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Daily Digest 2/6 - Stock Market Trend Forecast 2015, What Piketty And Summers Don't Say About Income Inequality

Chris Martenson - February 6, 2015 - 10:25
  • What Thomas Piketty and Larry Summers Don’t Tell You About Income Inequality
  • Dow Stock Market Trend Forecast 2015 by Nadeem Walayat
  • Encouraging Signs: This Is a Great Jobs Report Across the Board
  • Striving For The Perfect Diet Is Making Us Sick
  • U.S. West Coast Ports May Shut in 10 Days, Shippers Say
  • Optimism Remains In North Dakota, But For How Long?
  • Falling Oil Prices Have North Dakota Migrants Rethinking The Boom
  • The Emotion Which Has a Wonderful Protective Effect on Mind And Body
  • California Farmers Cope with Fourth Year of Drought

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Categories: Economics

What a Real-Life Rosie the Riveter Taught This Feminist Geek

Before meeting Geraldine, I’d assumed that most of the women from the 1940s were unaware of how capable they were. I was wrong.
Categories: Economics

Time to get off facebook. CC Magazine will be abandoned within a few days. There...

Community Currency Magazine - February 5, 2015 - 22:31
Time to get off facebook. CC Magazine will be abandoned within a few days. There is no direct replacement. Twitter slightly less toxic.


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Categories: Economics

Greece Exposes The Global Economy's Achilles Heel

Chris Martenson - February 5, 2015 - 13:54

The new Greek political party, known as Syriza, the Coalition of the Radical Left, has done the unthinkable: they've dared to speak the truth.

Such honest assessments are not supposed to be uttered in politics, no matter how true they may be. And so, as you can imagine, the machinery of the defenders of the status quo is in quite a lather over the whole affair. And it's doing everything it can to minimize and marginalize the new Greek government.

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Categories: Economics

The Approaching Great Unraveling - Are You Prepared?

Chris Martenson - February 5, 2015 - 13:54
Executive Summary
  • Which countries are next in line to "go Greek"?
  • Which major countries will be hit by deflation next? Which will instead see massive inflation?
  • How individuals should start preparing
  • Why huge massive losses and wealth transfer are inevitable for many

If you have not yet read Part 1: Greece Exposes The Global Economy's Achilles Heel, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

At a high level, the suite of predicaments we face are as obvious as they are serious. 

Perhaps the largest predicament we face is that infinite economic growth on a finite planet is an impossibility and yet that's exactly what our monetary and banking systems require.

Not merely because the bankers and politicians want it, which they do, but because that's how the system itself is designed.  When you loan money into existence, you get an exponential increase of that money over time.  Actually you get an exponential increase in debt too, only at a faster pace which translates into larger quantities.

For as long as debts are growing at an exponential pace, everything is fine with the world, the economy hums along, politicians get re-elected and the big banks churn out profits year after year.

However, when the debt growth stops, financial panic sets in, the banking system threatens collapse, and the fiscal and monetary authorities pull out all the stops in their efforts to prevent these various ills from getting any worse.

What the political and banking folks are desperately seeking to prevent is nothing less than a Great Unraveling.

Their task is impossible.

The Great Unraveling will be a set of related economic and financial crises that end up taking inflated expectations and reducing them to match reality.  Perhaps this process will take years, or maybe it will take decades, or maybe it will take months.  Nobody knows.  But the longer that...

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Categories: Economics

Beyond Bitcoin: Legal Pathways for Blockchain Enterprises

Shareable Magazine - February 5, 2015 - 09:37

The technologies that undergird Bitcoin transactions have advanced to suggest other, non-financial applications. (Bitcoin Magazine)

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 2/5 - America’s ‘Middle’ Holds After Great Recession, More Oil Found In Gulf

Chris Martenson - February 5, 2015 - 09:18
  • America’s ‘middle’ holds its ground after the Great Recession
  • NAV Premiums of Precious Metal Trusts and Funds - Why There Is No Recovery
  • Former Maryland banker reveals he used to work for CIA
  • Internships Abroad: Unpaid, With a $10,000 Price Tag
  • Global debts rise $57tn since crash
  • Germany: A Sign Of Hope For Europe?
  • LOL Everything Matters When Everyone Is Connected
  • Yet More BP Oil Found At Bottom Of Gulf 

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 2/5 - America’s ‘Middle’ Holds After Great Recession, More Oil Found In Gulf

Chris Martenson - February 5, 2015 - 09:16
  • America’s ‘middle’ holds its ground after the Great Recession
  • NAV Premiums of Precious Metal Trusts and Funds - Why There Is No Recovery
  • Former Maryland banker reveals he used to work for CIA
  • Internships Abroad: Unpaid, With a $10,000 Price Tag
  • Global debts rise $57tn since crash
  • Germany: A Sign Of Hope For Europe?
  • LOL Everything Matters When Everyone Is Connected
  • Yet More BP Oil Found At Bottom Of Gulf 

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Categories: Economics

Canadian court ruling–a solid punch to the private central bankers?

Beyond Money - February 4, 2015 - 16:10

In the video below, Bill Still reports on a recent court ruling that could, if it is upheld, stagger the global banking cartel.


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New Toolkit Brings Patron Centered Design to Libraries

Shareable Magazine - February 4, 2015 - 09:39

Libraries are vital community spaces. But many face shrinking budgets. They also face an increasingly-digital landscape, which requires new approaches to stay relevant. A new toolkit aims to help librarians use design thinking to create innovative programs for their libraries.

Categories: Economics

Recycled $1500 Shipping Containers Used to Make Stunning Off-Grid Home

Chris Martenson - February 4, 2015 - 09:34

Thinking of making one of your own epic shipping container home? Take a look at some of these incredible homes made from $1500 shipping containers!  Enjoy the following gallery.

http://www.containerhomeplans.org/2015/01/recycled-1500-shipping-containers-used-to-make-stunning-off-grid-home/

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 2/4 - The Legacy Of Debt, Venezuela Bond Wager Threatening Retirement Dreams

Chris Martenson - February 4, 2015 - 08:26
  • The Legacy of Debt: Interest Costs Poised to Surpass Defense and Nondefense Discretionary Spending
  • Fed should restart bond buys if inflation lags: Kocherlakota
  • Venezuela Begins 'Occupation' of Private Supermarket Chain
  • Venezuela Bond Wager Threatening Retirement Dreams: Andes Credit
  • Seven charts showing why Venezuela's economy is a basket case
  • Heroin, pensions, marijuana among issues to be taken up by Ky. lawmakers in 2015 session
  • Brazil faces recession, Rousseff under pressure as drought drags on
  • CA officials allowed fracking to taint drinking water amid record drought
  • Greece may be ‘weeks’ away from running out of money
  • Central Banks in India and Australia Take Steps to Lift Growth

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Categories: Economics

9 Tips To Finding Water In The Wilderness

Chris Martenson - February 3, 2015 - 16:46

A few good tips to help you find potable water in the wilderness during an emergency situation and keep yourself from getting sick.

http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/9-tips-to-finding-water-in-the-wilderness-and-making-sure-it-doesnt-make-you-sick/2/

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 2/3 - U.S. Oil Workers Go On Strike, How To Survive A Disaster

Chris Martenson - February 3, 2015 - 08:54
  • What the market doom-and-gloomers fail to grasp about anemic growth
  • The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle
  • President Tweaks the Rules on Data Collection
  • How to survive a disaster
  • Five Reasons to Buy Gold and Silver in 2015
  • Exponential Explosions in Debt, the S&P, Crude Oil, Silver and Consumer Prices
  • In Major Walkout, U.S. Oil Workers Demand Safety, Fair Treatment
  • Strikes The Latest Threat Facing U.S. Oil Industry

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Categories: Economics

How to Start a Seed Sharing Campaign in Your Town

Shareable Magazine - February 3, 2015 - 08:47

In June, librarians at the Joseph T. Simpson public library in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania were told by state agriculture officials that their small, in-house seed library needed to comply with the state seed law. Trouble is, the law requires extensive testing designed for commercial agricultural enterprises—not neighborhood seed sharing. Being held to the same requirements as commercial seed enterprises could render seed libraries, and seed sharing in general, extinct.

Categories: Economics

How to Create a Free Farm Stand in Your Community

Shareable Magazine - February 3, 2015 - 06:54

Photo credit: Muffet / Foter / CC BY. Article excerpted from the book It's a Shareable Life.

The Free Farm Stand, located in the Mission district of San Francisco, distributes free food through gifting organic fruits, vegetables, and locally made breads every weekend.

Categories: Economics

Alaska Bolstered Its Economy and Curbed Inequality—By Paying Everyone Thousands in Oil Dividends Every Year

After 30 years, the practice of paying every resident—including children—at least $1,000 has made Alaska one of the least unequal states in America. Here's what the rest of us can learn.
Categories: Economics

Young Adults Love Walking, Biking, and Buses—11 Reasons That’s Good For Everyone

Buses, trains, bikes, and walking represent more than an efficient means of getting from one place to another. They move us toward a brighter future because of the many social and economic benefits they foster.
Categories: Economics

The Oil Crunch Begins To Bite

Chris Martenson - February 2, 2015 - 19:39

While much of the financial press has been working to cast the drop in oil prices as 'unambiguously good' for US and global economies, the reality is, well, a lot more ambiguous.

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Categories: Economics

The Oil Crunch Begins To Bite

Chris Martenson - February 2, 2015 - 19:39

While much of the financial press has been working to cast the drop in oil prices as 'unambiguously good' for US and global economies, the reality is, well, a lot more ambiguous.

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Categories: Economics