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Want to see the true state of the economy? Look to the states rather than Washington

It has been long believed that ever since the Clinton administration, economic data has been manipulated for political purposes to support the current occupiers in the White House.  And when you compare the 4.9% 'unemployment rate' put out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics despite the fact that there are 94 million Americans actually out of work, then you realize that you have to go far beyond the surface h ...

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Dallas police pension fund is a microcosm of why U.S. financial system doesn’t price things mark to market

Following the 2008 Credit Crisis, and even after passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, the Western financial systems have fought hard to ensure that their assets never have to be valued at mark to market.  Instead they are recognized as 'mark to maturity' or 'mark to model', making it seem as though these institutions are solvent when liquidation of their assets would cause them to actually be b ...

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For the first time in 30 years, a Presidential candidate makes the Fed an issue

It has been about 30 years, and perhaps going back to the 1987 stock market crash since the Federal Reserve has been a point of debate during a Presidential race.  But in 2016, and at a time when the credibility of the central bank is being questioned from economists and even the business media, Donald Trump is sensing blood in the water and last week decided to put the Fed on trial for the American people ...

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Media vilifies Donald Trump’s assessment of the economy because… he’s right!

A few days ago Donald Trump was giving a speech to workers and supporters in the swing state of Ohio, and when it came to focusing in on the state of the economy, the Republican Presidential candidate made some interesting assessments that has the media suddenly going out of its way to try to discredit and vilify. And what did he happen to say that has the establishment in an absolute tizzy?  He said the tr ...

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Global economic strategist sees recession in U.S. as consumers finally capitulate

Just as a New York Times columnist attempted to spew propaganda last week by blaming the 'dumbing down' of the American people for the reason behind the lack of trust in their newspaper and mainstream media as a whole, those in the business media quite often do the same by vilifying economists and analysts who do not toe the line in saying that the economy is good, or that the Fed is all-knowing and all-pow ...

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Central bank policies are proved to only aid 1%ers as the Fed Vice-Chairman admits the bank picks winners

Following the annual Jackson Hole meeting of U.S. central bankers a week ago, the Vice-Chairman of the Federal Reserve admitted something that most 'conspiracy theorists' had already deduced... that the private bank not only picks winners and losers in the economy, but overwhelmingly does so for the 1%ers. Stanley Fischer: Well, clearly there are different responses to negative rates. If you’re a saver, the ...

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Creator of Dodd-Frank banking law begs Fed to do anything to stop a market crash to protect Hillary in election

Former Congressman and co-creator of the nefarious Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, Barney Frank, spoke to The Hill over the weekend and told the publication that he is advising the Federal Reserve to do everything in their power to stop the market from crashing before the November election.  And this especially includes ensuring that there are no rate hikes in September which could severely diminish Hill ...

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Brother can you spare a Dollar Store?

If Walmart is the bellweather corporation for the retail sector, then places like Dollar General and Dollar Tree are the bellweather for the consumer.  And on Aug. 25 these two discount retailers showed their cards by lowering earnings estimates for the rest of the year, and are lowering prices on many staple products because they believe that 'things are worse for the consumer due to hikes in rents and hea ...

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Financial illiteracy: Obama suggests that millennials burdened by student loan debt is good for the economy

There is a sad fact that will go down in the legacy of one Barack Hussein Obama, and that is that he was a President who loved debt, and had no compunction in using it to bring the nation to the point of insolvency.  And on July 19, he even doubled down on this by issuing a report where his administration concluded that the student loan debt burden on a generation of Americans is actually good for the econo ...

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Following Japan’s new plans for helicopter money, one Fed President calls for its use in monetary policy

Japan has been a 30+ year petri dish for central banks around the world to watch and learn from their monetary policies.  And despite the fact that in that time the island economy has gone through five recessions, people have lost nearly all their purchasing power, central banks own over 50% of all market assets, and in 2016 have seen their sovereign debt now issued in negative rates, both the Fed and the E ...

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European banking system ready to implode unless the ECB comes up with $150 billion or more in bailouts

Over the weekend, Europe's most toxic and insolvent bank (Deutsche Bank) came out with an announcement that if the European Central Bank (ECB) didn't come up with $150 billion or more in new funding to bailout the continent's banking system, then it could potentially face an 'accident' similar to 2008's 'Lehman moment'. And it is not the largest German bank that is the sole institution in need of recapitali ...

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Former Fed President announces at conference that all his rich friends are hoarding cash

Thanks to the power of the internet and youtube, virtually anything post-1990 can be found in some capacity within the ether.  And for those who did just a small amount of digging, they know that the last two Federal Reserve Chairman admitted they were clueless regarding the housing bubble and stock markets crashes of 2007 and 08. Yet one regional Fed President did forecast the collapse, but was regularly i ...

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