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The West is Losing Faith in its Own Future

The West is Losing Faith in its Own Future

| December 10, 2013

Even though the lure of the West remains intense, the Western world itself is losing faith in its future.

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Potemkin Parliament

Potemkin Parliament

| October 18, 2013

The prevailing political realities of the United States do not allow for any meaningful course correction. And, without meaningful course correction, America is doomed.

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2008 Financial Crisis: Could it Happen Again?

2008 Financial Crisis: Could it Happen Again?

| September 9, 2013

Five years since the great collapse, the US financial system looks healthier — but problems persist.

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Central Bankers Debate Risks from Withdrawing Global Liquidity

Central Bankers Debate Risks from Withdrawing Global Liquidity

| August 25, 2013

Global financial stability is at risk as central banks draw back from ultra-easy policies that have flooded the world with cash, because emerging markets lack defenses to prevent potentially huge capital outflows.

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Triple Threat for Emerging Markets

Triple Threat for Emerging Markets

| August 17, 2013

Unwinding U.S. quantitative easing lifts U.S. rates and makes yields abroad look less enticing. Undoing the buildup of Chinese leverage lessens commodity appetite, and tempering emerging-market credit expansion could slow local-market growth.

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The Germans Want Their Gold Reserves Back In Germany

The Germans Want Their Gold Reserves Back In Germany

| January 19, 2013

The first major sign that trust between central banks across the globe could be deteriorating.

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Why Germany Wants its 674 Tons of Gold Back

Why Germany Wants its 674 Tons of Gold Back

| January 16, 2013

German fixation on its gold comes at a time when the world of finance seems in chaos.

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Germany to Move 674 Tons of Gold

Germany to Move 674 Tons of Gold

| January 16, 2013

More than two-thirds of Germany’s gold reserves, valued at 137 billion euros, or $183 billion, is abroad, stored in vaults in New York, Paris and London.

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US Is Bankrupt and We Don’t Even Know It

US Is Bankrupt and We Don’t Even Know It

| August 10, 2010

The US is bankrupt. Neither spending more nor taxing less will help the country pay its bills.

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American Power is on the Wane

American Power is on the Wane

| January 14, 2009

As the world stumbles from the truly horrible year of 2008 into the very scary year of 2009, there seems, on the face of it, many reasons for the foes of America to think that the world’s number one power will take heavier hits than most other big nations.

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