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Lew Rockwell
  What Should Freedom Lovers Do 
How can one combine professional life with the advancement of liberty? Of course it is presumptuous to offer a definitive answer since all jobs and careers in the market economy are subject to the forces of the division of labor.Because a person focuses on one task doesn't mean that he or she isn't great at many tasks; it means only that the highest productive gains for everyone come from dividing tasks up among many people of a wide range of talents.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
  Gold Silver Confiscation: Can the Government Seize Assets
One concern of retail precious metals investors is the possibility of a gold confiscation.Imagine having the forethought to buy gold to shield your finances from an economic or monetary crisis—only to have it taken away from you by your government. You’d lose not just the protective buffer you put in place but potentially a chunk of your net worth.Gold confiscation may sound preposterous to investors used to securities or real estate. But it’s happened in the past enough times to make it a reaso
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Lofgren and Moyers - What Is the Deep State
"... there is another government concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose. My analysis of this phenomenon is not an exposé of a secret, conspiratorial cabal; the state within a state is hiding mostly in plain sight, and its operators mainly ac
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Chris Powell - Gata
Fed, Bank of England deceived Bundesbank on coin-melt bars in 1968
Citing Bank of England records, Zero Hedge reveals tonight that as the London Gold Pool was collapsing in 1968 the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England conspired to conceal from the GermanBundesbank the deficient gold content of U.S. gold bars, apparently made from coin melt, that were being transferred to theBundesbank to conclude gold swaps.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist
The Never-Ending Wars of the United States of America
A Monday Morning Musing from Mickey the Mercenary Geologist"War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small 'inside' group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefi
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Hypersonic weapons and your standard of living…
Do you believe there is any coincidence the Russians first, followed by the Chinese … announced “hypersonic weapons”? I ask this question for several reasons and will come to a conclusion at the end but for now, with the rollout of the “petro-yuan” set for March 26 is there any coincidence we find out about these weapons now? We were even offered proof over the weekend of successful tests. If that were not enough, what heck is this? Please take the two minutes to watch the video, these are seaso
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Chris Martenson
  Russia Did It!
This past week saw an enormous outpouring of respect and admiration for Stephen Hawking upon his passing. In contrast to his frail health in life, his contributions to our understanding of the universe were prodigious and robust. Hawking's elevation of rational and intellectual truth above all else, even his failing body, inspired a generation of science lovers. Perhaps, too, he represented something in desperately short supply in today's world: intellectual integrity. Our lives are now fraught
Friday, March 16, 2018
Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
Trump Plays with Fire on Trade
With his announcement last week of broad tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, President Trump launched what could be the first salvo of an all-out global trade war. Seemingly itching for a fight, he gleefully tweeted that “Trade wars are good, and easy to win.” It seems like Trump thinks the conflict will play out much like Ronald Reagan’s 1983 week-long invasion of Grenada rather than the more telling quagmires that unfolded in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. He’s wrong. Apart from overestim
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Peter McKenzie-Brown - Language Instinct
Barbecues, Booms and Blogs
Barbecues, Booms and Blogs Fifty Years of Public Relations in Calgary ISBN number: 978-1-55059-363-1 Copy for inside front cover: Public relations is "the management function which evaluates public attitudes, identifies the policies and procedures of an individual or organization with the public interest, and plans and executes a program of action to earn understanding and acceptance." Canadian Public Relations Society definition Title: Barbeques, Booms and BlogsSub
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Bullion Hits Worst 1-Week Dollar Price Drop of 2018, Turkey-US Tensions Worsen in Syria
GOLD PRICES in the global wholesale center of London headed for the steepest 1-week drop of 2018 so far on Friday, holding a 1.7% loss against a stronger US Dollar as major government bond prices edged higher again from this month's sharp sell-off, nudging interest rates down. Failing to set a 4-year weekly closing high last Friday above $1354, gold prices today held around $1329 per ounce as the US Dollar retained most of this week's rally on t
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Establishment Democrats Need to Stop Fear-Mongering and Start Proposing Real Economic Policies
"It's a giant land mine of a story that could go either way. Mueller could leak the pee tape tomorrow, or we could be sitting here two years from now talking about a money laundering indictment that has nothing to do with Russia, or, who knows, the president might even turn out to be innocent (in this matter), at which point we'd have to start asking some questions about what this was all about. We just don't know, and I know a lot of reporters from the start found the whole matter confusing, u
Friday, February 23, 2018
George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
  Better than the alternative 
As people age we sometimes hear them say it beats the alternative, which is usually left unsaid.It’s an old joke technology aims to eliminate by treating aging as a disease and curing it. But there’s another sense in which the alternative is assumed to be far worse than the present condition.  I’m referring to the type of government almost all people live under, which is the nation state.  As bad as states might be — we’ve all been taught — it certainly beats the alternative, anarchy.   R
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Resurgent US oil industry priming the economic pump
Crude oil prices dropped from $110 a barrel in the summer of 2014 to about $30 in January 2016. The effect on oil producers and oil-producing countries was dramatic. The Russian ruble plunged, and the Canadian dollar slipped to below 70 cents US for the first time since 2003, kicking the country into recession and snuffing out the oil boom in Alberta. Many foreign companies operating in the high-cost Canadian oil sands pulled up stakes. One of the hardest hit countries was Venezuela, whose petr
Friday, January 26, 2018
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Trump's Dollar in Cattelan's Gold Toilet
Jokes, art, gold and a final use for the Don's 'weak Dollar' policy... THAT Nancy Spector at the Guggenheim in New York sounds like a right card, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Her newly leaked  email to the Trump White House of last September declined to lend Don and Mel their desired Van Gogh ('Landscape in the Snow'), but offered instead "a marvelous w
Friday, January 26, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Reflections On "Pushing the Wrong Button" and US Drone Policy
A “ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii” notification was caused by an employee who "pushed the wrong button." Wrong Button ABC News reports an [emergency alert notification] (http://wnep.com/2018/01/13/wrong-button-pushed-during-shift-change-blamed-for-false-hawaii-missile-alert/) sent out on Saturday claiming a “ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii” was a false alarm caused by an employee pressing the “wrong button” during a shift change, according to Hawaii Gov. David Ige. ‘Wrong
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Is China Moving Forward With The Petroyuan
In recent months rumors have swirled that China may be on the verge of launching the PetroYuan, a setup that would allow them to purchase oil without using dollars. Now there are reports from Zero Hedge and OilPrice.com that the contract system is being tested, and conceivably not that far from launch. According to Zero Hedge, “149 members of Shanghai International Energy Exchange traded 647,930 lots in the drill with total value of 268.2b yuan, according to a statement from the exchange, which
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Lew Rockwell
The Fed Friends A transcript of the Lew Rockwell Show episode 001 with Lew Rockwell
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. Listen to the podcast ANNOUNCER: This is the Lew Rockwell Show. ROCKWELL: Welcome to the first LRC podcast. I want to thank producer, Chris Brunner, and announcer, Harvey Gold, for helping get this enterprise on the road. Today, I’m not going to talk about Bush’s and Cheney’s rotten wars of aggression already going on in Iraq and Afghanistan, covertly going on against Iran. And they, of course, want to start a full-fledged open war against Iran. I’m not going to tal
Monday, January 8, 2018
Clive Maund
Oil Market Update
The paradoxical technical situation for oil that we highlighted in the last update has continued – and has gotten even more extreme. In that update we concluded that oil’s very bullish volume indicators pointed to its continuing to advance, despite COT and Hedgers charts and sentiment indicators showing extremes that would normally call for a reversal to the downside, and that is what has happened. The reason? – Iran – it looked like the United States and Israel, and possibly client state Saudi
Thursday, January 4, 2018
James Howard Kunstler
Forecast 2018 — What Could Go Wrong 
Markets If you take your cues from Consensus Trance Central — the cable news networks, The New York Times, WashPost, and HuffPo — Trump is all that ails this foundering empire. Well, Trump and Russia, since the Golden Golem of Greatness is in league with Vladimir Putin to loot the world, or something like that. Since I believe that the financial system is at the heart of today’s meta-question (What Could Go Wrong?), it would be perhaps more to the point to ask: what has held this matrix of racke
Monday, January 1, 2018
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