Inside the Financial Contagion

This week on TWS: “Central Banks are crushing the Real Economy” proclaims Nomi Prins, PhD in economics with an emphasis on central banks. She was the former managing director at Goldman Sachs. Nomi’s concern right now is that we’re entering… Read More

Workingman’s Dead

“I ain’t no communist necessarily, but I been in the red all my life.” – Woody Guthrie Sacco and Vanzetti are rolling in their graves. Never in a million years would they have imagined the strength of the Federal Reserve… Read More

Shooting At The Sky

Well it may be the Devil Or it may be the Lord But you’re gonna have to serve somebody. – Bob Dylan, Slow Train Coming Following yesterday’s 522 point drubbing, the Dow opened this morning down another 207 points, dipping… Read More

The Armageddon Gang

“Don’t spit down my back and tell me it’s raining.” — Kami Garcia After the Fed announced a .75 point hike in the overnight rate, the Dow gave market watchers whiplash. In the first 20 minutes the index dropped over… Read More

Mackinder V. The Digital Swarm

We’ve got Empire on the brain. “That bit about the Queen was good,” writes reader John M. “Short, and to the point.” We’ll have to apologize, then, if today’s missive reads a little longer. “A study of history…” John M… Read More

Our Digital Religion

Over 4 billion people are projected to tune into Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in Windsor and Maidenhead, England today. Yes, 4.1 billion, to be exact. That is just over half the world’s population. “We are all supposed to be modern,… Read More

America & Its Empire of Debt

This week on TWS: Bill Bonner advances his “Modest Theory of Civilization.” Funny story: When Bill and I wrote our first book together, Financial Reckoning Day, we were sitting across from each other in the office on Rue de la… Read More

Panic! And Keep Calm and Carry On!

Part II of my conversation with Jim Rickards is on YouTube now. Jim does a very good job of making sense of the economic situation we find ourselves in today. And he recommends what he thinks you should do with… Read More

Truth or Consequences

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis.” – Honest Abe Lincoln Rushing back to our desks after a delightful Labor Day Weekend… “The job market… Read More

Middle Earth Enterprises

“The thing about Tolkien, about The Lord of the Rings, is that it’s perfect. It’s this whole world, this whole process of immersion.” — Jo Walton, even before Bezos got involved Dear Reader, It’s not enough for Jeff Bezos to… Read More

Everyone & Their Mother

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit. — Ralph Waldo Emerson   Dear Reader, “Everyone and their mother is saying, ‘Buy Gold! Buy Gold!’” writes reader Tony F. “I’ve been… Read More