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The Big Con: The Truth Behind Net Neutrality and Why the Sky Is Not Falling

Via The Daily Bell December 14th marked the end of the internet. At least, that is what the media, social networks… and lobbyists would have you believe. Net neutrality has dominated the media cycle lately. But why? Why would the repeal of a rather freshly formed regulation garner all this attention, and anger? Taking a step towards […]


DOJ, AT&T Head To Court As Settlement Talks Collapse

It looks like AT&T is going to fight the Department of Justice's injunction to stop the wireless provider from acquiring Time Warner in court, now that settlement talks between the two parties have failed, according to a court document filed Friday that was obtained by Reuters. Last month, the DOJ revealed that it planned to […]


Why We Should Worry About China

Authored by Daniel Lacalle via The Mises Institute, Many of our readers might remember the late 80s. There were hundreds of movies, songs and books about the inevitable Japanese economic invasion. The ones of you that did not live that period can see that it did not happen. Why? Because the Japanese growth miracle was […]


Frontrunning: December 15

Some GOP Senators Press for Late Changes in Tax Bill (WSJ) Here’s Where the GOP Tax Plan Stands Right Now (BBG) Harvard Endowment Chief Pushed for Steeper Devaluation of Assets (WSJ) Net neutrality repeal gives Democrats fresh way to reach millennials (Reuters) With Fox Deal, Disney Adds Hulu to Its Digital Kingdom (WSJ) Treasury Yields […]


US Services Economy Slumps To 15-Month Low, Manufacturing Rebounds

Despite a resurgence in positve surprises in hard macro data, PMIs (and soft survey data) has been fading in recent months and Markit's preliminary December showed a notable divergence in the US economy as Manufacturing rebounded to 2017 highs and Servces slumped to 15-month lows. Higher prices for raw materials resulted in the strongest rate […]


Frontrunning: December 14

Disney Agrees to Buy Fox Assets in $52.4 Billion Deal (WSJ) The Fed Isn’t the Tax Cut’s Enemy (WSJ) The Republicans’ Problem Is Bigger Than Alabama (BBG) ECB Leaves Rates Unchanged and Sees QE to September or Beyond (BBG) A Christmastime Tax Cut for Some, a Lump of Coal for Others (WSJ) Putin says U.S. […]


Here Is What Is In The Republicans’ Final Tax Bill

On Wednesday, Congress Republicans were said to reach a deal on final tax legislation, clearing the way for final votes next week on a package that, if approved, would be sent to President Donald Trump to sign into law. While the formal language of the legislation has not been released, the following are the known […]


Disney Agrees To Buy 21st Century Fox Assets For $52.4 Billion

After weeks of mounting speculation – and a rumored competing bids by rivals Comcast Corp. and Verizon that never materialized – Disney and 21st Century Fox announced early Thursday that the former would acquire most of the latter's entertainment assets in a deal worth $52.4 billion, according to the official press release. Here's what Disney […]


Gold Will Soar… As China Kneecaps The Dollar

Authored by Nick Giambruno via InternationalMan.com,  I recently spoke with my friend and colleague Chris Lowe about China’s new alternative financial system – and how it could mortally wound the US dollar. It was such an important discussion that I had to pass it along. Chris is the editor of Bonner & Partners’ Inner Circle. His publication […]


Jamie Dimon Says Corporations Will Fund Buybacks With Tax Cuts And That’s “Not A Bad Thing”

For at least half a decade now (How The Fed's Visible Hand Is Forcing Corporate Cash Mismanagement) we have warned about how the Fed’s flawed approach to monetary policy incentivizes corporations to fund share buybacks with massive amounts of debt… …While the corporate sector has spent record sums on share buybacks… Capex has experienced an […]


Watch Live: President Trump Discusses GOP Tax-Reform Deal

In what's to be a hastily organized press conference, the White House announced Wednesday that President Trump would speak about the Republican tax-reform effort at 3 p.m. Wednesday. The implication is that Trump will be laying out next steps now that GOP lawmakers have tentatively agreed on a compromise tax bill that both chambers of […]


How GDP Became A Joke, In One Chart

For all the rhetoric about above-trend US growth, one month ago UBS shattered the narrative of surging GDP by showing just one chart, which revealed that excluding contributions from energy investment, which are about to hit a brick wall now that the price of oil has peaked and is reverting lower once again, US growth […]


“You’re Fired… Again”: Omarosa Is Leaving The White House

One of Trump’s oldest familiars, Senior White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman who is much more famous for being the former star of the initial season of “The Apprentice” – as well as a longtime supporter of President Trump – is leaving the White House next month. Her resignation will be effective Jan. 20, press […]


Core Consumer Price Growth Comes In Cold – Apparel Prices Plunge Most Since 1998

Following producer prices' surge in November, consumer prices rose 2.2% YoY (as expected). October producer price pushed to its highest since Dec 2011 but consumer prices are not being pushed higher for now… The energy index rose 3.9 percent and accounted for about three-fourths of the all items increase; indexes for motor vehicle insurance, used […]


Frontrunning: December 13

Democrat wins Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump (Reuters) Capital Journal: With Alabama Loss, Trump and GOP Face Political Reckoning (WSJ) Democratic Victory Stirs GOP Anxiety Over Midterm Elections (WSJ) Fed Expected to Raise Rates (WSJ) With rate hike in the bag, Fed may hint at Trump effect on economy (Reuters) Fed 2018 […]