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arclein

Inflation fears have been fueled since 2009, when the Fed began its policy of "quantitative easing" (effectively "money printing"). The inflationists point to commodity prices that have shot up. The deflationists, in turn, point to the housing ma

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arclein

Now the Federal Treasury and Federal Reserve seem to be saying this to the states, which are slated to be the first ritual victims in the battle over the budget ceiling. On May 2, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said that the Treasury would sto

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The International Monetary Fund

"Financial repression includes directed lending to government by captive domestic audiences, caps on interest rates, regulation of cross-border capital movements, and a tighter connection between government and banks." PDF download.

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LewRockwell.com/Blog

There is a lively interest in silver coin use among LRC blog readers. Several readers have kindly informed me of two applications. Thank you all. Here are some links: calc1, calc2a, calc2b, calc2c. The latter 3 links are to different pages about the

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SeekingAlpha.com

Consumer Metrics Institute, whose methodology I do understand, is also reporting that retail sales have fallen off dramatically. "After a week-long pause our Daily Growth Index resumed its movement into record [negative] territory, setting a new...

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ZeroHedge.com

According to Gallup, 74% of survey respondents have responded that the economy is the "most important problem" facing America today, which is the highest percentage in two years, and since the market lows in March 2009.

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GlobalEconomicAnalysis.blogspot.com

Underemployment, a measure that combines the percentage of unemployed with the percentage working part time but wanting full-time work, was at 19.1% in mid-May -- down from 19.3% at the end of April. Underemployment remains as high as...

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