Market Watch | Americans are living right on the edge — at least when it comes to financial planning.
Alt Market | There is one predominant reality that must be understood before a person can grasp the nature of the Federal Reserve.
Campus Reform | An economics professor at the University of California, Irvine estimates that state and local minimum wage increases have cost up to 200,000 jobs since the Great Recession.
Zero Hedge | Despite every effort by The Fed to convince the world that everything is awesome, it’s not.
Zero Hedge | The takeaway here is that the Saudi gambit failed to wrench market share away from the Russians.
New American | Each Christmas season, the American people showcase their generosity with incredible stories of charity and giving.
Charles Hugh-Smith | The injustice of central-bank enforced neofeudalism cannot be suppressed like interest rates.
Bloomberg | The average price of gasoline at the pump has dropped below $2 a gallon for the first time in more than six years as global oil supply continues to surge.
Reuters | Brent crude prices hit their lowest in over 11 years on Monday, hounded by a relentless rise in global supply that looks set to outpace demand again next year.
Michael Krieger | This represents a primary driver in the transformation of the American economy into a neo-feual wasteland of broke debt serfs.
Michael Snyder | On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 367 points after finishing down 253 points on Thursday.
Bloomberg | “It’s not going to be a pretty picture.”
Peter Schiff | The image of W on the flight deck comes to mind in much of the reaction to this week’s decision by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.
Charles Hugh-Smith | The Fed’s hubris has led it to the Dark Side.
Zero Hedge | For those wondering what are the main components of the spending bill, here is a quick summary.
Zero Hedge | So tune in tomorrow when, if the JPM “Gandalf” is right again, things are about to get very exciting.
Paul Craig Roberts | It means that the Fed has had time to figure out that the effect of the small “rate hike” would essentially be zero.
Prison Planet.com | Financial analyst Harry Dent explains the current economic crisis.
Zero Hedge | Millions of barrels of oil are simply stuck in the ocean as VLCCs wait to unload.
Paul Rowady | A hot date at the Fed.
London Independent | A single bottle of Vitality Air’s premium oxygen costs nearly $28 (£18.50)
Michael Krieger | As much as I dislike all the leading candidates for President of these United States, there’s no one on the Republican side who disgusts me more than Marco Rubio.
Business Insider | A new research report out today from Goldman Sachs expects even higher returns for the new “Star Wars” than before.
Mac Slavo | Back in September Zero Hedge reported that something snapped in the COMEX market and all indicators suggest there was a relentless outflow in registered gold.
Lew Rockwell Blog | I do not regard homeownership rates as a proxy measure of economic prosperity.
Michael Snyder | Are we about to witness widespread panic in the global financial marketplace?
Zero Hedge | So much about the past, now what about the future…
Bloomberg | The mountain of debt, for which taxpayers are on the hook, has provided a stream of revenue to companies at every stage of the process.
Zero Hedge | The Dow is down over 600 points in the last week or so.
Business Insider | Finland has become the latest country to propose a basic income for all.
Michael Snyder | If we really are plunging into a deflationary global financial crisis, we would expect to see commodity prices crash hard.
Michael Krieger | Recently, we’ve seen numerous signs that the housing market in one of the world’s biggest bubbles, London, has likely popped.
Michael Snyder | Over the years, the middle class in America has been in steady decline.
Martin Armstrong | The hunt for money is getting really aggressive.
The Daily Sheeple | Over the past few years the dollar has staged an impressive comeback.
Mac Slavo | Norway is leading a new path against the cultural invasion of Europe.
Brandon Smith | The schematic for the new world order cannot possibly include the continued existence of U.S. geopolitical and economic dominance.
Sydney Morning Herald | The secretive creator of bitcoin, known publicly by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, could in fact be Australian man Craig Steven Wright.
Michael Snyder | Do we need any more evidence before we will finally admit that the middle class in America is being systematically destroyed?
Reuters | Brent crude prices fell to their lowest in nearly seven years.
Zero Hedge | It appears that Australia’s largest investment bank’s forecast that money-drops were 12-18 months away was too conservative.
Mac Slavo | Back before 2008 Peter Schiff was harshly criticized and laughed at for his predictions about a coming economic collapse.
New American | “Significantly” more than $100 billion per year in global-warming reparations.
Michael Snyder | Citigroup’s assessment states that there is a 65 percent chance that the United States will experience an economic recession in 2016.
Charles Hugh Smith | A great many insightful commentators have made the case for why the Fed shouldn’t raise rates this month–or indeed, any other month.
Michael Krieger | Hillary Clinton is so completely owned and captured by Wall Street.
The Hill | The Senate on Thursday rejected an amendment to the ObamaCare repeal bill that would have allowed federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
Michael Snyder | Anyone that tries to tell you that a global financial crisis is not happening is not being honest with you.
Sputnik | “I think we have reached the moment of truth for the European project.”
Michael Snyder | Economic activity is slowing down all over the planet.