Tuesday, August 13, 2019


News Links, August 14, 2019

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Monetary Madness: Inverted Negative Yields in Germany, Negative Rate Mortgages

## War on cash/cashless society/cryptocurrencies ##
China's sovereign digital currency is 'almost ready': PBOC official

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Yemeni separatists capture Aden
Yet, it's not as though Hong Kongers enjoyed democratic self-government under the British. The handover of Hong Kong was the exchange of one empirical sovereignty for another.

• War on Venezuela

## Energy/resources ##
Can't say I agree with that. Oil at such a price would immediately crush the global economy, including the fragile US economy. But legislators around the world are not known for their reasoning skills. -- RF

## Got food? ##
The changes end blanket protections for animals newly deemed threatened and allow federal authorities for the first time to take into account the economic cost of protecting a particular species.
Norwegian discovery puts climate change in new light: It has become warmer than scientists thought
Climate scientists call Oslo's climate target "unbelievably extremely ambitious"
The city council in Oslo on Friday presented a plan for how to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 95 per cent by 2030.
One of Epstein's guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on the night he died was reportedly not a regular corrections officer.
Rich's Ghost Haunts the Courts (Ray McGovern)
It is verboten to utter his name, but a lawsuit and possible declassification of NSA documents could get to the bottom of the Seth Rich controversy.

## Japan ##

## UK ##
National Grid 'had three blackout near-misses in three months'
Industry sources say system operator aware of growing potential of blackouts 'for years'
Britain's empty shops hits highest level since 2015 - Springboard

## US ##
A $1 trillion US budget deficit is one big reason the Fed may have to cut rates
The recent debt deal between the White House and Congress virtually guarantees trillion-dollar deficits well into the future.
Fewer Americans believe children can prosper, learn in U.S., poll shows

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