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Mary Daly Passes Away
January 12, 2010
We did NOT get an exceptional amount of push back to our previous article on feminism but what we did get made us think hard about how to portray a nuanced message here at the Bell in a way that would not dismay someone reading the Bell for the first time. So n ...
UK Upped War Threat for Bush Admin
January 12, 2010
We are trying to cover what's going on in Britain regarding the war on terror since we have noticed that it's not getting a great deal of coverage on the other side of the pond. Wonder why that is? Some pretty troubling info is being revealed, but what is surpr ...
U.S. Fed Rigs Stock Market
January 11, 2010
So now the whispers about government intervention into the world's largest stock market have reached the point where the mainstream press is writing about them. Way back in 1987, during the Crash, it was common knowledge - or at least a common rumor - that Alan ...
British Life Worse Than Communists'
January 11, 2010
We've covered this ground before, but here we have more proof of just how its leadership has let Britain down. It seems odd to recall that only two centuries ago Britain was approaching the peak of its power. It ran an empire over half the world and its civil i ...
Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr. on the Failure of the Public Sector, the Coming Military Crackdown and How to Stop It
January 10, 2010
The Daily Bell is pleased to publish an interview with the distinguished libertarian attorney and activist, Edwin Vieira, Jr. Dr. Vieira holds four degrees from Harvard: A.B. (Harvard College), A.M. and Ph.D. (Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), and ...
Market Interest Rates Need to Tell the Truth, or Why Federal Reserve Policy Tells Lies
January 09, 2010
Arguing that there was no reason to fear significant price inflation for the foreseeable future, the Open Market Committee also told that it was continuing to inject more Federal Reserve-created money into the financial markets as it finishes buying up by the e ...
Greeks Will Get No Help From EU
January 08, 2010
Now the EU has thrown down the gauntlet. This could be a turning point. This is a big deal. After a gestation of 60 years, the EU powers-that-be are forcing a kind of confrontation. Perhaps they have no other choice, but that's a big deal too. It seems to us th ...
Women Become Majority Workers
January 08, 2010
The liberation of women is in our opinion another dominant social theme, one of the longest running of the power elite's promotions. The real push for women to become part of the work force happened in the 20th century. Not surprisingly, this was the century th ...
Majority of Americans Dislike Jobs
January 07, 2010
We've been down this road before, but it is worth restating. The 20th century and now the 21st century has seen a tremendous employment distortion because of central banking. The central banking era really only got going in the early 20th century and that's whe ...
Newark Security Cameras Were Off
January 07, 2010
CBS has a breathless scoop – the cameras were off at Newark airport and no one knew how to turn them back on. O, the humanity! We prefer to think of CBS's scoop as a metaphor for the larger "war on terror" which in our opinion is more and more verging on a ki ...
Bernanke: Lax Oversight Caused Crisis
January 06, 2010
You have to hand it to Ben Bernanke, he is a most persistent man. He has decided that the Fed has to combat the bubbles it blows – or at least sound contrite and responsible and has been grappling publicly with ways to do so for some time. The trouble with co ...
Dr. Mercola: Swine Flu Was Oversold
January 06, 2010
We have promised our readers not to keep score when it comes to the collapsing memes of the power elite because life is not simple and these are very big promotions. Also, in many cases it is not clear what constitutes a promotional setback. If one believes for ...
UK 5-year-olds Take Compulsory Lessons on Money
January 05, 2010
o Gordon Brown and his comrade in catastrophe, Ed Balls, have decided to give British children the opportunity to learn from their example. British schoolchildren are to be provided with a curriculum that will help them better understand finance as they grow up ...
EU Probes Greece
January 05, 2010
First Dubai - now Greece? Sovereign states were not considered bankruptcy material in previous decades, but now it seems such bankruptcies are perfectly feasible to fathom. No one thought Dubai would default - that's what happened didn't it, at least for a litt ...
Keynesianism Delivers a Decade of Zero
January 04, 2010
This past week we celebrated the end of what most people agree was a decade best forgotten. New York Times columnist and leading Keynesian economist Paul Krugman called it the Big Zero in a recent column. He wrote that "there was a whole lot of nothing going on ...
On Uniting the Country
January 04, 2010
On January 3rd, just after Meet the Press, NBC-TV broadcast a radio address by President Obama and while I have become nearly completely pessimistic, even cynical, about expecting anything uplifting from politicians these days -- I think there could be some and ...
Ron Paul, Banksters and Von Mises
January 04, 2010
This article is more a reflection of Austrian economics and free-market thinking than Ron Paul. However, we don't think Ron Paul will mind since he traces his inspiration back to the Austrian fathers such as Ludwig von Mises and would modestly hold that nothing ...
Another FBI Cover Up?
January 04, 2010
We've stayed away from commenting on this because inevitably the "facts on the ground" will change. But surprisingly, Haskell, who is an attorney and financial planner, has stuck clearly and quietly to his story in such a way that his account seems credible. Me ...
Nelson Hultberg on the Power of the Market, 3rd-Party Success and His New Book
January 03, 2010
The editors of The Daily Bell are pleased to publish an interview with the distinguished libertarian thinker and free-market activist, Nelson Hultberg. Mr. Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, Texas and the Executive Director of Americans for a Free Republ ...
GATA Sues Federal Reserve to Disclose Gold Market Intervention Records
January 02, 2010
The Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc. today (Dec. 30th, 2009) brought suit against the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, seeking a court order for disclosure of the central bank's records of its surreptitious market intervention to suppress the monetary metal's p ...
Rights Are to Act Freely
January 02, 2010
I do not have a right to my car but I do have a right to buy, keep, trade and otherwise act in relation to my car. Rights are what define our range of free actions. In some cases the right to act garners us huge wealth, in others, fame, and in yet others it wil ...
Inflated Yuan Drives Chinese Hunger for Real Estate
January 01, 2010
While the entire world it seemed was united some time ago in praising the Chinese miracle, the Daily Bell (being compulsively contrarian) was in the midst of writing a series of articles about how the Chinese economy was actually the largest bubble economy in t ...
U.S. Does Heavy-Lifting for China?
January 01, 2010
We have noticed this ongoing convergence between the Chinese and Americans that is starting to yield some surprising fruit. Certainly there was a lot of focus on the relationship (or lack of one in Copenhagen). But this is a clear example to us. The Americans a ...
Collider Sets Chaos, Cro-Magnon Rises
December 31, 2009
We long ago warmed to the idea that the universe was in a sense electric – as electricity not gravity (whatever that is) could be the binding and organizing force. Of course, we are not scientists, so we do not know for sure, or even understand it that well ( ...
Treasury Removes Cap for Fannie and Freddie Aid
December 31, 2009
Well thank goodness that the American administration has stepped up to the plate and done the right thing - the bailouts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are apparently not even going to cost a cool trillion in taxpayer dollars all told. Of course, we're inclined ...
No Jobs for Ten Years?
December 30, 2009
There are a lot of statistics cited in this article but like many articles with a mainstream tone, most of them are besides-the-point or shed little illumination about what is going on. First of all the jobless rate in America is closer to 20-30 percent, we fig ...
Fire Homeland's Janet Napolitano?
December 30, 2009
So Michael Daly of the NY Daily News wants the Homeland team to become more efficient by firing Secretary Janet Napolitano. He seems to believe that if you find the right technocratic police officer for the job that this blunderbuss of an unconstitutional burea ...
Wall Street Glass-Steagall War
December 29, 2009
It is fairly incredible that Congress keeps recycling the same worn out solutions to central bank monetary stimulation. We think this can only be because Congress does not want to admit that the system itself is what's at fault. Also, if you blame regulations, ...
Lawrence Summers Protests Too Much
December 29, 2009
The interesting thing about this interview is that Summers felt he had to give it. The frustrating thing is what is left unspoken. It is all well and good for Summers to maintain that the administration is not interested in accumulating anymore power over the p ...
Mort Zuckerman – Hands Off the Fed!
December 28, 2009
Mort Zuckerman (pictured above left) owns the Daily News as well as US News and World Report, and it is a somewhat melancholy event to see this sort of opinion presented by the man himself. One would like to see a more spirited defense of the free-market that h ...
Japan Shocked by Goverment Borrowing
December 28, 2009
This article is interesting because of the parallels to the situation in the United States. Barack Obama swept to power by guaranteeing "change you can believe in" - but his change proved of the socialist kind, as he harried Congress to spend trillions re-infla ...
Robert Oulds on the Bruges Group, British Global Alternatives and the End of the EU
December 27, 2009
The editors of The Daily Bell are pleased to present an exclusive interview with well-known Eurosceptic Robert Oulds. Mr. Oulds is the Director of the London-based Bruges Group, and an international political analyst who has made a specialty of analyzing and op ...
Healthcare Reform Is a Lump of Coal
December 27, 2009
Last week on Christmas Eve, after many backroom deals were made, the Senate passed the healthcare reform bill with a strictly partisan vote. I was pleased that my colleagues in the GOP are on the right side of this bill. Although this vote was a major step in h ...
Dreaming of a Gold Christmas
December 27, 2009
Bing Crosby dreamt of a White Christmas. Elvis Presley lamented about his Blue Christmas. This year, most Americans faced a Red Christmas, plagued by massive credit card, household and government debt. It has been a year of unprecedented public spending based o ...
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus
December 25, 2009
Every year around the holidays, we reread the answer to the letter from little Virginia O'Hanlon. We like to read it because it reminds us of a simpler time in the American republic when the leveling trends that have overtaken the country were not so far advanc ...
Timothy Geithner: Job Growth Should Resume by Springtime
December 25, 2009
This is a funny little squib of an article. But in a way it expresses as much about where we are today as Church's editorial (see other article today) expressed about his day. Church's editorial, "Yes Virginia" dealt with the timeless issues of a child's quest ...
The Myth of Surplus Wealth
December 24, 2009
Over the last couple of decades a colleague from a famous university has challenged me about my view that everyone has the unalienable right to private property. Now this position, derived from such sources as John Locke, the American Founders, Ayn Rand, and ma ...
Obama: Financial Rescue My 'Most Important Thing'
December 24, 2009
So President Barack Obama believes that ensuring the financial system did not collapse was the "most important thing" he did this year. Well, what about the unemployment thing which many analysts put above 20 percent (and we think may be closer to 30 percent in ...
RIP Paul Samuelson
December 24, 2009
In our opinion, Samuelson was just one in a long line of apologists for state control who was useful to the power elite at a time when it was apparently important to try to underpin various power grabs (such as central banking) with some sort of intellectual ju ...
Wikipedia as Elite Propaganda Mill?
December 23, 2009
We are shocked by this article in the mainstream Canadian press and can only explain it as part of the (admirable) Canadian irritation with global warming in general. Canada and its strange people – entrepreneurial, tough-minded and communitarian (if there is ...
Tim Geithner: U.S. Must Learn to Live Within Its Means
December 23, 2009
The idea that the Obama administration is concerned about US fiscal solvency is somewhat risible in our humble opinion. We have pointed out recently that the British powers-that-be have been busily reducing Britain to a smoking ruin over the past half century, ...
The Fed Is a Fascist Cartel
December 22, 2009
No one in the freedom movement today disputes that the Federal Reserve is the source of many of our economic woes. Where disagreement arises is in defining the precise nature of the Fed and the source of its capacity to create the harm it does. Many who support ...
Iran Sanctions Are Precursor to War
December 22, 2009
Last week the House overwhelmingly approved a measure to put a new round of sanctions on Iran. If this measure passes the Senate, the United States could no longer do business with anyone who sold refined petroleum products to Iran or helped them develop their ...
Stocks Suffer Worst Decade Ever
December 22, 2009
Central bank money printing is so injurious and so pervasive that we don't see how any analysis of major stock markets can ever be seen as anything other than anomalous. What those who keep statistics are doing, in our opinion, is tracking the capricious nature ...
Copenhagen Was Global Success?
December 22, 2009
All this is quite clever, we think. Copenhagen was a promotion not just of global warming but, at bottom, an exhibition of how global problems demand global solutions. So clever and seamless is this promotion that the BBC can hold Copenhagen up as an example of ...
Copenhagen Had Three Levels of Control?
December 21, 2009
We agree with this article, but we would like to add to it. One has to look even deeper in our opinion. If one is to properly analyze the dominant social themes that the power elite injects into civil discourse, one has to mine the meme and keep mining. Take Pe ...
Nowhere to Run From the New World Government
December 21, 2009
This is one great article (the Telegraph being head-and-shoulders above other mainstream publications from time-to-time in the subtlety of its analyses and the clarity of its conclusions.) In this case the writer, a brilliant leftist turned "to the right" - Jan ...
Tibor Machan on the Free Market, the Problems of Mixed Economies and the Virtues of Minarchism
December 20, 2009
The editors of The Daily Bell are pleased to present an exclusive interview with well-known libertarian philosopher Tibor R. Machan. Mr. Machan is currently Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Auburn University, Alabama, and holds the R. C. Hoiles End ...
Moody's Warns of 'Social Unrest'
December 19, 2009
We know we will read over the next months and even years, especially if economic problems get worse, of dire predictions about people being herded into prison camps and other containment facilities because society itself is facing a breakdown. The stories will ...
The Thuggery of Chavez?
December 19, 2009
Some of our editorial team have spent an extensive amount of time in Venezuela recently and now we will tell you the truth dear reader as we have come to understand it about Chavez and those surrounding him. It is somewhat different than Fox, the New York Post, ...
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