Hur går det egentligen med situationen med Nord- och Sydkorea? Stephen Gowans på gowans.wordpress.com 23 dec:
There are three key facts that place the brinkmanship being played out on the Korean peninsula into perspective. With these facts providing the context, the recent behavior of south Korea is revealed to be that of a local bully acting on behalf of a much larger global one….
antiwar.com – South Korea Drills to ‘Punish the Enemy’, Are Drills a Deliberate Attempt to Start a War?
presstv.ir: A Pakistani teenager is seeking to sue the CIA for damages after a non-UN-sanctioned US drone attack killed three of his relatives and led to his own disability.
presstv.ir: 2 Afghan civilians killed in US-led attack
John Pilger – The War You Don’t See
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Ellen Brown – AUSTERITY FAILS IN EUROLAND: TIME FOR SOME “DEFICIT EASING”?
With quantitative easing, the new money is generally used to buy securities from the banking system, thus providing the banks with more money to lend. Unfortunately that is where problems have been arising in the US and the UK. Because the public has been unwilling to borrow, or the banks have been unwilling to lend, quantitative easing has not increased the supply of money in circulation in the US, where M3 began to decline in the second half of 2009 and was still falling a year later. . . .
Deficit-easing avoids this ‘won’t-borrow-won’t-lend’ bottleneck by giving the new money to governments to spend into use, or to pass on to their citizens to reduce their own debts or to invest in approved ways.
washingtonsblog.com – Economics Is Simple … The Fat Cats Just Want You to Think It’s Complicated So That You Won’t Demand Change
”Economics and finance seem like complicated topics, and so many people ”leave it to the experts”.
However, these topics are actually simple, and if people hear a clear explanation, they will be able to form an opinion about our current economy and the government’s response to economic challenges.”