The real danger to the current institutional order was just demonstrated in Sweden. While I've talked at length about the potential financial contagion stemming from the implosion of multiple emerging market currencies it is the growing political crisis in Europe that will shape our future. Sweden is The Land where Socialism Works, or so I … Continue reading The Real Contagion Threat is Political
If there’s one thing that makes this job difficult it is the endless smokescreens. Filtering out the noise is draining. From the double-speak of politicians to the endless manipulations of financial markets by central bankers the world is awash in fake news, fake prices and fake geniuses. So, when a series of events occur … Continue reading Clarity on the Road to Civil War
Do you remember the Zune? I barely do. Do you remember the iPod? Silly question. The iPod changed everything. While the Zune was technically superior in nearly every way to the iPod, the iPod became a phenomenon. Why? Because Apple focused on how the iPod made your life better. In marketing there is something called … Continue reading Trump Crosses the Black Chasm, Ends Democrats
The First U.S. Civil War is here. The real Civil War. The one between We the People and the Government itself. The U.S. Civil War fought by Lincoln is badly mis-named. Rightly considered it was a war to prevent independence of the South from the united States (not a mistake in capitalization). The South seceded. Just like … Continue reading In U.S., Sometimes CIA Eat You
"An unexamined life is one not worth living." — Socrates (Subscribe to the newsletter here) With the declaration by DNC Chair Tom Perez that 28 year-old, know-nothing bartender Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is the new face of the Democratic Party it has confirmed the coming electoral wash-out the party is headed for in 2018 and beyond. As … Continue reading July Issue of Gold Goats ‘n Guns Newsletter Released
Italian coalition talks have reached the end of the road. The latest news out of Italy has Five Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio willing to consider someone else as Prime Minister. From Bloomberg (so salt to taste): “I want to do a political government with the League based on some points,” Di Maio … Continue reading Did Five Star Movement Just Blink or Are we Headed to New Elections?
Elections are governed by the middle-aged, political movements are sustained by youth. It's no secret that older folks vote in higher proportions than younger. They simply have the most at stake in any election as changes in policy, usually taxes, affect them most. But, the energy which sustains a political party comes from how well … Continue reading Democrat-aclypse Now: Millennials are Leaving
George Soros must be fuming this morning. Not only did Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's "Stop Soros" campaign work to get him re-elected it did so with full two-thirds majority of parliament. Looking over the results of yesterday's election they couldn't be worse for western neo-liberal elites like Soros. Their hope, which was littered all … Continue reading Hungary Follows Russia in Rejecting Modern Liberalism