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Bernanke Defends Fed's Response to Financial Crisis
July 29, 2009
Bernanke can make all the appearances he wants. He can campaign to his heart's content but reality is bringing him and central banking to a different place. Ordinarily it is foolhardy to bet against a monetary elite with so much wealth and power. But this is on ...
Queen Elizabeth Told How Economists Missed Financial Crisis
July 28, 2009
So one of the most prestigious economic schools in the world, the London School of Economics, has provided a letter to the Queen of England explaining why none of the eminent economists at the school remotely anticipated the terrible financial crisis of the lat ...
100 Million Cheers for Ben Bernanke!
July 27, 2009
Let's be fair. We are not fans of Bernanke, but in fact, there is in fact no reason to blame just him. It is the system itself that is flawed. It is the system itself that must be reformed. Now you may be an investor who is heartened by the recent rise of the D ...
UK Economy Re-Enters Choppy Waters
July 25, 2009
The truth is fairly simple, in fact. We've been writing about it busily here at the Bell. It's all over the Internet if you care to look. The problem with the economy is over-printing of money by central banks causing a boom and then a bust. The bust this time ...
Dow 15,000, Here We Come: Stocks Going to New Highs, Say Wall Street Execs
July 24, 2009
The nice thing about free-market analysis is that it really tends to put what is happening to the larger economy in its proper perspective. Free-market analysis tells us that central banks have once again begun reinflating the financial bubble and that the gain ...
Recession Past Nadir
July 23, 2009
Let us remember that a recession is merely a depression that has not been fully realized. Thus, if it is said that the "recession" is running its course, this really means the economy has not been fully purged nor have the industrial distortions of the previous ...
Bernanke Dragged Into Stimulus Debate
July 22, 2009
Never has the American Federal Reserve been so challenged by Congress, or not for the past 50 years anyway, not since the Great Depression, actually. We've been following what we believe to be the unraveling of the Fed, and Bernanke's appearance on the Hill yes ...
And Next for Britain, the Semi-Slump
July 21, 2009
Here at the Daily Bell we have never much believed in green shoots and we can see from the above article that those who have been spotting them are retreating. But more than that, this article in Britain's Guardian blames the Bank of England for not doing enoug ...
Fiscal Ruin of the Western World Beckons
July 20, 2009
Gloom is not so much the issue, of course, as ruin – widespread and prolonged. We have long anticipated a crisis of modern day capitalism, especially since the latest financial difficulties began less than two years ago. In the interim, central banks have pou ...
NASA Loses Original Tapes of First Moon Landing
July 18, 2009
NASA's admission that it has lost the original footage of men on the moon will not sit well, of course, with the conspiratorial crowd. But there are other issues involved, and they have to do with a flood of skepticism that seems to be overtaking the worldwide ...
Investors Say 'Tarnished' Fed Shouldn't Oversee Risk
July 16, 2009
The idea of those who manage central banking is that the globe can move to a more centralized but still controllable monetary system - via the IMF or regional currencies, etc. But the world is moving too fast to implement these solutions. It is probably just as ...
Business Week Sale May Fetch Only $1
July 15, 2009
This is a shock, even in an age of media deflation. Business Week was the bible of American big business, a weekly news magazine that told the definitive narrative of US success around the world. Fortune Magazine chronicled the success of America's business cap ...
Europe Digs Its Economic Grave While the ECB Answers to No One
July 14, 2009
It has been very enlightening to watch the economic crisis play out. One thing becomes immediately evident - the monetary elite takes care of its banking system and largest corporations first and foremost. This is done to "save the system" - but it becomes clea ...
Bernanke Under Fire as Lawmakers Call for Probe of Fed Role in BofA Merger
July 13, 2009
Is the era of central banking over? Nothing lasts forever. Central banks had a good run in the 20th century, but in the 21st century, their invulnerability and majesty has been compromised. The rationale is indefensible and the elitism is difficult to sustain i ...
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Unveils New World Currency
July 11, 2009
OK, who knows if this is a threat or the start of a real alternative currency. Somehow we can't quite fathom that gold would be produced as currency, especially given that China has been part of this movement for a new money and China owns a trillion or so US p ...
Chinese Bank Announces Bombshell
July 10, 2009
China is said to be turning inward now, as Western countries cannot afford to buy its products. But whether China will be able to maintain its growth by using its own huge population as a purchasing pool remains to be seen. What will certainly happen sooner or ...
Pope Calls for Global Governance
July 09, 2009
Where have we heard this before? Is it a coincidence that the encyclical has been released just as the G8 are meeting? In fact, the G8 and the G20 have already called for much that the Church itself calls for in this encyclical. It is as if the Church had decid ...
Obama Adviser Says U.S. Should Mull Second Stimulus
July 08, 2009
It is verging on irresponsible for such mainstream news sources as Bloomberg to continue to report on stimulus packages without explaining in some detail why they may not be working. Yes, stimulus packages simply do not work. They appear to work because large, ...
'Green Revolution' Could Create 400,000 Jobs, Claim UK Ministers
July 07, 2009
We do not question that governments can mandate a plan for a green revolution in power and create jobs doing so. We have seen this time and again. The Soviet Union made a great leap forward when it virtually industrialized in one generation. The Red Chinese dou ...
Biden: We 'Misread the Economy'
July 06, 2009
Does Vice President Biden really think that various billions for broadband, high-speed rail and a new electric grid are going to provide necessary jobs? Amtrak has been a miserable failure as government-supported transit, never once making a profit and under Pr ...
ECB's Trichet: Confidence Key to Recovery
July 04, 2009
It is hard to believe that the president of the European Central Bank has resorted to this sort of suggestion. This is right out of the playbook of socialist economist John Maynard Keynes. Keynes, who was a central banker before he was anything else, had a fair ...
Obama Calls Jobs Losses 'Sobering,' Urges Innovation
July 03, 2009
So more American jobs have been lost. And we have read elsewhere that mainstream economists are starting to fear a jobless recovery. Our readers are not surprised by either outcome. They are aware that in order for a recovery to take root that will include empl ...
Banking System Like South Sea Bubble, Says Senior Bank of England Official
July 02, 2009
Government and central banking leaders did not "salvage" or "save" the Western banking system from a meltdown. On the contrary, they perpetuated an endless bubble that will continually re-flate. Because of this, the events of the past two years are bound to re- ...
Hollywood Celebrity Attacks Federal Reserve
July 01, 2009
Chuck Norris may not seem as big a celebrity as some, but he is suddenly carving out a niche for himself that is unusual ... as a financially literate thespian. More than that, Norris is what would be considered these days a Conservative Republican, so his call ...
Central Banks Seek Rankings for Financial Products
July 01, 2009
Central banks now want to invent a methodology whereby every financial transaction of consequence is codified and regulated. We truly live in an age when anything is possible, so long as a government bureaucrat or banker can imagine it. For free-market entrepre ...
U.S. Climate Bill Would Create New Financial System; Winners and Losers Emerge
June 30, 2009
Thus it is with global warming. The "solution" to the problem of global warming (or climate change) advances relentlessly, even as the problem itself comes under continued attack. And the solution has all the hallmarks of an elite promotion. Solutions that set ...
Dollar Falls Most in Month as China Urges New Reserve Currency
June 29, 2009
The results of the current stimulation, the additional taxes to the American electorate via potential "universal" health care, green "cap-and-trade" programs and over-reaching financial and industrial regulation will be to depress economic vitality in the Unite ...
Government Debt: That'll Be £2.2 Trillion, Please
June 27, 2009
In their day, serfs apparently paid about 33 percent of their income to their betters. Today, Western citizens often pay close to 50 percent of their income for services provided by their democratic governments. Britain is probably ahead of America in this rega ...
Buffett: U.S. Economy in Shambles
June 26, 2009
Here is a prediction: Buffett will continue to issue contradictory statements throughout this final leg of the business cycle. He will do so because his rhetorical platform, by design or sentiment, does not support an analysis of the larger financial system and ...
Superman Beckons Council of Super-Heros to Rescue the Auto Industry
June 25, 2009
Satirist Jonathan Swift writes the mainstream news today. Nothing is as it appears and there is no conversation that is not tainted by incoherent and untruthful underlying assumptions. According to the official American meme, the US car industry collapsed becau ...
Guns Kill Civil Society, Says State Department Nominee
June 24, 2009
It is pretty incredible that these anti-gun conversations take place against a backdrop that has once again repressed a "civil" conversation about citizens' legitimate aspirations to live in a society that does imprison young people for holding hands. Lord know ...
Stocks Tumble on Bleak Outlook for World Economy
June 23, 2009
The World Bank in our opinion is part and parcel of the monetary elite's kitbag. It was developed around the time of the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and Bretton Woods, and has seen its share of corruption and endless, spiraling dysfunction. ...
Is This the Death of the Dollar?
June 22, 2009
Now it turns out, apparently, that these bills were manufactured by the "mafia" - though which mafia and where is unclear. Before the mafia theory, the alternatives included the US government printing the bills itself or perhaps the involvement of other governm ...
Recession Is Already Over, Says Think Tank
June 20, 2009
Western governments have propped up their banking sectors and they have printed trillions. Thus the wretched system of boom-and-bust hangs on. The business cycle itself is elongated. Mal-investments are not fully purged. In fact, it is hardly a hallelujah momen ...
President Obama's Plan for Financial Reforms Has Many Flaws
June 19, 2009
It seems to have been very important to the administration that the Fed receive more powers. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, for instance, reportedly nixed several plans that would have created a council of regulators to administer some of the powers that ...
Bush Takes Free-Market Swipes at Obama Policies
June 18, 2009
It is ironic that former president George W. Bush returns to the rhetorical fray by criticizing President Barack Obama on the issue of free markets. President Bush's tenure at the White House was marked by a concerted attack AGAINST free-markets, in the opinion ...
Central Banks Must Instigate a Return to Normality – Whatever That May Be
June 17, 2009
The consequences of fixing the price of money – like the results of any price-fixing scheme – are devastating to the economies affected. The constant predictable, cyclical collapses give bureaucrats endless opportunities to demand more power and to declaim ...
ECB Warning on Banks Rattles Global Markets
June 16, 2009
What can be said most accurately about the current leg of the business cycle is that it will continue to be extraordinarily volatile given the amount of damage that has already been done. There will be a war of words between bankers, regulators and the mainstre ...
G8 Begins to Plot Exit From World Recession
June 15, 2009
Well, the G8 has met and apparently contemplated the beginnings of a prolonged victory celebration. We don't wish the world or its global economy ill, but if markets continue to rise, we shall surely be subject to this. And by THIS we mean the hosannas of centr ...
Rogers: Dow 1 million? Sure, Why Not?
June 13, 2009
Jim Rogers is trying to make a point. If you pump hard enough, you may be able to blow anything back up, at least a little and maybe a lot. Certainly, we can see the monetary elite doing their best to puff up the world's economy once again. And once upon a time ...
Brown's London City Is Falling Down, Falling Down…
June 12, 2009
Strange and stranger. The majority of the British do not like the EU and do not want to be part of it. Yet the part of Britain that perhaps matters the most, the one square mile in the center of Britain, is basically seceding to the EU - with or without the res ...
Mistakes to Avoid in the Next Stock Market Rally
June 11, 2009
For decades, this kind of advice has been dispensed by the major media, and people have believed it and strained every fibre of their beings to conform. And what are they left with? Vastly reduced retirement funds and sour regret that THEY are somehow responsib ...
Geithner Signals Openness to Council of Regulators in Shift
June 10, 2009
Wasn't the Federal Reserve supposed to take over risk-regulation for a grateful, needy nation? We expected it, given how predictably the crisis was playing out. Like an adult Ferris wheel, the central-bank-driven business cycle was rotating as anticipated, alon ...
Top Chinese Banker Calls for Wider Use of Yuan
June 09, 2009
If one truly seeks to create a global currency, what would be the easiest path? Would it be to debase the dollar while quietly encouraging a controllable alternative? Is this what is taking place? Of course, the monetary elite never offers a single solution. Th ...
Obama's Arab Agenda… What's He Really Thinking?
June 08, 2009
No, we're not really suggesting that the Post lifted our story, only that we believe we provided our readers with the above analysis three days sooner and with a broader frame of reference. Why is this important? It buttresses a serious point, one we've made pr ...
U.S.-China Deal Crucial for New Climate Treaty
June 06, 2009
Climate change is back - and big. The Obama administration wants a federal cap-and-trade program that would damp down carbon emissions in the United States. It may get one given the congressional advantage it holds currently. But the problem with cap-and-trade ...
Biden: We Are Spending as Fast as We Can
June 05, 2009
Apparently, the issue is not whether the Obama administration should be spending a budget of US$3 trillion-plus for 2009, and even more for 2010, but whether the administration is spending bailout portions of it fast enough. Say, what? Yes! This is the burning ...
Do Market Professionals Believe We'll Have a V-Shaped Recovery
June 04, 2009
Until the real economy itself is allowed to work out the mal-investment, the financial slump will continue in some form or other. Funds that would be used to create new and more realistic endeavors will instead find their way into sour companies propped up by g ...
Chinese Audience Laughs When Geithner Says China's US$ Assets Are Safe
June 03, 2009
Were they laughing WITH him? Actually, we bet the Chinese were laughing AT him. That's the way it is going these days for American monetary policy. Across the sea and around the world, people perceive what the current congress and administration apparently can ...
Geithner Says Global Recession Losing Force
June 02, 2009
This is truly a top down approach to economics. Can a handful of individuals make all the right decisions all the time? Monetary inflation has brought the world near to ruin in the past few years and this desperate bet on China is likely to end in tears. It is ...
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