Tag Archives: Trump

  • Podcast

    David Stockman: The Undrainable Swamp & The Inevitable Recession

    What the future of the post "Peak Trump" era holds
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 8:10 PM

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    Love it or hate it, the potency of the Trump Administration is on the wane, soon to be stuck in the mire of the Swamp it has deepend instead of drained, while the economy falls into one hell of a recession — so claims former Regan-era Cabinet member and Congressman David Stockman.

    In his new book Peak Trump, Stockman notes how the wide divergence between Trump the campaigner and Trump the president appears to be proving to be his undoing.

    Rather than fight to dismantle the institutions he railed against as a candidate — most notably the Deep State and the Federal Reserve — Trump has embraced them.

    Now, when this latest asset bubble bursts (and Stockman believes the markets saw their peak back in Fall 2018), Trump will 'own' that. Having chosen to tie his administration's success to the rising price of the S&P 500 since taking office, he won't be able to foist the blame of a market crash on his predecessors.

    Similarly, the Deep State — especially the military industrial complex — is experiencing a bonanza under the Trump administration. As a result, the Swamp is deeper than it has ever been.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Hall Of Mirrors

    Our media is so distorted, where can you find truth?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, May 4, 2018, 2:39 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and James Howard Kunstler discuss a whole slew of topics I don't have time to summarize, as our 2018 seminar starts in an hour.

    Enjoy!

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 4/28 – Terrorism Vs. Natural Disasters, Learning To Speak Shrub

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, April 28, 2018, 3:41 PM

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    • The Golden State Killer Is Tracked Through a Thicket of DNA, and Experts Shudder
    • The cost of raising a child in America has soared — it’s a price tag fit for a prince
    • Terrorism Vs. Natural Disasters: Which Costs More? Which Kills More?
    • Chris Hedges: What we can learn from the collapse of the Chaco Canyon civilisation
    • Pipeline shortage could choke North America’s oil supply with ‘serious implications for global markets’, IEA warns
    • Trump Strikes A Blow For Retirees Worried About Enviros Wallowing Out Pensions
    • Tabasco Sauce Is in a Battle For Its Very Survival
    • Learning to Speak Shrub

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 2/6 – Shale Reality Check, Permafrost Home To Large Mercury Reserves

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 5:41 PM

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    • Stocks and Precious Metals Charts – Blue Monday – How Are the Mighty Mispricings of Risk Fallen 
    • A Timeline Of The FBI And DOJ's Involvement In Hillary's Emails And The Trump Dossier
    • How much are illegal activities behind the demand for crypto-currency?
    • The Market Meltdown Is an Ominous Sign
    • FEMA Contract Called for 30 Million Meals for Puerto Ricans. 50,000 Were Delivered.
    • Shale Reality Check
    • Oil Prices Ravaged By Financial Turmoil 
    • Arctic permafrost home to large mercury reserves, study finds 

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 1/2 – The Science Of Loneliness, Stop Reading What Facebook Tells You To Read

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 5:56 PM

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    • The Science Of Loneliness
    • The dark side of your $5 Footlong: Business owners say it could bite them
    • These Will Be the Big Stories of 2018
    • Stop reading what Facebook tells you to read
    • Too much screening has misled us about real cancer risk factors, experts say
    • Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work
    • It's Time For Innovators To Take Responsibility For Their Creations
    • Americans Will Eat a Record Amount of Meat in 2018

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  • Insider
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    Off The Cuff: The Economy Is A Junkie

    Dependent on hits of ever more debt -- until it dies
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, September 21, 2017, 11:14 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

    • Hey, Did We Just Declare War On North Korea?
      • Trump's UN speech stuns the world
    • Unpacking The Latest Fedspeak
      • Much more talk than action
    • The Junkie Economy
      • Dependent on hits of ever more debt until it dies
    • The High Cost Of Lacking Resilience
      • Harvy, Irma & Maria are teaching us a lesson in real-time

    This week Chris and John tackle the latest Fed announcement. Yellen's talk of tightening/normalizing — to borrow from common parlance — is really a "nothingburger" until the world's other major central banks curtail their stimulus efforts.

    The world economy is still receiving $125 billion in liquidity injections every month. This, of course, has destroyed the integrity of the markets and turned all investors into speculators — as whatever the central banks decide to do next is the only thing that will matter to prices.

    As we have been warning for years, this will all end badly once the central banks have either destroyed their respective zombie economies or their fiat currencies (if not both). 

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  • Podcast

    The Saker: The Syrian Powderkeg

    The risk of nuclear war is now concerningly high
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, July 10, 2017, 1:20 PM

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    Following up on our recent warning about the situation in Syria, Chris sits down this week for a conversation with The Saker, who writes extensively on geo-political and military matters. The Saker (a nom-de-plume), is a former intelligence expert with professional and personal insights into Russia and the Middle East.

    He shares our deep concern for the dangerously misdirected current state of US foreign and military policy, as well as the potentially lethal repercussions these threaten to have in the powderkeg that is Syria.

    In this week's podcast, The Saker provides an excellent distillation of the complex forces in play in Syria — as well as in the brewing friction between the US and Russia — and why the risk of nuclear war has now grown higher than it has been in decades.

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  • Insider

    Pre-ALERT: Trump Risks War With Russia

    The Syria powderkeg threatens to explode
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 10:44 PM

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    Trump has now backed his administration into a corner.  If there’s another suspected poison gas attack in Syria, he’s promised to escalate the situation by beginning bombings.

    It appears that what I feared might happen under a Clinton presidency (and I still think probably would have, anyways) is now happening under the Trump administration.

    Let me be perfectly clear: bombing Syria risks a direct confrontation with Russia.  If that happens, all bets are off. Anything could happen next, up to and including a nuclear exchange. 

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  • Podcast

    Steen Jakobsen: 60% Probability Of Recession In The Next 18 Months

    The world economic engine is slowing to a standstill
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, June 11, 2017, 10:46 PM

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    Steen Jakobsen back on, Chief Investment Officer of Saxo Bank, returns to the podcast this week to share with us the warning signs of slowing economic growth he's seeing in major markets all over the world.

    In his view, the world economy is sputtering badly. So badly, that he's confident predicting a global recession by 2018 — or sooner.

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  • Blog
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    The Relentless Push Towards War

    This time with North Korea. Why?
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, April 29, 2017, 3:53 AM

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    As I’ve written extensively in the past, as was the case with Russia last fall, this push to war includes a series of carefully-crafted talking points being endlessly repeated over the print and airwaves. 

    It’s an ever-present condition of living in our manufactured reality, where what we are told to care about is beamed at us around the clock  in a rather tediously but emotionally-manipulative way on the “news.”

    Today's big ‘bogeyman’ is North Korea.  Have you wondered why?

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