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James Howard Kunstler
  Hunting for Golem
As another president once remarked in a different context — LBJ speaking to a hanger full of grunts in Vietnam — “go on out there, boys, and nail that coonskin to the wall!” That was around the time the war was looking like a lost cause, with 1000 soldiers a month coming home in a box and even the Rotarians of Keokuk, Iowa, starting to doubt the official story of what exactly we thought we were doing over there. It was also, argua
Monday, January 14, 2019
James Howard Kunstler
  Swamp Thang
 Chuck and Nancy coming onto the TV audience as “Mommy and Daddy” Tuesday night was a nice gag, putting the “nanny” into the Nanny State, which is getting more and more like the Tranny State — the Deep State in drag. Will the supply of “undocumented” nannies be cut off to the Creative Classniks of Brooklyn and Pacific Heights? That is the question. Not this silly-ass debate over The Wall. Who is going to watch the kids while we’re
Friday, January 11, 2019
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
The Last Time This Indicator Was At These Levels Gold Surged 485: “At Today’s Prices It Would Take Gold Over $6,000 Per Ounce”
After a stellar start in 2016 investors saw their gold holdings get hammered into the end of the year. But the gold bull market may see a resurgence in 2017 after President Trump takes office later this month. As Future Money Trends highlights in the following video, there are a number of factors that will contribute to its next big move forward, including one particular indicator that has been so accurate in the past it’s impossible to ignore: The reality is there is only one single indicator t
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Gordon Long - Market Analytics
China Potentially Threatens a Near Term Us Treasury Short Squeeze!
Problems in China are looming on top of an already very tenuous and misunderstood situation in the US Financial Markets. Additionally, Federal Reserve Policy has made the situation even more combustible! As a result of a Trump Victory inspired bond market massacre there are now few places that a yield starved world can presently find better risk-adjusted yields than in US Treasuries. With China now being forced to sell their FX Reserves and thereby creating  the much needed supply so e
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Frank Shostak
How Inflation and Unemployment Are Related
A fall in the US unemployment rate to 4.6% in November from 4.9% in the month before, and 5% in November last year, has prompted some commentators to suggest that we are almost at the so-called natural rate, which is believed to be at around 4.5%.It is held that once the unemployment rate falls below an "optimal" rate — called the Non-Accelerating Inflation Rate of Unemployment (NAIRU) — it sets off an inflationary spiral. This acceleration in the rate of inflation takes place through in
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Apple Cracks, Tech Sector, GE Hit by Weak Forecasts, Trump Blames Democrats
Apple and tech stocks started a decline with earnings weakness. The Dow went along for the ride. Trump blames Democrats. The Wall Street Journal reports U.S. Stocks Slide, Dragged Lower by Tech Sector The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 400 points Monday as anxiety over the health of technology behemoths sparked a broad retreat from the stock market. The blue-chip index of 30 stocks lost 406 points, or 1.6%, to 25583 after posting its biggest one-week gain since March. The S&P 50
Monday, November 12, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
As Wildfire Rage in CA, Trump Tweets "Mismanagement" Threatens to Cut Funds
Southern California fires force evacuation of Malibu. Trump calls "gross mismanagement", and threatens to cut funds. Raging wildfires across California have killed at least five people and driven 157,000 people from their homes, fire officials said Friday. Near Los Angeles, the affluent beachside town of Malibu was ordered evacuated as a wind-driven blaze jumped the U.S. 101 Freeway and raced toward the sea. Videos ? ? There are three different fires now. Gross Mismanagement Here's the Tweet
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Trump Tweets "FRAUD" as Democrat Sinema Takes Lead in Arizona Senate Race
Democrats gain ground in Arizona, Florida, and Georgia. Sinema ahead in Arizona. Fraud charges come from both sides. ? ? ? For good measure Trump goes after Arizona Senator Flakey who decided to not run for reelection. Lawsuit Filed CNBC reports Sinema Leads in Arizona Senate Race that is Still Too Close to Call Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema took a tiny lead Thursday over Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the Arizona contest, which NBC News considers too close to call. The Democrat holds an ed
Friday, November 9, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Trump Slams Fed as "Crazy"
Just 1 day after saying he has not met with Powell because he did not want to interfere, Trump slams the Fed as "crazy". Bloomberg reports Trump Steps Up Fed Pressure With ‘Gone Crazy’ Jab After Sell-off. President Donald Trump slammed the Federal Reserve as “crazy” for its interest-rate increases this year in comments hours after the worst U.S. stock market sell-off since February. “The Fed is making a mistake,” he told reporters on Wednesday as he arrived in Pennsylvania for a campaign rally.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
  The full guide to Nazi gold and currency war 
This morning’s papers and news-shows are full of the story that in 1939 the Bank of England facilitated the sale of Nazi looted gold, not just once but at least twice during that year. Both times without approval of the British government, despite an attempt to freeze Czech assets. The story of Nazi gold is both fascinating and tragic. We take a look at ‘the greatest robbery of all time’ and draw parallels with the modern day gold migration. What is Nazi gold? Nazi gold is a phrase that refers t
Saturday, October 6, 2018
James Howard Kunstler
Fishtailing into the Future
The opening chapters of Michael Lewis’s new book, The Fifth Risk, detail the carelessness of the Trump transition team in the months leading up to his swearing-in as president. Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie led the team, with its binders full of possible agency chiefs, before he was summarily canned by Steve Bannon, who would be dumped soon himself by the ascending Golden Golem of Greatness. There was, in fact, a set of rigorous protocols for managing the transition of power based on
Friday, October 5, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Agricultural Exports Plunge, Trump Accuses China of Meddling in US Elections
The census dept reports the trade deficit widened by 5.3% with ag exports down 9.5%. Trump was already annoyed. The Census Bureau advance report on International Trade in Goods shows the international trade deficit was $75.8 billion in August, up $3.8 billion from $72.0 billion in July. Exports of goods for August were $137.9 billion, $2.3 billion less than July exports. Imports of goods for August were $213.7 billion, $1.5 billion more than July imports. International Trade Details ? Year-o
Friday, September 28, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
EU Rebukes Trump, Will Create "Special Vehicle" to Bypass US Sanctions on Iran
The stage is set for a major confrontation between the US and EU over Trump's sanctions on Iran. The Wall Street Journal reports Europe Plans ‘Special Vehicle’ to Maintain Companies’ Ties to Iran, Avoid U.S. Sanctions. The European Union said late Monday that it would establish a special payment channel to allow European and other companies to legally continue financial transactions with Iran while avoiding exposure to U.S. sanctions. The move is a direct rebuke of President Trump’s policy on
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Foreign Direct Investment in US Goes Negative: Blame Trump's Trade Policy
FDI in the US should be soaring. Tax cuts make the US attractive and the US economy is strong vs most of the world. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the US should be rising. Tax cuts spur investment and the US economy seems much stronger than abroad. Nonetheless, FDI is negative. The lead-in chart is from the Organization for International Investment report on Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, Preliminary 2nd Quarter 2018. Second-quarter 2018 foreign direct investment flows in
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
China Cancels Trade Talks, Trump Optimistic
In response to Trump's imposition of more tariffs, China responded with tariffs of its own and walked out of talks. The Wall Street Journal reports China Cancels Trade Talks With U.S. Amid Escalation in Tariff Threats. China scotched trade talks with the U.S. that were planned for the coming days, according to people briefed on the matter, further dimming prospects for resolving a trade battle between the world’s two largest economies. On Monday, President Trump announced new tariffs on $200 bi
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Hollow Victories: The Best Anyone Can Hope for in Trump's Trade Wars
Greg Ip, my favorite WSJ columnist, discusses iPhone assemblies and hollow victories of Trump's trade wars. ? Wall Street Journal columnist, Greg Ip, says Bringing iPhone Assembly to U.S. Would Be a Hollow Victory for Trump. Apple’s iPhone is one of the most successful consumer products in history, and one of the most globalized. The iPhone 7’s camera is Japanese, its memory chips South Korean, its power management chip British, its wireless circuits Taiwanese, its user-interface processor Dutc
Friday, September 21, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Trump's Hand-Picked Winners and Losers: China vs Canada, NAFTA Threats, and PG
As a single country, China is the US's largest trading partner but Canada is the largest export partner. As Trump struggles to get a NAFTA deal going on account of Canada, the above chart puts things into perspective. Canada is the US's largest export partner. Moreover, when it comes to goods (as opposed to goods and services), the US consistently runs a trade surplus with Canada. ? The US has had a goods surplus with Canada every month since 1985. Nonetheless, Trump is incredibly annoyed at Can
Friday, September 21, 2018
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Luxury Bunkers For Sale: The Wealthy Are Buying Multi-Million Dollar Bunkers With “Highest Level Of Military Grade Security”
After Donald Trump was elected president, a lot of the fears and concerns that were once so common among conservatives and libertarians, seemed to fade. That state of relief was proven to be temporary, but fears of financial collapse and social disintegration still aren’t as prevalent now as they used to be. A lot of people have let their guard down, because they think things will be alright since “their guy” is in office. But they should be concerned, because while they’ve been breathing a sigh
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Trump's Amazingly Prophetic 1990 Playboy Interview 
Playboy asked Trump what he would do as president. He replied "Tax every Mercedes-Benz and all Japanese products" At age forty-three, Donald Trump’s 'Playboy' Interview presaged what would be one of the most important elections since the end of the Cold War. The snips are amazingly prophetic. PB: How far are you willing to push adversaries? Trump: I will demand anything I can get. When you're doing business, you take people to the brink of breaking them without having them break, to the maximum
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Hugo Salinas Price -
Silver and the Great Future of Mexico
Lecture of the author at the solemn ceremony of his appointment as Honorary Professor of Northwest Institute of Management of the Russian Presidential Academy. Embassy of the Russian Federation Mexico City June 27, 2017. Your Excellency, Ambassador Edward Malayan; Doctor Vladimir Shamakhov, Director of the Northwest Institute of Management of Russian Presidential Academy,members of the Honorable Diplomatic Corps here present, and esteemed audience: I am greatly privileged to be with all of
Saturday, May 19, 2018