“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.
Your response was so that 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, and why Goldman Sachs stock is leading the market. Is the team that engineered the financial coup d’etat going now to engineer the second leg of a financial round trip? Why are the stocks of gun companies getting hammered?
- Differentiating Between US Oligarchs: Pigs, Scardey Cats and Titanic Turners.
- State Department Contenders: Looking for candidates in the Mormon and oil and gas intelligence and investment networks vs. Guliani’s loyalty and contributions to the team. Will a dark horse be the solution?
- The Pence-Prebius-Ryan-McConnell juggernaut – can it make tax reform real?
- Why the WSJ Idea for Gingrich is brilliant.
- Carson at HUD – good idea or not? What are the chances that the Democrats block Dr. Carson’s nomination in the Senate confirmation?
- Total Economic Returns – Positive return on investment to investors and taxpayers? More on 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, the war on cash, and the upcoming gathering at Davos during the inauguration.
- Call to Taiwan and South Sea Politics – is this why Xi Jinping is going to Davos?
- The Fake News bru-ha-ha, recounts, toll boothers, and cultural bubbles – the noise and drama and what it means in terms of real power and money.
- Free and Independent Media – Pulling together an open-source discussion to create a more detailed vision for Make America Great Again and to ensure real legal and financial performance and accountability.
- What’s the action for you and me?
This discussion is highly recommended for subscribers interested in upcoming changes in economic policy and the impact on financial markets in 2017.
“The content of what [young porn viewers] found exciting changed as the Web sites introduced themes and scripts that altered their brains without their awareness. Because the brain maps for new, exciting images… they began to find their girlfriends less of a turn-on.” ~ Gary Wilson
By Jason Worth
(Note: If not specified otherwise, any quotations in this book review refer to text by the author from the book being reviewed.)
Prior to reading Your Brain on Porn by Gary Wilson, if a medical professional had told me that viewing pornography was leading young men to experience diminished libido, delayed ejaculation and anorgasmia (the inability to climax), I would have been surprised. If that medical professional told me that it was also causing in young men erectile dysfunction, anti-social behavior, “brain fog” (inability to concentrate), low energy or fatigue, irritability and a loss of attraction to real partners, I would have been dubious. And if that medical professional also told me that porn addiction can be so bad as to lead to insomnia, severe social anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, I would have been highly doubtful. And yet, all of these things appear to be true and are happening.
I’ve heard on more than one occasion that watching a little bit of porn is part of a normal, healthy sex life. It’s somewhat of a rite of passage for a teen to stumble across his first Playboy or Penthouse magazine, or catch glimpse of an adult video while over at a friend’s house. I suspect porn has even been proscribed in marriage counselling sessions as a way of helping couples to become more intimate and sexually active, too. So, how is it that porn can simultaneously be a somewhat healthy part of adolescent development and at the same time driving teens and young men to potential suicide? The answer lies at the intersection of modern Internet video streaming technology, the abundance and easy access to unlimited and free porn video clips (much of which you could call “hard core”), and human biology.
“Because the part of America that grows your food, produces your energy and fights your wars believes the country needs a course correction.” ~Jim Barnacle, Harrisburg Pa, on why he voted for Trump
“There is a huge fight happening inside the United States right now between two factions. One faction wants to sacrifice the US for the sake of the empire, and the second faction wants to sacrifice the empire for the sake of the United States.” ~The Saker, “3rd Quarter Emerging Multipolar World,” Solari Report
By Catherine Austin Fitts
Last Saturday morning I enjoyed a long Irish breakast in a hotel in Dublin reading global commentary about the US presidential election. The discussion in both North America and Europe missed any appreciation of the economics at work, including three trends that we have covered in depth this year on the Solari Report:
- The shift to a multipolar world
- The end of the debt-financed growth model
- The importance of productivity growth
If the Trump election reflected a backlash, it was the backlash of the productive against the subsidized, particularly the richly subsidized.