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How The Federal Reserve Is Purposely Attacking Savers

by Chris Martenson There's something we 'regular' citizens wrestle with that the elites never seem to: a sense of moral duty. For example, following the collapse of the housing bubble, many people struggled with mortgages they could no longer afford to pay, fearing the shame of default. Many believed defaulting was wrong somehow; that it was their moral obligation to pay their mortgages, no[...]

Study: Wealth Disparity Greater Than Anytime Since 1929

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 07:00 AM By Michael Kling Wealth inequality is greater than anytime since 1929, new research from Emmanuel Saez of the University of California, Berkeley, and Gabriel Zucman of the London School of Economics reveals. "The share of wealth held by the top 0.1 percent of families is now almost as high as in the late 1920s, when 'The Great Gatsby' defined an era that rested on [...]

Why the Fed Will Continue to Print Money in 2015

by James Rickards - Posted Oct 20, 2014 Editor’s. Note: On Oct. 6, 2014, Jim Rickards was interviewed by Bloomberg TV for his thoughts on gold, currency manipulation and the overall strength of the global economy. You can read the transcript below…   Bloomberg TV: I wonder, Jim, how you… First your reaction to that statement that the economy is stable… at least relatively. Are [...]

19 Very Surprising Facts About The Messed Up State Of The U.S. Economy

By Michael Snyder, on October 20th, 2014 Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve are lying to you. The "economic recovery" that we all keep hearing about is mostly just a mirage. The percentage of Americans that are employed has barely budged since the depths of the last recession, the labor force participation rate is at a 36 year low, the overall rate of homeownership is the lowest that it has[...]

How The Federal Reserve Is Purposely Attacking Savers

But bungling badly as it does by Chris Martenson Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity There’s something we ‘regular’ citizens wrestle with that the elites never seem to: a sense of moral duty. For example, following the collapse of the housing bubble, many people struggled with mortgages they could no longer afford to pay, fearing the shame of default. Many believed defaulting was wrong[...]

The Real Reason the Global Economy is Such a Mess – and How to Fix It – Steve Forbes

by Steve Forbes The global economy is a mess today because most economists, bankers and political leaders don’t understand that most basic of subjects: money. When it comes to monetary policy, they have it backwards, thanks to the misbegotten ideas of John Maynard Keynes. Before Keynes and like-minded peers, economists understood that the real economy was the creation of products and[...]

Fund Manager Warns Another Banking Crisis May Be Imminent- “Something Nasty is Going on Behind the Scenes”

Something nasty is going on behind the scenes in the financial system that is not yet apparent. Treasury futures opened in the early evening and the 10-yr traded down to 2.25%. Something has the market incredibly spooked and I find it interesting that the U.S. Treasury Secretary and the UK’s equivalent will be running a big bank fail simulation test next week. The movement in 10-yr Treasury[...]

9 Ominous Signals Coming From The Financial Markets That We Have Not Seen In Years

By Michael Snyder, on October 14th, 2014 Is the stock market about to crash? Hopefully not, and there definitely have been quite a few "false alarms" over the past few years. But without a doubt we have been living through one of the greatest financial bubbles in U.S. history, and the markets are absolutely primed for a full-blown crash. That doesn't mean that one will happen now, but we are[...]

12 Charts That Show The Permanent Damage That Has Been Done To The U.S. Economy

By Michael Snyder Most people that discuss the "economic collapse" focus on what is coming in the future. And without a doubt, we are on the verge of some incredibly hard times. But what often gets neglected is the immense permanent damage that has been done to the U.S. economy by the long-term economic collapse that we are already experiencing. In this article I am going to share with you 12[...]

Is This The Start of The Long-Awaited Correction or Something Even Worse?

U.S. stocks sold off sharply last week, continuing the rout that began in late-September. Since the market’s peak, the SP500 fell 5.6 percent, the Dow lost 4.7 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 7.3 percent. A panoply of concerning factors combined to send jitters through the global financial markets over the past month: Tightening U.S. monetary policy (the end of QE3 and upcoming Fed[...]

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