Archiv ‘USA’

Samstag, 12. November 2011

USA: Militärisch-industrieller Komplex in seiner Reinform

On the other hand, the US is far more ambitious militarily. For every layabout chiseler the French supports, the US supports two soldiers and one Pentagon contractor. The cost is staggering …and probably even more irreducible than Europe’s social costs…

Quelle: Bernanke’s Plot to Overthrow the US Dollar

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Labels: USA, Wirtschaft

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Sonntag, 4. September 2011

Vom Model T-Bauer zum Burgerflipper

Over five million manufacturing jobs have disappeared from America in the last 30 years. But over 30 million lower-wage service industry jobs have been handed out. GM fell. Wal-Mart rose. This fundamentally changed the character of the American economy, and probably of American society.

The spike in unemployment during the GFC is a side-effect of this structural change in the economy. A service-based economy is a consumption-based economy. A consumption-based economy is a debt-based economy. When debt loads – government, household, and business – are unbearable, consumption falls. Unemployment rises as people spend less money.

Quelle: Distortions and Imbalances

Labels: Gesellschaft, USA, Wirtschaft

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Sonntag, 4. September 2011

Die benzinsüchtigen Amis werden zur Kasse gebeten

Gasoline, for example, costs the nation about $10.9 billion more this year than it did the last. That money has to come from somewhere. And since a rich person drives about the same number of miles as a poor person, it costs the many a lot more than it does the few.

Quelle: Not Like 2008

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Sonntag, 4. September 2011

Goldene Zukunft für die USA

We’re not going to have a jobless recovery. We’re going to have a jobless future.

Quelle: Double Depression

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Sonntag, 4. September 2011

Wie man Finnen so richtig ärgert

people started sending Linus money directly. I’m not sure they did it out of gratitude, however, since they usually sent personal checks from the US. As Linus quickly learned, Finnish banks really, really hate checks. Especially personal checks. Particularly personal checks from the US. They invent all sorts of bureaucratic pit-falls and rules and fees to make it difficult and expensive to use checks. If you want to make trouble for a Finn, send him a personal check from the US. And that’s not a joke.

Quelle: Linux Anecdotes

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Labels: Funny, Linux, USA

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Samstag, 3. September 2011

Bye bye Wohlfahrtsstaat?

With a gold standard, the Warfare State and the Welfare State are not possible.

Quelle: You Can\’t Eat Asset Allocation Either

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Samstag, 3. September 2011

Hatten die USA jemals unfähigere Präsidentschaftskandidaten?

Candidates like Perry and Bachmann make a plain vanilla narcissist like Sarah Palin look at least capable of running a student council.

Quelle: History is Not Your Therapist – Clusterfuck Nation

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Labels: Funny, Politik, USA

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Samstag, 3. September 2011

China verkauft dem Alkoholiker weiterhin Alkohol

Savings aren’t bad, but they can be invested poorly. Take China. Its government is using its citizens’ savings to lend to the largest bankrupt nation in the world. That’s not too smart.

Quelle: Savings Are Bad, Mmkay

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Sonntag, 24. Juli 2011

Osama 1, USA 0

Jeder Glücksspieler würde von einem solchen Gewinnverhältnis nur träumen:

Osama bin Laden and his henchmen probably spent the pittance of just $500,000 on organising the September 2001 attacks, which killed 3,000 people and directly cost the US economy an estimated $50bn to $100bn. In 2003, President George W Bush proclaimed that the Iraq war would cost $50bn to $60bn. Governments that go to war invariably underestimate the cost – but rarely on such an epic scale.

Quelle: The IMF: Leading the Way to Financial Ruin

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Sonntag, 24. Juli 2011

Europäer kicken die Blechdose einfach immer weiter die Strasse runter

That’s the trouble with the kick-the-can-down-the-road approach to debt. You end up down the road; and there’s the can!

Quelle: Debt Is a Bummer

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Labels: USA, Wirtschaft

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