Mês: março 2020

Estado de Segurança Nacional

O Coronavirus e a Morte do Estado de Segurança Nacional   João da Silveira 31/3/2020   Hoje, Jefferson Morley anuncia no site AlterNet que a morte do Estado de Segurança Nacional poderá vir da pandemia do Covid-19, ainda que tal morte não venha naturalmente nem facilmente. O Estado de Segurança é, de fato, um estado de espírito e os usamericanos não serão capazes de o extruir sozinhos. A instauração desse estado de espírito ocorreu com a morte de Franklin Delano Roosevelt e a ascensão do vice-presidente Harry Truman à presidência dos Estados Unidos. São 75 anos os de sua prevalência. Grandes povos resistiram o Estado de Segurança desde sua ascensão nos Estados Unidos: os russos, os chineses, os indianos. Outros povos resistiram também, em escala menor, entre eles, iranianos, cubanos, sírios. Dois governantes usamericanos tentaram resistir. O primeiro foi Dwight D. Eisenhower, que em seu último discurso como presidente denunciou a formação do complexo industrial-militar como ameaça às liberdades democráticas. O segundo foi John F. Kennedy, assassinado por um golpe de estado em 1963. (Vide Bob Dylan, para recente versão pop do episódio). Barack Obama e Donald Trump falaram em “reset” e em “draining the swamp” nas suas campanhas eleitorais, mas se sucumbiram ao Estado de Segurança uma vez eleitos. O fracasso desses governantes mostra a necessidade de cooperação internacional para a extruição do Estado de Segurança da cabeça usamericana. Alguns...

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USAmerica undone

The Biggest Money-Printing Scheme Ever Seen in North America   Maria Bonaventura Mar. 29, 2020   There’s no natural calamity the feds can’t make worse, our editor reminds us this week. And as the coronavirus races through America… and the feds come in with a few trillion dollars in stimulus… Bill takes a cold, hard look at what that means – for our government, our money, and society as a whole… Regards, Maria Bonaventura Managing Editor, Bill Bonner’s Diary   When the Devil’s Cavalry Rides Onto the White House Lawn Writing from quarantine in San Martín, Argentina, our editor looks back at the Spanish Flu of 1919. There weren’t massive shutdowns or government bailouts back then… and the economy was largely unaffected long-term. Now, however, we’re launched upon the wildest experiment ever undertaken in North America… Our Government Will Never Be the Same Forced isolation focuses Bill’s attention to his economic surroundings. Armed with only the basic essentials in his San Martín home, he unpacks the greatest power grab since Roosevelt… We’re Headed for the Lost Inflation Highway The coronavirus is on the loose, causing pandemonium and mass hysteria. Cities and towns shut down, threatening to cripple businesses and devastate the economy. As always, the government steps in… with trillion-dollar stimulus packages and corporate bailouts, ignoring the long-term consequences… There’s No Natural Calamity the Government Can’t Make Worse On...

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Bill Bonner confined

Confined in the Argentine Wilderness Maria Bonaventura Mar. 22m 2020   Isolated in the northwest of Argentina, our editor makes a controversial claim: The boomers are to blame for the financial catastrophe battering down our doors. But Bill is not just here to point a finger at the past… He also offers a glimpse into a potential future… Regards, Maria Bonaventura Managing Editor, Bill Bonner’s Diary Exiled in San Martín There’s a hole in the everything bubble… and the feds are doing everything they can to patch it up. Isolated in the Argentine north, our editor wishes them the best of luck on Monday. See also from Monday… Market Insight: Our Doom Index Called the Crash Analyst Houston Molnar puts the current crisis in perspective of Bill’s Doom Index. Here’s how stocks have fared since we raised the Crash Alert flag last April. A Pox on Our Houses Are the boomers to blame for the crisis afoot? Our editor seems to think so, much to the dismay of many Dear Readers. Either way, the virus is coming… as is the bear market… A New Era Is Breaking On Wednesday, the police come a-knocking at the ranch. Unaffected, our editor continues on his quest to connect the dots of the C virus crisis – and the helicopter money now falling “like manna from heaven.” Quarantine Chronicles The Federal Reserve is...

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Calamity FED

No Calamity the Feds Can’t Make Worse   Maria Bonaventura Mar. 08, 2020   As coronavirus fears sent the stock market tumbling, our editor anticipated the feds’ next move: more funny money. The only problem is… Viruses are indifferent to Federal Reserve policies. And the way the markets reacted as they closed out the week, they finally may be too. Time to panic? Not if you heed our editor’s advice… Regards, Maria Bonaventura Managing Editor, Bill Bonner’s Diary Dead Men Don’t Pay Taxes On the heels of a stock market plunge, our editor called out the Federal Reserve, saying action was imminent. And globally, central banks were pledging to stabilize economies hit by coronavirus outbreaks. But all they can really do? Offer useless remedies… If You Start to Cough, Don’t Bother Calling a Central Banker On Tuesday, the Fed stepped in with its first emergency rate cut since ’08. The issue, muses our editor, is that the feds’ funny-money will hedge a fake bet of confidence in the financial system… Routine Correction… Or 21st-Century Nervous Breakdown? Bill’s favorite financial indicator – the Dow-to-Gold ratio – shows us that a recession is on the horizon. Transports are down, Treasury yields have bottomed out, and we’re fully addicted to stimulus money. Brace yourself for a full-blown breakdown… Flying Over the Pacific Riviera Flying over the Pacific Riviera, our editor looks for a...

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Coronavirus sell-off

Inflate, Spend, Print   Maria Bonaventura Mar. 1, 2020   The feds stand ready to take on the coronavirus panic. If stocks keep falling, you can count on them to do three things: inflate, spend, and print. Whether that will halt the stock market correction, our editor doesn’t know. But as he writes in Thursday’s Diary, it’s a fair bet that one thing will go up… Regards, Maria Bonaventura Managing Editor, Bill Bonner’s Diary   Where Mike Bloomberg Got His Money If there’s one man intimately acquainted with the stock market, it’s Mike Bloomberg. He may be dull, but the Democratic presidential candidate sure is getting a lot of attention. And what makes Bloomberg stand out is he earned his money “honestly”… Going to Hell in a Handcart The Dow dropped 1,000 points on Tuesday. And with “pre-existing weaknesses” plaguing the U.S. economy, Bill says we could see not just a setback if this continues… but a depression… How Low Can Stocks Go Before the Fed Steps in? On Wednesday, coronavirus fears dropped the stock market even lower, leading to our editor’s speculation: When will the feds step in? But the reality is, there’s little they can do. The economy and its financial markets have already been faked out by fake money… There Is a Crisis, There Is an Opportunity News reports said the stock market seemed to be...

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