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Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Inflation v Deflation – State Finances
There is a general belief, and that is all it is, that state finances fare better in an inflationary environment than a deflationary one. This perception arises from the transfer of wealth from lenders to the state through a devaluation of the currency, which occurs with monetary inflation, compared with the transfer of wealth from the state to its creditors through deflation. The effect is undoubtedly true, even though it is played down by governments, but it ignores what happens to continuing
Friday, December 8, 2017
Rory Hall - Sprott Money
“Gold is Currency, Period!” - Rory Hall
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been focused on Russia and their understanding of gold and why gold is going to come back to the table of regional and/or international trade. It may even make a grand re-entrance as backing for a national currency or two. Russia, with her closest ally China, have been making headlines, in the broader financial world, for close to two years regarding their acquisitions of gold. Within the smaller gold community these two nations have been making headl
Thursday, December 7, 2017
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
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Wizard of Oz – 2017 Version
Frank Baum wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” over a century ago. The story charms readers on several levels. The books and movie have been exceptionally popular. This interpretation describes the symbolism: Emerald City: Greenbacks – paper money Yellow Brick Road: The gold standard backing money Dorothy’s Silver Slippers: Silver standard backing money (changed to Ruby color in the movie) Scarecrow: Populist Midwestern farmers, perceived to be brainless by northern bankers Tin Man: Dehumanized
Friday, December 1, 2017
Deepcaster
The Key to Profitably Ending Precious Metals Price Suppression And Other Markets Manipulation!
DEEPCASTER LLCFORTRESS ASSETS PORTFOLIO | LETTERS, ALERTS & ARTICLESHIGH POTENTIAL SPECULATOR | HIGH YIELD PORTFOLIOPreserve & Enhance WealthInvestment & Geopolitical IntelligenceHere we Reveal the heretofore unacknowledged Necessary (but not entirely sufficient) Condition for Profitably (to Investors) ending Precious Metals Price Suppression and other Markets Manipulation.Even some of the Mainstream Media have now finally acknowledged that the private, for-profit, Federal Reserve-led Globalist
Friday, November 24, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Silver Miners’ Q3’17 Fundamentals
The silver miners’ stocks have really languished this year, grinding sideways to lower for months on end.  This vexing consolidation has fueled near-universal bearishness, leaving silver stocks deeply out of favor.  But once a quarter when earnings season arrives, hard fundamentals pierce the obscuring veil of popular sentiment.  The silver miners’ recently-reported Q3’17 results reveal today’s silver prices remain profitable. Four times a year publicly-traded
Friday, November 24, 2017
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
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Internet Shutdowns Show Physical Gold Is Ultimate Protection
– Internet shutdowns (116 in two years) show physical gold is ultimate protection – Number of internet shutdowns increased in 2017 as 30 countries hit by shutdowns – Democratic India experienced 54 internet shutdowns in last two years; Brazil 2 – EU country Estonia, a technologically advanced nation, experienced a shutdown – Gallup poll shows Americans more worried about cybercrime than violent crime – Governments use terrorist threat as reason for internet kill switch powers – Own physical coin
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
EVERY WORKING AMERICAN OWES $ 1.5 MILLION
The facts just don’t add up. US wages are falling, trade deficit is at 10 year high, debt is surging so are stocks and the US Government has again managed to publish a number of contradicting employment figures that make no sense whatsoever. A CONFIDENT BUT UNEMPLOYED CONSUMER US Consumer Sentiment US Consumer Sentiment is the highest in 13 years. At the same time US October Household Employment Survey dropped 484,000 and the Labour Force shrank by 765,000. But due to manipulation of the figure
Friday, November 10, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Gold and Silver Thanksgiving Update
Big Picture Perspective: Consider the 30-year graphs for gold and silver.  Both peaked in 1980, corrected for 20 years and bottomed in 2001. Following 9-11, official U.S. national debt substantially increased, while the actions of the U.S. government, Federal Reserve, and commercial banks continually devalued the dollar. Bond markets extended their multi-decade bull run (yield decline) and stock markets are making all-time highs. To levitate the stock market, total debt securities per the St. Lo
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
ICOs VS. Venture Capital and Banks
Traditionally, if you have a great business idea but lack the finances to get the project started, you would pursue funding through a venture capital outlet.There are hundreds of venture capital firms that spend tens of billions of dollars helping businesses get off the ground. However, not all startups attain venture capital funding, andsome estimateson venture capital rejections are as high as 99%. In this way, attaining venture capital funding can feel like an episode of Shark Tank in which b
Monday, November 6, 2017
Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
  Nietzsche, Trump, and the Political Left 
The German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, warned us back in the 19th century with his famous theme, the “Transvaluation of Values.” An ominous world dictatorship was coming where good would become evil, and evil good. Freedom would be thought of as slavery, and slavery would become freedom. He “boldly prophesied that power politics and vicious wars were in store for the future. What he sensed was an approaching period of nihilism, the seeds of which had already been sown.” [1] Ironically, eve
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Digging Up An Old Story.. Part II
It is the closing of October and the Hollow’s Eve celebrations are in their waning hours. It is in this era of time in which we continue the diggings up of the thesis of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and if the story of the blood sucking vampire was that of a banker. Imo, Bram would have truly been a member of our community, a group that has complete and full trust in Silver and Gold and not the power of print. I finally got my purchase of “Famous Impostors” written by Bram Stoker back in 1910. The book
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Invest In Gold To Defend Against Bail-ins
– Italy’s Veneto banking meltdown destroyed 200,000 savers and 40,000 businesses – EU bail-in rules have wiped out billions for savers and and businesses, with more at risk  – Bail-ins are not unique to Italy, all Western savers are at risk of seeing savings disappear –  Counterparty-free, physical gold bullion is best defence against bail-ins One of Italy’s twenty regions is calling for more autonomy from the state following a nonbonding referendum. Why? Because a government supported ‘rescue
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Gold, Biker Wisdom and Dollar Devaluation
A common expression among bikers who love to ride is, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” TS Elliott and others made similar statements nearly a century ago. How Does This Apply to Gold and Dollar Devaluation? Some adults understand: Voltaire said over 200 years ago, “Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value – zero.” The value of the U.S. dollar has declined from about 1/40 of an ounce of gold to its current level of about 1/1300 ounce of gold since 1971. Because central
Monday, October 30, 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
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.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Sprott Money
Catalan Slaps the Government of Spain Across the Face, Officially Declares Independence - Nathan McDonald
UPDATE:That's how fast news on this situation is moving: as I just finished putting "digital ink" to "digital paper", the separatist region of Catalan has declared independence in the face of all the push back they are receiving from Spain. In the face of the veiled threats and potential violence, they have voted to embark down their own path. Following a vote by the Catalan parliament, speaker Carme Forcadell has the following to say; “We constitute the Catalan Republic as an independent and
Friday, October 27, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Government Officials Warn: Breakdown In Diplomacy With North Korea Is A Fast Track To War
Government officials are worried that a new breakdown in talks with North Korea could trigger a war.  With heated rhetoric taking the stage instead of diplomacy, it could only be a matter of time before the anger hits a boiling point. Joseph Yun, a top American diplomat to North Korea, has been warning of the breakdown in meetings on Capitol Hill and seeking help to persuade the administration to prioritize diplomacy over the heated rhetoric that appears to be pushing the two nuclear powers clos
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Federal Bureaucrats Have Millions Of Dollars Worth Of Guns And Ammo, Whom Are They Planning To Battle?
During the last two years of the Obama administration (Fiscal Year 2015 –  2016), law enforcement agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security spent $138 million on new guns and ammunition. But what’s strange, is that $20 million was spent on guns and ammunition for federal bureaucrats. Four notable examples of paper pushers and bureaucrats arming up, according to Forbes, are as follows: 1) The 2,300 Special Agents at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are now carrying AR-15’s, P90 tacti
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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