thedailybell.com / By Staff Report / February 6, 2013
Afghan economy better than expected, says IMF … In 2013, the economy will continue to grow and inflation is expected to be stable. An IMF report released on Tuesday, noted that a large crop has boosted real GDP growth to 12 per cent and helped moderate inflation, Which was 6pc year-on-year in December 2012th The IMF staff team level reached understandings with the authorities on a path to complete the combined 2nd and 3rd reviews, subject to implementation of key structural benchmarks for submission of laws to parliament and Strengthening banks’ capital. - Dawn
Dominant Social Theme: Let us civilize Afghanistan properly with a stiff dose of Western regulatory democracy .
Free-Market Analysis: We often repeat our points because they are idiosyncratic and no one else wants. Perhaps it costs us readership but the truth is not always convenient.
One important argument is that the West’s current wars are for resources control not. We get a lot of pushback on this because we do not offer the standard argument that the West is in the grip of despotic corporations looting impoverished countries via military action and unilateral demands.
In fact, we do not believe corporations run the world at all We believe corporations are run by a tiny, ruthless power elite and that this power elite does not care about resources, as the world contains plenty of resources and the elite already controls most of them.
The furor over peak oil is just one example. Turns out that fracking Allows U.S. and Australian industry – just two examples – from oil importers to turn into oil exporters.
There are so reports (on alternative websites) that fracking is a suppressed technology that has been around for decades.
Oil, like most other resources, would likely be in plentiful supply were the Invisible Hand allowed to operate. But a power elite struggling to create world government suppresses easy access to many resources. It even attempts to make food and water scarce.
Scarcity is a main dominant social theme of the elite. Another dominant social theme is that modern war is Necessary for self-defense or it is part of a “great game” played by nation-states to gain resource advantages and strategic dominance.