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Another Pundit Bites the Dust
June 14, 2013
The Internet does us the favor of occasionally freezing people's beliefs in a kind of intellectual amber. Even top pundits are revealed this way. R. Emmet Tyrrell, an eminent conservative commentator and longtime editor of The American Spectator, a droll and wi ...
Take Time to Understand Banking
June 14, 2013
In an article yesterday, we pointed out that central banks are the unacknowledged aggregate sun of the financial solar system. In this article from Reuters we find further proof of this perspective. The editorial is stating just what we explained: That too much ...
Why Is the Fed's Incredible Clout Not Even Worth Questioning?
June 13, 2013
Here is a dominant social theme so subtle and powerful it is not even commented on. This article makes much of the Fed's Ben Bernanke's power when it comes to influencing markets. But the idea that one man and his backers should have so much clout is never even ...
Italy Confronts Germany, Adding Additional Euro Pressure
June 13, 2013
Greece has been relegated to the status of a Third World country, the complicity of German leaders with the ever-inflating ECB is due for a judicial hearing, British leaders are committed to a referendum on whether Britain should pull out of the EU entirely, Sp ...
Is Snowden for Real? Doubts Set In
June 13, 2013
Over the weekend, we published two initial articles explaining why what we will call the Snowden affair is not to be taken literally. As some Daily Bell feedbackers have pointed out, it doesn't matter much, however, as the explosive leaks have set off a volcani ...
Farce: Silicon Valley Will Fight Against Government Snooping
June 13, 2013
Mozilla is striking a blow against US government snooping. This was predictable, though the level of hypocrisy is high, indeed. In the above excerpt, Mozilla states that revelations about government snooping "confirm our worst fears." But Mozilla gets most of i ...
Worthless Constitution?
June 12, 2013
Nope. The US Congress is a political institution and in the modern era, political institutions are part of the problem, not part of the solution. In fact, Western regulatory democracy is only about 400 years old, and for most of the past millennia, the idea tha ...
Western Workers Lose Faith in Retirement?
June 12, 2013
Modern stock markets can provide profits, even tremendous profits, but they surely should not be seen as a panacea for a larger commitment to self-sufficiency and monetary diversification. Those who trusted government propaganda over the efficacy of equity and ...
Progressive Thom Hartmann Calls for Disbanding of Homeland Security. Is it Enough?
June 12, 2013
You know something has gone wrong with modern Leviathan when even the great progressive Thom Hartmann demands a rollback. Hartmann has wide distribution via Aol.com and various radio channels. He is very good, too, as a political commentator because he has an a ...
Cameron Attacks Little Englanders
June 11, 2013
Free-Market Analysis: We recently ran an article about David Cameron's latest promise to hold an in-or-out referendum on Britain's involvement in the European Union; in it we explained that this time the Tory promise was to be enshrined in legislation, and thus ...
IEA Shock Reversal: Governments Should Use Force to Ration Coal
June 11, 2013
A huge change in sociopolitical policy is about to take place. The hammer is coming down on Green economics ... specifically the use of coal. Once upon a time, there was alcohol prohibition. Now there is to be coal confiscation. Force is to be substituted for m ...
No Fan of Natural Law, Boehner Calls Snowden a Traitor
June 11, 2013
Sometimes an event comes along that crystallizes an individual's real character and set of beliefs. The Internet itself often galvanizes this by relating the solution directly to the problem. One can see the reality so much more clearly. In this case, with four ...
Edward Snowden: Limited Hangout or a Globalist Step-Back?
June 10, 2013
You read it here first over the weekend: Like Julian Assange and Occupy Wall Street, Edward Snowden is likely part of a larger dominant social theme, a manipulation created and supported by globalists who have created the world's mega-surveillance state and now ...
Where Was Mainstream News While the Surveillance State Was Expanding?
June 10, 2013
This is a factual article about the erosion of Western freedoms over the past 100 years. Even now, however, it does not mention the proximate cause for this erosion is central banking and the ability of a privileged few to control entire economies via money pri ...
Austerity Has Failed … So Guardian Suggests 20th Century Regulatory Leviathan
June 10, 2013
This opinion piece in the UK Guardian is a mixture of profound insight and naïve analysis. It also provides us with a predictable meme: Government knows best. The article is advancing the idea that the financial elites running the IMF and the rest of the world ...
Did Small Business Doom Portugal?
June 10, 2013
This article advances the notion that government corruption has kept business small in Portugal and resulted in a lack of manufacturing progress. The article asks us to believe that small is inefficient, large is efficient and that sheer size can force economie ...
Have Obama's Backers Decided to Jettison Him?
June 10, 2013
There are many theories about why Richard Nixon was impeached and removed from office but the most sensible one we've heard is that his topmost backers grew angry with his tariffs and generally protectionist attitude regarding US business. Soon, Nixon was depos ...
Reuters: People Demand Government Action to Subdue Internet Surveillance
June 08, 2013
Here's an interesting twist. The mainstream media is filled with reports of vast surveillance mechanisms that have now been emplaced thanks to the evolving structure of the Internet. Now, any time the mainstream media gets involved in broadcasting a particular ...
Was Guardian 'SpyGate' Article Planted to Support Pending British 'Snooper' Law?
June 08, 2013
Please excuse our cynicism. When it comes to major Western media, nothing is what it seems. Bottom line: Major media in the West is without doubt controlled by major corporate entities, often globalist in terms of their sympathies. The Guardian, a leftist newsp ...
What Don't We Understand at This Point About Economics and Unemployment?
June 07, 2013
This is a statistic that just doesn't budge. Much of the happy talk about high stock markets and rising real estate prices doesn't affect the basic reality of the US economy: It has nowhere else to go but up, but it is not getting there. This lends itself to cl ...
Do Generations Need to Compete Over Healthcare?
June 07, 2013
What is a nation anyway and why should different age groups be pitted against each other? That seems to be the fashion, however, when it comes to analyzing retirements and how they operate. We've commented on this before because the Baby Boomer generation has b ...
Deviant Globalization: Another Sign of the Internet Reformation?
June 07, 2013
Let us try to put this as plainly as possible. What is being labeled here is the ability of individuals to link together using electronic devices to do things that the state is not in favor of. Whether it is Bitcoin or various kinds of information sharing that ...
Lies the IMF Tells?
June 06, 2013
Who believes this stuff anymore? The point of the IMF's attack on Greece, so far as we can tell, was to show the rest of Europe that the arm of Brussels was long and strong. The unbreakable will of the Eurocrats was to be on full display and those who were to c ...
Obama Admin Ups Social Costs of Carbon Damage by 60 Percent
June 06, 2013
The whole issue of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is questionable but that doesn't stop the Obama administration from enshrining carbon costs in the larger regulatory structure, as we can see from this insightful article. The moves of the administration in th ...
Pay Down Your Debt
June 05, 2013
We've warned about a deleveraging bond market. When Western economies are seen as weak and their currencies weaker, then investors around the world don't want to buy bonds and rates rise. This makes the bonds that people and institutions already hold worth less ...
In England, Property Millionaires Are Booming
June 05, 2013
What are we to make of all this? Britain is headed into a dreaded triple-dip recession and unemployment is not as high as in the Southern PIGS but it is quite high nonetheless, especially for the young. A debt crash threatens and regulations and taxes continue ...
EU Referendum Looks Serious This Time for Britain
June 05, 2013
This is a surprising development and one we believe has been caused by UKIP, the quasi-libertarian British party that has been growing quickly. Now it looks as if long-suffering Brits will finally have a say as to whether or not they wish to be ruled via Brusse ...
Brazil's Indian Dilemma
June 05, 2013
There are factions of Western media, as we have long pointed out, that want to portray the BRICs and even South America itself as similar to the West. That is, possessed of a homogeneity that is similar to European countries, or even the United States, which h ...
Kidder! Could Central Banking Contribute to Income Disparity? Fed Investigates
June 04, 2013
This seems typical of the world we live in. The US government – leviathan – seems irretrievably broken, yet the mainstream media continues to treat the empire as if it were a republic. Almost every industry now is regulated, controlled and coerced and yet t ...
What the BIS Is REALLY Worried About
June 04, 2013
Actually, the BIS is doing what central bank executives do all the time, which is meet to create the problem its representatives then publicly identify from the podium. In other words, say you are a central banking boss. You meet and decide how much money to pr ...
Poverty: Now You See It, Now You Don't
June 04, 2013
We are not so impressed as the Economist with these poverty numbers. Have the wise editors at the Economist looked around at the West recently? How about the US where 40-plus million are on food stamps? Or Greece or Spain where half the youth population is unem ...
For Whom Does the System Work: An Idle Question?
June 03, 2013
Is it an idle question to ask for whom the system is working? Perhaps so, but perhaps not ... not if the West's central-bank oriented system ceases to work for a large number of citizens. This, in fact, is not an idle observation. In Europe, youth unemployment ...
The Problem of Leviathan
June 03, 2013
For some, congressional action regarding the current scandals besetting the Obama administration are proof-positive that the system works. But for others, the plethora of troubles under scrutiny in Washington, DC is proof of a larger problem, which is that the ...
Shale Gas Reserves Seen as Making Britain Energy Self-Sufficient
June 03, 2013
Free-Market Analysis: First the US; now Britain. We've run a number of articles now on the shale oil and gas technology, which has apparently changed the calculations around oil and gas availability. For over a decade in various configurations we've pointed out ...
More Signs That Africa Is the Next China/Japan
June 03, 2013
We've made a commitment to cover the Africa meme regularly because no one else in the alternative media is focusing on it clearly and because it illustrates how dominant social themes work in the modern era. In both Japan and China, the West obviously made deal ...
EU Diminishes Austerity: Is It a Trend Yet?
May 31, 2013
Again we note a shifting of the EU conversation. The implacable authoritarian rigor of the Eurocrats is moderating, and we believe it is because the EU economy is in such wretched shape that its leaders fear outright rebellion. This was mentioned by German offi ...
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 ...
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