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The International Rogue Nation: America
Eric Zuesse In 2003, America (and its lap-dog UK) invaded and destroyed Iraq on the basis of lies to the effect that the U.S. (and UK) regime were certain that Saddam Hussein had and was developing weapons of mass destruction. … Continue reading
Which One Wins: Central Planning or Adaptive Networks?
The global economy is in the midst of a grand experiment pitting centralization (Central Planning) against the evolutionary model of adaptive, self-organizing networks. Centralization is the dominant dynamic of the Status Quo everywhere: the economies of China, Japan, Europe and the … Continue reading
German Poll Shows Germans Stunningly Anti-U.S.-Government
Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On February 8th, the NATO-supporting Atlantik-Bruecke, or Atlantic Bridge, issued their poll, “Vertrauen in der Krise” or “Trust During the Crisis”, and it finds, from scientifically sampling 2,500 Germans, that there is very little … Continue reading
Talk Nation Radio: John Lannon on Peace and Neutrality in Ireland and Europe
John Lannon is a member of the Executive Committee of the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) in Ireland, a founding member of Shannon Watch, and a lecturer and researcher at the University of Limerick. We discuss Ireland’s neutrality and lack … Continue reading
Credit Exhaustion Is Global
The signs are everywhere: credit exhaustion is global, and that means the global growth story is over: revenues and profits are all sliding as lending dries up and defaults pile up. What is credit exhaustion? Qualified buyers don’t want to … Continue reading
Sometimes the Best Solution Is To Leave Things As They Are
I recently received an insightful email from a reader who had come across my archives of free-lance articles and essays on home and urban design. I wrote dozens of articles for S.F. Bay Area newspapers from 1988 to 2006, and a handful … Continue reading
How America’s Dictatorship Works
Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Trump could not have become America’s President if he had not won the “vote” of his nation’s second-largest political donor in 2016, casinos-owner Sheldon Adelson. In publicly recorded donations, as of 25 December 2018, … Continue reading
What Happens When More QE Fails to Reverse the Recession?
The Federal Reserve’s sudden return to “accommodative” dovishness in response to the stock market’s swoon telegraphs its intent to fire up QE once the recession kicks into gear. QE (quantitative easing) are monetary policies designed to ease borrowing and the issuance … Continue reading
What Caused the Recession of 2019-2021?
As I discussed in We’re Overdue for a Sell-Everything/No-Fed-Rescue Recession, recessions have a proximate cause and a structural cause. The proximate cause is often a spike in energy costs (1973, 1990) or a financial crisis triggered by excesses of speculation and debt … Continue reading
The Dirty Truth About NATO