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The Bank For International Settlements Warns That A Major Debt Meltdown In China Is Imminent

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Deplorables, Delusionals, & Demagogues United By A Flawed Foreign Policy

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The ‘Wealth Effect’ Didn’t Die, It Was Never A Valid Concept No Matter How High Stocks Go

Over the years, the “wealth effect” has been taken as a core component of monetary policy. Central bankers will not admit it, of course, but particularly stock prices are a central element of their strategy. It almost has to be that way given that the modern version of econometrics applies rational expectations theory as a...

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What Will Result From Sideways?

The economy of 2015 started out “unexpectedly” weak before succumbing to “global turmoil.” It was the events of last summer that began to sow serious doubts about not just the economic narrative seeking to dismiss weakness (“transitory”) but rather central banking and QE itself. The repeat in January/February further eroded mainstream credibility, particularly since only...

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Stumpf on Shtuping The Customer----Wells Fargo CEO Tells Senate How It's Done

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Speculative Financing in Technology Companies Strikes Again

The last bubble is seldom reblown, but what about bubbles twice removed? In what seems like a reply of 2000, …

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Debt Rattle September 20 2016

DPC Main Street, Buffalo, NY 1900 • The Bank of Japan May Overshadow the Fed on Super Wednesday (CNBC) • Italy PM Renzi Tells Bundesbank To Solve German Banks’ Derivatives Problem (R.) • Housing Crisis Is Driving A “Geographic Wedge” Between Generations (Ind.) • Global Regulators See Risks in European Banks (WSJ) • Shore Up

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Warnings Coming Fast And Thick-----The Red Ponzi Relies On Property Bubbles To Prop Up GDP

Carl Mydans Sharecropper’s family in Mississippi County, Missouri 1936 Lots of China again today. Most of it based on warnings, coming from the BIS, about the country’s financial shenanigans. I’m getting the feeling we have gotten so used to huge and often unprecedented numbers, viewed against the backdrop of an economy that still seems to

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Imperial America----Blowback And The Helpless ‘Superpower’

The year was 1955, the dawn of the cold war, and an old prophet was writing what would be his last book. It was a volume of history – The American Story, he called it – in which he reviewed the cavalcade of twists and turns that had brought us to that moment when we […]

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Why The EU Is Doomed

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