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  • Supply Chain Realities: The Trains are Too Long!

    05/10/2022 4:03:57 PM PDT · by Intar · 40 replies
    Railway Age ^ | April 25, 2022 | Matthew DeLay
    Main point of the article:“PSR has [made] engineer’s trains almost impossible to control. Shareholders roll the dice with communities, cities and the environment daily. They don’t live here. Trains have more than doubled in length. Imagine a train 16,400 feet in length weighing 17,500 tons: That is three miles, 560 feet and 35 million pounds. One train. And it is hauling hazmat, tanks of say, chlorine gas, or anhydrous ammonia. Just one tank car alone weighs 131 tons, that is 262,000 pounds. To give an example from history, 262,000 pounds of chlorine gas is approximately two-thirds of what the German...
  • Putin ceases economic relations with unfriendly countries

    05/08/2022 11:25:12 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 57 replies
    Brihteon ^ | Gonzalo Lyra
    Lyra makes a compelling case that European nations will collapse without food, oil, gas, and raw materials from Russia, while Russia is so close to self-sufficient that it can survive without anything from anybody. If he is right, then Germany, France, the UK, and others are basically committing suicide by toeing the deep-state line on Ukraine.
  • America Needs a Return to First Principles

    05/01/2022 12:46:25 PM PDT · by Wuli · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal Opinion Page - Weekend Interview ^ | April 30, 2022 | Tunku Varadarajan
    The 21st century so far hasn’t been the best of times for America. First 9/11, then a financial crisis and deep recession, then a global pandemic without recent precedent. The economy has suffered, and politics has been upended. American self-confidence has been badly bruised, and public trust in institutions has plummeted. What can we do about it? That’s the question that John Cogan and Kevin Warsh, both policy veterans and Journal contributors, asked themselves in September 2020 when prompted by former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice. She had just taken over as director of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, where both...
  • Russian firms back govt 'dictatorship' over banks

    11/11/2008 2:18:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 83+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 11, 2008 | Oleg Shchedrov
    Yevgeny Primakov, who led Russia's government as it emerged from its previous financial crisis 10 years ago, said a "state dictatorship" was required to ensure tens of billions of dollars flowed through banks to their intended recipients in industry. "Our biggest concern is that the thrombosis of credit lines and the rise in banks' rates is leading to falling production," said Primakov, chairman of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Trade, which unites and represents various Russian businesses. In an address to President Dmitry Medvedev at a Kremlin meeting attended by the heads of regional chambers, he said the rescue...
  • gross domestic product

    04/29/2022 8:49:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 4 replies ^ | Peter Bondarenko
    gross domestic product (GDP), total market value of the goods and services produced by a country’s economy during a specified period of time. It includes all final goods and services—that is, those that are produced by the economic agents located in that country regardless of their ownership and that are not resold in any form. It is used throughout the world as the main measure of output and economic activity. In economics, the final users of goods and services are divided into three main groups: households, businesses, and the government. One way gross domestic product (GDP) is calculated—known as the...
  • The Economics of Judas' betrayal

    04/20/2022 7:41:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/20/2022 | Jerry Bowyer
    Many of you probably remember hearing the story of how Mary of Bethany anointed the feet of Jesus with perfume and how Judas objected to it. The account appears in John 12. What you probably did not hear was an explication of the important economic themes in that passage. Preachers tend to underestimate the importance of economic themes in the Bible. Few have training in finance or economics, and a mental block was formed earlier in Church history when theologians began to mix biblical theology with pagan philosophy, which tended to be contemptuous of commerce. But the Bible is about...
  • David Stockman On The Coming Stock Market ‘Crash Of Biblical Proportions’

    04/08/2022 3:58:30 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies
    Nation And State ^ | 4-8-2022 | David Stockman via
    International Man: Whether we like it or not, the reality is, the Federal Reserve has an enormous influence over the dollar and the stock market. And right now, the Fed has an urgent and fateful decision to make. It can keep printing trillions of dollars, let inflation skyrocket or tighten monetary policy, and watch the stock market crash. In other words, it can sacrifice the stock market or the dollar. David, what do you think the Fed will do, and what are the implications?David Stockman: Well, I think whether it wants to or not, the Fed will crash the stock...
  • Inflation Era: Ukraine Crisis Poses ‘Significant’ Dangers to Eurozone – ECB Head

    03/31/2022 6:08:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Mar 2022 | PETER CADDLE
    There are difficult months ahead for Eurozone nations, with the head of Europe’s central bank warning that the ongoing Ukraine Crisis poses ‘significant’ dangers to the currency union. ‘Significant’ dangers to do with supply chain issues and the rising costs of food and energy are now facing the Eurozone, the head of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, has warned. These impending dangers can all reportedly be traced back to the ongoing war in Ukraine, with Russia’s invasion of the country creating a number of significant economic pressures which appear to be threatening Eurozone nation-states. According to a report by...
  • The Economic Side Dish

    03/24/2022 8:05:27 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 17 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | March 24, 2022 | Kalr Denniger
    All the great globalist plans, and those of so-called "mavens" in America who have thought for years that putting labor and material supply overseas as a means to avoid paying market wages in the US, along with evading environmental laws by putting the pollution somewhere else, are now up against the law of unintended consequences.Russia has announced that it will soon require payment for its natural gas (and, presumably, all other exports) in Rubles. This is of course quite reasonable, since the resource depleted is theirs, and thus payment should be in their currency.I smelled this coming when the sanctions...
  • AOC: The average American now has to compete with private equity firms when they're in the market for a home

    03/12/2022 8:10:06 AM PST · by millenial4freedom · 50 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/11/2022 | AOC
    Her tweet""The average American now has to compete with major companies, including the largest private equity firm in the world, when they're in the market for a home. In @FSCDems , we exposed the role corporations are playing in inflation, specifically in housing prices & rent increases."
  • Principles for Dealing with the Changing World, by Ray Dalio

    03/07/2022 6:55:53 AM PST · by bhl · 6 replies
    Ray Dalio ^ | Ray Dalio
  • Series: Economic Espionage and Theft of Trade Secrets

    02/25/2022 4:43:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    THE NATIONAL LAW REVIEW ^ | Thursday, February 24, 2022
    Thursday, February 24, 2022 In 1996, President Clinton signed the Economic Espionage Act (the “Act”). At the time, the principal proponents of the law included business leaders from the then burgeoning Silicon Valley as well as from the aerospace industry. Proponents of the Act claimed foreign entities were actively attempting to steal trade secrets and that the existing laws at the time did not adequately protect their interests. The Act, among other things, criminalized the theft of trade secrets intended to benefit “any foreign government, foreign instrumentality, or foreign agent.” Steep penalties for violations of the Act demonstrated that the...
  • Ark's Cathie Wood warns investors they're making one of the greatest misallocations of capital in history

    02/21/2022 6:21:07 AM PST · by millenial4freedom · 43 replies
    msn ^ | 02/17/2022 | Hamza Fareed Malik
    Cathie Wood said investors are making a mistake by piling into index funds. Companies that have prospered in the past are often ripe for disruption, the Ark Invest boss said. The tech-stock guru said it's riskier to own benchmarks than Ark's funds. Cathie Wood said risk-averse investors and fund managers are putting money in companies and benchmarks based on past successes, instead of betting on innovative companies. "We have, I think, one of the most massive misallocations of capital in the history of mankind. You have investors investing in the past," the CEO and CIO of Ark Invest said in...
  • Is A Lithium Cartel Inevitable?

    01/23/2022 10:47:02 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 20, 2022 | Robert Rapier
    The more people I speak with about lithium, the bigger this story gets. Following my previous article — How The U.S. Is Losing The Lithium Industry To China — several readers told me that this battle is already lost. And, I have to admit that the trajectory we are currently on gives little reason to believe that China’s dominance will be threatened any time soon. In today’s article, I want to reiterate two threats to U.S. national security based on the current trajectory. Then, I want to revisit why China jumped ahead of the U.S. Finally, I want to talk...

    01/22/2022 12:47:10 PM PST · by Scarlett156 · 126 replies
    Futurism ^ | 22 January 2022 | Abby Lee Hood
    The week’s crypto crash has hit an astonishing round number, Bloomberg points out: it’s now lost more than $1 trillion — that’s trillion with “t,” a staggering sum — in value since late last year. Bitcoin alone lost more than 12 percent of its value on Friday and dropped to its lowest level since July of 2021, bottoming out at a wretched $34,000 at press time. That means that since a peak in November, it’s lost more than 45 percent of its value. Other coins have lost the same, if not more, value in the same time period. Bloomberg reports...
  • Big LIE:. "our warming planet"

    12/16/2021 6:13:41 PM PST · by Nextaxpro · 19 replies
  • Preview of the FOMC meeting with Jerome Powell

    12/15/2021 7:55:36 AM PST · by millenial4freedom · 1 replies
    Twitter | 12/15/2021
    Live pic from inside the FOMC meeting. Decision expected at 2:00PM EST. Stay tuned— Not Jerome Powell (@alifarhat79) December 15, 2021
  • Today's News: The News of Today is the History of Tomorrow

    10/29/2021 11:10:36 AM PDT · by LS · 10 replies ^ | 10/29/2021 | LS (aggregator & commentator)
    1) A major case of buyer’s remorse is setting in, with 16% of DemoKKKrats saying the 2020 election should be overturned according to Morning Consult, with 60% of Republicans agreeing. 2) Botoxic loses again: infrastructure spending bill postponed as the Whackadoodle Terrorist Conference can’t seem to find a bill “progressive” enough to satisfy them. 29 more stories with links at the site.
  • Today's News: The News of Today is the History of Tomorrow

    10/28/2021 10:29:42 AM PDT · by LS · 12 replies
    Uncover ^ | 10/28/2021 | LS
    1) 21 House DemoKKKrats ask to cut IRS bank reporting from Biteme’s spending package. 2) Arizona AG opens a “Formal investigation” into the 2020 election and “Will hold People Accountable for Breaking the Law.” We’ll see. (30 more news items at site)
  • The Resistance Library Podcast Featuring RE Expert Jason Hartman

    10/24/2021 10:34:37 AM PDT · by ammodotcom ^ | 10/24/2021 | Sam Jacobs
    On this episode of The Resistance Library Podcast, Sam Jacobs interviews Jason Hartman. Hartman is a real estate investing expert, practical economist, and host of The Creating Wealth Podcast with a timely message for our day: Freedom lovers can leverage the state and central banks against themselves to obtain greater financial independence. On this episode, we also discussed practical prepping for the relatively normal and some of his favorite experiences with Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan.