Moving Forward, Iran Outflanks the U.S. in Iraq and Beyond

Iran has successfully navigated the first phase of its resistance to U.S. sanctions pressure. The U.S. State Department has admitted it's goal of reducing Iran's oil exports to zero is not feasible. The goal now is a 25% drop to 800,000 barrel per day. And that is no joke. It's a big drop from where … Continue reading Moving Forward, Iran Outflanks the U.S. in Iraq and Beyond

Time Runs Out on U.S. Opposition to Nordstream 2

The Nordstream 2 pipeline represents the last stand of U.S. influence over the internal affairs of Europe. Once finished it will stand as a testament to the fundamental split between the European Union and the United States. Europe will see this as its first successful defense of its newly-declared independence. And the U.S. will have … Continue reading Time Runs Out on U.S. Opposition to Nordstream 2

Italy Courting China is a Masterstroke of Chaos

Next week's visit to Italy by Chinese Premier Xi Jinping has nearly everyone jittery. The recent announcement by Five Star Movement Leader Luigi Di Maio that his country is prepared to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with China to be a part of China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative has set off a firestorm of … Continue reading Italy Courting China is a Masterstroke of Chaos

Super Mario Draghi’s Day of Reckoning Has Arrived

“Within our mandate, the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. And believe me, it will be enough.” -- Mario Draghi July 26th 2012 No quote better defines Mario Draghi's seven-plus years as the President of the European Central Bank than that quote. Draghi has thrown literally everything at the … Continue reading Super Mario Draghi’s Day of Reckoning Has Arrived

The Slippage Continues – India Resists Trump On Everything

With the U.S.'s attempt at regime change in Venezuela going nowhere fast it's becoming increasingly obvious that major vassals allies aren't scared of the consequences of defying us. India, in particular, has been quite clear in its opposition to Trump's edicts on who they can and cannot trade with. And with Prime Minister Narendra Modi … Continue reading The Slippage Continues – India Resists Trump On Everything

When Bubbles Burst – Tesla, The Everything Cycle and the End of Global Warming

As the center of the U.S. freezes this weekend, Elon Musk is trying to figure out how to save Tesla from going the way of Enron. Religions die hard. It takes an orgy of evidence to change a person's mind on a subject that is integral to their moral and ethical structure. In the case … Continue reading When Bubbles Burst – Tesla, The Everything Cycle and the End of Global Warming

Trump Folds on Trade War With China

Over the weekend, fifteen minutes before U.S. equity futures markets opened, President Trump extended the trade talks between the U.S. and China. No one should be shocked by this.  Because China isn’t the main problem.  We are.  Why?  Keep reading. Trump has rapidly become the Appeaser-in-Chief. Everyone on the other side of the negotiating table … Continue reading Trump Folds on Trade War With China

Interview: Ron Paul and the Never-Ending Story of Empire

The other day was felt like the fulfillment of a life goal. Sitting down to talk politics, economics, and climate with the irreplaceable Ron Paul was beyond a thrill, it was an honor. It's been a long time coming. This blog and the content I produce is the culmination of a fifteen year journey towards … Continue reading Interview: Ron Paul and the Never-Ending Story of Empire