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China Takes Over Africa?
May 11, 2011
We've stayed with the recent Ivory Coast neo-colonialist incident because we think it represents a sea-change in the West's sway over Africa. We try to identify important turning points in elite memes - the fear-based propaganda campaigns with which the powers- ...
EU/Greek Situation Continues to Decline
May 10, 2011
We have long-predicted the possible break-up of the EU in these modest pages. As we have written many times in the past few years, the EU experiment is not a logical one and at this point its disadvantages far outweigh its advantages. The "immoveable rigor" of ...
Airport Searches in US May Be Extended to Trains
May 10, 2011
This is how fascism descends, word by word. Now US Sen. Charles Schumer has said that he wishes to introduce legislation in the US Senate that will create a "do not ride" list for America's foundering, nationalized rail system, Amtrak. Amtrak is not by any mean ...
On the Elimination of Osama bin Laden
May 10, 2011
Last week marked an important milestone in the war on terrorism for our country. Osama bin Laden applauded the 9/11 attacks. Such deliberate killing of innocent lives deserved retaliation. It is good that bin Laden is dead and justice is served. The way in whic ...
Hayek on Morality
May 10, 2011
As Hayek put it elsewhere, "It is only where the individual has choice, and its inherent responsibility, that he has occasion to affirm existing values, to contribute to their further growth, and to earn moral merit." ("The Moral Element in Free Enterprise," St ...
Cost of Bin Laden Deception: US$3 Trillion
May 09, 2011
The Atlantic Magazine has published a remarkable article totaling up the cost of fighting bin Laden and pursuing the war on terror. Total dollars: US$3 trillion. Given the perilous state of Western finance, this amount of money reveals not the West's determinat ...
Don't Let Doha Die, Pleads Columnist
May 09, 2011
The private sector creates the products with which the world trades and ultimately it is the entrepreneurs and business leaders that will determine how they are traded. Such massive talk fests as Doha only obscure this fundamental truth. Perhaps that has been t ...
Revisiting Selfishness
May 09, 2011
Because I am always eager to do well for myself – have done this for as long as I can recall, starting with wanting to succeed in school, on the athletic field, in trying to be healthy and fit, and wanting to escape the brutal Soviets when I was only 14 – I ...
Nathaniel Branden on the Atlas Shrugged Movie and His Own Life's Legacy as Ayn Rand's Primary Exponent
May 08, 2011
The Daily Bell is pleased to publish an exclusive interview with Dr. Nathaniel Branden. Dr. Branden is a practicing psychotherapist in Los Angeles and also does corporate consulting. Dr. Branden offers workshops, seminars, and conferences on applying self-estee ...
Ivory Coast Disaster Shows Validity of Meme Investing
May 07, 2011
A recent article on the Ivory Coast in The Financial Times illustrates the point this publication regularly makes about investing via dominant social themes. One has to decide if elite perspectives are accurate or if what we call the Internet Reformation is goi ...
Ron Paul Wins the Debate But Will the Federal Reserve Put Him in the White House?
May 07, 2011
The Drudge Report recently announced that according to a CNN Poll, Ron Paul has the best chance to beat Obama of all the potential GOP candidates. The Ron Paul Campaign has certainly been making progress over the past four years but the difference between futur ...
Silver Takes it on the Chin
May 07, 2011
This week saw the type of downside volatility in the precious metals market that will be remembered for years to come. For those of us who have been long gold, and silver in particular, the memories will not be pleasant. While many had been expecting a pullback ...
Will Bin Laden's Death Justify More War?
May 06, 2011
The Telegraph's truculent war columnist Con Coughlin is in full cry post bin Laden. Our point regarding the al-Qaeda chief's demise, made yesterday, was that the West had designed it in order to quit Afghanistan " with honor." The probably false death of bin La ...
Silver's Bubble Has Burst?
May 06, 2011
The doomsters are at it again. Every couple of months either silver or gold are in a "bubble." This is a fundamental misreading of the current bull market in money metals that probably still has three or four years to run - at least. If it gets that far. We're ...
The Institutional Gold Rush
May 06, 2011
I have worked on Wall Street my entire life, and one thing I've learned is that large institutional investors, like pension funds and endowments, rarely veer from the herd. They manage too much of other people's money to stick their necks out alone - if their i ...
Why Can't I See Bin Laden's Dead Body?
May 06, 2011
I am baffled by this secrecy surrounding Bin Ladens' death. Someone needs to do more explaining than has been done thus far. Why when American taxpayers have funded a massive manhunt and eventual assassination of Osama bin Laden are they forbidden to see Bin La ...
Bin Laden Episode End of Empire? – Top US Official Says 9/11 Was an Inside Job
May 05, 2011
We are on record as doubting that Osama bin Laden was killed on Sunday, as we believe he has been dead for years, but we also speculated about what might be the result - and why the US might want to pretend that bin Laden had been "tapped" by Navy Seals. One ob ...
Gaddafi Planned Gold Dinar, Now Under Attack
May 05, 2011
Plans for attacking Muammar Gaddafi apparently go back some 20 years, and even US President Ronald Reagan tried to kill him, deeming him a threat to America power. The latest attacks are in keeping with the larger wave of aggression initiated by the Anglo-Ameri ...
Greek Loan Extensions to Punch Hole in EU?
May 05, 2011
The EU is reaching a deal with Portugal on a "bail out," which is illegal under EU rules (but who's counting?) What's more important is an upcoming, potential Greek debt restructuring, which is also illegal under EU rules. It doesn't make sense to us, and in th ...
Some Consequences of Mixed Systems
May 05, 2011
China is what political economists call a market socialist country, with political socialism at a virtual dictatorial level (as distinct from, say, democratic socialist and liberal democratic countries) and is thus very precarious when it comes to its political ...
Doha Dies Well-Deserved Death?
May 04, 2011
One of the big myths about Western capitalism is that the powers-that-be have negotiated and honored free-trade agreements. In fact, the West functions with managed trade agreements, which are a good deal different that free-trade agreements. The so-called Doha ...
World's 'Elders' Claim All Is Well in Ivory Coast
May 04, 2011
The "Elders" have struck again. The Elders are a self proclaimed group of wise men that includes Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and others. Nelson Mandela is an honorary elder, apparently. Presumably he had the good sense not to get directly ...
How Global Elites Steal Resources & Technology
May 04, 2011
The banking class – and the corporations that do business with this class – have reconfigured U.S. laws to enable them to facilitate massive mergers and acquisitions over the past several decades. This consolidation took massive financing, so where did the ...
Warren Buffett Does a Disservice
May 03, 2011
Warren Buffett is at it again, talking down gold and the Telegraph is reporting on it: "Gold really doesn't have utility," the 80-year old told shareholders at Berkshire Hathaway's annual general meeting. "I'd bet on a good producing business to outperform some ...
WikiLeaks Nuclear Bomb Story Preceded Osama Death
May 03, 2011
What are the odds that WikiLeaks would release an Osama bin Laden nuclear bomb story only a week before his putative death at the hands of American Navy Seals? We have long pointed out that WikiLeaks is probably some sort of Anglo-American intel operation and t ...
On Constitutional Concerns
May 03, 2011
Last week the media focused on President Obama's basic eligibility to be president while ignoring the unconstitutional manner in which he governs. For example, his recent use of a signing statement to affect a line-item veto on a bill he signed into law as pres ...
Osama bin Laden Is Dead Again?
May 02, 2011
America's number one enemy is dead. "I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda and a terrorist who is responsible for the murder of thousands of inn ...
UN Strong-Arming Little Sri Lanka Is World's Biggest Untold Story?
May 02, 2011
The United Nations is increasingly being used by the Anglo-American axis in the Great Game of world domination and if one understands the strategic reality it is truly a disgusting scenario. The UN is increasingly functioning as a kind of beard for Western mili ...
Spain, Struggling With Weak Economy, Raises Taxes, Attacks Business
May 02, 2011
We can see how the socialist government of Spain continues the fine recovery of that once great country. Greece's socialist government is using satellite technology to count untaxed swimming pools. The socialist government of Spain intends to place the large th ...
Shawn Perger on Money Mafia Manipulations, the Rise of Silver and His Exciting New Venture
May 01, 2011
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Shawn Perger. Shawn is an author, speaker at investment conferences, and an entrepreneur who has more than 20 years experience working within Vancouver, Canada's vibrant venture capital marts - ar ...
Does the Internet Have a Dark Side?
April 30, 2011
It is difficult to say with any certainty what knowledge is being disseminated now that will result in tomorrow's destabilization or even how far that destabilization will go. We have argued in the past that such changes do not overthrow the power elite, merely ...
More Foibles of Unlimited Democracy
April 30, 2011
It is certainly no secret that while democracy has certain merits as a method for reaching political decisions, it is liable to be abused without those limits. American democracy was always feared, even by the framers, and unless it is restrained by a good, jus ...
Fed Press Conferences Will Fail to Ease Reformers' Frustration
April 29, 2011
What we see, based on these new Fed "press conferences" is that the Anglosphere power elite still does not have any idea about how to counteract the disaffection people have with the current system and to stem the tide of the 'Net Reformation. This does not bod ...
Obama Appoints Petraeus CIA Director – Triumph of Style Over Substance
April 29, 2011
The promotion of General David Petraeus to head the CIA seems to us something of a triumph of style over substance. The Afghanistan war, so far as we can tell, is not going exceptionally well and Iraq, as we reported recently, is liable to lapse back into viole ...
Europe Faces Double Dip?
April 28, 2011
This informative little article in the Telegraph gives us a glimpse into the market itself as regards the three PIGS that are in the worst trouble. "The yield on two-year Greek debt passed 25pc for the first time, while yields on 10-year debt climbed further ov ...
Ivory Coast Failing Coup Marks End of Colonialism?
April 28, 2011
The mainstream media brought the Ivory Coast story to a successful finish after the "strong man" Gbagbo was "dragged" out of his "bunker" (basement) by French troops who handed him over to Ouattara 's forces and then pretended they had nothing to do with his ca ...
A Most Costly Fallacy!
April 28, 2011
No need to keep readers in suspense - the fallacy is to aim for certainty beyond the shadow of doubt! It is very costly because by holding on to the belief that if one lacks such certainty, it's OK to believe this or that and to do this or that, one is wasting ...
Double Dip Done on Purpose?
April 27, 2011
The world did not simply arrive at this place by accident. The central banking economies of the West – themselves deliberately put into place – caused the great economic meltdown of 2008, with which the world still struggles. But additional policies having ...
EU Rigor Tested As French Turn Against Immigration
April 27, 2011
So the French political leaders are finally reacting to the discontent of the larger French electorate with various EU programs. As a publication tracking the dominant social themes of the elites and their successes and failures, we find this an extraordinary t ...
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 ...
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