Corruption

Meet The Eccentric, Euroskeptic, Czech Billionaire Who Will Become Prime Minister

The Czech election takes place today, with the “Czech Donald Trump”, Andrej Babis, expected to be voted in as Prime Minister. Babis - the "Czech Donald Trump" - is the country's second wealthiest person, and is demanding the return of greater sovereignty from the EU, rejects the Euro and is against Muslim immigration. He has pledged to run the country like a business, while eliminating corruption.

Which Rotten Fruit Falls First?

To those of us who understand the entire status quo is rotten and corrupt to its core, the confidence of each ideological camp that their side will emerge unscathed by investigation is a source of amusement...

Krugman And The "Heroic" Fed

"Far from being the incorruptible general whose troops must clean up the wreckage left by the hurricane of free-market economics, the Fed usually is ground zero (or at least nearby) when it comes to economic crises."

Frontrunning: October 19

  • Rajoy Deploys Ultimate Weapon of Law on Catalonia (BBG)
  • Congress Rolls Toward Shutdown Fight Over Immigration, Obamacare (BBG)
  • Hong Kong Stocks Tumble Most This Year as Geely, Developers Sink (BBG)
  • Inside battle imperils $230 million cryptocurrency deal (Reuters)
  • From Damascus, Iran vows to confront Israel (Reuters)

Mike Krieger Is "Surprisingly Optimistic" About The Future... But There's A Catch

"...a meaningful percentage of the world’s population already understands that something’s off in a major way and that things aren’t working. More will come around to this view in the years ahead, and those with the power will become increasingly panicky. This will create the window of opportunity for humanity to take a great leap forward. "