The Economist

Trump's Bait And Switch?

Within the political-financial establishment, the more things change, the more, it seems, they stay the same. As Trump moves ahead with his cabinet picks, several of them already stand out in a Mellon-esque fashion for their staggering wealth, their legal entanglements, and the policies they seem ready to support that sound like eerie throwbacks to the age of Harding.

The Ultimate "Fake News" List

By circulating this article and this fake news list, we are not calling for these outlets to be censored, we are simply drawing attention to the fact that the very same entities who cry “fake news” are the primary sources for the most damaging, harmful and woefully inaccurate fake news stories in the history of modern journalism.

"Meanwhile In Europe..." - The Big Day Arrives

Less than a month after the "shocking" election of Donald Trump as US president, the world prepares for another day of political shockwaves, this time out of Europe, when on Sunday all eyes will be on Italy and, to a slightly lesser extent, Austria.

Up To Eight Italian Banks May Fail If Renzi Loses Referendum

Just as we were concluding our write up on the return of Europe's solvency crisis, the FT reported that said crisis may be just around the corner because as many as eight of Italy’s troubled banks "risk failing" if prime minister Renzi loses next weekend's constitutional referendum and ensuing market turbulence deters investors from recapitalizing them, citing senior bankers.

'Austrians' At The Fed?

Most financial journalists are not good, and in fact are wedded to a pro-Fed, pro-state ideology that subconsciously permeates everything they write. They are hopelessly unobjective, the naive products of their education and training. The world needs real diversity of thought and opinion, not the fake kind being discussed at the Fed.

An "Amazed" Bill Gross Slams Trump: "His Tenure Will Be Damaging"

"I am amazed, at what American voters have done to themselves: in voting to deny Hillary Clinton the Henhouse, they "unwittingly" (lack of wit), let Donald Trump sneak in the side door. His tenure will be a short four years but is likely to be a damaging one for jobless and low-wage American voters."

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Trump and Gold

Donald Trump's election as next US president has given the gold price a short-term 'uncertainty' trading boost. However, Trump's keen interest in the gold standard is a trend worth watching over the next 4 years.

Inside The Invisible Government: War, Propaganda, Clinton, & Trump

Bernays' secret, he said, was "engineering the consent" of people in order to "control and regiment [them] according to our will without their knowing about it." He described this as "the true ruling power in our society" and called it an "invisible government." Today, the invisible government has never been more powerful and less understood and we have never known propaganda to insinuate our lives and as it does now and to go unchallenged.

The Devaluation Of Higher Education

With the government interfering now for decades with this precarious balance, it is not unexpected to find that the essential link which allowed the market to work efficiently has been fractured. The result is that higher education degrees no longer hold any value for employers.

The Rise Of The Politics Of Rage

Rage is all the rage these days, but as Barclays notes, what appears less well understood is that this voter rebellion, “the Politics of Rage”, spans nearly all advanced economies, has been taking place for more than a decade, is unparalleled in modern history, and is deeply entrenched.