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Imperial Overstretch Arrives: Americans Do Not Need the American Empire

By Philip Giraldi Source: Strategic Culture Foundation This piece is being written as voters are going to the polls on election day in the United States. While it has been useful to consider how things might change, possibly for the … Continue reading

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An Unprecedented 1,640 CEOs Departed in 2019; Now Execs Are Dumping Stock at Highest Pace Since 2006

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens Source: Wall Street on Parade A rather fascinating picture is emerging that suggests that things were not as rosy in the U.S. economic landscape prior to the pandemic as President Donald Trump and his … Continue reading

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If the “Market” Never Goes Down, The System Is Doomed

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The reliance on “good news” narratives dooms our financial system and economy to a death spiral once reality breaks through the induced euphoria. “Markets” that never go down aren’t markets, they’re signaling … Continue reading

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Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid

By Ellen Brown Source: Web of Debt BlackRock is a global financial giant with customers in 100 countries and its tentacles in major asset classes all over the world; and it now manages the spigots to trillions of bailout dollars … Continue reading

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Trust No One

By Michael Krieger Source: Liberty Blitzkrieg The title of today’s post is not meant to be taken literally. I trust plenty of people. I trust friends who’ve demonstrated their trustworthiness over the years. I trust my family. Having people in … Continue reading

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Another Bank Bailout Under Cover of a Virus

By Ellen Brown Source: Web of Debt Insolvent Wall Street banks have been quietly bailed out again. Banks made risk-free by the government should be public utilities.   When the Dodd Frank Act was passed in 2010, President Obama triumphantly … Continue reading

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Why Assets Will Crash

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds This is how it happens that boats that were once worth tens of thousands of dollars are set adrift by owners who can no longer afford to pay slip fees. The increasing … Continue reading

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No, This Is Not Another 1929, 1973, 1987, 2000, or 2008

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Basing one’s decisions on analogs from the past is entering a fool’s paradise of folly. Like addicts who cannot control their cravings, financial analysts cannot stop themselves from seeking some analog situation … Continue reading

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