“When you turn trillions of equity investment, the question is whether or not you get a positive return to investors and taxpayers. You need to get a positive return on BOTH.” ~Catherine Austin Fitts

By Catherine Austin Fitts

For those sending questions about the Trump Transition, I covered the key Cabinet picks – including Treasury, Commerce and State – and the major risks ahead on last week’s Money and Markets on the Solari Report.

The response was so positive, I invited Dr. Joseph Farrell to join me for a discussion of the Trump Transition. We will publish this special interview on Thursday.

Items in our discussion include:

  • The Economic Team: Mnuchin at Treasury; Ross at Commerce
  • Military and Enforcement: Mattis at Defense, Flynn as NSA and Sessions at DOJ
  • Winners and Losers, including why Goldman Sachs stock is leading the market up and the stock of gun companies are getting hammered
  • The contenders for State Department: Romney and the Mormon intelligence and investment networks vs. Gullianni’s contributions to the team – will a dark horse be the solution?
  • The Pence-Prebius-Ryan-McConnell juggernaut – can it make tax reform a reality?
  • Carson at HUD – good idea or not? What should be the top ten items on his checklist?
  • Total Economic Returns – Positive Return on Investment to Investors and Taxpayers? The Productivity Backlash and the turn in the bond market.
  • Outlook for Obamacare and Common Core
  • The Democrats – What’s Next?
  • The Globalists – spillover in Europe, war on cash and the upcoming gathering at Davos – What’s Next?
  • The Fake News Bru-ha-ha, Recounts and Cultural Bubbles – the noise and drama and what it means in terms of real power and money
  • What’s the action for you and me?


Highly recommended if you are interested in what the Trump Team means to changes in economic policy and financial markets in 2017.

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“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”  ~ Yogi Berra

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, I speak with Patty Kemmerer of Kemmerer Schooley, CPAs about U.S. year-end tax and financial planning. Our goal is to inspire you to take action now while there is still time to get things done before the end of the tax year.

Patty and I will be review the full gamut of issues, big and small, including gifting, 401ks and IRA investments, Affordable Care Act penalties and the tax implications of the Trump teams tax proposals. We will also address administrative issues, including: “How do I find a CPA or a bookkeeper I can trust?” Look for lots of practical ideas to help taxes bite less and compliance go smoothly.

In Money & Markets, I will discuss the latest in geopolitical news and financial markets development.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review the documentary Weiner as well as Hating Breitbart in my discussion of the controversy surrounding Steve Bannon, recently appointed as strategist for President Elect Trump. This is part of my ongoing coverage of the Trump Transition and the falling market share and credibility of corporate media.

Please post or e-mail your questions for Ask Catherine!

Talk to you Thursday!


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“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.” ~Rudolf Steiner

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Earlier this month, T.H.Meyer, founder of Perseus Publishing, joined me in Zurich to record a conversation about Rudolf Steiner.  We will publish this introduction to Steiner and his work this coming week on the Solari Report.

Rudolf Steiner was an Austrian philosopher who founded the spiritual movement anthroposophy as well as establishing Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, and anthroposophical medicine.

T.H. Meyer is the author of Rudolf Steiner’s Core Mission: The Birth and Development of Spiritual-Scientific Karma Research and Milestones: In the life of Rudolf Steiner and the Development of Anthroposophy, among many other booksMeyer also publishes the monthly magazine The Present Age for the advancement of Spiritual Science.  His rich understanding of Steiner and his work and how they relate to building a human society and culture reflects Meyer’s lifetime of study and experience.

Meyer was introduced to me by Ann Watson, who for many years has read Steiner lectures to me while I traveled the North American interstates. You would be amazed if you knew how many thousands of miles I have traveled back and forth across the Northern Great Plains or Southwestern deserts, listening to and digesting Steiner’s philosophy. Thanks to Ann’s love for Steiner, I have been able to work my way through a significant amount of Steiner’s prodigious output.

Ann has recorded Steiner’s great classic The Agriculture Course for the Solari Report, which we will also publish this coming week.  The Agriculture Course was the series of lectures and discussions with which Steiner launched biodynamic farming in 1924.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Australian filmmaker Jennifer Peedom’s 2015 documentary Sherpa. This film tells the story of the Sherpa people of the Himalayas in eastern Nepal and their spiritual and economic relationship with Mount Everest.  The film was made in 2014 when an ice avalanche killed 16 Sherpas who were supporting Mount Everest expeditions. It tells the story of the risks taken by the Sherpas over many decades, of the avalanche and the subsequent events that lead to the cancellation of the 2014 and 2015 climbing seasons.

Talk to you Thursday!