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Top Journo Matt Taibbi Weighs in on 5 Demands to Fix Wall Street
October 13, 2011
Famous Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi has weighed in on the Occupy Wall Street movement once more with a specific set of five demands that protestors could focus on. Business insider does a good job of summarizing them. Here they are, verbatim from Business I ...
Israeli Historian Shlomo Sand: 'What Is a Jew?'
October 13, 2011
Veterans Today, no friend of the Israeli establishment, has reviewed a book by Shlomo Sand entitled "The Invention of the Jewish People" (Verso Books, London and New York). Shlomo Sand is a historian at Israel's University of Tel Aviv. This is an interesti ...
Lennon-Mania and the Growing Problem of Elite Credibility
October 13, 2011
The New York Times has reviewed an enormous new biography of Beatle John Lennon by Tim Riley, and in its publication (and the review) we find evidence of a much larger problem that the Anglosphere power elite continues to have. In this article, we'll try to exp ...
Mr. Washington! … Fed & Wall Street Are NOT the Same
October 12, 2011
The brilliant Washington's Blog has done it again – released an article that has made news all over the 'Net with its common sense perspective about what needs to be done to bring back a healthier American economy. The article is called "Occupy Wall Street an ...
Who Is David DeGraw and What Is 'Thrive?'
October 12, 2011
Vocal Occupy Wall Street supporter David DeGraw has written another article defending the movement and maintaining that is has no elements of elite control but is a genuine "uprising of the people." This seems false to us. But let us not be overly harsh! Credit ...
Glass-Steagall, the Bogus Meme
October 12, 2011
It is very important to separate banking from proprietary trading. Thanks, Tall Paul Volcker! Nancy Pelosi (left) is on the case and getting ready to enforce this much-needed regulation. If it proves too much to handle, Barney Frank will step in to help. These ...
China's Hard Landing Looms?
October 12, 2011
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is back and swinging for the fences. For two years now (we keep track) we've been writing about the Potemkin Village that is China's supposed "free-market" economy and with increasing stridency we've been sounding the alarm about China's ...
Hank Williams Jr. Blasts PC With New Song
October 12, 2011
Hank Williams Jr. was basically fired the other day for mentioning the "H" word, as in Hitler. At least that's how it came out on an appearance with "Fox and Friends." In this PC-colored world, it was only a matter of time before he and his song – and his "ro ...
Washington Post: Occupy Wall Street Is Controlled Opposition, Maybe LaRouchite?
October 11, 2011
The Washington Post is often an editorial pivot point for US intelligence, revealing the aggregate thinking of the American Intel establishment. In the case of this article, it would appear that the alternative media's focus on Occupy Wall Street is taking its ...
Alex Jones Mainstreamed But 'PUBLIC' Central Banking Gets Too Much Attention
October 11, 2011
Alex Jones and Occupy Wall Street both protested in front of the Dallas Fed on Friday and the result was unusual: Mainstream news coverage. The Dallas Observer ran a fairly significant piece on the protestors featuring Jones himself. What's the Dallas Observer? ...
Obama Is Upset
October 11, 2011
This article saw considerable exposure on the Drudge Report. It establishes for us how hard it is to be the US President, or certainly how hard Barack Obama finds it to be. But we ask is this some sort of sub dominant social theme? Are we to be convinced that O ...
Pizza King Dethroned By Business Cycle While NBC Lies
October 11, 2011
Our tiny, Grinch-sized hearts are supposed to be warmed by this story of Nick Sarillo who was a carpenter who built a pizza restaurant in Illinois, over-expanded and faced ruin. He wrote a letter asking people to patronize his restaurant and NBC reports the let ...
A Dangerous Precedent
October 11, 2011
According to the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution, Americans are never to be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. The Constitution is not some aspirational statement of values, allowing exceptions when convenient, but rather, ...
Occupy Wall Street – Libya, Adbusters and Should Libertarians Get Out Now?
October 10, 2011
Occupy Wall Street is not what is seems, or what the mainstream media is portraying it as. Occupy Wall Street is a pincer movement utilizing "directed democracy" and the "transparency" meme, which we have analyzed in previous reports. Over at websites such as t ...
Super-Eurocrats to the Rescue/Eurozone in Chaos?
October 10, 2011
This is such an old story by now, such a hoary dominant social theme. The leaders of Europe, specifically Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, are developing a plan that will be sufficient to ward off any default of break up of the EU. Do people really believe th ...
Return of Assange and Transparency Meme
October 10, 2011
In our top story today, we discuss a pincer movement of two dominant social themes. The first is the little known direct democracy meme and the second is the transparency meme as embodied in Julian Assange. These two memes in our view could constitute the frame ...
If You Want Change, Vote
October 10, 2011
So the protestors ought to run for office? This article was written by Paul Sracic, chairman of the department of political science at Youngstown State University in Ohio. Scracic believes the Occupy Wall Streeters should work within the system if they want cha ...
The Ron Paul Revolution Past 2012
October 10, 2011
Times of great crisis in history are usually the crucible from which nations form new leaders and new visions. Such leaders seem to suddenly appear, often out of nowhere, to alter the national path pursued, to cleanse the old ways and stake out a saner, more ju ...
Greece in America
October 10, 2011
Most of us who are aware of world financial trends know that earlier this year thousands of Greeks took to the street and mercilessly engaged in destruction of property around Athens. They were upset about having to tighten their belts in the wake of the possib ...
John McManus on the John Birch Society, What It Stands For and Why It's Been Attacked
October 09, 2011
The editors of The Daily Bell are pleased to present an interview with John F. McManus, President of the John Birch Society and publisher of the New American. In 1973, John F. McManus accepted an appointment by Robert Welch, the Society's Founder, as the organi ...
Hope for Occupy Wall Street?
October 08, 2011
It is interesting to watch the expansion of the Occupy Wall Street movement. As I wrote last week, I hoped it would provide an opportunity to for people to proclaim clearly that central banking was the fundamental problem with the Western world today. The artic ...
Obama the Wuss!
October 08, 2011
Here is why President Obama is a wuss. He has never shown much taste for the war on drugs yet he has done nothing to stop it. He could save a bundle of money (certainly vital in these times) and, more importantly, get people out of jail and prison who shouldn't ...
Evil Occupies Wall Street?
October 07, 2011
Today, we hear the heavy tread of the "rough beast" and we see for ourselves the progress of a cold-blooded anti-freedom movement rising in front of our disbelieving eyes. What proximate cause drives this revelation? On October 15th there is to be a "worldwide ...
BOE Undermines Economy With More Money Printing
October 07, 2011
Daniel Hannan (left) is one of the good guys in the increasingly surreal world of modern politics and economics. Like only a handful of other British politicians, he's made a career out of explaining the ludicrousness of modern socioeconomic (Keynesian) policie ...
Occupy Wall Street: The Coordinated Promotion Continues
October 07, 2011
The orchestrated "one world" promotion continues. It started in earnest, perhaps, 100 years ago with the creation of central banks and the graduated income tax, was militarized by two wars, expanded by the attack of 9/11, exacerbated by the economic crisis of 2 ...
Afghanistan, a Promotion in Tatters
October 07, 2011
Give the UK Telegraph credit once again for going where few mainstream publications will dare to tread. This article states fairly bluntly that the West has lost the war in Afghanistan ... again. (For at least a second time in 100 years and according to some co ...
Steve Jobs Is Dead, Techno Worship Lives
October 06, 2011
Probably the powers-that-be breathed a sigh of relief with the death of Steve Jobs. He partnered with friend Steve Wozniak in the creation a mobile, personal computer in 1976. They built it in a garage in California, added the ability for people to store data o ...
Occupy Wall Street Turns Into 1930s Populism
October 06, 2011
It must have been intensely frustrating for the powers-that-be over the past few years to witness the explosion of free-market thinking that accompanies the unrolling financial crisis that started in late 2007. But now there's Occupy Wall Street and one begins ...
New Yorker: Keynes Is Just All Right
October 06, 2011
Keynes is back. He's been down, but he's due for a fashionable reappraisal, and he's receiving one from the New Yorker's John Cassidy (see above). Cassidy admits he's always thought of himself as a Keynesian and he's frank about his apparent admiration for John ...
What Amanda Knox Tells Us About Justice
October 06, 2011
We've been following the Amanda Knox story with a kind of resigned fascination. Someone murdered Meredith Kercher in Italy, and in fact, that "someone" is now jail in Britain – convicted by DNA evidence – but the Italian prosecutors' blood lust was not slak ...
Will Congress Declare A Trade War Against China?
October 06, 2011
The approval ratings for both the US House and Senate are currently in dramatic free-fall. A September 2011 Gallup Poll warns that 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with how the United States is being governed. Other findings include a near record criticism of ...
Last Gasp Transparency Meme to Salvage Big Gov [& OWS Protests?]
October 05, 2011
There is a specter haunting libertarian reformers ... the specter of transparency! It is not necessary to downsize big government after all. Leviathan lives! If you simply insist on bureaucratic openness, then much of the corruption and fraud of big government ...
Roman Disaster Redux: Private Sector Collects Debts
October 05, 2011
One of the signals that Rome was failing was when the emperors began to use private debt collectors to harvest government taxes and fines. Once the private sector made common cause with the public sector, the velocity of mercantilism increased dramatically. Pri ...
Ron Paul Is Out of the Mainstream on Awlaki Killing
October 05, 2011
This is one of the wackiest articles we have read yet. US News and World Report just posted an article explaining that because libertarian congressman Ron Paul, now running for US President, found last week's killing of Anwar al-Awlaki unconstitutional and repr ...
Occupy Wall Street – Oh No! [& Open Letter to Alex Jones]
October 05, 2011
With increasing fervor, the "first official document" of the Occupy Wall Street protests has been circulated and posted. It was actually adopted on Sept. 29th but is now being publicized with increasing energy and translated as well into such languages as Frenc ...
Alex Jones Campaigns to 'End the Fed'
October 04, 2011
Libertarian 'Net publisher Alex Jones has plans to appear at three Federal Reserve branches in Texas – Dallas, Houston and San Antonio – to protest the ongoing abuses of fiat-money, often called Money Power. He is calling on others to join him and has liste ...
Don't Look to Government to Address Grievances
October 04, 2011
Does the current, expanding American protest movement "Occupy Wall Street" have specific demands? It doesn't seem so. In fact, Occupy Wall Street organizers (whoever they are) seem to have made conscious decisions not to emphasize specific demands for fear of a ...
The Myth of Constitutional Money
October 04, 2011
So Rep. Dennis Kucinich wants "interest-free government money spent into circulation – as the Constitution mandates – instead of being borrowed into existence from the private banking system at ruinous interest." He is not alone. Ellen Brown has been bangin ...
Wall Street – Off With Their Heads
October 04, 2011
There will be blood? During the French Revolution, the authority of the State was used to power the guillotine; CNN is happy to advance that same proposition in our view. Of course, the writer of this CNN story, Alan Silverleib, doesn't exactly verbalize it, bu ...
The Fed Twists, The Market Shouts
October 04, 2011
Last week the Federal Reserve began the second incarnation of "Operation Twist," an attempt to drive down interest rates by purchasing long-term Treasury debt and selling short-term debt. This is just the latest instance of the central bank desperately flailing ...
Currency: The Hidden Portfolio Risk
October 04, 2011
In today's investment landscape, risk can come in all shapes and sizes. When structuring a stock portfolio most investors try to gauge the risk in buying particular stocks. Savvier investors also factor in sector risk, business cycle risk and recession risk. Ca ...
Daily Bell Helps Blow Up Wall Street Protest Via Drudge, Prison Planet and Google
October 03, 2011
Has Internet alternative news come of age? Is the Internet Reformation gathering power like a gale force wind? Just as it was during the era of the Gutenberg Press 500 years ago, the change-making of information technology is implacably turning the elite power- ...
Breathing Life Into Phony Wall Street Meme
October 03, 2011
This article by Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, is a perfect example of the way the Occupy Wall Street meme was supposed to play out. The positioning (see excerpt above) of the protests is intended to replace the Tea Party and ...
Tibor Machan on Private Morality Versus Government Perfectionism – and Who Wins …
October 02, 2011
The editors of The Daily Bell are pleased to present an interview with well-known libertarian philosopher Tibor R. Machan. Dr. Machan is currently Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Auburn University, Alabama, and holds the R. C. Hoiles Endowed Chair ...
Blaming Wall Street Is Wrong
October 01, 2011
The Blame Wall Street meme is back. A popular movement called Occupy Wall Street is attracting attention by protesting in and around the US financial district. In this editorial, I want to examine what the protest means in a larger context. The impulse of the d ...
On the Recent Gold Pullback
October 01, 2011
The past couple weeks have seen a strong pullback in both commodity prices and stocks. Gold fell sharply off its peak after soaring just past $1,900. Volatility in commodity, currency, and equity markets has been very high recently, and these short-term price m ...
BRICs Begin to Crumble?
September 30, 2011
In India, the government believes it's OK for up to 70 percent of the country to live on fifty cents (US) a day; in Brazil, growth is slowing markedly (see article excerpt above); and China continues to struggle with unrest and growing doubts about its ongoing ...
Transparency Meme Creeps Closer
September 30, 2011
What's the New York Times up to? This story excerpted above was prominently featured the other day in the New York Times and that doesn't happen by accident. The Times is a virtual meme machine, churning out articles that support the Anglosphere's dominant soci ...
DB Briefs: EU Crisis Is Real / US Declares War on Pakistan? / Idiot Economists / Phony '60s Missile Gap
September 30, 2011
EU Crisis Is Real: UK has become a nation of zombie companies ... When it comes to supporting UK manufacturing, the Coalition government's record has so far proved almost as disappointing as the last one's. … US Declares War on Pakistan?: For the first time ...
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 ...
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