Sunday , 21 July 2019

Finance

German Lawmakers Consider Expropriating Private Apartments To House The Poor

While Mario Draghi continues to lament the lack of inflation that the ECB’s massive balance sheet – now at 41% of Europe’s GDP –  has failed to spark, and is contemplating even more aggressive measure to create higher prices, to one group of people, the ECB’s reflationary efforts have been more than successful: Berlin renters who are furious that the ... Read More »

Bergman Blasts EU’s Collusion With Iran

Authored by Judith Bergman via The Gatestone Institute, On January 31, Britain, France and Germany announced a new payment mechanism known as the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX). It was designed to preserve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, after the US left the deal in May 2018 and reinstated — as well as broadened — ... Read More »

The 7 Years Of Lies About Assange Won’t Stop Now

Authored by Jonathan Cook, For seven years, from the moment Julian Assange first sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, they have been telling us we were wrong, that we were paranoid conspiracy theorists. We were told there was no real threat of Assange’s extradition to the United States, that it was all in our fevered imaginations. For seven ... Read More »

Google’s Wing Launches Commerical Drone Delivery Service In Australia 

The startup air delivery service Wing, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has launched a drone-based commercial delivery service in Australia. “Our service allows customers to order a range of items such as fresh food, hot coffee or over-the-counter chemist items on our mobile app, and have them delivered directly to their homes by drone in minutes,” Wing wrote ... Read More »

John Pilger: Assange Arrest A Warning From History 

via John Pilger, The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the ... Read More »

An Interview With The Most Powerful Man On Wall Street

Amid a rising legislative chorus demanding a halt to corporate buybacks (an activity which was illegal until 1982), with Congress realizing that most of the funds released by Trump’s tax cut and offshore tax repatriation were used not for capex or hiring but merely to levitate stock prices, last week Goldman’s chief equity strategist published the most “inspired” defense of ... Read More »

Coffee Robots Are Not Causing Homeless People To Starve

Authored by Art Carden via The American Institute for Economic Research, A couple of months ago, this tweet made the social media rounds: San Francisco in one photo. Fully Robotic Coffeeshop next to the Starving Jobless Homeless pic.twitter.com/uwK936Twb5 — ERIK FIN (@erikfinman) January 14, 2019 The group of “Starving Jobless Homeless” people huddled outdoors next to a “Fully Robotic Coffeeshop” ... Read More »

App Store Downloads Drop For The First Time In Years 

The synchronized global slowdown has hit Apple’s iOS App Store downloads for the first time in years, according to a new report from Morgan Stanley, first reported by 9to5Mac. The research note reveals that the App Store saw a 5% drop in app and game downloads in 1Q19 versus the same period in 2018. This is the first time a ... Read More »

China, Russia “Spread Disorder” And “Corruption” In Latin America: Pompeo

Speaking Friday in Chile upon the start of his three-day South American tour, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called out China and Russia for spreading “disorder” in Latin America through failing investment projects that only fuel corruption and undermine democracy, especially in places like Venezuela.  According to Bloomberg, Pompeo specifically listed a failing dam project in Ecuador, police advisory programs in Nicaragua, and Chinese ... Read More »

Rep. Omar Virtue Signals With “No Ban Act” – Except Obama’s Travel Bans Were 16x That Of Trump’s

Via SaraCarter.com, As Democrats prepare to introduce ‘No Ban Act’ legislation to end what they say is President Donald Trump’s racist Muslim ban they should take a moment to read the new Government Accountability Office report issued Thursday. It shows that under President Obama the travel ban rate for security reasons in 2015 was 16 times higher than under Trump in 2017 based on ... Read More »