No Red Futures On Black Friday

A hungover America slowly wakes up from a day of society-mandated consumption and purchasing excess to engage in even more Fed-mandated excess in the equity markets. The only difference is that while the “90%” was engaged in the former and depleting th… [...]

Americans Are Finally Learning About False Flag Terror

Painting by Anthony Freda Governments Admit They Carry Out False Flag Terror Governments from around the world admit they carry out false flag terror: A major with the Nazi SS admitted at the Nuremberg trials that – under orders from the chief … [...]

Guest Post: Understanding China’s Arctic Policies

Submitted by Arthur Guschin via The Diplomat, Within the last seven years 11 countries (Poland (2006), Russia (2008), Finland (2009), France (2009), Sweden (2010), Iceland (2011), Spain (2011), Denmark (2012), Singapore (2012), Canada (2012) and Japan … [...]

The American "Rags To Riches" Dream Is Now History For Most

It would appear that the Horatio Alger myth – that hard work and pluck will lift a person from dire circumstances to enviable success – is not living up to expectations for Americans. As WSJ's Lauren Weber notes, 40% of Americans think it’s f… [...]

Guest Post: Finland’s Gold

Submitted by Alasdair Macleod of, On Wednesday Finland gave in to public pressure and revealed where she stores her gold reserves. The statement followed a press release by the Bank of Sweden on similar lines released on Monday. The tota… [...]

ECB’s Draghi: Knowing Too Much About Our Big Banks Could Set Off A Panic

Wolf Richter European banks, like all banks, have long been hermetically sealed black boxes. If someone managed to pry open just one tiny corner, the reek of asset putref… [...]

It’s Official: American Adults Are Dumber Than Average

Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The study is called the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies and it tested 166,000 people aged 16 to 65 in more than 20 countries.  It found that in math,… [...]

The End Of Nuclear Energy In Japan?

Wolf Richter “I’m calling for zero nuclear power,” said Junichiro Koizumi, the hugely popular former prime minister of Japan, on Tuesday at a lecture in… [...]

Human Capital: Switzerland or Yemen?

What would you say to working in either Switzerland or Yemen? The choice wouldn’t take too long to ponder over I guess when it comes to providing a healthy environment in which factors that would lead to long-term economic success that might be take… [...]

Mapping The Collapse Of European Democracy

Democracy has regressed in 15 out of the 17 euro-area countries since 2008, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s democracy index. As Bloomberg Brief’s Niraj Shah highlights, the index in Greece fell by 0.48 point between 2008 and 2012 as ec… [...]