Dec 162018
 
 December 16, 2018  Posted by at 10:45 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 16 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Paul Klee Carnival in the snow 1923   • Why The Fed Won’t Save The Stock Market (MW) • Why The US-China Trade Talks Will Work: The Personal Touch (Kuhn) • 12 Months Of Bitcoin Misery (MW) • Failed By Both Major Parties, Betrayed Britain Lurches Towards The Abyss (G.) • British Minister Warns Brexit Is Stuck As No-Deal Or Referendum Loom (R.) • UN Climate Change Talks Avoid Contentious Issues In Draft Agreement (O.) • Deportations Under Trump

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Dec 152018
 
 December 15, 2018  Posted by at 11:09 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 15 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Vincent van Gogh Road menders at Saint-Remy 1889   • US Banks See Biggest Unrealized Losses On Securities Since Q1 2009 (WS) • European Banks’ €300 Billion Race To The Bottom (BBG) • Global Debt Hits All-Time High Of $184,000,000,000,000 (RT) • Act V: Yellow Vests Prepare For Massive ‘Macron Resign’ Protest (RT) • Senior Tories Tell May To Work With Corbyn To Save Her Brexit Deal (Ind.) • Theresa May’s Brexit Strategy Left Brutally Exposed By Brussels Failure

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Dec 142018
 
 December 14, 2018  Posted by at 10:13 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 14 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Paul Signac Boulevard de Clichy under snow 1886   • ECB To Halt €2.6 Trillion Stimulus Despite Eurozone Slowdown Concerns (G.) • Shipping Costs From China To The US More Than Doubled In 2018 (CNBC) • China Reports ‘Ugly’ Industrial Output And Retail Sales Growth (CNBC) • Average UK Worker Earns A Third Less Than In 2008 (PA) • EU Leaders Scrap Plans To Help Theresa May Pass Brexit Deal (Ind.) • Labour Plans To ‘Throw Kitchen Sink’ To

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Dec 132018
 
 December 13, 2018  Posted by at 10:36 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 13 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail René Magritte After the water, the clouds 1926   • ‘Her Goose Is Cooked’ (G.) • Tory Resentment Of Irish Power Within EU (BBC) • Cohen Gets 3 Years, Says He Will Reveal All He Knows About Trump (Ind.) • Yellen, Fed Fear Corporate Debt Bubble, Investors Don’t (CNBC) • US Bank Stocks Spiral Down (WS) • ECB Worries Multiply Even As Money-Printing Presses Stop (R.) • ECB Caught Between Economic Risks And QE Exit (CNBC) • French Government

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Dec 122018
 
 December 12, 2018  Posted by at 10:34 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 12 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Joseph Mallord William Turner Sunrise over Plain, with Figures 1830   • Tory MPs Trigger Vote Of No Confidence In Theresa May Today (G.) • 1000s Remain In Custody In France After Preventive Arrests (RT) • Macron’s Multi-Billion Giveaways Could Cost France Dearly (CNBC) • Yellen Warns Of Another Financial Crisis: Gigantic Holes In The System (CNBC) • IMF Warns Storm Clouds Are Gathering For Next Financial Crisis (G.) • Trump Says Fed Shouldn’t Hike Rates, But Calls Powell

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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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