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NY Times

Stock markets in the Asia-Pacific region fell across the board on Tuesday, mirroring declines on Wall Street as renewed nervousness about the health of the U.S. banking system put at least a temporary stop to a six-week rally in global stock m

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Daily Telegraph (+ video)

The International Monetary Fund has warned of "worrisome parallels" between the current global crisis and the Great Depression, despite the unprecedented steps already taken by central banks and governments worldwide.

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arclein

Investors have learned once again the horrible reality of real estate. You cannot take it with you. Here that means that half the population will be leaving and never returning and half the space so recently built will stand vacant. Unless the state

News Link • Global Reported By robert klein
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arclein

A significant decline in human population is beginning and will make itself felt for the rest of the century. Public response has been meager because is has not been particularly obvious and because the memories of the past scare over overpopulation

News Link • Global Reported By robert klein
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Spiegel.de/international/

Russian borrowers are struggling to repay bank loans. As a result, the share of nonperforming loans appears to be mushrooming. "A month ago, 15% seemed like a negative figure. Now people are talking about (the share reaching) 20% to 30%,"

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telegraph.co.uk/finance/

This is torture for a debtors' economy. You can survive deflation; you can survive debt; but Irving Fisher taught us in his 1933 treatise "Debt Deflation causes of Great Depressions" that the two together will eat you alive.

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Jessescrossradscafe.blogspot.com

Gaming the system so that it overtaxes the income of the many for theincreasing benefit of a few has natural limitations, unless one can enforce a type of involuntary servitude. This model has its roots far back in history, in empires like Rome, Egyp

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NakedCapitalism.com

To sum up, globally we are tracking or doing even worse than the Great Depression, whether the metric is industrial production, exports or equity valuations. Focusing on the US causes one to minimize this alarming fact.

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By Mark Herpel, American Chronicle

Digital Gold stands firm as a protector of personal wealth and value. I am constantly amazed at the bad information I see and read regarding digital gold or digital gold currency.

News Link • Global Reported By Lauren Roseman
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NY Times

A major stock market rally that sent equities higher around the world on Thursday fizzled in Asia on Friday morning despite fresh data from China suggesting that nation’s downturn is bottoming out.

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YouTube

filmmaker Evan Coyne Maloney investigates political censorship at colleges and universities in the United States. Watch how "free speech" Liberals censor speech at US Colleges.

News Link • Global Reported By Renee Houlihan
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Marketwatch

China and Argentina have agreed to set up a 70 billion yuan($10.24 billion) currency swap system that will enable trade between the two nations to be settled in the Chinese currency, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Monday.

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NY Times

Barely six months ago, the International Monetary Fund emerged from years of declining relevance, hurriedly cobbling together emergency loans for countries from Iceland to Pakistan, as the first wave of the financial crisis hit.

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The Hill

“Yesterday, during a Financial Services Committee hearing, I asked Secretary Geithner if he would denounce efforts to move towards a global currency and he answered unequivocally that he would. But a day later he left the option on the table. I want

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