Constitutional Neglect

Running out of Conspiracy Theories

First, they conspired to rig the municipal bond market, then the mortgage securitization market, then LIBOR, then the stock market, and now the 12 largest banks have been sued by Public Retirement Funds for “Conspiring To Rig Global FX Markets (currencies)”. It would appear that we are running out of conspiracy theories …

Political Economy

So Much for Campaign Finance Reform

Today, caps on total campaign giving were voided by the Supreme Court. When combined with the Citizens United case, that ruled Corporations and Unions are people, we are guaranteed to get the worst candidates money can buy.

Political Economy

Mail Your Representative a Mirror

Anyone who attended or viewed Armstrong’s “Cycles of War” Conference last week, knows that the cycles of civil unrest and war are converging like no other time since the 1700’s. If you’ve been wondering why the “craziness” around the world seems a bit elevated, you now know why – govt fraud and corruption has limits and consequences. The brewing …

Economics

Why Putin has Obama by the Short Hairs

Russia’s leverage in the tit-for-tat ego fight over Ukraine is founded on the systems we built and now depend – the Petrodollar and SWIFT system. In the world of international trade, you can think of the SWIFT system as the exchange and the petrodollar as the medium. What happens if Russia suddenly …

Economics

March Madness

With Russian soldiers chaperoning them to the polls, citizens of Crimea voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to have Mother Russia take care of them from cradle to grave (it’s amazing what people will sacrifice for a little perceived security). The ministers of defense for Russia and Ukraine declared no military actions …

Constitutional Neglect

Insider or Useful Idiot?

The so-called independent media continues to obstruct and lie about the massive fraud/corruption in govt and the economic destruction being caused by govt and their bosses in major corporations. For example, CBS reporter Cheryl Atkinson has resigned because of the out of control bias she witnessed and the difficulty of getting …

Constitutional Neglect

Why Are There Only $10 Bills in ATMs?

It’s hard to not write acrimoniously when you know beyond a smidgen of a doubt that fraud and corruption are rampant, and unlike economic theories, trickles down to destroy a society. Whether its Amazon trying to rip off its “Prime Customers” or the false advertising at beer concessions, when govt and …

Constitutional Neglect

The Truth about Ukraine – What it Means for the USA

If anyone wants to truly understand what’s happening in Ukraine from an insiders point of view, I highly recommend you first read a recent Armstrong post. The common thread that runs through the conflicts occurring all over the world (i.e. Ukraine, Syria, Turkey, Thailand, Argentina, Venezuela, Southern Europe, the Arab Spring, etc.) is economics, as in declining living standards …

Constitutional Neglect

One Imperative to Prevent Economic Collapse and War

Most of you already know the one imperative, but permit me to list a few factoids about our current situation to see if others can figure out what must be done first before even attempting any solutions. Without acting on this imperative, it is a virtual certainty that we will …

Constitutional Neglect

A Sustainable Alternative to Socialism & Corporatism

“In the same way, those who possess wealth and power in poor nations must accept their own responsibilities. They must lead the fight for those basic reforms which alone can preserve the fabric of their societies. Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” – John F. …