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European Border Changes Over Last 1000 Years

To help put the Russia-Ukraine battle over Crimea in proper perspective, here's a long historical look at European borders.Link if video does not play: European Border Changes over Last 1000 Years Mike "Mish" Shedlockhttp://globaleconomicanalysis.blogs...

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Hillary, Hitler, and Cold War II

Now we hear new calls for Ukraine and Georgia to be brought into NATO. Are these people sane?

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Staples Disaster Is No Fluke

There is undoubtedly a high degree of resistance to the idea that the economy is slowing, or, much worse, has already slowed considerably. For the most part, counter explanations (more narratives than evidence) revolve around the silly to absurd – snow, cold, government shutdown, etc. Office retailer Staples’ latest announcement of a sales disaster, however, [...]

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Ukraine Is A Cesspool Of Corruption And Plundering Oligarchs

Transparency International ranks the Ukraine as one of the most corrupt countries on earth, on the same rank as Nigeria. Now the EU, the US, and the IMF are scrambling to throw money at this cesspool of corruption.

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Bernanke Says Policymakers Too Smart For Markets

The economists at the Federal Reserve, ECB, BoE, BoJ and elsewhere see themselves as scientists, the equivalent of nuclear engineers sitting inside the control room of a nuclear reactor.

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2014: A YEAR OF INVESTING DANGEROUSLY

...unseen by the economic mainstream, severe damage is being done to the global economy, in various ways, with the financial market consequences highly likely to be felt in 2014, and in the years to come.

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Bernanke’s Not Wasting Any Time – Earns $250,000+ for a Speech in Abu Dhabi

Ben Bernanke isn’t wasting any time cashing in on what might be the greatest transfer of wealth in history from 99.9% of the world’s population to a handful of connected oligarchs and their political minions. Cronyism does indeed pay well, …

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Follow Up On Japan

I have been pointed toward an alternate explanation for what I described as Japan’s potential tipping point. Scott Sumner (and others) is arguing that the tremendous increase in importation of goods into Japan is a sign Abenomics is actually working. His reasons relate to the orthodox idea of a “demand shock”, ostensibly how he classifies the [...]

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Seth Klarman Compares Phony U.S. Economy to “The Truman Show”

Seth Klarman is one of the most talented fund managers of our time. I have been consistently awed by his intelligence and consistent performance, as well as a strong sense character and honestly. ValueWalk just put together a synopsis of … Continue reading

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How Abenomics Is Sinking Japan Inc.

The concept of a tipping point is remarkably easy to relate in the physical world that we actually experience day-to-day. We all have intuitive sense of it owing from that concision and familiarity. In more complex systems analysis, that innate “feel” is no less applicable, particularly where it is transparent, thus making it more confounding [...]

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