The Global "Bubble Arms Race" Has Ushered In The Age Of Government Strongmen

"It’s all quite unsettling. Global finance has run completely amok. This has been unfolding for so long now that few are concerned... It has reached the point where these Bubbles have become part and parcel to global power, with countries not willing to risk being left behind. It’s as if it has become An Arms Race in Bubbles."

Censorship In The Digital Age

"Whether it is too late for a world of working class people and the ubiquitous poor to opt out of the globalized imperium dreamed up by our post-war planners, is hard to say. But if you think there’s still time, be extremely careful, since the pre-crime police are nearly omnipresent, and they might overhear you..."

Bank Of Japan Is Buying Bonds From Scandal-Hit Kobe Steel

The BOJ previously avoided bonds from companies rocked by scandal, according to the Nikkei. Such avoidance has occurred even if the security otherwise meets credit ratings and other requirements set by the bank. That no longer appears to be the case.

Turkish Lira Tumbles As Erdogan Re-Escalates US Tensions

In early trading, the Turkish Lira is slumping (having tagged pre-US-Visa highs) as President Tayyip Erdogan showed no retreat from a diplomatic row with the United States, castigating Washington for what he called an "undemocratic" indictment against his security detail.

Low Interest Rates Subsidize Wealthy Households

The above thought experiment illustrates that central bank interest rate cuts are essentially tax cuts for the rich. To be consistent, those who oppose tax cuts for the rich should also stand against monetary policy that disproportionately benefits the richest households as well.

One River CIO "We’re Willing Participants In Our Own Demise"

China has banks. They lend money. But pierce the patina and you find a vast subsidy machine, with no cold-blooded allocation of capital. There are no defaults to speak of; just bailouts, no reckonings. "The appearance of a modern financial system allows western financiers to pretend one exists. We are willing dupes in this charade."

California Attorney General Dodges Question About 'Calexit' Referendum

Two days after former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon warned that California may attempt to secede from the US over the next decade if Republicans failed to reassume control of the state, the state’s attorney general played down speculation that the state would make a credible attempt at leaving the US in the coming years.

Big Tech's Dangerous Influence: "Coming Between Us And Reality"

"[They come] between us and reality. They are the filter we use to get news and information. They intend to create virtual realities that we’re going to be inhabiting, and they’re trying to complete this long merger between man and machine..."