The Four Day Work Week Is Catching On

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As Covid has likely forever changed the work landscape for many companies, more and more institutions are even starting to experiment with a four day work week.  Awin Chief Executive Officer Adam Ross, who made the change at his company, allowing his workers to leave early on Fridays, recently told Bloomberg: “We firmly believe that happy,… Read More

“Own Gold” – Dylan Grice Warns “Central Banks Are Going To Overcook The Economy”

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Authored by Mark Dittli via, Dylan Grice is concerned. The co-founder of Calderwood Capital and former strategist at Société Générale sees smaller and larger bubbles emerging all over financial markets. «There are clear signs of excess», says the author of the monthly «Popular Delusions» report. Still, Grice characterizes his current investment stance as reluctantly… Read More

SLR Chaos Sparks Wild Moves In Swap Spreads

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There is a reason why we highlighted the earlier report from Politico that FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams said it doesn’t seem as though banking agencies need to extend the SLR extension. This matters because as we first explained two days ago in “The SLR Is All That Matters For Markets Right Now“, and as Bloomberg’s… Read More

Buchanan: Who Really Imperils The Republic?

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Authored by Pat Buchanan via, “That attack, that siege” of the Capitol, FBI Director Chris Wray told Congress, “was criminal behavior, plain and simple, and it was behavior we at the FBI view as domestic terrorism.” “Domestic terrorism,” said Wray, echoing his boss. For what had been President-elect Joe Biden’s reaction to the Capitol… Read More

Is “Temporary Inflation” A Real Thing?

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Authored by John Rubino via, Fed Chair Jerome Powell spooked the markets this week by predicting that inflation will jump when the economy reopens – but don’t worry, it’s just temporary. Here’s the real-time CNBC account: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that he expects some inflationary pressures in the time ahead but… Read More

Dave Portnoy-Backed ETF Sees $280 Million Of Inflows Despite First-Day ‘BUZZ-kill’ 

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VanEck Vectors Social Sentiment ETF (BUZZ) began trading on Thursday, which was a total buzzkill, down 4%. But there was some good news, since Dave Portnoy, who founded Davey Day Trader Global (DDTG) and Barstool Sports, put his “name” behind the ETF, inflows yesterday were upwards of $280 million, according to Bloomberg data.  Portnoy is partial owner and director… Read More

Watch Live: Pope Francis Arrives In Baghdad For “Historic” Trip

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Pope Francis arrived in Baghdad Friday for a three-day visit to war-torn Iraq. Francis’ objective is to convince the collapsing Christian population to rebuild after decades of war and oppression, according to WaPo.  Since the virus pandemic began, Francis’s first international trip marks the Vatican’s expansive global diplomacy to minority-Christian countries. Since the 2003 US-led invasion… Read More

Lord Sumption Warns Civil Disobedience Has Begun Amid Lockdown Lunacy

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Authored by Freddie Sayers via, Jonathan Sumption was once the epitome of the Establishment – a brilliant barrister who represented the Government in the Hutton enquiry, Supreme Court Justice, supporter of the Remain campaign and esteemed historian of the Hundred Years’ War. But then Covid happened. Over the past year, his unabashed criticism of… Read More

US Sends Bombers From Norway In “Low Flyover” Of Baltics Near Russian Base

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Previously we detailed the Pentagon’s unprecedented move to park on an indefinite basis multiple B-1 Lancer bombers in Norway, and Russia’s corresponding (and expected) anger and denunciation of the move. The expeditionary B-1 Lancer bomber squadron recently arrived in the NATO country which shares a border with Russia.  The US didn’t waste any time in using the bombers… Read More

UK Tax Burden To Hit Highest Level Since The ’60s

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The Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts published this week, to accompany Rishi Sunak’s 2021 Budget announcement, revealed a number of headline-worthy statistics. As Statista’s Martin Armstrong notes, UK borrowing is at the highest rate since World War Two… You will find more infographics at Statista And with this chart we’re taking a look at the UK’s tax burden and… Read More

How Democracy Dies: Big Tech Becomes Big Brother

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Authored by Leni Friedman Valenta with Dr. Jiri Valenta via The Gatestone Institute, “Digital giants have been playing an increasingly significant role in wider society… how well does this monopolism correlate with the public interest?,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said on January 27, 2021. “Where is the distinction between successful global businesses, sought-after services and big data… Read More