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  • You Are a Problem to Be Policed

    07/09/2016 9:31:19 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8 July 2016 | Richard Fernandez
    It's easy to see the events in Dallas through a racial prism. It is harder to see them as the consequences of a political system which relies on keeping people in dependency, in which black Americans are the furthest advanced and therefore the most afflicted. As Mark Blyth, a professor of Political Economy at Brown University put it, the problem is global. In Europe the Romanians, Spaniards and the Greeks are given the part African Americans must play. Blyth points out that after one creates a class of dependents, the next and inevitable step is to control them.For the past...
  • Brexit and the end of international progressive inevitability

    06/26/2016 7:47:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies ^ | June 25, 2016 4:00 AM | David French
    Is it any wonder that citizens of one of the greatest and strongest nations in human history would recoil from an international order that was proving mainly that it could enrich an elite without seeming to lift a finger to preserve the nation’s core values and traditions — the very things that had made it great and strong? Is it any wonder that citizens of other great countries are —wondering what loyalty they owe to that same elite? And so we launch yet another phase in human history, where what’s old — nations pursuing their own interests — is new...
  • Why Leftists Love Unaccountable International Regimes - And Why We Should Be Wary

    06/26/2016 5:49:38 PM PDT · by walford · 4 replies
    Free Republic | 06/26/2016 | walford
    In the context of the recent "Brexit" referendum in the UK, the following is a discussion as to why the Left is so fond of unaccountable international organizations -- and why we should therefore be wary. "[Anxiety about the economy, terrorism and mass migration are providing] fertile terrain for reactionary politicians and demagogues peddling xenophobia, nationalism and isolationism." - US Vice-President Joe Biden***Obama Says Brexit Vote Reflects Fears of Globalization *** "People are waking up to realize that, look, this is potentially a misguided protest vote, but it is a protest vote, and politics is not working for a lot...
  • America is no longer one nation, indivisible

    06/01/2016 5:51:55 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 31, 2016 | Kathleen Parker
    Massive immigration and globalization have changed us Trump’s campaign is further dividing America Memorial Day reminded us of what we have lost
  • Exclusive: SWIFT warns customers of multiple cyber fraud cases

    04/26/2016 6:10:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2016 | By Jim Finkle
    SWIFT, the global financial network that banks use to transfer billions of dollars every day, warned its customers on Monday that it was aware of "a number of recent cyber incidents" where attackers had sent fraudulent messages over its system. The disclosure came as law enforcement authorities in Bangladesh and elsewhere investigated the February cyber theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. SWIFT, or the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, is a cooperative owned by 3,000 financial institutions.
  • What is the truest definition of Globalization?

    04/19/2016 3:54:07 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 11 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4/15/16 | From email
    Question:What is the truest definition of Globalization? Answer :Princess Diana's death. Question: How come? Answer : An English Princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, riding in a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whisky, followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles, treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines. This is sent to you by a Canadian, using American Bill Gates' technology, and you're probably reading this on your computer, that uses Taiwanese chips, and a Korean monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant,...
  • If anything, globalization increased the cost of meat in America

    04/19/2016 5:19:56 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 19, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    Returning to this quote from Kevin Williamson's well-known article from National Review: The manufacturing numbers -- and the entire gloriously complex tale of globalization -- go in fits and starts: a little improvement here, a little improvement there, and a radically better world in raw material terms (and let's not sniff at those) every couple of decades. Go back and read the novels of the 1980s or watch The Brady Bunch... ...the cost of butter was not a major financial concern for well-to-do families in the 1980s, or now. But another of Williamson's points needs to be addressed: the...
  • The Great Divide: the Death of the Middle Class

    04/02/2016 8:31:45 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies ^ | 30 March 2016 | Jeff Nielson
    Several months ago, a chart produced by one of the Big Banks was presented to readers . It was supposed to be innocuous data on global wealth distribution, but instead portrayed a horrifying picture. The focal point of the aforementioned article was that when it came to “the world’s poorest people,” the Corrupt West has now produced a greater percentage of severe poverty in its own populations than in India, and an equal percentage of such poverty as exists in Africa. Stacked beside this, we see that when it comes to the richest-of-the-rich, the Corrupt West remains in a league...
  • World Nations on path to De-Nationalize & Globalize

    03/07/2016 6:45:48 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/07/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Experimental global change to de-nationalize and the fundamental transformation of western societies, whether planned or not, can have intense and long-lasting consequences I have described in my book, “Liberty on Life Support,” the American economy and the country in general as a comatose patient. There was even a widely circulating cartoon on social media picturing Uncle Sam on a hospital gurney, attached to life support, barely clinging to life. At first glance it may seem a gross exaggeration until you actually look at the national debt clock, understand the true state of the economy, the condition of the socialist and...
  • Most Ordinary Americans in 2016 are richer than John D. Rockefeller was in 1916

    02/20/2016 9:40:43 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 41 replies
    Cafe Hayek ^ | February 20, 2016 | Don Boudreaux
    This Atlantic story reveals how Americans lived 100 years ago. (HT Warren Smith) By the standards of a middle-class American today, that lifestyle was poor, inconvenient, dreary, and dangerous. (Only a few years later - in 1924 - the 16-year-old son of a sitting U.S. president would die of an infected blister that the boy got on his toe while playing tennis on the White House grounds.) So here's a question that I've asked in one form or another on earlier occasions, but that is so probing that I ask it again: What is the minimum amount of money that...
  • EU steel workers protest against cheap Chinese imports

    02/18/2016 8:33:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 15, 2016 8:19 AM EST | Raf Casert
    Steel company managers joined thousands of their employees from across the European Union to protest Monday against the import of cheap Chinese products and to warn the 28-nation bloc not to open the doors further to Beijing. The European steel industry is accusing China of illegal export subsidies and selling products below production cost, all of which contributes to the crisis in the European steel sector. With whistles and firecrackers, the workers ringed some of the EU institutions to push their demands to keep Chinese steel at bay. The industry argued that if the EU recognizes China as a market...
  • How Is the Economy Doing? It May Depend on Your Party, and $1

    01/02/2016 1:27:25 PM PST · by Theoria · 53 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 Jan 2016 | Neil Irwin
    Suppose it is dinnertime, and the phone rings. It is a polite survey taker with a simple question for you: How is the economy doing? You might answer the question based upon the news stories you've seen recently about the latest unemployment rate, or perhaps based on anecdotal observations, such as whether your long-jobless cousin has had any luck finding work. But a wide range of academic work suggests a different factor that is likely to shape your answer: whether the current occupant of the White House is of your preferred political party. Did unemployment get better or worse during...
  • How the Economy Helps Trump

    12/11/2015 11:57:29 AM PST · by Theoria · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 10 Dec 2015 | Zachary Karabell
    Despite steady recovery, too many Americans feel like they're on the outside looking in. The American economy suffers from a split personality, and Donald Trump appears to be the chief beneficiary of this illness. A study just released by Pew shows that for the first time in decades, the middle class is no longer in the majority in the United States. Instead, the upper and lower classes are. Now the middle class-defined as people earning between two-thirds and twice the median income (from $42,000 to $126,000 a year)-constitute just under 50 percent of the earning populace. Twenty-nine percent are in...
  • What's Actually in the Trans Pacific Partnership?

    11/20/2015 8:09:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2015 | By Howard Richman, Raymond Richman and Jesse Richman
    On November 5, the White House released the text of the 5,544 page Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) that President Obama had just finished negotiating under the FastTrack authority that Congress gave him. That trade pact can no longer be amended. The up-or-down votes in the House and Senate will take place as early as January 2016. So what’s in the TPP? Here’s a quick summary: A legislative body superior to CongressA vehicle to pass Obama’s climate change treatyIncreased legal immigrationReduced patent protection for U.S. pharmaceuticalsQuotas on U.S. agricultural exportsIncreased currency manipulationReduced U.S. power That’s the summary. Here are the details....
  • The global taxers are after you

    11/10/2015 5:24:26 AM PST · by expat_panama · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | Richard W. Rahn
    ...look at the consequences of the war on drugsÂť and the war on money laundering and tax evasion.Âť The global war on money laundering and tax evasion has failed in the three decades since it began in earnest, and it is now on its way to undermining the rule of law around the world, the legitimate role of financial institutions, and the right of sovereign governments to determine their own tax policies. The new anti-money-laundering laws and regulations have resulted in millions of Americans who live abroad and others living outside their home countries being unable to get bank accounts...
  • The Middle-Class Squeeze

    09/26/2015 7:14:32 AM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 26 Sept 2015 | Charles Moore
    If Western countries want to disprove the dire forecasts of Karl Marx, we must think creatively about how to make the middle class more prosperous and secure Go back, for a moment, nearly 30 years. In March 1987, Margaret Thatcher visited Mikhail Gorbachev, the reforming leader of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, in Moscow. Sitting in the Kremlin, the two argued for hours. At one point, Mr. Gorbachev accused Mrs. Thatcher of leading the party of the “haves” and of fooling the people about who really controlled the levers of power. The Iron Lady had an answer: “I...
  • Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up

    01/26/2015 5:24:39 AM PST · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Jan 2015 | DIONNE SEARCEY and ROBERT GEBELOFF
    The middle class that President Obama identified in his State of the Union speech last week as the foundation of the American economy has been shrinking for almost half a century.In the late 1960s, more than half of the households in the United States were squarely in the middle, earning, in today’s dollars, $35,000 to $100,000 a year. Few people noticed or cared as the size of that group began to fall, because the shift was primarily caused by more Americans climbing the economic ladder into upper-income brackets.But since 2000, the middle-class share of households has continued to narrow, the...
  • A Strategy for Rich Countries: Absorb More Immigrants

    11/10/2014 3:20:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 8, 2014 | By TYLER COWEN
    Economic debate since the financial crisis and Great Recession has often focused on issues like monetary policy, fiscal stimulus, unemployment and financial regulation. Yes, these are all important, but in the future we will need to pay much more attention to a relatively neglected field: population economics. Developed countries that can absorb new immigrants at a modest cost should have relatively bright futures. They will help enable a rebalancing of population that will help the entire planet. In contrast, developed countries with relatively inflexible notions of national identity, and thus with strict immigration policies, may shrink in population and lose...
  • Income gap widens as American factories shut down

    06/16/2014 1:38:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 15, 2014 10:14 PM EDT | Michael Rubinkam
    … The downfall of manufacturing in the U.S. has done more than displace workers and leave communities searching for ways to rebuild devastated economies. In Reading and other American factory towns, manufacturing’s decline is a key factor in the widening income gap between the rich and everyone else […] “A loss of manufacturing has contributed to the decline of the middle class,” said Howard Wial, an economist with the Brookings Institution and the University of Illinois at Chicago. “People who are displaced from high-paying manufacturing jobs spend a long time unemployed, and when they take other jobs, those jobs generally...
  • EU bids to end US dominance in internet control

    02/14/2014 1:33:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 14.02.14 @ 09:29 | Benjamin Fox
    The European Commission wants to end US control over the governance of the internet, according to a report published Wednesday (12 February). The EU paper on “Europe’s role in shaping the future of Internet governance” calls for an international group to replace the California-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which manages the assignation of domains such as .com, and .org to new websites. At present, the United States is the center of power behind the structure of the internet. ICANN currently has an exclusive contract with the US government, with whom a number of jurisdictions complain...
  • Lawsuit: Oracle called $50K 'good money for an Indian'

    01/14/2014 8:21:14 PM PST · by coldphoenix · 60 replies
    IT World ^ | 14 Jan 2014 | Chris Kanaracus
    A former Oracle sales manager is suing the vendor, alleging he was fired shortly after complaining of discriminatory actions by his superior and other company officials. Ian Spandow was a high-performing sales manager at Oracle in Europe and later California, according to his lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. After coming aboard in 2005, he trained more than 1,000 new hires and gave skills coaching to hundreds of others, the suit states. Spandow was subsequently promoted in January 2008 to the position of coaching manager, and after continued success was promoted to...
  • UN Demands Obama Nullify State Laws

    09/09/2013 11:05:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 32 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Sep 2013 | John Semmens
    Verene Shepherd, chief of the UN Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent, expressed alarm at “the irresponsible proliferation of weapons fostered by misguided, so-called state governments” and demanded that “President Obama use his powers as Commander-in-Chief to nullify these affronts to civilized rule.” “It is unconscionable that the US President should sit idle while these subordinate governmental units commit such atrocities,” Shepherd complained. “In some states, any adult can qualify to carry a weapon. In others, people are allowed to ‘stand their ground’ and provoke a confrontation rather than comply with a simple request to hand over...
  • Why the Reagan Democrats Departed

    07/02/2013 4:02:21 AM PDT · by Bratch · 38 replies ^ | July 2, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    On Nov. 3, 1969, Richard Nixon, his presidency about to be broken by massive antiwar demonstrations, called on "the great silent majority" to stand by him for peace with honor in Vietnam. They did. Within days Nixon's approval surged to 68 percent. The ferocious Republican partisan of the 1950s had won over millions of Democrats. Why? Because sons and brothers of those Democrats were doing much of the fighting in Vietnam. If Nixon was standing by them, they would stand by him. In 1972 Nixon would win 49 states. Ronald Reagan, backed by his "Reagan Democrats," would win 44- and...
  • Who Would Follow Our Example on Keystone?

    03/15/2013 5:07:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | March 15, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    While many have long seen America as the global bad boy, everybody likes Canada. If Uncle Sam tucks his pack of Marlboros under his T-shirt sleeve and plays by his own rules, the Canadian moose -- or whatever their Uncle Sam equivalent is -- always wears his blue blazer and school tie and does his chores without being asked. Canada is a global citizen, a good neighbor, a northern Puerto Rico with an EU sensibility that earns its gold stars from the United Nations every day. This fact should have relevance below the 49th parallel. Right now, we're all...
  • Of all the bad arguments for being in the EU, the worst is to humour Barack Obama

    01/10/2013 4:23:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | January 10, 2013 | Daniel Hannan
    ....................After the end of the Cold War, the Brussels élites started picking fights with what they called the world's hyperpuissance. They channelled funds to Hamas, declined to get tough with the ayatollahs in Teheran, declared their willingness in principle to sell weapons to China, refused to deal with the anti-Castro dissidents in Cuba, started building a satellite system with the Chinese to challenge American 'technological imperialism' (J Chirac), hectored the US about its failure to join various global technocracies and complained about domestic American policies, from cheap energy to the use of the death penalty. Most Americans, even some in...
  • Eve of Disaster - Why 2013 eerily looks like the world of 1913, on the cusp of the Great War.

    01/06/2013 8:44:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Foreign Policy via Indian Strategic Studies ^ | January 4, 2013 | CHARLES EMMERSON
    <p>The leading power of the age is in relative decline, beset by political crisis at home and by steadily eroding economic prowess. Rising powers are jostling for position in the four corners of the world, some seeking a new place for themselves within the current global order, others questioning its very legitimacy. Democracy and despotism are locked in uneasy competition. A world economy is interconnected as never before by flows of money, trade, and people, and by the unprecedented spread of new, distance-destroying technologies. A global society, perhaps even a global moral consciousness, is emerging as a result. Small-town America rails at the excessive power of Wall Street. Asia is rising once again. And, yes, there's trouble in the Middle East.</p>
  • The Fall of the House of Labor

    12/14/2012 5:42:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | December 14, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    In 1958, Senate Minority Leader William Knowland, his eye on the 1960 GOP nomination coveted by fellow Californian Richard Nixon, went home and declared for governor. Knowland's plan: Ride to victory on the back of Proposition 18, the initiative to make right-to-work the law in the Golden Land. Prop. 18 was rejected 2 to 1. Knowland's career was over, and the Republicans were decimated nationally for backing right-to-work. Badly burned, the party for years ran away from the issue. This history makes what happened in Michigan, cradle of the United Auto Workers, astonishing. A GOP legislature passed and Gov....
  • Ford takes the road from Flanders to Valencia

    10/26/2012 12:39:51 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 20 replies
    The shutdown of the Genk plant announced by the American manufacturer has sent shock waves through Belgium. But in Valencia, Spain, where the production is moving to, Ford is looking forward to the competitive advantage the region offers. Ford employees blocking the entrance to the US car manufacturer’s Genk plant, October 24, 2012 The October 24 announcement that Ford’s plant in Genk will down tools in 2014 has provoked a wave of anger in the Flemish press. More than 10,000 jobs in the plant itself and in its sub-contractors will disappear. In Gazet van Antwerpen, columnist Paul Geudens rails against...
  • Hillary At Social Media Summit: "Anyone can be a Diplomat -- Just Hit Send!"

    10/22/2012 10:36:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-22-12 | Penny Starr
    In a video address to the Social Good Summit in New York City on Sept. 22, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said technology makes it possible for “anyone” to be a diplomat. “We are living in a moment when anyone can be a diplomat,” Clinton said. “All you have to do is hit send.” The three-day summit was held during U.N. Week and was sponsored in part by the United Nations Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “The Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking...
  • With Obama It's Top and Bottom Against the Middle ["environmentalists" de-develop America]

    10/11/2012 4:40:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 11, 2012 | William Tucker
    ....Perhaps the signature accomplishment of the Obama Administration has been its opposition to large energy and industrial projects. The President has blocked the Keystone Pipeline,which would have brought a million barrels of oil to Texas refineries. His administration has shrunk the leasing of federal oil lands and slowed offshore drilling to a crawl. Its Environmental Protection Agency has closed down coal plants and constantly making noise about cracking down on fracking for natural gas.....even as President Obama has pursued the most aggressive environmental agenda in history,attempting to regulate carbon emissions and cracking down on fossil fuels,the nation's environmental enthusiasts have...
  • What is globalization? (must read)

    06/19/2012 6:51:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    China Financial Markets ^ | 06/11/12 | Michael Pettis
    What is globalization? /snip In the article I extended one of the arguments I made in my book, The Volatility Machine, that the globalization process is driven primarily by monetary expansion and the consequent increase in risk appetite. What was new in this piece, because I hadn’t realized it when I wrote my book, is that every period of globalization coincided with a stage of the industrial revolution in which accompanying the expansion in international trade and capital flows is a major technological boom, driven also by monetary expansion. After re-reading the article I thought it might be useful to...
  • Merry Manly Christmas and Hanukkah

    12/23/2011 5:30:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | December 23, 2011
    MONA CHAREN DECEMBER 23, 2011 Merry Manly Christmas and Hanukkah The code of the gentleman is not obsolete. This is the time of year to turn our thoughts to noble sentiments and inspiring stories. William Bennett, who has established something of a cottage industry in uplift, has a new book out that celebrates and explicates all that is bracing, wholesome, affecting, and necessary about men and manliness That such a book is required, it must be acknowledged, is not good news about our cultural health, and Bennett introduces The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood with tidings...
  • United Future World Currency-THE WORLD IN A COIN

    11/17/2011 6:19:13 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 31 replies ^ | November 12, 2011 |
    United Future World Currency Program THE WORLD IN A COIN Our Aim The world in a coin. This is our vision, our hope. It is a necessity and a challenge. What seems an impossible dream becomes an inevitable historic, economic and social process. It is an event which is intertwined with the fate of human evolution. A single currency becomes the premise for an increasingly global planet. A virtual currency capable of speaking a single, comprehensible language to foster humankind's innate desire to go farther, to surpass boundaries, and move towards true principles of peace, freedom, brotherhood and understanding beyond...
  • Are We Now the World's California?

    09/08/2011 1:00:59 PM PDT · by Right-wing Genius · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Right-Wing Genius' Blog | Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | Right-wing_Genius
    I'm returning to Waco this week. Next Monday marks the beginning of the fall quarter at Baylor Law School, and needless to say, I won't be blogging nearly as much after then. Right now, I'm visiting my folks in Arlington, and later this week, I'll head back to my apartment. On Sunday, I was watching 60 Minutes with my parents. Leslie Stahl was doing this segment on American corporations moving their headquarters overseas to avoid paying high U.S. taxes. While we were preparing supper, my Mom asked, rather disdainfully, "Why would anybody want to run a business in the United...
  • A Point of View: The revolution of capitalism

    09/04/2011 4:26:04 PM PDT · by chickadee · 31 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 9/3/2011 | John Gray
    In fact, in Britain, the US and many other developed countries over the past 20 or 30 years, the opposite has been happening. Job security doesn't exist, the trades and professions of the past have largely gone and life-long careers are barely memories. If people have any wealth it's in their houses, but house prices don't always increase. When credit is tight as it is now, they can be stagnant for years. A dwindling minority can count on a pension on which they could comfortably live, and not many have significant savings. More and more people live from day to...
  • Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the anti-globalization movement collapse

    06/09/2011 1:13:28 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 14 replies
    06/09/2011 | WesternCulture
    In the city of Gothenburg, Sweden (where I happen to live), a combined EU-summit (which proved to be of major importance as it, among other things, resulted in the union expanding eastwards into former Soviet territory) and US presidential visit to Europe back in 2001 lead to street riots and massive vandalism. This outburst of mindless Socialist violence was organized by people claiming to "counteract globalization". Since then, no one has heard much from this silly movement, even though so called resistence to global trade, exchange, development and investments for some reason lives on. However, lately, the pro-Capitalist Swedish think...
  • Friends in High Places: Bilderberg 2011 Kicks Off

    06/09/2011 6:47:31 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 22 replies ^ | Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 4:29 AM ET | Peter Guest
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, naturally, isn't attending this year, and his likely successor Christine Lagarde is in China, but the Bilderberg Conference which kicks off in the Swiss resort of St. Moritz on Thursday retains its conspiratorial chic and pulling power. The attendee list of Bilderberg is still pretty much the only thing that is not a closely guarded secret, as 120 of the world's richest and most powerful people meet behind closed doors, this time at the Suvretta House hotel in Switzerland, a venue which not only boasts a "fairytale castle" design, but also its own "Teddy World." U.K. Prime Minister...
  • Obama Administration Moratorium on Oil Drilling Hurts Consumers, Report Says

    04/28/2011 4:43:56 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 29 replies ^ | April 28, 2011 | Penny Starr
    ( – Although the Obama administration officially lifted the six-month ban on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in October 2010, a new report finds that the “de facto” moratorium still in place is harming American consumers and the budgets of local and state governments. Since October, the Department of the Interior has approved only a handful of deepwater drilling permits in the wake of last year’s BP well explosion and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The report, issued by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), said increasing offshore drilling production could add nearly $5...
  • Big U.S. Firms Shift Hiring Abroad

    04/22/2011 10:34:53 AM PDT · by Palter · 35 replies
    WSJ ^ | 19 April 2011 | DAVID WESSEL
    Work Forces Shrink at Home, Sharpening Debate on Economic Impact of Globalization U.S. multinational corporations, the big brand-name companies that employ a fifth of all American workers, have been hiring abroad while cutting back at home, sharpening the debate over globalization's effect on the U.S. economy. The companies cut their work forces in the U.S. by 2.9 million during the 2000s while increasing employment overseas by 2.4 million, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department show. That's a big switch from the 1990s, when they added jobs everywhere: 4.4 million in the U.S. and 2.7 million abroad. In all, U.S....
  • Getting Off The Globalist Chessboard: An Introduction

    04/21/2011 8:08:55 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 5 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | April 17, 2011 | By Stewart Rhodes and Brandon Smith
    To put it simply, America is nearing a checkmate scenario. Like the final torrid maneuvers of a rigged chess match, we have been pressed, manipulated, and attacked into the last remaining corner of the “grand global chessboard” left to us; centralized control of all social and economic power into the hands of an unworthy elite. If we continue playing the game by their rules, we will lose. There is no doubt. There have been many solutions presented to us in the past to combat this development, but nearly all of them function within the constraints of Federal politics. Working within...
  • NYSE: An American Icon "Sold to A Bunch of Foreigners"

    02/15/2011 2:32:02 PM PST · by GVnana · 52 replies
    BigGovernment ^ | 2/15/2011 | Samir Kapadia
    It’s official. The New York Stock Exchange has been sold to, in one CNBC anchor’s words, ‘a bunch of foreigners’. The iconic trading floor of the NYSE was tense this morning as CNBC’s Mark Haines’ grilled CEO Duncan Niederauer on the just announced merger of Deutsche Börse and the NYSE, a deal resulting in the creation of the world’s largest share- and derivatives-trading platform.
  • Guest Post: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Jobs (In The U.S.)

    02/09/2011 10:22:59 AM PST · by FromLori · 25 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 2/9/2011 | Charles Hugh Smith
    We Don't Need No Stinkin' Jobs (In The U.S.) Global Corporate America has decoupled from the American middle class; its interests are now international rather than domestic. Global Corporate America has been decoupling from its country of origin for a long time, and the last weak bonds appear to be snapping. Longtime correspondent Cheryl A. recently submitted this snippet from a recent The Atlantic article The Rise of the New Global Elite and this summary: "This is disturbing on so many levels." The U.S.-based CEO of one of the world’s largest hedge funds told me that his firm’s investment committee...
  • New global reality calls for new shared norms in world

    01/31/2011 6:39:23 PM PST · by FromLori · 36 replies
    xinhua ^ | 1/26/2011 | Xinhua writers Yang Jingzhong, Shang Jun
    The 41st World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting started in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Wednesday with the theme of "Shared Norms for the New Reality." Over 2,500 leaders and elite from more than 100 countries are gathering here, representing business, government, civil society, academia and culture to address new global economic order and economic governance. Four main topics for discussion this year are Responding to the New Reality, The Economic Outlook and Defining Policies for Inclusive Growth, Supporting the G20 Agenda, and Building a Risk Response Network sustainable. Living in a world that is increasingly complex and...
  • What Is Globalization?

    01/31/2011 2:47:13 PM PST · by FromLori · 10 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 1/30/2011 | Michael Snyder
    What is globalization? Well, if you ask 100 different Americans you will probably get 100 different answers. Many people view globalization as harmless or even as a good thing. Other Americans believe that the United States will never be integrated into a global economic and political system. Still others view it as a future threat that has not arrived yet. Those that consider it to be a future threat are concerned that at some point American sovereignty will end and at that point economic and political power will be handed over to a "world government". Well, the truth is that...
  • Innovation and education won't save our economy

    01/27/2011 7:41:33 PM PST · by FromLori · 17 replies
    Salon ^ | 1/25/2011 | MICHAEL LIND
    The truth that China's dictatorship and America's multinational corporations don't want you to know We’ve heard it a thousand times, from American CEOs, pundits and politicians. And we’ll probably hear it again from President Obama, in his State of the Union address. The U.S., we are told, is losing its manufacturing industries to competitors like China because America is falling behind in innovation and education. It’s not true. U.S.-based multinationals are not transferring production to China and other countries because those nations surpass the U.S. in innovation. The U.S. remains the leader in global innovation, with a sophisticated system of...
  • Guest Post: Disinformation Fog Intensifies As Economic Turmoil Develops

    01/18/2011 7:41:21 AM PST · by FromLori · 6 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 1/18/2011 | Giordano Bruno
    <p>Of course, this disaster is not quite so obvious if you only follow the MSM’s version of events, or the pithy, watered down observations of mainstream economists, central bank officials, and puppet politicians. In fact, it’s difficult for the average person only mildly versed in economics to understand just what is going on! The closer we get to the edge of the ravine, the deeper the deception becomes. Most Americans feel the danger intuitively, and see the warning signs in their local communities, but clear, concise information in the midst of this ‘Gordian Knot’ of lies is difficult to come by.</p>
  • Why French Scholars Love U.S. Colleges

    11/29/2010 11:02:49 AM PST · by La Lydia · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 29, 2010
    A recent article in The Times described the fears in France of a brain drain to the United States, as top French scholars move to American universities to teach and do research. A study by the Institut Montaigne found that academics constitute a much larger percentage of French émigrés to the United States today than 30 years ago..Why would France's leading scholars and researchers want to leave a place that reveres intellectuals? More money, more freedom, more competitive energy -- what really drives the global academic marketplace? Brain drains to U.S. universities are nothing new. The globalization of universities means...
  • The Climate Cash Cow

    11/19/2010 5:41:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 19, 2010 | Staff
    Hoaxes: A high-ranking member of the U.N.'s Panel on Climate Change admits the group's primary goal is the redistribution of wealth and not environmental protection or saving the Earth. Money, they say, is the root of all evil. It's also the motivating force behind what is left of the climate change movement after the devastating Climate-gate and IPCC scandals that saw the deliberate manipulation of scientific data to spur the world into taking draconian regulatory action. Left for dead, global warm-mongers are busy planning their next move, which should occur at a climate conference in relatively balmy Cancun at month's...
  • Warning to Glenn Beck: "You're 'Hurting' Mr. Soros and 'His Business'

    11/10/2010 10:07:49 AM PST · by freespirited · 146 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/10/10 | Devonia Smith
        "I don't think you hear me. I don't think you understand. Glenn Beck is hurting Mr. Soros and his business,"  was the message delivered to Beck via a front man for George Soros.Though certainly a silkier  warning compared to crudeness of Mexican drug cartels with their  fondness for  special delivery of a human head delivered in a suitcase, in George Soros' world, the inference is equally chilling.If Glenn Beck was frightened, troubled or disturbed by the ominous message, it didn't show.  Beck used the warning, told as a personal story,as a mere post script to his first segment...
  • Five Years Later... We Are Not 'Blown Away'

    11/08/2010 8:20:44 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 19 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/8/2010 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm recently went on National Public Radio to discuss her legacy in a state with high unemployment. Granholm blamed much of the state's woes on corporations who "decided to move to lower-wage countries." "Could the governor of Michigan, no matter who they were, have prevented globalization from shifting manufacturing jobs to low wage countries? No," Granholm said. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy responds to some of Granholm's comments...