Monthly Archive:: January 2011

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Keep Your Eye on Middle East Wild Card

By Greg Hunter’s Just a few weeks ago, an uprising toppled a little known Tunisian leader (President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.)  Tunisia is due west of Egypt, separated only by Libya.  About the only thing that seemed newsworthy was the family reportedly

State of Denial

By Greg Hunter’s Barack Obama addressed the country for the third State of the Union address of his Presidency this week.  In broad terms, he talked mostly about innovation, education and jobs.  To be fair, he also briefly touched on

Greg Hunter on Coast to Coast AM!

I was on Coast to Coast AM early Wednesday morning. Coast to Coast AM is a nation-wide radio show with a network of more than 500 radio stations. I was on the first hour of the show (1am EST) to talk about the “REAL” State

The Most Predictable Financial Calamity in History

By Greg Hunter’s In November 2010, the Federal Reserve announced a second round of economic stimulus commonly referred to as Quantitative Easing (QE2).  The reason, according to the Fed, was “progress toward its objectives has been disappointingly slow.”   So, to

Housing Shows There Is No Recovery

By Greg Hunter’s Housing starts are a tried and true barometer of business activity.  If there was a real economic recovery going on, housing starts would be, at the very least, edging up.  Please keep in mind the government is

Most U.S. Cities and States Float in a Sea of Red Ink

Nearly every state in the Union and nearly every large city are facing ballooning budgets and shrinking tax revenue (confiscation).  Some, such as Illinois and California, are boarding on insolvency and need to fill budget holes that are tens of billions of dollars. 

Inflation Is Here

Greg Hunter’s For months now, the Federal Reserve has been worried about inflation being too low.  So low, that the Fed claims it is unhealthy to the U.S. economy.  When it announced its second wave of money printing (QE2) in

Bad Real Estate News Ignored to Spin Bright Future

By Greg Hunter’s  I was shocked to see this headline from an Associated Press story yesterday, “Economists project home sales, construction to rise sharply in 2011 from extreme lows of 2010.”   I was dumbfounded by the title of the article

Will Raising the Debt Ceiling Bail Out the Banks, Again?

By Greg Hunter’s Just after the first of the year, the Chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers, Austan Goolsbee, emphatically pushed for Congress to raise the debt ceiling.  Goolsbee said on the ABC Sunday talk show, “This Week,”

Vitriol is a Veiled Attack on Free Speech

Greg Hunter’s      The massacre that happened this past weekend in Tucson, Arizona, is a horrific tragedy.  Twenty people were shot (including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords), and six died at the hand of a lone gunman with a questionable mental history. 

2011 Prediction Follow-up

The 2011 Predictions post garnered more than 100 comments and several hundred predictions.  I want to thank everyone for taking the time to make a prediction or comment.  Your involvement is what makes this site come alive.   I put together a

B of A Settlement, Another Taxpayer Rip-off

By Greg Hunter’s In case you have not heard, Fannie and Freddie (also known as Government-Sponsored Enterprises or GSE’s) settled a big lawsuit with Bank of America Monday.  The case was settled for cents on the dollar, even though the