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How Trump Could Create a New Currency by 2020

30.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on How Trump Could Create a New Currency by 2020

By Bill Bonner – Bill Bonner’s Diary (USA) – This month’s letter begins in the future, where a desperate but determined Donald Trump revives an 84-year-old plan and moves against the Fed and the banks to change the nature of American money. With the stroke of a pen, Trump takes the power to create money …

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UK Balks at €60 Billion Brexit Fee

24.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on UK Balks at €60 Billion Brexit Fee

That’s around six times the UK's average net annual contribution from 2011 to 2015. While that seems like a lot of money, it’s actually not. It's less than Italy’s budget deficit in 2014. It’s a mere 17% of Greece’s government debt. And around 0.13%

[Caught] US Fudges Numbers on Labor Statistics Data

23.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on [Caught] US Fudges Numbers on Labor Statistics Data

By Vern Gowdie – The Gowdie Letter (Australia) – Let’s start this week with a rhetorical question: Do you feel something is not quite right with the world, but you cannot put your finger on it? Of course you do. That’s why you are reading this

Lead EU Brexit Negotiator Muddies What’s At Stake

23.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on Lead EU Brexit Negotiator Muddies What’s At Stake

Michel “Barmie” Barnier's presumption is that the world stands still unless governments act and have agreements. But the natural state of things is precisely the opposite. The question is if people fall for the way the question is framed by EU politicians

Taking Trump Figuratively, Not Literally

22.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on Taking Trump Figuratively, Not Literally

Did Trump literally mean Obama crept into the air-conditioning shaft of Trump Tower dressed as the guy from Mission Impossible, transcribed the conversations while hanging upside down in a lift shaft, and emailed his mates at the local paper to let them know

An Unjust Financial System is America’s No. 1 Enemy

21.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on An Unjust Financial System is America’s No. 1 Enemy

But it's hard to get worked up about. A financial system? A fake dollar? How does that work again? The average person in the heartland, cheated and confused, turns to more convenient enemies: the Mexicans, the Chinese, the lefties, President Obama, or the

Trump’s Hot Streak

16.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on Trump’s Hot Streak

There’s a remarkable trend emerging. One that’s even more surprising than Trump’s ability to get away with the bizarre. More bizarre than him getting elected. And more odd than his policies. Every time Trump opens his mouth to say something stupid he

Deep State 101: A Refresher Course

15.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on Deep State 101: A Refresher Course

It doesn’t work the way they tell you in the civics books, Economics 101, or in the mainstream press. It is much more complex, corrupt, and dangerous. If you are an investor… or preparing to retire… or just someone who is interested in how the world

Look Both Ways Before Crossing the Aisle

14.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on Look Both Ways Before Crossing the Aisle

We don’t know what is more entertaining: the pathetic whining from the Left or the self-serving indignation from the Right. Hillary intended to use the outsized executive power to further a welfare-warfare state. Now, seeing that power in Donald J.

Gingrich and the Media Misunderstand the Deep State

13.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on Gingrich and the Media Misunderstand the Deep State

The Deep State doesn’t care what agenda President Trump is supposed to be determined to follow. It doesn’t care what Sean Spicer, or Newt Gingrich, or Breitbart says. The Deep State is non-partisan, non-denominational, and gluten-free. It is whatever it

Trump’s War on Truth Dates to Christ

10.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on Trump’s War on Truth Dates to Christ

In the fifth century, Christian scholars counted 88 different heresies. One group of “heretics” argued that there was no such thing as “original sin.” Another denied the trinity. And another claimed Jesus was not divine. Which one had the truth?

Is your TV listening to you?

09.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on Is your TV listening to you?

The CIA could be watching you, right now. Three times over, in fact. Through your TV, phone and laptop. And monitoring your internet usage over your router. All with software secretly installed in the electronic devices you bought. Apps previously thought

The Biggest Construction Project Since the Great Depression

08.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on The Biggest Construction Project Since the Great Depression

Will a 3,200 km wall of concrete and steel effectively combat the alleged flow of illegal immigrants and drugs? No one knows. What we do know is that it will be very very expensive.

How You Can Tell Fake News From a Fire

07.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on How You Can Tell Fake News From a Fire

A fire is real. It can scorch your fingers or burn down your house. “News” in the public space is something else. It is like a presidential tweet or an argument between halfwits: There may be some truth involved, but it can be almost impossible to find.

Letter to the Editor: Kick Greece Out!

02.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on Letter to the Editor: Kick Greece Out!

This week, we hear from our readers on the topics of Greece, gold, and inflation. Most of the responses echoed the same message – the only way for Greece and the EU to survive is for them to separate.

Time to “Don” the Red Cap

02.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on Time to “Don” the Red Cap

By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – Making investing great again So, after all our talk about recession, what’s the deal with these soaring stock markets? The Wall Street Journal explains: ‘The Dow industrials surged more than

Congressional Christmas Comes Early

02.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on Congressional Christmas Comes Early

By Bill Bonner – Bill Bonner’s Diary (USA) – We have enough puzzle pieces in place so we can see, vaguely, the big picture: We are going to spend the next few years in a dystrumpian world… with more of what we’ve come to expect –

Trump Shows His Hand in Address to Congress

01.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on Trump Shows His Hand in Address to Congress

Trump's speech was presidential in more than one sense. It confirmed our guess that this president will do what every president has done for the last half century: he will add to the swamp, not drain it.

French Press Exaggerates Cost of Euro Exit

28.02.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on French Press Exaggerates Cost of Euro Exit

The truth is that there is no model that will allow us to approach the cost of an exit from the Euro. If we leave the Euro, it is the great unknown . To leave the Euro is like a break in love after 15 years of common life. You do not know what tomorrow will

What Does Trump Mean for Legal Weed?

27.02.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on What Does Trump Mean for Legal Weed?

Who knows exactly what he’ll do? Perhaps he’s now vehemently anti-cannabis. Perhaps he’s all for it. Figuring out actual policy from amidst the ramblings is difficult. It’s a risky play. But some risks are worth taking.

Is Russia the Big Investment Story of 2017?

21.02.2017 • Politics and War

By Selva Freigedo – Port Phillip Insider Extra (Australia) – Russia is the 10th largest export economy in the world. Its top exports are gas and oil. It also exports metals like nickel, palladium and iron. Yet in recent years, Russia has become

Fake News: When Reality Doesn’t Add Up

21.02.2017 • Politics and War

In a sense there are two realities: reported reality and experienced reality. If the two jar enough, people begin to distrust what they’re being told. If GDP grows by 4%, but people don’t feel any better off over time they’ll lose interest in the figure

How Trump’s Chinese Playbook Leads to World War III

21.02.2017 • Politics and War

By Ankit Shah – Vivek Kaul’s Inner Circle (India) – Talk about a big call… It was certainly the most memorable at our recent Inner Circle round-table meeting in Baltimore… And probably the most controversial. Standing at the

Mr. Trump or Former Argentine President Juan Perón

21.02.2017 • Politics and War

Perón didn’t have Twitter. He didn’t have “fake news.” All he had were old-fashioned speeches and old-fashioned lies, in which he railed against the rich, the landowners, the church, the newspapers, the bankers, the universities. The people loved it.