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Cracking of the Euro-Elite … The Triumph of Hope?
August 09, 2012
Are the Eurocrats finally starting to crack? Otmar Issing, a notable pro-EU figure, has just released a book that promotes the possibility of a euro bust-up. This is a remarkable turn of events, in our view. It signals we may be correct about what we call the I ...
Modern Madness: Saudi Arabia Building Women-Only Cities
August 09, 2012
We read this article with growing disbelief. What kind of sick society builds separate CITIES for women? Well ... the Saudis do. But really, it ISN'T the Saudis. It's another group entirely. But first, more on this insane development. The article explains – i ...
Elementary, Dear Obama
August 09, 2012
Ok, so none of us creates or produces anything ex nihilo. What if anything follows from this? Our teeth weren't made by us, nor our hair or nose or eyes. Yet we often benefit because of these. Our beautiful eyes may impress someone and may even land us a movie ...
Is There a Recovery Underway … Or is that a Hammer You're Holding?
August 08, 2012
Having sung the praises of Ambrose Evans-Pritchard for so long, we now seem destined to plumb aspects of his economic analysis that we find questionable. Or so we've been doing lately. Evans-Pritchard's best moments, in our view, came post-2008, when he came in ...
Sending a Message? Megaupload's Kim Dotcom Was Beaten Up When Arrested
August 08, 2012
The more we hear about the arrest of Kim Dotcom, the more disturbing the story becomes. Now it turns out he may have been beaten up by the police, even though he didn't resist arrest. And that was before he spent a month in jail. Let's try to summarize what hap ...
Decision Points
August 08, 2012
Psychology has always had an air of mystery to it. From its root word psyche, meaning soul, and drawn from the Greek myth of psyche and cupid, to Anton Mesmer's introduction of hypnosis (then called "Mesmerism") and Freud's mysterious unconscious, practitioners ...
Fed Bankrupting Consumers While Enriching Wall Street as a Matter of Policy?
August 07, 2012
Here is a question that needs answering: Why is the Fed giving away money freely to big professional investors that hold massive amounts of government bonds ("quantitative easing) while starving small businesspeople and investors of loans? In this article, we'l ...
End of the Global Warming Debate as We Know It?
August 07, 2012
John Christy may just have ended the climate change/global warming argument as we know it. Christy recently provided devastating testimony (see article excerpt above) to a Senate Environment & Public Works Committee hearing entitled "Update on the Latest Climat ...
Moving Toward War in Syria
August 07, 2012
Last week the House passed yet another bill placing sanctions on Iran and Syria, bringing us closer to another war in the Middle East. We are told that ever harsher sanctions finally will force the targeted nations to bend to our will. Yet the ineffectiveness o ...
Sound Money, Monetary Freedom and the State
August 07, 2012
(The following testimony was delivered before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology, chaired by Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), on "Sound Money: Parallel Currencies and the Roadmap to Monetary Freedom," in Washingt ...
Friday's Jobs Report: More Lies From our Big Brother
August 07, 2012
In his report on the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest jobs and unemployment report, statistician John Williams (shadowstats.com) writes: "The July employment and unemployment numbers published today, August 3rd, were worthless and likely misleading. . . . Sus ...
Baby Boomers Bamboozled: Social Security Fades Into a Dreamtime Haze
August 06, 2012
Social Security is gradually fading away for most Baby Boomers. What the '60s generation in both Europe and America doesn't understand is that government isn't here to help them. Modern regulatory democracy is supposed to give way to global governance. That's o ...
We Apologize to Mac Breedlove
August 06, 2012
Dear Daily Bell, Though I am only 17, I am a regular reader of your site. While you guys are not as smart as you think you are, I have on occasion learned stuff from ya'll. In fact, I reckon' you fellas are as handy as hip pockets on a hog, as we say down here ...
Acceptable Selfishness?
August 06, 2012
A big debate among business ethics professionals – teachers, consultants, etc. – concerns who should be the beneficiary of business management, share (or stock) holders or so called stakeholders. Ordinarily, it is the former who are owed service from manage ...
Ranting Andy on 'Gold as Money' and What to Do Now to Protect Yourself Before It's Too Late
August 05, 2012
The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Andy Hoffman. Introduction: Andrew ("Andy") Hoffman, CFA joined Miles Franklin as marketing director in October 2011. For a decade, he was a US-based buy-side and sell-side analyst, most notably ...
What Is the Status of the Real Unemployment Debate?
August 04, 2012
Brad Plumer recently posted an article at the Washington Post's Wonkblog entitled "July jobs report: Why the unemployment rate just won't budge." Plumer was responding to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that the US economy added a disappointing 163 ...
Austrian Business Cycle Analysis Explains the Misery of the World
August 03, 2012
Another weary article on the need for central bank money printing. This one is served up in the Guardian from J. Bradford DeLong, a former deputy assistant secretary of the US Treasury. He is also apparently a professor of Economics at the University of Califor ...
Now Let Us Celebrate Tally Sticks … or Not
August 03, 2012
Since King Henry I took power around this time about a millennium ago, we thought we'd take the opportunity to revisit some basic truths regarding money. It was Bill Still via Money Masters and then Ellen Brown in her famous book Web of Debt who (most recently) ...
A Very Brief Note on Minarchism and Monopoly
August 03, 2012
For a while an inordinately long essay has been posted all over disputing my views on government. The author is Nicholas Dykes. I wish to inject just one short comment in support of my position. One charge made against it is that it advocates coercive monopoly, ...
In Praise of Gentle Deflation Against Greenbackers and Other Paper Promoters
August 02, 2012
Ben Bernanke has gazed out over what Bob Casey calls the Greater Depression and ... decided to do nothing at all. "Good!" we say. The only action Bernanke could take that we would favor would be dissolution of the facility over which he presides. But that is no ...
Failure of Facebook … and We Are Not Surprised
August 02, 2012
We are in our "told you so" mode these past few weeks so we might as well add one more. As reporters on the dominant social themes of the elite, we never believed in the whole social network nonsense. We wrote several articles about the impending Facebook fiasc ...
Why Are there Theories?
August 02, 2012
Over the years, especially since the Internet became prominent and widely used, my own ideas have received a lot of challenges. Some of these come from people with different positions on this or that but quite a few actually come from people who find advancing ...
The Neoconservative War Criminals in Our Midst
August 02, 2012
The State Department has an office that hunts German war criminals. Bureaucracies being what they are, the office will exist into next century when any surviving German prison guards will be 200 years old. From time to time the State Department claims to have f ...
Bill Gross Sees Gloom and Doom, But There's Something He's Not Saying
August 01, 2012
Wow. Sounds like a historical kind of statement until you realize it is Bill Gross who is responsible for marketing all sorts of bond funds for giant PIMCO, including funds that purchase inflation-adjusted instruments like TIPS. Gross is just talking up his boo ...
The Creepy Pursuit of Kim Dotcom by Corporate America and Why It Matters
August 01, 2012
This article posted over at the RT website has a lot of truth to it, much that is unpalatable to those who still believe in the egalitarianism of the US marketplace. It used to be that those who came to America were eager to discover a country where anyone coul ...
We've Been Aiming at the Wrong Adversary
August 01, 2012
We often think of Karl Marx or the progressive movement as the main source of our political troubles; but the more fundamental source of America's political conflicts goes back to a time before America's founding, finding its most powerful expression during the ...
'Two Faces of Evans' as Euro Trembles in Spain
July 31, 2012
We have the movie "Two Faces of Eve" and now a journalist gives us the "Two Faces of Evans." Why bother to comment? Well, the polarity seems to us to illustrate more powerfully than anything we can do ourselves how horrible it is to try to honestly cover the fi ...
Yet Another Study Predicting a 'Worldwide Glut of Oil'
July 31, 2012
There are many opportunities for us to say "told you so," as the 2000s wind on. We've been "on the money" about gold and silver going up, about the establishment of an Islamic crescent arc in the Middle East and generally about the elite's phony scarcity memes ...
Audit the Fed Moves Forward!
July 31, 2012
Last week the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed my legislation calling for a full and effective audit of the Federal Reserve. Well over 300 of my Congressional colleagues supported the bill, each casting a landmark vote that marks the culmination o ...
The Euro Was a Terrible Idea: Let Us Salvage It and Make It Worse
July 30, 2012
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is growing grimmer and grimmer. Only Mario Draghi's ECB can avert global calamity before the year is out, he writes in this remarkably gloomy article. It may be one of the strongest articles ever penned about the EU's apparently impendin ...
Modern Banks and Banking Are Terrible!
July 30, 2012
Sandy Weill is sending shivers up the legs of those who are partial to financial regulation. In asserting he was wrong and that Glass-Steagall was a prudent regulation, he has now assumed the role of a Wall Streeter who understands that when it comes to the sec ...
Troubles of Public Resources
July 30, 2012
Some insist that street vendors around the country should be banned. Why? Because the majority of those doing business adjacent to the street want them to be. The issue has come up in most major cities, including New York, NY, and Santa Ana, CA. We are talking ...
Auditing the Fed Is a Sideshow: Who Audits the Auditors?
July 28, 2012
An audit of the Federal Reserve would be nice but really it wouldn't change anything. In fact, it would likely prove a kind of sideshow from reality, which is that monopoly central banking should simply be abolished. And that probably won't happen until people ...
ECB Will Now Print Money Directly … But Why?
July 27, 2012
The market has rejected the euro and the EU. Now Draghi proposes to reject the market. In a groundbreaking reversal, he has indicated he will print currency to buy euro-zone sovereign debt. Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), will do "wh ...
Half a Hit: Free Markets Need Competition Via Regulation
July 27, 2012
This article from the Telegraph proposes a way to fix capitalism based on the idea that free-market thinking has traveled too far, too fast. The article written by Telegraph maven Jeremy Warner focuses on the appropriate amount of regulation that is necessary f ...
Ron Paul Statement: Financial Services Committee Hearing
July 27, 2012
Before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Financial Services, Hearing on the Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, July 25, 2012 Mr. Chairman, I welcome this hearing to receive the report of the Financial Stability Ov ...
Her Majesty's Tax Collector Tells Children to Snitch
July 26, 2012
According to the Daily Telegraph, the British tax collection agency is going into the teaching business by offering educational modules for use in classes. This is not surprising given where Britain is heading ... back into recession, which is really depression ...
Expansion of Directed History: Now UN General Assembly to Act on Syrian Overthrow
July 26, 2012
So Russia and China have blocked the power elite from taking down Syria through the United Nations Security Council. Now those at the top orchestrating this thing will go through the General Assembly. And who is going to the General Assembly? Why, Saudi Arabia ...
Another Plea For More Statism!
July 26, 2012
I recently read Zadie Smith's essay, "North West London Blues," in The New York Review of Books, and found it an insulting, devious, and roundabout way of trying to justify statism. The quote from the late Tony Judt tells it all. Here is what he said: "We have ...
Keynesian Dialogue Symptom of Larger Monetary Upeaval
July 25, 2012
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is feeling the heat from his suddenly affirmed Keynesian tendency and has mentioned it in this article appearing in the UK Telegraph (see above). What might seem an unimportant conversation between a journo and his readers is much more i ...
ABC's Ross Controversy Sign of the Times
July 25, 2012
Here is yet another sign of the times we live in. ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross mentioned that the so-called Batman shooter Jim Holmes might have an affiliation with the Colorado Tea Party movement and is now being reprimanded by ABC. Ho ...
Change Your Brain with Your Mind: Overcome Obsessions and Compulsions
July 25, 2012
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a painful, debilitating and embarrassing psychological condition. Howard Hughes is a famous sufferer of OCD, and because he had the means to indulge his compulsive habits, they grew in strength, expanded in scope to an ext ...
How Bernanke Can Get Banks Lending Again …
July 24, 2012
Well known Princeton University academic and Keynesian economist Alan Blinder has written an article posted by theWall Street Journal that urges Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to stop paying banks so much money in interest on funds that the banks hold in ...
Austrian Economics, Its Detractors and the Reality of Freedom
July 24, 2012
We missed this great article back in April over at Liberty Revival. The folks at Liberty Revival are taking part in a larger argument about the positive value of government-run fiat money versus free-market tangible assets like gold and silver. What we'll give ...
Security and Self-Governance
July 24, 2012
The senseless and horrific killings last week at a movie theater in Colorado reminded Americans that life is fragile and beautiful, and we should not take family, friends, and loved ones for granted. Our prayers go out to the injured victims and the families of ...
BBC's Hopeless Attempt to Elevate Keynes
July 23, 2012
John Maynard Keynes has had a bad run in the 21st century, and this article may mark an attempt by the powers-that-be to rehabilitate him. This is no doubt important to a power elite that wants to run the world and needs the justifications that Keynes provided ...
Economics Professor: FedGov Should Run Mandatory Retirement Programs
July 23, 2012
Our Ridiculous Approach to Retirement ... Seventy-five percent of Americans nearing retirement age in 2010 had less than $30,000 in their retirement accounts. The specter of downward mobility in retirement is a looming reality for both middle- and higher- incom ...
What's the Fuss About those Uniforms?
July 23, 2012
Senate Majority Leader Reid expressed outrage about the fact that the uniforms American athletes were going to wear at the opening ceremonies for this summer's Olympics in London, UK, were manufactured in China. No, he wasn't complaining because the places wher ...
The Cost of the Left-wing's Ongoing Vendetta Against Reagan
July 23, 2012
What causes some people to feel compelled to make uninformed digs at President Reagan? Is it just that they are brainwashed or, if they are thoughtful people, just too involved with other matters to be well informed about Reagan? How many of the digs at Reagan ...
Axel Merk on Inflation, Currencies and the Likelihood of a Greater Depression
July 22, 2012
The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Axel Merk). Introduction: Axel Merk, President & CIO of Merk Investments, LLC, is an expert on hard money, macro trends and international investing. He is considered the authority on currencies. ...
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