Ron Unz Explains What China Should Do

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Ron Unz Explains What China Should Do “Adelson’s fortune of $33 billion ranks him as the 15th wealthiest man in America, and the bulk of his fortune is based on his ownership of extremely lucrative gambling casinos in Macau, China. In effect, the Chinese government currently has its hands around the financial windpipe of the… Read More

Saturday’s News Links

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[Reuters] Take Five: Feeling Fed up again? World markets themes for the week ahead [CNBC] The Affordable Care Act is ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge, may set up a new showdown at the Supreme Court  [Reuters] British minister warns Brexit is stuck as no-deal or referendum loom [Reuters] 2018: The year volatility came home to roost [Reuters] Europe must… Read More

Weekly Commentary: The Perils of Inflationism

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December 13 – Financial Times (Chris Giles and Claire Jones): “When the European Central Bank switches off its money-printing press at the turn of this year and stops buying fresh assets, it will mark the end of a decade-long global experiment in how to stave off economic meltdowns. Quantitative easing, the policy that aims to… Read More

Honor Beyond Honor

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Honor Beyond Honor Paul Craig Roberts Over the course of my life I have received many recognitions, awards, and high honors, including the French Legion of Honor, the US Treasury’s Silver Medal, the International Journalism Award from the Press Club of Mexico, and Who’s Who in the World’s Lifetime Achievement Award, but as proud as… Read More

Winter is Coming to Commercial Real Estate

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A commercial real estate developer shares his insights on how to prepare for it. By John E. McNellis, Principal at McNellis Partners, for The Registry: On Friday, the S&P 500 was down 2.8% for the year. Like a dead rat in the basement, everyone can smell the next recession, everyone knows it’s coming, but no one knows… Read More

The Camp of the Saints

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The Camp of the Saints Jean Raspail’s novel is unfolding before our eyes. The Russians and Chinese do not need to do anything about Europe and the US. The West is self-destructing at a rapid pace. FRENCH GENERALS ACCUSE MACRON OF “TREASON” OVER UN MIGRATION PACT Open letter says French citizens have another reason to… Read More

Friday Afternoon Links

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[Reuters] Wall Street drops on global growth fears; J&J tumbles on Reuters report [CNBC] J&J shares plunge 11% after report that the company knew for decades about asbestos in baby powder [Reuters] J&J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder: Reuters [BloombergQ] China’s Seizure of Two Canadians ‘Not Acceptable,’ Trudeau Says Source: creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com

In the Western World Truth Is on Its Deathbed

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In the Western World Truth Is on Its Deathbed Dear Readers, Response to my quarterly request for donations has been very weak. Normally December is our best quarter for reader support, but the response to my December 10 request is the weakest ever. Perhaps the explanation is that most of those who support this website… Read More

The Dispossessed Majority

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The Dispossessed Majority Israel Shamir, who is Jewish, provides a summary of a 26,000 word essay by Ron Unz, who is Jewish, that makes it clear that Jews have taken over the paths to success in the United States, making it impossible for the 98% to withstand the 2%. http://www.unz.com/ishamir/unz-goes-nuclear/ The post The Dispossessed Majority… Read More

Clinton Foundation Under Investigation

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“I Know Where All The Bodies Are Buried”: Clinton Foundation CFO Spills Beans To Investigators by Tyler Durden The CFO of the Clinton Foundation, thinking he was “meeting an old professional acquaintance,” admitted to investigators that the charity had widespread problems with governance, accounting and conflicts of interest, and that Bill Clinton has been commingling… Read More

Friday’s News Links

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[Reuters] Asian shares jolted by weak Chinese data, growth risks [BloombergQ] Stocks Drop With Yuan as China Economy Weakens: Markets Wrap [Reuters] China says on track to hit 2018 GDP growth target, faces more uncertainties next year [BloombergQ] China Debt Scrutinized More by Taiwan Banks Eyeing Trade War [BloombergQ] U.S. Leveraged Loan Funds Lose Cash at Fastest Pace Ever [BloombergQ] Bitcoin… Read More

Right-Sizing American Capitalism

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Read Nick Hanauer’s original essay on “Progressive Labor Standards” here. In 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016, and 2018, Americans voted to change their political leadership. Clearly, Americans are unhappy with our political and economic elite. It’s not hard to see why. Small business formation is down, income inequality is up. The heartland has been turned… Read More

Saving NATO

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It is not often that we confront the possibility that we are on the cusp of a completely new era, a fundamental reshaping of the international order. But that is where the world stood in July 2018 as President Trump prepared to attend the NATO summit in Brussels. We may still be standing there today.… Read More

Winning the “Cold Civil War”

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As Florida gubernatorial candidates Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum shook every bush and tree to find the votes necessary to claim the statehouse, further down the ballot, Amendment 4 cruised to a decisive victory with over 64 percent of the vote. Why did Gillum and DeSantis supporters, including lifelong Democrats as well as those wearing… Read More

Democratic Capitalism’s Future

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Are democracy and capitalism compatible? Or, to put it differently: What made democracy and capitalism compatible for decades, even centuries, and what strains this relationship today? The end of the Cold War seemed to settle longstanding debates about the political and economic institutions best able to achieve freedom and security. But a few decades have… Read More

The Template for 2020

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Frenzied post-election analysis of the midterm elections has narrowed to one key issue: What has the November 6 outcome told Democrats about their prospects of winning the White House in 2020? That is, of course, the prize, and every Democratic eye should be on it. I live in Democrat Joe Cunningham’s district, centered in Charleston,… Read More

Thursday’s News Links

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[Reuters] Asian shares surge as US-China trade thaw seen, sterling wobbles [BloombergQ] Chinese Stocks Jump as Annual Policy Meeting Fuels Easing Bets [Reuters] Oil prices rise as Sino-U.S. trade tensions show signs of easing [BloombergQ] How ‘Made in China 2025’ Frames Trump’s Trade Gripes [BloombergQ] Rich Homebuyers Are Now ‘Test-Driving’ Multimillion-Dollar Mansions [NYT] A Weakened China Tries a Different Approach With… Read More