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“Tokyo is currently the world’s largest city with 37 million people, followed by Delhi with 29 million, Shanghai with 26 million, and Mexico City and São Paulo, each with around 22 million inhabitants….Around 55% of the world population lives in urban areas today, increasing to 68% by 2050.” ~ Reuters, on UN estimates published in May 2018
By Catherine Austin Fitts
This week is big – the launch of our 3rd Quarter 2018 Wrap Up with Part I of News, Trends & Stories. This weekend I will drive into the heartland to join Dr. Joseph P. Farrell for our quarterly discussion of what’s new in the 3rd Quarter, what’s happening that is important and the implications for navigating the road ahead.
This discussion is wide-ranging. Make sure to check out the News Trends & Stories section of our 3rd Quarter 2018 Wrap Up Web Presentation which will go live on Thursday evening here.
News, Trends & Stories, Part I covers our first two categories – Economy & Financial Markets & Geopolitics. Here are our top 10 stories for Part I:
- Story #1: AI Superpowers: China vs. USA, vs. the Rest of the Planet in AI and Tech
- Story #2: Growth of U.S. Dollar Alternatives
- Story #3 Rising Interest Rates & US Debt Acceleration
- Story #4: Emerging Markets US Dollar Bear Trap
- Story #5 US: Calling Capital Home
- Story #6: Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Announcement Shifts the US Budget into Never Never Land
- Story #7: Bye Bye Bretton Woods; Rise of the Land Empire
- Story #8: Global Thermal & Weather Warfare
- Story #9: The War for the Internet
- Story #10: Anglo American Power Shifts
Part II, published the following week, will cover our top stories in Culture, Science & Technology, Space, Food & Health, Unanswered Questions, Inspiration and Go Local/Take Action.
In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire Michael Oswald and John Christensen’s riveting new documentary on Britain’s global offshore network – a critical source of financial power and secrecy for the Anglo-American alliance. Dr. Farrell and I will discuss the role of Brexit in protecting the privacy and market share of Anglo-American offshore wealth. I will also touch on the growth of an estimated $50 trillion of offshore assets as it may relate to the growth of $21 trillion undocumentable adjustments in US government accounts, and more in US and G-7 bailouts and in central bank quantitative easing.
In Money & Markets this week, I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news, including my assessment of the current debate over the US Supreme Court nominee.
Talk to you Thursday!
PS. For New Subscribers: We build the Wrap Up Web Presentations as we roll out four segments on our weekly interview schedule for each of our quarterly and annual Wrap Ups. When the four segments and the full web presentation are complete, we convert the web presentation into a PDF and a flipbook which are then posted for subscribers. We then convert the PDF into a hard copy that is mailed to premium subscribers and available for all subscribers at the Solari Store. The entire process starts with our creation of our cover – when we pick the theme that we will explore in depth.
As you can see from our new cover, for the 3rd Quarter 2018 Wrap Up, our theme is “Megacities and the Growth of the Global Real Estate Companies.”
If you have questions for Dr. Farrell or me, subscribers can post them here or at Subscribers Input or email to Ask Catherine.