• Knave Dave
    05/23/2016 - 18:16
    This past Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the US stock market’s death when stocks saw their last high. Market bulls have spent a year looking like the walking dead. They’ve...

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Governments Create Monopolies And Cause Worker-Exploitation, Not Free-Markets





The world is threatened with a renewed wave of anti-capitalism and anti-business sentiments and policies. Many who cheered the demise of Soviet communism in the early 1990s, presumed that this meant that, by default, the case for free markets and competitive enterprise had won in the battle of ideas. Over the last twenty-five years it has become clear that the same misguided arguments against free market capitalism constantly reemerge, like an ideological vampire waiting to rise from the intellectual grave and drain market freedom of its lifeblood by more government regulations and controls.

 
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The Root Of Rising Inequality: The "Lawnmower" Economy (And You're The Lawn)





This predatory exploitation is only possible if the central bank and state have partnered with financial Elites.

 
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"I Used To Be A Big Deal... And Then A Billion Dollars Walked Out The Door" - Hugh Hendry's Sad Story





"A funny thing happened at the end of 2013 I wrote a letter to my new clients and I began with the preface "what if I was to tell you that I'd become bullish on equities; is that something you'd be interested in." The resounding message no. A billion dollars walked out the door.... "What, really, you're bullish?" - Hugh Hendry

 
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A Quarter Century Of Monetary Voodoo





So far this year, Janet Yellen has not taken a single step in the direction of a “normal” monetary policy; our guess is that she never will. Why not? Is it because she is a witless tool of Deep State cronies? Is it because her economic theory is silly, superficial, and simpleminded? Or is it because she and her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, have done so much damage to the normal world that there is nothing to go back to?

 
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Frontrunning: March 3





  • Global stocks, oil dip, but markets calm down as growth fears ease (Reuters)
  • Greece cannot carry migrant burden on its own: PM Tsipras (Reuters)
  • New Migrant Crisis Flares in Greece (WSJ)
  • Qatar's BeIn Media buys U.S. film studio Miramax (Reuters)
  • Nanny who beheaded Russian girl cites revenge for Putin's Syria strikes (Reuters)
 
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Well-Paid Pandering Pundits And The Fantasy Of Reform





Any serious reform has to start with the dissolution of the existing political parties and the Federal Reserve. Anything less is self-serving, pandering fantasy.

 
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The Problem With Education Today, by JS Kim





The institutional academic system is broken. We need less systemic, traditional education that only provides knowledge of low utility and more alternative education that provides the right high-utility knowledge to thrive during today's global currency wars.

 
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America's "Inevitable" Revolution & The Redistribution Fallacy





"There are so many fault lines that the nation seems consumed by a conflict of all against all... there is an inevitable “revolution” coming because our politics, culture, education, economics and even philanthropy are so polarized that the country can no longer resolve its differences."

 
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What Recovery? 9.4 Million More Americans Below Poverty Line Than Pre-Crisis





Despite the Fed continuing to kick this down the road, they continue to claim that we are in the middle of an ongoing recovery. There’s just one problem with that: things are getting worse than pre-crisis levels for millions of the poorest Americans. Possibly even more concerning is the fact that the amount of Americans living below the poverty line has soared since 2007.

 
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A Currency War That Few Economists And Analysts Notice, Much Less Understand





Most economists and financial analysts think that 'currency war' merely refers to the competitive devaluations that nations sometimes engage in to help boost their domestic economies, as they had done in the 1930's for example. This time the currency war is a much more profound confrontation of differing agendas revolving around the historically unusual role of the US dollar, based on nothing more than the will of the Federal Reserve and the 'full faith and credit' of the US, as the reserve currency for global central banks and international trade.

 
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Fed Hike Will Unleash "Panic And Turmoil" And A New Emerging Market Crisis, Warns World Bank Chief Economist





Earlier today we got the most glaring confirmation there had been absolutely zero coordination at the highest levels of authority and "responsibility", when the World Bank's current chief economist, Kaushik Basu warned that the Fed risks, and we quote, triggering “panic and turmoil” in emerging markets if it opts to raise rates at its September meeting and should hold fire until the global economy is on a surer footing, the World Bank’s chief economist has warned. And just in case casually tossing the words "panic in turmoil" was not enough, Basu decided to add a few more choice nouns, adding a rate hike "could yield a “shock” and a new crisis in emerging markets"

 
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