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U.S. and Europe Trade Deal Honeymoon

Further open markets to grow the $459 billion in U.S. goods and services exports to the EU.

The New Normal: Part-Time Employment

Intuitively, most observers sense that employment practices have changed dramatically from days gone by. Terence P. Jeffrey in CNS News provides the stats on the disappointing jobs record performance.

Implications of a Pyrrhic Real Estate Rebound

The outlook for residential home ownership is much different from that of investor objectives in acquiring housing for lease or rent.

The Federal Reserve after Ben Bernanke

Speculation is mounting that "Helicopter Ben" will exit the Fed at the end of his current term. When the Bernanke era ends, what expectation will the next head of the central bank face?

Goldman Sachs – first learn, then earn and serve

What makes Goldman Sachs alumni at the center of international finance? Is it pure talent and business acumen, or is there more to the equation, then grooming the best and the brightest?

Hydrofracking Boom or Bust

The economics of oil or natural gas hydrofracking are seldom analyzed from the perspective of the American consumer.

The Roubini – Faber Debate

Two of the most provocative and incendiary economic prophets are Nouriel Roubini and Marc Faber. As with most oracles, the denominational sect of doctrines often determines the forecasts.

Google and the NSA Connection

The data mining technology that is integral to the Google AdWords experience is a power tool in creating an individual profile for anyone who surfs the web.

Revenue Budget Projections

The essential questions that persist about a stalled economy and a suffering middle class still remain unanswered.

IRS as a Political Hit Squad

When the Internal Revenue Service admits to violations of law by targeting limited government advocate organizations, you know that the non-divulged crimes are much worse.

The Warren Buffett House of Cards

Now that the financial hype is celebrating a new all time high in the stocks, the time to exit the market may well be at hand.

Internet and Sale Taxes Dialectic

Up to now, the penalty for circumventing the collection and reporting process seems to be so burdensome that effective enforcement was impractical.

Farm Supports and Social Welfare

The planting season is in full swing as is the transfer of subsidies to big agriculture and social welfare food stamps.

The Risk and Reward of Bitcoins

Bitcoin is an experimental, decentralized digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world.

Obama Budget Proposes Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

Mr. Obama will propose other spending and tax credit initiatives, including aid for states to make free prekindergarten education available nationwide.

Move Over IMF for the BRICS Development Bank

Would this development bank become simply a Chinese dynasty investment structure based upon the weight of their financial leverage within the system?

Keystone Pipeline Blockage

Prior to the environmental cohorts starting a run on shorting railroad stocks, opponents move to stop Keystone pipeline, altogether.

The Cyprus Great Bank Robbery

When does banksters extortion become outright theft?

Refuse to Buy or Sell with the Federal Government

If only, there was an easy and uncomplicated method for boycotting any business with the federal government.

Government Subsidizes and Bankrupt Companies

There are many forms of government subsidies. Ambitious politicians ingeniously design schemes to expand their power.

Currency Wars – Race to the Bottom

The lack of stability in fiscal confidence certainly abounds, but the schemes to paper over the mountain of liability obligations, develop at even a more rapid pace.

Bond Bubble Expectations

Bonds are loans that have the expectation of payback with interest. Government bonds are viewed as the safest financial instrument since the primary fiscal obligation of the state is to honor the terms of their own notes.

Low Interest Rates Impoverish Savers

The macro analysis of ivory tower academics seldom reflects the struggle of ordinary consumers or retirees.

Chinese Takeover with Free Trade Zones

The performance designed to distract and confuse really has the destruction of Western economies as the climax.

The state-owned Bank of North Dakota

Fiscal conservatives often are blind when it comes to alternatives to the so called commercial banking system.

The Economics of Sequestration

Senatorial magic escapes any semblance of facing up to the obvious.

Federal Reserve May Pause Quantitative Easing

The perennial efforts to lift economic spirits with the beginning of a New Year often are packed with wishful thinking.

Swan Dive of 2013 Economy

Hold your breath, the race to the bottom is ready to escalate. The consequence of the corporate consumerism economy has reached the tipping point....