DEBTOR NATION

VIDEOS

Wolf Richter On The Keiser Report
"Debtonomics and the NSA"

Wolf Richter on the Keiser Report
"Where Is The Fear"

Wolf Richter on Max Keiser's "On The Edge" 
"The Pauperization of America"

Wolf Richter on the Keiser Report
"Where the Money Goes to Die"

Clarke and Dawe: European Debt Crisis
Two favorite Australian Comedians

Clarke and Dawe: Quantitative Easing
Big industrial-strength printers, all facing the window

The Fastest Drive Ever Through San Francisco
Don't try to do this yourself
 

humanERROR - by "Frying Dutchman"
Powerful, lyrical appeal to the Japanese. Slams nuke industry, MSM, bureaucrats, and politicians.

Thursday
Apr242014

Biggest Credit Bubble in History Runs Out Of Time

Yield investors, driven to insanity by the Fed’s interest-rate repression, hold their noses and close their eyes to scrape up even the crappiest paper just to get a little extra yield. “On the way in, there’s insatiable demand.” Alas, “it’s going to be a disaster on the way out.”

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Apr232014

Doctor’s Perspective: Perils and Pitfalls of Corporatized Medicine

By JB McMunn, M.D.: “Professional bullying from administrators to run both a pill mill and a needle jockey business was tremendous. I resisted the entire time. But god, it wore me out."

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Apr232014

That Atrocious Deflation Monster

By Bhanu Shandilya: If we rely on the Fed, it would be easy to assume that the deflation monster must be battled and vanquished at all cost, or else economic disaster will befall us.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Apr232014

Fed’s Wealth Effect: Richest 200 Moguls Made $13.9 Billion Today

Bernanke doesn’t regret any of the Fed’s actions, he said, except not explaining them to the people. They “really don’t understand why we did what we did,” he said. But there are a few people who do understand.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Apr222014

Puerto Rico, the Only Legal Way to Escape US Taxes

By Nick Giambruno, International Man: When I hear about strategies that purport to legally allow US citizens to avoid having to pay income taxes, the first thing that usually comes to mind is that it is some sort of cockamamie scheme.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Apr222014

The Very Brief Phenomenon Of The Gold Standard

By Dr. Bryan Taylor: Europe was on a bimetallic standard, not a Gold Standard, from the Middle Ages until World War I. Gold triumphed in the 19th century because bimetallism had failed. This should have been taken as a sign that the gold standard too would inevitably fail.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Apr222014

America And Oil: This Chart Shows Why OPEC’s Knees Are Trembling

What would have been a demented propagandist’s flight of fancy a decade ago has become reality: For the first time in history, the US imports more oil from our dear and reliable neighbor Canada than from OPEC. With major consequences.

Click to read more ...

Monday
Apr212014

Exodus of Japan Inc. Slams China

China’s moves “discourage” Japanese corporations from doing business there, said the Japanese government on Monday. That’s exactly what has been happening for months. In a most dramatic way, and where it hurts China the most.

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Apr202014

Draghi’s Bold Push For Creeping Defaults And Real Wage Cuts (Illustrated With Hilarious Cartoon)

There is nothing like a wealthy central bank chief admitting that he wants to, one, help governments default gradually on their debts; and two, cut the real wages of workers. An honesty the Fed never dared to exhibit when it inflicted waves of QE on American workers.

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Apr202014

How To Screw Up Your Retirement In 10 Easy Steps

By Dennis Miller: There are many creative ways to screw up your retirement. Let me show you how it’s done.

Click to read more ...

Saturday
Apr192014

Seed Wars: Latin America Strikes Back Against Monsanto

By Don Quijones: With more back channels and revolving doors to governments around the world, Monsanto is used to getting its way. But now it faces an outright rebellion.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Apr182014

New Prime Minister of France: It All Hangs Together Or We’ll Hang Together (Warning: Biting Sarcasm)

By Hilary Barnes: Manuel Valls, the new Prime Minister of France, who has discreetly hinted that he hopes one day to be regarded alongside General de Gaulle as "the man who saved France" from itself, has found a new and fascinating definition of "austerity."

Click to read more ...

Friday
Apr182014

IPO Craze Peaks, Investors Scurry Out of the Way, VCs Fret

“Everyone’s skating on thin ice” – Partner at a Venture Capital firm.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Apr172014

‘People Don't Grasp Yet What European Unification Will Cost Them’

By Cassandra: In the South of the Eurozone, people feel crushed, their future sacrificed on the altar of the Holy Euro. I’m in the Netherlands, so north of the Great Divide. We’re not suffering as much as the people in Greece, Spain, and Portugal. Not yet.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Apr172014

The Japanese Government Bond Market Freezes Up

By David Stockman: Now it has happened. For nearly two days there was not a single cash bid for the 10-year JGB in what is a $10 trillion market. At least for the moment, liquidity has dried-up completely. This is the canary in the Abenomics shaft.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Apr172014

Housing Bubble 2.0 Veers Elegantly Toward Housing Bust 2.0

They’re not even trying to blame the weather this time. “Housing affordability is really taking a bite out of the market,” is how the chief economist for the California Association of Realtors explained the March home sales fiasco. “We haven’t seen this issue since 2007.”

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Apr162014

Tax Dodging Corporations Cost You $1,259 Per Year

By Abigail Field, Attorney, Benzinga: Every year that multinational corporations and wealthy individuals lower their U.S. tax bills by stashing profits in off-shore tax havens, you pay more to cover their tab. The same is true for small businesses.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Apr162014

What the Heck is Going on With US Treasuries In Belgium?

The tiny country of Belgium with a GDP of $484 billion, a country that became famous to the chagrin of some people because it did just fine for a couple of years without a national government – well, it’s growing an enormous mountain of US Treasuries.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Apr152014

“Uncreative” Destruction: The Troika’s Hostile Takeover of Europe

By Don Quijones: The story is now playing out across Europe’s bailed-out nations. The losers are by and large the poor and middle classes, while the beneficiaries are the same as always: the world’s largest multinational corporations and banks.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Apr152014

About That “Surge” In March Retail Sales

By David Stockman: We're entering the fifth season of head-fakes about “escape velocity” acceleration in as many years.

Click to read more ...