David Stockman Explains The Keynesian State-Wreck Ahead – Sundown In America

David Stockman, author of The Great Deformation [79], summarizes the last quarter century thus: What has been growing is the wealth of the rich, the remit of the state, the girth of Wall Street, the debt burden of the people, the prosperity of the beltway and the sway of the three great branches of government…

An Empire of Money and Privilege in Decline: Portrait of a Tragic Policy Error

“Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences.” Robert Louis Stevenson “They don’t have intelligence. They have what I call thintelligence. They see the immediate situation. They think narrowly and they call it ‘being focused.’ They don’t see the surroundings. They don’t see the consequences.” Michael Crichton The Fed is faced with…

Germany’s Merkel Is Key to Currency-Trading Levy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s choice of coalition partner will play a key role in deciding how far the foreign-exchange market is burdened by a proposed financial-transactions tax in 11 European Union states. Merkel, who last year backed a European Commission plan for a broad-based tax on trades in stocks, bonds, derivatives and other assets, is…

Obamacare: A Deception

The article below is the most comprehensive analysis available of “Obamacare” – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The author, a knowledgeable person who wishes to remain anonymous, explains how Obamacare works for the insurance companies but not for you. Obamacare was formulated on the concept of health care as a commercial commodity and…

Catastrophic Shocks Through Complex Socio-Economic Systems

Catastrophic Shocks Through Complex Socio-Economic Systems: A Pandemic Perspective David Korowicz Summary The globalised economy has become more complex (connectivity, interdependence, and speed), de-localized, with increasing concentration within critical systems. This has made us all more vulnerable to systemic shocks. This paper provides an overview of the effect of a major pandemic on the operation…