Tuesday, April 21, 2009

More economic issues


Bigger, Bolder Role Imagined at IMF...

'Rapid progress is essential'...

WIRE SLAP: Obama's latest budget-tightening hardly makes dime's worth of difference...

AP, ABCNEWS Confront...

Bank Fears Sink Stocks...

Oil drops 8% on economic outlook...

Obama to attend meeting with credit card firms...
CHRYSLER Turned Down Fed Loan Over Pay...

Behind the US Banks’ Profit Reports

By Barry Grey

The banks are continuing, with the blessings of the Obama administration, the same predatory policies that generated massive fortunes on Wall Street and eventually plunged the US and world economy into the deepest crisis since the Great Depression. Continue

‘America Lives in a Fascist State’ – Trend Forecaster

By Russia Today

The merger of corporate and government powers in modern America is plain and simple fascism, believes Gerald Celente, the founder of the Trends Research Institute and publisher of Trends Journal. Continue

Bailout Indignation

How about a test of your injustice barometer?

By Ralph Nader

You might think that the reckless, avaricious, giant corporations, having shrunk the economy, cost millions of jobs and then demanded that taxpayers be dunned for years into the future for multi-trillion dollar bailouts, would show contrition, regret, or self-restraint of their power over Washington. Continue

Empire Foreclosed?

By Mark Engler

One current danger is that Obama, while rejecting the brash unilateralism of the Bush administration and pulling back the fist of U.S. hard power, will return to a softer form of imperial power. Under Bill Clinton, the United States used multilateral institutions such as the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO) as primary instruments of foreign policy. While staffed with economists in business suits rather than grunts in fatigues, these bodies exerted considerable control over foreign peoples. Continue

The Tower of Basel

Secretive Plans for the Issuing of a Global Currency

By Ellen Brown

Do we really want the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) issuing our global currency? Continue

Exxon Mobil tops Fortune 500: Exxon Mobil (XOM, Fortune 500) was the top selling-company in 2008, with nearly $443 billion in revenue, a jump of almost 19% from the prior year. The Irving, Texas-based oil giant was also the most profitable, with earnings of $45.2 billion.

Exxon Tops Wal-Mart On 2009 Fortune 500 List

Big Bank Profits Bogus - Massive Public Deception

Gold May Hit $1,500

Hedge Fund Managers Buying Gold Futures

US Economy Facing Substantial Risks

US To Put Terms On Tarp Repayments

UK To Admit £60B Bailout Bill

Earmarked UK Bailout Billions Still Not Spent

China Set To Invest Again In Europe

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