Lorenzo Bini Smaghi: Reform denial poses bigger threat to Italy than austerity

from FT:

An apparently obvious conclusion from last month’s Italian elections is that citizens – ie, voters – don’t like austerity programmes. The question that voters, especially in Italy, may not yet have reflected upon is what is the alternative in order to reduce the excessive burden of the debt, public or private, which has

Congress Investigates WH Taxpayer-Funded Payoffs to MSNBC’s Olbermann, Maddow

Stimulus funds allegedly directed at Obama’s worthless “green job” ads created zero jobs


Melissa Melton September 1, 2012

Still unsure where all of the president’s $831 billion dollars in stimulus went?

So are a lot of Americans, including a House committee currently demanding records on half a million dollars in phony MSNBC ad

A Few Things That Average Joes Should Understand About The Stock Market

Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds

Common sense leads us to the “obvious” conclusion that the U.S. stock market is a rigged skimming operation that is essentially a form of legalized, officially sanctioned fraud.


Active traders and professional money managers already know how the U.S. stock market actually works, but Joe and Jane Citizen, whose

All “reasons” for war on Iran are “emperor has no clothes” obvious lies

Carl Herman Washington’s Blog Monday, December 19, 2011

The US and Israel lie for war with Iran in two key areas of propaganda that you are responsible to understand if you want a US government operating UNDER the law:

Iran’s president never physically threatened Israel. All of Iran’s nuclear material is fully accounted for peaceful

Bush? Obama? Congress Spends the Money

I’m really getting tired of hearing about Bush’s spending compared to Obama’s (don’t get me wrong, like most conservatives, I didn’t approve of Bush’s spending either). I’m also tired of hearing about Clinton’s surplus (you know, the surplus where we continued to fall deeper in debt…).


Congress (specifically, the House) has the greatest authority

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