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Asian Catastrophe of Keynesianism Now Being Arranged

thedailybell.com / Staff News & Analysis / August 20, 2014

Government unveils significant stimulus measures to prop up cooling economy Korea … Economic growth decelerated in the second quarter of the year and more recent data indicate that the economy is still losing momentum. …, Although exports have been rising, [...]

Police States and Inner-City Economics

mises.org / by Ryan McMaken / Monday, August 18, 2014

The recent civil disobedience, rioting, and police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri reminds us of what happens when police states and bad economics are mixed together.

Devastated by decades of ruinous economic policies, the economies of many inner cities continue to [...]

Bulgaria’s Bank Run Saga, Continued

acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / August 15, 2014

Political Troubles in Bulgaria

We have previously written about “Bulgaria’s Strange Bank Run”, but is appears the saga is not quite over yet, so we are providing an update on the developments since then. Keep also the curious temporal synchronicity with the most recent developments [...]

WAR ON POVERTY? MORE LIKE WAR OF POVERTY…

dollarvigilante.com / Jeff Berwick / August 14th, 2014

Amid the Great Recession Americans can sleep tighter knowing the government can use their tax-revenue to protect them from yet another terror: tents. More specifically the people who inhabit them: the “homeless.”

Thankfully, government has stolen trillions of dollars from naive humans who [...]

Futures Continue Levitation On More “Deescalation” Hopes Despite UK Warning Russia Of “Serious Consequences”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/15/2014 07:05 -0400

There were headlines for everyone this morning, but especially for fans of what is increasingly known as Russia’s “Schrodinger Invasion” of East Ukraine: one which may or may not be happening depending on i) one’s point of view and ii) how one [...]

Government Spending and Negative Interest Rates

mises.org / by Dickson Buchanan / Thursday, August 14, 2014

In June, the European Central Bank (ECB) made a historic and downright diabolical announcement. They decided to inaugurate negative interest rates for overnight deposits. Here are the details from the official transcript:

The rate on the deposit facility [...]

German Economy Contracts, France Stagnates, Italy in Recession; Time for a Rethink

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Thursday, August 14, 2014 2:45 AM

The recovery in Europe, not that there was ever much of one, is now over. As expected in this corner, Germany Contracts and France Stagnates in Second Quarter.

The data from the currency bloc’s two largest economies came as [...]

Ukraine Slams “Provocation By A Cynical Aggressor”, Refuses Russian Convoy Entry

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/13/2014 08:05 -0400

With the Russian humanitarian convoy approaching the Ukraine border, there was much confusion yesterday whether Kiev would or wouldn’t allow the roughly 280 trucks carrying “stuff” to enter its territory. The confusion rose yesterday afternoon when Russia’s Lavrov told reporters in Sochi that Russia, after it [...]

THE SHIFT IS HAPPENING: ANARCHY GOES MAINSTREAM

dollarvigilante.com / Jeff Berwick / August 12th, 2014

I have alluded for years that a shift in consciousness is happening and will continue to happen. Many called me crazy and said that it would never happen. Well, it’s happening!

In the last few weeks and months, 9/11 truth has gone mainstream [...]

ISIS and the Coming Escalation in Iraq

acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum /August 12, 2014

Kurdistan Has a New Neighbor – The Islamic State

A mere two and a half weeks ago, Falah Mustafa Bakir, the head of foreign relations for the KRG (Kurdish Regional Government), gave an interview to Vice News that contained several quite stunning statements (see below [...]

Ukraine Quickly Backs Off Threat Of Halting Russian Gas Transit After Europe Screams

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/11/2014 07:42 -0400

That didn’t take long.

A few short days after Ukraine’s always entertaining puppet government, whose very existence is to benefit its western overlords and certainly Victoria Nuland‘s superiors, briefly forgot it has absolutely zero leverage should it alienate not only Russia [...]

Times Article on Forest Fires Shows Why the Mainstream Media Is in Trouble

thedailybell.com / By Staff Report / August 11, 2014

Fools at the Fire … In the heat, in the still gloaming, we set up camp near a snowbank across from a glacier and a symphony of waterfalls. North Cascades National Park, a few hours’ drive from Seattle, can always be [...]

Government And The Economy

gold-eagle.com / Jim Mosquera / August 8, 2014

What are governments capable of doing? I ask this question since for many, it seems as if government is an omnipotent force capable of providing anything for its citizens and supporting its empire abroad. It is important to understand the role government occupies within the [...]

Argentina’s Default: A Devastating Lesson in Unfunded Government Liabilities

trumanfactor.com / Dickson Buchanan, Jr. / 08/08/2014

Last week, on July 30, the Republic of Argentina was declared to be in default for the third time in 30 years.

Let’s put that into perspective. If you were a bank officer who offered a 30-year mortgage to the Government [...]

How Government Masks the Plight of Spain’s Lost Generation

wolfstreet.com / Don Quijones / August 9, 2014

By Don Quijones, freelance writer, translator in Barcelona, Spain. Raging Bull-Shitis his modest attempt to challenge the wishful thinking and scrub away the lathers of soft soap peddled by political and business leaders and their loyal mainstream media. This article is a Wolf Street exclusive.

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A Brief Note on the Difference Between Trading and Investing

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com / CHARLES HUGH SMITH / THURSDAY, AUGUST 07, 2014

Investing in oneself and enterprises one actively controls may be the only legitimate deployment of capital that qualifies as an investment in the traditional sense.

Since I’ve been discussing the stock market in general terms (Bull and Bear, etc.), it seems like a [...]

The Dating Market: Anarchy in Action

mises.org / by Julian Adorney / Friday, August 08, 2014

To defenders of the state, “anarchy” is a scary concept. They claim that we need government intervention to protect us or all hell will break loose.

But in fact we live anarchy every day, in one of the most crucial [...]

China Trade Balance Explodes To Record High As July Exports Double Expectations

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/07/2014 23:10 -0400

Filed in the “are you kidding us” folder… Chinese exports rose an astounding 14.5% YoY in July (the biggest surge since April 2013 and double the 7.0% YoY expectations). Chinese imports plunged 1.6% to 4-month lows, dramatically missing expectations of a 2.6% YoY gain. [...]

Russia And Iran Sign Historic 500,000 Barrel A Day Oil Deal – Petrodollar Under Threat

goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / 6 August 2014

The five year accord will see Russia help Iran “organise oil sales” as well as “cooperate in the oil-gas industry, construction of power plants, grids, supply of machinery, consumer goods and agriculture products”, according to a statement by the Energy Ministry in Moscow.

The deal could [...]

First British Minister Resigns Over “Morally Indefensible” Gaza Policy

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/05/2014 08:45 -0400

While in the US there has been nothing but political propaganda and a constant Obama defense of John Kerry over his disastrous, to date, handling of the deteriorating situation in the middle east, in the UK the internal discord has finally moved beyond merely posturing and [...]

India Snatching Up Swiss Gold, Silver

truthingold.com / Dave in Denver / August 4, 2014 at 16:28

Gold loving India is hoarding Swiss gold, and recently accounted for 42% of total gold and silver leaving Switzerland.

According to the Swiss government, its total value of exported gold, silver and coins in the month of June stood [...]

Income Inequality: A Wounded Meme Dies Hard?

thedailybell.com / By Staff Report / August 05, 2014

There’s No Defense for Today’s Income Inequality … Our political discourse today is riven by the issue of inequality. Some commentators embrace inequality as an inevitable byproduct of free markets. Others say inequality is greatly overstated. Both claims are harmful and deceptive [...]

China Warns “What We Do Or Don’t Do [In The South China Sea] Is Up To Us, Noone Else”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/04/2014 22:29 -0400

Having spied on RIMPAC for a week or two, it appears the Chinese imperialist rhetoric is rising once again. China can build whatever it wants on its islands in the South China Sea, Reuters reports a senior Chinese official said on Monday, rejecting proposals [...]

EBOLA IS COMING FOR YOU – BUT DON’T WORRY, THE GOVERNMENT HAS THE SERUM!

dollarvigilante.com / Jeff Berwick / August 4th, 2014

Excuse us if we are a little bit cynical here at The Dollar Vigilante Blog. But, we are exhausted after panicking about AIDS, SARS, bird flu, swine flu, illegal immigrants (as though a human being can be “illegal”… but don’t get us started) with head [...]

Argentina – the Economic Backdrop to the Default

acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / August 4, 2014

The Default is a Minor Problem – Argentina’s Real Problem is Something Else Entirely

By now it is well known that Argentina has been declared in default by the major credit rating agencies. This has happened in spite of the Argentine government actually depositing the [...]

A Monument to Government Waste

acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / August 4, 2014

The “Healthcare.gov” Boondoggle Keeps Getting Worse

It seems “healthcare.gov” is very likely the most expensive web site ever designed – and it is still not working. The cost for setting up the site is fast approaching the princely sum of $ 1 billion (current estimate: [...]

When State-Subsidized Industries Attack

mises.org / by Dave Albin / Monday, August 04, 2014

Recently, a corn ethanol plant in Nebraska that switched to using cheaper sugar to produce biofuel was sued by local corn farmers. The dispute allows a glimpse into the clashing worlds of subsidized agriculture, and highlights what happens when people make market-oriented [...]

Despite Surging PMIs, China’s Poor Resort To Self-Immolation

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/03/2014 20:35 -0400

With China’s Manufacturing PMI at cycle highs and Services PMI comfortably in expansion, everything must be ponies and unicorns among the world’s most mal-invested credit-bubble-fueled populace. However, as we have pointed out, discrepancies abound in the data and now desperately sad anecdotal picture of [...]

LOVE AND FEAR – THE WEEKEND VIGILANTE AUGUST 3, 2014

dollarvigilante.com / JEFF BERWICK / AUGUST 3, 2014

Hello from Anarchapulco,

Well, I fell off, or on, the wagon, alcohol-wise, depending on how you look at life just recently. But I think after what I am about to write you may understand why I might want to have a drink from [...]

Government tears down man’s makeshift tent in the woods, leaves him homeless

policestateusa.com / Site Staff / August 2, 2014

LAKEWOOD, NJ — An impoverished man learned the true nature of government as he watched tearfully as bureaucrats demolished his ramshackle home in the woods. He was bothering no one except the government.

This was the reality that was presented to “Sam,” a 70-year-old homeless [...]