Don’t forget, the Spanish Flu pandemic lasted from January 1918 to December 1920.  Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Fear of the coronavirus is causing shutdowns on a global scale like we have never seen before.  Just about every major sporting event that you can think of has been either canceled or postponed, schools and universities are keeping students away,…

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“Vulgar, but not a vulgar as Louis Vuitton, thought Sherman.” Perhaps it’s time to think about the unthinkable and close markets for a few weeks?  Today we might be seeing a rash of desperate new efforts by central banks to promise liquidity to Treasuries, to pump money into stocks and shares in Norway and Japan……

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The collapse in bond yields, exacerbated by the crash in oil prices, marks an end to the era of trust in central banks… OPEC+: A 24-Hour View Coronavirus. That will be the first and last time this column mentions that word. Despite the weekend’s many developments in the epidemic, there is a new issue to drive…

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When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Abe Maslow, the same fellow who developed the “hierarchy of needs” paradigm in human psychology, popularized that phrase to warn scientific researchers about the perils of using tools inappropriate to the task at hand. It is an especially relevant observation when it comes to…

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Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com, Source Crazy, stupid conspiracy theorists believe a mature worldview requires skepticism toward power. Smart upstanding citizens believe the government is your friend, and the media are its helpers. Crazy, stupid conspiracy theorists believe that powerful people sometimes make immoral plans in secret. Smart upstanding citizens believe the TV always tells the…

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Vioa SchiffGold.com, Everybody knows that the 2008 financial crisis was caused by “deregulation” and “greed,” right? Except that it wasn’t. A film titled The Bubble offers a non-partisan, critical examination of the policies and events that led to the biggest crash since World War II. Produced by Jimmy Morrison and co-written by Tom Woods, the film features a…

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