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Real Message of Global Warming Exposed
November 29, 2013
So much has been said and written about global warming that one would think it was entirely debunked by now. But it is not as we can see in the above article. Of course, as this issues out of what is inaptly called the UN News Centre, we are not surprised by th ...
What Percentage of My Assets Should I Hold in Precious Metals?
November 29, 2013
I am often asked what percentage of their total assets or liquid portfolio a person or family should hold in precious metals. I find it impossible to answer this question generically. What I can do is describe the process I use to help determine the ideal amoun ...
Could We Have Been Any More Correct About the Stock Market?
November 28, 2013
We've been banging the drum regularly for higher highs on the stock market, and here comes Richard Duncan in a Financial Sense interview to confirm our perceptions. Of course, predictions are not necessarily reality, but Duncan sees what we do. His reasons are ...
The Morality and Usefulness of Sexual Assassination
November 28, 2013
This article makes some good points, but it doesn't go far enough. State promulgated sexual revelations are indeed a form of low-intensity warfare, but by no means are the tactics restricted to a shadowy overseas enemy. What Western intel certainly does is use ...
Real Message of Global Warming Exposed
November 28, 2013
So much has been said and written about global warming that one would think it was entirely debunked by now. But it is not as we can see in the above article. Of course, as this issues out of what is inaptly called the UN News Centre, we are not surprised by th ...
The Reason Police Brutality Is Rising
November 28, 2013
A headline in Mint Press News (Nov. 6) declared, "U.S. Police Have Killed Over 5,000 Civilians Since 9/11." An earlier Mint article (Aug. 19) reported, "Claims of Minneapolis Police Misconduct: 439; Officers Disciplined: 0." It is almost cliché to talk about a ...
Forward Guidance Takes a Step Back
November 27, 2013
This Telegraph article features, naturally, someone who has been called "the most talented central banker of his age" and a gobbledygook term called "forward guidance." Mark Carney, the Bank of England's newest boss, is perhaps its most aggressive adopter of a ...
Masters of Destruction
November 27, 2013
The top elites are actually simple folk. They have a lot of money (more than is ordinarily dreamt of) and when they are threatened by an event like the current information revolution that has exposed them and their machinations they fight back in three simple w ...
Doctors stand defiant
Health Fascism On Its Way
November 27, 2013
Paul Krugman, Princeton economist and columnist for The New York Times, has never had a problem with coercing people to do what they'd rather not do. So it's no surprise that he favors the universal health care system advocated by numerous politicians in our ti ...
Higher Highs and the Self-Fulfilling Stock Market Prophecy
November 26, 2013
Do you really believe, dear reader, that the US economy is booming and the stock market is soaring because things are so good? We don't believe it. But this article in the online Wall Street Journal makes the case that the US economy and its equity-based capit ...
Real Reason Behind the Ukraine Unrest
November 26, 2013
Do people in the Ukraine really want to join the European Union? Obviously, some do, as we can see from this Spiegel article. Russia is not well loved in the Ukraine and the EU is a counterweight. The history bears this out. The establishment of the Ukrainian P ...
Thanksgiving Marks the Birth of American Free Enterprise
November 26, 2013
This time of the year, whether in good economic times or bad, is when many Americans gather with their families and friends and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. It marks a remembrance of those early Pilgrim Fathers who crossed the uncharted ocean from Europe ...
Regarding Antitrust: Please Check Your Premises
November 25, 2013
This Reuters article is positively gleeful that antitrust enforcement is going worldwide. There is something about threatening people with physical violence that excites many in the media. They simply cannot get enough expansionist government and its results. B ...
Old Media Isn't Collapsing – It's a Lot More Complex Than That
November 25, 2013
This Business Insider article shows us clearly that we need to be sophisticated analyzers of consumer information in order to understand the trends taking place in US media. Or not. We read the Business Insider article over several times and, like many feedback ...
Can Karzai Save Us?
November 25, 2013
After a year of talks over the post-2014 US military presence in Afghanistan, the US administration announced last week that a new agreement had finally been reached. Under the deal worked out with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the US would keep thousands of t ...
Most Bizarre Hedging Statement Ever?
November 23, 2013
Just look at this. Here it is in all its glory, from a recent Bloomberg article entitled "Gold Analysts Most Bearish Since June on Fed Taper: Commodities": "For safe-haven assets, there's no point because the economy is recovering," said Andrey Kryuchenkov, a c ...
Bitcoin: Hoping for the Best After Bernanke's Endorsement
November 22, 2013
Bitcoin is making its way forward as digital money. Perhaps, as we have speculated, it has been chosen to anticipate other such currencies and to be controlled if possible. This opinion piece from Reuters explains the possibility of this control and also makes ...
Global Warming Turmoil: The Meme Abides
November 22, 2013
We are certainly seeing an elaboration of the global warming meme. The damages are increasingly controversial. Money is an end game, though not THE end game. The argument is seen to be one of the "rich countries" versus the "poor countries." And perhaps this is ...
The Kennedy Assassination (November 22, 1963) 50 Years Later
November 22, 2013
November 22, 2013, is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The true story of JFK's murder has never been officially admitted, although the conclusion that JFK was murdered by a plot involving the Secret Service, the CIA and th ...
Open the Window and Let Out Tedious Tapering
November 21, 2013
The exercise of power is often a ludicrously simple thing. And Federal Reserve deliberations often partake of such simplicity. The tapering debate is yet one more example. It is symptomatic of a dialectic that everyone can understand and participate in. We are ...
Census Fakery and Banana Republics
November 21, 2013
What leaps out from this information is the extent to which the US has fallen. And there is a larger question: How long can informed citizens be subject to disinformation at all levels of their lives before they become disheartened and even sickened? This is no ...
Measuring the Extent of a Police State
November 21, 2013
I believe America's political institutions are beyond redemption. The hope for America lies with individuals who live freedom rather than talk about it or pursue it through authorized means. Freedom now rests with individuals who say "no," in combination or alo ...
The Fundamental Characteristic that Recommends Janet Yellen
November 20, 2013
Bloomberg wants us to believe that life must always be like this ... a kind of spectator sport in which our betters make decisions about our prosperity and even our survival. Of course, the US economy has been failing for years so perhaps there is not that much ...
Delusions of David Cameron Have a Larger Import
November 20, 2013
David Cameron says that snails are a side effect of sun spots … David Cameron says that a certain kind of elderberry grows on the far side of the moon … David Cameron says that sea salt is actually the polar spume of Southern extremities … You see? We can ...
Obama's Utilitarian Foibles
November 20, 2013
The utilitarian insists that the morally right way to act is to promote the greatest good for the greatest number (of people but perhaps of all sentient beings). This goes for public policy as well! The goal overrides any individual rights, so if to secure it s ...
Geithner Joins the Wall Street Party
November 19, 2013
We'd like to think Mr. Geithner is qualified – but for what? This is just the way the game is played, as we can see from this excerpt. It is disturbing, though, because business as usual continues despite the nation's increasing dysfunction. And Mr. Geithner ...
EU Seizes on Snowden Revelations to Justify a Deeper Union
November 19, 2013
The often convenient leakings of Edward Snowden are bearing fruit yet again. The EU is using his revelations to posture as the sole voice of a region with dozens of nation-states. We've been pointing this out for the longest time. Eurocrats have long been of th ...
Opposing Bad Laws Like ObamaCare is not Un-American
November 19, 2013
Should bad legislation be supported simply because it is the "law of the land"? Larry Summers, Treasury Secretary under Bill Clinton and former economic advisor to Barack Obama, thinks so. In a recent editorial Summers argues that in spite of the false start an ...
Why We're Not Sneering at the Averages
November 18, 2013
In this case, we're aligning with a primary dominant social theme, which is that the stock market is on the way up. We can see here that this meme is being enunciated once again ... and we are not surprised. In fact, as regular Daily Bell readers know, we've be ...
Retaining Their Freedom Is the Real Problem US Citizens Face
November 18, 2013
This article is a good example of how modern US journalism in the mainstream media frames problems and solutions to come up with answers that are increasingly irrelevant. In truth, the US deficit, money printing and monetary inflation are out of control – but ...
Federal Reserve Steals From the Poor and Gives to the Rich
November 18, 2013
Last Thursday the Senate Banking Committee held hearings on Janet Yellen's nomination as Federal Reserve Board Chairman. As expected, Ms. Yellen indicated that she would continue the Fed's "quantitative easing" (QE) policies, despite QE's failure to improve the ...
Jim Rogers on Price Inflation, Investing in Asia and Why China Will Continue to Boom
November 17, 2013
It looks as though gold's been correcting for some time. It seems to have been making a bottom over the last year. It is making new lows and it seems to be making a bottom. All markets do have corrections along their way and the stock market, as you probably re ...
Bloomberg: So Many Memes, So Little Time
November 16, 2013
Republicans are beginning to mention a gold link for the US dollar once more. This information is presented to us in a recent Bloomberg article entitled, "Republicans Asserting Reliance on Gold as World Loses Faith." This is more of a dominant social theme than ...
What Janet Yellen Will Host and Why
November 15, 2013
What is most interesting about Janet Yellen's nomination and expected confirmation, as mentioned in the article, is that it is taking place at all. The Internet and alternative media websites are filled with frustration over central banking policies. Free-marke ...
Silence of the Vaccine Makers
November 15, 2013
This is indeed a tremendous coincidence. Just as two pharmaceutical corporations are in the midst of researching bird flu vaccines come worrisome reports that a certain strain of bird flu is spreading from birds to humans. You can almost see the profits lining ...
What Is The Real Agenda Of The American Police State?
November 15, 2013
In my last column I emphasized that it was important for American citizens to demand to know what the real agendas are behind the wars of choice by the Bush and Obama regimes. These are major, long-term wars each lasting two to three times as long as World War ...
The UK Recovery that Isn't … the Market Recovery that Is
November 14, 2013
The meme of "recovery" is in full bloom, as we can see from this article. But that's all it is. A meme, a promotional element plucked from an elite quiver full of such. Let's review what we've learned in the five years of the Great Recession. We've learned that ...
Congressional Hearings to Provide Bitcoin Enlightenment?
November 14, 2013
We've written several articles somewhat critical of bitcoin, which has predictably generated a wave of irritated feedbacks from the faithful. And certainly bitcoin has its defenders. In fact, the electronic currency has considerable value according to quoted pr ...
Obamacare and the New Soviet Man
November 14, 2013
Obamacare's failure to enlist young people into its ranks may well result in an American version of the New Soviet Man. That man was the communist ideal of a person who served the state and its leader with selfless devotion. White House advisor Dr. Ezekiel Eman ...
Breaking Through the Cloud Cover
November 14, 2013
I was reading a commentary this morning by a Swiss money manager whose opinion I respect. He commented that there was a widespread perception that something is very wrong, though people can't quite put their finger on what that is. He argues that the problem is ...
AP Exposes Ethanol … We Want More
November 13, 2013
As we can see, AP is fearlessly pursuing the problems with government-sponsored ethanol production. AP is one of the leaders of Western journalism, known for its extensive coverage of Lady Gaga and probing analysis of the West's power structure ... an analysis ...
Typhoon Haiyan: Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste
November 13, 2013
We have often referred to this dominant social theme as a kind of metaphorical zombie that continues to lurch forward even when partially dismembered. We can see here how this theme progresses once more. Mr. Sano is in tears because he is sure the typhoon that ...
New Lenses
November 13, 2013
What's happening with the economy and why? Is there no end to this? What can I do to protect my family and myself, to plan better for the future? Many of us have asked questions to this effect at one point. Running away from the madness of it all is impossible. ...
Liberty and Productivity
November 13, 2013
Statists routinely suggest their distrust of human initiative. This is why they keep advocating government stimuli instead of free markets. In a free market, one which prohibits government intrusions, regulations and regimentation, it is understood that when me ...
EU Easing to Infinity and Beyond?
November 12, 2013
Unlike many mainstream publications, the UK Telegraph often takes an idiosyncratic view of mainstream wisdom, at least when it comes to the European Union. And this article is no exception. It debunks at least some of the latest elite narrative regarding the EU ...
Summers's Startling Obamacare Admission
November 12, 2013
From a freedom perspective this is almost a funny editorial. Lawrence Summers, who nearly became head of the Federal Reserve, is worried not only that the flawed 'Net rollout of Obamacare is hurting the initiative but also that the government's obvious incompet ...
Restoring the Ideal of Liberty in America
November 12, 2013
The controversy and scandal over Obamacare in America today is not simply about a website that does not work, or existing private health care insurance policies that are being dropped, or government-approved health insurance policies that cost a lot more becaus ...
Having Removed Money Competition, Bernanke Contemplates an Artificial Moral Hazard
November 11, 2013
Bernanke wants to scare the bankers, as we can see from the above article excerpt. But why not just let the marketplace do it? Competition can provide the necessary discipline. This is part of the frustration of reading such articles appearing in mainstream edi ...
Der Spiegel: US Paranoia is a Cultural Phenomenon … Say What?
November 11, 2013
If you are an aficionado of dominant social themes the way some are fans of fine cigars, then Der Spiegel is the Cohiba Esplendido of Western mainstream media, ranking right up there with The Economist and the Washington Post. This article is so full of dominan ...
Chained CPI Chains Taxpayers
November 11, 2013
One of the least discussed, but potentially most significant, provisions in President Obama's budget is the use of the "chained consumer price index" (chained CPI), to measure the effect of inflation on people's standard of living. Chained CPI is an effort to a ...
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