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Tax Cut Extension Is Likely; So Is a Larger Deficit

Written by Gary North on November 30, 2011

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell now says he will back an extension of the payroll tax cut. Democrats favor it. It is perceived as helping the middle class. The Democrats want a surtax on the rich to pay for it. Republicans are unlikely to get on board. “In all likelihood, we will agree to continue […]

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Your Nightmare Scenario Is Too Mild

Written by Gary North on November 29, 2011

Karl Denninger sometimes writes some choice stuff. He follows the capital markets. He thinks the endgame scenario in Europe marks the beginning of the end. I’m not equally sure. The New World Order brigade has a lot of inflating to do between now and the end of the inflationary road. Denninger’s summary of the welfare […]

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The Daisy Chain of Banking: From Europe to the USA

Written by Gary North on November 29, 2011

John Mauldin monitors the markets. He is the author of Endgame. He also used to be my business manager. He is less apocalyptic than I am, but is is scary enough. Here is his latest assessment: I am constantly asked what my biggest worry is. What is the largest monster I think I hear in […]

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Worldwide Recession, Says OECD Report

Written by Gary North on November 29, 2011

The OECD is an international organization: the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. It is not given to wild predictions. Recently, it issued a report that said this: If everything came to a head, with governments and banking systems under extreme pressure in some or all of the vulnerable countries, the political fall-out would be […]

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Bailout FOR the FED, Not from It

Written by Gary North on November 28, 2011

Remember this question: “Who guards the guardians?” I offer another: “Who lends to lender of last resort?” This is not hypothetical. The Federal Reserve is called the lender of last resort. In theory, it can always escapeĀ  an audit. It cannot be shut down. But this applies legally only to the Board of Governors, an […]

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