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Bundy Boots the BLM – Is This a Significant Moment?
April 14, 2014
Some in the alternative media have been celebrating the defeat of the Bureau of Land Management, which unsuccessfully attacked rancher Cliven Bundy for not paying grazing fees. This analysis attempts to ascertain the importance of the Bundy "victory." After nat ...
IMF Misleads on Interest Rates – And So Does the Media
April 11, 2014
The UK Telegraph has posted an article entitled, "The world economy may well be stuck in neutral for years." The article points to low interest rates as a point of concern, even though these rates are to some degree not a market phenomenon but a human (central ...
Sen. Sessions Explains Some of Obama's Immigration Policies – But Not All
April 11, 2014
In numerous articles of late, we've explained the operative strategies of the Obama administration. When it comes to Obamacare, the administration may be seen as rolling out a chaotic program in order to build support eventually for a single payer system. The w ...
When Opinion Becomes Disinformation
April 10, 2014
This Reuters opinion piece discovers a new kind of monetary danger: unproductive credit. This kind of credit is apparently utilized by the borrower even when the results are not useful to society. Of course, the problem here is defining what IS useful to societ ...
The Marketplace: Emotion Versus Education
April 10, 2014
Obama supporter Cass Robert Sunstein seems to have one main preoccupation: Expanding the efficacy and scope of government. Sunstein was previously the infamous Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and is now the Felix F ...
How the Directed History of Libertarianism Could Collide With the Real Thing
April 09, 2014
We've written a number of articles pointing out that the US electorate is basically libertarian, so we're pleased to see influential libertarian David Boaz of CATO sounding a similar theme in the online magazine Politico. Is what we observed many years ago abou ...
Let's Flee to Climate Controlled Cities
April 09, 2014
The alternative 'Net media is often portrayed as loony and conspiratorial by the mainstream media. But actually, it is the other way round. In a more normal sociopolitical and economic environment, James Lovelock would be labeled what he is – a crank and a ko ...
Larry Summers' Unmentionable Meme
April 08, 2014
Reading this article by top economist Larry Summers, one is reminded of just how debased the monetary conversation is these days. Yes, the Great Recession is not over, and credit to Mr. Summers for acknowledging that. But what is his solution? Incredibly, it se ...
High Alert to Embrace Organic as Natural Farming Expands
April 08, 2014
In our other article in this issue, we point out that while Larry Summers wants government to create and implement economic policies, up to 75 percent of people polled in a Pew Survey "distrust" government. The power elite is moving in the wrong direction. Its ...
EU QE? … The Centre Cannot Hold
April 07, 2014
Savvy portions of the alternative 'Net press have stated for months now that the Fed's "tapering" was not going to make much of a difference, and this article tends to confirm it. As explained above, top officials of the European Central Bank are seriously cons ...
Canada's Liberals Lead National Elections With Legal Marijuana?
April 07, 2014
The victory of Federal Liberals in upcoming Canadian elections would surely help confirm our hypothesis that the legalization of marijuana is a pre-planned elite promotion. Justin Trudeau himself is behind it – and Trudeau is a convincing asset when it comes ...
Bunkum of Corporate Carbon Reporting
April 04, 2014
Public companies are required to list a number of risk factors and now we can add environmental ones. If a company does not offer an analysis of the ways that "climate change" might affect it, then eventually regulators will likely force the issue. The Economis ...
Soros Provides Clues About the Directed History of the Marijuana Meme
April 04, 2014
We have argued in these pages that the legalization of marijuana is inevitable because the power elite supports it. Here comes an article right on time about George Soros and his determination to invest in "legalization" rather than incarceration. Granted, Soro ...
Are You a Failure? Blame Yourself for the Woes of the World
April 03, 2014
The point of this analysis from AP is to put the demise of civil society into a perspective that the average person can understand and accept. Under no circumstances is the average person to understand that the "demise of the middle class" has been preordained ...
Buy Bitcoin … But Hold Your Gold
April 03, 2014
The irritation that so many feel regarding gold is always surprising. And actually, it tells us that gold is still very important. Otherwise, why would its very presence on the investment scene bother so many? While we missed this article when it came out towar ...
Illegal Immigration? Check Your Premises
April 02, 2014
All three branches of the US fedgov have come unmoored from representative democracy and are actively promoting globalism under the approving eye of the power elite. All three arms of US government constantly support more intrusive government, undeclared, endle ...
Forecasting and Climate Change – Both Overhyped
April 02, 2014
Good news. British scientists have discovered the way weather works and are able to predict it. Or so an article in the UK Telegraph tells us. This is fortunate, as the UN has just released ANOTHER very gloomy prognostication regarding global warming, er ... cl ...
Armstrong Predicts the West's Eventual Demise
April 01, 2014
The world's pre-eminent cycle forecaster has caught up to us (see above excerpt). Martin Armstrong published his grim analysis on his own website and over at ZeroHedge and it's attracting a great deal of attention. Armstrong is no flash in the pan. A forecastin ...
UN Climate Change Predictions Are Probably Not the Most Important Ones
April 01, 2014
The IPCC has reaffirmed again what is undoubtedly true: The climate is changing. In fact, the climate changes every day. The climate change meme has thus been a very clever substitution for "global warming," as the latter was disprovable while the former is not ...
Seeing Past the Obama Meme
March 31, 2014
Seldom do we see an article that incorporates so many dominant and sub-dominant social themes so seamlessly. Obama is attacked in this article for a variety of reasons and is portrayed as a weak president whose behavior is making the world a more dangerous plac ...
Will the Internet Complicate the Evolution of the Marijuana Industry?
March 31, 2014
Is medical marijuana the wave of the future? We've argued that while the legalization of marijuana is a kind of dominant social theme, it may not be so controllable as some currently believe. In fact, this article excerpted above portrays the emergent marijuana ...
Directed History of the City's Alliance with China
March 28, 2014
At the very top of the globalist enterprise is a power elite that is more closely aligned with each other than with their countrymen. This is hard for people to grasp, though. For instance, the European Union is part of a larger elite gambit to create political ...
IMF Exposed in Ukraine Promotion with Two-Year Bailout
March 28, 2014
The Ukraine debacle has exposed certain truths to the world about the way the West operates and how the power elite destabilizes countries politically in order to gain further control over them. IMF officials are doing themselves no favors by participating, but ...
France Is Not Sick – Europe Is
March 27, 2014
France is the sick man of Europe according to this article, because its manufacturing and service sectors are contracting. But in reality, France is no sicker than any other country in Europe. They all suffer from the same problems: monetary over-stimulation, o ...
Fund Manager Blasts the Fed
March 27, 2014
Fund manager Jeremy Grantham has put the blame for the US's endlessly degrading economy where it belongs – with the Federal Reserve. The Fortune interview, as we can see, finds some of Grantham's conclusions to be bonkers. The biggest problem that Fortune has ...
Can't Say the 'L' Word!
March 26, 2014
Right on schedule and just as we predicted, it is suddenly occurring to mainstream pundits that the right/left paradigm of the US's political structure is collapsing. What's going to take its place? Why, a kind of libertarianism, of course.That's the point of t ...
Bloomberg Writer Quits Over China Coverage
March 26, 2014
This is a very interesting squib of a story because it hints at the reality of the world while withholding the details. Notice the "news" in the Times excerpt above. "Bloomberg declined to publish an investigative article that explored financial ties between on ...
Foundering of the Film 'Noah' Is a Sign of the Times?
March 25, 2014
The damage of warmist fanaticism is spread far and wide across the world; we've continued to cover it because it is one of the clumsiest of dominant social themes and thus one of the most obvious. We pointed out recently that the tragic Malaysian plane that van ...
Will Marijuana Legalization Lead to a Larger Judicial Rethinking?
March 25, 2014
From the standpoint of "justice," the eventual reversal of tens of thousands of marijuana cases in the US can be seen as bolstering civil society. But it also raises serious questions and will have serious ramifications. Chief among these ramifications will be ...
Congress Mulls Licensing Speech?
March 24, 2014
If it weren't tough enough to distinguish fact from propaganda, the US government is surely getting ready to hand out licenses to "approved" reporting facilities ... sooner or later anyway. Of course, that's not how it's being reported by these same facilities. ...
Ruthless Use of Missing Malaysian Airliner Reinforces Globalist Memes
March 24, 2014
The global warming meme must be advanced at all costs, even over dead, apparently drowned bodies. Of course, it is possible that the passengers of the missing Malaysian Airline flight are still alive. But even alive they are party to a dominant social theme, as ...
Emergent Questions About the US Constitution
March 21, 2014
This editorial makes the case that the US framers who wrote the Constitution intended to have a powerful chief executive who could make broad decisions in a short period of time. However, the reality of the US Constitution is that the framers were under specifi ...
Uruguay Looks to Canada for Its Weed?
March 21, 2014
We've focused our analysis of the emerging marijuana meme on the inevitability of decriminalization and even legalization around the world. We've gotten some pushback (from feedbackers) as well; the argument is that what has happened so far is merely a disconne ...
The US Is Recovering but Britain Isn't? Don't Believe It
March 20, 2014
This story is interesting for two reasons: It speaks the truth about Britain's non-existent recovery and it lies about the US one. First, Britain: Indeed, the "recovery" that Britain is supposed to be having doesn't seem to be materializing. This is not surpris ...
Latest Climate Change Wrinkle: Skyscrapers Out of Wood
March 20, 2014
It's hard to believe this meme is taking off, but apparently it is. Just as with electric cars, there is no single person – not one – who woke up in the morning determined to live in a skyscraper made of wood. But nonetheless, the power elite that is behind ...
With New Study, BOE Tries to Revive Occupy Wall Street
March 19, 2014
There are two main props to the authoritarian force of modern capitalism, so far as we can tell. One is monopoly central banking and the other is corporate personhood. Both of these are enforced by law, which means if you somehow try to undermine either of thes ...
Bloomberg Editorial Supports Manmade Climate Change; Greenpeace Co-Founder Doesn't
March 19, 2014
Should we be concerned that US individuals don't care about global warming/climate change? Bloomberg thinks so. This ill-written editorial attempts to figure out why Republicans in particular discount manmade climate change. It is almost laughable to read an ed ...
Rating Agencies' Big Secret
March 18, 2014
This article goes against the common wisdom regarding rating agencies. In fact, this article concludes that ratings agencies' main purpose, from the point of view of the big banks that use them, is to justify decisions to invest in risky, high-yielding product. ...
China Defaults: Long-Term Fog?
March 18, 2014
For years we've been aware of the tendency of many in the investment world to fool themselves about China. But not anymore. More and more articles are being written that recognize what's actually occurring in this great country – which must amount inevitably ...
As Predicted, Ukraine Crisis Used to Argue for a Centralized Europe
March 17, 2014
One of the memes emerging from the Ukraine "crisis" is that the West is weak and the East is strong. Barack Obama is effeminate and Vladimir Putin is a bare-chested "he-man." We personally don't find Obama effeminate. He's scholarly, even studious in demeanor, ...
Gold Versus Bitcoin: An Unnecessary Argument
March 17, 2014
This article is an overt statement of a subterranean argument about gold. It encapsulates arguments regarding bitcoin versus gold that only add to the confusion. Bitcoin proponents often seem driven by a barely concealed contempt for gold – and even hatred. Y ...
Ukraine: Authorities Win, Citizens Lose
March 14, 2014
The Great Game continues. We are supposed to be mesmerized, and to forget the problems of society and how the system contributes to them. Instead, we are reminded of how Leviathan protects us and keeps us safe. As tensions rise, attention turns to "armed forces ...
Easing of US Penalties for Drug Users Advances the Marijuana Meme?
March 14, 2014
We are searching for reasons why US fedgov officials would suddenly want to create a "fairer justice system." All we can come up with is that so many other things are going badly at a high level, "reforming" the system – or at least talking about it – can g ...
Are Business Cycles Driven by City Bonuses? Really?
March 13, 2014
We have addressed this issue before, because it is a primary dominant social theme. But it needs occasional refreshing. In fact, it cannot be stressed too much that it is central banking that creates bubbles and then ruinous disinflations. Alan Greenspan and Be ...
'A Change Is Gonna Come'
March 13, 2014
This is a good article that leaves out a very important point. It's good because it does try to explain UKIP's attraction in Britain. It is less good, in our view, because it does not mention the part that the Internet has played in the rise of freedom movement ...
Suit Against Gold Fixing Could Further Undermine Dollar Confidence
March 12, 2014
And so it begins. Regulators are looking into gold fixing in London. They haven't turned it into a formal investigation but they might. Deutsche Bank has resigned from the London gold-fix committee. Others are thinking about it. The Rothschilds resigned long ag ...
On the Cutting Edge of Marijuana Policy Sea Change
March 12, 2014
This is one of a number of articles recently written to try to explain why marijuana is becoming either decriminalized or legalized. These articles will continue to be written, though they are not convincing. It is as if quantity can make up for quality. But in ...
Nuclear Drama of Directed History?
March 11, 2014
One of the biggest dominant social themes of the power elite has to do with endowing lines on a map with personhood. That is, when a crisis needs to be whipped up, reporting immediately begins to refer to such nonexistent entities as nation-states. It's "Russia ...
Gun Law Chaos: Failing Connecticut Blows Up
March 11, 2014
Connecticut politicos have finally hit the proverbial wall. Following the Sandy Hook shootings of toddlers, Connecticut passed a radical gun-registration law. Here's how RT.com describes it: Legislation enacted after the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Ele ...
Economic Dysfunction! What, Oh, What Should We Do?
March 10, 2014
We refer you, dear reader, to yet another article (excerpted above) professing puzzlement as to how some Americans can be rich while so many remain poor. A proportion of US citizens are wealthy. Many are not. Household income is rising yet employment is not. So ...
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