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As Canada Collapses, Do We Need to Ask Why?
March 29, 2013
So Canada, the bright light of Western industry along with Australia, is now showing signs of wavering. The Canadian miracle is growing long in the tooth. We've already written about this but it occurs to us that the presentation of the impending collapse is be ...
Does a Country Make Its People Great?
March 29, 2013
We used the word "she" in the above dominant social theme to illustrate a point. We have no idea what sex India is. In fact, from what we can tell, India is actually an arbitrary series of lines on a map representing dirt, rocks, trees, rivers, etc. Lots of peo ...
The Black Budget
March 29, 2013
This week's Solari Story from Catherine Austin Fitts is titled "The Black Budget." Here's a bit of the transcript: "If you want to understand how things got as sort of wacky as they've gotten, you really want to dip into and try and understand what the black bu ...
What Is the REAL Euro End Game?
March 28, 2013
According to Business Insider, Jeroen Dijsselbloem has provided an "end game" for the euro that shows clearly what strategy is being contemplated. And the strategy is to shift responsibility from taxpayers to bank depositors for insolvencies. The idea, apparent ...
Why Western Banks Are Being Destabilized
March 28, 2013
Gradually the liniments of banking reform are becoming clearer. It began as a low drum roll with the resurgence of Greenbackerism and has continued to expand. We've tracked these ideas and have been regularly attacked for pointing out the "campaign-like" nature ...
Fashion of Public Solutions Is Doomed
March 28, 2013
Over and over again we find waste and mismanagement in government programs. And the worst offender of all – at least in the West – is the US federal government. Probably the European Union would exceed the US government but the amount of money available to ...
Climate Change as Financial Policy: A Costly Fashion?
March 28, 2013
While there is considerable controversy over climate change – global warming – that hasn't stopped New York state from incorporating it into financial policy. Like many globalist dominant social themes, this one is gradually graduating from hypothesis to la ...
What Central Banks Need More Of …
March 28, 2013
One of the biggest dominant social themes currently is increased central banking accountability – or even a wholesale reorganization that brings central banks entirely under public sector purview. In this issue of the Daily Bell as in others we continue to tr ...
Robotics Reporters: A Meme Compounded by a Theme
March 28, 2013
Here at the Daily Bell we've been carrying on a conversation with feedbackers over the advances of industrial robots – and subsequent investment and employment ramifications. Now comes this article on robotics taking over reporting. Will reporters be put out ...
Ideology Again
March 28, 2013
Perusing the Sunday New York Times will almost guarantee running across the term "ideology" in various commentaries and news analyses. In her essay in Week in Review, titled "Cutting Slack Is So Old School," Sheryl Gay Stolberg invoked the term as follows: she ...
CFR Tells US Good News About Commodity Prices
March 27, 2013
The Council on Foreign Relations deservedly or not has a reputation in "conspiracy circles" for being an elite facility that has considerable influence on US policies. But leaving that aside, the CFR often provides support for free-market arguments. Such is the ...
What Happens After the Housing Bubble Reflates?
March 27, 2013
This Forbes analysis is actually a fairly sophisticated analysis on how realtors decide whether houses are a good buy or not. The article concludes that houses may be cheap to buy given current conditions. And this, apparently, may begin to drive a housing bubb ...
Rise of the Job Scarcity Meme
March 27, 2013
We've written about this before – the idea that robots are going to deprive people of jobs - and pointed out that it is basically another economically illiterate dominant social theme. The larger mainstream media sells news based on these kinds of scare tacti ...
The Centralization of Intellectual Control Proceeds Apace
March 27, 2013
We stopped the excerpt above at number three because it is perhaps the most important observation. One of the reasons for the global warming controversy was because several years ago it came out that a single scientific journal was basically controlling the deb ...
The Anti-Ideology Syndrome
March 27, 2013
Modern intellectuals are anti-ideology. They shun its use like kings and high priests shun voting. One of the first putdowns a student receives from a liberal professor when expounding the basic principles of capitalism in a college classroom is, "Oh, that's to ...
BRICS Plan for New IMF: Trojan Horse for Western Agenda?
March 26, 2013
Now comes word that the BRIC nations are going to form their own reserve currency via an IMF style facility. This is being interpreted universally as an attack on Western interests. After all, David Rockefeller, John Maynard Keynes and a few other august indivi ...
Halting Gold Delivery, Clearing the Path for Rash Action?
March 26, 2013
Above and also at ZeroHedge it's been reported that Amro Bank is not delivering gold to customers but retaining it on clients' behalf. This disturbing news comes after reports that German demands for gold from the Federal Reserve and France will take years to f ...
Yes, Cyprus Was Aimed at Sinking Tax Havens
March 26, 2013
We've written numerous articles on Cyprus now explaining that its takedown was a deliberate if misguided attempt to further consolidate EU power. Emerging information regarding an intent to crush Russian money power makes a lot of sense. The Guardian's analysis ...
Blame Germany for the European Mess?
March 26, 2013
Blame the Germans! Money Power ever uses the Germans as a whipping boy in the modern era and we can see that Der Spiegel cooperates in this excerpt above. In fact, the entire European Union and the euro experiment is increasingly blamed on the Germans. The idea ...
Mexico Rises … Immigration Debate Subsides?
March 26, 2013
So Mexico is coming up in the world. Meanwhile, the US is headed in the other direction. This article makes the point that this trend is going to erase the argument over immigration now taking place in the US. Is it really feasible that Mexico is going to overt ...
Africa Emerges Alongside New China Meme
March 26, 2013
We promised viewers to keep them informed about the emergence of Africa as a dominant social theme and this article (excerpted above) is one more piece of evidence that we are on the right track. The rationale for the African meme has to do with the construct c ...
The Stimulus Trap
March 26, 2013
For years we have been warned by Keynesian economists to fear the so-called "liquidity trap," an economic cul-de-sac that can suck down an economy like a tar pit swallowing a mastodon. They argue that economies grow because banks lend and consumers spend. But a ...
New Commission or Dead Fed?
March 25, 2013
Nope ... we truly believe that the world's monetary infrastructure is going to be subject to wrenching change over the next few years. Central banks have printed and lent trillions to countries, including Western countries, that cannot pay the interest on these ...
Rare Earth Is Not so Rare … Redux
March 25, 2013
Gee, rare earth metals have been found in the sea. This is really a breakthrough, according to the UK Telegraph (above). We're supposed to be shocked by this occurrence. Or perhaps we are supposed to rejoice. Who knows? Well ... actually, we did predict this ki ...
Unwise Deepening of an Unnecessary Crisis
March 25, 2013
Cyprus seems to us to join a number of other recent events as a miscalculation of the elites running the EU and even the Western World. This article in the UK Telegraph makes the same kind of point, though its analysis is restricted to Cyprus. The idea is that ...
And It's Not Over Yet
March 25, 2013
Things are looking much better now, aren't they? A deal has been struck and Cyprus will stick with the euro, pay its creditors and Russian mobsters that have parked money in Cyprus will be discomfited. Oil and natural gas that has been found in the waters of Cy ...
Financial Education – First of All
March 25, 2013
So the brokerage industry is reaping what is has sown. But really, the brokerage industry, in the US especially, is made up of individuals young and old who are just trying to make a living and are subject to vast and powerful forces beyond their control. It is ...
Neo-Con War Addiction Threatens Our Future
March 25, 2013
William Kristol knows what is wrong with the United States. As he wrote recently in the flagship magazine of the neo-conservatives, the Weekly Standard, the problem with the US is that we seem to have lost our appetite for war. According to Kristol, the trouble ...
Welfare Rights are Wrong
March 25, 2013
Ever since John Locke developed the theory of natural individual human rights, there has been an ongoing attempt to change his idea to something very different. For Locke the natural rights all human beings have are basically prohibitions. They forbid people fr ...
Daniel Mitchell on Taxation, Its Expansion and the Possibilities for Reform
March 24, 2013
The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Daniel Mitchell. Here's a brief snippet. Daily Bell: Now you deal with the flat tax and international tax competition. Give us a sense of your thinking on these issues. Dan Mitchell: The simples ...
I'm Keeping the Lights on for Earth Hour
March 23, 2013
US News tells us that libertarians want to "keep the lights on" for the current Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), "encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights from 8:30 p.m. ...
Corporate's Turn: As Yields Drop, Investors Plunge Down the Rabbit Hole of Systemic Risk
March 22, 2013
Actually, it is going to end very badly. The Federal Reserve is the most powerful bank in the world and it has proven it once again by powering up the financial markets to all time highs. As this article points out, stocks are for show and bonds are for dough ...
Ben Bernanke Has Had Enough
March 22, 2013
Ben Bernanke is making the noises of escape. As we pointed out in another article in this issue, stock and bond markets are up tremendously as a result of central banking stimulation, not just in the US but around the world. But in the US performance is remarka ...
Perhaps We Are All Cyprus Now
March 22, 2013
This article makes the point that while the breast-beating continues over the Cyprus "haircut," the reality is that investors are getting fleeced throughout the world and especially in the United States. We return once more in this issue to the reality of what ...
US Infrastructure's Disastrous Solution
March 22, 2013
It is a US scandal that the country's infrastructure is not just degrading but seriously degraded. While this is not a regular topic for mainstream reporting, every now and then it rises to the surface. Of course the real issue is seldom dealt with, which is ho ...
Is Qatar Going to Bail Out Britain?
March 22, 2013
Is Qatar really going to bail out Britain? Is the West really setting? Are the West's values now prevailing around the world even as its prosperity diminishes? These are the issues that this Japan Times article grapples with. Some of these topics are original w ...
Cyprus Lifts the Curtain
March 22, 2013
This week financial analysts, economists, politicians, and bank depositors from around the world were outraged that European leaders, more specifically the Germans, currently calling many of the shots in Brussels and Frankfurt, could be so politically reckless, ...
Stratfor Promotes EU Fascism Meme?
March 21, 2013
We generally distrust Stratfor analyses because over the years it's become fairly obvious that they have an agenda beyond their stated goal – or so we have decided, anyway. But this particular publicly available analysis is a pretty good one ... though with a ...
Globalization: Random or Directed?
March 21, 2013
This article in The Atlantic explains that globalism is an irreversible process because of a certain kind of entropy. The kind of entropy in question is called "information entropy." The Atlantic article explains that it is "an abstract measure of diffusion. It ...
Was the Cyprus Crisis a Mistake?
March 21, 2013
Did the Eurocrats miscalculate? This is the message now being sent by a number of respectable mainstream columnists as well as alternative journos. There is perhaps some truth to it. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard – who wrote the above excerpted article – points o ...
How to Be Smarter Than Your Mutual Fund Manager
March 21, 2013
Earlier this month, the Financial Post published an article entitled, "Five Things You Should Know Before Buying a Mutual Fund." The article made some good points about mutual funds and how their performance is based, quite naturally, on what is good for the fu ...
A Précis on Libertarianism and Capitalism
March 21, 2013
Libertarianism is the political system wherein the highest political good is the protection of the individual citizen's right to life, liberty and property. Capitalism is the economic system of libertarianism since in libertarian societies the institution of th ...
What is Transparency?
March 21, 2013
This week's Solari Story from Catherine Austin Fitts is titled "What is Transparency?" Here's a bit of the transcript: "To me, transparent is when I can understand it so to me, a transparent financial system is one where I can relate what is happening – I hav ...
Central Banking Fail: The Message Sent May Not Be the One Received
March 20, 2013
Here is an article that focuses on the reality of central banking power. As we have often pointed out, central banks and those who run them – and it is apparently only a handful who DO run them – have strenuously positioned Money Power as a technocratic fac ...
Real Reason for the Cyprus Debacle?
March 20, 2013
This article, an opinion piece, actually, deals with the question of why the European Union and its central bank did what it did regarding Cyprus. It doesn't really come up with an answer, though, in fact, in various analyses we've tried to provide the only log ...
An Evil Story?
March 20, 2013
Is this an ... "evil" story? First, let us describe it. The article focuses on food stamps and people's struggles to survive using government aid. It's well written and sympathetic to the poor people (poor in many ways) who use food stamps and don't find them s ...
Next Weeks May Confirm Our Suspicions About Grillo and Italy's Manipulation
March 20, 2013
Let us see if Italy can form a government or if Beppe Grillo's stubbornness will scupper any such arrangement. If we are correct in our analysis about Grillo, he is actually a kind of political saboteur that has been put in place by powerful Eurocrats to create ...
We Were Right About UK Phone Hacking Scandal After All
March 20, 2013
Not so long ago we wrote that certain big scandals were being manufactured to provide a justification for further regulation. And we were right. Now comes a "crackdown" – out of nowhere – on not just UK mainstream publications but the real target, which is ...
Weeklies Bite the Dust
March 20, 2013
We are not sorry that alternative media (mostly from the US) is withering away. Alternative media in the US was partly an invention of the countercultural movement of the 1960s in the US and abroad and as such the media was innately leftist. People purchased le ...
Spending Patterns Paint Half Truth
March 20, 2013
On March 13th, the Commerce Department announced a 1.1 percent increase in food and services retail sales, doubling a prior Dow Jones survey of economists that forecast an increase of just 0.6 percent. This new data has led to a fresh wave of enthusiastic comme ...
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