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Is Gold in a Bubble?

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com    With gold hitting all time nominal highs this week, the recurring question is “Is gold in a bubble?”  The yellow metal has been flirting with the $1,300 an ounce mark, and some folks are getting a little

The Recession is Over? Really!

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  I was dumbfounded by the headline “Recession Ended in June 2009” that came out earlier this week.  The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which is a panel of academic economists, called an end to the longest

We Don’t Have Honest Money

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  My nephew, Luke, called me the other day vexing over the materials used in our coins.  He is a finance major in grad school and was researching money when he discovered that pennies were 97.5 percent zinc

Treasury Bills: The New Opium

 About this time last year, I heard financial expert Jim Rickards say on CNBC, “Federal Reserve needs to cut US Dollar in half over next 14 years.” He followed that up by saying, “If the market sees that playing out which

Tap Dancing on A Land Mine

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com The economic “recovery” talk picked up some speed yesterday as retail sales for August were announced.  The government said sales were up a whopping .4%. It seemed everybody on financial TV was talking like the worst is

The Elephant in the Room

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com There has been a flurry of proposals this week on how to get the economy growing again.  The President has been giving speeches across the country offering up plans for more infrastructure spending, business tax cuts and

Death By Globalism—Economists Haven’t A Clue

The President is kicking off another new jobs creation campaign this week.  He has just proposed spending more than $50 billion on infrastructure over the next six years and $300 billion in business tax cuts and credits for the future.  The

Job Headlines Paint False Rosy Picture

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Headlines released after a better than expected jobs report painted a very optimistic picture.  Bloomberg’s headline read “Recession Concerns Ease on August Jobs Data.” The story said, “Companies in the U.S. added more jobs than forecast in

Skidding Toward Fall

The following article was written by James Howard Kunstler.  Mr Kunstler wrote a book in 2008 about post-oil America called  ”World Made By Hand.”  Fossil fuel and issues surrounding it are a natural fit for this writer.    He wrote the article

Little Growth Means Big Trouble

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  Second quarter GDP growth numbers were revised down last week to a paltry 1.6% from 2.4%.  Wall Street celebrated because some were expecting “growth” to be revised even lower.  The stock market shot up on this news, but

Ground Zero Mosque is a Distraction

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  I think the problems we face as a nation are much more important than building a mosque in lower Manhattan.  The only reason I am writing about this is because it is an issue that I feel

Housing is Dragging the Economy to Hell

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  A little more than two months ago, banking analyst Meredith Whitney said on CNBC, “Unequivocally, I see a double-dip in housing.  There’s no doubt about it . . . prices are going down again.” I’d say unequivocally

Standing Up When It’s Too Late

This article is comparison between America and another great empire faced with rot in high office and a decline of state—Rome.  The writer, JR Nyquist, artfully points out it’s not the big events that sink an empire but many seemingly little

Mainstream Media is Crushing Public Confidence

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  Recently, a new Gallup poll delivered some bad news to mainstream media–only one fourth of people asked believe what it says.  The Gallup story said, “Americans continue to express near-record-low confidence in newspapers and television news

Why is the U.S. Government Protecting BP?

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  A little more than 2 weeks ago, the government said nearly 75% of the oil from the worst environmental disaster in history was gone!  Government scientists claim most of the oil had dissolved, dispersed or been removed.