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With Economists Like These, Who Counts on a Recovery?
June 21, 2012
It makes one want to throw up his hands and cradle his aching head. Here is Professor DeLong, who once served as a Clinton-era deputy assistant secretary of the treasury for economic policy, writing an entirely nonsensical editorial. The only hopeful sign is th ...
Leading Global Warming Advocate Recants! … 'Models Fail Dramatically …'
June 21, 2012
This is a great article that Susanne Posel has written over at the Activist Post website. It's really an analysis of the potential failure of one of the power elite's main dominant social theme, global warming. As you can see from the excerpt above, a noted Gre ...
On the Vineyard, Secret Service Partied Like Rock Stars: The Psychopathology of Government 'Work'
June 21, 2012
The Secret Service is much in the news for their partying ways. But to be shocked at the behavior of the young men and women in the Secret Service is perhaps to betray a naïveté about the way government really works. In this article, we'll try to shed some li ...
Back to the Future … Millennium-Old Thaler Seen for Northern EU as Elite Dream Dies?
June 20, 2012
As the EU continues to unravel the idea of a Northern EU complete with its own currency seems to be becoming more feasible. Top mainstream journo Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is doing a good job of keeping us up-to-date on the desperate proposals floated by various ...
BRICs to Create Own 'Currency'?
June 20, 2012
We missed this one but Forbes did us the favor of reporting on it. The BRICs are apparently considering creating a kind of basket of currencies that would be "aimed at containing crises such as the one roiling the eurozone." This is not exactly a "new" currency ...
Fed Lies Unravel … Bank Board Gave US$ 4 Trillion in Loans to Its Own Institutions
June 19, 2012
Quantitative Easing. Operation Twist. Discount Window. The mavens at the Fed have so much jargon at their disposal. Not anymore. This is really simple to understand – see above. Fed board members gave trillions to their own banks so the would survive the cris ...
Washington Times Explains What Ron Paul Supporters Can Learn
June 19, 2012
In this snide little article, a Washington Times columnist who apparently might be characterized as a Neocon takes it on himself to instruct Ron Paul supporters as to how they ought to react emotionally and intellectually to the "end" of the Ron Paul campaign f ...
Islamic Psyop …. Israel Worries About Egypt – We Told You So!
June 19, 2012
It's all over the news: Egypt's Muslims continue to make progress toward controlling government from an electoral standpoint and Israel has started making noises of considerable concern. Meanwhile in Tunisia, Prime Minister Hamadi JebaliJebali's moderate Islami ...
Are You Kidding? SEC Now to Supervise US Ratings Agencies
June 18, 2012
The SEC couldn't regulate a paper bag. It was set up in the 1930s by global elites to give the appearance of a Wall Street cop without providing the reality. It's part of Washington's larger dysfunction and is only notable because of its brief, which is to appr ...
Georgism was a Fabian Policy?
June 18, 2012
This is a very interesting article that has been posted around the web but caught our attention because it frankly makes the case that both Georgism and Social Credit – now making a timid comeback – are facilities of Fabianism. The Fabian Society believed t ...
Bank of England Proposes More Counterfeiting
June 15, 2012
The Internet has surely helped focus the mind on the insanity of central banking. Now, when we read articles like this, we can translate them immediately. Mervyn King claims that banks need the aid of the British central bank that he runs and he is prepared to ...
Goldman Ponders the Possibility of World Depression
June 15, 2012
There is surely a power elite that is trying to drive the world into depression. We would tend to believe it is succeeding. This latest squawk from Goldman Sachs is testimony to that. We know the elites intend to drive the world into depression because the syst ...
Germany's Backing of Redemption Pact Signals End Game for Europe?
June 14, 2012
Is the Euro-crisis finally coming to an end? Just yesterday, we pointed to the intractability of the larger European position regarding any EU "bailout." But we have also previously covered Ambrose Evans-Pritchard's reporting on the so-called sinking fund that ...
Economist Portrait of Insider Trading Judge Trivializes Contradictions
June 14, 2012
This is another one of those Economist articles that reads better if you don't read it more than once. It points up once more the issues we've discussed regarding insider trading, its hopelessness as a legal doctrine and the general unfairness of prosecuting th ...
Nothing But a Full Union Will Do …
June 13, 2012
Over at the Telegraph, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard has done us the favor once again of providing reports that show clearly the intractabilty of the Euro-crisis. He points out that while the Eurocrats in Brussels can come up with plan after plan, the Germans must fu ...
Floyd Mayweather Deserves Solitary Confinement?
June 13, 2012
The New York Daily News is out with an article critical of boxer Floyd Mayweather for wanting to serve his three-month jail sentence at home. Mayweather was convicted for hitting the mother of two of his children, Josie Harris, in front of them. He could have r ...
Rand Paul Answers Critics But the 'Big Question' Remains
June 13, 2012
Rand Paul, in defense of his endorsement of Mitt Romney said on DailyPaul Radio that he was making a political judgment that would help him work with others in Congress. He pointed out his father had made similar endorsements. Politics is the art of compromise, ...
Thanks, Mavrodi … Monetary Psyop Now in Full Bloom?
June 12, 2012
Mavrodi ended up in prison, but when he came out, he started a series of "legal" Ponzi Schemes. They were legal because he admitted to them up front. People invested in them at their own risk. And when they collapsed, people couldn't claim they'd been tricked. ...
Rand Paul's Misguided Endorsement Shows Us Where Freedom Begins
June 12, 2012
We've written two articles about Rand Paul's misguided endorsement of GOP potential presidential candidate Mitt Romney. In the first article, we discussed the inevitability of what we call the Internet Reformation – and its ongoing expansion. In the second ar ...
Cutting the Budget is Bad? So Says the Bipartisan Policy Center
June 11, 2012
This article in The Fiscal Times is a bit strange because it doesn't seem to come to a conclusion about upcoming automatic cuts by Congress. We will, though. The Fiscal Times is a project of billionaire Pete Peterson, a Wall Street mogul who is surely a scion o ...
Did Jefferson Davis Work for Money Power? … Was the Civil War a Gigantic False Flag?
June 11, 2012
Greenbackerism's devotion to the myth of Abraham Lincoln as a benevolent and wise individual who stood up to Money Power has been extensively debunked by such free-market historians as Thomas DiLorenzo. He's written several persuasive books on the subject and b ...
Thump … Thump … Disastrous Financial Tax One Step Closer
June 08, 2012
The big news in Europe is not the implosion of the euro but the steadily advancing financial market tax. This is a tax on financial transactions and it will constitute the biggest single intrusion into private affairs since, well ... the income tax. We learn fr ...
Rand Paul Endorses Mitt Romney, Shows Us the Difference Between Father and Son
June 08, 2012
Rand Paul endorsing Mitt Romney is a bit strange. We question the necessity and we are interested in the reasoning. On the surface, to us it doesn't make much sense. But on a deeper level it illustrates the differences of vision between father and son. This art ...
Directed History of Syrian War?
June 08, 2012
It is surprising to see what we call directed history at work. From Tunisia to Egypt and then Libya and now Syria, Western powers are manufacturing pretexts for wars and toppling governments. Syria is the next to go but probably not the last. They are working t ...
The Madness of Market Euphoria
June 07, 2012
Or are they? Europe is failing, China just cut interest rates and US markets moved up hard on a hope and a prayer. The hopeful prayer was that Ben Bernanke would cut interest rates – or that he intends to. Why this would cause the Dow to climb some 300 points ...
The JOBS Act at FreedomFest: Jump-Starting Wealth?
June 07, 2012
What is a public market? It's whatever (mostly US) regulators say that it is. But now, for the first time in about 75 years, public markets are undergoing an evolution. The evolution, it would seem, is spelled "JOBS Act." Recently, Daily Bell Chief Editor Antho ...
Wisdom of Regulators? … Systemic Risk Group Formed to Supervise Wall Street
June 06, 2012
So a new group will do what Wall Street won't – bring sanity to finance! Or will it ... Imagine, however, that a group was formed to provide oversight to the risks undertaken by, say, the auto industry – or ... cruise lines. Wouldn't this be seen as overrea ...
The False Boom of the Olympics
June 06, 2012
The Olympics leave a trail of bankruptcy and destruction wherever they go. From Greece to China to Spain and beyond, the mothballed infrastructure, ruinous costs and misdirected man-hours resonate ruinously for decades. It is surely an elite dominant social the ...
G7 Is Concerned About Euro Collapse … Sure They Are!
June 05, 2012
The Earth is falling and the Eurozone is wobbling. Brussels is worried, Germany is intransigent and Washington is "concerned." The proximate cause of these worried brows is a dysfunctional continent-wide union that had no reason to exist, no popular mandate to ...
Merkel Meets the World – Eye-to-Eye – and the World Demands a Political Union
June 05, 2012
Like some sort of bad joke or living nightmare the European Union rolls along. It really does resemble a Zombie apocalypse, though unfortunately it is not a Hollywood production but an ever-expanding political engorgement. One would think that having bankrupted ...
New Book: Solar Cells 23,000 Times Worse for Environment Than Carbon Dioxide
June 05, 2012
Hoo boy! Whom can you trust anymore? For decades, we've been hearing about the promise of solar power and now it turns out that solar cells may be terrible for the environment. Bottom line according to this new book Green Illusions: Hexafluoroethane has a globa ...
Oh, EU … Grow the Money Supply! (And Enshrine the Current Distortion Forever)
June 05, 2012
We're getting a bit tired of perhaps the greatest mainstream journo, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard. He was great in predicting the possible death of the European Union or at least the euro. But he's undergone a considerable evolution in the past few months. It starte ...
Kill These Companies … but Leave the Banks Alone
June 05, 2012
Here we go. Main Street needs a culling but not Wall Street. Or should we be referring to London's City, that infamous patch of ground in London that like Washington DC and the Vatican is its own tiny patch of rules and laws that have nothing to do with its sur ...
Merkel and Her Crew: Only More Union Will Do
June 04, 2012
Reuters does us the service of providing a view of the bigger picture when it comes to the European Union: The choice is between more of the same – and a LOT more of the same. You would think that a political process that has bankrupted half of Europe, inflam ...
Here Come the Car Robots …
June 04, 2012
So now one big reason for Google mapping becomes clear: to create an electronic grid that would allow for the use of robotic drivers. Why are we not surprised? And what's wrong with robot drivers, anyway? Seems to be an advance that is intended to provide more ...
Springsteen Unsprung …
June 01, 2012
Bruce Springsteen is probably one of the most successful musicians in the world. He is also one of the most ambitious. But his ambition, as displayed in this Reuters article above, provokes a bottom-line question: Is he dumb or playing dumb? We Googled "Springs ...
New Study: Numerical and Science Literacy Cause Climate Change Skepticism
June 01, 2012
So now we learn from the Register, an IT publication, that numeracy raises skepticism about global warming. This apparently came as a shock to those who organized the study. As global warming is a kind of hoax, this should NOT have been surprising. But charming ...
12-Year Old 'Viral Video' Money-Reformer Supports Hyperinflation?
May 31, 2012
The intrepid and charming Ellen Brown has scored again with the one-year-old Public Banking Institute that filmed 12-year-old Victoria Grant speaking about the benefits of public banking. The video of the beguiling young woman has gone "viral" with well over a ...
Syria Civil War Warned by Ms. Hillary Clinton
May 31, 2012
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made the point (see above) that the conflict in Syria could lead to civil war. But, in fact, the "conflict" is likely American-made and has all the hallmarks of a previous venture in Libya that saw the end of Muammar Ga ...
Europe's Banks Run Out of Money … Again
May 30, 2012
The Telegraph's Ambrose Evans-Pritchard along with others is sounding the alarm today over a European bank balance-sheet collapse (see above). "Today's spike in Italian yields shows that they are running out of LTRO money to keep the game," he writes. "Spanish ...
Merk Sees Easing Around the World, to Benefit of Currencies and Commodities
May 30, 2012
For many people this is a terrible time but for those with the wherewithal to invest their funds or the funds of others, the current environment offers many opportunities. Volatility is the trader's friend. And, man, things are volatile out there. We just recei ...
Rockefellers and Rothschilds Unite
May 30, 2012
This is not a joke, though if it were April 1 or if it had appeared somewhere other than the Financial Times we might have been most skeptical. It is actually a most disturbing announcement. It seems to indicate to us that what we call dominant social them ...
Fascism of Vietnam's 'Modern' Finance Is Just Like the West's …
May 29, 2012
We at the Daily Bell are old enough to remember the rigid Marxism espoused by Vietnam and the fear espoused by America's top politicos that it would eventually be visited on the West. If we don't stop them there, politicians intoned, we'll have to stop them her ...
Italian 'Anarchists' Target Olympics – Do We Believe It?
May 29, 2012
Who believes in the 21st century that an independent group of shadowy "anarchists" has "targeted" the Olympics? Hollywood, get us rewind! The elites keep recycling the same strategies over and over again, as if they haven't been amply exposed. This latest gambi ...
Economist Mag: Cook the European Union Slowly Via This Phony Crisis
May 28, 2012
Europe is discovering federalism. As we've long argued on these pages now, the "crisis" of Europe stands revealed increasingly as a phony one, a ginned-up ongoing emergency that is designed to provoke maximum centralization. The crisis began as one that saw Sou ...
Child Porn Seen on Kim Dotcom's Servers
May 28, 2012
Is the power elite prosecuting Kim Dotcom getting increasingly desperate? Now the child pornography smear is being rolled out. It was predictable enough. The powers-that-be are struggling with what we call the Internet Reformation. And just as they did after th ...
Bilderberg Reporting Hits Matt Drudge, Reaches Millions
May 28, 2012
The Drudge Report, which can reach tens of millions of viewers in a single day, has posted an article from RT about the mysterious and secretive Bilderberger group (see above). Ten years ago, knowledge of the Bilderbergers was restricted to a tiny group of "con ...
Can Regulators Do the Job of Markets?
May 25, 2012
The Wall Street Journal has an interesting post today on the struggle of regulators to obtain tools that will allow them to analyze the risks that the market faces. Is there really a tool or tools (and resources) that will allow regulators to anticipate market ...
100 Million Americans Out of Work – This is a Recovery?
May 25, 2012
There are 300 million people in America including 230 million-plus adults, according to US Census figures. This article, above, informs us that only 130 million Americans have jobs as traditionally defined in the 20th and 21st century. The statistics actually c ...
Supreme Court Is OK with US$ 675,000 Copyright Fine for 30 Songs
May 25, 2012
So now Joel Tenenbaum owes US$ 675,000 for downloading 30 songs. One can argue that those who believe they are wronged by Tenenbaum ought to pursue him and others. But let them do it with their own resources. This is a fundamental prerogative of private justice ...
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