Busted: Bankers and The Global Economy

November 16, 2011

Financial Nonsense of GDP & Jobless Figures

Third quarter GDP numbers have no relation to reality  says John Williams of Shadow Stats. He believes that unemployment hasn’t really recovered from the 2001 recession. GDP has become a nonsense number, worthless in terms of having any meaning in terms of the real economy.

November 10, 2010

Obama: Embrace Globalism And The Emerging One World Economy

Barack Obama made some interesting comments about the USA economy and American attitudes during a joint commentary in Mumbai, India.

President Obama made these comments about the Federal Reserve, effectively a “no comment” statement.

The Federal Reserve is an independent body. It doesn’t take orders from the White House, and it’s important as a policy matter, as an institutional matter, that we don’t comment on particular Fed actions.

About offshoring or outsourcing, President Obama made the following remarks:

I don’t think you’ve heard me make outsourcing a bogeyman during the course of my visit. In fact, I explicitly said in my address in Mumbai to the Business Council that I think both countries are operating on some stereotypes that have outlived their usefulness.

I want to be able to say to the American people when they ask me, well, why are you spending time with India, aren’t they taking our jobs? — I want to be able to say, actually, you know what, they just created 50,000 jobs. And that’s why we shouldn’t be resorting to protectionist measures; we shouldn’t be thinking that it’s just a one-way street. I want both the citizens in the United States and citizens in India to understand the benefits of commercial ties between the two countries.

Essentially, the attitude of President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Singh is one of tough nuts to America. They advertise outsourcing as good for India and the world.

October 14, 2010

Banks invent money out of air

The financial system is a model of fraud, now out in the Austrian newspaper, Der Standard per Viennese economist Franz Hörmann. Franz Hörmann explains the fraudulent workings of the fractional reserve banking system in this  interview.

“If one creates money out of thin air and then passes what did not exist before on charging interest and using physical assets as collateral, then that is in reality a model for expropriation (acquiring property without making any payment).”

Hörmann explains in clear language how the money system works, why the financial system is a global fraud, how the use of  balance sheets contributes to this fraud and why a gigantic crash is now approaching. He says the whole financial system could well collapse in the next three years. Hörmann argues that the time has come for a paradigm shift in the economics studies as well as in society. This is because economic studies are built on false values.

Information on how the banking system works in reality that used to be available only on websites like Infowars and Global Economy (formerly Digital Economy) have long been classified as a conspiracy theory. This knowledge is now mainstream, established as fact.

The next step can only be to call into account the various bankers and politicians that know how this system operates. They have engineered the banking subprime crisis in order to have a pretext to take liquidity out of the money supply, crash the economy, buy up assets for a pittance, get trillions in tax payer money as “bailouts” in return for worthless thin air paper debts. They demand gigantic interest payments on the national debt that they and their politicians friends have created in an exact repeat of economic events in the 1930s preceding the rise of Adolf Hitler.

The whole point is to drain the wealth of economies while subjecting the labor pool to economic servitude and slavery. The system can destroy national economies and ignite hyperinflation. This world banking system is controlled by corporate brotherhood of central bankers, generally with globalist thinking on their mind.

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October 12, 2010

U.S. on the Way to the Third World?

Everyone is talking about unemployment, but nobody is talking about the long-term reality of the U.S. economy. Wall Street is playing investment games with agricultural commodities to make money, which is now impacting prices apart from traditional supply and demand. This translates to higher prices despite a poverty-stricken economy. Food processors and manufacturers are cutting products sizes and raising prices, which means that Americans continue to get the short shrift on all sides.

Then there are the jobs. This month the U-6 category from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (a measure of unemployment that includes those who have stopped looking for work)  jumped to 17.1%, yet another red flag.

Also, consider the U.S. trade deficit that sends billions of dollars overseas to foreign countries, never to return, evaporating into the global economy. The deficit means that the Fed will print more money to add to an already robust global dollar supply.

The nation has another banking crisis, where it has been revealed that fraudulent foreclosure documents were signed without evaluation. This could plunge both the the mortgage industry and the banking industry into another “too big to fail” bailout. Who are we kidding? Messy lawsuits could be the order of the day as buyers and investors seek redress for damages, either real or imaginary. All this financial pressure will undoubtedly influence exporting more jobs outside of America to cut corporate costs. That is why you are hearing all the media hype about Americans not being trained enough for sophisticated jobs that they no longer qualify for. They are preparing you for the ugly truth, even if the reasons are really fiction.

Many Americans struggle to pay for necessities now as those prices continue to rise. Food basics are once again on the rise. Food processors are likely to pass that on American consumers. To counter all the bad news, the Fed is considering creating inflation with the hope of boosting the economy. Printing more dollars to send overseas is hardly a solution. Printing dollars to keep those dollars here is the only viable solution, but hardly an option since most corporate shareholders only care about the bottom line as they send the bulk of their work to cheaper labor markets. Whether that bottom line rests on foreign factories or in American ones doesn’t matter to them.

This short-sided thinking is unsustainable at best, even as corporations seek government funding because they are unwilling to take risks in the U.S. marketplace. They seek that money only because the U.S. government is stupid enough to offer incentives to those that don’t really need the cash. It just pads the bottom line for larger corporations, as that money evaporates forever with little reward for Americans. Meanwhile, the media continues to boast that small business is responsible for a robust economy, even as the U.S. government penalizes small business. Enjoy the new American third world and the decline of the nation in favor of funding multinational corporations.

June 27, 2010

Jobs & G20: Budget Slashing Fever & Fantasy

To hear the G-20 proclaim it, the U.S. and other “prime economies” had better slash their budget deficits before the world comes to an end. The U.S. Senate quashes continued aid for the unemployed. Wall Street investment firms and banking succeeds in watering down financial reform. The fantasy continues while economists and politicians worry behind the scenes.  Even VP Joe Biden openly admitted that the United States will not regain the jobs that were lost in the “Great Recession.”

The official jobless rate, projected at below 10%, is pure fiction and must treated as such by those that seek the truth. It doesn’t consider many unemployed people that have dropped off the charts into oblivion. Underemployment is a national plague that the Labor Bureau of Statistics has revealed. Many are the discouraged job seekers and those that have settled for part-time work. The U.S. Labor Department shows that there are 79 million men in America between the ages of 25 and 65. Nearly 18 million of them, a record 22%, are out of work. This doesn’t include the underemployed. The impact is larger in African-American men.

The financial markets, like the government lawmakers, could care less about the deficit. Perhaps they should. As a result, investment rates in bonds is down. Almost all of them ignore engineered inflation which pays off central bankers to the tune of about 10% yearly, the real loss in buying power for the nation. In the meantime, the official inflation rate is a “convenient” 3% most years. Powers that be project an inflation rate 2.3% yearly for the next 30 years. Dreamland. Because of what is really a stagflation economy, falling prices and deflation of the dollar are more likely.

Wall Street and multinational capitalism seems to be in robust condition, to the cost of everyone but them. Corporate profit margins have reached record levels at 36% as the average American is short circuited entirely. These profits have never been so high since record keeping began. These figures are much the same as they were in the Reagan administration.

More than half of the national budget funds defense (don’t forget the wars), national debt interest and Social Security/Medicare. Politicians are eyeballing cuts on the latter, often silent as a senior political voice fades away. Don’t kid yourself. You’ll pay for seniors and the disabled one way or the other. Don’t kid yourself about the other major expenses either. Meanwhile, the national budget has climbed steadily for decades in the 6% to 10% range, much higher than the professed inflation rate.

There are no easy answers beyond beginning to live within our means as a nation. For years, Americans had forgotten about this necessity, encouraged by the system to spend endlessly, until the recession hit us between the eyes. Only bankers, multinationals and Wall Street have profited in their own economic bubble. Government has forgotten what economic balance and locally productive jobs mean, threatening to destroy their own system of weights and balances with unfettered spending and wars overseas, designed to keep terrorist attacks overseas and out of America. We have created our own reality. Are we willing to change?

April 12, 2010

Multinational America & Cheap Labor

Even highly educated Americans can hardly win with a nationwide crisis of underemployed and unemployed. Clearly, America lives in the age of the wage slave, a time of mindlessness and lack of creativity. Corporate America remains addicted to outsourcing overseas, especially where cheap Indian labor is concerned. Now globalist academia, notably the University of Houston, is outsourcing teaching assistant jobs to India. Globalists are doing much more than that. Even Houston is a new center of foreign training basking in the warmth of  globalist conceit. Meanwhile, Bill Gates vis-à-vis Microsoft, has continued to sack the prospect of American jobs by sending them overseas. Since Gates can’t bring Indian help legally into America by the truckload, he is sending precious jobs overseas at a time when an unprecedented number of qualified educated Americans are out of work. Almost half of the those on the unemployed rosters have been out of work for more than six months. It seems to me that the time is nigh to outsource the national sociopaths.

It is high time to move away from the falsehood of corporate globalism to consider employing educated U.S. citizens. Having experience myself in dealing with teams of the hired from Mumbai, I must admit that they seem to be bright people on the surface. They are humble and do what they are told. Hell yes, they are eager to please! That is where the panacea ends folks! You will tell them again and again, yes… and again. You will spend hours in special conference calls dealing with “the meeting of the minds,” as they continue to pour out work that most children can do.

Multinationals: your jobs building another nation.

The communication and cultural barrier looms large as work is redone over and over. As far as being eager to please, this is hardly a surprise since corporate buildings spring from some of the worst slums of India, corporate neighbors that gleam in contrast to some of the worst ghettos the world will see. Who wants to leave a pretty polished office in favor of a human black-hole of mud and cardboard? It is time to fully realize that this is a human rights issue. Elevating foreigners that live in mud holes seems to be the human thing to do, unless you are merely elevating them to the underpaid wage-slave status as they fight in their minds about what the hell is in the minds and attitudes of managers in Corporate America. Surely “Bob Cratchit” had it no better and we have the nerve to think that globalism is doing them a favor, kind of like how imperial Britain was good for India too.

Meanwhile, the good boys and girls at Deloitte, Price Waterhouse , Microsoft, IBM and the whole lot of lousy multinational sleezoids continue to undermine and use an entire planet of human beings for what is good for corporate needs at the moment while basking in the glow of sustainability and green politics. You can add all of Wall Street and their overseas markets to the list too because this behavior is all the same thing.

Behind the corporate scenes in India, destined for a third world U.S.A.

That isn’t enough for “Multinational America.” This well-funded, organized racket is built on lies of an American labor shortage that oozes from ivy league “innovation.” They have legitimized the crime of selling out “spoiled Americans” in the hope of instilling and importing India’s caste system into the United States for their own benefit. They are debasing the nation so they can continue to ply their usury on the nation as they pimp globalism to proffer their bottom line and the meaning of their miserable existence. So much for socially responsible behavior. Too bad that President Obama doesn’t have the good sense to charge this modern-day pack of miscreants with treason. These are the sort that only Benedict Arnold could love.

Meanwhile, they can bask in the glow of globalism, an effort to justify the behavior of sociopaths. Believe me, these kids from India aren’t paying the bill. Multinational corporations are.

October 7, 2009

U.S. Employment Statistics: Job Losses Slow

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These are “official” labor department statistics. This does not reflect disenfranchised workers or those that have lost unemployment benefits. Actual unemployment is much worse.

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