CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: ‘Misplaced Pride’, Most of the “Middle Class” Is Actually Working Class – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…If we take off our rose-colored glasses, we have a much more stratified economy and society than we might like to believe…The “middle” has eroded away, leaving the top 15% who are doing very well in the status quo and the bottom 85% who are struggling to maintain a meaningful sense…

DAS KAPITAL: The Great Bilderburg Secret of 2019, the Derivatives Clock is Ticking – By Pepe Escobar

Source – thesaker.is – “… A series of studies hit President Trump’s desk and caused panic in Washington. These showed that in the case of the Strait of Hormuz being shut down, whatever the reason, Iran has the power to hammer the world financial system, by causing global trade in derivatives to be blown apart.…

DAS KAPITAL: The Ugly End of Globalization – By MN Gordon

Source – economicprism.com – “…After Nixon removed the discipline of gold from the world monetary system the money supply could be inflated without limits. For U.S. consumers, this translated into consumer price inflation. Things got ugly quick…The capital defect of America’s contrived economy is the capital itself. Namely, it’s fake. The importance of this defect…

BANKING CARTEL: The Bankers’ ‘Power Revolution’ How the Government Got Shackled by Debt – By Ellen Brown

Source – ellenbrown.com – “… After the dollar went off the gold standard in 1933, Congress could have had the Fed just print money and lend it to the government, cutting the banks out. But Wall Street lobbied for an amendment to the Federal Reserve Act, forbidding the Fed to buy bonds directly from the…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘Forget Money’, What Will Matter Are Water, Energy, Soil and Food & a Shared National Purpose – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…As the world slides into an era of scarcities, what will matter more than “money” are the essentials of survival: fresh water, energy, soil and the output of those three, food. The ability to secure these resources will separate nations that fail and those that survive” Forget “Money”: What Will Matter…

REALPOLITIK: The Next Economic Crisis and the Looming Post-Multipolar System

Source – southfront.org – “…This hybrid warfare will be accompanied by a level of official propaganda that will make for example the current “Russiagate” reporting pale in comparison…Instead, that propaganda will be used to justify internal political censorship and repression, on a scale even greater than we have seen used against the Yellow Vests protests…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘Casino Capitalism’, The American Economy is Now Rigged for Downward Mobility – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – charleshughsmith.blogspot.com – “…In a credit-bubble boom-bust economy, everyone must become a brilliant, savvy trader/gambler or they risk losing it all…The greatest sin in America is to recognize downward mobility is now like gravity: the upper-middle class household that loses a high-paying job and places the wrong bet in the credit-bubble casino is one…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: The Economy Has Fundamentally Changed In The 21st Century…And Not For The Better – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – charleshughsmith.blogspot.com – “…Turning everything into a tradable market is not what actually happened. What actually happened is that the new markets were quickly dominated by monopolies and cartels, and previously safe assets were financialized and securitized, in effect strip mining the unwary of their income and assets…The net result is we have an…

CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: ‘Illusions Of Wealth’, The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be – By MN Gordon

Source – economicprism.com – “…What’s the real source of the working stiff’s grave economic discomfort?…today’s great chasm between rich and poor – is the product of central planners. Not the Soviet style central planner that dictated prices with ridiculous five year plans. But, rather, a more covert central planner that draws down the value of…

DAS KAPITAL: Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Rest – By Robert Reich

Source – robertreich.org – “…While the wealthy and powerful are coddled with public largesse, the rest of us are thrown into the jaws of an unforgiving economic system…Around 60 percent of America’s wealth is now inherited. Many of today’s superrich have never worked a day in their lives” Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘Debt Overload’, America Needs A Debt Jubilee – By Paul Craig Roberts

Source – paulcraigroberts.org – “…In America today the population is drowning in unpayable debts—student loan debt, credit card debt, home mortgage debt, state and local government debt, and business debt—but policymakers have reserved forgiveness only for the debt associated with the bad and irresponsible investments of the big banks and financial institutions. The Federal Reserve…

DAS KAPITAL: The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us – By Ellen Brown

Source – https://www.yesmagazine.org/@@also-by?author= – “…More than 25 bills are now active, and dozens of groups are promoting the idea…California and Washington state are vying to form the nation’s second state-owned bank, following in the footsteps of the highly successful Bank of North Dakota, founded in 1919” The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us – By…

DAS KAPITAL: Yes, We Can Do Better Than Capitalism – By Richard Wolff

Source – commondreams.org – “…Are contemporary capitalist societies ready to embark on transitions to genuinely non- or post-capitalist societies? Such transitions’ central strategy is to displace the hierarchical, undemocratic, employer-employee organization of capitalist enterprises with democratized workplaces. Notions of economies built on workers’ self-governing cooperatives existed throughout human history. They rise now again as small…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘America’s Forced Financial Flight’, Fleeing Unaffordable and Dysfunctional Cities – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – ‘…The sacrifices required to live in high-cost urban areas are no longer worth it: traffic congestion, long commutes, high-stress jobs, homelessness and decaying infrastructure are outweighing the benefits of hipster urbanism. Although it’s verboten to mention this in the we’re so fabulous local media, many of these high-cost urban regions are…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘Crony Capitalism’, Facebook & Monsanto Top Shareholders Are Identical (Archive)

Source – jonrappoport.wordpress.com – ‘…Monsanto and Facebook illustrates how, at the top of the food chain, there is connected wealth. These investment funds can, if they choose to, intercede in companies’ proxy votes to alter company policy. And of course, in case a company decides to take a controversial stance on a political issue, or…