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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 ...
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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 ...
BoE's King Leaving, Upgrades Britain's Outlook
May 15, 2013
The Bank of England's Mervyn King is leaving but he wants everyone to know that England has turned the proverbial corner on his watch. The nation has slipped into a third recession apparently, but Mr. King is upbeat about the country's prospects. Monopoly ...
Will Fracking Sink the Dollar and Bring on Global Currency?
May 14, 2013
We're puzzling about why fracking has been applied now by the industry when the basics of fracking have been fairly well understood since the 1940s. We have an idea, and it is borne out of our analysis of dominant social themes ... and a tip of the hat to feedb ...
Fracking, Just in Time to Help the US Economy?
May 14, 2013
In today's lead article we discuss the idea of whether fracking is undermining the petrodollar and aiding the birth of long-awaited global money. But there are other possibilities, as well. Those running central banks around the world are evidently and obviousl ...
G7 Sets Policy for Global Tax Regime
May 14, 2013
It will not be much noted by the mainstream press that this week's meeting of the G7 has attempted to harmonize tax collection worldwide. As we follow dominant social themes, we were suspicious of Cyprus's planned implosion a few weeks ago and believed that it ...
Correct, Mayor Johnson, the Real Problem is Not the EU
May 14, 2013
London Mayor Boris Johnson claims he wants a referendum on whether Britain is to stay in the European Union, but his rhetoric is lukewarm. This has been a problem all along for Mr. Johnson and has aroused suspicions in Britain among conservatives over where he ...
Litigation: The Alternative to the Mainstream Media That Must Be Considered
May 14, 2013
We continue to chart the downturn of the mainstream news media. In this case, it is the upfront ad fees that are slumping for television companies. But in the past, we have seen along with everyone else on the Internet that mainstream media of all kinds is slum ...
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Gold US$1,100?
May 13, 2013
Is gold headed down in the long term? Possibly so. That doesn't mean it's a bad investment however. Perhaps if you want to make a quick profit it is a bad investment. And if you expect a near-term rebound, you might be disappointed. But long term the reasons fo ...
Universal Basic Income Promotion Hits the Washington Post
May 13, 2013
We long ago identified the anti-usury/pro-central banking movement as part of a larger globalist messaging. Now it's hitting the big time – see above excerpt ... For lack of a better descriptive phrase, we have called it the "paper money hoax," and unsurprisi ...
Spain's Problem is Europe's, Too
May 13, 2013
This analysis over at the UK Telegraph is probably accurate as far as it goes. Spain is technically broke and, more importantly, it seems something of a broken society. The monetary inflation that created a building boom on Spain's southern flank is long past, ...
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The Problem of Gold
May 10, 2013
Here is an interesting little article that sums up the idea of gold as an untrustworthy investment. Bear in mind that gold and silver have been looked on as money metals for thousands of years ... but this article doesn't look at it that way. Objections to gold ...
US Warns Japan About Currency Debasement
May 10, 2013
So the US is worried about Japanese debasement? This is a little bit like the proverbial pot calling the kettle black. The US has been printing money heavily some five years ago. Of course, the Federal Reserve was printing money even before then in unprecedente ...
How High is High?
May 10, 2013
Are those who are uninvested missing out? From our point of view, as indicated elsewhere in this edition, there is a kind of war being waged between the global system of fiat money buttressed by stock markets and those who are free-market oriented and believe t ...
Shock: Economist Mag Predicts North American Common Market?
May 09, 2013
In an article entitled, "Barack Obama's Visit to Mexico: The Unmentionables," The Economist magazine makes an astounding claim – via a third-party to be sure – that addressing migration and energy reform could really improve prosperity in Mexico and thus he ...
How the Drug Trade Becomes Legalized … Quietly
May 09, 2013
Something important is stirring in the United States that could have a big impact around the world. Drugs are being legalized. Or at least marijuana. The banning of marijuana was always a somewhat dubious enterprise even though people in the US and abroad have ...
Future of Digital Rights
May 09, 2013
Kim Dotcom has turned from a potential felon into a symbol of intellectual freedom. This will likely complicate US extradition efforts ... as the case is gradually turning into a controversy over intellectual ownership, which is not ground on which the US gover ...
Implosion: Patent Law Remains Troubled in the US
May 09, 2013
A scholar with the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, has written about India's noted Gleevec case that has spawned such headlines as "Gleevec as an attack on intellectual property rights and a win for patients in need of cheap drugs ..." The article pos ...
Salvage Europe With Visionary Leadership?
May 08, 2013
This article is written by Wall Street Journal veteran Frederick Kempe and in it he seems to be sounding a slightly new subdominant social theme ... that Europe has failed because its leadership is failing. There are two main paradigms at work here. One is fre ...
Barroso Blabs Back
May 08, 2013
Hardly anyone exhibits what we have called Europe's "immovable rigor" more than Jose Manuel Barroso. Barroso, a socialist and communist in his youth, is one of Brussels's top Eurocrats and one of its most arrogant. His statement is an example of the immoveable ...
What Buffett Has Forgotten, But We Should Remember
May 08, 2013
This article makes sure to remind us that Warren Buffett is the world's fourth richest man. But wealth does not necessarily create wisdom. We remember when Buffett was technically broke ... certainly right after the financial crisis that began in 2008. Then wit ...
Has Rome Saved Italy?
May 07, 2013
So we see again that Reuters celebrates the political at the expense of the marketplace. If Italy is on the brink, it is because of a series of political decisions that have stripped the country and citizens of their solvency. But, of course, Italy has been und ...
Misleading Headline of Predictable Stock Market Meme
May 07, 2013
The reason the stock market is going up is because central banks have launched an unprecedented money-printing binge. But you wouldn't know that reading this Reuters headline. The headline is weirdly disassociated from the text of the article itself. The headli ...
Wall Street Guru Comes Out in Favor of Public Central Banks?
May 07, 2013
Free-Market Analysis: We've often pointed out that a national socialist (Nazi) meme is gaining strength in the West. It is promoted by often charming individuals like Ellen Brown (Web of Debt) and many, many others who are far less charming and often truculent ...
Eurocrats Contemplate Social Credit as Meme Expands
May 07, 2013
Well, it didn't take long for this meme to make considerable headway. We've been tracking it for years, since noticing the popularity of Web of Debt. Since then we've watched its expansion via a variety of what we believe to be pre-packaged websites. And now it ...
Morgan Stanley Commentators: Please Reveal Your Conflicts of Interests
May 06, 2013
Did you know that gold and oil have similar trading characteristics? Oil has been in use about 100 years from an industrial perspective and gold for several thousand years – though some say there are gold mines in South Africa that are 100,000 years old or mo ...
Globalist Euro Disaster: Euro Founder Endorses Bust-Up
May 06, 2013
Are the rats removing themselves from the ruins of the EU? This one rat, the "German euro founder" according to the UK Telegraph is jumping ship. We call Oskar Lafontaine a rat because of the damage he has caused by backing the European Union – which was neve ...
The Long, Slow Slide Toward Prosperity
May 06, 2013
We have titled this article "The Long, Slow Slide Toward Prosperity" even though that doesn't seem to make much sense, certainly not in the context of this Bloomberg article. But we will explain shortly. First, more about the article. It is just one of many tha ...
Fed Is Tightening. No, It's Loosening. No, It's …
May 03, 2013
Is the Fed loosening or tightening and how do they know? Wouldn't the top bankers at the Fed need forward-looking indicators to be most successful? In other words, once an economy has sagged – or roared to life – isn't it too late to apply the necessary pro ...
The New Meme of Open Borders
May 03, 2013
We are not fooled by this emergent meme. It sounds reasonable but it is really intended, in our view, to flood with the West with other cultures and other ethnicities. In theory, this is great; in practice not so. It is more than likely a globalist gambit, inte ...
The Bounty of Fracking
May 03, 2013
We don't believe for a minute that the oil and gas industry suddenly "discovered" fracking, etc. From what we can tell, these technologies have been around a long time. So why have the powers-that-be begun to cautiously indicate the true scale of oil and gas pr ...
Sweden Is Not So Equal
May 03, 2013
When leftists speak about the redeeming qualities of Swedish communitarianism, they don't mention that Sweden has an inbred, titled elite. This is very interesting and might change the context of a conversation that usually celebrates Sweden's confiscatory tax ...
Iraq Readies for Civil War?
May 03, 2013
From an investment and business standpoint this is bad news. We were led to believe by the US government itself and supporters in Iraq that the new government would increase peace throughout the region. But now the cracks are beginning to show. Iraq's Sunni min ...
Law Enforcement's Anti-Business Turn
May 03, 2013
This is a disturbing story based on research that shows quite clearly how the US's premiere national police force is contributing to what we might call the "terrorists among us" meme. The charge that the FBI is manufacturing terrorism – and suspects – rath ...
Obamacare: Opportunity Amidst the Wreckage, but Not Forever
May 02, 2013
John Stossel is surely a token libertarian, one that the major US media tolerates ... perhaps because he is photogenic and perhaps because he has perfected the art of dissenting in a tolerably polite way. This article in Human Events is a good example of Stosse ...
Promotion of US-Mexico Union Continues in the Mainstream
May 02, 2013
Tracking elite memes is an art form not an econometric analysis. We do the best we can, and we're fairly convinced that Mexico and the US are on the menu as part of a larger (with Canada) North American Union. We've been writing about this regularly in the past ...
Times Bemoans Poverty, Neglects Solution
May 02, 2013
Another day, another analysis focusing on minority income inequality. The New York Times editors love these articles because they can position the old Gray Lady as beating her breast over the evil in US society without ever demanding substantive change. Several ...
Chinese Should Drop Cash Like Other Modern Economies
May 02, 2013
The globalists who are doing their best to eradicate so-called tax havens have apparently discovered that about a billion Chinese like doing business in cash. Presumably, China is on the menu. The impulse is always the same for the globalists, and it is one of ...
Here Comes the New Fed Boss
May 01, 2013
It seems official now ... Ben Bernanke is leaving at the end of his term. He is said to be exhausted by the past seven years of economic implosion and subsequent quarrels about monetary policy. Of course, from our humble perspective, this is all to the good. It ...
Madness of a Stimulating Fed
May 01, 2013
This is an unusual article to appear in Bloomberg, especially given the headline. But unfortunately, it promises more than it delivers. It would be nice to read a real evaluation of central banking in the modern mainstream press. But perhaps this is as close as ...
A Modest Monetary Proposal
May 01, 2013
This Bloomberg article has an oddly celebratory tone. But we are not so interested in celebrating the demise of tax havens as we are in drawing the appropriate lessons from this event. The first lesson we can draw is that the world is a lot more coordinated tha ...
Is the Consumer Really More Confident?
May 01, 2013
What the heck is The Conference Board and why does it matter? Well, according to Wikipedia, The Conference Board is a pretty big deal. The Conference Board, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit business membership and research group organization. It counts ...
EU's Serious Gamble: 'There Will Be More Wealth Confiscation'
April 30, 2013
Whoops, there goes Lars Christensen running his mouth again. Christensen is one of the founders of the idiosyncratic Saxo bank, which began life online, apparently as an "Internet bank." When you read up on Saxo you will be surprised as to how much controversy ...
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