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Analysis of Retirement Reveals the Possibility of Great Socioeconomic Change
April 25, 2014
So now we know: Even a million dollars isn't enough to retire on. Sounds reasonable, given all the obstacles to retirement in the West and especially in the US. But there is a problem with this article that is much bigger than the retirement issues it explores. ...
Alternative Health: Trend or Anomaly?
April 25, 2014
As we chart the results of the Internet Reformation, we make certain predictions. We have felt for a long time that elite dominant social themes would gradually shift under pressure – that in a sense the power elite would have to take an aggregate "step back" ...
Keynesianism's Ugly Secret
April 25, 2014
It is now five years since the crash of 2008. Today's media and much of our academic crowd, of course, believe that the crisis has been handled, and that we can settle back to "business as usual." But such pundits are so immersed in the Keynesian paradigm that ...
Attacking Bundy Won't Solve Larger Problem of Fedgov Perception
April 24, 2014
There's been a lot of pushback regarding Cliven Bundy and most recently in the article above, Bundy comes in for direct criticism as a serial liar. Yet it is not difficult to understand the disapproval people feel when confronted with what seems to be another h ...
Privatization – The Atlantic Gets It Wrong
April 24, 2014
The Atlantic magazine has discovered that "privatization" doesn't work. Of course, privatization as defined by The Atlantic and others is simply hiring a private firm to enforce a public monopoly. Successful privatization would entail introducing competition in ...
What is Individualist or Libertarian Anarchism?
April 24, 2014
For many people, the personal path to freedom is anarchism. It is not merely a political position but also a profound understanding that the natural state of man is freedom. The most common definition of "anarchism" is "without the state." Anarchism views the s ...
Focus on the Inflation, Not the Keynesian Argumentation
April 23, 2014
This article tells us about the challenges that central bankers are facing in managing the economy going forward. Those in the alternative media discount the ability of central bankers to successfully manage trillion-dollar economies. This article makes the arg ...
Ubuntu: Tool of the Gods?
April 23, 2014
The analysis of elite dominant social themes is always difficult. It is like putting together pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Only in retrospect does one often begin to see larger promotions at work. Michael Tellinger and his new Ubuntu Party initiative may provide ...
Rights Before Law
April 23, 2014
The point of government among free men and women is to protect individual rights. The law rests on rights. Before there is law, codified or part of local practice, there are people, individuals with their rights who may need and want competent and professional ...
Reuters Analysis: Printing Money Is More Important Than Ever for Yellen
April 22, 2014
This Reuters editorial presents the reality of Yellen's upcoming Fed regime. Peter Schiff and others – including The Daily Bell – were correct. There is not going to be any radical tightening at the Fed. Supposedly, Yellen was going to cease quantitative ea ...
Marijuana Meme: Another Gatekeeper Bites the Dust
April 22, 2014
Dr. Sanjay Gupta has apologized. Is it enough? Seriously ... how many marriages were broken up because people were incarcerated for smoking dried leaves? How many jobs were lost? How many children suffered? And how many people are STILL incarcerated in the US a ...
Why Government Grows, and How to Reverse It
April 22, 2014
Regardless of where someone may view himself along the political spectrum (conservative, libertarian, or modern liberal), there are always a variety of government programs and activities that they either think are not worth the money or should not be the busine ...
Reuters: What Great Beast Slouches Toward The Remnants of Western Wealth?
April 21, 2014
This Reuters article/editorial says that central banking doesn't work. But after admitting that central bank modeling is dysfunctional, the article predictably proposes that the solution is MORE SOPHISTICATED central banking. And not just a more sophisticated v ...
Marijuana and the Nanny State – A Predictable Paradigm That Could Be Good for Investors
April 21, 2014
This article is noteworthy because it endorses what we've been arguing these past months, that "legitimization" of marijuana is inevitable because globalist forces have gotten behind it. Now, as it is in any orchestrated composition, we are starting to notice o ...
Nevada Standoff a Symptom of Increasing Authoritarianism
April 21, 2014
The nation's attention has for the past few weeks been riveted by a standoff in Nevada between armed federal agents and the Bundys, a ranching family who believe the federal government is exceeding its authority by assessing "fees" against ranchers who graze ca ...
Terry Coxon on US Dysfunction and the International Trust Solution
April 20, 2014
An International Trust assures your freedom to invest anywhere, no matter what investment restrictions the US might adopt. Currency controls in the US? They can't touch your International Trust – it's not in the US. Limitations on capital leaving the country? ...
Seizing the Marijuana Meme Despite Naysaying and Sensationalist Warnings
April 19, 2014
Does occasional pot use cause brain damage? If you read US headlines in the last few days you would assume the answer is a resounding yes. A study by three researchers at Northwestern University and Harvard Medical School, released April 16 in The Journal of Ne ...
The Crime of HFT Is 'Freelance Manipulation' Not Market Distortion
April 18, 2014
We'd like to know how the winner of an economic "Nobel" – the erudite Joe Stiglitz – believes that markets can fail and that regulation can succeed. Really, this is one of the sharpest minds in the business. Regulations usually have unintended consequences ...
Public Justice Under Attack?
April 18, 2014
For many years the High Alert "brain trust" has pointed out that one of the last memes of the power elite to come under sustained pressure would be the theme of Western "justice." This would be an inevitable part of what we call the Internet Reformation. The po ...
Thank Heaven for Gold Manipulators
April 18, 2014
This rejoinder was prompted by the Daily Bell interview with Bill Murphy of GATA (March 30, 2014). I shall accept, for the sake of argument, Murphy's premise that the dollar price of gold is heavily manipulated by the U.S. government in order to keep it in chec ...
More Evidence That Consolidated Global Power Is Wielded by a Tiny Elite
April 17, 2014
Gradually and continually (we humbly observe) our theses are confirmed by others. The Anglo-American axis indeed controls the world – China, too. We find this startling admission in a recent article posted at the UK Telegraph. And, yes, we've reported on it i ...
East v. West in High Finance – Directed History or Real Schism?
April 17, 2014
Here is yet another article on the proverbial decline and fall of the West, and especially its Anglo-American backed economic and financial institutions. We have a difficult time, however, believing fully in the veracity of this East versus West meme. Something ...
The Next IRS Tactic vs. Expats and Accidental Americans?
April 17, 2014
According to the State Department's estimate (January 2013), approximately 6.8 million Americans live abroad. Many more "accidental Americans" live outside the U.S. In the future, both may confront a powerful new weapon wielded by the Internal Revenue Service ( ...
In Defense of a Progressive Tax System … Not
April 16, 2014
This Reuters editorial makes the case that progressive tax systems are good and that the "wealthy" among us ought to pay "their fair share." The editorial also makes the point that progressivism generally seems not very popular anymore and that progressive tax ...
Conspiracy Theory Goes Mainstream?
April 16, 2014
Feedbacker Alaska forwarded this astounding article posted at the well known website Gawker. Alaska's point is that Gawker is a kind of gatekeeper for the mainstream media, and by publishing this article before someone else does, Gawker editors can "spin" it in ...
Besmirching Markets
April 16, 2014
As an avid reader of all kinds of fiction – part entertainment, part cultural anthropology – my attention is perked whenever I see authors get sneaky on us. This occurs often when they wish to make a political point but not to take responsibility for doing ...
Predictably, Central Bankers Suggest the 'S-Word' … Securitization
April 15, 2014
So Europe's central bankers have decided that the only way to revitalize the European economy – especially Southern Europe – is via securitization of assets. This we learn from Jeremy Warner, assistant editor of The Daily Telegraph, and author of the articl ...
OWS 2.0 No Better Than the Original
April 15, 2014
Unbeknownst to most, Occupy Wall Street is morphing into a perennial campaign mode. Much like a politician who does not want to admit defeat, OWS has revamped its message and methodology of protest. The new (and perpetual) campaign is something called "March Ag ...
The Free Market vs. the Interventionist State
April 15, 2014
In whatever direction we turn, we find the heavy hand of government intruding into virtually every aspect of American society. Indeed, it has reached the point that it would be a lot easier to list those areas of people's lives into which government does not im ...
Mainstream Media Presents 'Divide and Conquer' Meme to Tame Rising EU Discontent
April 14, 2014
Will Germany be fined for being too prosperous? That's a possibility according to this UK Telegraph article. How can an entity – a region – be attacked and made poorer because its people are industrious? To ask the question is to reveal the growing desperat ...
Bundy Boots the BLM – Is This a Significant Moment?
April 14, 2014
Some in the alternative media have been celebrating the defeat of the Bureau of Land Management, which unsuccessfully attacked rancher Cliven Bundy for not paying grazing fees. This analysis attempts to ascertain the importance of the Bundy "victory." After nat ...
Another Phony Budget Debate
April 14, 2014
Anyone watching last week's debate over the Republican budget resolution would have experienced déjà vu, as the debate bore a depressing similarity to those of previous years. Once again, the Republicans claimed their budget would cut spending in a responsibl ...
BIRDBRAINS: Why the Mainstream Media Promotes Them
April 14, 2014
Before I address exactly what a "birdbrain" is, and how they are effectively utilized by the Mainstream Media, I want to go over the facts as to exactly what the Mainstream Media is. The most significant fact to remember about the Mainstream Media is that it is ...
Pat and Linda Gorman on Their Upcoming Wealth Protection Conference, Top Guests and Wealth Trends
April 13, 2014
Governments fear gold in the hands of citizens because when the people own and hold gold it takes away the ability of the government to reallocate wealth from those who produce to the banksters and powers that be. There will surely be some more downs and ups be ...
Do Top Technology Companies Serve More Than One Master?
April 12, 2014
A report in the Wall Street Journal states that "44% of Twitter accounts have never sent a tweet." The article goes on to maintain that this is "not a problem," because Twitter is signing up lots of NEW accounts. Of course, most of those accounts remain inactiv ...
IMF Misleads on Interest Rates – And So Does the Media
April 11, 2014
The UK Telegraph has posted an article entitled, "The world economy may well be stuck in neutral for years." The article points to low interest rates as a point of concern, even though these rates are to some degree not a market phenomenon but a human (central ...
Sen. Sessions Explains Some of Obama's Immigration Policies – But Not All
April 11, 2014
In numerous articles of late, we've explained the operative strategies of the Obama administration. When it comes to Obamacare, the administration may be seen as rolling out a chaotic program in order to build support eventually for a single payer system. The w ...
When Opinion Becomes Disinformation
April 10, 2014
This Reuters opinion piece discovers a new kind of monetary danger: unproductive credit. This kind of credit is apparently utilized by the borrower even when the results are not useful to society. Of course, the problem here is defining what IS useful to societ ...
The Marketplace: Emotion Versus Education
April 10, 2014
Obama supporter Cass Robert Sunstein seems to have one main preoccupation: Expanding the efficacy and scope of government. Sunstein was previously the infamous Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and is now the Felix F ...
The Economic Abomination of Accredited Investors
April 10, 2014
America, Canada and the European Union (among others) shell out investment privileges to the rich so they can become richer, and the average person can't. After all, why be in the elite if anyone can join? The scam is called "accredited investors." The rich who ...
Is the US or the World Coming to an End?
April 10, 2014
It will be one or the other. 2014 is shaping up as a year of reckoning for the United States. Two pressures are building on the US dollar. One pressure comes from the Federal Reserve's declining ability to rig the price of gold as Western gold supplies shrivel ...
How the Directed History of Libertarianism Could Collide With the Real Thing
April 09, 2014
We've written a number of articles pointing out that the US electorate is basically libertarian, so we're pleased to see influential libertarian David Boaz of CATO sounding a similar theme in the online magazine Politico. Is what we observed many years ago abou ...
Let's Flee to Climate Controlled Cities
April 09, 2014
The alternative 'Net media is often portrayed as loony and conspiratorial by the mainstream media. But actually, it is the other way round. In a more normal sociopolitical and economic environment, James Lovelock would be labeled what he is – a crank and a ko ...
Selling the Rope…
April 09, 2014
Lenin – or was it Marx or Stalin? – is said to have observed, "The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them." (Attribution is mixed!) What this means is that people who are in business aren't political philosophers or economist but hav ...
The War on Raw Milk
April 09, 2014
Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) and a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers have recently introduced legislation to allow for the sale of raw milk, i.e., unpasteurized milk. Their Milk Freedom Act of 2014 would make it legal for "certified dairy farmers" to sell u ...
Larry Summers' Unmentionable Meme
April 08, 2014
Reading this article by top economist Larry Summers, one is reminded of just how debased the monetary conversation is these days. Yes, the Great Recession is not over, and credit to Mr. Summers for acknowledging that. But what is his solution? Incredibly, it se ...
High Alert to Embrace Organic as Natural Farming Expands
April 08, 2014
In our other article in this issue, we point out that while Larry Summers wants government to create and implement economic policies, up to 75 percent of people polled in a Pew Survey "distrust" government. The power elite is moving in the wrong direction. Its ...
Is the Case for Liberty Too Extreme?
April 08, 2014
If there is one label more than any other that principled advocates of individual liberty are often stamped with it is that they are "extremists." You are so extreme, it is said. What is wrong with a compromise between personal freedom and some "reasonable" deg ...
EU QE? … The Centre Cannot Hold
April 07, 2014
Savvy portions of the alternative 'Net press have stated for months now that the Fed's "tapering" was not going to make much of a difference, and this article tends to confirm it. As explained above, top officials of the European Central Bank are seriously cons ...
Canada's Liberals Lead National Elections With Legal Marijuana?
April 07, 2014
The victory of Federal Liberals in upcoming Canadian elections would surely help confirm our hypothesis that the legalization of marijuana is a pre-planned elite promotion. Justin Trudeau himself is behind it – and Trudeau is a convincing asset when it comes ...
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