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Beware of the Chaos of Helicopter Money
May 11, 2016
Indian central bank governor says helicopter money no panacea … Indian Central Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Tuesday that he had doubts “helicopter money”, or free cash given directly to citizens to stimulate growth, would be successful if ...
China’s Landing Will Not End Softly
May 11, 2016
Why China Is Prone to Bubbles  … The only sure way for China to prevent new bubbles is to tighten credit, slow money growth and allow risk to price assets properly. If the government keeps stepping in to prevent falling prices and to bail out banks or other ...
Two Powerful, Simple Facts Giving Gold a Major Boost
May 11, 2016
Bloomberg Singer Says Gold Rally Just Beginning as Goldman Sees Losses … Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer said that gold’s best quarter in 30 years is probably just the beginning of a rebound as global investors — including Stan Druckenmille ...
Is Donald Trump Following in Thomas Jefferson’s Footsteps?
May 10, 2016
Fault lines: GOP civil war deepens … Donald Trump is poised to breeze through another round of primary contests this week — while the Republican Party splinters around him. Trump’s ascent to the top of the GOP, which was capped last week with Ted ...
Anonymous Panama Papers Source Speaks Out, Demands More Government Action
May 09, 2016
Panama Papers source breaks silence over ‘scale of injustices’ … Whistleblower says leak of 11.5m Mossack Fonseca files on offshore tax havens has triggered debate but not enough action. –UK Guardian ...
This is what governments do to people who try to change the world
May 09, 2016
Creator of online money Liberty Reserve gets 20 years in prison … Before the virtual currency Bitcoin there was Liberty Reserve — and its founder just got sentenced to 20 years in prison. Arthur Budovsky, 42, ran an online digital money business out of ...
Clinton Email Case Further Undermines Confidence in the US Justice System
May 06, 2016
Clinton email evidence so far doesn’t suggest intent to break law, officials say … Prosecutors and FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server have so far found scant evidence that the leading Democratic presidential ...
First Tea Party, Now Trump: Battle Against Globalization Gains Strength
May 06, 2016
Republicans can drag democracy down with them … US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaigns in South Bend, Indiana Donald Trump’s pending presidential nomination has confirmed what many have argued for years: The Republican Party is not ...
Don’t Trust Politics to Change Your Life, Trust Yourself
May 05, 2016
Glenn Reynolds: Don’t let U.S. become next Rome … Entrenched political elites will sacrifice anything to retain power, including their own country…. As you vote, remember that the more resources you put under the control of the political class, the mo ...
The Death Knell of the Constitutional Republic
May 05, 2016
The president claims that Congress’s authorizations in 2001 and 2002 for the wars against Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein can be stretched to cover his current campaign [against ISIS]. – The New York Times ...
They’re Lying to You About Peak Oil, and Making a Fortune in the Process
May 05, 2016
The end of oil as we know it … Oil has crashed.  But a short-term drop in the price of oil is nothing compared with the end of demand for oil as we know it.  The more extreme scenario is what Bernstein Research is now talking about. Energy analyst Neil Beve ...
Trump Irony: Candidacy May Unify U.S. with Mexico
May 04, 2016
Ted Cruz drops bid for Republican nomination, clearing path for Trump … Ted Cruz suspended his US presidential campaign on Tuesday after a crushing defeat in Indiana’s primary, leaving the way clear for Donald Trump to become the Republican nominee.  – U ...
Obama’s Climate Change Rhetoric to Displace Louisiana Community
May 04, 2016
In January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change, by building stronger levees, dams and drainage systems.One of those grants, $48 million for Isle de Je ...
The World Bank Wants You to be Panicked About Water
May 04, 2016
Water shortages will deliver ‘severe hit’ to world by 2050 – World Bank … Global water shortages are taking their toll. The World Bank has issued a stark warning that the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia will receive a particularly “severe hit” ...
Leaked TTIP Papers Show Dawn of a New Authoritarian Epoch
May 03, 2016
Leaked papers show ‘unsurprising’ TTIP disagreements: Dutch trade minister BusinessEurope May 2, 2016    The lack of agreement between the US and Europe on a controversial trade agreement is unsurprising, Dutch trade minister Lilian Ploumen said on Monda ...
Obama Heartily Laughs About Dropping Bombs on Civilians
May 03, 2016
But I have to say, it’s great, it looks like you’re really enjoying your last year of the presidency. Saw you hanging out with NBA players like Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors. That was cool. That was cool, yeah. You know it kinda makes sense, too, becau ...
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 ...
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