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Rob Kampia on Marijuana Legalization: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
May 11, 2014
We have legislation advancing on all fronts. We are supporting a 2014 initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Alaska, and we are just getting rolling with our 2016 initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Nevada. "We also plan to support simila ...
Oligarchy in the 21st Century … Get Used to It?
May 09, 2014
Interesting question and answer. Bernie Sanders' query is predictable but Janet Yellen's response is not. Alan Greenspan no doubt would have answered in a way that allowed for multiple interpretations. But Yellen took the question with little equivocation. Here ...
Uruguay's New Regs: Unreasonable on Purpose?
May 09, 2014
Uruguay legalized cannabis, but perhaps infighting between anti-drug warriors and tolerant "new wavers" has resulted in a setback – as the legalization is fraught with government control. Is this what we call "directed history"? Right after Uruguay legalized ...
Musings on Modernity
May 09, 2014
It is believed by many on the left today that our Constitution resulted from the Founding Fathers deceitfully conspiring to form a society ruled by aristocrats, and that the seeds for modernity's corruption lie in the Founders' elitist Constitution that now pla ...
The Cannabis Conspiracy?
May 08, 2014
This is a new dominant social theme. The old one would be: Drugs are evil. Why the change? Good question. We'll offer an answer toward the end of this analysis. But to set the stage: We've grappled with the issue of why cannabis is suddenly being legalized – ...
NSA and Stocks: Paranoia Outstrips the Meme
May 08, 2014
The NSA's comprehensive effort to create "dragnet" software aimed at investor data could give it the power to manipulate major stock markets comprehensively. That's the charge over at alternative media website Infowars, in an explosive article that was posted a ...
The Most Influential Man You Haven't Heard Of
May 08, 2014
One man has answered the question, "How much does it cost to buy the U.S. Senate?" The price tag and his name came to light as the only plausible explanation for an otherwise inexplicable event. Two months ago, an even more bizarre spectacle than usual took pla ...
Bloomberg's Tough-Minded Article About Economic Assumptions Exempts Own Behavior
May 07, 2014
So economic analysis is flawed by assumptions? Congratulations to Bloomberg for allowing this observation to be published. It is, in our view, an extremely credible observation. Interestingly, the editorial was apparently ignited by a book called Capital in the ...
Egalitarian Nightmares
May 07, 2014

Probably every era has its scary ideology and ours, I'm afraid, is egalitarianism. The most prominent thinkers – those hailed and being featured in major journals, by prestigious publishers, in respected forums of opinion and so forth – such as Amartya S ...

Gangster State America – Where Is America's Democracy?
May 07, 2014
Anyone who looks carefully behind the veil of words cannot find democracy in America. For years I have been writing that the US government is no longer accountable to law or to the people (see, for example, my book, How America Was Lost). The Constitution has b ...
Climate Alarmism – A Viable Strategy in the 21st Century?
May 06, 2014
The US government is reportedly about to release the grimmest study yet of climate change/gobal warming. Of course, these studies are not the same as "evidence." They are a compilation of data and opinion. The same sort of approach is used to create the famousl ...
Accountability: Multinationals' Biggest Problem?
May 06, 2014
This article makes an interesting point regarding Monsanto's evolution from a technological standpoint. It's "food for thought," so to speak. Instead of mixing different DNA together – which has brought the company much bad publicity and public distrust – M ...
The Inequality Trap Distracts from the Real Issue of Freedom
May 06, 2014
A new book by French economist Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has recently caused a major stir on the opinion pages of newspapers and magazines. Piketty has resurrected from the ash heap of history Karl Marx's claim that capitalism inescap ...
Ukraine Heats Up … Will Control Slip?
May 05, 2014
The world is full of directed history and Ukraine is no exception. We've watched the propaganda mount and if the Ukraine promotion is any example of how conflicts get started and then enlarge, we can safely say that war is a racket – and a hoax besides. That ...
Bloomberg Editorial: Deepening the Ignorance
May 05, 2014
So Bloomberg suggests that schools only hire education-school graduates from the top third of their graduating class. These "super teachers" will improve the system. That's the idea anyway. Bloomberg claims this system works well in places like South Korea. Th ...
Why We’re No Longer Number One
May 05, 2014
Last week World Bank economists predicted that China would soon displace the United States as the world's largest economy. The fact that this one-time economic basket case is now positioned to surpass the US is one more sign of the damage done to American prosp ...
NORML Canada's Craig Jones on Cannabis – History, Legalization, Regulation and the Public Health Model
May 04, 2014
Does prohibition ever work? Craig Jones: Sure! It works for organized crime and organized repression and the ancillary industries that support these: guns, banking, security services, prisons, lawyers, etc. It grows their budgets, power and political influence. ...
Yellen: How High Is Up?
May 03, 2014
Janet Yellen is at it again, poormouthing the economy. In a Bloomberg article entitled "Yellen Fed Resigns Itself to Diminished Growth Expectations," we get the sad news that there isn't going to be a white-hot economy any time soon, certainly not in the US. An ...
Corporatism Finds Its Pied Piper?
May 02, 2014
This article proposes that it is necessary to confront the growing rage of ever-poorer populations with solutions that will produce increased income equality. Those at the "top" of society are obviously growing more uncomfortable with the increasingly evident f ...
Bloomberg Sees Misery in Silver … But Why?
May 02, 2014
So silver is suffering from its relationship to gold? That's a bit strange. Gold has been circulated by humans for thousands of years. Supposedly they may have found 100,000 year-old gold mines in South Africa. But the power elite, ever jealous of its paper pri ...
Future of Libertarianism
May 02, 2014
Marxists were notorious for infighting over the most trivial differences. One group would secede from another, reverse the word order of the group it had seceded from, and declare itself the new and pure group. The first group, the new group would declare to th ...
Thank Heaven for Gold Manipulators – A Sequel
May 02, 2014
My missive under the same title (Daily Bell, April 18, 2014) created quite a stir. As pointed out, the title is tongue-in-cheek and should be interpreted in the light of trying to find the best method to combat the fiat currency inflicted upon the population of ...
New Dow Record Expands Wall Street Party
May 01, 2014
So the Dow has hit a record high. We told you so. There is NO reason for the Dow to go "up" so much. The US is mired in a quasi-depression, Europe is in chaos, China continually faces a hard landing and the BRICs generally are struggling. Where is the growth to ...
House Poverty Hearings: A Dialogue Between the Deaf and the Blind
May 01, 2014
Talk about an exercise in futility ... The US Congress is holding hearings on whether or not fedgov policies encourage poverty. Of course, the real reasons for US poverty are obvious to anyone who studies the matter seriously. Western fiscal, monetary and judic ...
What About Justice? Anarchy's Answer
May 01, 2014
The state is not necessary for there to be law in society. In North America, the indispensable laws – the ones that protect person and property – evolved from customary laws or from common law. Customary laws are the rules of conduct that arise naturally as ...
US Economy Is a House of Cards
May 01, 2014
The US economy is a house of cards. Every aspect of it is fraudulent, and the illusion of recovery is created with fraudulent statistics. American capitalism itself is an illusion. All financial markets are rigged. Massive liquidity poured into financial market ...
The Shocking Truth About Regulatory Costs
April 30, 2014
Surprised? The article also notes that on a per-household basis, federal regulatory costs average nearly US$15,000. That is reportedly a bigger sum than individual and corporate income taxes combined. Also, US regulations are not "capped" nor are they subject t ...
Germany's Green Energy Revolution May Be on Verge of Failure
April 30, 2014
German green fanaticism turned into national policy some years ago and the largest economy in Europe created a political blueprint to reach truly utopian goals. And now it's all falling apart. That's what happens when politicians substitute their judgment for t ...
Individualism, the Collectivists' Nemesis
April 30, 2014
It is individualism that the American Founders elevated into political prominence and it is individualism that most politicians and governments, including America's, find most annoying because it is the bulwark against arbitrary power. If, as the Declaration of ...
Surprise! Economist Magazine Approves of Internet Governance Conference in Brazil
April 29, 2014
So now what we consider to be the Snowden false flag comes into clearer focus. Directed history has taken us from the hard-to-fathom escapades of Snowden himself – very suddenly – to a conference of 1,200 wise wonks that want to "change" the Internet to sav ...
Monsanto Meme Disintegrates as Organic Ascends?
April 29, 2014
Here at High Alert we can tell the difference between science and exploitation. Much of what passes for applied science these days in the West is unfortunately fear- and greed-based exploitation. It is the power elite that organizes these faux-science applicati ...
The Lower Cost of a Truly Limited Government
April 29, 2014
A demonstration of just how far the United States has moved from its original founding principles is seen in the fact that in all the jousting over ObamaCare, the general rise in "entitlement" spending and the burden of government regulation over American enter ...
Immigration Overhaul: NAU on Track?
April 28, 2014
Directed history advances once again? Here's what the Washington Post concludes about moving ahead with immigration reform: The takeaway? ... that would be a bad thing for Republicans. What kind of politician directly advances programs inimical to his party's r ...
Is Anti-Obamacare Rhetoric Part of Movement Toward Alternative Healthcare and Organic Farming?
April 28, 2014
The mainstream media in the US has always seemingly been pro-Obamacare. The program never received a forceful vetting and now with the program supposedly gaining traction, defenders are out in force. This Reuters editorial is a good example. The talking points ...
Obama's Drone Wars Undermine American Values
April 28, 2014
Earlier this month, CIA-operated drones killed as many as 55 people in Yemen in several separate strikes. Although it was claimed that those killed were "militants," according to press reports at least three civilians were killed and at least five others wounde ...
James Turk on Rising Gold, the Sinking Dollar and His New Book, 'The Money Bubble'
April 27, 2014
The overriding recommendation is to own things rather than promises. Own tangible assets like farmland, timberland, oil wells, buildings used productively and, of course, precious metals instead of financial assets like bank accounts and bonds. Avoid those asse ...
The Volatility of War, the Promise of Gold
April 26, 2014
AP is reporting that Ukraine fears Russian invasion. The fears were apparently expressed by Ukraine's deputy foreign minister. "We have the information we are in danger," Danylo Lubkivsky told reporters at the United Nations, according to AP. The escalation in ...
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 ...
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