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Phantom Retail Job Growth And The Obamacare Hours Shuffle

How is it that employment in the retail sector increased by 253,000 jobs since last August, yet total aggregate hours …

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Bipartisan Burnt Toast

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! At a most troubled moment in history, both major political parties appear set to nominate time-bomb candidates for president with a fair percentage chance of blowing up their own campaigns and the parties themselves. We’ve been living in the era of anything goes and nothing matters — that more »

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Trolling for War With Russia

Some 50 State Department officials have signed a memo calling on President Obama to launch air and missile strikes on the Damascus regime of Bashar Assad. A "judicious use of stand-off and air weapons," they claim, "would undergird and drive a more focused and hard-nosed U.S.-led diplomatic process." In brief, to strengthen the hand of […]

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The Brexit Thread-----How Global Markets Could Unravel

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Here They Go Again---GOP Senators Use Orlando To Grab More Spying Powers

“This production, which we believe is just the tip of the iceberg, is a window into the nationwide scope of the FBI’s surveillance, monitoring, and reporting on peaceful protestors organizing with the Occupy movement. FBI documents just obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) pursuant to the PCJF’s Freedom of Information Act demands […]

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‘Selling Dollars’ Again

With the sudden interjection of uncertainty halting the surge in Brexit odds since the unfortunate attack on British MP Jo Cox last week, the financial world has benefitted from the pound’s resurrection. Sterling has had a very good couple of days in this reversal, especially today. As it rises it adds the same as we...

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The European Basis For New Monetary Science

Looking back it almost sounds like a completely different world. In the end, however, the world hasn’t changed, perceptions have. On May 10, 2012, German newspaper Spiegel reported that Bundesbank’s (Germany’s central bank) chief of its economics department, Jens Ulbricht, testified in the German parliament that German inflation was likely to be, “somewhat above the...

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Pro-EU Renzi Suffers Stinging Defeat In Italian Mayoral Elections

In the second and final round of mayoral elections in Italy, candidates backed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi went down …

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It’s Not Just the UK – Widespread Support for EU Referendums Seen Across the Continent

Actions have consequences, and people can only be pushed so far before they snap. I believe the Paris terror attacks will be a major catalyst that will ultimately usher in nationalist type governments in many parts of Europe, culminating in an end of the EU as we know it and a return to true nation-states. Although […]

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7 of Last 9 Recessions Started in Quarters with Positive GDP

Think recessions begin when GDP is negative? Think 2 quarters of negative growth are required to start a recession? If …

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