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The West's Pending Paper Money Implosion
October 20, 2010
We begin with China and its empty cities, but we want to mention Brazil as well. In a move that has not received much coverage, Brazil is dissociating itself from certain IMF deliberations regarding the nascent currency war. The Western elites, in their increas ...
Retiring CFTC Judge: We Covered Up Market Manipulation
October 20, 2010
We are well aware of the corruption that inevitably arises when regulatory democracies persist and like tumors begin to swell. The United States is perhaps the world's most powerful regulatory democracy, and likely its most icily corrupt. Nevertheless, it is ab ...
Why Obama Doesn't Seem to Relate – Emotionally
October 20, 2010
Most of the time when I hear about how President Obama lacks the emotional disposition that most Americans would like to see him demonstrate, I am disinclined to make much of the point. What I want from someone in the role of the presidency is good thinking and ...
The Golden Bubble
October 19, 2010
We have dealt with the "gold is in a bubble" story several times already. Initially, we poked fun at the idea that gold can evolve into a bubble, but given the persistent mismanagement of Western countries, especially the United States, it is perfectly possible ...
Inflation Doesn't Exist?
October 19, 2010
Reuters is a media arm of the power elite and the stories that this mighty corporation disseminates tend to reinforce the power elite's various dominant and sub dominant social themes. This article reinforces two themes at the same time. The first theme or meme ...
More Inflation Fears
October 19, 2010
Inflation fears are heating up this week as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a speech in Boston on Friday, causing further frantic flight into gold by those fearful of the coming "quantitative easing" the Fed is set to deliver in November. Others who view gold as ...
The Amorality of Macroeconomics
October 19, 2010
In a surprisingly sensible essay in The New York Times, on Sunday October 17, 2010, David Segal gives a pretty good explanation of why macroeconomics is so unsuccessful. It's human nature, stupid. People just aren't predictable – will they do this or that whe ...
EU Gripped by Growing Class War?
October 18, 2010
We have tried as best we can to offer a counter-narrative when it comes to the EU, austerity and protests. The "alternative Internet news" approach is that the crisis has been cynically fomented to create a greater European Union. This has been our argument as ...
NASA Admits Photo Retouching
October 18, 2010
We wanted to return to the issue of whether American astronauts landed on the moon because it is obviously a controversial one. In the above article excerpt, we can see how even a little Photoshopping can cause a big uproar, such is the sensitivity about NASA's ...
Daniel McCarthy on the Future of the American Conservative Magazine and Taking Back the Right
October 17, 2010
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Daniel McCarthy. Daniel is editor of The American Conservative (www.amconmag.com) and a founding member of the Academy of Philosophy and Letters. In addition to his work at The American Conservati ...
As Goes Iceland, so Goes the EU?
October 16, 2010
It is important to keep track of Iceland because the EU and European mainstream media itself continually fashion an Icelandic narrative that is much different than what is really going on. And when events do not correspond to the narrative, the result is ... si ...
In Defense of the Adversarial System
October 16, 2010
Every once in a while I get sucked into defending the way the legal system aims to secure justice in the criminal law. In particular, why do the accused or suspected criminals get to be defended so vigorously, as if they were always victims of perpetuation rath ...
Yes, There Is Gold at Fort Knox
October 16, 2010
Gold reached a record high of $1,376 per ounce last Thursday morning but I'm writing about Fort Knox because of an unexpected conversation I had the day before with a distant friend. We have known each other for 35 years but have only seen each other once over ...
The Currency War Promotion
October 15, 2010
We have watched the building "currency war" with interest. Warnings are certainly placing the onus of responsibility on the G20 and the International Monetary Fund, both of which have somehow emerged as key players in an effort to ameliorate the worst excesses ...
Now FDA Criminalizes Chelation
October 15, 2010
Well, the FDA is at it again. Now it is chelation that has received the brunt of the FDA's nannyism. Chelation was developed during the World War I to help veterans exposed to poison gas attacks. After World War II, the treatment found favor helping those in th ...
UFO-Like Objects Appear on Schedule
October 14, 2010
A feedbacker sent us an email yesterday, pointing out that "Well, here it is October 13th, 2010 and there IS indeed, a UFO hovering over NYC." We thank the feedbacker for the alert. The news was all over the Internet and YouTube, in fact, when we checked: Huffi ...
Crossing Memes? – UFOs and the Muslim Threat
October 14, 2010
We have mentioned Billy Meier before because he is one of the original UFO-ologists and his case seems to figure prominently in UFO annals. What is passing strange about the current state of the Billy Meiers oeuvre is that it seems to have overlapped powerfully ...
Absurdities of Atomism
October 14, 2010
Individualism has had its foes over the centuries, mainly because it is a bulwark against some people making use of unwilling others. If one is indeed a sovereign individual, with rights to one's life, liberty, etc., others are morally and would in justice be a ...
Dreamtime of the Baby Boomers
October 13, 2010
We stated the other day that it "seemed" the US moon-landings were real and immediately a feedbacker sent us a link to the Center for an Informed America, which is run by David McGowan. As a result of reading McGowan's extensive dozen-part series called "Waggin ...
Copyright and Private Markets
October 13, 2010
We have written two articles on intellectual property proposing that market forces provide the determinant factor for copyright, patents, etc. This is the third and final one (for now anyway.) We can see from the above article excerpt that the current mania to ...
Rights and the Self
October 13, 2010
Why did this view become so credible even while people, especially those in the business world, are routinely pursuing a course of conduct that advances not just their but everyone else's profit with whom they trade? Why will the silly zero sum game vision of h ...
Irish Central Bank: Raise Taxes Now
October 12, 2010
We have been arguing for a while that austerity is a promotion and that the real idea behind it is to ensure the EU doesn't go under as a regional entity and also, just as important, that the European middle-classes lose even more ground. Sub dominant social th ...
Copyright Redux and the Brilliance of Kinsella
October 12, 2010
We can see from the above article that when Steve Jobs wanted a Chinese manufacturer to cease and desist from copying Apple's iPhone, he got the Chinese government to apply pressure to the rogue manufacturer. This is an example of the point we were trying to ma ...
A Spooked Economy in October
October 12, 2010
The Fed has been wreaking havoc and devaluing our monetary unit steadily since 1913, and greatly accelerating it since the collapse of the Bretton Woods agreement in the 1970s. This severing of the dollar's last tenuous link with gold allowed the Fed to create ...
The Tyranny of Copyright
October 11, 2010
The Internet has greatly increased the argument over copyrights and "intellectual property" and now comprehensive treaties (see article above) are being negotiated to harmonize intellectual property rights across the globe. Sub dominant social theme: "Thank goo ...
Moon Hoax and Margaret Atwood
October 11, 2010
We were glad to read this article (excerpted above) about Margaret Atwood who is one of the greatest writers in the world and also what Samuel Johnson would call a "leveler." We always wonder how such great minds, with such great insights into human character, ...
Doug Casey on the Violence of the Storm, the Destruction of the Middle Class and the Coming Gold Standard
October 10, 2010
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Doug Casey. Mr. Casey has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows, and has been the subject of articles in People, US, Time, Forbes, The Washington Post, and numerous other publications. For ne ...
Rise of EU Military Power
October 09, 2010
We have written in the recent past about how the EU is actually an Anglo-American invention and is likely controlled behind the scenes by the Anglo-American axis. We pointed this out in the context of the British City – the world's most famous financial cente ...
A Coming Republican Onslaught?
October 09, 2010
We have been following voter whiplash of the past decade-and-a-half with a good deal of interest. We picked the Clinton presidency in America as the first real Internet presidency because of the impact that the Internet had on his credibility and programs. Matt ...
The Times' Phony Integrity
October 09, 2010
In its October 6, 2010, editorial, "Lamentable Speech," The New York Times stood up for a hard line stance on the right to free speech. As the editors wrote, "To the American Nazi Party, Hustler Magazine, and other odious figures in Supreme Court history, add t ...
EU Confrontations Continue
October 08, 2010
It is sometimes a little wearying to follow the ins and outs of the austerity measures being pushed in Europe because from our point of view they increasingly are a kind of pre-scripted affair. They do give rise to the idea that those behind the EU knew perfect ...
The Salvaging of Mainstream Media
October 08, 2010
We have noticed a kind of phenomenon taking place within the US media circles. It has to do with great media properties that have essentially be ruined by the Internet and then offered for a single dollar. We read reports that this was the initial nominal price ...
Good Grief… Another Round of Stimulus!
October 07, 2010
In our attempts to track the fading of the elite's central banking promotion, we have sensed a kind of turning point. No doubt many others have as well but since we have been predicting the decline and fall of central banking for some two years now (actually te ...
A Tale of Two Contacts
October 07, 2010
Unlike most of the mainstream press and even a good deal of the alternative press, the Daily Bell has continually expressed skepticism over the war in Afghanistan. We are in fact almost alone in our conclusion that the Iraq "surge" had little or nothing to do w ...
The Cost of Lack of Trust
October 07, 2010
Over the last couple of days a bunch of announcements came from our government, including warning about travel to Europe where terror plans are said to be afoot by Al-Qaeda. Another warning came from the man convicted of trying to blow up Times Square - he said ...
IMF Article Predicts New World Order
October 06, 2010
As we have written plenty of times before, it's startling to see how fast the Anglo-American power elite is willing to move now toward a more specific and comprehensive global governance. When we read this article, even just the beginning, it was obvious to us ...
UFOs in Worldwide Revelation on Oct 13
October 06, 2010
We were going to write an article about Afghanistan, which is not going especially well for the West, when our collective concentration was entirely ruined by a feedbacker who forwarded to us the article excerpted above. It's been around almost a month now, but ...
Free Markets Create Jobs
October 06, 2010
In this struggling economy it is essential for politicians to take a step back and think about what government has been doing to business in this country. In less than 200 years, the free market, property rights, and respect for the rule of law took this nation ...
Insider Trading and Central Banks
October 05, 2010
We've written about the insanity of insider-trading laws before but this article brings it all back to us. Many laws and regulations these days are written as a kind of pre-emptive propaganda and insider-trading regulations are among the most pernicious in this ...
UFO Promotion Goes Mainstream – Quick Hide!
October 05, 2010
We've dealt with the UFO phenomenon as an elite fear-based promotion, but it turns out we're not the only ones who are somewhat dubious about what's going on. There doesn't seem any doubt to us that the pace has picked up. Reuters recently carried a press relea ...
China Joyfully Bails Out EU?
October 04, 2010
Joy! That was the word that caught our eye. Premier Wen sat straight up in bed one morning, teary-eyed. He was overwhelmed with joy ... at Greece's recovery! "China," he muttered to no one in particular (he really did), "is prepared, hand in hand with the EU, a ...
Rolling Stone and Taibbi's Dilemma
October 04, 2010
Human beings, above all, are metaphorical creatures and here at the Bell we are no exception to this rule. Thus it is, we sometimes see certain cultural excrescences as symbolic of larger economic and sociopolitical trends. Matt Taibbi, bless him, is one such w ...
Kate Zernike's Stupid Outrage
October 04, 2010
In a news report on October 2nd, 2010, titled "Movement of the Moment Looks to Long-Ago Texts," New York Times reporter Kate Zernike tells us that books like Frederick Bastiat's The Law, from 1850, and F. A Hayek's The Road to Serfdom from 1944, are selling lik ...
Steve Horwitz on GMU, the Mises Controversy and the Promise of Austrian Economics in the 21st Century
October 03, 2010
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Steve Horwitz. Dr. Horwitz is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He completed his MA and PhD in economics at George Mason University and received ...
A Quiet, Global Revolution
October 02, 2010
It is no coincidence, in our view that the rise of the United Nations and various forums that allow for "understandings" between nations have paralleled what can be seen reasonably as a rise in various repressive mechanisms of the state. The war on terror, in f ...
Austerity Bites Ireland and Elite
October 01, 2010
The EUs condition continues to deteriorate and austerity has fanned the flames of resentment as we predicted it would. Ireland is in fact a kind of poster child for the uselessness of what is occurring now. And here at the Bell, we would like to make sure that ...
Failing Water Promotion Drives Elite Insecurity
October 01, 2010
We are returning to this promotion once more (after our recent article) because water scarcity and food scarcity were evidently and obviously going to be the next themes that the power elite was going to heavily promote. This makes a good deal of sense given th ...
Elite Between Rock and Hard Place
September 30, 2010
There is an argument made by some, especially in the alternative Internet media that the powers-that-be are trying to undermine the US dollar in order to set up a more globalized currency. But we think this perception may give policymakers a bit too much credit ...
Paul Family Dynasty Ends Before It Began?
September 30, 2010
The mainstream media continued to flog the usual sub dominant social theme of Rand Paul "free-market thinker, racist and capitalist," but we were beginning to think the libertarian threat was greatly exaggerated. Yes, we were coming to a different conclusion ab ...
Rejecting Anti-Natural Rights
September 30, 2010
President Obama's friend and former colleague Cass Sunstein, now apparently on leave from Harvard Law School, would have us believe that our rights are granted to us by government. Sunstein and his co-author Stephen Holmes have argued in their book, The Cost of ...
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