Economy

The Economy is So “Strong” it Just Cost Obama the Senate

Posted by on November 5, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
The Economy is So “Strong” it Just Cost Obama the Senate

America is on the verge of a second golden age. Sadly, for Obama, and last night’s epic rout for Democrats, it was all a lie- a lie perpetuated by a manipulated S&P500 which now hits daily record highs on unprecedented central bank liquidity injections which have now terminally disconnected the “markets” from the economy, and the welfare of the vast majority of the common “folk” – and said “folk” saw right through it.

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Banks to Begin Charging Customers… Negative Interest?

Posted by on November 4, 2014 in Economy with 2 Comments
Banks to Begin Charging Customers… Negative Interest?

European Central Banks say that negative interest rates will “benefit savers in the end because they support growth and thus create a climate in which interest rates can gradually return to higher levels.”

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Infuriating Facts About Our Disappearing Middle-Class Wealth

Posted by on November 3, 2014 in Economy with 1 Comment
Infuriating Facts About Our Disappearing Middle-Class Wealth

A recent posting detailed how upper middle class Americans are rapidly losing ground to the one-percenters who averaged $5 million in wealth gains over just three years. It also noted that the global 1% has increased their wealth from $100 trillion to $127 trillion in just three years.

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Facing Up to the Capitalist Within

Posted by on November 3, 2014 in Economy with 1 Comment
Facing Up to the Capitalist Within

John Newton (1725-1807) is best known for penning the hymn Amazing Grace in the later years of his life as a minister in the Church of England. In 1788 he published a pamphlet entitled Thoughts Upon the African Slave Trade, in which he spoke out strongly against what he called “a disgraceful branch of commerce.” But for much of his life Newton worked on slave ships, including four years as captain of his own vessel taking stolen African men and women to the American colonies.

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November Planetary Update from Mastering Alchemy

Posted by on November 2, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
November Planetary Update from Mastering Alchemy

Thoughts are electrical, while emotions are magnetic. How can this truism guide the shift away from a global economy based on expanding consumption and toward a new paradigm that reflects our expanding consciousness? Jim Self of Mastering Alchemy “takes the pulse” of the energies currently affecting us and the planet.

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Grim Numbers from the 2014 Global Wealth Report

Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Economy with 1 Comment
Grim Numbers from the 2014 Global Wealth Report

We seem helpless, both in the U.S. and around the world, to stop the incessant flow of wealth to an elitist group of people who are simply building on their existing riches.

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Economics As If Future Generations Mattered

Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Economics As If Future Generations Mattered

We have turned a corner on climate change– a wrong turn– and it is happening more rapidly than we have predicted. Climate change is already disrupting society, ecosystems, and national economies. We have altered so much of our Earth that we now threaten our own survival.

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7 Ominous Signals Coming From The Financial Markets That We Have Not Seen In Years

Posted by on October 15, 2014 in Economy with 2 Comments
7 Ominous Signals Coming From The Financial Markets That We Have Not Seen In Years

Is the stock market about to crash? Hopefully not, and there definitely have been quite a few “false alarms” over the past few years. But without a doubt we have been living through one of the greatest financial bubbles in U.S. history, and the markets are absolutely primed for a full-blown crash. That doesn’t mean that one will happen now, but we are starting to see some ominous things happen in the financial world that we have not seen happen in a very long time.

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Global Inequality is Widening – 50% of world wealth owned by the 1%

Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Economy with 1 Comment
Global Inequality is Widening – 50% of world wealth owned by the 1%

A new report says the world’s wealthiest 1% of people now own almost half of the planet’s riches. That’s a rise of almost ten percentage points from last year, indicating that global inequality is widening at an alarming rate. RT’s Marina Kosareva has more.

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Ten Facts about Being Homeless in USA

Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Ten Facts about Being Homeless in USA

On any given night, there are over 600,000 homeless people in the US according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Most people are either spending the night in homeless shelters or in some sort of short term transitional housing. Slightly more than a third are living in cars, under bridges or in some other way living unsheltered.

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Why We Should Be Seething with Anger over Inequality

Posted by on October 13, 2014 in Economy with 1 Comment
Why We Should Be Seething with Anger over Inequality

It was recently reported that Americans greatly underestimate the degree of inequality in our country. If we were given proper media coverage of the endless takeaway of our country’s wealth by the super-rich, we would be infuriated. And we would be taking it personally.

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Dodging the Tuition Debt Bullet

Posted by on October 12, 2014 in Economy with 1 Comment
Dodging the Tuition Debt Bullet

In the US, a college education is so insanely unaffordable that only the wealthiest students from the wealthiest of families, or the ones fortunate to have been granted full scholarship, can afford to go to the school without racking up tens of thousands of dollars in debt.

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10 Morning Habits of Highly Successful People That Make Them Extraordinary

Posted by on October 10, 2014 in Conscious Business, Conscious Living with 1 Comment
10 Morning Habits of Highly Successful People That Make Them Extraordinary

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than other people’s priorities. Upon waking up, these significantly successful professionals don’t immediately check their email – they make it a point to claim the early hours of the day as their “me” time. After all, these extraordinary people believe that if their priority needs to be done, then it has to be done first. What do highly successful entrepreneurs and executives do upon waking up in the morning? Here are ten of them:

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It Happened Again: How 14 People Made More Money Than the Entire Food Stamp Budget for 50,000,000 People

Posted by on October 6, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
It Happened Again: How 14 People Made More Money Than the Entire Food Stamp Budget for 50,000,000 People

For the second year in a row, America’s richest 14 individuals made more from their annual investments than the $80 billion provided for people in need of food. Nearly half of the food-deprived are children. Perversely, the food stamp program was CUT because of a lack of federal funding.

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Global Inequality Reaches Levels Not Seen in Nearly 200 Years

Posted by on October 2, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Global Inequality Reaches Levels Not Seen in Nearly 200 Years

Global income inequality has returned to levels recorded in the 1820s—when the Industrial Revolution produced sizable wealth gaps between the rich and poor—according to a new report released Thursday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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