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Doug Noland: Dissecting Chairman Xi

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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Bill Blain: Welcome to the New Age – Same Old, Same Old.. But Different!

The Old Age is over, and its welcome to the new, which is going to be little different – just a lot more complex. Thriving in a confused new economy of energy scarcity, inflation, recession and geopolitical threat isn’t easy – as the UK is about to discover.  by Bill Blain on Blain’s Morning Porridge: […]

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Patrick Buchanan: Is Taiwan’s Independence Worth War?

Why would we risk our own peace and security for Taiwan’s freedom and independence, when we would not risk our own peace and security for the freedom or independence of Hong Kong? by Patrick J. Buchanan: When a man knows he is about to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully, said […]

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Economic Predictions for H2 2022, Part 2: The Great Currency War for Global Dominance

This article is part of series of economic predictions I am making about the remainder of the year. My patrons got the first part of the series. I’m going to make every other part available to all readers as I lay out the trends I see happening in the economic news that I read daily, […]

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Protected: Epocalypse Revisited Part Two: The New Globalism

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The Big-Dollar-Big-Bear Ruble Rumble

The battle between King Dollar and Tsar Ruble is on, and Russia’s efforts to dethrone the dollar have already lost. The ruble has already been knocked off its rickety wicker throne and has had its head kicked in. It’s just that brutal. King Dollar, on the other hand, hasn’t sat so tall in years.

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The “No-Deal Deal” with China Turned out to be the “Never-Done Deal”

A new report by the conservative Peterson Institute for International Economics says, “China Was Never On Path to Meet ‘Phase 1’ Purchase Commitments.” The report confirms my claim in December, 2019, that Trump offered a fake Phase One deal because he had failed in his trade war and needed a win for his campaign.

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Nothing to See Here, Folks. I Mean, Literally, NOTHING.

Every couple of months, I bring us up to date on how the economy has changed, and the last couple of month have taken us predictably back into economic decline, following a summer burst of subnormal passableness that never got us out of the crater we fell into last spring.

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Protected: The Big Changes in Central Banking are Already Here!

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How to Invest in Oil and How NOT to Invest in Oil

With crude oil prices having gone negative, everyone and his sister is scrambling to figure out how to invest in oil and make bank where banks have failed: There must be a way to get someone to pay me to take oil off their hands so I can resell it when the world is normal again […]

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