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Roots Of Washington’s Forever Wars: The Bellicose Lame-Brains Of The U.S. Senate

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China Calling The Great Dealmaker’s Bluff: Roll-Back Existing Tariffs Or No Phase 1 Fig Leaf

Until now, China had largely kept the key hurdles in the ongoing US-China trade talks close to the vest, fearful that “breaking the embargo” so to speak on what have been confidential talks so far, could anger the US side. Now in a surprise diplomatic reversal, one which has the intent of signaling to the …

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The Fed’s 2.00% Inflation Target: An Absurd, Random Weighted Average Spaghetti Bowl Of Wildly Divergent Prices

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Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman: The Dems Expert In….Deep State Sabotage Of Electoral Democracy

Overall, Vindman comes across to me as a bureaucrat among bureaucrats, who also appears to be on the edge what we think of when we mention the Deep State. And who seems to think his views and opinions trump Trump’s own. “.. his greatest worry was that if the Trump-Zelensky conversation were made public, then …

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Mind The Shadow Money—-Red Ponzi Credit Drops For Seventh Straight Month

But it was China’s shadow banking that was the main culprit for today’s steep total credit drop, which tumbled by 234 billion in October, the second biggest one month drop of the year, and the 7th drop in a row as well 18th of the past 20! Specifically, entrusted loans fell by 66.7 billion yuan, …

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A Current Map That Tells You Why Washington Should Get The Hell Out Of Syria

David Stockman’s Contra Corner is the only place where mainstream delusions and cant about the Warfare State, the Bailout State, Bubble Finance and Beltway Banditry are ripped, refuted and rebuked. Subscribe now to receive David Stockman’s latest posts by email each day as well as his model portfolio, Lee Adler’s Daily Data Dive and David’s …

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Ooops! The Donald’s Greatest Wall Ever Is Being Black & Decker’d

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The Problem Is Fed Rate Repression, Not Liquidity Shortages—The System Is Awash In Cash

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That Was Quick! Fed Balance Sheet Back Over $4 Trillion But It’s “Not QE”

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Forget The Bar/Waiter Job Surge—-Total Hours Growth Is Running Out Of Steam

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