a failed, fallen system.

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Politics

Monday, October 15, 2012

BLS Keeping Up Statistical Appearances / Politics / Economic Statistics

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Last week, supporters of the current administration rejoiced over job numbers released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS). For the first time since the administration came to power, the official unemployment number fell below 8%. Keynesian cheerleaders all claimed the numbers meant we are surely on the road to economic recovery, just in time for Christmas, and also, the election. Others saw through this ruse.

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Politics

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Real Reason America Nuked Japan / Politics / US Politics

By: Washingtons_Blog

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAtomic Weapons Were Not Needed to End the War or Save Lives

Like all Americans, I was taught that the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end WWII and save both American and Japanese lives.

But most of the top American military officials at the time said otherwise.

The U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey group, assigned by President Truman to study the air attacks on Japan, produced a report in July of 1946 that concluded (52-56):

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