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What? Default? Where? Dollar?
It won’t come as a surprise to anyone that the first half of 2020 has brought, among many other things, renewed calls for the demise of the US dollar.
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Backwards Into The Future
We conduct society as if there is zero risk of any disaster, because there’s no profit in redundancy. It’s a miracle we still have fire departments and hospitals, which in most cases still exist because someone has found a way to make money off them.
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Small Business Firings To Start
The Paycheck Protection Program or PPP was funded with $350 billion in the last stimulus bill, this money is now gone.
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The Fed Detests Free Markets – Part 2
The Fed today is in the business of propping up zombies. And when I say the Fed, that also means the ECB and BOJ, western central banks. I won’t get into the PBOC here, but they’re not far behind.
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The Fed Detests Free Markets
You see, free markets are a great idea in theory. Or you can call it “capitalism”, or combine the two and say “free market capitalism”. There’s very little wrong with it in theory.
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EC Globalization Just Peaked
Globalization is a process, it’s something that moves, it can’t stand still.
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GOLD Barrick Gold Corporation
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
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Latest Posts
Elizabeth Warren’s “Foreign Policy”
When I read Elizabeth Warren’s piece in the Guardian today, which made me wonder if she’s for real, if she is really as ignorant as she appears to be when it comes to foreign policy, to Russia, to Trump and to NATO.
The Price We Pay For Progress
It’s rare that I reach back into the past. The reason I do it today is not only the relevance of the article -in my view-, or the fact it was published so long ago, but it’s that the ‘world’ has changed so much since January 1 2014,
Debt Rattle February 17, 2018
Weak dollars make weak economies. Or is it the other way around?
Debt Rattle
President Donald Trump plans to use Tuesday’s State of the Union address to build momentum for sweeping legislation on infrastructure and immigration that could buoy the White House and fellow Republicans ahead of crucial midterm elections.
Unrest Is The Only Growth Industry Left
There’s the recovery as it’s been sold to you. It’s all been borrowed, to the last penny.

Work Experience

Owner
The Automatic Earth
2007 - Present (14 years)
Free lance writer
Hour Magazine, Montréal
1999 - 2005 (6 years 11 months)
Mixed media manager
Omer de Serres, Montréal
1993 - 1995 (2 years 10 months)

Education

Universiteit van Amsterdam / University of Amsterdam

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