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The World’s Largest ICO Is Imploding After Just 3 Months

Earlier this summer, Tezos smashed existing sales records in the white-hot IPO market after the company’s pitch to build a better blockchain for cryptocurrencies made it one of the buzziest ICOs in the world. As we noted at the time, the company capitalized on that buzz by courting VC firms and other institutional investors with […]

Blaming Russia For The Internet ‘Sewer’

Authored by Robert Parry via ConsortiumNews.com, As the Russia-gate hysteria spirals down from the implausible to the absurd, almost every bad thing is blamed on the Russians, even how they turned the previously pristine Internet into a 'sewer'… With the U.S. government offering tens of millions of dollars to combat Russian “propaganda and disinformation,” it’s perhaps not […]

A Failing Empire, Part 3: China & Russia Are Transforming Enemies Into Friends

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, In the previous articles, the military and economic means by which the United States initially aimed for global hegemony were addressed, detailing how the US became the (declining) superpower it is today. In both analyses I highlighted how the threat of US military power is no longer credible, and how […]

Staggering Chart Shows Your Personal Share Of Your State’s Underfunded Pension

Back in March we shared the staggering results of a Bankrate survey which found that the average American household couldn’t afford to write a measly $500 check in the event of an unexpected emergency (see: “The Reality Is, Half Of Americans Can’t Afford To Write A $500 Check”).  Of course, as we note frequently, while […]

Stockman Slams “The Deep State’s ‘Bogus Iranian Threat'”

Authored by David Stockman via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, Last week, we identified a permanent fiscal crisis as one of the quadruple witching forces arising in October 2017 which will shatter the global financial bubble. Then, the Donald made the crisis dramatically worse by decertifying the Iranian nuke deal, thereby reinforcing another false […]

Theresa May Heads To Brussels For Surprise Brexit Dinner: “We’ve Almost Run Out Of Things To Talk About”

After her disastrous speech at the Conservative party conference, Theresa May is in desperate need of some good news as she puts her reputation on the line by unexpectedly heading to Brussels and personally intervening in the stalled Brexit talks. News of the meeting came as a surprise to some in Westminster, although 10 Downing […]

Key Events And FX Week Ahead: Central Banks Send Markets Into A Coma, Someone Say Something New Please!

European politics returns with a bang this week, when not only will attention be focused on Austria to see if the right wing Freedom Party joins the People's Party in a historic governing coalition, in an embarrassing blow to Europe's establishment, but also whether Catalan President Puidgemont will (again) fomally – and this time clearly […]

The Endgame Of Financialization: Stealth Nationalization

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, This is the new model of nationalization: central banks control the valuation of private-sector assets without actually having to own them lock, stock and barrel. As you no doubt know, central banks don't actually print money and toss it out of helicopters; they create a digital liability […]

Did Bannon Just Take Down Harvey Weinstein?

Authored by Tom Luongo via TomLuongo.me, The biggest open-secret in Hollywood was that Harvey Weinstein was a Grade-A pervert.  And his ‘coming out party’ this week is incredibly intriguing.  Hollywood is a dirty place. It’s Chinatown, squared. And, at this point it’s what we don’t know that is more interesting than what we’ve heard so […]

“Game Changer”

Authored by Paul Brodsky via Macro-Allocation.com, Investors understand that asset markets are experiencing dynamic change (think ETFs), but have not yet broadly recognized that the fundamental nature of wealth itself is changing too. Before the decline of active asset management runs its course there will be an imperative to focus on active currency management. Wealth […]