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Differing Views on China (tags)

China

Ukraine: Central European Powder Keg (tags)

Ukraine

US Trade Representative Dodges Senate Fast Track Hearing (tags)

The US Trade Representative (USTR) declined an invitation to testify at the Senate Finance Committee opening hearing on the controversial “Fast Track” legislation – leaving an Ohio Republican, Sen. Rob Portman, in the position of representing the White House...

North Korean economy surrenders to foreign currency invasion (tags)

Chinese currency and U.S. dollars are being used more widely than ever in North Korea instead of the country's own money, a stark illustration of the extent to which the leadership under Kim Jong-un has lost control over the economy.

Whittemore indicted on conduit contribution charges, lying to FBI (tags)

Nevada mega-developer Harvey Whittemore was indicted Weds. for illegal conduit campaign contributions to Senator Harry Reid from the Wingfield Co. (shared with another mega-developer Albert Seeno). It is understood that these contributions were to allow Wingfield's Coyote Springs housing development to proceed despite violating numerous environmental laws and requiring the contruction of the $15 billion SNWA pipeline from the rural districts 300 miles to the north.

Bretton Woods 2.0: Soros New World Order Conference (tags)

new world order

Census Bureau Confirms Rising Poverty, Falling Incomes, and Growing Numbers of Uninsured (tags)

growing poverty and despair in America

More from the Front Lines of the Financial Crisis (tags)

The worst is yet to come.

Shouting from the Caboose (tags)

Hope lies beyond Social Darwinism and hyper-individualism. As the end of cheap oil could be the beginning of real community, the end of everyday time could be the beginning of kairos time, the time of decision. Black is a new consciousnessness, not a skin color (Steve Biko)

Is the "Mother of all Financial Crises" Imminent? (tags)

A trade-weighted devaluation of the dollar of around 25 percent is necessary allowing the US currency to ski "gradually and orderly" against free-floating currencies. The IMF could establish a "substitution account" with "special drawing rights" to avert a dollar panic.

Global Warming and Agriculture: Impact Estimates by Country (tags)

...while there is growing recognition that global warming is a problem, little attention has been paid to the likely impact at the country level, especially in the developing world. In this new book, William Cline, a joint senior fellow at CGD and the Peterson Institute for International Economics, provides the first ever estimates of the impact on agriculture by country, with a particular focus on social and economic implications in China, India, Brazil, and the poor countries of the tropical belt in Africa and Latin America.

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