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From Marx to Goldman Sachs: The Fictions of Fictitious Capital

As published in Critique, based on a presentation given at the China Academy of Sciences, School of Marxist Studies in Beijing in November 2009, and at the Left Forum in New York City, March 20, 2010. 12,494 more words


The Gold Riggers: Distorting Perceptions of Economic Reality

Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler write for CounterPunch:

‘The Federal Reserve and its bullion bank agents (JP Morgan, Scotia, and HSBC) have been using naked short-selling to drive down the price of gold since September 2011.  294 more words

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Markets Nervous Ahead of Swiss Gold Vote

Chiara Albanese and Ese Erheriene report for The Wall Street Journal:

‘Gold and currencies markets are starting to show their first nerves ahead of a referendum in Switzerland that could potentially force the country’s central bank to buy thousands of metric tons of gold and never sell it, complicating its so far credible policies to hold down the franc. 175 more words

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EU's democratic deficit in times of crisis

In case the advanced online publication on 5 August escaped your attention, it is worth recalling that the November issue of the Journal of Common Market Studies… 445 more words

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Stocks And Seasonality: Caveat Emptor

It is the most wonderful time of the year for stock investors. Over the last 70 years, the months of November and December have ranked among the best for stocks both in generating positive performance and achieving solid total returns. 67 more words

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Jane Kelsey: Secret talks bring threat of financial crises - National - NZ Herald News

The story of the past week in terms of the Trans Pacific Partnership TPP agreement was not Prime Minister John Keys visit to the White House.The more startling news is that our Government, with almost 50 other countries, is negotiating another secret deal in the shadows of the World Trade Organisation. 250 more words


Are we really saying goodbye to QE forever?

At long last, it’s here: On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve is expected to announce the end of its stimulative bond-buying program, known as quantitative easing. 867 more words