Jun 262017
 June 26, 2017  Posted by at 11:49 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  7 Responses »
The Dynamics of Depletion

Paul Klee Ghost of a Genius 1922   The Automatic Earth has written many articles on the topic of EROEI (Energy Return on Energy Invested) through the years, there’s a whole chapter on it in the Automatic Earth Primer Guide 2017 that Nicole assembled recently, which contains 17 different articles. Still, since EROEI is the most important energy issue there is at present, and not the price of oil or some new gas find or a set of windmills or

Jun 262017
 June 26, 2017  Posted by at 9:29 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  3 Responses »
Debt Rattle June 26 2017

Pablo Picasso Etude Pour Mercure 1924   • The Next Global Crash Could Arrive ‘With A Vengeance’ – BIS (CNBC) • Push On With The ‘Great Unwinding’, BIS Tells Central Banks (R.) • Japanese Banks at Risk as Borrowing in Dollars Doubles – BIS (BBG) • Four Pronged Proposal to End Japanese Deflation (Mish) • Japan’s Bond Market Grinds To A Halt (ZH) • “It’ll Be An Avalanche”: Hedge Fund CIO Sets The Day Of The Next Crash (ZH) •

Jun 252017
Debt Rattle June 25 2017

Marc Riboud Paris 1953   • Dems Push Leaders To Talk Less About Russia (Hill) • UK Housing Crisis Threatens A Million Families With Eviction By 2020 (G.) • The Answer Is Wages, Not Capital (Angusto) • Not All Fossil Fuels Are Going Extinct (BBG) • Reclaiming Public Services (TNI) • Contagion from the 2 Friday-Night Bank Collapses in Italy? (DQ) • Health Spending In Greece Down 40% In 2009-2015 (Amna) • Moody’s Raises Greece’s Sovereign Bond Rating After Bailout

Jun 242017
Debt Rattle June 24 2017

Fred Lyon San Francisco Cable Car rounding the curve at Jones Street 1946   • US New Home Sales Jump, Median Price Surges To Record High (R.) • Sydney Prices To Jump ‘Overnight’ As First-Home Incentives Kick In (D.) • The World Has Been Fitted With Two Debt Straightjackets (Steve Keen) • The Future Prospects For Japanese Banks Look Like Hell (Makoto Utsumi) • Europe’s Banking Union Is Dying in Italy (BBG) • Two Italian Zombie Banks Toppled Friday Night

Jun 232017
 June 23, 2017  Posted by at 9:55 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  3 Responses »
Debt Rattle June 23 2017

Fred Lyon Embarcadero lunch San Francisco 1948   • Americans Are Dying With An Average Of $61,500 In Debt (ZH) • 34 Biggest Banks in US Clear First Hurdle In Fed’s Annual Stress Tests (R.) • Credit-Card Debt Slaves Move to Top of Fed’s Bank Worries (WS) • Citizens Will Soon Turn Their Rage Towards Central Bankers (Albert Edwards) • UK Homelessness Surges 34% Under Tories Since 2010 (Ind.) • UK High Court Judges Tory Policy Causes ‘Real Misery For

Jun 222017
 June 22, 2017  Posted by at 9:35 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Debt Rattle June 22 2017

Paul Klee Analysis of Various Perversities 1922   • The Little Putsch That Could Beget a Great Big Coup (Stockman) • US Should Mind Its Own Business; It Shouldn’t Be In Syria (Ron Paul) • US Is A “Second Tier” Country (ZH) • America Grows Older And More Ethnically Diverse (BBG) • The Wheels Come Off Uber (Yves Smith) • Oil Prices ‘Like A Falling Knife’ (CNBC) • The Rise of a Prince Ends Doubts Over Saudi Arabia’s Direction (BBG)

Jun 212017
 June 21, 2017  Posted by at 9:51 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  4 Responses »
Debt Rattle June 21 2017

Fred Lyon Post&Powell Union Square San Francisco 1947   • 100% Chance of Recession Within 7 Months? (DR) • The Secret Source of Eternal Australian Growth (Steve Keen) • We Need A Public Inquiry Into The Economics Profession (Pettifor) • Where Are The Empty Homes In Kensington? (Whoownsengland) • Security…or Surveillance? Ron Paul Edward Snowden Interview (TAM) • Brazil Police Claim To Have Evidence President Temer Received Bribes (G.) • House Republicans Block Russia Sanctions Bill (ZH) • We Are

Jun 202017
Debt Rattle June 20 2017

Pablo Picasso Dans l’atelier 1954   • Putin: US Routinely Meddles In Russian And Other Elections (Zuesse) • Russia To Consider US Planes In Syria As ‘Targets’ (News.AU) • Absent Without Leave (Jim Kunstler) • Barclays and Four Executives Charged With Fraud In Qatar Case (BBC) • Two-Thirds Of Europeans Believe EU Should Take Hard Line On Brexit (G.) • Britiain’s Carmakers Face Brexit Cliff Edge (BBC) • UK Property Owners’ £2.3 Trillion Windfall ‘Created Huge Inequality Gap’ (G.) •

Jun 192017
 June 19, 2017  Posted by at 9:45 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  7 Responses »
Debt Rattle June 19 2017

Kandinsky Capricious Line 1924   • Britain’s Brexit jam is Brussels’ Too (Pol.eu) • EU Leaders Fear Fragile State Of Tories Will Lead To Brutal Brexit (G.) • Pain Without Gain: The Truth About British Austerity (G.) • France Gives Macron Big Majority With Little Enthusiasm (EUO) • German Politicians Hammer the ECB, But Only to Get Votes (DQ) • Central Bank Liquidity Is The ‘IV Drip’ Of The Rally (CNBC) • Mueller Has “Not Yet” Decided Whether To Investigate

Jun 182017
Coming Apart: The Imperial City At The Brink

Thomas Cole Destruction of Empire 1836   The Conflicts Forum, directed by former British diplomat and MI6 ‘ranking figure’ Alastair Crooke, sent me another unpublished article by Alastair and asked if the Automatic Earth would publish it. But of course. Previous articles by Alastair published here are: ‘End of Growth’ Sparks Wide Discontent in October 2016, Obstacles to Trump’s ‘Growth’ Plans in November 2016 and What is this ‘Crisis’ of Modernity? in January 2017. Here’s Alastair again:     Alastair