News & Analysis
I enjoy reading The Daily Bell because it often has refreshing and novel ways of looking at things.
Sit down to read from The Daily Bell and experience a jolt of intellectual energy.
INSIGHT YOU CANNOT IGNORE
The Daily Bell provides unique insights on contemporary political, economic and social problems that can be found in such a concentrated form nowhere else. Whether one agrees or disagrees with it, one cannot afford to ignore it.
The Daily Bell affords an excellent alternative perspective on some of the noise and nonsense of mainstream media. In particular, I enjoy reading Anthony Wile's 'free-market analysis' on current subjects and articles. Very insightful.
The Daily Bell does a remarkable job of exposing how money power uses central banking to crush people into submission via global government with economic and political slavery being the desired end result.
A LEADING LIGHT
The future is created by the people who build it, not the people who predict it will not exist. You can meet lots of important builders by reading The Daily Bell.
SOURCES YOU CAN TRUST
The Daily Bell should be on everyone's shortlist of news sources you can trust. It's on mine, and we often refer to it in our own weekly news service at The Reality Zone.
AHEAD OF THE CURVE
The Daily Bell has come out of nowhere to introduce to the Internet community some of the most intriguing and proactive interviews there are out there. Let's hear it for creativity and being ahead of the curve.
The Daily Bell is a fantastic source of challenging thought from a wide range of freedom loving people.
A VIRTUAL WHO'S WHO
The good and the bad, the big dogs and the small, the thinkers and the doers among libertarians and on the "Right" – you can encounter them all in The Daily Bell's exclusive weekly interviews. Indispensable.
Liberty is under assault by Big Government. The Daily Bell is an essential tool for information for those who want to fight for freedom.
THOUGHTFUL NEWS, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS
I always read the Bell. The news items are thoughtfully selected, and the interviews are unavailable elsewhere.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE SITES
The Daily Bell is one of five sites that I review every day because I find there a clear, common-sense interpretation of everyday events.
GUTS, OBJECTIVITY, WISDOM
Rarely does a publication have the guts and objectivity to tell it like it is, yet the eloquence and wisdom to listen carefully to the ‘other side.’ This is The Daily Bell accomplishing its daily mission.
READ IT EVERY DAY
A defender of free markets, The Daily Bell takes a libertarian approach to expose and unravel global misinformation. Read The Daily Bell – every day!
The Daily Bell is one of the most innovative and in-depth websites on the Internet. The breadth of the content is awe inspiring and the amount of knowledge imparted is almost impossible to quantify. For me, as a liberty minded seeker of knowledge, it is a must read.
TRUTH AT WORK
There are very few publications out there that have the smarts and guts to tell the truth about the dictatorial forces at work destroying our civilization. Thankfully The Daily Bell is one of them, and it appears in the mailbox every day.
MESSAGES OF TRUTH
The Daily Bell website is one of the authentic voices cutting through the clouds of vapid opinion, the morass of mediocre media and the confusion of Orwellian doublespeak. The Bell website lives up to its name, ringing unheard messages of truth in our ears.
For alternative views on contemporary politics, culture and science, from a libertarian point of view, check out The Daily Bell.
I really enjoy reading The Daily Bell for the excellent research and content provided on a wide variety of issues vital to the Freedom Movement.
NEVER MISS AN ISSUE
I love the Daily Bell. Every issue is principled and informative.
INFORMATIVE SOURCE OF INFORMATION
The Daily Bell is an informative source of information and commentary from leading figures in the liberty movement. It's a pleasure to be interviewed alongside far more notable individuals.
PROFOUND AND PROVOCATIVE
Every day, I rely on the Daily Bell for a different perspective you'll never find in the regular media. It's an analysis and timely insight that is profound and provocative.
Get outside the box with The Daily Bell and experience independent views.
There is no other publication in print or on the Internet like The Daily Bell. They have the courage to report the truth and analyze current foreign policy, politics and economic events in the context of a formerly hidden history of financial elites.
The Daily Bell is an indispensable source of news and information for those seeking to curtail the power of the welfare-warfare state.
The Daily Bell has a great libertarian point of view, and excellent economic analysis. Add it to your daily reading.
The Daily Bell features consistently solid analysis of and thoughtful challenges to contemporary statism. I am proud to be on the team.
PART OF MY DAILY NEWS DIET
I read it every day!
VOICE OF REASON
I have thoroughly enjoyed the analysis and interviews at The Daily Bell, which has so often been a voice of reason during these perilous times
PREMIER FREE-MARKET ANALYSIS
The Daily Bell rings out for liberty every day. It is the premier online source for insightful and hard-hitting free-market analysis and interpretation of economic, political and business events.
GREAT THINKERS YOU CAN'T GET ANYWHERE ELSE
The Daily Bell has revived that great old institution of the personal interview, extracting information from today's great thinkers you can't get anywhere else. Outstanding!
GREAT JOB, DAILY BELL
I can say that, unlike the mainstream press, The Daily Bell knows the questions to ask and has the chutzpah to ask them. They realize that socialism and Keynesianism are wrecking the world and they are helping to save what is left of liberty and free markets.
A MUST-READ FOR EVERYONE
The Daily Bell is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the effects of the state on our economic future.
GREAT INVESTMENT INFORMATION
I love reading The Daily Bell! Interesting investment information, a political and social viewpoint that lets me know I'm not alone in the world and "annotated" with analysis. I highly recommend it to all interested readers.
THE DAILY BELL IS A MUST-READ
Because the world is changing so rapidly, it is difficult to keep up, which means The Daily Bell is a must read. I consider the information critically important reading.
I read The Daily Bell every day and I find it very informative.
SEPARATES WHEAT FROM CHAFF
The Daily Bell is a true beacon to lead in helping the reader to separate the wheat from the chaff.
I consider The Daily Bell essential reading for anyone desirous of understanding the way the world really works.
OUT OF THE DARK
The Daily Bell leads us out of the dark tunnel of manipulated press into the light of free press.
CUTTING EDGE ANALYSIS
At a time when growing majorities worldwide are tuning out mainstream news, people are seeking the cutting edge, insightful and thought provoking analysis that The Daily Bell consistently provides.
Who will stop the Sado-Monetarists as jobless youth hits 58pc in Greece? Greek unemployment rose to 25.4pc in August. Youth unemployment rose to 58pc. Under the official forecast, the economy will contract by a further 4.5pc next year, so it fair to assume that lots more people are going to lose their jobs. It is certainly not going to improve in any meaningful way for years to come. This is what happens when you lock into the wrong currency and block the escape routes – or join a "burning building with no exits" in the words of William Hague. – UK Telegraph/Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Dominant Social Theme: The collapse of Europe is as unavoidable as it is unexpected.
Free Market-Analysis: Ambrose Evans-Pritchard has recycled a name originally applied to Margaret Thatcher for Brusells's Eurocrats. He calls them "sado-monetarists" – and this is an apt term for those administering monetary poison to the Greeks.
But is Europe really collapsing in order to satisfy the emotional needs of a few corrupt Brussels Eurocrats?
For Evans-Pritchard, the answer seems to be "yes." It is more complicated than sadism, of course. In fact, Evans-Pritchard is apt to lay the blame on insecurity. Brussels cannot admit it was wrong about the monetary union.
We tend to believe that Evans-Pritchard, like other sensible, mainstream journos, understands the reality behind current Brussels actions. Interestingly, then, he cannot bring himself to state it.
It is a kind of subdominant social theme of sorts: That the elites are inflicting such pain on Europe to accommodate their own insecurities. Here's an explanation from Evans-Pritchard's own newspaper that we quoted way back in June as the basis for an analysis entitled, "The EU ... Not So Beneficial After All, but Certainly Hypocritical":
The EU's 'beneficial crisis' has spun out of control ... 'Europe' expected to be united through emergencies, but this one will tear it apart ... As long ago as 1957, Jean Monnet – who was the real organising genius behind the gradual building of "Europe" into a single, unified state – suggested that it was only through monetary and economic union that the "political union which is the goal" could be achieved. "There are no premature ideas," he wrote, "only opportunities for which we must learn to wait."
By 1970, Monnet's ideas were being fleshed out by the Werner report, which saw monetary union as the key step towards political union. But in 1978, another report for the European Commission, by Sir Donald McDougall, warned that it would be reckless to create a single currency unless Europe was first given an all-powerful government, with the power to tax, and to make a massive transfer of resources from the richer states to the poorer.
In the 1980s, though, that other great integrator Jacques Delors (second only to Monnet in his influence on the drive to European political union) decided to ignore the advice of McDougall and others and to launch the single currency without the suggested preconditions. To move straight to fiscal union, he knew, was not on the cards. But if the single currency was put in place first, it would create exactly the kind of strains which had been foreseen – making fiscal union the only way out.
At the time, we called the EU exercise, especially the euro, "an exercise in cynicism." The idea was to implement a currency union, we explained, "which would then collapse and usher in a full-fledged political union. First an economic calamity and then a political salvation ... Hundreds of millions traded in their national currency for euros that were designed to fail. They were SUPPOSED to fail."
We pointed out Europe is in flames and that bread lines in countries like Greece were getting longer and longer. People were even setting themselves on fire. How is this a "beneficial crisis"? And we added, "The breadth of the cynicism of Europe's original founders is matched only by the depth of the current disaster. The smugness is breathtaking."
Evans-Pritchard's take (today anyway) is that EU policy is ideological. But obviously it is not. Why doesn't Evans-Pritchard, one of the best British newspapermen of his generation, admit it? Instead, he writes the following:
We all know the reason why this is not being done. The ideologues running monetary union cannot bring themselves to contemplate any step back in the Project, just as they would not admit yesterday in the Commission's economic report that they have gravely misjudged the effects of fiscal tightening (the fiscal multiplier) and have therefore miscrafted their entire austerity strategy.
We are not dealing with rational people. We are dealing with a religious order, and these monks are becoming an increasing danger to Europe's societies and democracies.
Margaret Thatcher's advisers were tagged Sado-Monetarists in the early 1980s but they never inflicted anything remotely close to this level of suffering. The strange silence of the Left on this is baffling.
Sooner or later my Fabian friends will have make up their minds whether they are for the workers, or for the "bankers ramp" — as old Socialists like Peter Shore used to describe monetary union.
The Draghi Put has lifted the immediate financial threat, but this makes matters worse. The drip-drip of ugly economic data continues each day. The deeper structural crisis is still getting worse. Loan demand has crashed 50pc in Italy and France. Spain's unemployment is 25.8pc and may reach 30pc next year.
Yet there is no longer any immediate catalyst or external umpire in the markets that can bring this mass civic abuse to an end. Unless the Bundestag comes to the rescue by refusing to pay for any more can-kicking, we may have to wait until internal devaluations in the Club Med bloc push jobless rates to such excruciating levels that the political system snaps.
What is going on is a kind of "directed history." Every part of this unrolling catastrophe seems to have been plotted out in advance. In "Evolution of the IMF Is Directed History," we wrote about it. You can see the article here: "Evolution of the IMF Is Directed History."
We pointed out that those behind what is today the EU likely intended for it to fall apart. They knew it would. They had to know because they had built their financial institutions and knew what they were capable of.
Central banking always implodes – cyclically. There had to be a financial disaster in Europe sooner or later given the creation of a European central bank and Europe's tethering to the euro.
We also recall the enthusiasm with which various banks offered funds via government and how the funds were wasted or stolen. The idea has been that funds were offered out of greed. This is nonsense. The big banks surely knew what they were doing, as well as the ramifications.
No one ever thinks to explore WHY Western banks offered Greece and other countries so many billions, eventually forging the sovereign crisis.
Anyone looking at the situation logically could have predicted the outcome. The only logical conclusion is that the officers of these large commercial banks had some level of certainty that they would be paid back.
They would be paid back, we can surmise, because of the EU mechanism that would utilize commercial bank lending as a trigger to tighten a political union that would in turn allow a continued bailout.
It all fits together. Not only that but also this system is the one that entraps developing countries. Once they take their World Bank loans and dissipate the funds, the IMF comes in and insists on austerity measures, higher taxes and fewer government services.
The IMF, in other words, or the IMF system, is being imposed on Western countries. First, bankrupt the nation by lending to corrupt politicos and then come in with the IMF to insist on austerity.
This was a cold-blooded takedown. To insist otherwise, to make up terms like sado-monetarism, is to miss the point. Those in charge of the euro have manufactured the crisis. They said they would!
It is hard to fathom this sort of cruelty. People are dying in the PIGS due to Brussels's austerity. Did they really expect this to come to pass?
Yes, they did. We are confronted again with Money Power's implacable and merciless rigor. These people started two world wars in the 20th century to build globalism. They were apparently willing to sacrifice Europe to renew globalism's reach.
And now they are willing to sacrifice Europe's PIGS to refresh the progress of the EU toward a superstate. This neo-empire will be built on the suffering of millions.