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'Economies Are Not Watches and Money Flows Are Not Predictable'
October 04, 2012
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is back with another try at organizing the world according to "monetarism." Long ago, we recall reading that this adept mainstream journo did NOT consider himself a monetarist, or Keynesian, or anything else mainstream but in this articl ...
Mitt Romney Wins Debate, But Not Larger Cultural War
October 04, 2012
We're trying not to become vested in these presidential debates emotionally or otherwise but it is easy to be intrigued because Obama has been such a terrible president. Watching Romney bounce up and down on top of Obama (figuratively, anyway) is like watching ...
Subprime Prosecutions Miss the Point
October 03, 2012
Dominant Social Theme: Finally, someone is bringing these big banks to justice. Free-Market Analysis: The accusations of criminality against Wall Street mount. Occupy Wall Street plans demos and in the UK, the LIBOR "scandal" proceeds with regular declarations ...
The Unsurprising Corruption of the VA
October 03, 2012
But it will! The US government is the largest or at least most powerful patronage machine in the world. And nothing happens in politics, generally, that does not benefit one or more people at the expense of others. People act out of self-interest. In the PRIVAT ...
Central Bank Narrative Grinds On via AP
October 02, 2012
We cover elite promotions that support expansive government, and no single such meme is more important than the necessity for central banking. It is central banking that evidently and obviously funds the push toward world government. The same never-mentioned el ...
Rulers Should Unite?
October 02, 2012
Another article on the death of democracy. We just mentioned this might be an emergent elite meme in a recent article entitled "Death of Democracy Propagated on Purpose?" The article we commented on then in the UK Telegraph was entitled, "Another chapter in the ...
Controlled Demolition of Europe Continues
October 01, 2012
It is really sad to watch what's going on in Europe. One can almost imagine reading the history books about this period and getting a completely different picture of what is going on than the reality that should be evident to anyone who has lived through this t ...
Vatican Restorations Scrub Nuance From Narrative
October 01, 2012
Why would the Vatican consciously ruin the paintings under its care? Our answer to this is a cynical one that has to do with the Vatican's apparent complicity in what is evidently and obviously a one-world government. Part of the Vatican power base is seemingly ...
Death of Democracy Propagated on Purpose
September 28, 2012
Another startling article in the UK Telegraph, this one from columnist Sue Cameron. There's no dominant social theme we can determine directly from this brutal assessment of regulatory democracy. Are the larger powers behind the British Empire contemplating a n ...
Dotcom May Reap Bitter Fruits From Being a Pioneer
September 28, 2012
Rather than being cowed by his arrest and imprisonment for supposedly encouraging illegal downloads of copyrighted material, Kim Dotcom is fighting back. Really, he doesn't have any choice. He has lost his company and most of his fortune. Additionally, the peop ...
Spain Falls to Pieces, as Predicted
September 27, 2012
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard reports on Spain and what he provides us with is a look at the underbelly of Spanish despair that you won't read about in other similar mainstream reporting. What Evans-Pritchard provides us with, in fact, is the bloody sociopathic grin ...
US Judiciary Leans Towards Disclosure Laws That Could Confiscate Electronic Assets
September 27, 2012
Here's something we don't ordinarily see in the mainstream press: thoughtful, even courageous, reporting. The author of this article, Jon Matonis, has pointed out that where cryptography has succeeded, authoritarianism must eventually follow. In fact, his point ...
Fed Nostrums: Bernanke and Money Printing Have Got to Go
September 26, 2012
Bloomberg recently launched two articles that show us just how pervasive the meme of central banking is and how hard it is to eradicate. We can see an excerpt of one above. This article provides us with the insight that it takes a great man to move the levers o ...
Real Reason Obama Is So Lucky?
September 26, 2012
The sobriquet "Happy Warrior" was actually applied by US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to his friend and supporter, Al Smith, the influential and progressive governor of New York in the 1930s and 1940s. And while this article is about "luck," the photo ac ...
Evolution of the IMF Is Directed History
September 25, 2012
We have pointed out in numerous articles that the authoritarian evolution of the EU seems planned. In the past, top EU officials made plain statements that various crises could precipitate a political union. These people are not stupid. They are living and brea ...
The Strange Case of Attack on US Mission in Libya Continues
September 25, 2012
The New York Times explains that the recent burning of the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya was a CIA disaster but how can this be when the West controls Libya via Qatar? One of the little-known facts about the Libyan invasion by the West (it was not an upri ...
Ben Bernanke's Fed Transparency … Transparent Ploy?
September 24, 2012
More Fed promotions; it never ceases, of course. Control money and you control society. And those "in charge" have a vested interest in ensuring the social solvency of the Fed. We were on record years ago with the idea that the Fed had lost its moral authority ...
Rest of World Begins to Catch Up to Daily Bell?
September 24, 2012
Is the world finally beginning to catch up to The Daily Bell? And who is Douglas Carswell, the author of this article? He has a book coming out entitled, The End of Politics and the Birth of iDemocracy, to be published October 1. A bit of research turns up the ...
Islam Yearns for a Third Way, US Intel Will Provide
September 21, 2012
We are enjoying our stints visiting the Reuters website, which we consider to be a broad-based resource for Tavistock and Money Power generally. That is, by sampling Reuters' articles and editorials we can get a good sense of how popular opinion is to be shaped ...
Private Investigators Targeted in Britain
September 21, 2012
Jake Simons, a Telegraph writer, has penned a column expressing indignation that a former top law enforcement official was privately investigated. This is surely part of a larger British trend toward lawlessness. We use the word in a different context, though. ...
More than Ever the NFL Reflects the Dysfunction of US
September 20, 2012
We are not quite sure why the NFL seems to provide us with a kind of US Passion play but it does. We've explored this subject in the past because of the NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, Tim Tebow. Just search the 'Net for "Tebow" and "Daily Bell." We ...
Was QE3 Too Much Too Soon?
September 19, 2012
Once again, the mainstream sets the debate when it comes to central banking. Here is Reuters configuring the conversation in terms of the desired dialectic. The question is not whether central banks have the right morally or even legally to print trillions of d ...
Britain Must Lose Its Chains
September 19, 2012
So perhaps the British are about to learn more regarding their ruling class than they've learned in the recent past. This is important because in some ways the British – the English especially – have evolved into a quite un-free people. The Parliamentary sy ...
The Pure Fiat Con: Every Transaction Available for Official Scrutiny – and That's Just the Point?
September 18, 2012
In a previous article we examined what increasingly seems to be a monetary con – Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a pure electronic, fiat currency with no metals backing at all. It is accruing "value" and has huge exposure on such mainstream sites as Reddit. Supposedly yo ...
A Village of Scientists?
September 18, 2012
Once again, we find the dominant social theme proposed that many scientists are necessary to make an invention in the modern era. We've written about this meme before. It is part of the larger promotion to impress upon people that they are no longer capable of ...
Faber's 'Fed Counterfeiting' Remark is Unusual but Not Extreme These Days
September 17, 2012
This is fairly unprecedented. A so-called mainstream economist and investor, Marc Faber, has accused the Federal Reserve of "counterfeiting." While Faber is certainly on the conservative/libertarian side of the spectrum, his views have been popularly disseminat ...
Is Middle East Violence Really Black and White?
September 17, 2012
Market Ticker's Karl Denninger has now written two articles ("open letters") regarding the violence in the Middle East. Mr. Denninger's perspective is that the recent violence in the Middle East was perpetrated by "murderous, militaristic thugs." And within thi ...
Elites Promote Pure Fiat Currencies – Mutual and Social Credit – for Traceability?
September 14, 2012
It has been a puzzle to us why the United Nations would want to encourage alternative currencies and why there has been a surge of feedback comment on alternative websites about "usury" and the evils of interest. One after the other, websites and blogs have sud ...
Tunisia Youth Revolution Running Down, Though it Doesn't Have To
September 14, 2012
Maybe it is too much to expect that a successful entrepreneur should prescribe an antidote to Tunisia's spiraling, aggregate depression. And David Nassar, CEO of Hotspot Digital, does not provide a solution. Instead, he spends a lot of time providing a post-mor ...
Who REALLY Produced the Film 'Desert Warrior' That Is Now Convulsing the Middle East?
September 13, 2012
As part of the evolution of The Daily Bell, we have adopted the idea of "directed history," the idea that the power elite creates a historical narrative to further its globalist ambitions. This led us to hypothesize some two years ago that the so-called Arab Sp ...
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James Grant Calls for a Gold Standard
September 13, 2012
We've always admired James Grant's writing style and self-deprecating wit. But perhaps in this Internet era he has aged out a bit. We don't know why he continues to insist on a formal gold standard. This is a standard in which governments set the price of gold. ...
Can the SEC Improve if it Does Not Perform a Viable Function?
September 12, 2012
We've written about the dysfunction of the SEC quite a bit and we know where we stand on the SEC's viability ... It never was viable. The main idea behind the SEC is to force individuals to provide full disclosure of their financial offering in such a way as th ...
Middle East Reporting: What's Being Left Out?
September 12, 2012
The Egyptians are getting together with the Iranians, according to legendary military reporter Bill Gertz. This makes our collective head spin. First, a word about Bill Gertz. Here's his current bio ... Bill Gertz is senior editor of the Washington Free Beacon. ...
The Victims of 9/11 Should Not Be Forgotten
September 11, 2012
There is a steady drumbeat of suspicions that simply refuses to subside when it comes to 9/11. 911Truth.org, Patriots Question 9/11 and hundreds of other websites continually question what really happened on 9/11. Majorities in numerous countries do not believe ...
IRS Adopting Tactics of Ancient Rome?
September 11, 2012
The famous author Charles Adams once observed that governments who overtax their citizens are nearly always "hoisted on their own petard." Adams wrote an expansive book about government tax history entitled For Good and Evil: The Impact of Taxes on the Course o ...
Elites Play Waiting Game with Europe
September 10, 2012
Is central bank bond-buying the key that unlocks the Euro-crisis and provides a solution? Well ... We still remember the triumphant announcement several years ago that Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Nicolas Sarkozy had saved the European Union by coming u ...
Government Triumphs With Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness
September 10, 2012
The elites we regularly track on this website via their dominant social themes like to set up helpful government entities that protect people from problems. But we have learned during this Internet era that these helpful agencies really are not so helpful. The ...
Will Hedge Fund Advertising Ruin Wall Street?
September 07, 2012
Parts of the blogosphere are in full cry over allowing hedge funds to advertise. The idea is that hedge fund managers will overpromise and under-deliver. Over at Reuters, columnist Felix Salmon worries that regs are going from "one extreme to the other." All al ...
Black Is White, Up Is Down … If We Want to be Free, Let Government Run Money
September 07, 2012
The faux-alternative Internet media is aflame with excitement over an IMF study recently released, entitled, "The Chicago Plan Revisited" (WP/12/202), by IMF staff members Jaromir Benes and Michael Kumhof. As we can see from the above Yahoo Groups note, there a ...
Work Those Greeks! Advent of Modern Slavery?
September 06, 2012
Are leaks always a mistake? Someone may have wanted this memo disseminated and we figure it might be the troika itself: the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund. These are the new powers in Europe and represent the construc ...
What Is the Real Legacy of NASA After Armstrong's Death?
September 06, 2012
A recent article over at Forbes, above, gives us a jumping off point to evaluate the legacy of America's manned space program. After all, the legacy of the space program is deeply ingrained in America's collective heart and mind. We've run articles in the past ...
The Ron Paul Hoax?
September 05, 2012
The Reality Blog is written by "Clint Richardson," another anti-usury alternative media writer. Thanks to feedbacker Danny B. for drawing our attention to it. Despite Mr. Richardson's erudition and good writing skills, we recognize areas of predictability. He c ...
On 15th Anniversary of Princess Di's Death, Reasons Have Probably Become Clear
September 05, 2012
Late last week, the British and American press were in full cry over Princess Diana, the "People's Princess," and how lovely she was – and how she is missed. Of course, it is always sad when a young person dies an untimely death but in this case one can certa ...
End of the GOP?
September 04, 2012
Here's a question: If the Republicans want to win the election, why did they just commit fraud against their libertarian/conservative wings? The Republican leadership used a series of dubious tactics to ram through a series of rule changes that are seemingly de ...
Reuters Gets It Right … Sort Of
September 04, 2012
Jack Shafer has written a pretty good article here, considering it appears in Reuters. As you can see above, he is defending the unfortunate David Chalian who had the misfortune of making a private sentiment public. It is startling because Reuters provides us w ...
Let Central Banking Lose Its Franchise, Not Its Independence
September 03, 2012
Here at the Daily Bell, we have simple questions that we ask regularly about central banking: How much money is enough, and how do central bankers know it? The answer is that central bankers DON'T know how much money is too much. Only the market can inform us o ...
Can't the Parties Just Get Along?
September 03, 2012
This is some daydream that New York Times political correspondent Mark Leibovich has regarding the main candidates of the main US parties! He wants everybody to just get along. We'd argue at the top they already do. Of course, we wouldn't mind seeing America's ...
Mitt Romney Game Changer
August 31, 2012
The most salient fact you need to know about Mitt Romney is that during his term as governor of Massachusetts, he passed a state-only version of "Obamacare" and now he's going to run AGAINST it – basically – on the national level. One can ask what Mitt Romn ...
Wealthy Yacht Owners Subject to Elite Divide and Conquer Scheme
August 30, 2012
The disease of class envy is upon us once again. We've watched the power elite whip up this meme and it is truly off-putting if you are sensitive to these things. We cover elite themes so we do indeed notice what is transpiring and, of course, how it is all con ...
More Distractions From Occupy Wall Street
August 30, 2012
Turns out Occupy Wall Street is getting ready for a new series of high profile protests. We learn from Bloomberg of a plan for Wall Street protests on Sept. 17 ... AKA"S17." This is no spur-of-the-moment protest plan but follows "months of internal debate and f ...
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