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PAX, LUX ET VERITAS SINCE 1965
Forum Economics Category: General
Created by John Eipper on 08/19/10 5:00 PM

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World Bank (Ronald Hilton, USA, 06/11/11 9:24 am)

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Religion and World Bank: Ending Extreme Poverty (Vincent Littrell, USA, 04/12/15 3:21 pm) In February 2015, over 30 religious leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations met with World Bank officials in support of a World Bank initiative to end extreme poverty world-wide in th ...
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A World Bank President Who's Not a Crony or a War Criminal? Engler Interviews Weisbrot (John Torok, USA, 03/31/12 9:05 am) I thought this interview, prompted by the appointment of Korean-American Jim Yong Kim as World Bank president, of Mike Weisbrot, an advocate for economist Jeffrey Sachs's appointment to that post, ...
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The World Bank and the IMF (Ronald Hilton, USA, 01/01/01 9:24 am) Stephen Schwartz writes: "The World Bank is actually opposed to the IMF in that the former seeks to establish policies that woul ...
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International Finance (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Germany's Wirecard Collapses, Declares Bankruptcy (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 06/27/20 7:23 am) The whole world knows that Communism sucks, but isn't Capitalism grand? Here is a very recent example. Someone is making a lot of money from the Wirecard collapse on Thursday. Yes, credit ...
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Federal Reserve Loans to Foreign Banks (Massoud Malek, USA, 06/11/16 10:12 am) Is Donald Trump less presidential than George W. Bush, who caused the 2008 financial crisis that cost the US economy more than $22 trillion? According to CNN, when counting both "removals& ...
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Italy to Join China-Led AIIB (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 03/17/15 8:47 am) A very surprising item from Rome: It has been reported that Italy, thus far a loyal lackey of the US Empire, will enter the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a sort of Chinese IMF.

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Capitalism (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Silicon Valley Bank Collapse: Michael Frank Comments (John Eipper, USA, 03/15/23 2:45 am) John E wrote on March 14th: I invite a WAISer (Michael Frank? Bert Westbrook?) to walk us through the relationship between Silicon Valley Bank and crypto currency. Did the latter have a role i ...
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Silicon Valley Bank Collapse: Capitalism and Its Discontents (Paul Levine, Denmark, 03/14/23 3:24 am) This is the 383rd day of Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine. As the death toll in the battle for Bakhmut rises, Americans are distracted from the war by the collapse of a California bank, ...
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Christianity's Case for Capitalism (Richard Hancock, USA, 08/02/18 4:35 am) The latest issue of Stanford Magazine had a list of books written by Stanford graduates.  On this list, I found God and Business, Christianity's Case for Capitalism, by ...
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Economics (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Spring Hopes Eternal? David A Westbrook on Neo-Liberalism, "Paranoia within Reason" (David A. Westbrook, USA, 05/18/23 9:32 am) Hope this finds everyone well. WAISers might like the open letter "After Liberal Economics," in my latest substack: Springtimes; Paranoia Within Reason; After Liberal EconomicsRead more
In Wake of SVB Collapse, a Recession? (Enrique Torner, USA, 03/19/23 8:29 am) There has been a lot of talk about banks failing, but we've heard hardly anything about the possible consequences. Some people are spreading fears that our economy is going to collapse or go into ...
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Taxation and Revenue: Revisiting Laffer's Curve (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 11/08/22 3:24 am) During election time in many Western countries, the same debate, forever unresolved, usually arises about taxes, with some candidates promising to reduce and others to increase them. This issue also a ...
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World Economy (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Did We Ever Really "Recover" from 2008? (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 07/02/20 4:24 am) Many months ago, WAIS had a discussion about the Fed creation (how a bunch of fat cats got together 100+ years ago at some ritzy beach resort in Georgia and wrote what they thought were their suggesti ...
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Britain's Second Empire? A Documentary on UK's Role in Global Finance (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 04/22/19 2:52 am) For many years I have been posting my strong evidence-based opinions about how the global private interests have bought governments away from representing their people's interests.  Yesterday ...
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Coal in My Stocking; from Ric Mauricio (John Eipper, USA, 12/26/18 4:09 am) Ric Mauricio writes: Merry Christmas from Silicon Valley. Yesterday I found coal in my Christmas stocking. Yes, the last couple of months have been quite a downer in the markets. And ev ...
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