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Abusing the Social Contract
October 19, 2011
At the outset it needs to be noted that whatever is called the social contract, it is not actually a contract, which is "an agreement entered into by two or more parties with the serious intention of creating a legal obligation or obligations, which may or may ...
Musings on GOP Follies
October 19, 2011
The Empty Suit...In the wake of the recent New Hampshire debate televised on Bloomberg October 11th, one has to conclude that Rick Perry's star is not just fading; it has crashed into that horrible fate known as FIP (flash in pan). He desperately needed to thro ...
Showdown at the CFTC
October 18, 2011
This is a good analysis from John Kemp of Reuters about an upcoming legal confrontation between free markets and regulation. He perceives it as a struggle between over-reaching regulation and market forces. The confrontation has been set up by the imposition of ...
The Return of Milton Friedman Via NGDP Revenue Targeting
October 18, 2011
Like a bad guest at a dinner party, Milton Friedman won't go away. Now he is returning in the guise of the anonymous "Washington" writer for the Economist newspaper. Just like Friedman, he has the idea that central banking can be run scientifically. In fact it ...
Who is David DeGraw #2 and is Occupy Wall Street Directed History?
October 18, 2011
Is Occupy Wall Street directed history and is David DeGraw its pied piper? His lead article today at AmpedStatus, his flagship media website, features the arrest of Dr. Cornel West. Who is Dr. West? Here's Wikipedia: West has called the U.S. a "racist patr ...
Obama's Violent Wars Against Third-World Secularism
October 18, 2011
The Obama administration has sent Green Berets to Uganda to help fight the Lord's Resistance Army, led by Joseph Kony. Who is Kony? According to the Post, a "self-styled prophet, who mixes Christian mysticism with politics, he is believed hiding along the Sudan ...
The Business of Government
October 18, 2011
Amid the din of economic nonsense being bandied about since the collapse of the housing bubble and the steep ramping up of our national debt, there has been the persistent refrain that Washington should be run more like a business. If only more business people ...
The Dawn of Late Fascism
October 18, 2011
The downgrading of US debt this summer didn't have huge economic consequences, but the psychological ones were truly devastating for the national elites who have run this country for nearly a century. For a State that regards itself as infallible, it was a huge ...
DeGraw the Controller? Assange the Messiah?
October 17, 2011
Speaking of Assange-the-Messiah and his visitation to St. Paul's, we've recently received incessant calls from several paranoid friends. To stop the barrage, we've combine their rants into one narrative as follows ... "I dunno why you never take my calls, ...
Federal Reserve Is Mercantilist – Not Private
October 17, 2011
Ellen Brown, Alex Jones and others have done much good work to ensure people know the Fed is "private" not public" – and the latest action by the Fed in attacking Alex Jones is another indication of the essentially private nature of the US central bank. Here' ...
Ron Paul Is a Change-Maker
October 17, 2011
One gets the feeling the Republican Party would rather run a dog for president than Ron Paul. And yet ... by almost every reasonable account, the libertarian congressman from Texas is still in contention to win the Republican nomination. He's got popular suppor ...
Zuckerman: Obama Doesn't Lie Enough
October 17, 2011
The Wall Street Journal's weekend interview, conducted with Mortimer Zuckerman by James Freeman, comes to the conclusion that US President Barack Obama doesn't lie enough. That's not Zuckerman's conclusion, that's ours. The interview is also a warning to O ...
Sheldon Richman on Searching for the Balance Between Liberty and Power at the Historical Freeman Magazine
October 16, 2011
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an interview with Sheldon Richman (left). Sheldon is editor of The Freeman, published by The Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, New York, and serves as senior fellow at The Future of Freedom Foundation. He is th ...
The Moral Unraveling of the EU, Bailouts and Central Banking
October 15, 2011
Slovakia has now approved European debt-crisis bailout fund, but the problems Europe is experiencing are similar to those faced by America in the grip of the Fed's immense bailouts of the past two years. Increasingly, these are seen as morally repugnant by citi ...
Warren's Non-Sequitur
October 15, 2011
So Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts candidate for the US Senate, says "there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody." And so she is said to reject that it is possible for Americans to become wealthy "in isolation." (As if someone defended that ...
Blame Government, Not Greed – and, Please, Ignore Central Banking
October 14, 2011
Peter Wallison, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has had a high profile of late, publishing several articles in the Wall Street Journal (see excerpt above) blaming government rather than ...
Ron Paul Schism in Occupy Wall Street?
October 14, 2011
Among the not-so-private problems afflicting the generally hopeful movement of Occupy Wall Street is the schism between the libertarian wing and what might be called the "statist" element of the movement. The Occupy Wall Street forum, offered at its websit ...
Bush Used as Trojan Horse for Global Justice
October 14, 2011
The Examiner, an online newspaper, has provided us with a pretty good summary of the surprisingly strong call by London-based Amnesty International (see excerpt above) to arrest George Bush over international war crimes. Bush inspires intense feelings (mostly d ...
Rothschild Banker Calls for End of Euro
October 13, 2011
Well, what does this mean? One could speculate that the Rothschilds – maybe the richest and most powerful family in the world – have decided to end the EU experiment. We believe the Rothschilds and other central banking families are behind the EU, not the G ...
Encouraging Signs at Occupy Wall Street?
October 13, 2011
In scanning David DeGraw's AmpedStatus web-log of the growing protest movement Occupy Wall Street, we came across a statement from the "We Will NOT Be Co-Opted" Working Group. It's surely worth commenting on, and we reproduce it below, as it seems to show consi ...
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 ...
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