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ECONOMIC NEWS ROUND UP
2007 Consumer Inflation Rate 64% higher than 2006 (EconomistsBriefing 1/16/08)
The Financial Tsunami Pt 1: The Subprime mortgage debt is the tip of the iceberg (Global Research 11/23/07)
Pt 2: The Financial Foundations of the American Century (Global Research 1/16/08)
No Quick Fix to Downturn (NYTimes 1/13/08)
Social Consumer Lending (P2P) on the rise (Washington Post 1/13/08)
Bill Moyer: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Taxpayer Expense (PBS 1/19/08)
Message from Davos: The Recession is Coming (Times, UK 1/23/08)
UN: US could spark global fall (Australian, 1/10/08)
Tent city growing as US housing crisis worsens (ABC, Australia) 12/23/07
One in five expected to borrow to heat homes this winter (Yahoo 12/18/07)
Map: US Foreclosures by County (Economists Briefing 1/8/08)
Squeezed: A Diary of the Onset of the Greater Depression (via MParent 11/29/07)
The Treasury’s Missing Minutes Mystery (NYPost 11/29/07)

Turns out, Bush’s ‘Plunge Protection Team’ doesn’t take notes.

OXFAM: 85% of the world can’t afford pharmaceuticals (Raw Story 11/27/07)
How the Media Fuel Class Warfare (Alternet 11/26/07)
Head of the World Bank Fraud Unit Resigns (NYTimes 1/17/08)
Ten Talking Points for Davos (BusinessWeek 1/16/08)
Welcome to the WEF (Forbes 1/15/08)

“Some of the glitter’s gone for sure, but don’t kid yourself. Davos matters. Here’s why.”

Wesley Snipes: Tax Protester (CNN 1/17/08)

No mention is made in the article of Tom Cryer, who won his case against the IRS

Renters losing their homes without missing a payment (Raw Story 11/17/07)
The Man Who United Labor and Environment (Alternet 1/3/08)

“Tony Mazzochi was a leader in the movement to make industrial production less harmful to workers and the natural environment”

What’s Your Consumption Factor? (NYTimes 1/2/08)
Top Ten Economic Stories of 2007 (Alternet 12/30/07)
Chrysler CEO: “We are operationally bankrupt” (12/21/07)
The Ugly Side of MicroLending (BusinessWeek 12/13/07)

The corporations, as usual.

Jimmy Carter: Subsidies’ Harvest of Misery (Washington Post 12/10/07)
The Planned Collapse of America (Online Journal 12/7/07)

TASTY QUOTE from David Rockefeller: “Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”

With links to download the Changing Images of Man and Trilateral Commission’s The Crisis of Democracy

NAFTA Trumps State Regulations (Boston Globe 12/2/07)
Buy Some Stuff, Enslave Somebody (Texas Observer via Alternet 12/27/07)

“Why are we so disconnected from the slave labor that produces so many of our products?”

A lot of money is spent to make us so disconnected

Berlin commune fights property developers (Business Week 12/26/07)
The Post-Bush Regime: A Prognosis (Global Research 12/27/07)

A thought provoking read… The ‘new boss’ will be the same as the ‘old boss’, certainly. And the rise of ‘green consumerism’ and this ‘green agenda’ being supported by the ‘establishment’ is very suspect. However, the article ends where it should begin. Millions already realize the sociopathic and genocidal patterns of ‘civilization’, the truly important question is how to shift/change these patterns of behavior.

Merrill Lynch: US Recession Has Begun (BBC 1/8/08)

Related:

1/28/08: Forget Oil, Food is the New Global Crisis

1/28/08: Economy: Currency Wars

1/26/08: Alternatives to Corporate Power and Misc Corporate News

1/22/08: Top Corporate Business News

1/22/08: Corporate Lawsuits, Settlements and Corruption Update

1/11/08: Corporate Corruption News

12/4/07: $9 Trillion in debt, $1 homes 94% foreclosure increase & more

11/13/07: Economic Canary: News and Analysis

11/10/07: Economic News Round up

11/1/07: Even more corporate crimes and misdemeanors

10/18/07: Corporate State of America

9/18/07: Economic News Round up

8/8/07: Economic News: Have We Crashed Yet?

7/15/07: US and International Economic News

6/30/07: The Economy is just the Canary

6/23/07: News on the Economy

6/14/07: US Economy on the Downslide

 

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