Category Archives: Financial Crisis

How Breakdown Cascades Into Collapse

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Maintaining the illusion of confidence, permanence and stability serves the interests of those benefiting from the bubbles and those who prefer the safety of the herd, even as the herd thunders toward … Continue reading

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Freedom Rider: How the billionaires rule

Predatory capitalism has driven down wages and created a dystopia for workers. By Margaret Kimberley Source: Intrepid Report President Calvin Coolidge said, “The business of America is business.” The expression is memorable because it always rang true. But nearly 100 … Continue reading

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Is Inflation “Transitory”? Here’s Your Simple Test

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Is inflation “transitory” in your household budget? Really? Where? The Federal Reserve has been bleating that inflation is “transitory”–but what about the real world that we live in, as opposed to the … Continue reading

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The Systemic Risk No One Sees

The unraveling of social cohesion has consequences. Once social cohesion unravels, the nation unravels. By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds My recent posts have focused on the systemic financial risks created by Federal Reserve policies that have elevated moral … Continue reading

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There is More to BlackRock Than You Might Imagine

By F. William Engdahl Source: New Eastern Outlook A virtually unregulated investment firm today exercises more political and financial influence than the Federal Reserve and most governments on this planet. The firm, BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, invests … Continue reading

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USA 2021: Capitalism For The Powerless, Crony-Socialism For The Powerful

By Tyler Durden Source: Zero Hedge The supposed “choice” between “capitalism” and “socialism” is a useful fabrication masking the worst of all possible worlds we inhabit: Capitalism for the powerless and Crony-Socialism for the powerful. Capitalism’s primary dynamics are reserved solely for the … Continue reading

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ARCHITECTS OF POWER: HOW THE GLOBAL ELITE PROFIT FROM EXTREME INEQUALITY & PRE-EMPT THE BACKLASH

By Dr. Tim Coles Source: Waking Times There is a new, mega-rich global elite consisting of a small number of billionaires and multibillionaires. Many of them made their money in the technology sector. Others play financial markets or inherit fortunes. … Continue reading

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Sickcare is the Knife in the Heart of Employment–and the Economy

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds We need to change the incentives of the entire system, not just healthcare, but if we don’t start with healthcare, that financial cancer will drag us into national insolvency all by itself. … Continue reading

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