Global Economy

With the onset of the so-called “global financial crisis” in 2008 the world capitalist system suffered a shock that shook its very foundations, threatening the functioning of key financial institutions and the economies at the centre of the system.
For Washington, the U.S. dollar is leverage, a financial weapon to dominate the world economy, to impose its foreign policy agendas and to secure a steady flow of natural resources over sovereign countries who use the currency.
As we approach 2019 the global economy teeters on the brink of yet another recession which will plunge geo-political relations into a period of great upheaval and rapid change. In 2019 global stock markets will continue to face unprecedented volatility and gigantic losses
Today by far the deadliest weapon in the US arsenal is the ability of Washington to control the global supply of money, of dollars, through actions of the privately-owned Federal Reserve in coordination with the US Treasury and select Wall Street financial groups. The US is weaponizing the dollar.
Russia-China-Pakistan Economic and Strategic Relations: Russia’s Ambassador To China Strongly Hinted At Moscow’s Interest In N-CPEC+ By Andrew Korybko, April 20, 2019
Trump Declares Economic War on Cuba By The Conversation, April 19, 2019
Reaction of the Rich to the Notre Dame Fire Teaches Us a Lot about the World We Live In By Carl Kinsella, April 18, 2019
The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, April 16, 2019
Brexit – The Truth About the Economy and What’s Next By True Publica, April 15, 2019
Trump Whacks the Middle Class By Dr. Jack Rasmus, April 15, 2019
US Threatens Venezuela at UNSC as IMF Freezes Funds By Ricardo Vaz, April 15, 2019
Major Revelation: Assange Was Bought for $4.2 Billion – Former Ecuadorian President Confirms IMF Loan In Exchange For Assange By Paul Antonopoulos, April 14, 2019
Another Example of How a Trade Deal with America Will Harm British People By True Publica, April 14, 2019
Despite a $ 22 Trillion National Debt, America Is on a Military Spending Spree. 800 Overseas US Military Bases By Masud Wadan, April 10, 2019
Even Saudi Arabia Threatens to Ditch Dollar for Oil Trade over US Bullying Policies By Telesur, April 09, 2019
NATO at 70: Global Enforcers of Western Imperialism By Michael Welch, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, and Andre Vltchek, April 07, 2019
The Globalization of War. America’s “Long War” against Humanity By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, April 05, 2019
Saudis Threaten to Ditch Petrodollar as “Nuclear Option” to Block NOPEC Bill By Zero Hedge, April 05, 2019
Ontario: Debunking the Conservative Party Policy of Ford and Scheer By Paul Kahnert, April 04, 2019
Why Is the Fed Paying So Much Interest to Banks? By Ellen Brown, April 04, 2019
Belt and Road Initiative in Full Swing in Europe By Federico Pieraccini, April 03, 2019
The Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) By Kavaljit Singh, April 02, 2019
China’s President Xi Jinping in Italy: It’s the Maritime Ports! By F. William Engdahl, April 02, 2019
An Ecological Future and the Pursuit of Justice: The Key Challenge of Our Times By Roy Morrison, April 01, 2019
Venezuela’s Oil Production Plummets in February Due to New US Sanctions By Dan Beeton, April 01, 2019
China – and Macron’s U-Turn By Peter Koenig, March 31, 2019
Cyclone Idai Causes Devastation Compounding Economic Challenges in the Southern Africa Region By Abayomi Azikiwe, March 31, 2019
Xi’s Visit Sets Tone for China-EU Relations By Liu Caiyu and Yang Sheng, March 30, 2019
Workers’ Rights and Canada’s Auto Industry: GM Oshawa: Lowered Expectations, Unexplored Opportunities By Prof. Sam Gindin, March 30, 2019
The BRICS New Development Bank: Corruption-riddled Development Finance By Prof. Patrick Bond, March 30, 2019
Pentagon Audit: Evidence Proving $21 Trillion Unaccounted For – Opening Statement By David DeGraw, March 29, 2019
Trump vs. Powell: How Independent Really Is the Fed? By Dr. Jack Rasmus, March 29, 2019
US Red Lines for Digital Trade with the UK Cause Alarm By Javier Ruiz, March 26, 2019
Brazil’s Bolsonaro Auctions 12 Airports to Private Operators By Telesur, March 24, 2019
China-Africa Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Africa Sees the Way Forward By Wang Linggui, March 23, 2019
UK’s National Debt Romps Passed £2 Trillion and No One Noticed By True Publica, March 23, 2019
Interest Rates and the US Economy. The Capitulation of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell By Dr. Jack Rasmus, March 23, 2019
Weaponizing the World Bank and the IMF By Peter Koenig and Press TV, March 23, 2019
Bridge Between Developed, Developing Worlds. China’s Status in the Global Economy By Xu Xiujun, March 23, 2019
U.S. on the Hunt for Iranian “Ghost Tankers”. Targeting Vessels Transporting Iranian Crude Oil By Irina Slav, March 22, 2019
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Global Value Chains Need to be Built By Zhang Zhongyuan, March 22, 2019
The Globalization of War and The Globalization of Poverty – Two Books by Michel Chossudovsky By Global Research, March 22, 2019
Media Blackout as Israel’s Largest Banks Pay over $1 Billion in Fines for US Tax Evasion Schemes By Whitney Webb, March 22, 2019
Will Grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 Planes Affect US-China Trade Relations? Russia’s Competing Aircraft Irkut MC-21 By Stephen Lendman, March 21, 2019
Andrew Jackson
Monetary Policy Takes Center Stage: MMT, QE or Public Banks? By Ellen Brown, March 21, 2019
Alexander Hamilton and the Origins of the Federal Reserve By Dr. Jack Rasmus, March 21, 2019
Stealing Venezuela’s Assets: US-based Citigroup to Sell Venezuela’s Gold “Placed as Collateral” By South Front, March 21, 2019
China-US Relations: From Trade War to Hot War? By Dr. Leon Tressell, March 20, 2019
Gold Fever? US Treasury Sanctions Venezuela Gold Mining Company By Telesur, March 20, 2019
EU Dilemma: How to Deal with China By Pepe Escobar, March 20, 2019
Trump’s FY2020 Budget Request Bloats Militarized Spending—and Slashes Actual Human Needs By Lindsay Koshgarian and Ashik Siddique, March 18, 2019
Quantitative Easing and Universal Basic Income By Ellen Brown and Philip A Farruggio, March 17, 2019
Today We’re All Irish: Debt Serfdom Comes to America By Ellen Brown, March 17, 2019
Pentagon Spent $4.6 Million on Lobster Tail and Crab in One Month By Joe Setyon, March 15, 2019
The Globalization of War, America’s “Long War” against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 14, 2019
Wealth Concentration Drives a New Global Imperialism By Peter Phillips, March 14, 2019
Trump’s $34 Trillion Deficit and Debt Bomb By Dr. Jack Rasmus, March 14, 2019
SNC Lavalin the Corporate Face of “Ugly Canadian” By Yves Engler, March 13, 2019
Venezuela: Suspend Debt Repayments and Create an Emergency Humanitarian Fund By Eric Toussaint, March 13, 2019
Pity the Nation: War Spending Is Bankrupting America By John W. Whitehead, March 13, 2019
Trade War
China-US Trade War: Trump Threatens China After Multiple Rounds of Negotiations. By Stephen Lendman, March 12, 2019
Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) “Concerned” about China’s “Belt and Road” (BRI) By Andrew Korybko, March 12, 2019
The Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese Agribusiness Going Global By Grain, March 12, 2019
Brexit: One Industry, One City = One £Trillion – Gone By True Publica, March 12, 2019
Washington Is Waging a New Dimension War Against China – And Will Lose Out Bitterly By Peter Koenig, March 12, 2019
Marco Polo Is Back in China – Again By Pepe Escobar, March 11, 2019
Make the War Pigs “Great Again” By Kurt Nimmo, March 10, 2019
Solidarity in Crisis, Justice for Greece By WeMove.EU, March 10, 2019
A Well-Kept Open Secret: Washington Is Behind India’s Brutal Demonetization Project By Norbert Haering, March 10, 2019
Monsanto, Bayer, Cargill and India’s Prime Minister Modi: Doing Business or Corporate Imperialism? By Colin Todhunter, March 10, 2019
Neoliberalism and “The Vietnam Model”. Who Won the Vietnam War? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 09, 2019
Pakistan: The Global Pivot State By Andrew Korybko, March 09, 2019
The Next Currency Crisis, When? Impacts on the Prices of Gold and Silver By Chris Marcus, March 09, 2019
The Pentagon’s Missing Trillions. What You Need to Know By James Corbett and Mark Skidmore, March 09, 2019
The Complete History of Monsanto, “The World’s Most Evil Corporation” By E Hanzai, March 08, 2019
Rebranding Made in China 2025? Ongoing US-China Trade War By Stephen Lendman, March 06, 2019
A Way Out of the Money Trap By Philip A Farruggio, March 06, 2019
Elite Banking at Your Expense: How Secretive Tax Havens Are Used to Steal Your Money By Robert J. Burrowes, March 06, 2019
City of London: The Shocking Study No Mainstream Media Outlet Dared to Publish By Robert Woodward, March 06, 2019
Is Neoliberalism Killing Russia? By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts and Prof Michael Hudson, March 02, 2019
Can the Left Look to Portugal for an Alternative to Austerity? By Asad Ismi, March 01, 2019
China Sees Some Light in the Failure of the Hanoi Summit By Tom Clifford, March 01, 2019
Financial Imperialism – The Case of Venezuela By Dr. Jack Rasmus, February 28, 2019
Varoufakis’s Secret Negotiations and His Disappointments with China, Obama and the IMF By Eric Toussaint, February 27, 2019