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CHRIS GAFFNEY: China’s Shadow Banking is the One Thing It Cannot Control

Managing Editor’s note: We’ve invited one of our Irrational Economic Summit speakers, EverBank’s Chris Gaffney, to write to you today to offer some insight on what he sees happening to

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This Could Easily Become the Worst Urban Crisis in History

Like our resident market P.I. John Del Vecchio, Kyle Bass is one of those hedge fund managers who profited in the last crash when he bought credit default swaps to

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Pretty Soon Chancellor Merkel Won’t Be So Popular

The attack on Charlie Hebdo… The near-bankruptcy of Greece… The massive influx of refugees from Syria… And the terror attack on the “City of Light”… That’s how a video begins

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Japan’s Back in a Recession: We’re Next

As we forecast decades ago, Japan was the first developed country to go off the demographic cliff. Their massive baby boom and the real estate and stock bubbles that came

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Caution: Speed Bump Ahead

I went to college in the 1980s. Even though the decade was market by a lust for cash, which led to lavish lifestyles, big hair, and the cocaine wars, one

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VW’s Scandal Comes at a Bad Time For Germany

The German economy has been nothing if not impressive. In the face of ugly economic circumstances across Europe, this country held fast to fiscal discipline while staying on track with

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Europe’s on the Brink of a Middle Eastern Crisis

Germany can’t house all these people fleeing the Middle East, and the other European nations aren’t in the best economic shape to do so either!

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China’s Crooked Government Is Absolutely Lying About Its Economy

I and a few brave experts such as Jim Chanos, Gordon Chang, and David Stockman (speaking at our upcoming IES conference) have been arguing for years that China has the

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Japan: Still a Problem With No Solution

There’s a village in Japan where the dead outnumber the living, and I don’t mean the ancestors in the cemetery. The bodies are dispersed around the small town of Nagoro.

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Greece Needs to Exit!

The free markets work if anyone would just simply let them!