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Speaking Truth to Euro-Power
November 26, 2010
We don't want to make too big a fuss about this because it is usually very hard to pinpoint a speech that will serve as history's fulcrum. We do believe, nonetheless, this could be one - it is that good. And as a bit of political theatre, Nigel Farage's impassi ...
Global Depression Just a Dodge?
November 25, 2010
Yesterday we commented on the coming Chinese economic implosion (either slowly or quickly) due to out-of-control inflation but ran into the predictable (feedback) perspective that China will be the next towering power in the world. This viewpoint will doubtless ...
Green Auto-Sales Wilt as US Gov Dumps GM Back on Markets
November 25, 2010
"Competition is a sin," said one of the richest men in the world; his approach to commerce trailblazed the ruthless, capitalist way of modern business. In fact, a tiny, intergenerational, familial Anglo-American power elite of incredible wealth runs the Western ...
Dogmatism on the Left
November 25, 2010
As a loyal reader of books, articles and columns by members of the American intellectual left, I marvel often at just how blind these folks can be to their own dogmatism. Folks like these routinely charge those whose politics and economics they dislike with thi ...
What Happens When China Collapses?
November 24, 2010
Yesterday we revisited our prognostication of nearly two years ago that the Federal Reserve was on the way out in its current form - given the vituperation increasingly leveled at that institution. An institution like the Fed, set up by the powers-that-be as an ...
To Calm TSA Furor, Revisit War on Terror
November 24, 2010
The furor surrounding the TSA's enhanced security measures continues to grow and yesterday, as this article was being written, TSA personnel were pleading with the traveling public (the TSA's self-proclaimed "customers") not to protest the TSA's enhanced securi ...
End of the Fed?
November 23, 2010
So Federic Mishkin, who is a well-known economist of the Keynesian variety has realized, perhaps belatedly, that the US Federal Reserve is under attack and that the attacks are "unprecedented." This does not surprise us however (nor you), as we predicted this a ...
Murdoch's Plans for the Future of the Internet
November 23, 2010
Here at the Bell we scrutinize the dominant social themes of the elite. When we attempt to analyze Rupert Murdoch's actions we often find ourselves making guesses as to how the elite visualizes the future of the 'Net from a publishing standpoint. In this analys ...
Are Air Travelers Criminal Suspects?
November 23, 2010
The growing revolt against invasive TSA practices is encouraging to Americans who are fed up with federal government encroachment in their lives. In the case of air travelers, this encroachment is quite literally physical. But a deep-seated libertarian impulse ...
Are Corporations People?
November 23, 2010
Much fussing is in evidence from certain circles some heavy hitters, like Professor Ronald Dworkin - about the Supreme Court's recent ruling that protects corporations against government intervention when they make political contributions. The common complaint ...
Irish Shadow-Play
November 22, 2010
For months we have been reading articles about how the Irish, unlike the Greeks or even those in Iceland, really understood what had gone wrong. This in our estimation was a kind of sub dominant social theme, that the Irish were "good" Europeans and reasonable ...
Demise of the Politically Correct?
November 22, 2010
We have charted in the past the implosion of art as it relates to real life. One can say that art-as-abstraction is the result of photography, but how, then, does one explain the lack of realistic photography in public places? Instead one finds abstract sculptu ...
Stewart Rhodes on the Rise of Authoritarianism and How US Law Enforcement Can Take a Stand for Freedom
November 21, 2010
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with E. Stewart Rhodes. E. Stewart Rhodes is the founder and President of the growing, national non-profit organization Oath Keepers. The group supports members (current and former U.S. military and la ...
Elite Eye on Africa
November 20, 2010
All you may really need to know about the World Bank is that it apparently requires "sovereign immunity" from the countries it works with so none of its employees, assigns, etc. can be held accountable if anything goes wrong. And like its sister enterprise, the ...
Introducing the American Traveler Dignity Act
November 20, 2010
Washington D.C. – Congressman Ron Paul Thursday introduced legislation designed to stop abusive TSA practices that treat American air travelers like criminal suspects. "Enough is enough" Congressman Paul declared in a speech before the House of Representative ...
Is Capitalism Cruel?
November 20, 2010
Now these issues must always be dealt with comparatively - is capitalism cruel, harsh, heartless compared to what? Some folks I know have maintained that compared to socialism, capitalism is indeed all these things but I just cannot buy it. Partly it's because ...
Elite Scarcity Memes Failing?
November 19, 2010
Food prices are going up; everywhere we read about it. When we Googled "high food prices" recently we received 100 MILLION hits. Now there's a dominant social theme for you. The UN especially (talk about predictable culprits) has been flogging this latest power ...
NATO Sets for Long War
November 19, 2010
NATO brass are meeting in Brussels (where else) to formulate further plans to win the war in Afghanistan and reshape NATO into a kind of worldwide rapid response force that will fight on behalf of democracy wherever it is needed. We have spoken before of the em ...
What Kind of Gold Standard?
November 18, 2010
Money is being argued about again, which is a good thing. But as usual (or so it seems to us) the argument is being framed in terms of what "ought" to be done. This is a kind of promotion, a dominant social theme, whether or not one wishes to admit it. Even the ...
What Kind of Freedom?
November 18, 2010
We are reminded of a certain book when we read who is getting freedom medals from Barack Obama shortly. Warren Buffet is a kind of Keynesian socialist in our humble view, while George H. W. Bush is the former head of the CIA (as well as a former president), Ang ...
IMF's Bancor Last Man Standing?
November 17, 2010
Are all the world's currencies on a downhill slope? Is it possible that the Western elites that desire one-world government above all else are deliberately unraveling the euro and the dollar, the world's two most important currencies? That would leave the Chine ...
Chinese Statists = American Ones?
November 17, 2010
We have been covering what we believe is essentially the demise of China as it currently exists because we think inflation is raging virtually out-of-control in that big country. We know some (or even many) may disagree with our perspective and certainly the ti ...
The World Shorts the Dollar
November 17, 2010
A remarkable confluence of recent events has brought unprecedented but very welcome attention to both U.S. monetary policy and the global political economy in general. First, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke recently announced that the Fed would emba ...
Private vs. State Schools & Free Speech
November 17, 2010
Much fuss is afoot now about how various schools, especially colleges and universities, are dealing with the airing of controversial topics. Although by my count this isn't some kind of epidemic, in several schools the administrators have decided they do not wa ...
Fed Up with Fed's Myths
November 16, 2010
Below we analyze an article (see excerpt above) that appeared in the Washington Post recently entitled "Five Myths About the Federal Reserve." Let us mention some good things, first. The article is well written, even elegant, and not over-complex. It is compose ...
Ireland and Greece Keep Decaying
November 16, 2010
For months we have read in the mainstream media that Ireland has pulled together as a country and culture and that the "austerity" it was undertaking was working. Ireland was held to be increasingly solvent and the people of Ireland (in mainstream articles) wer ...
Dollar Coming or Going?
November 15, 2010
It is common knowledge that the dollar is doomed and that the powers-that-be seem to be in a hurry to consign it to the grave apparently prepared for it. But this Financial Times article makes an argument that we have made in the past: It is not so easy to kill ...
Stargate of Yemen
November 15, 2010
There is a new sub-dominant theme making the rounds on the Internet among the more extreme 'Net web sites. We were alerted to it by a feedbacker and being professional meme watchers, we investigated. The meme has to do with the discovery of a hidden stargate of ...
Eric Garris on Anti-War Activism, Military Adventurism and the Future of Economic Liberty
November 14, 2010
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Eric Garris (left). Mr. Garris has been a political activist for over four decades. A former leftist, he discovered libertarianism during his involvement in the Vietnam antiwar movement. He manage ...
G20 Goes Wrong?
November 13, 2010
The G20 Summit has come and gone. Herman Van Rompuy may be satisfied with its outcome but the chances are that many involved in the Western power elite nexus will not be. There was evidently and obviously pressure put on China to cooperate more effectively with ...
World Chaos – Global Success Story?
November 12, 2010
The most important thing in the world from our out point of view as professional "meme watchers" is figuring out whether the current global chaotic economic situation is in some sense created or whether it has somehow spun out of control. Perhaps both at the sa ...
NATO Needs Afghanistan?
November 12, 2010
It is becoming clearer and clearer that one of the reasons that the West (and particularly the US) is in Afghanistan is as a kind of trial run for a larger NATO. The problem that NATO has had in the past is that it was originally constructed to shield Europe fr ...
Besmirch & Divert
November 12, 2010
Ever since President Obama took office, his proposed public policies have been defended doggedly by all those who favor an increasing large scope for the federal government. Health care/insurance is just one of these policies but, of course, his way of dealing ...
Nouriel Roubini vs. the Mises Institute?
November 11, 2010
This is an important article from our standpoint because Nouriel Roubini has always been positioned (or positioned himself) as a practical thinker and "hawk" when it comes to monetary policy. This means that unlike many other economists, Roubini is always criti ...
Britain Rises Up?
November 11, 2010
We were going to write about former President George Bush's new book but what is going on in Britain right now seems both important and timely. There are two developments to ponder on: Unrest has now begun in Britain over the faux-austerity that has been impose ...
Entitlement Foibles
November 11, 2010
Gloating as they are too often wont to do, modern welfare state liberals are eager to point out that when it comes to proposing cuts in government spending, many who advocate it will not be specific. Even more telling, the liberals hold, is the fact that few if ...
The Coming Gold Standard
November 10, 2010
We will try to address Edmund Conway's screed against gold as best we can. The prejudice it shows is startling and reveals once again that intelligence, in our view, is no substitute for wisdom. It is interesting to note that those who may come from privilege a ...
Is the Internet Anti-War?
November 10, 2010
Believing in the free-market, we are not enthusiastic fans of censorship. In fact, we believe that if parents are worried about a given influence in their lives or their children's lives, they should try to widen the range of exposure. A frame of reference is i ...
Chinese Panic as West Waits?
November 09, 2010
President Barack Obama defended the Federal Reserve's policy of printing dollars on Monday after China and Russia stepped up criticism ahead of this week's Group of 20 ... The G20 summit has been pitched as a chance for leaders of the countries that account for ...
Global Warming and the Undead
November 09, 2010
The world has certainly not recovered from the Dark Age of the 20th century when it seem every single facet of Western civilization was corrupted to serve the purposes of a Western global elite determined to implement global government. Economics, polity, educa ...
A Return to the Gold Standard?
November 09, 2010
Over the weekend of November 6-7, 2010, World Bank president, Robert Zoellick , proposed in a column written for the Financial Times that the global economy once more be linked to gold as an anchor to help maintain currency stability and reduce inflationary exp ...
Reject the Welfare/Warfare State
November 09, 2010
Last week's midterm elections have been characterized as a victory for grassroots Americans who are fed up with Washington and the political status quo. In particular, the elections are being touted as a clear indicator that voters demand reductions in federal ...
Tree Hugger Hypocrisy
November 09, 2010
I live in Silverado Canyon, about 7 miles east of Irvine Lake in Orange County, California, and it is a very pleasant place except for the fact that there is a small group of residents who want to dominate the place with their personal life style. They are bent ...
Currency Dreams of the Elite
November 08, 2010
We return to what is obviously a crux issue for what we call (with increasing irony) Western civilization. It could be seen as fairly simple. The Western power elite is perhaps reaching a turning point in world affairs. For at least a century in our humble view ...
Is Paul Dead?
November 08, 2010
It has occurred to us that in the 20th century, especially the later 20th century, that art and literature became subject to the promotional agenda of the Anglo-American power elite. This makes sense to us if one grants that the elite comprise an extraordinaril ...
Rick Rule on Scarce Commodities, the High Price of Gold and the Sale of Global Resources
November 07, 2010
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Rick Rule. Mr. Rule began his career in the securities business in 1974, and has been principally involved in natural resource security investments ever since. He is a leading investor specializin ...
Rise of India?
November 06, 2010
We must confess if there is one country that remains a mystery to us, it is India. India's former city-states may have hosted some of the world's most ancient advanced cultures and civilizations. But Indian pre-history and archeological evidence has received sh ...
Yes! PBS (and NPR) Ought to Go!
November 06, 2010
ctually, I don't care how Let wing any national medium happens to be, so long as I am not forced to pay even a penny for its upkeep. There are dozens of very prominent magazines with a Left wing editorial policy – The Nation, Progressive, Mother Jones, Utne R ...
Bernanke's Squeeze
November 05, 2010
We have noticed that power elite promotions continue to churn along, no matter what kind of evidence is produced to derail them. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's odd editorial in the Post (excerpted above) is further evidence of this. He is not about to ...
Internal Contradictions at EU's Heart
November 05, 2010
The Telegraph's inimitable Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is at it again, pointing out inconvenient facts that the Eurocrats don't want noticed and most of the rest of the mainstream press will not report (until it's too late). In this case, he's pointing out that Iri ...
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