Year: 2018

zerohedge December 17, 2018

In an unprecedented move that possibly foreshadows similar charges from the US DOJ – and lots of headaches for the “recently retired” Lloyd Blankfein – the Malaysian attorney general has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs – targeting two of the investment bank’s Asian subsidiaries and two former Goldman bankers who have already been charged […]

zerohedge December 17, 2018

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Well, what d’you know, regular as clockwork, Russia is being blamed – again – for “sowing social division” in Western states. This time, it’s the ongoing nationwide public protests in France against economic austerity which some Western media outlets have claimed are being “amplified” by Russian influence. One of the […]

zerohedge December 17, 2018

For almost two years now, Bridgewater Associates Founder Ray Dalio has been telling anyone who will listen that the rise of anti-establishment populist parties presents a greater threat to markets than the ebbing of monetary stimulus and burgeoning national debt. And in an interview with CNN”s Fareed Zakaria that’s set to air on Sunday, Dalio […]

zerohedge December 17, 2018

Authored by Daniel Lacalle, The main reason why the ECB quantitative easing program has failed is that it started from a wrong diagnosis of the eurozone’s problem. That the European problem was a demand and liquidity issue, not due to years of excess. The ECB had been receiving tremendous pressure from banks and governments to […]

zerohedge December 17, 2018

After police arrested dozens of demonstrators who tried to storm the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest earlier this week, the country’s ruling Fidesz Party has blamed socialist lawmakers and liberal billionaire George Soros – whose “Open Society Foundation” was recently driven out of the country by a series of laws penalizing foreign interlopers in Hungarian politics […]

zerohedge December 17, 2018

Authored by Ann Garrison via ConsortiumNews.com, Hungarian scholar George Szamuely tells Ann Garrison that he sees a 70 percent chance of combat between NATO and Russia following the incident in the Kerch Strait and that it is being fueled by Russia-gate. An Interview with George Szamuely George Szamuely is a Hungarian-born scholar and Senior Research […]

zerohedge December 17, 2018

Perhaps still seeking to justify imposing martial law over broad swathes of his country, and attempting to keep international pressure and media focus on a narrative of “Russian aggression,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko denounced what he called the high “threat of Russian invasion” during a press conference on Sunday, according to Bloomberg.  Though what some analysts expected would […]

zerohedge December 17, 2018

Authored by Mark Hendrickson via The Mises Institute, The New York Times obituary opened with a simple recitation of facts: “Zhores A. Medvedev, the Soviet biologist, writer and dissident who was declared insane, confined to a mental institution and stripped of his citizenship in the 1970s after attacking a Stalinist pseudoscience, died … in London.” Zhores Medvedev, […]

zerohedge December 17, 2018

Authored by Max Albert via HackerNoon.com, The latest congressional technology hearing was as cringeworthy as you would expect. There were politicians who thought Google was the same company as Apple. There were politicians that wondered why Google was censoring hate-speech. There were politicians that thought Sundar Pichai’s salary and some aggressive alpha-male shouting would enable him to reveal […]