Archives for July 2017

The Battle of 2017: Ben Shapiro vs. Cenk Uygur

This was certainly a fun and exciting debate. Ben Shapiro of The Daily Wire took on Cenk Uygur of The Young Turk. If you do a quick search on YouTube you'll already find "Cenk DESTROYS Ben" or "Ben ANNIHILATES Cenk." Shapiro is dead on about … [Read more...]

Foreign Investment Is Not a Problem for the Domestic Economy

By: Mateusz Machaj In recent months, the political atmosphere in Poland has become more nationalist, which is reflected in a growing anti-foreign attitude toward capital flows. The general argument used relates to the apparently negative aspect … [Read more...]

Thug? Donald Trump forgets ‘innocent until proven guilty’ concept

Wow. This is certainly terrifying. Speaking at a police gathering in Selden, New York, President Donald Trump encouraged police officers to rough up suspects. This encouragement was then applauded by the cops standing behind the president. Here … [Read more...]

Swiss banks paid $1 billion in subzero interest rate charges in first half of 2017

In Europe and Asia, negative interest rates are quite common, and have been embraced by a wide array of central banks, including the Swiss National Bank (SNB) in Switzerland. Since January 2015, the SNB has charged a 0.75 percent fee on large … [Read more...]

Evil: EU considering freezing bank account cash withdrawals

And this is why there should be a Brexit, an Italexit, a Frexit, a Nexit and so on. Reuters is reporting that the European Union (EU) is considering permitting its member states to implement measures that would temporarily prevent individuals from … [Read more...]

Week in Review: July 24 to July 30

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:. Poll: Just 14% want to abolish the Federal Reserve Paging Thomas DiLorenzo – The Never-Ending Woes of a … [Read more...]

Wow! World stock market capitalization topped $78 trillion in June

Although much of the boom occurring in the global stock markets stem from central banking policy, it is still incredible to see how much the stock exchanges of the world have grown in the last 20-plus years. Since 1992, the world stock market … [Read more...]

Federal Reserve Remains on Course – to Trouble

By: Thorsten Polleit The Federal Reserve (Fed) is widely expected to continue to tighten its monetary policy this year. According to a latest Reuters Poll, the Fed is likely to start shrinking its US$4 trillion balance sheet in September and, … [Read more...]

6 random things for Friday (fashion gender pay gap, ‘What Happened’, Foxconn)

News Story of the Day: There is a gender pay gap in the fashion industry. Before you grab your pitchforks and shriek about the patriarchy, we need to warn you that there is a gender pay gap in the fashion industry...favoring women. According to … [Read more...]

Cal-Exit: California AG approves secession efforts

It is great to see a leftist state suddenly embrace the concept of secession, even though they labeled it as racist just a couple of years ago. According to the Associated Press, if the separatist movement receives at least 585,000 signatures, … [Read more...]