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Finance

UK Public Debt Spiralling out of Control – Will it Become the Next Greece

UK Public Debt Spiralling out of Control – Will it Become the Next Greece

May 14, 2010 at 08:40 | Michael Snyder

Now that the Greek debt crisis has been "fixed" by a gigantic pile of more debt, many are wondering which European nation will be next to experience a massive debt…

The Bond Check-In

The Bond Check-In

May 13, 2010 at 12:31 | Dave Forest

Lots of concern the last few weeks over sovereign debt. Investors globally were wondering how Greece would fund its budget shortfalls. Now we're looking at how Europe is going to…

Exotic investment Vehicles: An Unproductive Abuse of Capital

Exotic investment Vehicles: An Unproductive Abuse of Capital

May 12, 2010 at 12:33 | Dave Forest

Michael Lewitt has an interesting new book out, called "The Death of Capital". In it, Lewitt attacks speculative investment activities such as private equity buyouts. He notes that such speculation…

The Greek Debt Crisis: Hype and Manipulation or is the World Economy Really at Risk

The Greek Debt Crisis: Hype and Manipulation or is the World Economy Really at Risk

May 11, 2010 at 19:18 | Michael Snyder

Everywhere you turn in the financial media right now you see some "expert" declaring that the Greek debt crisis has become a "contagion" which is going to spread all over…

4 Economic Predictions: What Remains when you Scrape Away the Hype

4 Economic Predictions: What Remains when you Scrape Away the Hype

May 11, 2010 at 13:34 | Charles Hugh Smith

Market fluctuations are mostly noise. To understand the trends beneath the surface noise, we need to establish an integrated context. The Mainstream Financial Media (MFM) is famously (or infamously) deficient…

Return of the Dollar Cavalry

Return of the Dollar Cavalry

May 10, 2010 at 11:29 | Dave Forest

The world is in distress. The economic future looks bleak. Who can the citizens of our great planet turn to, to save them in this time of need? The Federal…

Why the Euro Is Doomed

Why the Euro Is Doomed

May 10, 2010 at 09:42 | Charles Hugh Smith

Papering over the structural imbalances in the Eurozone with endless bailouts will not resolve the fundamental asymmetries. Beneath the endless announcements of Greece's "rescue" lie fundamental asymmetries that doom the…

An Environmental Activist's Take on the Markets

An Environmental Activist's Take on the Markets

May 06, 2010 at 18:39 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I spent an evening with Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute and a winner of the coveted MacArthur Prize, for some long term thinking about the environment and…

Bank Lending and Other Key Stats Take a Turn for the worse

Bank Lending and Other Key Stats Take a Turn for the worse

May 04, 2010 at 13:37 | Dave Forest

I wrote last month that several economic indicators seemed to be turning positive. I may have spoken too soon. The last two weeks a number of key stats have…

Oil, Greece & China – On a Collision Course with Reality

Oil, Greece & China – On a Collision Course with Reality

May 03, 2010 at 11:49 | Charles Hugh Smith

A chart of exponential growth/depletion may be the "chart of the century." The chart displays two lines: the blue line traces out exponential growth (for example, in demand for oil,…

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