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Communitarianism and Reproductive Rights
October 23, 2013
One of the major differences between individualists and communitarians is that the latter believe the individual human being belongs to his or her community. Whatever decisions men and women make, it must square with what is best for the community, for the trib ...
Economist Mag: Just Print, Baby
October 22, 2013
Just when we believed the lunacy couldn't get any worse, here comes The Economist magazine with a diagnosis for fixing what ails the US: Print more money. Print it hard and fast. This analysis focuses on the proverbial "liquidity trap." It is, of course, a Keyn ...
Swiss Turn to Legislation to Save Capitalism?
October 22, 2013
We retain a level of respect for Swiss society, though the Swiss political class seems to be doing what it can to damage what's good and increase the bad. The article seems to show the Swiss are fighting back. The Swiss bank-based economy is certainly under att ...
Restoring a Spirit of Liberty Will Solve America's Political Problems
October 22, 2013
The news shows and the editorial pages of America's mainstream media have all focused on the claimed extremism of the Tea Party conservatives in bringing about an apparent partial government shutdown and trying to prevent an increase in the national debt limit. ...
Debunking the Recovery Meme – A Lousy Job but Someone's Got to Do It
October 21, 2013
The only real recovery that is taking place in the US or Britain or the EU is a financial industry recovery. Sooner or later stocks are likely going a lot higher and the mainstream media is going to report on this manipulation as if it is representative of a mi ...
Healthcare: The Technocracy Strikes Out
October 21, 2013
This article in The Wall Street Journal seemed noteworthy to us because it was actually honest about the current disaster that is Obamacare. Because of this, it is also attacking a main elite meme of "technocracy," the idea that government is filled with effici ...
Debt Ceiling Deal: DC Wins, Americans Lose
October 21, 2013
Washington, DC, Wall Street and central bankers around the world rejoiced this week as Congress came to an agreement to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling. The latest spending-and-debt deal was negotiated by congressional leaders behind close ...
Restoring Our American Legacy
October 21, 2013
This is the text of Ron Holland's speech about his new book, Restoring Our American Legacy, presented at the first annual High Alert Investment Conference in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on October 18, 2013. Later in the article we will tell you how to receive a fr ...
James Jaeger on His Latest Film, MOLON LABE, and the Restoration of Militias
October 20, 2013
James Jaeger: Previously we released a movie called FIAT EMPIRE – Why the Federal Reserve Violates the U.S. Constitution. That movie was a primer on the "power of the purse." MOLON LABE – How the Second Amendment Guarantees America's Freedom is a primer on ...
The Tea Party's Unspoken Political, Economic and Financial Ramifications
October 19, 2013
Reuters is carrying an editorial today on how the DC "government has failed us – again." Knowing Reuters's record on articles like this, you might wonder why I stopped to read it. It was the title of the article, "The Sanity Caucus," that caught my eye. Surpr ...
No, Economist – the Real Problem of Big Science Is Big Banking
October 18, 2013
The Economist has focused on one of the enduring scandals of the past century – which is how science and scientific research has been perverted by the pressures of modernity. We've written about this a good deal, of course, and our conclusion is that science, ...
The Taper: Reality and Myth
October 18, 2013
Seldom in any modest-sized article do we find so many dominant social themes presented in such a rapid-fire way. Ostensibly, this Reuters article excerpted above is simply an examination of the tapering timeline. But such a simple subject yields up one problema ...
Shutdown Ending but Larger Difficulties Remain
October 17, 2013
As of our deadline, the US Congress had struck a deal to end a government shutdown, as described in the Jerusalem Post article, excerpted above. The Post explains how the shutdown occurred and mentions the main ramification, which is that Fitch Ratings is ready ...
Money Play? New Media Strikes Back
October 17, 2013
In this article, we will comment on the New Media venture referred to in this blog from the standpoint of information control and also from a Daily Bell perspective. Ultimately, what is going on may reveal business opportunities, and we'll mention those as well ...
Metaethical Foibles at Work
October 17, 2013
There is much speculation about what is going on in the public policy debates that are afoot these days. But no one to my knowledge has noted that a particular philosophical position may be very influential in all the discussion. This is that idea that moral/po ...
Fama's Nobel and the Non-Science of Investing
October 16, 2013
The Nobel Prize was NOT awarded to Eugene Fama and his colleagues this week, though the same loosely affiliated cabal that tries to make central banking into a technocratic discipline wants you to think it was. And today, we take advantage of this. The awarding ...
Now France to Break Away From EU? Stay Tuned
October 16, 2013
In our quest to quantify what we call the Internet Reformation, the Telegraph's Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is sometimes helpful because of his skill (unusual in the mainstream media) in integrating business and economic trends with political ones. This article, ex ...
Whatever Became of Western Civilization?
October 16, 2013
Not that long ago government and free market proponents were at sword's point, but no more. With little left in the private sector to rip off, the financial gangsters have turned to the public sector and put to work for them the free market economists' advocacy ...
Ms. Yellen Swings the Axe
October 15, 2013
Can we call 'em or what? This is one of those narratives that grows stronger as we go. First the JOBS Act, then the cave-in on "tapering" and now comes the Big Bird herself, Her gray eminence, The Dove: See the article excerpt above. Janet Yellen ... The Big Bo ...
Economist Mag's Wise Words to the BRICs … Not
October 15, 2013
The Economist is truly "the gift that keeps on giving," for an alternative news group such as ours. We couldn't resist this article because it is so, well ... fatuous. The Economist wants the BRICs to slow their monetary output and practice austerity. India, Ru ...
Not Raising the Debt Limit Equals a Balanced Budget
October 15, 2013
The mainstream media and the Washington, D.C.-obsessed news pundits are in hysterics that the United States government is potentially facing default if the Congress does not increase the legal debt limit, so the U.S. Treasury can continue to borrow more and mor ...
Who Is Really Destabilizing the Dollar?
October 14, 2013
With this announcement, excerpted above, what's going on worldwide becomes just a little bit clearer. We take it for granted at this point that the Edward Snowden affair is not what it seems (we've mentioned our reservations previously) and a lot of the followi ...
Cynicism of Bankers
October 14, 2013
This Reuters article above reinforces the meme mentioned in today's lead article. The idea basically is that the US is being a terrible steward of the world's reserve currency and that its carelessness is putting the world's "recovery" at risk. Of course, if th ...
New Fed Boss Same as the Old Boss
October 14, 2013
The news that Janet Yellen was nominated to become the next Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System was greeted with joy by financial markets and the financial press. Wall Street saw Yellen's nomination as a harbinger of continued easy ...
Catherine Austin Fitts on Moral Investing and the Coming Equity 'Crash-Up'
October 13, 2013
We thank Catherine Austin Fitts for this thoughtful interview. From our perspective, her interest in the JOBS Act and crowdfunding is especially significant. The JOBS Act is important in terms of what is going to come next from an industrial standpoint. For dec ...
Lesson Learned: The Constrained Conservative Agenda
October 12, 2013
If we examine this week's main events, we observe some powerful dominant social themes in action. Perhaps the biggest continuing news was the US government shutdown. The memes were predictable enough, having to do with the efficacy of government and the necessi ...
What Happens if the Shutdown Causes the Treasury to Run Out of Money
October 12, 2013
In a speech to the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, November 23, 2010, Peter Dale Scott gave a history of the various directives concerned with government continuity during a state of emergency. He showed that these directives could be used to supersede the Co ...
The Devious Manipulation of the Budget Debate
October 11, 2013
We can see from this article in the Washington Times, excerpted above, just how scripted the current budget debate really is. The federal debt is out of control; the argument over the government shutdown surely avoids the larger issues. Republicans have made a ...
EU Drops the Boot on Fracking?
October 11, 2013
The debate over energy – specifically oil – is surely a kind of directed history. If we understand the memes and themes, and how they interact, maybe we can come to a conclusion about the future of oil and its availability in the near future. First, some ba ...
More Drugs, More Drones, More Credit-Pushing Drivel
October 11, 2013
"Dad, I've got to do something," begins a panicky letter from one of the children. "When I changed my job status, I lost my health insurance. The best policy I can find is $550 a month. What should I do?" "Don't buy the insurance," we suggested. "It's a waste o ...
Gridlock and the Change to Come
October 10, 2013
Every now and then top journo Ambrose Evans-Pritchard just loses the "plot" and this is one of those times. Evans-Pritchard is worried that factionalism between Democrats and Republicans will cause the End of Empire. Specifically, the US empire. But this is a m ...
Janet Yellen, Bravest Woman in the World?
October 10, 2013
Joan of Arc was apparently a very courageous woman; Janet Yellen may be seen as equally so. We're bringing up the "w" word only because this Bloomberg columnist did in the article excerpt above. To be fair, this article moves well beyond the issue of feminine v ...
Misunderstanding Freedom of the Press
October 10, 2013
Katherine Rushton of The Daily Telegraph wrote a column trying to embarrass those in America, like Republican lawmaker Kieran Michael Lalor, who oppose bringing in Al Jazeera television on to the American television news market. Ms. Rushton feels such oppositio ...
Jimmy Carter’s Crocodile Tears
October 09, 2013
These are surely “crocodile tears” that Jimmy Carter weeps in his AP interview, excerpted above. Carter is surely not rambling. This is a serious statement. When the former president of the United States declares that the middle class of the “richest nati ...
Nissan Wants Britain in the EU
October 09, 2013
Here’s a wrinkle! As you can see from the above Telegraph excerpt, British banking elites have obviously been burning up the phone wires to Tokyo and probably other industrial capitals as well. The idea is to twist arms of major corporations until they explai ...
Thanks, Bloomberg, for More Nonsense About Gold
October 08, 2013
Bloomberg, in the above excerpt, provides us this latest disinformation regarding gold and central banking. The entire article, and it is a long one, is filled with one (deliberate?) misconception after another. But its main point is that gold fluctuates for my ...
Bob Geldof Predicts the Death of All Humans by 2030
October 08, 2013
Geldof’s latest rant is actually very good news. Just as a fever spikes before subsiding, so Geldof’s hysterics as reported above show clearly that the warmist tide is receding. Despite literally trillions of dollars thrown at this meme, the world is not co ...
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 ...
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