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Expect Desperate, Insane Behavior From Government In 2018 – Part 3

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, In the first two installments of this series, I discussed the potential for the U.S. federal government to make some spectacularly foolish moves against its own people in the realms of cannabis and Bitcoin. My basic assumption is that government tends to despise freedom, and that “leaders” […]

Expect Desperate and Insane Behavior From Government in 2018 – Part 3 (War)

If you want to ban Bitcoin because of money laundering, crime and violence, we should really ban government first. — Michael Krieger (@LibertyBlitz) December 6, 2017 libertyblitzkrieg.com / Michael Krieger / Dec 7, 2017  In the first two installments of this series, I discussed the potential for the U.S. federal government to make some spectacularly foolish moves against […]

Putting America’s Record-Breaking $20 Trillion Debt In Global Context

The U.S. federal government just passed a record $20 trillion in publicly held debt. That’s bigger than the entire economy of every country in the European Union, combined. As HowMuch.net notes, the debt will only grow higher unless President Trump and the U.S. Congress can agree to unprecedented spending cuts combined with tax increases.  Don’t count on that happening […]

No Worries Anywhere: Vol Not Priced For Budget Ceiling Debate

Via Global Macro Monitor, Do the markets price risk anymore?   That seems to happens when the world is awash with central bank based liquidity. We do see the VIX creeping back over 10 after trading with 8 handle for its only second time in history last Wednesday. Just as with about everything else, with the […]

Gallup Finds Stunning Decline In Americans’ Respect For US Government

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation, On June 9th, Gallup’s Editor-In-Chief, Frank Newport, headlined «Americans Want More Than Just Budget Cuts» and reported that, «Gallup's latest update shows that 28% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the federal government, while 55% have an unfavorable opinion. That's the lowest rating for any business or industry sector […]

Frontrunning: May 24

Trump Meets With Pope Francis After Policy Clashes (WSJ) Fed Minutes to Offer Clues on Debate Over Path of Rate Increases (WSJ) Manchester bomber had ‘proven’ links to Islamic State (Reuters) U.K. Chides U.S. for Leaking Manchester Bombing Probe Details (BBG) Manchester Bomber, Salman Abedi, Is Thought to Have Traveled to Syria (NYT) ‘No defeat, […]

Visualizing Who Holds U.S. Debt Internationally

We recommend viewing the full-size version of today’s infographic by clicking here. Everyone knows that the U.S. Federal Government has roughly $20 trillion of debt. A question we often get, however, is who exactly owns all these treasuries? And if it’s held abroad by countries like China, what portion do they hold? Today’s infographic comes from TitleMax, and it […]

New Poll Finds Record Number Of Americans Want More Government In Their Lives

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, In a poll conducted a few days ago by NBC News / Wall Street Journal, a record 57% of Americans responded that they want MORE government in their lives, and that the government should be doing more to solve people’s problems. That’s the highest percentage since they started asking […]

We’re All Yen Traders Now

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, Today’s post will have no answers. I am not sure anyone truly understands the strange day to day squiggles of the increasingly intertwined global financial system, but I wanted to highlight a relationship that cannot simply be monkeys typing Shakespeare. Let’s start with the market developments […]

When America Was Still The Land Of Opportunity

Submitted by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, Last week during a long overdue vacation, a close friend of mine recommended reading the autobiography of Rich DeVos called Simply Rich. DeVos is a billionaire entrepreneur who started countless ventures during his nine decades on this earth. Back in the 1946, for example, DeVos started an airline… virtually […]