VOODOO ECONOMICS: Charles Hugh Smith – ‘Time To Suck In Global Capital By Raising Rates & Let Nature Cull The Herd”

Source – oftwominds.com “…One of the most enduring conceits of the modern era is that the Federal Reserve acts to goose growth and therefore employment while keeping inflation moderate…This conceit is extremely handy as PR cover: the Fed really, really cares about little old us and expanding our ballooning wealth. Nice, except it doesn’t. The…

THEATER OF THE ABSURD: Meme Stocks, NFTs & Crypto, Everyone’s Drinking The Cool-Aid

Source – schiffgold.com “…In 2021, people frequently paid thousands of dollars for virtual sneakers, and someone paid $450,000 to acquire a virtual piece of property in the “Snoopverse,” a digital world created by rapper Snoop Dogg…those lucky enough to own assets are enjoying one more spin on the merry-go-round.  Only about a week into 2022, shares of Gamestop,…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: $2.7 Billion in Credit Default Swaps Blew Up One Day Before the Fed Launched Its Repo Loan Bailouts in 2019

Source – wallstreetonparade.com “…In just the last quarter of 2019, the Fed pumped a cumulative $4.5 trillion in repo loans into Wall Street’s trading houses, according to the transaction data it released on December 30 of last year. That was before even one case of COVID-19 had been reported in the U.S.” SM:…‘They done blowed…

REALPOLITIK: ‘The Great Game’, Western Empire-Builders Russian Dilemma

Source – strategic-culture.org “…Russia is perceived as an obstacle to Western control over the strategically vital Eurasian continent. The prize of Eurasia has long been coveted by Western imperialists, from the British Empire’s Sir Halford Mackinder to the U.S. strategist Zbigniew Brzezinski. As Krainer notes, it was this imperial calculation by the Anglo-American capitalists that…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘This Time It’s Different’, Where The Fake Money Flows…

Source – economicprism.com “…As night follows day should not price inflation follow money supply inflation?…Unlike the QE from 2008 to 2015, the QE from 2019 to the present included massive social spending.  This was more than a Wall Street bailout. The $6 trillion in deficit spending represents fake money that’s been released directly into the…

CASINO CAPITALISM: ‘Few People Want To Admit It’, We Are Headed Toward A Catastrophic Political Collision

Source – zerohedge.com “…The betting market becomes a bigger part of the economic system. We’re not a manufacturing economy anymore, the US is a casino….next year we will enter a political dynamic unlike anything we’ve seen in a 100yrs,” continued the same CIO…“It’s almost like the housing crisis. In 2006 it was obvious that the…

COVER-UP: The Smoking Guns In The Fed’s 2019-2020 Emergency Repo Loan Bailouts

Source – wallstreetonparade.com “…The Fed is only releasing the information because the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation of 2010 made it a legal obligation of the Fed to do so. The Fed had fought a multi-year court battle with the press after the 2008 financial crisis to keep its secret bailouts to Wall Street firms hidden…

PROPAGANDA: How PR Giant Publicis Promotes Greed, Deception on Behalf of World’s Most Powerful

Source – childrenshealthdefense.org “…With the advent of digital communications, the human instinct to trust authority and media has allowed increased psychic destabilization of entire populations. Children are particularly susceptible to these powerful techniques and are preyed upon to gain early conformity…“The art of publicity is a black art, but it has come to stay, and…

CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: ‘War Game’, International Finance Leaders Hold Exercise Simulating Global Financial Collapse

Source – childrenshealthdefense.org “…yet another “simulation” of a large-scale and destructive global catastrophe will, for some, bring back recollections of “Event 201” and what followed thereafter — infamously described on March 20, 2020, by then-U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a “live exercise.” International Finance Leaders Hold ‘War Game’ Exercise Simulating Global Financial Collapse.…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Speedball Stimulus’, The Economy / Market Look “Healthy” Until They Have a Seizure & Collapse – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com “…The explosion of debt and interest due on that debt could not occur if interest rates still topped 10%…Without continuous injections of more “free money” and suppression of interest rates, the market–oh, the horror!– would re-assert its price discovery mechanisms which tied interest rates to risk….The central bank-engineered suppression of interest rates has destroyed…

THEATER OF THE ABSURD: Pentagon “Loses” 50 Cents of Every Dollar Allocated by Congress.

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com “…In 2019, when I exposed in a Nation MagazIne cover story the incredible $21-trillion fraud that has been going on at the Pentagon for over two decades of deliberate budget obfuscation, I wrote that if this kind of scandalous behavior were occurring in any other government department…it would be huge news in…

CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: “Cash is Trash’, How to Survive the Mega Collapse of 2022 – By MN Gordon

Source – economicprism.com “…Price inflation.  Supply chain disruptions.  Labor shortages.  Energy shortages.  Food and fertilizer scarcity.  Extreme wealth disparity.  Stock, bond, and real estate bubbles.  Flash mob smash and grab robberies.  And much, Much More…For these reasons, and many others, 2022 will be the year of the mega collapse.  In fact, it’s already happening” How…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘2022’, The Year of Breakdown – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com “…We’ve collectively lost the ability and willingness to deal with crises for which there is no happy-story ending….In other words, our economy and society have been optimized for failure. Drifting along in a daze of disconnected-from-reality complacency we are completely unprepared to deal with realities that don’t respond to magical thinking, optimism,…

BIG PHARMA: ‘Corporate Medicine’, Pharma Bro & The Oligopoly

Source – zerohedge.com “…The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the depths of mismanagement, incompetence, greed, and utter stupidity that pervades the American medical establishment — what I call Corporate Medicine. Yet Corporate Medicine, with the help of the Corporate Media, is trying to wave it away: “a one-in-a-lifetime event” and “we did the best we…

MASONIC VISIONS: ‘Dr. Doom’, Nouriel Roubini Warns Of “Clouds Over 2022”

Source – project-syndicate.org “…Against this background, political dysfunction is increasing in both advanced economies and emerging markets. The US midterm elections may offer a preview of the full-blown constitutional crisis – if not outright political violence – that could follow the presidential vote in 2024. The US is experiencing near-unprecedented levels of partisan polarization, gridlock,…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘The Crack-Up Boom’, FED Chairman Jerome Powell & ‘Woke’ Monetary Policy

Source – ronpaulinstitute.org “…Recent polls show Americans expect continued large price increases. This indicates we may be on the verge of what Ludwig von Mises called a “crack-up boom.” A crack-up boom occurs when the general population realizes that constant currency depreciation is a feature, not a bug, of central banking” Is The Crack-Up Boom…

CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: The Fed’s Catch-22 Taper Is A Weapon, Not A Policy Error – By Brandon Smith

Source – alt-market.us “…I wrote about it extensively at the time along with my position that the Fed could and would taper, at least for a short period, which would lead to an accelerated crash of stocks. This did in fact happen, but as we all know the Fed reversed course not long after….This reversal…

CROSSROADS: ‘The Greater Fool’, Chaos & The Triumph Of Survival – By Egon von Greyerz

Source – goldswitzerland.com “…The financial, economic and moral devastation which is about to hit the world will for more than 99.5% of the people come out of the blue like a flash from a clear sky. For most people, coming events will thus be like the definition of the word CHAOS: “A state of total confusion…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘The Vaccine Gold Rush’, Dr. Tess Lawrie Ph.D, Against The Big Pharma / Big Money Machine

Source – margaretannaalice.substack.com “…Among other common lies, we have the silent lie—the deception which one conveys by simply keeping still and concealing the truth. Many obstinate truth-mongers indulge in this dissipation, imagining that if they speak no lie, they lie not at all – Mark Twain” Profiles in Courage: Dr. Tess Lawrie A New Series,…

COVER-UP: What If Cancer Was Already Cured? – By Bill Sardi

Source – lewrockwell.com “…Dr. Yamamoto published four papers that revealed MAF therapy cured colon, breast, prostate and lung cancer in humans with remissions lasting 4-7 years when subjects were administered just 100 billionths of a gram of MAF. Similar studies produced the same result. Yamamoto’s monumental achievement was ignored…Modern medicine wasn’t ready to accept Dr.…

RESILIENT LIVING: How Vulnerable Is Your Personal Supply Chain? – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com “…Americans consider abundance and ready availability as birthrights so basic they’re like the air we breathe. The idea that shelves could become bare and stay bare is incomprehensible. yet that is the world we’re entering, for a number of complex reasons” How Vulnerable Is Your Personal Supply Chain? How vulnerable is your…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Banksters Are Taking The Last Vestige Of Wealth Away From Americans – By Bill Sardi

Source – lewrockwell.com “…It has been said, the rich buy stocks and the poor lottery tickets…in the past decade or two almost all of the increased value in our modern society has been captured by the oligarchs, the billionaires.  The top 10% owns 70+% of everything.  Now Congress just has oligarchs fund stuff instead of voting…

REALPOLITIK: Who is Responsible for the Deteriorating Situation in Lebanon? – By Vladimir Platov

Source – journal-neo.org “…For many years, Lebanon was considered the Middle East’s Switzerland….But in recent years, the situation has deteriorated catastrophically. The World Bank estimates that Lebanon’s severe and prolonged economic downturn will rank among the three worst crises to hit the world’s economies since the mid-19th century. The country’s GDP fell 20.3% in 2020;…

CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: Will Fed Crash Global Financial Markets for Their Great Reset? – By F. William Engdahl

Source – williamengdahl.com “…It’s looking increasingly likely that the US Federal Reserve and the globalist powers that be will use the dramatic rising of inflation as their excuse to bring down the US financial markets and with it, crash the greatest financial bubble in history…the trillions of dollars in emergency spending by both Trump and…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘Magical Thinking’, Smart Enough to Get Rich, Not Smart Enough to Keep It

Source – oftwominds.com “…In the modern analogy, we stripped all the low-hanging hydrocarbon energy and exploited the magic of money-printing and its sibling, debt, and now we’re ready to print another couple hundred trillion magical dollars and buy a replacement global energy system” Smart Enough to Get Rich, Not Smart Enough to Keep It Are…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: How I Robbed The World Bank – By Jim Bovard

Source – libertarianinstitute.org “…Perhaps the bank’s worst offense was propping up Communist regimes, perennially bailing out their command-and-control economies. In the late 1970s, the bank helped finance a brutal Vietnamese government program to forcibly resettle millions of farmers in conquered South Vietnam. The bank poured billions of dollars into Hungary, Yugoslavia, and Romania. A confidential…

HIGH CRIMES: ‘Honor Among Thieves’, The Joy of Stealing – By MN Gordon

Source – economicprism.com “…Not one banker or mortgage broker that we know of went to jail for the mass fraud and theft that was perpetrated leading up to and following the 2008-09 housing market bubble and bust.  Not even Angelo Mozilo…who  personally pocketing $45 million in ill-gotten gains.  But even that’s small potatoes…..Right now, today, unrelenting theft of…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Housing Hubris’, Can Home Prices Spiral Upward Forever? – By Douglas French

Source – mises.org “…With technology and financialization, the result is “[w]e’re gamifying real estate investment to the point that it’s almost like throwing money at the stock market,” a thirty-five-year-old tech worker told Mari. The days of paper and ink are over. It’s FaceTime, DocuSign, and electronic fund transfers, making everything seamless. Real estate money…

CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: This Inflation is Premeditated & Permanent – By J. Handers

Source – zerohedge.com “…The lie that this significant ramp in secular inflation was only “transitory” was evident if you looked at their published August 2019 plans. Back before the NYFed REPO loan fiasco kicked off and many months before, the global economy reportedly was shut down by bat soup….Having seen the unprecedented expansion of the major central…

NARCO-POLITIK: ‘Pegasus Project’, The Global Drug Cartel, Composed of Governments & Gangsters

Source – madcowprod.com “…The army of occupation came to Ciudad Juarez to throw it’s massive weight behind one side—the Sinaloa Cartel’s side—in the murderous drug war that had been raging for control of the Mexican economy’s biggest industry—and largest source of income—the drug trade…“Many of our members have been disappeared,” he continued. “We know that…