DAS KAPITAL: ‘Bait & Switch’, Financing Your Home Without Falling for Fraud

Source – home.solari.com – “…McDonnell Property Analytics’ mission is, and always has been: To Raise the Standard of Truth in Lending Through Auditing, Education and Advocacy…Without meaningful disclosure, consumers cannot make informed credit decisions, which leaves them vulnerable to exploitation” Your Mortgage: Financing Your Home Without Falling for Fraud – By Catherine Austin Fitts &…

CASINO CAPITALISM: Deregulating Banks Fueled Speculation, Not Productive Investment – By Yves Smith

Source – nakedcapitalism.com – “…The financial liberalisation and deregulation of the 1980s saw the gradual removal of credit guidance and credit control policies which were seen to distort the efficient allocation of capital…for the 1973 to 2005 period, for advanced economies, we find that the liberalisation of credit markets and removal of credit guidance is…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Blood Money’, Meet the Top 20 Companies Profiting From Endless War – By Elias Marat

Source – themindunleashed.com – “…Companies such as Lockheed Martin, which made $44.9 billion in arms sales in 2017, enjoy revenue from the U.S. government alone that totals more than the combined annual budgets of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)” Blood Money’, Meet the Top 20 Companies Profiting From Endless War…

VOODOO ECONOMIC’S: ‘Phantom Wealth’, Asset Bubbles, Debt-Serfs & The Universal Basic Income (UBI) Quick-Fix

Source – oftwominds.com – “..The only way to enable debt-serfs to service their debts is to give them free money, i.e. Universal Basic Income (UBI). Don’t kid yourself that the proponents of UBI are wunnerful folks just trying to be generous; the only purpose of UBI is to enable debt-serfs to keep servicing their debts…

REBEL YELL: Poetic Justice For The Aristocracy – By John Rubino

Source – dollarcollapse.com – “…The wave of populism/socialism/proto-fascism that’s sweeping the US and Europe is a direct result of the breathtaking hubris of a ruling class that didn’t know when to quit stealing” Poetic Justice For The Aristocracy – By John Rubino Two points about today’s political economy – and then a prediction involving Illinois:…

CONTROLLED DEMOLITION: ‘The Economic Doom Loop’, Asset Inflation & Demographic Decline – By Chris Hamilton

Source  – econimica.blogspot.com – “…The reason for fast declining birthrates since 2007 in the US and among most nations globally seems to be the current ZIRP and low interest rates and Quantitative Easing programs which have the effect of inflating asset prices” Economic Doom Loop Well Underway  – By Chris Hamilton From 2007 through 2018,…

VOODOO ECONOMIC: ‘Survival of the Richest’, All Are Equal, Except Those Who Aren’t – By Nomi Prins

Source – tomdispatch.com – “…The only thing the majority of Americans possess a greater proportion of than that top 1% is a mountain of debt. The bottom 90% are the lucky owners of about three-quarters of the country’s household debt. Mortgages, auto loans, student loans, and credit-card debt are cumulatively at a record-high $13.5 trillion”…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: The Doomsday Scenario For The Stock And Housing Bubbles – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…The poster child of Fed magic is corporate buybacks, which 1) create no goods 2) create no services 3) do nothing to improve real wealth creation, i.e. higher productivity and 4) burden the company with higher debt loads, inhibiting future capital investment in actual productive capacity” The Doomsday Scenario For The…

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…

COVER-UP: ‘The Third Degree’, Who Got Rich Off the Student Debt Crisis? (Flashback)

Source – revealnews.org – “…Decades ago, the federal government relinquished direct control of the student loan program, opening its bank to corporations concerned with profits, not diplomas. Private equity companies and Wall Street banks seized on the flow of federal loan dollars by peddling loans that students sometimes could not afford and then collecting fees…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: With $500 MILLION, The Red Cross Built a Total of SIX Houses in Earthquake-Ravaged Haiti (Flashback)

Source – rt.com – International NGOs have the potential to be world leaders in the provision of a better world for millions of people, instead they abuse their usually tax-exempt position, breaking promises and leaving people in misery. Earlier this year, 21WIRE reported on the enormous scale of foreign foundation ‘aid’ fraud in Haiti, with…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Why the West Has Failed to Destroy Russia’s Economy – By Eric Zuesse

Source – strategic-culture.org – “…By building the world’s most cost-effective designers and producers of weaponry, Russia wouldn’t only be responding to America’s ongoing hostility — or at least responding to the determination of America’s aristocracy to take over Russia, which is the world’s largest trove of natural resources — but would also expand Russia’s export-earnings and international influence…

DAS KAPITAL: What Caused the Recession of 2019-2021? – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…The current recession has not yet been acknowledged, but this is standard operating procedure: recessions are only declared long after they actually start due to statistical reporting lags…So what caused the recession of 2019-21? Apparently nothing…This lack of apparent trigger will mystify conventional economists…The cause of the recession of 2019-21 is…

REALPOLITIK: ‘Grand Theft Venezuela, Financial Warfare Precipitates Economic Collapse – By Stephen Lendman

Source – sjlendman.blogspot.com – “…Venezuela is being slowly suffocated by US asymmetrical warfare…Making Venezuela’s economy scream aims to crush it into submission, leaving it vulnerable to stealing the nation by the US” ‘Grand Theft Venezuela, Stealing a Nation’, Financial Warfare Precipitates Economic Collapse – By Stephen Lendman Michael Hudson explained that Washington “treat(s) Venezuela as an…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘The Everything Bubble’, Financialization & The Speculative Credit Orgy

Source – oftwominds.com – “…No longer content with blowing one credit-speculative bubble at a time, central bankers coordinated their efforts in 2009-2018 and inflated the Everything Bubble…But the Everything Bubble merely papered them over with a triple-whammy credit-speculative orgy of unprecedented enormity…consumption that was once paid out of earnings / revenues is now paid by…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Collusion’; How Central Bankers Rigged the World – By Nomi Prins

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: Why Everything That Needs to Be Fixed Remains Permanently Broken – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “….Entrenched, self-serving elites are protected from the disastrous consequences of their policies and self-serving greed. In Taleb’s terminology, they have no skin in the game: policies can be complete failures but nobody’s fired, and nobody’s pay is cut” Why Everything That Needs to Be Fixed Remains Permanently Broken – By Charles Hugh…

MIND GAMES: The Psychological Warfare Behind Economic Collapse – By Brandon Smith

Source – Alt-Market.com – “…We are encouraged to box with our own shadows, to produce for the system but not for ourselves, to struggle for minimal gains spent haphazardly on meaningless objectives, to fight with each other for scraps while remaining blind to the enormous parasites attached to our backs” The Psychological Warfare Behind Economic Collapse…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Neofeudalism Isn’t a Flaw of the System, It’s the System Working Perfectly – By Charles Hugh-Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…Our crisis isn’t just political—it’s structural…the organizations that dominate our economy—centralized corporations and government—become destined to fail. We see this failure in both the soaring inequality that has hollowed out the American Dream as well as in the rising tide of social and political disunity” Neofeudalism Isn’t a Flaw of the…

CORPRO-FASCISM: Privatization of Water as an Owned Commodity Rather Than a Universal Human Right – By Joachim Hagopian (Archive)

Source – globalresearch.ca – “…Since the 99% in debt to the hilt have been squeezed dry, while the 1% have made this planet nearly unlivable as the only ones filthily richly profiting from their plundering this earth, the transnationals are the sole entities with the financial capital and means to clean up the very mess…

WITH CRIMINAL INTENT: Catherine Austin Fitts – The Missing TRILLIONS

Source – theeventchronicle.com – “…Catherine goes into great detail about the over 21 Trillion in Missing Money from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The money has been disappearing over the course of two decades through a mysterious process called ‘Undocumented Adjustments.” The forces behind the money drain…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Wealth and Power’, Elite insanity, if not stopped, will drive us out of existence – By Robert J. Burrowes

Source – globalresearch.ca – “…Any dictionary will offer a simple definition of ‘sanity’ along the lines of ‘soundness of judgment or reason’ and ‘the ability to think and speak in a reasonable way and to behave normally’. But if we use this definition of sanity then, obviously, ‘sanity’ must be interpreted to mean that it…

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

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…