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  • 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
  • Why The U.S. Dollar Is Declining [View article]
    Wait for the coming crash in exports: the dollar's too expensive
    Jan 27, 2015. 04:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Greece Won't Leave The Euro [View article]
    The banks probably can't write off Greek debt without collapsing.

    The question here is one of politics: can Syriza back down? If the Greeks manage it properly, they might end up like Iceland or Argentina. Unlikely but not impossible.
    If so, there would be tremendous pressure to make sure they fail in leaving - otherwise the rest of southern Europe will follow.
    Jan 27, 2015. 04:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P Settlement Echoes 'Don't Fight The Fed' [View article]
    This is why the sudden rating of Russia as junk is suspect as politically motivated.
    Jan 26, 2015. 05:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Eurozone Is Doomed: Why ECB Bond Purchases And The Greek Election Don't Matter [View article]
    What about EU banks? Can they allow a huge reduction in debt without causing a financial meltdown? Or their own collapse?

    So, Greece 'can't leave', can't pay and can't reform. Something has to crack here.
    Jan 26, 2015. 05:43 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Repeat After Me: The Dollar Is Not Real Money [View article]
    And yet JAPAN CONTINUES TO EXIST !! Isn't that fact just astounding? They have NO future as a nation or economy ( no babies) and simply print money to keep it all going ! No amount of national debt makes any difference, not even to inflation!

    We live in very strange times, indeed. I can't see how the dollar can ever crash because it's always relative to something worse.
    Jan 19, 2015. 09:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Repeat After Me: The Dollar Is Not Real Money [View article]
    At present, the US dollar is the cleanest hooker in the finance brothel. Our economy sucks? Well, everybody else is worse and as long as that prevails, the US will dominate as "Last Man Standing". I sincerely hope that the BRICS can overcome this and stop US warmongering. What was done to Libya was one of the greatest war crimes of modern history.
    Jan 16, 2015. 04:22 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China Is Not Quite Ready To Rewire Global Finance [View article]
    I'm confused. If you refer to 'make work' for peasants and riches for a powerful few, you're talking about China, right? And not the US people?

    I have no illusions that China or Russia are "nice" nations. However, their rise may be the only hope the American people have left. The US government is bought and paid for by Banks, Saudis and the Israeli lobby.

    How much healthcare or education could 1.6 trillion buy for ordinary Americans if it wasn't wasted on perpetual war? Bring on a multipolar world in which US meddling is ended!
    Jan 4, 2015. 08:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Themes For 2015 [View article]
    Yes, I do. Most folks are so caught up in strong dollar enthusiasm that they ignore the consequences.

    The 're-shoring' manufacturing movement is failing already. This isn't the '50's or '60's as the world is not obligated to buy US goods in a context of global competition. I predict that Russia in particular will experience an explosion of arms exports, amplified by a cheap ruble. US weapons are already pricing themselves out of the market.
    Jan 3, 2015. 09:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China Is Not Quite Ready To Rewire Global Finance [View article]
    As time goes on, trying to denigrate China vs the US will be increasingly ineffective.
    They didn't spend 1.6 trillion on pointless wars (now with no end in sight), they actually execute corrupt business leaders (unlike the TBTJ banks here), and they are accumulating a vast number of engineers/Ph.D's .

    This last factor alone could seal their eventual dominance. Quantum communications lines, high speed rail everywhere, the DF-21 carrier killer missile, moon probes, a cheaper practical version of the F-35, and safer nuclear reactors are just the beginning.

    Which is worse, an empty new city or a decaying wreck like Detroit? I'm not sure.
    Jan 3, 2015. 09:09 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Greece Sink The Eurozone? [View article]
    Here's the worst nightmare for EU bureaucrats: Greece leaves the euro and doesn't suffer ! Like Argentina, after they defaulted, they may improve their GDP and 'get away with' screwing everyone over.

    Greece MUST suffer horribly if they default because, if they don't, the EU is screwed because Southern Europe will leave the Euro - and their debt.
    Jan 2, 2015. 07:52 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China Is Not Quite Ready To Rewire Global Finance [View article]
    Why rewire the western finance system? Why not continue to integrate with Russia and the Eurasian landmass and shut the US out, as they did with the SCO group?
    Accumulate gold, build their military, create a massive pipeline/high speed rail system and let Putin distract blindly reactionary US leadership - until their moment comes.

    The US is facing an opponent unlike anything they've ever encountered -patient, determined and committed to a deceptively subservient appearance that would make Sun Tzu beam with pride. I wish them well because their approach to 3rd world development is more practical.
    Jan 2, 2015. 07:37 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment