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The economic number everyone’s overlooking – Alan Tonelson- MarketWatch

Amid this preoccupation with numbers, however, one figure keeps getting overlooked: the U.S. trade deficit. Each of these indicators affects the economy in different ways. But the trade deficit’s thoroughgoing neglect is especially strange. For its size and impact are comparable to its higher profile counterparts and bigger than some. And its growth has directly…

Republicans Should ‘Take Hostages’ Over Debt Ceiling; U.S. Won’t Default, Says Stockman | Daily Ticker – Yahoo Finance

David Stockman, former head of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan, a former member of Congress, and author of The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism, insists the shutdown is a “sideshow.” He tells The Daily Ticker the real story is the debt ceiling, and he thinks we’re “finally getting to a…

Keiser Report: Lynching America – YouTube

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert, discuss whether banking bonus outrage is equivalent to the lynching of African Americans in the Deep South and the money, money, money, MONEY! of the ex-Presidents of the United States. In the second half, Max interviews George Galloway, a Member of Parliament, about…

Keiser Report: Deja Fraud

Keiser Report: Deja Fraud (E497) – YouTube. In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert, report from the heart of hedge fund land in Stamford and Darien, Connecticut, where they discuss the deja fraud of highly leveraged markets five years after Lehman collapsed and the nonsense job economy in which highly…

Remembering the families at the center of the financial crisis- Sheila Bair- Fortune

FORTUNE — I told myself I wasn’t going to do a “Lehman” column given the media frenzy over this month’s five-year anniversary of that institution’s bankruptcy. But in researching a new book I am writing for young adults about the 2008 financial crisis, I have been uncomfortably reminded of the hardship so many families encountered…