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Rothschild family is worth more than the top 8 billionaires in the world

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A recent report by Oxfam International highlights the dramatic rise in income equality by noting that the combined wealth of the world’s top 8 individual billionaires is more than the lower half of the world’s population, some 3.6 billion people. The intention of the report was to bring awareness to the unfairness …

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Social Costs of Online Gambling from an Economic Perspective

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Over the years, a number of studies have been conducted regarding online gambling in other to figure out how it affects economy and society in general. Some of the main costs identified by the different studies on the social front include: Increased cost of social service Psychological illnesses Suicide Bankruptcy …

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Gold ‘should be $US1,700 an ounce’ – Deutsche Bank

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Gold has seen a sell-off in recent days, heading for the longest run of declines since May, trading at $US1319 an ounce. Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen’s speech at Jackson Hole over the weekend contributed to gold’s latest decline. Yellen said the case for a US rate increase has strengthened, …

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Major Australian bank taken to court over interest rate rigging

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The corporate regulator has launched legal action against National Australia Bank for allegedly manipulating the bank bill swap rate (BBSW) 50 times. NAB said it would fight the case. Labor leader Bill Shorten jumped on the move, saying it provided further evidence of the need for a royal commission into the banks. “How …

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Iceland’s Pirate Party polls at 43%

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The most fascinating and encouraging political movement occurring anywhere on earth at the moment is taking place in the tiny nation of Iceland. No, it has nothing to do with the recent resignation of the country’s Prime Minister after it was discovered via the Panama Papers that he and his wife …

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China, Russia and Iran planning gold backed currency

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A Eurasian Golden Triangle is emerging with China, Russia and Iran as the three key points, F. William Engdahl notes. The latest Sino-Iranian rapprochement has prompted a lively debate regarding the new Eurasian “world order.” “Sometimes profound tectonic shifts in the global politics arise from the least noticed events. Such is the …

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Italian banks are going bust

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Italian banks face some big problems. The thing is they are pretty much the same as last year. Shares in Italian banks have slumped this year, amid fears that lenders need more capital to manage losses on bad loans. While some banks could do with raising capital—UniCredit for one has a thin …

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The corporations running the White House

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The president and his top advisers have kept an open door for CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, keeping almost 1,000 appointments with them, a Reuters review of White House records shows. Of the hundreds of appointments listed, Obama himself was present at about half. As the corrupting hand of government intervention spreads, so …

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Forex scandal: criminal bankers must be jailed, not fined

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Financial penalties expected to hit British banks for Forex rigging will do little to tackle financial crime in the City of London as regulators continue to prioritize high finance over ordinary citizens, experts warn. British banks could be fined billions in coming months as investors pursue them for rigging foreign …

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Chinese stock market plunges more than 6%

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Chinese stocks plunged on Tuesday as the yuan weakened against the dollar, reigniting fears that Beijing may be intent on a deeper devaluation of the currency despite the central bank’s comments that it sees no reason for a further slide. Concerns that companies may pull more money out of China …

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EU officials panic as Greece votes ‘NO’

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group The Greek referendum results are in, and the nation’s people have resoundingly rejected forced austerity. Over 60% voted ‘NO’ to the IMF bailout, with less than 40% voting ‘YES’. This landslide victory sends a clear message to the European Union that the people of Greece are …

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Plans for cashless society is accelerating bank runs

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Over the past few months, as governments and bankers lose grip on the failing monetary system that is surviving only on the back of record low interest rates and excessive money printing, the ‘war on cash’ has been escalating around the world. Why such disdain for cash? A society …

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The ‘War on Cash’ has begun

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Forget the ‘war on terror’ or even the ‘war on drugs’. There is a new war in town: The ‘war on cash’. JP Morgan Chase recently informed some of its customers that cash can no longer be stored in their safety deposit boxes. In …

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China imports over 2,000 tons of gold in last two years

China has just one thing to say to all those who engage in the now daily slamdowns of gold just around the time of the London fixing, after 8 am Eastern, which lately have gotten so vicious they have resulted in “stop logic” market halts not on one but at least two occasions, …

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World leaders denounce Monsanto exec winning World Food Prize

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Last month, Monsanto executive Robert Fraley received the World Food Prize. This highly esteemed prize, considered among many to be the “Nobel Prize” of food, was given to the chief technology officer of the chemical company who is ironically working to diabolically destroy agriculture as we know it. As Anthony Gucciardi …

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India signals it is rearing to kick Monsanto out

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A report from the August 17 edition of the American Association for the Advance of Science’s journal Science titled, “Negative Report on GM Crops Shakes Government’s Food Agenda,” revealed that an Indian high-profile parliamentary panel, only a week before, recommended that GM crop “field trails under any garb should be discontinued forthwith,” …

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