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  • newThe Sad Story of Davos

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  • newSouth Korea’s Pension Crisis
    The Korea Economic Research Institute (KERI) believes that the youth born after 1990 will be unable to claim their pensions as the current system is close to collapsing. South Koreans may claim their pensions at the age of 62, which is about three ye…
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  • newCalifornia’s Guaranteed Health Care for All to Increase Taxes by $12,250 per Household
    California Governor Nuisance Newsom would like to pass Assembly Bill 1400, “Guaranteed Health Care for All,” as the nation’s first single-payer health care system. Unfortunately, this does not equate to free health care. The Tax Foundation esti…
    - 7 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 5:03am -
  • newAnother Domino Falls – Canada Eliminates Trucker Vaccine Mandate
    The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that unvaccinated truckers are allowed to cross the United States border. Trucking lobbyists had put heavy pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to end this mandate as it would increase driver an…
    - 7 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 5:02am -
  • newPRIVATE BLOG – Pushing the Country to Civil War
    PRIVATE BLOG – Pushing the Country to Civil War Private blog posts are exclusively available to Socrates subscribers. To sign-up for Socrates or to learn more, please visit post PRIVATE BLOG – Push…
    - 10 hours ago 18 Jan 22, 2:43am -
  • newYemen Rebels Attack Abu Dhabi using Drones

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  • newBerlin Police Using Measuring Sticks to Arrest Protesters not at regulatory Distance
      Germany is enjoying absolute tyranny. During the protests over the weekend, you see the police with measuring sticks ready to imprison anyone who is not socially distancing. Yet the police are walking between people violating their own law. Europe…
    - 18 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 6:10pm -
  • Divide and Conquer
    COMMENT: Martin; “Divide and Conquer” I did not fully comprehend because thirst for power is not in my wheelhouse. So once the government has promised salvation to the desensitized & numb, the divide creates an army who will do anything against t…
    - 1 day ago 17 Jan 22, 5:09am -
  • COVID & The Collapse of Confidence in Government
    Little by little the truth about these vaccines is beginning to surface and this has serious implications especially in Europe where protests against crushing lockdowns continue. This appears to be setting the stage as our computer has been forecasti…
    - 1 day ago 17 Jan 22, 5:09am -
  • Democrats Propose $5 Billion Bill to Distribute Masks
    Over 50 Democratic lawmakers would like to send three N95 masks to every American. Perhaps this would have been a nice “welcome to the pandemic” package in March 2020 when no one knew what was unfolding. The bill would cost $5 billion between man…
    - 1 day ago 17 Jan 22, 5:05am -

The Market Ticker

  • newThe Market Ticker - Sunsets...
    Sunset in my dreams 8*10 $100  
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  • newThe Market Ticker - Fixing The Section 230 Dilemma
    There has been a lot of digital ink spilled on Section 230 and plenty of threats to eliminate it.I never liked Section 230 and being that I ran an ISP in the 1990s I was in the middle of all the areas of debate that led to it.  We had Cubby .v. C…
    - 20 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 4:34pm -
  • The Market Ticker - Is Federalism Dead?
    One wonders.Here and there a bit of it peeks out, yet for the most part it appears to be missing, a relic of a bygone era.A relic that prevented all manner of mischief while it was strong, and indeed is one of the first and best checks against both t…
    - 3 days ago 15 Jan 22, 3:58pm -
  • The Market Ticker - The Fed And Congress LOVE High Prices
    Oh look what the cat dragged in!The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.5 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.8 percent in November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 2:00pm -
  • The Market Ticker - Now What Joe?
    Oh, inflation and the supply chain issues are just transitory eh?Uh, not really.Stress on the supply chain due to labor shortages has ultimately come to fruition, wiping out products from store shelves across the nation.Reporters and other shopp…
    - 7 days ago 11 Jan 22, 1:27pm -

Wolf Street

Dollar Collapse

  • newBreaking News/Best Of The Web
    Brent oil climbs to 2014 high as geopolitical unrest returns … Union Pacific threatens to leave Los Angeles amid soaring train thefts … Catherine Austin Fitts: We’re headed for a digital concentration camp … Charles Hugh Smith: Should you mov…
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  • Bruce C: The Fed Is Getting Just What It Wants
    Sometimes the best thing about a blog post is the comments it generates. That’s frequently true on DollarCollapse, especially when friend-of-the-site Bruce C is doing the commenting. Here, in the first of what will hopefully become a series (under…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 22, 12:12am -
  • Top Ten Videos — January 15 2022
    James Turk: We’re on the path to hyperinflation … Professor Steve Hanke: Inflation is the highest it’s been in 40 years … Rod Dreher: Totalitarianism has come to America … Rick Rule: Fear buyers will launch gold and silver … Max Keiser: W…
    - 3 days ago 15 Jan 22, 9:13pm -
  • Bonds Remind Investors How Unsafe They Are
    From Investing Channel: Financial advisors used to believe in a balanced portfolio between bonds and stocks. Central banks changed all that. Breaking Traditions We’re taught that stocks and bonds tend to move in opposite directions. Money flows in…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 11:15pm -
  • Yet Another Retirement Risk You May Not Be Considering
    The most common retirement plan involves making some reasonable investment-return assumptions and then structuring your annual spending to run your nest egg down to zero at age 90 or thereabouts. Ideally, you spend your last dollar on the day you tak…
    - 5 days ago 13 Jan 22, 8:05pm -
  • Gerald Celente: The Technocracy’s Warped Reality Filter
    From the Trends Research Institute: In current orthodoxy enforced by technocratic elites, the lines between what is celebrated and condemned reaches fresh heights of absurdity virtually every day. Some latest examples came courtesy of a recent year-e…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 5:47pm -
  • Michael Pento: Fiscal And Monetary Cliffs Have Arrived
    From Pento Portfolio Strategies:  According to Doug Ramsey of the Leuthold Group, 334 companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange recently hit a 52-week low, more than double the amount that marked new one-year highs. That’s happened only thr…
    - 8 days ago 10 Jan 22, 7:51pm -
  • When The Protest Songs Go Your Way, You’ve won
    The job of an artist is to help the rest of us to see the world in new ways. Which is why protest music looms so large at big societal turning points. With that in mind … Mark Crispin Miller (NYU professor nearly canceled for teaching both sides of…
    - 9 days ago 10 Jan 22, 12:17am -
  • Top Ten Videos — January 7 2022
    Michael Pento: A 30%+ market drop in Q2 will trigger a recession … Mattias Desmet: The monster that devours its own children … Chen Lin: 2022’s gold price rally will mirror 2018 to 2020’s massive breakout …  Michael Gentile: The Fed’s cr…
    - 11 days ago 7 Jan 22, 6:29pm -
  • James Turk: The Dollar Isn’t What It Used To Be
    Excerpted From James Turk’s just-published Money and Liberty: In The Pursuit Of Happiness & The Theory Of Natural Money: Since the 1944 Bretton Woods conference, the U.S. dollar has been the world’s reserve currency. This term is still used today…
    - 13 days ago 5 Jan 22, 6:46pm -


Money Game

International Business Times

Sovereign Man

  • newAustralia’s Government Is From the Dark Ages
    On July 27, 1656, senior leaders of the Jewish community in Amsterdam issued a writ of cherem— the Hebrew term for expulsion and excommunication. Their target was a young, 23-year old Dutch/Portuguese intellectual named Baruch Spinoza, himself a Je…
    - 18 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 6:28pm -
  • Putin Challenges Biden to Bear-Riding Competition to Settle Ukraine Standoff
    After a diplomatic talks this week failed to produce an end to tensions between Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin issued a direct challenge to President Biden to settle the standoff. “If American President wants me withdraw the troops fr…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 6:11pm -
  • Quebec wants to tax unvaccinated residents

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  • The US Virgin Islands Tax Breaks You’ve Never Heard Of
    Looking to optimize your taxes as a US citizen? Sovereign Man has been banging the table about Puerto Rico’s tax incentives for years – but other interesting options exist. We recently produced an exclusive 24-page report for our Total Access mem…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 1:45pm -
  • America’s Attila the Hun moment
    In the year 435 AD, after several years of endless menacing from the nomadic Hun tribe, the Roman Empire was ready to make a deal. The Huns were fairly new on the continent; they had originally come from central Eurasia as recently as 370 AD. Yet in…
    - 7 days ago 11 Jan 22, 4:54pm -
  • Getting Serbian Citizenship By Descent in in 2022
    Are you even “vaguely Serbian”? You could qualify for a second passport in 2022… With a diaspora of around 5 million people worldwide, more people have Serbian roots than one would think. And if you have Serbian parents, grandparents, or even e…
    - 7 days ago 11 Jan 22, 10:50am -
  • Last Friday was a “supreme” example of a superpower in decline
    By the late 7th century BC, ancient Greek civilization had already reached a critical breaking point. This was still in the ‘archaic period’ of Ancient Greece, centuries before the classical ‘Golden Age’ and famous historical figures like Soc…
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  • COVID Fanaticism is on Full Tilt This Week
    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. New York Prioritizes “Non-white” for COVID Treatment On Dece…
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  • Rolling out the red carpet for the original Crypto bro’s
    Portuguese physician Isaac Cardoso was a classic Renaissance man. He studied medicine, science, and philosophy. He wrote papers and lectured widely on topics ranging from theology to physics to natural disasters. He was regularly employed by leading…
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  • The Imbecile King who put his foot on the gas pedal
    Charles II was only three years old when he became the supreme ruler of the Spanish Empire in 1665. But anyone who took just one look at the child knew they were all doomed. Charles had come from a long line of prominent European nobles known as the…
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Daily Reckoning

  • Sound Money Isn’t Enough

    Sound Money Isn’t Enough

    This post Sound Money Isn’t Enough appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Why The Daily Reckoning is for sound money…The post Sound Money Isn’t Enough appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 5 days ago 13 Jan 22, 10:59pm -
  • Highest Goods Inflation Since 1975

    Highest Goods Inflation Since 1975

    This post Highest Goods Inflation Since 1975 appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Word came issuing from the United States Department of Labor this morning. December’s CPI did in fact register 7% year over year. This 7% acceleration represents the gr…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 5:35pm -
  • Bad News, Good News and More Bad News

    Bad News, Good News and More Bad News

    This post Bad News, Good News and More Bad News appeared first on Daily Reckoning.It’s now 2022 and we're still dealing with COVID-19 – the number 19 being short for 2019. Lockdowns didn’t stop it, masks didn’t stop it, vaccines didn’t sto…
    - 7 days ago 11 Jan 22, 5:15pm -
  • Freedom Is the Answer

    Freedom Is the Answer

    This post Freedom Is the Answer appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The government response to the pandemic, along with media censorship of dissenting voices, has caused many Americans to lose faith in the institutions they may have once respected. To…
    - 10 days ago 8 Jan 22, 3:30pm -
  • Another Giant Jobs “Miss”

    Another Giant Jobs “Miss”

    This post Another Giant Jobs “Miss” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Our fathomless disfaith in experts is validated yet again… The United States Department of Labor issued December’s unemployment figures this morning. A Dow Jones survey of…
    - 11 days ago 7 Jan 22, 11:11pm -
  • “Every High Civilization Decays by Forgetting Obvious Things”

    “Every High Civilization Decays by Forgetting Obvious Things”

    This post “Every High Civilization Decays by Forgetting Obvious Things” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“Every high civilization” — wrote Chesterton — “decays by forgetting obvious things.” We begin to suspect American civilization…
    - 12 days ago 6 Jan 22, 11:00pm -
  • The Supply Chain Is the Economy

    The Supply Chain Is the Economy

    This post The Supply Chain Is the Economy appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Supply chains are the Achilles’ heel of globalization…The post The Supply Chain Is the Economy appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
    - 13 days ago 5 Jan 22, 11:21pm -
  • Hell to Pay — for Decades

    Hell to Pay — for Decades

    This post Hell to Pay — for Decades appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Despite lockdowns, masking, vaccination and the rest of it, Americans are sicker than ever, claims Jeffrey Tucker in today’s reckoning. But he also argues that we’re nearing…
    - 14 days ago 4 Jan 22, 9:55pm -
  • 2022: The Year of Breakdown

    2022: The Year of Breakdown

    This post 2022: The Year of Breakdown appeared first on Daily Reckoning.As a financial newsletter, we are duty-bound to give our annual market forecast — such as it is. So today we fetch our crystal ball from storage… blow away the dust... and g…
    - 15 days ago 3 Jan 22, 2:38pm -
  • Fauci’s Finished

    Fauci’s Finished

    This post Fauci’s Finished appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The Omicron variant is highly contagious. Some models, along with data from Europe, suggest the number of cases could potentially double every two days. Of course, you can’t really tru…
    - 29 days ago 20 Dec 21, 4:44pm -

Jim Rogers Blog

of two minds

  • Politics Is Dead, Here's What Killed It
    Here's "politics" in America now: come with mega-millions or don't even bother to show up.Representational democracy--a.k.a. politics as a solution to social and economic problems--has passed away. It did not die a natural death. Politics developed a…
    - 1 day ago 17 Jan 22, 1:38am -
  • Should You Move While You Can, Or When You Must?
    This gives an extreme advantage to those few who move first, long before they must. The financial advantage for first movers is equally extreme.Moving is a difficult decision, so we hesitate. But when the window to do so closes, it's too late. We a…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 5:43pm -
  • The Real Revolution Is Underway But Nobody Recognizes It
    Revolutions have a funny characteristic: they're unpredictable.The general assumption is that revolutions are political. The revolution some foresee in the U.S. is the classic armed insurrection, or a coup or the fragmentation of the nation as states…
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  • The Real Threat to Democracy is Corrupting Wealth Inequality
    Try to find a developing-world kleptocracy in which the top few collect more than 97% of the income from capital. There aren't any that top the USA, the world's most extreme kleptocracy. We're Number 1.Imagine a town of 1,000 adults and their depende…
    - 8 days ago 10 Jan 22, 6:01pm -
  • Why Don't We Cut Out the Middleman and Just Elect Pfizer and Merck?
    If we no longer have the capacity to distinguish between moral legitimacy and self-serving corruption, then we might as well eliminate the Middleman and vote directly for Pfizer or Merck. There's a fancy word for cutting out the Middleman: disinterm…
    - 11 days ago 7 Jan 22, 5:54pm -
  • The Economy / Market Look "Healthy" Until They Have a Seizure and Collapse
    So one index or asset or another hits a new high, wow, more proof everything is so robust and healthy, we never had it so good--right up to the seizure and collapse. Some readers occasionally make the point that I've been predicting a market crash f…
    - 13 days ago 5 Jan 22, 6:57pm -
  • What Will Surprise Us in 2022
    What seemed so permanent for 13 long years will be revealed as shifting sand and what seemed so real for 13 long years will be revealed as illusion. Magical thinking isn't optimism, it is folly. Predictions are hard, especially about the future, but…
    - 15 days ago 3 Jan 22, 6:02pm -
  • 2022: The Year of Breakdown
    In other words, our economy and society have been optimized for failure. If we look at the fragility and instability of essential systems, it's clear that 2022 will be the year of breakdown.Let's start by reviewing how systems break down, a process I…
    - 18 days ago 1 Jan 22, 12:19am -
  • Last Chance to Get Out Before the Crash
    The interesting feature of the 'last chance to get out' is nobody sees it until after the crash has done its damage. Every asset bubble has a last chance to get out before the crash point that becomes obvious in the aftermath. But at the time, this…
    - 19 days ago 30 Dec 21, 4:46pm -
  • Sleepwalking Into the Abyss in 2022
    What would be truly optimistic would be to surrender our dependence on asset bubbles and malinvested debt to prop up an unstable delusion of effortless "wealth."The most sacred liturgy of American culture is to always be positive and optimistic.The g…
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The Big Picture

  • newHow Much Do Boosters Increase Immunity?
    You should be vaxxed and boosted. But should you get a 2nd booster?   Should We Get a Second Booster Vaccine? What the Science Says Source: WSJ    The post How Much Do Boosters Increase Immunity? appeared first on The Big Picture.
    - 14 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 10:54pm -
  • 10 MLK Day AM Reads
    My back to work morning train WFH reads: • Protecting voting rights isn’t enough to save democracy Election law expert Richard L. Hasen on the problem of election subversion — and what can be done to stop it. (Vox) • The rhino that became an…
    - 1 day ago 17 Jan 22, 11:30am -
  • Transcript: Jim McKelvey
        The transcript from this week’s, MiB: Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder of Square, is below. You can stream and download our full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, Bloomberg, and Acast. All of our earlier…
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  • Jack Bogle’s Rules for Investing
        Vanguard founder Jack Bogle’s passed away 3 years ago today. In 2016, I was lucky to have had the opportunity to interview him in his office for Masters in Business. Bogle argued for an approach to investing defined by simplicity and common s…
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  • 10 Sunday Reads
    Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • Celebrity Ads Have Never Been Worse Pitt. Depp. Wahlberg. Damon. Bad. Dumb. Stupid. Awful. It’s been proven, again and again. Celebrity ads do not work.…
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  • MiB: Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder of Square
        This week, we speak with entrepreneur Jim McKelvey, author of “The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time.” McKelvey is the CEO and founder of Invisibly and (with Jack Dorsey) co-founder of Square, where…
    - 3 days ago 15 Jan 22, 3:00pm -
  • 10 Weekend Reads
    The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish blend coffee, grab a seat by the fire, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: • A new era for the American worker American workers have power. That won’t last forever.  More than any o…
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  • Living Through a Crash
        To hear an audio spoken word version of this post, click here.   My colleague Michael Batnick wrote a great post yesterday discussing how bear markets typically wipe out years’ worth of gains. (Before anyone leaps to an unfounded conclusion…
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  • 10 Friday AM Reads
    My end of week morning train WFH reads: • How Many Bagels Does It Take to Keep a Place in Business? Two quintessential bagel shops dish on the business of selling lots and lots of bagels. (New York Times) • Why Isn’t the Stock Market Down More…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 11:50am -
  • 1970 Mazda Cosmo Series II
    Anyone who is familiar with Mazda today likely knows of the brand through the MX5 Miata. That tossable, perfectly balanced little roadster back in 1989 single-handedly revived the convertible market. It also Mazda the brand from But before there was…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 11:00am -

Jesse's Cafe Americain

  • newMartin Luther King - Principalities and Powers
    "And some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak.  We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we mus…
    - 20 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 4:12pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - The Great Desolation and Falling Away
     "What will you do on the day of reckoning, and in the time of desolation which follows?  To whom will you flee for relief?  Where will you safeguard your riches?"  Isaiah 10:3 "We have learned nothing, and are emboldened by our willful ignoran…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 11:06pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Jay Powell's International Silver String Submarine Band
     "Easy money, sudden fortunes, increasingly powerful political machines and blatant corruption transformed much of the nation; and the Senate, as befits a democratic legislative body, accurately represented the nation.  Corporation lawyers and p…
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  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Credibility Trap de Luxe - Are You Not Entertained?
     "The central bank gold lending market, centered in London, is probably the most secretive financial market in the world, with very little known about its transactions and market structure.  The gold lending market’s opacity is further supported…
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  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - This Is the Credibility Trap - Audacious Oligarchy
     "Many as are our sins, His grace is greater. Our sins are more in number than the hairs of our head; yet even the hairs of our head are all numbered by Him.  He counts our sins, and, as He counts, so can He forgive; for that reckoning, great thoug…
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  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Wax On, Wax Off
     "The privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-given right."John Kenneth Galbraith  "And in some ways, it creates this false illusion that there are people out there looking…
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  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - And So It Begins
     "The business model of Wall Street is fraud.  Wall Street won’t change until we make it clear that no bank is too big to fail and no CEO is too big to jail.   Billionaires and Wall Street should not be buying elections.  The reason that Congr…
    - 11 days ago 7 Jan 22, 9:38pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - The Book of Jobs
     "To escape the pain caused by regret for the past or fear about the future, this is the rule to follow: leave the past to the infinite mercy of God, the future to His good Providence, and give the present wholly to His love by being faithful to His…
    - 12 days ago 6 Jan 22, 9:11pm -
  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Hawkish Shock Syndrome
     "This elite-generated social control maintains the status quo because the status quo benefits and validates those who created and sit atop it.  People rise to prominence when they parrot the orthodoxy rather than critically analyze it.   Real cha…
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  • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Liars and Pipers
     "Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.   In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him."1 John 4:7-8 “Each day we are becoming a creature of sp…
    - 14 days ago 4 Jan 22, 10:14pm -

Angry Bear

  • newKip Sullivan and Ralph Nader Talk Tradition Medicare vs Medicare Advantage
    This podcast came to me by way of Kip Sullivan, the expert on Traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage. We have had a running dialogue for about a year now. Most recently, Angry Bear featured Kip’s PNHP Single Payer Healthcare Financing Series d…
    - 19 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 5:30pm -
  • newYet another one of those Matadors
    Yet another one of those Matadors  Adorno’s metaphor of the “matadors of the culture industry” didn’t fall out of the sky. Nearly four decades earlier — sometime between 1931 and 1933 — he had written several short pieces, one of which w…
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  • newIs The Downward Sloping Phillips Curve Back?
    Is The Downward Sloping Phillips Curve Back?  Maybe. We have gotten so used to the idea that to the extent it is even meaningful it is flat at an inflation rate of 2%, nobody talks about the old textbook Phillips Curve that slopes down.  But there…
    - 23 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 1:52pm -
  • On Rethinking Journalism
    Before paper, journalists drew on the walls of caves, trees, rocks, in the dirt and sand, … About 3,000 BCE, they were given papyrus by Egyptians. Then they learned how to write, leaving the art to others. The ink, with which to, followed around 2,…
    - 2 days ago 16 Jan 22, 9:44pm -
  • Producer Prices Up 0.2% in December; 6.9% Annual Increase in Core PPI
    RJS Reports: Producer Prices Rose 0.2% in December; Record 6.9% Annual Increase in Core PPI; Record 7.9% YoY Increase for Final Demand Services The seasonally adjusted Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand rose 0.2% in December, as average pr…
    - 2 days ago 16 Jan 22, 2:00pm -
  • Weekly Indicators for January 10 – 14 at Seeking Alpha
    Weekly Indicators for January 10 – 14 at Seeking Alpha  – by New Deal democrat My Weekly Indicators post is up at Seeking Alpha. In addition to Omicron, commodity prices and interest rates are having an impact across the board on the long and…
    - 2 days ago 16 Jan 22, 1:00pm -
  • Real Retail Sales tank; Industrial Production declines; Consumer slowdown?
    December real retail sales tank; industrial production also declines; consumer slowdown seems nearly certain   – by New Deal democrat Two days ago, in connection with consumer inflation, I reiterated that: “we certainly are at a point where a sh…
    - 3 days ago 15 Jan 22, 6:29pm -
  • Continuing Unemployment Claims Make New 45+ Year Low
    Continuing unemployment claims make new 45+ year low – by New Deal democrat New claims increased 23,000 last week to 230,000. The 4 week average of new claims increased 6,250 to 210,750: The big increase is likely affected by seasonality. It’ll…
    - 3 days ago 15 Jan 22, 5:07pm -
  • Petroleum Reserve at a new 19 Yr Low, Commercial Oil Inv. at 45 month low, total US Oil lowest since January 2012
    Commenter and Blogger RJS, Focus on Fracking, Strategic Petroleum Reserve at a new 19 year low; commercial crude inventories fall to 45 month low, total oil supplies lowest since January 20th 2012; implied gasoline demand at 11 month low The La…
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  • Traveling West and Looking Around
    Last time in Denver and some observations. My youngest son and I took off to the Little Big Horn to see where Custer made a fool of himself. He died for it and took a whole bunch of others with him. We spent the night in Hardin, Montana in a cheap, y…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 5:01pm -

The Burning Platform

  • newBehavioral control
    Guest Post by Dr. Robert Malone Remember those Johns Hopkins Pandemic war games that occurred over the span of decades? Where the outcome usually ended in a need to control the populace, by which behavioral modification techniques are used to enforce…
    - 47 mins ago 18 Jan 22, 11:41am -
  • newBiden Should Declare NATO Membership Closed
    Guest Post by Pat Buchanan In 2014, when Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to a U.S.-backed coup that ousted a pro-Russian regime in Kyiv by occupying Crimea, President Barack Obama did nothing. When Putin aided secessionists in the Donbass…
    - 1 hour ago 18 Jan 22, 11:19am -
  • newWe Need More Cash and More People — Not CBDCs — Credit Supply will Decline into the Future [01-16-2022]
    My colleague at BOOM Finance and Economics posts a weekly editorial Hat Tip: Gerry: BOOM seeks out the very best information from authoritative sources and strives for consistency in its quality and trustworthine…
    - 1 hour ago 18 Jan 22, 11:08am -
  • newTHIS DAY IN HISTORY – Post-World War I peace conference begins in Paris – 1919

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    Via Comically Correct
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  • newWTF
    I want to know who paid for this joke. It's a — Justin Hart (@justin_hart) January 17, 2022
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  • newSoviet-Style Living Finds Joe Biden’s America
    Originally posted at FMShooter Oft a well-versed talking point of the mid-2000’s conservative and right-leaning movement, it was often debated when the tactics and strategies of Soviet politics would appear in America (or if they were already here…
    - 14 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 10:30pm -
  • newTrust
    Neil Oliver on trust and why our governments no longer deserve ours.
    - 14 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 10:27pm -
  • newFed Chair Faces the Ultimate Lose-Lose Decision
    Via Birch Gold Group The U.S. economy teeters between two catastrophes: wild and untamed hyperinflation that turns cash into wallpaper, or an epic crash that would make 2008 look like a day at the beach. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has led…
    - 15 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 9:01pm -

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  • Christmas Wonder, with Penguins
    I always enjoy Christmas day with the family.  But no matter how good a day we have together, it can never quite duplicate the sense of wonder when one is 8 or 9 and you come down the stairs to see the Christmas tree surrounded in gifts brought by S…
    - 23 days ago 26 Dec 21, 2:20am -
  • Regional Variations in COVID are SEASONAL, not Correlated with Party of the Governor
    If you want a pointer towards the seasonality of the COVID virus, check out the NY Times per capita case map for the US for today:   (hat tip to This looks like a weather map, not a map of Trump v. Biden voters or party af…
    - 29 days ago 20 Dec 21, 5:06pm -
  • An Open Letter to California Public Recreation Officials
    New California rules are set to effectively end the ability of RVers to use generators to produce power in California: I am sending this to a number of folks we work with in the USFS and California S…
    - 35 days ago 14 Dec 21, 7:46pm -
  • 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…
    - 50 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…
    - 87 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…
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  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
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  • newEquities and Bonds Sell-Off
    Overview:  Surging yields and plummeting equities are the main developments today.   The US 10-year yield is pushed above 1.80% and the two-year yield is above 1% for the first time since February 2020.  European yields are pulling back after ju…
    - 33 mins ago 18 Jan 22, 11:55am -
  • newJanuary 2022 Monthly
    The global business and financial climate continue to be shaped by four forces as the New Year begins: Covid, elevated price pressures, the divergence of monetary policy, and the general reduction of fiscal stimulus.  A year ago, the hope was that…
    - 22 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 2:16pm -
  • newPBOC Eases, but the Yuan Firms
    Overview:  Russia is thought to be behind the cyber-attack on Ukraine at the end of last week, but a military attack over the weekend may be underpinning risk appetites today.  The dollar's pre-weekend gains are being pared slightly.  Led by the…
    - 24 hours ago 17 Jan 22, 12:36pm -
  • Is the Dollar Due for a Bounce?
    The US dollar had one of its worst weeks in a few months.  Although there has been some talk about the historical pattern of weakness after the first Fed hike in a cycle, many participants were surprised.  The dollar struggled in the last couple o…
    - 2 days ago 16 Jan 22, 2:40pm -
  • The Fed and other Central Banks in the Week Ahead
    The Fed's hawkish turn was extended.  It now seems clearer to more participants that to maximize the Fed's flexibility later in the year, it will need to raise rates in March.  With the Fed still buying bonds, albeit at a slower pace, the January…
    - 3 days ago 15 Jan 22, 6:15pm -
  • Inflation and Geopolitics in the Week Ahead
    The Omicron variant may be less fatal than the earlier versions, but it is disrupting economies.  The surge in the Delta variant well into Q4 in the US and Europe was already slowing the recoveries.  Investors will likely take the high-frequency r…
    - 3 days ago 15 Jan 22, 3:13pm -
  • The US, China, and Russia: Grand Strategies Part 1
    China plays chess, it is said. America plays checkers. Can we get more banal or trite?  Democracy is always messy. The ancient Greeks and classical political philosophy did not think that the rule of many was sustainable. Therein is the American c…
    - 3 days ago 15 Jan 22, 12:32pm -
  • Bi-Polar Market: It is and It isn't
    Overview:  Sentiment is unhinged.  It has swung from fears that the Fed is behind the inflation curve and unemployment is below the long-term equilibrium rate to the central bank is going to kill the economy by raising rates and allowing the balan…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 12:31pm -
  • The Greenback has Abruptly Fallen Out of Favor
    Overview: The 7% December CPI print did not prevent the dollar from weakening broadly.  The Dollar Index fell by 0.65%, the largest decline since late November. The 10-year yield rose by less than a basis point to poke above 1.74%.  The S&P 500 sp…
    - 5 days ago 13 Jan 22, 12:22pm -
  • How the Market Responds to US CPI may set the Near-Term Course
    Overview:  US stocks built on the recovery started on Monday and Powell's suggestion of letting the balance sheet shrink later this year eased some speculation of a fourth hike this year, which seemed to allow the Treasury market to stabilize.  Wha…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 12:30pm -

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  • new“Why is it even like this?”
    For African Americans, the government policy decisions made toward the end of World War II - starting with the GI Bill - were basically an economic inequality super-spreader event....The post “Why is it even like this?” appeared first on The Ref…
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  • The worst advice they give young advisors, the next generation of wealth, starting a financial planning firm
    First the podcast episode blew up, now the YouTube version is taking off....The post The worst advice they give young advisors, the next generation of wealth, starting a financial planning firm appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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  • 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.
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  • The New Face of Wealth
    Welcome to the latest episode of The Compound & Friends, a new podcast from your favorite financial and investing commentators. This week, Michael Batnick, Dasarte Yarnway, Emlen Mattingly, and Josh Brown discuss:...The post The New Face of Wealth a…
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  • Clips From Today’s Halftime Report
    People should be excited about lower stock prices, says Ritholtz CEO Josh Brown from CNBC. This isn’t head for the hills time, just have a little dry powder ready, says Cerity’s Lebenthal from CNBC. Final Trades: Visa, ViacomCBS, Lam Research & m…
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  • Clips From Today’s Closing Bell
    I’m not looking for new highs this week, but I’m still a bull, says Josh Brown from CNBC....The post Clips From Today’s Closing Bell appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 9:47pm -
  • Rejoice: Inflation and Omicron may be peaking at the same time
    That's what I think, at least. ...The post Rejoice: Inflation and Omicron may be peaking at the same time appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 4:44pm -
  • How to Place a Bet on Interest Rates
    Join Downtown Josh Brown and Michael Batnick for another round of What Are Your Thoughts?...The post How to Place a Bet on Interest Rates appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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  • Clips From Today’s Halftime Report
    Final Trades: Alphabet, Exxon, Aptiv & more from CNBC....The post Clips From Today’s Halftime Report appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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  • Sneak Preview
    Lululemon guides lower this morning because of the effects of Omicron......The post Sneak Preview appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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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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