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Germany at Heart of Europe's Political Predicament; Squaring the Circle; When is the Breaking Point?

Germany is at the heart of Europe's political predicament. Although the status quoa cannot and will not work, there is no incentive to change.

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Savagery for All

...the Golden Age of Ukraine occurred just as western Europe was emerging from its long, dark, post-Roman coma around the 10th and 11th centuries, A.D. After that, it was a kind of polo field for sundry sweeping hordes of mounted hell-bringers...

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Hands Off Ukraine

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Keynesian Babble and the Delusions of Bubble Finance

Every bubble has its ultimate, craziest, mostest, farthest-outest deal. Its craziness can no longer be exceeded. Buyers simply vanish. Sellers get desperate.

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“Serious Dysfunctionality” On Wall Street: Facebook-WhatsApp And The Deals That “Marked The Top” Of The Last Two Bubbles

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Project Midas: "Bad Bank" for "Bad Bank Debt"

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Hilarious Transcripts of 2008 Fed Meetings Reveal Completely Clueless Fed

The Fed transcripts from 2008 minutes show how clueless the Fed Governors were at the start of the recession.

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Long Term, Health Spending on State and Local Government Workers Has Outpaced Medicaid Spending by Almost 20 Percent

State and local spending on government workers increased by 444 percent in real, inflation-adjusted terms from 1987 through 2012.

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Philly Fed Unexpectedly Back in Contraction; Weather Blamed Again

The Philadelphia Fed Bloomberg Consensus for the Philly Fed manufacturing index was 9.4. The index came in -6.3.

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The Height of Garbled Pinocchio Speak

The FOMC’s minutes struck me as the height of garbled Pinocchio Theory.

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