AMERIKA: America Is Now a Kleptocrapocracy – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com “…Why do state universities need to market themselves like a roto-rooter service? Maybe because they’re both working the sewers: state universities are exploiting the student loan sewers, desperate to recruit another batch of debt-serfs who fell for the 3-card monte game in which a lifetime of debt is exchanged for a credential…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘The Libyan Agenda’, The Real Reason Qaddafi Was Murdered

Source – ellenbrown.com “…Critics have long questioned why violent intervention was necessary in Libya. Hillary Clinton’s recently published emails confirm that it was less about protecting the people from a dictator than about money, banking, and preventing African economic sovereignty…In other words: It’s the banksters, stupid!” SM:… Needless to say, Gaddafi was the “Gold Standard”…

CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: US Default a Greater Risk Than Evergrande Meltdown

Source – asiatimes.com “…The “empire is crumbling” and the dollar is “slowly losing its sheen,” says Peter Koenig at Renmin University of China. Slowly, but surely, he says, the dollar “is losing its weight in the international financial market…During his time in office, Trump’s inner circle mulled canceling portions of the debt the US owed…

COVER-UP: Who’s Missing From the Pandora Papers, The Main Offenders & Accomplices – By Werner Ruegemer

Source – strategic-culture.org “… Who’s Missing From the Pandora Papers: The Main Offenders and Accomplices – By Werner RÜGEMER Missing from the elaborate Pandora “disclosure” are not only the main financial havens, companies and banks, but also today’s leading investors. At a cost of many millions of dollars, euros, pesos, etc., 600 journalists from 148 media outlets and 117…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Conquistadors’, The Hidden $150 Trillion Agenda Behind The Climate Change Crusade

Source – zerohedge.com “…And there you have it: just as covid was one giant smokescreen to “allow” central banks and Treasuries to merge and lead us to Helicopter Money and MMT, creating some $30 trillion in liquidity in the process, the “Net Zero” myth is what will perpetuate this endless printing for the next 30…

REALPOLITIK: ‘Riding The Dragon’, Biden & The Rigged War

Source – veteranstoday.com “…The company of Kamala Harris’ husband, DLA Piper, advises a group of companies owned by the Chinese Communist Party and has hired former Chinese Communist Party officials. Kamala Harris is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Lodge (AKA), linked to the Masonic order of the Eastern Star. Only two white women…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: America’s Bottom 50% Have Nowhere To Go But Down – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com “…America’s economy has changed in ways few of the winners seem to notice, as they’re too busy cheerleading their own brilliance and success. In the view of the winners, who just so happen to occupy all the seats at the media-punditry-Federal Reserve, etc. table–the rising tide of stock, bond and real estate…

CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: What The Debt Ceiling Fiasco Truly Means

Source – zerohedge.com “…Working people are the backstop of every mistake their government has ever made. The current analogy is that Inflation is a stealth tax. We feel it is much worse. Inflation is a slow motion default to its own citizens; in both financial and fiduciary responsibility” What the Debt Ceiling Fiasco Truly Means…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: How the U.S. Became One of the World’s Biggest Tax Havens – By Ana Swanson (Archive)

Source – washingtonpost.com “…During his 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama criticized Caribbean tax havens. He mentioned one building in the Cayman Islands that is the registered home of more than 12,000 U.S.-based corporations, saying, “That’s either the biggest building in the world or the biggest tax scam on record.” But as the example of 1209…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘Making a Living’, The History of What We Call Work – By Aaron Benanav

Source – thenation.com “… ‘Making A Living’, The History of What We Call Work – By Aaron Benanav Illustration by Tim Robinson. We have named the era of runaway climate change the “Anthropocene,” which tells you everything you need to know about how we understand our tragic nature. Human beings are apparently insatiable consuming machines;…

AMERIKA: While Everyone Cheers Soaring “Wealth”, America’s Social Order Is Unraveling – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com “…America has lost all of these elements, as self-interest is the only value, purpose and goal that guides behavior, starting at the top: how do politicians acquire fortunes in excess of $100 million (cough, Pelosi, cough)? Through public service? …The rot starts at the top and then seeps down into every fiber of the nation’s economic,…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Phantom Wealth’, Wealth Without Work – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – dailyreckoning.com …Of all the mass delusions running rampant in the culture, none is more spectacularly delusional than the conviction that we can all get fabulously rich from speculation while producing nothing. Like all mass delusions, the greater the disconnect from reality, the greater the appeal. Mass delusions gain their escape velocity by leaving…

REALPOLITIK: Eurasian Consolidation Ends The US Unipolar Moment (Part 2) – By Pepe Escobar

Source – thesaker.is “…Now, the crucial factor seems to be the fragmentation of Atlanticism. Diesen identifies three levels: the de facto decoupling of Europe and the US propelled by Chinese ascendancy; the mind-boggling internal divisions in the EU, enhanced by the parallel universe inhabited by Brussels eurocrats; and last but not least, “polarization within Western…

CROSSROADS: Now That The American Dream Is Reserved For The Wealthy, The Smart Crowd Is Opting Out

Source – oftwominds.com “…Clueless economists are wringing their hands about the labor shortage without looking at the underlying causes, one of which is painfully obvious: the American economy now only works for the top 10%…As a result the Smart Crowd is opting out of the conventional workforce’s debt-overwork-deadend-treadmill“ Now That The American Dream Is Reserved For…

DAS KAPITAL: China’s Nightmare Evergrande Scenario is an Uncontrolled Crash

Source – independent.ie “…While analysts have played down comparisons with the 2008 collapse of US investment bank Lehman Brothers, which caused crises at counterparties and ultimately seized up global markets, some investors have similar contagion concerns…A correction in China’s property market would not only slow the domestic economy but have global consequences too” Evergrande default…

CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: ‘Debasement’, The Funny-Money Game – By Alasdair Macleod

Source – goldmoney.com “…In this article I get to the source of the inflation problem, which is the monetary debasement of the dollar and other major currencies…I explain why GDP is simply the total of accumulating currency and credit which is wrongly taken reflect economic progress – there being no such thing as economic growth.…

DAS KAPITAK: Quietly, the Fed Has Seduced $1 Trillion a Day into the Best Game in Town – Its Reverse Repo Facility – By Pam & Russ Martens

Source – wallstreetonparade.com “…Quantitative Easing (QE) was not intended to be a permanent feature of the Fed either when it was adopted after the 2008 financial collapse. And yet, here we are in 2021 with the Fed using QE to buy up $120 billion a month in Treasuries and agency Mortgage-Backed Securities” Quietly, the Fed…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Up to Half of the $14 Trillion Spent by Pentagon Since 9/11 Has Gone to War Profiteers – By Jake Johnson

Source – scheerpost.com “…But those five corporate giants are far from the only companies that profited from the increase in U.S. Defense Department outlays following the Afghanistan invasion, which ultimately killed more than 46,000 Afghan civilians. Hartung notes that numerous other firms—including Erik Prince’s since-rebranded Blackwater, the Dick Cheney-tied company Halliburton, and DynCorp—benefited handsomely from the…

BANKING CARTEL: Central Bank Visions of Absolute Control – By MN Gordon

Source – economicprism.com “…A digital dollar, coupled with the abolition of cash, would allow them to do this.  Moreover, it would provide them the ability to have full control over every transaction you make. For example, if a purchase falls outside of the parameters established by the digital dollar’s monitoring algorithm, it could be cancelled…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Meet the Two Congressmen Who Facilitated Today’s Derivatives Nightmare at Wall Street’s Mega Banks – By Pam & Russ Martens

Source – wallstreetonparade.com “…According to the official analysis and report from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, derivatives played an outsized role in the severity of the financial and economic collapse in the U.S. in 2008 – the worst downturn since the Great Depression. According to documents released by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC), at the…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘Future Shock’, Nation-States Vs Network-States Vs Crypto-Claves – By Mark Jeftovic

Source – bombthrower.com -“…‘Future Shock’ by Alvin Toffler realized that the accelerating rate of change brought about by the microprocessor was sending society into something post-industrial. He expanded on that later in Third Wave which came out in 1980. By the time he got to Power Shift  in 1990, the arc he had traced in…

COSMIC COWBOY: Inside Bezos’, Inside, A Five-Year Old Boy – Outside, A Cunning Extraterrestrial Profiteer – By Ralph Nader

Source – nader.org –“…Galaxy: One last question: $200 billion man; do you believe in God?…Bezos: “You’re looking at him…. for the time being….Bezos: “I’ll thank the robots. By that time, they’re able to reply, ‘thank you, master.’  [Greg thought the big guy was getting a little giddy]. After all, my capsule, New Shepard, took me,…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: The Real Socialism in America Isn’t What You Think

Source – robertreich.org “…The real socialism is corporate welfare. Thousands of big American corporations rake in billions each year in government subsidies, bailouts, and tax loopholes – all funded on the taxpayer dime, and all contributing to higher stock prices for the richest 1 percent…Big Tech, Big Oil, Big Pharma, defense contractors, and big banks are…

REALPOLITIK: ‘The Geopolitics of US Global Decline’, Beijing & Washington Struggle for Dominion Over the “World Island”

Source – lewrockwell.com “…Washington has recently unleashed a countervailing strategy, seeking to split the “world island” economically along its continental divide in the Urals, redirecting the 40 percent of world trade in its Asian half toward North America through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and reorienting the world’s largest economy in the European Union through the…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘Contrarians’, Where is the Outlook Most Miserable? – By MN Gordon

Source – https://economicprism.com/where-is-the-outlook-most-miserable/#more-7695 “…Central to Templeton’s investment philosophy was buying superior stocks at cheap entry points, during periods of “maximum pessimism.” He diligently applied this approach across a range of countries, industries, and companies.  In an interview in Forbes in 1988, Templeton remarked: “People are always asking me where the outlook is good, but that’s the…

DAS KAPITAL: The Dark Past Of The Bank For International Settlements – By Patrick Wood (Archive)

Source – activistpost.com – “… The word “poverty” does not appear even once. The reason is clear: Whatever “business as usual” might be with the Bank, it has nothing to do with poverty or poverty reduction. Rather, the Bank is in business to loan money by stimulating borrowing demand in developing countries, with a view…