Where is Neo When We Need Him — Paul Craig Roberts

Where is Neo When We Need Him Paul Craig Roberts In The Matrix in which Americans live, nothing is ever their fault. For example, the current decline in the US stock market is not because years of excessive liquidity supplied by the Federal Reserve have created a bubble so overblown that a mere six stocks, some of which have no…

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Western Democracy Is An Endangered Species On Its Way To Extinction — Paul Craig Roberts

Western Democracy Is An Endangered Species On Its Way To Extinction Paul Craig Roberts The British Labour Party no longer represents the working class. Under UK prime minister Tony Blair, the Labour Party became a vassal of the One Percent. The result has been a rebellion in the ranks and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, a principled Labourite intent on…

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Central Banks Have Become A Corrupting Force — Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

Central Banks Have Become A Corrupting Force Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler Are we witnessing the corruption of central banks? Are we observing the money-creating powers of central banks being used to drive up prices in the stock market for the benefit of the mega-rich? These questions came to mind when we learned that the central bank of Switzerland,…

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America: A Land Where Justice Is Absent — Paul Craig Roberts

America: A Land Where Justice Is Absent Paul Craig Roberts America’s First Black President is a traitor to his race and also to justice. Obama has permitted the corrupt US Department of Justice (sic), over which he wields authority, to overturn the ruling of a US Federal Court of Appeals that prisoners sentenced illegally to longer terms than the law…

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Insouciance Rules The West — Paul Craig Roberts

Insouciance Rules The West Paul Craig Roberts Europe is being overrun by refugees from Washington’s, and Israel’s, hegemonic policies in the Middle East and North Africa that are resulting in the slaughter of massive numbers of civilians. The inflows are so heavy that European governments are squabbling among themselves about who is to take the refugees. Hungary is considering constructing…

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Minsk Agreement Has Failed — Paul Craig Roberts

Minsk Agreement Has Failed Will the failure lead to Putin’s failure? Paul Craig Roberts It appears that the Russian government has made a mistake with regard to its approach to the breakaway Republics consisting of Russian peoples in former Russian territories who reject being governed by the anti-Russian coup government installed in Kiev by Washington. The Russian government could have…

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US Has Been Planning To Wipe Out Russia Since 1945

US Has Been Planning To Wipe Out Russia Since 1945 Paul Craig Roberts An article on Sputnik by Ekaterina Blinova, http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150815/1025789574.html , provides a history of US and British plans to destroy the Soviet Union with nuclear weapons in the early post-World War II years before the Soviets got the bomb and prior to President John F. Kennedy reining in…

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Gullible Americans Forever — Paul Craig Roberts

Gullible Americans Forever Paul Craig Roberts “Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and…

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FBI Evidence Proves Innocence of Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

FBI Evidence Proves Innocence of Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Paul Craig Roberts I have been contacted by attorney John Remington Graham, a member in good standing of the bar of the Minnesota Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. He informs me that acting in behalf of Maret Tsanaeva, the aunt of the accused Tsamaev brothers and…

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In Memoriam Julian Bond

In Memoriam Julian Bond Paul Craig Roberts Julian Bond, the black civil rights activist who was thrice elected to the Georgia legislature before the US Supreme Court finally ruled that the Georgia House could not deny him his seat, died on August 15. Julian Bond was a student at Morehouse College, one of the colleges that made up Atlanta University,…

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The Social Cost of Capitalism — Paul Craig Roberts

The Social Cost of Capitalism Paul Craig Roberts Few, if any, corporations absorb the full cost of their operations. Corporations shove many of their costs onto the environment, the public sector, and distant third parties. For example, currently 3 million gallons of toxic waste water from a Colorado mine has escaped and is working its way down two rivers into…

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The US Economy Continues Its Collapse — Paul Craig Roberts

The US Economy Continues Its Collapse Paul Craig Roberts Do you remember when real reporters existed? Those were the days before the Clinton regime concentrated the media into a few hands and turned the media into a Ministry of Propaganda, a tool of Big Brother. The false reality in which Americans live extends into economic life. Last Friday’s employment report…

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A Prescription for Peace and Prosperity — Paul Craig Roberts

A Prescription for Peace and Prosperity Paul Craig Roberts The question is often asked: “What can we do?” Here is a prescription for peace and prosperity. We will begin with prosperity, because prosperity can contribute to peace. Sometimes governments begin wars in order to distract from unpromising economic prospects, and internal political stability can also be dependent on prosperity. The…

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Washington’s Fifth Columns Inside Russia and China Paul Craig Roberts

Washington’s Fifth Columns Inside Russia and China Paul Craig Roberts It took two decades for Russia and China to understand that “pro-democracy” and “human rights” organizations operating within their countries were subversive organizations funded by the US Department of State and a collection of private American foundations organized by Washington. The real purpose of these non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is to…

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EU’s Greek Austerity Plan Rejected By The IMF — Paul Craig Roberts

EU’s Greek Debt Austerity Plan Rejected By The IMF Paul Craig Roberts I have maintained since the so-called Greek Debt “crisis” began back in 2010, I believe it was, that the imposition of austerity on Greece could not possibly work and that the only solution was to write down the debt to a level that Greece could service and introduce…

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Who Shot Down MH-17? — Paul Craig Roberts

Who Shot Down MH-17? Paul Craig Roberts The available evidence convinces me that the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine was a plot hatched in Washington in order to blame Russia, blame which helps Washington’s pressure on Europe for sanctions against Russia. An alternative explanation is that Washington’s stooge government in Kiev in an assassination attempt against Vladimir Putin mistook…

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Incongruities in the News — Paul Craig Roberts

Incongruities in the News Paul Craig Roberts Jonathan Pollard, a paid spy for Israel described by Michael D. Shear as “one of the country’s most notorious spies,” has been pardoned from his life sentence. It strikes me as hypocritical for the US government to sentence anyone to prison for spying when the government itself spies on everyone everywhere. All Americans…

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Supply and Demand in the Gold and Silver Futures Markets – Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

This article establishes that the price of gold and silver in the futures markets in which cash is the predominant means of settlement is inconsistent with the conditions of supply and demand in the actual physical or current market where physical bullion is bought and sold as opposed to transactions in uncovered paper claims to bullion in the futures markets. The…

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The Eroding Character of the American People — Paul Craig Roberts

The Eroding Character of the American People Paul Craig Roberts How can the life of such a man Be in the palm of some fool’s hand? To see him obviously framed Couldn’t help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land Where justice is a game.—Bob Dylan, “Hurricane” Attorney John W. Whitehead opens a recent posting (see below)…

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Falsifying History In Behalf Of Agendas

Falsifying History In Behalf Of Agendas Paul Craig Roberts In an article on April 13 ( http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/04/13/power-lies/ ) I used the so-called Civil War and the myths with which court historians have encumbered that war to show how history is falsified in order to serve agendas. I pointed out that it was a war of secession, not a civil war…

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The Real Reasons For the Iran Agreement — Paul Craig Roberts

The Real Reasons For the Iran Agreement Paul Craig Roberts Obama is being praised as a man of peace for the nuclear agreement with Iran. Some are asking if Obama will take the next step and repair US-Russian relations and bring the Ukrainian imbroglio to an end? If so he hasn’t told Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland or his…

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Greece’s Lesson For Russia — Paul Craig Roberts

Greece’s Lesson For Russia Paul Craig Roberts “Greece’s debt can now only be made sustainable through debt relief measures that go far beyond what Europe has been willing to consider so far.” — International Monetary Fund Greece’s lesson for Russia, and for China and Iran, is to avoid all financial relationships with the West. The West simply cannot be trusted.…

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Greece: Sound and Fury Signifying Much — Paul Craig Roberts

Greece: Sound and Fury Signifying Much Paul Craig Roberts All of Europe, and insouciant Americans and Canadians as well, are put on notice by Syriza’s surrender to the agents of the One Percent. The message from the collapse of Syriza is that the social welfare system throughout the West will be dismantled. The Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has agreed…

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Pentagon Concludes America Not Safe Unless It Conquers The World — Paul Craig Roberts

Pentagon Concludes America Not Safe Unless It Conquers The World Paul Craig Roberts The Pentagon has released its “National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015,” June 2015. http://news.usni.org/2015/07/02/document-2015-u-s-national-military-strategy The document announces a shift in focus from terrorists to “state actors” that “are challenging international norms.” It is important to understand what these words mean. Governments that challenge…

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Are Big Banks Using Derivatives To Suppress Bullion Prices? — Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

Are Big Banks Using Derivatives To Suppress Bullion Prices? Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler We have explained on a number of occasions how the Federal Reserve’s agents, the bullion banks (principally JPMorganChase, HSBC, and Scotia) sell uncovered shorts (“naked shorts”) on the Comex (gold futures market) in order to drive down an otherwise rising price of gold. By dumping…

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Nuclear Agreement With Iran — Paul Craig Roberts

Nuclear Agreement With Iran Paul Craig Roberts Washington’s issue with Iran has never been Iran’s nuclear energy program. The notion pushed by the neoconservatives that Iran only had a nuclear energy program (5% uranium enrichment) in order to hide a nuclear weapons program (95+% enrichment) was always a cover for Washington’s real opposition to Iran and Washington’s real agenda. From…

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Greece And The EU Situation — Paul Craig Roberts

Greece And The EU Situation Paul Craig Roberts I doubt that there will be a Greek exit. The Greek referendum, in which the Greek government’s position easily prevailed, tells the troika (EU Commission, European Central Bank, IMF, with of course Washington as the puppet master) that the Greek people support their government’s position that the years of austerity to which…

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Congress Should Protect Itself From The Executive Branch — Paul Craig Roberts

Congress Should Protect Itself From The Executive Branch Paul Craig Roberts Gary Hart was a good senator, an independent person. Consequently, he was eliminated with a sexual scandal. The woman was a ten, and the powers that be got rid of Hart. Better to go that way than with an airplane crash or a frame-up that leads to prison like…

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Greeks Vote NO To EU-Imposed Austerity Paul Craig Roberts

Greeks Vote NO To EU-Imposed Austerity Paul Craig Roberts With 90% of the votes counted, the Greek people have voted 61% to 39% against accepting the latest round of austerity that the EU is trying to impose on the Greek people for the benefit of the One Percent. What is amazing is that 39% voted for the One Percent against…

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Capitalism Has Become Socially Dysfunctional

Capitalism Has Become Socially Dysfunctional Paul Craig Roberts If you have not read John Perkins’ book, Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man, you should. The book is easy to read and explains clearly from the inside how US corporations deceive foreign governments into debts that they cannot service or repay and then use the IMF and World Bank as looting…

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Greece and Other Musings On July 4th — Paul Craig Roberts

Greece and Other Musings On July 4th Paul Craig Roberts If you become stuck in a boring July 4 hot air speech, distract yourself with this question: Are the values that Western civilization allegedly represents still extant? You don’t need to get heavy into philosophy. See if you can find any of the professed values reflected in current events. For…

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Sunday’s Vote Will Determine Liberty Or Serfdom — Paul Craig Roberts

Sunday’s Vote Will Determine Liberty Or Serfdom Paul Craig Roberts According to history books, democracy originated in Greece. Of course, historians could be mistaken, but this is the prevailing view among Western populations with enough awareness to be interested to know. What we are witnessing today, July 2, 2015, is that after 2,500 years in the Western World only the…

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Has Mother Earth Decided To Cleanse Herself Of Those Who Ravage Her?

Has Mother Earth Decided To Cleanse Herself Of Those Who Ravage Her? Paul Craig Roberts Dahr Jamail is one of the last reporters in the Western world. Be certain to read his report on the “Sixth Great Mass Extinction” here: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/31612-sixth-great-mass-extinction-event-begins-2015-on-pace-to-become-hottest-year-on-record His report is also available on Information Clearing House: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article42281.htm I have concluded that only the young, who have…

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Greece Again Can Save The West — Paul Craig Roberts

Greece Again Can Save The West Paul Craig Roberts Like Marathon, Thermopylae, Plateau and Mycale roughly 2,500 years ago, Western freedom again depends on Greece. Today Washington and its empire of European vassal states are playing the part of the Persian Empire, and belatedly the Greeks have formed a government, Syriza, that refuses to submit to the Washington Empire. Few…

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Capitalism Has Devolved Into Looting

In the Western World Capitalism Has Devolved Into Looting Paul Craig Roberts …when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed.   –  Ayn Rand,…

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Truth is a Crime Against The State — Paul Craig Roberts

Truth Is A Crime Against The State Paul Craig Roberts The entire Western edifice rests on lies. There is no other foundation. Just lies. This makes truth an enemy. Enemies have to be suppressed, and thus truth has to be suppressed. Truth comes from foreign news sources, such as RT, and from Internet sites, such as this one. Thus, Washington…

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Europe’s Complicity in Evil — Paul Craig Roberts

Sovereignty or Imperialism? On September 5, 2009 I addressed an international conference in Austria on the subject of Europe’s subordination to the US and, thus, the absence of any constructive criticism of US foreign and domestic policies. Karel van Wolferen, whose website is http://www.karelvanwolferen.com, kindly reminded me of my address to the conference when he he sent it to me…

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Are Armenian Protests Aimed At Russia? — Paul Craig Roberts

Are Armenian Protests Aimed At Russia? Paul Craig Roberts As I expected, protests have broken out in the capital of Armenia. The pretext is a rise in electricity rates. Apparently, the rise was not budget-breaking, which puts the pretext under suspicion. Moreover, videos of the protesters show an overwhelming young component, which suggests that the protesters are not the ones…

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Greek Democracy Is Failing — Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Friends, I appreciate your response to my quarterly request for donations. I need for a few more readers to step forward. PCR Greek Democracy Is Failing Paul Craig Roberts The Greek debt is unpayable. It is simply too large to be repaid. The austerity that the EU and IMF have imposed on Greece has worsened the problem by driving…

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To Fight Or Not To Fight: That Is Our Question — Paul Craig Roberts

To Fight Or Not To Fight: That Is Our Question Paul Craig Roberts This is my quarterly request for your financial support. Whether this website continues is your decision. Being a writer who attempts to discern and to tell the truth is both encouraging and discouraging. It is encouraging that some of you make monthly donations in support of the…

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Trump for President? — Paul Craig Roberts

Trump for President? Paul Craig Roberts Perhaps it has occurred to you as it has to me that the United States is no longer capable of producing political leadership. In the current issue of Trends Journal, Gerald Celente describes the eight candidates (at the time he went to press) for the US presidential nomination as “Liars, cowards, freaks & fools.”…

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Paul Craig Roberts’ Address to the International Conference on the European/Russian Crisis Created by Washington

Paul Craig Roberts’ address to the Conference on the European/Russian Crisis, Delphi, Greece, June 20-21, 2015 
Paul Craig Roberts, formerly Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy, Associate Editor, Wall Street Journal, Senior Research Fellow, Stanford University, William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. The United States has…

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Starvation Is The Price Greeks Will Pay For Remaining In The EU — Paul Craig Roberts

Starvation Is The Price Greeks Will Pay For Remaining In The EU Paul Craig Roberts Syriza, the new Greek government that intended to rescue Greece from austerity, has come a cropper. The government relied on the good will of its EU “partners,” only to find that its “partners” had no good will. The Greek government did not understand that the…

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Debunking Magna Carta Leads Back To Serfdom — Paul Craig Roberts

Debunking Magna Carta Leads Back To Serfdom Paul Craig Roberts In my column for the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/06/12/happy-birthday-magna-carta-paul-craig-roberts/, I wrote: “A number of legal scholars have made the irrelevant point that the Magna Carta protected rights of the Church, nobles, and free men who were not enserfed, a small percentage of the population in the early 13th…

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Happy Birthday Magna Carta — Paul Craig Roberts

Happy Birthday Magna Carta Paul Craig Roberts Monday, June 15, 2015, is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. In his book, Magna Carta, J.C. Holt, professor of medieval history, University of Cambridge, notes that three of the chapters of this ancient document still stand on the English Stature Book and that so much of what survives of the Great Charter…

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Ukrainians Dispossessed, Americans are next — Paul Craig Roberts

Ukrainians Dispossessed Americans are next Paul Craig Roberts Over the last 15 months Ukrainians have paid for Washington’s overthrow of their elected government in deaths, dismemberment of their country, and broken economic and political relationships with Russia that cost Ukraine its subsidized energy. Now Ukrainians are losing their pensions and traditional support payments. The Ukrainian population is headed for the…

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Washington Politicizes Football — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington Politicizes Football Paul Craig Roberts Washington’s attack on world soccer is following the script of Washington’s attack on the Russian-hosted Sochi Olympics. The difference is that Washington couldn’t stop the Olympics from being held in Sochi, and was limited to scaring off westerners with lies and propaganda. In the current scandal orchestrated by Washington, Washington intends to use its…

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Climate Change — Paul Craig Roberts

Climate Change Paul Craig Roberts Climate change is a controversy. What appear to be independent scientists say that the climate is warming due to greenhouse gases produced by human activity. This warming, apparently measurable, has many impacts on sea levels, and on plant, animal, sea, and bird life, as well as food supply for a heavily populated earth. Readers, accustomed…

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Rule By The Corporations — Paul Craig Roberts

Rule By The Corporations TTIP: The Corporate Empowerment Act Paul Craig Roberts The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade. “Free trade” is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to use law suits to overturn sovereign laws of nations that regulate pollution, food safety, GMOs, and…

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