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  • Russian Economy: Latest Forecasts And Debates [View article]
    Thank you for this analysis and, in particular, your comment about the Economist. There has been and continues to be too much distortion and prejudice against Russia and its economy.
    May 2, 2015. 08:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • United States Must Get Away From Its Weak Dollar Policy And Support Its Strong Dollar [View article]
    I, for one, agree that a strong dollar is important. Countless millions across the globe have suffered because of US warmongering and a strong dollar will ultimately stop this by severely damaging its global position. GDP growth will be exported, exports and associated jobs will be wrecked and the world will eagerly flee from dollar usage - as Russia and China intend. US militarism will be too expensive to pursue.

    A strong dollar is a worthy goal. Thank you for this article.
    Apr 16, 2015. 08:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • King Dollar Is Here To Stay [View article]
    Doom, indeed -but from the wrong direction. Not hyperinflation but deflation/too strong a currency is the threat. Bloomberg and Business Insider are already reporting the damage a strong dollar is creating, as with GDP growth transferred elsewhere. If we speak about 'currency wars' as real, who will the loser be?

    In addition, I foresee trouble in Saudi Arabia and wonder about a sudden end of petrodollar recycling. The world starts to look like an experiment to see if Sergei Glazyev (Putin adviser about wrecking the dollar) is correct.
    Apr 3, 2015. 08:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • King Dollar Is Here To Stay [View article]
    Suppose other countries demand trade in their own currency? Could dollar trade and reserve status "separate"? How about massive unemployment in any US industry connected with exports?
    Mar 30, 2015. 04:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Europe Now Assisting China In Reducing The U.S. Dollar's Dominance? [View article]
    Putin's advisors see this trend away from the dollar as putting limits on US warmaking in the future. Observing what a disaster Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine and Libya have become, this could be a wonderful thing.
    Mar 18, 2015. 05:48 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Since Everyone Expects The U.S. Dollar To Keep Rising, Look For The Exact Opposite [View article]
    I thought the dollar's rise was intensified by the need for dollars to pay off USD denominated loans everywhere in the world. ??
    Mar 17, 2015. 04:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • USD, Economy And Policy [View article]
    I wonder if the Strong Dollar Days of the past were linked to a lack of international competition in various areas. If so, there will be blood.....
    Mar 16, 2015. 04:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The Dollar Is Rising As The Global Monetary Bubble Craters [View article]
    Crazy as it may sound, is a universal debt 'jubilee' possible? If everybody is wildly in debt, could a 'zero - it - all - out' situation emerge?
    If you think this is too extreme, then how does this horror story end?
    Mar 12, 2015. 04:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Russian Bear And Russian Bull: Sanctions Outlook - Part I [View article]
    It seems to me that complete collapse of Ukraine fixes the situation for Russia as long as the country breaks up/Balkanizes. We may see de facto emergence of local oligarchs as warlords - which leaves the NeoCons with a mess and the EU saying, "oh, well..."
    Mar 10, 2015. 04:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mind-Blowing: China Consumes More Gold Than The World Produces [View article]
    China consumes more gold than the world produces and the price stagnates or falls? Seriously?

    OK, tell me that there is no conspiracy to hold down the price of gold!
    Feb 19, 2015. 04:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • From Russia With Love? [View article]
    The stability is very disturbing and I'm not the first one to say so. We're facing profound financial collapse in various parts of the world and the stock market seems utterly detached.
    Feb 10, 2015. 04:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Beware Of Greeks Bearing Bonds [View article]
    So what if it's illegal? What is anyone gonna do? Fine a bankrupt nation? Send in the Wehrmacht to collect?
    Feb 7, 2015. 09:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Germany Push Greece Over The Edge? [View article]
    "if the players are rational" is a pretty big if. History is loaded with twists and turns that were anything but rational, as seen in hindsight.

    I think the assumption of rationality is a trap we all fall into, at one point or another. As for Zero Hedge, yes, they love the bold headlines but OTOH they are sometimes the only site to publish less known facts about the world economy. Kinda like the National Enquirer breaking real scandals that the mainstream miss.
    Feb 5, 2015. 04:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. Government Has A Problem: A Strong U.S. Dollar [View article]
    It is a dilemma. The trade deficit shot up today with exports down. The strong dollar is going to cause pain.
    Feb 5, 2015. 04:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Remembering Rockefeller's Promise - A New World Order Where International Bankers And Intellectual Elites Rule [View article]
    Thank you for this article. It is surprisingly honest as to the rule by the elite. You rarely get to read such candor in the mainstream.

    The strong dollar is going to cause real hardship domestically as exports get priced disadvantageously. People will lose already scarce good paying jobs in the US.

    The China-Russia alliance will get stronger and eclipse US influence in time.
    Feb 4, 2015. 04:21 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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