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Fiction, Fantasy and the Euro

The extent to which the economic policy of nations is made on the basis of misinformation or wishful thinking is not generally recognized.

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Bernie Sanders Goes After the Oil Industry

Our favorite senator has had enough of “Wall Street speculators” jacking up oil prices. Here he tells radio host Ian Masters about his legislative attack plan.

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Is Rampant Speculation Driving Up the Price of Oil?

It seems everyone’s got a pet theory about why the price of oil has jumped roughly 30 percent since the start of the year. Right- wingers blame a conspiracy hatched by President Barack Obama to strangle domestic oil production and push his “radical” green agenda on an unsuspecting America ... (more)

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Speculators [A cartoon from Austria]

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Banks Gamble With Almost-Free Money

The Fed has been lending money at record-low rates, but instead of passing on the cash to businesses and consumers, big banks are rolling the dice in the financial markets. China and Japan have warned that these American high jinks could once again upend ... (continued)

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Withdrawal From Iraq? Not With All These Shiny U.S. Bases…

TomDispatch warns that the presence of American “super bases” in Iraq belies the idea that the U.S. will pull out of the country any time soon.

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