Jonathan Swift prophesied, “When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in a confederacy against him.” The question is, Will the US turn into Britain circa 1961? Or are there enough cracks in the system that the dawn can break through? As Dirty Harry put it, “Well to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I’ve kinda lost track myself.”

The Deep Capture Campaign

Wall Street to USA: “I…drink…your…MILKSHAKE!”

The closing minutes of “There Will Be Blood” handily dramatizes naked short selling and, more generally, Wall Street’s relationship to the United States (WARNING: movie spoiler).
Patrick Byrne
1 min read

Having Lost Control of the Narrative, They Ask For It Back

Low-rent stumble-bums (i.e., Sam Antar and Gary Weiss) don’t get to climb in the ring with Ali, but I’ll meet Dan Loeb, David Einhorn, or Steve Cohen for legitimate public debate anytime, anywhere.
Patrick Byrne
2 min read

Upon Further Examination, It Seems My Paper Is Captured Too

No, no newspaperman actually said that. In so many words, anyway. But the following story is true. In the spring of 2006 I met with the very bright editor of the editorial page of...
Patrick Byrne
5 min read

Deep Capture: The Haiku

The tail wags the dog, Then tail eats the dog, then The tail becomes dog. (Wall Street wags the government, then it eats the government, then it becomes the government.)
Patrick Byrne
6 sec read

Vanity Fair Reports “Greatest Financial Scandal in History”

You read it here first. But if you don’t believe us, hear it from Vanity Fair instead. In the magazine’s latest issue, released today, correspondent Byran Burrough reports that “More than a few veteran...
Mark Mitchell
2 min read

Vanity Fair Reports "Greatest Financial Scandal in History"

You read it here first. But if you don’t believe us, hear it from Vanity Fair instead. In the magazine’s latest issue, released today, correspondent Byran Burrough reports that “More than a few veteran...
Patrick Byrne
2 min read

“Crack the Wall Street Cover-Up!” Contest Instructions and Rules

Crack the Wall Street Cover-Up Contest! You, the Community, decide who wins 1st place = $30,000 2nd place = $20,000 3rd place = $10,000 4th place = $6,000 5th place = $4,000 6th –...
Patrick Byrne
1 min read

"Crack the Wall Street Cover-Up!" Contest Instructions and Rules

Crack the Wall Street Cover-Up Contest! You, the Community, decide who wins 1st place = $30,000 2nd place = $20,000 3rd place = $10,000 4th place = $6,000 5th place = $4,000 6th –...
Patrick Byrne
1 min read

So You Say You Want a Revolution?

“Fate often saves the undoomed warrior when his courage endures.” – Beowulf The list of villains implicated by Deep Capture’s analysis is seemingly endless, but the list of institutions which have failed our nation...
Patrick Byrne
9 min read

SABEW Meets DeepCapture

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers, SABEW, is the professional association for journalists who cover business. While most members I have met are normal, straight-thinking people, as a group they have been...
Patrick Byrne
3 min read