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Alternative Visions – The Trump-Goldman Sachs Tax Cut Proposal – 09.29.17

Dr. Rasmus dissects the Trump tax proposal of this past week, crafted by Goldman Sachs investment bankers, Steve Mnuchin (Treasury Secretary) and Gary Cohn (head of economic council). Rasmus explains how it is the latest in a long line of neoliberal tax proposals since 1981, which are designed to shift income to businesses, investors and wealthy households at the expense …

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Alternative Visions -Global Central Bankers Discuss Financial System Stability at Jackson Hole Meeting -08.25.17

The Fed and other central bank leaders gathering at Jackson Hole Wyoming today express concern for financial instability. Fed chair, Janet Yellen, warns of the Trump administration’s current fast tracking of financial deregulation, driven by the Goldman Sachs-driven US Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin. Dr. Rasmus explains how shadow bankers, like Goldman Sachs, now have almost complete dominance over Trump economic …

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Trends This Week – The Hypocrisy Continues! – 08.23.17

Founder and publisher at the Trends Journal, Gerald Celente takes on the continued hypocrisy of the mainstream media and the US government. Rallies and protests spring up throughout the nation, but no one bats an eye as the new liar-in-chief propels America into more war, while the White House is being run by generals and the Goldman Sachs gang. Download …

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Alternative Visions – Debunking the Hype of Rising Wages – 07.28.17

Dr. Rasmus initially comments on the continuing slowdown of prices and the Federal Reserve’s 9 year long phony targeting of 2% inflation.  Rasmus reviews his just published article in the European Financial Review, “The Limits of Central Banks’ Emerging Policy Shift” (available on his blog, jackrasmus.com) and what’s next after the Fed’s Jackson Hole gathering in late August. Next a comment …

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Meria Heller – Hell and High Water with Meria and Chuck Ochelli – 05.14.17

Hell and High Water with Meria and Chuck Ochelli. Hanford plutonium finishing plant tunnel collapses -real and present nuclear danger; back to Yucca Mountain with trump? “Last Man on Earth”; Fukushima is everywhere, the Oceans;trump and de-regulations;trump a front man;Ivanka/Jared/China/handlers;did we say we’d prefer Hillary? Bush Jr. looking good; the Ethics committee – where are they? Russia-Gate; Michael Flynn-blaming Obama? …

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Pam Martens and Russ Martens – Donald Trump Has a Goldman Sachs Problem: Derivatives

In the midst of being skewered across media outlets yesterday for his chaotic rollout of an Executive Order that appeared to target Muslims, including those legally living in the U.S. as businessmen, doctors, university faculty and students — who were initially denied reentry after travel abroad — President Donald Trump tried desperately to change the subject. Following a plunge of …

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Yves Smith – More on the Economic Hardship of Young Adults

In the US, the cost of the aftermath of the crisis has fallen heavily on young people, mainly due to bad policy responses to the crisis that we’ve described at length as it was happening: the failure to restructure bad loans (particularly mortgages) and impose costs on banks and investors, not just homeowners; the refusal to engage in enough fiscal …