– Articles

Articles

Introduction to Economics

Money Theory – a primer– Relates basic concepts to what is happening in the world right now, inclusive of the Greek financial crisis, and what should be done about it.

Economic Systems, Collapse and Growth

Annual Economic Christmas List – Demands for reform economic system (USA)

Debt Britannia – about the magnitude of debt and the types of debt in the UK

Debt and Democracy – Has the Link Been Broken?  – Michael Hudson

Question and answer with Richard Heinberg who argues the Occupy Movement is the “End of Growth Uprising” caused by energy and oil depletion – and calls for community resilience

On the Cusp of Collapse – Complexity, Energy and the Globalised Economy – David Korowicz

Naomi Klein: Inconvenient Climate Conclusions – in the New York Times, arguing that the libertarian right are correct to argue that “a meaningful response to global warming would be a fatal blow to free markets and capitalism”:

Statistics

Baltic Dry index – could figures indicate global economy is shrinking.

Fossil Fuel

The Questionable economics of Shale gas

Commentary in Nature – Can economy bear what oil prices have in store?

Chinese property bubble

China’s housing bubble is losing air

Long-term ‘Pain’ For Chinese Property Market – According to Credit Suisse

Financial Crimes

Goldman Sachs whistleblower threatened with the sack – Osita Mba, who disclosed that managers had let off Goldman Sachs with tax penalties, is facing disciplinary procedures.

Psychopathic Economics 101 – Article about psychopaths taking over the global economy including video clip of the boss of Merill Lynch telling Ronald Reagan to “speed it up” – it shows who calls the shots – D Sherman Okst

Why Bringing the Bankers to heel is so important – Background article for meeting about financial crimeBrian Davey

Massachusetts Announces First Comprehensive Lawsuit Against Major Banks – details of lawsuit against banks in the USA (PDF document …)

Corporate Psychopaths Theory of the Financial Crisis (PDF) – from Journal of Business Ethics (pay to read?)

Wikipedia about MF Global – derivatives broker that collapsed in Oct 2011

St Paul’s Institute shines a light on the City’s dark heart -study of 515 city managers sponsored by the St Paul’s Institute (PDF document …)

Goodness has nothing to do with it – This is another article with a rather different take on the “psychopath” question that I just came across – it argues that policy makers tend to be like this because they are doing calculations of who wins and who loses which most people don’t really want to touch.

A Run On The Global Banking System -How Close Are We? This blog article explains how the MF Global Bankruptcy was handled by the US regulatory authorities – in a way that stole from ordinary people in the interests of JP Morgan Gonzalo Lira


Europe

European central banks look into printing national (non-euro) banknotes (German)

It’s Your Choice, Europe – Rebel Against the Banks or Accept Debt-Serfdom – oftwominds

Europe’s Real Problem? Deflation – could Europe be facing deflation

Solutions

The Storm Surge of Decentralization – About increasing use of local initiatives for increased self sufficiency to deal with the developing crisis. January 3 2012

Please comment below any useful resources we have missed. . . 

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