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Why was international financial officialdom so eager to raise banks’ capital-asset ratios? The starting point for the global bank capital obsession is found in Britain and its infamous Northern Rock affair. Indeed, this was the true beginning of the Great Financial Crisis and the Great Recession.

Bernie Sanders Releases The "Teen Guide To Political Revolution"

"This is a generation that is prepared to think big and move this country in a very different direction [socialism?] than we have been traveling for years. It is especially prepared to reject the value system espoused by Donald Trump [capitalism?]..."

One Way Or Another – Venezuela Will Send Oil Prices Up

What happens next is unclear. The government and the opposition are heading for a major clash over the July 30 vote to revise the constitution. The opposition fears a dictatorship-in-the-making. But either way the country’s economy is standing at the abyss. There is no way out of the downward economic spiral for Venezuela in the short run without significantly higher oil prices.

Albert Edwards: "What On Earth Is Going On With US Wages"

"What on earth is going on with US average hourly earnings (AHE)? Three consecutive Employment Reports have seen this key measure of wage inflation surprise by its weakness. I feel especially foolish as I had written that wages were set to accelerate sharply" - Albert Edwards

Venezuela: Forty Years Of Economic Decline, Part 1

While Chávez and his successor Nicolás Maduro deserve the brunt of the blame for Venezuela’s current economic calamity, the underlying flaws of Venezuela’s political economy point to much more systemic problems.

War And Empire: The American Way Of Life

What the majority of Americans are conditioned to think they know about their past (and that of many other peoples) is myth, and too often, sheer illusion. Misdirection and manipulation about proclaimed threats from abroad since 1945 has led directly into wars and unjust armed interventions and coups in many other nations. The results are always tragic on a colossal scale.

Italian Government Approves Alitalia Bankruptcy, Bonds Collapse

The Italian government approved Alitalia's bankruptcy process following a short cabinet meeting, an outcome that will lead to either Alitalia’s sale or liquidation, raising the possibility that the carrier will follow in the path of KLM and Iberia in ending a storied history as one of Europe’s major standalone airlines. It may also result in 12,000 Italians losing their jobs in the near future.

A Ukraine On The Verge Of Disaster Benefits No One

All the provocateurs in Ukraine should be aware that playing the nationalist card can be dangerous and can even result in a defeat that, when compared to 2014-2015, would be dramatically worse, condemning Ukraine to an economic, social and political crisis without precedent or a way out. It literally could be the beginning of the disintegration of Ukraine as we know it today.

100 Years Ago, Russian Stocks Had A Very Bad Day

Just as stocks had doubled after a trading pause lasting the duration of World War I, and the sky seemed the limit for Russian investors.... something very unpleasant happened.

Buchanan: Is Secession A Solution To Cultural War?

A new federalisma devolution of power and resources away from Washington and back to states, cities, towns and citizens, to let them resolve their problems their own way and according to their own principlesmay be the price of retention of the American Union.