Sunday Talks: Peter Navarro -vs- Wall Street Sales Lead…

President Trump’s MAGAnomic trade and foreign policy agenda is jaw-dropping in scale, scope and consequence. There are multiple simultaneous aspects to each geopolitical policy objective; however, many have been visible for a long time – some even before the election victory in November ’16.

Maria Bartiromo has a view that stems from 30-years of Wall Street economic advocacy. Bartiromo reflects the most common frame of reference for almost all financial punditry. [Orange-Man-Bad-Tariffs] This perspective stems from the era when Wall Street’s economy was sold as the only model possible for the future of the U.S.  In short they were taught that a U.S. manufacturing and production economy was gone, and the only viable economic model was the “service driven economy”.  Bullshit!

In this interview U.S. Trade Council Director Peter Navarro is affirming policy to the benefit of Main Street not Wall Street. There is an inherent disconnect and conflict.

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The words from Peter Navarro will come as no surprise to any CTH reader who is fully engaged and reviewing the multi-trillion stakes, within the Globalist (Wall St.) -vs- Nationalist (Main Street) confrontation.

For several decades Wall Street, through lobbying arms such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Tom Donohue), has structurally opposed Main Street economic policy in order to inflate value and hold power – “The Big Club”. This manipulative intent is really the epicenter of the corruption within the DC swamp.

U.S. National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro discusses how Wall Street bankers and hedge-fund managers are attempting to influence U.S.-China trade talks. He speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.  WATCH:

Originally outlined a year ago. At the heart of the professional/political opposition the issue is money; there are trillions at stake.

President Trump’s MAGAnomic trade and foreign policy agenda is jaw-dropping in scale, scope and consequence. There are multiple simultaneous aspects to each policy objective; however, many have been visible for a long time – some even before the election victory in November ’16.

If we get too far in the weeds the larger picture is lost. CTH objective is to continue pointing focus toward the larger horizon, and then at specific inflection points to dive into the topic and explain how each moment is connected to the larger strategy.

If you understand the basic elements behind the new dimension in American economics, you already understand how three decades of DC legislative, monetary and regulatory policy was structured to benefit Wall Street and not Main Street. The intentional shift in monetary policy is what created the distance between two entirely divergent economic engines.

REMEMBER […] there had to be a point where the value of the second economy (Wall Street) surpassed the value of the first economy (Main Street).

Investments, and the bets therein, needed to expand outside of the USA. hence, globalist investing.

However, a second more consequential aspect happened simultaneously. The politicians became more valuable to the Wall Street team than the Main Street team; and Wall Street had deeper pockets because their economy was now larger.

As a consequence Wall Street started funding political candidates and asking for legislation that benefited their interests.

When Main Street was purchasing the legislative influence the outcomes were -generally speaking- beneficial to Main Street, and by direct attachment those outcomes also benefited the average American inside the real economy.

When Wall Street began purchasing the legislative influence, the outcomes therein became beneficial to Wall Street. Those benefits are detached from improving the livelihoods of main street Americans because the benefits are “global”. Global financial interests, multinational investment interests -and corporations therein- became the primary filter through which the DC legislative outcomes were considered.

There is a natural disconnect. (more)

As an outcome of national financial policy blending commercial banking with institutional investment banking something happened on Wall Street that few understand. If we take the time to understand what happened we can understand why the Stock Market grew and what risks exist today as the monetary policy is reversed to benefit Main Street.

President Trump and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin have already begun assembling and delivering a new banking system.

Instead of attempting to put Glass-Stegal regulations back into massive banking systems, the Trump administration is creating a parallel financial system of less-regulated small commercial banks, credit unions and traditional lenders who can operate to the benefit of Main Street without the burdensome regulation of the mega-banks and multinationals. This really is one of the more brilliant solutions to work around a uniquely American economic problem.

♦ When U.S. banks were allowed to merge their investment divisions with their commercial banking operations (the removal of Glass Stegal) something changed on Wall Street.

Companies who are evaluated based on their financial results, profits and losses, remained in their traditional role as traded stocks on the U.S. Stock Market and were evaluated accordingly. However, over time investment instruments -which are secondary to actual company results- created a sub-set within Wall Street that detached from actual bottom line company results.

The resulting secondary financial market system was essentially ‘investment markets’. Both ordinary company stocks and the investment market stocks operate on the same stock exchanges. But the underlying valuation is tied to entirely different metrics.

Financial products were developed (as investment instruments) that are essentially wagers or bets on the outcomes of actual companies traded on Wall Street. Those bets/wagers form the hedge markets and are [essentially] people trading on expectations of performance. The “derivatives market” is the ‘betting system’.

♦Ford Motor Company (only chosen as a commonly known entity) has a stock valuation based on their actual company performance in the market of manufacturing and consumer purchasing of their product. However, there can be thousands of financial instruments wagering on the actual outcome of their performance.

There are two initial bets on these outcomes that form the basis for Hedge-fund activity. Bet ‘A’ that Ford hits a profit number, or bet ‘B’ that they don’t. There are financial instruments created to place each wager. [The wagers form the derivatives] But it doesn’t stop there.

Additionally, more financial products are created that bet on the outcomes of the A/B bets. A secondary financial product might find two sides betting on both A outcome and B outcome.

Party C bets the “A” bet is accurate, and party D bets against the A bet. Party E bets the “B” bet is accurate, and party F bets against the B. If it stopped there we would only have six total participants. But it doesn’t stop there, it goes on and on and on…

The outcome of the bets forms the basis for the tenuous investment markets. The important part to understand is that the investment funds are not necessarily attached to the original company stock, they are now attached to the outcome of bet(s). Hence an inherent disconnect is created.

Subsequently, if the actual stock doesn’t meet it’s expected P-n-L outcome (if the company actually doesn’t do well), and if the financial investment was betting against the outcome, the value of the investment actually goes up. The company performance and the investment bets on the outcome of that performance are two entirely different aspects of the stock market. [Hence two metrics.]

♦Understanding the disconnect between an actual company on the stock market, and the bets for and against that company stock, helps to understand what can happen when fiscal policy is geared toward the underlying company (Main Street MAGAnomics), and not toward the bets therein (Investment Class).

The U.S. stock markets’ overall value can increase with Main Street policy, and yet the investment class can simultaneously decrease in value even though the company(ies) in the stock market is/are doing better. This detachment is critical to understand because the ‘real economy’ is based on the company, the ‘paper economy’ is based on the financial investment instruments betting on the company.

Trillions can be lost in investment instruments, and yet the overall stock market -as valued by company operations/profits- can increase.

Conversely, there are now classes of companies on the U.S. stock exchange that never make a dime in profit, yet the value of the company increases. This dynamic is possible because the financial investment bets are not connected to the bottom line profit. (Examples include Tesla Motors, Amazon and a host of internet stocks like Facebook and Twitter.) It is this investment group of companies that stands to lose the most if/when the underlying system of betting on them stops or slows.

Specifically due to most recent U.S. monetary policy, modern multinational banks, including all of the investment products therein, are more closely attached to this investment system on Wall Street. It stands to reason they are at greater risk of financial losses overall with a shift in monetary/fiscal policy.

That financial and economic risk is the basic reason behind Trump and Mnuchin putting a protective, secondary and parallel, banking system in place for Main Street.

Big multinational banks can suffer big losses from their investments, and yet the Main Street economy can continue growing, and have access to capital, uninterrupted.

Bottom Line: U.S. companies who have actual connection to a growing U.S. economy can succeed; based on the advantages of the new economic environment and MAGA policy, specifically in the areas of manufacturing, trade and the ancillary benefactors.

Meanwhile U.S. investment assets (multinational investment portfolios) that are disconnected from the actual results of those benefiting U.S. companies, and as a consequence also disconnected from the U.S. economic expansion, can simultaneously drop in value even though the U.S. economy is thriving.

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38 Responses to Sunday Talks: Peter Navarro -vs- Wall Street Sales Lead…

  1. quintrillion says:

    Love Peter Navarro. Tells Wall Street to stand down against President Trump and go to Dayton Ohio and help manufacturing. Calls the lobbyists/bribers foreign agents. Sings President’s achievements and praises. Navarro is MAGA.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Yes. This is the second or third time I’ve seen that clip.

      One thing is troubling, however.

      Navarro says that if those bankers and hedge fund managers who are meddling with China and pressuring the White House are successful in weakening any subsequent trade deal between the U.S. and China, that deal will have a “stench.”

      Is that all that will happen? A stench?

      Seems the DOJ / FBI is perfectly fine with the stench that hangs over those institutions. I can’t see that a “stench” will deter billionaires from trying to influence the trade deals to their advantage.

      “Unregistered foreign agents” was the term Navarro used to describe these meddlers. How about strong punitive legal action against them?

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    • fleporeblog says:

      I love the way he slapped every talking point that Maria Bartiromo was making! He is absolutely right that everyday Americans that work with their hands are benefiting greatly under PDJT. We saw it and she saw it in the last Jons Report that was released on Friday.

      The report was absolutely incredible for Blue Collar workers!

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  2. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “In short they were taught that a U.S. manufacturing and production economy was gone, and the only viable economic model was the “service driven economy”. ”

    I always considered that position a pile of dung as well, but i did not know just how pervasive the corruption had become in the political whores that we call politicians. The few real statesmen we have, such as members of the House Freedom Caucus, are too few in number to make a difference.

    IMO nothing is going to change much until the “rules” that endow the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority leader with such dictatorial powers over what comes to the floor for a vote, etc.

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    • Jan says:

      True dat! But you assume too much that our politicians have a vague clue about what is going on in trade, foreign policy or our borders. They’re too concerned about their upcoming bribes from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, et al., and the assassination of Khashoggi, an anti-America & anti-Trumper.

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  3. Ausonius says:

    Note how many times gambling terms are used above: “wagering,” betting,” etc.

    All of these “Secondary Markets” are nothing but casinos for the get-rich-quick crowd, and divorced from the Traditional American Concept of inventing and producing something of value via actual work, both mental and physical (rf. The Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, etc.).

    This is why I have hated and feel ever more dismayed by the rise of actual casinos, state lotteries, interstate lotteries, online gaming, etc. etc. etc. WHERE is the real work? People spending their time on this get-rich-quick idiocy is not the basis of a sound economy. Sure, the American past is littered with gold rushes, oil booms, and their attendant harsh lessons from their instant fizzles. But we have never had quite so much of the country consumed by “wagering” as now.

    That the government is behind much of this gambling fever only reinforces my skepticism of the entire schmier!

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    • “the government is behind much of this gambling fever..” To that point, I become amazed at so many of these microcap stocks that legally sell on the OTC that rise in value quickly for no reason. Obviously, promotion helps this even though close inspection of the company, it’s website, adress, owners leads the wise to realize the ‘company’ is nothing more than ‘two guys in bar drawing lines and numbers on a napkin”. Betting on this whiskey dream is what they call ‘value’.

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  4. ladyliberty11 says:

    Will never forget eight years ago, sitting on a lawn on a nice sunny day, listening to the welcome speech for freshmen and families, given by the President of our son’s New England college.

    Practically the entire speech was dedicated to brainwashing the incoming students to the fact that America’s time had come and gone, that they had to face it: China was the new top dog in the world and would shortly dominate every sphere – manufacturing, trade, finance, research, etc. That was their future. Period.

    I was shocked and disgusted, thinking to myself, like hell. What a way to introduce these bright, eager and hopeful new students that what they most needed to learn (and accept) in the next four years was that their country was on its way down. Cold anger raged inside – that was the beginning of my “red pill” journey.

    By the time President Trump was elected, thought that I was pretty well versed in the corruption of our leaders and institutions, but I was a neophyte. The last two years have been a doctorate in national and global corruption, bringing home the terrible recognition that many of our elected officials (and those of our so-called allies) would sell their citizens’ birthright for a pocket full of silver.

    Like so many others, am praying daily that President Trump and the white hats can save our country, and thus the world, from this globalist nightmare unleashed upon us all.

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    • DelAware says:

      And you didn’t immediately withdraw your son and your tuition checks and enroll him in a tech ed program elsewhere?

      I hope your family didn’t go into debt for the privilege of his being so lied to and exploited for the Ed Biz’s financial derivatives profits.

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      • ladyliberty11 says:

        You assume that I knew then what I now know today. And, although our country was certainly in a state of decline, I was only dimly aware of the root causes.

        His speech shocked and disturbed, but I certainly was not armed with facts to challenge his dire prognostications, only armed with an abiding faith and deep pride in my country, and the dim sense, long before it happened, that we could and would someday rise up and take our country back (never in my wildest dreams did I foresee that we would elect someone like President Trump), that the tide of history this academic (and all of the smartest people on earth so smugly envisioned, including most of the people around me that day, would be challenged by we the little people!

        And, so many bad things happened along the way – here and around the world. Please read Sundance’s amazing outlines of what has happened to us, how one betrayal after another by our elected officials and leaders, has led us to this point, turning our cold anger into a blizzard.

        “May you live in interesting times” – yes, we are. I, like many Treepers, have lost friends and relatives and so much more because I have stood up for this President and fought back against the constant fake news propaganda promoting globalism, political correctness, America is a racist country, etc..

        What happened almost a decade ago was only the beginning of a very hard journey. No need to cast stones. Now, I would not send any child to most universities or colleges in this country, just to be indoctrinated into self-loathing, socialist globalists with no moral compass.

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    • Jane Smith says:

      That’s why we need Term Limits.

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  5. Another excellent American Economics 101 Course by Sundance. I can understand why 99.9% of the politicos despise our President. Their way of life and sources of income are drying up. Ha-ha-ha!

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  6. Liam Song says:

    Excellent article. I’ve been following the work of Professor Richard A. Werner. He outlines how community banking has been effective in different parts of the world, for example how the German economy has done quite well, (recent EU banking sector pressures may yet undo this) relying on some “1500 local, not for profit, community banks.” The financial sector as a speculative vehicle actually performs a drain on the real economy. This seems at first confusing but the core idea is simple. The real economy grows real value. It manufactures real things. The speculative economy may or may not generate “profits” for those who participate in it, but in terms of real production, like an afternoon spent playing a slot machine, nothing is actually produced by the “work” put into the process.

    In the video linked below, notice the long-time financial “expert” on your right slowly realize what Prof Werner (on your left) is describing. In the UK their version of the speculative economy is in the City of London, a similarly independent and private organization to what we have with the Federal Reserve. Together these make up the heart of the globalist universe.

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  7. megs says:

    Excellent work!

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  8. Corporate Board-level mantra making the rounds in 1990:
    “Think Global, Act Local”

    Seemed like mindless sloganeering at the time, from a nationalist perspective.

    Translation: Propagate Globalism in every Country.

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    • DelAware says:

      On the contrary, for many of us working in the ’90s in microbusiness development, family farming protection, community banking, nature and species conservation, corporate resistance, Tobin Taxes, etc., this phrase was a reminder to stay aware of the burgeoning globalist sectors and their Main Street impacts.

      “Think globally”also meant being aware of the large picture effects of Big Globo and its expanding casinoization of everything.

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  9. CRITICAL INSIGHT:

    “The intentional shift in monetary policy is what created the distance between two entirely divergent economic engines.”

    The Fed is UNDERMINING AMERICA’s ability to end the Exfiltration of Wealth:
    • The Fed is RACING to WITHDRAW $40-50 BILLION MONTHLY in QE Funding from the Banks
    • The withdrawals RAISE the value of the Dollar in terms of Foreign Currencies.
    • This reduces the affordability of American Exports to Foreign Buyers, CUTTING our GDP
    • It undermines the ability of Trump’s Tariffs to offset China’s devaluation of the Yuan
    • This increases the affordability of Chinese Exports to America, CUTTING our GDP

    The combination EXPANDS America’s Trade Deficit and DESTROYS GDP Growth.

    The Fed is FUNDING CHINA’s Military, Industrial and Technological expansion to DECIMATE America’s Economy and DOMINATE the World.

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    • Jane Smith says:

      I agree with Senator Rand Paul…we need an audit of the Fed.

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      • G. Combs says:

        That was RON Paul.
        ….
        RAND Paul loves Trans-Pacific partnership and China!

        From my 2016 election notes:

        The New American: Rand Paul to Obama: “Prioritize” Passage of Trans-Pacific Partnership

        …Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a man whose personal popularity and political fortunes have increased in direct proportion to his spreading of his libertarian-leaning ideals, has now publicly embraced the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an unprecedented sovereignty surrender masquerading as a multi-national trade pact…..

        Los Angles Times: Rand Paul drops the mic on Donald Trump over China’s participation in trade deal

        Boom.

        That was the implied sound effect Tuesday night as Sen. Rand Paul casually reminded Donald Trump about China’s lack of participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the sweeping trade deal among the U.S. and 11 other countries. Trump had been on a tear, railing about how the deal was “a disaster” and saying China was the “No. 1 abuser” of the U.S….

        Paul was the only person who seemed to know the basics of the trade deal, which has returned to the headlines in recent days as the full text of the complex deal was released.

        The Rand Paul. IF he had actually read that darn treaty should have know it is very easy to ADD another country and the ‘No China’ gambit was the exact same chess move Clinton played to get the World Trade Organization treaty ratified. Then Clinton worked his rump off to get China added a few years later.

        Is Rand really that dumb? Or is he FOR CHINA

        China trade improves economy AND makes fight less likely
        When I was about ten years old, like many conservative middle-class families, our inclination was to resist anything to do with Red China. In that black and white world, you were either for us or against us. Trade with China was thought to be trade with the enemy. A funny thing happened, though, along the way. Many conservatives came to understand a larger truth. As trade began to blossom with China, many conservatives, myself included, came to admit that trade improves our economic well-being AND makes us less likely to fight. The success of trade with China made many conservatives rethink their view of the world. — Rand Paul
        h ttp://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Rand_Paul_Free_Trade.htm

        So yeah, it looks like Rand is FOR CHINA.

        This is paragraph is straight out of the Progressive play book on Interdependence one of Al Gore’s favorite issues.

        SEE: Dale C. Copeland, “Economic Interdependence and War: A Theory of Trade Expectations,” International Security, Vol. 20, no.4 (Spring 1996) for exactly how dangerous Interdependence is.

        And that doesn’t even get into the economic damage done to the USA by our current one sided ‘free trade’ agreements.

        2012 – Economic Policy Institute The China toll: Growing U.S. trade deficit with China cost more than 2.7 million jobs between 2001 and 2011, with job losses in every state
        h ttp://www.epi.org/publication/bp345-china-growing-trade-deficit-cost/

        More on USA losing out economically to China:
        h ttp://www.epi.org/?s=china

        So why the heck is Rand promoting the idea of ‘Free Trade’ in general and the USA/China trade in particular is a great for the USA?

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  10. Ghost says:

    I now know who I want to run for President in 2024.

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  11. Summer says:

    We need more brilliant patriotic professionals like Peter Navarro in our government. What a great guy. Focused, determined and cutting through the globalist bullshit like there is no tomorrow. Reminds me of someone else. 😄

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  12. Doppler says:

    The “side bet economy” is inherently unhealthy because, like sports events where the purse going to the fighters is dwarfed by the amount wagered, financial incentives can favor failure. Hedge funds with derivative-leveraged short bets have enormous incentives to 1) buy access to government surveillance communications from corruptible techies with access, 2) bribe key players in target companies to create and/or leak financial crises on cue, 3) hire companies like Fusion GPS to get MSM to amplify bad news about targetos, and 4) create all sorts of other perverse incentives that reward failure by key people.

    There’s no full tracking of the total value of these side gets, but the notional size is maybe 100 times the total value of all publicly traded securities. Suppose we excise taxed those side bets? Pay off the debt while making it more costly to play that counterproductive game. Maybe the best and brightest would find more productive ways to make money, too.

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  13. Ospreyzone says:

    The stock market is the keystone of every 401K savings account in America. For most American workers that can participate in this investment, at least 60% of their contributions are tied to Wall Street in some way, shape, or form. Most large corporations long-ago abandoned defined-benefit pensions for their workers and adopted 401Ks (defined contribution) in their place. You want to talk trillions? Look no further than the 401K defined-contribution, tax qualified plans.

    Yet, I challenge you to find ONE, just ONE university, college, or accredited academic institution of higher learning that is teaching the truth about economics that you just learned from reading this post. What Sundance explains here is readily apparent to anyone well-read and to those of us that have participated in and relied on these markets for years. The evidence of the dynamic explained here so simply is without refute.

    If you care to know what the Fed’s true role in this mess is, and aren’t afraid to have your paradigm shattered, I suggest you read “The Creature from Jekyll Island,” by G Edward Griffin. The fact that he is supported by Ron Paul and trashed by Wikipedia tells you he is directly over the target.

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    • GB Bari says:

      I looked it up and found a site from which I downloaded the entire 610 page book in .pdf form for free. Read some chapter previews, the intro, and part of chapter 1. Looks very good.
      Thanks.

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        • G. Combs says:

          Thanks GB Bari

          There is also a Talk by Griffin:
          The Creature from Jekyll Island, The Federal Reserve, talk by G. Edward Griffin

          For those who want the cliff notes version to pass to friends.

          “[…]I think it’s time for a new definition of usury as follows: any interest on any loan of fiat money (meaning money made out of nothing). This example of a $100,000 home, as shocking as it is, producing $172,741 unearned interest, this is just a grain of sand in the Sahara. You have to multiply that by all the homes in America, by all of these hotels in America, all the high-rise buildings, all the factories, all the airplanes, automobiles, farm equipment, schools, everything, all the physical assets of America. You apply this same ratio and can you see it in your mind? We’re talking about a river of unearned wealth that is so wide you can’t even think of crossing it, flowing perpetually into the banking cartel. A dead short across the productive element of society. Money being taken from people who are working hard providing the material and the labor. They don’t even know that this is being taken from them and it’s in this huge river of wealth flowing into the banking cartel. It’s a staggering thought.

          You are led to the question of where is this river flowing? Where’s it going? Get a picture of this that it’s all going into a lake somewhere and maybe there’s a dam and the wealth is building up and somewhere they’re getting it all. Getting it no, they’re spending it. They’re not accumulating it at all. What are they spending it for? The answer may surprise you. They’re not buying more yachts and mansions with this money, they’ve already got all of those they possibly want. In fact they got rid of the mansions on Jekyll Island a long time ago because they were bored with that. That’s not it. When a person has all the wealth that you could possibly want for the material pleasures of life, what is left? Power. They are using this river of wealth to acquire power over you and me and our children.

          They are spending it to acquire control over the power centers of society. The power centers are those groups and institutions through which individuals live and act and rely on for their information. They are literally buying up the world but not the real estate and the hardware, they’re buying control over the organizations, the groups and institutions that control people. In other words, to be specific, they are buying control over politicians, political parties, television networks, cable networks, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, wire services, motion picture studios, universities, labor unions, church organizations, trade associations, tax-exempt foundations, multi-national corporations, boy scouts, girl scouts, you name it. Make your own list of organizations and you will find that this is where those people have been for many decades spending this river of wealth to acquire operational control particularly over those institutions and individuals, those organizations that represent opposition to themselves. That’s a critical area for expenditure on their part.

          This process has gone on not only to a marked degree in America and in the other industrialized nations of the world, but it has gone on in the so-called third world or underdeveloped nations to such a degree that I would say the process is now complete. They own these countries already.[…]”

          ☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️
          NOT satisfied with this massive river of wealth they have now added Derivatives or side bets!
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          Derivatives for Dummies (Very good explanation)

          From Zero Hedge:
          Presenting The $303 Trillion In Derivatives That US Taxpayers Are Now On The Hook For
          h ttps://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-12/presenting-303-trillion-derivatives-us-taxpayers-are-now-hook

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  14. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    A link from Treeper “Buck” over on the Presidential Thread, that deserves a place on this thread, too.

    “Some very interesting info by Catherine Austin Fitts on this very subject.
    This is a long interview but covers conspiracies I’ve never heard CAF get into before.
    Basically, she claims massive amounts of funds have been diverted for decades to build everything under us, and way above us.”

    I found it interesting as it relates to the various “black budget” operations over the decades and their influence on world economics. Some of it is a little too far out for me.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/12/09/december-9th-2018-presidential-politics-trump-administration-day-689/comment-page-3/#comment-6428744

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  15. An other amazing article! Thank You Sundance!!!
    Does anyone know the mans of these new smaller banks? I have not seen any in my area in Washington State.

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  16. Jane Smith says:

    “The Market is simply a leading indicator of the economy”…

    The problem is that:

    The Moon isn’t in the seventh house.
    And Jupiter is not aligned with mars.

    Shortly, this will happen and then:

    Peace will guide the planets
    and love will steer the stars.

    And then, the angst will abate and the Markets will correct.

    This sums up my feeling on Market Volatility…”Look…Squirrel”.

    Best to ignore Wall Street and invest your money in CDs, etc. with your local Credit Union…providing that they support local mortgages and local businesses.

    Main Street has to start investing in Main Street again…not Wall Street.

    Also, manufacturing will come back in droves…because the robots will be doing the work.

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    • GB Bari says:

      There’s nothing wrong with researching and investing in stable and growing American-based businesses. I’m sure a good investment advisor can recommend products that meet your requirements and are mostly domestic equities and fixed income vehicles.

      Less risky investment might be through savings products offered at a local community bank, credit union, or S&L. Ask them to see the percentage (of both quantities and total dollar amount) of loans made within the local service area if that is your concern.

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  17. DT2020 says:

    Maria shrieks about tariffs and once he starts he begins going into the benefits of tariffs the producer makes them cut to commercial. @ 5:02 When they come back the subject has been changed.

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  18. zooamerica says:

    Wall Street invested in China, and now they’re getting smoked.

    Economics 101: Communism is not a good investment.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Not to mention China HATES the USA and the UK!

      Again from my old notes:

      This little bit of news should scare you silly especially given a Think Tank warns of the China military buildup not to mention Clinton’s sell out of US military technologies. link

      The background: Lessons of history: China’s century of humiliation
      China Picks at the Scab to Keep the Wound Fresh
      A passage from an essay by the Australian defense analyst Paul Monk is very telling on the subject of what President Xi intends for Asia’s near future:

      In any case, Xi Jinping, despite his genial smile, good English, and familiarity with the United States, is no reforming liberal. Shortly after assuming the presidency, he took all the members of his politburo with him to the bizarre museum the Party has built in Tiananmen Square – the museum of national humiliation and revival. He pointed out to them the exhibits showing the arrival of the Jesuits via Macao in the sixteenth century and how this had been the beginning of the infiltration and humiliation of China by the West. He pointed out the exhibits showing the Japanese invasions of China and making the unfounded assertion that the Japanese were defeated by the Communist Party with a little help from “good” Nationalist generals. The Americans, he said, then became the enemy. “Against this external enemy,” he told China’s inner group of top leaders, “we must stick together.”

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  19. anniefannie says:

    Unregistered foreign agents. These are connections affiliated with the Dems, right? It seems that only Republicans are required to register with foreign agents. Dems affiliates get a pass. Why don’t we send them our Fed as a gesture of good will. We can easily do without it!!

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