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 John Browne

Spanish Flu May Send EU to Bed

Spanish Flu May Send EU to Bed

The implications of the present situation in Spain could be more far reaching than is currently anticipated and the contagion it represents could lead to a fundamental change in the world’s monetary order.

 John Browne

BRICS Plan for the Future

BRICS Plan for the Future

If the BRICS countries continue to develop in the present trajectories, I believe that in five or ten years they will have the ability to fund their bank at levels that could challenge Western institutions.

 John Browne

Central Banks Beat Up on Private Creditors

Central Banks Beat Up on Private Creditors

One particularly pernicious aspect of the Greek settlement was the declaration that the European Central Bank (ECB) deemed itself to be ‘senior’ to all other bondholders and was thusly able to recoup all its invested principal.

 John Browne

Straightening Out the Strait

Straightening Out the Strait

It should not be ignored that, in a possibly tight election this fall, a «wag the dog» scenario with Iran is not beyond the realm of possibility.

 John Browne

2012 Offers Few Reasons for Optimism

2012 Offers Few Reasons for Optimism

If one assumes as I do that no leader on either side of the Atlantic has the courage to face the music, then there can be little reason for optimism in 2012.

 John Browne

The Beginning of the End of Fiat Money

The Beginning of the End of Fiat Money

The argument for the dollar and against gold is simplistic, and I will evaluate it against the four-stage collapse I see ahead for the Western currencies.

 John Browne

Greek Democracy Could Be Costly

Greek Democracy Could Be Costly

When the Greek referendum looked like a possibility, a thinly disguised panic erupted along the corridors of power in Europe.

 John Browne

Greeks May Look North

Greeks May Look North

The rioting in Greece indicates that there may be massive voter enthusiasm for a solution along the lines of what occurred in Iceland.

 John Browne

A Hair Trigger Rally

A Hair Trigger Rally

It is just a matter of time before these possibly catastrophic debt chasms erupt into full view.

 John Browne

Big European Leaders Flex Muscle

Big European Leaders Flex Muscle

The activism of Merkel and Sarkozy should come as no surprise. French and German banks are the largest holders of Greek debt.

 John Browne

German Court Opens Door to Über-Empire and Über-Collapse

German Court Opens Door to Über-Empire and Über-Collapse

It seems that the German court has fixed the country on the track of establishing an economic über-empire.

 John Browne

German Court Wields Huge Economic Power

German Court Wields Huge Economic Power

Keep your eye on German legal news. It may make more impact on your portfolio than you ever could have imagined.