Catnip for Scalawag Politicians

 

Van Brian

Jun. 16, 2019

 

The collapse of the Soviet Union is no mystery…

As Bill has written, the Soviets’ corrupt government “managed” their economy right into the ground…

But today, Americans seem to be suffering from economic amnesia. Politicians like Elizabeth Warren… Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez… and yes, even Donald Trump, want to manage America’s economy into rubble.

Bill connected the dots… from American Bolsheviks… to the Hermann Göring” from Massachusetts… and why Elizabeth Warren might be the intellectual successor of “Trumpismo.

And be sure you check out Saturday’s Diary. One of Bill’s old colleagues just placed a $100,000 bet on our editor’s trade of a lifetime. Read on…


image How Hot Money Put America in Hot Water
For decades, America has been speculating with “hot money.” That’s fake money lent at artificially low rates, which is then used to bid up stocks… real estate… you name it. Hot money is good for speculators. But it’s eroding the foundations of what made America truly great…

image The American Bolsheviks Are Coming
Bolshevism is on the rise in America… That’s Bill’s poignant observation on Tuesday. The failed Soviet experiment – allowing a corrupt government to “manage” an economy – is becoming a popular idea among some Washington politicians. And the most vocal supporter appears to be none other than Comrade Trump…

image How Elizabeth Warren Out-Trumps Trump
On Wednesday, Bill turns again to President Trump’s plans to “massage” the American economy: tariffs for some… sweetheart deals for others… and low rates for all. Has there ever been a politician with more interest in controlling the American economy? Well… perhaps Elizabeth Warren.

image Tilling the Soil in the Garden of Catastrophe
Financial catastrophe, like a fine wine, takes time to mature. It’s not all hyperinflation and societal collapse, Dear Reader. The seeds for Venezuela… Zimbabwe… and Weimar Germany were planted years before the inevitable fall. And in America, central bankers are doing a little gardening of their own…

image The Extinction of the Fiscal Conservative
As Bill often says, conservatives were, traditionally, fuddy-duddies. They worried about debt… deficits… and government boondoggles. “How will we pay for it?” was the conservative refrain. Those days are gone. On Friday, Bill shows how American conservatives learned to stop worrying and love the national debt…

image The Man Who Bet $100,000 on Bill’s Trade of a Lifetime
On Saturday, one of Bill’s oldest colleagues returns to the pages of the Diary… The man who quit his job and offered to work for Bill for free has now gone “all in” on Bill’s Dow-to-Gold trade. You have a “postcard from the fringe” waiting for you here, Dear Reader…

Regards,

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Van Bryan
Managing Editor, Bill Bonner’s Diary