Posts Tagged ‘economic’

Trump Bashes Fed’s Williams, Says US Economic Growth "No Thanks To Federal Reserve", Sees "No Inflation"

In yet another unprecedented move from our iconoclastic president, President Trump bashed New York Fed President John Williams in a tweet on Friday morning, saying the Fed doesn’t deserve any credit for engineering what has become the longest period of economic expansion in US history. Yesterday, Williams sent the S&P 500 back into the green […]

Trump’s Constant Economic Sanctions and Financial Assaults are Destabilizing the World Community of Nations

    U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabotage That Is Deadly, Illegal, and Ineffective Whether in Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea or one of the 20 countries under the boot of U.S. sanctions, the Trump administration is using its economic weight to try to exact regime change or major policy changes in countries around the globe by […]

The Myth of Low Interest Rates Stimulating Economic Growth in the US

Tax cuts for the rich and near-rock bottom low interest rates don’t stimulate economic growth.  Corporations have been using the windfall for executive pay increases and bonuses, stock buybacks raising their valuations, mergers and acquisitions to reduce competition, dividends to shareholders, and offshore activities, including stashing trillions of dollars in tax havens. Easy money and […]

The Forthcoming Eastern Economic Forum: Of Geostrategic Significance, Russia’s Vision of the “Asian Sea Arc”

September’s Eastern Economic Forum in Russia’s Far East city of Vladivostok will see the participation of the Indian, Japanese, Malaysian, and Mongolian leaders with whom Moscow is attempting to advance its vision of the “Asian Sea Arc” by integrating itself into the joint Indo-Japanese “Asia-Africa Growth Corridor” and comprehensively diversifying its “Pivot to Asia” away […]

Palestinian leadership embraced ‘economic peace’ plans in the past, so why is it rejecting Kushner?

In Bahrain last week, Jared Kushner opened the ‘Peace to Prosperity’ conference by assuring the Palestinian people that what awaited them at the other side of this plan was a “future of dignity, prosperity, and opportunity…” He continued, that this was only possible if “…we are willing to try new things, and think outside of […]

The absurdity of Trump’s economic peace

Last week the Trump administration held its Middle East workshop in Bahrain. The workshop was full of slick photo-ops but had little relevance to what was actually happening on the ground in Israel-Palestine. There was in fact a rather shocking disconnect between the topics discussed at Bahrain and the grim reality of Palestinian life under […]

America’s Concealed Crisis: Fifty Years of Economic Decline, 1969 to 2019

If we consider the long term, it’s clear America’s economy and society have been declining for the average household for 50 years. What if the “prosperity” of the past 50 years is mostly a statistical mirage for the bottom 80% of households?What if whatever real gains (adjusted for real-world loss of purchasing […]

RIC: The Economic and Political Alliance Poised to Crush the Zio-Anglo-American Axis

  Chinese President Xi Jinping with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a BRICS summit in Goa, India in 2016. Photo: AP   Russia-India-China share a room with a view by Pepe Escobar : Posted with permission The most important trilateral at the G20 in Osaka was confined to a […]

Pakistan’s Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan slams Imran Khan govt. economic policies

Muhammad Toori Press TV, Karachi Protesters in the Pakistani city of Karachi have marched against the government’s economic policies amid rising inflation and unemployment in the country’s economic hum. The protesters, mostly supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, also slammed the conditions imposed by the International Monetary Fund for its loan.  Source Article from […]

Historian Rutger Bregman berates billionaires at World Economic Forum over tax avoidance (Video)

    Source Article from Related Posts ‘Miss World’ Strips Trump Supporter Kathy Zhu of Her Title A Donald Trump-supporting beauty queen has been stripped of her ‘Miss Michigan’ title after being Zarif: Region, world indebted to Gen. Soleimani Talking to US reporters and editors of the country’s media outlets on Thursday, he said, […]

Iran forms economic security police

Tasnim – The Law Enforcement Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran has set up a new department tasked with countering economic crimes, a commander said. Speaking to reporters in northern the city of Semnan on Sunday, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Police Brigadier General Ayyoub Soleimani said branches of an independent department named “Economic […]

Trump’s Economic Sanctions No Longer Tolerated by World Community of Nations

  Oil tankers docked in Nantong, China © Reuters / Stringer   China rejects US ‘sanctions’ on Iran oil, vows to protect its energy security China will not jeopardize its energy security and will continue to import Iranian oil, a top diplomat said, rejecting the unilateral US crusade against the Islamic Republic at the […]

Economic Sirens Are Going Off! Can You Hear Them?

We Bring You This Critical Alert, Contributed By and Their Founder, Lior Gantz, Who Our Staff Looks At For Accurate Economic Forecasting.   We’ve got a number of critical subjects on the plate in front of us, the first one being that a recession is nearing. It’s closer than it has ever been in the past 10 […]

The Pain Of This New Economic Downturn Is Starting To Show Up All Over The Country

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, It is going to take a miracle for the U.S. economy to pull out of this tailspin, because the economic numbers are really starting to deteriorate very rapidly now.  On Tuesday we got some more new numbers, and they were just as bad as we thought […]

The Mechanism of Economic Sanctions: Changing Perceptions and Euphemisms

“Economic sanctions”, a mode of coercion in international relations resuscitated in recent years, has prompted renewed and lively scholarly interest in the subject. Why have such measures become so popular? One answer is that they “constitute a means of exerting international influence that is more powerful than diplomatic mediation but lies below the threshold of […]

US-China Economic Warfare: Chinese Enterprises Blacklisted by the US

The US considers China a strategic adversary. Waging war on the China by other means makes reconciling major bilateral differences all the harder. According to a US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) document, 143 tech-related Chinese enterprises have been blacklisted from the US market. They include companies involved in producing aviation related products, […]

U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabotage that Is Deadly, Illegal and Ineffective

While the mystery of who is responsible for sabotaging the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman remains unsolved, it is clear that the Trump administration has been sabotaging Iranian oil shipments since May 2, when it announced its intention to “bring Iran’s oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue.” […]

Bernie Sanders Proposes New Economic Bill of Rights

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders delivered a full-throated defense of democratic socialism in his June 12 speech at George Washington University. Sanders quoted FDR’s 1944 State of the Union address: “We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence.” Sanders, like FDR, proposed an Economic […]

Putin: Russia opposes economic wars and ‘fighting dirty’ in world trade

   Moscow stands firmly against trade wars and “fighting without rules” in international commerce, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. There are “genuine trade wars” going on all across the world, Putin told the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, adding that restoring trust is essential among all […]

The Trade War Is About To Become An Economic World War III

By Brandon Smith For many years I have examined how wars of all types have been used by the money elite to distract the masses and maintain a certain level of influence over social and political systems. But war is not only a useful tool for keeping the status quo. Some wars, particularly world wars, […]

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