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Competing Currencies – a Defense Against Profligate Government Spending
July 12, 2011
The end of June marked what is hopefully the end of the Federal Reserve's policy of quantitative easing. For months the Fed has purchased hundreds of billions of dollars of Treasury debt, enabling the government to fund its profligate deficit spending, push the ...
EU Shadow Play: Crisis Seeks Global Solution
July 11, 2011
The newspapers are in full cry today. Top Eurocrats are meeting secretly to discuss the sovereign debt crisis, which has now spread to Italy. Appropriate actions will need to be taken. At this critical juncture we find a curious editorial presented by the Teleg ...
Prosecute Fraud to Right the System
July 11, 2011
From our point of view what causes the terrible boom and bust cycle of Western economies is central banking, the ability to print money-from-nothing. Curiously, Washington does not mention central banking at all and we are not sure why. Without central banking, ...
Live and Let Live: Not in Silverado
July 11, 2011
In our era, at least in the West, it is under the guise of caring for the environment that many eagerly violate individual private property rights. In Silverado, a canyon community in Orange County, California, the Tree Huggers carry on this crusade to plan the ...
Ron Holland on the Inevitability of Societal Chaos, How the Elites Will Try to Maintain Control – And How You Can Protect Your Wealth From Confiscation
July 10, 2011
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Ron Holland. Ron is the author of three books, numerous special reports and hundreds of articles on investment and political topics, many of which focus on the interplay between politics and the i ...
Don’t Be Fooled by Political Posturing
July 09, 2011
As attention focuses intently on the negotiations to raise the debt ceiling, House Republicans have made a great show of drawing a line in the fiscal sand. They claim that they will not vote for any deal that includes tax increases to narrow the budget deficit. ...
Wishful Thinking: Why The Economist Wants Social Media to Replace Blogs
July 09, 2011
The Economist Magazine is out with an article entitled "The end of mass media: Coming full circle." It actually provides us with a kind of sub-dominant social theme – that "social media" take us back to the pamphleteering days of Samuel Johnson, Ben Franklin, ...
The Rape of Austerity
July 08, 2011
We have often suggested that the 20th century was a kind of Dreamtime when Anglosphere elite control was at its highest point and people accepted most of the power elite's dominant social themes. But in the 21st century many of these memes have begun to unravel ...
Stubborn Gaddafi Is Setback to Western Neocolonialism
July 08, 2011
The rebel forces sprang out of nowhere as part of the "Arab Spring" and apparently had the support of the West. But the past months have shown that the situation "on the ground" is more complicated than Anglo-American elites likely ever imagined. What has emerg ...
Real Danger to EU Lies With German Judges
July 07, 2011
The Telegraph's Ambrose Evans-Pritchard has returned to the fold after a long absence to remind us that the real action regarding a united Europe lies not in Brussels but in Germany. In an article entitled "Germany's judges hold the euro's fate in their hands" ...
Hey Teachers … Leave Them Kids Alone!
July 07, 2011
Today's testing cannot "gild the lily." There is none. The only hope of solving the education problem in the US is to allow educational facilities to compete – to privatize the educational establishment from top-to-bottom and let the Invisible Hand do its wor ...
Moody's Report Blasts China Solvency
July 06, 2011
How did we know Chinese numbers were junk even before the latest startling revelations? Because China is currently the world's biggest "planned" economy and government numbers ALWAYS lie. China's Western public perception is built on the lie that its communist ...
Kutcher's Misguided War on Child Prostitution
July 06, 2011
Apparently there is another internationalist push on, this time having to do with a child protection "Convention." Thus, the Kutcher prostitution-promotion satisfies several memes at once. It reinforces certain male stereotypes and contrasts them favorably with ...
TSA Abuses and Failures
July 06, 2011
The press reports are horrifying: 95 year-old women humiliated; children molested; disabled people abused; men and women subjected to unwarranted groping and touching of their most private areas; involuntary radiation exposure. If the perpetrators were a gang o ...
You Have Never Ever Seen an Elephant Fly
July 06, 2011
I would like to engage Dr. Joseph Salerno in a friendly debate on this maxim. In his interview with the Daily Bell published July 3, 2011, he sees nothing wrong with people drawing bills of exchange, or accepting them in payment, as these instruments are comple ...
Extortion, Private and Public: The Case of Chiquita Banana
July 06, 2011
Lefties have protested against Chiquita Banana for so long that most activists probably forget why they are supposed to hate the company. The company does have a spotty history, especially when it was United Fruit. For decades after the turn of the 20th century ...
Am I a Corporate Shill?
July 06, 2011
It has always been my view that corporations are groups of people united for various purposes, often to benefit from a business venture guided by competent management. Initially I worried little about the legal details, nor even about the legal history. A bunch ...
So Many Lost Decades – Why?
July 05, 2011
Now UK columnists such as Jeremy Warner are worried about a British "lost decade." This is to follow on the heels of a Japanese lost decade. Of course, exactly which decade the Japanese have lost is debatable. From what we read in the mainstream media, Japan ha ...
NATO on the Ground in Somalia?
July 05, 2011
Are America's wars expanding? NATO's wars are really America's wars, so that in a sense wherever NATO goes America follows. NATO is an engagement force of the Anglosphere. We would argue (as we have before) that as the size and intensity of these wars increase, ...
Happy July Fourth?
July 04, 2011
In this article, we've tried to lay out our differences with Professor Mead. He sees a Shining Light on a Hill. We see in America a society almost totally traduced by Londondinium. He sees national interest; we see countries irradiated and sickened by depleted ...
EU Yard Sale: Location Greece – Everything Goes!
July 04, 2011
We can see from the above article excerpt in Reuters that the Eurocrats are wasting no time in stating what they intend to do to Greece. Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg and President of the Eurogroup, has gone out of his way to make an extraor ...
The Pleasures of Humiliation?
July 04, 2011
Call me old fashioned, and in some matters I proudly am, but for me entertainment needs to contain a solid dose of enjoyment. So when I select my movies or TV fare, I usually check whether I will be enjoying what I am about to encounter. Of course, sometimes I ...
Dr. Joseph Salerno Explains Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Money (But Were Afraid to Ask)
July 03, 2011
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Dr. Joseph Salerno. Dr. Salerno is a well-known American Austrian School economist and an active scholar and author in the areas of monetary theory, comparative economics, the history of economic ...
Rupert Murdoch's Failing Attempts to Control the Internet Reformation
July 02, 2011
Rupert Murdoch lost nearly his entire investment in MySpace the other day when he sold the failing social network to musician and actor Justin Timberlake and an ad agency he backs for some US$30 million, which was a good deal less than the US$500 million he pai ...
Revisiting Selfishness – Again
July 02, 2011
Why do so many who speak up about how we ought to act make a special effort to denigrate self-interested conduct? The main reason is that there is serious problem about what most people understand by "self" or "ego." Two versions need to be considered. The se ...
Western Media Continues to Be Addicted to Keynes
July 01, 2011
This is classical Keynesian analysis to us and it is representative of the way that financial journalists on both sides of the "pond" treat the current, unrolling economic disaster. Western financial journos in aggregate still don't seem to understand the gravi ...
Comets Support Evidence of the Electrical Universe
July 01, 2011
This article excerpted above, "Electric Comet: The Elephant in NASA's Living Room?" by Michael Goodspeed of Thunderbolts.inc, provides us with a seemingly excellent example of a concise argument for an electrical universe. The article appears to be the most rec ...
Greece: Frazzled Eurocrats Play for Time
June 30, 2011
It wasn't supposed to be like this. The Bloomberg article excerpted above, recites the appropriate dominant social theme as regards the European Union, but the tone is likely a good deal more doleful than Eurocrats may have expected when planning the EU's great ...
The Length of a Meme
June 30, 2011
This post (excerpted above) at The Excavator was also picked up by the Infowars media group. The Excavator is the project of someone called Saman Mohammad, a "Truth Excavator" and the blog contains a number of lengthy articles exposing power elite manipulations ...
Where Will You Go When the Sovereign Debt Volcano Blows?
June 30, 2011
Although you may have some time, nothing else has to happen before a big collapse could take place, even within days. Consequently, after 30 years of watching, writing and creating protective retirement planning and financial strategies, today I'm finally going ...
Morality, the Professions and Politicians
June 30, 2011
While I see strong merits to an ultraminimal government idea, whereby the state has no other function than to protect the rights of the citizens from criminals and foreign aggressors, I do not share the view that politicians are necessarily corrupt. Sure, a wel ...
The Coming Chinese Depression
June 29, 2011
Yesterday, we discussed a speech by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. It was a very inoffensive speech, presented with mild words, until you deconstructed it and saw that at its core, it was a fundamentally fascist approach to human interaction. In this article, we w ...
How Real Freedom Works Part II
June 29, 2011
NAP and morality are obviously necessary when envisioning a freer society. But the HOW of living is important too. Today we understand more about the building blocks of freedom (or we should, anyway), about private justice, self-sufficiency and avoiding falling ...
The Times' Kudos to European Petty Tyrants
June 29, 2011
In The New York Times of Monday, June 27th, an editorial heaps compliments upon the bureaucrats of many European cities who have imposed innumerable obstacles to their fellow citizens who want to use the automobile for transportation. This piece of cheer-leadin ...
China and the West: One and the Same?
June 28, 2011
Wen Jiabao came to Britain and Europe and he has been making news with his comments and actions. Chinese procurers purchased 600 Saab autos and allowed that company to make its payroll. He announced that China's government bankers would continue to buy the bond ...
How Real Freedom Works
June 28, 2011
The Economist is a miserable, elitist newspaper; its standards continue to decline. Read the first sentence, above (excerpted). The professor "asks how capitalist America really is." What does that mean? How America really IS? The colloquialism is so inexact th ...
How Should Government Treat Energy Producers?
June 28, 2011
As the economy continues in its downward spiral and talks in Congress about reducing spending have only amounted to political theater, the subject of how the tax code treats energy has become a topic of controversy. Specifically, should we subsidize, enforce ma ...
WSJ – International Banking Is in Crisis
June 27, 2011
Until the Anglosphere power elites are forced to step back and acknowledge the fundamental systemic structures they have created are unsustainable, as the Internet Reformation continues to grow and expose the rot and fraud in fiat-money central banking itself, ...
Greatest Criminals Ever Seen?
June 27, 2011
In apparently sponsoring and supporting the Soviet Union, Hitler's Germany, Chinese Communism, two World Wars and the Cold War, these globalist interests were responsible – if we agree with the seeming truth-telling of the Internet – collectively, for the m ...
Bad Vs. Good Pitch to Voters
June 27, 2011
Do voters actually believe it when candidates promise them health, happiness, vacations, clean air and all those other goodies while also demanding that they stop being selfish, stop joining special interest groups and dedicate themselves only to the public goo ...
Marc Faber on 21st Century Investing, Why It's Too Late for the Dollar and Why Emerging Markets Look Good
June 26, 2011
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Dr. Marc Faber. Dr. Faber was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He went to school in Geneva and Zurich and finished high school with the Matura. He studied Economics at the University of Zurich and, at ...
Mainstream Media Agrees on Empire's End?
June 25, 2011
Peter Oborne, the Daily Telegraph's chief political commentator, has written an article entitled, "In fleeing Afghanistan, the West relinquishes its grip on the world." What is striking, to me anyway, is how closely it parallels analyses we've provided in the r ...
Ben Bernanke's Pathetic Failing Fed Promotion
June 24, 2011
More than two years ago, we pointed out that the Federal Reserve was potentially finished as a credible entity. This is different than saying the Fed was finished as an EFFECTIVE entity. The Fed has accomplished much of what the power elite intended for it to d ...
The Real Reason the USSR Fell
June 24, 2011
This article entitled, Everything You Think You Know About the Collapse of the Soviet Union Is Wrong (And why it matters today in a new age of revolution) is interesting simply for the sheer scope of its ambition. The author Leon Aron, is director of Russian st ...
Greece – Salvation by Politicians
June 23, 2011
What do the Greeks themselves want? Obviously they don't want top-down austerity measures. Nor do they even want IMF aid apparently. They do want "justice" but we would humbly point out that the justice in question should inevitably rise up even beyond Greece i ...
Afghan War Down, Freedom Up?
June 23, 2011
How do dominant social themes collapse? In this case, when an irresistible force meets an immovable object. The memes of the elite are endlessly inventive and insistent, but the Afghan war has not allowed the fruition of the meme that "the West is Good, the Pas ...
Federal Reserve 'Embeds' Employees in Banks
June 22, 2011
Is there any justification for this? The dominant social theme "embedded" in the above article is clear: More efficient regulatory endeavors will reduce the kind of financial crises that have been prevalent throughout the history of modern capitalism. Only more ...
Pippa Middleton Is a Superhero
June 22, 2011
We were surprised to see that the sister of Kate Middleton (who is married to the future King of England and is now Duchess of Cambridge) is getting her own royal treatment. Pippa Middleton, who attracted a great deal of attention at the recent Royal Wedding fo ...
The Hubris of George Soros
June 22, 2011
Quite a few well known rich people aren't satisfied with being rich and being able to do all the things they believe are important. They want to advertise this and to take up the role of teachers to the rest of us. The Hungarian born billionaire financier Georg ...
A Planned Depression?
June 21, 2011
When analyzing what is going on the world, it is always necessary to keep in mind that the global economy is a PLANNED one. Because Lady Gaga is of infinitely more importance than central banking, people tend to forget that the Bank for International Settlement ...
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