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On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss how MF Global went bankrupt, why the CPI is an inaccurate reflection of life for an average American, and what the real financial situation is for many families today.

We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. We hope you enjoy the show.

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Ex-MF Global CEO Jon Corzine denies allegations
Why MF Global Really Went Bankrupt
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Accelerating Health Care Costs Wiping Out Much of Americans’ Income Gains
Japan mulls relaxing beef import restrictions


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  • Anonymous

    Question: Didn’t Francis Cianfrocca mention awhile ago that because of the Feds monetary policy that there was no positive reason for personal savings and that the government was actually fully supporting the banks and finance industry and personal savings and financial fiduciary responsibility for individuals was of no government importance? So when he says that people are still living beyond their means… do the people already realize that it doesn’t matter anyway. They are not being supported or encouraged to be more responsible?