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The Economic Crash So Far: A Look At The Real Numbers

By Brandon Smith Source: Alt-Market.com There are many problems when attempting to track a faltering economy. For one, the people in government generally do not want the public to know when the system is in decline because this looks bad … Continue reading

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What globalism did was to transfer the US economy to China

By Paul Craig Roberts Source: Intrepid Report The main problem with the US economy is that globalism has been deconstructing it. The offshoring of US jobs has reduced US manufacturing and industrial capability and associated innovation, research, development, supply chains, … Continue reading

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The USA Is Now a 3rd World Nation

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds I know it hurts, but the reality is painfully obvious: the USA is now a 3rd World nation. Dividing the Earth’s nations into 1st, 2nd and 3rd world has fallen out of favor; apparently it … Continue reading

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Amazon and Apple: Wall Street’s Trillion Dollar Babies

By Dean Baker Source: CounterPunch Last month Amazon joined Apple, becoming the second company in the world to have a $1 trillion market capitalization. Amazon’s accomplishment didn’t cause quite as much celebration as Apple’s – it pays to be number … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with the Economy: 9 Toxic Dynamics

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds These nine dynamics are mutually reinforcing. Beneath the surface signals of an eternally rising stock market and expanding GDP, we all sense something is deeply, systemically wrong with the U.S. economy. These … Continue reading

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A 2% Financial Wealth Tax Would Provide A $12,000 Annual Stipend To Every American Household

Careful analysis reveals a number of excellent arguments for the implementation of a Universal Basic Income. By Paul Buchheit Source: Nation of Change It’s not hard to envision the benefits in work opportunities, stress reduction, child care, entrepreneurial activity, and … Continue reading

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A Stock Market Primer, in Six Easy Steps

By William Kaufman Source: CounterPunch What is the stock market? 1) It’s not real economic activity—it’s a form of mass hysteria or mass psychosis. 2) Stock prices reflect a mass-hysteria impression of the worth of a piece of paper you … Continue reading

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Slowly, Then All at Once

By James Howard Kunstler Source: Clusterfuck Nation The staggering incoherence of the election campaign only mirrors the shocking incapacity of the American public, from top to bottom, to process the tendings of our time. The chief tending is permanent worldwide … Continue reading

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