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Commodities Speculation

The Carbon Bubble

Gregory Unruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gregory Unruh

The carbon bubble, quite simply, is the constantly increasing consumption of fossil fuels. I call it the master bubble because it drives the growth of every economic indicator, from GDP to corn harvests.

What's Really Behind QE2?

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

The deficit hawks are circling, hovering over QE2, calling it just another inflationary bank bailout. But unlike QE1, QE2 is not about saving the ban...

Matt Taibbi On "Colbert Report": Wall Street Is 'One Ponzi Scheme After Another' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Matt Taibbi took his crusade against Goldman Sachs to "The Colbert Report" last night, accusing the investment colossus of using its influence in gove...

Food: Commodity or Human Right

Ruth Messinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ruth Messinger

Last year, enough food was produced on our planet to feed humanity nearly twice over. So how is it that 30 children will die of hunger or a related cause by the time you finish reading this column?

Bubble-Topia

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Our national politics and economics have come to be defined by the inflation and violent pricking of bubble after bubble.

Oil Prices Were Manipulated, U.S. Government Commission Charges

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

The agency charged with "ensuring the integrity of the futures & options market," has accused Optiver Holding of manipulating the prices of crude oil, heating oil and gasoline futures on the NY Mercantile Exchange.

WATCH: OPEC Chief: "There Is No Shortage Of Oil"

Reuters | Darcy Lambton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OPEC takes another swipe at speculators blaming them for driving oil prices to record highs. Speaking at the Reuters Energy Summit, the oil cartel's ...

Making Money On Oil Without Buying Oil

Reuters | Jeremy Gaunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON (Reuters) - A story is told in financial circles that it was not the miners of the California Gold Rush who made money, it was the people who s...