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Ayn Rand & Libertarians Grossly Misunderstood
April 27, 2011
In my local paper a letter writer, apparently eager to besmirch Ayn Rand - which many have tried in vain - had this to say: "Rand's libertarianism has an underlying philosophy that says that if you are not particularly smart, ambitious, disciplined or wealthy, ...
Ivory Coast Revolution Runs Into Civil War Realities?
April 26, 2011
Michel Rocard, former Prime Minister of France and a former leader of the Socialist Party has penned an article (excerpt above), in which he has expressed relief that since the French "did their job well" civil war in the Ivory Coast has been averted. Below we ...
IMF Taps China as #1 Power, Roubini Disagrees
April 26, 2011
We're not sure the IMF believes its own projections. We surely don't believe that China can spend its way to wealth either, no matter what Roubini suggests. Central banking and fiat money has created a mess not just in the West but around the world, and the Chi ...
Late to The Party … Once Again
April 26, 2011
The only thing more ridiculous than S&P's too little too late semi-downgrade of U.S. sovereign debt was the market's severe reaction to the announcement. Has S really added anything to the debate that wasn't already widely known? In any event, S&P's statement a ...
Eurocrats' Immovable Rigor Over Debt Restructuring
April 25, 2011
It would be funny if it weren't actually happening. Senior officials, reports the Telegraph, from both the IMF and the European Central Bank plan a two-day "lightning visit" to Greece in early May. The purpose of the visit is to ensure that Greece will further ...
Book Fraud Happens to PC Publishers
April 25, 2011
We long ago concluded that there was something funny going on in the book industry. How else to explain the millions lavished on Bill and Hillary Clinton for their big books (heavy anyway) that we have NEVER SEEN IN A SINGLE PLACE outside of perhaps a library a ...
Craig Huey on Running for Office as a Libertarian Republican and Salvaging the American Dream
April 24, 2011
The editors of The Daily Bell are pleased to present an exclusive interview with entrepreneur and free-market thinker Craig Huey. Mr. Huey is a successful small business owner not a career politician. A nationally recognized political commentator and marketing ...
IMF Austerity Is Headed to America – Watch Out!
April 23, 2011
IMF provisions featuring privatization, tax hikes and public sector "austerity" are designed in my view to provoke the very public anger that Western elites are counting on to fuel a conversation about yet MORE centralization and MORE governmental control – o ...
You Know He's Desperate Now
April 23, 2011
Why are these folks not getting it? I suppose the answer to this is manifold but one source is the late Mancur Olson's theory that not until the bottom falls out will people and their lobbyists and politicians stop engaging in what economists call rent-seeking, ...
Council on Foreign Relations: 'Free-Markets Need Our Help'
April 22, 2011
It is always amazing to see how this priority infects almost every aspect of the Western dialogue as conducted by its intelligentsia and has turned mainstream western media into a gigantic echo chamber that repeats the same conclusions over and over again in cl ...
US Military Theatre Expands Again
April 22, 2011
Large political structures that are built without the buy-ins of their populations tend to be fairly fragile entities with short lifespans. Western elites were doing much better in the 20th century than the 21st in terms of this buy-in. More and more, the escal ...
21st Century Investing NOT Business As Usual
April 21, 2011
There are great challenges ahead. Investors who understand how to navigate them - and who also understand the potential price action of gold and silver - may do very well over the next five to ten years. The markets themselves in the narrowest sense of the word ...
West Takes Over East
April 21, 2011
Initially it took a kind of sleuthing to figure out what was going on as regards Middle Eastern and African turmoil. Rising food prices were part of it. But just as significantly, Western powers-that-be had decided on a wholesale military takeover of the Middle ...
Dollar Replacement Beat Goes On … and On
April 20, 2011
This article from CNN comments on an editorial that just appeared in the Financial Times, which like the Economist magazine, tends to enunciate the positions of the Anglo-American power elite. It confirms our suspicions once again that Western elites have in mi ...
Idea of Turning Africa Into China Unraveling
April 20, 2011
The 21st century is not the 20th. It is far more difficult for Western powers-that-be to surreptitiously promote power politics in Africa and elsewhere. Even the policy of "lifting up" states such as Japan and China and industrializing them is beginning to foun ...
Political Pygmies and Mad Hatters
April 20, 2011
The debate in Washington over this year's budget that threatened another (ho hum) government shutdown is a sterling example of how modern day pundits and politicians have shrunk their vision of political affairs down to the momentary, the picayune, the superfic ...
Pitfalls of Shared Responsibility
April 20, 2011
President Barrack Obama asserted in a recent speech dealing with the country's enormous debt that what the country needs is to live by an ancient principle, namely, "the principle of shared responsibility." He invoked this in his defense of his championing of t ...
The BRICS Take Over
April 19, 2011
Ultimately perhaps the BRICS will build the New World Order that the Anglosphere seeks. But once it is fully constructed, it will become clear who runs it. And it won't be the BRICS. One might surely believe in Madsen's perspective but we would argue that it do ...
Western Wars Are for Oil?
April 19, 2011
The dominant social theme that Anglo-American wars are primarily aimed at exploiting raw materials is being trotted out again. While Britain has been engaged in an extensive post-mortem of the Iraqi war called the Chilcot Inquiry, these secret documents were no ...
Budget Cuts Are Meaningless Without Fed Transparency
April 19, 2011
Congress focused on issues surrounding government spending this week as talk of deficits, the national debt, and the debt limit saturated the airwaves. This is a positive development. In years past, there was very little concern over how much was spent here in ...
The EU Crack-Up
April 19, 2011
Political upheaval has hit Finland, and it's merely a foreshadowing of bigger changes ahead. The core issue is whether Finland ought to be paying for bailouts for other EU states. In reaction to establishment support for the bailout, voters ousted the pro-bailo ...
More Nails in EU Coffin?
April 18, 2011
There is yet a hammering sound surrounding the EU. Some say it comes from those who are busy building a box in which to contain the region's endless sovereign debt crisis. Others might be persuaded the box is the EU's coffin. The distinction is important not on ...
New Elite Approach In Ivory Coast – the Clenched Fist
April 18, 2011
Not long ago, the former president of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo was forced out of the presidential residence at gunpoint. The new president, Alassane Ouattara is going to take up residence after repairs. That's about all that's clear right now. Most every ...
James Jaeger on SPOiLER – His Documentary Based on Nelson Hultberg's New Freedom-Oriented Political Party
April 17, 2011
The editors of The Daily Bell are pleased to present an exclusive interview with free-market film producer James Jaeger. Mr. Jaeger is a Telly Award-winning filmmaker (FIAT EMPIRE) with over 25 years experience writing, directing and editing feature motion pict ...
Barack Obama's Internet Kill Switch
April 16, 2011
What are the chances of a US Internet Kill Switch? Could it happen? Is it practical? The Foundation for the Advancement of Free-Market Thinking (FAFMT) and The Daily Bell are pleased to bring you a short video presentation titled, Internet Kill Switch. The vide ...
US Is Broke, Failing, But Show Goes On
April 15, 2011
In his recent speech, US President Barack Obama pledged to pare the projected deficit by $4 trillion in the next 12 years, and to raise taxes on America's wealthiest Americans. His presentation was reported seriously and gravely by the mainstream media that mus ...
France Expects to Wipe Out Oldest Profession
April 15, 2011
In a libertarian society, many of the current wars (such as the war on drugs) would be seen as unnecessary. People could do as they pleased so long as they did not hurt others. But despite the literally millions pages of documentary evidence that shows laws tha ...
On Demeaning A Straw Men
April 15, 2011
A. C. Grayling, an normally sensible English academic – just check out his book, Liberty in the Age of Terror (Bloomsbury, 2009) – wrote recently in The New York Review of Books: "Of course, people who hold extreme political positions are not troubled by su ...
John Boehner, A Wide-Eyed Radical … Not!
April 14, 2011
John Boehner may believe he can temporize now but there is a price. Tomorrow the very fabric of the nation may come under threat. This is what Boehner should really be worrying about instead of the impact of government shutdowns and the ramifications of debt-ce ...
Silent Coup: UN Takes Over Africa?
April 14, 2011
In the modern age, with the power elite pressing hard for world government, it is sometimes difficult to note turning points, but the more we see of the tiny Ivory Coast affair the more we tend to believe this is another watershed moment. It is truly a big deal ...
Atomization & Commodification in Capitalism
April 14, 2011
That free market capitalism, if it existed, would atomize and commodify people is a charge that's been around quite a while. It pops up for sure whenever someone means to disparage the free market economy. Atomization is the idea that people, like the early con ...
Shrinking Greatness of Congressional Budget Cuts
April 13, 2011
The Wall Street Journal and other mainstream US financial publications are in full cry about the greatness of the recent historical Congressional budget deal that supposedly reverses decades of spending. It's a kind of dominant social theme in fact: Big Governm ...
Do Iraqis Know Something the Pentagon Doesn't?
April 13, 2011
Either the US gets out of Iraq or Iraq goes up in flames. That seems to be the message in this article. What is the larger import? The grim US military-industrial complex meme that the war in Iraq was worthwhile because of the tyrant it toppled may be toppling ...
EU Heart Attacked by Mainstream Press!
April 12, 2011
The elite is now in a place where ANY setback is considerable and illustrates to the millions who are awakened that its grip is slipping. Because the secrecy is gone, all the elite has left is an aura of desperately cultivated invincibility. This is the final w ...
Ivory Coast Resolution Turns Into Neo-Colonialism
April 12, 2011
Now that former president Laurent Gbagbo has been captured by his rival Alassane Ouattara, the mainstream media is predicting a return to normalcy for the Ivory Coast. It is no doubt hoped by many in the West that Hillary Clinton's specific warning shall encour ...
The Nanny State Can't Last
April 12, 2011
Last week, Congress and the administration refused to seriously consider the problem of government spending. Despite the fear-mongering, a government shutdown would not have been as bad as claimed. It is encouraging that some in Washington seem to be insisting ...
Essential Capitalism
April 12, 2011
A while back I got caught up in a fracas about using the term "capitalism" to mean the free market, fully voluntary system of economic relations. It didn't surprise me since I am aware that complicated matters often need to be discussed, well, in complicated w ...
IMF Plots Role as World's Central Bank?
April 11, 2011
Can you hear the whispers coming out of the shadows? Over the past months, we have covered the IMF's increasing efforts to position itself as the world's future central bank and one-world currency issuer. We can see from the above article in Reuters - a chief m ...
Little Iceland Panics Big Banks
April 11, 2011
The Icelanders are at it again, irresponsible and unwilling to take up their burden. The wrath of the modern world shall surely be visited upon them. Yes, reluctantly, the Dutch and British must sue. If the verdict is not appropriately punitive and Iceland's ha ...
Morality and Freedom Again
April 11, 2011
Quite a few people, among them some who are pretty bright and thoughtful, hold that people have moral responsibilities, that these aren't mere preferences, and that a society that fails to accommodate this is flawed. For some who take morality seriously these r ...
Jesse Ventura on Government Cover-Ups . . . 9/11, the Reality of HAARP and Making Government Better
April 10, 2011
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Jesse Ventura. Ventura is the former Independent Governor of Minnesota. He is also a former U.S. Navy SEAL, professional wrestler, movie actor, a visiting fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Gover ...
Real Toll of Worldwide Regime Change
April 09, 2011
The unrest sweeping the world seems to be growing, and the Internet provides us with global updates cataloguing this powerful phenomenon. An article in All Africa.com "Uprising, Imperialism and Uncertainty," informs us that in addition to uprisings in Tunisia, ...
EU Dominos Tumble Toward Spain?
April 08, 2011
The question is whether Spain will proceed down this path. We recently reported on an analysis of a Telegraph article that argued Spain would avoid the fate of the "PIG" (Portugal, Ireland and Greece). The Guardian argues otherwise. First there is the economic ...
NATO and the US Quietly Winding Down Afghanistan?
April 08, 2011
This is a startling article as it seems to proclaim that after nearly a decade of irradiating Afghanistan and killing women, children and elders in order to "purge" Afghanistan of its 100 or so Al Qaeda, both NATO and the US Military-Industrial Complex have had ...
The Insidious Effects of Japan's Disaster
April 08, 2011
While the world's attention has been focused on the physical destruction wrought by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the desperate attempts to contain the fallout from the shattered Fukushima Daiichi plant, and the daunting problems that Japan faces in rebu ...
Pakistan's Problem Is Britain?
April 07, 2011
The UK Telegraph is often a good read. But occasionally you run into stories such as this one by Ed West who is a young columnist for the paper. Just to make sure this column was not an aberration, we checked his archive. Sure enough it was littered with column ...
More Global Judicial Activism, As Hague Court Awaits Kenya Killers
April 07, 2011
Even as the violence afflicting the Ivory Coast gradually wends its way to the inevitable ouster of former president Laurent Gbagbo, there is yet another international drama being played out in Africa, where Kenya's has just sent mass killing suspects to the Ha ...
Impeach Bernanke! – An open letter to Congressman Ron Paul of Texas
April 07, 2011
Most people believe, and the media confirm them in that belief, that the Fed can legally create dollars 'out of the thin air' in any quantity, and can do with them as it pleases. This may well be the pipe dream of Dr. Bernanke who is quoted as saying that the U ...
EU Wants Own Bonds?
April 06, 2011
Not much of what is going in the EU is being reported in depth by Western mainstream media, especially not in America. Yet thanks to the Internet, the issues involved with the EU have likely never been clearer and the activism more organized. Hannan's increasin ...
Ivory Coast Violence May Not End With Ouster of Gbagbo
April 06, 2011
Have the French done it again? French President Nicolas Sarkozy (left) has taken France in a new and more bellicose direction recently, and the results may not be positive either for France or the countries it has helped attack. In Libya, France has helped crea ...
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