Past Articles


How American Democracy Was Bought… and Sold

Eric Cantor, in the news last week, was the best sort of politician. When he was bought, he stayed bought. When campaign season came around, the oligarchs wouldn't forget him. The trouble was, he forgot the poor little "garchs." He was so sure he had the election in the bag, he forgot to lie to the voters. Some say...

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Gold: The Ultimate Safe Haven

We are delighted to see gold getting smacked down. From the International Business Times: Gold prices posted their biggest...

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The Japanese Will Learn to Tango

Two days ago, we promised a look, not at where we are going, but at where we are supposed...

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Uber Alles

Yesterday, a strike by Paris taxi drivers forced us to improvise. No taxi would take us... and the trains...

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Which Market Is Telling the Truth?

London was lively. Restaurants, bars, museums... everything was hopping. In Hyde Park, a pair of sweaty Frenchmen completed a...

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The Corrosive Effect of Free Money…

"It's true. Wealth is a burden," said a man from Australia. "And when you give it to your children,...