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George Soros – Secret Austrian Economist?
March 09, 2010
We have no idea why Soros is advocating the nationalization of American banks, or why he is talking up the Chinese approach as superior. We don't really care. Most of what Soros says these days has little or nothing to do with the way he actually invests, we wo ...
Iceland to Europe: Drop Dead
March 08, 2010
Iceland was a fairly socialist entity until the 1990s when its government went on a privatizing spree and sold off almost everything under the theory that Iceland would be more prosperous if the government ceased to interfere with every Icelandic entrepreneuria ...
Gold: Best Asset of the 2000s
March 08, 2010
It is really is unfair in our view how the mainstream media misleads so many people when it comes to investing. As financial journalists throughout the 1990s we heard over and over from the planning and brokerage establishment that gold and silver were purchase ...
Big Lie Theory Flourishes
March 08, 2010
What they say is, well, a big lie, although for The Times it is routine by now, what with the leadership of hyper-Keynesian Paul Krugman on their pages when it comes to political economy. They state, clearly without any hesitation, that "For a quarter-century, ...
Charles Payne on Business Broadcasting, Stock Picking Strategies and the Promise of Global Investing
March 07, 2010
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Charles Payne (left). Mr. Payne is a Fox business analyst and Chief Executive Officer and Principle Analyst of Wall Street Strategies, Inc. (WSSI), which he founded in 1991. Today, WSSI provides i ...
Solution to Economic Crisis – Pretty Wallpaper?
March 06, 2010
This article excerpt above is a perfect metaphor for what is happening in Great Britain. Britain's educational system, health care system, media (state-run BBC) and economic system are dysfunctional to one degree or another. The country, according to its mainst ...
Tales of Strong Reforms in Iqaluit – or Possibly Just a Hoax
March 06, 2010
These questions enveloped the recent news surrounding Greek and EU sovereign credit risk. Concerns in this context have dominated financial markets and price action over the past week. The EU, led by Germany and France, has now 'dutifully stepped up to the plat ...
Property Rights and Gun Rights
March 06, 2010
Over the years the distinction between public and private spaces has become obscured. Which is why Starbucks is finding it so difficult to insist that customers do not carry weapons while in their establishment. It is because over the last several decades a doc ...
Toppling Memes of the Global Elite
March 05, 2010
In Keynesian parlance a soft landing merely means that central bank over-printing of money is lessened. Meanwhile, the bankers running the show hope desperately that the economy does not collapse. That's about all there is to it. Oh, the mainstream media likes ...
M&S Boss: Don't Trash Capitalism
March 05, 2010
Sir Stuart Rose seems to speak from the heart on this one. But here at the Bell we'd make a plea for some truth-in-labeling. Surely (one day) the Internet revolution – which has brought free-market thinking to millions – will contribute a name more evocativ ...
Fed Optimistic About U.S. Economy
March 04, 2010
We confess, we wonder what it is that CNN reporters - and the Fed itself - see as so encouraging about the economy. Americans have been down this weary road before. In the 20th century alone, especially since the implementation of the mercantilist quasi-public ...
Greece Must Swallow Its Medicine
March 04, 2010
The idea that Greeks themselves are going to feel it is incumbent on them to make recompense to the EU – and the world at large – for "a nation's profligacy" flies in the face of human nature as we understand it. Greeks will likely not internalize their nat ...
Gold Hits Record High in Euros, Sterling
March 03, 2010
We don't really expect Reuters or other major media to change their coverage as regards precious metals. But the mainstream is missing one of the biggest stories of the early 21st century in our opinion. There is still time to get on board from a journalistic s ...
Smart Grid: Trojan Horse of the New World Order?
March 03, 2010
We would hope that those concerned by the re-emergence and implementation of Technocracy would help spread the word. Smart Grid would seem to be one more initiative by the current American administration that needs to be confronted. In fact, the Obama administr ...
Bizarre Spending Habits
March 03, 2010
Last week I had the opportunity to bring up spending and transparency in two important hearings. On Wednesday I questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on some highly questionable uses of funds at the Federal Reserve, and on Thursday I asked Secretary ...
Central Banks Can't Stop Global Unraveling
March 02, 2010
Yes, every day we observe the differences between current reality and analyses of the Great Depression of the 1930s, especially as regards America. We are increasingly in a position to make a determination over what was covered up or twisted to buttress certain ...
Power Elite Losing America?
March 02, 2010
There are two areas of pushback an alternative media initiative such as the Daily Bell is apt to encounter. The first is that it is "conspiratorial" and the second is that its paltry insights will fall on deaf ears, as the mass of people are "asleep" or "sheep. ...
What Is the Public Interest?
March 02, 2010
The moral system these avid fans of statism are peddling is the doctrine of service to the public interest. You know, "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country" and similar calls to have us all abandon the Declaration's idea ...
Al Gore's New Warming Theme
March 01, 2010
We were surprised yesterday to read the above excerpt in the New York Times because we had written about this possibility the day before. We note this not to blow our own horn (honestly) but only because it confirms generally the thrust of the Bell and its anal ...
Afghan Government Shields Endangered Bird
March 01, 2010
The West will not likely win in Afghanistan, not in the long run (no invader ever has in modern history). Those in charge – the power elite in particular – do not care. Western officials are busily building bases in Afghanistan as they have in Iraq, as they ...
Jim Rogers on China Opportunities, the Gold Standard and the Development of His Free-Market Financial Philosophy
February 28, 2010
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Jim Rogers. Jim was a co-founder of the Quantum Fund, and is creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI). A native of Demopolis, Alabama, Jim Rogers was entrepreneurial from a you ...
Elite Rewind: Green Best for Jobs
February 27, 2010
Here at the Bell we cover power elite dominant social themes. Now there are plenty of people who may not believe in them. They may find it hard to fathom that over the past hundred years or more, a mostly Anglo-American elite has built a nearly seamless structu ...
Going to the Roots of the Problem: Part 4 of 4
February 27, 2010
Therefore, if Americans want a stable and prosperous economy, they want a free economy (that is, one based on the free market). If Americans want a free economy, they want "a free State", that being the only kind of political system that will support and defend ...
Government Stimulus, One Year Later
February 27, 2010
Last week marked the one year anniversary of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, or the stimulus bill, passing into law. While the debate over its success has been focused on whether or not it is stimulating the economy and on various questionable uses ...
How About Them Philosophical Differences?
February 27, 2010
President Obama and others at the summit Thursday (2/25/10) kept talking about philosophical difference between his team and the Republicans but what did they have in mind? By "philosophical" most mean "basic," or "fundamental." Possibly "systemic" could also b ...
Jim Rogers on the Pound
February 26, 2010
Jim Rogers, who has given the Bell a terrific interview to appear this Sunday, made news again yesterday with the above excerpted prediction about the British pound. It's no secret that Britain has been inordinately profligate even during the financial crisis, ...
EU Unraveling – Greece vs. Germany
February 26, 2010
Actually we're not too sure where the tussle between Greece and Germany is going to end up. It could easily be an early warning signal of the dissolution of the EU. Or perhaps the IMF could step in. Or Germany could eventually bail Greece out, and then other co ...
Going to the Roots of the Problem: Part 3 of 4
February 26, 2010
Even without much expenditure of electronic soap for their "brainwashing" by the Armed Forces' psy-ops contingents, the American people in their anonymous millions would likely accept these turns of events, and the "official" explanations for them, because by t ...
Marc Faber: 30 Percent Chance China Will Crash and Burn
February 25, 2010
The view we enunciated nearly a year ago (that China was in a bubble) is steadily being recognized by top investment pros, most recently the well-known Marc Faber. China is important to the world's economy. If China is in a bubble, and if that bubble should pop ...
Washington Times Covers 9/11 Controversy
February 25, 2010
We have no idea what happened on 9/11. But since 9/11 Commission members have reportedly disavowed the full government's story - and one has written a book claiming the commission was serially lied to by the Bush administration, the FBI, CIA, etc. - we have to ...
Going to the Roots of the Problem: Part 2 of 4
February 25, 2010
In light of the self-evident dangers it poses to Americans' constitutional liberties, a nationwide network of police agencies centrally controlled from Washington, D.C., is bad enough. For if such a network is not itself a "national police state", it certainly ...
Peddling the Corruption of Liberty
February 25, 2010
Ever since the idea of individual liberty has achieved some measure of credibility over the world, those who would be unseated by its limited triumph had to find some way to discredit it or trump it somehow. One way was to re-christen servitude, to make it appe ...
Bankruptcy of the West: Sovereign Debt Default
February 24, 2010
The last time countries verged on defaulting – in the 1930s – the gold standard evaporated. But this time according to Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard, "rich countries ... will deal with [their economic crises]." We wonder if he would be so confident if Dubai had ...
Robert Gates: Anti-War EU to Create a War
February 24, 2010
This comes perilously close to the famous phrase, "eternal war for eternal peace." For 70 years, the European mantra has been "never again." The powers-that-be have even created a European super state to ensure that member countries will not come to blows with ...
Going to the Roots of the Problem: Part 1 of 4
February 24, 2010
Once upon a time, not so very long ago, a certain nation was one of the richest countries in the world. [World War II] had left it a creditor nation; it was owed * * * billion[s of] dollars by Britain alone. The derelict state of the European economies gave [th ...
U.S. on Wrong Side of History?
February 23, 2010
Is America on the wrong side of history? Perhaps so, for now. Its wars, in fact, are being fought to inflict a social order on the Middle East (and elsewhere) that its own citizens are starting to reject. We anticipate that as the educative effects of the Inter ...
Buffet's Partner Says America Is Finished
February 23, 2010
We find it somewhat facile to maintain as Munger does that one can ban derivatives and otherwise tinker with the system – and then it will work again, at least after a fashion. In fact, we think that this perspective merely touches the surface of what is nece ...
EU Economic 'Torture' for Greece?
February 22, 2010
We wanted to write about the irony of the anger that is rising in Euroland, and lo and behold, the UK Telegraph makes the pertinent observation. What supposedly began as a way to generate comity between various European countries is now, as euro-currency-rules ...
Some Sunnis Drop Out of Iraq Election
February 22, 2010
We try to follow the news from Iraq on a fairly regular basis. The announcement that an important Sunni group will boycott the upcoming election has not received a great deal of notice so far. But if it stands, and especially if it spreads, the results could be ...
Lew Rockwell on von Mises, Ron Paul, Free Markets and the Future of Freedom
February 21, 2010
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Lew Rockwell. Lew is a seminal proponent of the modern free-market movement and a chief orchestrator of the Austrian economic resurgence in America and abroad. Rockwell was Ludwig von Mises' own e ...
Are U.S. Taxpayers Bailing Out Greece?
February 20, 2010
Last week we were reminded that ours is not the only country suffering from severe economic turmoil. The Greek government is the latest to come close to default on their massive public debt. Greece has insufficient funds in their treasury to make even the minim ...
Tiger Woods Dishonored Himself
February 20, 2010
So Tiger Woods apologized for his "selfish behavior." Of course, what he did was to dishonor himself, his human self that is, not benefit it at all. Indeed, this allegedly selfish conduct of Mr. Woods has produced a few hours of sensual pleasure at the expense ...
Economic Fiat End-Times?
February 19, 2010
Recently we have written about how America's – and the world's – fiat financial system could change and even unravel. We have noted that there is generally a fiat-money crisis around the world and that every single global player seems to be struggling with ...
As Bell Predicted: IRS Plane Attack Hits Freedom
February 19, 2010
That didn't take long. The tragic incident of a man flying a plane into an IRS building in Texas almost immediately conjured up articles in the mainstream press expressing concern over the violent impacts of libertarian and free market rhetoric. Joe Stack appar ...
Are All of Us Always Selfish?
February 18, 2010
The idea that everyone is always acting selfishly comes from Thomas Hobbes, mostly, though others have voiced it too. For Hobbes we are all moved by passions, such as for power or wealth or such, and this is merely the human version of the way matter behaves in ...
How Global Fiat Money Dies
February 18, 2010
When it occurred to us recently that the current version of Western fiat money was in very deep trouble and perhaps on the way out, we wrote an article on the subject (Depression 2010 – Western Fiat-Money Finished?). Now we return to the subject because the U ...
Sarah Palin as Paid Hack
February 18, 2010
It is all so scarily transparent now. First Glenn Beck, then Bill O'Reilly and now Sarah Palin. If you read the articles and analyze the rhetoric, you can see that the mini-meme of Tea Party extremism is being fully orchestrated by Murdoch's flagship media netw ...
When Do the Lawsuits Begin?
February 17, 2010
The drumbeat for financial damages seems to have stepped up its pace as regards the failure of evidence surrounding global warming. It is not something that for the most part has been contemplated in the past – the idea that power elite and its allies could b ...
False Flag to Discredit Ron Paul?
February 17, 2010
This is an interesting article, excerpted above, not because we believe necessarily that the powers-that-be are contemplating a false-flag event but because there is certainly room for escalating violence in American (and Europe, too). In fact, Infowar's Alex J ...
The Truth About Political Correctness
February 16, 2010
The Glenn Beck program has provided us with an instructive lesson on the nature of modern political correctness. This article will use Beck's behavior, as related above, as a jumping-off point to analyze the term within a 21st century context – at a time when ...
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