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Alternative Visions – Argentina & the 2018 Crisis in Emerging Market Economies – 05.11.18

Download this episode (right click and save) The show leads with updates on latest evidence of stock buybacks in the US, which will exceed $800b in 2018, with another $500b in dividend payouts. Discussion then follows on the growing share of junk and near junk (triple BBB rated) US corporate bonds issued in the US. How BBB bonds may play …

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Expat Files – 12.03.17

THE EXPAT FILES SHOW #715, 12-03-2017 (SUN): #1- What gringos and expat needs to know about banking in Latin America: going beyond the basics. There are many unanswered questions and lots of misconceptions about Latin banking. Which are the best and safest? How do you open an account? What about on-line banking with Latin banks? How to maneuver through your …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 11.14.17

CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS   The new economic hit men  and the new sophistication of economic aggression For many years, primarily through the 1970s and 1980s, John Perkins was an economic hit man (EHM), a job to convince leaders of developing nations to accept economic conditions that benefit US private and government interests. He was a direct participant or witness to such dramatic …

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Tonight On The Progressive Commentary Hour with Gary Null at 7pm est.

CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS   The new economic hit men  and the new sophistication of economic aggression For many years, primarily through the 1970s and 1980s, John Perkins was an economic hit man (EHM), a job to convince leaders of developing nations to accept economic conditions that benefit US private and government interests. He was a direct participant or witness to such dramatic …

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Alternative Visions – The Trump Budget: Absurd Assumptions Run Rampant – 05.26.17

Dr. Rasmus examines the Trump budget released this past week, which is based on a crude restatement of Supply Side economics bullshit that has had no evidence in reality since it was first introduced under Reagan in 1981. Rasmus explains why the budget’s ridiculous assumption of 3-3.5% GDP for the next decade is nonsense. How the budget double counts tax …

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Alternative Visions – 8 Disturbing Economic Reports + Taming Trump Revisited – 04.14.17

As the euphoria of the false promise of Trump policies stimulating US economic growth continue to fade, host Dr. Jack Rasmus reviews several economic reports indicating not much has changed for the US and global economies since Trump’s election.  Jack reviews the IMF’s report on productivity that continues to slow (US productivity now less than 0.5% annual growth compared to …

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ROBBIE GRAMER – India Overtakes Britain as the World’s Sixth-Largest Economy

Score one for the post-colonial underdog. India’s economy has reportedly overtaken the United Kingdom’s for the first time in over 100 years, now standing as the world’s sixth-largest economy by GDP after the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and France. The milestone is a symbol of India’s rapid economic growth and, conversely, the U.K.’s post-Brexit slump. Economically, it’s been a …

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Backlash to World Economic Order Clouds Outlook at IMF Talks

From Britain’s vote to leave the European Union to Donald Trump’s championing of “America First,” pressures are mounting to roll back the economic integration that has been a hallmark of gatherings of the IMF and World Bank for more than 70 years. Fed by stagnant wages and diminishing job security, the populist uprising threatens to depress a world economy that …

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Nick Beams – IMF cuts growth forecasts for major economies

The International Monetary Fund has revised down its estimates for the US and other advanced economies for this year while maintaining its forecast for global growth as a whole at the low level of 3.1 percent in its latest World Economic Outlook report released yesterday. It said the major economies would grow by just 1.6 percent this year compared to …