The Curious Case of Bill Browder

"Deserve's got nuthin' to do with it." — William Munny, Unforgiven A couple of weeks ago I told you the first U.S. Civil War was here. What I didn’t tell you was the face of that Civil War is Bill Browder. Browder was responsible for The Magnitsky Act. It handed our government insane sanctions powers on individuals and … Continue reading The Curious Case of Bill Browder

The Short News – Browder, Graham and 6 Minutes of Memes

Having been cross-streaming on YouTube and Periscope now for a few months, I'm getting a better sense of what is and is not driving traffic to it; demographics and the like. And it's obvious to me that it is time to shake things up a bit.  So, I'm starting something I'm calling "The Short News." … Continue reading The Short News – Browder, Graham and 6 Minutes of Memes

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Browder, China and Why Lindsay Graham Has Already Outed Himself

There comes a point sometimes when you reach the limit of exasperation.  In this very NSFW edition of the Gold Goats 'n Guns Hour, I channel my inner Kevin Smith to simply go off on the entire L'affair Browder and the latest moves by the who I'm calling the "Magnitsky Trio" to block President Trump … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Browder, China and Why Lindsay Graham Has Already Outed Himself

The “Magnitsky Trio” Pushes For War With Russia with New Sanctions

If half of what I have come to understand about the Curious Case of Bill Browder is true, then the "Magnitsky Trio" of Senators John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Ben Cardin are guilty of espionage, at a minimum. Why?  Because they know that Browder's story about Sergei Magnitsky is a lie.  And that means that … Continue reading The “Magnitsky Trio” Pushes For War With Russia with New Sanctions

China Hits Trump Back As Trade War Escalates

President Trump is using all of his financial weapons in his trade war.  China is as well.  And since the crisis in the Turkish Lira broke out a few months ago, I expected to see China to move to counter the intense dollar diplomacy Trump is engaging in. The devaluation of the Yuan was serious … Continue reading China Hits Trump Back As Trade War Escalates

Interview – Fault Lines on the Limits of Facebook’s Reach

It's a quick 20 minutes going over the ways in which social media companies, in particular, Facebook use their immense market power to first bring everyone onto the network and then stifle debate and create a non-neutral environment where moral preening and virtue-signaling poisons the most important relationships you had previously to joining the network … Continue reading Interview – Fault Lines on the Limits of Facebook’s Reach

Private Blog – Market Report for 8-1-2018

The latest Market Report is up for Patrons.  I discuss the monthly closes for Gold, Bitcoin and Facebook as well as talk about changes in U.S. policy towards Afghanistan while the Japanese Bond Market rattles all sovereign debt markets. The Private Blog is available to Patrons starting as just $4/month.