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James Howard Kunstler: A Light in the Darkness

Posted November 26, 2022 By Guest Contributor
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“Sooner or later, there will be push-back against the Dems’ attempt to turn the USA into some kind of obese transgender liberal Wakanda run by crooks, freaks and thugs.” —The Vineyard of The Saker Golden dawn will have the Twitterbirds singing a new morning song, ending the old sameness of sterilized thought.

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Jeffrey A. Tucker: Maybe the Fed Too Was Trolled

Posted November 13, 2022 By Guest Contributor

The Federal Reserve – and central banks the world over – played a crucial role in making lockdowns possible and weaponizing the panic of politicians. As the lender of last resort and the provider of liquidity for the entire federal government, it removes normal fiscal restraint. It writes checks that cannot bounce to fuel governments in […]

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MN Gordon: Death to Zombies

Posted November 12, 2022 By Guest Contributor
Central banks are cause of inverted yield curve recessions

On Thursday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that consumer prices, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), inflated at an annual rate of 7.7 percent in October.  Investors went bananas on this apparent pullback in the headline CPI…

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Human beings, especially human beings in positions of high authority, can be amongst the most overconfident, un-self-aware prickly people you’ll ever meet. Power pumps up the ego and raises the risk of screw-ups which makes humans defensive, brittle, and paranoid. Politics with a small “p” makes people separate into little groups of like thinkers. Priesthoods […]

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Our president, who originally said he was going to help bring our nation back together after four years of Trump, was back to pounding wedges again this week, speaking of Republicans as fascists, even though he was the leader who chose to stand in the dark, backlighted by fierce red like Hitler at a night […]

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MN Gordon: Are You Ready for the Coming U.S. Government Default?

Posted November 5, 2022 By Guest Contributor
First liberty bonds, now a coronavirus war bond?

The vast herd of investors are a deluded crowd.  Following the Federal Reserve’s much anticipated 75 basis point rate hike on Wednesday the major stock market indexes jumped upward. Then they fell. Now they’ve bolted back upward again. Their delirious….

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David Stockman: What History Tells Us About Taming Inflation

Posted November 5, 2022 By Guest Contributor

Historic precedent tells us high inflation like we have now is darn hard to beat down. Jerome Powell also just told everyone it is so hard to beat down that the Fed hasn’t even seen what it would consider a “dent” in inflation in all of its months of trying. How big is the battle […]

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QTR: The Woke Mob Crosses The Streams

Posted October 30, 2022 By Guest Contributor

The climax of the hit movie Ghostbusters was when the protagonists finally decided to “cross the streams” of their proton packs to defeat the final ghost, the Stay Puft marshmallow man. In the context of the movie, it was an unthinkable action – viewers were warned early on that that “crossing the streams” of the unlicensed […]

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Doug Noland: Dissecting Chairman Xi

Posted October 23, 2022 By Guest Contributor
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The world is changing, and sometimes there’s an almost slow-motion element that offers a particularly coherent view of what the future holds. The UK, one of our closest allies, has succumbed to financial, economic and political crisis – with effective leadership seemingly a pipedream. Chairman Mao – I mean Xi – spewing ideology from an […]

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MN Gordon: Operation Break Stuff

Posted October 23, 2022 By Guest Contributor
Central banks are cause of inverted yield curve recessions

Stagflation, sinking labor productivity, severe levels of public and private debt, a splintered real estate market…  You name it.  The economy’s crashing and burning like an old Cutlass Supreme, and There’s nothing the central planners can do to fix it…

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Lance Roberts: Fed Rate Hikes Approaching The “Breaking Point”

Posted October 22, 2022 By Guest Contributor

Well, it’s now official: Inflation did become the hottest news of 2022 as predicted in 2021: “Inflation Becomes The Leading Global Concern In 2022.” The next step in the forecast was that the Fed greatly over tightens because it doesn’t realize we’re already in a recession, and here is proof step-two is nearly complete:

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Bill Bonner: “A Very Slight Recession”

Posted October 16, 2022 By Guest Contributor

We are breathing a lot easier, how about you? We had been worrying that a devastating recession would plunge the US into  chaos… losses… and confusion… giving the Fed the smokescreen to go back to what it does best – causing inflation… and dooming Joe Biden and his fellow democrats to a single 4-year spell […]

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