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The Real Problem With the US Economy Is Not Enough Workers and a Sluggish Internet
April 22, 2013
Okay. So now we know. The reason the US is in a Great Recession is because there are not enough people (see excerpt above). From our point of view, the failure of the US economy and European economies has to do with too many regulations, too many taxes and too ...
Jaw-Dropping African Promotion Continues
April 22, 2013
We've run a number of articles now explaining the African meme. Comes now The Economist (again) to reinforce our perception on this matter. Hopefully, dear reader, you see what we see by now. The globalists are at it again, setting up another continent-sized mi ...
Congress Exploits Our Fears to Take Our Liberty
April 22, 2013
This week, as Americans were horrified by the attacks in Boston, both houses of Congress considered legislation undermining our liberty in the name of "safety." Gun control continued to be the focus of the Senate, where an amendment expanding federal "backgroun ...
Japan Steps into the Void
April 22, 2013
In the years following the global financial crisis, economists and investors have gotten very comfortable with very high, and seemingly persistent, government debt. The nonchalance may be underpinned by the assumption that globally significant countries that ca ...
Rand Is the Man To Enhance the GOP Base
April 22, 2013
"Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15." – Ronald Reagan Romney lost the 2012 elections not only because he was a poor candidate choice for the GOP but more importantly because the Republican lead ...
Hugo Salinas Price on Gold and the Potential for '500 Years of Darkness'
April 21, 2013
The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Hugo Salinas Price. Daily Bell: What changes do you see in the world today? Are they positive? Hugo Salinas Price: I think I see a growing consciousness that the world's monetary system is not w ...
US 'Decline' Ending or Just Beginning?
April 20, 2013
Global analyst Ian Bremmer has written a provocative new editorial posted at Reuters.com on "the end of the American Decline." We've commented on some of Bremmer's ideas before because he's a youthful "big thinker" who has received a lot of publicity for severa ...
US Failing Again: Never Ending Downturn
April 19, 2013
Keynesianism doesn't work. Printing oodles of debt money does not inflate the real economy but merely further distorts it. While the above excerpt was posted in February, things have not improved in the US since then. As NBC recently reported, "For the third ye ...
For Real? CNN Poll Finds All Is Well in US
April 19, 2013
We know it is okay because CNN has commissioned a poll of around 1,000 people in the US and many of these believe the US is "running well" according to Reuters, which profiled the poll. From our point of view, especially given the recent news about the underper ...
Inevitable Futility of Austerity? Britain Down for the Count?
April 19, 2013
We've been writing on this theme for a long time, and to see similar reporting being provided by the quasi-libertarian Business Insider is gratifying in a melancholy way. Austerity as it is being applied in Europe, Britain and America doesn't work. Oh, it sound ...
Gold's Black Market?
April 19, 2013
So here is the conundrum: There are reports from all around the world that it is difficult to buy physical gold and silver. Yet the price of gold has plunged by hundreds of dollars and now mining companies are getting ready to shut down. What's that all about? ...
Who Said the Hydra Would Take It Lying Down
April 19, 2013
... while its several heads were being chopped off one-by-one? I have never appealed to the so-called conspiracy theories in trying to explain the strange world of fluctuations in the price of monetary metals. But neither have I ever said that the fiat-money Hy ...
Central Bank Superheroes in the Gears of the Machine
April 18, 2013
Anyone who disputes our perspective regarding dominant social themes just has to look at articles like this on Reuters to find confirmation of promotional efforts. This dominant social theme is one of the biggest and most powerful. It has to do with the veracit ...
More Hints That Bernanke Is Leaving
April 18, 2013
The Fed may "stay put" but Ben Bernanke seems to be on his way out. We've written about this previously – as Bernanke himself has taken to saying that no one man is irreplaceable, least of all him. But this provides those who value the institution of central ...
An Infinite Contempt for Gold
April 18, 2013
In this issue we've already written one analysis of a central banking meme showing just how deliberate certain monetary promotions are. The globalists who run them and place them in the mainstream media are doing so with full knowledge of their falsity – and ...
Transparency Meme Reemerges at the SEC
April 18, 2013
This seems to be an issue for analyzing the emergence of long-time dominant social themes. We've already written about the godhead of the Federal Reserve, the deification of Ben Bernanke and the illusory value of gold. A subterranean battle is being waged betwe ...
4-12 PSYOPS
April 18, 2013
On the website wikipedia.org, under PSYOPS, the abbreviation used for "Psychological Operations" in government circles, we find: "PSYOPS [....] Various techniques are used, by any set of groups, and aimed to influence a target audience's value systems, belief s ...
'No Doubt, Pensions Are Screwed'
April 17, 2013
Der Spiegel interviews Harvard economist Carmen Reinhart who has the novel idea that central banks are acting like the "adults" in the room by cleaning up after spendthrift governments. "Governments are incapable of reducing their debts and now central banks ar ...
Is Gold's Fair Value Really US$800 an Ounce?
April 17, 2013
Claude Erb and Campbell Harvey figured out the ratio between the price of gold and the stated price inflation from a historical perspective and determined gold was over-priced based on their numerical analysis. Mark Hulbert writes about this analysis and also t ...
As Gold Declines Will Stocks Fly?
April 17, 2013
We often write of directed history, the idea that powerful forces create conditions for the policies that they want to implement. When it comes to money metals, the idea would be to drive down metals prices while simultaneously affirming that these same metals ...
Does the US Need a Big New War?
April 17, 2013
We cannot figure out if this is satire or a cynical but blunt analysis of what is ailing the United States. Maybe it is a little of both. But in either case, we disagree with the logic of the argument, which is a variant of the broken-window fallacy. The idea i ...
The Corruption of Individual Rights
April 17, 2013
Whenever a good idea surfaces, there will surely be many who will try to hitch their wagon to it filled with corrupt versions that aim to serve numerous purposes having little to do with the original good idea. One example is the idea of individual natural huma ...
America's Ruling Troika
April 17, 2013
Who rules America today? Not the people; they have been vanquished. America is ruled today by a collectivist Troika – an Executive-Congressional Combine, Judicial Oligarchs, and a Corporatist Banking Cartel – who have as much concern for the resplendent pri ...
Soros: Gold a Safe Haven No Longer
April 16, 2013
For those of us who spend time documenting various globalist themes designed to convince us that global centralization is preferable to disparate power centers, George Soros is literally a "gift" that keeps on giving. In this one tiny article excerpted above we ...
Gold: Enter the Conspiracies …
April 16, 2013
Market sentiment can shift, even in a day, and perhaps it was merely market sentiment that has been driving the price of gold and silver and has resulted in recent crashes. But those who buy and hold gold in sizeable quantities often do so because their faith i ...
Does Summers Suffer From 'A Lack of Vision' – or the US?
April 16, 2013
Lawrence H. Summers, former US Treasury Secretary and current Reuters blogger, believes the United States demos is not broken but that the US suffers from a lack of vision. This is one of those articles that – like many of the articles of George Soros – use ...
Is China Turning Into a Service Economy?
April 16, 2013
We've run articles fairly regularly on China and the problems of running a full-bore industrial economy in a world of falling demand. We've tried to cover a variety of issues regarding the challenges that one of the world's largest economies faces but it never ...
Complexity of the Modern Algae-Powered Building
April 16, 2013
It is getting more difficult to live, isn't it? We only need to look at this example in Hamburg, Germany to understand that living in a modern home is an undertaking of a "village" not an individual. Once upon a time, especially in the frontiers of the US, hous ...
Gold in the Crosshairs
April 16, 2013
In the opening years of the last decade, most mainstream investors sat on the sidelines while "tin hat" goldbugs rode the bull market from below $300 to just over $1,000 per ounce. But following the 2008 financial crisis, when gold held up better than stocks du ...
Stock Markets Up, Gold Down – Is Something Wrong With This Picture?
April 15, 2013
The mainstream media is filled with reports of stock markets moving up and precious metals moving down. One would think the bad times were over and the good times had begun again. But what if it is all a kind of chimera based on a lack of understanding about pr ...
Gold, Why So Volatile?
April 15, 2013
It is a big conundrum for those holding gold and silver. Buy more, hold what you have or sell now ... We know that Europe has not recovered, that the US recovery is a technical one that doesn't include increased employment (see lead article, this issue) and the ...
China's New Economic Efforts in a Long March?
April 15, 2013
Everyone knows that China is going to take over the world but ìs such an event going to be the result of a "long march" or a short one? The current numbers on the economy show us once again that it is not easy to build a world-class economy year-in and year-ou ...
Will EU Wipe Out the Value of Big Euro Notes? A Case Is Being Built …
April 15, 2013
Here's an innovative idea ... let's print a lot of money and then declare it worthless. This seems like a Western trend these days. At least the "worthless" part. Turns out that certain Cyprus bank accounts were worthless, or at least not worth as much as the o ...
Is Cobalt-60 Another Wild 'Net Rumor?
April 15, 2013
We have wondered recently why the US has not acted more forcefully as regards North Korea's various "provocations." One theory being floated by certain more "far out" aspects of the alternative media is that North Korea has placed cobalt in its underground bunk ...
Why Can't We All Travel To Cuba?
April 15, 2013
Earlier this month, entertainers Jay-Z and Beyoncé were given a license by the US government to travel to Cuba. Because it is not otherwise legal for Americans to travel to Cuba, this trip was only permitted as a "cultural exchange" by the US Treasury Departme ...
John Browne Explains the Great Game
April 14, 2013
The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with John Browne. Here's a snippet: Daily Bell: Would you say there is a freedom movement beginning in the UK or are people still confused about what's going on? John Browne: I think people are confu ...
Introducing the Updated 4th Edition of the Book That Helped to Change the Internet
April 13, 2013
The latest edition of High Alert is available and you ought to read it. Over six years ago now, we introduced the book that has helped change the Internet. Ron Paul has said about High Alert, "High Alert should be read by everyone who wishes to educate themselv ...
No Difference in Ideology and Values
April 13, 2013
When you consider what is the difference between the ideology of North Korea and that of the U.S.A., it is difficult to say. In practical terms, of course, the U.S.A. is still largely individualistic but our leaders, especially President Obama, embraces a rheto ...
Why Obscure Freedom's Fundamental Facts?
April 12, 2013
It is Austrian economics that underlies much of what passes for the mainstream economic conversation. Austrian free-market economics was always the underlying target of the financial press, even before free-market economics went mainstream following the advent ...
Austerity Comes to America
April 12, 2013
People don't seem to realize that a Greek-style austerity is being imposed on the US. It is actually an International Monetary Fund oriented solution. Taxes and regulations increase and public benefits go down. The only part not being applied currently is a mas ...
The China Syndrome and the African Gambit
April 12, 2013
We are not surprised that China imported more than it exported in March. The idea that has gained in currency in China is that since the West can no longer be an engine of consumerism, China will have to turn its own citizens into consumers. We were always doub ...
Was Cyprus Attack Also an Attack on Gold?
April 12, 2013
Globalists hate gold. Those who want to expand internationalism find it much more convenient to do so via fiat money than in any other way. Central bank fiat-money expansions drive internationalism in much the same way as global trade agreements. These are the ...
Thatcher's Big Mistake
April 12, 2013
The Guardian is probably correct in its analysis that Margaret Thatcher's free-market policies made Britain a less fair and socially equitable place to live. But that is only because Thatcher's policies neglected to reform the most heinous part of Britain's eco ...
EU Mess, Libertarian Foretelling …
April 11, 2013
Is it really getting better? And how long can top EU officials keep warning people about Eurozone instability? Now it appears that France is being drawn into the mess that is the European currency crisis. This has all been predicted, by the way, just not by Eur ...
New Book on EU Corruption Gets Author Investigated
April 11, 2013
Ashley Mote is a convicted felon, but also a prolific freedom-author, and he seems to have written an interesting book. The book is based on his experiences from 2004 to 2009 as an independent member of the European Parliament. Once in Brussels, Ashley Mote des ...
Opportunity Begins With Freedom, Not a 'Living Wage'
April 11, 2013
This Reuters editorial brings up two points and provides us with two separate conclusions. Theoretically, we are much averse to the argument that government needs to provide minimum wages. But practically speaking, if government is going to provide money to imp ...
Shock: Bloomberg Admits Models Don't Work – Economics, Government Turned Upside Down?
April 11, 2013
What the hell is happening at Bloomberg? How did an article like THIS ever get published by that august purveyor of statism, rational planning and "experts"? Actually, we do know why. Authors in the modeling camp only write articles like this very rarely – wh ...
Of Bubbles and Bitcoins
April 11, 2013
The newest invention in monetary affairs are the so-called Bitcoins. Their creators and promoters explain them as follows: 'Bitcoins are digital money. They are transferred person to person through Internet without going a bank or a clearinghouse, so they are i ...
A State of Amusement
April 11, 2013
This week's Solari Story from Catherine Austin Fitts is titled "A State of Amusement." Here's a bit of the transcript: We're in a situation where we've been operating for 500 years in a financial model. I call it the Central Banking Warfare model. So imagine if ...
Dictators Always Miscalculate
April 10, 2013
The Kohl administration actually donated funds to French politicians to influence French domestic opinion. And now it turns out that Kohl himself confesses he "acted like a dictator" to ensure that Germany adopted the euro. Kohl explains that he acted like a di ...
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