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Asian Catastrophe of Keynesianism Now Being Arranged
August 20, 2014
The deliberate and ongoing introduction of the disease which is Keynesian economics was perhaps not so evident prior to the Internet era, but thanks to the Internet we can see clearly how pervasive this faux-palliative is, as well as how ineffective and even ru ...
Police Violence: A Parochial Frame of Reference
August 20, 2014
The author of this recent editorial in the Washington Post is Sunil Dutta. The Post tagline describes him as "a professor of homeland security at Colorado Tech University [and an] officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for 17 years." This is Officer Dut ...
Why Taxation is Immoral and Should be Criminal
August 20, 2014
Governments and their defenders insist that taking taxes from citizens in perfectly okay. As Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes alleged, it is "the price we pay for civilization." Like saying handing over your money to a hood amounts to paying for safety! Balderdash ...
Manipulated Market Parties On?
August 19, 2014
What? Equities are up again? The Wall Street Party is yet in full swing? There's no logical explanation, of course, but those following securities will always try to make one up. And so we'll hear all sorts of strange reasons for yesterday's sudden climb. As th ...
Collision of the Internet With Elite Stratagems Creates 'Interesting Times'
August 19, 2014
This poll presents a stark statement regarding people's ability to save for the future. And actually, we believe it's much worse than it appears, given the poll's leading conclusion that 36% haven't saved anything. What about the rest? Have they saved more? How ...
Federal Reserve Policies Cause Booms and Busts
August 19, 2014
Since the economic crisis of 2008-2009, the Federal Reserve – America's central bank – has expanded the money supply in the banking system by over $4 trillion, and has manipulated key interest rates to keep them so artificially low that when adjusted for pr ...
Did Fischer's Speech Mark the Beginning of a Significant Asset Reflation?
August 18, 2014
We expect Reuters to write about the economy from a central banking point of view and this editorial doesn't disappoint. But it also gives us a different perspective on a recent speech by Stanley Fischer, the vice-chairman of the US Federal Reserve. Fischer, we ...
IMF Supports Higher Taxes in Britain? No Surprise There
August 18, 2014
With the benefit of hindsight, abetted by the Internet, we can see what may be the real agenda of the IMF. It is the other half of a globalist tag team that helps bankrupt third-world countries and then provides them the resources to rationalize their desperate ...
What Have We Accomplished in Iraq?
August 18, 2014
We have been at war with Iraq for 24 years, starting with Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990. Shortly after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait that year, the propaganda machine began agitating for a US attack on Iraq. We all remember the appearance before Congre ...
Jay Taylor on the Unwinding of Western Economies and the Next Golden Bull
August 17, 2014
What we have had is a massive inflation of what I call "debt money" because actually, debt is the raw material from which fiat money is manufactured. You can see from this Debt/GDP chart that there has been a very modest reversal of total debt (public and priva ...
Winning Big? The Promise of the Global Marijuana Trend for Those Who Understand
August 16, 2014
Things are "coming up roses" (or "buds") when it comes to marijuana decriminalization and legalization. In this editorial I'll share some recent fertile events in Canada and around the world. First, the CBC has just reported that a Canadian appeals court ruled ...
Right on Time, Calls for EU Inflation
August 15, 2014
"Austerity" never made much sense to us because the economies of Southern Europe were shackled by decades of regulatory and fiscal overkill. It was like watching a man with his hands tied behind his back being thrust into octagon for a mixed martial arts fight ...
Human Action: The Answer to a Larger Loss of Control
August 15, 2014
This is a startling study that seems to tell the truth about regulatory democracy: Voting is merely a ritual; power is concentrated in the hands of a few. We knew this already, and have written about it regularly. Still ... it's startling to see these sentiment ...
The Campaign to Legalize Marijuana Grows and Grows
August 14, 2014
Another day, another poll. Let's examine this trend. We've been at the forefront of advancing the perspective that marijuana legalization is part of a much bigger elite strategy that actually involves the legalization of many other drugs as well. We've stated t ...
Western Mainstream News; Mythic or Meme-Based?
August 14, 2014
This article is written by the hard-bitten media reporter Jack Shafer who was fired by Slate in 2011. His firing caused a fuss in the journalistic community that takes such things seriously, as we can see from a report posted several years ago at The Wire: Reut ...
Beware of Kafkatrapping
August 14, 2014
The term "kafkatrapping" describes a logical fallacy that is popular within gender feminism, racial politics and other ideologies of victimhood. It occurs when you are accused of a thought crime such as sexism, racism or homophobia. You respond with an honest d ...
Monetary Inflation No Matter How Generous Won't Help the EU in the Long Term
August 13, 2014
It is probably true that the EU is slipping back toward "recession." But this not because the European Central Bank is constrained from offering the correct monetary policies, as this article implies. The ECB doesn't need more power or flexibility. The euro nee ...
Unsurprising Conspiracy Theories Circulating in Lebanon
August 13, 2014
This is a very interesting article because it shows the Anglosphere intel services are losing the ability to create realistic promotions. We are not surprised because we've been writing about this trend for years. Our perception is that the Anglosphere is under ...
The Left's Dismissal of Individual Rights
August 13, 2014
For those of us who have escaped Draconian tyrannies and reached America, for a long time it may be difficult to adjust to the fact that American Leftists are every bit the fascists that some claim they are. As the late Susan Sontag put it, "Communism is succes ...
Practiced Obfuscation of Central Banking: Fischer Gives A Speech
August 12, 2014
This article in the Financial Times is a good example of reporting on something without saying anything. That's not the fault of the Financial Times so much as it is of the vice-chairman of the Federal Reserve, Stanley Fischer. Fischer has given a Keynesian spe ...
Freedom Is No 'Fantasy,' as the NY Times Is Finding Out
August 12, 2014
Probably the most insufferable thing about this editorial is its smug tone. But running a close second is its tendency to err regarding facts. It's as if the editors have kinda ... given up. Recently, the Times published an opinion piece regarding wild fires wi ...
Böhm-Bawerk: Austrian Economist Who Said “No” to Big Government
August 12, 2014
Böhm-Bawerk is most famous as one of the leading critics of Marxism and socialism in the years before the First World War. He is equally famous as one of the developers of "marginal utility" theory as the basis of showing the logic and workings of the competit ...
The De-industrialization of America
August 12, 2014
On January 6, 2004, Paul Craig Roberts and US Senator Charles Schumer published a jointly written article on the op-ed page of the New York Times titled "Second Thoughts on Free Trade." The article pointed out that the US had entered a new economic era in which ...
Income Disparity and Its Problematic Promotion in the 21st Century
August 11, 2014
In numerous recent articles, we've tracked the "income disparity meme," and this Reuters editorial continues the trend. This important elite meme blurs the reality of what destroys economies – monopoly central banking and corporate personhood. Top globalists ...
Times Article on Forest Fires Shows Why the Mainstream Media Is in Trouble
August 11, 2014
When little fires are denied, big ones are inevitable. But this rant in the New York Times doesn't even mention fire suppression. Instead, it tries to make political points and thus inadvertently becomes yet another exhibit in a long line of articles and analys ...
US Sanctions on Russia May Sink the Dollar
August 11, 2014
The US government's decision to apply more sanctions on Russia is a grave mistake and will only escalate an already tense situation, ultimately harming the US economy itself. While the effect of sanctions on the dollar may not be appreciated in the short term, ...
Lawrence Reed on the Progress of FEE, the Importance of Personal Responsibility and Free-Market Thinking
August 10, 2014
What are the "lofty standards of liberty"? Lawrence Reed: I'll list some of the big ones here but this is by no means a complete roster: Respect for the lives, property, choices and contracts of your fellow citizens. A healthy recognition that as much as you th ...
13% Trust Government – as Sirens Sound!
August 09, 2014
CNN has announced that "trust in government is at an all time low." Like so many CNN articles, this one makes a factual statement and then lets it lie there, undisturbed. In fact, the article, based on a CNN poll, needlessly complicates its point by seeming to ...
New York Times: Rand Paul and Libertarianism Have Arrived on the Main Stage
August 08, 2014
The New York Times has discovered libertarianism – and Rand Paul – and we are not surprised. We've predicted this moment and especially the part that Rand Paul is playing in it. The Times article presents Rand Paul, the Republican junior senator from Kentuc ...
Schadenfreude: The Transitory Misery of DEA Officials as Marijuana Is Legalized
August 08, 2014
It is hard to be a DEA agent these days. For years, narcotics agents have terrorized anyone involved with marijuana. Millions have gone to jail; young people have lost college scholarships and had careers crushed; children have lost parents; families have disi ...
Lesser Libertarian Arguments … and How to Make Them More Effective
August 07, 2014
One of the most prominent and certainly one of the richest libertarians in the USA has written an editorial in USA Today presenting free-market oriented suggestions that would make the US a more prosperous and satisfying place to live. The points being made are ...
Portmanteau Memes: A New Media Wrinkle
August 07, 2014
This is a good example of how difficult it is to write about elite themes without lapsing into what the mainstream media would call "conspiracy nuttery." Breitbart is writing some good articles these days about the media and this one recognizes two separate med ...
A Letter to My Father
August 07, 2014
There is an attempt to change the ground rules of libertarianism through introducing left-leaning attitudes and concepts. Two distinct approaches are in play within this attempt. I applaud one. I will leave the movement if the other prevails. My friend Chris Sc ...
Africa Rises – and Begins to Roar
August 06, 2014
We started following this Africa Rising meme long ago, and we've watched its construction closely. It began with a murmur and now has turned into a roar. This week, the White House hosts African leaders along with the Anglosphere's top multinationals, as we can ...
As Predicted, Income Inequality Meme Is Now Portrayed as an Economic Threat
August 06, 2014
We weren't going to write another article on the income inequality meme, but it's like a train wreck – we can't look away. Here's ANOTHER article on "income inequality" – and it's not even a standalone item but one that deals with an exhaustive S&P research ...
Tocqueville & Rand, Contrasting Views of Individualism
August 06, 2014
Individualism – a Hundred Years Apart As a rather friendly observer of 19th Century America, Alexis de Tocqueville oddly shared a view of individualism with someone who isn't usually linked to his political viewpoint, namely, Karl Marx. This is understandable ...
Income Inequality: A Wounded Meme Dies Hard?
August 05, 2014
This Bloomberg article states flatly that US income disparities are a growing problem that badly needs to be addressed. You would think with the wars, disease and starvation in the world that there would be more to write about than the climbing wealth of the ri ...
Gulf of Tonkin Anniversary: Ignore the Dialectic at Your Peril
August 05, 2014
Fifty years on, Vietnam is being re-analyzed in the mainstream media. This Politico article is one of the better ones, but unfortunately, it still doesn't present the full perfidy of that war's progression, nor the manipulated dialectic that it was part of. Mod ...
Mr. President: Please Mind Your Own Business
August 05, 2014
Dear President Obama, For nearly six years, now, you have declared your intention and desire of being my Nanny-in-Chief. Your original campaign slogan of "Hope and Change" was really a promise of "Control and Command." Well, Mr. President, I have a request: Min ...
Spin Reuters Backward to Understand the True Meaning of Globalist Argumentation
August 04, 2014
This article, written by Mark Leonard, the absurdly young-looking Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, claims that the growing tensions between Russia and the West have ended the dream of globalization. But we are used to analyzing these sorts ...
British Police Scandal: The Internet is Increasingly Unkind to Government Corruption
August 04, 2014
Like the US, Britain has a plethora of policing services and secret-service facilities. And as in the US, these services are growing increasingly corrupt. Of course, corruption is in the eye of the proverbial beholder, and one can make the argument that any sor ...
Why Won’t Obama Just Leave Ukraine Alone?
August 04, 2014
President Obama announced last week that he was imposing yet another round of sanctions on Russia, this time targeting financial, arms, and energy sectors. The European Union, as it has done each time, quickly followed suit. These sanctions will not produce the ...
Marc Faber on Commodity Cycles, Monopoly Central Banking and the Wealth Redistribution Craze
August 03, 2014
Economically, there is not much that pleases me because I think we are in an economy that is on steroids – in other words, the money printing – and the money printing goes essentially to wealthy people. Of course, they spend and as a result of the asset bub ...
Predictably, Prestigious IGM Economists Endorse Statism and Its Monetary Manipulations
August 02, 2014
Once more we are reminded how the modern economic intelligentsia is divorced from our miserable economic realities. And we have Paul Krugman to thank for that. In a recent editorial, Krugman pointed out that top economists believe the Obama administration's "st ...
The State's Worst Atrocity
August 02, 2014
Nothing in the world is easier than opposing a war that ended long ago. It takes no real courage to be against the Vietnam War in 2014. What takes courage is opposing a war while it is being fought – when the propaganda and intimidation of the public are at t ...
Is the Wall Street Party Over?
August 01, 2014
Bail out. The party's over! That's what we're reading in some publications now that markets have taken a tumble. We're not so sure. Our short-term perspective has been that this faux Wall Street Party can go on at least until the fall – as we've been writing ...
The Marijuana Meme Rolls On: Canadian Poll Shows Support
August 01, 2014
Those that honor us with their patronage know that we have been ahead of the proverbial curve when it comes to what we call the marijuana meme. This poll proves it once more. Think about it. Does the Canadian government takes polls and advertise them on subject ...
Steady-As-She-Goes Yellen Intends to Continue the 'Wall Street Party'
July 31, 2014
Recovery? Really? Now the trumpets are sounding for a US recovery, but as we've pointed out many times, what is going up mostly is the stock market as the Fed determinedly debases currency. And as we've predicted, Ms. Yellen has no intention of stopping. She is ...
Income Inequality: The New York Times Throws a Temper Tantrum
July 31, 2014
Boy, this is a patronizing story from the New York Times. It basically says that people are stupid and they should be rioting in the streets over "income disparity." They just don't know it yet! We're well aware of this meme, and have written about it a lot. We ...
Relationship of Politics to Morality
July 31, 2014
A manufactured conflict is flashing through libertarianism: self-described "humanitarians" versus insultingly-labeled "brutalists." In a much circulated article entitled "Against Libertarian Brutalism," the libertarian luminary Jeffrey Tucker defines the "human ...
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