In The Year Of Fake News, Finance Cannot Be Entertainment

This general populist backlash that we’re seeing now isn’t new. It was born out of the 2008 financial crisis.  Many are still coming out of that debt burden and harbor a sense of deep resentment and suspicion.  Wall Street knew what was taking place then, but like today, the media didn’t paint a full picture for everyone.  As a result people lost their homes, their jobs and their life savings. We deserve so much more than to be just entertained.

Trump Vs China: Credit Cycles & Gold

As all experience from the past clearly demonstrates, it is a mistake to believe that the gold price is set solely by dollar interest rates, or its relative strength in other currencies. This being the case, the current weakness of the gold price is simply a reflection of temporary dollar shortages, and nothing more.

The Orwellian War On Skepticism

Under the cover of battling “fake news,” the mainstream U.S. news media and officialdom are taking aim at journalistic skepticism when it is directed at the pronouncements of the U.S. government and its allies.

House Quietly Passes Bill Targeting "Russian Propaganda" Websites

The House has passed H.R. 6393, a bill which calls for the government to target "Russian Propaganda" websites and "counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence … carried out in coordination with political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation"

Deutsche Bank Pays $60 Million To Settle Gold-Manipulation Lawsuit

Two months after paying $38 million to settle a silver price-fixing case, on Friday Deutsche Bank agreed to pay $60 million to settle private U.S. antitrust litigation by traders and other investors who accused the German bank of conspiring to manipulate gold prices at their expense.

Crisis Averted: China Calls Taiwan Phone Call A "Gimmick" As It Lodges Diplomatic Protest

Overnight, China foreign minister Wang Yi called Tsai's call with Trump "a little trick", or loosely translated in English as "gimmick", by Taiwan which would not change the one-China consensus in international community. He added that the "One-China" policy is the foundation for the healthy development of China’s relationship with the U.S.

Official Washington's "Info-Wars"

If the American mainstream media were officially state-controlled, would they look or sound significantly different when it comes to U.S. foreign policy?

The Propaganda About Russian Propaganda

Bogus news stories did flood social media throughout the campaign, and the hack of the Clinton campaign chair John Podesta’s e-mail seems likely to have been the work of Russian intelligence services. But, as harmful as these phenomena might be, the prospect of legitimate dissenting voices being labelled fake news or Russian propaganda by mysterious groups of ex-government employees, with the help of a national newspaper, is even scarier.