Monday, April 3, 2017
Amazon is a Destroyer of Jobs and the Merchant Economy
7:50 am edt
If this is progress, just how much more can our economy afford? The myth of cheap prices, conveniently
seldom factors in the structural costs to society. Building an all inclusive monopoly based upon minimal employees and predatory
prices ignores the long anti-trust history that helped create the middle class. The last fifty years has demonstrated the
systemic retreat from family prosperity, which has produced a vast disproportionate of wealth among the fewer haves and the
growing have-nots. The enormous accumulation of market share that Amazon has steamrolled under the hypnosis of ease in selection
of products, placing orders, timely deliveries, and most of all; cheapest pricing has caused the demise of much of traditional
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Facebook Censors Pro Trump and Negative Hillary News
8:06 am edt
The establishment protector of “PC” purity strikes again. By definition, Free Speech IS
political. For reasons that only a hard core Hillary sycophant could understand, the mere posting or sharing of online reports
on the 2016 Election Race
is now blocked. Such a Facebook policy to disrupt political content goes to the heart of the Corporatocracy assault
on open and uncensored political discourse. Little Mark Zuckerberg operates as the front and gatekeeper for the power elites
who seek to manage, filter and remove information that does not fit into their plan for globalism.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Public Registration of Asset Ownership
9:02 am edt
When the Panama Papers broke and the news cycle had an opportunity to scold the wealthy from using offshore
accounts to stash some of their wealth, the globalist regulators had another excuse to demand that financial privacy needs
to end. Lost in this frenzy is that private property is an inherent natural right of individuals. If money was ill-gained,
by theft, criminal endeavors or manipulated transactions; the penal judicial system certainly has enough tools to hold crooks
accountable. Yet, the monetary controllers want to know exactly where and how much cash you have under the mattress or in
a foreign bank account.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
What Currency Has the Highest Purchasing Power?
9:10 am edt
Establishment economists are the first vindicators that having a weak currency is essential to foster
international trade. The utter absurdity that a nation can prosper when their coin of the realm buys less is inherently illogical.
Yet, for the globalists, maintaining the myth that promoting exports in a system that is designed around transporting our
domestic manufacturing capacity overseas is intellectually incongruent. So what is the essential argument for having a strong
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Brexit Defiance of the EU
11:37 am edt
The UK media is out in force to scare Brits from voting to leave the European Union. Thursday June 23: Date of the in/out referendum
is set for the vote. Just the notion that an actual plebiscite will take place on such an important issue, is encouraging.
Proponents of exiting the EU are natural allies in the struggle to promote national populism. The long and distinguished history
of England has an opportunity to show the world that the voice of the people can register a resounding repudiation against
the technocrats of an unelected European Union.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Corporatists Mobilize to Prevent TPP Opposition
3:28 pm edt
No better example on how the actually world operates can be found than the Corporatist argument that
all the opposition to TPP is just wrong. Really ??? Understand that the record of trade agreements have been greatly beneficial
to Transnational Corporations. So it is natural that enterprises that seek to crush competition, favor the term FREE, when
in reality the practice of conducting commerce on highly structured agreements, eliminates upstarts and squeeze out weak rivals.
TPP has finally taken off the mask for all to see.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Foreign Ownership Translates into Higher Electric Bills
4:25 pm est
What exactly is a public utility? If you listen to the government officials in New York State, a foreign
company is just dandy and will qualify from the Public Service Commission as a provider of electricity. While this may be
old news, the continued adverse fallout from foreign ownership can no longer be flittered away. The latest approval of rate
increases goes as an example of how the entire political favoritism system operates. The Buffalo N.Y. News reports, You’re likely to see higher electric bills soon
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Media Moguls Cash in on another Election
8:27 am est
No matter what you think about political campaigns, most would certainly agree that they are very expensive.
The networks and cable broadcasters have reaped huge profits from the carnival cycle of campaigning entertainment. Civility
is simply not good for business. Enlightened discourse is boring and the high moral plane is only good for losers. Much like
watching the carnage from a war zone or street riots in the hood, the TV cameras focus on the most controversial confrontations
and ignore calls of cooperation. Politics is just too good of a blood sport to allow a modifying influence to temper down
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Fly the Friendly Skies on Cheap Fuel
11:45 am est
Flying in those friendly skies has never been better for the corporate airlines. As for the cattle that
is herded into the pens, the exhilaration and excitement has long faded into storm clouds. No doubt that in a competitive
economy, enterprises must make a profit to survive, much less prosper. The airline industry does not have the same romance
of a Yankee Clipper flight to China, but the amenities of sacking out in style certainly improves the hardship of travel.
So what about the economics of the air passenger sector? A CNN reports says it all Airlines saved $11 billion on fuel. You saved 8 bucks
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Inversion to Ireland is the Shamrock for Corporatists
9:27 am est
When Corporatocracy published the article, Corporate Inversion Relocation
almost two years ago, little attention or coverage in the financial press could be found on the tax avoidance practice
of inversion. Now that Hillary Clinton denounced the $16 billion (€14.7 billion) merger of Johnson Controls and Tyco
International, the subject is coming to the forefront. A fine account of this controversy is published in the European press, Follow the Money
. A wealth of financial data and charts are available in this translated version from the column.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Can America Abandon the Corporatist Grip?
7:27 pm est
What is all the excitement around the Bernie Sanders diatribes that have the Occupy Democrats drooling?
According to 170 Top Economists Pen Letter Backing Bernie Sanders’ Plan To Break Up The Biggest Banks
, the argument made references the “hyperbolic imagery that invokes the bread lines of the Soviet Union and massive
famines in China, entirely ignorant of the vast differences between democratic socialism and totalitarian communism –
like their refusal to distinguish between “free market capitalism” and “unrestricted plutocracy.”
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Future of Corporatism in 2016
6:09 pm est
Economists, stock pickers and financial analysts are eager to play the forecast game. Clients of these
erudite soothsayers would like you to believe that their study of trends and markets are founded on empirical maxims. What
they carefully avoid admitting is that predicting the political climate is even more important than knowing the direction
that monitory central banking will follow. 2016 promises to be a pivotal year. Depend upon the overactive drive of a lame
duck President to complete his task of ruining the economy before he leaves office.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Congress Eliminates Export Oil Ban
2:53 pm est
If you want to know how the “so called” Free Trade exponents think about exports, just
analyze the impact and actual beneficiaries of the US House passes bill to lift 40-year ban on oil exports.
“The crude export restrictions were introduced in the US in 1975
in the middle of the energy crisis. They followed OPEC’s oil embargo of the US and other countries backing Israel during
the Arab–Israeli war of 1973. In the face of embargo-related high oil prices, Washington eased the limits on oil imports
and ordered an export ban.”
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
CIA Funding of Tech Companies
6:44 am est
Government funding of companies provides a steady stream of support for tech developing innovations.
One vehicle for facilitating this relationship can be found in an entity called, In-Q-Tel. IQT describes their function as:
“In-Q-Tel is the independent, not-for-profit organization created to bridge the gap between the technology needs of
the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and emerging commercial innovation. We invest in venture-backed startups developing technologies
that provide ready-soon innovation (within 36 months) vital to the IC mission. These technology startups are traditionally
outside the reach of the IC; in fact, more than 70 percent of our portfolio companies have never before done business with
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Corporatist Economic Espionage
9:06 am est
Espionage is about gathering information. When foreign interests conduct such operations it is usually
called spying. When corporations seek to acquire trade secrets from a competitor, it often becomes a case for legal litigation.
In business terms, just what is the best way to view stealing secrets? Investopedia
defines 'Economic Espionage' accordingly.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Renewable Green Energy Bankruptcies
7:07 am est
With the approach of the much ballyhooed Paris Climate Summit, the world is being conditioned to accept
the spread of the renewable energy gospel. As shams go this one is a doozy. Absent from the filtered media coverage is the
actual record of failure and fraud that produces more bankruptcies than usable energy. Hold onto your socks, the waste of
public money is about to accelerate. All these projects will enrich the few, while soaking the multitude. Aye, global warming
is such a blessing . . .
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Bottom Line from the Paris Global Warming Summit
5:51 am est
The political climate after the carnage in Paris has shifted the main stream media’s attention
to terrorism, security concerns and foreigner migration, disguised as refugees. The climate change cultists are not under
the same spotlight, before the blood flowed in the streets of the City of Light. Even the twisted attempt At Democratic Debate, Bernie Sanders Says Climate Change Helps Terrorism Spread
, is not rejected out of hand.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Rejecting the Keystone Pipeline
12:52 pm est
All thinking and rational students of economics and political policy should take note of the triumphed message sent out
by the CREDO Action progressive group. The strategy to organize a massive civil disobedience confrontation has been absent from the public
square for far too long. However, when the cause is so ill founded and based upon foolish economic realities, the protesting
activists need to rethink their falsely placed suppositions.
Read the entire article
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
When will America Jail their Banksters?
7:20 am est
The most dramatic contrast in the rule of law against the architects of financial theft can be seen
in the way America protects their banksters and the accountability that Iceland imposed on their financial crooks. The fact
that the orthodox financial press refuses to cover the incarceration of Iceland’s Bankers Face 74 Years in Prison While US Banks Profit After Your Bailout
, is clear proof who really controls the political and economic institutions in the United States. As for the courts, America
has long ago shredded the rule of law in this country.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Wal-Mart Symbol of Economic Condition
8:15 am edt
Whether you love it or hate it, Wal-Mart is a goliath among giants. It employs 1.4 Million Americans
or 1% of the work force. As a gauge of economic activity, financial analyses weigh the performance, sales and consumer attitudes
closely. So with the historic stock crash of 10% in one trading day and 22% overall, quite a lot of attention was reported.
Most noteworthy comes from The Street; Did Wal-Mart’s CEO Just Drop a Major Bombshell?
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Impact of Released TPP Agreement
1:51 pm edt
As the details in the TPP agreement become known, the worries mount. The BATR RealPolitik Newsletter
October 8, 2015 edition, TPP Deceitful Deal is Done
, has a number of significant articles on the TPP agreement and links to the recently released sections of the document. Finally,
the opportunity to examine the particulars allows for citing specifics. What are you supposed to believe, your own evaluation
of the terms or the Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
provided by the government?