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Timothy Maxwell "Max" Keiser (born January 23, 1960) is an American broadcaster and film maker. He hosts Keiser Report, a financial program broadcast on Russian state media channel RT. Until November 2012, Keiser anchored On the Edge, a program of news and analysis hosted by Iran's Press TV.

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[KR1465] Keiser Report: Punishment Bonds and Bitcoin on Mars

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the negative yielding ‘punishment bonds’ causing pain to investors in Europe as negative yields soar into less negative territory. In the second half, Max talks Dhruv Bansal of Unchained Capital about ‘bitcoin astronomy’ and how “the desire to travel far away to start a new blockchain will turn out to be a powerful driver of human expansion throughout the future...

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What’s Been Normalized? Nothing Good or Positive

When the initially extraordinary fades into the unremarkable background of everyday life, we say it’s been normalized. Put another way, we quickly habituate to new conditions, and rationalize our ready acceptance of what was previously unacceptable. Technology offers many examples of extraordinary advances quickly becoming normalized as we habituate to new devices and behaviors, but my focus today is on policies and cultural norms that were radical departures from...

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[KR1464] Keiser Report: A rivalry turned ‘financial war’

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the looming ‘financial war’ between the US and China and why it could lead China (and other nations) to develop other independent clearing systems to avoid the weaponized dollar. In the second half, Max talks to Tyson Slocum about the curious case of a mysterious buyer for El Paso Electric and what it means in a day and age when more and more of public companies...

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Political and Social Conflict Is Accelerating: Here’s Why

That economic, social and political conflict is accelerating is self-evident. What’s open to debate are the core drivers of conflict / disorder /unraveling. Here’s the core self-reinforcing dynamic in my view: 1. The status quo elites can no longer mask soaring costs of essentials nor soaring wealth / income inequality between the top .01% (Oligarchs), the top 9.99% who enrich the Oligarchs with their discretionary spending and technocratic/managerial labor, and the...

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If Not-QE Is QE, then is Not-a-Blowoff-Top a Blowoff Top?

When is “Not-QE” QE? When Federal Reserve Chairperson Jerome Powell declares QE is not QE. We can constructively recall the story that Abraham Lincoln famously recounted in 1862: ‘If I should call a sheep’s tail a leg, how many legs would it have?’ ‘Five.’ ‘No, only four; for my calling the tail a leg would not make it so.’ Calling QE not-QE doesn’t make it different than QE, but it does communicate the Fed’s panicky desire to mask its stupendous injection of financial...

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[KR1463] Keiser Report: Trump: Easy to read

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the former top trade negotiator for China claiming that dealing with Trump is great as he is so easy to read thanks to his non-stop tweeting. They also discuss Venezuela’s president holding up a bitcoin hard wallet just a year after the UK refused to return their gold. In the second half, Max talks to Dr. Michael Hudson of michael-hudson.com about repo markets,...

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Medicare-for-All “Socialism” Is Just Another Racket

The core problem with “socialist” proposals such as Medicare-for-All is that they don’t actually fix what’s broken–they just expand existing rackets such as the healthcare/sickcare racket, the higher education racket, and so on. Let’s start by separating “real socialism” (state ownership of the means of production) from “faux socialism” (the state borrows trillions of dollars to fund self-serving public-private rackets). The basic idea of classic socialism is that state...

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Stock Market Cheerleading: Why Do We Celebrate the Super-Rich Getting Richer?

The one constant across the media-political spectrum is an unblinking focus on the stock market as a barometer of the national economy: every major media outlet from the New York Times to Fox News prominently displays stock market action, and TV news anchors’ expressions reflect the media’s emotional promotion of the market as the end all to be all: if stocks rose, the anchors are smiling and chirpy, and if the market fell then their expressions are downcast and dour....

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“What’s Moral Is What’s Legal… And What’s Legal Is For Sale”: Negative Network Effects Run Amok

Here’s the U.S.economy in a nutshell: Corporate America is an anti-social Black Plague, gorging on cartel-monopoly profits reaped from negative network effects running amok, enriching the few at the expense of the many and concentrating political power in the hands of the most rapacious, anti-democratic corporate sociopaths. Let’s start with network effects: the conventional definition is “When a network effect is present, the value of a product or service increases...

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