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Brexit: Why Britons won’t get what they vote for
February 24, 2016
EU referendum: Leaving EU a ‘leap in the dark’ says Cameron … The prime minister says his only agenda is what is best for the country … David Cameron has warned that leaving the European Union “could hurt working people for years to come&# ...
Vaccine debate heats up over HPV and Gardasil
February 23, 2016
HPV Sharply Reduced in Teenage Girls Following Vaccine, Study Says …The vaccine for human papillomavirus, a cause of cervical cancer, has proved effective, but immunization rates remain low … A vaccine introduced a decade ago to combat the sexually transmit ...
Stagflation Sweeps Canada, Threatens US
February 22, 2016
Retail sales in Canada fell 2.2% in December from November on a seasonally adjusted basis, but not adjusted for inflation, to C$43.2 billion … But just because retail demand is crummy doesn’t mean that retail prices can’t power higher. Stagflation comes t ...
Anthony Wile: Why the World Needs White-Market Cannabis and How to Get There
February 20, 2016
In April, the leadership of all 193 UN member nations will gather in New York City for a UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem, UNGASS 2016. This UN meeting can and probably will set a new policy direction for the global cannabis marketp ...
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TPP to Criminalize Information Sharing
February 19, 2016
The article in question, about DeMarcus Cousins showing support for embattled head coach George Karl, was published February 13 … Now when you click on the article on Amico Hoops, it immediately redirects you to Sactown Royalty … it’s probably ...
Political Circuses: How US Elections Became a Joke
February 18, 2016
Starbucks CEO warns the U.S. presidential elections are turning into a 'circus' … CEO Howard Schultz criticized the presidential candidates for making 'bombastic attacks' without 'respect' for each other. He warned the run-up to th ...
The ban on cash is coming. Soon.
February 18, 2016
This is becoming very concerning. The momentum to “ban cash”, and in particular high denomination notes like the 500 euro and $100 bills, is seriously picking up steam. On Monday the European Central Bank President emphatically disclosed that he is strongly ...
As Central Banks Dim, Gold Brightens
February 18, 2016
Why Buying Gold Won't Save You from the Zombie Apocalypse … Despite any advice you might have heard to the contrary, gold bullion is far from a good investment, even if the world is coming to an end. The idea of having a hedge against the end of the w ...
Thirteen Years Ago My Life Changed Forever
February 18, 2016
February 5, 2016 Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile Thirteen years ago my life changed forever. Colin Powell, then US Secretary of State and the most credible person in George W. Bush's cabinet, made the case for war in Iraq on February 5, 2003. As a young milita ...
The Truth About Free-Market Capitalism: Oil Prices Reveal Extent of Cronyism
February 17, 2016
Loy wonders why we acquiesce in the appalling realities of global inequities and sleep so peacefully at night. He finds his answer in Rodney Dobell’s explanation that “lies largely in our embrace of a peculiarly European or Western [but now global] ...
The Question No One Is Asking About Central Banks
February 16, 2016
Central banks face credibility test … The retreat from unconventional monetary policy was always going to be tricky. While economists are almost equally divided on whether Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen will raise U.S. interest rates this week, the bo ...
Simon Black: How to Legally and Strategically Fight Back Against an Out of Control Government
February 15, 2016
Introduction: Simon Black is an international investor, entrepreneur, permanent traveler and self-described free man. He publishes a free daily e-letter at SovereignMan.com. Off the top of his head, Simon can cite the price of beachfront property in Croatia, wh ...
Andrew Hoffman: As Fiat Currencies Collapse Around the World, Gold’s Shine Brightens
February 14, 2016
Introduction: Andrew ("Andy") Hoffman, CFA joined Miles Franklin, one of America's oldest, largest bullion dealers, in October 2011 and serves as Marketing Director. For a decade, he was a US-based buy-side and sell-side analyst, most notably as a ...
Central Banks Can Never Improve on the Market: You Must Protect Yourself
February 12, 2016
Mission incomplete: Rajan's overhaul of RBI … In a video conference in mid-2014, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan told employees that he wanted to hire talented external candidates and improve the quality of research at the 81-year- ...
Obama’s $4.1 Trillion Budget Is Latest Sign of America’s Looming Collapse
February 10, 2016
Republicans have spent the entire Obama presidency engaging in acts of disrespect against this president, and the office that he has been twice elected to by a majority of the voters. By refusing to give his budget a hearing, House Republicans have moved beyond ...
Surveys Show Shocking Level of American Government ‘Hatred’
February 09, 2016
New Hampshire is the second state to make its picks for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees. Residents will cast ballots in primary elections on Feb. 9, one week after the first presidential nominating contest in Iowa, where Republican Ted Cruz ...
War and Economic Depression Molding Modern Times – Are You Prepared?
February 08, 2016
Private military and security companies (PMSCs) have been exploiting conflict and instability in war-torn regions whilst making gargantuan profits for the least 15 years – and they've only increased in numbers … Hundreds of new companies ha ...
Tom Conrad: The Worst Outlook of My Life
February 07, 2016
Introduction: Thomas D. Conrad, Ph.D. is a hedge fund manager and president of Financial Management Corporation. He received his Masters Degree in Accounting, Statistics, and Financial Management from The University of Maryland in 1961 and his Ph.D. in Business ...
Central Bank Soap Opera Hides Financial Globalization
February 05, 2016
Stock markets suspect Federal Reserve has interest rate jitters … Hints that the Fed won't raise interest rates in March are proving to be good news for miners and oil producers' share prices The Federal Reserve's William Dudley said further s ...
TPP Deal Just Signed: Paves Way for Authoritarian Technocracy
February 04, 2016
The Trans Pacific Partnership, one of the biggest multinational trade deals ever, has been signed by ministers from its 12 member nations in New Zealand. … US President Barack Obama said the agreement was a new type of trade deal "that puts American ...
Internet In an Uproar Over Trademark Regulation as Fine Brothers Surrender
February 03, 2016
Indeed, maintaining the policies that enforce intellectual property rights is one of the few issues today that we can say truly has bipartisan support–politicians, legislators and pundits on both sides of the political aisle recognize that in order to kee ...
African Cashlessness – Not Just a European Threat
February 02, 2016
[South African based market study firm, Frost & Sullivan's] latest study titled The Telecommunications Market in East Africa — Key Fixed and Mobile Market Indicators, says text-based and online-based payment services will be deepened more when the ...
Meme Machine: Fed Idiocy Goes Unremarked
February 01, 2016
Federal Reserve: Credibility on the line … Sam Fleming in Washington … Last month's rate rise is drawing criticism. Some say it should abandon plans to increase again soon … While economists are almost equally divided on whether Federal Re ...
Impact of Federal Corruption On the Body Politic
February 01, 2016
'This was all planned': Former IG says Hillary, State Dept. are lying … The State Department is lying when it says it didn't know until it was too late that Hillary Clinton was improperly using personal e-mails and a private server to conduct ...
Antal Fekete: Resurgence of the Golden Bull
January 31, 2016
Introduction: Professor Antal E. Fekete is an author, mathematician, monetary scientist and educator. Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1932, he graduated from the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest in mathematics in 1955. He immigrated to Ca ...
Real Reason For Japan’s Negative Interest Rates?
January 29, 2016
Japan adopts negative interest rate … In a surprise move, the Bank of Japan has introduced a negative interest rate. The benchmark rate of -0.1% means that commercial banks will be charged by the central bank for some deposits. It hopes this will be a dis ...
Autism-Vaccine Controversy Continues With Data Coverup
January 29, 2016
Cover-Up of Autism and Vaccine Link … I am sure you are aware that the water supply in Flint, Michigan, was recently found to be contaminated with lead … An article (1.26.16) in the Detroit Free Press stated that the U.S. House Oversight and Governm ...
What Wall Street Leaves Out
January 28, 2016
The Illusion of Safety: Index Funds Are Not Low-Risk … If the risk-on euphoria of punters borrowing billions of dollars in margin debt doesn't materialize, stocks could languish for years after falling 50%. The financial service industry's Prime D ...
Mathematical Aberration of Conspiracists
January 28, 2016
Could math solve conspiracy theory debates? A physicist at Oxford University developed a mathematical equation to derive the truth of conspiracy theories, and it all comes down to the number of people involved. – Christian Science Monitor ...
Waiting to Buy
January 27, 2016
The sharp sell-off in the stock market has some of Wall Street’s top strategists recommending to clients that they buy. “With the S&P 500 down 11.7% from its all-time high (2,130 in May 2015), investors are questioning whether a bear market is i ...
Advance of the Cashless Meme?
January 27, 2016
The 50 most violent cities in the world … Latin America holds the undesirable distinction of having the most cities on the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security's annual ranking of the world's most violent cities. Of the 50 cities on the lis ...
Track the Fed’s Unraveling
January 26, 2016
The Fed’s phony mandate … How many times have we heard top Federal Reserve officials solemnly invoke the Fed’s “dual mandate” as the be-all, end-all justification for their monetary policy decisions? … But the so-called dual ...
Bamboozlement of Bank Runs as World Goes Cashless
January 25, 2016
Norway’s biggest bank DNB calls for the end of cash … Could Oslo become Europe’s first cashless capital? … Norway’s largest bank has called for the country to go totally cashless over fears of illegal activity. – UK Independe ...
False Flag Infestation?
January 25, 2016
Who Organised the Attacks of January and November 2015 in Paris? … According to the official version, the attacks of January and November 2015 in Paris were sponsored by Al-Qaïda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP)—for the execution of the editors of Charlie- ...
Marc Faber: Precise Outcome Unknown, But It Will Be Negative
January 24, 2016
Introduction: Dr. Marc Faber was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He went to school in Geneva and Zurich and finished high school with the Matura. He studied Economics at the University of Zurich and, at the age of 24, obtained a Ph.D. in Economics magna cum laude. ...
The ‘Madness’ of Central Bankers
January 22, 2016
BlackRock Chief: Markets Will Be ‘Fine’ … The boss of the world’s largest money manager said financial markets will be “fine” over the next year despite a sharp downturn early in 2016 … BlackRock Inc. Chairman and Chief ...
The Deep State and Its Memes
January 22, 2016
Leonardo DiCaprio Slams Corporate Greed and Calls for the Elimination of Fossil Fuels … “We cannot afford to allow the corporate greed of the coal, oil and gas industries to determine the future of humanity.” – TIME via People ...
How Economic Disinformation Works: A Modest Case Study
January 21, 2016
Fears grow of repeat of 2008 financial crash as investors run for cover… As leaders gathered in Davos, FTSE 100 was gripped by panic selling and entered bear market with Dow Jones also plunging. – UK Guardian ...
Laws Do Not Make Us Free and Neither Do Whistleblowers
January 21, 2016
Cruz shifts on Edward Snowden … Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz … said National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is a “traitor” who should be “tried for treason,” shifting away from the praise he expressed for S ...
Independence Matters?
January 20, 2016
Why Central Bank Independence Matters … In India, the independence of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and its respected governor, Professor Raghuram Rajan, was recently perceived to be under threat when the Indian government proposed through its Ministry ...
Comes an ‘Ethical Fish’
January 20, 2016
Oceans running out of fish as undeclared catches add a third to official figures … The global catch of fish and seafood is falling at three times the rate reported by the United Nations and urgently needs to be slowed to avoid a crash, reports Christopher ...
Annals of Disaster: Will Congress Print and Spend Directly?
January 19, 2016
Our old friend Ellen Brown has just released a triumphant article, excerpted above, that celebrates Congress's decision to extract funds directly from the Federal Reserve and its member banks. Readers familiar with The Daily Bell will know that we have tracked ...
Reconciling Oneself With the Direction of the US
January 19, 2016
GOP warmongering is increasingly a problem from a civil society standpoint. With Ron Paul out of the race and officially retired, lofting the banner of military non-interference abroad fell to his son, Rand Paul. Rand has done his best, though he has difference ...
Did the Good Times Even Exist?
January 18, 2016
There's a difference between being optimistic and unrealistic. This article, above, seems a tad unrealistic. However, we have to consider the source. The Wall Street Journal is not apt to be overly negative about Wall Street or its main business of stock tradin ...
Celebrity Versus Literacy – You Decide
January 18, 2016
We do not wish to speak ill of the dead but David Bowie's passing does allow us an opportunity to pause and examine popular culture. This UK Telegraph article does what most journalism does, which is accept the values of popular culture at face value. From the ...
Brandon Smith: The Advantages of Barter and Localism
January 17, 2016
I believe based on my research of social and financial upheaval over the past two centuries that barter networks are the natural inclination of cultures in crisis. Fiat monetary systems and casino-style equities and trade systems cannot be counted upon for more ...
Bitcoin: The Other Crash?
January 16, 2016
People are grappling with market turmoil after Friday's equity slide, but there was a good deal of action in another financial instrument: Bitcoin. Bitcoin moved down some 10 percent on Friday after one of its significant developers, Mike Hearn, claimed in a st ...
Stagflation Cometh: Gold, Too?
January 15, 2016
This article raises an important point, though in order to follow through on the ramifications we present another article farther down. The point this article makes is that even if price inflation becomes more prevalent, Yellen and the Fed may choose to forego ...
Rise of Constitutional Realities
January 15, 2016
Much has been made of President Barack Obama's speech in early January on gun control. The mainstream media consensus is that the president probably connected in this speech in a way that he hasn't in previous speeches. In fact, the Washington Post carried an A ...
Cash Confiscation, Wave of the Future
January 14, 2016
The federal government is at it again, demanding that private industry compromise the privacy of clients because the state is wary of possibility of criminal acts. Here's how the Financial Times puts it: "The Treasury issued orders on Wednesday requiring US tit ...
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