Global Economy

Impression of the making of the Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos

62 individuals – 388 in 2010 – now own more wealth than 50% of the world’s population. More shockingly, this share of wealth by half of the world’s people has collapsed by over 40% in the last five years.

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The first month of 2016 has witnessed the most severe drop in financial stocks ever, with the MSCI All-Country World Stock Index, dropping more than 20 percent, as compare to early 2015.

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Your life savings could be wiped out in a massive derivatives collapse. Bank bail-ins have begun in Europe, and the infrastructure is in place in the US.

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The criminal behavior of IMF executives is not an anomaly or hindrance to their selection. On the contrary, they were selected because they reflect the values, interests and behavior of the global financial elite

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Financial Oligarchy vs. Feudal Aristocracy. The Parasitic Nature of Finance Capital By Prof. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh and Anthony A. Gabb, February 13, 2016
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Central Banks Are Trojan Horses, Looting Their Host Nations By Washington's Blog, February 12, 2016
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Something Very Disturbing: “Secular Stagnation”, Moving Towards Cashless Society By Tyler Durden, February 12, 2016
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Federal Reserve Chair Yellen Rattles Markets Citing Obstacles to Negative Rates By Pam Martens and Russ Martens, February 12, 2016
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Stock Market Panic Risks New Financial Crisis By Andre Damon, February 12, 2016
Institutional Corruption Is Killing the Economy
British Government Officials Accept Works of Art and Gifts from Corrupt Organisations By Graham Vanbergen, February 11, 2016
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Fed Seeks to Reassure Markets on Rate Increases amid Mounting Signs of Slump and Financial Crisis By Barry Grey, February 11, 2016
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Decoding the US Empire of Chaos: The Global Reversal of the Social Evolution of Humanity By Prof. John McMurtry and Biljana Đorović, February 11, 2016
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“Investors Have Completely Lost Faith In Deutsche Bank” A Top 10 Shareholder Admits By Tyler Durden, February 10, 2016
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed in New Zealand amid Mass Protests By Tom Peters, February 10, 2016
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The African Pivot and East Africa’s “Transoceanic Silk Road” By Andrew Korybko, February 10, 2016
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Negative Interest Rates Aimed at Driving Small Banks Out of Business and Eliminating Cash: Economics Professor By Washington's Blog, February 10, 2016
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The Post-Iran Nuclear Deal Scenario By Chandra Muzaffar, February 09, 2016
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After Crashing, Deutsche Bank Is Forced To Issue Statement Defending Its Liquidity By Tyler Durden, February 09, 2016
European and US Governments Encourage Bank Manipulation and Fraud to Cover Up Insolvency
Towards A 2016 Banking Crisis in Europe: Hard Landing in a New Reality By Global Europe Anticipation Bulletin (GEAB), February 09, 2016
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Canada’s Foreign Policy, Ukraine, Syria and the TPP: The Need for “Real Change” vs. “Cosmetic Change” By Mark Taliano, February 09, 2016
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The TPP If Ratified: Corporations Will Overturn U.S. Laws, Speed up Destruction of the Environment, Outsource Jobs… By David Swanson, February 09, 2016
How Will A Downgrade of U.S. Debt Impact Stock and Bond Prices?
Britain’s House Price Crash – 2016 Predictions Mount By Graham Vanbergen, February 08, 2016
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Privatization Is the Atlanticist Strategy to Attack Russia By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson, February 08, 2016
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The West Is Traveling the Road to Economic Ruin By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, February 08, 2016
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Currency War Escalation: Iran Wants Euros Instead of US Dollars for Oil Payments By Timothy Alexander Guzman, February 07, 2016
More Layoffs in America: No Letup in Attack on Jobs
Are The US Payroll Jobs Reports Merely Propaganda Statements? By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, February 07, 2016
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The “Postmodern Left” and the Success of Neoliberalism By Scott Jay, February 07, 2016
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The IMF Changes its Rules to Isolate China and Russia By Michael Hudson, February 06, 2016
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Systemic Fragility in the Global Economy By Jack Rasmus, February 06, 2016
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Switzerland, Blood Gold Capital of the World By Graham Vanbergen, February 05, 2016
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Oil Price Fall Brings Significant Losses for Big Producers By Nick Beams, February 05, 2016
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The Great Credit Unwind! Deepening Weakness of Real Global Economy. Financial Failure, COMEX and the Gold Market By Bill Holter, February 05, 2016
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Europe Is Disintegrating While Its Citizens Watch Indifferent By Roberto Savio, February 05, 2016
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Countries Sign The TPP… Whatever Happened To The ‘Debate’ We Were Promised Before Signing? By Mike Masnick, February 04, 2016
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Wall Street Donors Account for 40 Percent of Super PAC Funds in US Election By Barry Grey, February 04, 2016
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Rewriting the Rules of the Global Economy: German Judges’ Damning Indictment of TTIP Trade and Investment Deal By Nick Dearden, February 04, 2016
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Trans Pacific Partnership Ceremony a Farce: Tough National Battles Await Bad Trade Deal By Friends of the Earth, February 04, 2016
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China’s Path into Africa Blocked By Prof. Patrick Bond, February 04, 2016
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The IMF’s Prescription for Europe: Exploit Refugees with Low Wages By Nadia Prupis, February 03, 2016
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Where will the Next Global Economic Crisis Explode? Colossal Stock Market Losses in 2016 By Ariel Noyola Rodríguez, February 03, 2016
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Expensive Loans to the Poor and Unemployed: The Subprime Specter Returns, High Finance and the Growth of High-Risk Consumer Debt By Jennifer Taub, February 03, 2016
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US Vice-President Biden’s Son Continues to Buy Gas Assets in Ukraine By Ollie Richardson, February 03, 2016
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China’s President Xi in the Middle East: From U.S. Regime Change to Chinese Economic Development? By Dr. Dan Steinbock, February 03, 2016
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China Announcing 400,000 Steelworker Job Cuts By Samuel Davidson, February 03, 2016
A shoe belonging to Hala Bassam Madi, 3, lies in the ruins of her home in Rafah, southern Gaza, on 19 November 2014. The girl died in an Israeli air strike on 1 August 2014 that also killed her father Bassam, her mother Eman and her 2-year-old sister Jana. Her 3-year-old cousin Yousef was also killed, and a great-uncle later died of his wounds. Today, many of the ruins of destroyed homes have not been cleared and personal belongings remain scattered in the ruins.
“Reconstruction” of Gaza: Zero Buildings, Massive Profit for Israel By Who Profits, February 02, 2016
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HSBC Scammed £1billion from British Shoppers, the Media Blackout continues By James Wright, February 02, 2016
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Turkey Exploiting Syrian Refugee Adults and Children in Cheap Labour Industrial Sweatshops By Stephen Lendman, February 02, 2016
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The Viciousness of Global Capitalism. A Long-Term Strategy for the Left By William T. Hathaway, February 02, 2016
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Aid-Money Laundering as an NGO Racket. Haiti By Dady Chery, February 01, 2016
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The West Is Reduced To Looting Itself By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, February 01, 2016
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The New York Times Endorses Hillary Clinton with a Banner Ad from Citigroup By Pam Martens and Russ Martens, February 01, 2016
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“The Money Mafia” By Hon. Paul Hellyer, January 31, 2016
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Negative Interest Rates Show “Desperation” of Central Banks By Washington's Blog, January 30, 2016
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The Keynesian Revolution and the Neo-liberal Counter-revolution By Eric Toussaint, January 30, 2016
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Seven Years of Monetary Quackery; Can the Federal Reserve Admit It Was Wrong? By Mike Whitney, January 30, 2016
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Attacks on US Public Workers and Unions Intensify By Jack Rasmus, January 30, 2016
Wall Street's  Protection Racket of  Covert Derivatives: JPMorgan Derivatives Prop Up U.S. Debt
Weapons of Mass Financial Destruction (WMFD) By Bill Holter, January 29, 2016
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Cameron Desperate to Stop Scandal as Secret Plans to Sell the National Health Service are Discovered By James Wright, January 29, 2016
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Syriza and the Greek Debt Crisis: Austerity Unbroken By Jannis Milios and Alp Kayserilioglu, January 29, 2016
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TTIP – How the US Crushed the Cornerstone of EU Climate Change Policy By Graham Vanbergen, January 29, 2016
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Uncertain Financial Markets in 2016: Gloom and Doom… By Stephen Lendman, January 29, 2016
No Wonder the Outlook for the Economy is "Unusually Uncertain" ... the Fed is Killing It
Seven Years of Monetary Quackery; Can the Fed Admit it Was Wrong Yet? By Mike Whitney, January 28, 2016
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Israel, US and Turkey Profit from Stolen ISIS Stolen Oil By Stephen Lendman, January 28, 2016
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Nigeria and Beyond: Revolutionary Change is the Way Out By Kola Ibrahim, January 28, 2016
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Why Western Pundits Want China to Fail By Jeremy Garlick, January 28, 2016
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Rebuilding and Expanding the North American Economic Relationship By Dana Gabriel, January 28, 2016
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Big Pharma and Big Profits: The Multibillion Dollar Vaccine Market By Timothy Alexander Guzman, January 27, 2016
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Did Wall Street Banks Create the Oil Crash? By Pam Martens and Russ Martens, January 27, 2016
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The Populist Revolution: Bernie Sanders and Beyond. Nationalizing the Failed Megabanks By Ellen Brown, January 27, 2016
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Najib of Malaysia and Netanyahu of Israel. Birds of a Feather, Fly Together By Anthony Bellchambers, January 27, 2016
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Global Housing Market: Price Crash Led by Major Cities And Rapid Exit Of Investors By Graham Vanbergen, January 26, 2016
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Stock Buybacks and the Wall Street Sharktank: “A Whole Lotta Stealin’ Goin’ On” By Mike Whitney, January 25, 2016
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Can People’s Power Save the Bolivarian Revolution? By Richard Fidler, January 25, 2016
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Why the Black Hole of Deflation Is Swallowing the Entire World … Even after Central Banks Have Pumped Trillions into the Economy By Washington's Blog, January 25, 2016
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TTIP Trade and Investment Agreement Enters New and Dangerous Stage As Democracy is Dismantled in Secret By Graham Vanbergen, January 25, 2016
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Towards a Geopolitical Shift? China’s President Xi Jinping in Tehran By Stephen Lendman, January 24, 2016
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What’s Really Going on with Oil? By F. William Engdahl, January 24, 2016
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Donald Trump: Why Bilderberg, World Economic Forum (Davos), and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Have Shingles By Jon Rappoport, January 24, 2016
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9/11, Follow the Money; How Big Oil Conquered the World: Crossroads of Corruption and Criminality By James Corbett and Bonnie Faulkner, January 23, 2016
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Strengthening Latin America’s Financial Institutions, Confronting the IMF, Role of the Bank of the South By Ariel Noyola Rodríguez, January 22, 2016
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Global Economy: Could This be “The Big One”? By Mike Whitney, January 22, 2016
Impression of the making of the Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos
The Davos World Economic Forum. Financial Manipulators and Politicians Mingle and Meet Behind Closed Doors By Binoy Kampmark, January 22, 2016
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Job Cuts Mount as Global Economy Falters By Gabriel Black, January 22, 2016
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Greece Falls Prey to ECB Financial Diktats and Blackmail By Eric Toussaint, January 22, 2016