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Armstrong Economics

  • newMarket Talk – February 1, 2023
    ASIA: January’s reading for China’s purchasing managers’ index has confirmed expectations that Asia’s powerhouse is back into growth mode, beating analyst expectations and topping 50. At 50.1, the official manufacturing PMI reading is above t…
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  • newGallup Poll – Gov’t is Our Greatest Problem
    Gallup has just confirmed what our computer has been forecasting especially since 2011. The majority of Americans now say that a lack of leadership from President Biden and Congress is the country’s biggest problem and that means the entire world.…
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  • newFox News – “ominous Great Depression warning”
    Fox Business is reporting that economic conditions are much worse than you are being told.  Unfortunately, this is the conclusion when you have ZERO understanding of the historical trends and economic conditions. It is true that the shortages of CO…
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  • newAustria & Hungary Refuse to give Weapons to Ukraine
    The people who are pushing for World War III attack anyone who tells the truth about Ukraine is suddenly a “Putin Supporter” when in fact they are the new merchants of death who have no regard for human civilization or history. I have dealt with…
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  • Market Talk – January 31, 2023
      ASIA:   The White House is launching a partnership with India on Tuesday that President Joe Biden hopes will help the country compete with China in military equipment, semiconductors and artificial intelligence. Washington wants to deploy more We…
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  • PRIVATE BLOG – The Close of January 2023
    PRIVATE BLOG – The Close of January 2023 Private blog posts are exclusively available to Socrates subscribers. To sign-up for Socrates or to learn more, please visit post PRIVATE BLOG – The Close o…
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  • The Widow Mites & Roman Nail in Shadow Box
    The Widow Mites with the Roman Nail from the 1st Century BC come with a small shadow box frame that you can place on a shelf or on a desk. It is indeed a unique gift. We have a small quality of these and will limit it to 10 per order. The price of $1…
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  • Pfizer pleads Criminally Guilty to Fraud
    Pfizer has agreed to pay $2.3 billion, which is the largest healthcare fraud settlement in the history of the Department of Justice. Like the bankers, they are just giving the Justice Department their share of the cut and nobody goes to jail. Pfizer…
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  • Job Posting for New Head of Digital Currency UK Government
    Head of Central Bank Digital Currency HM Treasury Apply before 11:55 pm on Tuesday 7th February 2023 Key Accountabilities The successful candidate will be responsible for leadership of HM Treasury’s work on a potential digital pound – a UK centra…
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  • Civilians Are Always At Risk in War
    Patrick Lancaster has been doing a good job of reporting from Ukraine and he is not part of the BS propaganda that dominates the airwaves. There are always twice as many civilians who die in war than soldiers. There are soldiers who have come back fr…
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The Market Ticker

  • newThe Market Ticker - Preventing ALL Future Tyre Nichols Events
    <p>Its not hard to stop events like Tyre Nichols from happening in the future.</p><p><strong>Solution: In the event of an allegatio nof serious and abusive use of force by a police department against a citizen <em>both the Chief of Police (or Sh…
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  • The Market Ticker - Trump's Ego
    <p>If you'd like to have a one-word answer to Trump's refusal to disavow "Warp Speed" (and the outrageously false claims made for its "progress"), or for that matter January 6th, all you need is in fact one word: <span style="text-decoration: un…
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  • The Market Ticker - If You're Expecting Redemption...

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  • The Market Ticker - Engineering .vs. Science Pt 2
    My previous piece on this general topic was on the difference between people who take a science view of things and an engineering view of them.  I explained how an engineering view, when faced with an unexpected failure of some sort, immediat…
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  • The Market Ticker - The Line Or The Bridge?
    <p>If you cross the line  </p>
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  • The Market Ticker - Never Act On 'Science'
    Science is never a conclusion; it is a process.Science is the process by which you formulate a hypothesis ("I think something may be true"), you design one or more experiments to test it, you run those experiments and gather the data, and then you…
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Wolf Street

Dollar Collapse

  • newThe Busy Week Ahead
    Guest post from Craig Hemke from Sprott Money: While there will be all sorts of economic and geopolitical headlines in the days ahead, two events that will drive precious metals stand out. The first will be the conclusion of the January FOMC meeting…
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  • newBreaking News
    How to prepare for a 37% crash in 2023 that won’t rebound for years…Biden visits baltimore to tout $1.2 trillion infrastructure package…Iran, Russia link banking systems amid western sanction…BOJ Kuroda stresses need to maintain ultra-easy po…
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  • newTop Three Videos – Feb. 1 2023 “Honest Money Edition”
    Essential Natural Law: What is Natural Law?… Who Was Ludwig von Mises?… Money and the State… Essential Natural Law: What is Natural Law?…     Who Was Ludwig von Mises?…   Money and the State…   The Top 5 NASDAQ Stocks to Own for New Y…
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  • newPrecious Metals Stock Watch
    ‘Colossal’ central bank buying drives gold demand to decade high…Rick Rule: silver set to shoot the moon…Russia to price silver in gold grams?…Gold-Stock sentiment neutral…Gold treads water as spotlight shifts to US Fed meeting – Reuter…
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  • newThe End of Monetary Hedonism
    Guest post from Jeff Deist at the Mises Institute: Does cheap money and credit make us richer? Does more money and credit create more stuff, or better stuff? Do they make us happier and more productive? Or do these twin forces actually distort the ec…
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  • newCharles Hugh Smith: What Goes Up Also Comes Down: The Heavy Hand of Bubble Symmetry
    Guest post from Charles Hugh Smith from his blog on Should bubble symmetry play out in the S&P 500, we can anticipate a steep 45% drop to pre-bubble levels, followed by another leg down as the speculative frenzy is slowly extinguished…
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  • How Should a Nation Determine Its Heroes?
    Guest post from Lipton Matthews of the Mises Institute: Myths are crucial for nations to develop a sense of identity and civic pride. In many countries, national myths are centered around the charisma of heroes. Heroes are depicted as phenomenal indi…
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  • Top Three Videos – Jan. 31 2023

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  • Contrarian Trade. Everyone Remains Bearish
    Contrarian trading makes money. Make your money by selling too early. Guest post from Lance Roberts of Real Investment Advice: From a contrarian investing view, everyone remains bearish despite a market that corrected all of last year. I polled my Tw…
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  • John Rubino: Gold And The Shrinking Trust Horizon
    Guest post from John Rubino on his substack: Last week I posted an article on the implosion of the of the official vaccine narrative. That’s a controversial topic so not surprisingly it generated some heat on both sides. And a few readers express…
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Money Game

International Business Times

Sovereign Man

  • The Eight-State Suicide Pact is advancing quickly…
    By the early 300s AD, ancient Rome’s population was in significant decline. Modern historians haven’t nailed down a precise number for Rome’s population— and estimates vary— but the clear consensus is that population peaked in the first or…
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  • So you’re telling me there’s a chance…
    As a member of the Boards of Directors of several companies, I regularly attend board meetings to help oversee and guide businesses. One company in our portfolio is run by some very sharp and talented young guys who have created one of the first meta…
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  • A potential property option for Italy’s Golden Visa program in 2023?
    When discussing the best places to live or retire in Europe, it’s impossible to overlook Italy. Boasting gorgeous landscapes, friendly people, a rich cultural history as well as reasonable living costs – especially in its southern regions – Ita…
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  • They finally figured out how to lower inflation!
    We all know that inflation has been well above the Federal Reserve’s target rate of 2% for nearly two years now. It peaked at over 9% last June and has remained stubbornly high since then. But it seems like the bureaucrats have finally found a way…
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  • What does this look like 10 years from now?
    On March 2, 1629, after years of escalating tensions with his own government, King Charles I of England dissolved parliament and ordered all the politicians to go home. He was only in the fourth year of his reign, but Charles was already a very unpop…
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  • The one thing that Ron DeSantis and Greta Thunberg agree on
    On January 24, 1971, a Swiss-German university professor managed to raise money from the European Commission to fund his new idea— he wanted to start a business conference that would become a major global brand. He secured the funding and held the…
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  • Thailand Elite Visa Program 2023: What are the Pros and Cons?
    Thailand, for decades, has been a bucket list destination for backpackers, retirees and long-term travelers. Yet in terms of its long-term visa options, the choices used to be limited. Fortunately, the arrival of the Thailand Elite visa program in 20…
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  • The easiest 833x return you will ever make
    At precisely 8:13PM eastern time on the evening of October 28, 2003, a lonely 19-year old schoolboy took to the Internet to complain about the latest love interest who had left him dejected and angry. “Jessica,” he wrote to the precisely zero peo…
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  • Challenge and Response
    By the third century AD, it was hard to imagine Rome being in worse condition. Historians literally refer to this period in Roman history as the Crisis of the Third Century. And it was brutal. Roman citizens couldn’t believe what they were experien…
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  • Important new changes to Turkey’s CBI Program for 2023

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Daily Reckoning

  • Warning Shot Fired!

    Warning Shot Fired!

    This post Warning Shot Fired! appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Biden Bucks Just Got Closer to RealityThe post Warning Shot Fired! appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
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  • An Idiot’s Guide to Bitcoin (Part 1)

    An Idiot’s Guide to Bitcoin (Part 1)

    This post An Idiot’s Guide to Bitcoin (Part 1) appeared first on Daily Reckoning.I’ve ignored crypto for years – so I’ve been wrong. The only positive aspect of my crypto-indifference is the consistency. Even when bitcoin was mooning, I rema…
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  • Revolt Against the Deep State!

    Revolt Against the Deep State!

    This post Revolt Against the Deep State! appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The administrative state or “Deep State” has been running the show for a number of years now. It’s done a lot of harm. But have we finally had enough, and are starting…
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  • “Today It Is Ukraine, but Tomorrow It Will Be Us”
    This post “Today It Is Ukraine, but Tomorrow It Will Be Us” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The Warhawks CircleThe post “Today It Is Ukraine, but Tomorrow It Will Be Us” appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
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  • Give Up on the Idea of a Free Society
    This post Give Up on the Idea of a Free Society appeared first on Daily Reckoning.We’ll never, ever have a libertarian society. So concentrate on setting yourself free.The post Give Up on the Idea of a Free Society appeared first on Daily Reckoni…
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  • What Debt Ceiling Crisis?
    This post What Debt Ceiling Crisis? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Here’s the Simple SolutionThe post What Debt Ceiling Crisis? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
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  • World War III: Has It Begun?
    This post World War III: Has It Begun? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The Perils of EscalationThe post World War III: Has It Begun? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
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  • 2023: Year of the New Gold Bull

    2023: Year of the New Gold Bull

    This post 2023: Year of the New Gold Bull appeared first on Daily Reckoning.While the less nimble gamblers continue to hemorrhage money on out-of-the money tech stock calls, you can actually sink your teeth into some incredibly powerful emerging tre…
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  • Gold’s Breakout: It’s Not the Inflation
    This post Gold’s Breakout: It’s Not the Inflation appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The Primacy of GeopoliticsThe post Gold’s Breakout: It’s Not the Inflation appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
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  • So What’s Replacing the Dollar?
    This post So What’s Replacing the Dollar? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Many people believe the dollar will eventually lose its prime reserve currency status. But what exactly will replace it? Today, Charles Hugh Smith shows you why the answer…
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Jim Rogers Blog

of two minds

  • What Goes Up Also Comes Down: The Heavy Hand of Bubble Symmetry
    Should bubble symmetry play out in the S&P 500, we can anticipate a steep 45% drop to pre-bubble levels, followed by another leg down as the speculative frenzy is slowly extinguished. Bubble symmetry is, well, interesting. The dot-com stock market…
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  • Here's How "Prosperity" Ends: Global Bubbles Are Popping
    So here we are: the global credit-asset bubbles are popping, and the illusory "prosperity" generated by the bubbles is about to tumble off a cliff. There are two kinds of prosperity, one fake, one real. Bogus "prosperity" depends on credit-asset bub…
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  • Heretical Thoughts on Orthodoxies
    Heresy evolves, orthodoxy cannot. Plan accordingly. Orthodoxies offer the comforting illusion of solidarity. But in what lies ahead, we're on our own. In today's world, the key orthodoxies are secular rather than religious: they are economic, ideolo…
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  • The Race to the Bottom Accelerates
    When competence, transparency and accountability are all punished, the Race to the Bottom accelerates. Race to the Bottom describes the process of competitive devaluation, where value is gutted to remain competitive with those who are grabbing marke…
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  • You Want Truly "Sound Money"? A Thought Experiment
    One of the great fictions about money is that it is neutral. It isn't. It's either designed for the elites or for the citizenry. Many proclaim a desire for "sound money," but "backed by X" currencies are not "sound money" unless they can be converte…
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  • The 1970s: From Rotting Carcasses Floating in the River to Kayak Races
    If we don't bother measuring national well-being, the health of the nation's commons and resources and advances in the public's interests, then we foolishly call a decade of tremendous advancement "stagflation." Correspondent J.D. read The Forgotten…
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  • Contrarian Thoughts on the Petro-Yuan and Gold-Backed Currencies
    Rather than cheer the concept of a new currency, we're better served to look at the velocity of that currency and the cycles of investing that currency in assets denominated in that currency for a low-risk return. Longtime readers know not to expec…
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  • Want to Know Where the Economy Is Going? Watch The Top 10%
    Should the wealth effect reverse as assets fall, capital gains evaporate and investment income declines, the top 10% will no longer have the means or appetite to spend so freely. Soaring wealth-income inequality has all sorts of consequences. As ma…
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  • The Forgotten History of the 1970s
    We need a new iteration of economics that advances beyond the obsolete, misleading statistical measurements of bygone eras. Let's focus on a largely forgotten history, one within living memory of everyone born in the 1950s, a history of signal imp…
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  • What's Behind the Global Erosion of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Property Rights?
    The second essential step is to recognize how the spectacles of "news" and entertainment distract our attention from this erosion of basic rights. Hierarchical power structures like city-states arose as problem-solving solutions, not just for the el…
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Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

    The Big Picture

    • newWe’re Hiring!
          We are hiring! We are looking for client service associates who can help us continue to grow. We offer fantastic perks and benefits such as: Great company culture We embrace diversity and inclusion Remote/Work from home Comprehensive Benefits p…
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    • new10 Wednesday AM Reads
      Welcome to February! Kick off the new month with our mid-week train WFH reads: • The Shipping Industry Is Getting a Slew of New Vessels—Right as Demand Cools: Carriers plowed pandemic profits into a fleet of bigger cargo vessels. They’re arrivi…
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    • Transcript: Neil Dutta
         The transcript from this week’s, MiB: Neil Dutta, Renaissance Macro Research, is below. You can stream and download our full conversation, including any podcast extras, on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, YouTube, and Bloomberg. All of our…
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    • 10 Tuesday AM Reads
      My Two-for-Tuesday morning train WFH reads: • The U.S. Consumer Is Starting to Freak Out: The flush savings accounts and cheap credit that helped keep Americans spending at high rates since 2020 are disappearing. (Wall Street Journal) see also The…
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    • Simple, But Hard
        We live in an age of contextless slogans. It is the stock in trade of Instagram Influencers, TikTok Investors, and grinding side hustles. It’s a new flavor of bullshit designed to sell unwitting dupes some garbage product or worse, a destructive…
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    • 10 Monday AM Reads
      My back-to-work morning train WFH reads: • Breakup of Google’s Ad Business Would Reshape $500 Billion Sector: If government prevails, an asset spinoff is thought to be more likely than a sale. (Wall Street Journal) • China’s Big Comeback Is J…
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    • Fixing Ticketing?
        Let’s start with the fees. Everybody wants them baked in, except for the acts. Ironically, even those acts complaining about the fees! Everybody on the inside knows the real price of the ticket is the face price plus the fees, otherwise, the who…
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    • 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante
      The Bugatti Type 57 is not only exceedingly rare, but is also widely regarded by collectors as one of the most beautiful cars in the world. HJow rare? There are just 17, to be exact. It was believed there were only 16 surviving examples left before t…
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    • 10 Sunday Reads
      Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • There have been more than 600 mass shootings since January 2022: Mass shootings — where four or more people, not including the shooter, are injured or kil…
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    • MiB: Neil Dutta, Renaissance Macro Research
        This week, we speak with Neil Dutta, partner and head of economic research at Renaissance Macro Research, where he analyzes global trends and cross-market investment themes. He was previously a senior economist at Merrill Lynch, and an analyst at…
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    Jesse's Cafe Americain

    Angry Bear

    • newThe Prince of Providence
      The Prince of Providence was Vincent “Buddy” Cianci. Cianci grew up in Rhode Island. His father was a physician (a proctologist), so he grew up in privilege. He went to the right schools, although being of Italian descent, he came in for some rid…
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    • newInteresting(?) Stuff from My In-Box, January 31, 2023
      Mixed Bag Today. Police Actions are making the news. Not just on the street. Major story is police beating a man to death. It was very discouraging to read this. Cop City being built and one protestor dead. Oklahoma prison murdering imprisoned prison…
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    • newCalifornia waits as Other states submit Colorado River plan
      California holds out as Arizona, other states submit Colorado River plan,, KTAR FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Six Western states that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut water use in the basin, months…
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    • newHouse price indexes for November: up like a rocket, down like a feather
      House price indexes for November: up like a rocket, down like a feather  – by New Deal democrat As I’ve repeated many times in the past 10 years, in housing prices follow sales with a lag. Housing permits peaked at the beginning of 2022, and sta…
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    • Data Detailing Types of Guns and Deaths in the U.S.
      “What the data says about gun deaths in the U.S.,” by John Gramlich a[[ears to be an open-ended study. It does not condemn any particular weapon, style of weapons, or bullet-spewing weapons in general. I find it curious the author does not take a…
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    • From Deficit to Debt
      In the real world, if someone spends more money than they make, they run a deficit. Income – Spending = Deficit. Accumulatively, deficits become debt. In order to avoid the accumulation of debt; they need to either reduce spending, increase income,…
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    • What to watch most for in this Friday’s jobs report
      What to watch most for in this Friday’s jobs report  – by New Deal democrat After a two week drought, this week a plethora of economic stats get reported. Most importantly for my purposes that includes house prices, construction spending, the IS…
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    • No More Noma
      No More Noma Eating is a necessity and can be a great pleasure.  It also has a symbolic dimension in every culture.  In the long history of European civilization, going back at least to the Romans, it has been a form of status distinction, allowing…
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    • Kevin Hassett:  The Road to Serfdom meets the debt ceiling
      Ordinarily you would not drive a motorcycle without a headlight down a narrow, winding mountain road at high speed on a dark, rainy night.  But you would do this if your child is dying and you need to fetch a doctor immediately.  Even sensible peop…
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    • Gun Shot Injury Costs are Twice Other Hospital Costs
      This is where I grow weary of the childish complaints of those who believe their rights are being infringed upon by those who are injured, maimed, or killed by bullet-spewing-weapons commonly known as “guns.” “Stanley Kubrick satirized the unco…
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    The Burning Platform

    • newDavid Stockman Reveals What Inflation Would Look Like in a True Free-Market Economy
      Guest Post by David Stockman There is nothing more substantive than Bernanke’s original finger-in-the-air proposition that the Fed needed a 200 basis point cushion in the inflation rate in order to steer the economy clear of the dreaded 0.0% inflat…
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    • newDecline of Empire: Parallels Between the U.S. and Rome, Part V
      Via International Man See here for Part IV Despite all our similarities with Rome, and even equipped with our understanding of why Rome collapsed, we can’t avoid Rome’s fate just by trying to avoid Rome’s mistakes. Yes, we have an analogue of e…
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    • newCovid Jabs – Unspeakable Truths
      Guest Post by Dr. Vernon Coleman The basic problem with doctors is, and always has been, an unwillingness to accept the extent of their ignorance and an unwillingness to accept facts which do not fit neatly into the pseudoscientific myths with which…
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      Impossible to control them. — Pat Brody 🇺🇸 (@patbrody3) February 1, 2023
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    • newMom Confident Family Has What It Needs To Survive WWIII Now That The Tomato Plant Has Sprouted
      Via The Babylon Bee KANSAS CITY, MO — A local mother expressed relief and finally sat down to rest from her marathon session of doomsday preparation, confident that her family was now ready to endure the upcoming outbreak of World War III because h…
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    • newA panicked Empire tries to make Russia an ‘offer it can’t refuse’
      Guest Post by Pepe Escobar Realizing NATO’s war with Russia will likely end unfavorably, the US is test-driving an exit offer. But why should Moscow take indirect proposals seriously, especially on the eve of its new military advance and while it i…
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    • newU.S. Not Prepared to take on Russia

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          Thinks climate change is due to racism. That is all.   Jane Fonda: “There’d be no climate crisis if it wasn’t for racism” — End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) January 27, 2023    
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    • newNew Study: How Ivermectin Kills Prostate Cancer Cells
      Guest Post by James Lyons-Weiler I was doing the background research for my lecture on Prostate Cancer in my IPAK-EDU Course, The Biology of Cancer, looking for treatments that enhance genomic instability – and Guess What? I spent the first semeste…
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    • newAnother failure of Government Exposed
      Thermodynamics, Thermidorian Reactions, or Lobster Thermidor? I recently asked a current PhD candidate in the Environmental Science Department if she could differentiate among the three items referenced above which created a quite sad discussion.  I…
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    Silicon Valley Insider

    The Wire

    War Room

    Naked Capitalism

    Coyote Blog

    • Buying and Selling a Business
      Since a number of folks have asked me via email: yes, I am OK and would someday like to get back to active long-form blogging (I still make a foray into twitter now and again).  However, things have been a bit crazy here.  A number of business owne…
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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…
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    • 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…
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    • 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…
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    • 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…
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    • 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…
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    • 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…
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    • 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 -
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      Overview: After some intraday penetration, the euro finally settled above $1.09 yesterday. However, follow-through buying has been limited and technical and option-related resistance is seen in the $1.0940-50 area. The dollar is more broadly mixed t…
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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…
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    • 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…
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    • 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…
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    • 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…
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    • 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…
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    • 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…
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    • 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…
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    • 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…
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