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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EC Globalization Just Peaked
Globalization is a process, it’s something that moves, it can’t stand still.
Will China Retreat Into Itself?
Devaluing your currency may afford you some temporary respite, but it can’t possibly solve your troubles. It can make them much worse though.
The News About Fake News Is Fake
In the last few days I was looking around for stories that could illustrate what fake news actually is, and I had a nice collection, but then last night Robert Mueller of all people clarified what exactly fake news is better than I could have.
The Fed Is The Ugly Truth
This Fed thing just keeps going on, and it needs to stop.
2019: Zombie Markets Before The Fall
What murdered functioning markets is intervention by central banks, in alleged attempts to save those same markets.
Gold Yuan Crypto
Over the last year or two, there’s been a discussion about the U.S. Federal spending moving beyond $4 trillion dollars, and whether a $1+ trillion dollar annual deficit on top of a $20 Trillion national debt – Federal only – is sustainable. It isn’t.
Gross Incompetence
Here’s the lowdown: the EU’s single market mechanism dictates freedom of movement for labor, capital, services, and goods. These are not divisible; you cannot have one without the other. Still, that’s precisely what Theresa May, again, is proposing.
Facebook: Six Degrees Of Giant Squid
All of a sudden, politicians in the EU, UK, and USA all want to talk to Mark Zuckerberg. That’s a bad enough sign all by itself.
1984 Is Not The Future
Orwell may not have foreseen the blessings and trappings of social media, but he did foresee how governments and their media sympathizers would react to them: with more disinformation.
A Modest Plan
With all the talk about the bubble market, people are once again saying Donald Trump is a fool, he should never have taken credit for a Dow that’s about to collapse.
Bitcoin Doesn’t Exist – Part 5
Although "Bitcoin" can’t be hacked, it’s only software and has many vulnerabilities. If held on an exchange, you have legal and financial risk. If held at home, you could have a hard drive fail and lose your passwords.
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