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Is the U.S. Becoming a Third World Nation?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds This is a chart of an informal kleptocracy which cloaks itself in the faux finery of democracy and a (rigged) “market” economy. Back in the day, nations that didn’t qualify as either … 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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Brexit Is What Happens When the Pie Is Shrinking

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds This process of withdrawal into the relative safety of internally cohesive groups and group identities is intrinsically messy in globalized, multicultural societies. A great many narratives are drifting around the Brexit pool: … Continue reading

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