ALL CONTRIBUTIONS

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.
Read
The Fed Is The Ugly Truth
This Fed thing just keeps going on, and it needs to stop.
Read
2019: Zombie Markets Before The Fall
What murdered functioning markets is intervention by central banks, in alleged attempts to save those same markets.
Read
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.
Read
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.
Read
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.
Read

STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
GOLD Randgold Resources Limited
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
MSFT Microsoft Corporation

TWEETS

PERSONAL BLOG

Latest Posts
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 (12 years 5 months)
Free lance writer
Hour Magazine, Montréal
1999 - 2005 (6 years 4 months)
Mixed media manager
Omer de Serres, Montréal
1993 - 1995 (2 years 3 months)

Education

Universiteit van Amsterdam / University of Amsterdam

Publications