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Individuals, Not Governments, Drive Scientific Progress
May 03, 2016
Was it a blip, or a breakthrough?  Scientists around the globe are revved up with excitement as the world’s biggest atom smasher — best known for revealing the Higgs boson four years ago — starts whirring again to churn out data that may confirm cautious ...
Puerto Rico Default Bruises Dollar, Boosts Gold
May 02, 2016
Scott Minerd, global chief investment officer of Guggenheim Partners, said on Wednesday it is a good time to dip into U.S. Treasuries in the wake of their sell-off.  “It is impossible to get the timing of anything exactly right. You have to ask yourself, ...
Predictions of a Worldwide Drought May Mean Big Profits
May 02, 2016
The world will run out of fresh drinking water by 2050 because of the Western world’s meat centered diet, according to a secret report just released on WikiLeaks.  Nestle executives, concerned about the company’s future in a world threatened by climate cha ...
Oil’s Surge, Then Collapse – And How to Profit Now
May 02, 2016
Overall, the ongoing rise in supply would be adequate to satisfy the growth in oil demand in 2H14, resulting in a well-balanced market – OPEC Forecast, June 2014 (right before oil price collapse) Oil prices have plummeted 70 percent from highs in June 201 ...
Rise of the Global Citizen: BBC Poll Finds New Way to Polarize Society
April 29, 2016
Identity 2016: ‘Global citizenship’ rising, poll suggests  … People are increasingly identifying themselves as global rather than national citizens, according to a BBC World Service poll. The trend is particularly marked in emerging economies, wh ...
Forget the NY Times. Here’s Obama’s Real Legacy.
April 29, 2016
One day we’re saving the banks; the next day we’re saving the auto industry; the next day we’re trying to see whether we can have some impact on the housing market. – President Barack Obama ...
This Index is Screaming a U.S. Dollar Decline
April 28, 2016
The dollar has an opportunity to make history. After three straight years of gains, strategists are forecasting the US currency will be a world beater again in 2016, strengthening against seven of 10 developed world peers by the end of the year.  – Medi ...
What Brexit Supporters Have Wrong About the Origins of the EU
April 28, 2016
The European Union always was an American project.  It was Washington that drove European integration in the late 1940s, and funded it covertly under the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations.  – Telegraph ...
German Electric Car Conundrum: the Campaign to Kill Diesel
April 28, 2016
Germany to launch 1 billion-euro discount scheme for electric car buyers …Germany is set to launch a new incentive scheme worth about 1 billion euros ($1 billion) to get more consumers buying electric cars as it struggles to meet a target of bringing 1 millio ...
Trump’s skepticism of US Military-Industrial Complex Is Hopeful Sign
April 27, 2016
Trump’s World to watch as Trump outlines his foreign policy … Critics have accused the Republican front-runner of bigotry and posing a danger to U.S. national security.  Many foreign policy and defense advisers say his views are worrying, mingling isolatio ...
Mercantilism’s Rise: Its Consequences for Your Freedom & Prosperity
April 27, 2016
It became clear that the best way to stay competitive and protect the business for long-term is to move production from our facility in Indianapolis to Monterey, Mexico. – Carrier Air Conditioning spokesperson ...
No Matter How Bad It Gets, Some Will Always Love Monopoly Central Banking
April 27, 2016
Why the world needs more U.S. government debt … Are government-imposed restrictions holding back the U.S. economy? In a way, yes: The federal government is causing great harm by failing to issue enough debt.  The U.S. generates more income than any other cou ...
Decline of the Anglosphere is the Result of Deliberate Planning
April 26, 2016
Barack Obama and the end of the Anglosphere … When supporters of the Vote Leave campaign sketch out a future for Britain outside the EU, they often point to the Anglosphere of English-speaking nations — bequeathed by Britain’s imperial past. So Barack Oba ...
Dollar Destabilization Helped By Pointing Fingers at Saudi Arabia
April 26, 2016
White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry … The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attacker ...
The Committee That Controls the World Meets Today
April 26, 2016
For the next two days, the Committee that controls the world will be huddled in the ivory tower known as the Eccles Building in D.C. There, ten people will tediously examine the data, look at the forecasts, and weigh options for an economy with a GDP of $17 tri ...
Government-Sponsored Corporatism Leading to Rise of Populism
April 25, 2016
2016 Campaign’s Populist Tone Rankles America’s CEOs …  Chief executives at big American companies are increasingly frustrated by the populist tone of the presidential campaign, and concerns are mounting in boardrooms and corner offices that anti-busines ...
Washington Versus Brazil: The New Cold War is Escalating
April 25, 2016
Washington Launches Its Attack Against BRICS  … Washington is now disposing of the reformist President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff … In Brazil, Washington has used corruption insinuations to get President Rousseff impeached by the lower house. Evidence is no ...
Panama Papers, the Movie: Anti-Privacy Propaganda Grinds On
April 22, 2016
The Panama Papers are going to be made into a movie as Western anti-privacy propaganda grinds on. The Panama Papers comprise 11.5 million emails hacked from the computers of Mossack Fonseca, a provider of corporations, trusts, shell companies and other legal s ...
China Challenges the West… Using Their Own Tools Against Them
April 21, 2016
China’s Economic Recovery Masking Financial Risks, Fitch Says  …  Are We Heading Back Into China Markets Turmoil? … -Bloomberg ...
Juncker Admits EU Interferes Too Much, Provides No Plan For Change
April 20, 2016
EU Has Meddled Too Much, Admits Boss Juncker …  More The European Union meddles too much in people’s lives, according to its most senior official.  In a significant admission, Jean-Claude Juncker said a lot of the laws made in Brussels should have bee ...
Gordon Brown Proposes an Int. Children’s Court – How About Shutting Down British Wars First?
April 20, 2016
Proposed world children’s court would punish abuses, slavery … An international court should be set up to punish those responsible for child labor and other forms of abuse against children, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told the United Nati ...
Beware the Bull: Equity Boom Has No Basis in Economic Fundamentals
April 19, 2016
For bull, no death throes … On Feb. 11, the day that the S&P 500 hit its correction low point, the financial press was filled with commentary from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen backing away from the possibility of four rate hikes in 2016 . The s ...
Without Fanfare, Financial Privacy Was Wiped Out Last Week in DC
April 18, 2016
Britain and its European allies have announced new rules designed to be a “hammer blow” against tax evasion in direct response to the Panama Papers leak that exposed how the world’s richest and most powerful people hide their wealth from tax authorities. ...
Mexican/US Merger Expands During Campaign Season
April 18, 2016
Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray called … proposal to force the country to pay for a wall along the U.S. border, or face economic consequences if it doesn’t, a kind of diplomatic harassment that’s doomed to fail … Diplomats are mobilizing to assi ...
The Trillion Dollar Nuclear Weapons Fraud
April 15, 2016
John Kerry makes ‘gut-wrenching’ tour of Hiroshima peace park … First US secretary of state to visit atomic bomb memorial says site is ‘harsh reminder of threat of nuclear weapons.’ – CNN ...
Botched Panama Papers Leak Has Unintended Consequences for the Elite
April 14, 2016
Panama Papers reveal London as center of ‘spider’s web’ … As-well as shining a spotlight on the secret financial arrangements of the rich and powerful, the so-called Panama Papers have laid bare London’s role as a vital organ of the world’s tax-have ...
Euro Bailout: Will Americans be on the Hook to Cover Trillions in European Bank Debt?
April 13, 2016
President Barack Obama and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen discussed risks to the economy and progress from Wall Street reform during a rare meeting in the Oval Office on Monday, the White House said. -Reuters ...
US Elections Giving Rise to Broad, Socialist Coalition
April 12, 2016
Several hundred activists were arrested Monday afternoon during a sit-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to call for action on voting rights and campaign finance reform. The mass civil disobedience, part of a week-long Washington protest known as Democracy Spr ...
Iceland Reformers’ New Bank Plan Just as Problematic as the Last
April 11, 2016
Revenge of the Vikings — Iceland Will Create Its Own Money … Iceland is taking the money back from the clutches of the private fractional reserve lending cartel.  It’s happened before in history, and with great success, but it has also prompted a violent ...
Transparency International Plots to Strip Global Privacy With Public Registry of Ownership
April 08, 2016
The world is dotted with states and territories that make a specialty of providing services whose purpose is to facilitate ways to hide assets … Not all of what they do is illegal but so much of it is that the whole system needs changing.  – Transparen ...
Stock Market Last Gasp: Could Equities Jump Up Hard?
April 07, 2016
The $1 Trillion Short Underlying Stocks’ Spring … Short interest reaches highest level since 2008 despite gains … Level is contrarian bullish, sets up powerful rally, says BofA … A funny thing has happened in the U.S. stock market, where rather ...
Protect Yourself Against Those Running the World’s Economy for Your ‘Benefit’
April 06, 2016
IMF warns of emerging market risk to U.S. stock markets  … Major emerging markets, led by China, are increasingly likely to spread fear to financial markets, leading to poor stock performance in the U.S. and other developed countries, the International Monet ...
As Central Bankers Confront Stagflation, Gold Shines More Brightly
April 05, 2016
A Warning for Gold Bugs: This Rally Won’t Last … Gold prices surged 16.5% in the first quarter … Gold investors should enjoy the party while they can. –Wall Street Journal This small article is incorrect in some big ways. It’s negative about gold desp ...
The triumph of the invisible hand
April 04, 2016
“By virtue of exchange, one man’s prosperity is beneficial to all others.” – Frédéric Bastiat. It remains one of the most powerful metaphors in economics. In 1850 Frédéric Bastiat gave the world the story of the broken window. The son of a s ...
NASA Mars Mission Fakery Gives False Impression of Competence
April 04, 2016
NASA’s Bolden: Mars mission is ‘closer than ever’ … In the movie, “The Martian,” Matt Damon was a fictional astronaut stranded on Mars. In reality, the head of NASA says astronauts could set foot on the Red Planet within the next ...
Anthony Wile: From Personal, Market Preferences to Promising Opportunities
April 03, 2016
Introduction: Anthony Wile is an active investor, business strategist and consultant, financial markets commentator, publisher and author. Having lived and worked in several leading financial centers around the world, he has established an international networ ...
Anthony Wile Reflects on the Gifts of Tibor Machan
April 01, 2016
Once in a while in our lives we come across a book or an article, perhaps an interview, that causes us to pause and really consider our positions on a particular topic, to question our conclusions and perhaps even adjust our way of looking at and thinking about ...
Exposure of Major Corruption Scandal Spurs Call For More Global Government
April 01, 2016
There’s A Huge New Corporate Corruption Scandal. Here’s Why Everyone Should Care. Bribery fuels political instability — and it’s a propaganda tool for terrorists. – Huffington Post ...
Authorities Plan Strategic Attack of Anti-Vaccine “Myths”
March 31, 2016
One promising new approach is to keep track of the vaccine myths circulating in cyberspace and rebut each one as it appears. This requires tracking information from search engines and following anti-vaccination websites and parents’ forums. – Economist ...
Secret Fed deal abroad spurs stagflation at home
March 30, 2016
Yellen Says Caution in Raising Rates Is ‘Especially Warranted’ …  Fed Chair makes case for go-slow changes with rate near zero … Janet Yellen said it is appropriate for U.S. central bankers to “proceed cautiously” in raising interest rates because ...
The Internet Reformation that’s sweeping the world
March 29, 2016
… Along with the crackdown on dissent and freedom of speech, as well as an increasingly ideological tone, some observers worry that Chinese politics is now taking a more authoritarian direction of the kind not seen since the days of Chairman Mao. And wi ...
Politicians push for war as the way out of economic troubles
March 28, 2016
Tony Blair [in the Sunday Times]: Britain and its western allies must be prepared to send ground troops to “crush” Islamic State forces or risk a terror attack in Europe of “such size and horror” that draconian security measures would have to be introdu ...
Covert US Operations Undermine Brazil Olympics
March 25, 2016
The Rio Olympics Could Be the Next Victim of Brazil’s Corruption Scandal … A massive corruption investigation is reaching into construction deals done for the already troubled Rio 2016 … Two multibillion dollar projects linked to the troubled Rio 2016 Oly ...
Blair to Eradicate European Culture to Create a United States of Europe
March 24, 2016
Tony Blair has warned against “flabby liberalism” and says there needs to be a tougher centre ground approach to issues such as tackling extremism and responding to the refugee crisis …  He argues that education against extremism and intolerance ...
Can the market handle legal marijuana?
March 23, 2016
Nixon Aide Reportedly Admitted Drug War Was Meant To Target Black People … pulls back the curtain on the true motivation of the United States’ war on drugs.  –Huffington Post ...
Forget QE Through Banks, The ECB Now Wants To Directly Hand Out Cash
March 22, 2016
The lords of finance are losing their touch.  Institutions which dragged the world from its worst depression since the early 20th century are finally seeing their magic desert them, if conventional wisdom is to be believed.  –UK Telegraph ...
Two of the Worst Investments You Can Make Right Now: Facebook and China
March 21, 2016
New York Times … With ‘Smog Jog’ Through Beijing, Zuckerberg Stirs Debate on Air Pollution … Some noted he should have worn a face mask … Others simply took umbrage with where the photo was staged, at the heart of Tiananmen Square.“The floor you ste ...
Fed Positions Itself to Unleash Three Tools of Power Expansion
March 18, 2016
“Consistent with its statutory mandate, the Committee seeks to foster maximum employment and price stability … Against this backdrop, the Committee decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 1/4 to 1/2 percent. The stance of mone ...
Bank of England Intentionally Strangles UK Economy to Discourage Brexit
March 17, 2016
The longer-term effects of Brexit are … likely to be adverse. Most studies suggest that economic growth would suffer. A detailed analysis from the Bank of England in October found that EU membership had benefited the British economy. Attempts to model th ...
US recession data shows it’s a very short road to capital controls
March 16, 2016
“Prosperity is like a Jenga tower. Take one piece out and the whole thing can fall.” That’s a direct quote from John Williams, the President of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank in a speech he gave a few weeks ago. ...
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