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Ebola will ravage world economies if it continues to spread


As the Ebola epidemic worsens, it will threaten local and regional economies that were already struggling to grow before the deadly virus struck If those economies falter, that will have an impact on global markets The longer the disease is allowed to spread, the greater the economic risks Without question the Ebola outbreak continues to dominate headlines, but most of the coverage has dealt ...

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3 Reasons to Invest in the Russian Stock Market Right Now

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Who’d have thought the Russian stock market would be the place to put some of your cash, especially now that Moscow just annexed part of another sovereign country and the threat of wider conflict between Russia and Ukraine may be looming? Because of the volatility of the situation, Russian investors have begun to flee their own stocks; to date, a ...

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Yellen, as Fed Chief, Will Continue War on Savings


Anyone hoping that the departure of Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve will mean more responsible monetary policy is in for a rude surprise if Obama’s nominee Janet Yellen is confirmed. At her confirmation hearing Thursday, Yellen said that: [S]he will pursue policies that hurt people who try to build up wealth, claiming that impoverishing savers serves the ...

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America, How Can We Screw Thee? 4 Trillion Ways


By Nick Sabal If you still harbor a shred of doubt that your government and its institutions really care about Main Street America, this should put those doubts to rest once and for all. And make you mad as hell in the process. In today’s Wall Street Journal, former Federal Reserve bond buyer Andrew Huszar wrote a piece I’m sure he ...

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The DJIA Fallacy


The news media are full of people just like you and me, in one sense – they are human. One thing about humans, our brains are quite lazy. This is not to say that we are dumb or that we cannot figure out great complexities, we did send men to the moon, split the atom and, how to refrigerate air. ...

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Stocks vs. Real Life, 2013 Edition

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Stock markets have nothing to do with the real life of the average citizen, no matter what the pundits say on TV. In fact, the better the market is doing, the worse life probably is for real people. The 2012 world markets back this up. Venezuela – that bastion of freedom and liberty – turned in an eye-popping 302.8% return ...

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Bankrupting the Coal Industry – A Keynesian Conspiracy


by Brent Dickerson In 2008 President Obama made the following remarks to the San Francisco Chronicle: He affirmed that “if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.” I am sure that we all heard ...

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