Jan 222019
Debt Rattle January 22 2019

Pablo Picasso Female bust 1922   • Pre-Davos Survey Shows Sixfold Rise In Global CEOs’ Gloom (G.) • In Versailles, Macron Vows To Reform To Avoid King’s Fate (R.) • The Garden Of Eden Is No More -David Attenborough (G.) • With Kamala Harris In The Race, Trump Stands No Chance Of Winning (Ind.) • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Crusher of Sacred Cows (Matt Taibbi) • Theresa May: Second Referendum Would Threaten ‘Social Cohesion’ (G.) • Labour Calls For Vote On Holding

Jan 212019
Debt Rattle Martin Luther King Day 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. following his 1963 arrest in Birmingham     • Rebranding MLK (Fikre) • A Call to Reinvestigate American Assassinations of the 1960s (CN) • The Number Of Births In China Hit Its Lowest Level Since 1961 (CNBC) • China Economic Growth Lowest In 28 Years (MW) • China Real Estate Sales Growth Slows Down (R.) • Theresa May ‘Considers Amending Good Friday Agreement’ To Break Deadlock (Ind.) • May Tries To Break Brexit Deadlock By Winning

Jan 202019
Debt Rattle January 20 2019

Pablo Picasso Woman in an armchair (Olga) 1922   • Pelosi Rejects Trump Shutdown Deal Before President Announces It (O.) • Battle Royale (Jim Kunstler) • No President Since Lincoln Treated Worse Than Me – Trump (RT) • Theresa May Wants Irish Treaty To Break Brexit Impasse (R.) • One Thing To Be Grateful To Brexit For: Britons Are Buying Less On Credit (G.) • ‘The Gilets Jaunes Are Unstoppable’ (Guilluy) • Yellow Vests Defy Macron ‘National Debate’ In 10th

Jan 192019
The News About Fake News Is Fake

Johannes Vermeer Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window 1657-59   In the last few days I was looking around for stories that could illustrate what fake news actually is, and I had a nice collection, but then last night Robert Mueller of all people clarified what exactly fake news is better than I could have. At first the BuzzFeed crew that was caught staring straight into the headlights has a feeble response (what exactly was untrue in our

Jan 192019
Debt Rattle January 19 2019

Pablo Picasso Guitar on a table 1922   • Mueller Shoots Down Buzzfeed’s Latest Russiagate Scoop With Rare Dismissal (RT) • US Asked Ecuadorean Officials About Alleged Assange-Manafort Meeting (R.) • 56% Majority Of Britons Now Want To Remain In The EU – Poll (DM) • Extending The Brexit Deadline Could Clash With Coming EU Elections (CNBC) • EU Loves British Money More Than It Loves Democracy (Clark) • UK Patients Stockpile Drugs In Fear Of No-Deal Brexit (G.) •

Jan 182019
Debt Rattle January 18 2019

Pablo Picasso Mother and child at the seaside 1922   • Demand For Credit Cards And Mortgages In UK Falling Fast (G.) • May’s 10-Year Plan ‘Still Not Enough’ To Save NHS – (Ind.) • May Tells Corbyn It Is ‘Impossible’ To Rule Out No Deal (G.) • Run Down the Brexit Clock (Varoufakis) • Nigel Farage Urges Brexiteers To Prepare For Second Referendum (PA) • More Countries To Cut Down Their Belt And Road Investments (CNBC) • China’s Slowing

Jan 172019
Debt Rattle January 17 2019

Pablo Picasso Nude female standing 1922   • Theresa May Survives Confidence Vote, Britain Remains In Brexit Deadlock (G.) • Corbyn: No Talks With May Until No-Deal Brexit Is Off The Table (G.) • Markets Expect Brexit To Be Delayed, Bank Of England Governor Says (G.) • More Than 170 UK Business Leaders Join Call For 2nd Brexit Referendum (G.) • German Carmakers Warn Hard Brexit Would Be ‘Fatal’ (R.) • Trump ‘Inclined’ To Impose New US Auto Tariffs (R.)

Jan 162019
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Debt Rattle January 16 2019

Pablo Picasso Women running on the beach 1922   • Theresa May Faces No Confidence Vote After Historic 230-Vote Defeat (Ind.) • The People Want A Final Say – Whatever The Papers Say (Ind.) • Market Reaction To Theresa May’s Brexit Defeat Is Over-Optimistic (Coppola) • Expect A Wild Ride For The British Pound – Steve Keen (RT) • EU States Escalate No-Deal Brexit Preparations After May Defeat (G.) • Time For Playing Games On Brexit Over – German Foreign

Jan 152019
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Debt Rattle January 15 2019

Ivan Aivazovsky Moonlight c1850   • May Faces Crushing Brexit Defeat Despite Last-Minute Plea To MPs (G.) • 100 Of May’s Own MPs Set To Vote Against Her Brexit Deal (Ind.) • No-Deal Brexit Means ‘Social And Economic Catastrophe’ -Banks (Ind.) • Brexit Preppers: ‘I Don’t Trust The Government To Look After Me Or My Dog’ (G.) • Global Economy Fears Grow As China And Eurozone Slump (G.) • Hunting for Golem (Jim Kunstler) • FBI Investigation Of Trump As

Jan 142019
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Europe is Burning

Johannes Vermeer The soldier and the laughing girl 1657   There will be elections for the European Parliament on May 23-26 2019. They will likely change the face of Europe more than anything has done since the EU was founded. That is not some wild prediction. Many European countries have held elections since the last European elections in 2014, and just about all had outcomes that shook up domestic political ratios. In most cases, countries went from traditional parties to