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How Socialism Ruined Venezuela

Authored by Rafael Acevedo & Luis B. Cirocco via The Mises Institute, In order to understand the disaster that is unfolding in Venezuela, we need to journey through the most recent century of our history and look at how our institutions have changed over time. What we will find is that Venezuela once enjoyed relatively […]

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 […]

China’s Plunge Protection Team Holds $150 Billion In Stock, Claims “State Meddling” Stabilizes Markets

It was two years ago, in June of 2015, when just as the Shanghai Composite was flirting with 5,000 and when literally the local banana stand guy was trading stocks, that the Chinese stock bubble burst, unleashing an unprecedented selling spree, a 40% drop in just two months, and Beijing’s nationalization of the stock market, […]

Bernie Sanders Releases The “Teen Guide To Political Revolution”

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is releasing a book for teens interested in progressive politics, called "Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution." The book, designed as a how-to guide for students eager to begin work as political activists, is out on August 29th… ironically, just in time for Labor Day. In a forward to the book, […]

64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details Of Iranian Coup

Authored by Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian via ForeignPolicy.com, Declassified documents released last week shed light on the Central Intelligence Agency’s central role in the 1953 coup that brought down Iranian Prime Minister Muhammad Mossadegh, fueling a surge of nationalism which culminated in the 1979 Iranian Revolution and poisoning U.S.-Iran relations into the 21st century. The approximately 1,000 […]

Albert Edwards: “What On Earth Is Going On With US Wages”

When Albert Edwards predicted in late 2016 that a surge in wage inflation was imminent, we were confused by this prediction from the world’s preeminent deflationist: after all, not only had not a single economic indicator validated a tighter labor market despite unemployment just above 4%, but as we have have repeatedly demonstrated what little […]

Venezuela: Forty Years Of Economic Decline, Part 1

Authored by Jose Nino via The Mises Institute, Venezuela Before Chavez: A Prelude To Soclialist Failure Venezuela’s current economic catastrophe is well documented. Conventional narratives point to Hugo Chávez’s regime as the primary architect behind Venezuela’s economic tragedy. While Chávez and his successor Nicolás Maduro deserve the brunt of the blame for Venezuela’s current economic […]

War And Empire: The American Way Of Life

Authored by Paul Atwood via The Strategic Culture Foundation, A few months ago I received a message from a professor at the Khomeini Institute for Education and  Research in Tehran, Iran, informing me that my 2010 book “War and Empire: The American Way of Life” (London, Pluto Press) had been translated into Farsi. He requested […]

A Ukraine On The Verge Of Disaster Benefits No One

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, In the past three months, the lines of contact between Ukraine and the forces in Donbass have seen an escalation of considerable tension. Both the republics of Lugansk and Donetsk have suffered violent attacks at the hands of Kiev’s military forces. Of course all these violations are in stark contrast to what was […]

Buchanan: Is Secession A Solution To Cultural War?

Submitted by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, As the culture war is about irreconcilable beliefs about God and man, right and wrong, good and evil, and is at root a religious war, it will be with us so long as men are free to act on their beliefs. Yet, given the divisions among us, deeper and […]