Jesse's Café Américain (pseudonym) is a popular financial and economics blog where host Jesse writes about the economy, market movements and the political shenanigans behind them. His charts on precious metals are an excellent resource for technical traders.
“'Respect for government, respect for the Supreme Court, respect for the president, it’s all gone,' he said. 'Even respect for the Federal Reserve.' (lol That ship sailed long ago)
Signorelli, Sermon and Deeds of the Antichrist
The Volcker Rule, which was part of the Dodd-Frank regulatory legislation, is being chipped away at by Republicans, which doesn’t sit well with him. 'There is no force on earth that can stand up effectively, year after year, against the thousands of individuals and hundreds of millions of dollars in the Washington swamp aimed at influencing the legislative and electoral process.'
'The central issue is we’re developing into a plutocracy,' he told me. 'We’ve got an enormous number of enormously rich people that have convinced themselves that they’re rich because they’re smart and constructive. And they don’t like government, and they don’t like to pay taxes.'
He wondered how many lectures and presentations he had sat through with economists 'telling us open markets are wonderful, everybody benefits from open markets.' Eventually, Mr. Volcker said, someone in those lectures would always ask, 'What about that poor manufacturer in my town? But that concern was dismissed too easily, with talk of worker retraining or some other solution far easier said than done.'"
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Paul Volcker, at 91, Sees ‘a Hell of a Mess in Every Direction’
"Often the narcissist believes that other people are 'faking it', leveraging emotional displays to achieve a goal. He is convinced that their ostensible 'feelings' are grounded in ulterior, non-emotional motives. Faced with other people's genuine emotions, the narcissist becomes suspicious and embarrassed. He feels compelled to avoid emotion-tinged situations, or worse, experiences surges of almost uncontrollable aggression in the presence of expressed [genuine] sentiments.
Narcissists like being feared. It imbues them with an intoxicating sensation of omnipotence. Narcissists damage and hurt but they do so offhandedly and naturally, as an afterthought. They are aware of what they are doing to others — but they do not care.”
Sam Vaknin, Malignant Self-Love