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Patrick Buchanan: Dishonoring General Jackson





To remove Andrew Jackson's portrait from the front of the $20 bill, and replace it with Tubman’s, is affirmative action that approaches the absurd.

 
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Guest Post: Why Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speeches Are Relevant





Hillary Clinton’s paid speeches are not relevant because of anything that they said, but because the organizations that paid typically $225,000 to her, for each of them, were paying a servant, for extremely valuable services that that servant is being expected to provide to the owners and top executives of that organization if that servant becomes the U.S. President (or, in the case of her husband Bill) for valuable services that already were provided by that servant when he was a President. They’re pay-offs, for services that are anticipated, or else that have already been provided. They are not (such as the author was assuming) for “the speech.”

 
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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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Be very wary of the, "choices," that you are, "given."





The owners don't really care if we cheer for the black and gold team, or the blue and silver team, as long as you do cheer.

 
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Super Bowl 50 - What Has Changed In The US Since 1967





America has changed a lot since Super Bowl 1 in 1967 but, as the cost of tickets, airfare, commercials, and beer have soared, real median incomes have risen just 9%... is it any wonder the 'people' are revolting.. towards Bernie and The Donald? However, the economics of Super Bowl 50 are every bit as cloudy as the general American economy... which looks set to be re-named "The Unicorn Bowl."

 
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Ten years after the Greenspan Fed





When asked that question last year at the New Orleans Investment Conference Greenspan had two words for the interviewer.

 
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10 Years After The Greenspan Fed





Ten years ago this week, Alan Greenspan left his post as head of the US Federal Reserve, facing disgrace among hard money advocates, which largely persists to this day. However gold investors can learn an important lesson from how little influence Greenspan, one of the gold standard’s most eloquent backers, had during his 18-year tenure.

 
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Stunning Drone Footage Of The Midwest Flooding Wreaking Havoc On US Oil





After the first deadly winter storm this season, now come the floods: the near record-water level across the U.S. Midwest has disrupted everything from oil to agriculture, forcing pipelines, terminals and grain elevators to close. Here is the stunning drone's-eye footage capturing the unprecedented water level across much of the US Midwest.

 
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LA and Chicago May Add More Fiber To Their Digital Diet





Google announced yesterday that Chicago and Los Angeles could be two of the next cities to receive their 1 Gbit/s Internet service. 

 
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Americans Have Never Tried To Buy So Many Guns In November... Ever





Two things happened after the most recent widely publicized US mass shootings/domestic terrorism acts: i) Obama once again made a concerted effort to push for gun-control, and ii) gun sales soared to record highs for November most likely in response to i). As we reported in September, citing the FT, "gun sales this year could surpass the record set in 2013, when gun purchases surged after the December 2012 Sandy Hook murders." And given that Black Friday background checks broke all previous records, it appears we are well on our way.

 
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This Is Not Your Father's Market





"We live in a dystopian investment world, whose markets have morphed into an Orwellian backdrop of omnipresent government intervention and manipulation that is increasingly dictated by the quant community -- who worship at the altar of prices and price momentum (and are agnostic on values)."

 
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There is little difference between rich and poor in America





The further you go towards the tails of the bell curve, the more similar social characteristics.  In a society that has been even more polarized, we increasingly see similarities between the very wealthy, and the very poor.  The declining middle class is more and more a world of it's own (as the elite used to be). 

In Summary, the Superclass "Elite" UHNWI and the ultra poor have the following in common:

 
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Frontrunning: November 23





  • Brussels on Edge as Lockdown Continues (WSJ)
  • Stocks Pare Decline as Crude Oil Erases Drop on Saudi Comments (BBG)
  • Italy’s Eni Plans to Pump Arctic Oil, After Others Abandon the Field (WSJ)
  • Treasuries Decline as Economists Say GDP to Be Revised Higher (BBG)
  • Why the Housing Rebound Hasn’t Lifted the U.S. Economy Much (WSJ)
  • Argentina Fever Is Back for Investors as Kirchner Rival Triumphs (BBG)
 
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America's Most 'Unequal' Big Cities Exposed





The idea that hard work leads to prosperity is increasingly becoming an American pipe dream, in some places more than others.

 
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