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“Welcome To Fantasy Land” Peter Schiff Warns Negative Rates Will Kill Growth

Submitted by Peter Schiff via Euro Pacific Capital, For years I have argued that ultra-low interest rates act more as an economic sedative than a stimulant. This idea has elicited laughter from the economic establishment. But it is becoming clearer that rates set by central banks that are far below the levels that free markets would have otherwise determined have dragged the world into the economic mud. The simple proof is currently arising in Europe where negative...

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DB Warns 35-Year Economic Super Cycle Is Officially Ending

Markets have become so ultra focused on the short-term that we often wonder whether anyone even remembers what happened last week much less what happened in the wake of the housing collapse in 2008 that nearly toppled global financial markets.  In fact, auto sales, fueled by the latest subprime lending frenzy, are the perfect illustration of the lack of institutional memory.  Despite the brutal ramifications of lending to subprime real estate borrowers just 8 years ago, today we see...

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From An Industrial Economy To A Paper Economy – The Stunning Decline Of Manufacturing In America

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, Why does it seem like almost everything is made in China these days?  Yesterday I was looking at some pencils that we had laying around the house and I noticed that they had been manufactured in China.  I remarked to my wife that it was such a shame that they don’t make pencils in the United States anymore.  At another point during the day, I turned over my television remote and I noticed that it also had...

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After Snubbing Obama, China Gives Putin Red Carpet Treatment, Warns Against Protectionism At G-20

Roughly at the same time as China's infamous snub of Obama's arrival at Hangzhou for the G-20 summit, when the G-20 host nation's delegation first made sure there was no staircase for Obama to exit the plane and descend on the red carpet; forcing the president of the world's most powerful nation to use an emergency exit... ... followed by a shouting match by a Chinese official who unleashed on the US Press corps and national security advisor Susan Rice, blocking them from crossing a blue...

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The Ultimate 21st Century Choice: OBOR Or War

Authored by Pepe Escobar, originally posted op-ed at SputnikNews.com, The G20 meets in tech hub Hangzhou, China, at an extremely tense geopolitical juncture. China has invested immense political/economic capital to prepare this summit. The debates will revolve around the main theme of seeking solutions “towards an innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy.” G20 Trade Ministers have already agreed to lay down nine core principles for global investment. At...

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Art Berman: Oil Is Heading Lower Near-Term Before “Economically-Crippling Moon-Shot”

Submitted by Aaron Chan via www.MacroVoices.com, This week’s marked sell-off in crude oil prices came as no surprise to petroleum geologist Art Berman, who has been predicting the price decline for weeks now. More to the point, Berman says it’s not over yet and lower oil prices are still to come. Berman gave an excellent long-form interview for this week’s MacroVoices podcast. The program begins with a market summary and the interview begins...

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Magical Thinking

Submitted by Ben Hunt of Epsilon Theory * * * Duane Hall:     Can I confess something? I tell you this as an artist, I think you’ll understand. Sometimes when I’m driving … on the road at night … I see two headlights coming toward me. Fast. I have this sudden impulse to turn the wheel quickly, head-on into the oncoming car. I can anticipate the explosion. The sound of shattering glass. The … flames rising out of the flowing gasoline.Alvy Singer:...

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“All Eyes On Central Banks” In September, But “No Reason To Smile”

Submitted by Saxo Bank Head of Macro Analysis, Christopher Dembik via TradingFloor.com, Case for a US rate hike remains strong ahead of September FOMC meeting ECB almost certain to extend QE programme RBA changes governors as CPI expansion tumbles Norwegian inflation high and rising, housing bubble in focus Coup attempt derails Turkish economy, further easing expected   The global economy is listing badly, and central banks' ability to right the ship is in question. September...

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The Central Banks Are Now Ready To Launch Their ‘Brave New World’

Submitted by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, The latest Federal Reserve meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is over and so far it would seem that the general investment world is not too happy about Janet Yellen’s statements as well as those of other Fed officials.  In fact, many people are looking for some simple clarity as to what the central bank is actually planning. Most importantly, investors want to know why the Fed is suddenly so adamant about continued interest rate hikes...

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Michael Lewitt: “We’re In The Late Stages of Ponzi Finance”

Since Michael Lewitt, aka "The Credit Strategist" is one of our preferred bond market analysts, we enjoyed his latest interview by Financial Sense's Jim Puplava, where he discusses the only thing that matters: "are we on the verge of a massive market crash." It will hardly come as a surprise that Lewitt, author of The Committee to Destroy the World: Inside the Plot to Unleash a Super Crash on the Global Economy, argues that the problems we faced in the last recession haven’t been dealt with...

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