News Analysis

Testimonials
  • 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.

    Rick Rule
    Founder of Global Resource Investments Inc.

  • 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.

    Dr. Edwin Vieira
    Author and Constitutional Expert

  • EXCELLENT RESEARCH

    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.

    Dr. Mark Skousen
    Author & Founder of FreedomFest

  • CONSISTENTLY SOLID

    The Daily Bell features consistently solid analysis of and thoughtful challenges to contemporary statism. I am proud to be on the team.

    Dr. Tibor Machan
    Author and Philosopher

  • 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.

    Bill Murphy
    Chairman of Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee

  • INTELLECTUAL JOLT

    Sit down to read from The Daily Bell and experience a jolt of intellectual energy.

    Dr. Nathaniel Branden
    Psychotherapist, Bestselling Author

  • 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.

    Jeffrey Armstrong
    Award-winning Author, Vedic Philosopher

  • 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.

    Richard J. Maybury
    Author, Editor of U.S. & World Early Warning Report

  • INDISPENSABLE INFORMATION

    The Daily Bell is an indispensable source of news and information for those seeking to curtail the power of the welfare-warfare state.

    Dr. Grant Havers
    Chair, Department of Philosophy, Trinity Western University

  • ESSENTIAL READING

    Liberty is under assault by Big Government. The Daily Bell is an essential tool for information for those who want to fight for freedom.

    Steve Forbes
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Media

  • 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.

    James Jaeger
    Telly Award-winning Filmmaker

  • 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.

    G. Edward Griffin
    Author, Founder of Freedom Force International

  • SEPARATES WHEAT FROM CHAFF

    The Daily Bell is a true beacon to lead in helping the reader to separate the wheat from the chaff.

    Dr. Antal Fekete
    Author, Educator and Monetary Scientist

  • 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.

    Nelson Hultberg
    Author, Director of Americans for a Free Republic

  • 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.

    Gerald Celente
    Bestselling Author, Founder of the Trends Research Institute

  • POWERFUL INSIGHTS

    I consider The Daily Bell essential reading for anyone desirous of understanding the way the world really works.

    Lord William Rees-Mogg
    Author, Former Deputy Editor, Financial Times

  • 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.

    Alexander McCobin
    Executive Director of Students for Liberty

  • RECOMMENDED READING

    For alternative views on contemporary politics, culture and science, from a libertarian point of view, check out The Daily Bell.

    Michael A. Cremo
    Author, Vedic Archeologist

  • 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

    Dr. Thomas Woods Jr.
    NY Times Bestselling Author & Senior Fellow, Mises Institute

  • REFRESHING

    I enjoy reading The Daily Bell because it often has refreshing and novel ways of looking at things.

    Bill Bonner
    Bestselling Author, Founder of Agora Publishing

  • 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.

    Catherine Austin Fitts
    Former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner

  • SIMPLY TERRIFIC

    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.

    John Browne
    Former Secretary of the Conservative Defense and Finance Committees, UK Parliament

  • EXCELLENT ANALYSIS

    The Daily Bell has a great libertarian point of view, and excellent economic analysis. Add it to your daily reading.

    Peter Schiff
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Euro Pacific Capital

  • INDEPENDENT

    Get outside the box with The Daily Bell and experience independent views.

    Paul Craig Roberts
    Author, Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration

  • 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.

    Dave Morgan
    Author, Editor of Silver-Investor.com

  • PART OF MY DAILY NEWS DIET

    I read it every day!

    Jim Rogers
    Bestselling Author, Co-founder of the Quantum Fund

  • OUT OF THE DARK

    The Daily Bell leads us out of the dark tunnel of manipulated press into the light of free press.

    John Perkins
    Bestselling Author

  • THOUGHTFUL NEWS, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

    I always read the Bell. The news items are thoughtfully selected, and the interviews are unavailable elsewhere.

    Doug Casey
    Bestselling Author and Founder of Casey Research Group

  • COURAGEOUS REPORTING

    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.

    Ron Holland
    Author & Monetary Analyst

  • VERY INFORMATIVE

    I read The Daily Bell every day and I find it very informative.

    Marc Faber
    Dr. Marc Faber, Author, Publisher of The Gloom Boom & Doom Report

  • 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!

    Charles Payne
    FOX Business Analyst

  • NEVER MISS AN ISSUE

    I love the Daily Bell. Every issue is principled and informative.

    Lew Rockwell
    Founder of the Mises Institute

  • AWE INSPIRING

    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.

    Jeff Berwick
    Founder of DollarVigilante.com

  • 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.

    Dr. Hans Herman-Hoppe
    Author, Economist and Libertarian Philosopher

  • 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.

    Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo
    Professor of Economics, Loyola University Maryland

  • EXCELLENT PERSPECTIVE

    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.

    Frank R. Suess
    Chairman & CEO of BFI Capital Group Inc.

  • 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.

    Dr. Richard Ebeling
    Author, Professor of Economics at Northwood University

  • 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.

    Craig Huey
    Author, Small Business Owner

  • FANTASTIC SOURCE

    The Daily Bell is a fantastic source of challenging thought from a wide range of freedom loving people.

    Dr. Joel Wade
    Author, Psychotherapist and Life Coach

  • 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!

    Jeffrey Tucker
    Author, Executive Editor of Laissez Faire Books

 

Subscribe now to start your FREE email subscription to:

The Daily Bell Newswire

By subscribing, I confirm that I have read the privacy policy and the terms of use policy in its entirety and I understand and accept these terms.

 

 
Merkel Admits the Entire EU Is Nothing But a Large Promotion

Merkel and Hollande spell out Greek fear ... The leaders of France and Germany on Tuesday joined forces to urge Greece to reaffirm its commitment to membership of the eurozone, after François Hollande flew to Berlin for talks with Angela Merkel, German chancellor, within hours of being installed as French president ... "We want Greece to stay in the euro," Ms Merkel said. "We know that the majority of people in Greece see that." Ms Merkel defended her belief that the common currency was "not just a monetary project, but a political project". It meant that the member states of the eurozone shared a common responsibility. "People who have a common currency will never fight a war against each other," she said. – UK Telegraph

Dominant Social Theme: The more we have in common the less we shall fight.

Free-Market Analysis: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has just made an astounding statement. In a press conference with new president Francoise Hollande, she said, "People who have a common currency will never fight a war against each other."

For a person at the heights of power to make such a ludicrous remark indicates either an abysmal ignorance or a deliberate misstatement. We would have to believe the latter as we cannot conceive that Merkel knows so little about history.

 

She has never heard of the American Civil War? Or the French Revolution? She is not aware of the Russian Revolution or Mao's Long March? How about North and South Korea? Or North and South Vietnam?

Now, it is true that many of these conflicts may have been in a sense elite manipulations. But they exist nonetheless. Currency actually matters little. History shows that those who share the same currency are certainly able to be bellicose to each other.

But Madame Merkel is not interested in historical veracity, obviously. She is interested in scoring points. It is an outright admission that there is no real justification for this staggering junk pile of a confederation called the European Union.

Once upon a time, perhaps, it WAS justified. The idea of trade union to make the passage of goods more efficient was surely a good idea.

But that was long ago. Today, Merkel has to justify the idea of an overarching political, economic and cultural union. There is neither precedent nor rationale for such a thing. Nonetheless, she is committed to it. So is Hollande. Here's some more from the article:

"We will make it clear that we want Greece to remain in the eurozone, and that is what the citizens are voting on." That meant fulfilling the commitments in the EU and IMF programme, she said, but added: "We will also give proposals to Greece to encourage growth."

Mr Hollande went further, saying that "I hope that we can say to the Greeks that Europe is ready to add measures to help growth and support economic activity, so that there is a return to growth in Greece."

Both leaders pledged to maintain the intimate Franco-German partnership with celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Elysée treaty which launched their special relationship.

They glossed over their political differences which saw Ms Merkel openly backing Nicolas Sarkozy, the conservative incumbent, against Mr Hollande, his socialist challenger in the French presidential election. Mr Hollande said political rivalry had not undermined the relationship in the past, but he stuck to his constant theme in his election campaign that Europe had to focus on reviving economic growth, as well as reducing public debt and budget deficits, which Ms Merkel insists is a "precondition for sustainable growth".

Pressed on the question of whether he was determined to renegotiate the German-inspired "fiscal pact" intended to reinforce budget discipline throughout the eurozone, Mr Hollande said he wanted the concept of growth not merely mentioned, but really "pronounced" in the treaty.

Merkel is out of ideas when it comes to justifying the expanding grasp of the Eurozone. She wants people to believe that using a similar money precludes violence.

Both she and Hollande are ALSO out of ideas when it comes to "rescuing" the European Union as it now stands. Hollande's idea is to "increase growth." This plainly means he wants to get the printing presses rolling.

But the Germans have given Merkel every reason to believe that they won't stand for further integration with "Europe" – especially if they have to pay for it.

Revving up monetary inflation in Europe is currently illegal under various treaties. And it is not France that will pay for this sort of money printing.

This is the crux issue of Europe today. Merkel likely has no answers for it, as she keeps losing elections. In fact, the only answer she's been able to come up with that is politically palatable is "austerity."

The statement that Merkel just made about money is entirely disingenuous and shows how un-rooted in reality the EU really is at this point.

Merkel is willing to make up her own history. But just because she says something is true doesn't make it so. Both she and Hollande can insist that the solution to the Euro-crisis is growth.

This is because both are committed to the EU, as is the larger power elite that sees it as an important part of a move toward world governance.

Conclusion

But saying something doesn't make it so. There is a good deal of anti-EU sentiment in Germany currently. Merkel is not likely going to be able to "talk" it away. And neither is Hollande.

Rate this article:

Total Ratings: 0 - Average Rating: 0.0

Books by Anthony Wile
Financial
Freedom

The High Alert Way to Discover Winning and Profitable Investment Ideas

Free Download

The Best of
Anthony Wile

Select Editorials & Exclusive Interviews As featured at TheDailyBell.com

Free Download

High
Alert

How the Internet Reformation is causing a financial hurricane - and how to profit from it

Free Download

The Liberation
of Flockhead

A modest, monetary fable

Free Download

Who We Are

The Daily Bell is published by a dedicated team of experienced researchers and writers who utilize Anthony Wile’s VESTS model to analyze sociopolitical, economic and financial information from a free-market perspective, debunking mainstream media memes and providing insights and analysis derived from business cycle analysis that yield timely insights into profitable investment trends.

 
Sign Up for our FREE Newsletter

Subscribe now to start your FREE email subscription to
The Daily Bell Newswire.