It is the 21st of January 2020


Ron Paul: "The Fed's Massive Bubble Is Creating A World Of Economic Pain"

There shouldn't be a Federal Reserve, but it exists, and it's constantly creating a world of economic pain.?

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Italy Bails Out Two Failed Banks; Cost To Taxpayers: $17 Billion

Two weeks after the first, and biggest, European bank bail-in took place under the relatively new European bank resolution mechanism, the EBRD, when Spain's Banco Popular wiped out the holders of its most risky securities, including equity and AT bonds, and then selling what was left of the bank to Santander for €1 - a process that took place without a glitch -  Italy may have just killed any hope of a European banking union, when the bailout of two small banks made a "mockery" of Europe's new regulation.

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If the Markets Are So Great, Why Are Finance Sites Struggling to Attract Readers?

As markets continue to break record highs, the echelon of premier finance sites in America continues to undergo deleterious drawdowns in their traffic. Anyone who operates a finance site knows that lack of volatility is the death knell for traffic. People aren't interested in reading about stocks, generally speaking, when markets are effervescently gliding towards new highs. They are, in fact, keenly interested in horrible news and/or rapidly declining equity prices.

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Euronomics Decomposing, Raise a Glass of Cheer!

This article by David Haggith was first published on The Great Recession Blog: 

By ECB - European Central Bank ( [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Europeans must have been delighted to discover that one thing is working as well as it has since the start of the Great Recession. Behemoth banks that are failing are still able to pay their Christmas bonuses to their top executives and give nice dividends to their shareholders thanks to Super Mario Draghi. 

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