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Surreality

It's not just the daily manipulation of all markets. The lies and corruption are now so endemic that it seems we are far past the "point of no return".

Rational Economic Behavior - Can This Prove Reliable as a Metric?

Here in California, one is barraged with idiocy, constantly and incessantly.  If one steps back from the managed news, and asks critical questions, it even becomes comical, of not enjoyable, to see the simple human condition in its perfect, rational form befuddle the central planners.

So here is one I took notice of, and specifically because I wonder if this data can be useful as an economic barometer, a metric?

And by "this data" I mean recycling rates.

TFMR Podcast - Wednesday, April 9

Miss a day, miss a lot. Sorry that I was out most of the day. We'll try to make up for it with a very informative podcast.

TFMR Podcast - Tuesday, April 8

Things are heating up and gold is approaching some serious resistance. We appear to be at a critical juncture. Are you ready?

Guest Post: "The Screaming Fundamentals For Owning Gold", by Chris Martenson

Chris Martenson has granted us permission to reprint his latest report, in its entirety. Not only that, he has also generously offered to join Vaulters this Thursday for the weekly Access2Access webinar. Even if you can't make the webinar, please take the time to read this important and comprehensive article.

Wizardry of the MSM

JRR Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings during WWII, withholding publication until 1954-55, while he likely sharpened and edited the 2nd best selling novel in history. As with all great works of literature, they are a blend of divine inspiration and good old hard work and study on the part of the author. But what did Tolkein wish for his readers to learn? Was his novel simply for entertainment? Of all the truths Tolkein tried to communicate to his readers, one stands out as the most subtle, yet most critical—not the military power of the “forces of evil, but their power of propaganda.

Change of Plans

I had planned a long post today with plenty of charts and a full dissertation. Unfortunately, I've had a change of plans.

TFMR Podcast - Monday, April 7

The week is off to a roaring start as geo-politics get more and more interesting. What will the rest of the week hold besides increasing volatility?

Assessing The Latest Bank Participation Report

Late Friday, the latest edition of the CFTC-generated Bank Participation Report was released. What does it show? That we are nearly back to "business as usual".

Things Not Yet Arrived - But Due On My Radar Soon

Some of the  power contests in play which will have a great effect upon asset prices are due for resolution over the coming 3-5 years.

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