Aug 142018
 August 14, 2018  Posted by at 7:37 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle August 14 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Vincent van Gogh Vincent’s House in Arles (The Yellow House) 1888   • Turkey Will Be The Largest EM Default Of All Time (Russell Napier) • ‘What Happens In Turkey Won’t Stay In Turkey’ (CNBC) • Italy Expects Financial Market Attack In August (R.) • The Price of Cheap Dollar/Euro Debts: Local Currencies Come Unglued (WS) • Indian Rupee Drops To All-Time Low Against Dollar Over Turkish Crisis (Ind.) • Close Up and Long Shot (Kunstler) • Musk: “I

Aug 132018
 August 13, 2018  Posted by at 8:43 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle August 13 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Vincent van Gogh The yellow house (The Street), Arles 1888   • Turkey Central Bank To Take ‘All Necessary Measures’ For Stability (AFP) • Turkey Pledges Action To Calm Markets (BBC) • Euro Drops To One-Year Low On Lira Crisis Contagion Fears (G.) • Beware the Dog Days of August (Pettifor) • Trump Gives Mueller Three Weeks For Sitdown (ZH) • Trump ‘Will Deny Under Oath’ Asking Comey For Flynn Leniency (AT) • Why Trump Cancelled the Iran Deal

Aug 122018
 August 12, 2018  Posted by at 1:21 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Talk Cold Turkey

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Henri Matisse View of Nôtre Dame 1914   Recep Tayyip Erdogan became Prime Minister of Turkey in 2003. His AKP party had won a major election victory in 2002, but Erdogan was banned from political office until his predecessor Gül annulled the ban. Which he had gotten in 1997 for reciting an old poem to which he had added the lines “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers….”

Aug 122018
 August 12, 2018  Posted by at 9:06 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle August 12 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Salvador Dali Elephants 1948   • Rand Paul Against the World (AC) • Saudi Arabia’s PIF and SoftBank Not Interested in Tesla Buyout (WS) • China Scrambles to Cool Overheated Real Estate Market (ET) • Beijing Struggles To Defuse Anger Over China’s P2P Lending Crisis (R.) • DNC Serves WikiLeaks With Lawsuit Via Twitter (CBS) • More Than 100 Constituencies That Backed Brexit Now Want To Stay In EU (G.) • Russia Defense Minister Warns Germany Against ‘Strength &

Aug 112018
 August 11, 2018  Posted by at 8:50 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle August 11 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Vincent van Gogh Ward in the hospital in Arles 1889   • Why Has The Turkish Lira Slumped To A Record Low? (Ind.) • Why Turkey Is Doomed In Two Charts (ZH) • Turkish Lawyers Want To Arrest US Troops at Incirlik Air Base (Ditz) • US Jury Orders Monsanto To Pay $290mn To Cancer Patient Over Weed Killer (AFP) • Lawsuits Accuse Tesla’s Musk Of Fraud Over Tweets, Going-Private Proposal (R.) • Chinese Media Keep Up Drumbeat Of

Aug 102018
 August 10, 2018  Posted by at 8:05 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle August 10 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail John French Sloan Sunset, West Twenty-Third Street 1905-6   • The Myth Of Market Cap (Berversdorf) • The Looming Threat of a Yuan Depreciation (Magnus) • Russia Blasts New US Sanctions As ‘Theatre Of The Absurd’ (G.) • US Curbs On Russian Banks Would Be Act Of Economic War – Medvedev (R.) • US Must Turn to Russia to Contain China (Rickards) • Pakistan Is On The Brink Of Economic Disaster (CNBC) • Tesla Board Plans To Tell Elon

Aug 092018
The Forrest Gump of All Future Democrat Losses

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail René Magritte The evening gown 1954   Julian Assange has received an letter from the US Senate asking him to testify in front of them. What to make of that is not entirely clear. Far as I know, Assange offered such testimony multiple times, under the ‘right standards’. The Senate ostensibly wants this to take place behind closed doors, and it’s hard to see how that would fit Assange’s standards. But who knows? What struck me was that the

Aug 092018
 August 9, 2018  Posted by at 9:21 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle August 9 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Eugène-Louis Boudin Laundresses on the Beach at Étretat 1892   • Behold The ‘Scariest Chart’ For The Stock Market (MW) • US Senate Calls On Julian Assange To Testify (ZH) • Senate Democrats Circulate Plans for Government Takeover of Internet (Reason) • US To Impose Fresh Sanctions On Russia Over Salisbury Attack (Ind.) • Russia Calls New US Sanctions Draconian, Rejects Poisoning Allegations (R.) • Trump’s Sanctions Admit the End of US Military Dominance (Luongo) • Saudi Arabia Is

Aug 082018
 August 8, 2018  Posted by at 8:20 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle August 8 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Vincent van Gogh The red tree house 1890   • Tesla Shares Soar After Elon Musk Floats Plan To Take Company Private (G.) • Securities Lawyers Shocked By Elon Musk’s Tweet (CNBC) • Alex Jones Pleads With Donald Trump To Fight ‘Censorship’ (Ind.) • US Think Tank’s Tiny Lab Helps Facebook Battle Fake Social Media (R.) • Trump’s Sanctions Causing Turmoil In Turkey (CNBC) • Turkish Banks Scramble to Stave Off Debt Crisis (DQ) • Europe ‘Needs To Get

Aug 072018
 August 7, 2018  Posted by at 1:01 pm Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,  
Assange, Infowars and the Constitution

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Vasily Polenov Christ among the teachers (doctors) 1896   This morning I woke up, looked around me, and saw a world sinking into a quagmire of voluntary censorship, a world willing to let someone far away choose what it can and cannot see of itself, and about itself. A world that no longer appears to recognize, or care, that this goes directly against its founding principles of liberty, freedom of speech, freedom of the press. I can think of