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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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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.
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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.
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The Fed Is The Ugly Truth
This Fed thing just keeps going on, and it needs to stop.
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2019: Zombie Markets Before The Fall
What murdered functioning markets is intervention by central banks, in alleged attempts to save those same markets.
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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.
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AAPL Apple Inc.
GOLD Barrick Gold Corporation
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
MSFT Microsoft Corporation

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Latest Posts
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 (13 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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