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The people of the United States, misled by its politicians, and plundered by its financial institutions, are swimming in so much debt that no one will probably ever grasp the truly staggering amount — if indeed it can ever be fully calculated. Forget paying it all back; the Federal Reserve …

The warnings are getting louder.  Is anybody listening?  For months, I have been documenting on my website how the global financial system is absolutely primed for a crisis, and now some of the most important financial institutions in the entire world are warning about the exact same thing.  For example, …

Warren Buffett once referred to derivatives as “financial weapons of mass destruction,” and it was inevitable that they would begin to wreak havoc on our financial system at some point.  While things may seem somewhat calm on Wall Street at the moment, the truth is that a great deal of …

The worst stock market crashes in U.S. history have come during the month of October.  There is just something about this time of the year that seems to be conducive to financial panic.  For example, on October 28th, 1929 the biggest stock market crash in U.S. history up until that …

The federal government uses very carefully manipulated numbers to cover up the crushing economic depression that is going on in this nation. For the month of September, the federal government told us that 142,000 jobs were added to the economy. If that was actually true, that would barely be enough …

While the Obama administration and their mainstream surrogates maintain that the economy is growing at a booming pace, the reality of the situation is starkly different. According to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics some 94.6 million Americans (age 16 and over) are either not working or have made no …

Did you know that 11 trillion dollars in global stock market wealth was wiped out during the third quarter of 2015?  When I was emailed this figure by a friend, I was stunned for a moment.  I knew that things were bad, but were they really this bad? When I …

This troubling number underscores what is happening in the markets: $63 billion fleeing mutual funds just in the past three months. It represents another sign that zero percent interest has screwed over the real economy. Rather than “growth” in the form of money pouring into investments, we are seeing a …

A lot of people out there expected something to happen in September that did not ultimately happen.  There were all kinds of wild theories floating around, and many of them had no basis in reality whatsoever.  But without a doubt, some very important things did happen in September.  As I …

This month marks the seventh anniversary of the bursting of the housing bubble and the subsequent economic meltdown. The mood in Congress following the meltdown resembled the panicked atmosphere that followed the September 11th attacks. As was the case after September 11th, Congress rushed to pass hastily written legislation that, instead …