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Shock: Chinese Leaders Contemplating Harsh Austerity Measures?
March 15, 2013
Is harsh austerity in China's future? Like Greece and Spain (and eventually the US), will China be subject to an austerity binge? Caixin is a flagship Chinese media group and thus its pronouncements are of interest. It is likely representing the views of Chines ...
Reuters Editorial Celebrates Bureaucracy
March 15, 2013
Here's a surprise. An editorialist for a major, mainstream newswire service has gone out of his way to write an editorial celebrating ... bureaucracy. The article is fraught with what we call dominant social themes. It is making the argument that governments ar ...
Will China's Social Revolution Turn Out to Be Something More?
March 15, 2013
We wrote a number of articles about the threat of social unrest in China using the logic of "three strikes." The first strike was the great famine under Mao; the second famine was Tiananmen Square; the third strike would be an unwinding of the modern Chinese ec ...
Libor Scandal to Reveal Metals Manipulation?
March 15, 2013
Now gold is being sucked directly into the Libor scandal. Of course, we are on record as pointing out that it can hardly be much of a scandal when central banks set the price and volume of money every day. But nonetheless, the mainstream press has been buzzing ...
The Two Faces of Eve … er, Credit Suisse
March 14, 2013
From the above excerpt we can see that Credit Suisse has changed its mind about equities. A month ago ... no way. And now ... way to go! The recommendation comes on the heels of reports that various billionaire holders of equity are selling out of the equity ma ...
And You Thought the Particle Was Confirmed?
March 14, 2013
It's all over the news today. There are strong indications that the "God Particle" – the Higgs Boson – has been discovered. Scientists have been going over the data developed by the Large Hadron Collider last year and now are confident that the particle may ...
Shocker: Desalinization Breakthrough as Memes Fall One by One
March 14, 2013
This is a shocker. In another article in this issue we pointed out that bigness did not guarantee creativity and usually retarded it, from what we can tell. But there is no doubt that given the trillions – literally – tossed at the scientific community, now ...
Who Will Win the Electric Car Prize?
March 14, 2013
Free-Market Analysis: We've written about electric cars quite a bit because it is such an obvious elite meme. There is no use for electric cars that we can see, no clamor for them. But nonetheless they have been rolled out in endless waves accompanied by great ...
Congressman Jeb Hensarling Vs Rand Paul – Which One Has the Better Idea?
March 14, 2013
Free-Market Analysis: Why do US consumers need protection from the private sector? Shouldn't competition winnow out the bad guys and reward the good? And if the CFPB is a bad idea – and from a free-market standpoint it certainly is – then why don't federal ...
Europe Needs Rigor?
March 13, 2013
This editorial over at Reuters explains to us that leadership involves fixing the price and value of money. Also that Europe's political leaders must show "implacable rigor" (our term) in proving they have the "will" to salvage both the EU and the euro. When ar ...
Is Dallas Fed Bank President Dick Fisher … Ironic?
March 13, 2013
Top Federal Reserve "big brain" Richard Fisher is back with his prescription for fixing what has gone wrong with the US's financial economy. He has a three-part solution. First, the federal government ought to provide deposit insurance and access to the Fed's d ...
Why the EU's New Bill of Rights for Airline Passengers Won't Fly
March 13, 2013
The European Union is trying to make it easier for people to fly. But as we can see from another article in this issue, the EU and supporters use the implacable authority of government and the threat of force and monetary manipulation to support an ongoing expa ...
Can New UK Health Czar Cure NHS's 'Enormous Sickness'
March 13, 2013
Another article in this issue analyses a "bill of rights" issued by the European Union to try to make air travel more tolerable. But the same problems that afflict air travel also bedevil Britain's one-size-fits-all National Health System. Government-run health ...
Italy's Top Pol Beppe Grillo Being Groomed for Disruption by Soros?
March 12, 2013
Free-Market Analysis: Grillo's stunning ascent in Italy's political firmament is both insular and astonishing. There is something about it that is manipulated as well as genuine. Thanks to various DB feedbackers for pointing this out. We've written about it alr ...
Japanese Solution for Collapsing Portugal?
March 12, 2013
The Southern PIGS have a third way when it comes to the horrible austerity-drama that is playing out in Europe. Call it the "collapse gambit." First, some background. The disaster in Southern Europe was manmade and based on government profligacy and an EU monop ...
Why Rand Paul Is in Position to Become DC's Most Powerful Pol
March 12, 2013
One of our main points throughout the life of this Website has been that the Internet itself is increasingly creating fungible coalitions of those who believe in freedom and free markets on both sides of the political spectrum. This seemed to us to be especiall ...
Greece's Futile Austerity
March 12, 2013
So there will be no more austerity? To continue with the horrible metaphors surrounding the Greek situation, now that the patient is dead there will be no further attempts to cure him. The Greek situation is beyond wretched. Top earners are being pursued by hel ...
Klarman Yelp: The Fed Has No Clothes
March 12, 2013
This yelp from Klarman (above) is worth noting because the atmosphere of intimidation and fear surround the Federal Reserve is palpable and precludes obvious criticisms. We've often compared what is going to the famous fable, The Emperor's Clothes. In this tale ...
Ben Bernanke's Hollow Victory
March 11, 2013
The US as a nation owes more money than it can possibly pay back and has had its credit downgraded, unemployment is around 20 percent (or more), though the official figures don't reveal that, inflation is probably close to 10 percent or more and there is probab ...
Feedbackers Against British Keynesian Schemes
March 11, 2013
How did Britain arrive at this place? A leading business group, the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC), calls on the government to spur the building trades by funding 50,000 houses. This provides us with two examples of economic illiteracy. First is the idea tha ...
The African Investment Meme Continues
March 11, 2013
We've written a number of articles on Africa now, explaining the way "investing" works on a macro level – and why Africa is the next "chosen one." This article is just one more example of why we're reporting on it. Just as we were among the very first to dete ...
US Economy Now Like Royalist System of Europe?
March 08, 2013
This was predictable. Keynesian monetary stimulation doesn't work. The US has a bifurcated economic system now, which is really the European royalist system. This would seem to be the result of deliberate economic policies that have virtually split the US into ...
What Does the Dow Really Measure?
March 08, 2013
As we mentioned in another article, today, the US is increasingly operating as a two-track society and simply observing the price of the Dow Jones Industrial Average does little to enlighten us about the real health of the US economy. While NPR is not usually a ...
Will Grillo's Dubious Affiliations Send the EU Back Into a Sterile Debate?
March 08, 2013
Just yesterday we pointed out that the Italian elections further deepened the grave that Southern Europe is preparing for the EU and for the euro. But a feedbacker pointed out that the winner in Italy's recent election, Beppe Grillo, was a disciple of the socia ...
With Italy's Election, the EU Chasm Grows
March 07, 2013
Italians went to the polls and rejected the EU's faux austerity program but former premier Mario Monti doesn't accept the new course and has proposed new elections instead. This has happened before. When Ireland voted against the wishes of the Eurocrats, Irelan ...
Is Hyperinflation a Myth?
March 07, 2013
This is certainly a well-written and incisive analysis but we find it difficult to believe in this day and age that someone can argue that printing paper money is not of itself inflationary and that it will not lead to price inflation. The Austrian – free-mar ...
Are Inclusive Nations Successful Ones? Bill Gates Writes a Book Review …
March 07, 2013
Wow, Bill Gates writes a book review on his site, TheGatesNotes, and we get a glimpse of how the great man thinks about major issues of our time. Gates hits a lot of the right notes in his review, from our perspective. Of course, we haven't read the book so we ...
Perception Over Substance – Banking Fallacy?
March 06, 2013
Mark Carney is set to be the next Governor of the Bank of England, so his words are worth listening to. In a message to university students at Western University (see above) Carney revealed the reason for the regulatory push that is going on in the EU and North ...
Is Monetary Stimulation a Sensible Economic Policy?
March 06, 2013
This New Yorker article offers us tribute to monetary policy. But certainly there must be a question about manipulating stock averages up using increased money flows. The article ends by challenging free-market types to "acknowledge the success" of politics and ...
Africa … Next China?
March 06, 2013
We've written about this emerging trend before but it is such a startling one and contains such great import that it is worth noting again, and perhaps on a regular basis. This Economist article from our point of view is no accident. It conforms to other simila ...
The End of the Business Cycle – Again!
March 06, 2013
This is a strange article because it acknowledges what anyone who has covered business cycles for a length of time knows well – that the demise of such cycles, while regularly predicted is never accurate. Bill Clinton predicted an end to destructive business ...
The New Era in Gold Repatriation Will Affect Everything
March 05, 2013
The move toward auditing gold holdings is getting more pronounced as we can see from this demand by Mexico in the above article excerpt. German officials have asked the US government for gold repatriation and so has Venezuela. Now it's Mexico's turn to start th ...
The Great Rotation: Stock Picking Versus Promotions?
March 05, 2013
Predictions of a bond bubble popping are generally accepted now and not so surprising as they were even a year ago. But this Reuters editorial on the Great Rotation out of bonds makes some good points. No matter what happens with the bond markets – especially ...
What the EU Bank Bonus Plan Really Accomplishes
March 05, 2013
At this point in the business cycle it's pretty amazing that those running the EU believe that controlling bank bonuses by regulatory fiat is going to do anything to ameliorate the EU's larger problems. The issue, of course, is not out-of-control banks or banke ...
South America After Chavez – Not What You Think
March 05, 2013
Not so fast. It certainly begins to look like Chavez is not going to recover from his long struggle with cancer and a surface analysis of South America without Chavez might conclude that the region will be less confrontational. But this may not be the case. Cha ...
Shooting the Black Swan
March 04, 2013
Black Swan. Being Austrian, we never believed in it to begin with. There are business cycles, triggered by excessive money printing – and these cycles predictably trigger black swan events. Which means, really, there are no black swans. The black swan was a k ...
NY Times: 'Net Feedback Distorts Thought
March 04, 2013
The New York Times, like other mainstream publications, is struggling with reader feedback. More and more mainstream media limits feedback to articles, in our view – and this is partially because the feedback seems to be getting more and more vehement ... and ...
The Inconvenient Meme: Wall Street Folds
March 04, 2013
Wall Street – an intermediating industry – has been cast lately as the cynosure of evil, the center of maleficence. Whatever is wrong with the world springs from Wall Street – or so some think, especially the Occupy Wall Street crowd. But now it appears t ...
Brilliant Polemic Defends US Freedom … and Demands Appropriate Incarcerations
March 04, 2013
In another brilliant polemic, the famous Washington's Blog lays out a substantial litany of what the US has lost in terms of rights, and from this article's point of view it is mostly everything. It is an article containing both truth and sincerity. We agree wi ...
Austerity's End Could Bring Additional German Turmoil
March 02, 2013
This interesting Reuters editorial that seems to reaffirm what has recently been reported in Der Spiegel (see related article, this issue). As we have read other analyses regarding the "end of austerity," we wonder if this begins to constitute a kind of sub-dom ...
New Petition Demands that UN Offset Its Carbon Footprint
March 02, 2013
The United Nations has come under attack for not practicing what it preaches. The EcoGreen editorial above, puts it succinctly as follows: It is not unreasonable to ask the UN to use its own mechanism to offset its emissions. Such bold action would lend the UN ...
Dotcom Copyright Case and Manning/WikiLeak Trial Show Elite Jurisprudence Under Attack
March 02, 2013
We have long predicted that the US justice meme would be one of the last to come under attack as a result of the Internet Reformation but the battle has obviously been joined in two high profile cases. In New Zealand, data-content entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is und ...
Italy Founders While Greece Subsides: Is Austerity Over? Not So Fast …
March 01, 2013
We learn from Der Spiegel that austerity in Greece seems to be subsiding. This comes at the same time that Italy is rejecting Brussels-imposed austerity at the ballot box. Is austerity over? The news is filled with reports about how the Italians have decisively ...
Two-Tier 'Privileged Flyer' Program Advances in EU: Non-Approved Unable to Fly?
March 01, 2013
As we have mentioned numerous times, the ultimate goal of the current security regime seems to be to create a two-tier travel system in which some people – with government approved credentials – will be able to travel with relative ease while others will no ...
Drudge Analyzes the Decline and Fall of the West
March 01, 2013
Drudge today is carrying a troika of headlines on the decline and fall of the West. - (US) Incomes Drop Most in 20 Years - Eurozone Jobless Hits a Record - Britain Slides Toward New Recession Drudge runs his headlines in a clever fashion, often building a large ...
USSR Redux: Top Eurocrats Indicate Europe's Recovery Will Be Centrally Planned and Green
February 28, 2013
It is no accident that people refer to the EU as the EUSSR. In a not very noticeable but nonetheless breathtakingly arrogant statement, a top EU Commissioner has just served notice that EU commissars intend to subject Europe to a massive amount of environmental ...
Internal IMF Study: Fund Has Gained World's Trust by Advocating Currency Debasement
February 28, 2013
The IMF is ready to pat itself on its collective back and has used an internal report to do so. According to a summary of the report that appeared in TheNews.com, the IMF is now seen as more of an international pal than a nagging nanny. An account of the report ...
Bono Raises Money for Africa's Impoverished, But Does It Do Any Good?
February 28, 2013
Singer Bono was back in the news again with please to support the charity he cofounded called ONE. But Bono's campaigning for poverty relief in Africa inevitably brings up larger issues that have plagued almost all modern relief efforts. The biggest issue is th ...
Disastrous Financial Transaction Tax Gains Traction
February 27, 2013
Like a bad penny, the "financial transaction tax" keeps turning up and if this article is accurate, the tax is gaining momentum around the world and will eventually penetrate the United States as well. And that would be too bad. Wall Street is basically a creat ...
Shock: Bloomberg Columnist Bashes Keynes … Dialectic Expands, but Not Far Enough
February 27, 2013
As the West's rolling depression drags on, some good things are happening including the gradual devaluation of the reputation of John Maynard Keynes. Now, Bloomberg columnist Matthew Lynn has penned an encouraging opinion piece criticizing the great British eco ...
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