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  • newVictor Davis Hanson: Third-Worldizing America
    Victor Davis Hanson: Third-Worldizing America Authored by Victor Davis Hanson, op-ed via Townhall.com,In a recent online exchange, YouTuber Casey Neistat posted his fury after his car was broken into and the contents stolen. Los Angele…
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  • newTesla Has Officially Moved Its Headquarters To Austin
    Tesla Has Officially Moved Its Headquarters To Austin Tesla's already announced plan to move its corporate headquarters out of California and into Texas is now complete. The change went into effect on Wednesday of this week, according…
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  • newThe Case For Compulsory Vaccinations Is Dead... Omicron Just Killed It
    The Case For Compulsory Vaccinations Is Dead... Omicron Just Killed It Authored by Kit Knightly via off-Guardian.org,Yesterday, Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, held a press conference where she talked at…
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  • newAlumni Are Now Withholding Donations Over Too Much Censorship On Campus
    Alumni Are Now Withholding Donations Over Too Much Censorship On Campus The censorship on college campuses is getting to such a fever pitch that alumni are now withholding donations in an attempt to get colleges to "enforce free speech"…
    - 6 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 3:40am -
  • newWhat A Homeschooling Surge Means For Our Future
    What A Homeschooling Surge Means For Our Future Authored by Alice Salles via The Libertarian Institute & Mises.org,Parents across America were caught unprepared for the mass closure of government schools in 2020. Soon after, however, m…
    - 6 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 3:20am -
  • newWatch: Disturbing Confrontation Inside Australia's 'Gold Standard' COVID Internment Camp
    Watch: Disturbing Confrontation Inside Australia's 'Gold Standard' COVID Internment Camp Days ago we presented the latest Orwellian headline out of Australia... "Aussie Police Arrest Teen 'Fugitives' Who Escaped From COVID Internment Cam…
    - 7 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 3:00am -
  • newEvil Is The Root Of All (Fiat) Money
    Evil Is The Root Of All (Fiat) Money Authored by Egon von Greyerz via GoldSwitzerland.com,“So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?”-Ayn RandMoney used to be a stable…
    - 7 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 2:40am -
  • newAmericans Panic-Buy RVs As Shipments Exceed 600,000 Units This Year And Next
    Americans Panic-Buy RVs As Shipments Exceed 600,000 Units This Year And Next Months after we discussed the "unprecedented demand" for recreational vehicles (RV), which we said was on pace for a blowout 2021 and expected to continue…
    - 7 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 2:20am -
  • newWhy Web3 Will Change Everything (In Plain English)
    Why Web3 Will Change Everything (In Plain English) Authored by Deep Pulusani via 'Moment of Deep' substack,This post was inspired by the following tweet and most popular reply:Some notes before we start: the term web3 today is so…
    - 8 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 2:00am -
  • newCalifornia To Cut Water To Cities And Farmland Amid Persisting Drought
    California To Cut Water To Cities And Farmland Amid Persisting Drought A severe drought has ravaged every county in California for seven months, forcing state officials to restrict water delivery next year to millions of Californians an…
    - 8 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 1:40am -

Financial Survival

Armstrong Economics

  • newThe Companies Enforcing the Vaccine Mandate
    Numerous companies plan to fire unvaccinated employees once the vaccine mandate goes into effect. Thousands of people have already lost their livelihoods right before the holiday season. Those who choose their personal health over tyranny will become…
    - 5 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 5:08am -
  • newIs the US President a Pathological Liar?
    Is the US president a pathological liar? You decide.The post Is the US President a Pathological Liar? first appeared on Armstrong Economics.
    - 5 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 5:05am -
  • newJoe Biden’s Speech Writer Explains His Process

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  • newPRIVATE BLOG – Climate Change for the Worst
    PRIVATE BLOG – Climate Change for the Worst Private blog posts are exclusively available to Socrates subscribers. To sign-up for Socrates or to learn more, please visit Ask-Socrates.com. https://ask-socrates.com/The post PRIVATE BLOG – Climate…
    - 8 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 1:17am -
  • newThe Climate Crisis & More Propaganda
    QUESTION: How can you be against climate change when every world leader has been convinced and 97% of all scientists say you are wrong? JL ANSWER: Climate always changes and it has done so for millions of years without soccer moms driving the kids in…
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  • newMarket Talk – December 3, 2021
    ASIA: China’s foreign exchange regulator issued guidelines on foreign exchange trading on Friday, targeting market manipulation, fraud, and abuses. The guidelines would help regulate foreign exchange market trading and promote “honest, fair, orde…
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  • newPRIVATE BLOG – The Final Stages into 2032
    PRIVATE BLOG – The Final Stages into 2032 Private blog posts are exclusively available to Socrates subscribers. To sign-up for Socrates or to learn more, please visit Ask-Socrates.com. https://ask-socrates.com/The post PRIVATE BLOG – The Final…
    - 20 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 1:55pm -
  • Rising COVID Cases Among Vaccinated
    Reports of fully vaccinated individuals contracting COVID are on the rise. Cases are appearing worldwide, but let’s take a look at Australia as they currently have some of the strictest COVID restrictions in the world. A gym in Sydney only permitte…
    - 1 day ago 3 Dec 21, 5:06am -
  • Pelosi: Rules for Thee but Not for Me
    Rules for thee, but not for me! Nancy Pelosi, who wants to muzzle everyone, was spotted at a public event hosted by the California State Society without a mask. All children over the age of 2 were forced to wear masks, but the law did not apply to Pe…
    - 1 day ago 3 Dec 21, 5:03am -
  • Germany Implements Full Lockdown for the Unvaccinated
    Germany has effectively banished unvaccinated people from participating in society. On Thursday, Führer Merkel announced that unvaccinated people must shield themselves from the world and may only leave for food or medicine. Merkel’s successor Ola…
    - 1 day ago 3 Dec 21, 5:02am -

The Market Ticker

  • newThe Market Ticker - Shop Small!
    ... and support local artists at the same time....Ride the Sky 8*8 $98  
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  • The Market Ticker - Where Roe Is Going
    Of course the oral arguments yesterday were basically all anyone wanted to talk about.And while I generally not only avoid (intentionally) writing on abortion -- on purpose -- but also strongly frown upon it on my system in general this is an excep…
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 1:47pm -

Wolf Street

Dollar Collapse

  • newBreaking News/Best Of The Web
    Americans continue to exit high-tax tates … Berkshire’s Munger: This is crazier than the dot-com bubble … IMF warns of ‘economic collapse’ unless G20 extends debt relief … TD Securities: First half of 2022 will be best time for gold next…
    - 8 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 1:14am -
  • newStocks Tank, Gold Jumps: A Glimpse Of The Future?
    Conventional wisdom holds that stocks and gold are inversely correlated, which is to say they move in opposite (or at least unrelated) directions because they serve different purposes in a typical portfolio. Stocks are for capital gains in good times…
    - 14 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 7:19pm -
  • Mark Nestmann: Search Google, Go to Jail?
    From the Nestmann Group, November 30, 2021: We periodically remind our American readers that by simply going about their daily lives, they’re likely committing multiple crimes. As we pointed out last month, for instance, you could be imprisoned for…
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 7:03pm -
  • How Long Until Inflation Breaks Germany?
    Almost alone among the world’s serious nations, Germany has scenes like this within living memory: During the 1923 Weimar Republic hyperinflation, newly-destitute Germans burned their life savings to keep warm or carted wheelbarrows of cash to stor…
    - 4 days ago 30 Nov 21, 7:01pm -
  • Top Ten Videos — November 29 2021
    Adam Taggart: It’s time to prioritize income over potential gains … Bubba Horwitz: U.S. economy headed for disaster with more Powell … James Turk: The Fed can fight Inflation or kill the US dollar … Russell Brand: If this isn’t bribery, the…
    - 6 days ago 28 Nov 21, 7:08pm -
  • Top Ten Videos — November 22 2021
    Rick Rule: Precious metals do well when people are worried about the purchasing power of their currency … Jim Rickards: This is the third great gold bull market in history … Russell Brand: Is this why the mainstream media is dying? … Peter Gran…
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  • The Emerging Alt-Economy: “Buy Nothing”
    Most of us own too much unnecessary stuff and have borrowed waaayyy too much money to buy said stuff. Meanwhile, all that debt is boosting inflation, making things that actually matter harder to afford. But free people have a way of self-organizing s…
    - 13 days ago 21 Nov 21, 8:42pm -
  • Top Ten Videos — November 15 2021
    John Hussman: This is the biggest speculative bubble in modern history … Glenn Greenwald: Steele Dossier collapses to media silence … Michael Pento: The Fed’s science experiment worked … Rick Rule: Cash is vital when liquidity mayhem hits ……
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  • Charts For A Baffling World: Frappuccino Shock
    So you’re driving to work, obsessing about how much it just cost to fill the tank of your SUV and how much it sucks to have to return to the office after a year of working at home in your jammies, when you pull into the Starbucks drive-through to o…
    - 19 days ago 15 Nov 21, 12:51am -
  • Housing Is Officially A Bubble
    Since we’re in the “everything bubble,” it kind of follows that real estate — one of the things about which people with more money than sense tend to get most excited — would be rocking. And it is. But bubbles are about more than rising pri…
    - 23 days ago 11 Nov 21, 9:02pm -

ClusterStock

Money Game

International Business Times

Sovereign Man

  • newNow The Public Health Dictators Want You Masked in Your Own Home
    Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. Santa Cruz California Issues Mask Mandate for Private Residences…
    - 18 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 4:10pm -
  • This is a leading indicator of a civilization in decline
    In early 2007, the brand new District Attorney for Milwaukee County, Wisconsin gave an interview to a local newspaper spelling out his ‘progressive’ approach to crime. He told the reporter: “Is there going to be an individual I divert [i.e. rel…
    - 4 days ago 30 Nov 21, 5:29pm -
  • Getting Citizenship By Ancestry in Italy in 2022
    Got Italian parents, grandparents or earlier ancestors? In today’s episode, we unpack how you can get Citizenship By Descent in Italy in 2022… Getting Citizenship By Ancestry in Italy in 2022 Obtaining a second passport is an excellent strategy f…
    - 4 days ago 30 Nov 21, 3:59pm -
  • Biden’s “Big O”
    In 1894, a retired university professor named Paul Bachman was living out his golden years in Weimar, Germany. Recently divorced, Bachman filled his days writing books, including what would become a five volume series… about analytical number theor…
    - 5 days ago 29 Nov 21, 4:18pm -
  • True story about woman’s captivity by terrorists could “foster Islamophobia”
    Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. True story about woman’s captivity by terrorists could “fost…
    - 8 days ago 26 Nov 21, 4:55pm -
  • Why the ‘Make America Worse’ bill will lead to higher inflation
    When Sultan Abdulmejid I of the Ottoman Empire declared war on Russia in the summer of 1854, he assumed it would be an easy victory that would restore his crumbling empire back to its former glory. But Abdulmejid’s dream never came true. The Ottoma…
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  • Malta Nomad Residency Permit 2022
    During the past 18 months, digital nomad visas have taken off in a big way around the globe. In today’s episode, we highlight one of the latest nomad visa programs to launch in the EU: The Malta Nomad Residence Permit. Let’s get into the details…
    - 11 days ago 23 Nov 21, 3:12pm -
  • Here’s one tiny example of how absurd Build Back Better is
    In early January 1964, barely six weeks after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, US President Lyndon Johnson delivered a speech to the American people in which he declared an “unconditional war.” But he didn’t declare war on Vietnam. Or Cuba…
    - 12 days ago 22 Nov 21, 4:45pm -
  • Here Come the Climate Change Lockdowns
    Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice. Cities in India Will Lockdown Over Air Pollution The Supreme Cou…
    - 15 days ago 19 Nov 21, 4:44pm -
  • “Wanted: Covert Operative with 20+ years of Clandestine Experience”
    By the turn of the century in the year 1600, the City of London was booming. It was the Age of Shakespeare and Francis Bacon (the father of the scientific method). And London’s population had doubled in the previous 25 years. London’s fast growth…
    - 18 days ago 16 Nov 21, 5:21pm -

Investment Watch

Daily Reckoning

  • The Omicron Variant

    The Omicron Variant

    This post The Omicron Variant appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“It [Omicron] will of course be used as an argument for more stimulus ahead”… Europe locks down again. Will the U.S. follow?… “It is the vaccination that is creating the varia…
    - 1 day ago 2 Dec 21, 10:47pm -
  • Tugging on Fate’s CAPE

    Tugging on Fate’s CAPE

    This post Tugging on Fate’s CAPE appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The Standard & Poor’s 500 presently bounces along at 4,513. Yet where will the index sit two years from today? Will the answer alter your retirement plans? For answers we glance…
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 5:21pm -
  • Here Comes the “Omicron” Variant

    Here Comes the “Omicron” Variant

    This post Here Comes the “Omicron” Variant appeared first on Daily Reckoning.This omicron variant was first identified in South Africa, but it has spread widely already. The small number of actual cases is not a source of comfort. What matters i…
    - 5 days ago 29 Nov 21, 9:17pm -
  • Jan. 4: Expect an Economic Train Wreck

    Jan. 4: Expect an Economic Train Wreck

    This post Jan. 4: Expect an Economic Train Wreck appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Today, President Biden renominated Jerome Powell to a second term as Federal Reserve Chairman. Progressives in his party wanted Biden to nominate someone more to thei…
    - 12 days ago 22 Nov 21, 9:03pm -
  • The Perfect Con Job

    The Perfect Con Job

    This post The Perfect Con Job appeared first on Daily Reckoning.One of the greatest geniuses who ever lived lost a fortune in the South Sea Bubble of 1720. If a genius can’t spot a bubble, can the average investor? Today, Charles Hugh Smith shows…
    - 14 days ago 20 Nov 21, 8:58pm -
  • The Return of the Golden Constant

    The Return of the Golden Constant

    This post The Return of the Golden Constant appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The Golden Constant is a measurement of how gold's purchasing power has remained consistent over time. Today, Jeffrey Tucker shows you how gold is fulfilling its role as a…
    - 15 days ago 19 Nov 21, 8:45pm -
  • The Politics of Obedience

    The Politics of Obedience

    This post The Politics of Obedience appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Yesterday we wondered why so many continue to accept the verdicts of Dr. Fauci... his understrappers within the field of public health… and the elected officials who boss us.Th…
    - 16 days ago 18 Nov 21, 2:26pm -
  • “Your Diatribe Against the Vaccines Is Most Unfortunate”

    “Your Diatribe Against the Vaccines Is Most Unfortunate”

    This post “Your Diatribe Against the Vaccines Is Most Unfortunate” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The unvaccinated anywhere… evidently threaten the vaccinated everywhere. Thus reader Bruce reads us a sharp lesson in citizenship…The post…
    - 16 days ago 17 Nov 21, 10:04pm -
  • Gold Breakout Imminent!

    Gold Breakout Imminent!

    This post Gold Breakout Imminent! appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Things are getting ridiculous with gold. And that’s a good thing…The post Gold Breakout Imminent! appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 18 days ago 15 Nov 21, 9:53pm -
  • Revenge of the Real World

    Revenge of the Real World

    This post Revenge of the Real World appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The current supply chain disruptions we’re seeing reveal the soft underbelly of globalization, argues Charles Hugh Smith in today’s Reckoning. “The Revenge of the Real World…
    - 20 days ago 13 Nov 21, 11:38pm -

Jim Rogers Blog

of two minds

  • The Long Cycles Have All Turned: Look Out Below
    But alas, humans do not possess god-like powers, they only possess hubris, and so all bubbles pop: the more extreme the bubble, the more devastating the pop.Long cycles operate at such a glacial pace they're easily dismissed as either figments of fev…
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 5:21pm -
  • Why Inflation Is a Runaway Freight Train
    The value of these super-abundant follies will trend rapidly to zero once margin calls and other bits of reality drastically reduce demand. Inflation, deflation, stagflation--they've all got proponents. But who's going to be right?The difficulty here…
    - 5 days ago 29 Nov 21, 5:36pm -
  • We Don't Talk About Collapse To Revel In It, We Talk About Collapse to Prevent It
    If one possible result of the current system is collapse, realizing the system itself must be changed isn't doom-and-gloom, it's problem-solving. Those of us who discuss collapse are generally dismissed as doom-and-gloomers, the equivalent of people…
    - 8 days ago 26 Nov 21, 3:50pm -
  • Two Things to be Thankful For
    Now on to the good things to eat--yowzah! Giving thanks for bits of beauty and good things to eat. Wishing you a multitude of both.As you'll see from this selection of recent photos, I find good things to eat beautiful. But let's start with a fiery…
    - 9 days ago 25 Nov 21, 4:23am -
  • When Risk and Opportunity Become Personal
    The opportunity to lower our exposure to risk is always present in some fashion, but embracing this opportunity becomes critical when precarity and change-points rise like restless seas. The Chinese characters that comprise the equivalent of "crisis"…
    - 10 days ago 24 Nov 21, 2:58am -
  • When Everything Is Artifice and PR, Collapse Beckons
    The notion that consequence can be as easily managed as PR is the ultimate artifice and the ultimate delusion. The consequences of the drip-drip-drip of moral decay is difficult to discern in day-to-day life. It's easy to dismiss the ubiquity of arti…
    - 12 days ago 22 Nov 21, 6:20am -
  • I'm Looking for Ten Readers Willing to Pony Up $1 for the Crazy-Valuable Content Here
    I only rattle the begging bowl once a calendar year, and this is it. Beneath the Photoshopped complacency, the level of uncertainty about the future is pegged to 11 (recall that 10 is the conventional max on the guitar amp volume knob). It's times l…
    - 14 days ago 20 Nov 21, 3:34pm -
  • The Fed's Moral Hazard Monster Is About to Lay Waste to "Wealth"
    If the Fed set out to destroy the financial system, they're very close to finishing the job. If you set out to destroy markets and the financial system, your most important weapon is moral hazard, the disconnection of risk and consequence. You disco…
    - 15 days ago 19 Nov 21, 5:25pm -
  • Top 1% Gains More Wealth Than the Combined GDPs of Japan, Germany, UK, France, India and Italy, Bottom 50%--You Get Nothing
    Given that political power in America is a pay-to-play auction in which the highest bidder wins, how this incomprehensibly lopsided ownership of wealth plays out is an open question. Wealth inequality easily falls into an abstraction unless we contex…
    - 17 days ago 17 Nov 21, 7:44pm -
  • Paging Isaac Newton: Time to Buy the Top of This Bubble
    Despite Newton's tremendous intelligence and experience, he fell victim to the bubble along with the vast herd of credulous greedy punters. One of the most famous examples of smart people being sucked into a bubble and losing a packet as a result i…
    - 19 days ago 15 Nov 21, 6:28pm -

The Big Picture

  • newIntroducing RWM Wisdom Tree Crypto Index (SMAs)
        Clients reach out to us all the time with specific questions about, well, everything: Investing, markets, the economy, specific companies – pretty much whatever headlines might be causing that day’s confusion. We do our best to provide the…
    - 20 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 2:00pm -
  • new10 Friday AM Reads
    My end of week morning train WFH reads: • When Everything Is a Growth Stock And All Money Is Venture Funds. What do you get a credit market that has everything? How about billions of dollars of loans at ultra-low interest rates to companies with no…
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  • new1937 Cord 812 Super-Charged Beverly
    The Cord 812 Super-Charged was one of the first classic cars I fell in love with. The Cabriolet version (see this and this) is similarly beautiful. But these cars were more than merely beautiful; they were pacesetters in terms of technology and desig…
    - 23 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 11:00am -
  • Biggest Public Companies (by Country)
    The Biggest Companies By Market Cap in 60 Countries Source: Visual Capitalist     I am a sucker for any map-based analysis. This one looks at publicly traded companies by size (by market cap) in each country. I guess we should not be surprised to s…
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 3:00pm -
  • 10 Thursday AM Reads
    My morning train WFH reads: • Fattest Profits Since 1950 Debunk Wage-Inflation Story of CEOs. In the second year of a pandemic that began by wiping out 20 million jobs, American workers are doing surprisingly well. It’s just that American busines…
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 11:50am -
  • Video: Minimum Wage Reset
      “We have a problem understanding data over time.” Problem Understanding Data Over Time, Says Ritholtz Source: Bloomberg  The post Video: Minimum Wage Reset appeared first on The Big Picture.
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 1:00pm -
  • 10 Wednesday AM Reads
    Welcome to December (How did THAT happen?) Kick it off with our morning reads: • Move Over, GE. The Tech Conglomerates Are the New Leaders of Industry. As General Electric and other old-school behemoths break up, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft…
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 11:55am -
  • Generational Reset of Minimum Wage
        I kinda buried the lede last week in my Structural or Transitory? post; we looked at a few inflation elements, including Supply Chains, Goods vs. Services, Semiconductors & Autos, Energy, that all are fairly well understood. Then there was the…
    - 4 days ago 30 Nov 21, 12:30pm -
  • 10 Tuesday AM Reads
    My Two-for-Tuesday morning train (yes, Train!) reads: • Omicron Needs 3 Evolutionary Surprises to Wreak Havoc Basic principles of biology show that the worst-case scenario is possible but not probable, a fact that should help separate prudence from…
    - 4 days ago 30 Nov 21, 11:05am -
  • Corrections, Retracements, Crashes & Dips
      If you were paying attention to the market Friday, in the middle of a long holiday weekend, you might have noticed some of the terminologies used to describe the market action: – Sell off – Crash – Pullback – Retracement – Reversal – W…
    - 5 days ago 29 Nov 21, 4:30pm -

Jesse's Cafe Americain

Angry Bear

  • newA Day of Days
    Wednesday, 1 December 2021, the state of Mississippi argued before the US Supreme Court that the 1973 Roe vs Wade decision [410 U.S. 113 (1973)] giving women a constitutional right to have an abortion was in error; that it should be overturned. Durin…
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  • newDisposable time as a common-pool resource I — Introduction
    Disposable time as a common-pool resource I — Introduction About a decade ago, I wrote a short piece about “labour power as a common-pool resource” that got picked up by Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation and led to me being invited to a conf…
    - 18 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 3:18pm -
  • newOpen thread Dec. 3, 2021
    The post Open thread Dec. 3, 2021 appeared first on Angry Bear.
    - 18 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 3:15pm -
  • Clear signs of *deceleration* in house price increases, but no sign of actual declines yet
    Clear signs of *deceleration* in house price increases, but no sign of actual declines yet The veritable explosive increase in house prices has been one of the biggest economic stories of the past year. And because it feeds into “owner’s equivale…
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 11:59am -
  • The Return of FDI
    by Joseph Joyce The Return of FDI Last year’s collapse in foreign direct investment was seen by many as the first stage of a period of retrenchment. Political pressure to “reshore” production, particularly of goods of national importance such a…
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 10:46am -
  • Omicron at Slow Boring
    I think every word of Matthew Yglesias’s post on Omicron, Omar Bradley, and why the hell aren’t we investing in pandemic prevention is brilliant. I think it is publicly available (I didn’t pay) and advise just clicking the link. For those who i…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 21, 11:51pm -
  • Boring post on “Slow Boring”
    “Slow Boring” is Matthew Yglesias’s substack. I don’t subscribe. It’s about the money. I can afford it, but I don’t like the fact that Matthew Yglesias makes so much money. I am extremely envious. I admit it. I think this is a very very c…
    - 2 days ago 1 Dec 21, 10:22pm -
  • Borges, Berkeley, Tlon, Uqbar, Orbus Tertius, and all that
    “tlon Uqbar orbus tertius” is an excellent story by Jorge Luis Borges. In it, he imagines a world in which all that exists are minds and ideas. He refers to the assertion that we live in such a world made by the Reverand George Berkeley. In Borge…
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 8:20pm -
  • The Debut of the Deranged DOOOMers, 2021 edition: No, the strong advance of the Index of Leading Indicators is not forecasting a recession
    The Debut of the Deranged DOOOMers, 2021 edition: No, the strong advance of the Index of Leading Indicators is not forecasting a recession Five to ten years ago, I used to have a lot of fun taking the hide off DOOOMers. You know, the pundits who alwa…
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 1:46pm -
  • The libertarian dilemma and the politics of outrage
    If you want to understand libertarian politics and messaging, the starting point is to recognize that libertarian ideology is very unpopular.  They want to end child poverty – but only through deregulation.  They support good education – but on…
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 11:50am -

The Burning Platform

  • newFact checking the fact checkers
    Guest Post by Steve Kirsch One of the downsides of telling the truth in this environment is that it seems everyone and their brother wants to tear all your arguments to shreds. I could spend full time just refuting all the hit pieces written about th…
    - 9 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 12:34am -
  • newThe War Over Life, Liberty and Privacy Rights: From Abortion to COVID-19 and Beyond
    Guest Post by John W. Whitehead “Abortion on demand is the ultimate State tyranny; the State simply declares that certain classes of human beings are not persons, and therefore not entitled to the protection of the law. The State protects the ‘ri…
    - 9 hours ago 4 Dec 21, 12:34am -
  • newCOVID As A Religion
    I think it was Arch-P who asked me a while ago to compare the Covid mania with religion.  Never had the time.  But, here’s a darn good article showing it is.  (Notice, I said “darn”, and not “damned”!)  Shit Shot takers worship a false…
    - 10 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 11:32pm -
  • newEnemies Among Us
    Guest Post by Joe Guzzardi California Congressman Eric Swalwell on a special-interest funded trip to Qatar, spring 2021. Only the most willfully obtuse on Capitol Hill would deny that the Biden administration’s neglect of wide-open borders might le…
    - 13 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 9:00pm -
  • newIs Anthony Fauci the Same Thing as ‘Science’?
    Guest Post by Dr. Vinay Prasad Recently on Face the Nation, Dr. Fauci described criticism of his pandemic policies and actions as an attack on science itself.  Fauci says, “They’re really criticizing science because I represent science.”   Yo…
    - 14 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 7:56pm -
  • newChina, China, China. Show me, on the doll, where China hurt you.
    https://dailystormer.su/braindead-american-peasants-say-china-is-the-real-threat/ Braindead American Peasants Say China is the Real Threat Andrew Anglin December 1, 2021 Americans are stupid. That’s why they believe in a fake pandemic, and that is…
    - 14 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 7:29pm -
  • newBest of Dennis – Socialism: The Real Trickle-Down Economics
    Best of Dennis… Dennis is still tending to his health and hopes to be back writing very soon. Here’s another article I felt was relevant and worthy of a re-read. This article was originally posted on March 14, 2019. Socialism: The Real Trickle-Do…
    - 15 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 6:31pm -
  • newHOW, WHY, WHO?

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  • newFRIDAY FAIL
    https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/16/7/5/JqcxqoRTh0eOjmWNQjveRg2.mp4 See more at the Fail Blog
    - 17 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 4:16pm -
  • newFury, Rising
    Guest Post by Jim Kunstler If anything, political pressures may prevent the White House from going far enough, Binghamton University political science professor Olga Shvetsova argued. In order to halt the virus, she said vaccines must not only be man…
    - 19 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 2:58pm -

Silicon Valley Insider

The Wire

War Room

Naked Capitalism

Coyote Blog

  • If Fauci Were A Scientist
    I am not blogging much due to some overwhelming work circumstances in my real life.  However, I cannot believe the reaction of world leaders racing to institute the most onerous of restrictions on citizens based on the reports that a new COVID varia…
    - 5 days ago 29 Nov 21, 6:43am -
  • A Few Thoughts on Yale Law School
    I won't go into all the details (one of many articles on this incident here), but the Yale Law School administration attempted to blackmail and intimidate one of their students over a party invitation he sent out, the main complaint seeming to be the…
    - 41 days ago 23 Oct 21, 11:04pm -
  • Fixed SSL Issue (I Hope)
    After a lot of complicated debugging, of course it was something simple -- the certificate failed to renew automatically.  Hopefully all is working correctly now Update:  Of course then I screwed something else up.  Some sort of problem with php v…
    - 58 days ago 6 Oct 21, 9:59pm -
  • Understanding the Difference Between Authoritarianism and Totalitarianism
    Who says universities don't teach anything useful? The difference between mere authoritarianism and totalitarianism is often hard to explain to people, and some want to use the terms interchangeably.  But I think this distinction is particularly imp…
    - 59 days ago 6 Oct 21, 4:07pm -
  • 20 Years Ago Today on September 11...
    ... I was in Manhattan on a business trip from Seattle.  Ironically, I was running an aviation-related startup and in town to try to convince my investors to fund a new round based on improvements in the commercial aviation business.   Perhaps the…
    - 84 days ago 11 Sep 21, 8:14pm -
  • Back When The ACLU Actually Stood Up For Civil Rights, Rather Than Shilling for Totalitarianism
    This article by Glenn Greenwald on the ACLU's response to COVID is simply remarkable.  I won't even try to excerpt it.  Suffice it to say that barely a decade ago, the ACLU actually was concerned about individual rights being trashed by coercive go…
    - 87 days ago 7 Sep 21, 11:39pm -
  • Update on The Phoenix Light Rail Fail: @valleymetro FY 2021 Report
    The previous annual installment in this series was here. Well, the Phoenix light rail system has hit new levels of fail that even I could not have projected.  Here are the annual numbers updated for the most recent report: Yes, I know that supporter…
    - 88 days ago 7 Sep 21, 6:13pm -
  • Texas Republicans Want to Be Creepy Totalitarians Just Like Their Blue State Counterparts
    Just as Republicans were starting to successfully cast themselves as an alternative to blue state COVID totalitarianism, Republicans in Texas decide to dabble in a bit of creepy statism themselves.  I am going to stay away from the abortion issues i…
    - 94 days ago 1 Sep 21, 3:53pm -
  • A Couple of Thoughts on Medical Studies Given Recent Experience
     Here is the iron law of medical -- in fact all scientific -- studies in the modern world: most do not replicate.  This has always been true of studies that supposedly find some link between doing [thing we enjoy] and cancer.  This of course does…
    - 95 days ago 31 Aug 21, 5:28pm -
  • Australia and COVID Zero: What Was The Long-Term Plan?
    Five years or so ago I remember it was a popular social media poll question in this country to ask where one would live if they could not live in the US.  I remember that Australia and New Zealand were often near the top of the lists.  Which leads…
    - 95 days ago 31 Aug 21, 5:16pm -

Deal Breaker

Deal Book

Dr. Housing Bubble

Marc to Market

  • newThe Greenback Finds Traction ahead of the Jobs Report
    Overview:  The Omicron variant has been detected in more countries, but the capital markets are taking it in stride.  Risk appetites appear to be stabilizing.  The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose for the third consecutive session, though Hong Kong an…
    - 22 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 11:15am -
  • Calm Surface Masks Lack of Conviction
    Overview:  The downside reversal in US stocks yesterday seemed to accelerate after the first case of the Omicron variant was found in the US.  In itself, it should not be surprising, but perhaps, what was especially disheartening is that the perso…
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 11:10am -
  • December Monthly
    The pandemic is still with us as the year winds down and has not yet become endemic, like the seasonal flu.  Even before the new Omicron variant was sequenced, Europe was being particularly hard hit, and social restrictions, especially among the unv…
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 2:05pm -
  • Fragile Calm Returns and Powell's Anti-Inflation Rhetoric Ratchets Up

    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 21, 12:03pm -
  • Pessimistic Omicron Assessment Squashes Risk Appetites
    Overview: A pessimistic assessment offered by the CEO of Moderna shattered the fragile calm seen yesterday after the pre-weekend turmoil.  Risk appetites shriveled, sending equity markets lower and the bond markets higher.  Funding currencies rall…
    - 4 days ago 30 Nov 21, 12:04pm -
  • Sentiment Remains Fragile
    Overview: The fire that burnt through the capital markets before the weekend, triggered by the new Covid mutation, burned itself out in the Asian Pacific equity trading earlier today. A semblance of stability, albeit fragile and tentative, has emerge…
    - 5 days ago 29 Nov 21, 12:07pm -
  • Jobs (US) and Inflation (EMU) Highlight the Week Ahead
    The new covid variant and quick imposition of travel restrictions on several countries in southern Africa have injected a new dynamic into the mix.  It may take the better part of the next couple of weeks for scientists to get a handle on what the n…
    - 6 days ago 28 Nov 21, 4:12pm -
  • The Dollar Moves Back to the Fulcrum between the Funding and Higher Beta Currencies
    The new covid variant injected a new dynamic into the foreign exchange market.  The World Health Organization cautioned against the need to impose travel restrictions, but policymakers, by and large, do not want to be bitten by the same dog twice. …
    - 6 days ago 28 Nov 21, 12:11pm -
  • Covid Strikes Back
    Overview: Concerns that a new mutation of the Covid virus has shaken the capital markets.  Equities are off hard, and bonds have rallied.  In the foreign exchange market, the Japanese yen and Swiss franc have rallied.  While there may be a safe h…
    - 8 days ago 26 Nov 21, 11:47am -
  • Turkey gets a Reprieve before US Thanksgiving, but Capital Strike may not be Over
    Overview:  The dramatic collapse of the Turkish lira was like an accident one could not help look at, but it was not an accident, but the result of a disregard for the exchange rate and compromised institutions.  The lira was off around 15% at its…
    - 10 days ago 24 Nov 21, 3:53pm -

Business Insider Video

The Reformed Broker

  • newLet it ₿
    This morning we launched the first ever crypto index separately managed account (SMA) strategy....The post Let it ₿ appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 19 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 2:28pm -
  • newThe Gang Launches a Crypto Index
    Welcome to the latest episode of The Compound & Friends, a new podcast from your favorite financial and investing commentators. This week, Michael Batnick, Jeremy Schwartz and Josh Brown discuss:...The post The Gang Launches a Crypto Index appeared…
    - 22 hours ago 3 Dec 21, 11:24am -
  • Clips From Today’s Halftime Report
    We’re taking advantage of market volatility to invest in PayPal, Square, says Josh Brown from CNBC. I doubt the taper will speed up or that it will have a significant impact, says Josh Brown from CNBC. Final Trades: Apple, H&R Block, GM & more from…
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 7:00pm -
  • Joining Ben on Portfolio Rescue LIVE
    We get great questions from you guys. Hope you’re enjoying the new show! Subscribe here...The post Joining Ben on Portfolio Rescue LIVE appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 21, 3:50pm -
  • Clips From Today’s Halftime Report
    Disney could reverse its dips if virus isn’t as bad, says Josh Brown from CNBC. Final Trades: Enphase Energy, Amazon, UnitedHealth Group & more from CNBC....The post Clips From Today’s Halftime Report appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 4 days ago 30 Nov 21, 8:12pm -
  • The Omicron Bomb
    Join Downtown Josh Brown and Michael Batnick for another round of What Are Your Thoughts?...The post The Omicron Bomb appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 4 days ago 30 Nov 21, 7:30pm -
  • This Week on TRB
    These were the most read posts on the site this week, in case you missed it:...The post This Week on TRB appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 7 days ago 27 Nov 21, 2:01pm -
  • This is why you don’t run off and join the circus
    "Nothing so undermines your financial judgement as the sight of your neighbor getting rich."...The post This is why you don’t run off and join the circus appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 8 days ago 26 Nov 21, 5:11pm -
  • Clips From Today’s Closing Bell
    Josh Brown on what’s in store for markets into year-end from CNBC....The post Clips From Today’s Closing Bell appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 10 days ago 24 Nov 21, 9:35pm -
  • I’m Thankful for You
    Tomorrow, during the Thanksgiving meal, in a quiet moment where I contemplate all of the things I have in my life to be thankful for...very high on the list will be all of you....The post I’m Thankful for You appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 10 days ago 24 Nov 21, 3:11pm -

Shadow Stats

  • Flash Commentary No, 1460b
    • Fundamentals Could Not Be Stronger for Gold and Silver, nor Weaker for the U.S. Dollar and Stocks, Despite Fed or Market Nonsense to the Contrary • There Is No V-Shaped Recovery • Battered, Non-Recovered May 2021 Payrolls and Unemployment C…
    - 21 Jun 21, 12:57am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1460a
    • Benchmarked Industrial Production Revised Sharply Lower; Both Manufacturing and Mining Were Hit Hard • New Numbers Indicate the Economy Was in a Deepening Recession, Well Before the Pandemic Shutdown and Collapse • Old Numbers Showed Produc…
    - 31 May 21, 11:07pm -
  • Benchmark Commentary No. 1459
    • Intractable and Deteriorating Conditions Still Signal No Imminent Economic Recovery, Irrespective of Some Bounces in March Activity Against Weather-Driven February Collapses • Monthly Annual and Post-Pandemic Payroll Declines Have Stabilized A…
    - 21 Apr 21, 9:15am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1458
    • January 2021 Manufacturing Declined Year-to-Year for the 19th Consecutive Month, Still in the Downturn Induced by the FOMC 15 Months Before the Pandemic Collapse • Where January 2021 Year-to-Year Manufacturing Contracted by 1.0% (-1.0%), It Al…
    - 24 Feb 21, 9:59am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1457
    • Pandemic-Driven Unemployment Soared to an April 2020 Peak of About 32%, Worse Than in the Great Depression; Such Was Against a January 2020 Pre-Pandemic U.3 Unemployment Rate of 3.5% • In the Latest Four Months, Pandemic-Driven Unemployment Ha…
    - 16 Feb 21, 3:21am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1456
    • Fourth-Quarter 2020 Annualized Real GDP Growth of 4.0% Was as Expected, Slowing from the Record 33.4% Third-Quarter Pandemic Rebound • Full-Year 2020 Annual GDP Decline of 3.5% (-3.5%) Was the Deepest Since the 1946 Post-World War II Economic…
    - 1 Feb 21, 9:45am -
  • Economic Commentary, Issue No. 1455
    • Key Monthly Economic Numbers Turned Negative Anew in Fourth-Quarter 2020 • Narrowing Annual Declines in October and November Payrolls Stalled at 6.0% (-6.0%), But the Year-to-Year Drop in December 2020 Payrolls Deepened to 6.2% (-6.2%) • An…
    - 28 Jan 21, 3:03pm -
  • Economic Commentary No. 1454
    • Deepening Economic Woes and Soaring Inflation Ahead • Underlying Economic and Labor Numbers through November Indicate Contracting or Flattening Fourth-Quarter 2020 GDP, Well Shy of Economic Recovery • On Top of Downside Revisions, Declining…
    - 30 Dec 20, 12:58am -
  • Economic Commentary No. 1453
    • Four Million Unemployed People Are Missing from the Headline Labor Force • Pandemic-Disrupted U.3 Unemployment Effectively Was 9.0% in November 2020, Not the Headlined 6.7% • November Unemployment and Payrolls Confirmed Stalled, L-Shaped, N…
    - 15 Dec 20, 1:33am -
  • Flash Commentary No. 1452
    • October 2020 Cass Freight Index® Turned Positive Year-to-Year, Gaining 2.4% Against an Unusually Sharp, Unseasonable Decline the Year Before • Such Was the First Annual Gain in Freight Activity Since November 2018, When Excessive Fed Tighten…
    - 23 Nov 20, 10:48pm -

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