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Analysis Topic: Politics & Social Trends

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Politics

Friday, September 25, 2009

Death of the American Empire... / Politics / Recession 2008 - 2010

By: Clive_Maund

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe general public, who never understood the global financial crisis in the first place, have been hoodwinked into thinking it's over. It's not. None of the underlying structural abnormalities, distortions and excesses within the global financial system have been addressed and rectified, because to do so in a meaningful way would involve allowing a constructive depression to purge the system of dross and parasitic elements (like much of government itself) in what would amount to a teardown and rebuild.

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Politics

Friday, September 25, 2009

G20, The Price of Pretense in Pittsburgh / Politics / Global Economy

By: Peter_Schiff

As another G20 meeting rolls around, this time on home soil, the time comes once again for the economically curious but politically unconnected to wonder what is really happening behind closed doors. But while admiring the pageantry, chuckling at the awkward group photos, and parsing the joint communiqués like newly found Dead Sea scrolls, the overwhelming majority of observers will miss the meeting's dominant theme: hypocrisy.

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Politics

Friday, September 25, 2009

U.S. Military Prepares for Afghanistan Defeat / Politics / Afghanistan

By: Pravda

American troops are at risk of being defeated in Afghanistan if additional troops are not sent, says the special report that has become available to the Washington Post.

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Politics

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Global Warming or Global Freezing, Is the Ice Really Melting? / Politics / Climate Change

By: F_William_Engdahl

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePresident Obama just made a melodramatic appeal at the United Nations for global measures to dramatically curb what he called “the climate threat,” current euphemism for what is more popularly known as Global Warming, the theory that man-made CO2 emissions from cars, coal plants and other man-made sources are causing the earth to warm to the point the polar icecaps are irreversibly melting and threatening to flood a quarter or more of the earth’s surface.

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Politics

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Are You Economically and Mentally Independent / Politics / US Politics

By: Jerry_Salcido

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAlthough America successfully seceded from the British Empire in 1776, today, more than 200 years later, it is in no way "independent." Its many dependencies include its reliance on debt to finance its operations; it looks to foreign manufacturers to provide basic goods; it is at the mercy of oil sheiks for its energy needs; and, it depends on global and regional organizations like the United Nations, NATO, and other entangling alliances to conduct diplomacy.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Climate Change, The Environmentalists Have it All Wrong! / Politics / Climate Change

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Human's driving climate change through the twin forces of pumping green house gasses into the atmosphere and burning of rain forests is a fact. The temperature continues to rise towards a tipping point when temperatures will accelerate towards a new equilibrium level far beyond current levels.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Afghan Disaster, More Force, More Money, More Death / Politics / Afghanistan

By: LewRockwell

In the private sector, there is always a test of success. The business must make a profit. It can sustain some losses but the clock is always running on those. At some point, after all cuts have been made and costs are trimmed to a minimum, the business has to close shop. The summer of losses must become the autumn of profits, or else it's all over.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

G-20 Globalization Goes Bankrupt / Politics / Global Economy

By: Chris_Hedges

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe rage of the disposed is fracturing the country, dividing it into camps that are unmoored from the political mainstream. Movements are building on the ends of the political spectrum that have lost faith in the mechanisms of democratic change. You can’t blame them. But unless we on the left move quickly, this rage will be captured by a virulent and racist right wing, one that seeks a disturbing proto-fascism. 

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Politics

Monday, September 21, 2009

Labour Government to Give NHS Patients Real GP Doctor Choice / Politics / NHS

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Labour government despite tripling the NHS budget / GP Pay over the past 10 years has resulted in a continuous fall in productivity over the past 6 years or so, has finally announced a proposal to implement a policy that I have long concluded as one of the two key critical reforms necessary to drag the NHS into the 21st century with a view to putting the patient first for the first time since its creation.

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Politics

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Ballistic Missile Defense Decision and the Global System / Politics / GeoPolitics

By: STRATFOR

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe United States announced late Sept. 17 that it would abandon a plan for placing ballistic missile defense (BMD) installations in Poland and the Czech Republic. Instead of the planned system, which was intended to defend primarily against a potential crude intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) threat from Iran against the United States, the administration chose a restructured system that will begin by providing some protection to Europe using U.S. Navy ships based on either the North or Mediterranean seas.

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Politics

Monday, September 21, 2009

How the Bank Bailout Money is Being Used / Politics / Credit Crisis Bailouts

By: Michel_Chossudovsky

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMichel Chossudovsky and Bonnie Faulkner write: Where is the bank bailout money ultimately going?

Michel Chossudovsky, interviewed by Bonnie Faulkner, Guns and Butter

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Politics

Monday, September 21, 2009

Welcome World to Pittsburgh: Time For More Than Yak at the G20? / Politics / Global Economy

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCan Obama Help Forge A Global Consensus for Deep Economic Change?

Dear International Leaders and Guests,

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Politics

Monday, September 21, 2009

Trade Wars and Protectionism are Not Free Trade / Politics / Global Economy

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Two weeks ago, both the administration and the Fed announced with straight faces that the recession was over and the signs of economic recovery were clear.  Then last week, the president made a stunning decision that signals the administration’s determination to repeat the mistakes of the Great Depression. 

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Politics

Monday, September 21, 2009

How Deregulation Trashed the US Economy and Government Intervention Became the Only Way Out / Politics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Greg_Guma

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRemember the panic-inducing headlines of 2008? Government Takes Over Troubled Mortgage Giants, Lehman Brothers Files for Bankruptcy, Bank of America Buys Merrill Lynch, and Stock Prices Plummet – that last one just as the government announced an $85 billion emergency loan to rescue insurance giant AIG. And that was just the beginning.

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Politics

Monday, September 21, 2009

Liberal Democrats to Tax the Rich Out of Britain with 0.5% Property Tax / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

One of the great things about being the third small party is that there is literally ZERO chance of becoming the next government, hence the party can announce ridiculous policies that pander to the masses but make little if any economic sense.

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Politics

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Afghanistan, Where Empires Go to Die / Politics / Afghanistan

By: Dahr_Jamail

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGenghis Khan could not hold onto Afghanistan. Neither will the United States

On September 7 the Swedish aid agency Swedish Committee for Afghanistan reported that the previous week US soldiers raided one of its hospitals. According to the director of the aid agency, Anders Fange, troops stormed through both the men's and women's wards, where they frantically searched for wounded Taliban fighters.

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Politics

Saturday, September 19, 2009

For Britons, The Party Game Is Over / Politics / UK Politics

By: Submissions

John Pilger writes: On the day Prime Minister Gordon Brown made his “major policy speech” on Afghanistan, repeating his surreal claim that if the British army did not fight Pashtun tribesmen over there, they would be over here, the stench of burnt flesh hung over the banks of the Kunduz River. Nato fighter planes had blown the poorest of the poor to bits. They were Afghan villagers who had rushed to siphon off fuel from two stalled tankers. Many were children with water buckets and cooking pots. “At least” 90 were killed, although Nato prefers not to count its civilian enemy. “It was a scene from hell,” said Mohammed Daud, a witness. “Hands, legs and body parts were scattered everywhere.” No parade for them along a Wiltshire high street.

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Politics

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Radical Solution for America's Insolvent Financial System / Politics / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Mansoor_H_Khan

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe core problem of the United States' banking system (and maybe the world's banking system) is not liquidity but insolvency. The liabilities of the United States' banking system exceed the value of its assets. The issue is not only the toxic assets (toxic mortgage backed securities, toxic commercial real estate loans, sub-prime mortgages, alt-A loans, adjustable loans likely to go bust, increase in prime mortgage default rates, etc) but also off-balance sheet liabilities (such as expected huge unaccounted for future derivatives losses).

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Politics

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Revisited / Politics / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Peter_Schiff

As we pass the one year anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers, journalists, politicians and market analysts have seized on the occasion to offer seemingly sober assessments of what went wrong and what went right in the lead up and aftermath of the biggest financial event since Black Tuesday.

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Politics

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Cold War Fraud / Politics / GeoPolitics

By: Mark_G_Brennan

For fifty years after the end of World War II, the United States based much of its Cold War strategy on the principle that the Soviet Union thought nothing of nuclear annihilation. In order to counter the communist hordes from the east, the United States spent itself into insolvency building up its defense forces, both conventional and nuclear. American leaders spared no expense – in terms of taxpayer treasure or military conscripts’ blood – to counter the postwar communist threat.

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