Dec 112018
 
 December 11, 2018  Posted by at 8:45 pm Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Politics and Economics in Times of Crisis

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Wilhelm Trübner A Gorgon‘s head 1891   The news still isn’t the news, and I’m getting afraid it never will be again, because not the news just simply sells so much better than plain old real events. Maria Butina suddenly popped back into the public eye, because she was either charged with something or confessed to it. And I’m thinking, excuse me, but that poor girl has been kept in isolation for how long now? And for what reason

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Dec 112018
 
 December 11, 2018  Posted by at 10:44 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 11 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Arnold Böcklin The Isle of the Dead III 1883   • Jerome Powell Is Between A Rock And A Hard Place (Nomi Prins) • Macron Bows To Protesters’ Demands: “I Know I Have Hurt Some Of You” (G.) • ‘Yellow Vests’ Denounce Macron Speech As ‘Charade’ (AFP) • Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off (Ind.) • Sturgeon Offers To Unite With Corbyn To Topple ‘Shambles’ Government (Ind.) • Pound Falls To Lowest In Almost Two Years Amid Brexit Uncertainty

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Dec 102018
 
Debt Rattle December 10 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Jerry Bywaters Oil Field Girls 1940   • Investors Managing $32 Trillion In Assets Call For Climate Change Action (R.) • BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil Face Shareholder Challenge Over Carbon Targets (G.) • Bear Market Is Here, Stocks To Plunge At Least 20% – Ned Davis Research (CNBC) • Everyone Is Bearish But No-One Is Short (ZH) • Senior Tory Vultures Circle With May On Brink (Ind.) • EU’s Top Court Says UK Can Unilaterally Stop Brexit (R.) • UK

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Dec 092018
 
 December 9, 2018  Posted by at 10:31 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 9 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Edouard Manet Berthe Morisot with a bouquet of violets 1872   • Incoming House Judiciary Chair Planning To End Probe Into FBI, DOJ (ZH) • France Is The New Tax Hell In Europe And Beyond (RT) • Paris Under Siege As Gilets Jaunes Open ‘Act IV’ – 4th Weekend Of Protest (O.) • No Hope Of Success And No Plan B – But Theresa May Won’t Blink (O.) • UK Cabinet Splits Over Second Referendum On Brexit Deal (G.)

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Dec 082018
 
Fairytales and Snowflakes

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Rembrandt van Rijn Bathsheba at her bath 1654 (see video at the bottom)   There are not many things that I’m allergic to. But there are some. Here’s a good example: bigotry. Behold, in the article quoted below, the danger of political correctness in all its glory. A 30-year old Christmas song, Fairytale of New York, it is claimed, must be censored or banned. For a reason I’ll explain, such things always make me think of Rembrandt’s painting “Bathsheba

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Dec 082018
 
 December 8, 2018  Posted by at 10:34 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 8 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Getty Vigil in front of White House on the evening after Pearl Harbor attack Dec. 7 1941   • France Braced For ‘Ultra-Violent’ Protests (BBC) • S&P 500 Closes In An Official ‘Death Cross’ (CNBC) • A Death Cross For The S&P 500 Highlights A Stock Market In Tatters (MW) • Dow Down Over 500 Points, Wipes Out 2018 Gains In Wild Week On Wall Street (CNBC) • George H. W. Bush, Wimp (Matt Taibbi) • Five Eyes Against

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Dec 072018
 
 December 7, 2018  Posted by at 8:05 pm Finance, Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  
Macron Heralds The End Of The Union

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Paul Almasy Paris 1950   The concept of the EU might have worked, but still only might have, if a neverending economic boom could have been manufactured to guide it on its way. But there was never going to be such a boom. Or perhaps if the spoils that were available in boom times and bust had been spread out among nations rich and poor and citizens rich and poor a little more equally, that concept might still have

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Dec 072018
 
 December 7, 2018  Posted by at 10:10 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 7 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Claude Monet Camille on the Beach at Trouville 1870   • Russia Seeks To ‘Feed The Whole Planet’ – PM (RT) • Markets Are Going Haywire, Sudden Moves Are Here To Stay (CNBC) • Did The Market Miss Powell’s Real Message? (Roberts) • Fed’s QE Unwind Reaches $374 Billion (WS) • The Fed Finally Broke Something (Muir) • Oil Drops As OPEC Makes Supply Cut Dependent On Russia (CNBC) • Bitcoin Plunges 10% As December Rout Continues (CNBC) •

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Dec 062018
 
 December 6, 2018  Posted by at 10:40 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 6 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Louis Anquetin Avenue de Clichy, Five O’Clock in the Evening 1887   • Sell-Offs Caused By Machines That Control 80% Of US Stock Market (CNBC) • Arrest of Huawei CFO Shows ‘The Gloves Are Now Fully Off’ – Eurasia Group (CNBC) • China May Target Us Tech Executives After Arrest Of Huawei CFO (MW) • British Telecom Removes Huawei Equipment From Parts Of 4G Network (PA) • Macron Scraps French Fuel Tax Rise Amid Nationwide Protests And Rioting (Ind.)

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Dec 052018
 
 December 5, 2018  Posted by at 10:38 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 5 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Wassily Kandinsky Painting with Houses 1909 (click for background)   • Don’t Blame Trump The Tariff Man, The Fed Crashed The Market Today (F.) • Dow Plunges Nearly 800 Points On Rising Fears Of An Economic Slowdown (CNBC) • FAANG Stocks Shed $140 Billion In Tuesday’s Market Rout (CNBC) • The Art of Defaulting (Jensen) • Anarchists, Butchers And Finance Workers In Court Over Paris Riots (AFP) • French History Has Never Seen A Protest Like The Yellow Vest

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