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[KR840] Keiser Report: Struggle with old enemies of peace

We discuss Japan falling into recession as US businesses are stockpiling at recession era levels. In the second half, Max continues his interview with chartered accountant, tax justice campaigner, professor and definitely NOT Jeremy Corbyn’s paid adviser, Richard Murphy about QE, tax reform and property bubbles.

A Swiss bank is about to charge customers a negative interest rate!

[KR839] Keiser Report: Balance of Payments Crisis

We discuss the balance of payments crisis on the horizon as share buybacks trump capital expenditure and the income stream from privatized industries heads overseas. In the second half, Max interviews chartered accountant, tax justice campaigner, professor and definitely not Jeremy Corbyn’s paid adviser, Richard Murphy, about a town in Wales going ‘offshore’ as part of a tax campaign to force the government to make multinationals pay their share of taxes.

[KR838] Keiser Report: Radical Ideas to fix Inequality (ft Varoufakis)

We briefly discuss the former financial regulator, warning that we need radical ideas on fixing inequality by looking back on some old ideas about private banks creating too much credit. Max then heads to the South Bank in London near Waterloo to meet Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek Finance Minister. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Varoufakis regarding the Greek financial crisis – and whether or not the bureaucrats of the Troika are incompetent or malicious with their failed programs.

[KR837] Keiser report: Earning by mirage

We discuss a fictional novel called Stock Options Revisited, in which our economies have run dry and bankers and rentiers have sought to earn by mirage. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Satyajit Das, author of “Extreme Money.” In this segment, they discuss China – from lung-washing tourism to the Great Southern Province of China – aka Australia – where houses and holes make an economy.

[KR835] Keiser Report: Dead Industries, Zombie Banks & Broken Markets

We discuss the memory of our living economy and consumers in the life of the dead banks, markets and economies. We look at the collapse of the Baltic Dry Index, the slow death of the markets as spoofing and HFT front-running fraud take over where real price discovery once lived and the booming stock prices of legal heroin dealers in America where a historical spike in overdose deaths is happening. In the second half, Max interviews Sandeep Jaitly of Fekete Research about the fact that QE has been happening since the 1920s, the only thing different today is that the central banks have moved further out the yield curve. Sandeep also suggests Carl Menger, if he were to be brought back from the dead to run our economy, would immediately die at the sight of our notion of ‘public debt.’

I come in at 13:10 – Sputnik with @GeorgeGalloway “Osborne’s a finterrorist”

Russia did NOT hack JPM as NSA chief suggested; Bloomberg reported his assertions unchallenged

The relentless Russia bashing requires the collusion of the Cold War 2.0 warriors and the media hee-hawing hyenas who jeer and cheer for all conflict with those evil-doing Russians. Last year, if you recall, no less than the head of the NSA warned that the massive hack of JP Morgan was probably the work of Russia in retaliation for Ukraine sanctions. Here is the bleating, hee-hawing Bloomberg headline:


Here is the unchallenged assertion:

Hackers who stole gigabytes of data from JPMorgan Chase & Co. may have been trying to send a message that U.S. financial institutions can be disrupted, the former director of the National Security Agency said.

The FBI is investigating the cyberattack on JPMorgan and whether other banks were penetrated in retaliation for U.S.- backed sanctions on Russia, according to people familiar with the investigation who asked not to be identified because the probe is still underway.

Keith Alexander, the NSA director from 2005 until last March, said he had no direct knowledge of the attack though it could have been backed by the Russian government in response to sanctions imposed by the U.S. and EU over the crisis in Ukraine.

“How would you shake the United States back? Attack a bank in cyberspace,” said Alexander, a retired U.S. Army general who has started his own cybersecurity company to sell services to U.S. banks. “If it was them, they just sent a real message: ‘You’re vulnerable.’”

Here are more unchallenged assertions:

The hackers who attacked JPMorgan, the biggest U.S. bank, were “a group with exceptional skills or a nation-state backed group,” Alexander said in an interview yesterday at Bloomberg’s Washington bureau.

The attack occurred last month and resulted in the loss of gigabytes of sensitive data, said the people familiar with the investigation. Authorities are investigating whether recent infiltrations of major European banks using a similar vulnerability are linked to the attack, one of the people said.

Security experts say the sophistication of the attacks appeared to be beyond the capability of ordinary criminal hackers. The incidents occurred at a low point in relations with Russia as the West tightens sanctions aimed at crippling Russian companies, including some of the country’s most important banks, over its suspected support for Ukrainian rebels.

Notice that ‘experts’ never go challenged by the mainstream media.

A year later, we learn that the ‘state level’ hackers were actually two Israeli-Americans and a Florida-based man whose nationality is not mentioned.

UPDATE: All three were Israelis with US citizenship.

[KR834] Keiser Report: Kilkenomics – Where Comedy Meets Economics

We review Kilkenomics 2015 where comedy meets economics in Kilkenny, Ireland. They look at black swans, the ‘US Crisis,’ housing bubbles, the inequality of R.I.P. and the rock star economist, Yanis Varoufakis. During the course of the episode, we play clips of interviews shot in Kilkenny with Steve Keen discussing housing bubbles and Ireland; Constantin Gurdgiev on Buffett’s alpha, Uber’s taxes and the real economy vs the fake economy; and Nassim Taleb about the best food in the world happening in Aleppo and the latest on black swans and what he’s been writing.

[KR833] Keiser Report: Mystery & magic

We discuss the magic tricks required to escape the economic tricks locking the 99 percent in an ever declining wealth illusion. In the second half, Max interviews Sam Lee of the Bitcoin Group, a bitcoin miner about to go public in Australia. Max talks to him about the trials and tribulations of going public (the first of its kind in Australia) and why bitcoin and not blockchain?

[KR832] Keiser Report: Trust Machine aka Bitcoin

In this episode of the Keiser Report, we discuss the ‘trust machine’ that is bitcoin and the financial journalists who have jumped the shark trying to deny it. In the second half, Max interviews Simon Dixon of about Bitcoin Capital, bitcoin vs blockchain and the future of finance.

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