How the philosophical concept of ‘presentism’ is toxic to our lives. The dangers of Brexit are grossly exaggerated. The economic realities you must know to understand the horrors to come. Why do we celebrate Columbus Day? Some realities about Columbus, himself. Government-created ‘information’ is no more ethical than Bernie Madoff’s own lies. Why the status quo is unraveling. The mystery of sleep.
Some very unsettling conclusions accompany smartphone use. Consequences of the historic low labor-force participation rate. What happens inexorably to superpowers which overspend. Public pensions are a financial time bomb. Most new cancer drugs come with little evidence that they work. The big picture in Europe.
Meaning and definition of ‘depression’. The mainstream media still consider themselves arbiters of truth-telling and professionalism. Coincidences easily explained. Grim retirement prospects in Europe. The American version of global power is coming to an end. Quick additional comment on Venezuela. IMF director sees a future for bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Ridiculous, unfair and illogical tariffs.
Government costs covered up by borrowing and fraud. How debt is behind all major downturns and depressions. No wonder Jamie Dimon (CEO of JPMorgan) hates bitcoin! Richard Branson’s ‘association’ with Donald Trump. U.K has a massive retirement savings shortfall. The new, grotesquely overhyped Vietnam War television series. Outsourcing. Supplies for Puerto Rico. Australia’s mortgage problems. A new, fantastic claim about Russians hacking election systems in 21 states! (Debunked, of course). Couple of words on pot.
Real vs. phony prosperity. The Federal Reserve impostors. The European Union wants ‘MORE Europe’! The new tax plan (does nothing but benefit the wealthy). Commenting on Venezuela. The scheme to use Facebook for (nonexistent) evidence of Russian interference in the election. A little-advertised expat destination worth considering. Washington: one of the wealthiest enclaves in the U.S. Guess why!
The inside scoop on the consequences of the Fed’s proposed move to reverse ‘QE’ (quantitative easing – or ‘money-printing’). More on pensions. This is important. Puerto Rico’s increased plight over-and-above bankruptcy (hurricanes). Social and economic dichotomies. The State Department promises more war. Last week’s FOMC meeting. College students’ shocking views on freedom, free speech and the Constitution.
Trump addresses the U.N. The Senate throws more money at the warmongers. Rand Paul seeks a vote to repeal Afghanistan and Iraqi war resolutions (unsuccessfully). Finding work in a foreign country. Mexico’s relationship with the United States. No fiscal constraint practiced by anyone in Washington, D.C. Amazon deletes negative comments on H. Clinton’s new book. Why I only seem to talk about “things that can go wrong”. Sex and sleep strongly associated with wellbeing. Former BIS president warns that, “the system is dangerously unanchored”. The Equifax scandal.
How the Americans’ independent spirit has been extinguished. U.S. not the highest-taxed nation by a long shot. Trump lifts the debt ceiling. Housing prices. The government loosens banking sector regulation. JPMorgan’s CEO predictably slams bitcoin. The Great American Airport is now home to the Great American Freakout. Trump now totally discredited with his U-turns. U.S. wages flat since 1973. Who will initiate WW3? (No surprises for guessing the right answer!)
The entire show is given over to a devastating appraisal of prosecutors’ perfidy. It truly transcends belief.
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Stock market report. Hurricane Harvey, a reminder that the U.S. infrastructure is falling apart. Fraudulent sale of opioids by Insys Therapeutics. The Equifax breech: what to do. Government cybercontrol. Hospitals cause addiction through overprescription of pain killers. ECB threatens to withhold your funds at failing banks. Where to expatriate. The world laughs at the United States.