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PAX, LUX ET VERITAS SINCE 1965
Forum Economics Category: General
Created by John Eipper on 08/19/10 5:00 PM

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World Bank (Ronald Hilton, USA, 06/11/11 9:24 am)

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Religion and World Bank: Ending Extreme Poverty (Vincent Littrell, USA, 04/12/15 3:21 pm) In February 2015, over 30 religious leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations met with World Bank officials in support of a World Bank initiative to end extreme poverty world-wide in th ...
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A World Bank President Who's Not a Crony or a War Criminal? Engler Interviews Weisbrot (John Torok, USA, 03/31/12 9:05 am) I thought this interview, prompted by the appointment of Korean-American Jim Yong Kim as World Bank president, of Mike Weisbrot, an advocate for economist Jeffrey Sachs's appointment to that post, ...
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The World Bank and the IMF (Ronald Hilton, USA, 01/01/01 9:24 am) Stephen Schwartz writes: "The World Bank is actually opposed to the IMF in that the former seeks to establish policies that woul ...
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International Finance (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Germany's Wirecard Collapses, Declares Bankruptcy (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 06/27/20 7:23 am) The whole world knows that Communism sucks, but isn't Capitalism grand? Here is a very recent example. Someone is making a lot of money from the Wirecard collapse on Thursday. Yes, credit ...
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Federal Reserve Loans to Foreign Banks (Massoud Malek, USA, 06/11/16 10:12 am) Is Donald Trump less presidential than George W. Bush, who caused the 2008 financial crisis that cost the US economy more than $22 trillion? According to CNN, when counting both "removals& ...
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Italy to Join China-Led AIIB (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 03/17/15 8:47 am) A very surprising item from Rome: It has been reported that Italy, thus far a loyal lackey of the US Empire, will enter the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a sort of Chinese IMF.

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Capitalism (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Christianity's Case for Capitalism (Richard Hancock, USA, 08/02/18 4:35 am) The latest issue of Stanford Magazine had a list of books written by Stanford graduates.  On this list, I found God and Business, Christianity's Case for Capitalism, by ...
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How Corporate Capitalism Looted Democracy: William Greider (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 09/17/17 4:50 am) In his essay below, William Greider (The Nation) has expressed my feelings much better than I have repeatedly been able to do in this Forum. I particularly appreciate his analytical depth an ...
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Trump-Branded Massage Parlors and Escorts (Massoud Malek, USA, 03/14/17 8:51 am) As Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 22, "One of the weak sides of republics, among their numerous advantages, is that they afford too easy an inlet to foreign corruption."

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Economics (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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US Savings in Current Economic Climate (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 05/07/22 3:20 am) People with money can save more than hungry people. This seems to have happened in the current climate. The Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City addressed the savi ...
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How Did the Dollar Become the Reserve Currency? From Michael Frank (John Eipper, USA, 04/21/22 5:14 am) Michael Frank writes: The dollar became the world's reserve currency as a direct result of WW2 and the subsequent Bretton Woods agreement. The $35 gold fix essentially made the doll ...
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Financial Cost of Sanctions against Russia (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 03/21/22 9:09 am) Concerning sanctions, we may wish to note the wise comments of Fabrizio Maronta (Limes). Russia, starting this year, had U$630 billion in gold and foreign reserves, but only $132 billion are in ...
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World Economy (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Did We Ever Really "Recover" from 2008? (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 07/02/20 4:24 am) Many months ago, WAIS had a discussion about the Fed creation (how a bunch of fat cats got together 100+ years ago at some ritzy beach resort in Georgia and wrote what they thought were their suggesti ...
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Britain's Second Empire? A Documentary on UK's Role in Global Finance (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 04/22/19 2:52 am) For many years I have been posting my strong evidence-based opinions about how the global private interests have bought governments away from representing their people's interests.  Yesterday ...
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Coal in My Stocking; from Ric Mauricio (John Eipper, USA, 12/26/18 4:09 am) Ric Mauricio writes: Merry Christmas from Silicon Valley. Yesterday I found coal in my Christmas stocking. Yes, the last couple of months have been quite a downer in the markets. And ev ...
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