The “Culture of Corruption” Is Historic

Noel Tichy defined culture as, “The unwritten norms, beliefs and values that define appropriate behavior.” Imagine all the mafia crime families merging together, with unlimited money supply, and the ability to control the government. The cartel would make trillions with no accountability. Forming The Cartel In the 1880’s President Garfield warned: “Whoever controls the volume of money in our country […]

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The Final Act – How Will It End? What Can We Do?

In a recent interview with Chuck Butler, we discussed the US Financial Cycle using Ray Dalio’s chart in “The Changing World Order”. Ray points to the downside of the empire: Large Debts Printing Money Internal Conflict Loss of Reserve Currency Weak Leadership Civil War/revolution While our discussion focused on “Loss of Reserve Currency”, it’s part of a much bigger picture. […]

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Push The Handle, Raise The Chain, There Goes The Dollar…

Since the 2008 bank bailouts, government spending, deficits and debt have hit historic proportions, with no end in sight. US debt was around $9 trillion in 2008, and will soon hit $45 trillion. How can the political class justify such irresponsible, outrageous behavior? Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) (former waitress and bartender) advocates the Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Investopedia defines MMT […]

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What Does Really Matter?

Recently our friends at WHVP published an eye-opening article, The Swiss View: “It doesn’t really matter that much” discussing Fitch downgrading the US credit rating: “Fitch announced that they downgraded the credit rating from the U.S. from AAA to AA+. ….(citing) the suspended debt ceiling and the high debt-to-GDP ratio. …. While the announcement itself is already worrying, it is […]

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I Can Feel It in My Bones…

This is one of the most difficult articles I’ve ever written. It’s from the heart, and I’m worried. Premonition is defined as, A strong feeling that something (generally unpleasant) is about to happen, “He had a premonition of imminent disaster.” If an intuitive, imminent, gut-wrenching premonition (fear) grips your mind and body comes true, you will never forget it. I […]

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You’re Buying the Government?

Trillions for bank bailouts, secret loans, exorbitant inflation, negative interest rates; middle class struggles while the rich get richer…. How did we get into this mess? Frontline on PBS outlines, “The Long Demise of Glass-Steagall.” (Emphasis mine) “1933 Following the Great Crash of 1929,…politicians, see market speculation…by banks during the 1920s as a cause of the crash. In 1933, Senator […]

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A Banking Crisis Shouldn’t Be the Taxpayer’s Problem.

Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon wrote shareholders about banking turmoil, “As I write this letter, the current crisis is not yet over, and even when it is behind us, there will be repercussions from it for years to come.” IGI Global defines a banking crisis: 1. Banking crisis reflects the crisis of liquidity and insolvency of one […]

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