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Analysis of Retirement Reveals the Possibility of Great Socioeconomic Change
April 25, 2014
So now we know: Even a million dollars isn't enough to retire on. Sounds reasonable, given all the obstacles to retirement in the West and especially in the US. But there is a problem with this article that is much bigger than the retirement issues it explores. ...
Alternative Health: Trend or Anomaly?
April 25, 2014
As we chart the results of the Internet Reformation, we make certain predictions. We have felt for a long time that elite dominant social themes would gradually shift under pressure – that in a sense the power elite would have to take an aggregate "step back" ...
Attacking Bundy Won't Solve Larger Problem of Fedgov Perception
April 24, 2014
There's been a lot of pushback regarding Cliven Bundy and most recently in the article above, Bundy comes in for direct criticism as a serial liar. Yet it is not difficult to understand the disapproval people feel when confronted with what seems to be another h ...
Privatization – The Atlantic Gets It Wrong
April 24, 2014
The Atlantic magazine has discovered that "privatization" doesn't work. Of course, privatization as defined by The Atlantic and others is simply hiring a private firm to enforce a public monopoly. Successful privatization would entail introducing competition in ...
Focus on the Inflation, Not the Keynesian Argumentation
April 23, 2014
This article tells us about the challenges that central bankers are facing in managing the economy going forward. Those in the alternative media discount the ability of central bankers to successfully manage trillion-dollar economies. This article makes the arg ...
Ubuntu: Tool of the Gods?
April 23, 2014
The analysis of elite dominant social themes is always difficult. It is like putting together pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Only in retrospect does one often begin to see larger promotions at work. Michael Tellinger and his new Ubuntu Party initiative may provide ...
Reuters Analysis: Printing Money Is More Important Than Ever for Yellen
April 22, 2014
This Reuters editorial presents the reality of Yellen's upcoming Fed regime. Peter Schiff and others – including The Daily Bell – were correct. There is not going to be any radical tightening at the Fed. Supposedly, Yellen was going to cease quantitative ea ...
Marijuana Meme: Another Gatekeeper Bites the Dust
April 22, 2014
Dr. Sanjay Gupta has apologized. Is it enough? Seriously ... how many marriages were broken up because people were incarcerated for smoking dried leaves? How many jobs were lost? How many children suffered? And how many people are STILL incarcerated in the US a ...
Reuters: What Great Beast Slouches Toward The Remnants of Western Wealth?
April 21, 2014
This Reuters article/editorial says that central banking doesn't work. But after admitting that central bank modeling is dysfunctional, the article predictably proposes that the solution is MORE SOPHISTICATED central banking. And not just a more sophisticated v ...
Marijuana and the Nanny State – A Predictable Paradigm That Could Be Good for Investors
April 21, 2014
This article is noteworthy because it endorses what we've been arguing these past months, that "legitimization" of marijuana is inevitable because globalist forces have gotten behind it. Now, as it is in any orchestrated composition, we are starting to notice o ...
The Crime of HFT Is 'Freelance Manipulation' Not Market Distortion
April 18, 2014
We'd like to know how the winner of an economic "Nobel" – the erudite Joe Stiglitz – believes that markets can fail and that regulation can succeed. Really, this is one of the sharpest minds in the business. Regulations usually have unintended consequences ...
Public Justice Under Attack?
April 18, 2014
For many years the High Alert "brain trust" has pointed out that one of the last memes of the power elite to come under sustained pressure would be the theme of Western "justice." This would be an inevitable part of what we call the Internet Reformation. The po ...
More Evidence That Consolidated Global Power Is Wielded by a Tiny Elite
April 17, 2014
Gradually and continually (we humbly observe) our theses are confirmed by others. The Anglo-American axis indeed controls the world – China, too. We find this startling admission in a recent article posted at the UK Telegraph. And, yes, we've reported on it i ...
East v. West in High Finance – Directed History or Real Schism?
April 17, 2014
Here is yet another article on the proverbial decline and fall of the West, and especially its Anglo-American backed economic and financial institutions. We have a difficult time, however, believing fully in the veracity of this East versus West meme. Something ...
In Defense of a Progressive Tax System … Not
April 16, 2014
This Reuters editorial makes the case that progressive tax systems are good and that the "wealthy" among us ought to pay "their fair share." The editorial also makes the point that progressivism generally seems not very popular anymore and that progressive tax ...
Conspiracy Theory Goes Mainstream?
April 16, 2014
Feedbacker Alaska forwarded this astounding article posted at the well known website Gawker. Alaska's point is that Gawker is a kind of gatekeeper for the mainstream media, and by publishing this article before someone else does, Gawker editors can "spin" it in ...
Predictably, Central Bankers Suggest the 'S-Word' … Securitization
April 15, 2014
So Europe's central bankers have decided that the only way to revitalize the European economy – especially Southern Europe – is via securitization of assets. This we learn from Jeremy Warner, assistant editor of The Daily Telegraph, and author of the articl ...
OWS 2.0 No Better Than the Original
April 15, 2014
Unbeknownst to most, Occupy Wall Street is morphing into a perennial campaign mode. Much like a politician who does not want to admit defeat, OWS has revamped its message and methodology of protest. The new (and perpetual) campaign is something called "March Ag ...
Mainstream Media Presents 'Divide and Conquer' Meme to Tame Rising EU Discontent
April 14, 2014
Will Germany be fined for being too prosperous? That's a possibility according to this UK Telegraph article. How can an entity – a region – be attacked and made poorer because its people are industrious? To ask the question is to reveal the growing desperat ...
Bundy Boots the BLM – Is This a Significant Moment?
April 14, 2014
Some in the alternative media have been celebrating the defeat of the Bureau of Land Management, which unsuccessfully attacked rancher Cliven Bundy for not paying grazing fees. This analysis attempts to ascertain the importance of the Bundy "victory." After nat ...
IMF Misleads on Interest Rates – And So Does the Media
April 11, 2014
The UK Telegraph has posted an article entitled, "The world economy may well be stuck in neutral for years." The article points to low interest rates as a point of concern, even though these rates are to some degree not a market phenomenon but a human (central ...
Sen. Sessions Explains Some of Obama's Immigration Policies – But Not All
April 11, 2014
In numerous articles of late, we've explained the operative strategies of the Obama administration. When it comes to Obamacare, the administration may be seen as rolling out a chaotic program in order to build support eventually for a single payer system. The w ...
When Opinion Becomes Disinformation
April 10, 2014
This Reuters opinion piece discovers a new kind of monetary danger: unproductive credit. This kind of credit is apparently utilized by the borrower even when the results are not useful to society. Of course, the problem here is defining what IS useful to societ ...
The Marketplace: Emotion Versus Education
April 10, 2014
Obama supporter Cass Robert Sunstein seems to have one main preoccupation: Expanding the efficacy and scope of government. Sunstein was previously the infamous Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and is now the Felix F ...
How the Directed History of Libertarianism Could Collide With the Real Thing
April 09, 2014
We've written a number of articles pointing out that the US electorate is basically libertarian, so we're pleased to see influential libertarian David Boaz of CATO sounding a similar theme in the online magazine Politico. Is what we observed many years ago abou ...
Let's Flee to Climate Controlled Cities
April 09, 2014
The alternative 'Net media is often portrayed as loony and conspiratorial by the mainstream media. But actually, it is the other way round. In a more normal sociopolitical and economic environment, James Lovelock would be labeled what he is – a crank and a ko ...
Larry Summers' Unmentionable Meme
April 08, 2014
Reading this article by top economist Larry Summers, one is reminded of just how debased the monetary conversation is these days. Yes, the Great Recession is not over, and credit to Mr. Summers for acknowledging that. But what is his solution? Incredibly, it se ...
High Alert to Embrace Organic as Natural Farming Expands
April 08, 2014
In our other article in this issue, we point out that while Larry Summers wants government to create and implement economic policies, up to 75 percent of people polled in a Pew Survey "distrust" government. The power elite is moving in the wrong direction. Its ...
EU QE? … The Centre Cannot Hold
April 07, 2014
Savvy portions of the alternative 'Net press have stated for months now that the Fed's "tapering" was not going to make much of a difference, and this article tends to confirm it. As explained above, top officials of the European Central Bank are seriously cons ...
Canada's Liberals Lead National Elections With Legal Marijuana?
April 07, 2014
The victory of Federal Liberals in upcoming Canadian elections would surely help confirm our hypothesis that the legalization of marijuana is a pre-planned elite promotion. Justin Trudeau himself is behind it – and Trudeau is a convincing asset when it comes ...
Bunkum of Corporate Carbon Reporting
April 04, 2014
Public companies are required to list a number of risk factors and now we can add environmental ones. If a company does not offer an analysis of the ways that "climate change" might affect it, then eventually regulators will likely force the issue. The Economis ...
Soros Provides Clues About the Directed History of the Marijuana Meme
April 04, 2014
We have argued in these pages that the legalization of marijuana is inevitable because the power elite supports it. Here comes an article right on time about George Soros and his determination to invest in "legalization" rather than incarceration. Granted, Soro ...
Are You a Failure? Blame Yourself for the Woes of the World
April 03, 2014
The point of this analysis from AP is to put the demise of civil society into a perspective that the average person can understand and accept. Under no circumstances is the average person to understand that the "demise of the middle class" has been preordained ...
Buy Bitcoin … But Hold Your Gold
April 03, 2014
The irritation that so many feel regarding gold is always surprising. And actually, it tells us that gold is still very important. Otherwise, why would its very presence on the investment scene bother so many? While we missed this article when it came out towar ...
Illegal Immigration? Check Your Premises
April 02, 2014
All three branches of the US fedgov have come unmoored from representative democracy and are actively promoting globalism under the approving eye of the power elite. All three arms of US government constantly support more intrusive government, undeclared, endle ...
Forecasting and Climate Change – Both Overhyped
April 02, 2014
Good news. British scientists have discovered the way weather works and are able to predict it. Or so an article in the UK Telegraph tells us. This is fortunate, as the UN has just released ANOTHER very gloomy prognostication regarding global warming, er ... cl ...
Armstrong Predicts the West's Eventual Demise
April 01, 2014
The world's pre-eminent cycle forecaster has caught up to us (see above excerpt). Martin Armstrong published his grim analysis on his own website and over at ZeroHedge and it's attracting a great deal of attention. Armstrong is no flash in the pan. A forecastin ...
UN Climate Change Predictions Are Probably Not the Most Important Ones
April 01, 2014
The IPCC has reaffirmed again what is undoubtedly true: The climate is changing. In fact, the climate changes every day. The climate change meme has thus been a very clever substitution for "global warming," as the latter was disprovable while the former is not ...
Seeing Past the Obama Meme
March 31, 2014
Seldom do we see an article that incorporates so many dominant and sub-dominant social themes so seamlessly. Obama is attacked in this article for a variety of reasons and is portrayed as a weak president whose behavior is making the world a more dangerous plac ...
Will the Internet Complicate the Evolution of the Marijuana Industry?
March 31, 2014
Is medical marijuana the wave of the future? We've argued that while the legalization of marijuana is a kind of dominant social theme, it may not be so controllable as some currently believe. In fact, this article excerpted above portrays the emergent marijuana ...
Directed History of the City's Alliance with China
March 28, 2014
At the very top of the globalist enterprise is a power elite that is more closely aligned with each other than with their countrymen. This is hard for people to grasp, though. For instance, the European Union is part of a larger elite gambit to create political ...
IMF Exposed in Ukraine Promotion with Two-Year Bailout
March 28, 2014
The Ukraine debacle has exposed certain truths to the world about the way the West operates and how the power elite destabilizes countries politically in order to gain further control over them. IMF officials are doing themselves no favors by participating, but ...
France Is Not Sick – Europe Is
March 27, 2014
France is the sick man of Europe according to this article, because its manufacturing and service sectors are contracting. But in reality, France is no sicker than any other country in Europe. They all suffer from the same problems: monetary over-stimulation, o ...
Fund Manager Blasts the Fed
March 27, 2014
Fund manager Jeremy Grantham has put the blame for the US's endlessly degrading economy where it belongs – with the Federal Reserve. The Fortune interview, as we can see, finds some of Grantham's conclusions to be bonkers. The biggest problem that Fortune has ...
Can't Say the 'L' Word!
March 26, 2014
Right on schedule and just as we predicted, it is suddenly occurring to mainstream pundits that the right/left paradigm of the US's political structure is collapsing. What's going to take its place? Why, a kind of libertarianism, of course.That's the point of t ...
Bloomberg Writer Quits Over China Coverage
March 26, 2014
This is a very interesting squib of a story because it hints at the reality of the world while withholding the details. Notice the "news" in the Times excerpt above. "Bloomberg declined to publish an investigative article that explored financial ties between on ...
Foundering of the Film 'Noah' Is a Sign of the Times?
March 25, 2014
The damage of warmist fanaticism is spread far and wide across the world; we've continued to cover it because it is one of the clumsiest of dominant social themes and thus one of the most obvious. We pointed out recently that the tragic Malaysian plane that van ...
Will Marijuana Legalization Lead to a Larger Judicial Rethinking?
March 25, 2014
From the standpoint of "justice," the eventual reversal of tens of thousands of marijuana cases in the US can be seen as bolstering civil society. But it also raises serious questions and will have serious ramifications. Chief among these ramifications will be ...
Congress Mulls Licensing Speech?
March 24, 2014
If it weren't tough enough to distinguish fact from propaganda, the US government is surely getting ready to hand out licenses to "approved" reporting facilities ... sooner or later anyway. Of course, that's not how it's being reported by these same facilities. ...
Ruthless Use of Missing Malaysian Airliner Reinforces Globalist Memes
March 24, 2014
The global warming meme must be advanced at all costs, even over dead, apparently drowned bodies. Of course, it is possible that the passengers of the missing Malaysian Airline flight are still alive. But even alive they are party to a dominant social theme, as ...
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