German Conservative Newspaper ‘Gets Endogenous Money’ – Kind Of

August 5th, 2014
in Op Ed

by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101

German Sunday paper FAS, which belongs to FAZ, has an article named "Hilfe, die Bank will mein Geld nicht" in today's paper. The title translates to "Help, the bank doesn't want my money". The author seems to understand that low interest rates at the ECB are the major cause, but he doesn't go further and asks why they are so low. Perhaps the German public is not ready yet for the admission that austerity has driven Europe's economy into a hole, which even ultra-low interest rates can't fix.

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NATO Isn't Ready to Take on Russia

August 5th, 2014
in Op Ed

The Problem is Political, Not Military

by David Galbreath, The Conversation

On July 31, while it remained unclear exactly how directly involved in the Ukrainian crisis Russia is, the British media ominously reported that NATO had been deemed unready to fight a war with Russia.

The story comes from the Commons Defence Select Committee, in a report Towards the next Defence and Security Review: Part Two – NATO, an analysis of publicly available intelligence on what we know about Russian military forces and how they are using “next generation warfare”.

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Top Financial Experts Say World War 3 Is Coming, Unless We Stop It

August 4th, 2014
in Op Ed

by Washington's Blog, Washington's Blog

Nouriel Roubini, Kyle Bass, Hugo Salinas Price, Charles Nenner, James Dines, Jim Rogers, David Stockman, Marc Faber, Jim Rickards, Paul Craig Roberts, Martin Armstrong, Larry Edelson, Gerald Celente and Others Warn of Wider War

Paul Craig Roberts - former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Reagan, former editor of the Wall Street Journal, listed by Who's Who in America as one of the 1,000 most influential political thinkers in the world, PhD economist - wrote an article yesterday about the build up of hostilities between the U.S. and Russia titled, simply: "War Is Coming".

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SEC Rules to Put "Gates" On Money Market Funds

August 2nd, 2014
in Op Ed

Special X-factor Report 28 July 2014

by Lance Roberts, StreetTalk Live

SEC Rules To Put "Gates" On Money Market Funds

This past week the S.E.C. passed a new rule when they voted 3-2 to require institutional money market mutual funds to adopt a floating net asset value. The SEC also imposed liquidity fees and redemption gates, changes that muni market groups have said will hurt the market as well as state and local governments.

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Asia's Looming Demographic Dilemmas

August 2nd, 2014
in Op Ed

by John West, Asian Century Institute

Asia's rapidly emerging economies have benefited from a "demographic dividend". But many now face the burden of a "demographic tax", which they may find more challenging than Western countries have.

Indeed, Asia is on track to become the world's oldest region - even though the West led the way on population aging.

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