Understanding the Economic Crisis: Compilation of Analysis and Charts

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. ”  – Thomas Jefferson 

Consumerism: an Historical Perspective – Thomas Paine Corner 4/26/09 

VIDEO: Keynes: Economic Fascist – YouTube 4/5/09

Economic Fascism and the Bailout Economy – Von Mises Institute 2/20/09

The fascist state has always been an attempt to control private industry by means of inflation, taxation, and regulation. Fascism has always been a system of keeping the big boys alive and happy at the expense of the taxpayers.

Global Crisis: Is Economics Rational? – Global Research 4/23/09

Pentagon preps for economic warfare – Politico 4/9/09

The Pentagon sponsors a war game that examines how hostile nations might seek to cripple the U.S. economy.

The Tower of Basel: Secretive Plans for the Issuing of a Global Currency – Global Research 4/18/09

Deposit Reclassification Used To Eliminate All Reserve Requirements – Implode Explode 3/25/09

One of the many games that have been pulled by the big banks. As we have been saying, there have been effectively no reserve requirements for a long time — reserves are basically “whatever banks can get away with”. 

10 Winners of the Global Economic Meltdown – Mother Jones 3/13/09

How to Be a Hobo – Hobo.com

Fixing the Beast: The Fed Has to be Transformed for a Healthy Financial System – Alternet 3/13/09

Economic Crisis: Brzezinski warns of riots in US  – Global Research 2/21/09

Growing List of Officials and Experts Warn of Depression-Induced Violence  – George Washington blog 2/21/09

Capitalism versus Socialism  – Global Research 4/17/09

Deep Recession in America: The Crash of 2009, The Collapse of 2010 – Global Research 4/5/09

Follow the flowcharts – Metafilter 3/14/09

Visualizations and infographics to help you understand the financial crisis 

Shocking Scenarios: Rapid Economic Contraction May Lead to New Wars and Radicalized Politics – Alternet 4/6/09

The Flaw of Supply and Demand – Global Research 4/7/09

The Cartography of Recession – via Metafilter 4/19/09

Act I, The Collapse: Slate‘s interactive map of vanishing jobs by county, The Fed’s maps of subprime mortgages, USA Today‘s housing bubble maps, Gini coefficients by state, budget deficits and foreclosures from CNN. Act II, Intervention: The data of Stimuluswatch, mapped, and expected job gains by state, while newspapers and the auto industry die. Act III, the Future: A terrific interactive map from the Atlantic (and accompanying article) hints at the future, showing the evolving patterns of population flows (also see the amazing New York Times immigration map), innovation, and income by city over time.

“Solution” to the Financial Crisis: Game Theory Exposes PPIP As Fraudulent – Global Research 4/10/09

The Scoop on Reserve Currencies – Global Research 4/1/09

America’s bankers are oligarchs – Boing Boing 3/30/09

Economist: US collapse due to ‘fraud,’ Geithner covering up American bank insolvency – Raw Story 4/4/09

USA has Two Options to Save its Economy: Declare Default or Trigger a War – Global Research 3/22/09

Was the Bailout Itself a Scam? – Global Research 3/20/09

Was Eliot Spitzer Taken Out Because He Was Going to Bust AIG?  – Alternet 3/19/09

Terrorism By Another Name: AIG Is Blackmailing America – George Washington blog 3/18/09

World Depression: Regional Wars and the Decline of the US Empire – AtheoNews 3/27/09

All the idols of capitalism over the past three decades crashed. The assumptions and presumptions, paradigm and prognosis of indefinite progress under liberal free market capitalism have been tested and have failed. We are living the end of an entire epoch: Experts everywhere witness the collapse of the US and world financial system, the absence of credit for trade and the lack of financing for investment. A world depression, in which upward of a quarter of the world’s labor force will be unemployed, is looming. The biggest decline in trade in recent world history – down 40% year to year – defines the future.

Watch Out for Stimulus Profiteers– Alternet 2/25/09

Cities Collapsing throughout the USA – BlackListed News 4/8/09

“In its depth and suddenness, the U.S. economic and financial crisis is shockingly reminiscent of moments we have recently seen in emerging markets (and only in emerging markets): South Korea (1997), Malaysia (1998), Russia and Argentina (time and again).

But there’s a deeper and more disturbing similarity: elite business interests—financiers, in the case of the U.S.—played a central role in creating the crisis, making ever-larger gambles, with the implicit backing of the government, until the inevitable collapse. More alarming, they are now using their influence to prevent precisely the sorts of reforms that are needed, and fast, to pull the economy out of its nosedive. The government seems helpless, or unwilling, to act against them.”

FDIC R.I.P – Implode Explode 3/24/09

” With the balance sheet of the Federal Reserve exhausted from lending to insolvent banks and non-bank financial firms, and polluted by hundreds of billions in risky assets taken on from all corners, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner put a hammer to the last uncompromised taxpayer financed piggy bank yesterday, the one that guarantees said taxpayer’s bank deposits, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. We will regret it. “

SPP: Updating the Militarization and Annexation of North America  – Global Research 3/13/09

The Whole World Is Rioting as the Economic Crisis Worsens — Why Aren’t We? – Alternet 2/3/09

PBS Documentary: The Ascent of Money – Implode Explode 1/16/09

Must watch “TV” – excellent summary of centuries of monetary policy up thru current situation and beyond. Done like only PBS can do it. Available to watch online! Two hours viewing. 

The Economic Pearl Harbor – Global Research 1/23/09

On January 18, 2009, the Associated Press reported that in an interview aired on “Dateline NBC” the Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Warren Buffett said that the “US is engaged in an economic Pearl Harbor.”   A shiver ran down my spine! There was hardly any comment by any of our national dailies or the leading financial dailies.

Collapse of the US dollar: Global systemic crisis. The phase of global geopolitical dislocation – Global Research 2/17/09

Is Economic Recovery Even Possible on a Planet Headed for Environmental Collapse? – Alternet 2/19/09

The New Currency Trade: Gold Vs. All Else – Global Research 2/20/09

The popular uprising against central banking – American Conservative 2/13/09

When Paul first raised the issue in his campaign, he had no idea what he was tapping into. “I didn’t realize people your age knew so much about money and inflation,” he told a rally at the University of Pittsburgh last year. “But it gets the largest applause at college campuses. I figured the first time it happened [at the University of Southern California] it was an accident. … But then at the University of Michigan, they started to burn Federal Reserve Notes.”

Stephen Lendman : A Short History of Business Handouts – CounterPunch 2/13/09

Video: The Future of Food – BrassCheck TV 

Video..The End of Small Farms? What you should know about HR 875, HR 759, NAIS and Monsanto – YouTube 4/8/09

Will New Food Safety Bills Really Outlaw Backyard Gardening and End Farmers’ Markets? – Alternet 4/6/09

Bubble Economy 2.0: The Financial Recovery Plan from Hell – Global Research 2/11/09

Soros sees no bottom for world financial “collapse” – Reuters 2/21/09

Soros said the turbulence is actually more severe than during the Great Depression, comparing the current situation to the demise of the Soviet Union.

Obama’s economic agenda: a timely review – Global Research 2/24/09 

The dangers of printing money: four lessons from history – Times Online, UK 3/5/09

THE SURVIVAL PAGE – WhatReallyHappened 2/19/09

People are starting to send in information on food banks, free clinics, etc. and rather than list them in the reader’s letters where they will vanish the next day we have set up a permanent resources page where we will keep a state by state list of free clinics, food banks, free legal aid, and any other resources to help people get through these hard times.

The page has a permanent link in the left menu bar.  If you have something in your area, please send it in.

U.S. Military Preparing for “Violent, Strategic Dislocation Inside the United States”; Possibly from “Economic Collapse” – TruthDig via Cryptogon 2/17/09

US intelligence chief: World capitalist crisis poses greatest threat – Global Research 2/14/09

Hard times: Drafting a verbal road map – Politico 2/16/09

US intelligence chief: World capitalist crisis poses greatest threat – Global Research 2/14/09

Who Will Determine the Future of Capitalism? – CorpWatch 3/13/09

From Global Finance to the Nationalization of the Banks: Eight Theses on the Economic Crisis – Global Research 2/25/09

A trade case with Canada highlights the evidence linking everyday products to the feminization and outright disappearance of males from every species — including ours.

Willem Buiter: US & UK as Banana Republics– via Naked Capitalism 2/6/09

The only element of a classical emerging market crisis that is missing from the US and UK experiences since August 2007 is the ’sudden stop’ – the cessation of capital inflows to both the private and public sectors. There has been a partial sudden stop of financial flows, both domestic and external, to the banking sector and the rest of the private sector, but the external capital accounts are still functioning for the sovereigns and for the remaining creditworthy borrowers. But that should not be taken for granted, even for the US with its extra protection layer from the status of the US dollar as the world’s leading reserve currency. A large fiscal stimulus from a government without fiscal credibility could be the trigger for a ’sudden stop’

Possible Economic Scenarios– Global Guerillas 2/4/09


NAFTA and the Unmanning of North America – Miller McCune 2/24/09 


Amero, North American Union – What are the Facts? – American’s Journey 1/16/09

Have you heard rumors circulating about the North American Union? Have you heard rumors about the “Amero?” Have you heard rumors of the New World Order? Here are some thoughts and links I hope you will find useful in your search for the truth.




2 Comments so far
Leave a comment

Hi, nice post. I have been wondering about this topic,so thanks for posting. I’ll definitely be subscribing to your posts.

Comment by How I Lost Thirty Pounds in Thirty Days

Hi, interesting post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for blogging. I’ll certainly be subscribing to your posts. Keep up the good posts

Comment by With This Diet I Lost T h i r t y P o u n d s in Under a Month

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: