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Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
  Cecil Rhodes and the Dream of a New World Order Presided Over by an Anglo-American Establishment 
"The Rhodes Scholarships, established by the terms of Cecil Rhodes's seventh will, are known to everyone. What is not so widely known is that Rhodes in five previous wills left his fortune to form a secret society, which was to devote itself to the preservation and expansion of the British Empire. And what does not seem to be known to anyone is that this secret society was created by Rhodes and his principal trustee, Lord Milner, and continues to exist to this day. To be sure, this secret soci
Friday, April 27, 2018
Mike Hewitt - Dollar Daze
  Hyperinflation around the Globe 
Angola (1991-1999) Angola went through the worst inflation from 1991 to 1995. In early 1991, the highest denomination was 50,000 kwanzas. By 1994, it was 500,000 kwanzas. In the 1995 currency reform, 1 kwanza reajustado was exchanged for 1,000 kwanzas. The highest denomination in 1995 was 5,000,000 kwanzas reajustados. In the 1999 currency reform, 1 new kwanza was exchanged for 1,000,000 kwanzas reajustados. The overall impact of hyperinflation: 1 new kwanza = 1,000,000,000 pre-1991 kwanzas.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Japan: the Yen 1914-1941
For some reason, I've been spending a lot of time recently talking about the "interwar" period, 1920-1940. During World War I, Japan, following the example of most all governments in the world, suspended redeemability and floated the yen in 1914. It looks like the yen was nevertheless kept essentially linked to the dollar, however. The dollar, like the pound, was also effectively floated, and sank in value. March
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Inflation and human nature
"...Scrabbling in the earth for a fresh source of cash, the gold & silver miners of 13th century Europe proved that the money supply never simply increases as if by magic..."
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Economic Nationalism
I thought that I would chew over the idea of “economic nationalism” for a bit, to see if we could find something useful in it. The neo-liberal free trade/no borders consensus is a little too easily promoted by many today, apparently without much thought. I am generally in the neo-liberal camp, but I wanted to think about it. For some reason, “nationalism” is a naughty word these days, but all that it means is that one feels an allegiance to one’s “nation.” The main reason for the badmouthing of
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Ralph Benko: Trade deficits are the price of issuing the world reserve currency
Financial writer and gold standard advocate Ralph Benko this week joined those explaining that huge trade deficits are inevitable for any country that enjoys the "exorbitant privilege" of issuing the world reserve currency. Benko writes: "World War II -- in which my heroic father Max Benko fought along with millions of others -- left America relatively unscathed. After V-Day our allies and our vanquished enemies' economies lay in shambles. We could (and did) give ourselves a treat while extendin
Monday, March 12, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
“Should We Restore The Gold Standard”
I thought I would add a little commentary to this item from Bullionstar: Should We Restore the Gold Standard? It consists of a sort of virtual discussion between Larry White and David Glasner, who we looked at recently regarding his views of the Great Depression: I say “virtual” because it appears that the two did not have an actual discussion, but rather, the author compares some of their public statements. The article is a nice summary of what a discussion today on this topic might look like.
Monday, March 12, 2018
BullionStar - Bullion Star
BullionStar Wins First Place in Bullion Directory’s 2018 Awards
BullionStar has won Best Bullion Dealer "Rest of World" in the 2018 Bullion Directory bullion dealer Awards. Bullion Directory is an online directory which lists over one thousand bullion dealers across the world. Each year, Bullion Directory runs its global awards competition where winners are decided by the voting public. BullionStar secured the Bullion Directory award after being shortlisted during a first round of voting whose results were announced on 18 December last. The main vote then ra
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Bounce After N.Korea 'Dotard-Rocket Man' Drop as US Job Growth Leaps
GOLD PRICES bounced late-Friday to end the week unchanged per ounce after the United States reported the strongest jobs growth in 19 months. Rallying to $1323 as London trade ended, the gold price had earlier slipped to 7-session lows at $1314 after Donald Trump became the first US president to announce a meeting with the leader of Stalinist dictatorship North Korea. The Bureau of Labor Statisti
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Debt and Delusions – Part 2
This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. Part one is available here. The problem with debt is the creditor expects to be repaid. Sovereign debt will be “rolled over,” never extinguished, and repaid with new debt. We delude ourselves and pretend total debt will increase forever (it can’t). That explains global debt exceeding $230 trillion today and official U.S. government debt approaching $21 trillion, with unfunded liabilities adding another $100 – $200 trillion. There a
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
CENTRAL BANKERS NEVER GET IT RIGHT
Central bank heads have been at it again last week. And they have clearly all been singing from the same hymn sheet. The messages have been very similar from the bosses of the Fed, ECB and BOJ. The head of the Swedish Riksbank had a different and much more interesting message. More about that later. Why should we ever listen to any of these self-important central bankers. They are consistently inaccurate in their forecasts and policies. Their timing is always wrong as they are always behind the
Friday, March 9, 2018
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Make Gold, Not (Trade) War!
“So it begins.” This is what King Theoden said right before the Battle of Helm’s Deep in the Lord of the Rings. Fortunately, the army of Uruk-hai doesn’t threaten the kingdom of men. But something else – also dreadful – endangers us. Trade wars. Are Trade Wars Good? President Trump shook the world last week, saying: “(…) trade wars are good, and easy to win.” Wrong! Each economist will say that. It’s true that economists often argue with each other. People even said “two economists, three opinio
Friday, March 9, 2018
Bullion Vault
'Red Hot' US Jobs Data See Gold Bullion Lose 1-Week High as 'Trade War' Hits Yen, Beijing
GOLD BULLION slipped against a weakening Dollar in London trade Wednesday, retreating $10 from a 1-week high at $1340 per ounce as talk of a global 'trade war' spurred by US President Donald Trump grew yet again following the resignation of his top economic advisor, Gary Cohn. After new data showed US factory orders falling steeper than expected in January, private-sector payrolls provider ADP today said the world's largest economy added more jo
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Debt and Delusions – Part One
This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. Quick summary:  U.S. debt, spending and deficits are out of control. Thinking otherwise is delusional. The “runaway train” of debt creation will end tragically. Protect your assets from a mathematically assured disaster while you can. Buy and hold silver, gold and platinum. The national debt of western nations plus Japan is a travesty that threatens national insolvency, a crashing financial system, and social stability! WHY? Gover
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Stewart Dougherty
Mr. President, If We Don’t Have Gold, We Don’t Have a Country
“Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive. … Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.” Mao Tse-tung, proclaiming the founding of the People’s Republic of China, 1949Circumstantial evidence is mounting high that there is something seriously wrong with the amount of gold reportedly owned by the United States government, or more precisely, the American people.After nearly two generations of being brainwashed into believing that gold is a m
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
BullionStar - Bullion Star
Why QE didn’t send gold up to $20,000
This blog post is a guest post on BullionStar's Blog by the renowned blogger JP Koning who will be writing about monetary economics, central banking and gold. BullionStar does not endorse or oppose the opinions presented but encourage a healthy debate.  Why didn't quantitative easing, which created trillions of dollars of new money, lead to a massive spike in the gold price? 100 Trillion Dollar Notes are not yet required to purchase gold. Why hasn't the increased money supply significantly incre
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Sink vs. Yen, Jump in USD as Trump Declares ‘Trade War’
GOLD PRICES whipped amid sharp currency swings on Friday as global stock markets fell hard after US President Donald Trump defended plans for stiff tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum into the world's No.1 economy by declaring that "trade wars are good". Proposing 25% tariffs on imports of steel and 10% on aluminum last night, "When we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don't trade anymore," Trump tweeted on Friday morning. Having erased
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Dumping U.S. debt may become a weapon in global trade war
NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump's plan to slap stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has rattled financial markets and stirred fears that some trading partners might retaliate by dumping U.S. Treasuries. Should China, Japan, and other nations, which have recycled their trade dollars through their Treasuries holdings, suddenly decide to whittle them down, markets could be in for a rough ride. Such a retaliatory move, in the wake of Trump's first big protectionist action, comes at a ti
Friday, March 2, 2018
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
SOCIALISM – A GUARANTEED ROUTE TO HYPERINFLATION
Gold is hated by governments around the world because it reveals their deceitful actions in totally destroying the economy. It is not an accident that gold is the only money which has survived for 6,000 years. Gold is the only money that tells the truth. And gold is nature’s money which means it cannot be destroyed and it cannot be manufactured. This is why governments cannot live with gold as money for more than short periods. Because over time governments always spend more than the country ear
Friday, March 2, 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
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