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In the Blind Spot (Operational naked shorting)

  SNEAK PEEK   — Why is it so hard to get to the bottom of what’s really going on in Slovakia via Western reports? Dario investigates. — It turns out Elon Musk reformed Twitter just the way Jack Dorsey would have had he been able to take the company private himself.— Memestock hero Roaring […]

In the Blind Spot (Why the entire economy is an influence op)

  SNEAK PEEK — Izzy argues that the real economy is being stifled by management techniques inherited from the activist and civil society realm that turns everything into a data-driven influence op. — Dario updates readers on the new space race to conquer the moon. — Why the Vatican has created a renAIssance foundation to […]

In the Blind Spot (G42’s Deep Thought)

Our one-stop source for central banking & monetary policy news.   SNEAK PEEK — Why Sam Altman’s chip-building coalition paves the way to a chipdollar interdependence deal. — The BoE’s Paul Tucker blames yachts and wealth management for Credit Suisse’s collapse as he renews pre-positioning call. — Is corruption just a norm in Spain? Dario […]

In the Blind Spot (Cloudbusting, but not the Kate Bush version )

Our one-stop source for central banking & monetary policy news.   SNEAK PEEK — Donald Trump’s Trump Media channels the Gamestop playbook as it calls for an investigation into naked short selling of its stock. — The House of Lords hears about how disinformation controls are being politicised. — In the wake of the Dubai […]

In the Blind Spot (The return of political Romanticism)

  SNEAK PEEK — Ecuador’s new president Daniel Noboa may be the real beneficiary of the gang violence that gripped the country earlier this year. — The Houthis are more interested in revenue generation at this point than siding with Iran, argues Dario. — Polish culture wars channel old romantic strategies in their bid to […]

Happy Easter from the Blind Spot

Dear subscribers, No newsletter this weekend as it’s Easter. But for those with the inclination, I have left a couple of Easter Eggs in the system. The clues are out there. Happy egg painting, Sound of Music watching and, for the Poles, enjoy your Easter breakfast on Sunday and Śmigus-dyngus on Monday. Izzy and Dario,

In the Blind Spot (Death by financialisation, Boeing edition)

  Our one-stop source for central banking & monetary policy news. SNEAK PEEK   — Why Boeing is just another example of an industrial giant coming unstuck because of financialisation. — Ireland’s renewed Celtic Tiger boom is not what it seems. — Dario digs into the new trade routes being opened up by the thawing […]

In the Blind Spot (The economic costs of reopening old war wounds)

Our one-stop source for central banking & monetary policy news. SNEAK PEEK — We take a closer look at what exactly constitutes the bulk of the Russian assets under Western control and explain why this matters. — Russian propaganda takes the denazification claim beyond Ukrainian borders. Dario provides the relevant context. — Dario finally gets […]

In the Blind Spot (The FATF horsetrading show comes to town)

Our one-stop source for central banking & monetary policy news. SNEAK PEEK — The FATF’s de-greylisting of the UAE provides Izzy with a good opportunity to take a closer look at how the shadowy finance body operates. — William Hague says the quiet bit out loud with respect to why the West needs to seize […]

In the Blind Spot (Dario’s Coup de Blind Spot Edition)

Our one-stop source for central banking & monetary policy news. COMMENTARY SNEAK PEEK — Explaining the potential impact of space-bound Russian nukes in orbit. — Why CBDCs will lead to the rise of alternative non-state-controlled currencies.  — Could Bill Ackman be wrong about the indoctrination of students at universities? Greetings all. It’s with great jubilation that […]