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Thursday, 15 November

07:52

Why GOP Couldn't Stop Dems Voter Fraud, 2440 The Still Report

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07:50

Chews on your brain like a termite, yet most overlook the evidence The Daily Coin

Chews on your brain like a termite, yet most overlook the evidence by Dr. Mercola via Health Nut News Cell phones were classified as a Group 2B possible carcinogen in 2011 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC),...

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07:48

07:33

The Battle For Control of Your Soul Stories by umair haque on Medium

The Fight For and Against the Future

I think theres an unseen battle raging in the world today. Its not a battle, really, over politics, society, or even the world. Its about you. Who you really are, why you are here, and what your life means. Its a battle for control of your soul.

You might think thats overstated. I just want to put it simply and clearlyand you can be the judge. This battle is between between two ways of thinking, seeing, understanding the world. Ill call them reductionism and expansionism. Now, I mean them in a subtle, difficult way. What is expanded or reduced is us, in the end, our better selves, our possibilities for meaning, happiness, purpose, our truths but let me explain how.

To illustrate it, Ill use the example of capitalism, which is todaysand maybe historysgreatest reductionist system. You can skip it, and go straight to the marrow if you want.

What do all todays great problems have in common? Somenationalism, extremism, neo-fascismare forms of reactionary backlash to capitalism, what happens when capitalism degenerates into its raw elements, greed, fear, and hate. Someclimate change, inequality, middle class implosion, precarity, democratic decayare direct consequences of capitalism, which, left to its own devices, will happily eat through everything. Todays great global problems are all results of capitalism because capitalism is a form of reductionism. Its a system that reduces everything in the world that matters, more or less, to nonexistence, erases it, beginning with you.

Hence, the more capitalism there is in a society, the more people feel a sense of meaninglessness and emptiness and futility. Our lives dont matter very much, we feel, all too oftenand so we try to fill the hole in our souls by doing what were told will make us happy, which is going out buying stuff. But whats the point of buying stuff? Its not the stuff. Its status. So we buy something to relieve ourselves of the pain of meaninglessnessand maybe it works for a day or two. We feel like someone again. Until everyone else has it, and then the race starts all over again. We call all this consumerismbut I think that word fails to convey the sense of desperation, of hopelessness that drives the process.

Maybe, though, we dont have the money even to do that. So what do we turn, for a sense of meaning and belonging and status? Nationalism, extremism, various forms of neo-fascism. Were not at the bottom of the pecking order anymore. They arethose dirty, filthy subhumans. Now theres not just a voidtheres a darkness, which is better, at least, than a nothingness. Hate, spite, and rage fill up the absence of a live which has gone nowhere. Now there is status, and with status comes pleasure, comes relief, comes the thrill and exhilaration of dom...

07:30

Ask the Expert David Morgan 111418 (Video) The Daily Coin

Ask the Expert David Morgan 111418 Video Sprott Money Precious metals expert David Morgan fields multiple questions pertaining to silver, gold and the global markets. Video Source

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07:10

How Government Policies Affect Golds Fear Trade The Daily Coin

How Government Policies Affect Golds Fear Trade by Frank Holmes US Funds As the Federal Reserve continues to hike interest rates, the bear case for gold seems to be gaining strength. However, this assessment could be premature, causing investors to...

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07:09

Plunging GE-Canary In The Corporate Credit Collapse David Stockman's Contra Corner

One day after Jeff Gundlach warned in his latest webcast that much more pain is coming for the corporate bond market, echoing a similar warning made just hours earlier by Scott Minerd, who cautioned that the selloff in GE is not an isolated event. More investment grade credits to follow. The slide and collapse in investment grade debt has begun

 

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-14/there-no-corner-hide-100-billion-fund-manager-warns-credit-rout-just-starting

07:00

Jordan Peterson and Dave Rubin LIVE IN NORWAY (Video) The Daily Coin

Jordan Peterson and Dave Rubin LIVE IN NORWAY Video The Rubin Report Jordan Peterson and Dave Rubin are on tour across the world. This is the Q&A portion of their show in Oslo, Norway, discussing 12 Rules for Life,...

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06:56

Why Mastodon is defying the critical mass Grassroots Economic Organizing

Mastodon is based around communities. These communities can be specialist networks based on the topic(s) youre most interested in. You dont need all of your friends to be within these communities, to find interesting people, useful content and worthwhile interactions.

As Vee Satayamas noted, if youre a Twitter user, you may find it useful even if not many of your family members or real-life friends are there. You dont have to have everyone available on every network. I recently quit Facebook and Ive still been able to get in touch with my friends via email or text. It would be nice if more of my friends were on Mastodon, but its not a show-stopper.

In fact, theres something nice about the smaller size of my network on Mastodon. I can keep up with my timeline without feeling overwhelmed. It feels less stressful posting there, compared to Twitter, where each post you make could potentially be pounced on by a giant horde!

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06:50

Language: The Indispensable Fundamental Actuator of False Orthodoxy The Daily Coin

Language: The Indispensable Fundamental Actuator of False Orthodoxy By Doug Uncola Lynn via TheBurningPlatform.com In Ayn Rands penultimate magnum opus, The Fountainhead, there was a minor antagonist by the name of Ellsworth Toohey whose raison detre was to undermine Rands ideal...

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06:30

Moldy Crops & Delayed Harvests Your Food Source is Quickly Diminishing (Video) The Daily Coin

Moldy Crops & Delayed Harvests Your Food Source is Quickly Diminishing Video Adapt 2030 Late January winter temperatures grip parts of grain growing areas in Canada and USA along with delayed winter wheat planting, massive rains are delaying harvests...

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06:13

Ho hum, or hidden externalities? Marginal REVOLUTION

The ratings agency Fitch shrugged on Tuesday at what it considered the muted impact on the economies and credit ratings of New York and Washington.

According to Fitch, 25,000 jobs are the equivalent of about a quarter of a percentage point of all the jobs in metro New York. In metro Washington, theyd represent about three-quarters of a percentage point of the labor force. The Washington region is already growing by about 50,000 jobs, or an Amazon HQ2, each year, according to the D.C. Policy Center. New York over the past year gained about 70,000 jobs.

Here is more from Emily Badger at the NYT.

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06:10

Silver-Gold Ratio Hits Quarter-Century High The Daily Coin

Silver-Gold Ratio Hits Quarter-Century High from Schiff Gold The silver-gold ratio hit the highest level in over a quarter century this week. The ratio hit to 86:1 as dollar strength pulled both the price of silver and goldlower this week...

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06:01

Extreme Vetting and the Rise of Nationalism The Daily Coin

Extreme Vetting and the Rise of Nationalism by Rory The Daily Coin The surge in Christianity is global. I have been covering this subject since Resurrection Sunday 2018 when I published The Original Fake News click here to...

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06:00

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/14/2018 naked capitalism

Today's Water Cooler: Bloomberg, Clinton, Massachusetts Greens, Mike Espy, Bush rehabilitation, consumer price index, consumer spending, inflation expectations, Amazon, Comcast, private equity, Mr. Market, luxe panic rooms, Migrants, the homeless, Idoru in RL, origins of patriarchy

06:00

BBRG: Ignore Those Estimates of Black Friday Spending The Big Picture

Ignore Those Estimates of Black Friday Spending The forecast of consumer behavior by the retailers trade group relies on faulty methodology and is inaccurate year after year. Bloomberg, November 14, 2018     What is my beef with the National Retail Federation Holiday shopping forecast? It pretty much looks like this every year: 1. The trade

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05:50

Red Flag Gun Laws: Yet Another Government Weapon for Compliance and Control The Daily Coin

Red Flag Gun Laws: Yet Another Government Weapon for Compliance and Control by John W Whitehead Rutherford Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.George Santayana We never learn. In the right (or wrong) hands, benevolent...

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05:30

NOBODY Saw It Coming.. Ireland Mass Sighting Continues (Video) The Daily Coin

NOBODY Saw It Coming.. Ireland Mass Sighting Continues Video Secure Team10 Video Source

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03:42

Wednesday assorted links Marginal REVOLUTION

1. the 2000s should be seen as an exceptional period in the global economy during which multinational firms benefitted from reduced labour costs through offshoring, while capitalising on existing firm-specific intangibles, such as brand names, at little marginal cost.  Link here.

2. What can we learn from Eric Schmidt about defense acquisition?

3. How podcasts work (New Yorker).

4. Masculinity is an abstract rage to protect.

5. Douglas Vigliotti interviews me for his podcast.

6. Jeff Bezos himself might weigh in on dining options.

7. More of the Antikythera mechanism?  Here is my earlier post on the mechanism.

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03:26

The Implicit Desperation of China's "Social Credit" System oftwominds-Charles Hugh Smith

Other governments are keenly interested in following China's lead.
I've been pondering the excellent 1964 history of the Southern Song Dynasty's capital of HangzhouDaily Life in China on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion, 1250-1276 by Jacques Gernet, in light of the Chinese government's unprecedented "Social Credit Score" system, which I addressed in Kafka's Nightmare Emerges: China's "Social Credit Score".
The scope of this surveillance is so broad and pervasive that it borders on science fiction: a recent Western visitor noted that train passengers hear an automated warning on certain lines, in Mandarin and English, that their compliance with regulations will be observed and may be punished via a poor social score.

02:30

Fighting the Bankers and Their Fiat Money Tyranny (Video) The Daily Coin

Fighting the Bankers and Their Fiat Money Tyranny Video maneco64 Video Source

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02:10

National Facial Recognition Database To Use Loyalty Rewards To Identify American Shoppers The Daily Coin

National Facial Recognition Database To Use Loyalty Rewards To Identify American Shoppers from Alt-Market For years, I have been warning people about facial recognition in retail stores, but this story might convince you to avoid retail stores altogether. A recent...

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01:53

Bill Murphy: Dont Give Up Gold Is Headed For A BIG MOVE HIGHER The Daily Coin

Bill Murphy: Dont Give Up Gold Is Headed For A BIG MOVE HIGHER Bill Murphy of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) interviewed by Investing News Bill Murphy, chairman of the Gold Anti-trust Action Committee (GATA), believes an explosive...

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01:48

Jim Kunstler Chats with Ral Ilargi Meijer of The Automatic Earth The Automatic Earth

Andrea Pozzo Ceiling Fresco, Church of St. Ignazio, Rome (entire ceiling is flat) 1685-94     Did a podcast with James Kunstler the day after the midterms. We had a great time. Weve never met, but weve known each other for a long time. Lots of mutual appreciation. The timing meant we missed out on

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01:30

Field McConnell Treasonous Acts Operation Classified (Video) The Daily Coin

Field McConnell Treasonous Acts Operation Classified Video John B Wells Caravan to Midnight Field McConnell : Malaysian Flight MH370/MH17, flying events of 9/11 & the treasonous acts of John McCain & his family. Video Source

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01:15

National populism is unstoppable and the left still doesnt understand it The Daily Coin

National populism is unstoppable and the left still doesnt understand it by Matthew Goodwin Guardian TDC Note We have been reporting on the spiritual aspect of populism / nationalism / retraditionalization for the past several months. I...

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01:00

If You Win You Win, If you Lose, You Still Win! (Video) The Daily Coin

If You Win You Win, If you Lose, You Still Win! Video smaulgld Video Source

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01:00

New Democratic Agenda The Big Picture

4 Agenda Items the New Congress Should Embrace Infrastructure is a no-brainer. So are upping the minimum wage, protecting investors and battling climate change. Bloomberg, November 7, 2018       After being locked out of power for the past two years, Democrats won a seat at the table in the midterm elections by taking

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00:50

Daily Digest 11/14 - Japan's Economy Has A $5T Problem, What Happens When The Liquidity Bubble Pops Peak Prosperity

Daily Digest 11/14 - Japan's Economy Has A $5T Problem,
  • Double dippers: 2,400 state workers collect paycheck and pension, but is it a problem? (Maine)
  • Average Utah payday loan interest rate rises to nearly 528% annually double what Mafia loan sharks charged in the 1960s
  • General Electric seeks urgent asset sales as bond fears rise
  • Abe calls for public works spending plan to help economy (Japan)
  • When This Liquidity Bubble Pops, We'll Face The Biggest Crisis Yet
  • Japan's economy has a $5 trillion problem
  • LA County to LAUSD: Drop in financial reserves continues to be alarming

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00:45

Gold Forecast: Are Gold Prices Headed For Another December Bottom? The Daily Coin

Gold Forecast: Are Gold Prices Headed For Another December Bottom? by AG Thorson  Gold-Eagle Feature Image / salivate metals/YouTube The seasonal pattern in gold prices supports an October high, a November decline, and a December Bottom. It looks like we got...

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00:30

David Morgan: Silver Sell-Off Preceding Major Shift in Markets (Video) The Daily Coin

David Morgan: Silver Sell-Off Preceding Major Shift in Markets Video Silver Doctors Silver is approaching nearly a three year low. The Silver Guru David Morgan joins Silver Doctors to discuss. Many silver bulls are giving up, Morgan says. But...

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00:11

10 Wednesday AM Reads The Big Picture

My midweek morning train reads:  Steve Ballmers Bid for an Educated Citizenry (Wall Street Journal)  The new boomtowns: Why more people are relocating to secondary cities (Washington Post) Welcome To Voldemorting, The Ultimate Seo Dis (Wired)  The 2018 Midterms, In 4 Charts (fivethirtyeight) Fight Club with better jokes: Inside Garry Shandlings secret pickup game (ESPN)

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00:10

Camp Fire Rages On: More Than 125,000 Acres And 42 Deaths In 6 Days The Daily Coin

Camp Fire Rages On: More Than 125,000 Acres And 42 Deaths In 6 Days by Mac Slavo SHTFPlan In the mere 6 days of the Camp Fire scorching across Northern California, 125,000 acres have been burned and 42 human...

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Wednesday, 14 November

23:50

John Rubino: Elite Terrified of 1930s Depression or Weimar Hyperinflation The Daily Coin

John Rubino: Elite Terrified of 1930s Depression or Weimar Hyperinflation by Greg Hunter USA Watchdog Financial writer John Rubino says everywhere you look, debt is exponentially mounting. Nothing demonstrates the imminent bankruptcy problem better than the financial obligations of...

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21:15

Debt Rattle November 14 2018 The Automatic Earth

Pablo Picasso Still life 1917   Britiain, EU Agree on Brexit Plan (G.) France and Facebook Announce Partnership Against Online Hate Speech (Pol.eu) Oils Unprecedented Slide Accelerates, Capitulates To Darkening Outlook (BBG) Major Markets Are All Flashing Warning Signs (Roberts) Trumps Tariff Battle With China Spurs Record Dollar-Yuan Trading (CNBC)

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20:46

Work with suppliers, not against them, to end modern slavery Eco-Business

Take a hard look at your supply chains, accept its realities, and then work tirelessly to put an end to forced  and child labour, said experts on the sidelines of the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore in October.

19:55

Putin calls for INF dialogue The BRICS Post

Russian President Vladimir Putin says it is dangerous to abandon the treaty and has called for military experts to discuss agreement [PPIO]


Russian President Vladimir Putin has told local media that he is hoping to resume negotiations on the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty governing land-based short-to-intermediate range nuclear missiles.

Last month, US President Donald Trump announced that he wanted to withdraw from and terminate the INF treaty, blaming Russia for consistet violation of its tenets.

Trumps announcement alarmed many around the world, especially European NATO leaders, who said that failure to preserve the landmark arms control treaty would lead to a new nuclear arms race.

Trump had said that Russia was testing missiles prohibited by the INF treaty, but offered no evidence to support his claim. Russia has denied such accusations and said it was the US that was in violations.

Putin has said that he hoped the US would explain its position through dialogue.

It is more important to maintain dialogue not even at a top or high level but at a level of experts. I hope a comprehensive negotiating process will be resumed, he told Russian media this week.

US National Security Advisor John Bolton had arrived in Moscow two days after Trump announced that he would pull the US out of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) because of alleged Russian violations.

Bolton told reporters shortly after meeting Putin that technology had changed and created different strategic realities which necessitated a different US position.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

19:45

EF Revealed In 45, EO Is The Key (Video) The Daily Coin

EF Revealed In 45, EO Is The Key Video QX22 Report CNN sues White House. Bolton receives recordings from Turkey, says there is nothing in their that implicates SA. Schumer tries to protect Mueller. Deep state pushing fake news...

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19:20

Apples Capital Return Program: Rewarding the Wrong People naked capitalism

nstead of rewarding the taxpayers and employees who actually create value for the tech giant, Apple is doling out massive stock buybacks

19:15

Venezuela, Nazi Gold and BIS Account No.17 The Daily Coin

Venezuela, Nazi Gold and BIS Account No.17 by Adrian Ash Bullion Vault Maduro wants his gold. London says No SO the DASTARDLY Bank of England is refusing to give Venezuela its gold back, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. The...

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18:45

Tucker Carlson, George Soros, and Property Rights The Daily Coin

Tucker Carlson, George Soros, and Property Rights by Kurt Nimmo Another Day in the Empire If you read the George Soros funded website ThinkProgress, you might come away believing the First Amendment trumps property rights.  According to Alan Pyke,...

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18:15

Were Warning Signs Missed? The Dan Bongino Show (Video) The Daily Coin

Were Warning Signs Missed? The Dan Bongino Show Video Video Source

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17:54

Propaganda, Nation Building and Identity in Rwanda Marginal REVOLUTION

The lead title is Erasing Ethnicity, the authors are Arthur Blouin and Sharun W. Mukand, and the paper is forthcoming in the Journal of Political Economy:

This paper examines whether propaganda broadcast over radio helped to change inter-ethnic attitudes in post-genocide Rwanda. We exploit variation in exposure to the governments radio propaganda due to the mountainous topography of Rwanda. Results of lab-in-the-field experiments show that individuals exposed to government propaganda have lower salience of ethnicity, increased inter-ethnic trust and show more willingness to interact face-to-face with members of another ethnic group. Our results suggest that the observed improvement in inter-ethnic behavior is not cosmetic, and reflects a deeper change in inter-ethnic attitudes. The findings provide some of the first quantitative evidence that the salience of ethnic identity can be manipulated by governments.

Propaganda works.

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17:31

The Official Launch of Embodhi Foundation Eco-Business

The Embodhi Foundation is Singapore's latest non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of thousands of women throughout Asia.

17:00

How women in Asia are marching to #MeToo Eco-Business

Slow to start, global movement #MeToo is making waves in Asia one year after it began, as women across the region speak out against inequality and sexual assault.

16:41

The sex recession Marginal REVOLUTION

From Kate Julian at The Atlantic:

Gen Xers and Baby Boomers may also be having less sex today than previous generations did at the same age. From the late 1990s to 2014, Twenge found, drawing on data from the General Social Survey, the average adult went from having sex 62 times a year to 54 times. A given person might not notice this decrease, but nationally, it adds up to a lot of missing sex. Twenge recently took a look at the latest General Social Survey data, from 2016, and told me that in the two years following her study, sexual frequency fell even further.

Some social scientists take issue with aspects of Twenges analysis; others say that her data source, although highly regarded, is not ideally suited to sex research. And yet none of the many experts I interviewed for this piece seriously challenged the idea that the average young adult circa 2018 is having less sex than his or her counterparts of decades past. Nor did anyone doubt that this reality is out of step with public perceptionmost of us still think that other people are having a lot more sex than they actually are.

I enjoyed this sentence:

In a famous 2007 study, people supplied researchers with 237 distinct reasons for having sex, ranging from mystical (I wanted to feel closer to God) to lame (I wanted to change the topic of conversation). The number of reasons not to have sex must be at least as high.

This is interesting too:

Millennials dont like to get nakedif you go to the gym now, everyone under 30 will put their underwear on under the towel, which is a massive cultural shift, Jonah Disend, the founder of the branding consultancy Redscout, told Bloomberg last year. He said that designs for master-bedroom suites were evolving for much the same reason: They want their own changing rooms and bathrooms, even in a couple. The article concluded that however digitally nonchalant Millennials might seeman allusion, maybe, to sextingtheyre prudish in person.

The sex recession remains a puzzle.  Here is my much earlier blog post on why people dont have more sex.

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16:22

11 Signs That The U.S. Economy Is Starting To Slow Down Dramatically The Economic Collapse

The pace at which things are changing is shocking the experts.  Just a few months ago, many of the experts were still talking about how the U.S. economy was booming, but since then a major shift has taken place.  Most of the headlines have been about the huge stock market declines that we have been witnessing, but things have not been going well for the real economy either.  Home sales are way down, auto sales are plummeting, the retail apocalypse is escalating, the middle class continues to shrink and economic optimism is rapidly evaporating.  We havent seen anything like this since 2008, and many believe that the economic downturn that is now upon us will ultimately be even worse than what we experienced a decade ago.  The following are 11 signs that the U.S. economy is starting to slow down dramatically

#1 When economic activity is rising, demand for oil increases, and oil prices tend to go up.  But when economic activity is slowing down, demand for oil diminishes, and oil prices tend to go down.  That is why what is happening to the price of oil right now is so alarming

US oil prices plummeted 7% to a one-year low of $55.69 a barrel on Tuesday. It was crudes worst day since September 2015.

The losses in the oil world have been staggering as worries deepen about excess supply. Crude is down 12 straight days, the longest losing streak since futures trading began in March 1983.

#2 One new poll has found that only 13 percent of America...

15:50

Womens Suffrage Was A Republican Achievement, So Quit Bashing White Women For Voting Conservative The Daily Coin

Womens Suffrage Was A Republican Achievement, So Quit Bashing White Women For Voting Conservative By Susan Duclos All News PipeLine TDC Note Liberals love to show how inclusive they are, until their true selves are shown racist, shallow...

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15:30

Federal Court Hearing TOMORROW to Compel Testimony from Hillary Clinton on Email Scandal (Video) The Daily Coin

Federal Court Hearing TOMORROW to Compel Testimony from Hillary Clinton on Email Scandal Video Judicial Watch Judicial Watch announced today that a hearing will be held in federal court Wednesday, November 14, 2018, on a motion to compel further...

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15:10

Unwrapping Armageddon: The Erosion of Nuclear Arms Control The Daily Coin

Unwrapping Armageddon: The Erosion of Nuclear Arms Control Conn M. Hallinan Strategic-Culture The decision by the Trump administration to withdraw from the Intermediate Nuclear Force Agreement (INF) appears to be part of a broader strategy aimed at unwinding over 50 years...

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15:00

Fed Rolling Back Tests, Its All Being Rolled Back (Video) The Daily Coin

Fed Rolling Back Tests, Its All Being Rolled Back Video QX22 Report Canadas housing market is imploding, growth is slowing and it will eventually go negative like it did back in the 80s. Caterpillar once again is reporting weakening...

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14:50

What Happens When You Add A Silver Deficit To An Unbacked Paper Short Position The Daily Coin

What Happens When You Add A Silver Deficit To An Unbacked Paper Short Position Written by Chris Marcus of Miles Franklin There are a lot of unusual statistics in the silver market that rarely get discussed, let alone connected. Yet...

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14:30

The Money Lesson NOT Taught In School (Video) The Daily Coin

The Money Lesson NOT Taught In School Video Truth Never Told Video Source

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14:10

Is Silence Golden? The Daily Coin

Is Silence Golden? by ARKADIUSZ SIERO, PHD Sunshine Profits People say that speech is silver, silence is golden. Well, not always. The recent FOMC monetary policy statement is the best example. Lets read out todays article and find out...

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13:50

Homebuilders Have Crashed The Entire Stock Market Is Next The Daily Coin

Homebuilders Have Crashed The Entire Stock Market Is Next by Graham Summers Gains Pains Capital The markets are about to enter liquidation mode. The Fed has made it clear that the only market event that would force it to...

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13:30

Dana Loesch on Democrats gun control agenda (Video) The Daily Coin

Dana Loesch on Democrats gun control agenda Video Fox News NRA spokesperson, Dana Loesch says it makes no sense to disarm law-abiding American citizens. Video Source

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13:29

If we want our food to be truly sustainable, we need to be able to tell where it comes from Eco-Business

Transparent supply chains can help halt deforestation and protect Earths most vulnerable ecosystems.

13:10

A surprise jump in investor and central bank gold demand The Daily Coin

A surprise jump in investor and central bank gold demand By Michael J. Kosares GoldSeek LBMA consensus price prediction for 2019 $1532 per troy ounce At the recent London Bullion Market Association annual conference, the consensus opinion on...

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13:02

Steen Jakobsen: The Four Horsemen Portend A Painful Reckoning Peak Prosperity

Steen Jakobsen: The Four Horsemen Portend A Painful Reckoning Is Nigh

Steen Jacobsen, Chief Economist and Chief Investment Officer of Saxo Bank sees economic slowdown ahead.

Specifically, his "Four Horseman" indicators: the drivers of economic growth, are all flashing red. 

Jacobsen believes that the central banks will continue their liquidity tightening efforts for as long as they can get away with (i.e., until the financial markets start toppling over). In his opinion, they eased way too much for way too long; and the malinvestment and zombification that resulted needs to clear the system -- and it will likely do so more violently and painful than the central banks will like.

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12:50

9 Years Into Common Core, Test Scores Are Down, Indoctrination Up The Daily Coin

9 Years Into Common Core, Test Scores Are Down, Indoctrination Up The Federalist via The Burning Platform Its been about nine years since the Obama administration lured states into adopting Common Core sight unseen, with promises it would improve student...

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12:30

Here We Go Again Silver at $14, Gold at $1200 (Video) The Daily Coin

Here We Go Again Silver at $14, Gold at $1200 Video Silver Fortune Another period of rough seas for precious metals, but can we find a silver lining? Video Source

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12:22

Nigel Farage: BREXIT Becomes A Necessity The Daily Coin

Nigel Farage: BREXIT Becomes A Necessity by Rory The Daily Coin As you will read in the article we are currently working on Macron is in the middle of a losing campaign. The globalist are losing their grip on...

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12:21

According To Ben Bernanke: Federal Reserve Needs More Power The Daily Coin

According To Ben Bernanke: Federal Reserve Needs More Power by Rory The Daily Coin Anyone who has been paying attention knows and understands what the economy is doing, which it has improved, but its nothing more than smoke and...

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12:10

Woolsey Fire tore through a nuclear testing site- doctors sound alarm on possible air contamination The Daily Coin

Woolsey Fire tore through a nuclear testing site- doctors sound alarm on possible air contamination by Erin Elizabeth  Health Nut News The Woolsey Fire in California is currently burning northwest of Los Angeles. While most news outlets that we can find...

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11:50

Macron to Trump: Youre No Patriot! The Daily Coin

Macron to Trump: Youre No Patriot! By Patrick J. Buchanan In a rebuke bordering on national insult Sunday, Emmanuel Macron retorted to Donald Trumps calling himself a nationalist. Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism; nationalism is a betrayal of...

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11:30

Nationalist Populist Right is Unstoppable and the Left Still Doesnt Get It (Video) The Daily Coin

Nationalist Populist Right is Unstoppable and the Left Still Doesnt Get It Video Dr Steve Turley Find out why scholars are recognizing more and more that a new political order is dawning! Video Source

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11:17

David Beckworth on the floor vs. corridor system TheMoneyIllusion

David Beckworth has a new Mercatus paper that examines the Feds decision to adopt a floor system for interest rates.  Beginning in October 2008, the Fed began paying interest on bank reserves.  This effectively created a floor on market interest rates, as banks would have no incentive to lend money at rates lower than they could receive on reserves held on deposit at the Fed. Prior to 2008, the Fed controlled short-term interest rates by adjusting the supply of base money, a corridor system.  Now they have two independent policy tools, changes in the money supply (open market operations), and changes in money demand (done via interest on reserves.)

David sees several flaws in this new system:

The Feds floor system, then, may be a drag on economic growth for two reasons. First, it may weaken aggregate demand growth by setting the target interest rate above the natural interest rate. Second, it may inhibit credit and money creation by removing banks incentives to rebalance their portfolios away from excess reserves. If so, the critics are right to be worried about the Feds floor system, because it would constitute a Great Divorce for monetary policy.

I worry that deposit insurance biases banks toward too much lending, so at the moment Im most worried about the first issue.  In monetary history, one recurring theme is central banks misjudging the stance of monetary policy because they focused too much on interest rates and not enough on the money supply.  Thus during late 2007 and early 2008, the Fed wrongly assumed that it was easing monetary policy, even as the growth in the monetary base came to a halt.

Admittedly, this excessive focus on interest rates can occur even without IOR.  But the system of interest on bank reserves makes the mistake even more likely to occur, as the quantity of money becomes even less informative.  Monetary policy is seen as being all about changes in interest rates, not changes in the supply and demand for base money.  The Feds monetary policy stance during the fall of 2008 would have almost certainly been less contractionary if Congress had not authorized the Fed to pay interest on reserves.

11:13

Wasteful interstate competition TheMoneyIllusion

Arms control agreements occur when there is a divergence between the interests of individual countries and the interests of countries considered as a group. Its a way of overcoming the prisoners dilemma.   Derek Thompson discusses the concessions that Amazon was able to extract from state and local governments, and then suggests that a sort of fiscal competition disarmament is needed:

Why the hell are U.S. cities spending tens of billions of dollars to steal jobs from one another in the first place?


Every year, American cities and states spend up to $90 billion in tax breaks and cash grants to urge companies to move among states. Thats more than the federal government spends on housing, education, or infrastructure. And since cities and states cant print money or run steep deficits, these deals take scarce resources from everything local governments would otherwise pay for, such as schools, roads, police, and prisons.

I suppose one could argue that tax breaks dont use up real resources, but they do make the economy less efficient.  And since the location of these investments is roughly a zero sum game, this subsidy competition is wasteful from a national perspective.  If only states could come together and agree to unilaterally disarm.  Thompson suggests several promising approaches:

Its not entirely clear whether that would pass constitutional muster. . . .

Second, Congress could make corporate subsidies less valuable by threatening to tax state or local incentives as a special kind of income. Congress should institute a federal tax of 100 percent on corporate subsidies, Jack Markell, a former governor of Delaware, wrote in The New York Times.

PS.  A week...

11:10

Gold weakens post mid-terms. Silver even worse The Daily Coin

Gold weakens post mid-terms. Silver even worse by Lawrie Williams Sharps Pixley It just shows how wrong one can be in trying to outguess the market. We were right in our call that the Republicans would comfortably maintain their...

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10:10

Kyle Olson Dummycrats the Movie (Podcast) The Daily Coin

Kyle Olson Dummycrats the Movie Podcast FSNGoldandSilver Kyle Olson has just directed a funny but tragic movie, Dummycrats. In it, Diamond and Silk travel to Maxine Waters poverty stricken district and to her out of district mansion. Shes...

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10:00

Operation InfeKtion The Big Picture

We reveal how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the truth squad that quashed it. For a bit.   Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News Source: NYT     The

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09:50

Hero Security Guard Stops Mass Shooting and is Killed by Cops Who Showed Up After it Was Over The Daily Coin

Hero Security Guard Stops Mass Shooting and is Killed by Cops Who Showed Up After it Was Over By Matt Agorist The Free Thought Project A hero security guard stopped a mass shooting with his legal gun, saving an...

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09:37

FOX NEWS ADMITS GOVERNMENT USING LASERS DEW BEFORE CA FIRE (Video) The Daily Coin

FOX NEWS ADMITS GOVERNMENT USING LASERS DEW BEFORE CA FIRE Video Geoengineering HAARP No Longer a Conspiracy Theory but Conspiracy FACT: On September 28, 2017, about 10 days before the Northern California Fires in Wine Country began, Fox News...

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09:32

RUSSIA IS GOING TO BUILD A MOON BASE MANNED BY AVATAR ROBOTS..NO HUMANS?? Follow The Money

https://www.newsweek.com/russia-going-build-moon-base-manned-avatar-robots-report-1203865

The Russian space agency Roscosmos plans to have a technological system that sounds as if its straight from a sci-fi film manage its recently announced lunar base.

Roscosmos revealed plans last week to establish the lunar base, with Russia aiming to land on the moons surface within the next two decades. Now, agency administrator Dimitry Rogozin has explained that the system used to manage the long-term base will involve humans on Earth operating robot avatars on the moon.

Were talking about creating a long-term base, not constantly manned, but visitable, Rogozin told state-run news agency RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

He added that the project will be larger than the U.S. Apollo program, Russian news channel...

09:30

Its Here! Liberalism: Find a Cure (Video) The Daily Coin

Its Here! Liberalism: Find a Cure Video Mark Dice Order it from Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2Dz70Qw or download the e-book from Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, or Nook. Video Source

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09:29

Has war commenced again in Israel? Follow The Money

https://www.rt.com/news/443764-israeli-fighter-jets-strike-gaza/

Israel has struck over 70 targets in the Gaza Strip, following a massive volley of 300 rockets from the Palestinian enclave. While dozens of projectiles were intercepted, others hit the Israeli settlements, causing fires.

Two Palestinians have been killed, Gazas health ministry confirmed.

An Israeli soldier was seriously injured when a military transport bus was hit by a guided anti-tank missile close to the Gaza border. The bus had carried troops to the location, who disembarked just before the hit. The vehicle was completely destroyed.

Video from the scene showed Israels Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepting some of the incoming projectiles.

That attack was itself a response to an Israeli special forces raid in the Gaza strip on Sunday night that saw at least two Hamas commanders and four other Palestinians killed. One Israeli soldier was also killed, and another wounded. Israeli warplanes reportedly lobbed missiles at the area after the raid, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut his visit to Paris short to return, in light of the security incidents.

The IDF claims 80 projectiles were fired into Israel in less than 40 minutes on Monday, while Hamas claims to have launched 100. Sirens wailed across southern Israel as the Iron Dome struggled to intercept the incoming firestorm.

Israel later updated the number of Palestinian projectiles to 300, adding that dozens of them were shot down.

Residents of Israels border towns described the attacks to Haaretz as sounding almost like a war, while former IDF spokesman Avi Meyer said that he cant remember the last time southern Israel came under such a heavy attack from Gaza.

its stopped again..for now..460 rockets launched..

the agitator: That attack was itself a response to an Israeli special forces raid in the Gaza strip on Sunday night that saw at least two Hamas commanders and four other Palestinians killed. One Israeli soldier was also killed, and another wounded. Israeli warplanes reportedly lobb...

09:10

Going Ghost: Planning for a Low Profile Mobile Lifestyle The Daily Coin

Going Ghost: Planning for a Low Profile Mobile Lifestyle by  JAMES WESLEY RAWLES  Survival Blog A number of my friends and consulting clients have begun talking about making contingency plans to drop entirely off the grid. One of them calls it...

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09:00

THE FUTURE OF GOLD: As Economic Patterns Shift. Q&A with Lynette Zang and Eric Griffin (Video) The Daily Coin

THE FUTURE OF GOLD: As Economic Patterns Shift. Q&A with Lynette Zang and Eric Griffin Video ITM Trading Question 1. Niko: With all the current stock market volatility, Im wondering if money market accounts are any safer of a...

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08:50

Are you getting enough vitamin D? Low levels linked to compromised immune function The Daily Coin

Are you getting enough vitamin D? Low levels linked to compromised immune function by: Lance D Johnson  Natural News From the day a child is born, to every well baby doctor visit thereafter, Americans are trained to believe that vaccination is...

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08:30

Silver Deficit Explained (Video) The Daily Coin

Silver Deficit Explained Video The Morgan Report How much silver is above ground? Are investors interested in silver? Why are investors so confused on where all the silver is coming from? Video Source

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08:27

How toy libraries are promoting sharing and sustainability in Croatia Shareable New Articles

"Children accept the idea of sharing even better than their parents," says Inga Kukolj who is from Knin, a small rural town in Croatia. Kukolj is the main driver behind the environmental NGO Eko Krka. The group started a toy library five years ago with the idea that learning the values of solidarity and sharing should start from an early age. Kukolj says that Eko Krka has 200 members in Knin and around 50 members in the coastal town of ibenik, where they started another toy library.

08:06

315 trees planted on Sentosa for Ricohs Eco Action Day 2018 Eco-Business

Ricoh Asia Pacific (Ricoh), a Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company, today brought together corporate and government leaders to plant 315 tree saplings at Fort Siloso in Sentosa, as part of Ricohs 2018 Eco Action Day campaign.

07:49

Capitalism is Why Americans are Subsidizing the Worlds Richest Man (LOL) Stories by umair haque on Medium

Why American Ideas of the Way Societies Grow Wealthy and Prosper are Obsolete

Imagine the most comically absurd capitalist thing you can think of. Go ahead. Double it. OKready? How about this one: a nation of people who are mostly broke, living paycheck-to-paycheck, wholl never retire, barely able to afford decent healthcaresubsidizing, by billions, the worldsscratch that, historysrichest man. Absurd enough for you?

And yet thats American reality. Its essentially what massive incentives for Amazons new HQ means. So why are Americanswho live at the edge of ruinsubsidizing the worlds richest man, whos also probably historys richest man, to the tune of billionsinstead of him investing in them, their healthcare, educations, retirements, and so forth? Let me put that another way.

Could there be a better example of the abject failure of capitalismand what it really isthan the worlds richest man asking for yet more money from broke Americans (LOL)? I mean, hes alreadythe worlds richest man! Are you seeing the comical absurdity of the situation? (When you think about it, contained within that single example is the sequence of American collapseinequality so steep a society can no longer afford to invest in basic things like healthcare or education, people whose lives are melting down turning on their neighbours and peers, turning to extremism, fanaticism, embracing authoritarian meltdown.)

But its not just funny. Its a failure. Not just one of ethics or moralscapitalism doesnt have any. Its the result of the stunning, catastrophic failure of an outdated set of ideas about how societies grow and prosper.

After all, it also proves a few crucial things about capitalism, too, doesnt it? At least at the mega scalenot the human, micro scale of your local pub or barber or bakery, which is very, very different. Lets start at zero: capitalism isnt the platonic ideal of self-correcting competitionthats a fantasy, a fairy tale. This is the self-evidentreality of capitalismmonopolies extracting wealth. How much? Well, first, no amount of wealth will ever be enoughnot even the most wealth in human history is. There is no boundary condition, no point of satiation, which means there is also no line of conscience or mora...

07:46

Red Ponzi Shock: Chinese Credit Growth Is Now Lowest On Record David Stockman's Contra Corner

Fast forward to today when overnight the PBOC reported its latest money and credit data, and even under the latest and broadest definition, October money and credit data surprised sharply on the downside, mainly due to the ripple effects of the initially over-zealous deleveraging programme and despite pressure by regulators on banks to help keep cash-starved companies afloat, pointing to further weakening in the economy in coming months.

And while October is typically a slow month for Chinese credit, growth in key gauges such as total social financing and money supply fell to record lows, reinforcing views that policymakers will need to step up efforts to revive flagging investment.

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-13/latest-shock-beijing-chinese-credit-growth-lowest-record

 

 

06:46

06:00

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/13/2018 naked capitalism

Today's Water Cooler: Increased pre-tariff imports, Beto, Pelosi, post-midterms House, small business optimism, bank regulation, small warehouses, Teamster contract, robot cars, Apple, wildfires, meat substitutes, Amazon HQ, DSA, 3D printing and toxic fumes, Stan Lee

05:40

Commons-Oriented Open Cooperative Governance Model V 2.0 Grassroots Economic Organizing

This document describes a governance/economic model for self-sustaining, mission-oriented, distributed organizations.

It values pro-bono, care, and paid work with complementary metrics and dispenses payment accordingly. The purpose is to extract people from the capitalist marketplace so they can use their unique talents to do fulfilling, socially and environmentally meaningful work. The document prototypes a governance model fit for digital labor and applies it concretely to an existing organization: the P2P translation collective Guerrilla Translation which is, in turn, embedded into a larger proto-organization called the Guerrilla Media Collective.

Read the rest at Guerilla Media Collective Wiki

 

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05:37

Why Co-ops and Community Farms Cant Close the Racial Wealth Gap Grassroots Economic Organizing

Cooperatives are a $500 billion industry, so clearly they have capacity to build wealth. But little of that reaches Black and other marginalized communities. Of the approximately 30,000 co-ops holding 350 million memberships in the United States, only a fraction are Black-owned.

Other efforts aimed at amassing Black dollars have fallen short. The number of Black-owned banks and credit unions continues to dwindle. A decade ago there were more than 50; that number is now down to 23. And Black-owned businesses in general struggle financially.

As much pride and empowerment as there is in community ownership of food-producing gardens and financial services such as credit unions to support local businesses, research shows those sorts of grassroots efforts cannot close the ever-growing wealth gap that has been historically and systematically created along racial lines. Controlling wealth by buying and banking Black is one piece of self-determination, but undoing economic segregation may be a problem too complicated for cooperative ownership alone to solve.

That problem needs a set of solutions, Yakini says.

Read the rest at YES! Magazine

 

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05:30

Macro Nutrients: Oil Slumps, Midterm Aftermath and the Coppock Financial Sense

By Josh Nunn

Source: Bloomberg L.P.

Nov 13 Last week, the U.S. issued waivers to 8 countries including China, India, Italy, South Korea, Turkey, Taiwan, Greece, and Japan, which allows them to continue importing Iranian crude, worsening oil producers' concerns about oversupply. On Friday, WTI and Brent...

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Weekly Macros: Oil Slumps, Midterm Aftermath and the Coppock Financial Sense

By Josh Nunn

Source: Bloomberg L.P.

Nov 13 Last week, the U.S. issued waivers to 8 countries including China, India, Italy, South Korea, Turkey, Taiwan, Greece, and Japan, which allows them to continue importing Iranian crude, worsening oil producers' concerns about oversupply. On Friday, WTI and Brent...

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05:23

Why chess has remained popular, and why the internet is hard to predict Marginal REVOLUTION

Those are the topics of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one excerpt:

It turns out that chess is oddly well-suited for a high-tech world. Chess does not make for gripping television, but the option of live viewing online, supplemented by computer analysis or personal commentary, has driven a renaissance of the game.

For one thing, computer evaluations have made watching more intelligible. Even if you barely understand chess, you can quickly get a sense of the state of play with the frequently changing numerical evaluations (+ 2.00, for instance, means white has a decisive advantage, whereas 0.00 signals an even position). You also can see, with each move, whether the player will choose what the computer finds best.

In essence, some of the suspenseful stupidities of low-level video games have been infused into eggheady chess. You can indulge your inner Pac Man without feeling guilty about it.

At first it was thought that online viewers would favor rapid and blitz chess, which are (as you might expect) more fast-paced. In fact, the slower games, including contests of five hours or more, have not put viewers off. If you are sitting at your office desk, you might wish to glance at the position every few minutes or so. A slower game means you can do that without missing much of the action, and yet still most of your work will get done. If the game is heading to a climax, you can pay full attention for that short period.

Fortunately, the software programs that evaluate the games and players are not yet infallible. So if Stockfish (one such program) indicates that your favorite player is far behind, you can hold out a slim hope that the software is wrong. Creating artificial suspense is one of the killer apps of the internet.

There is much more, including a discussion of basketball and trash talking, do read the whole thing.

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05:10

Trumps Dynamite The Daily Coin

Trumps Dynamite by Bill Bonner International Man I used to try to get things done by saying please. Now, I dynamite em out of my path. ~ Former senator from Louisiana, Huey Long An Associated Press headline caught our...

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05:00

MIB: Why Capitalism is Not Working for Majority of Americans The Big Picture

From the build-up to the bubble peak to the collapse and the subsequent government rescue, all financial crises have the same basic structure repeating over and over again. That is according to Ray Dalio, founder, Co-Chair and Co-CIO of Bridgwater Associates. His latest book, Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises was just published (free PDF here). (Dalios prior

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04:50

Failure of a Gold Refinery The Daily Coin

Failure of a Gold Refinery by Keith Weiner Monetary-Metals So this happened: Republic Metals, a gold refiner, filed bankruptcy on November 2. The company had found a discrepancy in its inventory of around $90 million, while preparing its financial...

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04:34

In The News Today Jim Sinclair's Mineset

Bill Holters Commentary Again, it is all about credit. Foreign Investors Reduce Chinese Bond Holdings For The First Time Since Feb 2017: Why This Matters November 12, 2018 Three months ago, something unprecedented happened to Chinas economy: for the first time since 1998, China reported a current account deficit for the first half of the... Read more

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04:31

Daily Digest 11/13 - The Biggest Threat To Dollar Dominance, Chinas Great Leap Backward Peak Prosperity

Daily Digest 11/13 - The Biggest Threat To Dollar Dominance, Chinas Great Leap Backward
  • Why General Electric Stock Just Dropped Another 7.5%
  • The Biggest Threat To Dollar Dominance
  • Massive Solar Storm Detonated Hidden American Bombs During the Vietnam War, Navy Records Show
  • Several UK businesses are discussing implanting microchips in their employees' hands
  • Nationalists and Patriots
  • Chinas Great Leap Backward
  • The Impact of Plant Factories on the Electric Grid
  • CA Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoed Bipartisan Wildfire Management Bill in 2016
  • Agriculture sector has endured billions in losses due to water shortage 

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04:30

Stocks Fall as Nasdaq Down 10%! Oil Falls in Longest Losing Streak On Record! (Video) The Daily Coin

Stocks Fall as Nasdaq Down 10%! Oil Falls in Longest Losing Streak On Record! Video The Money GPS Video Source

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04:25

We Dont Need No Stinkin Jobs Cortez Says Amazon HQ2 A Burden On NYC The Daily Coin

We Dont Need No Stinkin Jobs Cortez Says Amazon HQ2 A Burden On NYC from ZeroHedge TDC Note Socialist cant live with em cant Who needs a job when socialist are going to pay for everything ...

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04:17

04:10

MASSIVE MARKET MANIPULATION EXPOSED! The Daily Coin

MASSIVE MARKET MANIPULATION EXPOSED! by Daniel Ameduri  Future Money Trends MASSIVE METALS MARKET MANIPULATION! JP Morgan Got Caught Is This a Buying Opportunity? Dear Reader, Few things are more enjoyable to me than when the big banker fat cats get...

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04:10

Nationalists and Patriots The Daily Coin

Nationalists and Patriots by Ral Ilargi Meijer  The Automatic Earth If and when a former Rothschild banker starts telling us what the words in our respective languages actually mean, beware. Even if he has dozens of professional speech writers and spin...

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03:50

Investors Set To Store Gold In Dublin Due To Brexit Risks The Daily Coin

Investors Set To Store Gold In Dublin Due To Brexit Risks from GoldCore (Media Release) Investors Set To Move and Store Gold In Dublin Due To Brexit Risks Investors in Ireland, the UK and internationally can for the first-time...

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03:50

EXPECT MORE DISLOCATIONS: Dow Plunges Over 600 As US Dollar Spikes To New High The Daily Coin

EXPECT MORE DISLOCATIONS: Dow Plunges Over 600 As US Dollar Spikes To New High from King World News On the heels of the Dow plunging over 600 and the US Dollar spiking to new highs, investors should expect more dislocations. To...

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02:52

Killing Time in the Crystal City [National Landing] Marginal REVOLUTION

Here is Amazons account of the deal.  I actually dont feel this will ruin my life so much, not at 1/2x, or will that be .3x, or what?

And get this, on the new name for the area: National Landing will have no finite boundaries, Landrum says.  Here is further WaPo coverage.

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02:11

Economist Mom Explains Obama Era Fiscal and Economic Policy Concord Coalition

Economist Mom Explains Obama Era Fiscal and Economic Policy swinn Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:11

Having entered the White House in the midst of the Great Recession, then President Obama spent much of his time in office trying to deal with the weakened economy. Tax cuts and stimulus spending measures contributed to high federal deficits for several years.

Diane Lim, a principal at District Economics Group and former chief economist for The Concord Coalition, discussed those years and the challenges they brought in her latest Economist Mom segment on Facing the Future.

She joined Chase Hagaman and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby to discuss fiscal and economic policies during the Obama administration. The previous Economist Mom segment focused on fiscal policies in the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.

In response to the Great Recession, Washington under the Obama administration began stimulus spending to kickstart the economy.

This, along with other policies and revenue losses from the economic slowdown, led to a budget deficit of $1.41 trillion, or 9.8 percent of the economy, in 2009. In 2010 the deficit was $1.29 trillion, amounting to 8.7 percent of the economy.

To put the nation on stronger fiscal footing and bolster investor confidence that the U.S. could manage its growing debt, Obama created the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, known colloquially as the Simpson-Bowles commission.

To their credi...

02:00

CANNABIS SUPPLY BOTTLENECK Creates Rare Investing Opportunity Future Money Trends

The Future Money Trends data research team has its finger on the pulse of the North American cannabis community, and were seeing more heated activity than weve ever seen before its actually breaking records in terms of sales and revenues. With earnings season in full swing, fund managers are loading up on cannabis stocks in anticipation of blockbuster profits.

You really cant blame them for taking positions in marijuana stocks right now, as the industry is experiencing multiple tailwinds and investors are reaping the rewards. First we witnessed the passage of Canadas Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, which made cannabis fully legal for adults throughout the nation; after Uruguay, Canada was the first country to do this.

What followed Bill C-45 stunned even the most optimistic analysts: huge demand and supply shortages created a bottleneck where people had to wait in long lines at dispensaries, and Websites were down because of the massive traffic. Sales figures went through the roof, and marijuana stocks rose sharply as fund managers scrambled to get in on the action.

And if that werent enough, the United States received its own share of fantastic news, not once but twice. First, the states of Utah and Missouri joined a total of 33 U.S. states in approving the medical use of cannabis; then Michigan voted to legalize recreational cannabis, making it the tenth U.S. state to do so.

At the same time, in the U.S., the resignation of anti-marijuana Attorney General Jeff Sessions paved the way for legalization at the federal level in the near future. For pro-legalization advocates and cannabis stock investors alike, you just couldnt ask for a better ending to a banner year for the North American cannabis movement.

As suppliers work out solutions to meet the heavy demand for cannabis products, the supply bottleneck will continue to be closely monitored by the investment community. What were already seeing, however, is that the smart money  (fund managers who have access to massive amounts of data and analysis) is taking big positions in selected cannabis stocks.

To give you just one example, Bruce Campbell of StoneCastle Investment Management Inc. has been repositioning his portfolio in anticipation of a tremendous earnings season for cannabis companies...

02:00

BBRG: In Defense of Wall Street The Big Picture

In Defense of Wall Street Jack Bogle, the Vanguard founder, has it wrong: The financial-services industry does add value to the economy. Bloomberg, November 13, 2018         The financial system subtracts value #Bogle pic.twitter.com/1jqk2T8pKh Robin Powell (@RobinJPowell) July 14, 2018 As a vocal critic of the financial service industrys excesses, I

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01:55

Trump and the Midterms: Is It Not The Economy, Stupid? naked capitalism

What role did the state of the economy likely play in the midterm results?

01:50

Another One Bites The DustHonda To Move Some US Production To China David Stockman's Contra Corner

According to the Nikkei Asian Review, Honda Motor Company will expand the output of its Acura luxury vehicles in China by shifting production overseas for its SUV model, rather than importing it from the US.

The shift in production could be problematic for the companys Anna, Ohio engine plant; the all-wheel-drive system plant in Russells Point, Ohio; its transmission plant in Tallapoosa, Georgia; and the SUVs assembly line located in East Liberty, Ohio, which have been supplying parts and finished vehicles to the worlds second-largest economy.

 

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-12/another-one-bites-dust-honda-shifts-us-production-suv-china-amid-trade-war

 

01:33

The Great Global Debt Re-Set/Default-Nearer Than You Think David Stockman's Contra Corner

Earlier this year, I wrote a series of articles (synopsis and links here) predicting a debt train wreck and eventual liquidation. I dubbed it The Great Reset. I estimated we have another year or two before the crisis becomes evident. Now Im having second thoughts. Recent events tell me the reckoning could be closer than I thought just a few months ago.

 

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmauldin/2018/11/07/a-worldwide-debt-default-is-a-real-possibility/#6dc04e6b53aa

01:03

Only Jews Can Tell The Truth About Israel PaulCraigRoberts.org

Only Jews Can Tell The Truth About Israel
Imagine what would happen to Chomsky if he were a white gentile

Chomsky Warns of the Rise of Judeo-Nazi Tendencies in Israel

November 12, 2018 Information Clearing House    Prominent Jewish intellectual Noam Chomsky has raised concerns over what he believes is the rise of Judeo-Nazi tendencies in Israel. Speaking to i24NEWS last week, the renowned political dissident, linguist and scholar repeated warnings given by Yeshayahu Leibowitz, an Israeli public intellectual, biochemist and polymath, concerning the dehumanising effect of Israels brutal occupation of Palestine on the victims and the oppressors.

Chomsky commented on remarks by Leibowitz who was nominated for the Israel Prize saying that Leibowitz warned that if the occupation continues, Israeli Jews are going to turn into what he called, Judeo-Nazis. Chomsky recognised the description was a strong term and that most people wouldnt be able to get away with describing Israel in this manner but explained that Leibowitzs status meant that he was able to speak about Israel without incurring fury.

Leibowitz who passed away in 1994 in Jerusalem, cautioned that the state of Israel and Zionism had become more sacred than Jewish humanist values and controversially went on to describe Israeli conduct in occupied Palestinian territories as Judeo-Nazi in nature.

Outraged by Israels killing of 60 villagers of Qibya in 1953, most of whom were women and children by the notorious Israeli commando Unit 101, known for its brutality and retribution campaigns, Leibowitz has been quoted as saying:
We have to ask ourselves where this youth of ours emerged from; young people who had no mental inhibitions about committing this atrocity? What inner motivation for such acts could have been at work here? This youth is not a mob but the product of Zionist, humanist social education.

Echoing Leibowitz, Chomsky said: If you have your jackboot on somebodys neck, you have to find a way to justify it. Repeating Leibowitzs warning he added that blaming the victim was a direct reflection of the continued occupation, the humiliation of people, the degradation, and the terrorist attacks by the Israeli government.

The former MIT linguist said that being critical of the occupation in Israel today means being labelled a traitor, a phenomenon which has caused the left to virtually disappear from the political spectrum. He pointed to opposition to the situation in the Gaza Strip, which he likened to a concentration camp, as an example of the delegitimisation of the left.

Take Gaza. If you are going to place two million people in a concentration camp, which is in effect what it is, and put them under a vicious siege, you have to ask yourself; am I justified in doing this? People who try to oppose it are traitors, Arab lovers and so on. You have seen t...

00:46

Migratory patterns in Britains labour market Resolution Foundation

More records tumbled in the UK labour market this summer. On jobs, we had good news on quantity and quality as the people in full-time employment reached a record high of nearly 24 million. And this record high is all the more striking as it came alongside a record fall in the number of EU migrants in employment.

Weve had small falls in the number of EU migrants working in Britain before, most recently in the wake of the financial crisis. But the recent fall is both sustained (taking place over two successive quarters) and sharper (falling by 4.5 per cent) than at any point since 1997. This rapid fall has been driven by workers from the EU A8 countries the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia who also drove the rapid increase in migration after joining the EU in 2004.

It might just be that nearly two decades of virtually uninterrupted growth in the number of EU migrant workers is coming to an end.

The obvious conclusion to draw from this is that it has been driven by the vote to leave the European Union in 2016. And in some respects that is correct. The weakening of the pound (and subsequent inflation spike) following the referendum result has made it more expensive to move to the UK to live and work. EU migrants currently here may also feel the country is less welcoming than it once was, while those considering a move to the UK may worry about their status after the country leaves the EU.

But broader economic and demographic forces are also at play. Improving economic conditions in the EU, the catching up of living standards in Eastern Europe, and the fact that the big expansions of free movement (in 2004 and 2014) were some time ago are also responsible. In some re...

00:10

A Civil War Lesson for the Uneducated PaulCraigRoberts.org

A Civil War Lesson for the Uneducated

Paul Craig Roberts

In response to my short essay on November 9 ( https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/11/09/the-prevalence-of-myth-over-history/ ), a reader sent me a link to secession documents that implicated slavery, not the tariff, as the reason for Southern secession. It is typical for the uneducated to come across a document of which they have no understanding and to send it off with a rude got you note to one who does understand the document.

I have explained the Southern states secession from the union in long essays. See:
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/08/23/know-called-civil-war-not-slavery/ and
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/08/28/weaponization-history-journalism/ and https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/09/18/whatever-happened-america/ and https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/04/13/power-lies/ and https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/08/21/trump-american-history-assassinated/ .

Once again:

When the Southern states seceded, they were concerned to do so legally or constitutionally under the Constitution so that the North could not legally claim that it was an act of rebellion and invade the Southern states. To make this case, the South needed to make a case that the North had broken the Consltitutional contract and that the South was seceding because the North had not kept to the Constitution.

This presented a legal challenge for the South, because the reason for which the Southern states were seceding was the tariff, but the Constitution gave the federal government the right to levy a tariff. Therefore, the Southern states could not cite the tariff as a breach of the Constitutional fabric.

Slavery was the only issue that the South could use to make a legal case that it was not in rebellion. Article 4 of the US Constitution reads: No person held to service or labor in one State, under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up, on claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due. In defiance of Article 4, some Northern states had passed laws that nullified the Fugitive S...

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23:50

California Wildfires Set For $25 Billion In Damages As Death Toll Hits 31; Suspected Looters Arrested The Daily Coin

California Wildfires Set For $25 Billion In Damages As Death Toll Hits 31; Suspected Looters Arrested by Mac Slavo SHTFPlan Update: PG&E and Edison stock prices are crashing as analysts warn that the potential wildfire costs could soar Some...

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23:30

TRUMP VS THE GLOBALIST INVASION (Video) The Daily Coin

TRUMP VS THE GLOBALIST INVASION Video Operation Freedom The spotlight of this Briefing focuses on the Globalist Invasion which is opposed by President Trump and his Administration. Video Source

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23:30

Once Again: Debt Is The Cause, Not The Cure! David Stockman's Contra Corner

The main issue is that government spending has shifted away from productive investments which create jobs (infrastructure and development) to primarily social welfare and debt service which has a negative rate of return. As I showed on Friday, according to the Center On Budget & Policy Prioritiesnearly 75% of every tax dollar goes to non-productive spending..However, these sugar highs are temporary in nature. The problem is the massive surge in unbridled deficit spending which provides the temporary illusion of economic growth simply pulls forward future consumption leaving a void that must be filled.

 

 

http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/?p=240952&preview_id=240952&preview_nonce=4401bc6897&preview=true

23:16

10 Tuesday AM Reads The Big Picture

My Two-for-Tuesday morning train reads:  Theres Less to Private Equity Than Meets the Eye (Bloomberg) see also Persistence That Just Aint So (CFA Institute)  High-tech farmers are using LED lights in ways that seem to border on science fiction (Washington Post)  Why Free Trading on Robinhood Isnt Really Free (Wall Street Journal) see also Cheap is Great, But

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23:10

US, Japan, Italy & The EU, China, And Brexit The Daily Coin

US, Japan, Italy & The EU, China, And Brexit from King World News Here is a quick update on the US, Japan, Italy & the EU, China, and Brexit. U.S. November 12 (King World News) Here is what Peter Boockvar...

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22:54

Brexit: A State Change Nigh? Updated: UK and EU Said to Reach Agreement; Key MPs Denounce It naked capitalism

If May does not get her vaunted Brexit breakthrough this Wednesday, the UK will have to start passing "no deal" emergency legislation and laying out funds for preparation. Expect the dial to go to 11 if that happens.

22:45

FANGMAN Come Re-Unglued. Debacles Sink Goldman Sachs, Apple, and Oh Gosh, Not Again GE The Daily Coin

FANGMAN Come Re-Unglued. Debacles Sink Goldman Sachs, Apple, and Oh Gosh, Not Again GE by Wolf Richter Wolf Street Fears that the bull market died sent people and algos scrambling out of the way. There were company-specific...

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22:15

Let The Unsealing, Declas Begin, Let The World Witness The Truth (Video) The Daily Coin

Let The Unsealing, Declas Begin, Let The World Witness The Truth Video QX22 Report Happy Veterans Day to all veterans, we salute you. Lindsey Graham stands behind Whitaker and Trump. The French Foreign minister says they never received recording...

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21:45

Bill Maher on Social Media Tycoons Being Tobacco Farmers in T-Shirts Selling an Addictive Product to Children Seems Tragically Accurate The Daily Coin

Bill Maher on Social Media Tycoons Being Tobacco Farmers in T-Shirts Selling an Addictive Product to Children Seems Tragically Accurate by BN Frank  Activist Post Over the last few weeks, Activist Post, The New York Times, Fox News many other media...

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21:30

Boeing, Crapification, and the Lion Air Crash naked capitalism

Boeing looks culpable for the Lion Air crash that killed 189 people.

21:15

Midterms, Dems Win, Now What to Expect? (Video) The Daily Coin

Midterms, Dems Win, Now What to Expect? Video The Patriot Nurse Video Source

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21:10

Debt Rattle November 13 2018 The Automatic Earth

Vincent van Gogh Peasant burning weeds 1883   Dow Plunges 600 Points As Apple Leads Tech Rout (CNBC) The Economic Consequences Of Debt (Roberts) The Fed Supports Capital In Its Eternal War With Labor (Hunt) China State Banks Selling Dollars In FX Market To Arrest Yuan Losses (R.) Goldman Sachs

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20:59

How cities in the Arab world can put women first Eco-Business

One of the top priorities for the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda is to make cities "inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable." City leaders can take a simple step that would go long a way toward achieving this goal: putting the needs of women and girls at the center of the urban planning process.

20:45

Upper Management Exodus At Tesla Continues Why? The Daily Coin

Upper Management Exodus At Tesla Continues Why? by Dave Kranzler Investment Research Dynamics Phil Rothenberg, VP of Legal at Tesla, is leaving the company.  Hes been at Tesla for nearly 8 years; previously worked at the SEC.  I...

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20:33

Sustainability reporting: 4 things companies get wrong Eco-Business

From 100-page disclosures to a lack of standardisation in reports, here are four essential mistakes that companies make in their sustainability reports, according to GRI chief Tim Mohin.

20:15

Share Buyback Chickens Coming Home to Roost (Video) The Daily Coin

Share Buyback Chickens Coming Home to Roost Video Peter Schiff Video Source

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19:57

Why should companies care about social responsibility? Eco-Business

Corporate social responsibility initiatives and the idea of the triple bottom line have grown in popularity among business circles. But where do the boundaries of a company's social responsibility lie, and who determines it?

19:53

Australias New Grain Deliveries Plunge Due to Drought naked capitalism

Another sign of climate change induced stress, this one from Australia.

19:45

High-ranking Facebook executive was forced to resign over his support for Donald Trump after gifting $10,000 to anti-Clinton campaign during the 2016 Presidential election The Daily Coin

High-ranking Facebook executive was forced to resign over his support for Donald Trump after gifting $10,000 to anti-Clinton campaign during the 2016 Presidential election By GEORGE MARTIN FOR MAILONLINE Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey was allegedly fired for supporting Trump It...

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19:18

Future Food-Tech Eco-Business

Transformative Collaborations to Revolutionise the Food Ecosystem

19:17

World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit Eco-Business

Focussed on predictive agriculture, automation, robotics, AI backed genomics and biological discovery platforms, the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit 2019 explores the business models and partnerships needed to scale new technologies and transform the food supply chain into a more sustainable, affordable and nutritious system for future generations.

19:15

Are They Stealing the Election? The Dan Bongino Show (Video) The Daily Coin

Are They Stealing the Election? The Dan Bongino Show Video Video Source

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19:00

Earnings in Focus After October Whirlwind Financial Sense

By Crystal Kessler

Nov 13 October has been nothing short of a whirlwind for the markets as they experienced a second correction this year. Contributing to the years market rollercoaster were third quarter earnings; a majority of companies within the S&P 500 reported in October...

18:58

13th Bioplastics Market Eco-Business

Themed: Enhancing the Bioplastics Supply Chain towards a more circular economy

18:45

Stranded California Ambulance Crew Survived the Wildfire (and Saved Their Patients) by Fighting It Themselves The Daily Coin

Stranded California Ambulance Crew Survived the Wildfire (and Saved Their Patients) by Fighting It Themselves by Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper The news outlets are making much ado over the fact that a list of celebrities had to evacuate...

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18:43

Indonesia leans on businesses to do more about plastic waste Eco-Business

The government of the world's second biggest plastic polluter will issue a policy this year requiring producers and retailers to take greater responsibility for the waste generated by their products.

18:41

Luring power off the grid Eco-Business

Can local energy systems merge climate and poverty goals?

18:32

Words of wisdom from Vitalik Buterin Marginal REVOLUTION

Both reasoning from behavioral-economic first principles, and my personal experience, people are at their most evil out of fear, not greed. Growth means there is less fear going around.

That is from Vitalik Buterin, reviewing Stubborn Attachments on TwitterAnd this:

I have a different take on growth is good for harmony (52-53). Arrows theorem doesnt become more or less true if a conflict is between, say (+5, +1) vs (+1, +5) or (+2, -2) vs (-2, +2). Rather, the reason why the latter is more disharmonious is loss aversion.

And:

Redistributing money to the rich (p88) is risky because the rich are not necessarily aligned with general population. Caring for old people (p91) is valuable not just for the sake of present individuals, but also as a commitment to future old people who are present-day workers.

Here is my earlier Conversation with Vitalik Buterin.  And here is Garett Joness tweet storm on the book.

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18:15

Three HUGE Lessons From Venezuelas HYPERINFLATION! (Video) The Daily Coin

Three HUGE Lessons From Venezuelas HYPERINFLATION! Video Truth Never Told Video Source

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18:05

What does it mean to live with climate change? Eco-Business

Extreme weather patterns and natural disasters this summer point to a future of worse weather driven by climate change. How can billions of at-risk people and businesses adapt and remain resilient?

17:04

Underargued claims, installment #1437 Marginal REVOLUTION

From Tim Wu, in a recent NYT Op-Ed, he presents a polemic against monopoly:

Postwar observers like Senator Harley M. Kilgore of West Virginia argued that the German economic structure, which was dominated by monopolies and cartels, was essential to Hitlers consolidation of power. Germany at the time, Mr. Kilgore explained, built up a great series of industrial monopolies in steel, rubber, coal and other materials. The monopolies soon got control of Germany, brought Hitler to power and forced virtually the whole world into war.

To suggest that any one cause accounted for the rise of fascism goes too far, for the Great Depression, anti-Semitism, the fear of communism and weak political institutions were also to blame. But as writers like Diarmuid Jeffreys and Daniel Crane have detailed, extreme economic concentration does create conditions ripe for dictatorship.

The first ten words are already a give-away, as is the beginning of the second cited paragraph.  For contrast, this is from Thomas Childers, well-known historian of Nazi Germany:

In his biography of Henry Kissinger, historian Niall Ferguson notes that old man Thyssen that is, German steel magnate Fritz Thyssen bankrolled Hitler. Businessmen such as Thyssen using their financial assets to assist the Nazis was the mechanism by which Hitler was funded to come to power, according to John Loftus, a former U.S. attorney who prosecuted Nazi war criminals.

But the Nazis were neither financed nor bankrolled by big corporate donors. During its rise to power, the Nazi Party did receive some money from corporate sources including Thyssen and, briefly, industrialist Ernst von Borsig but business leaders mostly remained at arms length. After all, Nazi economic policy was slippery: pro-business ideas swathed in socialist language. The partys program, the...

16:46

Finance for electricity access too little, too dirtyenergy body Eco-Business

Funding for new access to power is still going to coal plants, which drive climate change and can cause health problems, experts say.

16:13

Millions of small Asian farmers miss out on seeds resilient to climate change- study Eco-Business

Smallholder farmers managing between one to 10 hectares of land provide up to 80 per cent of the food supply in Asia.

Millions of small Asian farmers miss out on seeds resilient to climate changestudy Eco-Business

Smallholder farmers managing between one to 10 hectares of land provide up to 80 per cent of the food supply in Asia.

15:59

This Wasnt Supposed To Happen The Economic Collapse

We have definitely deviated from the script.  According to virtually all of the experts, the stock market was not supposed to keep plummeting in November.  This was supposed to be the month when the market calmed down and things returned to normal.  But instead, November is starting to look a whole lot like October, and many investors are really starting to freak out.  U.S. stocks declined for a third day in a row on Monday, and all post-election gains have now been completely wiped out.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost another 602 points, and all of these large daily losses are really starting to add up.  It may still be a bit too early to call this a major financial crisis, but if stock prices keep plunging like this it wont be too long before all hell starts breaking loose on Wall Street.

Goldman Sachs, GE and California utility stocks were some of the biggest losers on Monday, but it was Apple that made the biggest news

Investors grew concerned after Wells Fargo analysts identified Apple as the unnamed customer that optical communications company Lumentum Holdings said was significantly reducing orders. The news sent Apples stock down 5 percent for the day. Lumentum shares plunged almost 33 percent.

Shares in other major tech stocks fell. Advanced Micro Devices gave up 9.51 percent, while Nvidia fell 7.84 percent. Micron Technology lost 4.27 percent. Banks and consumer-focused companies, and media and communications stocks also took heavy losses.

All along, tech stocks had been leading the bull market on the way up, but now things have completely shifted.

In recent weeks tech stocks have been absolutely cratering, and several of the biggest names are now officially in bear market territory.  The following summary comes from Wolf Richter

  • Facebook [...

15:50

Google Search Labels Republican Women Enablers The Daily Coin

Google Search Labels Republican Women Enablers As Silicon Valley Faces The Wrath Of Both The Left And The Right By Susan Duclos All News PipeLine As even the liberal website Daily Beast is suggesting that President Trump must Smash Facebook...

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15:30

A Moral Obligation Not To Buy Some Gold & Silver (Video) The Daily Coin

A Moral Obligation Not To Buy Some Gold & Silver Video salivate metal Video Source

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15:10

Economy Rolling Over: Focus On Housing And Tariffs The Daily Coin

Economy Rolling Over: Focus On Housing And Tariffs from Schiff Gold As the stock market was tanking last month, Peter Schiff said a recession is obviously coming. Now things have calmed down a little bit and everybody seems convinced October...

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15:00

Let The Economic Collapse Proceed, Central Banks Begin To Panic (Video) The Daily Coin

Let The Economic Collapse Proceed, Central Banks Begin To Panic Video QX22 Report The housing market has hit the top, prices are starting to fall around the country, this was a slow process that many did not see happening,...

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14:50

Silver Could Surprise With New Strength By Year-End The Daily Coin

Silver Could Surprise With New Strength By Year-End From Birch Gold Group This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest stories involving precious metals and the overall economy. Stories include: Silver to show strength before the year ends,...

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14:30

More Downside Coming in Gold Stocks (Video) The Daily Coin

More Downside Coming in Gold Stocks Video Palisade Radio Jordan focuses on the gold stocks and their crash potential over the next few months. This is what happens before major bottoms in the sector. Video Source

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14:10

Why White Gentiles Cant Get Admission to Ivy League Universities The Daily Coin

Why White Gentiles Cant Get Admission to Ivy League Universities Paul Craig Roberts If you are a top ability student, but white, especially white male, you have scant chance of being admitted to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown,...

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13:50

A Superb Update on Latest in Russia-China Ties The Daily Coin

A Superb Update on Latest in Russia-China Ties by Alexander Gabuev  Russia-Insider TDC Note Well now, thats different. #### Latest via Alexander Gabuev, who is one of the best Russian China watchers. Highlights include: Sanctions busting trade & investment innovations;...

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13:30

100 Years After The War To End All Wars, Lessons Of History Are Still Unlearned (Video) The Daily Coin

100 Years After The War To End All Wars, Lessons Of History Are Still Unlearned Video Ron Paul Liberty Report The weekend commemoration of the end of World War I, and particularly the speech from the French president, demonstrate...

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13:10

Gold Inflation The Daily Coin

Gold Inflation by Steve Saville Gold Seek Here are two long-term charts illustrating the annual rate at which gold is extracted from the ground. The second of these charts shows why mine production can be ignored when trying to...

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12:59

The 4th Asia (Guangzhou) Battery Sourcing Fair 2019 (GBF ASIA 2019) Eco-Business

The 4th Asia (Guangzhou) Battery Sourcing Fair 2019 (GBF ASIA 2019)

12:50

RFK Jr. wins case against U.S. government for vaccine safety violations The Daily Coin

RFK Jr. wins case against U.S. government for vaccine safety violations by: Vicki Batts  Natural News Del Bigtree, founder of Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), teamed up with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to take on the U.S. government by filing suit...

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12:30

Rampant Voter Fraud (Video) The Daily Coin

Rampant Voter Fraud Video Tracy Beanz Video Source

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12:10

How Hard Is Your Money Working for You? The Daily Coin

How Hard Is Your Money Working for You? by Robert Kiyosaki Daily Reckoning Back in 1979 and 1980, I remember my poor dad talking about the rate of return he was getting on his banks certificates of deposit (CDs)....

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11:50

A Palpable Sense Of Panic The Daily Coin

A Palpable Sense Of Panic by John Rubino Dollar Collapse Based the last few days headlines youd never know the world is in year 10 of a pretty good expansion. Check this out: Not terrified of a recession? These...

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11:01

Relocation, relocation, relocation why workers in firms are increasingly staying put Resolution Foundation

Channel 4 (or at least some of it) is off to Leeds. Some staff may be relishing the move, some may have wanted to move to Manchester or Birmingham, while others may have just wanted to stay put. Despite the mixed feelings one thing is undisputed; Channel 4 staff are now part of an increasingly small group. The latest data suggests that the share of people relocating within their firm for work is at the lowest rate recorded since the eve of the financial crisis in 2007.

Previous Resolution Foundation research has drawn attention to the apparent decline in regional mobility. This article extends this research by drawing upon a different dataset, one that allows us to distinguish moves by people in the same, or different, job. We can see who is responsible for the decline in regional mobility and Figure 1 suggests that it is people in the same job.

In 2017 just 1.6 per cent of employees moved region of work while remaining in the same job, down from a high of 2.6 per cent in 2003. 2017 was also the first time that the number of people moving region and switching jobs (401,000) exceeded the number remaining in the same position (394,000). What accounts for this decline?

Are fewer firms expanding in London and the South East because of rising costs in and around the capital? No, we find no evidence that London has become a less attractive place to relocate to. Although within-firm regional job moves have declined across the country they have fallen the most outside London, the South and East. More people moved to London in 2016 than in any of the previous 15 years (although numbers have dropped off a bit in 2017), clearly Channel 4s move to Leeds is the exception rather than the norm.

It could be that younger people today are less willing to relocate with their firm. Other data suggests that job to-job move rates have declined most for people under 30 and so perhaps whats true about job-to-job moves is also true for within-firm relocation. On the contrary, the sharpest falls in moves have been for older workers remaining in the same job. Around 100,000 fewer workers 35 and over changed their region of work last year compared 2003, despite the fact that that the number of employees 35 and over increased by 200,000. Furthermore this isnt about age; using data on total mo...

10:41

Newsletter PaulCraigRoberts.org

Newsletter

A number of readers have asked why they no longer receive the newsletter, which is only an announcement of new postings. I do not drop subscribers from the newsletter. Here are some of the reasons you might find yourself dropped. At the bottom of the newsletter there is an unsubscribe option. If you are forwarding the newsletter to others, one of them might think the option is a way of unsubscribing from your emails and click unsubscribe. That would unsubscribe you. They could be routed into your spam folder or blocked by some software you might be using to block spam. Perhaps some of this software works by frequency of receipt. Possibly, as some of you have suggested, some form of censorship is operating.

The solution for you is to click newsletter on the homepage of my website and resubscribe.

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10:24

If this report is true, it shows how politicized everything has become PaulCraigRoberts.org

If this report is true, it shows how politicized everything has become

There is no longer respect for a person having his/her own opinion and supporting their beliefs.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6380021/High-ranking-Facebook-executive-forced-resign-support-Donald-Trump.html

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10:00

Marvel Cinematic Universe The Big Picture

Click to explore the tree. Source: Straits Times   BoingBoing: The legendary comic-book author, publisher, and film producer Stan Lee has died. He co-created Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the Avengers, the X-Men, Black Panther, and many more characters and imaginary worlds weve come to know through comic books, games, and movies. It is difficult to imagine what

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09:50

Do As I Say Not As I Do A Multitude of Precious Metals Manipulation The Daily Coin

Do As I Say Not As I Do A Multitude of Precious Metals Manipulation by Peter Korzun Strategic-Culture TDC Note Last week we saw, on both of the pond, precious metals market rigging in ways that would...

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09:30

Silver, Gold, and Generational Wealth (Video) The Daily Coin

Silver, Gold, and Generational Wealth Video Silver Fortune What is your take on generational wealth, as it relates to precious metals? Video Source

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09:21

China unveils new Heavenly Palace space station as ISS days numbered Follow The Money

https://www.france24.com/en/20181106-china-unveils-new-heavenly-palace-space-station-iss-days-numbered-0

China unveiled on Tuesday a replica of its first permanently crewed space station, which would replace the international communitys orbiting laboratory and symbolises the countrys major ambitions beyond Earth.

The 17-metre (55-foot) core module was a star attraction at the biennial Airshow China in the southern coastal city of Zhuhai, the countrys main aerospace industry exhibition.

Outside, Chinas J-10 fighter jet and J-20 stealth fighter wowed spectators as they zoomed across Zhuhais sky. Back inside, the country displayed its fleet of drones and other military hardware.

Crowds gathered around the cylindrical space station module representing the living and working quarters of the Tiangong or Heavenly Palace which will also have two other modules for scientific experiments and will be equipped with solar panels.

Three astronauts will be permanently stationed in the 60-tonne orbiting lab, which will enable the crew to conduct biological and microgravity resear...

09:15

What have we become? Follow The Money

https://remarkable.com/getyourbrainback?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvr7j-cfF3gIViEdyCh3JQg-NEAEYASAAEgI2dvD_BwE

We all see ourselves as in control of our technology. It was meant to help us and make our lives better. Instead, most of us have become captives of devices and apps we cant bear to live without.

Your attention is a valuable and scarce commodity. Its the currency that most technology companies are fighting for every day. They invest heavily in creating cleverly designed notifications and algorithms to keep you coming back for more. And theyve succeeded.

We check our smartphones every twelve minutes while were awake. Endless scrolling. Addictive casino techniques. Heavily researched colors and sounds. Each is engineered to make us want to check our devices.

This kills our ability to concentrate. We lose our best thoughts when we are constantly distracted away from them.

The reality is, our thoughts are under attack. Our research shows that we spend one eight-hour workday, each week, just checking notifications on our devices. A large majority of adult American consumers say that notifications keep them from doing their best work.

Its hard to quit: 53% of adults say they have...

09:10

Govt Denies Homeless People Food by Raiding Charity, Pouring Bleach on Food to Destroy It The Daily Coin

Govt Denies Homeless People Food by Raiding Charity, Pouring Bleach on Food to Destroy It by Matt Agorist The Free Thought Project TDC Note One of the greatest signs the government wants to control every aspect of our...

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09:00

UNDERCOVER: NGOs teaching migrants to lie (Video) The Daily Coin

UNDERCOVER: NGOs teaching migrants to lie Video Lauren Southern Video Source

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09:00

Come, come, come, give it to Smoothie Reenitas wisdom

What can you say about a guy who lived? That he made me chuckle like nobody else? That his whims and eccentricities irked me like nobody else?  That he was the fulcrum of my domestic existence, having introduced me to my life partner? Or simply, that he was one of my best friends. Naveen Sadarangani passed away on November 12th, 2018, two months short of turning 53. We are all heartbroken.

09:00

Negative emissions: Scientists meet in Australia to discuss removing CO2 from air Eco-Business

A conference was held in the continent this month where researchers discussed geoengineering schemes to counteract the effects of global warming.

08:50

Rock the Vote The Daily Coin

Rock the Vote by James Howard Kunstler It warmed my heart to read in The Wall Street Journal that Hillary Clinton is preparing to re-enter the Washington DC swamp from her deluxe exile in the woods of Chappaqua, New York,...

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08:30

Alasdair MacLeod: China to Adopt Gold Standard? (Video) The Daily Coin

Alasdair MacLeod: China to Adopt Gold Standard? Video Silver Doctors The coming credit crisis will be the catalyst for China to adopt gold into their monetary system, says Alasdair MacLeod of Gold Money. The coming credit crisis will hurt...

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08:17

Nearly Two-Thirds of the Entire U.S. Stock Market Just Went Through a Bear Market Financial Sense

By Chris Puplava

central bank balance sheets
Source: JP Morgan, Guide to the Markets (4Q 2018)

Nov 12 The S&P 500 fell 6.9 percent last month, making it the third worst month since the bull market began nearly 10 years ago. The decline was sharp and swift with some U.S. companies losing over $10B in market capitalization...

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08:10

Emmanuel Macron warns of dangers of nationalism in Armistice speech aimed at Trump and Putin The Daily Coin

Emmanuel Macron warns of dangers of nationalism in Armistice speech aimed at Trump and Putin by Jane Dalton @JournoJane Independent TDC Note Marine LePen is going to overtake this globalist, banking puppet in the next election. ReTraditionalization is taking over...

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08:05

The magnificent seven TheMoneyIllusion

Boston, NYC, DC, Seattle, Bay Area, LA and San Diego.  What do those 7 metro areas have?  Whats their secret sauce?

Aaron Renn discusses the recent (rumored) Amazon decision to add headquarters in NYC and the DC area, and has a number of interesting observations:

Amazon chose not one but two elite coastal cities for its new headquarters.

Theres no other way to slice it: Amazon repudiated the heartland with this decision. This was probably the ideal case for a heartland choice. It was not just a small executive headquarters but a gigantic number of employees. And Amazon, having lower margins than say Google, has to be much more cost conscious. My own analysis turned on the question of whether or not Amazon would be concerned about costs. I thought they would be, but it turns out they didnt care. No matter what subsides Amazon extracts from New York and Virginia, they certainly wont offset the labor cost differentials in those locations.

Why not Chicago or Austin?

As one person tweeted, A friend is the founder of a fintech company. They want to hire more college graduates to their Austin office instead of NYC. New talented recruits have multiple offers & most want to be in NYC, not Austin. Austin isnt exactly a horrible place to live.

At this level, cost is essentially irrelevant at present. The ability to attract A+ caliber talent is all.

Thats not to say heartland places cant be successful in many ways. But it wont be at the elite tiers of the economy.

The Biggest Loser

The biggest loser in this is Chicago. Chicago had the urban location, transit, a great pipeline of talent from the Big Ten, and lower costs. Thats why I picked Chicago as the favorite in my analysis. It checked every box at some level and had lower costs than the coasts to boot.

Im too close to this to see the problem.  I grew up in the Midwest, at a time when the Midwest was quite prosperous.  I attended the University of Wisconsin and then Chicago.  The Windy City trails NYC in cultural sophistication, but it doesnt trail the other 6 coastal stars in that regard.  Illinois has budget problems, but Texas doesnt.  Why dont they like us?

My wife told me Im asking a silly question.  Of course the elite talent want to be on the coast, how could anyone think otherwise?  She has an Asian perspective, specifically Chinese.  In China, everyone wants to be in the sophisticated coastal cities, not the backward interior.  The Chinese associate the US East Coast with sophisticationIvy League universities, etc. Id guess the same is true of Indian immigrants.

W...

07:50

Brennan and Clapper Should Not Escape Prosecution The Daily Coin

Brennan and Clapper Should Not Escape Prosecution By John Kiriakou  OpEd News Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa made a dramatic announcement this month that almost nobody in America paid any attention to. Grassley released a statement saying that four...

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07:43

Provisional Ballot Boxes Discovered Inside AVIS Rental Car At Ft. Lauderdale Airport The Daily Coin

Provisional Ballot Boxes Discovered Inside AVIS Rental Car At Ft. Lauderdale Airport from ZeroHedge TDC Note Every vote counts and some count more than others!! #### Provisional ballot boxes from the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office were reportedly...

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07:26

Nationalists and Patriots The Automatic Earth

Ivan Kramskoy Christ in the desert 1920   If and when a former Rothschild banker starts telling us what the words in our respective languages actually mean, beware. Even if he has dozens of professional speech writers and spin doctors to do it for him. And even if the meaning and interpretation of words, though

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06:21

Empowering Canada's Indigenous communities through coworking Shareable New Articles

Seventeen-year-old Isaiah, from the Cree community of Chisasibi in northern Quebec, is working toward doing what his ancestors have been doing for centuries  harnessing the power of water. But he's doing it in the most modern of ways  using a 3D printer and plastic to build a motor case and a mill wheel for a water-powered phone charger. Out on the land, Cree hunters may be miles from an electrical outlet, but there's usually a river or stream nearby, so why not use it?

06:00

05:55

Jackpot? A Round-Up of This Seasons California Wildfires (So Far) naked capitalism

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Last week, there were three (major) California wildfires in the news: The Camp Fire, which destroyed the town of Paradise in Northern California, and the Hill and Woolsey fires in Southern California, which are still burning, not entirely contained. Here is a map: And here is a shot of the []

05:54

Hey, wait a minute! Marginal REVOLUTION

In November 1931 Churchill also published an article entitled Fifty Years Hence in Macleans Magazine, in which he made some absurd predictions that we would grow only those parts of chickens we wanted to eat, for example but also some astonishingly accurate ones.  Wireless telephones and television

That is from the new and excellent Andrew Roberts, Churchill: Walking with Destiny.  It is true of course that the fifty years prediction was off.  Here is the Churchill essay.

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05:49

America Needs a New Social Contract. But Will it Get One? Stories by umair haque on Medium

The Good News is There Was a Blue Wave. But Will The Democrats Surf Itor Fumble?

It turns, out, to my relief, and probably to yours, that the Democrats ended up winning something very much like a wave. Ahhh. And yet, I cant help but wonder: if this is the bestand maybe lastchance to say America from authoritarianismdo they know what to do with that power? Will they squander it again? Or will they use it genuine courage and strength? After all, my friendsthe stakes are these: this is probably it. If the Democrats dont use the power the people have given them well, as if to say, here! fix this broken republic!to repair democracy, well, that might be it for democracy.

Perhaps you think I overstate the case. Very well. Just today, the head of state openly repudiated the most basic democratic mechanismsthrow away those votes!! I dont like the result!! So imagine how strangeif eye-rollingly predictableI found the following fact: at the very same time, the head of the opposition was calling forcompromise. If you think theres a problem within a problem here, youre not wrong.

American needs a loud, proud, uncompromising, demanding, and transformative opposition at this crucial juncture, my friendsone which accomplishes something in particular: a new social contract. What else is this wave asking for? Anything less is failing the moment, the opportunity, the challenge, and the testof collapse. Trying to fight authoritarianism with gentle compromises and winsome diplomatic smiles is like offering your abuser tea and crumpets. America needs an opposition that can really defeat authoritarianism. But will it get one?

To think about that question, I want to reduce American political economy to its brutal basics. What isnt discussedever, stillin America is the basic reality, the fundamental question: how do you defeat authoritarianism? Fascism? Extremism in general? Really undo it, dismantle itnot just throw a wrench here and there in its works?

Heres how you dont do it. Compromise. You cant compromise with extremistsand especially not the alliance of extremists that arises amidst the charred ruins of a nation, which is whats happening in America, everyone from kleptocrats to theocrats to authoritarians to bone fide Nazis joining hands, circling a wounded democracy like vultures. Why not?

First lets think about how Americ...

05:33

Jims Mailbox Jim Sinclair's Mineset

Jim/Bill, Sorry Folks. Parks closed!                 Venezuela want its gold back, currently stored in the BOE vaults, and Great Britain says NO. If this doesnt send red flags throughout the international central banking community, I dont know what will! The very fact that Great Britain asked Venezuela what... Read more

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05:27

This co-op solar project will be owned by the community Grassroots Economic Organizing

In Sunset Park, a waterfront neighborhood in central Brooklyn, nearly 30% of residents live below the poverty line. The neighborhood has dealt with a history of environmental burdens, particularly due to an expressway that runs above one of its main streets. For residents, high energy costs compound the air quality concerns produced by passing traffic and the presence of three nearby fossil fuel plants. A new initiative, though, is working to bring renewable energy to the neighborhoodand following a cooperative ownership model thats helped stabilize energy prices in rural America.

[...]

[O]n the roof of the Brooklyn Army Terminala decommissioned army building now owned and being redeveloped by the NYC Economic Development Corporation as a local business huba partnership between NYCEDC, the nonprofit Solar One, the cooperative financing agency Co-op Power, and the local environmental advocacy group Uprose is creating a, 80,000-square-foot solar garden. Once completed, it will be one of the first examples of a cooperatively owned urban power supply, and potentially a model for other city coalitions to follow when looking for mutually beneficial ways to repurpose public rooftops as communal solar energy sources.

Read the rest at Fast Company

 

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05:12

The Markets Are Breaking Down Peak Prosperity

The Markets Are Breaking Down

The recent bounce in the US equity markets looks like it may have just been a brief pause before they head a lot lower.

I'm becoming more convinced that the big one is finally at our doorstep.

There are so many breakdowns across so many different regions and market segments that Im unclear how this can be rescued short of the announcement of a major new QE effort.

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05:00

Massive Market Manipulation Exposed! Future Money Trends

MASSIVE METALS MARKET MANIPULATION!
JP Morgan Got Caught Is This a Buying Opportunity?

Dear Reader,

Few things are more enjoyable to me than when the big banker fat cats get caught with their hands in the cookie jar and have to admit wrongdoing. Not that it changes their behavior in any meaningful way, mind you, but at least it vindicates my efforts to expose the large-scale malfeasance and manipulation that Ive been reporting on for decades.
 
I suppose we shouldnt be surprised by any of this, but it was a bit shocking to see it splashed across the mainstream financial news headlines: Former J.P. Morgan Chase Trader Pleads Guilty to Manipulating US Metals Markets for Years! Reportedly, 13-year JP Morgan veteran John Edmonds recently pleaded guilty to one count of commodities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, price manipulation, and spoofing.
 

Evidently, Edmonds admitted that he had conspired with other JP Morgan traders to manipulate the prices of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium futures contracts from the years 2009 through 2015.

He did so by engaging in a practice known as spoofing: placing orders and then quickly canceling them before the trades were executed an illicit price-distorting practice.

...

Monday, 12 November

05:00

Gold and Silver Now! Future Money Trends

Time to Own Silver and Gold:
Why Precious Metals MUST BE IN YOUR PORTFOLIO Right Now

Dear Reader,

A history of monetary value going back 6,000 years isnt something that many asset classes can claim. While Im certainly not against newer investment opportunities, all of my research proves that silver and gold are must-haves in anyones portfolio. And its not just for the safety-minded, though safety in turbulent times is undoubtedly one of precious metal ownerships biggest advantages.
 
Not only will silver and gold holdings help you sleep soundly at night when this long-in-the-tooth equities bull market comes crashing down, youll make a handsome profit as well. For reference, we can see what was in store for silver holders during the horrendous equities bear market that started in the 1970s and lasted for the better part of a decade:

While the United States was gripped in the throes of stagflation, silver had rocketed to the mid-30s by 1980. Gold, meanwhile, had surpassed $870 an ounce, notching all-time highs for both of these ancient metals.
 
Need more historical evidence? How about the first decade of the new millennium, when U.S. equities market participants suffered the one-two punch of the Dotcom bubble burst, only to be followed up by the Great Recession a few years later. The suffering was palpable for those who held richly-valued blue-chip stocks, and especially tech stocks at that time, but silver stackers experienced what can only be described as the thrill ride of a lifetime:

...

05:00

Transcript: Ray Dalio, Bridgewater The Big Picture

  The transcript from this weeks MIB: Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates, is below. You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Bloomberg, Overcast, and Stitcher. Our earlier podcasts can all be found at iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, and Bloomberg. ~~~   This is Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz on Bloomberg Radio. BARRY RITHOLTZ, HOST, MASTERS IN BUSINESS: Dear Lord, I

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