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…

DAS KAPITAL: The 60-Year Trend Of Exploding Money And Imploding Growth – By David Stockman (Archive)

Source  – davidstockmanscontracorner.com – “…In metaphorical terms, the central bank was using a pop-gun during the 1953-1971 era versus a nuclear weapon since the year 2000. Yet not only has the reported trend rate of real growth fallen by 50% since the era of William McChesney Martin, but the periodic economic setbacks (i.e. recessions) were…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘The Gilded Age’, There’s Plenty of Wealth to Go Around, But It Doesn’t – By Bob Lord

Source – counterpunch.org – “…Dividing today’s $100 trillion American pie evenly among its 125 million households would give each household an $800,000 slice. Grow that pie by a realistically achievable 25 percent over the next decade, and we have a nation of millionaires…There’s plenty to go around. The problem is that a relative handful of…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘Fire & Ice’, The Self-Reinforcing Feedback Loop of Diminishing Returns

Source – oftwominds.com – “…The cartel-monopoly structure of service sectors has inhibited the spread of cost-cutting technologies; online education that leads to a diploma should be nearly free and universally accessible…but instead the higher education cartel continues to exact its pound of flesh for a diploma, a scrap of paper with rapidly diminishing returns” The…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘The FED’, Birth Of A Monster – By David Howden

Source – mises.org – “…The Panic of 1857…itself is a textbook example of an Austrian business cycle, caused by the lending activities of fractional-reserve banks. This original sin of the banking system concluded with the birth of a monster in 1914: The Federal Reserve” The Birth Of A Monster – By David Howden The Federal Reserve’s…

CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: ‘2019’, The Three Trends That Matter – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…The politically invisible / financially vulnerable have declared we’re still here to their globalized elite aristocrats, and this rebellion against elite domination and profiteering is being demonized by the corporate-state media as populism rather than what it really is: a full-blown revolt of the working class” 2019: The Three Trends That…

DAS KAPITAL: What Caused the Recession of 2019-2021? – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…The current recession has not yet been acknowledged, but this is standard operating procedure: recessions are only declared long after they actually start due to statistical reporting lags…So what caused the recession of 2019-21? Apparently nothing…This lack of apparent trigger will mystify conventional economists…The cause of the recession of 2019-21 is…

DEEP GREEN: ‘Growing Pains’, The Ecological Costs of an Insatiable Economy

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – “…Contrary to popular belief*, private banks create 97% of our money out of thin air when they issue loans (see An IMF Proposal to Ban Banks from Creating Money). This results in an ever increasing debt spiral, which can only be repaid via continuously increasing economic growth” Growing Pains: The Ecological…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘The Everything Bubble’, Financialization & The Speculative Credit Orgy

Source – oftwominds.com – “…No longer content with blowing one credit-speculative bubble at a time, central bankers coordinated their efforts in 2009-2018 and inflated the Everything Bubble…But the Everything Bubble merely papered them over with a triple-whammy credit-speculative orgy of unprecedented enormity…consumption that was once paid out of earnings / revenues is now paid by…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Collusion’; How Central Bankers Rigged the World – By Nomi Prins

Source – whowhatwhy.org – “…As a gateway to Latin America, Mexico seemed destined to be a US subsidiary, not a partner. So it was doubly ironic when the United States “sneezed,” as it were. The recklessness of the US banking system and insufficient oversight by its key regulator, the Federal Reserve, caused a US financial…

DAS KAPITAL: How Do You Beat The Bankers At Their Own Game? – By Tom Chatham

Source – projectchesapeake.wordpress.com – “…The bankers have created a society of dependent people that they can exploit. They can only continue to exploit people as long as they are dependent on the bankers for the things they need. Once this dependence is broken the bankers lose much of their control on society’ How Do You…

REALPOLITIK: Imperialism and the Dynamic of Capital Expansion – By Michael Parenti (Archive)

Source – michaelparenti.org – Imperialism has been the most powerful force in world history over the last four or five centuries, carving up whole continents while oppressing indigenous peoples and obliterating entire civilizations. Yet, it is seldom accorded any serious attention by our academics, media commentators, and political leaders. When not ignored outright, the subject…

MIND GAMES: ‘Disaffected Tribes’, The Divide & Conquer Strategy of the Ruling Oligarch’s

Source – oftwominds.com – “…The stateless super-rich of the New Left-Right Elite Alliance…can flee the country in an instant if they need to, taking with the large chunks of their wealth, which is now either offshore or mobile thanks to international banking…The Elite’s greatest fear is that left and right non-elites realize who their real…

THE MEDIA MONOPOLY: ‘The Icelandic Debt Jubilee’, The Media Silence is Deafening (Flashback)

Source – gizadeathstar.com – “…the US Rothschild Controlled Media has apparently completely blacked out any news involving Iceland’s debt forgiveness. Attempting to search Iceland’s mortgage debt forgiveness only leads to about 359,000 search results with none of them being from the United States. Neither major or minor news outlets mention a single word about Iceland’s…