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[Customary law] is a more sensitive and complex measure of a society that tells the stories, not of just those who happen to breathe now, but of the unborn...and the long dead. It reflects the fractal fellowship of generations and time. Not the unwieldy geometry of states and boundaries.
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In his heart and soul, man is a social animal and solidarity with his group - however wrong - is more important to him than being right alone.

In that moment, he catches the contagion of the crowd.

In that moment, democracy becomes demagoguery.

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And it is largely thanks to 'My Girl', as former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon called Janet Louise Yellen. Ms Yellen left her post as Fed chief earlier this month, sent on her way with wide smiles and enthusiastic felicitations.
Paris is at its best in the snow. It is hushed and enchanting…like a beautiful woman who is about to tell a secret. Paris in the Snow, Bill Bonner. Bill shares a picture of Paris in the snow [Click to enlarge]. 16 million dead. Last Sunday, we went to mass in a little church in a small town out in the French ...

When the pros are worried, they sell on Friday so they can spend the weekend without sweating. When they are confident, they buy on Friday so they don't miss out on weekend gains (when traders engage in electronic 'after-hours' trading).
We would be there, too. But yet again, the invitation committee seems to have lost our address. Instead, Donald J Trump will have to represent us. Maybe he'll break the evil spell. Maybe not. Citadel of globalism. In the Financial Times is a photo of a smiling Christine Lagarde. The former French finance ...
Marshal Michel Ney, one of France's greatest soldiers, was executed by his own people…who later put up a statue of him in Paris. General Robert E Lee was revered by both sides in the War Between the States; statues were later erected on both banks, north and south, of the Potomac. Now they are ...
The big news today is that the Dow has hit a new record of over 25,000. We'll get to that in a minute…we're still looking over our shoulders at last year's performance. Let's see, the top-performing US stock market sector last year was technology. An investment in the top 100 NASDAQ stocks went up 34%.

Not only did he save us a lot of money…but he also helped us better understand how government actually works. What 'The Donald' understood better than the professional politicians was that democratic politics is basically a form of entertainment. It's a sordid part of show biz — all hocus ...
How 'bout that bitcoin! It went up another $2,000 last night. Does it go down, too? We think we know the answer. But let's look at more familiar ESPs. This week, we've been focusing on Extremely Simple Patterns, or ESPs. What's an ESP? When you ask your wife if she's gained weight, for example, she may ...
In one of the funniest shows in modern capitalism, bondholders were invited to a special meeting in the Venezuelan capital. A few turned up. They wanted to know what to expect. The country is going broke -- fast. Oil output is at a 28-year low…cash is disappearing…chaos is spreading. When would ...
Along with Addison Wiggin, his friend and colleague, Bill has written two New York Times best-selling books, Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt. Both works have been critically acclaimed internationally. With political journalist Lila Rajiva, he wrote his third New York Times best-selling book, Mobs, Messiahs and ...
The Dow was flat yesterday. Gold rose $2. And Greece said it was making progress towards cutting its deficit. Yesterday we looked at America's most miserable cities. Today, let's take a gander at its new “ghost towns.” There are many towns and cities that are losing population…losing key industries…and ...
'Investors Prepare for Inflation,' warned the front page of The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. 'Rising Treasury Yields Ripple Through Markets,' it added on Thursday. 'U.S. Treasurys lead bonds sell-off,' the Financial Times piled on, 'as investors fear a faster retreat from crisis stimulus.' These headlines ...
'A provision inserted into the tax code during Senate and House negotiations in December…' begins the descriptive paragraph. Who inserts a provision? A selfless citizen serving the interests of the public? An earnest congressman with no thought to his own career? A dutiful bureaucrat stirred to action by ...
On Sunday night in The Beverly Hilton, the celebrity talk show host delivered a speech at the Golden Globes awards ceremony that brought the crowd to its feet…and tears to the eyes of her BFF, Gayle King. (We didn't listen to the speech; it probably would have brought tears to our eyes, too, but for entirely ...
The big news today is that the Dow has hit a new record of over 25,000. We'll get to that in a minute…we're still looking over our shoulders at last year's performance. Let's see, the top-performing US stock market sector last year was technology. An investment in the top 100 NASDAQ stocks went up 34%.
Not only did he save us a lot of money…but he also helped us better understand how government actually works. What 'The Donald' understood better than the professional politicians was that democratic politics is basically a form of entertainment. It's a sordid part of show biz — all hocus ...
In all the excitement surrounding the passing of the GOP tax bill, we almost missed it. But on Tuesday, as stocks rose to a record high in anticipation of a huge payoff to corporate America, bonds fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note (which rises as the bond price falls) rose to 2.39%. That's up from a ...

'This area is going to grow for a long time,' said a real estate agent yesterday. We've been looking at property for sale. We like it down here in Nicaragua. And we have a feeling the agent is right. This could be like Florida in the 1920s — bubbly, but still with a long period of growth ahead. 'We were selling ...
All over the world, 'wealth' is surging, too…with the value of global stocks near a record high of $100 trillion. But there's a hitch: We allege that this wealth was built on fake money. If we're right, is the wealth fake, too? Cometh the Grim Reaper. As long-time Diary sufferers know, the Fed's ultra-low interest ...
The US is a little further advanced toward the final stages of becoming a degenerate empire. Saddled with the cost of keeping its legions all over the world…and the cost of supporting 70 million retiring baby boomers, it is headed for bankruptcy. According to the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles budget ...
How 'bout that bitcoin! It went up another $2,000 last night. Does it go down, too? We think we know the answer. But let's look at more familiar ESPs. This week, we've been focusing on Extremely Simple Patterns, or ESPs. What's an ESP? When you ask your wife if she's gained weight, for example, she may ...
Here's how it works: We buy the cheapest stock markets in the world…and wait. That's it. It's part of our ESP approach to investing…where we try to identify Extremely Simple Patterns. One of the most reliable patterns is 'reversion to the mean'. When things are extraordinary, it's a good bet they will be more ...
The top news story we're following is the GOP tax bill in the Senate. As near as we can tell, Republicans are desperate to pass a bill with the word 'taxes' in it before the end of the year. They failed to repeal Obamacare. Failed to hold the debt ceiling. Failed to rein in either welfare or warfare spending.
In one of the funniest shows in modern capitalism, bondholders were invited to a special meeting in the Venezuelan capital. A few turned up. They wanted to know what to expect. The country is going broke — fast. Oil output is at a 28-year low…cash is disappearing…chaos is spreading. When would ...
Along with Addison Wiggin, his friend and colleague, Bill has written two New York Times best-selling books, Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt. Both works have been critically acclaimed internationally. With political journalist Lila Rajiva, he wrote his third New York Times best-selling book, Mobs, Messiahs and ...
The Dow was flat yesterday. Gold rose $2. And Greece said it was making progress towards cutting its deficit. Yesterday we looked at America's most miserable cities. Today, let's take a gander at its new “ghost towns.” There are many towns and cities that are losing population…losing key industries…and ...
In one of the funniest shows in modern capitalism, bondholders were invited to a special meeting in the Venezuelan capital. A few turned up. They wanted to know what to expect. The country is going broke — fast. Oil output is at a 28-year low…cash is disappearing…chaos is spreading. When would ...
We're staying at a hotel on the Avenida da Liberdade, with large plane trees shading the wide sidewalks and grand old buildings lining the streets. Bill explores the shaded streets of Lisbon [Click to enlarge]. Meanwhile… Bitcoin went over $6,000 on Sunday and then fell on Monday. This morning, it is at ...
Along with Addison Wiggin, his friend and colleague, Bill has written two New York ... With political journalist Lila Rajiva, he wrote his third New York Times ...
The Dow was flat yesterday. Gold rose $2. And Greece said it was making progress towards cutting its deficit. Yesterday we looked at America's ...
Along with Addison Wiggin, his friend and colleague, Bill has written two New York ... With political journalist Lila Rajiva, he wrote his third New York Times ...
Goldman executives were in a good mood for a good reason: they had bet against the mortgage market. Of course, that was the only ...
The Dow was flat yesterday. Gold rose $2. And Greece said it was making progress towards cutting its deficit. Yesterday we looked at America's ...
His other works include Mobs, Messiahs and Markets (with Lila Rajiva), Dice Have No Memory, and most recently, Hormegeddon: How Too Much of a Good Thing Leads to Disaster.
His other works include Mobs, Messiahs and Markets (with Lila Rajiva), Dice Have No Memory, and most recently, Hormegeddon: How Too Much of a Good Thing Leads to Disaster.
One of America's top libertarian thinkers, Bill has written a number of New York Times bestsellers including Financial Reckoning Day, Empire of Debt (both with Addison Wiggin) and Mobs, Messiahs and Markets (with Lila Rajiva). His 'Last word' column ...



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