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10 Corporations That Got Away With Murder

(ANTIMEDIA) With TPP and its deranged Atlantic cousin, TTIP, both proceeding — and Citizens United still buttering up our elections for corporate feasts — watchdogs and whistleblowers have never been more important to our democracy. However, while a hero like Edward Snowden can reveal to us the surveillance state and dragnet data collection enabled by the Patriot Act, one person alone can’t stop its success ...

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‘Foxes guard the henhouse’: End Wall Street regulation of the Fed – Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, has called on the US government to audit the Federal Reserve, prevent big bank executives from serving on its boards and force it to act with more transparency and in favor of small businesses. The independent Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate laid out his plans for the US central bank in an Op-Ed in the New York Times. The contribut ...

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58 FACTS ABOUT THE U.S. ECONOMY FROM 2015 THAT ARE ALMOST TOO CRAZY TO BELIEVE

The world didn’t completely fall apart in 2015, but it is undeniable that an immense amount of damage was done to the U.S. economy. This year the middle class continued to deteriorate, more Americans than ever found themselves living in poverty, and the debt bubble that we are living in expanded to absolutely ridiculous proportions. Toward the end of the year, a new global financial crisis erupted, and it t ...

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U.S. lowers tax barriers to allow foreigners to buy more property and investments

Since the 1990's, central bank policy has been to create monetary environments that build financial bubbles to make the economy look much better than it actually is.  And just as we recently saw where Fannie Mae is engineering a modified resurrection of sub-prime lending to boost the current housing bubble even further, the government is also jumping on the bandwagon by lowering a 35 year old tax rule that ...

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Thomas Jefferson was right again as Germany takes over Greek infrastructure because of debt

Founding Father Thomas Jefferson once said, "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered."  And in a sad but interesting 21st century version of this p ...

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Germany and the ECB turn Greece into new Weimar Republic

In the 1920's, the combination of Germany's defeat in World War I, and the impressed war reparations put upon them by the allied leaders, led the European power to enter a phase of hyper-inflation the world had rarely seen up until that time.  And the economic devastation was so great, it not only led to the rise of a brutal dictator, but is also used today as an adjective to describe monetary systems that ...

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The ghost of helicopter Ben goes to Finland

As is inevitable, when negative interest rates aren't enough, the next phase of Keynesian madness is to simply give people money in the hopes they will spend it to boost an economy.  And while former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke intimated this program in a speech many years back, it is Finland, not the United States, that is first to bring about this hyper-monetary scheme. On Dec. 6, Finnish financial authorit ...

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Putin counters TPP corporate protections by proposing new export industry of non-GMO foods

One of the biggest threats to the global economy is the U.S. led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and the soon to be Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TPIP) which has as just one of their draconian strictures, the giving og sovereign protections to food companies that manufacture and sell GMO products.  And under these trade agreements, nations that sign onto them will forever be restricted f ...

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First it was GM, now Ford offshoring its production overseas

After President Obama nationalized General Motors back in 2009, the car company that was once the greatest corporation in American history changed course and began moving its operations out of the once grand city of Detroit, and across the Pacific where they built four new plants over the past six years.  Now on Nov. 30, the Ford Motor Company is following in these footsteps and under a new labor agreement ...

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Obama to give $800 million to fund terror groups in Syria and Ukraine

Earlier this year, President Obama signed legislation that provided $500 million to fund 'moderate' Syrian groups that just happened to also be on the Terror watch list.  This program also blew up in the President's face as it was later reported that the money sent to train hundreds of Syrian fighters only ever trained five of them. So it should be no surprise that Obama is going back to the well again, and ...

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Congress tries again to sneak in bill to take away your passport if you owe on taxes

Back in 2012, Congress began integrating new restrictions and capital controls on the American people in an attempt to keep wealth from fleeing across borders and out of the U.S. banking system.  During that legislative session, the Senate voted on a rider in the Highway appropriations bill numbered 1813, to restrict any confiscate any American's passport from those who owed $50,000 or more in tax obligatio ...

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China creating nearly three times more small businesses per year than the U.S.

Following the 2008 Credit Crisis, banking policies changed as lending to and for small businesses became a risk that these institutions decided was far too costly when they could simply borrow from the Fed, and arbitrage profits from the buying of Treasury Bonds.  And because their primary lending became directed more towards the investment side of their businesses, and to major corporations, small business ...

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