Princes of the Yen

Very good documentary about Japan’s economic and political history after WWII:

Putin spanks ‘unfriendly countries’

It’s a bitch-slap for sure: (Reuters) -The Russian rouble briefly leapt to a three-week high past 95 against the dollar on Wednesday in Moscow, before settling close to 100, after President Vladimir Putin said Russia would start selling its gas to “unfriendly countries” in roubles. The potential ramifications of that move, which Putin ordered his… Continue reading Putin spanks ‘unfriendly countries’

Davos in Russia’s crosshairs

Tom Luongo outlines what he sees are the next steps of the conflict between Russia and the West:

Michael Hudson explains how the EU is US’s main adversary

Michael Hudson explains how the US ‘s interests are best served if Europe stops trading with Russia and China: His argument gives more context to the current insanity we see in Ukraine where US, UK and the usual lackeys (Poland, the Baltic states) are dead set on war.

Trouble with the policy

As usual, Alastair Crooke goes to the heart of the matter with his explanation of the insanity raging around us. Read his article: The Double Helix of Entwined Pandemic and Economic Strategy. He considers this insanity to be a feature and not a bug – it is by design. I agree. There clearly is little… Continue reading Trouble with the policy

Questions, questions

Surely one of the best analyses of recent goepolitical events I have come across in a while. Why Russia didn’t shoot anything down yet? By Tarik