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Greek Unrest May Spread
May 11, 2010
We can't help but be a little pleased when the mainstream media occasionally validates our point of view (truly cheap thrills), and in this case, the BBC has posted a report that aligns well with something we wrote in late April. Our intrepid feedbackers provid ...
EU Consolidation Is Key to Halting Crisis
May 10, 2010
We have been predicting along with others in the alternative media that the drumbeat for further consolidation (of the political kind) within the EU would rise steadily as this latest financial crisis unfolded. We have seen signs of it, though few full-blown ar ...
NYSE Plunge From Market Fragmentation?
May 10, 2010
Again, the hypnotic clarion call for more centralization is launched. Being as sensitive to these sorts of promotions as a certain kind of princess is to a pea under a stack of mattresses, we notice when rhetoric resembling a promotion is floated. We were start ...
Has the Power Elite Over-Reached?
May 08, 2010
Greece has gone off the rails, and there are lots of post-mortems being written - especially in the mainstream press - about what went wrong and what could go right. The idea, just as we expected, seems to be that the EU will use this crisis as way of implement ...
Goldman Sachs the Anti-Christ?
May 08, 2010
We always have to start these articles off with the requisite nod to the fierce Gods of Ancient (and Modern) Days. So let's get it out of the way. Here goes ... Goldman is a horrible, smug, abusive institution with obvious ties to the power elite. It may indeed ...
EU Elite Continues to Stagger
May 07, 2010
We think the power elite is struggling. We write about this regularly. The Internet has proved a terrible challenge. And partially as a result, the elite's faux-monetary system is compromised; its promotions, generally, are weakening; and people around the worl ...
Merkel Reveals True Socialist Stripes
May 07, 2010
Yesterday, as a kind of aside, we described Merkel as a socialist, and we got some pushback on the topic. We know it's hard to conceive of Merkel as a socialist because the mainstream Anglo-American media describes her as a "conservative." But like all those ru ...
Internet Erodes Faith in Western Economies
May 06, 2010
Ripples of information and anger spread. Blogs rant about fundamental economic building blocks (see above) and contrarian news aggregators provide information to millions. We wrote an article some time ago that said the incredible bailouts that took place in fr ...
Merkel Gains Greece but Loses Germany?
May 06, 2010
Recently we commented on an insightful article in the UK Telegraph that pointed out that Germany was now most obviously the cynosure of the EU, and that the financial crisis had made that clear. But while acknowledging this was true, we wondered if being the ce ...
EU Creates Money Out of Thin Air to Float Greece
May 05, 2010
It is often a bit hard to figure out what is going on in the domain of high finance because the reporting is nearly impermeable. But if people understood clearly, they would probably be enraged. This article from Bloomberg is a case in point. What it really is ...
NATO Generals' Medal Madness?
May 05, 2010
We have our doubts. It is indisputably true that a lot of Afghan civilians are being killed by NATO troops and American Marines. And what is also true is that every time an Afghan civilian is killed (even by the Taliban), Americans in particular are blamed – ...
Mainstream Media Critical of the Fed?
May 04, 2010
Over the weekend, we analyzed a Washington Post article describing the economic crisis in simple but powerful terms. The article maintained that the problem was caused by risky lending and the solution was regulation to impel "banks" to reduce practices that co ...
Polish Plane Crash Stirs Internet
May 04, 2010
This is a powerful video. Is it a hoax? If it is proves to be true - and not fake or mistranslated - it will go down in the annals of history (unless it goes down the memory hole) as one of the most significant and memorable video documentaries ever created. Ye ...
The EU Has Faltered Over Greece
May 03, 2010
The Bell suggests that investors focus on the most fundamental issue of the 21st century when trying to analyze what's going on in the world from an opportunity standpoint. From our point of view this fundamental issue is the collision between the Internet and ...
Fixing the Dollar Machine
May 03, 2010
This Washington Post story is a great example of how the mainstream media goes about supporting a power elite dominant social theme. In this case the fear-based promotion is that there will be another financial meltdown if "reform" isn't enacted. And to put the ...
Is Fed Independence Good?
May 01, 2010
This article appearing recently at the Huffington Post by James Bacchus, a "former member of Congress," is noteworthy because it musters all the arguments against a Federal Reserve audit and, generally, Fed transparency. While Ron Paul (R-Tex) and others have b ...
Real Story of Offshore Drilling
May 01, 2010
We blame American oil companies for this most recent oil spill, but not for the predictable reasons. American oil companies, in our opinion, have helped set up a situation where there is a substantial amount of oil production offshore, even though there doesn't ...
Greek Elites Whack Greeks Over Crisis
April 30, 2010
We promised ourselves not to write about the Greek/Euro crisis again for a couple of days, but we can't help but return to it when we see articles like the one excerpted above. In our view, the Greek crisis seems designed to provide real-life examples of what w ...
Mayor Bloomberg Blasts Arizonians Over Immigration
April 30, 2010
We've been reading the reactions to the Arizona anti-immigrant bill, and we've seen how the bill is being utilized to ignite a seeming groundswell of support for upcoming immigration legislation planned by the administration. Arizona's new law makes it easier t ...
Analyzing the Real Greek Failure
April 29, 2010
To the degree that these elites will use the financial crisis to further concentrate power and wealth, we think that increased, monetary chaos is a possibility. If, on the other hand, national economic elites allow a semblance of a marketplace for money to oper ...
Gold Shines Brightly
April 29, 2010
We agree with Eric Sprott about gold, or at least as his comments are reported in the above excerpted article. And of course we take into account that his optimism is colored by his launch of a gold hedge fund with a perceived superiority because investors can ...
Geithner Dislikes Wall Street
April 28, 2010
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner doesn't want to be seen as being affiliated with Wall Street, and we can't blame him. But what's odd from our perspective is that he does want to be known for being associated with "public service." We think this is very r ...
Wrong Law, Wrong Time?
April 28, 2010
Immigration is one of the most politicized issues of the modern nation-state. We would have preferred if Napolitano had offered up a libertarian position rather than a political one, as this sort of analysis only further reinforces people's perception that the ...
The Dishonesty of Obama's Keyensian Reform
April 27, 2010
We think President Barack Obama's statement that the upcoming US financial regulation bill could end boom-and-bust cycles is an unfortunate one. It illustrates a fundamental rhetorical dishonesty, because even the socialist economist John Maynard Keynes did not ...
Is the Afghanistan War Over?
April 27, 2010
We, too, believe that the Afghanistan war is winding down. Maybe the US military would like to continue it a while longer, but the home populations of the Dutch, the Canadians, the Germans, and even the British, are evermore opposed to it. From our point of vie ...
Fight to Maintain Fed for Small Banks
April 26, 2010
So small banks want to retain the Federal Reserve as their regulator. We wonder why. It could be that the alternative the Dodd bill is offering is worse, but the article, excerpted above, taken on face value is somewhat bizarre to say the least. What did the Fe ...
9/11 Conspiracy Theories Gaining Momentum
April 26, 2010
The controversy around 9/11 is nearly a decade old now but it will not subside. People like David Ray Griffin continue to be in demand from a speaking standpoint and the amount of people who don't believe in the official 9/11 story may amount to as much as one- ...
Jesse Ventura Hammered Over 9/11 Statements
April 24, 2010
The news in this article, excerpted above, has hit the US blogosphere hard. Throughout Friday, there were more and more comments, like an inflowing tide – as could be seen if one did a little bit of research on Google. What was it in the article that caused s ...
U.S. Goes Broke?
April 23, 2010
How did the world's biggest republic come to this pass? Twenty-five years ago, it seemed that America was indeed a shining light on a hill, or at least moreso than it had been for some time. The nation's rhetoric was shaped by its most libertarian president in ...
Murdoch Goes Off
April 23, 2010
There are many reasons why James Murdoch, the son of perhaps the most powerful media mogul in the world, might have wanted to confront his father's detractors. It could simply have been personal pique or perhaps he could have had some sort of professional or co ...
CATO Blasts Mercantilism
April 22, 2010
In the best of all worlds, money itself would be privatized through the adoption, perhaps, of free-banking and the resultant evolution of a private gold and silver standard. People would rely on competition and private (common law) to sort out grievances having ...
Will Israel Bomb Iran?
April 22, 2010
This is a dangerous game in the era of the Internet. Generally, thanks to the 'Net, a minority of citizens in the West are quite aware of the kinds of elite manipulations that have taken place in the past and are opposed to a repeat. While sanctions may continu ...
Computer Models Ruining EU?
April 21, 2010
We find the emerging explanations for the mess in Europe to be both compelling and predictable. Perhaps the Eurocrats (and the British) were wise to ban all flights for a period of time. But we assumed in our innocence that EU officials had done significant tes ...
Is Karzai a Nut?
April 21, 2010
This interview with Professor Nick Mills of Boston University is interesting because he apparently knows Hamid Karzai first-hand and has written a book about him. Thus the interview contained in this interview has not been sanitized so far as we can tell by the ...
Germans Desperate Over EU, Greece
April 20, 2010
The dominant social theme as regards the European Union seems simple enough: "Things are getting better" or, perhaps, "the market is calm and optimistic about Greece." But why is the elite orchestrating these sorts of sentiments – followed by wild gyrations i ...
What Happened to Intellectuals?
April 20, 2010
We have often wondered about the issues that Dr. Thomas Sowell is tackling. His point seems to be – and we confess we are responding to a book review ABOUT his book (called "Intellectuals and Society") – that the thrust of the Western intelligentsia in the ...
Wall Street Is to Blame!
April 19, 2010
The beat goes on. We identify dominant social themes for a living here at the Daily Bell, and one of the themes we have been anticipating is, "Financial firms made the mess." This is a predictable promotion of the power elite and one that was last trotted out m ...
Gore Cranks Up Pressure on Water Promotion
April 19, 2010
We are not surprised, either, to find Al Gore right in the middle of this upcoming promotion. As we have pointed out, these promotions are supposed to be inter-related. They stem from a perspective that human beings are blight, a ravenous horde of bipedal locus ...
In Defense of Goldman
April 17, 2010
We have no great affection for Goldman Sachs. The firm is a mercantilist excrescence that makes obscene profits by exploiting government laws and Western-style, modern central banking. More than almost any other "private" entity, Goldman Sachs has benefited fro ...
Germany & US Integrate Air Travel Surveillance Programs
April 17, 2010
It all starts with 9/11. If one accepts – and we do – that there are a massive amount of unanswered questions about 9/11, then much of what flows from 9/11 – the creation over the past decade of embryonic police-states in Europe and America and the endles ...
Soros: EU May Collapse
April 16, 2010
We think this is how the EU may end, not with a bang but with a whimper. Right now the European elite is fighting hard to prevent a break up and set new sociopolitical power precedents about what Brussels can do to supersede national rule. But we have a hard ti ...
Ron Paul Ties Obama in Polls, U.S. Polarization Grows
April 16, 2010
Wherever government is intrusive, society polarizes in this manner. America, with an entrepreneurial culture and vast middle class has proven to be resistant to this sort of polarization. But the economy itself, with its dependence on central banking and its re ...
Five More Years of Hard Times
April 15, 2010
Fiat money can stimulate stocks but it cannot rebuild badly distorted economies. Such events do not occur very often, perhaps every 50-75 years within any given fiat money cycle. But since the advent of the world's most powerful central bank, the Federal Reserv ...
Germany – Done With American Wars
April 15, 2010
The Afghanistan war continues to stumble from bad to worse from the West's point of view. It's hard to tell exactly what's going on because while success has many fathers, failure has only conflicting justifications. What's clear is that increasingly Europe is ...
Iceland Alone in Bank Criminality?
April 14, 2010
We are not surprised that financial clout as regards Iceland's major banks was concentrated in only a few hands. We were fairly sure this would be the case, just as we were sure that Iceland's central bank itself would be found wanting. The Telegraph reports th ...
Lieberman: U.S. Must Plan to Attack Iran
April 14, 2010
So it has come to this. The chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, one of the most powerful men in Washington DC – and therefore the world – has declared that the "world is at turning point" and that the US must make plans ...
Greek Deal Really Done?
April 13, 2010
We marvel at the announcement of the latest "deal" supporting Greece, the latest in a long line of such pronouncements, though the market itself rallied on the news. Now, apparently, the IMF and the EU stand side-by-side, ready to hand over massive sums of mone ...
Gold Manipulation Goes Mainstream
April 13, 2010
Long ago at an international confab, the mainstream press was supposedly thanked by a powerful personage for keeping quiet about various maneuvers leading to world government. But today the mainstream media, led by "conservative" media titan Rupert Murdoch, is ...
What Taxes Are Necessary?
April 12, 2010
We are not sure that comparing American tax rates to Europe's is a salutary way of figuring out an optimal tax rate. We think, in fact, that the governments in many countries in Europe are somewhat profligate. Can citizens of Western countries say with certaint ...
Senate Global Warming Bill on Track
April 12, 2010
An American global warming bill is more important than ever. But why? With even a broad panorama of mainstream media reporting on the lack of evidence that a bill to reduce greenhouse gases will make any difference, and with the scandal about fraudulent evidenc ...
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