Privatization Is A Ramp For Corruption and Insouciance Is a Ramp for War — Paul Craig Roberts

Privatization Is A Ramp For Corruption and Insouciance Is a Ramp for War The New York Times has acquired a new Judith Miller Paul Craig Roberts Libertarian ideology favors privatization. However, in practice privatization is usually very different in result than libertarian ideology postulates. Almost always, privatization becomes a way for well-connected private interests to loot both the public purse…

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Washington Drives The World To War — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington Drives The World To War Paul Craig Roberts The CIA director was sent to Kiev to launch a military suppression of the Russian separatists in the eastern and southern portions of Ukraine, former Russian territories for the most part that were foolishly attached to the Ukraine in the early years of Soviet rule.  Washington’s plan to grab Ukraine overlooked that…

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Washington Is Humanity’s Worst Enemy — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington Is Humanity’s Worst Enemy Paul Craig Roberts How does Washington get away with the claim that the country it rules is a democracy and has freedom? This absurd claim ranks as one of the most unsubstantiated claims in history. There is no democracy whatsoever. Voting is a mask for rule by a few powerful interest groups. In two 21st…

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Is the US or the World Coming to an End? — Paul Craig Roberts

Is the US or the World Coming to an End? It will be one or the other Paul Craig Roberts 2014 is shaping up as a year of reckoning for the United States. Two pressures are building on the US dollar. One pressure comes from the Federal Reserve’s declining ability to rig the price of gold as Western gold supplies…

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How The CIA Made Dr. Zhivago Into A Weapon — Paul Craig Roberts

How The CIA Made Dr. Zhivago Into A Weapon Paul Craig Roberts American Cold War propaganda had little, if anything, to do with the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, by dramatizing Soviet mendacity it made the world blind to Washington’s mendacity. When Soviet authorities refused to publish prominent Soviet writer Boris Pasternak’s masterpiece, Dr. Zhivago, the CIA turned it…

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Obama Issues Threats To Russia And NATO — Paul Craig Roberts

Obama Issues Threats To Russia And NATO Paul Craig Roberts The Obama regime has issued simultaneous threats to the enemy it is making out of Russia and to its European NATO allies on which Washington is relying to support sanctions on Russia. This cannot end well. As even Americans living in a controlled media environment are aware, Europeans, South Americans,…

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Another Fraudulent Jobs Report — Paul Craig Roberts

Another Fraudulent Jobs Report Paul Craig Roberts The March payroll jobs report released April 4 claims 192,000 new private sector jobs. Here is what John Williams has to say about the claim: “The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) deliberately publishes its seasonally-adjusted historical payroll-employment and household-survey (unemployment) data so that the numbers are neither consistent nor comparable with current headline…

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Judicial Watch Played Into The Government’s Hands — Americans Are Blinded By Agendas

Judicial Watch Played Into The Government’s Hands Americans Are Blinded By Agendas Paul Craig Roberts Disinformation succeeds because so many people and interest groups across the political spectrum find that it serves their agendas as well as the agenda of the government. Consider for example the explanation of 9/11 that blamed Muslim terrorists for the attack. This served the interests…

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The Federal Reserve Has No Integrity

Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler As we documented in previous articles, the gold price is driven down in the paper futures market by naked short selling by the Fed’s dependent bullion banks. Some people have a hard time accepting this fact even though it is known that the big banks have manipulated the LIBOR (London Interbank Overnight Rate –…

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Western Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun — Paul Craig Roberts

Western Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun Paul Craig Roberts It is now apparent that the “Maiden protests” in Kiev were in actuality a Washington organized coup against the elected democratic government. The purpose of the coup is to put NATO military bases on Ukraine’s border with Russia and to impose an IMF austerity program that serves as cover for Western…

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Pushing Toward The Final War — Paul Craig Roberts

Pushing Toward The Final War Paul Craig Roberts Does Obama realize that he is leading the US and its puppet states to war with Russia and China, or is Obama being manipulated into this disaster by his neoconservative speech writers and government officials? World War 1 (and World War 2) was the result of the ambitions and mistakes of a…

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How Much War Does Washington Want? — Paul Craig Roberts

How Much War Does Washington Want? Paul Craig Roberts “America does not at the moment have a functioning democracy.” Former US President Jimmy Carter I doubt that the Ukraine crisis precipitated by Washington’s overthrow of the democratic government is over. Washington has won the propaganda war everywhere outside of Russia and Ukraine itself. Within Ukraine people are aware that the…

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Three Who Made A War – Paul Craig Roberts

Three Who Made A War Paul Craig Roberts The Spanish-American War was caused by three people: Teddy Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and William Randolph Hearst. The war, which killed a number of Spaniards and Americans, including some prominent Harvard “Swells,” was based entirely on lies and machinations of these three men and served no purpose other than their personal needs.…

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back — Paul Craig Roberts

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back Paul Craig Roberts Washington’s plan to seize Ukraine and to evict Russia from its Black Sea naval base has come amiss. But to turn around Lenin’s quote, “two steps forward, one step back.” Do you remember all the tough talk coming from John Kerry, the White House Fool, Hilary Clinton, and the lickspittle Merkel…

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The BBC: Washington’s Mouthpiece — Paul Craig Roberts

The BBC: Washington’s Mouthpiece Paul Craig Roberts Once upon a time the BBC was a news organization, but that was before the organization sold out to Washington. Today the BBC is a liar for Washington. Indeed, the BBC is a despicable organization that believes that “exceptional, indispensable” Washington has the right to determine the fate of all peoples. The proof…

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95.7% of Crimeans Give The Finger To The White House Tyrant — Paul Craig Roberts

95.7% of Crimeans Give The Finger To The White House Tyrant Paul Craig Roberts Update: The latest figures released are: 83.1% voter turnout, 96.77% vote to join the Russian Federation. In an unprecedented turnout unmatched by any Western election, Crimeans voted 95.7% to join Russia. As I pointed out earlier today, under the twisted logic of Washington Crimea has never…

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Obama Declares Self-Determination To Be A Threat To US National Security — Paul Craig Roberts

Obama Declares Self-Determination To Be A Threat To US National Security Paul Craig Roberts In his March 6 Executive Order, “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine,” Obama declares that support for Crimean self-determination constitutes “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a…

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Washington Has Set The World On A Path To War — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington Has Set The World On A Path To War Paul Craig Roberts Why is Washington so opposed to Crimean self-determination? The answer is that one of the main purposes of Washington’s coup in Kiev was to have the new puppet government evict Russia from its Black Sea naval base in Crimea. Washington cannot use the government Washington has installed…

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World War 1 All Over Again — Paul Craig Roberts

World War 1 All Over Again The same fools play the same game Paul Craig Roberts “If you reduce the lie to a scientific system put it on thick and heavy, and with great effort and sufficient finances scatter it all over the world as the pure truth, you can deceive whole nations for a long time and drive them…

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Venezuela Also Is Being Overthrown By The Criminal Regime In Washington — Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Readers, now that US Secretary of State John Kerry has issued an ultimatum to Russia, telling Putin that he has until Monday to follow Washington’s orders or else, hopefully everyone can see the repeat of the March of Folly that produced World War 1. In my last column, “Merkel Whores For Washington,” I mistakenly attributed to Khrushchev all transfers…

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The New Russia

Dear readers:  I recalled correctly from my Russian studies a half century ago that Soviet leaders had stuck Russian territories into Ukraine, but I mistakenly attributed all of the transfers to Khrushchev.  The first gifts of Russian territory to Ukraine were made by Lenin. – PCR   The New Russia An Interview With Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn,” by Paul Klebnikov, in the…

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THE FAILURE OF GERMAN LEADERSHIP Merkel Whores For Washington

THE FAILURE OF GERMAN LEADERSHIP Merkel Whores For Washington Paul Craig Roberts Washington, enabled by its compliant but stupid NATO puppets, is pushing the Ukrainian situation closer to war. German Chancellor Merkel has failed her country, Europe, and world peace. Germany is the strength of the EU and NATO. Had Merkel said “No” to sanctions on Russia, that would have…

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Notice To Readers

Notice To Readers: The press of your emails together with rapidly developing dangerous events, such as those that Washington is creating in Ukraine and Venezuela, have forced me off my policy of personally responding to each PayPal donation. (We do not have addresses for those who donate directly to the bank account.) The backlog in emails is now very large.…

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Obama Regime’s Hypocrisy Sets New World Record — Paul Craig Roberts

Obama Regime’s Hypocrisy Sets New World Record Paul Craig Roberts From the moment that Washington launched its orchestrated coup in Kiev, Washington has been accusing Russia of “intervening in Ukraine.” This propaganda ploy succeeded. The Western presstitute media reported (nonexistent) Russian intervention to the exclusion of coverage of Washington’s obvious intervention. Having falsely accused Russia of invading Crimea, the Obama…

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The Western Media Is A Lie Factory — Paul Craig Roberts

The Western Media Is A Lie Factory Someone is lying to us. Is it the New York Times and the Guardian, or is it Julie Hyland? Julie Hyland describes the neo-nazi forces that Washington’s Ukrainian coup either by intention or incompetence has installed in the violent seizure of power. Washington describes this unelected government, whose words and deeds have caused…

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Putin Speaks

Putin Speaks Paul Craig Roberts You can read an English translation of Vladimir Putin’s March 4 press conference here: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37889.htm Americans have not experienced political leadership or an independent media for such a long time that they will be amazed at the straightforward answers from the Russian President and by media asking real questions, some of which show the influence…

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No Jobs, No Economy, No Prospects For Peace Or Life — Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Readers, Several of you have told me that you are tired of reading about the deplorable state of affairs in Ukraine produced the by idiots that comprise “our” government. In this current posting you can read instead about the deplorable state of jobs in “your” economy or, rather, the absence of jobs. “Your” same government that lies to you…

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Obama Comes Out Against Self-Determination — Paul Craig Roberts

Obama Comes Out Against Self-Determination Paul Craig Roberts The White House Fool has repeatedly declared erroneously and foolishly that it is “against international law” for Crimea to exercise self-determination. Self-determination, as used by Washington, is a propaganda term that serves Washington’s empire but is not permissible for real people to exercise. On March 6 Obama telephoned Putin to tell the…

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The Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun

The Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun Paul Craig Roberts According to a report in Kommersant-Ukraine, the finance ministry of Washington’s stooges in Kiev who are pretending to be a government has prepared an economic austerity plan that will cut Ukrainian pensions from $160 to $80 so that Western bankers who lent money to Ukraine can be repaid at the expense…

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Propaganda Rules The News –Paul Craig Roberts

Propaganda Rules The News Paul Craig Roberts Gerald Celente calls the Western media “presstitutes,” an ingenuous term that I often use. Presstitutes sell themselves to Washington for access and government sources and to keep their jobs. Ever since the corrupt Clinton regime permitted the concentration of the US media, there has been no journalistic independence in the United States except…

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The end could be nearer than you think — Paul Craig Roberts

March 3, 2014 The end could be nearer than you think Readers: We are having trouble today with the website. I do not know if it is problems caused by the typical incompetence of US business enterprises, including those who host websites and have offshored American jobs to foreign countries, or whether it is National Stasi Agency induced. Certainly, the…

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Washington’s Arrogance, Hubris, and Evil Have Set the Stage for War

Washington’s Arrogance, Hubris, and Evil Have Set the Stage for War Paul Craig Roberts In some quarters public awareness is catching up with Stephen Lendman, Michel Chossudovsky, Rick Rozoff, myself and a few others in realizing the grave danger in the crisis that Washington has created in Ukraine. The puppet politicians who Washington intended to put in charge of Ukraine…

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Ukrainian Neo-Nazis Declare that Power Comes Out of the Barrels of their Guns

Ukrainian Neo-Nazis Declare that Power Comes Out of the Barrels of their Guns Paul Craig Roberts Reality on the ground in Ukraine contradicts the incompetent and immoral Obama regime’s portrait of Ukrainian democracy on the march. To the extent that government exists in post-coup Ukraine, it is laws dictated by gun and threat wielding thugs of the neo-Nazi, Russophobic, ultra-nationalist,…

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The Crisis In Ukraine — Paul Craig Roberts

The Crisis In Ukraine Paul Craig Roberts In 2004 Hungary joined the EU, expecting streets of gold. Instead, four years later in 2008 Hungary became indebted to the IMF. The rock video by the Hungarian group, Mouksa Underground sums up the result in Hungary today of falling into the hands of the EU and IMF. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg8h526sB7w&feature=youtu.be The song is about…

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Democracy Murdered By Protest — Ukraine Falls To Intrigue and violence

Democracy Murdered By Protest Ukraine Falls To Intrigue and violence Paul Craig Roberts Who’s in charge? Certainly not the bought-and-paid-for-moderates that Washington and the EU hoped to install as the new government of Ukraine. The agreement that the Washington and EU supported opposition concluded with President Yanukovich to end the crisis did not last an hour. Even the former boxing…

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Sleepwalking Again

Sleepwalking Again Paul Craig Roberts On the 100th Anniversary of World War 1, the Western powers are again sleepwalking into destructive conflict. Hegemonic ambition has Washington interfering in the internal affairs of Ukraine, but developments seem to be moving beyond Washington’s control. Regime change in Ukraine for a mere $5 billion dollars would be a bargain compared to the massive…

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Is Ukraine Drifting Toward Civil War And Great Power Confrontation?

Is Ukraine Drifting Toward Civil War And Great Power Confrontation? Paul Craig Roberts People ask for solutions, but no solutions are possible in a disinformed world. Populations almost everywhere are dissatisfied, but few have any comprehension of the real situation. Before there can be solutions, people must know the truth about the problems. For those few inclined to be messengers,…

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Amerikan Stasi Police State Staring Us In The Face — Paul Craig Roberts

Amerikan Stasi Police State Staring Us In The Face American sheeple stick heads in the sand, pretend to be ostriches Paul Craig Roberts Note: The Lorde story is likely a hoax, but it nevertheless captures the truth of the situation. American taxpayers have built an entire city in Virginia so that the Pentagon, can practice occupying American cities and putting…

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Global Capitalism Has Written Off The Human Race — Paul Craig Roberts

Global Capitalism Has Written Off The Human Race Paul Craig Roberts Economic theory teaches that free price and profit movements ensure that capitalism produces the greatest welfare for the greatest number. Losses indicate economic activities where costs exceed the value of production, thus investment in these activities is curtailed. Profits indicate economic activities where the value of output exceeds its…

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US and EU Are Paying Ukrainian Rioters and Protesters — Paul Craig Roberts

US and EU Are Paying Ukrainian Rioters and Protesters Paul Craig Roberts A number of confirmations have come in from readers that Washington is fueling the violent protests in Ukraine with our taxpayer dollars. Washington has no money for food stamps or to prevent home foreclosures, but it has plenty of money with which to subvert Ukraine. One reader wrote:…

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Russia Under Attack — Paul Craig Roberts

Russia Under Attack Paul Craig Roberts In a number of my articles I have explained that the Soviet Union served as a constraint on US power. The Soviet collapse unleashed the neoconservative drive for US world hegemony. Russia under Putin, China, and Iran are the only constraints on the neoconservative agenda. Russia’s nuclear missiles and military technology make Russia the…

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The Five Criminals: In America the Gestapo Has Replaced The Rule Of Law

The Five Criminals In America, the Gestapo Has Replaced the Rule of Law Paul Craig Roberts RT is the best English language news source available to Americans. On January 29, RT published a photo of 5 presidential appointees lying through their teeth to Congress. http://rt.com/usa/intel-hearing-snowden-threats-369/ All five of these Gestapo wannabes are in violation of their oath of office to…

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Washington Orchestrated Protests Are Destabilizing Ukraine

Washington Orchestrated Protests Are Destabilizing Ukraine Paul Craig Roberts The protests in the western Ukraine are organized by the CIA, the US State Department, and by Washington- and EU-financed Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that work in conjunction with the CIA and State Department. The purpose of the protests is to overturn the decision by the independent government of Ukraine not to…

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Obamacare: The Final Payment–Raiding the Assets of Low-Income and Poor Americans

The anonymous Obamacare expert, who provided us a year ago with the most complete account of Obamacare available, http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/02/03/obamacare-a-primer/ has returned with an explanation of estate recovery. Obamacare herds the poor into Medicaid which requires some enrollees to forfeit homes and other assets they might have to the state to cover the cost of their medical care. The research article…

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Market Manipulations Become More Extreme, More Desperate

Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler In two recent articles we explained the hows and whys of gold price manipulation. The manipulations are becoming more and more blatant. On February 6 the prices of gold and stock market futures were simultaneously manipulated. On several recent occasions gold has attempted to push through the $1,270 per ounce price. If the gold…

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Washington Destabilizes Ukraine

Washington Destabilizes Ukraine Only Washington Knows Best Paul Craig Roberts The control freaks in Washington think that only the decisions that Washington makes and imposes on other sovereign countries are democratic. No other country on earth is capable of making a democratic decision. The world has witnessed this American self- righteousness for eons as Washington overthrows one democratic government after…

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Should The Minimum Wage Be Raised? — Paul Craig Roberts

Should The Minimum Wage Be Raised? Paul Craig Roberts Some years ago when I was Business Week’s columnist an up-and-coming academic economist published his conclusions that raising the minimum wage did not cause unemployment. An implication was that labor unions did not cause unemployment by forcing up wages. These conclusions flew in the face of economic theory. Theory held that…

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What Is Supply-Side Economics? — Paul Craig Roberts

What Is Supply-Side Economics? Paul Craig Roberts Supply-side economics is an innovation in macroeconomic theory and policy. It rose to prominence in congressional policy discussions in the late 1970s in response to worsening Phillips Curve trade-offs between inflation and unemployment. The postwar Keynesian demand management policy had broken down. The attempts to stimulate employment brought higher rates of inflation, and…

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Why is the Fed tapering?

Why is the Fed tapering? Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler On January 17, 2014, we explained “The Hows and Whys of Gold Price Manipulation.” http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/01/17/hows-whys-gold-price-manipulation/ In former times, the rise in the gold price was held down by central banks selling gold or leasing gold to bullion dealers who sold the gold. The supply added in this way to…

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How Junk Economists Help The Rich Impoverish The Working Class — Paul Craig Roberts

How Junk Economists Help The Rich Impoverish The Working Class Paul Craig Roberts Last week, I explained how economists and policymakers destroyed our economy for the sake of short-term corporate profits from jobs offshoring and financial deregulation. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/01/25/economists-policymakers-murdered-economy-paul-craig-roberts/ That same week Business Week published an article, “Factory Jobs Are Gone. Get Over It,” by Charles Kenny. http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-23/manufacturing-jobs-may-not-be-cure-for-unemployment-inequality Kenny expresses the…

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