Donald Trump

Frontrunning: March 29

  • British PM May fires starting gun on Brexit (Reuters); Britain Starts ‘Historic’ Brexit Process (BBG)
  • Firms stack up Brexit warnings as May triggers divorce talks (Reuters)
  • Huge range of sterling forecasts clouds horizon for Brexit talks (Reuters)
  • Merger of Deutsche Börse and LSE Blocked by EU Regulator (WSJ)
  • After crippling cost overruns, Toshiba's Westinghouse files for bankruptcy (Reuters)

Visualizing NAFTA's Mixed Track Record Since 1994

Bill Clinton: “NAFTA means jobs. American jobs, and good-paying American jobs..."

Ross Perot: "Americans will hear a giant 'sucking sound' as jobs go south of the border to Mexico."

Foundation & Empire - Is Donald Trump 'The Mule'?

"I don’t see Trump as an evil Mule character in this Shakespearian tragedy, as it progresses towards its ill-fated denouement...  It’s like jockeying for the best seat on the Titanic as it sinks into the frigid ocean depths of the Atlantic. The American Empire is in shambles and no one can reverse its course at this point."

How The Left Learned To Love States' Rights

Over the course of approximately six hours, the Left in the United States made a spectacular, 180 degree turn on federalism and states’ rights without even recognizing it.

Bloomberg Terminal Subscribers Drop For Only Second Time In History

"A lot of the vendors [of financial information] are facing headwinds.  The combination of machines replacing traders where they can and cutbacks overall in financial institutions in terms of budgets has made it difficult for all vendors frankly to maintain [terminal numbers]."

Dick Cheney: Russian Interference An "Act Of War"

"In some quarters, that would be considered an act of war. I think it’s a kind of conduct and activity we will see going forward. We know he’s attempted it previously in other states in the Baltics," former VP Dick Cheney said yesterday.

Foundation - Fall Of The American Galactic Empire

Asimov’s solution to the failure of humanity to change was to create an academic oriented benevolent ruling class who could save the human race from destroying itself. He seems to have been well before his time with regards to creating Shadow Governments and Deep State functionaries. It appears he agreed with his contemporary Edward Bernays. The masses could not be trusted to make good decisions, so they needed more intellectually advanced men to guide their actions.