Prime the Printing Press

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photo credit: PhotoGraham That is the call as the bankers bailout of US$700bn gets rejected by US Congress. Meanwhile the US Fed has the printing presses running at just about as much – US$630bn. Kohler says: Essentially Congress has ensured that for the moment at least the crisis will be treated by money printing instead […]

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Next Bailout – Hollywood!

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One can only laugh when such a blatant shock doctrine exercise as this bailout tries to get through. If only some Hollywood stars were included then the bankers bailout might work. Warren Buffet should know better. A forensic investigation must take place before Australia gets woo’ed into this Kev!

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Can the US Treasury learn from mistakes?

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photo credit: betta design The $840bn bailout of US banks provides the US Treasury with a unique opportunity. Will the as yet unnamed new Federal agency (which we will call the Bailout Agency), charged with the responsibility for selling off the bad debts of risk-bending bankers, use this money to reduce the chance of future […]

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Bailout brings US Hegemony to its knees

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photo credit: amirjina Can someone please write in their diary June 2024? Because that’s when we are going to start warning about the next big bailout for bankers. If we do not learn from the horrors of this downturn and collect the economic rent that accrues to land, then the next 18 year cycle will […]

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Bankers, Bailouts and Handouts

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photo credit: Arturo J. Paniagua Officials worldwide are scrambling to avoid a run on the banks, such is the fear sweeping markets. Rarely do you hear the need for statements by government finance honchos like Paulson (US) and Tanner (Aus) that the banking system is safe (as houses). This must mean a run on the […]

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Lehman’s downfall for laymen

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photo credit: {dpade1337} The escalating US financial disaster is fast forwarding into a grapple for handouts, with the vested interests having the ear of the policy makers whilst the less privileged are left behind in a trail of bewilderment, attempting to grasp the unfolding situation one fragment of horrible data at a time. The call […]

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Boom Bust’nBankers: Harrison

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With property prices have dropped 23% in the UK over the last year and the UK verging on recession, what role do banks play in the quagmire? To think that Brown believes cutting property taxes will turn the UK property market around!

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The Crash of 2008

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photo credit: mtbdeano Professor Mason Gaffney Get yourself comfortable – this is Must Read! This crash is The Big One; it has the signs of becoming a Category 5. How do we know? We’ve “been there and done that” so many times before, roughly every 18 years over the last 800 or more. Major wars […]

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Fannie Freddie Fiasco

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photo credit: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com How can the world’s most right wing administration delve into the biggest act of socialism since the Great Depression? By allowing the economic fundamentals to be skewed towards speculation rather than production, the Bush administration has accelerated the push towards short term profiteering. The last 30 years of global economic […]

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Equal & Inalienable Rights to the Earth

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photo credit: therapycatguardian   Dr Terry Dwyer HENRY GEORGE COMMEMORATION ADDRESS Tuesday 2 September 2008 Sixty people gathered last night on Henry George’s birthday to hear the Commemorative Address. The venue was the Conservatory, just across the road from where Henry George himself spoke to a packed house at the Exhibition Centre to a rumoured […]

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