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Government By Goldman

Authored by Gary Rivlin and Michael Hudson via The Intercept, in partnership with The Investigative Fund, Steve Bannon was in the room the day Donald Trump first fell for Gary Cohn. So were Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, and Trump’s pick for secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. It was the end of November, three weeks after Trump’s […]

Matt Taibbi: Media Is The Real Villain (For Creating A World Dumb Enough For Trump)

Authored by Matt Taibbi via, The craziest part of Donald Trump's 77-minute loon-a-thon in Phoenix earlier this week came when he rehashed his shtick about the networks turning off live coverage of his speech. Trump seemed to really believe they were shutting the cameras off because "the very dishonest media" was so terrified of […]

The Democrats’ Trump-Russia Conspiracy Campaign Collapses

Is sanity finally returning? After weeks of ranting and raving about Russian "interference" and Putin-Trump conspiracies, so-called 'intelligence' agencies and high-ranking Democrats are quietly walking back their rhetoric and managing their base's expectations – simply put: there's no 'there', there. 'Moon of Alabama' reminds us that a while ago Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone warned: Why the Russia […]

Nomi Prins On The Goldmanization Of President Trump

Authored by Nomi Prins, originally posted at, How A Bank Conquered Washington Irony isn’t a concept with which President Donald J. Trump is familiar. In his Inaugural Address, having nominated the wealthiest cabinet in American history, he proclaimed, “For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government […]

The Ultimate “Fake News” List

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson and Alex Jones, originally posted at, Isn’t it ironic how the mainstream media has the nerve to lecture everyone else about “fake news” when they are the primary source of fake news on a consistent basis stretching back years? Fake news stories and fake narratives put out by the […]

Weekend Reading: Bre-lief?

Submitted by Lance Roberts via, Quite a week. Last week, the markets rallied in anticipation Britain would “Remain” in the European Union which reversed the sell-off from the previous week. Despite a variety of polls and betting sites showing rising odds of Britain remaining in the EU, the “inconceivable” occurred last Thursday proving everyone wrong. […]

The Brexit Reaction Is The Reason Brexit Happened

Authored by Matt Taibbi, originally posted at, …the freedom to make mistakes is itself an essential component of freedom. As a rule, people resent being saved from themselves. And if you think depriving people of their right to make mistakes makes sense, you probably never had respect for their right to make decisions at […]

It Takes A Village To Maintain A Dangerous Financial System

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.   We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must […]

Evil, Incorporated

About a week ago, I wanted to watch something (out of the corner of my eye, as I often do during my trading day) that wasn’t one of the movies I’ve seen a thousand times already. I fired up Netflix, and I decided to watch The Smartest Guys in the Room, the Enron story, whose trailer […]

US Taxpayer Is Now A Major Counterparty To Wall Street Derivatives

Submitted by Pam Martens and Russ Martens via Wall Street On Parade, According to a study released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in March of last year, U.S. taxpayers have already injected $187.5 billion into Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two companies that prior to the 2008 financial crash traded on the […]