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EU Unemployment as Directed History?
May 31, 2013
In today's lead article we commented that top Eurocrats were backing away from the harshest measures of "austerity" – higher taxes and regulations, lower benefits and services – for fear of stoking a revolutionary trend among Europe's Southern PIGS. This is ...
Fed Evinces Tracking Unease
May 31, 2013
Just like the top Eurocrats at the EU, Federal Reserve bankers are compulsively taking the pulse of the US economy and its people. There is a worry here, just as there is across the pond, that people have been pushed too far, that confidence in regulatory democ ...
China's Big Bet: Authoritarianism Versus Economic Freedom
May 31, 2013
We recently wrote an article on the emergent freedom gambit of the ChiComs and how it was really a gamble of some desperation. You can read our article here: Elite Retreat: Now Chinese Leaders Plot a Freedom Reformation! It is a gamble because the Chinese econo ...
Directing the Dollar's Demise
May 30, 2013
Read this article, (which was published several months ago but allows us to make a timely point), and you are perhaps reminded of Bill Murray's "Groundhog Day," where everything is always new again even though a single day repeats itself in a closed loop.In thi ...
Central Bankers: Debase to Create
May 30, 2013
This article is a companion piece to our lead story this issue (see above) and provides more evidence that one needs to look at patterns and promotions rather than taking pronouncements at face value when it comes to world affairs. Of course, the article (excer ...
Bob Dole Doesn't Recognize the Republican Party … Good!
May 30, 2013
Unlike Bob Dole, bless his patriotic heart, we are not upset at the spectacle of a dysfunctional US Congress. In fact, we would humbly suggest that the less Congress does the more functional it becomes. In the meantime, we'll settle for good old gridlock. Dole ...
Wanted: African Billionaires … And the Meme Proceeds
May 30, 2013
If you read The Daily Bell you know we've written a lot about the coming African Miracle. Just search for Daily Bell and "Africa" or "African Miracle." We were fairly sure of our analysis but articles like this in Bloomberg tend to confirm our suspicious. Afric ...
US Recovery Bets Big on Technocratic Efficiency
May 29, 2013
We don't see a recovery is taking place even though house prices are going up in the US and the stock market is scaling the skies. What's happening is that the central bank has printed money and debased the currency. First you get a wealth effect and then come ...
France And Germany: Test Case for Leadership?
May 29, 2013
There are various ways to interpret this curious article, but probably three are the most significant. First of all, we believe it is an inaccurate assessment of the situation in Germany. We believe more Germans are dissatisfied with the EU and the euro than th ...
Europe's Leaders Fear Revolution
May 29, 2013
The obsessive nervousness with which the Eurocratic elites track the mood of the EU's battered middles classes is captured once again by this article. Far from being sanguine and confident, those at the top of this wretched experiment are jittery and fearful of ...
Gold Versus the State?
May 29, 2013
Here is an article that lays out fully the dominant social themes of the modern era. The basic globalist vision employs nation-states as a template for manipulating citizens. Citizens, on the other hand, (more and more as the Internet Reformation expands) push ...
Japan's Turbulence a Glitch in Globalist Plans?
May 28, 2013
Japan's market turbulence may only be a glitch in a larger globalist plan to even out countries and currencies preparatory to installing a global currency. We need to look at the very largest picture to understand what may be going on. So let's try. Coincidenta ...
Brazil's Turn to Bolster African Meme
May 28, 2013
We've written a lot of articles on the African meme now. But it is one gift that keeps on giving. So many articles from the usual suspects – especially The Economist and Reuters – provide us with insights about this expanding dominant social theme. We've tr ...
Japan's Resurgence as a World Economy Depends on the Liberation of Women?
May 28, 2013
We've commented on Abenomics elsewhere in this issue but it is important to note how the mainstream media is conflating Japan's progress with women's rights (see above). The issue of women's rights is a long-term dominant social theme that has been used to divi ...
Do Grandmas Really Benefit From Bernanke's Monetary Moves?
May 28, 2013
This article argues that the Federal Reserve is right to keep interest rates low because most people, even grandmas, don't draw much interest income. Thus, the effect on lowering mortgage payments far outweighs the lack of hefty interest for most US citizens. B ...
Elite Retreat: Now Chinese Leaders Plot a Freedom Reformation!
May 27, 2013
So now we come to understand how the ChiCom leaders intend to get out of the trap that they themselves have constructed and set. In a series of articles stretching back close to three years now, we documented the rise and fall of the Chinese economy and predict ...
Let the Market Build Bridges
May 27, 2013
This is a great article because it points out how wretchedly US government at every level has performed when it comes to the infrastructure. Of course, one could say the same thing about Britain and Europe, but that is not the focal point of this story. The US ...
Germany's Step Back Shuffle?
May 27, 2013
As we have pointed out in this issue's lead article, the "implacable rigor" of the world's globalist leaders is beginning to wilt. Those wielding Money Power seem suddenly amenable to compromise. Are they in the midst of the first baby-steps toward a consolidat ...
Long-Term Doom, Short-Term Profits
May 24, 2013
In the short term, it is possible to control markets, even big ones. This is surely an investment lesson we need to internalize. Yesterday we saw the Japanese market crack after a large upward move caused by the application of Abenomics. But we would be surpris ...
Bubble Economics Are Not Sustainable
May 24, 2013
This Reuters editorial takes the position that bubbles are not destructive because short-term interest rates are the result of people's expectations, not of financial manipulation. This is untrue and ignores neo-classical economics. Interest rates will inevitab ...
Eurocrats' 'Immoveable Rigor' Starts to Crack?
May 24, 2013
We have noticed recently that the top Eurocrats seem a bit more frazzled than usual. We wrote about a recent article in Reuters – a pro-EU wire service – and noted that the editorial was fairly negative about EU prospects. In fact, the thrust of the editori ...
Serpentine! … Senators Franken and Schumer Avoid IRS Questions
May 24, 2013
Turns out that Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer and Al Franken were among a number of top Dems that sent letters to the IRS demanding investigations of conservative groups. This issue has exploded in the past week as it became clear that the IRS had indeed tar ...
Is Reuters Panicking Over EU?
May 23, 2013
This is an editorial and does not speak formally for Reuters. But in studying Reuters editorials we find they hew to Reuters's editorial policy, which is a globalist one. Thus, the editorials to some degree reveal the thinking of the larger globalist brain trus ...
Neo Nazi Social Credit Strikes in New Zealand
May 23, 2013
Because we cover memes, we long ago figured this one out, though admittedly it took some time. But after a while it came clear to us that the globalists were seemingly set on implementing a neo-National Socialist platform around the world if it meant they would ...
Another Day, Another Attack on Gold
May 23, 2013
Here once more we see the mainstream media taking aim at money metals. The idea is to discredit gold as an investment. We don't understand this antipathy. (All right, perhaps we do; but we certainly don't agree with it.) It seems to us that gold ought to be see ...
Why the Stock Market Is Going Higher, According to Goldman
May 23, 2013
Goldman Sachs has released a research report with four reasons why stocks are poised to go higher, as related in this short article posted over at The Reformed Broker. The reasons reduce to some simple observations. First, the economy is getting better, meaning ...
Billion-Trillion Derivatives Market! … Reform or a Blowup?
May 22, 2013
Derivatives reform? We hardly think so ... First of all, nobody knows how big the derivatives market is and no one knows how many dollars are at risk. Those involved in making the regulations are also the largest players in the market. Whatever "reform" is bein ...
More Monetary Stimulation on the Way
May 22, 2013
Money printing works in ways that central bankers need it to work. More money is inflationary in a mathematical sense. That doesn't mean it can be quantified, but we can watch it at work. The most obvious place we can see it at work is in the stock market. Beca ...
Fedgov Is NOT Too Big
May 22, 2013
According to this editorial at USA Today, good intentions can triumph over power. We are supposed to ignore the insight that "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely," and embrace the idea that even the biggest government can be brought to heel by ...
Easing Policies in Chaos After BIS, IMF Attack?
May 21, 2013
Is this more evidence that monetary policy is merely made up as it goes along? Now we have the spectacle of three of the largest central banks in the world expanding money printing while two of the largest monetary-policy institutions attack those same programs ...
Strange Times Indeed: Soros Buys the Miners?
May 21, 2013
We learn in this short article that billionaire investor George Soros is betting on mining stocks. "Very bullish," for gold, the article tells us. Here's more: The Soros Investment Fund's 13F filing does indeed show the sale of 12 per cent of his total investme ...
Stranger and Stranger: The Chinese-Argentine Swap Gambit
May 21, 2013
We have a lot of trouble taking this at face value but first we should provide the background. Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez is in discussions with Chinese Vice-president Li to accept Argentine pesos within the context of yuan-peso swap. Here's more: ...
Can Europe Go Back?
May 21, 2013
Another economist who was an early commentator on the euro-treaty has abandoned the idea of a currency union. The article is written by Wolfgang Kasper, and here is a short bio: Wolfgang Kasper is emeritus Professor of Economics, University of New South Wales, ...
Keynes, Hobson and Marx … A Trilogy of Misinformation
May 20, 2013
This article gives us a concise insight into the theories of three great minds regarding the much discussed and maligned business cycle. Of course, these minds are "great" in a historical context. We don't consider any of them great within the context of free-m ...
Washington's Scandals: The Internet Works Both Ways
May 20, 2013
On Saturday, we published an editorial with a title very similar to the one in this current Reuters editorial: "Scandal: And They Shall Eat Their Own ..." The difference between the Daily Bell editorial and the Reuters editorial is instructive. In our editorial ...
China's Blogging Culture Bringing Changes?
May 20, 2013
This article tells of changes in China based in part on Internet exposure. It has become ubiquitous in the alternative media community to explain that the Internet is merely buttressing authoritarianism and making governments more efficient when it comes to rep ...
An Unpredictable Recovery
May 20, 2013
Since it has been speculated that Britain is headed back into a recession, this article raises questions for us. At the same time, it is quite predictable. Let's look at why. First of all, we don't think that Britain is anywhere near a "recovery," nor are we ce ...
The Failure of Retirement
May 17, 2013
In the dominant social theme, above, we've tried to illustrate the animosity that often accompanies the analysis of the "generations" in the US and abroad. Generations are fairly amorphous things, but because the schematic is repeated over and over again in the ...
Immigration: Apparent Effort to Fashion North American Union Continues
May 17, 2013
In the US legislative system, elected officials decide who comes and goes throughout the country. It didn't used to be this way, though. The passport and visa system is only a post-War one. It seems strange but travel was a lot freer a century ago. If you wante ...
The Gold Trend Remains Down
May 17, 2013
The repression of the gold price has turned into a timely dominant social theme, in our view. The lines are clearly drawn and insiders are signaling that the trend is down. They are talking it down, pushing it down and forecasting further down markets. Nothing ...
Africa, the Next China?
May 17, 2013
In the pantheon of absurd Economist articles, this has to rank as one of the most ridiculous. There is a reason why Africa is poor but it has little to do with this outrageous and misguided analysis. This article just appearing in The Economist is one of a seri ...
Shock: CFR Floats Neo-Bretton Woods to Create a New Monetary System
May 16, 2013
The drums pound and a new global monetary pact moves closer. This is how it works way up in the rarified air of Big Money where top globalists dwell. This article is bylined by Benn Steil of the Council on Foreign Relations, a prime globalist facility. The grou ...
Sure We'll Unwind, Don't Worry …
May 16, 2013
Even top execs at JP Morgan dread the "unwinding" that Ben Bernanke has always said the Federal Reserve is capable of. We don't believe it. Just as Fed bankers don't know how much money is too much, so they don't know how much is too little. Central bank moneta ...
Don't Dial Back; Print Harder
May 16, 2013
Every now and then the mindset of Alexander the Great reemerges and people offer the simplest solution to the most complex of problems. This is one such case. Alexander the Great confronted with the Gordian knot didn't try to unravel it. He simply sliced it in ...
Al Franken Wants Credit-Rating Reform … Why?
May 16, 2013
When global markets collapsed in 2008, it must have been quite a shock to the financial world's rating agencies, as many prestigious institutions teetering suddenly on the edge of bankruptcy had top ratings from the industry's various ratings agencies. This is ...
Huffington Post: The IRS Was Right
May 16, 2013
This is something of a novel concept. The IRS was correct to scrutinize Tea Party and conservative nonprofit applications more closely because these entities were anti-tax. According to this article, the basis of the IRS scandal is that officials lied about the ...
Dr. Gary North: Why the Internet Reformation Must Win
May 15, 2013
A leading hard-money economist of the modern era has just written an eloquent analysis about why what we call the Internet Reformation must inevitably have its day. We've never had any doubt that the Internet would mimic the Gutenberg press in tearing down the ...
Reuters Confusion Between Mises and Hayek: A Flawed Analysis
May 15, 2013
In this editorial posted at Reuters we can see clearly how statists utilize the great mind of Austrian F.A. Hayek to buttress the modern Leviathan. Leaving aside the melancholy aspect of using free-market ideas to buttress what in some aspects is a kind of tyra ...
Serious UK Difficulties Ahead as Cameron Struggles with EU Withdrawal
May 15, 2013
David Cameron, Prime Minister of England, is panicked about the emergence of the libertarian UKIP in Britain and the votes it is removing from the Tories. The conservative Tory party is indeed a "shambles" and in large part due to its position on the EU. In fac ...
US One Billion in Gold Has Just Been Shipped to South Africa
May 15, 2013
So gold is being shipped around the world – kinda' desperately, it would seem. We don't know for sure whether this report is true but for purposes of analysis we will take it at face value. The reason we do so is because it is obvious there are funny things g ...
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