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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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Alternative Visions – Has the Global Economy Crossed its Rubicon?

Dr. Rasmus explains how the global capitalist economy crossed a kind of economic rubicon with the 2008-09 global crash and has not been able to restore itself to pre-crisis trends.  With 2008, the growth in global trade as a percent of global GDP hit a wall, stagnated after, and is now declining as a percent of global GDP which itself …

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NEW SHOW ALERT: The Conspiracy Guy – 02.22.17

The Conspiracy Guy #13: The “color revolution” against the new administration continues unabated, but “fake news” about Sweden has reinforced the reasons why Trump wants to enforce regulations on immigration. The continued emphasis from the mainstream media about “Russian interference” in our election by purported hacking of emails from the DNC and that the “Russian dossier” continues to be given any credence whatsoever strains credulity. Even MSNBC anchors object to Trump’s efforts to reach the people directly, because it’s their job to “tell the public what it should think”. Attempts to subvert the new president appear to be motivated by a host of prominent figures, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Podesta and others who are fearful that they are may be exposed and prosecuted for their involvement in the scandal known as “PizzaGate”. While Hillary has been reported “in the house” on Broadway, it is one of her doubles; and while the film, “Newtown”, has been nominated for an Academy Award, Sandy Hook was a FEMA drill. The most widely publicized Sandy Hook “victim” was fabricated from photos of “his step brother” as a child. Hollywood may give its highest prize to a fake film about a fake event.

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Global Alert News – 12.31.16

Will the hacking of Hilary Clinton’s emails be the best excuse the western power structure can come up with to try and prod Russia into WWlll? According to the western media, Russia seems to be responsible for countless ills in the world and yet so far no proof has been produced by the accusers to back up these allegations. But in regard to computer hacking acts of war, which countries have indisputably committed the greatest crimes by far? The “Stuxnet” computer virus has done immense harm around the globe, including likely disabling emergency equipment at Fukushima (thus further contributing to the ongoing triple meltdown). Who created this highly destructive virus? Us citizens continue to be victimized by the worsening weather warfare. A massive engineered chemical cool-down is coming for much of the US. Those in power are desperate to usher in the new year with extremely anomalous (and completely unnatural) engineered winter weather in order to further confuse and divide the US population regarding the true state of the global climate. We will see if the climate engineers are actually able to temporarily chemically cool things down to the full degree that they have scheduled. And what about freedom of speech and freedom of the press? If those in power have their way, we will soon have no such freedoms. If that happens, we will all be completely cut off from uncensored information with only the constant flow of official lies from official sources. The latest installment of Global Alert News is below.

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Nick Beams – World Socialist Web Site

After an initial rise following the decision by the US Federal Reserve to lift interest rates by 0.25 percentage points on Wednesday, stock markets around the world have experienced significant declines over the past two days. The biggest falls were in the United States, where the Dow was down by 368 points at the close of trade on Friday, a …

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Joshua Krause – China and Japan Just Dumped Billions of Dollars

Over the past few years the dollar has staged an impressive comeback. Not because there’s anything fundamentally good about this currency’s future prospects, but because for the interim, most of the economies in world aren’t doing so hot. For a lot of investors, it is the lesser of many evils in the short term, so they view the dollar as …

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Feds Taking Kombucha Off Shelves?

No, we’re not kidding. Help us stop this unwarranted attack. Action Alert!  The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, a division of the US Treasury Department, recently sent letters to several producers of kombucha, warning them that since their beverages supposedly exceeded the allowable alcohol limit, they must be labeled as alcoholic beverages and be subject to alcohol regulation or face hefty …

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Binoy Kampmark – The TPP Trade Deal: of Sovereignty and Secrecy

It’s coming to you, roughly packaged, crudely thought out, and, we hope, incompetently executed. The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement is just about done and dusted, so claim those who have found it appropriate to keep this most “secret” of treaties under wraps. The Hawaii round of negotiations, taking place at the Westin Resort and Spa in Maui, will provide the …

The Yuan vs. the Dollar vs. Gold: One Step forward by China, One Step back for America? By Bill Holter

Each step forward by the Chinese to make a foothold for the yuan is one step backwards for the grip the dollar has held over the globe.  This topic has several nuances to it, let’s take a look from several vantage points.  As a spoiler, any “steps back” in today’s fiat currency world are steps toward a break in confidence.  Call it deflation …