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The ban on cash is coming. Soon.
February 18, 2016
This is becoming very concerning. The momentum to “ban cash”, and in particular high denomination notes like the 500 euro and $100 bills, is seriously picking up steam. On Monday the European Central Bank President emphatically disclosed that he is strongly ...
As Central Banks Dim, Gold Brightens
February 18, 2016
Why Buying Gold Won't Save You from the Zombie Apocalypse … Despite any advice you might have heard to the contrary, gold bullion is far from a good investment, even if the world is coming to an end. The idea of having a hedge against the end of the w ...
Thirteen Years Ago My Life Changed Forever
February 18, 2016
February 5, 2016 Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile Thirteen years ago my life changed forever. Colin Powell, then US Secretary of State and the most credible person in George W. Bush's cabinet, made the case for war in Iraq on February 5, 2003. As a young milita ...
The Truth About Free-Market Capitalism: Oil Prices Reveal Extent of Cronyism
February 17, 2016
Loy wonders why we acquiesce in the appalling realities of global inequities and sleep so peacefully at night. He finds his answer in Rodney Dobell’s explanation that “lies largely in our embrace of a peculiarly European or Western [but now global] ...
The Question No One Is Asking About Central Banks
February 16, 2016
Central banks face credibility test … The retreat from unconventional monetary policy was always going to be tricky. While economists are almost equally divided on whether Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen will raise U.S. interest rates this week, the bo ...
Central Banks Can Never Improve on the Market: You Must Protect Yourself
February 12, 2016
Mission incomplete: Rajan's overhaul of RBI … In a video conference in mid-2014, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan told employees that he wanted to hire talented external candidates and improve the quality of research at the 81-year- ...
Obama’s $4.1 Trillion Budget Is Latest Sign of America’s Looming Collapse
February 10, 2016
Republicans have spent the entire Obama presidency engaging in acts of disrespect against this president, and the office that he has been twice elected to by a majority of the voters. By refusing to give his budget a hearing, House Republicans have moved beyond ...
Surveys Show Shocking Level of American Government ‘Hatred’
February 09, 2016
New Hampshire is the second state to make its picks for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees. Residents will cast ballots in primary elections on Feb. 9, one week after the first presidential nominating contest in Iowa, where Republican Ted Cruz ...
War and Economic Depression Molding Modern Times – Are You Prepared?
February 08, 2016
Private military and security companies (PMSCs) have been exploiting conflict and instability in war-torn regions whilst making gargantuan profits for the least 15 years – and they've only increased in numbers … Hundreds of new companies ha ...
Central Bank Soap Opera Hides Financial Globalization
February 05, 2016
Stock markets suspect Federal Reserve has interest rate jitters … Hints that the Fed won't raise interest rates in March are proving to be good news for miners and oil producers' share prices The Federal Reserve's William Dudley said further s ...
TPP Deal Just Signed: Paves Way for Authoritarian Technocracy
February 04, 2016
The Trans Pacific Partnership, one of the biggest multinational trade deals ever, has been signed by ministers from its 12 member nations in New Zealand. … US President Barack Obama said the agreement was a new type of trade deal "that puts American ...
Internet In an Uproar Over Trademark Regulation as Fine Brothers Surrender
February 03, 2016
Indeed, maintaining the policies that enforce intellectual property rights is one of the few issues today that we can say truly has bipartisan support–politicians, legislators and pundits on both sides of the political aisle recognize that in order to kee ...
African Cashlessness – Not Just a European Threat
February 02, 2016
[South African based market study firm, Frost & Sullivan's] latest study titled The Telecommunications Market in East Africa — Key Fixed and Mobile Market Indicators, says text-based and online-based payment services will be deepened more when the ...
Meme Machine: Fed Idiocy Goes Unremarked
February 01, 2016
Federal Reserve: Credibility on the line … Sam Fleming in Washington … Last month's rate rise is drawing criticism. Some say it should abandon plans to increase again soon … While economists are almost equally divided on whether Federal Re ...
Impact of Federal Corruption On the Body Politic
February 01, 2016
'This was all planned': Former IG says Hillary, State Dept. are lying … The State Department is lying when it says it didn't know until it was too late that Hillary Clinton was improperly using personal e-mails and a private server to conduct ...
Real Reason For Japan’s Negative Interest Rates?
January 29, 2016
Japan adopts negative interest rate … In a surprise move, the Bank of Japan has introduced a negative interest rate. The benchmark rate of -0.1% means that commercial banks will be charged by the central bank for some deposits. It hopes this will be a dis ...
Autism-Vaccine Controversy Continues With Data Coverup
January 29, 2016
Cover-Up of Autism and Vaccine Link … I am sure you are aware that the water supply in Flint, Michigan, was recently found to be contaminated with lead … An article (1.26.16) in the Detroit Free Press stated that the U.S. House Oversight and Governm ...
What Wall Street Leaves Out
January 28, 2016
The Illusion of Safety: Index Funds Are Not Low-Risk … If the risk-on euphoria of punters borrowing billions of dollars in margin debt doesn't materialize, stocks could languish for years after falling 50%. The financial service industry's Prime D ...
Mathematical Aberration of Conspiracists
January 28, 2016
Could math solve conspiracy theory debates? A physicist at Oxford University developed a mathematical equation to derive the truth of conspiracy theories, and it all comes down to the number of people involved. – Christian Science Monitor ...
Waiting to Buy
January 27, 2016
The sharp sell-off in the stock market has some of Wall Street’s top strategists recommending to clients that they buy. “With the S&P 500 down 11.7% from its all-time high (2,130 in May 2015), investors are questioning whether a bear market is i ...
Advance of the Cashless Meme?
January 27, 2016
The 50 most violent cities in the world … Latin America holds the undesirable distinction of having the most cities on the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security's annual ranking of the world's most violent cities. Of the 50 cities on the lis ...
Track the Fed’s Unraveling
January 26, 2016
The Fed’s phony mandate … How many times have we heard top Federal Reserve officials solemnly invoke the Fed’s “dual mandate” as the be-all, end-all justification for their monetary policy decisions? … But the so-called dual ...
Bamboozlement of Bank Runs as World Goes Cashless
January 25, 2016
Norway’s biggest bank DNB calls for the end of cash … Could Oslo become Europe’s first cashless capital? … Norway’s largest bank has called for the country to go totally cashless over fears of illegal activity. – UK Independe ...
False Flag Infestation?
January 25, 2016
Who Organised the Attacks of January and November 2015 in Paris? … According to the official version, the attacks of January and November 2015 in Paris were sponsored by Al-Qaïda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP)—for the execution of the editors of Charlie- ...
The ‘Madness’ of Central Bankers
January 22, 2016
BlackRock Chief: Markets Will Be ‘Fine’ … The boss of the world’s largest money manager said financial markets will be “fine” over the next year despite a sharp downturn early in 2016 … BlackRock Inc. Chairman and Chief ...
The Deep State and Its Memes
January 22, 2016
Leonardo DiCaprio Slams Corporate Greed and Calls for the Elimination of Fossil Fuels … “We cannot afford to allow the corporate greed of the coal, oil and gas industries to determine the future of humanity.” – TIME via People ...
How Economic Disinformation Works: A Modest Case Study
January 21, 2016
Fears grow of repeat of 2008 financial crash as investors run for cover… As leaders gathered in Davos, FTSE 100 was gripped by panic selling and entered bear market with Dow Jones also plunging. – UK Guardian ...
Laws Do Not Make Us Free and Neither Do Whistleblowers
January 21, 2016
Cruz shifts on Edward Snowden … Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz … said National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is a “traitor” who should be “tried for treason,” shifting away from the praise he expressed for S ...
Independence Matters?
January 20, 2016
Why Central Bank Independence Matters … In India, the independence of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and its respected governor, Professor Raghuram Rajan, was recently perceived to be under threat when the Indian government proposed through its Ministry ...
Comes an ‘Ethical Fish’
January 20, 2016
Oceans running out of fish as undeclared catches add a third to official figures … The global catch of fish and seafood is falling at three times the rate reported by the United Nations and urgently needs to be slowed to avoid a crash, reports Christopher ...
Annals of Disaster: Will Congress Print and Spend Directly?
January 19, 2016
Our old friend Ellen Brown has just released a triumphant article, excerpted above, that celebrates Congress's decision to extract funds directly from the Federal Reserve and its member banks. Readers familiar with The Daily Bell will know that we have tracked ...
Reconciling Oneself With the Direction of the US
January 19, 2016
GOP warmongering is increasingly a problem from a civil society standpoint. With Ron Paul out of the race and officially retired, lofting the banner of military non-interference abroad fell to his son, Rand Paul. Rand has done his best, though he has difference ...
Did the Good Times Even Exist?
January 18, 2016
There's a difference between being optimistic and unrealistic. This article, above, seems a tad unrealistic. However, we have to consider the source. The Wall Street Journal is not apt to be overly negative about Wall Street or its main business of stock tradin ...
Celebrity Versus Literacy – You Decide
January 18, 2016
We do not wish to speak ill of the dead but David Bowie's passing does allow us an opportunity to pause and examine popular culture. This UK Telegraph article does what most journalism does, which is accept the values of popular culture at face value. From the ...
Stagflation Cometh: Gold, Too?
January 15, 2016
This article raises an important point, though in order to follow through on the ramifications we present another article farther down. The point this article makes is that even if price inflation becomes more prevalent, Yellen and the Fed may choose to forego ...
Rise of Constitutional Realities
January 15, 2016
Much has been made of President Barack Obama's speech in early January on gun control. The mainstream media consensus is that the president probably connected in this speech in a way that he hasn't in previous speeches. In fact, the Washington Post carried an A ...
Cash Confiscation, Wave of the Future
January 14, 2016
The federal government is at it again, demanding that private industry compromise the privacy of clients because the state is wary of possibility of criminal acts. Here's how the Financial Times puts it: "The Treasury issued orders on Wednesday requiring US tit ...
The Afghan War's Biggest Divide
January 14, 2016
This is an article of the sort that the British mainstream media is peculiarly skilled at producing. These sorts of articles tie together a "just war" with progress being made in various sociopolitical and economic spheres. The BBC is perhaps the most skilled o ...
Audit the Fed Legislation Sinks: Plan Accordingly
January 13, 2016
Audit the Fed, in which so many had invested so much hope, is no more, at least for now. Rand Paul and Ron Paul, the dynamic duo of anti-Fed forces, invested a lot of time and money trying to get that legislation passed. But even if it reached Barack Obama's de ...
Saudi Arabia: The Meme Expands
January 13, 2016
If you have followed The Daily Bell regularly, you are perhaps asking yourself again, how did they know? That's because you are aware of articles in these pages for perhaps the past year or more maintaining that London and DC wanted to dump the House of Saud. A ...
Delusions of Welfare
January 12, 2016
There are numerous delusions associated with state welfare. Here, we will discuss two of the main ones. Our thanks to economist Gary North for a recent article that clarified our understanding. Begin with this letter to the editor. It makes certain perfectly lo ...
Hillarygate: The Empire Strikes Back
January 12, 2016
We sense history in the making here. The Clintons have been a virtually unstoppable force for so long that it is difficult to believe Hillary will end up anywhere but in the White House. But there are increasing reasons to believe that she will not. These reaso ...
Fed: Belittled But Brave
January 11, 2016
This article from the Irish Independent is upbeat about the US economy and the Fed's role as well. What comes across clearly is that the Fed has gambled and won, raising interest rates at a time when the US economy is clearly resurgent. Here's more: "With the F ...
Obama Presidency: Sputtering Light on a Hill?
January 11, 2016
This is an extraordinary article, comprehensive and ambitious. It seems to leave no part of Obama's public life unexamined. But one doesn't have to read the whole article to find out US News's verdict: Obama was NOT a transformational president. However, the ar ...
Why Have No Bankers Gone to Jail?
January 08, 2016
One long-running financial meme of the mainstream media poses the question, why haven't bankers gone to jail for helping to create the subprime crisis and subsequent Great Recession? Back in 2013, it looked like that question would be answered by action when Be ...
The China Syndrome
January 07, 2016
Oh, don't look, don't look at all! Just close your eyes and tap your heels together three times … That's what some of the coverage of China's market failures reminds us of. Magical thinking. We've been reporting on the hollowness of the Chinese Miracle for ye ...
The Truth Has Consequences When Elites Lose Control
January 07, 2016
This article by a man who is the Telegraph's chief military correspondent, and thus makes a living warmongering, runs counter to the world's increasing disgust with the bloody Saud regime. This disgust has further manifested itself since the latest House of Sau ...
Whither the Market in an Era of Rate Hikes?
January 06, 2016
The Baltic Dry Index has received a lot of coverage because it tracks shipping activity worldwide – and it has never been lower. Nobody is shipping much of anything, it seems. For this reason, Tavares's analysis of US rail transportation may have received mor ...
Real Reason for Gun Control
January 06, 2016
The story is all over the news. More gun control. This time, Barack Obama is initiating it via executive orders. Let's examine reasons this argument in the US over gun control is continually evolving amidst a good deal of vitriol and media noise. Then let's sug ...
The Cross Border Meme
January 05, 2016
A borderless Europe is no more, we learn from AP. Of course, there is a solution to this as well – and three clues give us a sense of what that is. But let us examine the article first, as it builds a logical argument. It is "terrorism" that has killed Open E ...
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