Europe Underwater

          In the past few weeks we saw Greece’s parliament adopt austerity measures demanded as conditionality by the IMF and Europe’s finance ministers in exchange for another round of Greek loans. So you’d think that the European sovereign debt crisis is under control, right? Wrong, two obvious reasons are the warnings … Continue reading

Connecting The Dots: food prices, inflation, unemployment, revolutions and peak oil

Connecting the dots The revolt in Tunisia ushered in 2011, when Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in front of the administrative building in the city of Sidi Bouzid. And in doing so lit the fuse that has detonated Egypt and threatens to topple the political order of the Maghreb, Yemen, and beyond. The reason … Continue reading

The Shortest Lived Empire

A monumental fall from grace. The financial apocalypse, the next American Revolution, the fall of democracy and the possible rise of fascism. An economic trend analysis of the next 2 years for the US, and its consequences for the world. The fall of the empire The greatest financial crisis of all time, even greater than … Continue reading

Hitting The Ceiling

US government will be seen hitting limit. In the next coming months the United States federal government is expected to hit the debt ceiling, a limit on how much the federal government is allowed to borrow. But until then a battle in is brewing in Washington, in a new and politically divided congress, between the … Continue reading

Gold in 2011

2011 trends report Gold   Since 2001 the price of gold per ounce has risen 500%, trading at about $300 in 2001 to an all time high of over $1400 at the end of 2010, making most of its gains in the recent years. Most of the gains made by gold between the years 2008 … Continue reading

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