Jan 222017
 
 January 22, 2017  Posted by at 11:11 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  1 Response »
Debt Rattle January 22 2017

Dorothea Lange Resettlement project, Bosque Farms, New Mexico 1935 • The Inauguration, and the Counter-Inauguration (Atlantic) • White House Spokesman Slams Media In Bizarre First Briefing (ZH) • The Demons Have Been Unchained (HB) • How the NYT Plays with History (Robert Parry) • Any Country Leaving Euro Zone Must Settle Bill First: ECB’s Draghi (R.) • Trump Team in Talks with UK on Post-Brexit Trade Deal (BBG) • Utopian Ideas On Climate Change Will Get Us Precisely Nowhere (G.)

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Jan 212017
 
 January 21, 2017  Posted by at 4:59 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  15 Responses »
What is this ‘Crisis’ of Modernity?

Workmen next to the screws of the RMS Titanic at Belfast shipyard, 1911   The people at Conflicts Forum, which is directed by former British diplomat and MI6 ‘ranking figure’ Alastair Crooke, sent me an unpublished article by Alastair and asked if the Automatic Earth would publish it. Since I like his work and I (re-)published two of his articles last year already, ‘End of Growth’ Sparks Wide Discontent in October 2016 and Obstacles to Trump’s ‘Growth’ Plans in November

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Jan 212017
 
 January 21, 2017  Posted by at 10:57 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  3 Responses »
Debt Rattle January 21 2017

Bettmann/Getty Minimum Wage 1963 • Trump’s Declaration of War (Paul Craig Roberts) • The Audacity of Trump (WSJ) • Trump Trade Strategy Starts With Quitting TPP – White House (R.) • Trump, in Oval Office, Signs First Order on Obamacare (R.) • Trump Reverses Obama’s Mortgage Fee Cuts on First Day (BBG) • Far-Right Leaders Meet To Discuss ‘Free Europe’ Vision (R.) • As Housing Bubble Pops, Chinese Real Estate Firms Halt Monthly Pricing Data (ZH) • The Curse of

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Jan 202017
 
 January 20, 2017  Posted by at 10:02 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  3 Responses »
Debt Rattle January 20 2017

Unknown Masterpiece 2016-7 • Trump’s Tweets Are Little Different From FDR’s Fireside Chats (MW) • Fortress Washington Braces For Anti-Trump Protests, New Yorkers March (R.) • Executive Actions Ready To Go As Trump Prepares To Take Office (R.) • Mnuchin Says Long-Term Strength of US Dollar Is Important (BBG) • German Opposition Leader Calls For Security Union With Russia, End Of NATO (DW) • The ‘Ever Closer European Union’ Principle Is “Buried And Gone” (MT) • Chinese Growth Slips To

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Jan 192017
 
 January 19, 2017  Posted by at 11:27 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  10 Responses »
Debt Rattle January 19 2017

Photograph: Palani Mohan/Getty Images • Anxious European Leaders Seek An Early Audience With Trump, Before Putin (AP) • Hands off EU, Trump; We Don’t Back Ohio Secession: Juncker (R.) • Jamie Dimon Says Eurozone May Not Survive (BBG) • In Europe We See Only One Loser From Brexit – And It Won’t Be Us (Quatremer) • Marine Le Pen Centers Presidential Run on Getting France Out of Eurozone (WSJ) • By Ripping NATO, Trump Makes Europe Nervous and Arms Trade

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Jan 192017
 
 January 19, 2017  Posted by at 7:25 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  7 Responses »
He's Just Not That Into You

Marlon Brando screentest 1951 I’m trying, I swear, to get into the fold, but I just can’t NOT find this hilarious. On the eve of his presidency, Donald Trump tells European leaders, by not telling them diddly-squat, that he doesn’t think they matter all that much. It’s not just that his vision of the EU, and its importance, is very different from theirs, he also remembers very well what many of them have said about him in the run-up to

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Jan 182017
 
 January 18, 2017  Posted by at 3:31 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  13 Responses »
Fire With Fire

René Magritte The Art of Conversation 1963 Sometimes you best fight fire with fire. This knowledge goes back to the advent of agriculture. Australian aboriginees have used it since as long as their stories of dream time can remember. For Native Americans it was an essential part of their lives. These days, we need Trump to fight the fire of an elite class world power that is a threat to all of us. Be stirring as the time; be fire

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Jan 182017
 
 January 18, 2017  Posted by at 10:08 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  4 Responses »
Debt Rattle January 18 2017

Albert Freeman Effect of gasoline shortage in Washington, DC 1942 • Why Theresa May Is Right To Take A Huge Gamble On Hard Brexit (MW) • Trump Is Waving Adios To The Longstanding ‘Strong Dollar Policy’ (MW) • The Issue Is Not Trump, It’s Us (John Pilger) • Focus Turns To Julian Assange After US Decision To Free Chelsea Manning (G.) • Russia Extends Snowden’s Residency Permit ‘By A Couple Of Years’ (R.) • Putin Mocks Claims That Trump Was

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Jan 172017
 
 January 17, 2017  Posted by at 9:17 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  5 Responses »
Debt Rattle January 17 2017

Arthur Rothstein Texas Panhandle Dust Bowl Mar 1936 • The Cheeto Cometh (Jim Kunstler) • Donald Trump Must Stop Cheering For Brexit, Says Top EU Official (Pol.) • Abolish The CIA (Rozeff) • Theresa May To Confirm UK Exit From EU Single Market (G.) • Corbyn Labeled Russian ‘Collaborator’ for Questioning NATO Troop Build-Up (I’C) • Carney: UK Rates Could Rise Or Fall (BBC) • France Is The Least-Trusted Country In The World (CNBC) • Deutsche Bank Holding Back 90%

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Jan 162017
 
 January 16, 2017  Posted by at 10:13 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  9 Responses »
Debt Rattle January 16 2017

John Collier Japanese restaurant, Monday after Pearl Harbor, San Francisco 1941 • World Could Enjoy Utopian Future With Sustainable Development (Ind.) • The Global Chain That Produces Your Fish (AFP) • Trump Calls NATO Obsolete And Dismisses EU (BBG) • Trump Slams NATO And EU, Prepared To “Cut Ties” With Merkel (ZH) • NATO, Russia, Merkel, Brexit: Trump Unleashes Broadsides On Europe (AFP) • Trump Vows ‘Insurance For Everybody’ In Replacing Obamacare (R.) • CIA Director Warns Trump To Watch

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