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Daily Exercises – 7/25/14

Illegal trade surpluses in the land of George Orwell In the socialist utopian of the EU competitiveness and capitalism is now a CRIME. The European commission is getting ready to fine Germany for prudence, hard work, thrift and the crime of providing more for less to their customers. People with short memories forget when Germany was the sick man of Europe at the turn of the century. Sclerotic labor laws, runaway entitlements and trade unionism, and an economy in a debt spiral with runaway wage inflation. The leaders of Germany Gerhard Schro ... view article.

Weekly News Wrap-Up 7.25.14

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com With all the wars and rumors of wars in the world, are we headed for some massive East versus West confrontation?  Let’s tie it all together and start in Ukraine. There are new allegations from the U.S. State Department about Russia actually shooting into Ukraine from the Russian side of the […] Related Posts: Weekly News Wrap-Up 7.11.14 Weekly News Wrap-Up 6.20.14 Weekly News Wrap-Up 7.4.14 Weekly News Wrap-Up 7.18.14 Weekly News Wrap-Up 6.13.14 ... view article.

Keynesian Ditch Diggers At Work: China’s Construction Orgy Has Planted Malinvestments Everywhere

Economic statistics released by China are not only not very reliable, they describe all these bubble activities as “growth”. But much this is actually not genuine growth. The proper term for erecting entire cities that stand empty is not “growth”, it is “capital consumption”. ... view article.
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MH17: Russia Accusing U.S. of Fabricating Evidence

By Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge  The farce of facts continues to grow as Ukraine’s national security council head says US is wrong (in finding no link to Russia) and claims to have proof MH17 was shot down by Russians…*EXPERT PRELIM CONCLUSION IS MH17 SHOT BY RUSSIANS: PARUBIY*EXPERT… ***This is a preview. Please click on the post title or go to http://www.econmatters.com for full content. **** ... view article.

The “Insider Threat Program” and the Government’s War on Whistleblowers

The Obama Administration’s Orwellian government employee snitch network, dubbed the “Insider Threat Program,” first made headlines about a year ago. I found it to be so disturbingly significant I wrote a post about it titled: The 3 Key Takeaways from the Ridiculous “Insider Threat Program.” Those 3 key takeaways were that it… Creates a horrible and counterproductive work environment where everyone distrusts everyone else. Solidifies the fact the government is not interested in solving prob ... view article.
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Commodities: A 2014 Halftime Report

By Frank Holmes What a difference six months can make.  After a disappointing 2013, the commodities market came roaring back full throttle, outperforming the S&P 500 Index by more than 4 percentage points and 10-year Treasury bonds by more than 6.  Leading the rally was nickel,… ***This is a preview. Please click on the post title or go to http://www.econmatters.com for full content. **** ... view article.

The Keynesian Money Printers Repudiated Again: June New Home Sales Swoon

The interesting thing is not simply that the Keynesian Cool-Aid drinkers who pass for Wall Street economists got it wrong again. Actually, as can been seen clearly in the chart below from the Wall Street Journal, the June 2014 number for new home sales was exactly the same as the 400,000 number posted right after the financial crisis in the fall of 2008. ... view article.

Ukraine Government Breaks Up: Prime Minister Resigns Over “Vital Laws on Energy and Army Financing”; Follow the Money

Some interesting happenings in Ukraine today, in Kiev rather than the war zone. Issues concern unpaid soldiers, pro-Russian MPs, and various oil schemes to finance the war. Let’s take a look starting with Kiev Government Breaks Up as EU Mulls Fresh Russia Sanctions Ukraine’s premier Arseniy Yatseniuk tendered his resignation on Thursday, clearing the way for early elections aimed at producing a more reform-minded parliament in Kiev but also risking a short-term political vacuum. Two parties quit the country’s governing coaliti ... view article.

The People Are Right: Global Interventionism Isn’t Necessary For America’s Security

The mass public isn’t big on the details, but understands the big strategic picture – that their country is separated from the greatest actual or potential military threats by thousands of miles of ocean, is richly endowed with all manner of economic resources, and that these priceless advantages should be fully exploited and maximized, not ignored or squandered. ... view article.

3 Things Worth Thinking About

I spent a good deal of time yesterday going through a point-counterpoint analysis of the current bull market. However, there are a few things that have been sitting on my desk that I wanted to make some comments on, and given we are now winding up the week, this is a good day address them. 1) SEC Votes To Put “Gates” On Money Market Funds Zerohedge posted a very important article yesterday that deserves some serious consideration by all investors.  To wit: “Moments ago the gates arrived, when following a close 3-2 vote ( ... view article.

Legal Tender Renders Planning Impossible

There is much confusion over what the legal tender law does. I have read articles, written by people who are otherwise knowledgeable about economics, claiming that legal tender forces merchants to accept dollars under threat of imprisonment. Recently, I wrote a short article for Forbes clarifying how legal tender law works in the US. Legal […] ... view article.

Eric Margolis: ‘Blame for this Bloodbath Sits as Much With the US as it Does With Israel’

International affairs writer and RPI Academic Board Member Eric Margolis, interviewed Monday on the Scott Horton Show, concludes regarding Israel’s military attack on and invasion of Gaza that “the blame for this bloodbath sits as much with the US as it does with Israel” and that the US government could end the war “in a minute” if it had the “political will.” Expanding on the analysis in his article “David v. Goliath in Gaza” from earlier this month, Margolis states that President Barack Ob ... view article.

Eric Margolis: ‘Blame for this Bloodbath Sits as Much With the US as it Does With Israel’

International affairs writer and RPI Academic Board Member Eric Margolis, interviewed Monday on the Scott Horton Show, concludes regarding Israel’s military attack on and invasion of Gaza that “the blame for this bloodbath sits as much with the US as it does with Israel” and that the US government could end the war “in a minute” if it had the “political will.” Expanding on the analysis in his article “David v. Goliath in Gaza” from earlier this month, Margolis states that President Barack Ob ... view article.

Eric Margolis: ‘Blame for this Bloodbath Sits as Much With the US as it Does With Israel’

International affairs writer and RPI Academic Board Member Eric Margolis, interviewed Monday on the Scott Horton Show, concludes regarding Israel’s military attack on and invasion of Gaza that “the blame for this bloodbath sits as much with the US as it does with Israel” and that the US government could end the war “in a minute” if it had the “political will.” Expanding on the analysis in his article “David v. Goliath in Gaza” from earlier this month, Margolis states that President Barack Ob ... view article.

The Lingering, Hidden Costs of the Bank Bailout

Ty's note, this guy has it exactly right, there is the cash available sitting in accounts around the world to allow bankruptcy to work.  Replacing terrible owners and managers with new ones and stronger hands is exactly what the code is designed to do.  I outline this in today's Daily Exercise "When Leverage Fails".  The public does not understand that corporations DO NOT PAY TAXES, their customers do in higher prices and their employees do in lower wages.  Costs are always passed through to someone.   Why is growth so an ... view article.

Fast-Tracking ObamaCare to the Supreme Court

Ty's note, as progressives try and overthrow and destroy constitutional government this is the next test on the firing line.  Who writes and passes legislation.  It is not the executive branch as king Obama would have you believe.  The sooner the ACA is repealed and the takeover of the private insurance markets is halted, the sooner real solutions can be considered.  The insurance industry needs deep reforms and it is inculcated crony capitalism.  It is why it is so dysfunctional ... Pray that the constitution is upheld again by ... view article.

Putin’s Measure of Obama

Ty's note, appeasement and weakness have had predictable consequences throughout history.  World War III continues to unfold in Eastern Europe and the inability to acknowledge this by the Europeans and US will have consequences far more costly than what has been paid to date.  Putin has taken their measure and found them weak.  He will not be deterred.  The financial options created by the US treasury will destroy the banks in Europe. Huge miscalculations taking place, the unintended consequences will be horrific...   Rus ... view article.

Obama to World: Drop Dead

Ty's note, Dan hits it out of the park.  He is correct the next two years is going to be a nightmare caused by blind ideologues known a progressives who live in a fantasy land. Devoid of the lessons of history and uncaring of current events..     The most provincial U.S. president in at least a century. By  DANIEL HENNINGER July 23, 2014 7:48 p.m. ET Asked on "Meet the Press" Sunday whether this was the lowest moment in U.S.-Russia relations since the Cold War, America's robo-Secretary of State  ... view article.

Daily Exercises – 7/24/2014

When Leverage Fails Everyone is crowing about the recovery of the US Auto industry since the crisis and, as a function of revenues, it is back near its pre-crisis highs. Today's Wall Street Journal did a puff piece extolling the undervaluation of the sector and its lack of relative performance compared to the broader markets by showing this graph of industry revenues which looks good:   Everyone should applaud Alan Mullaly and Ford who did not have a bailout but used old fashioned entreprene ... view article.
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