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Nicole Foss: Community Resilience in a Century of Challenges

Nicole Foss, co-editor of Automatic Earth, outlines eloquently in this video the dynamics when the economy shifts from an expanding to a contracting phase. The key message is that as the economy becomes contracting and depressive, many institutions and …

March 19, 2016
In-depth topic: Local resiliency
Finance & Economy

Organizations Against ISDS

There is a ground-swell of opposition to ISDS trojaned in investment treaties such as TPP, TTIP, CETA and TiSA. Check out this list.

ISDS Cases

A living collection of lawsuits filed under the Investor-State Dispute Settlement provisions of various bilateral and multilateral trade agreements.

How can Philip Morris sue Uruguay over its tobacco laws?

Alfred de Zayas, the UN’s Independent Expert on the promotion of democratic and equitable international order, made this assessment on ISDS: “The ISDS cannot be reformed. It must be abolished because it undermines fundamental principles of the UN, stat …

Peak Debt Part 1: Household Debt

Part 1 of the peak debt outlines the logic for this phenomenon and examines one of the debt components – household debt starting with mortgage debt.

February 27, 2016
In-depth topic: Peak debt
Finance & Economy

EU Switches TTIP ISDS Poison with Different Label

Faced with a record and overwhelmingly negative response over ISDS, the EU attempts a relabeling exercise by introducing ICS which embodies pretty much the same ills as those in ISDS.

Elizabeth Warren Spoke Out Against ISDS

US Senator Elizabeth Warren, advocate and luminary against banking and other monied interests’ influence in politics, spoke out against Investor-State Dispute Settlement of the TPP.

Canada Sued For $568 Million Under NAFTA Over A Wind Farm That Ontario Cancelled

Ontario, Canada’s largest province, sued for $568 million under NAFTA ISDS over cancellation of wind farm.

Increasingly Addled

Regular musings from legendary Bond King Bill Gross is always entertaining and insightful, entertaining in that he is good at drawing his life experiences as lead-ins and analogies to the financial subjects at hand. This latest Outlook is no different …

February 14, 2016
Finance & Economy

Deflation, Debt & the Monetary Reset

A confluence of driving forces nudges the global monetary system toward a reset, with deflation leading the charge.

February 13, 2016
In-depth topic: Monetary reset, Peak debt
Finance & Economy