News & Analysis
VOICE OF REASON
I have thoroughly enjoyed the analysis and interviews at The Daily Bell, which has so often been a voice of reason during these perilous times
Sit down to read from The Daily Bell and experience a jolt of intellectual energy.
PROFOUND AND PROVOCATIVE
Every day, I rely on the Daily Bell for a different perspective you'll never find in the regular media. It's an analysis and timely insight that is profound and provocative.
READ IT EVERY DAY
A defender of free markets, The Daily Bell takes a libertarian approach to expose and unravel global misinformation. Read The Daily Bell – every day!
OUT OF THE DARK
The Daily Bell leads us out of the dark tunnel of manipulated press into the light of free press.
The Daily Bell is an indispensable source of news and information for those seeking to curtail the power of the welfare-warfare state.
GUTS, OBJECTIVITY, WISDOM
Rarely does a publication have the guts and objectivity to tell it like it is, yet the eloquence and wisdom to listen carefully to the ‘other side.’ This is The Daily Bell accomplishing its daily mission.
I enjoy reading The Daily Bell because it often has refreshing and novel ways of looking at things.
GREAT THINKERS YOU CAN'T GET ANYWHERE ELSE
The Daily Bell has revived that great old institution of the personal interview, extracting information from today's great thinkers you can't get anywhere else. Outstanding!
INSIGHT YOU CANNOT IGNORE
The Daily Bell provides unique insights on contemporary political, economic and social problems that can be found in such a concentrated form nowhere else. Whether one agrees or disagrees with it, one cannot afford to ignore it.
A LEADING LIGHT
The future is created by the people who build it, not the people who predict it will not exist. You can meet lots of important builders by reading The Daily Bell.
INFORMATIVE SOURCE OF INFORMATION
The Daily Bell is an informative source of information and commentary from leading figures in the liberty movement. It's a pleasure to be interviewed alongside far more notable individuals.
SEPARATES WHEAT FROM CHAFF
The Daily Bell is a true beacon to lead in helping the reader to separate the wheat from the chaff.
PART OF MY DAILY NEWS DIET
I read it every day!
The Daily Bell is a fantastic source of challenging thought from a wide range of freedom loving people.
The Daily Bell has a great libertarian point of view, and excellent economic analysis. Add it to your daily reading.
NEVER MISS AN ISSUE
I love the Daily Bell. Every issue is principled and informative.
PREMIER FREE-MARKET ANALYSIS
The Daily Bell rings out for liberty every day. It is the premier online source for insightful and hard-hitting free-market analysis and interpretation of economic, political and business events.
The Daily Bell features consistently solid analysis of and thoughtful challenges to contemporary statism. I am proud to be on the team.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE SITES
The Daily Bell is one of five sites that I review every day because I find there a clear, common-sense interpretation of everyday events.
I really enjoy reading The Daily Bell for the excellent research and content provided on a wide variety of issues vital to the Freedom Movement.
SOURCES YOU CAN TRUST
The Daily Bell should be on everyone's shortlist of news sources you can trust. It's on mine, and we often refer to it in our own weekly news service at The Reality Zone.
A VIRTUAL WHO'S WHO
The good and the bad, the big dogs and the small, the thinkers and the doers among libertarians and on the "Right" – you can encounter them all in The Daily Bell's exclusive weekly interviews. Indispensable.
TRUTH AT WORK
There are very few publications out there that have the smarts and guts to tell the truth about the dictatorial forces at work destroying our civilization. Thankfully The Daily Bell is one of them, and it appears in the mailbox every day.
For alternative views on contemporary politics, culture and science, from a libertarian point of view, check out The Daily Bell.
There is no other publication in print or on the Internet like The Daily Bell. They have the courage to report the truth and analyze current foreign policy, politics and economic events in the context of a formerly hidden history of financial elites.
Liberty is under assault by Big Government. The Daily Bell is an essential tool for information for those who want to fight for freedom.
A MUST-READ FOR EVERYONE
The Daily Bell is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the effects of the state on our economic future.
Get outside the box with The Daily Bell and experience independent views.
MESSAGES OF TRUTH
The Daily Bell website is one of the authentic voices cutting through the clouds of vapid opinion, the morass of mediocre media and the confusion of Orwellian doublespeak. The Bell website lives up to its name, ringing unheard messages of truth in our ears.
The Daily Bell does a remarkable job of exposing how money power uses central banking to crush people into submission via global government with economic and political slavery being the desired end result.
THOUGHTFUL NEWS, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS
I always read the Bell. The news items are thoughtfully selected, and the interviews are unavailable elsewhere.
AHEAD OF THE CURVE
The Daily Bell has come out of nowhere to introduce to the Internet community some of the most intriguing and proactive interviews there are out there. Let's hear it for creativity and being ahead of the curve.
I read The Daily Bell every day and I find it very informative.
The Daily Bell is one of the most innovative and in-depth websites on the Internet. The breadth of the content is awe inspiring and the amount of knowledge imparted is almost impossible to quantify. For me, as a liberty minded seeker of knowledge, it is a must read.
GREAT JOB, DAILY BELL
I can say that, unlike the mainstream press, The Daily Bell knows the questions to ask and has the chutzpah to ask them. They realize that socialism and Keynesianism are wrecking the world and they are helping to save what is left of liberty and free markets.
CUTTING EDGE ANALYSIS
At a time when growing majorities worldwide are tuning out mainstream news, people are seeking the cutting edge, insightful and thought provoking analysis that The Daily Bell consistently provides.
THE DAILY BELL IS A MUST-READ
Because the world is changing so rapidly, it is difficult to keep up, which means The Daily Bell is a must read. I consider the information critically important reading.
I consider The Daily Bell essential reading for anyone desirous of understanding the way the world really works.
GREAT INVESTMENT INFORMATION
I love reading The Daily Bell! Interesting investment information, a political and social viewpoint that lets me know I'm not alone in the world and "annotated" with analysis. I highly recommend it to all interested readers.
The Daily Bell affords an excellent alternative perspective on some of the noise and nonsense of mainstream media. In particular, I enjoy reading Anthony Wile's 'free-market analysis' on current subjects and articles. Very insightful.
Kim Dotcom Lashes Out Against "Corrupt" US Government ... The US judge handling the Megaupload case noted today that it may never be tried due to a procedural error, a comment that has sparked the anger of Megaupload's founder. Kim Dotcom is furious with the US Government for destroying his businesses and rendering hundreds of people unemployed. According to Dotcom the case is the result of "corruption on the highest political level, serving the interests of the copyright extremists in Hollywood." – TorrentFreak
Dominant Social Theme: This man, this four hundred pound criminal, deserves to be in jail for the rest of his life.
Free-Market Analysis: We along with many others questioned the original premise when this occurred. The US justice system – really, the West's – has increasingly imposed punishment before the crime is confirmed, and the shutdown of Megaupload was only the most recent example of this pernicious trend.
But maybe, as with so much else, a backlash is developing that may slow or even stop what has become business-as-usual for authorities. It could be that Megaupload and its boss, Kim Dotcom, were breaking all sorts of laws. But that is for a court to decide, presumably within a civil context.
Instead, the authorities, with the help of the New Zealand government, stormed Dotcom's mansion, threw the man in jail, confiscated his firm's bank accounts, scuttled a proposed IPO and even today continue to deny Dotcom and his colleagues funds either to restart the company or to properly defend themselves. Here's some more from the article:
Earlier today the news broke that a Megaupload trial may never happen because the US Government failed to serve the now defunct file-hosting company. While some defendants might respond with relief upon hearing such news, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is only becoming more furious at the people who destroyed his businesses.
"The US government has terminated Megaupload, Megavideo and 10 other subsidiaries, including a company called N1 Limited that was developing a clothing line," Dotcom told TorrentFreak. "They destroyed 220 jobs. Millions of legitimate Mega users have no access to their files."
If Judge O'Grady is to be believed all this damage could very well have been for nothing because the authorities simply can't serve foreign companies. This could lead one to wonder whether the whole setup was to simply destroy Mega's businesses.
This is certainly a theory Dotcom subscribes to, and it's not the only dirty trick Megaupload's founder believes the US Government is playing. The US is structurally denying Megaupload the chance to put up a fair fight.
What's Dotcom's response? "We have already been served a death sentence without trial and even if we are found 'not guilty' which we will, the damage can never be repaired," Dotcom says.
Dotcom believes the attack on Megaupload was a 'gift' to Hollywood, facilitated by corrupt forces. "This Mega takedown was possible because of corruption on the highest political level, serving the interests of the copyright extremists in Hollywood. Mega has become a re-election pawn."
Dotcom is confident that these forces will eventually be exposed, apparently, but as he himself acknowledges, the damage has already been done to Megaupload – and perhaps to the industry itself.
It was certainly Hollywood that took an adversarial stance toward companies like Megaupload to begin with. By providing electronic "lockers" that allow file sharing, Megaupload facilitated the trading of "copyrighted" products. Hollywood moguls estimate the damage runs into the hundreds of millions.
All this is highly speculative, however. It could be that the file sharing – which Megaupload execs claimed they could not control and were not responsible for – actually increased interest in certain films and ultimately boosted sales.
Nobody knows. And the possibility that the matter will be hashed out in court has been increasingly precluded by Dotcom's arrest and the shutdown of his company.
Of course, that's the point of the exercise according to Dotcom and his allies. The company was working on an alternative royalty scheme as well, that might have pried numerous recording artists lose from Hollywood and the big record company labels. That probably won't see the light of day either.
Meanwhile, other companies that provide sharing facilities for software and information are on notice now that they are responsible for the "crimes" of their clients.
The texture of the file-sharing industry will gradually change as a result, which may have been the point of the whole exercise. The idea is that whether or not it is fair, those who provide services are responsible for their clients' use of these services.
From a standpoint of free-market thinking this is a discouraging development, indeed. The more that governments pressure private enterprises into becoming agents of state policing, the less creativity and exuberance these facilities will show.
So many rules and the willingness to enforce criminal sanctions against trendsetters like Kim Doctom will surely have a chilling effect on entrepreneurship within the mainstream. Innovation will travel to the edges of the blogosphere now.
A gray market in technological innovations will develop instead of a mainstream one. Such innovations shall not be stopped but will go underground. Is that the plan?