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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
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Tom DiLorenzo
  Four Thousand Years of Price Control 
Supply and demand have been allowed to work — at least in a limited way — in energy markets, resulting in ups and downs in gasoline prices. Strong demand coupled with regulatory supply restrictions that were worsened by several hurricanes caused gasoline prices to go up. Then as hurricane-damaged refineries were repaired, gas prices began to plummet.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Money and Markets Infographic Shows Silver Most Undervalued Asset
– Silver remains severely under owned and under valued asset – Entire silver market worth tiny $100 billion shown in one tiny square – “All of the World’s Money and Markets in One Visualization” – Must see ‘Money and Markets’ infographic shows relative size of key markets: silver bullion, gold bullion, cryptocurrencies/ bitcoin, largest companies, 50 richest people, Fed balance sheet, currency, stocks, property, cash, debt & derivatives – Small allocation by investors and world’s richest will se
Monday, November 20, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Prepare For Interest Rate Rises And Global Debt Bubble Collapse
– Diversify, rebalance investments and prepare for interest rate rises – UK launches inquiry into household finances as £200bn debt pile looms – Centuries of data forewarn of rapid reversal from ultra low interest rates – 700-year average real interest rate in last 700 years is 4.78% (must see chart) – Massive global debt bubble – over $217 trillion (see table) – Global debt levels are building up to a gigantic tidal wave – Move to safe haven higher ground from coming tidal wave Editor: Mark O’B
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Platinum Bullion ‘May Be One Of The Only Cheap Assets Out There’
Platinum “may be one of the cheap assets out there” and “is cheap when compared with stocks or bonds” according to Dominic Frisby writing in the UK’s best selling financial publication Money Week. Platinum Bullion in USD (15 years) Frisby writing in Money Week laments the total absence of value in today’s markets. He then identifies an asset that is both cheap (on a relative basis) and is valuable and the article is well worth a read: The value investor’s lament – where have all the cheap assets
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Gold, Goldmoney and Mene
Gold, ornamentation and money: that was the sequence of events. Man discovered gold, found it malleable, durable and attractive. It was first used for ornamentation, then as social economics evolved into the division of labour, its value as ornamentation and its physical properties made it the most enduring medium for money. Even to this day, Asians representing most of the world’s population still understand this connection between gold, ornamentation and money.Goldmoney has recently backed a n
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
James Ledbetter Wants To Convince You That Gold Is Folly, Superstition And Madness
(This item originally appeared at Forbes.com on October 26, 2017.) https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanlewis/2017/10/26/james-ledbetter-wants-to-convince-you-that-gold-is-folly-superstition-and-madness/#2d1a786f5785   The purpose of James Ledbetter’s new book, One Nation Under Gold (2017) is to convince you that anything to do with gold – especially basing your money on it – is folly, superstition, mania, obsession, and madness. We know this because he tells us so, in the introduction: Fixing ou
Monday, October 30, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Gold Will Be Safe Haven Again In Looming EU Crisis
– Gold will be safe haven again in looming EU crisis – EU crisis is no longer  just about debt but about political discontent – EU officials refuse to acknowledge changing face of politics across the union – Catalonia shows measures governments will use to maintain control – EU currently holds control over banks accounts and ability to use cash – Protect your savings with gold in the face of increased financial threat from EU Editor: Mark O’Byrne When we talk about the Eurozone crisis we are us
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Sprott Money
Banksters, Independence and Cryptos - Rory Hall
This has been my argument to cryptocurrencies from day one. In 2013 , when I was part of an interview with SGTReport and Justin O’Connell explained the NSA built the platform bitcoin lives on, I knew that this was not for me. Since I am not motivated by currency/money, as so many people in the “truth movement” seem to be, the fact that bitcoin and several other cryptos are making “new all time highs” is of no concern to me. It’s funny the crypto “truth-tellers” will bash the DJIA/S&P 500/R
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
  A WORLD OF LIES BUT GOLD WILL REVEAL THE TRUTH
The dollar is dead but the world doesn’t know it. It has been a slow death and the final stages will be very painful for the US and for the rest of the world. The US empire is finished financially and militarily. Nixon was convicted for the wrong crime It all started with the establishment of the Fed in 1913 and escalated with Nixon. For anyone old enough to still remember him, they will think about the Watergate scandal. This was corruption and bribery at the highest level in the Nixon administ
Friday, October 20, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Central Planners Lullaby
We seem to be in a lull in market moving news, or is it more the gyrations within the market that have been put to sleep?  The question offers an implication that the exchanges and human emotions “used” to be connected, which in the past, these major events would have caused market fluctuations in price. It is most famously known as market volatility. We have mentioned previously how the damages to an entire string of islands and flooded land masses seem to mean nothing to the markets, but are t
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter
One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter, is, pretty much, a gold-bashing exercise. I think it is propaganda: that is to say, not a forthright expression of an individual’s independent and informed view, but an intentional effort to mold public opinion to serve certain agendas. The tone and method is very much like The Power of Gold: the History of an Obsession, by Peter Bernstein, seventeen years earlier — so similar, indeed, that it sometimes seems that it could have come from the same
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
For All the World to See: Police Riot Brutality Videos and Images in Spain
Hello prime minister Mariano Rajoy. This is what the world sees of you. Spain's police now battering women to impose a military suppression of democracy. This is an international outrage #CatalanReferendum #1Oct pic.twitter.com/Rs7fEGmmBQ — Kevin Williamson (@williamsonkev) October 1, 2017 This is the real Spanish state–and why Catalonia wants to leave it. pic.twitter.com/ppCpS3uSxQ — Julian Assange 🔹 (@JulianAssange) October 1, 2017 Another horrifying video I've been sent of the S
Monday, October 2, 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
Gary Tanashian - Biwii
Effective Market Management: Art and Science
By Gary TanashianFrom Saul Steinberg’s 1954 drawing ‘The Line’The notion that there is art involved in interpreting the economy and financial markets is probably heresy to many market participants and probably 99.9% of economists (that .1% guy being the one who’s excluded from the meetings and egghead social gatherings), whether they be right or left leaning (I always find it entertaining to hear right wing and left wing economists duke it out, as I did on NPR yesterday, coming to diametrically
Friday, September 29, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Bitcoin vs Dollars: Which One is a Fraud? Which One is a Ponzi Scheme?
Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan CEO, made quite a headline splash last week when he proclaimed “Bitcoin ‘is a Fraud“. Is Bitcoin a fraud? Or are dollars, euros, yen, and yuan a collective set of frauds? Which, if any are Ponzi schemes? Modern Finance is the Fraud In an article that I wish I had written myself, Viktor Shvets, head of Macquarie’s AsiaPac equity strategy, accurately explains “Modern Finance”, Not Bitcoin, Is The Real Fraud. Paragraphs rearranged for clarity. “Bitcoin is a sort of tulip… i
Friday, September 29, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Radical Appeal for More EU Stupidity
The rise of far-right and far-left parties across Europe is directly related to calls for “more Europe”. Yet, French president Emmanuel Macron makes a Radical Appeal for a More Powerful EU. Bold Actions Macron seeks “bold” actions. He wants an EU “military intervention force”, a common budget, carbon taxes, national conventions to discuss the future of Europe, trade prosecutors to enforce countries to stick with the rules, and a Franco-German cooperation treaty, Mercy! I cannot think of a more
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Another Look at Capital Flight in Italy and Spain: ECB’s Target2 Explanation is False
The ECB claims that Target2 does not represent capital flight. Evidence says the ECB is wrong, especially for Italy and Spain. I have discussed this previously, but let’s recap Target2 before taking a look at new charts. Project Syndicate writer, Hans-Werner Sinn, explains why the ECB’s asset purchases and Target2 imbalances constitute “Europe’s Secret Bailout”. Under the ECB’s QE program, which started in March 2015, eurozone members’ central banks buy private market securities for €1.74 tril
Monday, September 25, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The forthcoming global crisis
The global economy is now in an expansionary phase, with bank credit being increasingly available for non-financial borrowers. This is always the prelude to the crisis phase of the credit cycle.Most national economies are directly boosted by China, the important exception being America. This is confirmed by dollar weakness, which is expected to continue. The likely trigger for the crisis will be from the Eurozone, where the shift in monetary policy and the collapse in bond prices will be greates
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Gold Mining: Investment 'Must Resume' as Reserves' Life Shrinks 1/3rd
Capital investment rallies with gold price but leaves today's mining levels 'unsustainable'... GOLD MINING investment in finding new reserves "must resume" if global output isn't to start falling, according to new analysis from a top consultancy. Studying 11 of the world's largest stockmarket-listed gold miners, specialist analysts Metals Focus say that current investment spending on
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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