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U.S. Senator Wants to Ban Bitcoin – To be Followed by Book Burning and Witch Hunts

Whenever you hear a politician say he or she wants to do something to “protect hard-working Americans,” you know this person is so full of shit that whatever proposal being peddled should be treated with extreme skepticism.

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Home Sales Follow Mortgages

On an unadjusted basis, the actual number of homes sold in January 2014 was 34k, which was only 6% more than January 2013.

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Ukraine Hryvnia Down 17% in Two Weeks as Run on Banks Intensifies; 7% of Bank Deposits Withdrawn in 3 Days

Ukraine's currency, the Hryvnia, has fallen nearly every day for two weeks straight.

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Gold and Reverse Repos

Despite now two doses of QE taper and much more confirmation that the FOMC will be committed to that course, gold prices have not collapsed.

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Those FOMC Transcripts: Watch Out Below

The initial stories across news channels were full of ridicule and indignation at the FOMC's real-time ignorance as banks and markets collapsed.

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Detlev Schlichter is back!

Yes, it is true. I am coming out of blogger retirement.

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Saxo Bank's Steen Jakobsen Warns of Global Economic Vacuum, China Slowdown, German Growth Negative, S&P Faces Big Correction

China will slow-down to 5% growth over next two-three years.

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Monetarism, Abenomics, QE: One Bad Idea Leads to Another, and Another

Telegraph writer Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is back at it. In arguably his worst article ever, Pritchard complains France is Looking Straight Down the Barrel of a Deflation Shock.

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Germany at Heart of Europe's Political Predicament; Squaring the Circle; When is the Breaking Point?

Germany is at the heart of Europe's political predicament. Although the status quoa cannot and will not work, there is no incentive to change.

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Savagery for All

...the Golden Age of Ukraine occurred just as western Europe was emerging from its long, dark, post-Roman coma around the 10th and 11th centuries, A.D. After that, it was a kind of polo field for sundry sweeping hordes of mounted hell-bringers...

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