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Trends This Week – Looking ahead – 05.31.17

Despite much of the world predicting otherwise, the Trends Journal predicted rising markets, falling gold prices and economic growth, all of which the United States economy has seen since Donald Trump won the Presidential election last November. Looking ahead to the future, while the economy experiences growth, there is also an increase in civil disobedience and unrest throughout the world. What could …

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Barry Grey – IMF downgrades growth projections, warns of “synchronized slowdown”

The International Monetary Fund’s “World Economic Outlook” (WEO), released Tuesday in advance of this week’s semiannual meetings in Washington of the IMF and World Bank, gives a gloomy and fraught estimate of the state of the world economy, nearly eight years after the 2008 financial meltdown. The IMF has again downwardly revised its projection for global growth, the fourth straight …

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Washington Post Tells Readers the Elite Will Lie, Cheat, and Steal to Pass Their Trade Deals – Dean Baker

The Washington Post has established itself over many decades as a major mouthpiece of elite opinion. Its editorial pages argue strongly for the interests of the wealthy, with scarcely concealed contempt for people who have to work for a living. (They do support alms for the poor, hence they are okay with programs like food stamps and TANF.)  This attitude …

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Burt Cohen Show – The Republican Budget Could Hurt You; What We Can Do – 03.22.15

Generally it seems that people’s eyes glaze over when the subject is the federal budget.  This years it’s different. The Republicans are now in control of both the House and the Senate. Their PR machine is calling it “A balanced budget for a stronger America” but the truth is, as discussed herein, it has the potential to hurt a lot …