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Reuters Confusion Between Mises and Hayek: A Flawed Analysis
May 15, 2013
In this editorial posted at Reuters we can see clearly how statists utilize the great mind of Austrian F.A. Hayek to buttress the modern Leviathan. Leaving aside the melancholy aspect of using free-market ideas to buttress what in some aspects is a kind of tyra ...
Serious UK Difficulties Ahead as Cameron Struggles with EU Withdrawal
May 15, 2013
David Cameron, Prime Minister of England, is panicked about the emergence of the libertarian UKIP in Britain and the votes it is removing from the Tories. The conservative Tory party is indeed a "shambles" and in large part due to its position on the EU. In fac ...
US One Billion in Gold Has Just Been Shipped to South Africa
May 15, 2013
So gold is being shipped around the world – kinda' desperately, it would seem. We don't know for sure whether this report is true but for purposes of analysis we will take it at face value. The reason we do so is because it is obvious there are funny things g ...
BoE's King Leaving, Upgrades Britain's Outlook
May 15, 2013
The Bank of England's Mervyn King is leaving but he wants everyone to know that England has turned the proverbial corner on his watch. The nation has slipped into a third recession apparently, but Mr. King is upbeat about the country's prospects. Monopoly ...
Back to Basics, Please
May 15, 2013
In today's climate of political theatrics it isn't very easy to figure out where right stands versus wrong. As Ron Paul points out at The Daily Bell, the Benghazi fiasco pretty much amounts to an illustration of the folly of the American government's unending i ...
Will Fracking Sink the Dollar and Bring on Global Currency?
May 14, 2013
We're puzzling about why fracking has been applied now by the industry when the basics of fracking have been fairly well understood since the 1940s. We have an idea, and it is borne out of our analysis of dominant social themes ... and a tip of the hat to feedb ...
Fracking, Just in Time to Help the US Economy?
May 14, 2013
In today's lead article we discuss the idea of whether fracking is undermining the petrodollar and aiding the birth of long-awaited global money. But there are other possibilities, as well. Those running central banks around the world are evidently and obviousl ...
G7 Sets Policy for Global Tax Regime
May 14, 2013
It will not be much noted by the mainstream press that this week's meeting of the G7 has attempted to harmonize tax collection worldwide. As we follow dominant social themes, we were suspicious of Cyprus's planned implosion a few weeks ago and believed that it ...
Correct, Mayor Johnson, the Real Problem is Not the EU
May 14, 2013
London Mayor Boris Johnson claims he wants a referendum on whether Britain is to stay in the European Union, but his rhetoric is lukewarm. This has been a problem all along for Mr. Johnson and has aroused suspicions in Britain among conservatives over where he ...
Litigation: The Alternative to the Mainstream Media That Must Be Considered
May 14, 2013
We continue to chart the downturn of the mainstream news media. In this case, it is the upfront ad fees that are slumping for television companies. But in the past, we have seen along with everyone else on the Internet that mainstream media of all kinds is slum ...
The Federal Reserve's 'Exit Strategy' is Just More Monetary Manipulation
May 14, 2013
The recent media reports that the Federal Reserve has devised an "exit strategy" to reverse their nearly $3 trillion increase of the money supply over the last several years shows that the monetary central planners remain wedded to the philosophy of "fine-tunin ...
Gold US$1,100?
May 13, 2013
Is gold headed down in the long term? Possibly so. That doesn't mean it's a bad investment however. Perhaps if you want to make a quick profit it is a bad investment. And if you expect a near-term rebound, you might be disappointed. But long term the reasons fo ...
Universal Basic Income Promotion Hits the Washington Post
May 13, 2013
We long ago identified the anti-usury/pro-central banking movement as part of a larger globalist messaging. Now it's hitting the big time – see above excerpt ... For lack of a better descriptive phrase, we have called it the "paper money hoax," and unsurprisi ...
Spain's Problem is Europe's, Too
May 13, 2013
This analysis over at the UK Telegraph is probably accurate as far as it goes. Spain is technically broke and, more importantly, it seems something of a broken society. The monetary inflation that created a building boom on Spain's southern flank is long past, ...
What No One Wants to Hear About Benghazi
May 13, 2013
Congressional hearings, White House damage control, endless op-eds, accusations and defensive denials. Controversy over the events in Benghazi last September took center stage in Washington and elsewhere last week. However, the whole discussion is again more of ...
Gerald Celente on the New Renaissance and Big Non-State Trends Changing the World
May 12, 2013
The Daily Bell is pleased to publish this exclusive interview with Gerald Celente. Daily Bell: Why is the West in such bad shape? Gerald Celente: Because a lot of stupid people are running it and the corruption is flagrant, and in front of everybody's eyes. How ...
IRS Scandal: What Does the US Congress Expect?
May 11, 2013
Scandal. The IRS has been targeting US constitutionalists for further scrutiny by tagging certain names. This is a big deal. Unlike other IRS problems throughout the years, this one features not just individual "enemies" but also a broad cross section of US cit ...
Symptoms Don't Lie
May 11, 2013
A good doctor will not simply make a diagnosis based on measurements. The symptoms and complaints expressed by the patient are at least as important in making a determination as the data provided by diagnostic tools. When the data says one thing and the symptom ...
The Problem of Gold
May 10, 2013
Here is an interesting little article that sums up the idea of gold as an untrustworthy investment. Bear in mind that gold and silver have been looked on as money metals for thousands of years ... but this article doesn't look at it that way. Objections to gold ...
US Warns Japan About Currency Debasement
May 10, 2013
So the US is worried about Japanese debasement? This is a little bit like the proverbial pot calling the kettle black. The US has been printing money heavily some five years ago. Of course, the Federal Reserve was printing money even before then in unprecedente ...
How High is High?
May 10, 2013
Are those who are uninvested missing out? From our point of view, as indicated elsewhere in this edition, there is a kind of war being waged between the global system of fiat money buttressed by stock markets and those who are free-market oriented and believe t ...
Shock: Economist Mag Predicts North American Common Market?
May 09, 2013
In an article entitled, "Barack Obama's Visit to Mexico: The Unmentionables," The Economist magazine makes an astounding claim – via a third-party to be sure – that addressing migration and energy reform could really improve prosperity in Mexico and thus he ...
How the Drug Trade Becomes Legalized … Quietly
May 09, 2013
Something important is stirring in the United States that could have a big impact around the world. Drugs are being legalized. Or at least marijuana. The banning of marijuana was always a somewhat dubious enterprise even though people in the US and abroad have ...
Future of Digital Rights
May 09, 2013
Kim Dotcom has turned from a potential felon into a symbol of intellectual freedom. This will likely complicate US extradition efforts ... as the case is gradually turning into a controversy over intellectual ownership, which is not ground on which the US gover ...
Implosion: Patent Law Remains Troubled in the US
May 09, 2013
A scholar with the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, has written about India's noted Gleevec case that has spawned such headlines as "Gleevec as an attack on intellectual property rights and a win for patients in need of cheap drugs ..." The article pos ...
Karl Marx, the Once 'Anti-Communist,' Who Brought Socialist Ruin to the World
May 09, 2013
Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818 in the German Rhineland town of Trier, and died on March 14, 1883 in London. It is worth recalling, also, that there was a time when Marx was an anti-communist. It is said that by its fruit you will know the tree. The last one ...
The Blue Light
May 09, 2013
This week's Solari Story from Catherine Austin Fitts is titled "The Blue Light." Here's a bit of the transcript: "As you know, I was in litigation for approximately 11 years and it was all civil litigation relating to my company. In the beginning we went throug ...
Salvage Europe With Visionary Leadership?
May 08, 2013
This article is written by Wall Street Journal veteran Frederick Kempe and in it he seems to be sounding a slightly new subdominant social theme ... that Europe has failed because its leadership is failing. There are two main paradigms at work here. One is fre ...
Barroso Blabs Back
May 08, 2013
Hardly anyone exhibits what we have called Europe's "immovable rigor" more than Jose Manuel Barroso. Barroso, a socialist and communist in his youth, is one of Brussels's top Eurocrats and one of its most arrogant. His statement is an example of the immoveable ...
What Buffett Has Forgotten, But We Should Remember
May 08, 2013
This article makes sure to remind us that Warren Buffett is the world's fourth richest man. But wealth does not necessarily create wisdom. We remember when Buffett was technically broke ... certainly right after the financial crisis that began in 2008. Then wit ...
More Environmentalist Confusions
May 08, 2013
The New York Observer reported in its April 15, 2013, issue (B 1) that Leonardo DiCaprio is teaming up with Christie's in New York City to hold a "major philanthropic auction." I am not interested in the details, which appear to me a kind of kiss-up to fellow c ...
Germany Under Pressure to Create Money
May 08, 2013
Currently, central banks around the world are walking in lock step down a dangerous path of money creation. Led by the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan, economic policy is driven by the idea that printed money can be the true basis of growth. The result is ...
Has Rome Saved Italy?
May 07, 2013
So we see again that Reuters celebrates the political at the expense of the marketplace. If Italy is on the brink, it is because of a series of political decisions that have stripped the country and citizens of their solvency. But, of course, Italy has been und ...
Misleading Headline of Predictable Stock Market Meme
May 07, 2013
The reason the stock market is going up is because central banks have launched an unprecedented money-printing binge. But you wouldn't know that reading this Reuters headline. The headline is weirdly disassociated from the text of the article itself. The headli ...
Wall Street Guru Comes Out in Favor of Public Central Banks?
May 07, 2013
Free-Market Analysis: We've often pointed out that a national socialist (Nazi) meme is gaining strength in the West. It is promoted by often charming individuals like Ellen Brown (Web of Debt) and many, many others who are far less charming and often truculent ...
Eurocrats Contemplate Social Credit as Meme Expands
May 07, 2013
Well, it didn't take long for this meme to make considerable headway. We've been tracking it for years, since noticing the popularity of Web of Debt. Since then we've watched its expansion via a variety of what we believe to be pre-packaged websites. And now it ...
The Greatest Lie the Fed Ever Told
May 07, 2013
Public life bumbles along under a combination of false pretenses and self-imposed delusions. At the start of last week, it was widely reported that US central bankers had gone as far as they were willing to go. There were voices in the Fed, said the news, urgin ...
Morgan Stanley Commentators: Please Reveal Your Conflicts of Interests
May 06, 2013
Did you know that gold and oil have similar trading characteristics? Oil has been in use about 100 years from an industrial perspective and gold for several thousand years – though some say there are gold mines in South Africa that are 100,000 years old or mo ...
Globalist Euro Disaster: Euro Founder Endorses Bust-Up
May 06, 2013
Are the rats removing themselves from the ruins of the EU? This one rat, the "German euro founder" according to the UK Telegraph is jumping ship. We call Oskar Lafontaine a rat because of the damage he has caused by backing the European Union – which was neve ...
The Long, Slow Slide Toward Prosperity
May 06, 2013
We have titled this article "The Long, Slow Slide Toward Prosperity" even though that doesn't seem to make much sense, certainly not in the context of this Bloomberg article. But we will explain shortly. First, more about the article. It is just one of many tha ...
Federal Reserve Blows More Bubbles
May 06, 2013
Last week at its regular policy-setting meeting, the Federal Reserve announced it would double down on the policies that have failed to produce anything but a stagnant economy. It was a disappointing, but not surprising, move. The Fed affirmed that it is prepar ...
The Financial Press: A Disinformation Machine
May 06, 2013
Dave Kranzler of Golden Returns Capital declares the April payroll jobs report that was released on May 3 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to be "fictitious." Statistician John Williams (shadowstats.com) says both the jobs report and unemployment rate are "non ...
Dr. Antal Fekete: Gold Backwardation and the Collapse of the Tacoma Bridge
May 05, 2013
The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Antal Fekete. Here's a snippet. Daily Bell: Where is the price of gold headed from here? Antal Fekete: The price of gold is headed for extinction. I for one don't believe that the price of gold ...
Nigel Farage and His UKIP Party Win Big in Britain Once More
May 04, 2013
Big news. Drudge is featuring the news prominently – and it is certainly noteworthy. It looks like British voters are going to have a choice once more. Bully for them. Picking between Labour and the Tories over the past decades (post-Thatcher) has probably be ...
Fed Is Tightening. No, It's Loosening. No, It's …
May 03, 2013
Is the Fed loosening or tightening and how do they know? Wouldn't the top bankers at the Fed need forward-looking indicators to be most successful? In other words, once an economy has sagged – or roared to life – isn't it too late to apply the necessary pro ...
The New Meme of Open Borders
May 03, 2013
We are not fooled by this emergent meme. It sounds reasonable but it is really intended, in our view, to flood with the West with other cultures and other ethnicities. In theory, this is great; in practice not so. It is more than likely a globalist gambit, inte ...
The Bounty of Fracking
May 03, 2013
We don't believe for a minute that the oil and gas industry suddenly "discovered" fracking, etc. From what we can tell, these technologies have been around a long time. So why have the powers-that-be begun to cautiously indicate the true scale of oil and gas pr ...
Sweden Is Not So Equal
May 03, 2013
When leftists speak about the redeeming qualities of Swedish communitarianism, they don't mention that Sweden has an inbred, titled elite. This is very interesting and might change the context of a conversation that usually celebrates Sweden's confiscatory tax ...
Iraq Readies for Civil War?
May 03, 2013
From an investment and business standpoint this is bad news. We were led to believe by the US government itself and supporters in Iraq that the new government would increase peace throughout the region. But now the cracks are beginning to show. Iraq's Sunni min ...
Law Enforcement's Anti-Business Turn
May 03, 2013
This is a disturbing story based on research that shows quite clearly how the US's premiere national police force is contributing to what we might call the "terrorists among us" meme. The charge that the FBI is manufacturing terrorism – and suspects – rath ...
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