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Federal Reserve

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Zero Hedge

Even as Grayson fights for transparency (see full letter below) which would only be beneficial to U.S. taxpayers, of whom Maria Bartiromo You think you and your colleagues in the Democratic party are going to slow down the spending? Perhaps that co

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Lew Rockwell (HT Liberty Pulse)

There is a reason for this. Bankers for five centuries have benefited from a grant of privilege from the state: a legal privilege. Banks are allowed to write contracts that are prohibited to all other profit-seeking agencies. They are allowed to prom

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The Market Ticker

But other extraordinary moves in the capital markets suggest we should take this threat to the dollar’s position very seriously. For example, China has $2.3 trillion in currency reserves (about 70% in dollars), and China knows how to get its way.

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You Tube (HT Liberty Pulse)

Audit the Fed Commercial: 30 Seconds. A really cool dude created this to be aired on TV. Please promote this commercial and if one is interested in having their local tv station air this or some...

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Crime & Federalism

Sure, that is all very sad...Don't you realize, though, how much money Goldman Sacks and George Soros put into getting Obama elected? You think billionaires invested in a presidential election because they cared about the common man?

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Seeking Alpha

Marshall Auerback sent me a link to a recent Simon Johnson missive about Goldman Sachs (GS). I had already seen and liked this article, but his e-mail prompted me to write this post. My question is: Why is Goldman a bank holding company?

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iStockanalysis

Conspiracy theories surrounding the Fed are a dime a dozen these days. They either have to do with Goldman or the New World Order or some hidden funds. But once in a while a theory pops up that is worth some consideration.

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Bloomberg

The Federal Reserve should be forced to identify companies that received loans from the central bank because it can’t demonstrate that borrowers would be harmed by the disclosure, according to lawyers who won a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

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CNN

A government watchdog says federal officials weren't entirely honest with the public about the health of the first 9 financial firms that got federal bailouts, according to a report released Monday..

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Economic Policy Journal

The number of banks that didn't make their monthly dividend payments on TARP funds skyrocketed to 29 in August (the latest month numbers are available for), up from 18 in May, reports Clusterstock. Banks can choose not to make payments during a given

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Economic Policy Journal

DealBook: So how close are you in convincing members of Congress to “end the Fed”? Paul: Thye are not ready. They are only going to study it when they see the collapse of the dollar. Although the dollar is collapsing, it’s not happening fast enough f

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Financial Times

Goldman Sachs stands to receive a payment of $1bn – while US taxpayers would lose $2.3bn – if embattled commercial lender CIT files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, people familiar with the matter said.

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Coyote Prime

If Congress is stupid enough to abdicate its constitutional powers to the Fed, God help America's democracy. And for capitalism, this will go down as the biggest blunder of Obama's presidency, worse that Clinton's dismantling of the Glass-Steagall Ac

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The Fed Fighter - A NY Times interview with Ron Paul / There Is No 'Jobless Recovery' There is no recovery at all, says Peter Schiff / How Goldman Sachs Persuades the Senate An inside look from Matt Taibbi. NB: some bad language.

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The Smirking Chimp (HT Liberty Pulse)

What if they ruined our military by sending it off on big-money colonial expeditions? What if they cut the legs out from under the middle class? What if the Russians invaded and turned us against each other, tricking this tribe of Americans into

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WSJ

"I honestly don't know why the article became such a lightning rod," says John Mackey, CEO and founder of Whole Foods Market Inc., as he tries to explain the firestorm caused by his August op-ed on these pages opposing government-run health care. "I