• Steve H. Hanke
    05/04/2016 - 08:00
    Authored by Steve H. Hanke of The Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. A few weeks ago, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) sprang a surprise. It announced that a...

LiViN' IT UP AT THe HoTeL NeiN...

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The Kleptocrat torture's proceeding
The Euro debt zombies are bleeding
The core holds the whip
That's guiding this trip
To chaos this system is leading

The Limerick King

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Wed, 06/20/2012 - 06:31 | 2542369 Sathington Willougby
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This is scandalous.

Don't tell me you use really use jpg.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 03:30 | 2542261 jomama
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i am permanently scarred seeing merkel like that.

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 04:43 | 2538737 gojam
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Brilliant !!

That Troika one is sick but sooooo funny.

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 04:34 | 2538733 malikai
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I knew there was something I liked about Merkel..

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 03:20 | 2538695 lunar
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....I'm not a fan of Mrs. Merkel - but isn't it too easy hammering always on her? May be you listen to Biederman


I prefer your pictures from Dimon, Blankfein, Bernanke & Co.

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 06:30 | 2538795 williambanzai7
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She deserves to be hammered for her own reasons, the number one reason being her inclination to protect those shitty financiers at the top.
But her countrymen have a list of their own good reasons.

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 00:29 | 2538553 Canadian Dirtlump
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somewhere dominique strauss kahn is "pulling the goalie" to that picture featuring lagarde's ham wallet.

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 01:11 | 2538606 williambanzai7
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No doubt. We are surrounded by depraved looking characters who fell right out of these pictures.

I saw a short clip of DSK speaking about the financial crisis. I think it was on Inside Job. He is an eloquent speaker. I'll give him that.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 23:37 | 2538452 UP4Liberty
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Thanks for bringing George Grosz into the mix - brilliant reference and use of Grosz' artwork!

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 01:07 | 2538599 williambanzai7
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That whole interworld war creative milieu, was the Zero Hedge of it's day. I wish I could read their writings in native tongue.

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 00:48 | 2538574 mcguire
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Mon, 06/18/2012 - 21:28 | 2538042 James
Mon, 06/18/2012 - 20:50 | 2537963 Vet4RonPaul
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Yo dog, even the crazies are scared of you.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 19:45 | 2537829 Jena
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You just keep getting better.  That Hotel Nein is an interesting piece.


Tue, 06/19/2012 - 01:12 | 2538608 williambanzai7
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Samaras fits right in ;-)

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 19:15 | 2537752 scrappy
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A little repulsive, but I guess that's the point over all.

On a lighter note:

Congratulations for getting some well deserved recognition William.


Ditto for Tyler on the same story...


Thank you.




Tue, 06/19/2012 - 00:37 | 2538561 williambanzai7
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You are all the most dangerous people on Wall Street and I'm happy to be associated with every one of you and, in particular, the three at the top...

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 22:22 | 2538207 Tijuana Donkey Show
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R-O-C-K. The best part was the other day when the MSM was quoting Tyler Durden as a real person, and had no clue about the origin of that name. I'm waiting for the Limerick King to be quoted, and then I know that the end is near.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 23:50 | 2538479 geekgrrl
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The MSM quoted Tyler? Where was this?

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 17:57 | 2537573 Convolved Man
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Ay Caramba!

Oh Mr. WB7, not another issue of fat sassy, hard to please, Austrian booty porn.

Having a difficult time explaining to the wife that I do not have a fetish for the plump feminine form; just a casual interest in Germanic austerity bondage... ;-)

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 18:31 | 2537672 Jay Gould Esq.
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WB7 -- Angela in garter hose...that's simply Grosz. ;)


Mon, 06/18/2012 - 17:41 | 2537539 mendolover
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Is that a baby bump on Christine?  haha!

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 17:40 | 2537534 earleflorida
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Grats!  WB7

and ZH's, bitches all ;-)

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 08:45 | 2538943 williambanzai7
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Tnx Earle

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 17:34 | 2537524 Canuckistan Al
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Hey, us ZeroHedgers already know this but.....................

William Banzai7 called one of the "25 most dangerous people in Financial Media"................... according to HuffPo.

WB7 comes in at #10. Whoo Hoo, congrats onthe props WB7, well deserved!

FYI, "the Tylers" come in at #2! Awesome.



Tue, 06/19/2012 - 01:01 | 2538594 williambanzai7
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Tue, 06/19/2012 - 07:34 | 2538839 gaoptimize
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Yeah for Max and Stacy, and this wonderful tribute to them!

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 22:48 | 2538287 geekgrrl
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Ditto from me - congratulations to both WB7 and Tylers for the recognition. It is well-deserved. Also h/t from me to Limerick King, who while not recognized on this list, has cut through just a mountain of jargin to get to the very heart of the matter with grace and beauty and most definitely, succinctness. Kudos all for your tireless work.

I do have a bit of an issue with calling folks on this list "dangerous" when the really dangerous people are the financial terrorists who appear to be winning in their goal to enslave the entire planet through debt, and evidently, if that fails, through brute force and hired goons.

I know all about the truth being considered a dangerous weapon, being synonymous with the sword, but it begs the question in my mind how truthseeking can be considered objectively "dangerous." The only people such ideas are dangerous to are the financial terrorists. It's all a word game, a definitions game, and if you're the one making the definitions, then any claim can be made. A la creating "dangerous people" like Emmanuel Goldstein.

But I ask, who is the criminal, the military that shot innocent reporters and civilians in Iraq, or Bradley Manning for exposing the truth? We can all see who they want to define as the criminal, but it is them, Obama in particular, that is most directly responsible for this particular crime. It is the "legitimate" authorities who are demonstrating their illegimacy through the very act of punishing the legitimate for proving it! I have some difficulty imagining a more irrational framework.

I'm tired of seeing honest truthful people being characterized in ways that make them targets, and although I think it's great for you guys to get recognition, I have to wonder about the loaded language used in the post and the reasons behind it.

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 06:50 | 2538811 disabledvet
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Is that a picture of you or am I being too honest here?

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 02:15 | 2542180 geekgrrl
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No, you're being too obscure.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 18:15 | 2537642 General Debility
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Kill Bill:)

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 19:02 | 2537729 Careless Whisper
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Dangerous indeed, but why isn't Matt Taibi and Dylan Rattigan on the list?

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 07:58 | 2538862 tip e. canoe
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because they're useful idiots perhaps?

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 17:28 | 2537508 Miss Expectations
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I don't know if it's too over the top, but can you do anything with these teeth, William?


Tue, 06/19/2012 - 00:21 | 2538535 otto skorzeny
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don't worry-he'll get them kicked out in the joint for what he did

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 17:15 | 2537474 stant
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nein luder-ez[ no bicthez]

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 16:51 | 2537383 Liquid Courage
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I was going to suggest that the last line might be less grammatically awkward as:

To chaos is where this is leading.

But then, it is Germanic so ...

As the great Sherlock once said in determining that the author of a certain letter must be a native German speaker : "Only the German is so discourteous to his verbs."

And now, it is the time for quitting, therefore to home for supper I must be going. Auf Wiedersehen!

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 17:15 | 2537470 AldousHuxley
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It is like reverse Jesus.

Instead of the almight dying for your sins, the devil wants you to die for his sins.


Executive coach: 'Finance is an amoral world, bordering on the immoral'

A psychologist compares the 'twisted minds' of some executives to those of paedophiles he has tried to treat in the past


"Mid-30s is also when people are just before their mid-life crisis. They have more or less found out who they are, they can sort of see the limit of their potential, and it leads to disenchantment, disillusionment. 'I will not become the next Richard Branson', they realise. "At the same time they see that all good intentions aside, the world is tough place, and you need to be tough to survive and succeed. This is the age when you see people suddenly become serious. They have lost their innocence.


How so many brilliant, arrogant, super-talented young people get abused, sucked dry, burned out and then tossed aside by corporations and banks. In the early days of capitalism it seems the game was to exploit the less gifted; miners, factory workers etc. Today it's about taking advantage of talent. People are used, then discarded. Especially these days with the crisis. Fear rules supreme. You can get fired any moment, five minutes and you're gone.



Mon, 06/18/2012 - 22:25 | 2538222 Tijuana Donkey Show
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The devil wants you to live for his sins. Take some soma, and pray that your part of the delta class, and don't have to question the world.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 16:48 | 2537374 Zelotai
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Austerity queen.

Troika 3.0.

Brilliant as always Mr Banzai.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 16:35 | 2537335 Race Car Driver
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More boobs!


Mon, 06/18/2012 - 16:30 | 2537324 williambanzai7
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The figures I recall seeing, were over 400 billion of Greek bailout monies, of which approx 18 billion went to Greece.

Good luck making that work. The people are so frightened, they don't realize how absurd and futile it is. They do what they are told despite the fact that it is against their interests. That is what is called the cleavage.

This style of art was called decadent by the Nazis. The artists called it the New Objectivity. Letting the facts speak for themselves. They certainly do don't they...

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 07:00 | 2538814 disabledvet
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A showing of "depraved indifference" is the gravest of crimes in US law...a rather odd contra pose considering..."what is allowable" in the interegnum of "illegality" and "justice" in these here parts. Suffice to say Judges barely get paid anymore...the few that we even have anymore of course. And to think the folks who wrote the Constitution thought the Judicial Branch the weakest. How ironic it is that institution that has been eviscerated the most. Never has fear of the truth been greater, no? Nor the need for the lies to "make it all right"?

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 16:29 | 2537322 Wakanda
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Such a lovely place  -  Such a lovely face


Mon, 06/18/2012 - 16:28 | 2537318 financial apoca...
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yo WB7 anything with a can being pushed by the retarded Greeks?

not seen something like that in a while, im sure you'l post the funniest as always

ty bro


Tue, 06/19/2012 - 00:58 | 2538589 williambanzai7
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I think they are shell shocked.

I have a good idea for a can.

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 06:02 | 2538780 financial apoca...
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absolutley loved this one

i might frame it if you sold it as a poster haha


Mon, 06/18/2012 - 16:19 | 2537286 BeetleBailey
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WB..the LOVE magazine cover with that body is too good for Merkel. You need to air brush in lots of wrinkles to that fresh as a daisy WalMart booby body.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 16:22 | 2537296 williambanzai7
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I'll lose my sanity doing it. ;-)

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