by Tim Robertson, Director, California Fair Trade Coalition http://www.huffingtonpost.com (May 04 2012) Note: Although nearly a year old, this article is as pertinent today as it was then. Bill Totten Next week in Dallas, negotiations for what's likely to be the largest Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in US history will continue in near total secrecy, … Continue reading Why Is the TPP Such a Big Secret?
How Billionaires Get Rich and Destroy the Rest of Us Naked Capitalism (March 27 2013) Yves here. This post highlights an issue that gets far too little attention: how the "free trade" agenda has been used to promote a capital mobility agenda, and why that works to the detriment of ordinary citizens. As Ken Rogoff … Continue reading Free Trade and Unrestricted Capital Flow
Fire-control radar row is Tokyo's attempt to get more overt outside support and push for constitutional change by Zhang Junshe China Daily (March 29 2013) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged the European Union to maintain its embargo on arms exports to China because of the heightened tensions in the East China Sea. But … Continue reading Flare-up fabricated by Japan
by Thomas Frank Harper's Magazine Easy Chair (January 2013) Inauguration Day is upon us. And it seems like only yesterday that the colossal, overheating machinery of democracy, which had been running in high gear for almost two years, finally powered down. The resources marshaled on its behalf defy human comprehension. A few ballpark numbers: an … Continue reading Second Chance
And How It Is Destroying America by WashingtonsBlog http://www.washingtonsblog.com/ (March 27 2013) To understand the core problem in America today, we have to look back to the very founding of our country. The Founding Fathers fought for liberty and justice. But they also fought for a sound economy and freedom from the tyranny of … Continue reading Stunning Facts About How the Banking System Really Works
by Jeff Madrick The Anti-Economist Harper's Magazine (December 2012) The American dream has never been the rags-to-riches fable of the Horatio Alger stories. But there once was a real American dream, and it went like this: If you work hard, your income will rise consistently and will enable you and your family to have a … Continue reading Half Empty
by James Howard Kunstler Comment on Current Events by the Author of "The Long Emergency" Clusterfuck Nation (March 25 2013) Of course, everybody should have been worried a lot sooner than last week because the basic operating system of global banking is accounting fraud, and has become that stealthily, insidiously, for about fifteen years now. … Continue reading Money Worries
by Dmitry Orlov Club Orlov (March 26 2013) [Update: The Five Stages of Collapse has finally been sent to the printer. May delivery is now guaranteed. Please place your order below.] Quite a few people wrote to me over the past week asking about all the noise coming out of Cyprus. If you haven't heard, … Continue reading Bangs and Whimpers
by Natalie Wolchover, Simons Science News Wired Magazine (March 19 2013) Gene Stanley never walks down stairs without holding the handrail. For a fit 71-year-old, he is deathly afraid of breaking his hip. In the elderly, such breaks can trigger fatal complications, and Stanley, a professor of physics at Boston University, thinks he knows why. … Continue reading The Mathematics of Averting the Next Big Network Failure
They Know But Will Not Say by Jesse Jesse's Cafe Americain (March 22 2013) Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant. -- James Madison Robert McTeer worked for the Federal Reserve for 36 years, including as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 1991 to 2005, where he was known … Continue reading The Fed Is Printing Money, But Where Is It Going?