SCORCHED EARTH: ‘Avoiding Real Change’, The Myth of Green Capitalism – By Katharina Pistor

Source – commondreams.org “…Instead of tackling such questions, governments and regulators have once again succumbed to the siren song of market-friendly mechanisms…Not surprisingly, the result has been a wave of greenwashing. The financial industry has happily poured trillions of dollars into green-labeled assets that turned out not to be green at all. According to a…

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.…

MIND GAMES: The Illusion of Getting Rich While Producing Nothing – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.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.…By incentivizing speculation and corruption, reducing the rewards for productive work and sucking wages dry with inflation, America has greased the skids to…

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…

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…

MIND GAMES: The Illusion Of Stability, The Inevitability Of Collapse -By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com “…Here’s the illusion of stability in a nutshell: while the broadest measure of the economy, gross domestic product (GDP) has continued marching higher (in both nominal and real/inflation-adjusted terms), the amount of Federal Reserve stimulus and Federal debt required to keep pushing GDP up at the same rate has exploded higher and…

HIGH CRIMES: ‘HSBC’, The 800-Pound Gorilla in the Room That No One is Talking About

Source – covertactionmagazine.com –“…HSBC is to cooperate with the Department of Justice in any and all investigations…What appears to have transpired is that HSBC was intent on providing “useful information” to the rich and powerful in order to obtain a get-out-of-jail-free card. It is clear that Trump & Co. were itching to take on China,…

NARCO-POLITIK: Cocaine Production Soars In Colombia As Oil Industry Crumbles – By Matthew Smith

Source – zerohedge.com “…Many other conflict zones, which incidentally are also key coca-growing regions within Colombia are also rich in hydrocarbons….Colombia’s cocaine production during 2020 surged to a record high of 1,228 metric tons …That volume is also significantly greater than all the cocaine produced in Colombia when the Medellin Cartel was at the peak of its…

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…

AMERIKA: One Nation Under Greed – By Jonas E. Alexis & John W. Whitehead

Source – veteranstoday.com “…The three branches of government (Executive, Legislative and Judicial) and the agencies under their command—Defense, Commerce, Education, Homeland Security, Justice, Treasury, etc.—have switched their allegiance to the Corporate State with its unassailable pursuit of profit at all costs and by any means possible” One Nation Under Greed – By Jonas E. Alexis…

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…

AMERIKA: Why The Wheels Are Coming Off – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com –“…War is an extremely profitable business if one manages to keep the conflict out of the home country. War profiteering has as long a history as war itself….If the industry is warfighting, then wars will manifest, with “victory” being the stated goal but utilization and expansion of assets being the actual purpose.…

REALPOLTIK: ‘Truth Be Told…’, Afghanistan Was a Smashing Success

Source – aanirfan.blogspot.com -“..A so-called interim Afghan government is to be headed by Prof. Ali Ahmad Jalali, who just so happens to be a US citizen….’Born in Afghanistan, Ali Ahmad Jalali is currently a distinguished professor at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA). Based at Fort Lesley J. McNair,…

DAS KAPITAL: ‘Shuck & Jive’, Why the Global Economy Is Unravelling – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com “…The real dynamic behind this happy-story shuck-and-jive is unprecedented prosperity for those with access to low-cost credit generated out of thin air by central banks. In other words, introducing market forces leads to the dominance of those who control those forces –banks and corporations…The unraveling we’re witnessing is just getting started. The…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘The Great Keynesian Coup of August 1971’, Fifty Years Later – By William L. Anderson

Source – mises.org “…To put it another way, the Bretton Woods Agreement really was a scheme to give the appearance of “sound money” all the while ensuring that the sound money regime that existed prior to the outbreak of World War I would not be reinstituted. Furthermore, Henry Hazlitt, who then was writing editorials for the…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Stripmining The Middle Class’, Neoliberalism Comes Home to Roost – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com “…Neoliberalism-is all fun and games when it’s stripmining some distant developing-world nation, but since opportunities have dried up globally, the stripmining machine has come home to America and its target is America’s middle class” Stripmining the Middle Class: Neoliberalism Comes Home to Roost – By Charles Hugh Smith But once this last…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: What’s REALLY Behind The War On Home Ownership? – By Kit Knightly

Source – off-guardian.org “…Major investment firms such as Vanguard and Blackrock, along with rental companies such as American Homes 4 Rent, are buying up single-family homes in record numbers – sometimes entire neighbourhoods at a time….in the last year, the private investment share of single-family home purchases is estimated to have increased ten-fold, going from…

BANKING CARTEL: Catherine Austin Fitts Reveals The Central Banking Warfare Model

Source – darkjournalist.com “…Catherine reveals how the Central Banking Warfare model has been utilized to bring us to the brink of world dictatorship while putting a Transhumanist control grid in place for total domination of human life. “A re-engineering of the financial transaction system as part of a larger re-engineering of the global governance system.…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Eye of the Storm’, Save, Invest, Speculate, Trade or Gamble? – By Doug Casey

Source – internationalman.com “…For some time, I’ve been saying that the economy is in the “eye of the storm” and that when it emerged, the weather would be far rougher than in 2008.. The trillions of currency units created since 2007, combined with artificially suppressed interest rates, have papered over the situation. But only temporarily.…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Why Rolling Lock-Downs Will Not End Until 2023 & The Real Reasons Behind Their Continuation

Source – zerohedge.com “…I started trying to connect the various events in the global financial markets directly to the length of the lockdowns. Time and time again, the money trail kept leading me back to one financial market – the $500 trillion of interest rate based global derivative contracts….Just as interest rates started to rise,…

DAS KAPITAL: Have We Reached Peak Self-Glorifying Billionaire? – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com “…Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty discusses the differences between failed states and successful states, and concludes that the failed states are fundamentally kleptocracies that answer to a self-serving elite while successful states are answerable to the broad populace” Have We Reached Peak Self-Glorifying Billionaire? – By Charles…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Equity Derivative Contracts Held by Federally-Insured Banks Have Exploded from $737 Billion to $4.197 Trillion Since the Crash of 2008

Source – wallstreetonparade.com “…But here’s the really dangerous and outrageous part of this. The OCC notes on page 10 of this report that “The four banks with the most derivative activity hold 88.4 percent of all bank derivatives.” In other words, four banks out of 4,989 U.S. banks are putting the entire system at risk”…