The western mainstream media
That excellent video which is linked in this thread, that I just saw
I didnt see the video
Every other media than western media
The Russian economy is worse off, because if W. Europe doesn't have money to buy gas and oil, then the Russians will fall. Its just the truth, and something more disgusting is that Moscow is a very expensive city and for what? The Russian's want easy money like every trader in Wall Street. Did it work out for them?
Besides something you need to understand is that economies work cycle and one of the view that can say it isn't being hurt by the global recession is not Russia but India. India will be a very powerful country.
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This depends on ones perceptions...Right off the bat, I'd say "NO-ONE".
Why is this ?
Its the nature of the beast.
Im not a big fan of terms like "western".For example terms like "western medicine" actually means medicine that works.
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
I don't really think that there is some sort of conspiracy in the media, but rather that the economics departments of most media outlets are full of Keynesians or Post-Keynesians. Thus, they believe that as long as Reserve Banks and governments prime the pump, everything will be peachy.
You may or may not agree with the economic outlook of Peter Schiff, but his constant arguments with economic gurus, from CNN to FOX, demonstrates this kind of blinkered thinking that has hoodwinked the media, commerce, and higher education.