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Wolf Richter On The Keiser Report
"Debtonomics and the NSA"

Wolf Richter on the Keiser Report
"Where Is The Fear"

Wolf Richter on Max Keiser's "On The Edge" 
"The Pauperization of America"

Wolf Richter on the Keiser Report
"Where the Money Goes to Die"

Clarke and Dawe: European Debt Crisis
Two favorite Australian Comedians

Clarke and Dawe: Quantitative Easing
Big industrial-strength printers, all facing the window

The Fastest Drive Ever Through San Francisco
Don't try to do this yourself
 

humanERROR - by "Frying Dutchman"
Powerful, lyrical appeal to the Japanese. Slams nuke industry, MSM, bureaucrats, and politicians.

Entries by Wolf Richter (962)

Saturday
Jul052014

TESTOSTERONE PIT (my soul) Has A New Name ....

Friends and Readers,

I finally changed that ghastly name and URL. All the action and fun will from now on be at

If you bookmarked TESTOSTERONE PIT, please replace it with   www.wolfstreet.com

If you’re a feed subscriber, please replace it with   http://wolfstreet.com/feed/

TESTOSTERONE PIT will become dormant. I have transferred most of the articles over to WOLF STREET, and you should be able to find everything there. See you at WOLF STREET

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Thursday
Jul032014

How The US Government Deliberately Understates Inflation 

Since rents aren’t fully reflected in the Consumer Price Index, we’re behind the curve. And the Fed, which relies on the PCE index, “won’t even see the curve,” says Lee Adler in this must-see video (with chart) that raised my blood pressure.

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Thursday
Jul032014

‘It's Like We've Developed An Inability To Even See Risks’

My convo with a wealth manager at a megabank who's been at it for 30 years, has seen three crashes while on the job, but unlike others in finance, hasn’t re-forgotten the lessons for the third time.

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Wednesday
Jul022014

How Wall Street Manipulates The Buy-to-Rent Housing Racket

The smart money had a goal, which it now reached via the “multiplier effect” by which a small number of sales can have extreme consequences in price for the rest.

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Tuesday
Jul012014

Economic Growth in America’s “Two-Tiered Society”

It's been glorious: global M&A in Q2 soared 47% to $1 trillion, highest since 2007, just before the financial crisis. In California, 30% of the people making less than $40k were in worse financial shape than last year, despite all the bubbles being inflated around them.

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Monday
Jun302014

UBS: The Secret Reason The Fed Is ‘Tolerating’ Bubbles

“Asset prices have reached stunning levels, obviously out of line with ‘fundamentals.’ The “most dangerous” are housing bubbles; when they burst, they “wreck whole economies.”

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Sunday
Jun292014

TESTOSTERONE PIT (My Soul) Gets A New Name – The Sequel

Readers have expressed relief that this ghastly name would finally disappear from sight. Others have expressed their concerns that the new name would be too sissy.

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Friday
Jun272014

Last Time Lenders Did This, They Triggered The Financial Crisis

Whipped into a frenzy by the sweet smell of usury.

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Thursday
Jun262014

Google Glass Hacked, Can Record Everything You Stare At

You don’t need to break a code; you don’t need to capture a server. “Hardcore hackers wouldn’t even bother with it,” says one of the hackers. “They'd find access too easy.”

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Wednesday
Jun252014

Federal Regulator Details Crazy Risk-Taking By Banks, Blames Fed

Banks are again taking the same risks that triggered the financial crisis, and they’re understating these risks. It wasn’t an edgy blogger that issued this warning but the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. And it blamed the Fed’s monetary policy.

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Wednesday
Jun252014

Just How Crazy Is The Biggest Credit Bubble in History? See The Doomed Muni Tobacco Bonds In Your Conservative Bond Fund

Ah, the spine-tingling pleasures of having this delicious breed of bonds in your conservative-sounding bond fund.

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Tuesday
Jun242014

Investment Bank: The End Of US Economic Growth

“We fear that, once the effects of monetary stimulus disappear in the US, the weakness of the economy due to income inequalities may suddenly be revealed.”

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Monday
Jun232014

IMF Frets About Giant Sucking Sound of Hot Money, Wants to Take Over Global Monetary Policy

Now that the Fed is pulling back from its money-printing binge, the IMF, the global bondholder bailout outfit, is starting to panic.

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Saturday
Jun212014

TESTOSTERONE PIT (My Soul) Gets A New Name

No, I didn’t sell out, though I had an offer. Don’t worry, I won’t go mainstream. Or go soft on Wall Street. I won’t water down my sarcasm, either. But there are big changes coming.

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Friday
Jun202014

Last Time Corporate America Did This, The Stock Market Crashed

So what happens when these huge and reckless buyers with their nearly endless resources start cutting back after a phenomenal peak? Well, we know what happened in 2008.

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Thursday
Jun192014

The Fed Rules, Metrics and Ratios Are Just for Decoration

The fundamental and largely invisible shift in Western economies from the markets to central management.

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Wednesday
Jun182014

It’s Official: Despite Media Hype, Eurozone STILL in Recession 

Politicians and Eurocrats have already taken credit for the recovery, and a whirlwind of backslapping has ensued – prematurely, it turns out.

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Tuesday
Jun172014

Housing Hit the Wall of Wall Street in May

It always starts with a toxic mix: Home sales plunged and inventories jumped in May. The housing market is buckling under its own inflated weight.

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Monday
Jun162014

This Debt Is Explosive, And it Sits on the Shelf Everywhere, Waiting to go off

I was interviewed by Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues for "Janela na web" (a Portuguese site) and the printed edition of Expresso. After what I said, he might never interview me again :-]

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Saturday
Jun142014

Putin: “We Have to Think About How to Take this Money”

Putin’s wicket smile as sanction spiral causes oligarchs to fret about their offshore moolah.

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