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World Bank to Manage Food Supplies?
January 06, 2011
This editorial that just appeared in the Financial Times by World Bank president Robert Zoellick makes the case that the G20 ought to do more to ensure that people around the world do not suffer from food insecurity. It is actually a perfect example of an elite ...
How to Use the Constitution
January 06, 2011
Many in the just seated House of Representatives have been clamoring for a return to the Constitution. This is what appears to underlie to planned challenge to Obama care, the massive piece of legislation that President Obama has been eager to make a part of th ...
Goldman Circumvents the Rules
January 05, 2011
Once upon a time, long ago, God created the earth and a little later American regulators created the "public company." They did this simply by asserting that a private company could have no more than 499 investors and investment pools (hedge funds and the like) ...
In Defense of the Insane Clown Posse
January 05, 2011
The mainstream American media – which lies for a living – had finally found an incident that definitively proved its superiority. The media, in aggregate, was a good smarter than two high-school-dropout rapper-artists that perform like minstrels-of-old in f ...
Recipe for a Successful 2011
January 05, 2011
The year 2011 brings in a host of opportunities and challenges to America. Will we accelerate toward economic insolvency by continuing the policies that have created this crisis, or will a new Congress elected on the energy of the Tea Party movement find the co ...
Elite on a Tightrope
January 04, 2011
In this article, we hope to show that where the US – and Europe, too – are headed has nothing much to do with business-as-usual. This is a dangerous time. The elite is unfathomably powerful yet; its injuries will make it angry. We will explore why the elite ...
Manning-Wired Controversy Heats Up
January 04, 2011
What to do with Glenn Greenwald? This openly gay columnist for Salon may be the most gutsy mainstream reporter in America, and he's in the middle of another battle – questioning Wired magazine reporters over why they will not release the transcripts they have ...
Forever Stamps Tell Us Much
January 04, 2011
The United States Postal Service announced this week that all future first class postage stamps sold will be the so-called "forever stamps" that have no face value but are guaranteed to cover the cost of mailing a first class letter, regardless of how high that ...
Reexamining Democracy
January 04, 2011
Over the last several decades of American political life the idea of liberty has taken a back seat to that of democracy. Liberty involves human beings governing themselves, being sovereign citizens, while democracy is a method by which decisions are reached wit ...
The World Is Poorer Still
January 03, 2011
The United States can print more than other countries in the world because the dollar is the world's reserve currency. After World War II, when the world was shattered, the Anglo-American axis used its predominate power to set up the current global monetary sys ...
Desperation of US Government Workers
January 03, 2011
As the Greater Recession continues to unroll across America, the issue of public service comes into sharper focus. In fact, public service in the United States is far more a reported phenomenon than an observable one. In New York for instance, the cult of the p ...
Shawn Perger on Crisis Cycle Investing, the Promise of Silver and the Internet's New Narrative
January 02, 2011
Free-market thinking – as you use the term at the Bell – is most important. Understanding the Austrian investing techniques it's based on is critical to successful investing. We've done our reading and thinking on the subject. I'm aware in fact that the Bel ...
Column on a Fruitful Idea About Morality
January 01, 2011
As someone who often teaches the topic of ethics or morality in colleges and universities, I have noticed that most of my beginning students entertain conflicting positions about the subject. They see it either as a one-size-fits-all system of guidelines, where ...
Ineffectiveness of Banking Accords
December 31, 2010
Regulation is inevitably presented as a necessary good in Western jurisprudence. One who contravenes regulations is a lawbreaker and there a variety of remedies available to the state. Unfortunately, the idea behind regulation does not seem to be based on econo ...
Banning Herbs for Health
December 31, 2010
Codex Alimentarius-type legislation continues to grind ahead. The net result of this worldwide health initiative will be to regulate and license all products that have anything to do with health and nutrition. The upcoming ban on herbal remedies in Europe is ju ...
Central Bankers Warn of Asset Bubbles
December 30, 2010
The Bell recently analyzed "Inflation Heard Round the World" - and now an article (excerpted above) provides us with similar concerns voiced by central bankers themselves. Swedish central bank head Stefan Ingves is so concerned about asset bubbles that he has b ...
The Social Networking Buzz
December 30, 2010
Social networking as epitomized by Facebook is "hot." Mark Zuckerberg, the ludicrously young inventor of the Facebook is on the cover of Time Magazine as the Person of the Year. There is even a huge, hit movie out about him. Now we learn the ever-vigilant US Se ...
The Struggle – the Long Arc of Advances in Human Liberty
December 30, 2010
Here is some good news: The march of liberty has so far proven to be generally unstoppable. Over the span of human history there have been periods during which hardly any sign of respect for human liberty had been in evidence. In other eras the globe has seen a ...
Gold Is a Relic?
December 29, 2010
Tom Stevenson is an investment director at Fidelity Investment Managers, and the point of view he takes is a traditional one in this article, excerpted above. The argument that Stevenson makes is certainly what might be considered a normal or "20th century appr ...
Anarchists Are Bad People?
December 29, 2010
The hoary anarchist meme is being trotted out again. What we can see from the above article excerpt is that a firm link is to be drawn between anarchism and violence. This has happened before. The last time anarchists appeared to savage the West was around the ...
Social Security Is Not 'Insurance'
December 28, 2010
Perhaps the biggest media story of 2010 was the influence of Tea Party voters on the congressional landscape. The new Congress comes to Capitol Hill with a mandate to end profligate spending and restore fiscal sanity, we are told. But when the House and Senate ...
Inflation Heard Round the World
December 28, 2010
When the Bell began reporting on Chinese price inflation a year-and-half ago, it was unfashionable and uncomfortable news. But in fact, inflation is a BRIC phenomenon, and is not merely restricted to China. This has tremendous implications that are not being re ...
UFOs and NASA: The Meme Goes On
December 28, 2010
This is a good UFO article. The idea, generally, in our view, is to sow confusion and provide elite authoritarian institutions with the opportunity to further emphasize their global roles. The fear factor, as AOL itself notes (without offering a larger explanat ...
Brownian Schism
December 27, 2010
This Saturday the Bell posted a column entitled The Rise of Brownianism, which focused on Ellen Brown and her ideas regarding the government issuance of money (versus third-party entities such as the Federal Reserve). This was not perhaps quite fair to Stephen ...
Transparency Meme Expands
December 27, 2010
Just the other day we wrote an article entitled, "New Elite Gambit Features 'Transparency?" In it we pointed out that "transparency" seemed to be a kind of growing sub-dominant social theme. We presented Bloomberg's lawsuits filed against the European Central B ...
One Swallow
December 27, 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 ...
The Rise of Brownianism
December 25, 2010
Ellen Brown has run a long-term campaign arguing that nations themselves ought to print money rather than third-party central banks. She even wrote a book about it called "Web of Debt." And she's making progress. There is legislation now enshrining her point of ...
China Shows Elite Hand
December 24, 2010
Like Hamlet, the elves of the Daily Bell have spilled a good deal of ink in the past months wondering if China's leaders themselves secretly back the world-spanning plans of the Anglo-American elite; in other words if the Chinese government has been co-opted by ...
New Elite Gambit Features Transparency?
December 24, 2010
Here at the Bell, we are professional meme watchers. Understanding the fear-based promotions of the power elite, helps us in our larger quest to understand the way the world works - and even to make wiser investment decisions. In this article we will examine a ...
The Charade of World Depression
December 23, 2010
The problem of the EU seems simple, as indicated by this article excerpt above. The Southern PIGS are bankrupt but cannot devalue because of the euro contract. The wealthy North will therefore have to bail out the PIGS and in doing so, provide substantive overs ...
Success in Afghanistan?
December 23, 2010
This article excerpted above from the UK Guardian paints a positive picture of the "surge" in Western troops that is allowing NATO and the Americans to break the back of the Taliban insurgency. Truly, this would be a startling occurrence and one that would spea ...
Truth About Bigger Wall Street Bonuses
December 22, 2010
In this article we will examine the reemergent issue of paying Wall Street types large bonuses (see article excerpt above) even though the larger economy in America (and the rest of the West) continues to suffer from "the Street's" financial excesses. We shall ...
End of Military-Industrial Hegemony?
December 22, 2010
The FPI is apparently the successor to the infamous Project for a New American Century think tank that employed so many famous neocons and once called for "another Pearl Harbor" to stimulate American defense spending. One can see in the above excerpt from a sta ...
Down Argentine Way
December 22, 2010
There are many ominous parallels between Argentina and the U.S. and the question often asked is can America avoid the economic consequences that Argentina suffered from a fascist government combined with government debt and currency collapse? I believe the answ ...
Failure of Economic Happy Talk
December 21, 2010
The Anglo-American power-elite controls the mainstream media and one way that confidence is usually restored in the system is through the kind of happy talk that writers like Brooks provide. But in this case, the Internet has provided a counterweight that has p ...
Government to Control the 'Net – Good Luck With That!
December 21, 2010
Should the government interfere with the Internet? This is a very difficult question to answer. There are so many ways to look at the problem. There are so many things to consider. On the one hand we have things to think about deeply, and on the other we have i ...
Distorting the Tax Policy Debate
December 21, 2010
George Orwell warned us about the use of "meaningless words" in politics, words that are endlessly repeated by sloganeering politicians until they have no meaning at all. Meaningless words certainly were on display during last week's congressional debate over t ...
Krugman's Trashy Debating Style
December 21, 2010
Looks like critics of the free market are at their whit's end. At least one of the most prominent of them clearly appears to be. Princeton economics professor and columnist for The New York Times Paul Krugman has always been discourteous to those with whom he d ...
Assange Fever
December 20, 2010
It is fascinating to watch the evolution of what can only be called Assange fever. We have in previous articles theorized about how an Assange-like person could be built-up to the point where he offers an extra-national alternative to nation-states. While we ha ...
Lady Gaga Approves Repeal of DADT
December 20, 2010
We have written about Lady Gaga before, pointing out that she seemed to us to use a disturbing amount of Illuminati symbols in her music. Her videos especially, are full of military symbolism and violent sex; the longer she continues, the more she becomes explo ...
Jeffrey Armstrong on the Mysteries of Indian Culture, the Relevance of Hindu Vedas and the Reality of Ancient Flying Machines
December 19, 2010
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Jeffrey Armstrong. Mr. Armstrong is an award-winning author of numerous books on Vedic knowledge including his recent book: Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar, Ancient Wisdom for a New World. He is ...
America Divided
December 18, 2010
For all its existence America has been torn between two political positions. Originally the two were represented, mostly, by Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, although neither was a simple partisan of the positions at issue here. Hamilton had been a supp ...
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 ...
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