Dec 312017
 
 December 31, 2017  Posted by at 10:18 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle New Year's Eve 2017

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Paul Klee Dancing Under the Empire of Fear 1938   UPDATE: There is a problem with our Paypal widget/account that makes donating hard for some people, but that Paypal apparently can’t be bothered to fix. At least not over the past 2 weeks. What happens is that for some a message pops up that says “This recipient does not accept payments denominated in USD”. This is nonsense, we do. We have no idea how many people have simply given

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Dec 302017
 
 December 30, 2017  Posted by at 10:28 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 30 2017

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Ansel Adams Evening at McDonald Lake, Glacier National Park 1942   UPDATE: There is a problem with our Paypal widget/account that makes donating hard for some people, but that Paypal apparently can’t be bothered to fix. At least not over the past 2 weeks. What happens is that for some a message pops up that says “This recipient does not accept payments denominated in USD”. This is nonsense, we do. We have no idea how many people have simply

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Dec 292017
 
 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 10:16 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 29 2017

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Vincent van Gogh Snowy landscape with Arles in the background 1888   UPDATE: There is a problem with our Paypal widget/account that makes donating hard if not impossible, but that Paypal apparently can’t be bothered to fix. At least not over the past 2 weeks. We have no idea how many people have simply given up on donating. But we can suggest a workaround: Through Paypal.com, you can simply donate to an email address. In our case that is

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Dec 282017
 
 December 28, 2017  Posted by at 10:23 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 28 2017

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Ansel Adams Church, Taos, Pueblo 1942   The Automatic Earth and its readers have been supporting refugees and homeless in Greece since June 2015. It has been and at times difficult and at all times expensive endeavor. Not at least because the problems do not just not get solved, they actually get worse. Because the people of Greece and the refugees that land on their shores increasingly find themselves pawns in political games. Therefore, even if the generosity of

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Dec 272017
 
 December 27, 2017  Posted by at 10:18 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 27 2017

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Vincent van Gogh Landscape with snow 1888   • World’s Wealthiest Became $1 Trillion Richer in 2017 (BBG) • The Rich Are Getting So Much Richer So Fast Their Spending Can’t Keep Up (CNN) • Germany – A Most Dangerous And Ridiculous Nation (Bilbo) • Britons Borrow An Average £452 Each On Credit Cards At Christmas (G.) • Bitcoin’s Rally Has Taken A Pause (BBG) • Case-Shiller 20-Home Price Index Just Shy Of 2006 Bubble Peak (Mish) • China

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Dec 262017
 
 December 26, 2017  Posted by at 11:19 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle Boxing Day 2017

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Edward Hopper Christmas card 1928   • Shale Gas Fuels 40% Increase In Funding For Plastics Production (G.) • Bitcoin Could Crash Financial Markets Because Of Massive Borrowing (MW) • Was Coinbase’s Bitcoin Cash Rollout A Designed Hit? (Luongo) • Japan PM Abe Urges Firms To Raise Wages By 3% Or More (R.) • Japan’s Household Spending Jumps But BOJ Seen Keeping Stimulus (R.) • Shanghai Sets Population At 25 Million To Avoid ‘Big City Disease’ (G./R.) • Europe

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Dec 252017
 
 December 25, 2017  Posted by at 1:04 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle Christmas Day 2017

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Giovanni Battista Tiepolo Allegory of the Planets and Continents 1752   • Christmas Sounds A Clanging Chime Of Doom (Stewart Lee) • Cryptocurrencies Resume Selloff as Recovery Fizzles (BBG) • Once The Cryptocurrency Bubble Bursts, There May Be Real Innovation (CNBC) • China Needs Detroit-Style Bankruptcy – Central Bank Official (R.) • China Tightens Overseas Investment To Reduce Risks (F.) • China Likely To Set M2 Money Growth Target At Record Low Next Year (R.) • New York’s Vanishing

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Dec 242017
 
 December 24, 2017  Posted by at 5:47 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  
The Automatic Earth for Athens Fund - Christmas and 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Walter Hege Caryatid overlooking the city of Athens 1930   Christmas is the time when the western world makes a doomed attempt to remember a story whose meaning it has long forgotten, and still claim the story as its own every single time, every single year, claim it as its foundation, the foundation of the principles that guide its societies, its politics and its religion. Western countries, whether they’re predominantly Catholic or Protestant, label themselves Christian, after Jesus Christ,

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Dec 242017
 
 December 24, 2017  Posted by at 10:03 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle Christmas Eve 2017

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Jules Bastien-LePage The annunciation to the shepherds 1875   • Yes, Virginia, There Is A ‘Santa Rally’ (Roberts) • Homelessness In England Rises By 75% Among Vulnerable Groups Since 2010 (G.) • Ten Years In, Nobody Has Come Up With A Use For Blockchain (Hackernoon) • Varoufakis: Bitcoin is The Perfect Bubble, Blockchain A Great Solution (Wired) • Japan Births Plunge To Lowest Level Ever Recorded (ZH) • China Raging Against the Dying of the Light (Hamilton) • US

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Dec 232017
 
 December 23, 2017  Posted by at 9:42 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 23 2017

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Ansel Adams Boulder Dam 1941   • Bitcoin Briefly Plunges As Low As $10,400, Down 47%, In Volatile Trading (CNBC) • 2017 Year In Review (David Collum) • 2017 Year in Review (Jim Kunstler) • Foreign Cash Driving Top-End House Prices In Vancouver And Toronto (R.) • Canadian Housing Affordability Hits 27 Year Low (Saretsky) • Saudi Government Wants $6 Billion For al-Waleed’s Freedom (ZH) • What’s Going On With Cars? (Gaines) • Greek Pensioners May Face Further Cuts

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