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JPMorgan Updates By-laws In Case Of “Nuclear Disaster” Or World War III

In the most bizarre news of the day, Bloomberg’s Hugh Son noticed that in a late Thursday filing, the board of JPMorgan approved a series of revisions to the bank’s by-laws, including a particularly notable one: a new section defining what constitutes a quorum in an emergency resulting from “an attack on the United States” […]

People Ignore Facts That Contradict Their False Beliefs

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The more people there are who ignore facts that contradict their beliefs, the likelier a dictatorship will emerge within a given country. Here is how aristocracies, throughout the Ages, have controlled the masses, by taking advantage of this widespread tendency people have, to ignore contrary facts: What social scientists call “confirmation bias” […]

Google Is The Biggest Lobbying Spender In Tech

The fact that many major tech companies are headquartered in Silicon Valley doesn’t mean they don’t have a voice in Washington as well. As Statista’s Feliz Richer notes, according to documents filed in accordance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act, companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon spend millions every year trying to legally influence D.C. lawmakers. The following […]

America 2017 = France 1789

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, We are looking more and more like France on the eve of its revolution in 1789. Our classes are distributed differently, but the inequity is just as sharp. America’s “aristocracy,” once based strictly on bank accounts, acts increasingly hereditary as the vapid offspring and relations of “stars” (in […]

What’s Triggering The Left Now? Soon You Won’t Be Allowed To Say “Patriot”

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, There was a time when liberals and conservatives both agreed on one thing. They both used to love their country. Though they differed on what values and policies would be best for their homeland, they still had that shred of common ground. That’s clearly no longer the case. Across […]

When Will The Left Come For You?

Via JC Collins of Philosophy of Metrics.com, First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist.Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist.Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was […]

25 Years Of Neocon-Neoliberalism: Great For The Top 5%, A Disaster For Everyone Else

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, It cannot be merely coincidental that the incomes and wealth of the top 5% have pulled away from the stagnating 95% in the 25 years dominated by neocon-neoliberalism. One unexamined narrative I keep hearing is: "OK, so neocon-neoliberalism was less than ideal, but Trump could be much worse." […]

Trump Aims To Cut The Neocon Deep State Off At The Knees

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The Neocon-Neoliberals must be fired and put out to pasture before they do any more harm. I have long held that America's Deep State–the unelected National Security State often referred to as the Shadow Government–is not a unified monolith but a deeply divided ecosystem in which the dominant […]

Six Narratives On The Ascendancy Of Trump

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Perhaps the masses have (finally!) reached the point where the pain of maintaining the status quo now exceeds that of breaking it. A remarkably diverse array of "explanations" of Donald Trump's presidential election victory have been aired, representing both the conventional political spectrum and well beyond. Let’s start […]

How Stable Are The World’s Democracies? – “Warning Signs Are Flashing Red”

How stable are the world’s democracies?  While there is a certain level of complacency among the citizens of most developed countries in the security of their freedom, at least one Harvard historian sees some glaring warning signs.  Citing a “freedom index” compiled by Freedom House, Harvard historian Yascha Mounk notes that after rising steadily from […]