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BP bankruptcy could spark new derivatives crash, “bigger than Lehman”

July 11, 2010
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BP bankruptcy could spark new derivatives crash, “bigger than Lehman”

Gordon T. Long of Market Oracle is warning of a new credit crisis if BP files for bankruptcy which could be greater than that caused by the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. This is because of BP’s activities as a provider of credit, and their involvement in the global over-the-counter derivatives market. Since...

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Invisible Hand Episode 16: Interview with Michael Shanklin

July 11, 2010
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Invisible Hand Episode 16: Interview with Michael Shanklin

Download Podcast This episode of The Invisible Hand features my recent interview with Michael Shanklin. Mr. Shanklin is an activist for Libertarianism and Austrian Economics who has a weekly podcast at BlogTalkRadio, and frequently writes for several websites, including PeaceFreedomProsperity.com and shanklinmike.blogspot.com. Also, here are some of the news stories included in this edition...

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US credit rating under threat again

May 26, 2010
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US credit rating under threat again

Moody’s is wagging their finger at the US for not adopting IMF austerity measures quickly enough. From Bloomberg: The U.S. government’s Aaa bond rating will come under pressure in the future unless additional measures are taken to reduce projected record budget deficits, according to Moody’s Investors Service Inc. … The government’s finances have been...

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Invisible Hand Episode 9: Interview with Ellen Hodgson Brown

May 24, 2010
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Invisible Hand Episode 9: Interview with Ellen Hodgson Brown

Download Podcast This episode of The Invisible Hand features my recent interview with Ellen Hodgson Brown, known for her popular book Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free, for which there is now an updated 2010 edition. She runs the websites WebofDebt.com and Public-Banking.com....

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Bloomberg: Treasury Dept. credit rating lower than the banks it bailed out

April 2, 2010
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Bloomberg: Treasury Dept. credit rating lower than the banks it bailed out

This is an amazing interview on Bloomberg radio about the true credit rating of the US Treasury Department and the illusory nature of the dollar. He also ominously points out that according to the Coinage Act of the United States, the penalty for debasing the US currency is death.

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Credit card companies rate you based on what you buy and where

July 17, 2009
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I heard someone talking about this the other day and had to check it out for myself. And it’s true. From creditcards.com: What you buy and where you shop may affect your credit score. As credit card companies continue to tighten their lending standards on card users, some are using purchasing data — gleaned...

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