Americans make more money and are slightly more satisfied with their lives, on average, than people in other countries, but here’s the catch: We live slightly shorter lives. . . . → Read More: US Ranks Number 1 In Wealth, Not In Happiness, By Allison Linn
The seeds of energy conflicts and war sprouting in so many places simultaneously suggest that we are entering a new period in which key state actors will be more inclined to employ force — or the threat of force — to gain control over valuable deposits of oil and natural gas. In other words, we’re now on a planet heading into energy overdrive. . . . → Read More: Oil Wars On The Horizon, By Michael Klare
As the world economy crashes against debt and resource limits, more and more countries are responding by attempting to salvage what are actually their most expendable features—corrupt, insolvent banks and bloated militaries—while leaving the majority of their people to languish in “austerity.” The result, predictably, is a global uprising. This current set of conditions and responses will lead, sooner or later, to social as well as economic upheaval—and a collapse of the support infrastructure on which billions depend for their very survival. . . . → Read More: The Fight Of The Century, By Richard Heinberg
Economic Collapse: A planet on the verge of a nervous breakdown . . . → Read More: VIDEO: Max Keiser Interviews Dmitry Orlov
In fact, as we face individual and national bankruptcy, the malls have become for many Americans more a place to merely wander and lust than to actually buy. Large segments of the population have lost their jobs, health insurance and homes, and are so deeply in debt that when they surrender to the advertising-bred consumerist urge, they can only window shop, their credit cards rejected if they attempt to buy much of the stuff on display. . . . → Read More: Celebrating Spiritual Death On Black Friday, By Coleen Rowley
Noted American economist Nouriel Roubini says the eurozone is in the midst of crumbling, and with the rest of the world’s future at stake with a potential collapse, they might want to listen up — Roubini has been right before. Speaking privately at a get-together this week at his apartment, those in attendance have since leaked that Roubini, who manages the Roubini Global Economics firm, has low-expectations for resurgence in the eurozone. According to the economist, a collapse is imminent as the economy overseas gets more chaotic. . . . → Read More: Roubini Predicts Eurozone Collapse; World Markets To Follow
Watch Part 2 Of This Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdxM1MZXgZ0 . . . → Read More: VIDEO: Rachel Maddow And Michael Moore On Occupy Wall St.
Dr. Doom Roubini has grown even more pessimistic since he put a 60% probability of a U.S. double dip in 2012 just about three weeks ago. Business Day reported that speaking at a press conference in Johannesburg on Sep. 20, Roubini now says, “The US is already in a recession although it will not admit it.” and that the rest of the world would not be insulated from the effects of another global meltdown. (Clip Below) . . . → Read More: Roubini & Soros: U.S. Already In Double Dip Recession; Warn of Uprising