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Fed Chair Jerome Powell Is Playing with Fire from Schiff Gold Jerome Powell is like a kid playing with matches and hes dangerously close to starting a fire he isnt going to be able to control. The Federal Reserve nudged...
The 1838 shipwreck was the Titanic of its time and divers just made an eerie discovery from GATA By Mary Price Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer Sunday, June 17, 2018 Divers recovering artifacts off the steamship Pulaski have made an eerie...
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In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris discusses:
This week a travel-weary Chris recounts his key takeaways from the NASA/Blue Sky "Future of Work" conference he just attended.
On one hand, it's encouaring smart mind of goodwill are coming together to brainstorm how to enter the future with prosperity and grace. But there's so much those caught up in the status quo are blind to. One accomplishment Chris is proud of is a framework he introduced to provide context and focus to the event. One that gets folks on board from the start that any actions embraced need to be based in creation, not consumption.
Russia Sells Off Record Amount of US Treasury Bonds by Arkady Savitsky Strategic-Culture The US Treasury Department report for April published on June 15 revealed that Russia sold $47.4 billion out of the $96.1 it had held in Treasury bonds (T-bonds)....
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That is the title of my Bloomberg column, here is my basic proposal:
Lets take one-tenth of those women and move them from prison to house arrest, combined with electronic monitoring. That would allow for proximity to their children. If the U.S. isnt plagued by a subsequent wave of violent crime and I dont think it will be let us try the same for yet another tenth. Lets keep on doing this until its obviously not working.
According to one 2010 study, more than 1.1 million men and 120,000 women in U.S. jails and prisons have children under the age of 17.
From 1991 to 2007, the number of children with a mother in prison more than doubled, rising 131 percent. About two-thirds of the women in state prisons are there for nonviolent offenses. Sixty percent of those women have children under the age of 18, and in one survey one-quarter of the prisoners children were under the age of 4. Forty-one percent of the women in state prison had more than one childOne estimate suggests that 11 percent of the children of imprisoned mothers end up in foster care.
We can do this.
AI: The Greatest Job Disruptor in History Now! Video Crush the Street The greatest digital job disruptor is upon us. 50% of current jobs in America are at risk of being displaced by artificial intelligence. Video Source
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(SGS Subscription required) Shifting Interest-Rate Perceptions Boosted the Dollar, Intensifying Risks of the Day of Reckoning for the U.S. Currency and Financial Markets May 2018 CPI-U and PPI Annual Inflation Rates Jumped to Respective 74- and 76-Month Highs of 2.80% and 3.11% Rising Inflation Reflected Surging Gasoline Prices from Global-Political and Oil Supply Disruptions, Not from Booming U.S. Economic Activity; Nonetheless, the FOMC Boosted Interest Rates, Again Surging, Non-Demand-Driven Inflation, Combined with Fed Tightenings, Already Are Impairing Real Growth in Consumer and Systemic Liquidity Inflation-Adjusted Real Average Weekly Earnings Remained Stalled in May, With Monthly Gains Shy of 0.1%; Quarterly Contractions Held in Place Higher Oil Prices Boosted Oil-and-Gas Extraction and Exploration, in U.S. Mining-Sector Production, Although Total Production Declined in May Manufacturing Took a Heavy Hit, Even Allowing for a Major Supply Disruption, Still Shy by 6.0% (-6.0%) of Recovering Its Pre-Recession High, Faltering in a Record 125 Months of Economic Non-Expansion Real Retail Sales Were Strong in May, Thanks Largely to a Major Distortion in Inflation-Adjustment Consistency Consumer Goods Production Fell Sharply, Contravening Booming Retail Sales
The Fed Already Blew Up Emerging Markets Are US Next? by Graham Summers Gains Pains Capital Last week the Fed announced it intends to hike rates another two times this year, with three more hikes next year. The Fed...
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200 Ordinary Medications Cause Depression and Suicidal Thoughts: Are YOU Taking One of Them? by Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper It would be difficult to overlook the epidemic of depression that has struck the United States over the past...
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Scientists find that increasing temperatures, along with higher population densities and overprescribing antibiotics, play a role in drug-defiant bacteria.
Inspector General Report: What You Need To Know! Video Stefan Molynuex The Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitzs highly anticipated report on the FBIs Hillary Clinton email investigation was recently released. Stefan Molyneux breaks down some of the...
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Women are most adversely affected by disasters and yet are rarely "put front and centre" of efforts to protect the most vulnerable.
Turmeric is an ideal drug alternative for treating Type 2 diabetes research journal By Isabelle Z. Diabetes Cure If youre diabetic, youve probably had it hammered into your head already that you need to eat a low-glycemic diet and exercise...
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Crypto Heists Are On The Rise By Michael Kern Safe Haven This year is poised to go down in fame as the worst in terms of cryptocurrency theft, with cybersecurity firm Carbon Black reporting a whopping $1.1 billion in stolen or...
Theres a lot going on in this crazy world, and without further ado lets look at the turmoil and try to make sense of it.
The Middle East Mess While the Trump administration has been making astonishing headway in bringing peace to the Korean peninsula, in the Middle East they are making huge errors that will come back to haunt them and us, unfortunately.
In the absence of such data, a plethora of reports on how individual businesses are creatively dealing with the presumed problem is constantly offered as a sort of backup. If there was an actual shortage, no creativity would be required. There is nothing particularly clever about offering more money to workers, both to keep those you have on staff already as well as to bring in new ones if you need them so badly.
Keith Weiner Update on Gold and Silver and Debt Video FSNGoldandSilver Keith offers a fresh look at some of those oft-repeated yet difficult to get your mind around macro problems with the dollar and our monetary system. Of...
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Taxation=Theft by Jeff Thomas International Man Theft is defined as the taking of another persons property or services without that persons permission or consent. Almost invariably, governments pass tax laws and set tax rates without any consultation with the citizenry....
Greenspan is wrong. This time is different by Peter Diekmeyer Sprott Money Alan Greenspan is probably one of the most qualified experts in financial bubbles. The former Federal Reserve Chairman oversaw system bailouts following crashes in 1987, 1994, 1998...
The very idea of a labor shortage is supposed to be strictly an economic concept. No longer. It is now wielded almost exclusively in political terms. Anecdotes about how companies are unable to find workers pepper most commentary on the labor market if only because there is no (none) direct statistical evidence that a nationwide labor problem exists.
In the absence of such data, a plethora of reports on how individual businesses are creatively dealing with the presumed problem is constantly offered as a sort of backup. If there was an actual shortage, no creativity would be required. There is nothing particularly clever about offering more money to workers, both to keep those you have on staff already as well as to bring in new ones if you need them so badly.
It actually argues against the idea.
The other angle for the LABOR SHORTAGE!!! is within the immigration debate. I dont particularly wish to get into it at any time, but the inadvertent honesty being offered in this one specific instance is particularly noteworthy; this time in the form of a mainstream story about a California citrus and avocado farmer.
Shade will need 50 harvesters for peak season. Right now, he has 25. Hes tried to hire more, but a skilled crew is becoming harder to find: The workforce hes relied on is aging and hes having a hard time finding people to replace them.
Sounds a lot like a shortage, except:
Even though he pays well above minimum wage, hes also lost workers to farms that can afford to pay more. The experienced harvesters at Shades farm can make up to $400 a day, he says. The rookies start off at minimum wage and then move up to $200 to $300 a day after a few weeks.
The articles author makes a mistake by composing his thesis from the comparison between what Mr. Shade pays versus the minimum wage. He pays a lot more than the bare minimum therefore we arent supposed to imagine why hes having problems other than the image of labor scarcity.
Thats nothing more than a false equivalence, however, and ends up proving the opposite point. The correct economic (small e) notation is between what everyone else pays versus what Mr. Shade is apparently unable to....
Tom Fitton The Clinton Email Scandal is BACK in Court! Video Judicial Watch Video Source BONUS IG Report Casts Doubt over Credibility of Clinton & Russia Investigations The Justice Department Inspector Generals report on the FBIs investigation of...
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THE PLAGUE In The US: Idaho Child Diagnosed With Black Death by Mac Slavo SHTFPlan In what is only the fifth case of bubonic plague in humans in the state of Idaho, the diagnosis of a child with the...
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Post Market Wrap Up PLUS: Are You At All Surprised? Video Gregory Mannarino Video Source
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Comey Under DOJ Investigation Over Mishandling Classified Info by ZeroHedge DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz made a stunning admission during Monday Congressional Testimony that former FBI Director James Comey is under a separate and ongoing investigation over mishandling of classified information ...
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Type 2 diabetes can be avoided with the right kind of diet do you know which one? by: Isabelle Z. Natural News If theres any upside to the devastating prevalence of Type 2 diabetes in modern times, its the wealth...
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Teaching Jesus Christ As The Door To Understanding All Of Human History by: Bill Heid Off the Grid News Jesus Christ As The Door To Understanding And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father...
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China Preparing For Gold To Reenter The Monetary System Thousands Of Dollars Above The Current Price from King World News With many people wondering when the paper manipulation of gold will come to an end, it looks like China is...
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Trump, The IG Report & Time To Lock Her Up Video Operation Freedom TDC Note Not true Tucker Carlson ripped it apart. #### The spotlight of this Operation Freedom Briefing focusses on The recently released Inspector General Report...
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Corporate Media Lies, Deceit and Propaganda Feeds the Masses from The Burning Platform
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I want to share with you where I think we stand. Maybe it will scare the living daylights out of you. It should.
We are one step away from the abyss. Just one. A little one, a small nudge. Into acts which are unthinkable, which will disgrace us, shame our children, and quite probably destroy our democracy forevermore. Im sure you think I overstate it. Let me make my case, and you are more than welcome to pick holes in itif you can find any. But I dont think that you will.
In a country I dont need to name, a head of state recently built concentration campsthats according to historians of concentration camps, not me or you. Now, in response to massive public outcry, what happened? Well, the party that controls government did not lift a finger to act. Not a single representative of that side said: we are going to stop this, and then did. Not one. They didnt care. In fact, they licensed it, through their inaction.
What happened next? The person in charge of these camps produced a set of spectacular Orwellian denials. They arent cages. They arent camps. We dont separate families. The nation was incredulousbecause, of course, there are pictures, stories, evidence of all that, not just a few, but many. No matterreality is now what they say it is, what the people think it is.
What happened next? Did the head of state come to his senses? No. He issued communiqus which said: immigrants are the cause of death and destruction! Does this remind you of a particular figure in world history? An infamous one? It should. If it doesnt, my friend, I wonder if you have eyes to see.
So. Let us now think one step ahead. Lets imagine, simply, that the head of state in this country, or its Congress, decides to do something much worse even than put kids in camps. By passing a bill, or an executive order, or both. We dont even need to ask the obvious questionwhy would they stop at camps for kids?
Go ahead, pick something. Pick anything. Let the dark corners of your imagination run wild for a moment. Intern citizens. Strip people en masse of citizenship. Put residents and citizens in camps. Gulags. Enslave the prisoners in them. Put people in ghettoes, based on their ethnic status. Exterminate them.
Does this sound like fabulism to you? Please think again. Who is going to stop it? The Congress will not lift a fingerthat much it has already clearly signaled, hasnt it? The head of state appears to have no moral limits whatsoeverall this is very clearly within not just his legal capabilities, but more importantly, within the bounds of his moral imagination. It is something he is capable of as a human being...
Eurasian Economic Union: Steady Progress Towards Eurasian Integration Author: Dmitry Bokarev Journal-NEO Eurasian integration and developing relations with Asian countries are important items on Russias present-day political agenda. One of the platforms for moving forward on these issues is the Eurasian...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 18, 2018
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There is good news for net neutrality coming out of California
today, where two State Senators have combined their bills, SB 822 and SB 460, ahead
of a key hearing this Wednesday before the Communications and
Conveyance Committee. AT&T and other ISPs have been pouring
money into lobbying and spreading misinformation, and were
attempting to kill both bills by playing them against each
The combined bills leave all critical net neutrality protections intact, and if passed would set a gold standard for state-level open Internet legislation across the country. But telecom monopolies are still pushing hard to kill or water down the bills at the hearing this Wednesday, and contacts on the ground in Sacramento indicate that the committee chairman Miguel Santiago is being heavily lobbied by ISPs to do just that.
Its unthinkable that California Democrats would even consider weakening an extremely popular net neutrality bill in the immediate wake of the FCCs attack on our Internet freedom, said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future, a digital rights group with more than 350,000 members in California. The free and open Internet is essential for every social movement combating corruption and authoritarianism. California Assembly members need to listen to their constituents, small business owners, and community groups not AT&Ts lobbyists. The whole Internet is watching.
In cities across the world, urban agriculture is increasing access to local healthy food, connecting communities, and creating local jobs. On Aug. 7, 2014, San Francisco was the first city in California to establish an urban agriculture incentive zone (UAIZ), as permitted by state Assembly Bill 551, to address two large obstacles faced by farmers and gardeners access to land and secure land tenure. This act allows owners of vacant property within San Francisco to apply for tax reduction in exchange for putting their land into agricultural use for at least five years.
Syrian War Report June 18, 2018: Tiger Forces Deploy In Daraa Video South Front Video Source
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The Science Behind How Colloidal Silver Is Made: Getting Less Ionic Silver by Sara Tipton Ready Nutrition If you have ever been curious as to how colloidal silver is made, and the science behind it all, youve come to...
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Michael Batnick, Ritholtz Wealth Management director of research, discusses investing mistakes by the likes of Warren Buffett and Stanley Druckenmiller and how hard it is to beat the market. How the best investors reacted to their worst investments How the best investors reacted to their worst investments from CNBC. Source: CNBC
There is a new NBER working paper on those topics by Klaus Desmet, Avner Greif, and Stephen Parente:
A market-size-only theory of industrialization cannot explain why England developed nearly two centuries before China. One shortcoming of such a theory is its exclusive focus on producers. We show that once we incorporate the incentives of factor suppliers organizations such as craft guilds, industrialization no longer depends on market size, but on spatial competition between the guilds jurisdictions. We substantiate our theory (i) by providing historical and empirical evidence on the relation between spatial competition, craft guilds and innovation, and (ii) by showing the calibrated model correctly predicts the timings of the Industrial Revolution and the Great Divergence.
From the body of the paper, I found these two sentences especially useful:
First, using city size and location data, we quantify how spatial competition increased in England between 1600 and 1800. Using the same metric, we show that China at the end of the nineteenth century was about 200 years behind England.
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Trust the Trustees swinn Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:22
The story we expected and the story we got was that the shortfall was becoming a more urgent situation, said Charles Blahous, a former public trustee of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds about the latest reports on the programs finances.
Congress, he added, is running out of good options for dealing with it.
In the latest Facing the Future program, Blahous and Robert Reischauer, also a former public trustee of the programs joined Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby and me to discuss the recently released Social Security and Medicare Trustees reports.
One revelation from this years reports was that both Social Security and Medicare will begin to draw down their trust funds this year. According to last years reports, that was not supposed to occur until 2022 for Social Security and 2023 for Medicare Hospital Insurance.
Blahous said that the biggest reason for this is a change in the trustees assumptions on future payroll tax revenue based on lower-than-expected payroll tax revenue in the last two years.
The projected date for Social Securitys trust funds to be completely depleted remains 2034, at which point severe measures would be needed to sustain the program. The key is to take corrective action sooner rather than later.
Social Security already runs a cash deficit, paying out more benefits than revenue it receives, and Reischauer warned of what the program would look like if changes are not made.
When (the trust fund) becomes exhausted, then all benefits and administrative costs have to be reduced to the amount flowing into the system through payroll taxes and these very modest income tax receipts, said Reischauer. At that point, if we waited until we are reliant only on payroll taxes, we would have to cut across the board all benefits by 23 percent.
Now these are humongous changes. . .that would devastate the lifestyles of a very substantial portion of the retired and disabled population, said Reischauer....
Cryptocurrencies: Looking Beyond The HypeJune 17, 2018 Abstract Cryptocurrencies promise to replace trusted institutions with distributed ledger technology. Yet, looking beyond the hype, it is hard to identify a specific economic problem which they currently solve. Transactions are slow and costly, prone to congestion, and cannot scale with demand. The decentralised consensus behind the technology... Read more
Courtesy of Dave. Jim The Federal Reserve: Public Enemy Number One June 14, 2018 The following article was written by Peter Schmidt. Any views expressed are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Peter Schiff or SchiffGold. When currency was backed by gold, a central banks main function was to maintain the... Read more
What Its All About: Coercion by James Howard Kunstler Its worth checking out the YouTube video of this years semi-annual Munk Debate held in Toronto this spring. The proposition at hand: Be it resolved, what you call political correctness, I...
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Last week, I travelled to Portland, Oregon to give a keynote presentation to the Consumer Coop Management AssociationCCMA. My first experience with cooperatives had been in 1983 when I worked as a manager for the Stockton Farmers Market Coop. Long before the rise of the food movement, we used to sell fresh produce to the Berkeley Coops supermarkets. This allowed a small group of struggling farmers to sell a lot of good food to a big group of affluent consumers. But that was long ago. I needed to study up to face 500 experts in coop management.
When I did background research, I was struck by the obvious: Capitalism and food coops emerged together.
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The Trump administration's introduction of sweeping import tariffs on steel and aluminum raises the real possibility of a global trade war. The effects would be felt everywhere, but especially in the world's poorest countries, and everything from the current global recovery to the Sustainable Development Goals could now be in jeopardy.
Throughout the history of life on Earth, ecological and evolutionary processes have been the means by which the biological world survives environmental change. Instead of automatically resisting such change, environmentalists and conservationists should distinguish between good change and bad change.
Social Security Deterioration / Gold-Silver Supply/Demand Report by Keith Weiner Monetary-Metals We have been writing about capital destruction. This week lets look at an event which is currently making news. Social Security will begin tapping into its trust fund...
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Government Eyes Are Watching You: We Are All Prisoners of the Surveillance State by John W Whitehead Rutherford Were run by the Pentagon, were run by Madison Avenue, were run by television, and as long as we accept those...
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LIVE STREAM: Trump, Pence attend meeting of the National Space Council TDC Note This will, hopefully, begin at the top of the hour. It is government, so, dont forget to add the fudge factor on the timing!! #### President...
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4. Applying Moneyball techniques to team chemistry in sports also the next frontier for management?
I awoke this morning, as I often do these days, to a hilariously tragic sight. An historian in my Twitter feed was bravely lecturing everyone that we are not allowed to call uniformed forces putting kids in cages in camps Nazis. Why? Because its not clear whether or not they have a plan for genocide. Meanwhile, right above her (see the pic up there?) was a survivor whose entire family had been sent the Nazi camps, and said: this is exactly how it all it started. Please, listen to us!
Do you see the terrible irony? How sad and funny it is? So. When is it fair to call them Nazis? Can we call them Nazis yet?
Lets use this historians funny and trivial definition of how not to think it. If an actual plan for genocide, as in some kind of cartoon-villain PowerPoint deck, is the bar, then 99.9% of actual German Nazis werent ever Nazisthey werent in on it, remember. In fact, even the actual Nazis werent Nazis when the Nazi party was founded, at Kristallnacht, or when the war beganbecause the plans for said genocide werent drafted until 1941. LOL. How absurd and ridiculous these knots of illogic are. We do a poor job of thinking these days.
So. When we can we call Nazis Nazis? Shall we nuance ourselves into oblivion? Hitler was a particular biochemical body! That body has never been found! Only people who had contact with this entity can be called Nazis! or maybe Well, they arent wearing the historically accurate 1939 SS logo while they put kids into campsso they cant be Nazis. My friends, if this is the limit of our thinking, the truth is we have been made fools of. Because Nazism is more than that, isnt it? But in what way?
I think we can startjust start, mind youby defining some very simple and eminently reasonable criteria for when to call a Nazi a Nazi. If we cannot, then we have failed at being civilized people, in maybe the most simple and important way, havent we?
Lets begin with the definition of crimes against humanity. State-sponsored, designed, and executed. Mass Deportation. Forcible transfer. Ethnic, religious, or sectarian persecution. And then the obvious ones. Genocide, mass murder, camps, etcetera. The reason that we had to come up with this idea of a crime against humanityone that offends not just its victims, but all humankind, was precisely that all these acts are more morally charged than simple crimes.
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Singapore, Brunei, and the $10,000 banknote by JP Koning Bullion Star In 2014, Singapore stopped printing the mammoth S$10,000 banknote, one of the worlds largest value banknotes, citing risks associated with large value cash transactions. Although it is no...
Trade wars, political instability in places that shouldnt be wobbling, enemies and allies alike glowering at each other and a whole slew of central bank speakers. Just not a lot to look forward to as we begin the week. Put that together with equity and fixed income markets that were showing such good vibrations yet suddenly need to fish or cut bait to avoid looking decidedly risk-off and you get the feeling that the most positive thing that could happen today is if nothing does.
Gold Bullion Depository In Texas Officially Opened This Week by Mike Maharrey The Texas Bullion Depository officially opened for business this week. The creation of the facility represents a power-shift away from the federal government, and sets the foundation to undermine the Federal...
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The Trump administration is right to push back against China's violations of world trade rules, particularly with regard to advanced technologies. But US high-tech industries' ability to weather the challenge posed by China will depend less on curbing Chinas progress, and more on supporting innovation at home.
By Benjamin Fulford
Once again the world faces a long hot summer of discontent, with the major action likely to be in Europe and East Asia this year. The EU is likely to experience regime change due to popular anger as warm weather brings in yet another massive wave of mostly male Muslim immigrants. In the Far East, the summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un has led to serious plotting to revive a Manchurian empire straddling from Mongolia to Northern China to Korea to Japan, according to multiple independent sources, including CIA and Japanese military intelligence.
Lets start with the situation in Europe, where governments in
Austria, Italy, Sweden, and elsewhere are waking up to the fact
that the so-called refugee crisis is actually a Muslim
invasion. This is no exaggeration, since over 60% of the
roughly five million refugees who have arrived in Europe since 2013
are men. Put another way, an army of three million
military-age Muslim men has invaded Europe by stealth means.
These statistics come from Eurostat via Wikipedia.
This is not just a random occurrence, either. The refugees are being handed false papers; for example, Afghan and Pakistani men are being given travel expenses and allowances, as well as fake Syrian passports by the P2 Freemason self-appointed social engineers who are behind this crisis. As we have mentioned before, we were told when we visited the P2 in Italy a few years ago that their plan was to force Islam and Christianity to fight each other in order to merge the two into a single one-world religion controlled by them.
This is the background to a series of news events that popped up
last week as the warm weather began in earnest. First of all,
we have the new Italian government getting into a war of words with
France after deciding to stop admitting boats filled with
Then we have the government of Austria kicking out imams and
mobilizing its border police as a wave of 80,000 migrants
approaches its border.
Also, as we mentioned last week, Sweden has mobilized its Home Guard for the first time in 40 years to deal with the lawless government no-go zones created inside Sweden by these mostly Muslim me...
Oil, The Petrodollar, And The Next Emerging Market Crisis by John Rubino Dollar Collapse Oil prices are up over the past year, which is bad if youre, say, a developing country that imports a lot of the stuff. But...
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Texas Gold Depository could be a central bank alternative if enough people choose to accept gold as money by Ken Schortgen, Jr. The Daily Economist After years of legislative and infrastructural legwork, the state of Texas officially opened their Gold...
My back-to-work morning train reads: Study: Charts change hearts and minds better than words do (Washington Post) 16 Years Late, $13B Short, but Optimistic: Where Growth Will Take the Music Biz (Redef) None of Us Understand Probability (RCM Alternatives) Nuclear Power Wont Survive Without A Government Handout (FiveThirtyEight) Best Q&A youll read this week Heres Amy Poehler (Poke)
Aristotle famously contrasted two types of knowledge: techne (technical know-how) and phronesis (practical wisdom). Scientists and engineers have offered the techne to move rapidly from fossil fuels to zero-carbon energy; now we need the phronesis to redirect our politics and economies accordingly.
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Nomi Prins: Central Bank Collusion; Pat Hemsworth: Crude Oil Update Video Macro Voices Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Nomi Prins to MacroVoices. Erik and Nomi discuss central bank collusion to prop up asset prices. They further look into...
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Next Mortgage Default Tsunami Isnt Going to Drown Big Banks but Shadow Banks by Wolf Richter Wolf Street As banks pull back from mortgage lending amid inflated prices and rising rates, shadow banks become very aggressive. In the first...
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In fighting poverty, we should be skeptical of silver bullets and ensure that every policy, however well intentioned, receives deep scrutiny. That rules out some of the most hyped measures, including most microcredit schemes and debt waivers.
The internet is finally going to be bigger than TV worldwide Source: Quartz via Atlas The adaptation of broadband think Netflix is what has been pacing this adoption: Next year, for the first time, well spend more time using the internet than watching TV. People will spend an average of 170.6 minutes a
The Truth About Germanys Political Crisis and Angela Merkels Future Video Stefan Molyneux As the October 14th, 2018, Bavarian state elections approach, Germany is in the midst of political civil war which not only threatens the current government coalition,...
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Last month, a blistering heat wave killed at least 60 people in Karachi, Pakistan. Across East Africa, severe flash flooding displaced hundreds of thousands, and just days into this year's hurricane season, a tropical depression off the coast of Mexico exploded into a Category 4 storm overnight.
Russians are much admired and Putin is loved by the Chinese, for good reasons by Jeff J Brown China Rising Pictured above: Looking back at the rocky, mutually suspecting and disrespecting relations between Russias and Chinas leaders, 1917-2000, this...
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Here is another left-over question from my recent talk:
How do you think about when it makes sense for to consume the most-recent news, in light of Robin Hansons news isnt about info? How would you advise the rest of us?
I consume the news avidly for (at least) these reasons:
1. For professional reasons, I am required to do so. That said, I am happy to note the endogeneity of that state of affairs. Consuming the news is fun, though in a pinch more sports, games, and the arts could serve much of the same role.
2. I actually care what is happening.
3. Consuming the news is one of the best ways of testing your views about the past. We are always revaluing what we thought we knew, in light of new data. Brexit teaches us that the UK was never quite so well integrated into the EU. The election of Trump may imply that certain late 19th century strands of American politics are enduring, and the evolution of the racial income gap will induce us to reassess various policies of the last few decades.
Under this theory, reading a lot of history books should raise the return to following the news. For most people, they havent read so many books and at the margin they need more books rather than more news. In this sense, following the news doesnt make intellectual sense for most people, though they may need it for social bonding, signaling, and conversation purposes.
I would stress the concomitant point that following the news does not make one a much better predictor of the future, if at all. It may even cause people to overweight the most recent trends, due to availability and recency bias.
4. I also use the news to make history more interesting to me. It is easier to get wrapped up in the news, if only because of the social support and the element of dramatic suspense. If somehow the Balkans no longer existed, I would find it hard to wish to understand that the medieval Serbian Orthodox Church had established a new see at Pec in Kosovo in 1297 As it stands, my interest in that event is sufficiently intense, and it remains important for understanding the current day.
5. It is perhaps addictive that the news comes every day. But that is a useful discipline. If you follow the news, you will work at it every day, more or less. Better those compound returns than to do something else once every three months and a half.
In essence, the n...
1. Susan Napier, Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art. A thorough and serious treatment of Miyazakis career, focusing on his creative works rather than biography per se.
3. Matthew Polly, Bruce Lee: A Life. A quite good, serious, and well-researched biography of the master, especially good in setting up the context of the martial arts in Lees time. I hadnt known that James Coburn took 106 private lessons with Bruce, nor that Steve McQueen was another notable pupil. Nor had I known how much Bruce studied the fights of Muhammad Ali for some of his film sequences.
4. James Crabtree, The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through Indias New Gilded Age. Delivers on exactly what it promises, a strong look at Indias wealthy class.
5. Thomas Weber, Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi. Perhaps you, like me, are totally sick of Hitler books. But how exactly did his ideas morph intowhat they became? This book is detailed, well-documented, psychologically insightful, at times even brilliant.
CNN Has Become The National Enquirer Of Cable News Fake News Alert: No He Didnt Give Birth, No He Didnt Breastfeed And NO He Is Not A Man By Susan Duclos All News PipeLine CNN has become nothing more...
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The opening salvo does not make a battle, let alone a war by Michael J. Kosares USA Gold The Law of Long-Term Time Preference Those who plan, invest and execute long-term win. Win-win decisions, looking to the long...
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How Turmeric Can Save the Aging Brain From Dementia and Premature Death By: Sayer Ji, Founder Green Med Info TDC Note Turmeric, ginger and garlic are part of our ongoing health regiment. Study, study, study then we made the necessary...
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The Great Trophy Debate Stanley Cup v. FIFA from Schiff Gold The World Cup kicked off this week. The international soccer tournament is the most-watched sporting event in the world. Over the next several weeks, teams from 32 countries...
Amazing modern gold coins arrive for NGC grading! Video Numistacker An update on the unconservable 2 sov and some stonking gold arrives for NGC Heritage Grading. Video Source
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Follow these simple tips to minimize your exposure to obesogens everyday chemicals that make you fat by: Vicki Batts Natural News In the U.S., obesity is easily one of the nations biggest health problems. Approximately 40 percent of American adults...
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Rise In Defense of Julian Assange
I know Julian Assange well; I regard him as a close friend, a person of extraordinary resilience and courage. I have watched a tsunami of lies and smear engulf him, endlessly, vindictively, perfidiously; and I know why they smear him.
In 2008, a plan to destroy both WikiLeaks and Assange was laid out in a top secret document dated 8 March, 2008. The authors were the Cyber Counter-intelligence Assessments Branch of the US Defence Department. They described in detail how important it was to destroy the feeling of trust that is WikiLeaks centre of gravity.
The West Line Is Telling Us Where We Are Headed By: Tom Chatham Project Chesapeake The west line theory states that the shipping center of the world moves in a westward direction slowly over the centuries. It started in...
Gemstones & Octopus Fall from the Sky, Glaciers Grow in Africa Video Adapt 2030 Green olivine gemstones are falling from the sky in Hawaii as the erupting Kilauea vent is now send gemstones up 12,000 feet with the ash...
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IG Report: Peter Strzok Statements About Weiner/Abedin Laptop Conflict With FBI Claims About Weiner/Abedin Laptop from The Burning Platform General David Petraeus was arrested for leaving his classified schedule on mistress Paula Broadwells nightstand. Kristian Saucier was arrested for taking...
The key word in the Trump-Kim show by Pepe Escobar The Saker By reaffirming the Panmunjom Declaration, the US President has committed to bringing its military back from South Korea and thus a complete denuclearization of the South as...
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South African Leader tells white people he wont kill them. . . yet by Simon Black Sovereign Man Earlier this week while most of the world was transfixed on the World Cup, the Trump/Kim handshake, or a multitude of...
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Mr. Trump Attacks Aluminum, Russia Attacks the Debt by Tom Luongo Gold, Goats and Guns Looking at the unfolding trade war between Donald Trump and the world the phrase that should come to mind is One good turn deserves...
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For Googles Security and Privacy Month, we are honored to present the real Frank Abagnale, Renowned Cybersecurity And Fraud Prevention Expert, Bestselling Author & Subject of Catch Me If You Can. His transformation from one of the worlds most notorious con men to an international cybersecurity expert trusted by the FBI has been mythologized in
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Donald Trump: Give Teachers Who Carry Guns A Bonus! by Tim Brown Freedom Outpost Highly trained teachers would also serve as a deterrent to the cowards that do this. Far more assets at much less cost than guards. I...
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The global system is weakening and its not all Italys fault. Heres what is causing the slowdown and what to do about it As a Wall Street Unicorn its current market cap is $58.2 billion, even though there are losses as far as the eye can see. On June 12th the stock price surged 3.19%Continue reading "Corporations Selling Stocks And Central Banks Buying Gold: Verge Of Major Turning Point"
GOP Will Hit FBI, DOJ With Full Arsenal Of Constitutional Weapons If They Dont Comply With Subpoena, Gowdy Warns June 17, 2018 House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy told Fox News Sunday that House Speaker Paul Ryan led a meeting Friday night with senior members of the DOJ and FBI, and made it clear that... Read more
Follow the Money: Oil Wars, Drone Bombing, Police Militarization, Neoliberal Trade Agreements By Ann Garrison Global Research Robert DeNiro just fired off an f-bomb at Donald Trump, but where were he and his grandstanding, liberal friends when Obama was dropping more...
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Class Bias in How The UK Government Applies Cognitive Bias Mitigation Theory
I was and remain a fan of behaviour economics and the other types of social science research that help us to think more clearly about thinking itself. Im a fan because lots of evidence suggests that human decision-making is plagued by a range of biases that range from confirmation bias to the Ikea Effect and that we have the capacity to put in place countermeasures to the improve the quality of decision-making. It seems to me that behavioural economics is a rare area of social science research that gives practitioners guidance that isnt trivial, is rooted has a strong empirical foundation, and which is non-intuitive. Ive sought to apply various decision debiasing techniques in my own personal life, particularly with regard to food and exercise choices, and am at work on a paper on how we can reduce the likelihood of cognitive bias in researchers who do archival research.
As someone who was initially attracted to the concept of nudging and libertarian paternalism, I was pleased when I learned the Coalition Government here in the UK had established, in 2010, a unit within the government, Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) aimed at helping government departments to develop policies that take advantage of behavioural economics insights. The BIT, the so-called Nudge Unit, helped to design a variety of policies that were aimed at making small, incremental changes to how this country operates. These policies successfully encouraged a variety of forms of pro-social behaviour, from paying road tax promptly to reducing prescription errors in pharmacies. As a citizen of the UK, was actually quite proud that the British government signalled its commitment to evidence-based, social-science informed policymaking by creating this unit. Even though the underlying research was pioneered by Israeli and US academics, the UK became a global leader in applying Nudge Theory. The UKs BIT inspired the Obama Administration to establish its own equivalent agency, but it had a much lower profile, didnt do as much, and was immediately destroyed by the Trump Administration. Other countries and jurisdictions have used behavioural econ a little bit in their policymaking process, but the UK is the world leader in this area, at least to my knowledge.
Recently, Ive become disenchanted with how the UK government is applying insights from the behavioural sciences. Simply put, the UK government displays a tremendous class and power bias in how it applies this theory: it loves to use behaviour economics findings to improve/de-bias the decision-making of poor people and of people who are too young to vote, but it doesnt apply the same techniques to the decision-making of th...
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Second FBI Informant Tried To Entrap Trump Campaign With $2 Million Offer For Hillary Dirt: Roger Stone from ZeroHedge Trump campaign aides Roger Stone and Michael Caputo say that a meeting Stone took in late May, 2016 with a Russian...
The Singapore joint statement is not a deal; its a statement. The absolutely key item is number 3: Reaffirming the April 27, 2018, Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
2. Harvard Asian-American ouch: Harvard admissions evaluators staffers who are likely under pressure to deliver a target mix of ethnicities rate Asian-American applicants far lower on subjective personality traits than do Alumni interviewers who actually meet the applicants. And double ouch.
The SCO and G7 Meetings Point to Different Worlds Author: James ONeill Journal-NEO Two meetings of considerable geopolitical significance took place last weekend. They could not have been more different in tone and outcome. Each in their way were representative of...
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Kids in camps. Congressmen who cant get access to them. A President denying its happening. Whats happening to us? Weve forgotten three key lessons of history.
Beating authoritarianism isnt as simple as you think. Its even simpler. Yes, really. Not easy, mind you, convenient, comfortable, a walk in the park. But simple, as in undo the cause, undo the effect. Theres no need to overthink itto endlessly look for nuance, as if there are a million beautiful and subtle shades of grey among dictatorships. That is a way to prove how smart we arebut it does less than nothing to beat the bad guys. In fact, overthinking it, we end up paralyzed and powerless, which is where we are now, a point Ill return to. Lets start here.
Authoritarianism arises in broken societies. Just how broken is America? The average American doesnt have $500 in emergency savings, his life expectancys fallng, hell never retire, he lives with a mountain of debt, and his incomes shrinking. Inequality is higher than ancient Rome, trust has collapsed, social bonds have imploded along with towns, villages, and cities, some of which dont have basic utilities like water, the polity is badly dysfunctional, and so on. America is a portrait of the rich worlds first failed state.
Now. We have never once seen authoritarianism arise in a working societyone where people are prosperous. Ill get to why. First, go ahead and think about. Weimar Germany? Of course notit was badly broken, thus Hitler. Post-Soviet Russia? Nopelife was plummeting downwards, hence Putinism. China? Nopethere were mass famines, hence Maoism. Authoritarianism arises in broken societiesthere is absolutely no need to overthink it, which is a kind of denial, but to only to see: is the society we live in broken?
Heres a simple test to use. Are real incomes falling? If so, we are more than likely to going to see authoritarian current rise, and maybe rise all the way to the top. Just like we do in America.
People turn to authoritarians for a sense of safety and strength when they feel weak and defeated. Why is it that every single American punditfrom Ezra Klein to Nate Silver to Morning Joe to David Brookswas 100% wrong, over and over again, about Trumpism? Because they never saw how broken their society wasand so they couldnt understand the obvious implication. When people are living right at the edge, without savings, income, denuded of meaning and purpose, without a sense of optimism and faith in the future, they feel insecure, weak, powerless. And they will, much more quickly than anyone expets, turn to the figure who gives them a sense of safety, strength,...
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Vegetable Consumption Increases When Children Learn To Garden by Sara Tipton Ready Nutrition Most of us know by now that increasing our consumption of fruits and vegetables and limiting processed foods will lead us down a path of nutritional sustenance...
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Was Gold Actually Dumped Friday? by Dave Kranzler Investment Research Dynamics Sifting through Twitter, I came across a curious assertion posited as a reply to a post on unemployment on Steph Pomboys twitter feed (@spomboy). The tweeter asked, have...
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Health Ranger issues urgent warning about salmonella in pumpkin seed protein as Kelloggs issues nationwide recall by: Mike Adams Natural News Pumpkin seed protein being sold across America right this minute is contaminated with salmonella and crazy high bacteria counts. We...
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In the case of the insane sanctions on Oleg Deripaska and Russian Aluminum giant, Rusal, back in April, we finally got some clarity as to how Russia can and will respond to future events.
In yesterdays Treasury International Capital (TIC) report, we saw clearly that Russia activated its nearly $100 billion in U.S. Treasury debt to buy dollars in April. More than $47 billion in U.S. debt was dumped into the market to cover the chaos engendered by Trumps overnight diktat for the world to stop doing business with Rusal.
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This post serves up some spoilers of detail, though no major spoilers of plot until the penultimate you must go see it paragraph. Upon a re-viewing of this movie, I found the following striking:
1. There is a Skype-like service for phone calls, but it never occurs to anyone that something like sending an email might be possible or even desirable. A lot of major and even apparently simple technological advances just arent that self-evident. The cameras in the movie also remained quite primitive and clunky, even by pre-smart phone standards. Maybe people expected a great stagnation in cameras back then.
2. At the time, Kubrick apparently thought it plausible that the audience would buy into common, widespread and indeed commercially viable space travel by 1992. The film was released in 1968.
3. Pan American flies people into outer space, and apparently used this new market to avoid total bankruptcy. Their stewardesses still have silly hats and costumes, and they act in a vaguely self-demeaning manner.
4. The film shows some signs of recognizing that Moores Law might happen. Hal for instance is advanced AI, but he is not huge in size. And the portrait of voice recognition technology is quite realistic.
5. Stars do not twinkle in outer space, however.
6. Hal 9000 would be less creepy with a female voice, and indeed Apple and Amazon figured that out some while ago. Note to my tech friends: do not program your personal assistant bots with a resentful, quivering, paranoid, passive-aggressive male voice.
7. The movie seems to suggest that chess-playing computers are a major achievement, when in fact this was mastered relatively easily, compared to many other AI problems. The movie shows this chess game, with Hal as Black. It is the kind of game you might expect a strong computer to play against a human, namely with a finish based on visually counterintuitive tactics.
8. It is a truly dystopic vision to think that Howard Johnsons will be serving us food in space.
9. The first time I saw the movie, which I believe was in the mid-1970s, I was more stunned by seeing Americans talking to Russians as if they were normal people than by any of the technology.
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I am quoted on how economists are portrayed in the media:
It is the best of times. It is the worst of times. It is not uncommon, for example, to see critiques of economics in the media which are about as sophisticated as saying look at those silly physicists who think that a bowling ball and a feather fall at the same rate. Even people who should know better like David Suzuki say ridiculously, obtuse things when it comes to economicsperhaps for ideological reasons.
At the same time, the quality of the coverage of economics in the media is often excellent and has never been better. Greg Ip, David Leonhardt, Catherine Rampell, Adam Davidson, Stacey Vanek Smith, Cardiff Garcia, Megan McArdle all do superb economic commentary and reporting not just about the economy but about economics. And those are only the people off the top of my head, I could name many more.
The public also has access to top economists through the blogs and social media. I would count Paul Krugman, Tyler Cowen, John Cochrane, and Jeniffer Doleac in this category.
While some people claim that economics is out of touch or obsolete, economics passes the market test. Economists have never been more in demand. Designing new types of markets is a big part of the internet economy and computer scientists, followed by economists, are the leaders in this field. Google and Facebook run billions of dollars of auctions using what was once an obscure economic theory (Vickey-Clarke-Groves auctions). Google, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb all hire economists to better understand data and design new economic mechanisms. Even some online games like Eve Online are hiring economists to help to run virtual economiesone such economist, Yanis Varoufakis, went from a virtual economy to a real economy when he became Greeces Minster of Finance.
If you want to understand the world and make it a better place there is no better degree than an economics degree because it is so versatile.
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That is the new book by Tim Marshall, yes Trump and Israel and the like, but it goes much further than that. Here is one excerpt:
Since 1971, Assams population has more than doubled, from 14.6 million to over 30 million, much of which is due to illegal immigration. Hindu nationalists have argued that the area might have a Muslim majority by 2060. In 2015 there were 19 million Hindus and 11 million Muslims, nine of the twenty-seven districts being Muslim majority. Equally importantly, the 2017 census showed that people who are ethnically Assamese are now a minority in the state as a whole, and as people continue to arrive their proportions will continue to drop.
This is a depressing but thought-provoking book. Bangladesh, by the way, is smaller than the state of Florida, but has 165 million people. And I had not known there are about 800,000 Nigerians in South Africa. You can order the book here.
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