Escobar: Thinking Beyond Planet-Lockdown

April 30, 2020@11:20 PM TFP Editor 0

Escobar: Thinking Beyond Planet-Lockdown Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Between the unaccountability of elites and total fragmentation of civil society, Covid-19 as a circuit breaker is showing how the king – systemic design – is naked.  We are being sucked into a danse macabre of multiple complex systems “colliding into one another,” producing all kinds of mostly negative feedback loops.    What we already know for sure, as Shoshana Zuboff detailed in “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” is that “industrial capitalism followed its own logic of [Read More]

America The Victim: Are Enemies Lining Up For Revenge In The Wake Of COVID-19?

April 30, 2020@10:00 PM TFP Editor 0

America The Victim: Are Enemies Lining Up For Revenge In The Wake Of COVID-19? Authored by Philip Giraldi via The Strategic Culture Foundation, When in trouble politically, governments have traditionally conjured up a foreign enemy to explain why things are going wrong. Whatever one chooses to believe about the coronavirus, the fact is that it has resulted in considerable political backlash against a number of governments whose behavior has been perceived as either too extreme or too dilatory. Donald Trump’s White House has taken shots [Read More]

LatAm Bailout Veteran Says Emerging Market Crisis Is The “Worst He’s Ever Seen”

April 30, 2020@9:00 PM TFP Editor 0

LatAm Bailout Veteran Says Emerging Market Crisis Is The “Worst He’s Ever Seen” With the Nasdaq set to erase all of its 2020 losses after strong earnings from the tech giants, and stocks generally surging on the assumption that, as UBS put it, “lockdowns are lifted by the end of June and do not need to be re-imposed”, especially with today’s favorable if conflicting remdesivir news, it is easy to forget that emerging markets are facing their private hell as a result of widespread economic [Read More]