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Sheldon Filger
Sheldon Filger, an American-Canadian writer, is the author WALL STREET KILLS: A NOVEL ABOUT FINANCIAL POWER, VIOLENT SEX AND THE ULTIMATE SNUFF MOVIE. He has also written GLOBAL ECONOMIC FORECAST 2010-2015: RECESSION INTO DEPRESSION. Sheldon Filger's other books and articles involve subjects as diverse as politics, economics, nuclear terrorism and female sensuality. His chilling book, KING OF BOMBS, is a novel about nuclear terrorism. His blistering critique of American politics, HILLARY CLINTON NUDE, warned back in 2006 that a terrible global economic crisis would strike, crippling the American economy.

Mr. Filger is the founder of, one of the most visible websites on the Internet focused on the global economic crisis.

Entries by Sheldon Filger

China Currency Devaluation Continues: Advantage Donald Trump?

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 2:28 PM

Yesterday's devaluation of 1.9 percent in the value of the Yuan was followed today by another cut of one percent by China's central bank in the national currency's competitive value. With July's decline of 8 percent in China's exports, following in the wake of the collapse in equity values on...

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Barack Obama Meets Neville Chamberlain and Joseph Stalin? Unsettling Parallels With The Infamous Munich Agreement of 1938 and Its Aftermath

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 12:00 AM

President Obama has made America's worst strategic blunder by empowering the anti-American regime in Iran, acquiescing in its burgeoning hegemonic role in the Middle East, while legitimating its status as a nuclear threshold power. In all probability, this will mean the attainment of full nuclear weapons capability in a decade,...

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중국 증시가 우리 눈앞에서 무너지고 불타고 있다

(1) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 11:11 AM

끝없는 그리스 외채 위기에 온 세계가 정신이 팔려 있는 동안, 그리스 GDP의 40배 규모의 다른 경제가 심각한, 아주 중대한 금융 약점의 신호를 보내고 있다.

세계에서 두 번째로 큰 경제이자 가장 강력한 소위 ‘공산주의’ 국가의 주식 시장이 나락으로 빠져들고 있다. 베이징은 막을 능력이 없는 것 같다.

중국 경제의 성장세가 누그러졌던...

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China Stock Market Crashing and Burning Before Our Eyes

(26) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 8:15 AM

While the world has been sidetracked by the never-ending Greek Debt Crisis, another economy with a GDP that is 40 times the size of Greece is giving signs of serious, even critical financial weakness. The world's second largest economy, and supposedly most-powerful "communist" nation, has seen its stock market enter...

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The Greece That Can Say No: History's Lessons Applied to the Greek Debt Crisis

(12) Comments | Posted July 5, 2015 | 4:19 PM

The latest stage in the Greek debt crisis has been the referendum called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, whose ruling Syriza party was elected on a platform of opposition to the austerity measures imposed by the Eurozone and the International Monetary Fund, in exchange for loans to service what almost...

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Lincoln Chaffee for President of the United States

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2015 | 5:46 PM

Amid the media circus sparked by the official launch of the 2016 presidential campaign of celebrity candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, it is easy to forget that there exists another challenger for the Democratic nomination--besides Senator Bernie Sanders. His name is Lincoln Chaffee. He is largely unknown out of his home...

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Islamic State -- aka ISIS, ISIL -- Is Winning Its War as President Obama Stumbles

(37) Comments | Posted May 25, 2015 | 4:40 PM

Amid the flurry of Obama administration official statements promulgated by its various presidential and departmental spokespersons, reality is setting in. Despite the happy talk from Washington about ISIL (the Obama administration's preferred acronym for describing the Islamic State), military facts on the ground cannot be eradicated by press briefings and...

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Hillary Clinton Seeks U.S. Presidency -- Three Reasons to Say 'No'

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2015 | 3:35 PM

No better illustration exists of the dysfunctional nature of American politics than the phenomenon of Hillary Clinton. Devoid of any measurable accomplishments that have unambiguously advanced the interests of the United States and her people, Mrs. Clinton's stature as the frontrunner in the upcoming 2016 presidential contest and virtual shoo-in...

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Why Does Iran Want Nuclear Weapons? An Alarming Possibility

(21) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 11:12 AM

A heavy cloak of surrealism encapsulates the negotiations the Obama administration is conducting with Iran over the latter's nuclear enrichment program. Though the premise of the diplomatic negotiations being spearheaded by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is to permit Iran to retain a substantial uranium enrichment program so long...

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Obama, Iran and the Late William Buckley

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2015 | 3:31 PM

There are growing indications that the Obama administration will sign a nuclear agreement with Iran that will allow Tehran to become a nuclear-threshold state. It seems the only issue being contested at present is the extent of the cosmetic and temporary concessions the Iranians will grant so that Iran does...

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Islamic State's Message to the World: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Takes No Prisoners

(32) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 3:41 PM

"The medium is the message."
--Marshall McLuhan

In declaring himself caliph of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is following in the footsteps of an ancient role model, Abu al-Abbas, founder of the Abbasid Caliphate. Historians regard the Abbasid dynasty as the most successful Arab Caliphate. Under their...

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China's Economic Growth Slows to Lowest Level Since 1990

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 8:05 AM

China's National Bureau of Statistics released GDP growth figures for 2014, indicating that the world's second-largest economy grew that year by 7.4 percent, below the planned rate of 7.5 percent but exceeding expectations of 7.2 percent. Even if the figures released by Beijing's NBS are accurate, they reflect...

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Barack Obama, Missing in Action

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 4:24 PM

"Showing up is 80 percent of life." -- Woody Allen

It was the non-presence that reverberated around the world. The largest demonstration to be held in the history of Paris, drawing 1.5 million participants in response to the Jihadist attacks in the French capital, was led by a phalanx of...

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Oil Prices Continue to Contract as OPEC Maintains Production Levels

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 7:56 AM

Since mid-June the price per barrel of petroleum has collapsed by a staggering 37 percent. This almost perfectly mirrors -- in reverse -- the steep rise in oil prices in mid-2008, which was followed by an equally sharp contraction when the Great Recession -- the onset of the global economic...

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Barack Obama and the Audacity of Failure

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 4:09 PM

It is often remarked that the Ship of State is the one ship which leaks from the top. Thus even before the blatantly theatrical political funeral dirge conducted at the White House in which President Obama announced that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, the sole remaining Republican in his cabinet,...

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24 European Banks Fail EBA Stress Test: Is a Major Banking Crisis Looming?

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2014 | 3:36 PM

The European Banking Authority, in conjunction with the European Central Bank, conducted a stress test of 123 leading banks within the European Union. A total of 24 banks failed the stress tests, which gauges the ability of a bank located within the EU to withstand macroeconomic pressures, which are rapidly...

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Global Economy Shows Increasing Signs of Fragility: From Wall Street to Berlin, the Warning Lights Are Flashing

(1) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 6:08 PM

In the past few days the equity markets, in particular the Dow Jones index, have displayed wild gyrations. One day stocks fall sharply, followed by a near equal climb the following day, only to shortly afterwards swing down sharply again. The sentiment-driven swings on the world's bourses display extreme nervousness...

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President Obama Wages War on the Islamic State, aka ISIS and ISIL: Anatomy of a Disaster in the Making

(82) Comments | Posted October 5, 2014 | 12:07 AM

A full-blooded war in its early stages is now underway, involving two antagonists, the Islamic State led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, known to his followers as Caliph Ibrahim, and the United States of America, led by President Barack Obama. The former, creator of the world's first Islamic caliphate in nearly...

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Does the Islamic State (aka ISIS and ISIL) Pose a Threat to America?

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 4:36 PM

As the Obama administrations engages in an awkward and uncertain recalibration of its policy towards the Middle East since of the emergence of the caliphate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- the Islamic State -- the internal debate amongst the President's inner circle is being mirrored by pundits on both the...

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Can the Islamic State, ISIS, and the Global Jihad Defeat the U.S.? The Answer Is Yes

(102) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 3:21 PM

In remarks made before White House journalists on August 28, President Barack Obama, officially the commander-in-chief of the world's most powerful military, offered his nation the following status of his leadership in the emerging global struggle with the Islamic State. "We don't have a strategy yet," so stated President Obama,...

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