Tagged: global finance

It Looks Like “Illuminati” Run the World After All

It Looks Like “Illuminati” Run the World After All

You may have heard the conspiracy theory. It goes something like this: A small group of very rich people get together every so often and decide what’s going to happen in the global economy....

Those Whom the Gods Would Destroy They First Make Mad

Those Whom the Gods Would Destroy They First Make Mad

As Euripides is supposed to have said but didn’t, when the gods wish to destroy you they first make you crazy. If the ancient saying is right, the gods must be planning to destroy...

We Can Be Thankful Obama is America’s President, After All

We Can Be Thankful Obama is America’s President, After All

Tomorrow, Americans are expected to reflect on the things they are thankful for – in addition to not being the turkey they’ll be carving up. And at least one American is thankful for not...

Nobel Winner Illuminates a New Path for the Future

Nobel Winner Illuminates a New Path for the Future

For the first time in its history, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the annual million-dollar-plus Nobel prize for economics to a woman. She is 76-year-old Elinor Ostrom (photo at right), a...

That’s the Way the Money Goes… and Goes… and Goes Awry

That’s the Way the Money Goes… and Goes… and Goes Awry

A doctor named Matt Bivens has written an article for a web site called Tomdispatch.com that leaves me with tears of frustration and rage. He describes some of the deadly diseases the powers-that-be could...

It’s No Wonder That American “Progressives” Are Disenchanted

It’s No Wonder That American “Progressives” Are Disenchanted

As the Obama Administration begins to bear fruit, I’m not sure I like the crop so far. This government is turning out to be pretty bland. It’s the fall of 2009 and we are...

Japan Says Goodbye to a Half Century of Smoke and Mirrors

Japan Says Goodbye to a Half Century of Smoke and Mirrors

Back in the Sixties, I sat in wonder as a young financial genius explained the magic of “leveraging.” From what I was able to gather, all you had to do was get hold of...

Living in a World of Make Believe, Whom Can We Trust?

Living in a World of Make Believe, Whom Can We Trust?

I am more befuddled than usual today. I have been browsing the web, trying to find out what’s really going on in the world of finance, and what I have found so far makes...

No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

I don’t think it’s President Obama’s fault but it looks as if his administration is throwing America’s senior citizens “under the bus.” There’s news today, for example, that Social Security recipients will get no...

Battle Lines Are Drawn Between Greed and Decency

Battle Lines Are Drawn Between Greed and Decency

Never before have I witnessed such a clear-cut struggle for world domination. Not during the Second World War, when Hitler, Mussolini and Emperor Hirohito joined forces against Britain, the United States and their allies....