- Billy Graham dies, "there was nobody like him" February 22, 2018
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- Winter Olympics: Al Jazeera speaks to special N Korean volunteer February 22, 2018
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- Africa's 'lion economies' growth exceeds forecasts February 22, 2018
- What is Venezuela's new petro cryptocurrency? February 22, 2018
- World leaders abandoning human rights: Amnesty February 22, 2018
- The day the mountain fell: Sierra Leone's mudslide February 22, 2018
- Haley: UN must end 'barbaric' attacks in Eastern Ghouta February 22, 2018
- Maybe All Threats of Mass Destruction Are ‘Mentally Deranged’
- Ron Paul on the UN’s Syria Propaganda Stunt
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- Tillerson’s Blinkered Understanding of North Korea
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- Nunes: FBI and DOJ Perps Could Be Put on Trial
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Category Archives: Economics
Most people still don’t know what caused the financial crisis. They know it had something to do with subprime mortgages and Lehman Bros, but beyond that, it gets rather hazy. Unfortunately, Congress appears to be in the dark too, which is why their attempt to regulate the system is bound to fail and pave the way for another crisis in the next few years. [Financial crises occur on average every seven years. Eds.]
The real source of the the last crisis is a design-flaw in the architecture of the modern banking system. This sounds more complicated than it really is. Continue reading
To put a seal on Obamaâ€™s humiliation at the hands of right-wing Israeli politicians Bibi Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman, the Obama administration sidelined the Goldstone Report detailing war crimes during the Gaza war (â€œwillful killings and willful causing great sufferingâ€ to the civilian population and â€œcollective punishment intentionally inflicted by the government of Israel on the people of the Gaza Stripâ€), signed a multi-year, $30 billion defense protocol with the Israelis, and rebuked U.S. Middle East negotiator George Mitchell for saying quite accurately that the U.S. had once withheld U.S. loan guarantees as a way showing displeasure at settlement activity. Continue reading
Arab oil-producing nations and some of the world’s largest oil consumers including China and Japan are reliably reported to be planning a long-term exit from pricing their oil trade in US dollars. If true, it would spell the death knell for the dollar as the world’s reserve currency and for the United States as global economic power.
Ever since Washington tore up the Bretton Woods treaty in August 1971 and went onto a “dollar paper reserve system” instead of a dollar backed by gold, the United States, as the world’s most powerful military power, has been able to dictate financial terms to the world. Nations like Japan and later China, dependent on US export markets, would dutifully invest their trade surplus dollars into US government debt, in effect financing wars such as Iraq and Afghanistan, which they opposed. They saw no choice. Continue reading
At this point in time when Capitalist economic solutions have a virtual monopoly in the discussion of economics for both Muslims and kuffar, it is critical that a working alternative model is presented to the world. As the recent Credit … Continue reading
With $872.6 billion, the cost of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan so far, the United States could fundâ€¦ Â â€¦a yearâ€™s worth of health care for 117 million Americans ($7,439/person) â€¦one year of public elementary school for 116 million children … Continue reading
Experts in Islamic finance believe their way of doing business has shielded them from the global credit crisis.
“We don’t recognise the concept of interest… to look for some profit from trading money,” explains Dr Bambang Brodjonegoro from the Islamic Development Bank.
“In the Islamic concept, money is strictly for the purpose of exchange or storing value, but not for the transaction of looking for excessive profit,” he says.
Vatican says Western banks should look at rules of Islamic finance to restore confidence amongst clients. Continue reading