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Meat, Milk and Motors: The New China Syndrome

By Robert Singer

August 21, theatres around the nation screened the documentary I.O.U.S.A. and a live discussion with America’s most notable financial leaders and policy experts, including Warren Buffett; William Niskanen, chairman of the Cato Institute; Pete Peterson, senior chairman of The Blackstone Group and former U.S. Comptroller General, Dave Walker.

August 25, Mr. William Niskanen, CEO of the Cato Institute, confirmed his remarks on the I.O.U.S.A. post-broadcast panel discussion.

Dear Mr. Singer,

I do not have a tape of my remarks last Thursday evening. As I remember, however, I expressed being puzzled why the central banks of China, Japan, and South Korea have continued to invest so much in U.S. Treasury securities.  For these central banks have earned a negative real return on these securities, for which the interest rate has been lower than the depreciation of the dollar.

I would value your judgment about this puzzle… William A. Niskanen

China is a “Hot Topic” at the nationally and internationally recognized Center for Trade Policy at Mr.… Read the rest

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2008 Financial Collapse: An Inside Job

By Robert Singer

Maybe it’s the smoke from Mt. Vesuvius that keeps Arianna Huffington and the financial community from seeing that the economic collapse has nothing to do with the Fed “missing” the warning signs leading up to the October meltdown.

“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.”   John F. Kennedy

The Fed didn’t miss anything; the October meltdown was an inside job.

Capitalism never made sense

Professor Ebeling, the Ludwig von Mises professor of Economics at Hillsdale College, understood something was wrong when he wrote: “the perverse development and evolution of historical capitalism, the institutions necessary for a truly free-market economy have been either undermined or prevented from emerging.”

But when he claimed, “it is the principles and the meaning of a free-market economy that must be rediscovered” in order to overcome the burden of historical capitalism and save liberty, he should have written that principles must be rediscovered in order to prevent the planet from attempted murder (ecocide).… Read the rest

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Who is “Rewriting the Rules of American ‘Capitalism’”?

“We don’t want your tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to trash the planet” The Federal Reserve, 2009.

By Robert Singer

Having trouble understanding the events since the October 2008 financial crisis?

Any of this sound familiar:

  • Banks hoarding their TARP funds
  • Gas prices going up when they should be going down
  • Automobile dealerships closed without regard to profitability
  • Health Care reform: The Kevorkian is out of jail early

What’s going on?

Bush Sr. said our way of life wasn’t negotiable in 1992 but as of October 2008, it’s all over but the weeping and gnashing of teeth.

And in one of those coincidences that don’t happen very often: like all four financial meltdowns in history occurring in October, the October 2008 financial meltdown guaranteed Barack Obama, an unknown senator 4 years ago, would be the 44th president of the United States. [1]

October 2008, to anyone not in denial, marked the last day the men behind the Federal Reserve, all connected to the House of Rothschild, gave up what’s left of their wealth so the huddled middle class can trash the planet.… Read the rest

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