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Week in Review: Aug. 25 – Aug. 31

In case you missed any of this week’s articles, here is a round-up of some of the most read pieces written by the Economic Collapse News staff: NABE economists say Federal Reserve stimulus program ‘on the right track’ (hot) Video: Peter Schiff, … [Read more...]

Peter Schiff: Russia-Ukraine conflict may prompt Fed to postpone taper, rate hikes

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The situation between Russia and Ukraine is on the cusp of accelerating. With Western and European pressure being placed on Moscow, and Russia responding with its own set of sanctions, one of the biggest victims in this incident may be the United … [Read more...]

Debt is ruining millennials’ health: poll

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A new survey by the Bank of Montreal (BMO) found that debt is creating stress and a loss of sleep among all age demographics. Perhaps diminishing health will lead to consumers shrinking their enormous debt levels. Here are some of the findings … [Read more...]

David Stockman: ‘There will be no Bernanke style rescue’ when market crashes

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David Stockman, former Reagan budget director and bestselling author of the groundbreaking book “The Great Deformation,” has made damning statements on the United States economy, stock market and the Federal Reserve System before, but his latest … [Read more...]

What are you doing right now? Retale outlines a typical American day

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At the time of this writing, more than 20 million Americans are shopping, less than 24 million are eating and more than 11 million are sleeping. What are you doing right now besides reading this post? That’s what this website Retale.com looks at: a … [Read more...]

Burger King-Tim Hortons merger highlights Warren Buffett hypocrisy

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This week, the Burger King-Tim Hortons merger has been making headlines all over the United States and Canada. The $11.5 billion deal will see the burger chain and the coffee giant form to create a new company that will be headquartered in the Great … [Read more...]

‘Socialist Paradise’ Sweden suffering from swelling debt levels, employee absenteeism

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Sweden has long been celebrated as a place that the United States should mimic. A country that maintains a strong government, “free” healthcare and various safety nets to help every single Swede in the nation. Of course, much like what is often … [Read more...]

5 simple ways to increase your retirement wealth

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As we have reported on numerous occasions, the concept of retirement seems to be a forgotten idea and something alien to this generation. Most people are either not saving anything or saving very little, and this doesn't bode well for those who are … [Read more...]

Video: Peter Schiff, Jim Rickards talk global gold markets

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Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital, and Jim Rickards, Chief Global Strategist at the West Shore Funds, sit down for an extensive discussion on the global gold markets. Both men talk about how investors and average individuals can … [Read more...]

NABE economists say Federal Reserve stimulus program ‘on the right track’

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The United States economy is all sunshine and lollipops? Apparently so, says a survey of economists. A new survey released Monday by the National Association of Business Economists (NABE) shows that a majority (53 percent) of these economists say … [Read more...]