Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

  • Can the Banks Survive This Time Bomb?

    11.07.2016 • The Economy

    From The Gowdie Letter (Australia)- Question time No, not the parliamentary type question time. Time to answer your questions…or at least some of them. Although, if I was fortunate enough to be invited to Question Time in Canberra, my one and only question

  • The Foxes in the D.C. Chicken House

    06.07.2016 • Politics and War

    From Bill Bonner’s Diary (United States)- We spent the long holiday weekend with hammer and nails. We were replacing a fence and called upon an Amish family from Charles County for help. Straw Hats and Suspenders The Amish don’t drive and don’t

  • Cradle to Grave on Central Bank Credit

    30.06.2016 • Gold and Natural Resources

    From Bill Bonner’s Diary (United States)- Stock markets continued their rebound yesterday. The Dow rose 284 points… or just over 1.5%. London’s FTSE 100 Index was up 3.6%. And Europe’s equivalent of the Dow, the Euro Stoxx 50, was up 2.7%. Sliding

  • Brexit Today, The Donald Tomorrow?

    25.06.2016 • Politics and War

    From Bill Bonner’s Diary (United States)- Traders, investors, speculators – they’re all adjusting their medications this morning. They went to bed last night, confident that Brexit would fail. But whoa! Breathing In and Out “Economies breathe in

  • Why Silver, Why Now

    23.06.2016 • Gold and Natural Resources

    From Bill Bonner Letter (United States)- Many speeches are given. Few are remembered. Among the few whom people recall are Pericles’ Funeral Oration, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Enoch Powell’s “Rivers of Blood,” Martin Luther King’s “I Have a

  • The Search for Certainty

    23.06.2016 • Politics and War

    From The Price Report (Great Britain)- “How foul this referendum is. The most depressing, divisive, duplicitous political event of my lifetime. May there never be another.” This tweet from the author Robert Harris last week pretty much sums it up. What

  • The Libertarian Wildcard: The Alternative Americans Need

    22.06.2016 • Politics and War

    From Daily Reckoning (AUSTRALIA)- Share markets have settled a little. Gold has retreated a touch. The UK pound has gained some strength. The Brexit LEAVE camp has surrendered some of its lead in the polls and the markets are reflecting that news. Perhaps the

  • The Donald Phenomenon

    22.06.2016 • Gold and Natural Resources

    From Bill Bonner’s Diary (UNITED STATES)- Yesterday, the sky turned a dark greenish color, and a thunderstorm ripped through town. A torrent of water splashed against the windows, as people in the park ran for cover. It is summer, officially. Sell in

  • The Deep State Affects Every Aspect of Your Life

    10.06.2016 • Politics and War

    From Bill Bonner’s Diary (UNITED STATES)- Yesterday, the Dow rose over 18,000, the first time since April. Hillary is riding high, too. She is a pro. She has the entire Deep State behind her – including almost every crony and zombie in the country…

  • Dan: There Are No ‘Safe Assets’ To Hide In

    10.06.2016 • Politics and War

    From Capital & Conflict (GREAT BRITAIN)- Let’s take a step back from the abyss. Whether the financial world ends in fire or ice, it still ends. Let’s admire the view from the edge of the abyss. Better yet, let’s ponder the latest note from Goldman

  • The Long-Term ‘Death Cross’ Averted

    08.06.2016 • Investing

    From Capital & Conflict (GREAT BRITAIN)- What to make of Yellen and the underwhelming US May jobs report? It was a shocker. Only 38,000 new jobs created in the Colonies in the month of May, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was a

  • Janet Yellen: Backtracking On Rate Hike Statements

    08.06.2016 • Politics and War

    From Bill Bonner’s Diary (UNITED STATES)- You had to admit. Muhammad Ali could take a punch. Unlike Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, he was a real war hero. He stood up and faced his enemies on the draft board, rather than

  • The Middle Class Indian and His Search for a Benevolent Dictator

    07.06.2016 • Politics and War

    From Vivek Kaul’s Diary (INDIA)- “India needs a benevolent dictator.” I have heard this being said over and over again, over the years. Usually, the person saying it is a man. Usually, he is a successful corporate type who is in the habit of

  • The Real Folks Pulling the Strings in Government

    01.06.2016 • Gold and Natural Resources

    From Bill Bonner’s Diary (UNITED STATES)- We put the question to a local bulldozer operator whom we’ve known for at least half a century. Tommy, now 80 years old, is the last of a dying breed. He grew up plowing the earth to grow tobacco on

  • You Can’t Just Get Rid of the Public Sector

    01.06.2016 • Politics and War

    From Vivek Kaul’s Diary (INDIA)- he prime minister Narendra Modi in a recent interview to the Wall Street Journal said: “Actually, in any developing country in the world, both the public sector and the private sector have a very important role to

  • Foreigners Are Watching Temer’s Every Move

    18.05.2016 • Emerging Markets

    From the Daily Pro (BRAZIL) – I like to travel, but there is nothing like being back home. I, Felipe, have returned to Brazil after a ten-day trip abroad. I spent half the time in a conference in Normandy dedicated to customer relationship improvement

  • Brazil’s Opinion of Temer So Far

    17.05.2016 • Emerging Markets

    From the Daily Pro (BRAZIL) – How’s the start to the new Temer government? In anticipation, the first post-Dilma Focus report showed a worsening in market projections for economic activity this year, with a median of forecasts showing a decrease of

  • Voting Isn’t Worth Your Time

    11.05.2016 • Politics and War

    From Bill Bonner’s Diary (USA) – On display are all the pretenses, conceits, and absurdities of modern government. And now, the race narrows to the two most widely distrusted and loathed candidates. The first, a loose reality-TV star with a hot wife

  • Politicians and Their Magic Solutions

    10.05.2016 • Emerging Markets

    From The Monday Newspaper (ARG) – I’ve said it time and time again. Politicians just want votes. And in any politician’s career of vote-hunting, you’ll also find a history of magic solutions that they’ve sold to the voters. With the issue of