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Hey, Mr. Chairman, in case you haven't noticed, the Federal Reserve already has a goodly supply of oxen! My father was fond of relating a story about a professor lecturing on geography. A short fellow, he was extolling the agriculture of Switzerland. "In our country oxen are not even as tall as I am. In some countries you see oxen just as tall as myself. But, believe it or not, on the fat pastures of Switzerland there are even greater oxen than myself". For emphasis the good professor stood on his tiptoes and stretched his hand upwards above his head. "We don't believe so!" - shouted someone from the back benches of the lecture theater.
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Thomas Paine, Liberty's Hated Torchbearer 
When Thomas Paine's ship pulled into Baltimore harbor on October 30, 1802, a large gathering of friends and admirers were waiting at dockside to welcome him back. Others stood by as well, some filled with loathing, merely to observe a famous figure.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
That Accursed Propensity To Save 
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Sunday, December 9, 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 exag
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
  Some Reflexions on History and Economics 
Nicolas Oresme, a Catholic bishop (1320-1382), studied human behavior with regard to money, which in his time consisted of gold and silver coinage; he was perhaps the first to observe that humans attribute varying valuations to the money that comes into their hands. He stated that holders of gold and silver coins prefer to tender their most deteriorated coins in payments, and retain the most bright, shiny and perfect of their coins. Thus, he was the true originator of what has come to be known a
Monday, January 22, 2018
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
11,000 KG GOLD FOR A PAINTING – WILL COST 110 KG IN 2025
What is absolutely certain is that global wealth will be totally decimated in the next 4-8 years. It doesn’t matter if you are very rich or “just own a house” with some equity left. Most of it will come down in value by 75-95% in the next few years as the debt and asset bubbles implode. But what very few people realise or plan for, is the confiscation of wealth that will take place in coming years. There will be confiscation on many levels. With times deteriorating, governments will be thrown ou
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Sprott Money
The Triumph of Collectivism - Jeff Thomas
The French Revolution began in 1789. Maximilien Robespierre was one of its most eager proponents. An extreme left-winger, he sought a totalitarian rule that claimed to be “for the people” (echoing the recently successful American revolution), but in reality was “for the rulers.” He in turn inspired Karl Marx, author of The Communist Manifesto. Both Robespierre and Marx had been well-born and well-educated, but rather spoiled and, as young adults, found that they had no particular talent
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
WAKE UP AMERICA – THE DOLLAR IS GOING TO ZERO
For news to be read and understood by a great number of people, it must be simple, sensational and forgettable. Most individuals are not interested in “heavy” news or complicated issues. Just compare television and newspapers today to say 50 years ago. At that time, newspapers had very few pictures but instead covered serious matters with in depth analysis. Same with television. In the 1960s there was serious news and many programmes which raised important issues in society or politics, which ma
Monday, October 2, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Much Ado About Nothing
We’ve been talking about The Midas Paradox (2015), by Scott Sumner. July 23, 2017: The Midas Paradox (2015), by Scott Sumner July 31, 2017: The Midas Paradox #2: Blame Gold August 3, 2017: The Midas Paradox #3: It’s So Because I Say It Is Today, I promised that we would take a look at some of these “supply and demand for gold” factors that Sumner talks about. Supply is pretty stable during this time, either in terms of mining or aboveground gold, so it is really about demand. I’ve talked about t
Saturday, August 5, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
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For all his blunders and stumbles in his first half-year as President (cough cough), Donald Trump seems to have more lives than Schrödinger’s Cat. Or maybe it just seems that way. Or maybe he isn’t really there at all (like the news these days). Maybe Trump only represents one comic probability in an infinite number of universes of probability, both comic and tragic. I begin to understand why the folks in Hollywood are having a whack attack over the chief executive: you can’t storyboard this bit
Friday, July 21, 2017
Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
  The Gnostic Plague 
Eric Voegelin published a book titled "The New Science of Politics", in 1952. I present here some of the ideas of Voegelin, so far as I have understood them. (His is a difficult book to read). Unfortunately, Voegelin is no longer with us to correct errors in which I may have incurred. In what follows, I express what I have gathered from reading Voegelin. The general belief which prevailed among the populations of Europe, after Constantine declared that Christianity was the official religion of
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
LePen Euro Frexit Panic Over – “For Now”
by John Stepek, Editor of Money Week OK, drama’s over. The French election has turned out pretty much exactly as expected. For all that some of the papers are leading with “French revolution” headlines, the reality is that a face-off between the right-wing Marine Le Pen of the Front National and independent/socialist candidate Emmanuel Macron of En Marche! has been on the cards for months now. LePen and Gold bars (Metalor 100g). Concerns about Frexit and the end of the euro has seen strong dema
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Marine Le Pen-The Potential Brexit Times 100
You want drama. ..and TRUTH?  Well, let’s start with this amazing, must see, three-minute 2009 clip from Ron Paul; or, as I deemed him five years ago, “America’s greatest man.”  Given what I discussed in Friday’s “did America just start World War III”; and yesterday’s “beating of the drums”; it couldn’t be more appropriate – as in it, he asks “what if” America’s foreign policy is misguided; and “what if” it continues down the horrifying road it appears dead set on taking. At this point, I have l
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
David McWilliams – Print Punts As French Election Could See Euro Break Up
David McWilliams, economist, writer and journalist, has warned that the coming French election may lead to the euro breaking up and that Ireland should have a ‘plan B’ and ‘print punts’ in order to be ready for the collapse of the “single currency.” David McWilliams at Ireland’s Banking Inquiry McWilliams writes This time last year, only a few of us were suggesting that Brexit was likely. The mainstream view was that it couldn’t possibly happen. But it did. And so too did Trump. When this colum
Monday, February 13, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Wikileaks Claims Information on French Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron: Support for Fillon Plunges
Wikileaks’s founder Julian Assange claims he will “throw oil on the fire of the presidential campaign in France“. The claim in in reference to Emmanuel Macron, a leading French presidential candidate, and head of the En Marche! political party. The information is from Clinton Emails. Via Mish-modified translation from RT in French: WikiLeaks Found Information on Macron in Emails of Clinton. The founder of the site WikiLeaks Julian Assange told the Russian newspaper Izvestia that emails of Hilla
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
  Freedom’s Leftist Enemies 
One of the tragic ironies of history is that the very moment freedom was given birth in America in 1787 with enactment of our Constitution in the wake of the Declaration of Independence, the concept of freedom itself came under direct assault from the philosophical thinkers of Europe, which laid the groundwork for the massive statisms of the modern day. This is because ideology moves history. Mankind’s societies are shaped by the prevailing ideas that have gained prominence among the great minds
Sunday, January 15, 2017
John Butler - Goldmoney
Top Ten Reasons why fiat currency is superior to gold (or silver) money
Top Ten Reasons why fiat currency is superior to gold (or silver) moneyIntroductionIn the spirit of the holidays and hope for a more prosperous 2017 I thought Insight readers might appreciate a little holiday humor. So please don’t take this edition too seriously. But if you happen to stumble across a ‘paperbug’ or two over the holidays, perhaps you could share some of the points made here as it will help them to realize just how hopelessly misguided they are. Cheers!View the entire Research Pie
Monday, December 26, 2016
Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
Venezuela Enters the Record Book, Officially Hyperinflates
Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. Venezuela’s inflation has officially become the 57th official, verified episode of hyperinflation and been added to the Hanke-Krus World Hyperinflation Table, which is printed in the authoritative Routledge Handbook of Major Events in Economic History (2013). An episode of hyperinflation occurs when the monthly inflation rate exceeds 50 percent for 30 consecutive days. Venezuela's monthly inflation ra
Monday, December 12, 2016
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
Buy A House For 2.6 Ounces Of Gold
Few people realise the coming bargains in all asset markets within the next five years or so. Stocks, bonds and property will be fractions of current prices. I discussed in last week’s article how I expect stocks and property to decline maybe as much as 90%. Most people will consider this as sensational speculation and impossible but similar falls have happened in history before. And at no previous time in history has there been a credit bubble of a magnitude that the world is facing today. Prev
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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