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Ascension of Assange?
December 17, 2010
Here at the Daily Bell we analyze the dominant social themes of the elite and it's hard, dangerous, dirty work. It's not something amateurs want to do on a lark. There are paper cuts involved, blurry vision and even late nights. But sometimes our preoccupations ...
Struggle for the Republican Soul
December 17, 2010
Change may come to America – and even Europe – via the ballot box, but it's not going to be easy and it may even be fairly messy. Here's a question: With the American electorate absolutely punishing the Democrats and their big-spending ways, why was Congres ...
China: That Urban Empty Feeling
December 16, 2010
Even at the height of the mortgage boom in America, US builders were not erecting empty cities, were they? Did we miss something? In China, apparently they are. In our quest to present what's going on, we've documented some uncanny occurrences over the past two ...
Mayan Worship
December 16, 2010
The Cornwall Alliance, which apparently has something of a Western religious orientation, has presented an important point in the article excerpted above. The excessive worship of ancient empires, as embodied by Christiana Figueres invocation of the Mayan Ixche ...
West's Employment Dysfunction
December 15, 2010
Does the West have a free-market? From an investment standpoint, this is obviously an important question. Free-markets generate innovation, entrepreneurship and provide the creativity that keeps societies prospering and moving forward. We return to this questio ...
Truth About WikiLeaks?
December 15, 2010
There is much more in the article, and we would encourage people to read it. Chossudovsky points out that "Limited forms of critical debate and 'transparency' are tolerated while also enforcing broad public acceptance of the basic premises of US foreign policy, ...
A Stupid Analogy
December 15, 2010
Now that Judge Henry E. Hudson of the Virginia district court ruled that the Obama health care measure violates the U.S. Constitution by forcing people to make purchases they may not want to make, there are innumerable sophists who want to refute the rationale ...
Scarcity Memes Rev Up?
December 14, 2010
We continue to track scarcity memes. Our position has evolved along with the failure of global warming. For over a year we have maintained that its failure would make it much harder to promote food and water scarcity themes that the power elite had evidently an ...
Neil Armstrong 'Speaks'
December 14, 2010
It is increasingly obvious from a 21st century vantage-point that the 20th century was a kind of Dark Ages. As we emerge blinking compulsively into a new era of Internet information, we can see increasingly how much of the previous century was an elite promotio ...
Audit the Fed in 2011
December 14, 2010
Since the announcement last week that I will chair the congressional subcommittee that oversees the Federal Reserve, the media response has been overwhelming. The groundswell of opposition to Fed actions among ordinary citizens is reflected not only in the rhet ...
Elite's Pathological Dysfunction?
December 13, 2010
We have written about this before but over the weekend, we noticed two significant new examples of the continuing, surprising disassociation of the elite. When we suggest disassociation, we are speaking of disassociation from reality. The fabulously wealthy Ang ...
Justice Breyer Argues for Activism
December 13, 2010
In this book, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer confronts Justice Antonin Scalia regarding the much-debated issue of originalism and textualism. Scalia wants to read the words of the Constitution and conform to them as strictly as possible – perhaps u ...
WikiLeaks – Hype, Propaganda or Revolution?
December 13, 2010
The media is full of hype about Mr. Julian Assange, the man behind WikiLeaks. The story might be considered trivial at first. However, the hoopla is interesting to observe, highly intriguing and, in my view, well worth analyzing and second-guessing a bit. The b ...
Disgusting Rich Bashing
December 13, 2010
There are many welcome developments in America in our time, mainly in the media. Certainly Judge Andrew Napolitano's and John Stossel's Fox Business Network TV programs are quite unprecedented in their principled libertarian commentaries. The way Reason Magazin ...
Peter Boettke on the Rise of Austrian Economics, Its Academic Inroads and Why the Market Should Decide
December 12, 2010
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Peter J. Boettke. Dr. Boettke is the Deputy Director of the James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy, a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, and a professor in the economics depart ...
America's Salvation
December 11, 2010
Anybody with a lick of sense realizes there's no difference anymore between the Democrats and Republicans. Both preach big dictatorial government to the people, and they do so relentlessly. Thus many Americans now realize that we need to open up the process and ...
Law & Our Democracy
December 11, 2010
When as a 14 year old I lived in Budapest under the rule of the "democratic republic" of Hungary – which was but a ruse disguising sheer Soviet style power – my family repeatedly violated "the law," which is to say we defied the rules the communist – in f ...
CyberJustice Versus Monopoly Justice
December 10, 2010
With Julian Assange in prison, a kind of non-shooting war has broken out. The mainstream media is always careful to distinguish between corporate America and federal America, but suddenly this is not being respected. Those who support Assange are not making any ...
Carbon Marts Launch Around the World
December 09, 2010
Colonialism is alive and well. The World Bank is to encourage carbon trading in developing countries. Too bad. This will make it even harder for developing nations to grow up; and the ramifications are simple. It means more sickness, more starvation, more depri ...
NASA Arsenic Life Paper Is Fraud?
December 09, 2010
Enter the Internet as always. In the 20th century, such a strategy might have worked. It would likely have been difficult to get out the word about NASA's apparent deception. But in the 21st century, NASA is exposed in days. Redfield (see article excerpted abov ...
Is Capitalism Dead?
December 08, 2010
Is there a recovery? Do you feel it, dear reader? Deep down in 'dem bones? We don't. We've explained the reasons why in dozens of articles: The fiat meltdown of 2008 was a meltdown of MONEY caused by the Internet's ability to expose the truth of a fraudulent ce ...
Crumbling US Exceptionalism – and the Antidote
December 08, 2010
It is not so much the wars that have done America in as the length of them. And it is not 9/11 that has ruined America so much as the US's inability – institutionally – to reexamine that terrible day to find out what really happened. The problem with where ...
China Inflation Precursor to NWO?
December 07, 2010
The news from China is either worse or better, depending on whom you believe (see article excerpt above). Since we don't believe anything that comes from official Chinese sources, we may be apt to discount the views of those who speak on behalf of Chinese insti ...
Focus on the Policy, Not WikiLeaks
December 07, 2010
We may never know the whole story behind the recent publication of sensitive U.S. government documents by the Wikileaks organization, but we certainly can draw some important conclusions from the reaction of so many in government and media. At its core, the Wik ...
Assange, Hero or Trickster?
December 06, 2010
Here at the Bell, we continue to cover the ever-growing story of Julian Assange and to ponder whether or not the entire affair is something of an elite promotion. Every day, there is something new, and this has all sorts of financial and sociopolitical ramifica ...
Attack of the EVs
December 06, 2010
We were not going to return to the subject of electric vehicles for a while, having just written about them. But elite promotional efforts surrounding electric cars are so egregious at this point that our elves simply couldn't let go - especially as the Nissan ...
Leak Embarrassments
December 06, 2010
My newspaper carried the AP headline the other day, "U.S. cuts access to files after leak embarrassment," and the body of the article reports that Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks is now on a most wanted list in Europe. I do not have the time or even th ...
Ron Holland on Resisting the NWO and Restoring the American Dream
December 05, 2010
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Ron Holland. Mr. Holland 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 a ...
One Swallow
December 04, 2010
Those who have paid a bit of attention to my writings on public policy probably know that I have always been an opponent of preemptive petty tyrannies of government regulations, the sort that force people to follow certain standards of professional conduct, inc ...
Will the Market Do What Western Leaders Cannot?
December 04, 2010
It's a sign of the times. President Barack Obama's ballyhooed fiscal commission on Friday failed to come up with a plan to curb the US budget deficit. For close to a year, the panel has been laboring on US$4 trillion in cuts that would take place, approximately ...
Radical Muslims Aren't Alone
December 04, 2010
So it turns out that contrary to widespread impression, the American government is just as willing to step all over people's right to free expressions as are governments in what are deemed more tyrannical countries. News has it that the Washington based Smithso ...
The Chaos of Nation States
December 03, 2010
Is the Anglosphere losing control on purpose or despite itself? The ratcheting chaos is not in fact restricted to the West. There are problems across the globe, from South America (Venezuela) to Afghanistan, Africa and of course the Koreas where a succession dr ...
Costly Promotions of the Military
December 03, 2010
Big Science is beyond promotions, correct? We don't believe so. We think in this era of economic difficulty that those running Big Science projects are increasingly desperate. Recent announcements tell the tale. First there was the announcement that scientists ...
It's an Anglo-American World
December 02, 2010
We will use this article excerpted above to reinforce our arguments about the validity of the Anglo-American elite and where the nexus of power lies. The article attempts to downplay American involvement in bailing out Europe, and that is as it should be. The F ...
WikiLeaks Copies 16th Century Amsterdam
December 02, 2010
The UK Telegraph has caught onto the idea that there are parallels between what has come before and what is happening today. Specifically, WikiLeaks is a form of pamphleteering and we can see its antecedents in Amsterdam. There is a whiff, therefore, in this ar ...
Too Politicized to Fail!
December 02, 2010
It may now be assumed that the only people allowed to fail in the world are athletes and some gamblers. Businesses are not. In Ireland, for instance, banks made bad loans and thus lost a lot of dough but no, they were not allowed to go under by the government ...
Europe Falls Toward Enlightenment?
December 01, 2010
Let us take stock – as WikiLeaks surges around us, as great events gather momentum and hurtle toward us, or away. Events, in fact, that are occurring both quickly and furiously. Embarrassing emails about the world's greatest powers circulate the globe. Delega ...
Hiss of a Smart Grid
December 01, 2010
Like the honeyed hiss of a serpent, the article (excerpted above) gives little clue to its deadly nature. One would never know from its tiny existence what is planned. But read closely and you will see, for an instant, the ghostly, gleaming fangs of ... Smart G ...
CUT, Don't Freeze Federal Employee Pay
December 01, 2010
While bankrupt over indebted governments everywhere from Russia and the United Kingdom to Ireland move to cut the number of government employees and reduce salaries, America the leading debt basket case of the world just might freeze salaries for a couple of ye ...
WikiLeaks to Take on Private Sector?
November 30, 2010
We really want to give Julian Assange the benefit of the doubt. We want him to be heroic, someone who is singlehandedly turning around the authoritarian trend that is sweeping the world. We believe he could be the courageous man he seems to be. But here at the ...
Hedge Fund Predicts China Disaster
November 30, 2010
The same day we published yet another (much disputed) article about China's raging inflation, we read this in the Telegraph (see article excerpt above). We agree with much that the Hart is suggesting, and we have mentioned a lot of it. What comes across clearly ...
Don't Raise the Debt Ceiling!
November 30, 2010
As of November 7th, the total U.S. public debt outstanding reached an astonishing $13.7 trillion. This means that although Congress just raised the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion back in February, the new Congress will face another debt ceiling vote almost imme ...
The Road to Fascism
November 30, 2010
The usual beef among those who dislike trends in this country's economic policies is that we will soon have a socialist system. And it does appear that with more and more economic issues coming under government supervision and outright control, socialism is the ...
Inflation Bell Tolling for China?
November 29, 2010
Working with elves is not like working with humans. They tend to be scatterbrained and imprecise – financial analysis being a good deal different than toy making. So why is it we ask, that only a few "big uns" as the gnomes call us, a bunch of Swiss shorties ...
WikiLeaks: Clever PsyOps?
November 29, 2010
Is Julian Assange the rebel-with-a-cause that he makes himself out to be? We gave him the benefit of the doubt for months, and still do, but with less and less certainty. We don't remember when our suspicions became more pronounced, but (credit where credit is ...
What's so Bad About Exceptionalism?
November 29, 2010
There is nothing amiss with exceptionalism, never mind the slurs against it by the likes of NYU Law Professor Ronald Dworkin (in The New York Review of Books). To regard the United States of America as a country that's exceptional – meaning the likes of which ...
Dr. Mark Skousen's Five Questions for President Obama and How Free-Market Thinking Can Build a Better Future
November 28, 2010
The Daily Bell is pleased to publish an exclusive interview with the distinguished free-market scholar and economist Dr. Mark Skousen. Dr. Skousen taught economics at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business in 2004. In 2001- 02, he was president of th ...
Are There Still Differences Between the Great Powers?
November 27, 2010
Vladimir Putin makes a currency swap deal with China and then heads to Germany to propose a vast, continent-wide European union. It is inevitable, he says. It is aimed at marginalizing the US dollar and giving the world a choice of what kind of currency to use. ...
Do We Have a Moral Nature?
November 27, 2010
It is often held, by admirers of modern science (which took off around about the 15th century) that if human beings are parts of nature, there can be no room for morality in their lives. They are then simply complicated machines working as they must, with no po ...
The Insider Trading Promotion
November 26, 2010
The criminalization of communication continues apace. More "insider traders" are about to feel the full brunt of US justice. It is kind of sickening, actually, to watch it play out, given what the US government chooses NOT to prosecute or even investigate. And ...
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