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The Book Thief & The Arena of Ideas

The powerful life-altering essence of the movie The Book Thief is found in the scene where Max asks Liesel to describe the world outside of his hiding place in the basement of Hans and Rosa Hubermann during Hitler’s rule. After … Continue reading

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What Goes Around Comes Around for the “Merchants of Misery”

“All hail the Merchants of Misery; this world will know your names. There is no mansion big enough to accommodate your shame!” ~ Chip Murray, The Ballad of John Hall It seems no matter where we look from this fantail … Continue reading

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The Fed’s “Medieval Bloodletting” to Continue!

Axa CEO Invites Taper as End of ‘Financial Repression’ – Bloomberg “The game which has been played over the last three years, it’s financial repression,” said de Castries, 59. “It’s the savers paying for the rescue of the banking system.” … Continue reading

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He Who Can Make Us Laugh…

…can make us listen! And He who can make us listen can save the world! In a truly upside-down world statesmen become comedians and comedians become statesman. Such is truly the case with Italian comedian-turned-statesmen Beppe Grillo, whose political party … Continue reading

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The Real Darkness on the Edge of Town!

You want to stifle the Republic in blood. How long must the footsteps of freedom be gravestones? Tyranny is afoot; she has torn her veil, she carries her head high, she treads over our dead bodies. ~ Arthur Koestler, Darkness … Continue reading

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The Quote of the Century!

“Central Bankers have confused the Black Art of Central Planning with Central Banking by pretending they can see into the future and fix it.” – Jim Grant I heard these words from the lips of Jim Grant as he spoke … Continue reading

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My Fair President!

“Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.”                                   -Samuel Johnson If you can visualize the scene in My Fair Lady when Eliza realizes her part in the bet, and the magical musical enchantment crashes into the reality of … Continue reading

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