ApocalypseTV (9/8/10)

It's been a while since I've posted an "ApocalypseTV" blog, a collection of the best visual and audio commentary on the Great Global Depression. But a lot of fascinating stuff has crossed my desk over the past week, so I think it's time to revive the tradition.  

First, here's a excellent episode of RT's "Crosstalk" in which two seasoned realists, Martin Hennecke and William Engdahl, are joined by a Pollyannaish American who seems to be living in Silicon Valley circa 1998.        

Next, here's an excellent interview from Max Keiser's show, "On the Edge," with J.S. Kim. The whole thing is worth watching (parts 1, 2, and 3 are available), but I was particularly struck by the mention of the fact that in early America, death was the penalty for the debasement of money. Might we want to revive such a law in light of Ben Bernanke and the investment banks that have profited from zero-interest credit?  It's a pleasant thought.   


Finally, one of my favorite sites, King World News, features two excellent interviews with Jim Rickards. They are wide ranging, and include Rickards's critiques of "behavioral economics" -- which, he claims, is the dominant mode of thought in Washington -- as well as his concept of U.S. Treasuries as the new opium. British imperialists were eager to get the Chinese masses hooked on opium; Washington is peddling an even more noxious substance. The full interview is available here and here.