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Iran May Start Giving Drugs To Addicts In Effort To End Illegal Drug Trafficking

Authored by Carey Wedler via TheAntiMedia.org, The Trump administration continues to demonize Iran, advocating regime change even as the U.S. acknowledges that the country is complying with the nuclear deal. Defying Western perceptions, however, the Middle Eastern nation recently announced its plans to move toward decriminalizing drugs in order to combat addiction and weaken the power of drug traffickers. If the […]

Militarization Of Scandinavian Peninsula: Time To Ring Alarm Bells

Authored by Alex Gorka via The Stratgeic Culture Foundation, Much has been said about NATO reinforcements in the Baltic States and Poland perceived in Moscow as provocative actions undermining security in Europe, while very little has been said about gradual but steady militarization of Scandinavia. The theme does not hit headlines and it is not […]

It’s Your Money But You Can’t Have It: EU Proposes Account Freezes To Halt Bank Runs

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, If there is a run on the bank, any bank in the EU, you better be among the first to get your money out. Although it’s your money, the EU wants to Freeze Accounts to Prevent Runs at Failing Banks. European Union states are considering measures which would allow […]

World Stocks Hit Record High For 10th Consecutive Day In “No-Vol Nirvana”

The relentless risk levitation continued overnight, as global shares extended their record high stretch on Thursday for a 10th consecutive day after a cautious BOJ lifted Asian stocks to a decade high with a dovish announcement that offered no surprises, while pushing back Kuroda’s 2% inflation target to 2020, the 6th consecutive delay. With all […]

“Central Bankers Aren’t As Clever (And We’re Not As Dumb) As They Believe”

Authored by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, To complete a trifecta, maybe someone could interview Alan Greenspan about rational exuberance. The last of the latest Fed Chairmen, Janet Yellen, purports this week that the next financial crisis will not be in “our lifetimes.” The issue, however, isn’t even crisis so much as credibility. Given […]

Schaeuble Warns US Pullback Could “End Our Liberal World Order”

Less than a month after German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that “Europe must take its fate into its own hands,” Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble implored US President Donald Trump to reconsider his “America First” policy, claiming that a pullback by the US would risk the destruction of “our liberal world order” by ceding influence to […]

USA Plunges To 114th ‘Most-Peaceful’ Nation On Earth

The 2017 Global Peace Index was released last week and it found that the world has actually become a slightly safer place during the past year. However, as Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, the divisive presidential election in the United States and its fallout has resulted in peace levels in North America deteriorating. 161 countries were analyzed in the index […]

“Precarious” Debt Crisis “Could Reverberate Around The World”

Authored by Dambisa Moyo, published op-ed by The FT, Virtually every class of US debt — sovereign, corporate, unsecured household/personal, auto loans and student debt — is at record highs. Americans now owe $1tn in credit card debt, and a roughly equivalent amount of student loans and auto­loans which, like the subprime mortgage quality that […]

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 […]

Oil Surges After Saudis, Russians Agree To 9 Month OPEC Output Cut Extension; US Futures Flat

In an otherwise quiet session in which European shares dropped, Asian equities rose and S&P500 futures were little changed, crude oil surged above $49 on high volume, after the Saudi and Russian energy ministers said in Beijing they favor extending the OPEC production cut for 9 months, though the end of Q1 2018. WTI rose […]