VOODOO ECONOMICS: Why the West Has Failed to Destroy Russia’s Economy – By Eric Zuesse

Source – strategic-culture.org – “…By building the world’s most cost-effective designers and producers of weaponry, Russia wouldn’t only be responding to America’s ongoing hostility — or at least responding to the determination of America’s aristocracy to take over Russia, which is the world’s largest trove of natural resources — but would also expand Russia’s export-earnings and international influence…

DAS KAPITAL: What Caused the Recession of 2019-2021? – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…The current recession has not yet been acknowledged, but this is standard operating procedure: recessions are only declared long after they actually start due to statistical reporting lags…So what caused the recession of 2019-21? Apparently nothing…This lack of apparent trigger will mystify conventional economists…The cause of the recession of 2019-21 is…

REALPOLITIK: ‘Grand Theft Venezuela, Financial Warfare Precipitates Economic Collapse – By Stephen Lendman

Source – sjlendman.blogspot.com – “…Venezuela is being slowly suffocated by US asymmetrical warfare…Making Venezuela’s economy scream aims to crush it into submission, leaving it vulnerable to stealing the nation by the US” ‘Grand Theft Venezuela, Stealing a Nation’, Financial Warfare Precipitates Economic Collapse – By Stephen Lendman Michael Hudson explained that Washington “treat(s) Venezuela as an…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘The Everything Bubble’, Financialization & The Speculative Credit Orgy

Source – oftwominds.com – “…No longer content with blowing one credit-speculative bubble at a time, central bankers coordinated their efforts in 2009-2018 and inflated the Everything Bubble…But the Everything Bubble merely papered them over with a triple-whammy credit-speculative orgy of unprecedented enormity…consumption that was once paid out of earnings / revenues is now paid by…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Collusion’; How Central Bankers Rigged the World – By Nomi Prins

Source – whowhatwhy.org – “…As a gateway to Latin America, Mexico seemed destined to be a US subsidiary, not a partner. So it was doubly ironic when the United States “sneezed,” as it were. The recklessness of the US banking system and insufficient oversight by its key regulator, the Federal Reserve, caused a US financial…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Why Everything That Needs to Be Fixed Remains Permanently Broken – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “….Entrenched, self-serving elites are protected from the disastrous consequences of their policies and self-serving greed. In Taleb’s terminology, they have no skin in the game: policies can be complete failures but nobody’s fired, and nobody’s pay is cut” Why Everything That Needs to Be Fixed Remains Permanently Broken – By Charles Hugh…

MIND GAMES: The Psychological Warfare Behind Economic Collapse – By Brandon Smith

Source – Alt-Market.com – “…We are encouraged to box with our own shadows, to produce for the system but not for ourselves, to struggle for minimal gains spent haphazardly on meaningless objectives, to fight with each other for scraps while remaining blind to the enormous parasites attached to our backs” The Psychological Warfare Behind Economic Collapse…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Neofeudalism Isn’t a Flaw of the System, It’s the System Working Perfectly – By Charles Hugh-Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…Our crisis isn’t just political—it’s structural…the organizations that dominate our economy—centralized corporations and government—become destined to fail. We see this failure in both the soaring inequality that has hollowed out the American Dream as well as in the rising tide of social and political disunity” Neofeudalism Isn’t a Flaw of the…

CORPRO-FASCISM: Privatization of Water as an Owned Commodity Rather Than a Universal Human Right – By Joachim Hagopian (Archive)

Source – globalresearch.ca – “…Since the 99% in debt to the hilt have been squeezed dry, while the 1% have made this planet nearly unlivable as the only ones filthily richly profiting from their plundering this earth, the transnationals are the sole entities with the financial capital and means to clean up the very mess…

WITH CRIMINAL INTENT: Catherine Austin Fitts – The Missing TRILLIONS

Source – theeventchronicle.com – “…Catherine goes into great detail about the over 21 Trillion in Missing Money from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The money has been disappearing over the course of two decades through a mysterious process called ‘Undocumented Adjustments.” The forces behind the money drain…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Wealth and Power’, Elite insanity, if not stopped, will drive us out of existence – By Robert J. Burrowes

Source – globalresearch.ca – “…Any dictionary will offer a simple definition of ‘sanity’ along the lines of ‘soundness of judgment or reason’ and ‘the ability to think and speak in a reasonable way and to behave normally’. But if we use this definition of sanity then, obviously, ‘sanity’ must be interpreted to mean that it…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: The Golden Growth Era Of 1953-1971 Versus The Money Printers’ Folly Since 2000 – By David Stockman (Archive)

Source  – davidstockmanscontracorner.com – “…Contra Corner website (http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com) is a daily must-read for anyone interested in the truth about our rigged economy” – David Stockman is our guest this week in the first of a two-part interview. He is also speaking at our Mises Circle event in Stamford, Connecticut, next week, along with Jim Grant…

HIDDEN HISTORY: The Dark History Of The Vatican Bank

Source  – heraldscotland.com – The Vatican’s bank, the Institute for Works of Religion (the IOR), acquired a sulphurous reputation in the 1970s when its American head, Archbishop Paul Marcinkus, went into business first with Michele Sindona, a Cosa Nostra-linked financier who would end up convicted of bankruptcy and murder, and then Roberto Calvi, who would…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Housing Bubble Symmetry’….. Look Out Below – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…Globally, housing has become a flight-to-safety asset for the global elites, a development with disastrous consequences for residents. Housing owned for investment often sits empty, effectively withdrawing much-needed housing units from the market for shelter. This investment buying reduces the pool of available housing, driving up rents and home prices, pushing…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Economists Are The New Astrologers – By Andrew Syrios

Source – mises.org – “…As an extreme example, take the extraordinary success of Evangeline Adams, a turn-of-the-20th-century astrologer whose clients included the president of Prudential Insurance, two presidents of the New York Stock Exchange, the steel magnate Charles M Schwab, and the banker J P Morgan. To understand why titans of finance would consult Adams…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: How Capitalist Central Banks Have Been Creating the Next Financial Crisis – By Dr. Jack Rasmus

Source – geopolitics.co – “…These are the same people who in 2008 promised rapid and robust recovery from QE and ZIRP programs that didn’t happen. What happened was an unprecedented acceleration in financial asset markets as equity and bond prices surged for eight years, high end real estate prices rose to prior levels, derivatives boomed,…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Total Government And Personal Debt In The U.S. Has Hit 41 Trillion Dollars…$329,961.34 Per Household

Source – theeconomiccollapseblog.com – “…Our financial markets are far more primed for a crash than they were in 2008…The only times in our entire history that are even comparable are the late 1920s just before the infamous crash of 1929 and the late 1990s just before the dotcom bubble burst”: Total Government And Personal Debt…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Imperialism Is Alive and Kicking’, A Marxist Analysis of Neoliberal Capitalism – By C.J. Polychroniou

Source – truth-out.org – “…The term “imperialism” the arrangement that the capitalist system sets up for imposing income deflation on the working population of the Third World for countering the threat of inflation that would otherwise erode the value of money in the metropolis and make the system unviable. “Imperialism” in this sense characterizes both…

OILIGARCHY: The Economic Motive for America’s Current Wars – By Eric Zuesse

Source – strategic-culture.org – “…Obama also had come into office in 2009 hoping to overthrow Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, because, ever since at least 1949, the U.S.-Saudi oil company Aramco was trying to be allowed to build through Syria pipelines for Saudi oil and Qatari gas into the EU so as to grab that energy-market away from…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: The Worse Things Get For You, The Better They Get For Wall Street

Source – theburningplatform.com – On October 2 the BLS reported absolutely atrocious employment data, with virtually no job growth other than the phantom jobs added by the fantastically wrong Birth/Death adjustment for all those new businesses springing up around the country. The MSM couldn’t even spin it in a positive manner, as the previous two…