The Zeitgeist | 2.8.2019

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This is our feature of the 10 most on-narrative (i.e. interconnected, highly similar) stories in financial media. It’s not a list of best articles, or articles we think are most interesting, or articles we agree with. But if you’re going to read 5-10 stories when you start your day, these are the ones that are most connected to the financial news that got published today.

A Storm Is Coming to the Global Music Industry – and More than $100 Billion Is at Stake

Tesla cuts the price of its Model 3 AGAIN: Electric car maker slashes $1,100 off its most affordable vehicle in second cost reduction this year as production finally ramps up

A positive picture: How banks are presenting their art treasures in a better light

ESG investing: how the rise of data can undermine human rights

Looking At Standalone Maersk Drilling Through Potential M&A Lens

Citi just revealed unflattering pay data. Will other banks follow suit?

Thomas Cook Stock Falls as Brexit Seen Hampering Airlines Sale

LAZY SUNDAY Average Brit spends Sundays eating roasts, taking strolls and watching films  (Ed Note: If you’re able to take a stroll, you’re not doing Sunday lunch correctly)

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That last link “LAZY SUNDAY…” is behind a pay/password wall.

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The Lost Art of the Jawbone

By Rusty Guinn | July 7, 2020 | 3 Comments

Market propaganda used to be an art form, I tell you! What happened to us?

The transformation of capital markets into political utilities happened.

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The Lystrosaurus

By Rusty Guinn | June 17, 2020 | 12 Comments

There is practically no information in knowing that everybody is talking about something. There is some information in knowing that everybody is using the same language to talk about something.

But there is a lot of value in knowing that people and publications with no underlying connection are simultaneously inspired to use the same language to talk about different angles of the same issue.

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No Country for Old Men

By Ben Hunt | June 12, 2020 | 12 Comments

We all know someone who is in urgent-but-not-emergency need of some medical procedure that can’t be scheduled while Covid-19 is storming the hospital ramparts.

I’m one of them.

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Misfortune vs. Carelessness

By Ben Hunt | June 9, 2020 | 6 Comments

What’s happening with the Bureau of Labor Statistics with recent employment data reports is an intentional, political carelessness that supports status quo cartoons of control.

It’s not a Democrat thing and it’s not a Republican thing.

It’s a power thing.

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Never Forget

By Ben Hunt | June 4, 2020 | 8 Comments

Since June 4th 1989, the Chinese government has tried to erase any record of the Tiananmen Square massacre from history.

Can a Tiananmen Square massacre happen in the United States? I doubt it.

Can a Tiananmen Square rewriting of history happen in the United States? Absolutely. It already is.

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The Hertz Story Isn’t What You Think

By Ben Hunt | May 27, 2020 | 5 Comments

The Hertz bankruptcy is not a story of financialization by an entrenched, self-dealing management team.

It’s a story of financialization by an entrenched, self-dealing minority ownership.

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