Kurt Nimmo | Stanley Fischer will guide QE Infinity along its destructive path.
CNSNews.com | The new debt run up by the federal government since House Speaker John Boehner cut his first spending deal with President Barack Obama has now topped $3 trillion.
London Telegraph | A leading economist who once argued for the creation of the euro now claims the single currency should be abandoned as it is fuelling unemployment and dividing Europe.
Jon Rappoport | Remember something called the War on Poverty? The Great Society?
Washington’s Blog | Two Thirds of All Americans Think the American Dream Is Dead.
Zero Hedge | So how long before the developed and developing world “have” to create $1 trillion or more in money supply each month to keep the house of cards from toppling?
London Telegraph | Deal will push US government spending to more than $1 trillion in 2014 – higher than the 2011 record of $967bn.
Washington’s Blog | NSA Spying Isn’t Focused On Terrorism.
New American | Despite the Obama administration’s claims of economic growth, the truth is that in most states the private sector is shrinking and the public sector is expanding as a proportion of the workforce.
Michael Snyder | When QE1 ended there was a substantial stock market correction, and when QE2 ended there was a substantial stock market correction.
Yonhap | North Korea has begun to sell large amounts of gold to China.
Zero Hedge | Gold (>$1260) and silver (>$20) are extending yesterday’s gains as US markets awake this morning.
Washington Times | Families receive bags of fixings for meals.
Prison Planet.com | David Knight with the latest on government overreach.
Zero Hedge | The current malaise of news, data, and spin is “meaningless,” David Stockman tells Bloomberg’s Tom Keene.
London Independent | The investigation found that the charity invested £630,000 in shares in leading weapons manufacturer BAE Systems.
RT | Over 124 million people in the European Union – or almost a quarter of its entire population – live under the threat of poverty or social exclusion, a report by EU’s statistical office has revealed.
Zero Hedge | Overnight, China reported its biggest trade surplus in almost five years.
Washington Post | Doctors and drugmakers profit when more-costly treatments are adopted.
Michael Snyder | “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.”
Daily Caller | Agents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are using Google Maps as part of their tool kit to audit taxpayers and organizations, The Daily Caller has learned.
Marc Faber | I am fascinated how major events that arose from longer-term trends are often explained by short-term causes.
Washington Times | Sen. Rand Paul vowed Friday to push a proposal to create “economic freedom zones” in Detroit that would slash taxes and regulatory red tape in an attempt to revive the city’s economy.
CNSNews.com | Federal, state and local governments hired a net additional 338,000 workers in November
Zero Hedge | The chart shows much more accurately what the real unemployment rate would be.
libertyblitzkrieg.com | I’ve been waiting for this headline. It was just a matter of time before the exchange of BTC for a Tesla happened.
SHTFPlan.com | I think it’s going to be a whole lot worse than the 30′s…
Michael S. Rozeff | In mining for gold, the gold is already present in the mineral deposit. It cannot be extracted without work.
Michael Snyder | The multibillion dollar “China City” that would span approximately 600 acres in a remote area of New York state.
RT | The People’s Bank of China (PBC) has warned financial institutions they should be “on guard” against the cryptocurrency bitcoin because of risks of fraud and money laundering.
Business Insider | Bitcoin prices have fallen by roughly $150 this morning.
Zero Hedge | “Eventually, the whole world is going to collapse.”
Zero Hedge | “In order for currencies to be ‘exchangeable’ they have to be backed by something,”
Zero Hedge | Renting and leasing clothes is something that only a materially cash strapped people would engage in.
CNS News | The total number of people in the United States now receiving federal disability benefits hit a record 10,982,920 in November.
London Independent | The Government may be covering up the extent to which austerity and welfare cuts are adding to the problem.
New American | Each dollar bill we may be fortunate enough to have left in our wallets at any given time is still labeled a “Federal Reserve Note” and “Legal Tender for All Debts, Public and Private.”
Mac Slavo | Though a decade ago civil servants and union members would never have believed it could happen, the stark reality of the situation came to pass this morning.
Buzzsaw | Russian lawmakers are debating a bill that would ban the US dollar in Russia as a means of avoiding the negative effects of the dollar collapsing.
Zero Hedge | As we showed back in April, the marginal cost of production of gold (90% percentile) in 2013 was estimated at between $1250 and $1300 including capex.
Zero Hedge | A mere two months after the last widespread blackout to hit Venezuela, major parts of the nation are once again dark.
UK Daily Mail | A shady online marketplace that anonymously sold drugs and guns has virtually disappeared, leaving illegal vendors believing they’ve been scammed out of as much as $100 million.
New American | Last week the White House issued a Thanksgiving Day reminder: “The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps millions of Americans put food on the table.”
Michael Snyder | According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent an average of 4 percent lessover the four day Thanksgiving weekend than they did last year.
techspot.com | A clever college student managed to raise what is likely enough to cover a full year’s worth of tuition in 24 hours time thanks to the power of the Internet.
Zero Hedge | The implicit, and ever more explicit, institutional acceptance of the dominant cryptocurrency Bitcoin continues.
Lew Rockwell Blog | The Fed’s QE programs have reduced rates of interest, especially on mortgage bonds.
Michael Snyder | One of the men that won the Nobel Prize for economics this year says that “bubbles look like this” and that he is “most worried about the boom in the U.S. stock market.”
Zero Hedge | Prepare yourself before listening to this…
CNBC | Leave it to uber-bear Marc Faber to bring bad news on Black Friday.