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America’s Derivative Market is Unbelievably Huge & Totally Unregulated – Take a Look at Which Banks Own How Much |
General Manager’s speech: Making the most of borrowed time – sp130623.pdf
World Economy Collapse explained in 3 minutes – YouTube
John Clarke and Bryan Dawe calculate the cost of the European debt crisis – A comedy routine. It may seemed hilarious but this is actually what’s happening. …
Capitalism Is Anarchy = Anarcho-Capitalism – YouTube
Adam Smith and the Follies of Central Planning – YouTube
How do you like being told what to do? If someone tells you to do something you find enjoyable or fulfilling, you may not mind. What if you are told to do so…
Alan Greenspan The Federal Reserve Is Above The Law – YouTube
The Founders Did Not Intend For America to Be Run By Big Banks and Wall Street – YouTube
As Congress is poised to debate and vote on raising the debt ceiling, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today took to the House Floor to remind fellow Membe…
We can’t grow ourselves out of debt, no matter what the Federal Reserve does | Charles Eisenstein | Comment is free |
Charles Eisenstein: Let’s replace our fixation on growth with a steady-state economy focusing on lower consumption, leisure and ecological health
Timeline Of The Crash | The Crash | FRONTLINE | PBS
Priceless: How The Federal Reserve Bought The Economics Profession
The Federal Reserve, through its extensive network of consultants, visiting scholars, alumni and staff economists, so thoroughly dominates the field of economics that real criticism of the central bank has become a career liability for members of the profession, an investigation by the Huffington Post has found. This dominance helps explain how, even after the Fed failed to foresee the greatest economic collapse since the Great Depression, the central bank has largely escaped criticism from academic economists.
How the “Bank” of Rome Creates Federal Reserve Dollars out of nothing!!
Economics and Armchair Psychology | Global Research
Public Banking Institute – Banking in the Public Interest
The Public Banking Institute (PBI) is a non-partisan think-tank, research and advisory organization dedicated to exploring and disseminating information on the potential utility of publicly-owned banks, and to facilitate their implementation.
Fake shop fronts hide N.Ireland economic woes before G8 | Reuters
BELCOO, Northern Ireland (Reuters) – Local councils in Northern Ireland have painted fake shop fronts and covered derelict buildings with huge billboards to hide the economic hardship being felt in towns
The Top 15 Economic ‘Truth’ Documentaries | ZeroHedge
On a regular basis we are placated by commercials to satisfy our craving to know which bathroom tissue is the most absorbent; debates ‘infomercials’ assuaging our fears over which vice-presidential candidate has the best dentist; and reality-shows that comfort our ‘at least I am not as bad as…’ need; there is an inescapable reality occurring right under our propagandized nose (as we noted here). Economic Reason has gathered together the Top 15 ‘reality’ economic documentaries – so turn-on, tune-in, and drop-out of the mainstream for a few hours…Originally posted at Economic Reason blog,Top 15 Economic Documentaries Posted on 09 September 2012.   1. Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis – Directed by Martin Borgs Based on the book “Financial Fiasco” by Johan Norberg this documentary depicts When the world’s financial bubble blew, the solution was to lower interest rates and pump trillions of dollars into the sick banking system. The solution is the problem, that’s why we had a problem in the first place. Featured guests; Peter Schiff, Gerald Celente, Dennis Hannon. ~46 min.    2. 97% Owned – Directed by Peter Joseph 97% owned presents serious research and verifiable evidence on the troubling issues facing our economic and financial system. This documentary provides a UK-perspective, however, its inner workings of Central Banks and the Money creation process are virtually the same concept all around the world. ~2:10 hr.   3. Money as Debt 1, Directed by Paul Grignon Todays money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal, there is no human relation between master and slave. Debt- government, corporate and household has reached astronomical proportions. Where does all this money come from? How could there BE that much money to lend? The answer is…there isn’t. Today, MONEY IS DEBT.
The Business of Being Born – YouTube
Good to know before you give birth to a baby.


central planning


Chart Of The Day: The Rise Of Global Central Planning | Zero Hedge
There was a time when the world had (somewhat) free markets. Then Lehman failed as the inevitable culmination of a credit bubble that was second in size and severity only to the one being blown currently, and the central planners took over, converting equity, bond and FX markets into nothing but monetary policy tools dominated by central banks. Below is a great summary of how parallel to SkyNet’s HFT takeover of stock trading, the central planners conducted their own not so stealthy take over of all capital markets. The chart is open-ended. Expect much more intervention by the Big 4 in the months and years ahead as the circular nature of increased central bank intervention leading to less faith in financial markets leading to increased private sector deleveraging leading to increased-er central bank intervention and so on, accelerates. Meet the 4 unelected dictators of the no longer even pretending to be free “developed” world. Source: Goldman Sachs
Central Planners and Overconfidence Bias; Goldman Sachs Pitched GDP Targeting Last Year; Watching the Food Price Index for Social Unrest




‘It’s robbery!’ New Cyprus bombshell as Britons are told they may lose EVERYTHING over £85k | Mail Online
British ex-pats in Cyprus are told that they will be hit after large percentages of savings over £85,000 are to be converted into shares in the country’s two largest banks.
Washington Signals Dollar Deep Concerns | Foreign Policy Journal
That the decline in gold and silver prices is an orchestration is apparent from the fact that the demand for bullion in the physical market has increased while…
Fed Orchestrated Smash On Gold –
‘Unprecedented’ $80 Billion Pulled From Bond Funds
A record amount of money poured out of exchange-traded and mutual bond funds in June, according to a fresh report by TrimTabs.
Activist Post: The 441 TRILLION Dollar Interest Rate Derivatives Time Bomb
Greece Mulls “Debt Camps” for Taxpayers | The Firewall
News that Affects Your Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness
KR476 | Search Results | Max Keiser
Max Keiser Financial War Reports
Detroit’s decline is a distinctively capitalist failure | Richard Wolff | Comment is free |
Richard Wolff: The auto industry Big Three were loyal only to shareholders, not the people of Detroit. The city was gutted by that social choice
Federal government creates more low-wage jobs than Wal-Mart – NBC
Will America Collapse Like the Former USSR? – YouTube
( ) Will the United States collapse like the former Russian Empire? Will the dollar fall? What will happen to America? Wh…




Consumer spending rises, driven by utility costs | Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Consumer spending unexpectedly rose in March, temporarily boosted by demand for utilities due to colder weather, according to data on Monday that did little to alter a picture of
Halving the Portion, but Not the Price –
Across a range of products, package sizes are getting smaller without a corresponding reduction in price. The Haggler looks into an annoying practice.
Incredible Video Exposes Hollow Consumer Society – YouTube
How Henry David Thoreau Looks at Our Lives Today – This short film takes a reve…


defence spending


The Real Cause of the U.S. Debt Crisis: Spiralling Defense Spending




Controversies – Bank of America Smacked with Foreclosure Fraud Lawsuits – AllGov – News
Although Bank of America (BoA), along with other big banks like Wells Fargo, Citibank, Ally/GMAC and JPMorgan Chase, recently reached a very favorable settlement of potential criminal fraud charges related to their mortgage lending practices, two …
Big Banks Still Exploiting The Foreclosure Fraud Settlement | ThinkProgress
Official Home Of Stop Foreclosure Fraud | Help Stop Unlawful Foreclosures, Bank Repossession, Evictions and Foreclosure Fraud with the power of Resources, Education and Each Other.
The housing “recovery” is a total sham –
Forget the happy talk about the housing crisis being over. The stories from this Florida community will shock you




Global Wealth Inequality (Good Map) – YouTube
This is a revised version of the original “Global Wealth Inequality” video, with a more accurate map. Thank you Internet for helping point out the deficienci…
▶ Wealth Inequality – A Brilliant Illustration on The Actual Distribution of Wealth in America – YouTube




The G20 moves the world a step closer to a global currency – Telegraph
The world is a step closer to a global currency, backed by a global central bank, running monetary policy for all humanity.
The Tower of Basel: Secretive Plans for the Issuing of a Global Currency | Global Research
Activist Post: Basel III: How The Bank For International Settlements Is Going To Help Bring Down The Global Economy
World Bank Revolving Door of Corruption with Whistleblower Karen Hudes – YouTube
World Bank conspiracies of massive corruption are discussed with under-fire whistleblower Karen Hudes. She discusses how she has been charged with trespassin…




A Drumbeat on Profit Takers –
Dr. Arnold S. Relman and Dr. Marcia Angell, both former editors of The New England Journal of Medicine, continue to advocate against the “commercial exploitation of medicine.”
Companies That Profit The Most From War
Welcome to the military-industrial complex. 


predatory capitialism


Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine – YouTube
A brief and crucial history of the United States
American Psychosis (written by Chris Hedges) – YouTube
By: Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, is the author of severalbooks including the best sellers War Is a Force That Give…
Russell H. Conwell Acres of Diamonds – YouTube
I got this speech free from Russell Conwell, Acres of Diamonds, delivered over 5000 time…
Koch Brothers Flout Law Getting Richer With Secret Iran Sales – Bloomberg
In May 2008, a unit of Koch Industries Inc., one of the world’s largest privately held companies, sent Ludmila Egorova-Farines, its newly hired compliance officer and ethics manager, to investigate the management of a subsidiary in Arles in southern France. In less than a week, she discovered that the company had paid bribes to win contracts.
The People Awaken to Financial Terrorism: Infowars Exclusive – YouTube
This is an overview in the Financial Terrorism conference held in the UK this past weekend. Speakers included Max Keiser, John Perkins, F William Engdahl, Ia…


The Economic Singularity, Part II
John Mauldin discusses what he calls an “economic singularity” referencing the effect of debt bubbles on an economy.
Extractive Capitalism and the Divisions in the Latin American Progressive Camp
The Virtual Economic Recovery | Global Research
The Significance of IG Farben for Chemistry, Literature and Jews
The German industrial cartel “IG Farben” turned on its pioneer Fritz Haber, enslaved Jews, and made a lasting impact on the literature of the 20th century.



The house of Rothschild the Money’s prophets full 56min – YouTube




Study Cites Social Costs of Wal-Mart – Los Angeles Times
Inadequate wages and benefits force workers at Wal-Mart stores in California to seek $86 million a year in state aid, according to a report released Monday by the UC Berkeley Labor Center.Moreover,
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (Video 2005) – IMDb
Directed by Robert Greenwald. With Lee Scott, Don Hunter, Jon Hunter, Jeremy Hunter. A look at the impact of the retail giant on local communities.
Wal-Mart’s Real Cost | Solidarity
Walmart Fined By Labor Department For Denying Workers Overtime Pay, Agrees To Pay $4.8 Million In Back Wages
How many government organizations does it take to investigate one company? In Walmart’s case, at least three.
Corporate Action Network | Justice at Walmart
Microsoft Word – Wal-Mart Report – January 2006 – Wal-MartReport-January2006.pdf
Walmart | Retail Justice Alliance
Wal-Mart: Corporate Rap Sheet | Corporate Research Project
Today’s Workplace » Wal Mart
Walmart and the Welfare State | Ordinary Times
WalMart, The Most Profitable Corporation in America, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Gets Uglier
The Wal-Mart Low-Wage Model Broke the U.S. Economy | Talking Union
A forum for discussing labor issues sponsored by the DSA Labor Network
Wal-Mart Tries to Go to Town
Project MUSE – <i>Small Towns and Big Business: Challenging Wal-Mart Superstores</i> (review)
Modern-day shackles in Walmart’s global supply chain | The Stand
Daily Kos: Walmart: America’s real ‘Welfare Queen’


How The Stock Market Works – YouTube
As told by the NYSE in 1957. More at
Executive Excess 2012: The CEO Hands in Uncle Sam’s Pocket – IPS
How our tax dollars subsidize exorbitant executive pay
Activist Post: Argentina Unrest: Brought to you by Goldman Sachs
Forum Post: Fed Clears China’s First US Bank Takeover |
The United States on Wednesday opened its banking market to ICBC, China’s biggest bank, for the first time clearing a takeover of a US bank by a Chinese state-controlled company.
International Reciprocal Trade Association
Without Knowledge of the Past There is No Future :: The Market Oracle :: Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting Free Website
Without Knowledge of the Past There is No Future :: The Market Oracle :: Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting Free Website
Part-time jobs account for 97% of 2013 job growth « Hot Air
Activist Post: Billionaire Issues Chilling Warning About Interest Rate Derivatives
US regulators ‘find evidence’ of banks fixing derivative rates – Telegraph
US regulators have reportedly been handed evidence that traders at some of the world&rsquo;s biggest banks manipulated a key rate for derivatives, pocketing millions at the expense of pension funds in the process.
Drought-Stricken New Mexico Farmers Drain Aquifer To Sell Water For Fracking | ThinkProgress

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