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David Stockman: The Collapse of the American Imperium

A perfect storm of policy failures
Sunday, August 3, 2014, 10:47 AM

David Stockman, former director of the OMB under President Reagan, former US Representative, best-selling author of The Great Deformation, and veteran financier is an insider's insider. Few people understand the ways in which both Washington DC, The Fed, and Wall Street work and intersect better than he does.

He's extremely concerned by the "perfect storm" he sees of concurrent failures in US policy across foreign, monetary, economic, fiscal fronts: » Read more

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Kicking the Can, As Expected

The recent deal in Congress solves nothing, resolves nothing
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 3:23 PM

I didn't get too worked up analyzing what might happen in the event of a U.S. default on its debt, because I knew in my heart of hearts that such a move would have required some serious political spine.

This is something that is completely lacking in both parties right now, so I didn't worry about any other outcome besides an eleventh-hour agreement to kick the can a bit further down the road. » Read more

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Ron Paul: Rejecting Authoritarian Government Is Our Greatest Priority

Self-reliance is the key to our future
Sunday, June 9, 2013, 11:00 AM

Dr Ron Paul has long been a leading voice for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, sound money, civil liberty, and non-interventionist foreign policies.

His last term in the U.S. House of Representatives ended earlier this year, so we caught up with the former Congressman to get his latest perspective on how successfully our national leadership is dealing with America’s economic challenges. » Read more

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Daily Digest 5/29 - BOJ Has Room For More Stimulus, Spain's 'Lost Generation'

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 9:46 AM
  • Spain's 'Lost Generation': Youth Unemployment Hits 57 Percent
  • Euro shares edge higher after ECB stimulus vow
  • Senior citizens struggle with mounting debt
  • Student debt crisis: 'it's like carrying a backpack filled with bricks'
  • Pension liabilities worry city bond-rating agency
  • Next NYC Mayor facing $7.8B fiscal cliff from unions who haven't received a raise in years
  • BoJ boss puts faith in Japan's 'resilience'
  • Euro leaders unite to tackle soaring youth unemployment rates
  • D.C. speed light cameras bring in millions for the District
  • BOJ has room for more stimulus, top Abe adviser says