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1929 Depression VS 2007 Recession/Depression

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

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Originally posted 26th June 2009
Depression vs Recession
The jury is going to be out on this for some time yet although as I have stated if they don’t make significant changes and in the right direction then that’ll be where we end up. For those that don’t know the difference between a depression and a recession [...]

Everyone’s Taxes In The UK Are Going To Have To Go Up Full Stop!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

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Originally posted 22nd June 2009
An Unsustainable Trend in Debt
Basically, we have spent too much and we will be spending far, far more to get out of the current crisis. At some point this will need to be paid for and the only way to pay for it will be simply to create more revenue. So [...]

The Unemployment Tsunami

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

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Originally posted 22nd May 2009
Following on from my last article, I thought I’d cover the unemployment issue in a little more detail. Now I’ve been banging on about how unemployment will take off around the end of this year for some time now, and even though the media and nearly all financial pundits seem to [...]

Humility Becomes The Bank Of England

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 18th May 2009
The quarterly work of fiction has just come out from the Bank of England and as usual they have got some pretty big assumptions wrong. However, in this report as well as in the press conference, I saw a more reserved approach from Mervyn King.
I think he had been riding on [...]

The Real Reasons Behind The Crises Part II

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 9th April 2009
What If We Were A Great Bank?
So let’s say we were a bank and we started out with say £2,000,000 of capital. So we started trading and we took in deposits and decided to loan out our deposits at a higher rate than the interest we were paying for the them. [...]

The Real Reasons Behind The Crisis Part I

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 8th April 2009
It has been said at the moment that if you are not confused then you are not thinking clearly.
The credit markets are frozen and despite the recent surge in the stock market, they remain so. So any recovery in stocks will turn out to be a false dawn until these are [...]

The Great Experiment

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 13th March 2009
I’ve been meaning to write about this for some while now but there has never been enough time and as I stare at the notes I made whilst reading and evaluating the financial crisis, I see there really is an abundance that I could write about. However, this subject needs to [...]

It Appears That the Manipulation of the Press Is Alive and Well in the UK

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 2nd March 2009
The other day I wrote about an article published by the Telegraph on the 11th February. The headline was ‘European banks may need £16.3 trillion bail out’. In the article the reporter revealed that he had seen a document produced by the European Commission which briefed the EU’s finance ministers on [...]

World Trade Is Falling Into An Abyss

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 17th February 2009
Consumer spending is about 60% of world GDP and with assets falling or having fallen around the world and unemployment starting to rise, the consumers are in a state of shock and have stopped spending. Not a lot we didn’t know there but it is relevant to us as the central [...]

The Bank Of England’s Quarterly Fictional Novel

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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Originally posted 16th February 2009
Yes it’s that time again when the Bank of England try to explain why they got it so wrong and predict how they are actually going to get it right next time. My last article said how I couldn’t be bothered to write this up further as an article as it [...]

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