Dec 092018
 
 December 9, 2018  Posted by at 10:31 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 9 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Edouard Manet Berthe Morisot with a bouquet of violets 1872   • Incoming House Judiciary Chair Planning To End Probe Into FBI, DOJ (ZH) • France Is The New Tax Hell In Europe And Beyond (RT) • Paris Under Siege As Gilets Jaunes Open ‘Act IV’ – 4th Weekend Of Protest (O.) • No Hope Of Success And No Plan B – But Theresa May Won’t Blink (O.) • UK Cabinet Splits Over Second Referendum On Brexit Deal (G.)

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Dec 082018
 
Fairytales and Snowflakes

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Rembrandt van Rijn Bathsheba at her bath 1654 (see video at the bottom)   There are not many things that I’m allergic to. But there are some. Here’s a good example: bigotry. Behold, in the article quoted below, the danger of political correctness in all its glory. A 30-year old Christmas song, Fairytale of New York, it is claimed, must be censored or banned. For a reason I’ll explain, such things always make me think of Rembrandt’s painting “Bathsheba

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Dec 082018
 
 December 8, 2018  Posted by at 10:34 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 8 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Getty Vigil in front of White House on the evening after Pearl Harbor attack Dec. 7 1941   • France Braced For ‘Ultra-Violent’ Protests (BBC) • S&P 500 Closes In An Official ‘Death Cross’ (CNBC) • A Death Cross For The S&P 500 Highlights A Stock Market In Tatters (MW) • Dow Down Over 500 Points, Wipes Out 2018 Gains In Wild Week On Wall Street (CNBC) • George H. W. Bush, Wimp (Matt Taibbi) • Five Eyes Against

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Dec 072018
 
 December 7, 2018  Posted by at 8:05 pm Finance, Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  
Macron Heralds The End Of The Union

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Paul Almasy Paris 1950   The concept of the EU might have worked, but still only might have, if a neverending economic boom could have been manufactured to guide it on its way. But there was never going to be such a boom. Or perhaps if the spoils that were available in boom times and bust had been spread out among nations rich and poor and citizens rich and poor a little more equally, that concept might still have

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Dec 072018
 
 December 7, 2018  Posted by at 10:10 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 7 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Claude Monet Camille on the Beach at Trouville 1870   • Russia Seeks To ‘Feed The Whole Planet’ – PM (RT) • Markets Are Going Haywire, Sudden Moves Are Here To Stay (CNBC) • Did The Market Miss Powell’s Real Message? (Roberts) • Fed’s QE Unwind Reaches $374 Billion (WS) • The Fed Finally Broke Something (Muir) • Oil Drops As OPEC Makes Supply Cut Dependent On Russia (CNBC) • Bitcoin Plunges 10% As December Rout Continues (CNBC) •

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Dec 062018
 
 December 6, 2018  Posted by at 10:40 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 6 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Louis Anquetin Avenue de Clichy, Five O’Clock in the Evening 1887   • Sell-Offs Caused By Machines That Control 80% Of US Stock Market (CNBC) • Arrest of Huawei CFO Shows ‘The Gloves Are Now Fully Off’ – Eurasia Group (CNBC) • China May Target Us Tech Executives After Arrest Of Huawei CFO (MW) • British Telecom Removes Huawei Equipment From Parts Of 4G Network (PA) • Macron Scraps French Fuel Tax Rise Amid Nationwide Protests And Rioting (Ind.)

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Dec 052018
 
 December 5, 2018  Posted by at 10:38 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 5 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Wassily Kandinsky Painting with Houses 1909 (click for background)   • Don’t Blame Trump The Tariff Man, The Fed Crashed The Market Today (F.) • Dow Plunges Nearly 800 Points On Rising Fears Of An Economic Slowdown (CNBC) • FAANG Stocks Shed $140 Billion In Tuesday’s Market Rout (CNBC) • The Art of Defaulting (Jensen) • Anarchists, Butchers And Finance Workers In Court Over Paris Riots (AFP) • French History Has Never Seen A Protest Like The Yellow Vest

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Dec 042018
 
 December 4, 2018  Posted by at 10:11 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 4 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen Kendal Street, Byker, Newcastle 1969   • Yield Curve: What Bond Market Most Feared Is Starting To Happen (CNBC) • UK Government Accused Of Holding Parliament In Contempt On Legal Advice (G.) • Four Million British Workers Live In Poverty (G.) • 1.5 Million Demands For Second Referendum Handed To Downing Street (Ind.) • Europe’s Top Court To Rule On Whether The UK Can Cancel Brexit (CNBC) • ‘Death Threats’ Halt France Protest Summit (BBC) • Mueller

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Dec 032018
 
 December 3, 2018  Posted by at 10:30 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle December 3 2018

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Jules Adler Panorama de Paris vu du Sacré Coeur 1935   • How Trump’s Bashing Of The New York Times and CNN Has Benefited All (F24) • Dow Futures Surge After Trump And Xi Agree To Pause Trade War (CNBC) • China Agrees To ‘Reduce And Remove’ Tariffs On US Cars: Trump (AFP) • UK Faces Constitutional Crisis Over Brexit Legal Advice – Labour (BBC) • Qatar To Withdraw From OPEC, Focus On LNG Exports (R.) • Macron Tells

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Dec 022018
 
 December 2, 2018  Posted by at 5:11 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Smear Slander Rinse and Repeat

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Frans Masereel Montmartre 1925     The way ‘news’ is reported through known outlets changes so fast hardly a soul notices that news as we once knew it no longer exists. This is due to a large extent to the advent of the internet in general, and social media in particular. On the one hand this has led to an absolute overkill in ‘news’, forcing people to pick between sources once they find they can’t read or view it

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