Things Are Unraveling At An Accelerating Rate
Those who brought their consumption forward can no longer add to present consumption.
by Charles Hugh Smith
Falling Interest Causes Falling Wages
Changes in the value of a loan are zero sum.
by Acting Man

Gold Surges – Fed Loses “Patience” and Signals Loose Monetary Policies to Continue
Gold climbed 1.96% percent or $22.50 and closed at $1,171.00 an ounce yesterday.
by Zero Hedge
Bailout is Back: Fannie and Freddie Likely Need “Additional Treasury Investment” After Derivatives Losses
There is trouble again for federal mortgage backers and bailout queens Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
by Mac Slavo

GREECE BREAKING…..Chaos in Eurozone as Athens rejects EC Commissioner’s rejection
Veto due to tax arrears installment relief and other humanitarian aid.
by Investment Watch
How Far Will The Euro Fall?
European Central Bank maintaining rock-bottom interest rates and launching quantitative easing.
by Zero Hedge

A Necessary Correction in the Oil Industry
Gov’t intervention only helps special interests.
by Peter Wong
Improper Medicare-Medicaid Payments Up 20%; $77.4B in FY14
Lawless government overrun with incompetence.
by Terence P. Jeffrey

Euro spirals toward 1:1 parity with USD
At the time of publication, $1 buys €1.06…
Conscription and Other Draconian Taxes
“Conscription is slavery,” Murray Rothbard wrote in 1973.
by Ryan McMaken

2 banks fail US Fed stress tests, Bank of America put on ‘warning’
Fed said BofA had “deficiencies” in how it would react to a severe economic downturn.
Former SEC Director Warns Against Automated and Secretive Market “Rigged Against Retail Investors”
The rise of dark pools have allowed some of biggest players in the game to make huge moves in secret and in a way that hides the impact of huge trading bloc purchases, with the help of technology.
by Mac Slavo

Sub-Zero Interest Rates as an Endless Daylight Saving Time
The financial version of daylight saving time unleashes irrational forces upon global financial markets.
by Brendan Brown
Food Stamp Beneficiaries Exceed 46,000,000 for 40 Straight Months
22,724,435 households on food stamps in December, up from 28,141 in November.
by Ali Meyer

Tax Breaks for Oligarchs – The $100 Million Manhattan Apartment with a Property Tax Rate of 0.017%
The most disingenuous and sickening type of status quo defender is the person who blames the recent expansion in wealth inequality on a “lack of skilled workers.”
by Michael Kreiger
The Last, Great Run For The U.S. Dollar, The Death Of The Euro And 74 Trillion In Currency Derivatives At Risk
Are we on the verge of an unprecedented global currency crisis?
by Michael Snyder