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Reuters to US Economy: ‘Our Heart Will Go On’
October 07, 2013
This past week saw an astonishing outpouring of opinion, much of it vitriolic in the US news media regarding the so-called US government shut down. Nowhere was the coverage more dramatic than over at Reuters, where seemingly the entire team of top columnists br ...
This Sh-t Is Bananas!
October 07, 2013
Ordinarily our second lead article would focus on a dominant social theme somewhere other than Reuters, as we have already analyzed a Reuters story. But, as mentioned, the crop of articles offered up in the Reuters editorial section this past week is so extraor ...
An Opening to Iran?
October 07, 2013
Last week, for the first time since the 1979 Iranian revolution, the US president spoke with his Iranian counterpart. Their 15 minute telephone call was reported to open the door to further high-level discussions. This is a very important event. I have been say ...
Tibor Machan on Improvements of Liberty in the 21st Century
October 06, 2013
The Daily Bell is pleased to publish this exclusive interview with Dr. Tibor Machan. What comes through in this interview is Tibor’s optimism regarding the health or renewal of freedom in the West despite the many factors that seem to be mitigating in Europe ...
We're Back!
October 05, 2013
I’m happy to announce the Daily Bell is back online as of today. Starting now, you can visit The Daily Bell every day for groundbreaking news, analysis, editorials and exclusive interviews. We’re not changing anything in terms of our editorial approach, jus ...
The US Government Is Lying About the Shutdown
October 01, 2013
As I write this, it appears that the federal government is about to shut down because the House and Senate cannot agree on whether to add language defunding or delaying Obamacare to the “Continuing Resolution”. Despite all the hand-wringing heard in DC, a s ...
What Wall Street Is Planning, and Why
September 28, 2013
A recent Bloomberg article states, "Americans in Poll Doubt Economy Rebound." I tweeted about this recently, pointing out the article, because it showed the disconnect between the stock market and what is happening "on the ground." Millions of investors miss ou ...
Did Putin Quietly Play the Debt Card Over Syria?
September 27, 2013
While I hate to give such praise to a foreign leader, Putin has undoubtedly run rings around the moribund and bureaucratic incompetence of the Laurel and Hardy-style Obama and Kerry team on Syria. Putin diplomatically has the swiftness and stealth of the South' ...
Internet Sales Tax Could Crush Small Businesses
September 25, 2013
One unique aspect of my homeschool curriculum is that students can start and manage their own online business. Students will be responsible for deciding what products or services to offer, getting the business up and running, and marketing the business’s prod ...
Global Warming: Is It a Morally Acceptable Investment Opportunity?
September 24, 2013
AP writes of moves by the Obama administration "to limit power-plant carbon pollution." This is no doubt a step toward the kind of carbon tax that Australia recently put in place and which the new, conservative Australian government is now attempting to roll ba ...
A Source of the Financial Fiasco
September 22, 2013
There were numerous reasons why the system stumbled so badly but one was clearly identified by The Economist magazine (9/7/75). "And as so often in the history of financial crashes, humble consumers also joined in the collective delusion that lasting prosperity ...
How to Justify a Flailing Fed
September 20, 2013
Warren Buffett has just come out with the statement, about which I tweeted earlier today when I first stumbled on it, that the "Fed Is [the] Greatest Hedge Fund in History." According to Bloomberg, he elaborated with the statement that the Fed's "generating '$8 ...
Who Are the Champions of the Common Man?
September 19, 2013
The media’s caricature of libertarians is a pendulum that swings from one extreme to another. One minute we’re grasping plutocrats, championing the privileged, and the next minute we’re losers living in our parents’ basements. Not long ago, Michael Lind ...
The Taper That Wasn't
September 18, 2013
The Fed's failure today to announce some sort of tapering of its QE program, despite the consensus of an overwhelming percentage of economists who expected action, once again reveals the degree to which mainstream analysts have overestimated the strength of our ...
Get Ready: Something Big is About to Happen in the Financial Markets!
September 18, 2013
This may directly impact how you invest or rebalance your portfolio, view or engage in politics, and how you will attempt to secure your wealth in the future. I believe this will dramatically impact the dollar, gold and bonds. In addition, it may well create th ...
Reward Yourself: Invest in Freedom
September 13, 2013
As you know, The Daily Bell is returning – under the umbrella of a new boutique, free-market oriented venture capital firm I recently launched, High Alert Investment Management Ltd. In mid-October, we'll launch the exciting new Daily Bell, and we'll unveil it ...
Markets Focused on the Wrong Target
September 05, 2013
In recent months economic commentators and financial markets have focused almost excessively on the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing ("QE") policy as the market's main driver. However, last month two senior economists at the Federal Reserve published a rep ...
Hola! The Return of The Daily Bell and a Special Invitation
August 27, 2013
I know that many of you were left wondering why The Daily Bell ceased publishing on July 16th. In due time The Bell will reappear, albeit in a somewhat different form, and you'll be notified as soon as that happens. But today, I want to tell you what has focuse ...
Hasta La Vista
July 16, 2013
Well, it has been a great ride. Much has been accomplished at The Daily Bell and principal partner Anthony Wile has decided it is time to allow The Daily Bell to stand as is, as a historical testimony describing our current troubled and exciting times. Content ...
Telegraph: Africa Emerges
July 15, 2013
For several months now we've presented analyses of articles in such papers as The Economist about "Africa Rising." The meme is all over the Internet. This is how these promotions build, as those who run the money business select targets and make their promotion ...
Panics: Why Leave Out the Real Explanation?
July 15, 2013
This is a really terrible summary of monetary panics in the United States. You could read the entire article and not come away with an accurate sense of what actually went on. Take the description above. The national bank set up by Nicholas Biddle was in line w ...
Does Free Money Exist?
July 15, 2013
Are there any words to describe this evil? We've written dozens of articles on this over the past few years, observing the growth of this meme. Everything repeats in this century of directed history. The social credit crackpottery of the 1930s has returned, wra ...
Lancing the Statist Boil
July 15, 2013
One of the sadder developments of modernity is the resoluteness with which the public sector expands. There is almost nothing that an expanding bureaucracy envisions as beyond its reach. Bureaucratic rigor always insists on more and more control. Government run ...
Let Market Forces Solve Organ Transplant Crisis
July 15, 2013
Ten-year old cystic fibrosis patient Sarah Murnaghan captured the nation's attention when federal bureaucrats imposed a de facto death sentence on her by refusing to modify the rules governing organ transplants. The rules in question forbid children under 12 fr ...
Coup D'etat
July 15, 2013
The American people have suffered a coup d'etat, but they are hesitant to acknowledge it. The regime ruling in Washington today lacks constitutional and legal legitimacy. Americans are ruled by usurpers who claim that the executive branch is above the law and t ...
Ben Swann on the Liberty Rising Truth in Media Project and the State of US Journalism
July 14, 2013
The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Ben Swann. Here's a snippet. Daily Bell: You covered the 2012 Republican presidential primary and began to confront the problems in the American electoral process, the stranglehold of America's ...
Sign of the Times? Peak Oil Website Shuts Down
July 13, 2013
For years, we've been pointing out that Peak Oil is a dominant social theme, a scarcity meme used by the powers-that-be to reinforce the US petrodollar and generally to control economic and sociopolitical elements of society. And now comes word via various news ...
Monetary Mavens Talk, Talk, Talk
July 12, 2013
So it begins. Having created Frankenstein's monetary monster, those attending to it now gather at the gurney peering down at the misshapen and deadly creature and ... palaver. There is not much else they can do. Their tools are limited or useless and the creatu ...
The Chaos Part
July 12, 2013
We see similarities between what we observed in today's lead article and the ongoing European crisis. Increasingly, it does not seem as if the powers-that-be are engaged in a rescue operation so much as enmeshed in a purposeful metaphor. The metaphor is not enu ...
Privatization … What Is It?
July 12, 2013
This article makes the point that privatizing the monopoly services of regulatory democracies is actually dangerous and unworkable. We've made the same point. The article doesn't go far enough, however, in terms of nomenclature. The article calls what is going ...
The Real Solution to Pirate Capitalism
July 12, 2013
There is a sort of gloating quality to this article that is not usually seen in BusinessWeek. But perhaps that is because hedge funds have come to represent free-market capitalism and are therefore fair game for criticism by the mainstream media, which tends to ...
Salvation of Glass-Steagall?
July 12, 2013
This article is posted over at TooBigHasFailed.org, a website that parallels official positions such as those taken by Elizabeth Warren (see above) and Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Thomas M. Hoenig, who has written a white paper entitled "Too Big ...
Our General Solicitation … Opportunity and Pledge
July 11, 2013
Here at The Daily Bell we've pioneered a way of reporting on the big picture. We've focused on how the Internet is a "game changer" via what we call the Internet Reformation and created a new way of looking at financial information using dominant social themes ...
Drumbeat of Monetary Sophistry
July 11, 2013
We recently posted an article on the confusion between inflation and price inflation and this article posted at The Atlantic is further evidence of this purposeful confusion. Why is it purposeful? Because almost everything these days is an argument between thos ...
As World Growth Plunges, Economic Balancing Act Becomes More Difficult
July 11, 2013
Monetary authorities have been working overtime to reinflate Western economies without much success, as this International Monetary Fund report shows us. Money printing can only go so far and when it comes to the Eurozone and even to the US, the results of macr ...
Zimmerman Case and Chaos?
July 11, 2013
So now it becomes clearer. If one grants that social control is a process of Hegelian interactions – thesis, antithesis and then synthesis – then one also grants its implementation. Can we not see the growing chaos around the world, especially in Africa and ...
Reality of Egypt – Not What You Think?
July 11, 2013
We agree that Egypt is in for a long period of upheaval and bloodshed now, but we disagree with Reuters on the reason. As experienced meme watchers, we've observed the unfolding of the current Egyptian political standoff and we don't have any reason to believe ...
A New American Century?
July 11, 2013
Let's see. Where are we? Dow up 88 yesterday. Gold up $22. What's pushing up the Dow? A lot of chatter about a "new American century"... and an apparent recovery. You know our position: Recovery isn't possible. Drug addicts do not recover by taking more drugs. ...
More Jargon: Central Banks Discover Macroprudential Regulation
July 10, 2013
If a central banker wanted to take a nap he would describe it as a "prone reversion to the mean." These fellows are always coming up with fancy ways to describe what we would humbly characterize as simplistic and even financially illiterate economic policies. O ...
Shriveling Green Shoots
July 10, 2013
What planet does Wonkblog live on? This article is the result of Federal Reserve compilation of debt data throughout the US and is a good example of the old adage "garbage in/garbage out." There are, of course, lots of reasons why consumer credit could be incre ...
Telegraph: British UKIP Convulsion Significant Threat to Tories
July 10, 2013
One can make a case that both UKIP and the US Tea Party movement are the "managed opposition," at this point any way. But at the same time, their emergence obviously indicates that there is a larger social movement that has taken shape. If one feels the need to ...
More EU Illogic
July 10, 2013
This article takes a position of shock regarding Latvia's joining the EU. In fact, it states that such a situation has never taken place before. We would beg to differ. The populations of various countries have been indicating their dissatisfaction for years wi ...
Why Exactly is Slavery Wrong?
July 10, 2013
Hardly anyone in America disputes that slavery is wrong. It's an institution that must be prohibited, never to be readmitted into society. Indeed, slavery is so wrong that it is very tempting for decent men and women to devote time and resources to ferret it ou ...
Do China and America Have 'Inverse' Dilemmas?
July 09, 2013
We are not so sure that China and the United States are "mirror opposites." We do believe that private interests run political systems around the world and always have. And that goes for China, too. We don't believe Chinese politicians are fully in charge of Ch ...
Wrong Question About Gold?
July 09, 2013
For us, asking the direction of gold prices relative to the dollar in the immediate future is perhaps the wrong question. The right question to ask for many is probably whether one has an investment plan – or even a survivalist strategy – and whether it inc ...
Wind Farming Expands as Headwinds Blow
July 09, 2013
Just as in the 1970s, the 2000s have offered a resurgence of interest in alternative forms of energy and transportation. And the results for the most part have been predictable. Solar panel companies have raised lots of money and then gone out of business. Elec ...
What Tea Bags Are Telling Us About the Ties that Really Bind
July 09, 2013
Is it fair to write about Ms. Carney and her preoccupations, given that she is a private citizen and not one of the most powerful people on the planet – like her husband Mark Carney, head of the Bank of England? Our answer is obviously a qualified yes because ...
Greece: Austerity Fails Upward
July 09, 2013
The Greek austerity package has been disastrous, trapping millions in a further cycle of poverty while stripping them of assets and promised retirement benefits. So what has the point of austerity been? We would argue it is simply to assert the primacy of a cer ...
The Real Economic Discussion
July 08, 2013
This is a revealing editorial in Business Insider because it shows more clearly than most what the deeper issues are surrounding Bernanke – and the worldwide discussion regarding his strategies and preferences. The discussion is really about the efficiency of ...
Bank of England: Central Banker as Movie Star
July 08, 2013
We were tipped to what was in store for the Bank of England's new head Mark Carney when former top banker Mervyn King described him as the "best central banker" of his generation. This was a phenomenally unusual description and seemed to us to have been a descr ...
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