Four years ago, after the unthinkable happened and the wrong guy won the US election of 2016. I wrote an article about how I had feared a type of “cultural purge” from within the corporate media, Big Tech and cancel culture spheres. Like everybody else, I didn’t expect Trump to win (like all other Libertarians, I was holding my nose and pulling for Gary Johnson, whose running mate, Bill Weld, endorsed Hillary Clinton during the election campaign. It seemed like many people that year were profoundly disappointed with the candidates their respective parties put on the ballot).
What I expected…
(Note: To be clear, this tweet comes from a fake Klaus Schwab account. But the book I quote from is the real deal)
Well, here’s hoping that World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab’s twitter was hacked by somebody from 4chan, ’cause if this is for real, it’s really hard not to subscribe to Great Reset conspiracy theories.
Schwab, of course is the founder of the World Economic Forum, where the world’s wealthiest elites meet at Davos each year to reimagine your future.
Things are moving quickly.
In the old adage “Never let a crisis go to waste”, governments everywhere are using the pandemic opportunity to:
Their enablers in this are the mainstream media and Big Tech, who have formed an ideological simpatico to form and control public opinion. You may have heard the expression Overton Window, which defines the allowable spectrum of opinion and the limits beyond which public discourse is not permissible. …
“Want to be rich? Start a good business.
Want to be really rich? Become a socialist.”
There is no shortage of empirical data that socialism fails every time it has been tried, and leaves the largest body count in it’s wake. Dr. Kristian Niemtietz’s “Socialism: The Failed Idea that Never Dies” documents the three distinct stages socialism goes through
Then there’s the Black Book of Communism, which tallies up the body…
A few months ago I was on the Lite Show (Litecoin) podcast, we got to talking about Facebook’s forthcoming crypto currency, which hadn’t been named yet. I mused then that it would totally suck for the entire crypto-currency space to have come this far with Bitcoin, et al only to have Facebook swoop in and take all the marbles. (In marketing parlance this maneuver is called “grabbing the microphone”)
I meant to write this back around May 7th or so, after I listened to “What Bitcoin Did #104” with Tuur Demester and then read his “Bitcoin in Heavy Accumulation” paper. The title of my post was supposed to be “Is Bitcoin finally putting in a bottom?” Real life got in the way of my writing, for a few weeks and then Bitcoin went and did this
I saw a thread in a crypto group on Facebook polling the members, “What is the catalyst behind the Bitcoin price surge” and I personally think it was the release of that Tuur…
Lately I’ve been thinking that I haven’t been writing enough here about GuerrillaCap’s core mandate — price stability and full employment. Wait, no, that’s The Fed, along with ensuring higher stock markets.
GuerrillaCap’s core mission was supposed to be talking about how small and independent businesses can compete with megacorps. The other night I was thinking about this and noted that it really comes down to one thing: customer service. That’s the one area where economies of scale work against the megacorps and in favour of the indie business.
Megacorps do anything they can to improve operational efficiencies inside their…
As some of you may know, I run a small boutique audiobook publisher called SpokenTome.media and the first few audiobooks we did were by socio-economic commentator Charles Hugh Smith.
We just finished three more of Charles’ books, so it was an opportune time to have him back on for another podcast.
From being branded a Russian disinfo agent by the Washington Post and New York Times to the fallacy of democratic socialism and MMT, we covered a lot of ground…
The three books we just finished, were:
Originally published at guerrilla-capitalism.com.
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Lately, we’ve suddenly been hearing a lot about Modern Monetary Theory (“MMT”) in the mainstream media. It could be that with the election of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez to congress, MMT’s star will rise with hers as she is reportedly an adherent and possibly views MMT as a means to fund her Green New Deal.
As we see below, MMT has been around for some time, having come out of the Chartalism school in the first half of the 1900’s and was made into MMT in the early 90’s by Warren Mosler, apparently after a “long steam” with Donny…
A few months ago I had formed a useful metaphor about the underlying mechanisms at play when those concerned with social justice want to improve things for the greater good. This is nothing new, Bill Bonner & Lila Rajiva wrote an entire book on this called Mobs, Markets & Messiah’s wherein they examined the trail of wreckage left behind by what they called “world improvers” like Che Guevara, Pol Pot, Stalin, the list goes on.
As they saw it:
“The trouble with the big wide world is that it is never good enough for some people. They keep trying to…