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  • newThatcher on the Redistribution of Wealth Rather than Creating Wealth
     
    - 8 hours ago 31 May 20, 4:01am -
  • China v USA
    QUESTION: Obviously, China is not Hitler or Napoleon with dreams of conquering the world. The days of empire building are gone. China has always been the one who is invaded from the Mongols and Japanese to the Europeans. Do you see China becoming mor…
    - 1 day ago 30 May 20, 4:07am -
  • Gates Part IV
    Meet Bill Gates
    - 1 day ago 30 May 20, 4:01am -
  • PRIVATE BLOG – US Share Market
    PRIVATE BLOG – US Share Market 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/
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 6:35pm -
  • Market Talk – May 29, 2020
    ASIA: President Donald Trump launched a blistering attack on China on Friday, and announced a slew of retaliatory measures that will plunge US-China relations deeper into crisis. “They’ve ripped off the United States like no one has ever done bef…
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  • Civil Unrest Turning Violent on Schedule
    The civil unrest is turning violent right on schedule. These lockdowns have destroyed so many jobs and the future of people which the government never even bothered to consider. The more governments try to pretend they did the right thing, the greate…
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 12:05pm -
  • Is it Time to Throw Every Politician Out of Office Who Imposed Lockdowns?
    There is a rising discontent against politicians who have scared the hell out of people using this virus. They did so without ANY justification other than a bogus old program from Imperial College, funded by Bill Gates, that used a stochastic to try…
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 4:09am -
  • Are Prison Camps for Children Emerging?

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  • The New Norm – Social Distancing Forever
    In discussions behind the curtain, it appears that there is also a hidden agenda to embrace Bill Gates’ virus for the purpose of suppressing our freedom. The Marxist Socialist Model that took over the world beginning with the Progressive Era at the…
    - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 4:01am -
  • The Cheerleaders of War
    China Proposes A Law Allowing Citizens To Sue US For Starting Coronavirus Pandemic which is entirely understandable after the US Congress proposed Americans can sue China in US courts for the same reason. So lawsuits will be filed, each country will…
    - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 11:40pm -

spunj

    Wolf Street

    Dollar Collapse

    • newBreaking News/Best Of The Web
      National Guard mobilizes as U.S. braces for another night of unrest … GDPNow forecast is negative 51.2 percent … Half of small business owners expect to close down permanently … Silver is closing in on a massive breakout … Best Of The Web One…
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    • newTop Ten Videos — May 30
      McAlvany: Will silver follow gold higher? … Peter Schiff: Do the math; the US is an insolvent zombie nation … David Stockman: Why the lockdown is stupid … Bob Hoye: Deflation is here, but so is a multi-decade gold bull market … Matt Taibbi: h…
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    • Who’s Getting The Biggest Bail-Out? Believe It Or Not, It’s The Gold Miners
      With the exception of Amazon and Netflix, pretty much every big financial entity out there is lining up for a bailout. And governments everywhere are obliging. The European Union’s latest “relief” package totals nearly $1 trillion. Japan’s is…
      - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 5:04pm -
    • Why The Gold/Silver Ratio Is A Useful Indicator
      There’s a debate in gold bug circles over whether the price difference between gold and silver – the gold/silver ratio – tells us anything useful. Some skeptics, for instance, view the original gold/silver ratio of 15 — from America’s 18th…
      - 9 days ago 22 May 20, 6:12pm -
    • Top Ten Videos — May 22
      David Stockman: There will be a massive stampede into real money … Rick Rule: How not to lose money in gold and silver stocks … Mike Maloney: How deflation turns into hyperinflation … Daniel Lacalle: How gold performs in times of crisis … Joe…
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    • As Russiagate Morphs Into Obamagate, The Democrat Party Enters Civil War
      Forget about Fox News and MSNBC. The really interesting stuff is happening outside the echo chambers, as progressive journalists declare war on the corporatist wing of the Democrat party. Among their beefs: The obsessive focus of the past three years…
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    • Top Ten Videos — May 15
      Jim Sinclair: Debt jubilees everywhere … Nouriel Roubini: The debt crisis will become explosive … Marin Katusa: Dollar shortage is the big story going forward … Mike Maloney: The biggest event in world history …     Emigrate While You Still…
      - 16 days ago 15 May 20, 3:17pm -
    • Marcel Arsenault: Beware The “Lazy W”
      Real estate investor Marcel Arsenault has racked up Warren Buffett-scale profits over the past few credit cycles by loading up on “empty buildings” at the bottom, filling them with paying tenants, and then selling at the top. In a recent message…
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    • Top Ten Videos — May 8
      Dan Oliver: Inflation — good and hard … Comey grilled by Chris Wallace on the FBI’s criminal negligence (or maybe treason) … Gerald Celente: Welcome to the new ABnormal … McAlvany: Save the bankers! Sacrifice the currency … Rick Rule: Gol…
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    • Bankrupt Cities And States Get The National Disaster They’ve Been Hoping For
      The people running states like New Jersey and cities like Chicago know they’re broke. Ridiculously generous public employee pensions – concocted by elected officials and union leaders who had to have understood that they were writing checks their…
      - 28 days ago 3 May 20, 12:15am -

    ClusterStock

    Money Game

    Max Keiser

      The Market Ticker

        Sovereign Man

        • Arsonist burns down church for breaking lockdown rules
          Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? 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. Church burnt down for…
          - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 3:18pm -
        • UK uses Feudal System law to seize £150 million from bank accounts
          During the summer of 1215 in a riverfront meadow near London, some of England’s top barons gathered to confront King John and force him to sign a contract guaranteeing their rights and freedoms. The contract became known as the Magna Carta. And one…
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        • How many companies are worth less than zero?
          By 1920, former New York Yankees outfielder George Halas’s baseball career was finished. Halas had only played 12 games as a professional when a hip injury abruptly ended his dream of making it big. Being a baseball player was all Halas really knew…
          - 5 days ago 26 May 20, 3:32pm -
        • The UN wants you to stop using these 14 “offensive” words
          Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? 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. The United Nations ta…
          - 9 days ago 22 May 20, 3:30pm -
        • Social Security will run out of money in 2029 because of Covid
          The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics released some alarming data earlier this week that surprisingly had absolutely nothing to do with Covid for a change. The report showed that the birthrate in the United States last year declined to it…
          - 10 days ago 21 May 20, 2:28pm -
        • House Cats or Human Beings?
          One of the more flummoxing aspects about living in Puerto Rico is that the political leadership is a never-ending parade of highly corrupted, certifiable idiots. The latest Governoramus of Puerto Rico seems hellbent on destroying every remaining scra…
          - 12 days ago 19 May 20, 5:17pm -
        • Another week, another $3 trillion bailout
          At precisely 9:26pm this past Friday night, May 15th, the House of Representatives in the United States passed the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act.” For short, they call it the HEROES Act. And yes, it’s as ridiculo…
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        • Another week, another governor with a God complex
          Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? 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. Police arrest surfers…
          - 16 days ago 15 May 20, 3:24pm -
        • Infinite money printing: Fed now buying ETFs
          Just when you thought they couldn’t come up with any more crazy ideas, the Federal Reserve announced last night that they will start buying Exchange Traded Funds, effective immediately. Just to be clear, this means that the Fed is going to conjure…
          - 19 days ago 12 May 20, 3:37pm -
        • A brief history of the last crisis
          The last time the economy blew up was back in 2008. Most of our readers probably remember it– the global financial system almost collapsed. Just prior to the 2008 crisis, housing was in a major, worldwide bubble. Central banks around the world had…
          - 20 days ago 11 May 20, 3:29pm -

        Investment Watch

        International Business Times

          Financial Survival

          Daily Reckoning

          • Requiesce in Pace

            Requiesce in Pace

            This post Requiesce in Pace appeared first on Daily Reckoning.In memory of the nation’s war dead. We hope you had a pleasant holiday weekend, lockdown or not.The post Requiesce in Pace appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
            - 6 days ago 25 May 20, 3:43pm -
          • Hong Kong Headed for Crisis Again

            Hong Kong Headed for Crisis Again

            This post Hong Kong Headed for Crisis Again appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Jim Rickards shows you why China’s reaction to renewed Hong Kong protests could have dire consequences…The post Hong Kong Headed for Crisis Again appeared first on Da…
            - 9 days ago 22 May 20, 3:35pm -
          • Is War Next?

            Is War Next?

            This post Is War Next? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Hong Kong pro-democracy protests against China are about to resume…The post Is War Next? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
            - 9 days ago 22 May 20, 3:32pm -
          • The Jalopy Economy

            The Jalopy Economy

            This post The Jalopy Economy appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The economy was a lemon beneath the shining exterior… Productivity is the real answer to economic growth…The post The Jalopy Economy appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
            - 10 days ago 21 May 20, 3:21pm -
          • The Coin-Toss Election

            The Coin-Toss Election

            This post The Coin-Toss Election appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Jim Rickards breaks down the politics of this year’s presidential election, including one potential development that could hurt Joe Biden…The post The Coin-Toss Election appeare…
            - 12 days ago 19 May 20, 3:13pm -
          • Trump vs. Biden: Who Will Win?

            Trump vs. Biden: Who Will Win?

            This post Trump vs. Biden: Who Will Win? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.“A contagious virus, an unstable economy and a highly contested election are crashing into each other”…The post Trump vs. Biden: Who Will Win? appeared first on Daily…
            - 12 days ago 19 May 20, 3:06pm -
          • George Gilder: Enemy of Society?

            George Gilder: Enemy of Society?

            This post George Gilder: Enemy of Society? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.The Daily Reckoning grazes against the grain of consensus…The post George Gilder: Enemy of Society? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
            - 13 days ago 18 May 20, 10:28pm -
          • Globalization, Financialization Are Dead

            Globalization, Financialization Are Dead

            This post Globalization, Financialization Are Dead appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Many commentators believe that globalization will pick up where it left off once the coronavirus threat is over. But today, Charles Hugh Smith shows you why he beli…
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          • We’re Sacrificing the Economy for Nothing

            We’re Sacrificing the Economy for Nothing

            This post We’re Sacrificing the Economy for Nothing appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Is it prudent to base public policy on the “worst-case scenario”? Today futurist George Gilder argues that trying to prevent the worst-case scenario stifles…
            - 16 days ago 15 May 20, 9:17pm -
          • Is Monetary Policy Too Tight?

            Is Monetary Policy Too Tight?

            This post Is Monetary Policy Too Tight? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.Powell’s agonizing dilemma… Jerome Powell says no to negative interest rates…The post Is Monetary Policy Too Tight? appeared first on Daily Reckoning.
            - 17 days ago 14 May 20, 9:11pm -

          Jim Rogers Blog

          • 👉This Stock Market is Not The Real Economy !!
            👉This Stock Market is Not The Real Economy !!This freakshow is getting freakier. The economy is in free fall. The country is sinking deeper and deeper into a sea of debt, just passed the 25 and a half trillion mark yesterday.The U.S. economy…
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          • 👉Over 40 Million Jobless , Debt to GDP Ratio 122% , The Economy is Crashing !!
            👉Over 40 Million Jobless , Debt to GDP Ratio 122% , The Economy is Crashing !!Over 40 Million Jobless in two and a half months.2.123 million more Americans filed for unemployment during the last week alone, bringing the total unemployed in Am…
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          • 👉Will it Be Inflation, Deflation, Stagflation, or Hyperinflation ?
            👉Will it Be Inflation, Deflation, Stagflation, or Hyperinflation ?Today, most Americans are broke and living paycheck to paycheck.The unemployment rate is at 50%.GDP at -40%.And The Dow Jones at 30k. The gap between Main Street and Wall St…
            - 4 days ago 27 May 20, 7:11pm -
          • 👉 R.I.P. Middle Class America
            👉 R.I.P. Middle Class AmericaWe are no longer the wealthiest middle class in the world.The country is falling apart.In the US, The Middle Class is shrinking. Pew Research Center data shows that in 1971 sixty-one percent of adults lived in…
            - 5 days ago 26 May 20, 4:00pm -
          • 👉 Retail Apocalypse A Tsunami of Retail Bankruptcies and Closures in 2020
            👉 Retail Apocalypse A Tsunami of Retail Bankruptcies and Closures in 2020Even though we are slowly reopening across the board in the majority of the country, many businesses are still closed or will never reopen.We are seeing it in retail, an…
            - 6 days ago 25 May 20, 5:48pm -
          • 👉Mortgage Crisis has Begun Mass Foreclosures & Mortgage Market Mayhem.
            👉Mortgage Crisis has Begun Mass Foreclosures & Mortgage Market Mayhem.4.7 million Americans cannot pay their mortgages right now.That's a million and a half more than in 2008.In May, 8.8% of mortgages are in forbearance.One-third of the Ameri…
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          • 5 Things to End The Dollar As We Know It.
            5 Things to End The Dollar As We Know It.America is in full-blown depression, total economic collapse here. We're facing an unprecedented crisis. We are going to pay a heavy price, not for the disease, but for the government’s financial and econ…
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          • 👉10 Signs of Depression and The End Of The American Empire !!
            👉10 Signs of Depression and The End Of The American Empire !!State reopenings and government relief for small businesses were expected to help get some of the laid-off workers off unemployment benefits and back to work. So far, the data do…
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          • 👉This is The End America Shrinking GDP , Bank Failures , Mass Bankruptcies!!
            👉This is The End America Shrinking GDP , Bank Failures , Mass Bankruptcies!!The Congressional Budget Office projects GDP dropping 38% in the second quarter as 26 million Americans remain unemployed.The forecast is about in line with most Wall…
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          • 👉How to Prepare for Inflation and Beat The Fed's Perpetual Motion Money Machine !!
            👉How to Prepare for Inflation and Beat The Fed's Perpetual Motion Money Machine !!On April 5th, we were 23.9 trillion dollars in debt, and by May 4th, we were 25 trillion dollars in debt. Now our national debt is rapidly speeding toward the…
            - 11 days ago 20 May 20, 6:38pm -

          of two minds

          • newThis Is How Systems Collapse
            Flooding the financial system with "free money" only restores the illusion of stabilityI updated my How Systems Collapse graphic from 2018 with a "we are here" line to indicate our current precarious position just before the waterfall:For those who…
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          • First the Deflationary Deluge of Assets Crashing, Then the Tsunami of Inflation
            Once the pool of greater fools dries up, stocks crash regardless of what the Fed does or bleats.The conventional view is the Federal Reserve creating trillions of dollars out of thin air will trigger inflation. Not so fast. Yes, creating trillions…
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          • Social Media's Plantation of the Mind
            The Company Store is open, buy whatever you want on easy credit, and don't forget to take an approved narrative with you.I've been discussing the neocolonial-plantation structure of the U.S. economy since 2008, and now this model has reached perfecti…
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          • Re-Opening the Economy Won't Fix What's Broken
            Re-opening a fragile, brittle, bankrupt, hopelessly perverse and corrupt "normal" won't fix what's broken.The stock market is in a frenzy of euphoria at the re-opening of the economy. Too bad the re-opening won't fix what's broken. As I've been noti…
            - 4 days ago 27 May 20, 3:50am -
          • An Economy That Cannot Allow Stocks to Decline Is Too Fragile To Survive
            The fragile ice shelf of speculative bets and debt clinging to the mountainside is making strange creaking sounds-- will you listen or will you ignore it because 'the Fed has our back'?Feast your eyes on the chart below of the Nasdaq 100 stock market…
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          • TINA's Orgy: Anything Goes, Winners Take All
            What nobody dares whisper is 'there is no alternative to collapse' because the system is now too fragile and brittle to survive.TINA--there is no alternative--is throwing an orgy of money-creation, and it's one for the ages: The Federal Reserve has…
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          • Opting Out, American Style
            Virtually nothing in America's top-down financial and political realms is actually transparent, accountable, authentic or honest.Opting out will increasingly be the best (or only) choice for tens of millions of people globally. Opting out means le…
            - 9 days ago 22 May 20, 8:52pm -
          • The Pandemic Gives Us Permission To Get What We Always Wanted
            Dear Corporate America: maybe you remember the old Johnny Paycheck tune? Let me refresh your memory: take this job and shove it.Put yourself in the shoes of a single parent waiting tables in a working-class cafe with lousy tips, a worker stuck with h…
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          • This Sucker's Going Down: The Destruction of Demand
            Demand based on debt, unfulfilled promises and unaffordable habits is burning down.The first-order effect of the lockdown was demand destruction as shelter-in-place orders and business closures restricted consumers' ability to spend.The second-orde…
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          • Our Fate Is Sealed, Vaccines Won't Matter: Four Long Cycles Align
            A Covid-19 vaccine, or lack thereof, will have zero effect in terms of reversing these cycles. Call it Fate, call it karma, call it what you will, but the cycles have aligned and nothing can stop the unraveling of all that was foolishly presumed to b…
            - 13 days ago 18 May 20, 11:14pm -

          Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

          The Big Picture

          • new10 Sunday Reads
            My helpful collection of resources and Covid-19 information for your easy like Sunday morning reads: How to Stay Safe: • How the coronavirus spreads in those everyday places we visit (Salt Lake Tribune) • Why do some COVID-19 patients infect man…
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          • newMiB: David “Rosie” Rosenberg
            This week on our Masters in Business interview, we speak with David Rosenberg, formerly Chief Economist at Merrill Lynch, he now runs his own firm Rosenberg Research. (Our 2015 interview is here) Rosie explains why he believes the 2019 economy was…
            - 22 hours ago 30 May 20, 2:00pm -
          • 10 Weekend Reads
            The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of French Guatemalan coffee, grab a seat by the pool, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • Nobody Really Knows (The Better Letter) • Inside Kylie Jenner’s Web Of Lies—And Why She’s No…
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          • Succinct Summation of Week’s Events for 5.29.20
            Succinct Summations for the week ending May 29th, 2020. Positives: 1. Markets stabilize on hopes for a vaccine/treatment; 2. Personal income rose 10.5% in April, above expectations. 3. Home mortgage apps rose 9.0% w/o/w; 4. Consumer confidence came i…
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 9:00pm -
          • Talking Economics with Pete Dominick
              We discuss the economic crisis, why people should not opine on topics they do not know anything about, and why small businesses took PPP guaranteed loans. I come on at 39:30.The post Talking Economics with Pete Dominick appeared first on The Big…
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          • 10 Friday AM Reads
            My end of week morning train WFH reads: • The epic battle against coronavirus misinformation and conspiracy theories (Nature) • Howard Marks: Uncertainty II (Oaktreee) • As WeWorks lie empty, coworking spaces face their day of reckoning (Wired)…
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 10:45am -
          • 1932 Buick Model 98 Convertible Phaeton
            I was never much for the 1930s era cars, but damn if this Model 98 Convertible Phaeton is not a beautiful set of lines and curves. My knowledge about the cars of this era is skimpy, but I am learning more about them and increasingly intrigued by thei…
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 10:00am -
          • The “Unluckiest” Generation
            Millennials have faced the worst economic odds, and many will never recover Source: Washington Post     Whenever the role of investing and luck comes up, people sometimes overlook a simple fact: The year in which they were born. This accounts for a…
            - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 10:00pm -
          • MiB: America is “Uncoached”
            Our bonus Memorial Day weekend podcast features Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball, The Big Short, and many other beloved bestsellers. The second season of his podcast Against the Rules, was released, and this season focuses on Coaches. He describ…
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          • 10 Thursday AM Reads
            My morning train WFH reads: • Our dangerous addiction to prediction: When it comes to forecasting, what we need more than anything is humility (Unherd) but see Don’t Expect A Quick Recovery. Our Survey Of Economists Says It Will Likely Take Years…
            - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 10:55am -

          Jesse's Cafe Americain

          Angry Bear

          • newMeanwhile, As Minneapolis Burns
            Meanwhile, As Minneapolis Burns So now we are all focused on the recent horrific murder in Minneapolis and now the subsequent events that are happening in many parts of the nation, with Minneapolis the epicenter.  This is serious, and I have an idea…
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          • newApril personal income and spending: considering the extreme circumstances, a good report
            April personal income and spending: considering the extreme circumstances, a good report April personal income and spending, reported this morning, showed the impact of both the lock downs and the stimulus that was passed by the Congress. To cut to t…
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          • Death And The Pandemic Economy
            Death And The Pandemic Economy The relation between death and the pandemic economy is a fraught one that has become hotly debated, although with not much clear empirical evidence.  I note that recently over on Econbrowser Menzie Chinn has had a seri…
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          • Ezra Klein is mad at the Democrats over automatic stabilizers
            The HEROES act passed by House Democrats did not include a formula that would keep expanded unemployment insurance benefits in place until the economy has recovered.  The always thoughtful Ezra Klein is very critical of this omission.  His argument…
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          • Lawrence Summers discovers bargaining power
            Lawrence Summers discovers bargaining power Mainline macroeconomics pretends to be “value neutral,” by which practitioners mean that they assign no moral value to the supply or demand curves to the participants in the economy: they simply exist.…
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 11:12am -
          • More On “Obamagate!”
            More On “Obamagate!” Just three items. 1) Today (or yesterday late?) AG William Barr appointed yet another Special Counsel to investigate “Obamagate!” John Bash of the Texas Western District of the DOJ. He has been assigned to investigate the…
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 11:04am -
          • Open thread May 29, 2020

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          • Trump Issues an Executive Order and . . .
            Yea, Trump Issuing another Executive Order is a big so-what. What else is new? This one is a little different and concerns social media websites. “In a country that has long cherished the freedom of expression, we cannot allow a limited number of o…
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 9:15am -
          • Conspiracy Theories: How to Pick Out the Plausible Ones
            Conspiracy Theories: How to Pick Out the Plausible Ones This is an age of rampant conspiratorialism.  Bill Gates is behind the pandemic because he wants to shoot you full of vaccines.  No wait, it’s all those 5G cell towers.  Or maybe it’s bio…
            - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 12:44pm -
          • BOND YIELDS AND MONETARY VELOCITY
            I have been monitoring  the close relationship between bond yields and monetary velocity ( personal income/zero maturity money) for years without coming to strong conclusion about what to make of it.  In particular, it displays the long term secula…
            - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 12:41pm -

          The Burning Platform

          • new30 BLOCKS OF FIRES
            Fuck Philly. The Democrats are reaping what they sowed. Wait until it turns dark. Then the real fun will begin. This is the scene in Center City Philadelphia pic.twitter.com/yhFTIwpgHk — GrantB911 (@GrantB911) May 30, 2020 Starbucks at Dilworth out…
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          • newGOVERNMENT & MEDIA RIDICULE
            Via Politically Incorrect Humor
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          • newBURN IT DOWN

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          • newHow Gold Can Surpass All-Time Highs in 2020
            From Birch Gold Group This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: How gold could move past its all-time high, central banks loaded up on gold before the coronavirus, and two F…
            - 16 hours ago 30 May 20, 7:37pm -
          • newCNN Draws Largest Crowd In Years
            Via The Babylon Bee ATLANTA, GA—CNN executives were baffled by a large crowd outside their offices and in their lobby Friday, not having seen an audience that size in many years. Execs quickly added the hundreds of people outside their offices to t…
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          • newWhy the Fed’s Money Printing Won’t Save Main Street… Here’s What It Means for the Dollar
            Via International Man Doug Casey’s Note: In the over 30 years I’ve known him, my respect—and liking—for Frank Giustra has only grown. Not just because he’s a world-class businessman, having built Yorkton Securities into a powerhouse, and th…
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          • new2020

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          • newBOOKING PHOTO?
            Oh LQQK, The MSM Is Being Dishonest Yet Again! This (IS NOT) The Booking Photo!!!! Where Is The Footage (Video) Of Him Being, Arrested, Booked And Or Arraigned? STOP WITH DECEPTION! pic.twitter.com/Qq8M3efPby — OctoberReignz (@0ctoberReignz) May 30…
            - 20 hours ago 30 May 20, 4:02pm -
          • newAmerica Descends Into Chaos Amid Nationwide Attacks “Designed To Destabilize Civil Society”
            Via ZeroHedge Update (11:19 ET): Prepare for a night of hell, as per Fox News’ report that 50 cities could see protests on Saturday night. PROTESTS EXPECTED IN 50+ U.S CITIES TONIGHT – FOX NEWS second wave coming — FXHedge (@Fxhedgers) May 30,…
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          • newSHERMAN WAS A PIKER – THIS IS HOW IT’S DONE
            More shots from Atlanta tonight pic.twitter.com/TmUmW5nXxZ — kieron (@kieroncg) May 30, 2020 Downtown Atlanta tonightpic.twitter.com/ozMpcNsZ6K — Courtney Holland 🇺🇸 (@hollandcourtney) May 30, 2020 BREAKING: APD squad car is now on fire as…
            - 22 hours ago 30 May 20, 1:38pm -

          Silicon Valley Insider

          The Wire

          War Room

          Naked Capitalism

          Coyote Blog

          • Another Climate-COVID Computer Modelling Similarity

            - 47 days ago 14 Apr 20, 11:10pm -
          • Parallels Between COVID-19 Alarm and Global Warming Alarm
            So I finally had a day or two of downtime from trying to keep my business afloat (it's weird reading all the internet memes of people at home bored when I have never been busier).  I wondered why I was initially, and remain, skeptical of apocalyptic…
            - 55 days ago 6 Apr 20, 4:36pm -
          • For the Left, Excess Hospital Beds Were "Too Many Deoderants" ... Until This Month
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            - 61 days ago 31 Mar 20, 4:10pm -
          • Please Honor Social Distancing Rules, Even if You Are Skeptical of the Risk
            I write this because I have been publicly skeptical of some of the COVID-19 responses.  But be that as it may, the decision has been made to go all-in on social distancing.  I am fully participating, whatever my personal beliefs are about risk.  O…
            - 62 days ago 30 Mar 20, 4:07pm -
          • COVID-19 And Some Thoughts on Data Analysis
            I am not going to take a position on COVID-19 severity now, if for no other reason as I am not an expert and I think its fine not to clutter the debates about virus responses too much with non-experts (though it is wrong, as discussed below, to censo…
            - 68 days ago 24 Mar 20, 7:59pm -
          • A Letter to the Harvard President on COVID-19 Response (Wherein Coyote Actually Sortof Makes An Intersectional Argument)
            I got this note from the head of alumni affairs (or something like that) at Harvard: I write to share with you a message President Bacow sent this afternoon to Harvard faculty and staff. He also sent a similar message to students. His message is one…
            - 73 days ago 19 Mar 20, 6:34pm -
          • Bringing Understand Across Party Lines: Guns and Abortion
            Theresa Bonopartis writes at the Federalist, "If Abortion Providers Cared About Women, They Wouldn’t Fight Abortion Safety At The Supreme Court."   The article is about what one would expect, an abortion opponent wondering why women who support a…
            - 88 days ago 4 Mar 20, 1:11am -
          • Welcome to August 1929
            It is not October of 1929 yet, but we are getting close in the stock market.  A few parallels A 10+ year bull market where many retail participants can't even remember a bear market New low cost brokerage models (in the modern case, zero-commission…
            - 98 days ago 23 Feb 20, 7:52pm -
          • Dear Republicans: I Am Sorry, But This is How Precedents Work
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            - 1 Feb 20, 4:43pm -
          • The Tesla Stock Price -- WTF?
            So as of the morning of 1/17 when I started writing this, the enterprise value of Tesla (market value of its debt and equity) was somewhere around $110 billion.  I can't even pretend to explain how a company that over 10+ years has never made an ann…
            - 16 Jan 20, 8:04pm -

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              • June Starts with a Bang
                Ironically, the pandemic and progress toward a vaccine will play second fiddle to more mundane concerns in the week ahead.  Still, investors have shown that the most strained relationship between the US and China in 30 years (Tiananmen Square) is in…
                - 1 day ago 30 May 20, 11:49am -
              • Month-End Profit-Taking Weighs on Equities as the Euro Pops Above $1.11
                Overview:  The announcement that President Trump will hold a press conference on China later today rattled investors yesterday after they had earlier shrugged off the escalation of tension between the US and China to take the S&P 500 up to its highe…
                - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 10:21am -
              • Escalating Tensions, Calm Markets
                Overview: The US Secretary of State's announcement that the autonomy of Hong Kong could no longer be affirmed did not derail the rally in US equities. However, the threat of an executive order against social media companies may be discouraging follo…
                - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 11:18am -
              • Five Things To Know on Monday
                The US and UK markets were closed on Monday.  Together they accounted for almost two-thirds of the turnover in the foreign exchange market.  The dollar was narrowly mixed against the majors.  The dollar bloc and sterling ticked a little higher, an…
                - 4 days ago 27 May 20, 3:45pm -
              • China and Hong Kong Pressures are Having Limited Knock-on Effects
                Overview: The S&P 500 gapped higher yesterday, above the recent ceiling and above the 200-day moving average for the first time since early March. The momentum faltered, and it finished below the opening level and near session lows. The spill-over i…
                - 4 days ago 27 May 20, 10:49am -
              • Fear is Still on Holiday
                Overview: The heightened tensions between the US and China sapped risk-appetites before the weekend, but appear to be missing in action today.  Equity markets have rebounded strongly. Nearly all the equity markets in the Asia Pacific region rose (In…
                - 5 days ago 26 May 20, 10:16am -
              • Breakouts Mostly Averted, so Far
                The dollar, the Treasury market, and the S&P 500 were threatening to break out of the trading ranges. But the escalation of tensions between the US and the PRC gave reason for investors to pause ahead of the long holiday weekend in the US and UK, es…
                - 7 days ago 24 May 20, 1:40pm -
              • The Week Ahead
                The new week starts slowly with the US and UK markets closed on Monday, May 25. Even then, the economic calendar is light. With shutdowns easing in May, April data is too dated to be of much interest to investors. The preliminary May PMIs last week…
                - 7 days ago 24 May 20, 1:28pm -
              • US-China Escalation Sinks Hong Kong and Hits Risk Appetites
                Overview: The US has ratcheted up pressure on China on several fronts and has sapped risk appetites ahead of the weekend.  Equity markets are lower across the world.  Even in India, where the central bank unexpectedly cut the repo rate 40 bp, share…
                - 9 days ago 22 May 20, 12:17pm -
              • Markets Pull Back after Flirting with Breakouts
                Overview: New two and a half month highs in the S&P 500 yesterday failed to have much sway in the Asia Pacific region and Europe today as US-China tensions escalate and profit-taking set in. Perhaps it is a bit of "buy the rumor sell the fact" type…
                - 10 days ago 21 May 20, 10:56am -

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                • newWhy NASA waited nearly a decade to send astronauts into space from the US
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                  - 14 hours ago 30 May 20, 10:18pm -
                • Why NASA spacesuits are white
                  NASA astronauts wear white suits, since white is the color that reflects the most sunlight in space, and protects them from cancer-causing solar radiation.Other space agencies, like in Russia and China, use white for the same reason.When they firs…
                  - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 6:30pm -
                • What if you never went outside again
                  Staying home forever might sound like a dream come true for introverts, but it can have serious consequences.The longer you're inside, the more it can affect your physical and mental health.Not being exposed to sunlight can bring down your mood an…
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                • The rise and fall of USPS
                  USPS has been around for more than 200 years, but says it is close to being insolvent.Laws requiring it to fund pensions for people it hasn't even hired yet have hurt the post office's ability to operate.It's likely to become a major issue this su…
                  - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 1:10pm -
                • Inside the US government's top-secret bioweapons lab
                  Dugway Proving Ground tests and stores some of the deadliest chemical and biological agents on Earth. The facility, which opened in 1942, covers about 800,000 acres — larger than the state of Rhode Island. Past experiments include weaponized m…
                  - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 2:30pm -
                • What happens to an astronaut's body in space
                  Space is a dangerous and unfriendly place not suited for human life, yet astronauts are sent up to the International Space Station every year.From exposure to high levels of radiation to surviving in micro-gravity conditions, space can be a tough p…
                  - 4 days ago 27 May 20, 2:30pm -
                • Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi breaks down why the race is so difficult
                  The Indy 500 is one of the most famous races in motorsports.At speeds of over 220 mph, drivers tear around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for 500 miles, or 200 laps.But while driving an oval racetrack may seem fairly straightforward, surviving ju…
                  - 4 days ago 27 May 20, 1:00pm -
                • It's nearly impossible to flip over in this spider-like vehicle
                  The Swincar e-Spider is an all-terrain electric vehicle designed to keep the driver upright over the toughest terrain.The company says it can climb steep hills effortlessly and give riders and off-road experience like nothing before.Visit Business…
                  - 5 days ago 26 May 20, 9:00pm -
                • Former Navy SEAL commander Jocko Willink shares the best gear he got to use
                  Former US Navy SEAL reveals the best gear he got to use. Jocko spoke about GPS, night vision goggles, radios, and grenade launchers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Following is a transcript of the video.Jocko Willink: I wa…
                  - 5 days ago 26 May 20, 6:30pm -
                • Why are the Knicks so expensive?
                  In 2018 Forbes estimated the New York Knicks value to be $3.6 billion, making it the highest valued team in the NBA for 3 straight years. The franchise's business prowess hasn't translated to success on the court.Madison Square Garden and TV reve…
                  - 7 days ago 24 May 20, 1:00pm -

                The Reformed Broker

                • newKids will still be kids
                  no matter what guidelines the states and counties lay out.  ...The post Kids will still be kids appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
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                • Explaining how bank loans work
                  Explaining how bank loans work...The post Explaining how bank loans work appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
                  - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 8:44pm -
                • Clip From Today’s Closing Bell
                  Josh Brown’s last chance trade: EFG from CNBC....The post Clip From Today’s Closing Bell appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
                  - 4 days ago 27 May 20, 10:30pm -
                • Thank you
                  There have been misunderstandings related to the way the Payroll Protection Program works since the beginning,...The post Thank you appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
                  - 4 days ago 27 May 20, 6:47pm -
                • Pop Culture as an edge in business
                  Never feel left out of a conversation your coworkers, employees are having ever again....The post Pop Culture as an edge in business appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
                  - 5 days ago 26 May 20, 10:38pm -
                • Clip From Today’s Halftime Report
                   Economy appears able to recover faster than expected from Covid-19 lockdowns, says Stephanie Link from CNBC....The post Clip From Today’s Halftime Report appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
                  - 5 days ago 26 May 20, 10:30pm -
                • This is the thing the bears hate most
                  I used to think markets had to make sense over short time horizons....The post This is the thing the bears hate most appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
                  - 5 days ago 26 May 20, 3:26pm -
                • Under Pressure
                  "I can't do this without you - all of you - I need you all."...The post Under Pressure appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
                  - 6 days ago 25 May 20, 1:00pm -
                • NBA Desktop / NPR appearances
                  Shout to Jason Concepcion and the whole squad at The Ringer, I always have so much fun with those guys....The post NBA Desktop / NPR appearances appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
                  - 7 days ago 24 May 20, 11:00am -
                • Ten Rules for Retirement Investing
                  These are great rules to invest by....The post Ten Rules for Retirement Investing appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
                  - 10 days ago 21 May 20, 9:56pm -

                Shadow Stats

                • Special Commentary No. 1437
                  (SGS Subscription required) • Worst U.S. Economic Activity Ever Reported • April Retail Sales Fell the Most in Its 73-Year Reporting History • Production and Manufacturing Tumbled the Most in Their 101-Year History • Increasing New Claims…
                  - 14 days ago 17 May 20, 9:59pm -
                • Flash Commentary No. 1436
                  (SGS Subscription required) • April 2020 Cass Freight Index® Collapsed by 22.7% (-22.7%) Year-to-Year • Level of Activity and Annual Decline Both Sank to Lows Last Seen at the Depths of the Great Recession • Deepening Declines in Annual Frei…
                  - 18 days ago 13 May 20, 9:27pm -
                • Flash Commentary No. 1435
                  (SGS Subscription required) • Headline April 2020 Unemployment Really Was Around 20%, Not 15% • Bureau of Labor Statistics Disclosed Erroneous Unemployment Surveying for a Second Month • About 7.5 Million People in the April Household Survey…
                  - 21 days ago 10 May 20, 3:53am -
                • Flash Commentary No. 1434
                  (SGS Subscription required) • U.S. Economy Already Was in Trouble Before the Pandemic, Because of Intensifying Federal Reserve Policy Malfeasance and Federal Government Fiscal Malpractice • The COVID-19 Pandemic Shutdown Has Overwritten that Dev…
                  - 27 days ago 4 May 20, 1:09am -
                • Flash Commentary No. 1433
                  (SGS Subscription required) • Retail Sales Benchmarking Showed the GDP Slowing More Than Headlined, Coming Into the Pandemic Shutdown • ShadowStats Forecasts First-Quarter 2020 Annualized Real GDP Activity Ultimately Will Show a Drop of About 7.…
                  - 33 days ago 28 Apr 20, 5:47pm -
                • Flash Commentary No. 1432
                  (SGS Subscription required) • First Major Coronavirus Impact on Headline Economic Reporting Devastated March Activity - Only the Final Third of First-Quarter 2020 GDP • Despite Muted Pandemic Impact, Pending First-Quarter 2020 GDP Contraction Sh…
                  - 44 days ago 17 Apr 20, 6:33pm -
                • Flash Commentary No. 1431
                  (SGS Subscription required) • March 2020 Cass Freight Index Plunged by 9.2% (-9.2%) Year-to-Year • Continuing, Deepening Annual Declines in Freight Activity Increasingly Mirror the Onset of the Great Recession • Deepening Annual Declines in F…
                  - 48 days ago 13 Apr 20, 7:29pm -
                • Special Commentary No. 1430
                  (SGS Subscription required) • Financial-System Insolvency Laid Bare by the Pandemic, as Circumstances Accelerate Towards a Hyperinflationary Great Depression • Federal Reserve Moves Towards Unlimited Currency Creation, While the Federal Governme…
                  - 68 days ago 24 Mar 20, 12:23am -
                • Special Commentary No. 1429
                  (SGS Subscription required) • FOMC Liquidity Panic: Federal Funds Rate Cut a Full Percentage Point on March 15th to a Range of 0.00% to 0.25%, Following a March 3rd 50 Basis-Point Cut to a Range of 1.00% to 1.25% • Federal Reserve Also Has Lined…
                  - 76 days ago 16 Mar 20, 1:30am -
                • Flash Update No. 25
                  (SGS Subscription required) • A Rough Couple of Weeks for Stocks, While Physical Gold and the Swiss Franc Held Their Own • Third-Quarter 2019 Gross Domestic Income Growth (Theoretical GDP Equivalent) Just Revised Lower to 1.2% from 2.1%, Due to…
                  - 90 days ago 2 Mar 20, 1:18am -

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