The Worst Economy in Eighty Years – Lords of Finance Vol 2?

Author Liaquat Ahamed started the last paragraph of Lords of Finance - The Bankers Who Broke the World (2009) with: More than anything else, therefore, the Great Depression was caused by a failure of intellectual will, a lack of understanding about how the economy operated. … There will be no such excuse this time around. …

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Irreversibly Broken – The ‘How Corrupt is the FBI?’ Addendum

Normally I just post stuff like this as updates in the comments of the recent relevant post on the subject but, given this new format, I am going to try to make a habit of putting what I consider substantive updates in follow-up posts like this. This update (H/T Instapundit) links to a couple of …

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Irreversibly Broken – Is Today’s FBI no Longer Compatible with American Liberty?

It could be argued that the agency has gone rogue. Unfortunately, that the greater system…from the judiciary to the watchdog press…enables the behavior and abuses hints rather strongly that something much more substantial is wrong with the Republic established to ensure justice and liberty for all. I do give the The Los Angeles Times credit …

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Lessons in Anti-Narrative Detection: The Obvious Curiosity vs. The Reliably Incurious (or Dutifully Compliant) Watchdog

I do smile to myself when pet topics of mine are occasionally refreshed in the broader interwebs where more than three or four people may read about it. Still, in so many cases, far too few bother to recognize the importance of the phenomenon playing out right under their noses. One of these occasions happened …

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Partisans of the Present Regime – Documenting the “Heavily Credentialed Yet Still Worthless” American Elites

Way back at the beginning of May, when I was still posting at the other place, I wrote of the hollow-credentialed buffoons, or the HCYSW (Heavily Credentialed Yet Still Worthless) crowd...again, with apologies for the blatant mimicking of Mr. Taleb’s Intellectual Yet Idiot construct...that now dominate the ruling American beltway (and so much more of the American …

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Another Encounter with an Anti-Narrative and Some Rather Ignorant Arrogance

In my last post I touched on the Silent Narrative or those headlines "that are never allowed to become breaking news and/or even get the proper coverage to establish the meanings and motives…and potential implications today and down the road a bit. In many cases, these tend to be the stories that would provide the …

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Refusing to Ignore the Anti-Narrative: The Chill Continues to Descend Upon Us

On many levels a broader swath of We the People are starting to catch on to how the anti-American forces that now form our ruling beltway can count on the fully compliant and reliably incurious media to overtly spin to the dictated narratives at all costs. That tool is vital to cultivating reportable polling support …

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