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Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
  The Significance of the Gold Standard
Of all institutions the gold standard occupies a paramount position as an instrumentality of human freedom, private property, private enterprise, and responsible government. The nature of the gold standard should reveal something as to why it is a necessary and natural companion of human freedom. After specifying the standard gold coin and opening the Mint to its free and un-limited coinage on private account,
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Jason Hommel - Silverstockreport
  Frequently Asked Questions on Silver 
Which kind of silver is best? I like the cheapest form of silver available. I have never liked Silver Eagles, because the premium is always too high. I've always bought the "generic rounds", because you get more silver for your dollar. I also like the 100 oz. bars, when they are cheaper, which they are today.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Lew Rockwell
Open Borders
Many left libertarians demand open borders. Nations have no significance, they tell us. To think otherwise, to recognize any limits to immigration, arbitrarily restricts people’s liberty. Those of us who think otherwise, they say, are no better than fascists. Joe Salerno’s brilliant and comprehensive article, “Mises on Nationalism, the Right to Self-Determination, and the Problem of Immigration” shows that Mises rejected the extreme anti-nationalist, open borders position. As Salerno shows, Mise
Saturday, April 7, 2018
History of Gold
April 2, 1792 : The US Coinage Act
The 1792 Coinage Act had an interesting provision under Section 19. SEC. 19. And be it further enacted, That if any of the gold or silver coins which shall be struck or coined at the said mint shall be debased or made worse as to the proportion of fine gold or fine silver therein contained, or shall be of less weight or value than the same ought to be pursuant to the directions of this act, through the default or with the connivance of any of the officers or persons who
Monday, April 2, 2018
Frederic Bastiat
Introduction to Economic Sophisms 
My design in this little volume is to refute some of the arguments that are urged against the freedom of trade. I do not propose to engage in a contest with the protectionists; but rather to instill a principle into the minds of those who hesitate because they sincerely doubt. I am not one of those who say that protection is founded on men's interests. I am of the opinion rather that it is founded on errors, or, if you will, upon incomplete truths. Too many people fear liberty to permit us to co
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Lew Rockwell
What Libertarianism Is, and Isn’t 
The explosive growth in the number of converts to libertarianism since Ron Paul first ran for president is one of the most exciting developments of my life. But I’d like to issue a note of caution. There are several ways a young libertarian can distinguish himself. He can be an effective communicator of libertarian ideas as a writer or speaker. He can employ his unique talents — as an artist, animator, interviewer, or whatever — to convey the libertarian message in new and compelling ways. He ca
Friday, March 30, 2018
Lysander Spooner - Mises.org
No Treason, no. 1 
The question of treason is distinct from that of slavery, and it is the same that it would have been if free states, instead of slave states, had seceded. On the part of the North, the war was carried on not to liberate the slaves, but by a government that had always perverted and violated the Constitution to keep the slaves in bondage, and was still willing to do so if the slaveholders could be thereby induced to stay in the Union. The principle on which the war was waged by the North was simpl
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
March 18, 1968 - "Good Money Is Coined Freedom" Speech by William McChesney Martin, 1968
Today, we have a speech by the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, William McChesney Martin, given on March 18, 1968. At this time, the Bretton Woods era was coming to an end, not because of some inherent problem, but because those in charge of maintaining it (including Martin) really didn't know what they were doing. It was the simplest thing in the world -- a time of peace and prosperity worldwide -- but they were not up to the task. click here for "Good Money Is Coined Freedom," by William McC
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The egregious errors of static statistics
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. Lord Macaulay wrote this nearly two hundred years ago. His aphorism is particularly apposite of modern politicians, and also of the modern state itself, which is meant to be selfless in the interest of the common good. We can be certain that when a person moves from outside to inside the machinery of the state, he or she changes from representing the people to representing the state. Presumably ther
Friday, March 16, 2018
Gustave de Molinari
On « Ulcerous government”
By the very fact of their anti-economic constitution, governments have become the ulcers of societies (“les ulcères des sociétés”), to use the strong expression coined by J.B. Say. As population and wealth increase, thanks to the progressive development [531] of competitive industries, a growing mass of vital energy is sucked out of society by the suction pump which are taxes and debts, in order to subsidise the costs of production of public services, or to put it in a better way, to subsidise the support and easy enrichment of the particular class which controls the monopoly of the production of these services.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Thorsten Polleit
The Best Way to Compete with China Is to Free the Economy
As things stand, China holds around 20 percent, or $ 1.2 trillion, of outstanding US credit market debt. This is the result of decades of “symbiotic interaction”, if one follows the hidden message that is embedded in the neologism “Chinamerica”: Americans consume more goods from China than they export to China, and the Chinese are willingly financing the US trade deficit with their “over-savings” by holding dollars and US dollar-denominated debt. In 2017 alone, it amounted to $ 375 billion.For a
Monday, March 12, 2018
Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
Horatius at the Bridge
In 6th century B.C. during the early years of Rome, wars for regional dominance prevailed constantly between the Roman troops and neighboring tribes such as the Etruscans. In 508 B.C., the Etruscan king, Lars Porsena, marched on the city of Rome in hubristic hopes of taking the city itself and becoming its ruler. Upon meeting Roman troops at the banks of the Tiber River, his superior forces proceeded to slaughter the weaker Roman army attempting to defend the city outside of its gates near the P
Monday, March 12, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Protects As Cashless Society Threatens Vulnerable
– Swedish authorities concerned cashless society is happening ‘too quickly’ and heading into ‘negative spiral’– Only 25% of Swedes paid in cash at least once a week in 2017, 36% never use cash– Cash usage in Sweden falling both as share of GDP and in nominal terms– Sweden may be world’s first economy to introduce a cryptocurrency, the e-krona– Cashless is not a disincentive for illegal drug trade, Guardian finds– Gold in safe jurisdictions will protect against raids on cash and wealth The total
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Benjamin Constant
On the Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of the Moderns
"He loved liberty as other men love power," was the judgment passed on Benjamin Constant by a 19th-century admirer.His great public concern, all throughout his adult life, was the attainment of a free society, especially for his adopted country, France; and if a (by no means uncritical) French commentator exaggera
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
Pod People and the Matrix
The two greatest science fiction movies of the 20th century are Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and The Matrix (1999). Both are seminal cinematic efforts that portray big ideological truths about the dangers of modernity and tyranny, and they do so with relentless hammer blows of frightful eeriness. The Pod People Invasion of the Body Snatchers  involves an extraterrestrial invasion in which mysterious plant spores have settled onto earth and then hatch into sinister leafy pods that migrat
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Tom DiLorenzo
Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850): Between the French and Marginalist Revolutions 
CLAUDE FREDERIC BASTIAT was a French economist, legislator, and writer who championed private property, free markets, and limited government. Perhaps the main underlying theme ofBastiat's writings was that the free market was inherently a source of "economic harmony" among individuals, as long as government was restricted to the function of protecting the lives, liberties, and property of citizens from theft or aggression.
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Thorsten Polleit
The Fateful Wish for Price Stability
[Originally published February 2007.]It is hard to think of a slogan that nurtures anti–free market sentiment as strongly as the term "stabilization policy." To Ludwig von Mises, stabilization policy was a direct consequence of the failure of government's interventionism in the field of monetary affairs:Shortcomings in the governments' handling of monetary matters and the disastrous consequences of policies aimed at lowering the rate of interest and at encouraging business activities through cre
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Lew Rockwell
What Exactly Is ‘Racism’ 
I want to look at two words that the State and its hangers-on have employed with much success on behalf of increases in government power. One is racism. The other is equality. What exactly is “racism”? We almost never hear a definition. I doubt anyone really knows what it is. If you’re inclined to dispute this, ask yourself why, if racism truly is something clear and determinate, there is such ceaseless disagreement over which thoughts and behaviors are “racist” and which are not? If put on the
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Charleston Voice
Banker Gold Price Suppression Currency Manipulations Have Persisted for 50 years
This 1967 meeting of the FOMC nearly 46 years ago is clear and indisputable evidence of gold price suppression and currency manipulation of the world's "free" and "open" market exchanges.  This criminal cabal has certainly built up their mechanisms since this time to conceal their sinister scheme from issuing dishonest money. It's blatant now and all of "in your face" is their behavioral response to inquiry. Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead. If you find this too cumbersome to read, the Fed
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Michael Ballanger
Stock Market Volatility Attributed to 'Shenanigans'
Back in January, I discussed the likelihood that global equity markets were approaching simultaneous tipping points beyond which legions upon legions of GenX-ers and Millennials would be thrown to the wolves by failing to recognize the financial mania engulfing them. I alluded to it being "Time for the Beast to Exhale," and within a few days, my volatility trade (UVXY) exploded to the upside as the "beast," better known as the global stock market ascent, finally exhaled and fell 3,300 Dow Jones
Friday, February 23, 2018
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