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Having Crushed Their Own Currency, the Swiss Consider China's
January 14, 2014
We are supposed to forget that the Swiss had one of the great currencies in the world. Instead, we can see from this article that the Swiss seek the validation of the Chinese renminbi. Once, the Swiss franc was linked to gold but the Swiss destroyed that link w ...
One Day Phony Regulatory Investigations Will Not Be Enough
January 14, 2014
Another ridiculous investigation. The more what we call the Internet Reformation makes a difference in people's lives, the more the very largest entities among us churn and thrash in an effort to impress us with the system's ultimate fairness. The last thing th ...
Stature of Chairman Mao
China's Great Inflation Helped Bring the Communists to Power
January 14, 2014
Inflations have undermined the cultural and economic fabric of society, bringing about social chaos and revolution. Inflation is the enemy of social order and economic stability. Inflation can destroy accumulated wealth, ruin the entire well being of broad sect ...
Bullish on Yellen: A Very Good Article From Forbes
January 13, 2014
Malcolm Forbes used to call for a return to the gold standard, but he never wrote anything like this article – which was recently posted at Forbes and gives us a good idea of how times have changed. We often write about the Internet Reformation, but this arti ...
Kerala India Group Wants Wedding Gold Limits
January 13, 2014
This is blatant manipulation. For anyone who doesn't believe that the globalist power structure wants to discourage gold-holding, these moves in India should be a revelation. The boldness is what's so shocking. K.C. Rosakutty is a leading Indian feminist activi ...
Congress Defers to President On NSA Reform
January 13, 2014
Congress's decline from the Founders' vision as "first among equals" in government to an echo chamber of the unitary executive has been a slow but steady process. In the process we have seen a steady stream of unconstitutional wars and civil liberties abuses at ...
No Jobs For Americans
January 13, 2014
The alleged recovery took a direct hit from Friday's payroll jobs report. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy created 74,000 net new jobs in December. Wholesale and retail trade accounted for 70,700 of these jobs or 95.5%. It is likely that ...
Redmond Weissenberger on the New Mises Institute and the Failure of Canadian Corporatism
January 12, 2014
As far as I am concerned, "Austrian free-market thinking" is simply common sense – it takes years of indoctrination to believe that you can get something for nothing. When I happened upon the teachings of the Austrian School I came to the understanding that I ...
What CNN, the Ultimate Disposable Network, Shows Us About Promotions
January 11, 2014
Variety commented just yesterday on "CNN Eyes Primetime Shake-Up." The article points out that change is necessary, though it would occur gradually. But it will occur. In fact, an end-of-year memo from CNN president Jeff Zucker reemphasized what CNN would becom ...
Sign of the Times: Misdirected Apology!
January 11, 2014
When governor Chris Christie of New Jersey discovered, on January 8th or thereabouts, that members of his staff conducted a vendetta against some of his political rivals by ordering the closing of some lanes of the George Washington Bridge and thus producing a ...
Predictable Rise of Populism
January 10, 2014
One reason we fought so hard against the Occupy Wall Street movement was because we clearly grasped it was populism. Populism is a horrible political perversion and always leads to a worse "ism," eventually. All around the world, banking elites have installed t ...
The Green Meme Collapses in Europe?
January 10, 2014
Surprise, surprise. Just as in the 1970s, technocratic efforts to change the West's energy mix via government force are proving to be a disaster. You wouldn't know it from the mainstream press that is filled with hosannas welcoming alternative energy. But, as t ...
Yellen to Take the Green Path to Major Douglas Phony Social Credit
January 09, 2014
We told you so. This Huffington Post article is a virtual twofer. First, suggest that Janet Yellen save the planet by becoming a Green activist. Second, suggest she use the phony social credit scam developed by Major Douglas back in the 1930s. Douglas believed ...
'Net Reformation Damages Chris Christie
January 09, 2014
Yes, it will. The global warming movement never recovered from leaked emails several years back that seemed to show the entire scam was orchestrated by a few "scientists" who only published articles favorable to their promotional goals. Chris Christie and his s ...
Where America Took an Historical Wrong Turn
January 09, 2014
America should never have replaced the Articles of Confederation with the United States Constitution. Although it is revered as the source and seat of freedom, the Constitution ensured freedom's eventual demise. The power it centralized in a federal government ...
Janet Yellen, Most Powerful Sacrifice in the World?
January 08, 2014
Actually, while the mainstream media has indeed made a big deal about Yellen's gender, it is surprising how little power she will really have. She can continue the policies that have been set by Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan before him. The last person that r ...
Perversity of Modern White-Collar Criminal Remedies
January 08, 2014
Washington's Blog has provided us with an aggressive follow-up to the just-announced JP Morgan settlement with the SEC. Washington's Blog along with some others has kept up the heavy pressure for what would seem to be new Pecora Hearings in Washington DC. Washi ...
What's A Just Society?
January 08, 2014
This is by no means a novel question. Certainly it goes back as far as Socrates and those we call the pre-Socratics, political thinkers in ancient Greece and other early organized societies. The question arises because human beings have an interest in getting t ...
North American Union … And So It Begins
January 07, 2014
Let us begin this analysis with a fragment of one of our favorite poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley: On the pedestal these words appear: "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of tha ...
Two Tier Travel Becoming a Reality in the US?
January 07, 2014
It is our perspective that within the next few years, certainly inside a decade, it will be difficult to travel outside the United States or move money outside. This may go for other countries in the West, also. We've written about this before but we try to ret ...
Shanghai's History a Tale of Successful Capitalism
January 07, 2014
China's impressive modernization since the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 and the end to the destructive madness of the Cultural Revolution has been epitomized by the dramatic growth of the industrial and port city of Shanghai, with its majestic skyline of impress ...
Russia Versus the West: A Tale of Serial Promotions
January 06, 2014
We have noticed that this is becoming a more prevalent elite meme. There is no doubt Russia is under sustained attack from the West and in the elite's top publications, especially Reuters, Russia is regularly damned as a corrupt, failed state. Of course, just b ...
Regulating Bad Behavior on Wall Street: Who's at Fault?
January 06, 2014
FINRA has not been getting very good press. And thus this regulatory entity, a conglomeration of the NYSE and NASD's financial regulatory efforts, is apparently going to try to make brokerage safer for the average "investor." It was the Securities and Exchange ...
Iraq: The 'Liberation' Neocons Would Rather Forget
January 06, 2014
Remember Fallujah? Shortly after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the US military fired on unarmed protestors, killing as many as 20 and wounding dozens. In retaliation, local Iraqis attacked a convoy of US military contractors, killing four. The US then launched a f ...
Seth Daniels on Austrian Economics, Central Bank Disasters and the Coming Housing Bottom
January 05, 2014
I provide analytical and research services to the fund, and my partners at Spartan in Canada manage the fund. Based on Austrian business cycle theory, we think that fallout from a Canadian credit and housing correction could have far-reaching negative repercuss ...
The Bearish/Bullish Conundrum
January 04, 2014
The Drudge Report yesterday carried two bearish articles about stocks. I'll comment on both of them – generally anyway – because they bear directly on the Wall Street Party now taking place – and on which we've commented extensively. One is linked to an a ...
The Case of the Missing Recovery
January 04, 2014
Have you seen the economic recovery? I haven't, either. But it is bound to be around here somewhere, because the National Bureau of Economic Research spotted it in June 2009, four and one-half years ago. It is a shy and reclusive recovery, like the "New Economy ...
Economist: Europe's Politicians Need to Tame the 'Net Reformation
January 03, 2014
Ten years ago, when we wrote about the rise of the libertarian sociopolitical center, our message wasn't exactly popular but, as we can see today in this Economist article, we were relatively accurate. First came Ron Paul and the Tea Party in the US and now non ...
IMF's World Tax Is a Puzzling Ploy
January 03, 2014
The UK Telegraph has discovered that the IMF wants to inflict radically higher taxes on the world. The article quotes a report by the International Monetary Fund saying "debt burdens in developed nations have become extreme by any historical measure and will re ...
Now Mainstream Notes an Upcoming Wall Street Party
January 02, 2014
Here's a meme often repeated: The free market is under attack in the 21st century. In truth, markets generally have been under increasing attack for the past two or three centuries, or from whenever the modern globalist conspiracy took root. Some date it to the ...
Edward Snowden: Dialectic Piñata
January 02, 2014
This is unfortunately a kind of dominant social theme. We wish it were not so, as it is a quite repugnant one. We also think it is deliberate, for we do not believe in this Snowden episode, even though we would like to. A caveat as well: We have no direct evide ...
America, Outsourcing A Declaration of War?
January 02, 2014
A draft version of the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013 was introduced in the United States Senate on December 19. Section 2 (5) reads, "if the Government of Israel is compelled to take military action in legitimate self-defense against Iran's nuclear weapo ...
Happy New Year!
January 01, 2014
Greetings and warmest regards from all of us at The Daily Bell! We've had quite a year. The newest incarnation of The Daily Bell has been well received on all fronts, but we're not done yet... Stay tuned for more changes and significant additional editorial exp ...
2014 Will Bring More Social Collapse
January 01, 2014
2014 is upon us. For a person who graduated from Georgia Tech in 1961, a year in which the class ring showed the same date right side up or upside down, the 21st century was a science fiction concept associated with Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film, "2001: A Space O ...
Libertarian Civics Lesson #438
January 01, 2014
It is customary, sadly, for critics of a viewpoint to distort it, caricature it, besmirch it and the like – or at least to mention only aspects of it that could turn out to be untoward some human interests. So, of course, with libertarianism, which is the mos ...
11 Good Things for Liberty in 2013
January 01, 2014
As 2013 draws to a close, let's pause to recall some important developments for the cause of liberty – some of which you already know well, and others you'll be hearing about for the first time. Edward Snowden. After sitting on the Bush-era warrantless wireta ...
Economist: Democracy's Unraveling to Proceed
December 31, 2013
In truth, democracy cannot be improved. It seems to work a bit when constrained in size to those who can fit into, say, a town square. This is how the demos was pursued in Greece and more recently in Switzerland. But the idea of mass democracy is simply a mirag ...
Warmists Stuck in a Sea of Denial
December 31, 2013
So a number of prominent warmists set sail on an icebreaker ship to check on the thinning of the Antarctic ice cap. What they discovered was that the ice was actually thicker than expected. And then they got stuck. If these warmists were in search of the perfec ...
Don't Fear 'Deflation,' Unless Caused by Government
December 31, 2013
Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, and his designated successor, Janet Yellen, have defended the central bank's $4 trillion monetary expansion over the last five years as a necessity to fight recession and prevent deflation. The only problem is that booms ...
Price of Gold Part of a Larger 'Party' Pattern?
December 30, 2013
There is no denying gold has fallen and hasn't yet gotten up. But the reasons for its failure and eventual resurgence remain intensely interesting. Surely no logical person can doubt that the world's securities markets are manipulated. Would that it were not so ...
Audacity of Optimism and the Limning of the Lie
December 30, 2013
This is a great Reuters editorial by the "Edgy Optimist," because it takes aim at a central issue of our time – the ability of our top elites to continue to control the Western sociopolitical and economic narrative. Of course, we have long predicted that this ...
Government Policies Hurt Low-Wage Workers
December 30, 2013
Fast-food workers across the county have recently held a number of high profile protests to agitate for higher wages. These protests have been accompanied by efforts to increase the wages mandated by state and local minimum wage laws, as well as a renewed push ...
Jesse Heaslip, Bitcoin Entrepreneur: How a Government Partnership Will Build a Bright Future
December 29, 2013
For the most part, bitcoin is not anonymous to begin with. That's kind of a myth. In the past, there has been research into tracking micro transactions and you can pretty much figure out the user if you track enough of them. There will always be dark wallets an ...
Tracking IMF Money Manipulation to Pakistan and Beyond
December 28, 2013
The Nation magazine recently posted a small articled entitled, "Pakistan gets second tranche of $553.5m from IMF." We are so used to these kinds of announcements that they hardly register anymore. But this is how the entrenched corruption of our day is carried ...
Jobless Jokes
December 27, 2013
More absurdity from Reuters: The writers and editors want to lead with an upbeat jobs report but then a few grafs later they're admitting "the holiday season has made recent claims data so volatile it has been difficult to interpret." Twenty years ago we didn't ...
Directed History of Modern Debtors' Prisons?
December 27, 2013
We wrote about this over a year and a half ago, but are not amazed to see Fox presenting it. After all, what is the use of a meme if it is not blasted through the airwaves? If people are not intimidated, then those involved in the propagation of these dominant ...
Manipulations Rule the Markets
December 27, 2013
The Federal Reserve's announcement on December 18 that beginning in January its monthly purchases of mortgage-backed financial instruments and US Treasury bonds would each be cut by $5 billion is puzzling, as is the financial press's account of the market's res ...
Now China … Reasons for Printing Money Abound
December 26, 2013
Every central bank of note in the world is printing money faster and faster. We don't think this is any coincidence. The world's top bankers seem to want a huge stock market explosion that will make current averages look fairly tame. What comes after the punch ...
Post Office Funding Is Not About Preserving Mail
December 26, 2013
Why does the US government cling to a government facility that is not needed and loses a lot of money on a regular basis? The funding given to the US Post Office and mentioned above – amounting to six percent – is startling because it begins to reveal a rat ...
The Redistribution of Dreams
December 26, 2013
A friend is celebrating the season by visiting her children in the States. Like many millennials, her 20-something son is working brutal hours for minimum wage at an unfulfilling job. After visiting with him and his girlfriend, my friend emailed, "These kids ar ...
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