Jul 312019
 
Debt Rattle July 31 2019

Gustav Klimt Field of poppies 1907   • Judge Dismisses DNC Suit Against Trump Campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks (Pol.) • Trump Wants To Rein In Intelligence Agencies (R.) • Trump’s Tax Returns Required Under New California Election Law (LAT) • FAA Hopes Global Regulators Simultaneously Approve Boeing 737 MAX (R.) • China Probes Small Bank Shareholdings As Risk Worries Persist (R.) • China Gathers Forces On Hong Kong Border Amid Unrest (ZH) • German Prosecutors Charge Ex-VW Boss With Fraud (AFP)

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Jul 302019
 
 July 30, 2019  Posted by at 9:28 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  11 Responses »
Debt Rattle July 30 2019

Odilon Redon The winged man (The fallen angel) 1880   • Pound Worth Just 85 Euro Cents At UK Airports (Ind.) • Boris Johnson Refuses To Meet EU Leaders Unless They Scrap Backstop (G.) • EU Rejects Dominic Raab’s ‘Easier’ No-Deal Brexit Claim (G.) • Boris Johnson’s New Brexit Chief Wants To Scrap Workers’ Rights (Ind.) • Things to Come (Kunstler) • Fake Cash, Fake Accounting: China Regulators Halt 46 IPOs, Bond Offerings (WS) • US Firms See Little Clarity

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Jul 292019
 
Nuclear Energy, the Ultimate Hubris

Pablo Picasso Massacre in Korea 1951   It’s been a long time since I wrote anything at all about nuclear energy. And even then I thought the whole discussion had been wrapped up and thrown away. But I guess it’s inevitable that as the climate change debate develops, there’d be parties seeking to revive the nukes ‘discussion’, because there’s so much potential profit in there. And then today I came upon this report, and a few interpretations of it, that

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Jul 292019
 
Debt Rattle July 29 2019

Odilon Redon Fallen angel 1872   • A New US Oil Production Peak Looks Imminent (Robert Rapier) • China’s Wobbly Giants (Fortune) • Business Lobby Group CBI Says UK, EU Not Ready For No-Deal Brexit (BBC) • Johnson Told No-Deal Brexit Will Crush Domestic Policy Plans (G.) • More Than 4 Million In UK Are Trapped In Deep Poverty (G.) • Ratcliffe Tapped To Replace Coats As US Spy Chief (R.) • Work On Production Line Of Boeing 737 MAX

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Jul 282019
 
Debt Rattle July 28 2019

Pablo Picasso Portrait of Dora Maar 1937   • UK Top Civil Servant Urged To Block Dominic Cummings Appointment (Ind.) • Johnson’s Key Adviser Dominic Cummings Must Face Sanctions, Demand MPs (G.) • UK To Ramp Up Funding For No-Deal Brexit Preparations (R.) • Ex-Chancellor Hammond Plots With Labour To Kill Johnson’s No-Deal Brexit (G.) • China Retreats Globally (F.) • How Close Is China To A Financial Crisis? (F.) • FAA Let Boeing Sign Its Own Safety Certifications On

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Jul 272019
 
Debt Rattle July 27 2019

Pablo Picasso Houses 1937   • For The First Time In 6 Years, No Central Bank Is Hiking • China Moves To Regulate ‘Blind’ Expansion Of Financial Holding Firms (R.) • Is This the End of Office of Special Counsel? (Alan Dershowitz) • A Purview of Dust (Kunstler) • Highest-Ranking House Democrat To Date Calls For Trump Impeachment (NBC) • US House Panel Seeks Grand Jury Evidence To Assess Trump Impeachment (R.) • It’s Time To Forget The Mueller-Fuelled Impeachment

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Jul 262019
 
Politics and Algorithms

Edward Hopper Sailing 1911   It’s a development that has long been evident in continental Europe, and that has now arrived on the shores of the US and UK. It is the somewhat slow but very certain dissolution of long-existing political parties, organizations and groups. That’s what I was seeing during the Robert Mueller clown horror show on Wednesday. Mueller was not just the Democratic Party’s last hope, he was their identity. He was the anti-Trump. Well, he no longer

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Jul 262019
 
 July 26, 2019  Posted by at 8:31 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  4 Responses »
Debt Rattle July 26 2019

Pablo Picasso Dora Maar with green nails 1936   • What Mueller Was Trying to Hide (Strassel) • Barr And State AGs Discuss Big Tech Monopolies (ZH) • Tulsi Gabbard Sues Google For Campaign “Interference” (ZH) • Brussels Repels Boris Johnson’s Quest For New Brexit Deal (G.) • Don’t Call It A Coup, You’ll Spoil Boris Johnson’s Big Day Out (G.) • World Trade in Face of Tariffmageddon, Trade Wars & Manufacturing Slowdown (WS) • After Century of Chaos and

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Jul 252019
 
 July 25, 2019  Posted by at 1:43 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  4 Responses »
Dulce et Decorum Est

Salvador Dali The knight of death 1934     Another article from Alexander Aston, from whom I published among other things the series Quantum, Dada and Jazz this past November.     “Dulce et Decorum est” is a poem written by Wilfred Owen during World War I, and published posthumously in 1920. The Latin title is taken from Ode 3.2 of the Roman poet Horace and means “it is sweet and fitting …”. It is followed there by “pro patria

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Jul 252019
 
 July 25, 2019  Posted by at 9:32 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  7 Responses »
Debt Rattle July 25 2019

Piet Mondriaan Trafalgar Square 1939-43   • Trump Cheers As Michael Moore Blasts ‘Frail’ Mueller (AFP) • Donald Trump Vetoes Bills Prohibiting Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia (AP) • Nothing Matters: It’s Like the Whole Market Has Gone Nuts (WS) • Mnuchin Says Amazon ‘Destroyed’ US Retail Sector (R.) • Boeing Says It Could Halt Production Of 737 Max After Grounding (G.) • Jeffrey Epstein Found Injured In Jail Cell (R.) • Embattled Governor Of Puerto Rico Resigns After Protests

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