Posts Tagged ‘Economy’


Monday, August 13th, 2012



Ben Bernanke

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Central Banker for the World


When Will Global Shipping Recover?

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

A “perfect storm” gathered during The Great Recession that sank much of the global shipping industry. (more…)

Emerging Market Middle Class

Monday, July 30th, 2012

will Continue to Expand


Illegal Immigrants

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

In Israel



Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Not a Dirty Word


What of Andy Griffith’s Foot Tapping Porches

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

and the Loss of Small Town Economics


Multinational Investment Bankers are Assisting in the Marginalization of Women’s Rights

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

In the days of the Trojan Wars, there were the Hellenes.  They live on islands; strung like jewels along the coast of azure beauty, the Mediterranean Sea. (more…)

Does Greece deserve what they are going through?

Monday, May 21st, 2012

I would start with making clear that I have decided I would have driven a Porsche 911 Carrera when I was 7, (more…)

How Will Economic Warriors Christine Lagarde and Angela Merkel Shape the Future of Women?

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

There exist today countries that are connected by fear of the future. Yet they are hopeful that past transgressions and poor decisions will not destroy the struggles of generations. (more…)

The Icebergs that Threaten the Fed REO to Rent Program

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke
Real Estate Owned homes continually add sludge to an economy struggling to recover. (more…)

The Embraceable Unthinkable Economic Realignment of Wealth

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Arrest
Our country is experiencing what some financial sages termed economic unthinkable times. (more…)

Dr. Mohamed El-Erian and a Changing Global Economy

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011


His name is Dr. Mohamed A. El- Erian CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO, one of the largest bond trading firms in the world. His arrival onto the global stage was overlooked by many. (more…)

There’s a Euro Banker behind the Curtain Named Goldman Sachs

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011


Could the flows of humanity participating in Occupy Wall Street or “Occupy” be the ultimate voice in helping us to understand that fundamental rights of men are being bartered away?  (more…)

Will Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Eurobonds be the Antidote to Financial Contagion?

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

An amazing turn of global events is happening in the Euro Zone that is threatening to infect the world. (more…)

Who’s to Blame if We Double-Dip?

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Five people, places, and things everyone’s wagging their fists at as the markets crash.



There will be plenty of blame to go around if the global economy tips into a double-dip recession. U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday, Aug. 5, spread the responsibility widely, citing a “tumultuous year” that has included the Arab revolts, the earthquake in Japan, the crisis in Europe, and partisan battles over spending in Washington.

But many of the leading global players in the ongoing financial drama have already begun casting stones at more specific targets. Here’s a look at the world’s favorite scapegoats.

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Something is very wrong with this picture

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

“Throw in a few billion here and a few billion there, and before you know it, you are talking about real money…” . I don’t recall who first coined that phrase, (I think it was in the late ’80s), but when I first heard it, it was Millions not Billions! (more…)

Organic Fair Trade: helping each other

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

I call it Micro-Hope.

It’s my word, I guess.

What it encompasses is trying to find a way to buy what we need from each other.

I have asked Shelley Seale, the author, for links to foundations/groups that we can help. She has supplied me with a link to her site: See Shelley’s Resources.

I am also attempting to amass links to individuals, women, families, children, trying to make a living. I will start small but ask all of you to stop in, share some links, and we will update accordingly.


Start Small:

Women and Fair Trade

Etsy and Fair Trade

Global Girlfriend

NonProfit Shopping

CRS Voices

We are at the beginning of amassing sites/references/resources to help one another. Please help us.



Wednesday, June 10th, 2009


How do we move forward?

Many of us don’t know where to turn.

Where do we go with the degrees we have earned and are paying on still? How do we counsel children, turned teenagers, soon to be adults, to make a living in the future?

The map is open.

Today, we turn you toward micro-loans. Many of you that often visit here are not immune to that term, it is people helping people, for instance: Kiva

Here at SurfaceEarth, it is our goal, to start an exchange by country/state/zip codes where we can help each other, it may be slow, reminiscent of snail mail, but suppose, we could achieve a web to truly help each other and catch each other before we fall?

Stay tuned, we intend to start that web and ask you to be a part of same.


Economy, Recession Proof your Life

Saturday, September 27th, 2008



There are many things I can say about what I see on the news, but I think, I will ignore what I have heard and have seen.

Rather, I want to get back to basics here.

I think the world is becoming inverted.

What do I mean?

I think what we have known is about to change in ways we cannot imagine.

I call it:  flatline.

And I pray that what comes after is what we can live with from the best part of ourselves.

In the meantime, I’m going back to basics, stocking up on canned foods, designing vegetable gardens and rainwater collection systems.

And yes, making room and welcoming friends and family without a place to go.

May God Bless us All.

What can you make for dinner from what you have?  Those potatoes growing roots, perhaps?

Vegan Potato Soup

Updates:  I added too much wheat flour to the soup and destroyed it. Note photo below:

And now looking at the photo of the cans, I wonder why one of the four tomato cans has turned its back on the camera?  Hmmm, could of sworn wasn’t like that before……………..

The New Go Green

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Green is cool. I’m all for it. Probably because I’m not quite centered in this world and simply believe we forget to tele-transport ourselves.

I digress.

I do in fact have some kind of point. The point will though meander, be forewarned.

Here are my thoughts on Go Green.

The North East is about to experience a heat wave.

Unemployment rates have soared.

Million dollar homes are in foreclosure.


I now rinse glass and plastics and ask myself, hmmm, what can this hold? Can this hold lentils, rice, vegetables from the garden? GARDEN? Yes, despite the deer, we are trying to grow one.

Ripped up clothes? I keep them. I can make rags or quilts or whatever, and yes, you may have guessed, I am not a gifted seamstress, I am an idea girl, better off spinning tales then making them come to light.

So what does Go Green mean to most of us?


Plain and simple.

Solar panels.

Wind turbines to the extent we can make or otherwise afford them on our roofs.

Making gallons of decaf chilled green tea, pans of baked ziti, organic cookies, whatever and everything in advance before the heat index hits 100 tomorrow. And if the power fails?

Oh boy, we better eat up and eat up quick, thank God the oregano, basil, sage, rosemary and dill hit fruition. Between that and bottles of water, we will get by.

So, what is Go Green to you?

I call it the new survival economy.

Peace to you and yours.


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