Economy

(Independent) – How Goldman gambled on starvation

By now, you probably think your opinion of Goldman Sachs and its swarm of Wall Street allies has rock-bottomed at raw loathing. You’re wrong. There’s more. It turns out that the most destructive of all their recent acts has barely been discussed at all. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Britain facing £5.5 billion EU sanction

Britain could face sanctions costing the taxpayer £5.5 billion if it fails to meet spending targets set by a new EU “economic government”, under European Commission proposals. Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘Corporates may cause rise in hunger’

Economic moves by major investment firms like Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Deutsche Bank may cause a rise in hunger, according to a leading economist.

Professor Jayati Ghosh of the Centre for Economic Studies in New Delhi made the remarks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Toronto last week, The Independent reported on Friday. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – Robert Prechters Market Forecast Says “Take Cover”

A proponent of the Elliott Wave theory for market forecasting sees trouble ahead: a slide worse than the Great Depression or the Panic of 1873. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – The latest threat to the global recovery: state capitalism

Stated in one bald paragraph it sounds a little apocalyptic. But Ian Bremmer, the highly respected author who is president of the Eurasia Group in the United States, makes a compelling case. The financial crisis has left Western capitalism nervous and risk averse, constantly under attack from a body politic keen to take advantage of public anger over the events of 2007 and 2008. Issues like the control of the banking system, remuneration and the failure of so much of the financial sector, whether Northern Rock, Lehman Brothers, AIG or Royal Bank of Scotland, has created a fundamental crisis in confidence. Read More Here

(StopCartel) – Economic, Crisis, Greek Theater, Our Drama – Read More Here

(FinanceMyMoney) – California budget nightmare – in 1970 California took in 28 percent of state revenues from personal income taxes. Today, the state pulls in 52 percent from personal income taxes. Massive shift to service oriented state – Read More Here

(PressTV) – UK mulling food vouchers distribution

The unemployed whose benefits have been cut off by government will receive food vouchers by charities supported by the government to make up for the cuts in welfare spending. Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘US facing Soviet-like disintegration’

A senior Iranian lawmaker, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, has warned the US of imminent collapse, saying its approaches bring to mind soviet policies before disintegration.
“America’s conduct toward the world bears great resemblance to that of the Soviet Union before its disintegration,” Fars News Agency quoted the head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission as saying on Friday. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – In Ireland, a Picture of the High Cost of Austerity

As Europe’s major economies focus on belt-tightening, they are following the path of Ireland. But the once thriving nation is struggling, with no sign of a rapid turnaround in sight. Read More Here

(WSWS) – Sri Lankan budget imposes IMF austerity demands – Read More Here

(InternationalForecaster) – The U.S. Economy is Falling. Towards another Credit Collapse?

The housing market is in serious freefall with builders scheduled to increase units by 535,000 this year. As sales fall so will big bank balance sheets. That means we are facing another credit collapse. Read More Here

Video: Enough is Enough

(YahooFinance) – Video: U.S. Economy “Is a Complete Disaster”

The U.S. economy is in shambles and Americans will continue to see high unemployment and lower living standards in the years to come, Howard Davidowitz tells Henry and Aaron in the accompanying clip. –

Davidowitz lays much of the blame for the economy’s woes at the feet of the Obama administration, which he calls “the worst of my lifetime.”

Obama “Mr. Mass Destruction”

Davidowitz says that the key to Obama’s success is his ability to sell his policies to the public. He can confidently read from a teleprompter and appear competent and in control, when in reality, “it’s one big bag of empty words,” Davidowitz says of Obama’s messages.

Davidowitz contends that the President’s spending, including the health-care bill, is creating massive deficits that will take the U.S. years to dig itself out of. “He is Mr. Mass Destruction,” Davidowitz says of Obama. “I mean he is a human destroyer. This guy has spent his way into oblivion and we don’t have a budget. He is surrounded by a bunch of complete incompetents, led by himself. “

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