South China Morning Post | Government resurrects proposal to help pay for welfare and education projects.
Zero Hedge | Two Las Vegas casinos will become the first known US gambling premises to accept the increasely popular cryptocurrency.
Prison Planet.com | O’Leary goofs up on TV.
Mac Slavo | Lesson #1: There will be immediate panic.
Zero Hedge | Geithner said the downgrade of the US from AAA to AA+ “would be met by a response.”
CNS News | “Threatens the continued existence of the middle class in America and even the American Dream itself.”
Mac Slavo | It’s not too difficult to understand that we are well on our way to a paradigm shift in America.
Michael Snyder | Financial institutions all over the world are warning that we could see a “mega default”.
Zero Hedge | If ever a chart provided unequivocal proof the economic recovery storyline is a fraud, the one below is the smoking gun.
Zero Hedge | Only a tiny 5 tons of gold were sent from the NY Fed. The rest came from Paris.
Zero Hedge | The topic of China’s below the radar accumulation of gold is nothing new.
CNBC | Do the wealthy Chinese know something we don’t?
Zero Hedge | “There may not be enough gold to go around if everyone with a futures contract insists on taking delivery of physical bullion.”
Michael Snyder | Two of the largest retailers in America are steamrolling toward bankruptcy.
CNS News | “Nope.”
Washington’s Blog | The New Largest Financial Scandal In History …
Zero Hedge | Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne goes to town on Keynesian Crony Paul Krugman in this brief interview.
Bloomberg | China’s holdings of U.S. Treasuries increased $12.2 billion to a record $1.317 trillion in November.
Zero Hedge | “Goldman Sachs puppet”.
Michael Snyder | How would you feel if you found out that heroin was being sold in broad daylight in front of the school that your child was attending?
Zero Hedge | What about undeveloped land?
Zero Hedge | “The Fed’s policies have actually led to a lot of problems around the world.”
Washington’s Blog | Stunning Hypocrisy.
Michael Snyder | Americans have never had less economic freedom than they do right now.
John W. Whitehead | It’s Time for ‘Militant Nonviolent Resistance’.
Patrick Barron | Hyperinflation leads to the complete breakdown in the demand for a currency.
Business Insider | Google just made a big, bold acquisition, scarfing up red-hot home-automation gadget company Nest for $3.2 billion.
Michael Snyder | Why has Goldman Sachs chosen this moment to publicly declare that stocks are overpriced?
Prison Planet.com | RT covers emails exclusively published by Storyleak that reveal Bank of America’s secret relationship with the federal government.
Zero Hedge | Meet the Robot That Makes 360 Gourmet Burgers Per Hour.
Zero Hedge | The first Bitcoin ATM is about to debut in New York City.
New American | The rumors have been confirmed.
Michael Snyder | That headline is not a misprint.
Mac Slavo | Within the first week of 2014 U.K.’s Royal Mint announced they had completely sold out of sovereign gold coins.
Washington’s Blog | Workers May Simply Be Giving Up.
CNS News | The number of employed women 16 and over declined by 20,000 from November to December.
Zero Hedge | This index is a dismal reminder of the ‘real’ recovery in America today.
Mac Slavo | We may think we live in the richest country in the world…
Zero Hedge | It’s been one of the worst years for gold in a generation.
Michael Snyder | If you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the “economic collapse”, just open up your eyes and look at what is happening in Europe.
Zero Hedge | Just 2 days after their release, The U.K.’s Royal Mint said it ran out.
Business Insider | Italy is looking sick today.
Business Insider | Another blow for Bitcoin in China.
Michael Snyder | The stock market may be soaring to unprecedented heights, but things just continue to get even tougher for the middle class.
Zero Hedge | Exports to China climbed to a record high.
Zero Hedge | Workers at a tire plant in Northern France have taken two managers hostage until Goodyear meets the mabor unions demands.
Peter Schiff | Most economic observers are predicting that 2014 will be the year in which the United States finally shrugs off the persistent malaise of the Great Recession.
Washington’s Blog | JP Morgan: Ponzi Schemer.
Washington’s Blog | Interest Rates Are Manipulated.
New American | Analysts say the end goal, meanwhile, is the creation of a planetary taxation authority.