Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Fly the Friendly Skies on Cheap Fuel
11:45 am est
Flying in those friendly skies has never been better for the corporate airlines. As for the cattle that
is herded into the pens, the exhilaration and excitement has long faded into storm clouds. No doubt that in a competitive
economy, enterprises must make a profit to survive, much less prosper. The airline industry does not have the same romance
of a Yankee Clipper flight to China, but the amenities of sacking out in style certainly improves the hardship of travel.
So what about the economics of the air passenger sector? A CNN reports says it all Airlines saved $11 billion on fuel. You saved 8 bucks
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Inversion to Ireland is the Shamrock for Corporatists
9:27 am est
When Corporatocracy published the article, Corporate Inversion Relocation
almost two years ago, little attention or coverage in the financial press could be found on the tax avoidance practice
of inversion. Now that Hillary Clinton denounced the $16 billion (€14.7 billion) merger of Johnson Controls and Tyco
International, the subject is coming to the forefront. A fine account of this controversy is published in the European press, Follow the Money
. A wealth of financial data and charts are available in this translated version from the column.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Can America Abandon the Corporatist Grip?
7:27 pm est
What is all the excitement around the Bernie Sanders diatribes that have the Occupy Democrats drooling?
According to 170 Top Economists Pen Letter Backing Bernie Sanders’ Plan To Break Up The Biggest Banks
, the argument made references the “hyperbolic imagery that invokes the bread lines of the Soviet Union and massive
famines in China, entirely ignorant of the vast differences between democratic socialism and totalitarian communism –
like their refusal to distinguish between “free market capitalism” and “unrestricted plutocracy.”
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Future of Corporatism in 2016
6:09 pm est
Economists, stock pickers and financial analysts are eager to play the forecast game. Clients of these
erudite soothsayers would like you to believe that their study of trends and markets are founded on empirical maxims. What
they carefully avoid admitting is that predicting the political climate is even more important than knowing the direction
that monitory central banking will follow. 2016 promises to be a pivotal year. Depend upon the overactive drive of a lame
duck President to complete his task of ruining the economy before he leaves office.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Congress Eliminates Export Oil Ban
2:53 pm est
If you want to know how the “so called” Free Trade exponents think about exports, just
analyze the impact and actual beneficiaries of the US House passes bill to lift 40-year ban on oil exports.
“The crude export restrictions were introduced in the US in 1975
in the middle of the energy crisis. They followed OPEC’s oil embargo of the US and other countries backing Israel during
the Arab–Israeli war of 1973. In the face of embargo-related high oil prices, Washington eased the limits on oil imports
and ordered an export ban.”
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
CIA Funding of Tech Companies
6:44 am est
Government funding of companies provides a steady stream of support for tech developing innovations.
One vehicle for facilitating this relationship can be found in an entity called, In-Q-Tel. IQT describes their function as:
“In-Q-Tel is the independent, not-for-profit organization created to bridge the gap between the technology needs of
the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and emerging commercial innovation. We invest in venture-backed startups developing technologies
that provide ready-soon innovation (within 36 months) vital to the IC mission. These technology startups are traditionally
outside the reach of the IC; in fact, more than 70 percent of our portfolio companies have never before done business with
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Corporatist Economic Espionage
9:06 am est
Espionage is about gathering information. When foreign interests conduct such operations it is usually
called spying. When corporations seek to acquire trade secrets from a competitor, it often becomes a case for legal litigation.
In business terms, just what is the best way to view stealing secrets? Investopedia
defines 'Economic Espionage' accordingly.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Renewable Green Energy Bankruptcies
7:07 am est
With the approach of the much ballyhooed Paris Climate Summit, the world is being conditioned to accept
the spread of the renewable energy gospel. As shams go this one is a doozy. Absent from the filtered media coverage is the
actual record of failure and fraud that produces more bankruptcies than usable energy. Hold onto your socks, the waste of
public money is about to accelerate. All these projects will enrich the few, while soaking the multitude. Aye, global warming
is such a blessing . . .
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Bottom Line from the Paris Global Warming Summit
5:51 am est
The political climate after the carnage in Paris has shifted the main stream media’s attention
to terrorism, security concerns and foreigner migration, disguised as refugees. The climate change cultists are not under
the same spotlight, before the blood flowed in the streets of the City of Light. Even the twisted attempt At Democratic Debate, Bernie Sanders Says Climate Change Helps Terrorism Spread
, is not rejected out of hand.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Rejecting the Keystone Pipeline
12:52 pm est
All thinking and rational students of economics and political policy should take note of the triumphed message sent out
by the CREDO Action progressive group. The strategy to organize a massive civil disobedience confrontation has been absent from the public
square for far too long. However, when the cause is so ill founded and based upon foolish economic realities, the protesting
activists need to rethink their falsely placed suppositions.
Read the entire article
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
When will America Jail their Banksters?
7:20 am est
The most dramatic contrast in the rule of law against the architects of financial theft can be seen
in the way America protects their banksters and the accountability that Iceland imposed on their financial crooks. The fact
that the orthodox financial press refuses to cover the incarceration of Iceland’s Bankers Face 74 Years in Prison While US Banks Profit After Your Bailout
, is clear proof who really controls the political and economic institutions in the United States. As for the courts, America
has long ago shredded the rule of law in this country.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Wal-Mart Symbol of Economic Condition
8:15 am edt
Whether you love it or hate it, Wal-Mart is a goliath among giants. It employs 1.4 Million Americans
or 1% of the work force. As a gauge of economic activity, financial analyses weigh the performance, sales and consumer attitudes
closely. So with the historic stock crash of 10% in one trading day and 22% overall, quite a lot of attention was reported.
Most noteworthy comes from The Street; Did Wal-Mart’s CEO Just Drop a Major Bombshell?
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Impact of Released TPP Agreement
1:51 pm edt
As the details in the TPP agreement become known, the worries mount. The BATR RealPolitik Newsletter
October 8, 2015 edition, TPP Deceitful Deal is Done
, has a number of significant articles on the TPP agreement and links to the recently released sections of the document. Finally,
the opportunity to examine the particulars allows for citing specifics. What are you supposed to believe, your own evaluation
of the terms or the Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
provided by the government?
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Coming Soon QE 4
7:55 am edt
As the world economy falters and sinks into the abyss of fiscal deflation, the banksters need a new
game plan to rescue their debt created monetary system. Notwithstanding, the Federal Reserve would be hard pressed to introduce
negative interest rates in the United States as has been tried and tested abroad. Maybe under circumstances of a total meltdown
such desperate measures would be forced upon the public, but as conditions presently exist, another dose of quantitative easing
is more likely.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Federal Reserve under Yellen
8:53 am edt
Now that the big bluff from the Federal Reserve that interest rates were poised to start their eventual
rise has been played, when will the trigger actually be pulled? Assumptions that the Fed act as custodians of the national
trust to balance and maintain the economic stability has been proven wrong time and again. Just how well has their efforts
translated into the real economy of business activities that reflects positively for the average American? Obviously, if you
are not a hedge fund speculator, your response will be guarded at best.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Economic Consequences from Refugee Invasion
6:28 am edt
The dual peril of unfettered migration into Europe and the United States has a different complexion of invaders,
but both suffer an appalling economic aftermath. However, the flood gates from the Middle East and Africa “so called”
refugees are destined to overcome and hasten the breakup of the European Union. Just note the impact from not defending the
borders of Europe, both placing terminal pressure on the economies and finances of EU countries, but also from the social
dissolution of Western societies.
Read the entire article
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
September Stock Market Crash Cycle
7:58 am edt
All experienced stock market experts are proficient in the concept of economic cycles. While they
may not always predict the future, their study of time relationships to trends and prices are important factors in reading
the market. Just remember, markets are rigged so adherence to ridged oscillations for predicting the movement of financial
instruments is not a pure science.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Economic Nationalism: Alternative to Globalism
8:24 am edt
Ivory tower economists, corporate business analysts and financial experts routinely trash any discussion
that America needs to institute a national economic policy that actually benefits our own country. The mantra of unchallenged
doctrine that globalism is the only path for world commerce has been intensively pushed for well over the last half century.
How well did the United States fare? An honest evaluation must acknowledge the diminishing middle class has paid the greatest
penalty from the corporatist sedition that has destroyed internal independence and productive prosperity.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Fox News Ratings Based Upon Newspeak
10:10 am edt
Political conservatives with a high degree of business savvy are able to see through the facade which Fox News has become.
The recent orchestration of the Republican presidential debate was a huge ratings success hitting a record 24 million viewers. The early debate gained 6.1 million eyeballs. The contrast between the two venues could not be greater. The high level of discourse among the seven second
tier candidates far surpassed the P.T. Barnum spectacular, which was scripted as an episode of desperately seeking jumbo.
The GOP establishment elephant was center stage, but the RINO’s suffer from myopia as they disrespect grassroots conservatives.
Read the entire article
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
EPA War on Coal
5:55 pm edt
Environmental Protection Agency effectively banned new coal-fired power plants Tuesday, announcing emission rules that will
make them uneconomical to build. This follows other recent rules squeezing coal. The actions show the administration following
through on an earlier promise to crack down on the industry via regulation after the "cap and trade" carbon bill
stalled in Congress in 2010."The proof of Obama ‘All the Above’ Strategy Does Not Include Coal, is seen by his EPA policy. “
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Chinese Corporatism Turns Sour
9:49 am edt
As even the casual observer of the effects from the corporatist model for economic commerce knows, permanence in a developing
prosperity is transient at best. What becomes the rush to ratchet up industrial production ends up in a piercing disappointment
for long term stability. China is the latest example of a corporatist model in serious trouble. And who will suffer the most?
Those dependent on export manufacturing are clearly poised for a very bumpy ride. While the oligarchs play global chess with
their foreign companies, the enterprise of creating a rise in world-wide wealth suffers.
Read the entire article