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"Extend & Pretend"
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"SULTANS OF SWAP"
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ACT I
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EURO EXPERIMENT: German Steel or Schmucks?

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"INNOVATION"
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INNOVATION: America has a Structural Problem!

 

"PRESERVE & PROTECT"
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PRESERVE & PROTECT:  The Jaws of Death

 

 

JUNE 2011

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What Are Tipping Poinits?
Understanding Abstraction & Synthesis
Global-Macro in Images:  Understanding the Conclusions

"Currency Wars" with John Rubino of DollarCollapse.com
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"Consumer Metrics Institute " with Rick Divis of www.ConsumerIndexes.com
A three part interview series starting Monday June 13th through, Friday June 17th >> Go to Global Insights - ROUNDTABLE.

"Of Two Minds Blog" with Charles Hugh Smith of www.oftwominds.com
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Featuring Gordon T. Long, Publisher and Editor of GordonTLong.com and Tipping Points Commentary and Ty Andros of TraderView.com and Author of Tedbits Newsletter.

Wednesday
June 29th
2011

DEFINING
MAL-INVESTMENTS

 

 

 

 

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Supporting Materials
EU ‘Brady bonds’ plan for Greece - French banks lead deal to extend Greek debt over 30 years Financial Times  
The 'Brady Bond' Solution for Greek Debt - The U.S. helped rescue indebted Latin American countries in 1989. A similar plan can work in Europe.. WSJ  
   
 
 

Monday
June 27th
2011

POT POURRI

 

 

 

 

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Supporting Materials
Debt Hamstrings Recovery - Inability of Nations, Consumers to Get Out of Hock Weighs on Global Economy WSJ  
Costly Rush Away From Risk - Wave of Selling Hits Wall Street, Boosting Volatility and Imperiling Profit; 'Tolerance Has Changed' .  
Sick Minds Fredrick Sheehan  
Economic growth must slow, warns BIS - Central bankers’ bank calls for action on inflation Financial Times  
BIS Annual Report 2010/11 Bank of International Settlements  
   
 

Friday
June 24th
2011

WEEKLY WRAP

 

 

 

 

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Commercial Real Estate Prices declined 3.7% in April, Prices at new Post-Bubble Low   Calculated Risk  
Why the Jobs Situation Is Worse Than It Looks Mortimer Zuckerman  
Off-Balance-Sheet Loans Double, Boosting Bank Default Risk Bloomberg  
Food Stamp Fraud     PDF  
 

Wednesday
June 22nd
2011

POT POURRI

 

 

 

 

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Supporting Materials
New Hampshire Man Lights Himself On Fire To Protest America's Decline Zero Hedge  
Man Robs Bank and Demands $1 Just to Get Free Health Care in Jail Gaston Gazette  
The Death of Demand: The Post-Consumer Debt Economy Charles Hugh Smith  
"Time to panic? You Betcha. New Economic Perspective  
The World Held Hostage by Credit Default Swaps. Dick Alford on the FOMC: Watch what they say Institutional Risk Analyst  
Unease Rises Over Funds - U.S. Regulators Worried About Exposure of Money-Market Assets to European Banks. WSJ  
 
 

Friday
June 10th
2011

WEEKLY WRAP

 

 

 

 

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Weekly initial unemployment claims increase to 427,000 Calculated Risk  
April Wholesale Inventories And Sales Another Miss Zero Hedge  
Office Owners Seek to Cash In as Prices Boom WSJ  
Rents on the Rise Again WSJ  
The Lone Star Jobs Surge WSJ  
Bond Deal May Augur More European Travails WSJ  
30% Of People With A 401(k) Have Taken Out A Loan Against It: New Record ZH  

 
 
 

Wednesday
June 8th
2011

GREECE: A MICROCOSM

 

 

 

 

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CHART:  Yen - Monthly Continuation     
The Economy Is Worse Than You Think WSJ  
ECB Firefight Leaves it Exposed to Greek Shock - (FT) CNBC
EU Banks’ Capital Deficit Means Greek Default Not an Option Bloomberg  
German Watchdog Slams EU Over Bank Stress Tests Reuters  
Berlin Seeks 7-Year greek Debt Extension Financial Times  
Financial Overhaul Is Mired in Detail and Dissent NY Times  
Banks risk crisis trying to 'starve' reform: Geithner CNN  

 
 
 

Monday
June 6th
2011

U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT

 

 

 

 

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Nearly 1 in 3 Unemployed Out of Work More Than a Year.   WSJ  
10-Year Real Wage Gains Worse Than During Depression  IBD
Labor's Share Of National Income Drops To Lowest In History   Zero Hedge  
Unemployment and the Market: A 62-Year Perspective   Doug Short  
 
 

Friday
June 3rd
2011

WEEKLY WRAP

 

 

 

 

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Eurozone officials agree on new three-year bailout deal for Greece Independent  

Everything We Know About The Revised Greek Bailout And Austerity Package Right Now Business Insider

 
Moody's May Cut BofA, Citi, Wells Fargo Ratings Reuters  
Moody’s warns of US default risk Financial Times  
Greece goes further into junk territory - Moody’s downgrade as ECB backs debt rollover Reuters
Trichet seeks single EU finance ministry Financial Times  
Trichet calls for more EU intervention powers Market Watch  
Greenspan 'Scared' Over Deficit; Calls for Debt Ceiling Rise CNBC
 
 

 

Wednesday
June 1st
2011

ASIA & CHINA

 

 

 

 

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Preparing for China's Urban Billion  McKinsy Global Institute

 
Ten Reasons Why China is Different  Stephen Roach  
Intolerable choices for the eurozone    Martin Wolf, Finacial Times  
Exclusive: China to clean up billions worth of local debt   Reuters
Looming Problem of Local Debt in China-- 1.6 Trillion Dollar and Rising Victor Shih  
 
 
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Thursday
June 23rd
2011

CHARLES HUGH SMITH
Of Two Minds Blog

Charles Hugh Smith Bio
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June 21st
2011

CHARLES HUGH SMITH
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Monday
June 20th
2011

CHARLES HUGH SMITH
Of Two Minds Blog

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Friday
June 17th
2011

RICK DAVIS
Consumer Metrics Institite

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Supporting Materials - Rick Davis' Unthinkable Solutions Commentaries
April 5, 2011:  Historical Perspective to Sovereign Debt End-Games
April 16, 2011: "Unthinkable" Sovereign Debt End-Games
April 21, 2011:  Regime Changing Debt/GDP End-Games
April 29, 2011:  Debt/GDP End-Games via Insurrection
May 14, 2011: Unthinkable De-Financialization
May 20, 2011: Incorporating Debt/GDP End-Games
May 26, 2011: Healthy Debt/GDP End-Games
June 6, 2011: Scholarly Debt End-Games

Wednesday
June 15th
2011

RICK DAVIS
Consumer Metrics Institite

Rick Davis Bio
Website

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w/RICK DAVIS of Consumer Metrics Institute
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Supporting Materials - Rick Davis' Unthinkable Solutions Commentaries
April 5, 2011:  Historical Perspective to Sovereign Debt End-Games
April 16, 2011: "Unthinkable" Sovereign Debt End-Games
April 21, 2011:  Regime Changing Debt/GDP End-Games
April 29, 2011:  Debt/GDP End-Games via Insurrection
May 14, 2011: Unthinkable De-Financialization
May 20, 2011: Incorporating Debt/GDP End-Games
May 26, 2011: Healthy Debt/GDP End-Games
June 6, 2011: Scholarly Debt End-Games

Monday
June 13th
2011

RICK DAVIS
Consumer Metrics Institite

Rick Davis Bio
Website

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Thursday
June 2nd
2011

JOHN RUBINO
DollarCollapse.com
  

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