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Lacy Hunt On The Unintended Consequences Of Federal Reserve Policies

Authored by Mike Shedlock via www.themaven.net/mishtalk, The Financial Repression Authority interviewed Lacy Hunt, Chief Economist at Hoisington Management on Fed policies. The interview below first appeared on the FRA website along with a video. The emphasis in italics is mine. FRA: Hi, welcome to FRA’s Roundtable Insight. Today, we have Dr. Lacy Hunt. He’s an […]


The Rich Got Richer In 2017… One Trillion Dollars Richer

2017 has been a banner year for the world’s richest individuals. Pumped by a tidal wave of central-bank driven liquidity and corporate buybacks, equity indexes around the world climbed to all-time highs this year – a phenomenon that has disproportionately benefited the world’s wealthiest, particularly the 500 individuals included in Bloomberg’s billionaires index. By the […]


Crazy Eyes is BACK!

From the Slope of Hope: I saw a headline on December 24 which put a damper on my Christmas Eve: Ummm – – so why on earth would this bug me? I don’t have a dog in this fight. If Theranos goes bankrupt, it doesn’t hurt or help me one bit. If they become the […]


“As Good As It Gets” – What A Difference 11 Months Makes

Authored by Robert Gore via Straight Line Logic, What a difference eleven months make. Shortly after Donald Trump was inaugurated he fired Michael Flynn. What’s become the conventional subtext is that the intelligence agencies have launched a “soft coup” against Trump, he has been significantly weakened, and the Deep State has scored a major victory. […]


Asian Stocks Slide On iPhone X Demand Fears; US Futures Flat In Thin Holiday Trading

For the second day in a row, most Asian markets – at least the ones that are open – were dragged lower by tech stocks and Apple suppliers, with the MSCI Asia Pacific Index down 0.2% led by Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing in response to the previously noted report that Apple will slash […]


Why Is Alphabet CEO Eric Schmidt Technically Serving In The Department Of Defense?

Authored by Eric Lieberman via The Daily Caller, Eric Schmidt, chief executive of Google parent company Alphabet, was appointed chairman of a Department of Defense program in 2016 that was established by former President Barack Obama’s administration. A staunch supporter of the Democratic Party and critic of President Donald Trump, Schmidt still continues to lead […]


Ben Garrison’s 12 Days Of Trumpmas

Authored by Ben Garrison via GrrrrGraphics.com, ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and in the White HouseTrump’s words were stirring; Obama felt like a mouse. A populist president with a broom that swept clean,Trump accomplished much in 2017. Yet out past the lawn there arose such a clatter,Pussy Hatters were yelling along with Black Lives Matter. […]


“My Eyes Popped Out Of My Head”: Ohio Woman Receives $284 Billion Electric Bill

The ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ has nothing on this. Due to a processing error made by her local power company, one Ohio woman discovered earlier this month – to her abject horror – that she owed Penelec, her power provider, $284 billion, a figure that’s larger than the combined national debts of Hungary and South Africa. […]


“You All Just Got A Lot Richer” – Trump Confirms The Biggest Problem With The GOP Tax Cut

As we’ve pointed out time and time again, the biggest problem with the Trump tax cuts is that they overwhelmingly benefit the rich. In fact, shortly after the initial nine-page outline of the program was unveiled by Gary Cohn and Steven Mnuchin, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center released an analysis that showed the wealthiest 1% […]


Brooklyn Prosecutors Investigating $300 Million Loan To Kushner’s Real-Estate Firm

As we pointed out yesterday, the mainstream media made another glaring error in its coverage of President Trump earlier this month when Handlesblatt, a German newspaper, reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had subpoenaed Deutsche Bank – the country’s largest lender – for records pertaining to Trump’s finances. Fortunately, the New York Times corrected the […]


Kushner’s Records At Deutsche Bank Subpoenaed As Mueller Avoids Trump

As it turns out, President Trump’s legal team was telling the truth when it said that Special Counsel Robert Mueller hadn’t subpoenaed financial records related to the president’s business activities from German lender Deutsche Bank, contrary to Bloomberg reporting. On Friday, the New York Times reported that Deutsche Bank had received a subpoena for records […]


Why Monetary Policy Will Cancel Out Fiscal Policy

Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com, Good cheer has arrived at precisely the perfect moment.  You can really see it.  Record stock prices, stout economic growth, and a GOP tax reform bill to boot.  Has there ever been a more flawless week leading up to Christmas? We can’t think of one off hand.  And if […]


House Passes Temporary Funding To Operate Through January 19

Update: Right before ending the session and heading off for a well-deserved holiday, the House passed an $81 billion disaster-relief package in a 251-169 vote. The bill was surprisingly controversial – in part due to the enormous sum being authorized. According to Politico, the fate of the aid package is far from assured in the […]


Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt Steps Down From Executive Chairman Role

After 17 years in senior leadership at the "Do No Evil" shop, Eric Schmidt is stepping down from his executive chairman role at the internet behemoth… After ten years as CEO and seven as Executive Chairman, I can’t wait to dive into the latest in science, technology, and philanthropy. I look forward to working with […]


Treasury Curve Inverts As Trump Slams Dems For Forcing Shutdown

Early in the week, anxiety over a government shutdown appeared to ebb as the short-term Treasury Bill market began to 'normalize', but following the tax-reform 'win', President Trump is accusing Democrats of trying to force a government shutdown… House Democrats want a SHUTDOWN for the holidays in order to distract from the very popular, just […]