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Liberty lost? Americans increasingly unhappy with levels of freedom, survey says
America is often referred to as the "Land of the Free," but as citizens prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, their satisfaction with the country's freedom is significantly lower than it was a decade ago, according to a newly released Gallup poll. The survey found that although 91 percent of Americans were satisfied with t [...]
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Can the average American live off Social Security?
The answer is crystal clear. For years, Social Security has served as a key source of income for millions of retired Americans. In fact, these days, an estimated 61% of retirees rely on their benefits to provide at least half of their income. The problem, however, is that Social Security was never designed to cover seniors' livi [...]
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America is Tired
The major takeaway from the US Presidential election, and from the events which have shaped the first two weeks of Donald Trump’s Presidency - both his actions and the reactions of his opponents - is that America is tired. It is not difficult to see why since the US has for decades been behaving in a way that was guaranteed [...]
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Americans Fear Future With ‘Dead-End Economy, Crap Jobs, and Awful Wages’ | Politics
In the article below by CNN Money, it says that Americans are becoming fearful of a future with a ’Dead-End Economy, Crap Jobs, and Awful Wages, and they have every reason in the world to think that way, because they’ll be lucky if it’s that... [...]
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American nightmare: Rich, poor and middle-class no more
The US economy is generating breathtaking wealth for an elite minority of the population at the expense of millions of people now tumbling through the gaping cracks of the system. So why do we continue to watch the painful spectacle year after year? America’s once-glorified middle-class is on its way to being relegated to t [...]
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Global Economy Dead In The Water
The Titanic we all know as the Global economy appears to be moving along at full speed. But signs of sea ice are dead ahead. Is the economy moving? The Baltic Dry Index has hit a new low. The Baltic Dry Index is the assessment of the price of moving all of the globes major raw materials by sea, including commodities like coal [...]
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“Future Economic Historians” Will Probably Call the Period That Began In 2007 “the L-O-N-G-E-S-T DEPRESSION”
Sure, last year was the first pre-election year stock market loss since the Great Depression. And admittedly, last week was the worst opening week of any year … EVER. But that’s not the big news. The bigger news is that the Baltic Dry Index has crashed. [...]
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How Debt Conquered America | Consortiumnews
America presents itself to the world as “the land of the free” but – for the vast majority – it is a place of enslaving indebtedness, a reality for much of “the 99%” that has deep historical roots hidden or “lost” from our history, as Jada Thacker explains. Since its center-stage debut during the Occupy Wall S [...]
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US Stocks Suffer Biggest Slump in 119 Years
US stocks tumbled after China's stock market crashed seven percent overnight on Thursday and crude fell to the lowest level in more than 12 years. In the recent four days, the Dow Jones index has plummeted 911 points, or more than five percent so far in 2016, making it the worst four-day percentage loss to start a year on rec [...]
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Panic in Ukraine Over Food, Empty Stores and Protests; Strategic Food Reserve Empty
A curious thing happened today. To quiet protests over food, president Petro Poroshenko ordered the minister of the food reserve to fill the shelves of stores with flour, sugar, canned meat, and buckwheat from the reserve. Well guess what? There was no food in the reserve. It has either been looted (like the vanishing gold), [...]
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Russia ends dollar/euro currency peg, moves to free float
The Bank of Russia took another step towards a free float ruble by abolishing the dual currency soft peg, as well as automatic interventions. Before, the bank propped up the ruble when the exchange rate against the euro and dollar exceeded its boundaries. "Instead, we will intervene in the currency market at whichever moment [...]
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For solution to economic malaise of today’s youth, look to 1944
Hope is a strange beast. Without it life becomes devoid of meaning. Without meaning, existence becomes a chore. Europe's youth lack hope, as an entire generation become victims of political ineptitude and older leaders who simply don't seem to care. Generational struggles have always existed, and angry kids decorated them. Fr [...]
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The Zombie System: How Capitalism Has Gone Off the Rails
Six years after the Lehman disaster, the industrialized world is suffering from Japan Syndrome. Growth is minimal, another crash may be brewing and the gulf between rich and poor continues to widen. Can the global economy reinvent itself? A new buzzword is circulating in the world's convention centers and auditoriums. It can [...]
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U.S. increased fees for Citizenship, Green Cards, and Citizenship Renunciation
"We need the money," said Emilio T. Gonzales, director of Citizenship and Immigration Services in a May 30, 2007 article in the LA Times. Citizenship Renunciation Fee up more than 400% as of as of Sept. 12, 2014! [...]
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