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Punish Wall Street?
March 24, 2010
So now we have a poll showing that many individuals dislike Wall Street and want bankers punished. But we would like to know how this poll was prefaced. Did the individuals doing the polling explain that the financial crisis was caused by easy interest rates? D ...
Global Economy Spins Out of Control?
March 23, 2010
Is the world spinning out of control? Europe, America and Asia face significant challenges and it is not at all clear that these are currently being surmounted. This article will take a brief look at the world's trouble spots and then suggest what can be done - ...
UN: World's Slums Grow
March 23, 2010
One might think the world's problems, especially as regards the poor, would be diminishing given the amount of attention to the plight of those who are less fortunate. But here we have an article stating definitively that the world's population of the poor has ...
Lies of Neo-Communitarianism?
March 22, 2010
Now it comes clear! We see in Britain what is to replace New Labour – and what surely will be an important influence in American political rhetoric as well. And that is the "ownership state" as proposed by someone named Phillip Blond who has come seemingly fr ...
Bribe the Taliban?
March 22, 2010
This article on bribing the Taliban has seemingly caused a minor Internet stir, as it has been picked up on many sites, though it was first reported apparently by ABC, see above. It fits in with the larger message both Americans and Europeans have come to under ...
Shrinking Freedom in Britain
March 20, 2010
It is passing strange to read this article (excerpted above) by Telegraph writer Simon Heffer because it takes on a subject that British mainstream pundits seem to avoid for the most part - Britain's endless and growing authoritarianism, in some ways akin (in o ...
Party Time for Anglo-American Elites?
March 19, 2010
We don't know exactly what the power elite has in mind to do next (in detail, anyway), but whatever it is, the Internet's alternative press will predict it and cover it – up to and including wars of control and diversion. And increasingly people, in the 21st ...
Germany Proposes IMF Greek Bailout
March 19, 2010
We have indicated that this was never expected. No, the EU elite in fact planned to continue to evolve through crisis. The idea was that each time the EU was deemed an unworkable entity, various insider maneuverings – eventually meeting a level of popular acc ...
Newsweek: U.S. in Terminal Decline
March 18, 2010
As a newspaper devoted to analyzing dominant social themes, the Daily Bell occasionally turns to Newsweek to mine some of the best promotional presentations available. Newsweek, long affiliated with the Washington Post - the crown jewel of establishment newspap ...
Afghans Seek More Gov Protection
March 18, 2010
We had to read this twice, because we didn't believe it. Gallup in Afghanistan! And taking the pulse of the Afghan people with a fairly low level marginal sampling error - a statistical variance, in fact, that seems no more than what is achievable in the West. ...
Chinese Inflation – the Final Unraveling?
March 17, 2010
We've been coming back to this story again and again because it could be one of the biggest stories – financially, anyway – in the world right now. The European Union seems to be gradually collapsing under the weight of sovereign dysfunction and in America ...
U.S. Infrastructure Disintegrates
March 17, 2010
It is one more seeming failure of big government in the US. Crumbling roads and highways get the majority of attention from the American press, but the problems with the nation's water and sewer networks are apparently just as severe. Some systems date back to ...
Nobel Winner Stiglitz Calls Fed Corrupt
March 16, 2010
One must consider Joseph Stiglitz someone who knows his way around the corridors of power. He was former chief economist at the World Bank and a winner of a prestigious prize for economics (one that is not actually THE Nobel prize but has the same name). His st ...
A Better Afghan Propaganda?
March 16, 2010
The war, seen from this perspective, is a perhaps (primarily) aimed at "westernizing" Pashtuns – the tribe of 40 million strong from whom the Taliban is drawn. This may be a laudable goal, at least for some, but it is increasingly running into Western economi ...
Trade War: China Versus the West?
March 15, 2010
So China and the West are headed for a protectionist spat over an under-performing yuan? We have some difficulty believing this. China and America in particular have a 21st century symbiotic relationship, though the hostile posturing may be helpful to the polit ...
Big Media Debates Online Charges
March 15, 2010
The endless Big Media breast-beating continues, motivated not by bad reporting (which is the real problem) but by a bad bottom line. The outline of what it is intended to occur is coming clear now, but we are not sure that Big Media will be able to pull it off ...
Is Euro IMF Idea Half-Baked?
March 13, 2010
It may be that the top-notch minds running the EU will figure out a way to finesse the upcoming EU unraveling. Italy, Spain, Portugal, even Ireland are all potential trouble spots, however, and there is no way to continue forward with the euro (as it is, anyway ...
American Investors Shun Stocks?
March 12, 2010
After the Great Depression, the American stock market was decimated. In the latter 1940s, the New York Stock Exchange, in desperation, came up with the idea of road shows to explain to American investors the benefits of investing in stocks. The publicity campai ...
Elite Retreat? McCain Drops Diet Bill
March 12, 2010
Is there any elite dominant social theme that John McCain doesn't want to support? During the waning regime of George W. Bush, he came out in favor of flooding the United States with workers from Mexico – and its corollary which was building a transnational h ...
The Desperation of Quantitative Easing
March 11, 2010
Of course the power elite that stands behind the West's central banking regime will continue to try. They will pour as much money into the system as they believe they have to. The trouble the elite foresees, and we see it too, is that patience is just about gon ...
One U.S. Soldier's Struggle to Reintegrate
March 11, 2010
Perhaps the wrong wars are being fought. Maybe the real wars that ought to be waged – firmly and without violence – should be ones against systems of governance and economics that gradually remove people's freedoms to live and work as they choose, and to re ...
Gold Is Toppy, Buy More?
March 10, 2010
The mechanism we are suggesting is a bit different than the one presented in the Telegraph article. But we have done our best to present it realistically, as we understand it. Since we have not seen evidence of severe price inflation yet (and sooner or later we ...
Internet Icon Marc Andreessen: Burn Old Media Model
March 10, 2010
Andreessen believes the mainstream media is somewhat technology-phobic. But in fact it is probably a much larger and more terrible problem. By purveying lies, mainstream media has forfeited the trust of its audience. And today, like Macbeth, it lives with the c ...
More Sovereign Defaults Loom?
March 09, 2010
As more begin to understand the reality of power-elite promotions – that they are a kind of fear-based propaganda aimed at gathering additional wealth and power for only a few (at the expense of the many) – the task of those supporting such promotions grows ...
George Soros – Secret Austrian Economist?
March 09, 2010
We have no idea why Soros is advocating the nationalization of American banks, or why he is talking up the Chinese approach as superior. We don't really care. Most of what Soros says these days has little or nothing to do with the way he actually invests, we wo ...
Iceland to Europe: Drop Dead
March 08, 2010
Iceland was a fairly socialist entity until the 1990s when its government went on a privatizing spree and sold off almost everything under the theory that Iceland would be more prosperous if the government ceased to interfere with every Icelandic entrepreneuria ...
Gold: Best Asset of the 2000s
March 08, 2010
It is really is unfair in our view how the mainstream media misleads so many people when it comes to investing. As financial journalists throughout the 1990s we heard over and over from the planning and brokerage establishment that gold and silver were purchase ...
Solution to Economic Crisis – Pretty Wallpaper?
March 06, 2010
This article excerpt above is a perfect metaphor for what is happening in Great Britain. Britain's educational system, health care system, media (state-run BBC) and economic system are dysfunctional to one degree or another. The country, according to its mainst ...
Toppling Memes of the Global Elite
March 05, 2010
In Keynesian parlance a soft landing merely means that central bank over-printing of money is lessened. Meanwhile, the bankers running the show hope desperately that the economy does not collapse. That's about all there is to it. Oh, the mainstream media likes ...
M&S Boss: Don't Trash Capitalism
March 05, 2010
Sir Stuart Rose seems to speak from the heart on this one. But here at the Bell we'd make a plea for some truth-in-labeling. Surely (one day) the Internet revolution – which has brought free-market thinking to millions – will contribute a name more evocativ ...
Fed Optimistic About U.S. Economy
March 04, 2010
We confess, we wonder what it is that CNN reporters - and the Fed itself - see as so encouraging about the economy. Americans have been down this weary road before. In the 20th century alone, especially since the implementation of the mercantilist quasi-public ...
Greece Must Swallow Its Medicine
March 04, 2010
The idea that Greeks themselves are going to feel it is incumbent on them to make recompense to the EU – and the world at large – for "a nation's profligacy" flies in the face of human nature as we understand it. Greeks will likely not internalize their nat ...
Gold Hits Record High in Euros, Sterling
March 03, 2010
We don't really expect Reuters or other major media to change their coverage as regards precious metals. But the mainstream is missing one of the biggest stories of the early 21st century in our opinion. There is still time to get on board from a journalistic s ...
Smart Grid: Trojan Horse of the New World Order?
March 03, 2010
We would hope that those concerned by the re-emergence and implementation of Technocracy would help spread the word. Smart Grid would seem to be one more initiative by the current American administration that needs to be confronted. In fact, the Obama administr ...
Central Banks Can't Stop Global Unraveling
March 02, 2010
Yes, every day we observe the differences between current reality and analyses of the Great Depression of the 1930s, especially as regards America. We are increasingly in a position to make a determination over what was covered up or twisted to buttress certain ...
Power Elite Losing America?
March 02, 2010
There are two areas of pushback an alternative media initiative such as the Daily Bell is apt to encounter. The first is that it is "conspiratorial" and the second is that its paltry insights will fall on deaf ears, as the mass of people are "asleep" or "sheep. ...
Al Gore's New Warming Theme
March 01, 2010
We were surprised yesterday to read the above excerpt in the New York Times because we had written about this possibility the day before. We note this not to blow our own horn (honestly) but only because it confirms generally the thrust of the Bell and its anal ...
Afghan Government Shields Endangered Bird
March 01, 2010
The West will not likely win in Afghanistan, not in the long run (no invader ever has in modern history). Those in charge – the power elite in particular – do not care. Western officials are busily building bases in Afghanistan as they have in Iraq, as they ...
Elite Rewind: Green Best for Jobs
February 27, 2010
Here at the Bell we cover power elite dominant social themes. Now there are plenty of people who may not believe in them. They may find it hard to fathom that over the past hundred years or more, a mostly Anglo-American elite has built a nearly seamless structu ...
Jim Rogers on the Pound
February 26, 2010
Jim Rogers, who has given the Bell a terrific interview to appear this Sunday, made news again yesterday with the above excerpted prediction about the British pound. It's no secret that Britain has been inordinately profligate even during the financial crisis, ...
EU Unraveling – Greece vs. Germany
February 26, 2010
Actually we're not too sure where the tussle between Greece and Germany is going to end up. It could easily be an early warning signal of the dissolution of the EU. Or perhaps the IMF could step in. Or Germany could eventually bail Greece out, and then other co ...
Marc Faber: 30 Percent Chance China Will Crash and Burn
February 25, 2010
The view we enunciated nearly a year ago (that China was in a bubble) is steadily being recognized by top investment pros, most recently the well-known Marc Faber. China is important to the world's economy. If China is in a bubble, and if that bubble should pop ...
Washington Times Covers 9/11 Controversy
February 25, 2010
We have no idea what happened on 9/11. But since 9/11 Commission members have reportedly disavowed the full government's story - and one has written a book claiming the commission was serially lied to by the Bush administration, the FBI, CIA, etc. - we have to ...
Bankruptcy of the West: Sovereign Debt Default
February 24, 2010
The last time countries verged on defaulting – in the 1930s – the gold standard evaporated. But this time according to Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard, "rich countries ... will deal with [their economic crises]." We wonder if he would be so confident if Dubai had ...
Robert Gates: Anti-War EU to Create a War
February 24, 2010
This comes perilously close to the famous phrase, "eternal war for eternal peace." For 70 years, the European mantra has been "never again." The powers-that-be have even created a European super state to ensure that member countries will not come to blows with ...
U.S. on Wrong Side of History?
February 23, 2010
Is America on the wrong side of history? Perhaps so, for now. Its wars, in fact, are being fought to inflict a social order on the Middle East (and elsewhere) that its own citizens are starting to reject. We anticipate that as the educative effects of the Inter ...
Buffet's Partner Says America Is Finished
February 23, 2010
We find it somewhat facile to maintain as Munger does that one can ban derivatives and otherwise tinker with the system – and then it will work again, at least after a fashion. In fact, we think that this perspective merely touches the surface of what is nece ...
EU Economic 'Torture' for Greece?
February 22, 2010
We wanted to write about the irony of the anger that is rising in Euroland, and lo and behold, the UK Telegraph makes the pertinent observation. What supposedly began as a way to generate comity between various European countries is now, as euro-currency-rules ...
Some Sunnis Drop Out of Iraq Election
February 22, 2010
We try to follow the news from Iraq on a fairly regular basis. The announcement that an important Sunni group will boycott the upcoming election has not received a great deal of notice so far. But if it stands, and especially if it spreads, the results could be ...
Economic Fiat End-Times?
February 19, 2010
Recently we have written about how America's – and the world's – fiat financial system could change and even unravel. We have noted that there is generally a fiat-money crisis around the world and that every single global player seems to be struggling with ...
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