CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: Beware the 21st Century Robber Barons – By Robert Reich

Source – commondreams.org – “…changes in bargaining power didn’t happen by accident. As corporations have gained power, they’ve been able to gut anti-monopoly laws, allowing them to grow even more dominant….The declining share of total U.S. income going to the bottom 90 percent over the last four decades correlates directly with the decline in unionization.…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘How We Got Here’, the Global Economy’s 75-Year Stumble to the Precipice

Source – charleshughsmith.blogspot.com – “….Globalization has optimized profits at the expense of everything else: ecological sustainability, the security of food and energy sources, etc., while financialization has gutted the real economy in an extraction process that concentrates all the gains into the hands of the few at the top of the financialization/globalization pyramid: a winners-take-most economy that…

DAS KAPITAL: You Want To Talk Privilege? Ok, Let’s Talk Privilege…

Source – outofthecave.io – “…Dollar privilege is why almost half of US households can receive some form of subsidy from the government and still have flat screen TVs, refrigerators, stoves, mobile phones, internet and quite possibly, cars, while the bottom half of the global population lives on less than $2.50/day” “….You Want To Talk Privilege? Ok, Let’s…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Collusion’, How Central Bankers Rigged the World – By Nomi Prins (Archive)

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…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Meet BlackRock, The New Great Vampire Squid – By Ellen Brown

Source – ellenbrown.com – “… While the public was distracted with protests, riots and lockdowns, BlackRock suddenly emerged from the shadows to become the “fourth branch of government”…BlackRock also owns major interests in nearly every mega-bank and in major media…BlackRock is not actually working for us, although we the American people have now become its…

DAS KAPITAL: “The Day Everything Changed” Just Happened…

Source – silverdoctors.com – “…Alasdair Macleod returns to Liberty and Finance / Reluctant Preppers to alert us that his latest research indicates we have recently passed an inflection nexus of numerous critical indicators, signaling a probable systemic failure of the banking system within months, and a collapse of the USD this year” “The Day Everything…

REALPOLITIK: Now Comes the Davos ‘Great Reset’ – By F. William Engdahl

Source – williamengdahl.com – “…The leaders of the premier globalization NGO, Davos World Economic Forum…frame the “reset” of the world economy in the context of the coronavirus and the ensuing collapse of the world industrial economy. The WEF website states, “There are many reasons to pursue a Great Reset, but the most urgent is COVID-19.”…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘Unstoppable’, The Greatest Depression & the Reverse Wealth Effect – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…This can be visualized as a row of dominoes. Once the first domino falls, every domino will be toppled…The dominoes falling trigger a reverse wealth effect…This is important because the wealth effect–the psychological state of euphoria created when one’s assets steadily rise in value– has been a core driver of consumption…

FEAR FACTOR: Why Didn’t The 1958 & 1918 Pandemics Destroy The Economy? Hint: It’s The Lockdowns…

Source – mises.org – “…Defenders of government-coerced “lockdowns” have insisted that fear of the virus would have destroyed the economy even without lockdowns, but there is no historical precedent for this claim, and no current evidence to support it. Although some survey data has been proffered to suggest that more than 60 percent of Americans…

DAS KAPITAL: Tasting the Forbidden Fruit of Free Money – By MN Gordon

Source – economicprism.com – “…When the coronavirus panic attacked financial markets in March the central planners at the Fed made a grave error. Rather than employing small government and sound money solutions – that is, rather than letting over indebted corporate dinosaurs go extinct – the Fed flooded financial markets with liquidity. These bailouts saved…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Michael Hudson – The US Coronavirus “Bailout” Scam Is a $6 Trillion Giveaway to Wall Street

Source – michael-hudson.com – “…Economist Michael Hudson explains is not a “bailout” but a massive, $6 trillion giveaway to Wall Street, banks, large corporations, and stockholders. Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton discuss the enormous financial scam with Hudson, who reveals how the economy actually works, with the Federal Reserve printing money so rich elites don’t…

REALPOLITIK: The 1944 Battle Of Bretton Woods, Lessons For Victory Day – By Matthew Ehret

Source – canadianpatriot.org – “…On the one side, figures allied to American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s vision for an anti-Imperial world order lined up behind FDR’s champion Harry Dexter White while those powerful forces committed to maintaining the structures of a bankers’ dictatorship (Britain was always primarily a banker’s empire) lined up behind the figure…

AMERIKA: ‘Class’, The Little Word the Elites Want You to Forget – By Chris Hedges

Source – truthdig.com – “…Race, gender, religion, abortion, immigration, gun control, culture and patriotism are issues used to divide the public, to turn neighbor against neighbor, to fuel virulent hatreds and antagonisms. The culture wars give the oligarchs, both Democrats and Republicans, the cover to continue the pillage. There are few substantial differences between the…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘The DeGrowth Economy’, The Outlines of a Better World Are Emerging – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…The era of waste, greed, fraud and living on borrowed money is dying, and those who’ve known no other way of living are mourning its passing. Its passing was inevitable, for any society that squanders its resources is unsustainable. Any society that makes private greed the primary motivator and priority is…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Buckle Up for Economic Destruction – By MN Gordon

Source – economicprism.com – “…Supply chain disruptions breed consumer good disruptions, which breed declining sales, which breed disappearing cash flow, which breed layoffs, which breed less Ford F-150 sales, which breed shrinking tax receipts, which breed unserviceable public and private debt, which breed mass bankruptcies, which breed game over” SM:…Go back to sleep, it’s all…

DAS KAPITAL: Recession & Depression – By George Friedman

Source – geopoliticalfutures.com – “…Depressions are not economic events; they are the result of exogenous forces such as wars or disease…Depressions are not a necessary culling but a byproduct of the savage destruction of these external forces, which not only disrupt but destroy vast parts of humanity and decency, along with the economy. Therefore, the…

DAS KAPITAL: Rob Kirby – Keeping it Real When Everything Isn’t

Source – silverdoctors.com – “…As Fed bond repos pump hundreds of billions in to prop up banks, hedge funds, and stocks…As bond auctions are bailed out, and government stats reflect unrecognizable distortions of the reality of people’s lives…Prudent and responsible individuals are left hanging out to dry, holding on for sanity and honesty to return”…