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Kurdish Vote Won't Spark A Sustained Oil Price Rally

"In short, the belligerent rhetoric surrounding the independence vote between Kurdistan and its neighbors could have already peaked. That might mean that the case for higher crude oil prices will need to come from elsewhere; oil bulls cannot base their bets on supply disruptions from Kurdistan."

Why Political Correctness Fails (When What We Know "For Sure" Is Wrong)

"In practice, people need a religion or a religion-substitute. People need a basic set of beliefs with which to order their lives. Our leaders today have proposed the Religion of Success, with its belief in Science, and the power of today’s leaders, as the new religion. This religion has appeal, because it denies the limits we are up against. Life will continue, as if we lived on a flat earth with unlimited resources. This story is pleasant, but unfortunately not true."

Frontrunning: September 26

  • Demise of Obamacare Repeal Shows How Far GOP Remains From Goal (BBG)
  • Republican’s Latest Tax Plan Has Little Room to Maneuver (WSJ)
  • Mexico in three-day countdown to search for earthquake survivors (Reuters)
  • Oil near 26-month high as Turkey threatens to choke Kurdish exports (Reuters)
  • North Korea bolsters defenses after flight by U.S. bombers as rhetoric escalates (Reuters)

Russia Blames US For Death Of Top General In Syria

Russia's Foreign Ministry blamed the "two-faced policy" of the United States for the death of Russian Lieutenant-General in Syria. "The death of the Russian commander is the price paid with blood for the hypocrisy of American policy in Syria."

China's Maritime Strategic Realignment

"Whether the United States decides to stand in the way of China’s growth or chooses to participate more constructively in a mutually beneficial relationship is yet to be determined. Without a doubt, China has set its course and will not deviate from this course unless some overwhelming force is brought to bear."

The Petrodollar Is Under Attack: Here's What You Need To Know

"The evidence continues to show that the USDollar is slowly being eroded... and that as these adversarial countries make these developments in unison, there appears to be little the US can do without risking an all-out world war..."

Frontrunning: September 19

  • Markets Brace for Fed’s Big Move: The End of Easy Money (WSJ)
  • Senate GOP Has 12 Days to Repeal Obamacare and No Room for Error (BBG)
  • Senate GOP Considers a Trillion-Dollar-Plus Tax Cut for Budget (WSJ)
  • In first speech at U.N., Trump to single out North Korea, Iran (Reuters)
  • Trump to Push Nationalist Policy in First U.N. Address (WSJ)