"We Are Playing Economic Russian Roulette"

Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market blog, By any reasonable measure, I think it is safe to say that the last quarter of 2013 has been an insane game of economic Russian Roulette.  Even more unsettling is the fact that most of the American pop… [...]

Peter Schiff Bashes "Ben’s Rocket To Nowhere"

Submitted by Peter Schiff via Euro Pacific Capital, Herd mentality can be as frustrating as it is inexplicable. Once a crowd starts moving, momentum can be all that matters and clear signs and warnings are often totally ignored. Financial markets are c… [...]

The 10 Corporations That Control Almost Everything You Buy

We know the ten “people” that run the world, that 25 cities represent over half the world’s GDP, and that the world’s billionaires control a stunning $33 trillion in net worth… but who controls what the average joe-sixpack on Main Street buys? As Pol… [...]

Guest Post: The 5 Economic "Big Lies" The Government Is Telling You

Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog, According to a whistleblower that has recently come forward, Census employees have been faking and manipulating U.S. employment numbers for years.  In fact, it is being alleged that this m… [...]

What "Car Salesman" Ben Bernanke Said At Dinner Last Night

From Simon Black of Sovereign Man What Ben Bernanke Said At Dinner Last Night Last night I attended a private function put on by the National Economists Club where the guest of honor was none other than Ben Bernanke. You can read his full speech to the… [...]

Shopping With Bernanke: Where QE Cash Ends Up Tells Us Who Benefited

One can debate whether QE has benefitted Main Street or Wall Street until one is blue in the face, even though five years later, the answer is perfectly clear to all but the staunchest Keynesians and monetarists (and if it isn’t, just pay attention to … [...]

The Biggest Disaster in SE Asia Waiting to Happen: Thailand’s Massive Real Estate Bubble

In 1997, the SE Asian Tigers all faced severe economic stresses, partially triggered by a primarily foreign capital-funded massive real estate bubble in Thailand. Today the EXACT same thing is happening as untempered foreign investment into Thailand’… [...]

Guest Post: Take It To The Bank

Submitted by Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform blog, Reports like the recent one from SNL Financial – Branch Networks Continue to Shrink really get my goat. As I travel the increasingly vacant highways of Montgomery County, PA I’m keen… [...]

Entry Event: Tim Geithner To Join Private Equity Giant Warburg Pincus

When Tim Geithner announced his departure from the US Treasury in January, the only question was how long would it take the former NY Fed head to get a job with the only industry that he cared about as either a Fed or Treasury official: Wall Street. Ti… [...]

WHaT ABouT THeM!

  I can only say: I’m sorry, America. As a former Federal Reserve official, I was responsible for executing the centerpiece program of the Fed’s first plunge into the bond-buying experiment known as quantitative easing. The central bank continues … [...]