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Barroso Says EU Will Overcome
September 29, 2011
EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso, once a Maoist, has given yet another stirring speech, hoping to rally the party faithful. In the speech, he revealed three separate financial approaches that Eurocrats hope will raise revenue. As a young man, Barros ...
A Modest Proposal on Expensive Child-Rearing
September 29, 2011
This article presents us with a chance to evaluate what Western families want to provide to their children. We have touched on this before but can now readdress these issues within the context of child rearing, thanks to this CNN article delineating costs of ch ...
DB Briefs: Is Obama on the Way Out? / Yemen's Tricky Ali Saleh / EU Crisis Is Real
September 29, 2011
Staff Reports: Is Obama on the Way Out? Yemen's Tricky Ali Saleh. EU Crisis Is Real. ...
Good Bye, Reason?
September 29, 2011
This passage comes from the managing editor of Reason magazine, which I helped launch back in 1970 and which set out to be a corrective to our society's widespread embrace of various versions of subjectivism and relativism. The passage exemplifies just such a v ...
Lost in a Yemen Jail! … A DB Staffer Speaks About His Long, Strange Trip and the Secret Gulag America Has Built in the Middle East and Africa
September 28, 2011
Coming across the border of Yemen for some reason, a top Daily Bell gnome predictably (you really can't send them anywhere) attacked a senior Yemen official with gustatory intentions. The ravenous gnome was then taken into custody and remanded to the second-mos ...
Depression Leaves Investors Feeling 'Like a Dog Without a Bone'
September 28, 2011
This is a big dominant social theme for the masses of confused people who have heeded the prescription to put their hard-earned dollars into stock and bond markets. (See article excerpt above.) Just wait. The sun will come out tomorrow. Of course, many people m ...
US Won't Release Bin Laden Death Photos
September 28, 2011
The US government is at it again. While the entire world is aware now that Bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALS on May 1, 2011, evidence corroborating the killing has never been released. Everyone should take it on faith, but unfortunately, the US government does ...
DB Briefs: Enabling Euro-Elite Fears Downturn / Republicans Desperate to Beat Ron Paul / Beware the Cantaloupe That Kills
September 28, 2011
Staff Reports: Enabling Euro-Elite Fears Downturn. Republicans Desperate to Beat Ron Paul. Beware the Cantaloupe That Kills ...
Horror of the Quants
September 27, 2011
This article by the BBC's Richard Anderson ticks all the boxes of a certain kind of dominant social theme. One is supposed to be slightly melancholy at the pace of progress in the global stock market and the application of trading technology to what used to be ...
No Justice in the West
September 27, 2011
Part of Western mainstream media propaganda is the "limited hangout." And the Internet era – the Internet Reformation in fact – is forcing such limited hangouts on a variety of fronts. Whether it is global warming, central banking or criminal justice itself ...
DB Briefs: Economist Mag Makes Up New China Term / Avoiding Ron Paul, Desperate Republicans Turn to Chris Christie / Indian Gov Says Poor Can Live on Half Dollar a Day
September 27, 2011
Staff Reports: Economist Mag Makes Up New China Term. Avoiding Ron Paul, Desperate Republicans Turn to Chris Christie. Indian Gov Says Poor Can Live on Half Dollar a Day. ...
A Palestinian State?
September 27, 2011
The Palestinian Authority's recent announcement that it would seek UN recognition as an independent state dominated the news and the political debate in the United States last week, though in truth it should mean very little to us. Only a political class harbor ...
The Police State Abolishes the Trial
September 27, 2011
Several years ago, the police entered the office of a young professor at a reputable university and arrested him for an online crime. They took the professor away, booked him, and then offered him a deal: admit guilt and get off easy. The professor said to the ...
Are the Tribes of Europe Ready to Explode?
September 26, 2011
This story is interesting because it is written by a mainstream journalist and actually tells the truth about Greece – that Greece, or its citizens, are ready to explode. One can extrapolate from Greece to the rest of the EU, or at least its Southern half. Pu ...
How Tony Blair Earns His Millions
September 26, 2011
The implication of this article seems to be that the attack that was launched against Libya had to do with the failure of an aluminum loan. It is part of a larger dominant social theme, in our view, that the West's wars are fought over resources and exploitativ ...
DB Briefs: EU – Is it a Disaster Yet? / EU Leaders Need to Step Up / Al Jazeera's Phony Four-Part Series?
September 26, 2011
Staff Reports: EU – Is it a Disaster Yet? EU Leaders Need to Step Up. Al Jazeera's Phony Four-Part Series? ...
Infrastructure Stimuli
September 26, 2011
One of my colleagues, who is in substantial agreement that the free market is best, argues that if one is going to have a stimulus – and given how politicians always need to do something, whatever it is, this is very likely in the face of crises such as the c ...
James Bovard on His Famous Libertarian Books, America's Failing Freedom and 'Why Life Is too Short to Drink Bad Beer'
September 25, 2011
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with James Bovard. James is the author of nine books, including Attention Deficit Democracy (2006), The Bush Betrayal (2004), and Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (1994). He has written ...
Will the Real Culprits of Euro Doom Stand Up?
September 24, 2011
The Telegraph has carried an article entitled "The Great Euro Swindle" by Peter Oborne and Frances Weaver who have written a book on the subject (Guilty Men) from which the article is excerpted. They ask a good question, which is why those who have backed the u ...
New Crisis, New Currency?
September 23, 2011
David Cameron joined a number of other prominent leaders in warning about the perilous state of the West's and the world's economy. At the same time, we learn, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is pushing US President Barack Obama to support adding the Chinese y ...
Lady Gaga Wants a New Hate Crime
September 23, 2011
The death of a young person is always very sad and no doubt Lady Gaga's emotions following Jamey Rodemeyer's suicide are genuine. But the entire Lady Gaga saga is a manipulated one in our view. Her intention of getting the US federal government involved in the ...
DB Briefs: The EU's Implacable Rigor / Brazil Towns Issue Own Money / Facebook Wants to Capture Yet More Data
September 23, 2011
Staff Reports: The EU's Implacable Rigor. Brazil Towns Issue Own Money. Facebook Wants to Capture Yet More Data. ...
Blame Republicans for the Depression
September 22, 2011
Michael Tomasky, a fairly partisan columnist for the Daily Beast, has written a column called "The Party of Predators" (see excerpt above) that supports the idea that America's economic difficulties are aggravated by a lack of cooperation between the Republican ...
West Sponsors Afghan Civil War
September 22, 2011
In numerous articles over the past year-and-a-half, we've written that the end-game for the Afghanistan war – as cynical as it may be – is civil war. Western leaders will deny this, but what is obviously being planned is a de facto portioning of Afghanistan ...
DB Briefs: Americans Like Gold – A Lot / Big Prison for Afghanistan / Disturbing Reports From Libya
September 22, 2011
Staff Reports: Americans Like Gold – A Lot. Big Prison for Afghanistan. Disturbing Reports From Libya. ...
Roubini Explains How to Avoid Depression II
September 21, 2011
Nouriel Roubini – Dr. Doom – has posted an article (see above) at Reuters on how the world can avoid a "fiscal train wreck" and "deeper depression." In this article, we'll review his prescriptions and assumptions. Roubini is often portrayed as a prescient m ...
America's New Production and the Farce of Peak Oil
September 21, 2011
It wasn't supposed to be this way. By now, Peak Oil was supposed to be a fact of daily life. People were supposed to be lined up at gas stations, struggling to buy US$10-a-gallon gas. Solar and wind companies were supposed to occupy prominent places on the Big ...
DB Briefs: Solyndra Hits Obama Hard / Germany's Pirates Storm Berlin / Mainstream Economists Favor Carbon Tax?
September 21, 2011
Staff Reports: Solyndra Hits Obama Hard. Germany's Pirates Storm Berlin. Mainstream Economists Favor Carbon Tax? ...
Advisers Emphasize Calm as Global Depression Gathers
September 20, 2011
It used to be that stock drummers were more than happy to share a hot tip with their clients. Today, more than half (55%) of advisors say the most valuable service they provide to clients in or near retirement "is helping the client maintain perspective and thi ...
Using Mercenaries Is a Dangerous Development
September 20, 2011
In this article excerpt above, we find yet more evidence that NATO and the West – especially the Anglosphere – has been hiding behind local fighters while organizing the campaign against Gaddafi. This might explain the taking of Tripoli and the general diff ...
DB Briefs: Central Banks Under Attack / Yemen Looks to Shed Saleh / Obama Lawlessness Continues?
September 20, 2011
DB Staff Reports: Progress: Central Banks Under Attack. Yemen Looks to Shed Saleh. Obama Lawlessness Continues? ...
Government as a Venture Capitalist
September 20, 2011
In January 2009, the administration claimed that if Congress passed a rush stimulus bill, the United States would be saved from economic catastrophe that was threatening to send unemployment figures above 8 percent. Government stimulus was the answer and if we ...
Big European Leaders Flex Muscle
September 20, 2011
Last Wednesday in a conference call followed around the world, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicholas Sarkozy and Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece gave broad assurances that in exchange for Greek commitment to enact further austeri ...
EU – Britain Wants Out?
September 19, 2011
The Telegraph, perhaps Britain's leading Euro-skeptic mainstream publication was brimming with reports critical of the staggering EU this weekend. Article after article slammed the EU or, even worse, brought warnings of political developments that might force P ...
Is It a New Enlightenment Yet?
September 19, 2011
Saman Mohammadi, the "truth excavator" has recently written an intriguing article, "The Rise of 9/11 Truth And The Second Western Enlightenment." We have commented on Mohammadi's courageous insights before and this is article is especially interesting to us bec ...
DB Briefs: China's Subprime Credit Crisis / Greeks Evade Taxes for a Reason / Obama Wants to Raise Taxes – Again
September 19, 2011
Staff Reports: China's Subprime Credit Crisis. Greeks Evade Taxes for a Reason. Obama Wants to Raise Taxes – Again ...
SS: Ponzi Scheme Isn't the Problem
September 19, 2011
Everyone by now knows what a Ponzi Scheme amounts to. We all became familiar with it when Bernie Madoff was caught using it to amass a fortune at the expense of clients who were unaware that his plan to put away money for them amounted to such a scheme. The iss ...
Nelson Hultberg on the Debut of SPOiLER, His New Political Party and How Ron Paul Could Win the Presidency
September 18, 2011
Exclusive Interview: The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Nelson Hultberg. Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, Texas and the Executive Director of Americans for a Free Republic. His articles have appeared in such publications a ...
Rogue Trading Is Not the Problem
September 17, 2011
UBS trader Kweku Adoboli supposedly lost £1.3bn and is now under arrest. People wonder how one individual can inflict such large losses on bank-run trading firms over and over again; the real question is why doesn't it happen more often? In this article, I wil ...
Welfare Statism and Compassion
September 17, 2011
There are many debates in political theory, most of them focused on what kind of legal system is just. It is an ancient topic, of course, and the various positions do not change all that much; they merely get slightly revised by their new generation of champion ...
Biggest Story in the World? … China Faces Hard Landing
September 16, 2011
Good on you, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard. There is really no other story that matters, is there? If China goes down, the economic system of the past 60 years may be finished. Collapsed. Kaput. That's because every other major economy in the world is troubled to a d ...
FDA to Ban Food Nutrients
September 16, 2011
The FDA has been much in the news recently for helping to prosecute Amish farmers who produce raw, unradiated milk. (Some have even gone to jail.) Dr. Mercola and others have made the point that while people die of cancer from smoking and liver disease from dri ...
DB Briefs: Central Banks Rescue the World / Green Jobs Are the Hope of the Future? / US Seeks Worldwide Justice / Libya Turns Islamic?
September 16, 2011
DB Briefs: Central Banks Rescue the World. Green Jobs Are the Hope of the Future? US Seeks Worldwide Justice. Libya Turns Islamic? ...
EU Banks Limiting Bullion Buying?
September 15, 2011
While we cannot vouch for this article by Mac Slavo at SHTFplan.com, if true, it certainly represents a ratcheting up of government resistance to the rising valuation of gold versus paper money. The fears of the free-market community, worldwide, that gold and s ...
Ron Paul Supports Global Psychopaths
September 15, 2011
This is one of the most astonishing and blatant hit pieces we've ever read in a major US publication. Written apparently by a columnist for the Daily News, it informs us quite bluntly that if the US abandons roughly 1,000 military and CIA/FBI spying bases aroun ...
DB Briefs: Only Eurocrats Can Save Us Now / Cut Government Except for Wars / Al-Qaeda Grows Like a Blob
September 15, 2011
DB Briefs: Only Eurocrats Can Save Us Now. Cut Government Except for Wars. Al-Qaeda Grows Like a Blob. ...
Deliberate Impoverishment of the Western World
September 14, 2011
We've spent considerable time in the past three years (the past decade, actually), analyzing how the powers-that-be have reorganized society, especially American society, in a way that relentlessly reduces prosperity. Figures released yesterday from the US Cens ...
New Libya Will Be Islamic
September 14, 2011
It was not a suggestion from what we can tell that received wide traction (even on the Internet) but we want to note that what has occurred in Libya seems to be right in line with our larger observation. Of course, more radical forms of Islam are now resurgent ...
DB Briefs: Stansberry Wants a Gold Standard / Co-Chair Calls for a 9/11 Do-Over / Change Ourselves to Change Gov?
September 14, 2011
DB Briefs: Porter Stansberry Wants a Gold Standard. Co-Chair Calls for a 9/11 Do-Over. Change Ourselves to Change Gov? ...
Ponzi-Like Social Security
September 13, 2011
The newspaper, which is likely an ornament of the Rothschild cabal, has defended free markets when it ... well, then there's ... and, of course ... OK, actually we can't think of anything much the Economist has gotten right (not for the past decade anyway). But ...
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