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What is the Value and Purpose in Sharing?

What is the Value and Purpose in Sharing? | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
In the history of humankind, with the possible exception of the Gutenberg Press, there has not been a more disruptive advance in…
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The SDR Magic Circle

The SDR Magic Circle | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
By JC Collins Reader and commenter Steve Henningsen is one of the many frequenters of this site who not only contributes intelligent and thoughtful opinions, but also does invaluable research on th...
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ROBERTS: More Washington Lies

ROBERTS: More Washington Lies | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
Hong Kong: Whatever is occurring in Hong Kong, it bears no relation to what is being reported about it in the Western print and TV media. These reports spin the protests as a conflict between the demand for democracy and a tyrannical Chinese government. Ming Chun Tang in the alternative media CounterPunch says that the protests are against the neoliberal economic policies that are destroying the prospects of everyone but the one percent. In other words, the protests are akin to the American
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Debt Demise Is Cooked Into Current Market Mania?

Debt Demise Is Cooked Into Current Market Mania? | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
There is nothing in this world today that provides much comfort for a rational investor – in the long term. In the short term, as we have argued, this expanding Wall Street Party may provide a last chance for significant, individual investment gains. More on that below. We are told that economies are recovering – and this Telegraph article excerpt mentions that, but the main point here, one we agree with, is that sovereign debt continues to rise and has not been paid down. Eventually, the
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How Bad Could It Get? US Government Order Of 160,000 HazMat Suits Gives A Clue

How Bad Could It Get? US Government Order Of 160,000 HazMat Suits Gives A Clue | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
Now that Ebola is officially in the US on an uncontrolled basis, the two questions on everyone's lips are i) who will get sick next and ii) how bad could it get? We don't know the answer to question #1 just yet, but when it comes to the second one, a press release three weeks ago from Lakeland Industries, a manufacturer and seller of a "comprehensive line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial protective clothing market" may provide some insight into just how bad the US State Department thinks it may get. Because when the US government buys 160,000 hazmat suits specifically designed against Ebola, just ahead of the worst Ebola epidemic in history making US landfall, one wonders: what do they know the we don't?
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New Report: Global Economies May Be on Path to Another Crash

New Report: Global Economies May Be on Path to Another Crash | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: September 30, 2014 U.S. Total Debt by Sector, 1916 to 2014, from International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies and
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CDC Confirms Patient In Dallas Has The Ebola Virus - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

CDC Confirms Patient In Dallas Has The Ebola Virus - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control have confirmed that a person in Dallas definitely has the Ebola virus.
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Here we friggin go...

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Anatomy of a Non-Denial Denial

Anatomy of a Non-Denial Denial | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
How the CIA director misled the press about a veritable constitutional crisis — and how the press let it happen.
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US Openly Approves Hong Kong Chaos it Created

US Openly Approves Hong Kong Chaos it Created | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
The “Occupy Central” protests in Hong Kong continue on – destabilizing the small southern Chinese island famous as an international hub for corporate-financier interests, and before that, the colonial ambitions of the British Empire. Those interests have been conspiring for years to peel the island away from Beijing after it was begrudgingly returned to China in the late 1990′s, and use it as a springboard to further destabilize mainland China.
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Wall Street: Where Are the Real Bad Guys?

Wall Street: Where Are the Real Bad Guys? | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
Its fairly predictable now. A Wall Street transgression is noted and trumpeted and the call goes out for prosecutions. Often the rhetoric is accompanied by demands for additional regulatory rigor and perhaps a whole new strata of regulatory oversight. Its really a meme of sorts; the latest trigger is a tape of conversations between Goldman Sachs and New York Federal Reserve officials that seemed to indicate collusion to minimize some Goldman Sachs wrongdoings. We wrote about it here: Sad Tale
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The Goldman Tapes And Why The Delusion Of Macro-Prudential Regulation Means The Next Crash Is Nigh

The Goldman Tapes And Why The Delusion Of Macro-Prudential Regulation Means The Next Crash Is Nigh | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
There is nothing like the release of secret tape recordings to clarify an inconclusive debate. Actually, what the tapes really show is that the Fed’s latest policy contraption - macro-prudential regulation through a financial stability committee - is just a useless exercise in CYA. Macro-pru is an impossible delusion that should not be taken seriously be sensible adults. It is not, as Janet Yellen insists, a supplementary tool to contain and remediate the unintended consequence - that is, excessive financial speculation - of the Fed’s primary drive to achieve full employment and fill the GDP bathtub to the very brim of its potential. Instead,  rampant speculation, excessive leverage, phony liquidity and massive financial instability are the only real result of current Fed policy.
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The CIA/MSM Contra-Cocaine Cover-up

The CIA/MSM Contra-Cocaine Cover-up | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it

Exclusive: With Hollywood set to release a movie about the Contra-cocaine scandal and the destruction of journalist Gary Webb, an internal CIA report has surfaced showing how the spy agency manipulated the mainstream media’s coverage to disparage Webb and contain the scandal, reports Robert Parry.

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The Problem In One Picture: Monetary Stimulus In an Unreformed Economic System

The Problem In One Picture: Monetary Stimulus In an Unreformed Economic System | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
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Obama Still Refuses to Halt Flights From Ebola Hot Zone

Obama Still Refuses to Halt Flights From Ebola Hot Zone | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it

Multiple nations stopped flights over a month ago.

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The Coming SDR Gold Standard

The Coming SDR Gold Standard | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
How Gold Will Be Added to the SDR Basket Valuation By JC Collins Sometimes what at first appears to be conflicting information is anything but, and what was originally considered to be opposing for...
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Why Is Alan Greenspan Writing This Article?

Why Is Alan Greenspan Writing This Article? | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
Alan Greenspan, Gold Bug, has scuttled back into view with a typical statement – one posted at Foreign Affairs – that implies a good deal more than it explains. Greenspan has spent years, decades, dealing with the continued fallout of a famous article he wrote while under Ayn Rands influence. Entitled, Gold and Economic Freedom, this 1966 article originally ran in Rands publication The Objectivist and was reprinted in Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. Heres an excerpt: An almost hysterical
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Four Other Lawyer Whistleblowers are Essential at the Carmen Segarra Senate Witness Table

Four Other Lawyer Whistleblowers are Essential at the Carmen Segarra Senate Witness Table | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
 By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: October 1, 2014 Carmen Segarra Photo from Public Radio's "This American Life" Wall Street’s crime spree has been coming a
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Why China Is the Golden Dragon In the Room That So Few Will Even Discuss

Why China Is the Golden Dragon In the Room That So Few Will Even Discuss | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
Why China thinks gold is the buy of the century
  by Michael J. Kosares                  Let's start with some big, but digestible numbers:
$3,950,000,000,000 = China’s total foreign exchange reserves $1,250,000,000,000 = Value of the world’s 31,866 metric tonnes gold reserve at $1220/troy ounce
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Ron Paul Thinks There Should Be More Secessionist Movements in the U.S.

Ron Paul Thinks There Should Be More Secessionist Movements in the U.S. | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
The former U.S. congressman and perennial presidential candidate tells National Journal that he's "real pleased" with American secessionist groups.
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More often than not, I agree with Mr. Paul...

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Alan Greenspan: The Enduring Power of Gold & Why Beijing in Buying

Alan Greenspan: The Enduring Power of Gold & Why Beijing in Buying | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
If China were to convert a relatively modest part of its $4 trillion foreign exchange reserves into gold, the country’s currency could take on unexpected strength in today’s international financial system.
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The Fake Terror Threat Used To Justify Bombing Syria

The Fake Terror Threat Used To Justify Bombing Syria | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
The threat of the "Khorasan Group" was trotted out to justifying bombing Syria. Then it just evaporated.
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Freedom’s just another word: US Launches Wars and Backs Coups in the Name of Democracy, but Won’t Back Real Democracy Activists

Freedom’s just another word: US Launches Wars and Backs Coups in the Name of Democracy, but Won’t Back Real Democracy Activists | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it

The US claims to be supporting democracy from Ukraine to Cuba, and from Somalia to Iraq, often by bombing the alleged opposition, or by supporting proxy wars and subversion. But one place where real democracy activists are battling against the forces of repression they are curiously getting no backing from the United States: Hong Kong.

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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
The public doesn't seem to understand just how dysfunctional our financial regulatory system is, Michael Lewis writes. That may change today with a radio report from "This American Life."
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The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra | This American Life

The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra | This American Life | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
An unprecedented look inside one of the most powerful, secretive institutions in the country. The NY Federal Reserve is supposed to monitor big banks. But when Carmen Segarra was hired, what she witnessed inside the Fed was so alarming that she got a tiny recorder and started secretly taping.
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Confidence vs Humility

I view the video below as evidence of a powerful and often self-destructive instinct in most people to follow anyone who speaks with great confidence.  People don't much care about what's being sai...
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Manipulated 'Occupy' Movement Goes International as Hong Kong Explodes?

Manipulated 'Occupy' Movement Goes International as Hong Kong Explodes? | Financial Markets :: Economy :: Trading :: Investing | Scoop.it
Something happened on the way to the Occupy movements apparent demise. Its gone international. Now according to Reuters, its responsible for the Hong Kong unrest taking place to protest the Chinese governments stance on more forceful Hong Kong rule. When we checked with Wikipedia – unfortunately, a good source for globalist spin – we found to our astonishment that the Occupy movement was reported to be actively engaged in dozens of countries around the world. The impression being left is
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