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Riding the Tides and Suggesting Solutions Here at The Daily Bell
September 08, 2012
Like most people, I have lived my life swimming through tides of confusion, tides often created by others who desire to control us for their own desired purposes. I have, for whatever reason, a burning desire to "know" the world around me. It has led me to visi ...
Phony Intimacy
September 06, 2012
Mrs. Obama was praised for reporting in her speech at the Democratic National Convention that President Obama takes his mission to be a personal one, that he treats the citizenry intimately, attending to the private problems of citizens. Actually, it is a very ...
The Republicans Cross the Rubicon
September 05, 2012
Does anyone remember when National Public Radio was an independent voice? During the 1980s NPR was continually on the case of the Reagan administration. NPR certainly had a Democratic slant, and a lot of its reporting about the Reagan administration was one-sid ...
Your Brain Needs Your Heart Needs Your Mind
September 05, 2012
There has been a lot of research that connects the healthy function of your heart with the healthy functioning of your brain. Today I want to talk about how you can use that knowledge to improve the health of your heart and your brain. In Pulmonary Function as ...
How Long Will the Dollar Remain the World's Reserve Currency?
September 04, 2012
We frequently hear the financial press refer to the US dollar as the "world's reserve currency," implying that our dollar will always retain its value in an ever shifting world economy. But this is a dangerous and mistaken assumption. Since August 15, 1971, whe ...
Clint Eastwood and Disrespect
September 03, 2012
The political left in America is outraged at Clint Eastwood's recent presentation at the GOP convention. The shock and disbelief of Rachel Maddow at MSNBC and the Blitzer gang at CNN is heavy with condemnation of this inimitable American icon. The establishment ...
The New York Times Meets Property Rights
September 03, 2012
Over the last several years I have subscribed to The Sunday New York Times, mainly because it came with accessibility to its daily online editions. I like to read the Op Ed pieces and editorials and chime in here and there with some sanity where the paper lays ...
Ben Bernanke Plots More Mayhem?
September 01, 2012
Hasn't he done enough? Apparently not. Meeting at an annual Jackson Hole central banking get-together, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke apparently announced his determination to continue to print money, thus further debasing the value of the dollar in his ...
Pragmatism's Problems
August 30, 2012
It has now become something of a badge of honor to be a pragmatist, especially in public policy matters. Being pragmatic means promoting policies that work, being practical or even expedient. President Obama has often made mention of his own pragmatism. So have ...
The American Onslaught Against International Law
August 29, 2012
A new film, "Compliance," examines "the human desire to follow and obey authority." Liberal institutions, such as the media, universities, federal courts, and human rights organizations, which have traditionally functioned as checks on the blind obedience to au ...
Ron Paul and the Future
August 28, 2012
One of the most thrilling memories of the 2012 campaign was the sight of those huge crowds who came out to see Ron. His competitors, meanwhile, couldn't fill half a Starbucks. When I worked as Ron's chief of staff in the late 1970s and early 1980s, I could only ...
Meaningless Words in Politics
August 28, 2012
As we enter the fall political season, we will hear a great deal of rhetoric from both major political parties and their many candidates for office. It's important for us to remember, however, that words can be made meaningless by misuse or overuse. And when we ...
Why Everybody's Going To War in the Middle East
August 27, 2012
"Everybody's going to war but we don't know what we are fighting for." – Nerina Pallot, from "Everybody's Gone to War" Iran Wants War Although a peaceful nation for hundreds of years, Iran was invaded and occupied by the Allies in both World War One and Two. ...
Socialism American Style
August 27, 2012
Mr. Milos Foreman is a renowned film director but not a good political economist. This is evident in his New York Times op-ed defense of Barack Obama from those who charge the president with being a socialist. (See his essay, "Obama the Socialist? Not Even Clos ...
Lance Armstrong and Kim Dotcom … Guilty Until Proven Innocent?
August 25, 2012
Here at the Daily Bell we've always maintained that the dominant social theme of Western "justice" would be the last to tumble because it is bound to be ferociously defended. But just as many others memes have been debunked with startling speed over the past de ...
America's Descent into Poverty
August 24, 2012
The United States has collapsed economically, socially, politically, legally, constitutionally, and environmentally. The country that exists today is not even a shell of the country into which I was born. In this article I will deal with America's economic coll ...
Another Attempt to Bluff Us All
August 23, 2012
Those aspiring to manage our lives, to take it over and run it according to their vision, never tire of trying to bluff us into letting down our guards. Now come Robert and Edward Skidelsky, in a book titled How Much is Enough? (Allen Lane, 2012), claiming that ...
Military Cuts: Don't Believe the Hype
August 21, 2012
Grover Norquist, the influential conservative activist, recently made some very frank and sobering remarks about the US military budget. Unlike many conservatives, Mr. Norquist understands that American national security interests are not served by the interven ...
Amerika's Future is Death
August 21, 2012
The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die. - Martin Luther King Conspiracy theories have now blossomed into what the smug presstitute media calls a "conspiracy culture." According to the presstitutes, Americans have to find some explanati ...
The Allure of Mandates
August 20, 2012
Peter Coy of Bloomberg/Businessweek is an avid fan of mandates (see his "The Case for Way More Mandates" 7/9-7/15, 2012, p. 24). That is to say he prefers forcing people to do what he thinks they should do rather than persuading them, kind of like what the USSR ...
Nancy Grace Points the Way to Gold Confiscation?
August 18, 2012
We received a YouTube video address from a friend of the Daily Bell, and the power elite meme popped right out. At the end of this article, I'll provide a video address, so you can see for yourself how Nancy Grace positions this particular analysis of "justice. ...
Ecuador President Rafael We Are Not A Colony Correa Stands Up To The Jackbooted British Gestapo
August 17, 2012
A coward dies many deaths; a brave man dies but once. The once proud British government, now reduced to Washington's servile whore, put on its Gestapo Jackboots and declared that if the Ecuadorean Embassy in London did not hand over WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, B ...
Better Relationships, Better Health and Real Honesty
August 17, 2012
Americans lie an average of 11 times per week. This can take a toll on one's relationships, physical health and mental health. A study by Anita Kelly and Lijuan Wang of the University of Notre Dame looked at lying and quality of life. Over a ten-week period of ...
The Left and Women's Reproductive Rights
August 16, 2012
At the outset I will declare my commitment to the right of women to terminate pregnancies prior to the time a human being has developed in their bodies (roughly the 25th week*). But then I am also someone who holds that every adult individual has a full, unalie ...
Is Washington Deaf As Well as Criminal?
August 16, 2012
The morons who rule the american sheeple are not only dumb and blind, they are deaf as well. The ears of the american "superpower" only work when the Israeli prime minister, the crazed Netanyahu, speaks. Then Washington hears everything and rushes to comply. Is ...
Psychology and Fascism
August 15, 2012
"[Fascism] takes responsibility for all aspects of life, including our health and well being, and seeks to impose uniformity of thought and action, whether by force or through regulation and social pressure.... Any rival identity is part of the 'problem' and th ...
What Did Rand Paul Gain?
August 14, 2012
Mitt Romney has picked the youthful warmonger Paul Ryan to be his running mate. From my point of view, this leaves the junior senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul, standing near the altar like a jilted bridesmaid. Not a very pretty picture. And now what has Rand Pa ...
Legalize Competing Currencies
August 14, 2012
I recently held a hearing in my congressional subcommittee on the subject of competing currencies. This is an issue of enormous importance but unfortunately few Americans understand how the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department impose a strict monopoly on mon ...
The Olympics and Politics
August 13, 2012
Strictly speaking, sports and politics should be separate, just as should be religion and politics. Of course, folks with strong religious convictions will often be guided by these convictions as they make political choices. So people who hold to the pro-life o ...
Parting Company With Nigel Farage and Suggesting a New Role
August 11, 2012
"Only the living can kill the dead." – Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Nigel Farage has provided us with an eye-opening interview over at Eric King's "King News." He makes some blunt statements, even for him. In this article, I'll take the opportunity first t ...
The Dispossessed Majority
August 10, 2012
The bumper sticker on the beat-up pickup truck read: "Friends don't let friends vote Democrat." The driver was obviously not affluent. Yet, despite all the news about mega-trillion dollar bankster bailouts, mega-million dollar bonuses for financial crooks, and ...
Mastering Emotions
August 10, 2012
Sometimes what you feel is what makes life worth living: love, joy, ecstasy, delight, curiosity... Your emotions bring you these experiences and fill you with the meaning and motivation that bring that experience to life. Sometimes what you feel can throw you i ...
Elementary, Dear Obama
August 09, 2012
Ok, so none of us creates or produces anything ex nihilo. What if anything follows from this? Our teeth weren't made by us, nor our hair or nose or eyes. Yet we often benefit because of these. Our beautiful eyes may impress someone and may even land us a movie ...
Decision Points
August 08, 2012
Psychology has always had an air of mystery to it. From its root word psyche, meaning soul, and drawn from the Greek myth of psyche and cupid, to Anton Mesmer's introduction of hypnosis (then called "Mesmerism") and Freud's mysterious unconscious, practitioners ...
Moving Toward War in Syria
August 07, 2012
Last week the House passed yet another bill placing sanctions on Iran and Syria, bringing us closer to another war in the Middle East. We are told that ever harsher sanctions finally will force the targeted nations to bend to our will. Yet the ineffectiveness o ...
Sound Money, Monetary Freedom and the State
August 07, 2012
(The following testimony was delivered before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology, chaired by Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), on "Sound Money: Parallel Currencies and the Roadmap to Monetary Freedom," in Washingt ...
Friday's Jobs Report: More Lies From our Big Brother
August 07, 2012
In his report on the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest jobs and unemployment report, statistician John Williams (shadowstats.com) writes: "The July employment and unemployment numbers published today, August 3rd, were worthless and likely misleading. . . . Sus ...
Acceptable Selfishness?
August 06, 2012
A big debate among business ethics professionals – teachers, consultants, etc. – concerns who should be the beneficiary of business management, share (or stock) holders or so called stakeholders. Ordinarily, it is the former who are owed service from manage ...
What Is the Status of the Real Unemployment Debate?
August 04, 2012
Brad Plumer recently posted an article at the Washington Post's Wonkblog entitled "July jobs report: Why the unemployment rate just won't budge." Plumer was responding to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that the US economy added a disappointing 163 ...
A Very Brief Note on Minarchism and Monopoly
August 03, 2012
For a while an inordinately long essay has been posted all over disputing my views on government. The author is Nicholas Dykes. I wish to inject just one short comment in support of my position. One charge made against it is that it advocates coercive monopoly, ...
Why Are there Theories?
August 02, 2012
Over the years, especially since the Internet became prominent and widely used, my own ideas have received a lot of challenges. Some of these come from people with different positions on this or that but quite a few actually come from people who find advancing ...
The Neoconservative War Criminals in Our Midst
August 02, 2012
The State Department has an office that hunts German war criminals. Bureaucracies being what they are, the office will exist into next century when any surviving German prison guards will be 200 years old. From time to time the State Department claims to have f ...
We've Been Aiming at the Wrong Adversary
August 01, 2012
We often think of Karl Marx or the progressive movement as the main source of our political troubles; but the more fundamental source of America's political conflicts goes back to a time before America's founding, finding its most powerful expression during the ...
Audit the Fed Moves Forward!
July 31, 2012
Last week the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed my legislation calling for a full and effective audit of the Federal Reserve. Well over 300 of my Congressional colleagues supported the bill, each casting a landmark vote that marks the culmination o ...
Troubles of Public Resources
July 30, 2012
Some insist that street vendors around the country should be banned. Why? Because the majority of those doing business adjacent to the street want them to be. The issue has come up in most major cities, including New York, NY, and Santa Ana, CA. We are talking ...
Auditing the Fed Is a Sideshow: Who Audits the Auditors?
July 28, 2012
An audit of the Federal Reserve would be nice but really it wouldn't change anything. In fact, it would likely prove a kind of sideshow from reality, which is that monopoly central banking should simply be abolished. And that probably won't happen until people ...
Ron Paul Statement: Financial Services Committee Hearing
July 27, 2012
Before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Financial Services, Hearing on the Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, July 25, 2012 Mr. Chairman, I welcome this hearing to receive the report of the Financial Stability Ov ...
Another Plea For More Statism!
July 26, 2012
I recently read Zadie Smith's essay, "North West London Blues," in The New York Review of Books, and found it an insulting, devious, and roundabout way of trying to justify statism. The quote from the late Tony Judt tells it all. Here is what he said: "We have ...
Change Your Brain with Your Mind: Overcome Obsessions and Compulsions
July 25, 2012
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a painful, debilitating and embarrassing psychological condition. Howard Hughes is a famous sufferer of OCD, and because he had the means to indulge his compulsive habits, they grew in strength, expanded in scope to an ext ...
Security and Self-Governance
July 24, 2012
The senseless and horrific killings last week at a movie theater in Colorado reminded Americans that life is fragile and beautiful, and we should not take family, friends, and loved ones for granted. Our prayers go out to the injured victims and the families of ...
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