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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

Japan back in deflation...but it'll all be OK next year...

In response to an FT article by Robin Harding on 25th September 2015, entitled 'Japan falls back into deflation'

If someone visited their doctor every month for 25 years, with the same ailment, to be repeatedly told that just another couple of years taking the medicine would make them better, you'd expect them to question the diagnosis or maybe even...shock horror...switch to someone who has a better diagnosis...not so in 'economics', where the 'Ponzi schemers' and 'tooth fairy tale tellers' still hold sway over their unfortunate, but increasingly restless 'patients'.

These fools have absolutely no idea what they are doing, which is certainly not going to change by mid 2016. 

Poor EU overcome by irresistible lobbying power of car industry

Chris Giles strikes back in the war on cash