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Finding Order in the Orwellian Chaos ~ link ~ This is an excellent article that I strongly recommend. Stirling
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"If you owe the bank $100", John Paul Getty is reputed to have said, "then that's your problem". "But if you owe the bank $100m, it's the bank's problem".
Gold breaks through $1,700 as flight to safety continues ~ link ~ Holding real gold is one thing (but make sure that it is not fake), but holding "paper gold" assets is something totally different. Many hold "paper gold" assets will likely get burnt bad. Stirling
Other commodities fell on fears that the downgrade could exacerbate the economic slowdown. Brent crude fell $3.58 to $105.79. Katrina Oldham, an energy trader at Inenco, said fears of a double-dip could see the oil price fall below $100 a barrel.
Debt crisis: Barack Obama's call for urgency fails to prop up shares ~ link ~ It's hard to prop up anything with hot air! Stirling
“We were living in this bubble territory where we perceived that governments can carry on running massive budget deficits forever, and that Mr. Bernanke will keep printing money and propping up asset prices,” Pietropoli stated.
"Now is the right time for the United States, trapped in economic hardship, to reflect on its domineering thinking and deeds," it added.