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Frank Shostak
  What Is the Correct Amount of Money?
Most economists believe that a growing economy requires a growing money stock, on the grounds that growth gives rise to a greater demand for money, which must be accommodated. Failing to do so, it is maintained, will lead to a decline in the prices of goods and services, which in turn will destabilize the economy and lead to an economic recession or, even worse, depression.Since growth in money supply is of such importance, it is not surprising that economists are continuously searching for the
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Lew Rockwell
  John Maynard Keynes, Immoralist 
John Maynard Keynes was born in 1883 and died in 1946. Henry Hazlitt was born in 1894, eleven years after Keynes, and lived much longer, until 1993. Their lives and loyalties are a study in contrast, and mostly of choices born of internal conviction, in Hazlitt's case, or lack thereof, Keynes's case.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Guaranteed Income and Living Wage Schemes Cannot Possibly Work
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg Supports Universal Basic Income. In its basic form, universal basic income means “everyone gets a paycheck, whether they have a job or not.” Many expect even more. They want a guaranteed “living wage”. Useless Trials Such schemes cannot possibly work. But that does not stop fools from trying. For example, Finland is giving out a guaranteed monthly income of nearly $600 to 2,000 citizens. Canada’s province of Ontario, which includes Toronto, started a pilot prog
Monday, September 18, 2017
Lew Rockwell
  The Truth About War and the State 
Not long ago I was thinking about the legacy of Murray N. Rothbard, the brilliant scholar and the creator of the libertarian movement, as well as a dear friend to both Ron and me. Would that movement have come into existence without Murray? I don’t think so. And whatever might have developed in its place would undoubtedly have been less pro-peace, and more willing to reach an accord with the warfare st
Monday, September 18, 2017
George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Mises stands between us and 1984 
On this day in 1949 Yale University Press published Ludwig von Mises’s economic treatise, Human Action. Later in 1949 another book appeared, George Orwell’s 1984.  Almost everyone has at least heard of Orwell and 1984.  The same is unfortunately not true of Mises and Human Action. Both books are attached to their authors as if they were extended surnames.  Orwell is 1984, Mises is Human Action.   Among the many who’ve read it, 1984 is regarded as a premonition of what could happen if th
Friday, September 15, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
The Government Begins Censorship Of Media Through Disingenuous Means
The death of free speech is imminent.  Anyone with access to a computer and the internet can see that the United States mainstream media is nothing more than a propaganda machine designed to brainwash the masses into a lemming-like agreement with the government. And now, it’s oh-so-ironic that the same government that tells the media what to report on in order brainwash the public is seeking to quiet those who disagree and label them as “propaganda.”  Some may call it fake news, others just want
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Only Political Dividing Line Left - Roots Based Politics
aheadoftheherd.com Because of the rise of Globalism in the late 20th century the U.S. and Western Europe have recently seen stirrings of nationalist awakenings. Terrorism, turmoil in the Middle East and waves of Muslim refugees have fueled the trend. Wikipedia says this about Nationalism; “a nation should govern itself, free from unwanted outside interference, and is linked to the concept of self-determination. Nationalism is further oriented towards developing and maintaining a national iden
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Lew Rockwell
  What's Killing the Jobs Market? 
The terrible job market has vexed an entire generation. It shows no hope of improving anytime soon. Young people are shut out. College students are taking refuge in matriculation without end. Thirty-somethings are zoning out in their parents' basements and attics. Despair for the future has become a theme of American public life. The question we must ask is: why is unemployment stuck at 10% in the narrowest measure and as high as 30% for some demographics?
Friday, September 8, 2017
Sprott Money
Three Faces of Bitcoin - Jeff Thomas
Whenever we see an image of bitcoin, it’s not presented as a blockchain, as it should be, but as a gold coin, which it is clearly not. Why should this be? Well, many of bitcoin’s staunchest supporters are libertarians, who revile fiat currencies as being of no intrinsic value. And they’re correct. Fiat currencies do not pass the Aristotle test of being durable, divisible, portable and intrinsically valuable. They, unfortunately, fail badly on the last requirement. Unfortunately, so does bi
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Lew Rockwell
  The Libertarian Paradox 
As libertarians attempt to persuade others of their position, they encounter an interesting paradox. On the one hand, the libertarian message is simple. It involves moral premises and intuitions that in principle are shared by virtually everyone, including children. Do not hurt anyone. Do not steal from anyone. Mind your own business. A child will say, “I had it first.” There is an intuitive sense according to which the first user of a previously unowned good holds moral priority over latecomers
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
  Whatever happened to the space race? 
In the wake of Sputnik I’s success on October 4, 1957, in which the USSR could stake claim to having built the first artificial earth satellite, a cosmic shift in perception took hold.Whatever advantages US society might have as measured by individual freedom, it came up short when stacked against Soviet science and technology. Soviet space superiority was on display 32 days later when Sputnik 2 launched with Laika, a dog found roaming the Moscow streets who died a few days after takeoff.  T
Monday, September 4, 2017
USA GOLD - USA Gold
The Daily Market Report: Gold’s Dip Below $1300 Attracts Fresh Buying
USAGOLD/Peter Grant/08-31-17 Gold ticked briefly below 1300.00 in overseas trading, before renewed buying interest emerged. The yellow metal is now up nearly 1% on the day; $20 off the intraday low. Geopolitical tensions continue to ratchet higher: The U.S. conducted live-fire bombing runs on the Korean Peninsula yesterday, along with South Korean and Japanese planes. Some of the planes were reportedly nuclear capable B1s from Andersen Air Force base on Guam. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin contends
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Thorsten Polleit
Mario Draghi’s Fatal Conceit
On 23 August 2017, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) gave a speech titled “Connecting research and policy making” at the annual assembly of the winners of the Nobel Price for Economics in Lindau, Germany.1 What Mr Draghi talked about on this occasion — and especially what he didn’t talk about — was quite revealing.Any analysis of the causes of the latest financial and economic crisis is conspicuously absent from Mr Draghi’s remarks. One gets the impression that the crisis came bas
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
BullionStar quoted in Wall Street Journal article on New York Fed gold
On August 10, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an article about the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) custody gold and the NY Fed’s gold vault. This vault is located under the New York Fed’s headquarters at 33 Liberty in Manhattan, New York City. The article, titled “The Fed Has 6,200 Tons of Gold in a Manhattan Basement – Or Does It?”, can be read on the subscription only WSJ site here, but is also viewable in full on both the Fox News Business and MorningStar websites, here and h
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Bitcoin Hits High of $4,500, Dash in Apple App Store, ICOs Continue Upward Trend
Weekly Price Action in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Alt-Coins The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has hit a new all-time high recently going above $4,500. The popular cryptocurrency reached beyond previous records set earlier this week and beyond most people have predicted in a short-time. Ultimately, the price peaked out at $4,510 just after a previous top reading of $4,387. Today the currency settled in a trading range near $4,000. The gains happened amid continued bullish sentiment throughout the crypto ind
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
Cryptocurrency, Taxation Economic Freedom - Mike Maloney
Please Join Jeff Clark and Mike Maloney as they discuss When government over taxes or over regulates business, the prosperity of a country is crushed. How crushed are you compared to the world?
Thursday, August 17, 2017
History of Gold
August 15, 1971 Richard Nixon suspends the Dollar to Gold convertibility
United States President Richard Nixon's address to the nation announcing the "temporary" suspension of the dollar's convertibility into gold. While the dollar had struggled throughout most of the 1960s within the parity established at Bretton Woods, this crisis marked the breakdown in the system. The closing of the gold window signified the end of the Bretton Woods system.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Why The Bitcoin Price Could Top $1 Million
The price of Bitcoin made a new record high above $4,300 today and is now up roughly 350% year to date or 643% over the past 12 months. If you add in the free Bitcoin Cash distributed to Bitcoin holders, the current value of Bitcoin is closer to $4,600. In this article, I will lay out the case for why a Bitcoin price of $1 million is not as outlandish as it appears at first blush. While some people are saying it could hit this level by 2030, I think we could see the Bitcoin price reach $1 milli
Monday, August 14, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
FLASH: Wall Street Journal acknowledges gold leasing and swaps question ...
* * * In the report appended here the newspaper gets a Fed official to say that the Fed does not lease the gold of other nations. Well, of course not. But do those other nations lease or swap gold, or did they? And does the U.S. government lease or swap gold, or did it? If so, why? The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, William Dudley, was asked that question in public last year and ran away from it as fast as he could. It's on video: http://www.gata.org/node/16341 Over the last
Monday, August 14, 2017
Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
  The full guide to Nazi gold and currency war 
This morning’s papers and news-shows are full of the story that in 1939 the Bank of England facilitated the sale of Nazi looted gold, not just once but at least twice during that year. Both times without approval of the British government, despite an attempt to freeze Czech assets. The story of Nazi gold is both fascinating and tragic. We take a look at ‘the greatest robbery of all time’ and draw parallels with the modern day gold migration. What is Nazi gold? Nazi gold is a phrase that refers t
Monday, August 14, 2017
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