VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Olduvai on the Dnepr’, the Transient-Pulse Theory of Industrial Civilization – By Dimitri Orlov

Source – cluborlov.blogspot.ca – “…Thus, the phenomenon that has allowed per capita energy use to set some modest new records has produced an Olduvai plateau, which will be followed by an even steeper Olduvai cliff once this scheme, essentially one of attempting to borrow against the collateral of a nonexistent future, eventually fails. This moment…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘State of Denial’, The Economy No Longer Works As It Did in the Past – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…There’s no Plan B for a state-corporate form of central-planning capitalism that is no longer functioning. The only policies available are the “emergency” ones that are now permanent life-support systems of our failed global economies”: ‘State of Denial’, The Economy No Longer Works As It Did in the Past – By…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Globalization & The Rural-Urban Divide – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – ‘…We did not pay enough attention as capitalism hijacked globalization. Economic elites designed international institutions to serve their own interests and to create firmer links between themselves and governments. Ordinary people were left out”: Globalization & The Rural-Urban Divide – By Charles Hugh Smith The Neoliberal Corporate-State Order had all the…

ABOVE TOP SECRET, ‘EYES ONLY’: The Deep State, MJ-12, and BRICS-led Multipolarity

Source – geopolitics.co – “…The Deep State will continue, as they always have, to pursue their sinister agenda to start a nuclear exchange, while settling for the minimum atmosphere of conflict to generate more funds for the military industrial complex”: Deep State Plans to Nuke Russia & China to Deter BRICS-led Multipolarity We’ve already seen…

AMERIKA: Geopolitical Analyst/Professor Antonio Gelis-Filho Mulls Soviet-Style Collapse of US (Flashback)

Source – sott.net – Citing a series of geopolitical, economic and social setbacks faced by the United States since the turn of the century, geopolitical analyst and Sao Paulo Business School Professor Antonio Gelis-Filho argues that global policy planners must prepare to deal with the “improbable, but by all means possible, Soviet-style collapse of the…

OILIGARGHY: Your Taxes Subsidize Dirty Oil Corporations By $5.3 TRILLION – Report

Source  – trueactivist.com  – “Governments Giving Fossil Fuel Companies $10 Million a Minute: IMF”:  – News like this makes you wonder whether the people running this planet actually want it (or us) to survive at all. A recent paper released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should shock all of us who believe in a…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: 6 Companies Making Big Profits In The Prison Industrial Complex (Archive)

Source  – govtslaves.info – There are currently 2.4 million people in American prisons. This number has grown by 500% in the past 30 years. While the United States has only 5% of the world’s population, it holds 25 percent of the world’s total prisoners. In 2012, one in every 108 adults was in prison or in jail, and one in 28 children in the U.S. had a…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Cities and States Pay Massive Secret Fees to Wall Street – By David Sirota

Source  – truthdig.com – California’s report said $440 million. New Jersey’s said $600 million. In Pennsylvania, the tally is $700 million. Those Wall Street fees paid by public workers’ pension systems have kicked off an intensifying debate over whether such expenses are necessary. Now, a report from an industry-friendly source says those huge levies represent…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Prison Labor Company Features Promo Video Touting “Best-Kept Secret in Outsourcing” – By Lee Fang (Flashback)

Source  – firstlook.org – Searching for the “best kept secret in outsourcing,” one that can “provide you with all the advantages” of domestic workers, but with “offshore prices”? Try prison labor! That’s the message of Unicor, also known as Federal Prison Industries, a government-owned corporation that employs federal workers for as little as 23 cents an…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Bankrupt Governments and Negative Interest Rates

Source  – sprottmoney.com – The United States is bankrupt. Even officially; its debt-to-GDP ratio is well above 100%, the economic/financial point-of-no-return. Unofficially, its total debts-and-liabilities now exceed $200 trillion – ten times as much as this (relatively) puny economy can service, over even the medium term. The U.S. is not merely bankrupt; it is in…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘America Is a Ponzi Scheme’, A Commencement Speech for the Scammed – By Tom Engelhardt (Flashback)

Source -.tomdispatch.com – “If you’re graduating from a liberal arts college, you’ve been taken for a ride. Start getting used to it”: – It couldn’t be a sunnier, more beautiful day to exit your lives — or enter them — depending on how you care to look at it. After all, here you are four…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘The Resource Curse’, Why Countries That Have So Much, Often Have So Little – By Matt Timms

Source  – theneweconomy.com – Large reserves of natural resources are not always the boon they appear to be; they can bring corruption and contraction if a country’s wider economy does not benefit An abundance of natural resources brings economic prosperity, particularly in developing countries where those raw materials often represent the single biggest contributor to…

DAS KAPITAL: Why The Powers That Be Are Pushing A Cashless Society

Source  – darkpolitricks.com – “The central banks are indeed taking up these growing signs and are planning drastic restrictions on cash itself. They see moving to electronic money will first eliminate the underground economy, but secondly, they believe it will even prevent a banking crisis.This idea of eliminating cash was first floated as the normal…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: The 60-Year Trend Of Exploding Money And Imploding Growth – By David Stockman

Source  – davidstockmanscontracorner.com – During the heyday of post-war prosperity between 1953 and 1971, real final sales—–a better measure of economic growth than GDP because it filters out inventory fluctuations—-grew at a 3.6%  annual rate. That is exactly double the 1.8% CAGR recorded for 2000-2014. And after this morning’s punk GDP report in which growth stayed above the flat-line…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: The Golden Growth Era Of 1953-1971 Versus The Money Printers’ Folly Since 2000 – By David Stockman

Source  – davidstockmanscontracorner.com – “…Contra Corner website (http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com) is a daily must-read for anyone interested in the truth about our rigged economy” – David Stockman is our guest this week in the first of a two-part interview. He is also speaking at our Mises Circle event in Stamford, Connecticut, next week, along with Jim Grant…

HIDDEN HISTORY: The Dark History Of The Vatican Bank

Source  – heraldscotland.com – The Vatican’s bank, the Institute for Works of Religion (the IOR), acquired a sulphurous reputation in the 1970s when its American head, Archbishop Paul Marcinkus, went into business first with Michele Sindona, a Cosa Nostra-linked financier who would end up convicted of bankruptcy and murder, and then Roberto Calvi, who would…

CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: ‘Exposing The Deception’, How The US Economy “Grew” By $140 Billion As Americans Became Poorer

Source – zerohedge.com – This is simply stunning. Regular readers will recall that last month, at the same time as the US Bureau of Economic Analysis reported was a far better than expected 3.9% GDP (since revised to 5.0% on the back of the previously noted Obamacare spending surge), it also released its Personal Spending…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘The Alchemy of Synthetic Finance’, The convergence of banking, technology and the occult (Archive)

Source – wakeup-world.com – This past week, the world’s vultures – the economic power elite – met in Davos to discuss the maintenance of their global fiat hegemony. Highlights included furthering austerity measures, noting that the serf class can’t expect air conditioning and cars, as well as cheering on the death of privacy through the rise of technocracy.…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Negative Interest Rates’, Debt is Better than Cash? …Who’s Running the Monetary Asylum Anyway? – By Bill Holter (Flashback)

Source  – globalresearch.ca  – Two days ago Reuters reported the 3 month “Euribor” went into negative interest rate territory. In this missive I will try to make sense of this as to “why or how” this could happen. I do not believe there is an answer other than the madness and insanity of being locked…

THE MONEY MASTERS: Why Does No One Speak of America’s Oligarchs? – By Yves Smith

Source  – nakedcapitalism.com – “Yet despite his depiction of extensive parallels between the role played by oligarchs in emerging economies and the overwhelming influence of the financial elite in the US, there’s been a peculiar sanctimonious reluctance to apply the word oligarch to the members of America’s ruling class”: – One of the striking elements…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘Web of Debt’, Exploring The Myths About Money – By Ellen Hodgson Brown

Source  – webofdebt.com – “Not only is virtually the entire money supply created privately by banks, but a mere handful of very big banks is responsible for a massive investment scheme known as “derivatives,” which now tallies in at hundreds of trillions of dollars”: Our money system is not what we have been led to…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Who Owns the Land? – “The Crown”, a private corporation owned by a small group of the world’s wealthiest people (Archive)

Source – zengardner.com – “Facts about land use in the UK. (Much of this may apply, with local variations to the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and NZ). “The Crown” is a private corporation owned by a small group of the world’s wealthiest people, directed by a committee of 12 men, from “The City” approximately 1…

CORPORATE WELFARE: Leading Countries Spend $200 Billion a Year Subsidizing Fossil Fuels, OECD – By Larry Elliott

Source – readersupportednews.org – Rich western countries and the world’s leading developing nations are spending up to $200bn (£130bn) a year subsidising fossil fuels, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The Paris-based thinktank said its 34 members plus six of the biggest emerging economies – China, India, Brazil, Indonesia,…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Who is Responsible for the Economic Collapse in the US? – By Grete Mautner

Source – journal-neo.org – “…The American Thinker is predicting an abrupt rise in political violence in the United States, while arguing that wars begin when, in a major crisis, no peaceful solution can be found. Americans are at or near that point. Unfortunately, most people are not going to acknowledge the truth until it is too…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Hitler’s American Business Partners, Ford, General Motors and IBM

Source – matrixbob.wordpress.com – “..Henry Ford, the automobile manufacturer; James D Mooney, the General Motors manager; and Thomas Watson, the IBM boss were all awarded the Grand Cross of the German Eagle — the Nazi’s highest distinction for foreigners for their services to the Third Reich”: (Hitler’s American Business Partners: Ford, General Motors and IBM)…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Central Banks Are Trojan Horses, Looting Their Host Nations (Archive)

Source – zerohedge.com  – “…Tim Geithner – as head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York – was complicit in Lehman’s accounting fraud, (and see this), and pushed to pay AIG’s CDS counterparties at full value, and then to keep the deal secret”: (Central Banks Are Trojan Horses, Looting Their Host Nations) A Nobel…

REBEL YELL: ‘F@#k Work’, Cybernated Production, Surplus Humans, and Dis-engaged Elite Entitlements

Source – stuartjeannebramhall.com – “…Oxford economists who study employment trends tell us that almost half of existing jobs, including those involving ‘non-routine cognitive tasks’ – you know, like thinking – are at risk of death by computerisation within 20 years. They’re elaborating on conclusions reached by two MIT economists in the book Race Against the…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘The Big Short’, Housing Bubbles and Retold Lies – By Paul Krugman (Archive)

‘Source – nytimes.com – In May 2009 Congress created a special commission to examine the causes of the financial crisis. The idea was to emulate the celebrated Pecora Commission of the 1930s, which used careful historical analysis to help craft regulations that gave America two generations of financial stability. But some members of the new…

CORPRO-FASCISM: Engineering War, The US Used to Make Bullets to Fight Wars – Now They Make Wars to Sell Bullets

Source – whatreallyhappened.com  – The US has been at war some 222 years of its 239 year existence, which is 93% of the time. We have the most powerful military in the world, bigger and more powerful than the next 14 countries combined, most of which are our allies. (Graph): Wars are created as a…