Jun 272022
 June 27, 2022  Posted by at 9:11 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  7 Responses »
Debt Rattle June 27 2022

Henri Matisse Woman with a hat 1905   • G-7 Unveils $600 Billion Plan to Counter China’s Belt and Road (R.) • Russia Defaults On Foreign Debt For First Time Since 1917 Revolution • Chomsky on the Root Causes of the Russia-Ukraine War (CD) • John Mearsheimer’s Ukraine Crystal Ball (ZH) • Herr Habeck Firehoses Oil & Gas (Vilches) • Pelosi Leads Democrats In Effort To Codify Roe v. Wade Into Law (JTN) • White House: Biden ‘Does Not Agree

Jun 262022
The Entire World Order Has Changed

Edward Hopper Excursion into Philosophy 1959     It was Jim O’Neill, Goldman’s chief economist at the time, who coined the term BRICS in 2001 for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Little did he know. He was talking about emerging economies. 13 years later, they no longer are. They are good for about 40% of the world population, and some 25% of global GDP. The world has not stood still since 2009, and it’s moving faster now. Ironically,

Jun 262022
Debt Rattle June 26 2022

Caravaggio The Denial of St. Peter 1610   • The Fantasy of Fanaticism (Scott Ritter) • US Commander: China’s ‘No-limits’ Support Of Russia Threatens Humanity (JTN) • G7 Face Battle For Unity As Cost Of Ukraine War Mounts (BBC) • Adding $37 Billion to Biden’s Military Budget (CD) • Russia On Brink Of Default As Debt Deadline Looms (BBC) • Germany Fears Russia Could Shut Nord Stream 1 Within Weeks (ZH) • Just 5% Call Abortion Top Concern (WE) •

Jun 252022
Debt Rattle June 25 2022

Arnold Böcklin Mermaids at play 1886   • Supreme Court Overturns Roe V. Wade (ZH) • What Progressives Get Wrong About Overturning Roe (Turley) • Biden Claims Abortion Ruling Makes US ‘Outlier Among Developed Nations’ (Fox) • Putin Suggests Way Out Of Global Economic Crisis (RT) • China Promotes ‘Non-Western Multilateralism’ at BRICS Summit (NI) • US Gov’t Body Plots To Break Up Russia In Name Of ‘Decolonization’ (MP) • Why The West Risks Condemning Ukraine To Slow Strangulation (G.)

Jun 242022
Debt Rattle June 24 2022

Georges Seurat A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte 1884   • Frustration Grows In Ukraine, Casualties Spike, Russia Wins Territory (NBC) • EU Leaders To Grant Ukraine Candidate Status In Blow To Putin (G.) • The Third Incarnation of Russia since 1721 (Batiushka) • German Economic Minister Announces Restart of Coal Power Plants (CTH) • The Supreme Court Hands Down Major Gun Rights Victory (Turley) • Liberal Policies Have Killed Black Communities: Clarence Thomas (NYP) •

Jun 232022
 June 23, 2022  Posted by at 8:28 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  28 Responses »
Debt Rattle June 23 2022

Georges Seurat Study for “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte” 1884   • Why Joe Biden and Volodymyr Zelensky Won’t Say Ukraine Is Winning the War (NW) • Jay Powell: Not Russia That Created U.S. Inflation, It Is Joe Biden Policy (CTH) • Exile on Main Street: The Sound of the Unipolar World Fading Away (Escobar) • Russia Says West Is Spreading Lies About Causes of World’s Food Crisis (R.) • Letter from Faina Savenkova (Saker) • Covid Vaccines More

Jun 222022
Debt Rattle June 22 2022

James Ensor Baths at Ostend 1890   • Just 11% of Americans Blame Putin for High Energy Prices (BB) • Ruble Rises To Seven-year High, Best Performing Currency In The World (BNE) • Russia Leapfrogs Saudi Arabia As China’s Biggest Oil Supplier (Fortune) • Inflation as a Political Power Play Gone Wrong (Varoufakis) • The Fed’s Austerity Program to Reduce Wages (Michael Hudson) • Biden: We Need More Money for the Second Pandemic (Celente) • Be Warned, A Full-blooded European

Jun 212022
Debt Rattle June 21 2022

Caravaggio Conversion on the way to Damascus 1600-01   • All This and World War Too (Kunstler) • ‘Nothing Will Be As Before’ (Batiushka) • The Triumph of Death (Chris Hedges) • Zelenskyy Officially Bans Ukraine’s Largest Opposition Political Party (CTH) • Russia Demands Lithuania Lift “Openly Hostile” Blockade (ZH) • A Permanent Shortage of Everything (Greenfield) • Orbán Vows To Dismiss Policies That Threaten To Impoverish Hungarians (RMX) • Adverse Effects Of Covid Vaccines & Measures To Prevent Them

Jun 202022
 June 20, 2022  Posted by at 8:45 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  37 Responses »
Debt Rattle June 20 2022

Henri Matisse Notre-Dame, une fin d’après-midi 1902   • Boris Urges World Leaders To Hold Their Nerve For A Long War In Ukraine (DM) • Prepare To Fight Russia In A Third World War – Britain’s Top General (DM) • Lithuania Bans Transit Of Sanctioned Russian Goods To Kaliningrad (RFE) • Russia’s New Rules (Luongo) • St. Petersburg Sets The Stage For The War of Economic Corridors (Escobar) • OSCE: Ukraine Started Shelling Donbas Nine Days Before Russian Attack (KK)

Jun 192022
Debt Rattle June 19 2022

Henri Matisse Still Life with Apples on Pink Cloth 1925   • When The Lies Come Home (Douglas Macgregor) • Biden Tries To Climb Down From Ukraine Ledge (AT) • World War 3 For Dummies (Baltar) • Europe Committing Energy Suicide By Imposing Sanctions On Russia (PressTV) • Ukraine Proposed Viable Peace Plan in April, Then Cut Off Negotiations (LI) • Record Diesel Prices Could Lead To Food Shortages In US, Farmers Warn (NYP) • WHO Chief ‘Believes Covid Did