Articles related to civilisation
Mark O'Byrne -
Silver Very Undervalued from Historical Perpective of Ancient Greece
– What wages in ancient Athens can tell us about the silver price today – Wages paid in silver in ancient Athens compared to wages today – Silver massively undervalued compared to the past few thousand years The cost of building the Parthenon was 469 silver talents, or about £5.6m. by Dominic Frisby Today we look at the wages paid to oarsmen on warships in ancient Athens in 450BC. I bet you’ve never read a Money Morning that began like that before. Why on earth would I want to do such a thing?
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Golden Thorn In The Flesh, Part 2
Thursday, October 22, 2020
James Turk - Goldmoney
  What Did J.P. Morgan Mean 
The following exchange occurred on December 18, 1912 when J.P. Morgan – the most influential American financier and banker of his time – was called to testify before Congress. Mr Untermyer: I want to ask you a few questions bearing on the subject that you have touched upon this morning, as to the control of money. The control of credit involves a control of money, does it not? Mr Morgan: A control of credit? No. Mr Untermyer: But the basis of banking is credit,
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Mark O'Byrne -
  Stephen Hawking – Doomsday Prophet’s Top Five Predictions
– Stephen Hawking, the doomsday prophet & visionary physicist died yesterday – Hawking’s five doomsday warnings highlight the need for a ‘Plan B’ – Hawking predicted A.I. may be “the worst thing” for humans – Vocal critic of President Trump and warned about the risk of nuclear war – “Nuclear war remains the greatest danger to the survival of the human race” Photo by Simon Steinberger via Flickr Stephen Hawking, the visionary physicist who died early yesterday at the age of 76,  made five predic
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Life After Heroic Materialism
It’s been a long time since I talked about “Heroic Materialism.” However, I find that these themes are rising in the broader culture, so let’s take it up again here. The Traditional City/Post-Heroic Materialism Archive For a long time, I’ve done a “Life After Cars” piece around the end of the year. These were intended to be something like introductory items, presenting some of the basic ideas to people who might be seeing it for the first time. (“Life Without Cars” gets a lot of search hits from
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
2018 could be the year for gold
We approach 2018 having seen the seeds planted in recent years for a monetary revolution. They include the massive world-wide expansion of credit and debt since the last credit crisis, and the advent of potentially disruptive cryptocurrencies. Geopolitical shifts of tectonic scale have occurred, hardly noticed by the ordinary person. That was until now. We are now on board a train which is gathering speed towards its buffers: the end of dollar hegemony and its potential collapse.It might take a
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Connection President Trump Authorizes NASA To Return Americans To The Moon As Experts Investigate “Alien Comet” That Recently Sailed Past Earth
President Donald Trump recently signed a new directive that reauthorizes NASA to return American astronauts to the moon in a move that directly countered the Obama administrations push to privatize space exploration. Complete with multiple astronauts in attendance, Trump made “Space Policy Directive 1” official which not only allows the country to once again put man on the moon, it also lays the groundwork for an eventual mission to Mars. “This marks an important step in returning American astro
Thursday, December 14, 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
Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
Here’s How To “Go Long” Africa
By Chris at About a month ago, the South African government raised the minimum threshold for black ownership of mining companies from 26% to 30%. It's called "black empowerment" or "affirmative action" and is intended to provide black people with greater access to wealth, education, and to correct the inequality created by the white-led government who relinquished power in 1994 - 23 years ago. I got a message from a buddy who runs a global macro fund, asking me for my
Friday, July 14, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Time for a new gold standard for Asia
Over half the world’s population, living in the Eurasian land mass, understands that gold is money. The leaders of the Asian nations also know that this is true as well. The leaders of the security and economic alliance of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, which now incorporates most of these peoples, also know that to become independent of Western hegemony and to forge their own way, they must abandon Western financial systems and markets, replacing them with a new monetary order, serving
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Astrophysicist Warns Devastating Asteroid Impact Inevitable: “1,800 Potentially Hazardous Objects Have Been Discovered So Far”
There are a lot of different scenarios that ordinary people can prepare themselves for. Anyone can gear up for weather related events, war, pandemics, economic collapse, and earthquakes. Learning the right skills, stocking up on food, tools, weapons, and precious metals, are all attainable for most people, and can insulate them from just about any scenario. But there’s one disaster that’s significantly more difficult to prepare for, and that’s an asteroid strike. This type of disaster is so much
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Thoughts on the Liberal Arts Program in Economics and History
Naturally, you have noticed that I am offering what amounts to an alternative to the typical four-year undergraduate education today, what I’ve called the “Liberal Arts Program in Economics and History.” I think it is a little shocking for most people to even conceive that a single person could replace, and be superior to, the entirety of the typical university today. What about a football team? Realistically, about 90% of people will dismiss the idea from the start. They have simply decided tha
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Mark O'Byrne -
Cyber Attacks Show Vulnerability of Digital Systems and Digital Currencies
– Cyberattacks expected to spread today in “second phase” – UK intelligence says scale of threat significant – Microsoft slams NSA for letting hacking tools cause global malware epidemic – Ransomware attack already crippled more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries – 1.3 million computer systems believed to be at risk – Europol warns many computer systems simply won’t start – Businesses, banks and government agencies around world told to prepare – Renault, FedEx among companies affected by cy
Monday, May 15, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Ancient Stone Carving Proves Comet Devastated the Earth 13,000 Years Ago
Researchers from Edinburgh University made startling discovery last week. They’ve found evidence of a massive comet strike that may have devastated the Earth nearly 13,000 years ago, and sparked the Younger Dryas ice age. However, they didn’t find evidence of a crater, or anything conventional like that. Instead the researchers cite obscure carvings spotted on a pillar at Gobekli Tepe, an ancient archeological site that contains the oldest man-made structures that have ever been found. Scientist
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Jan Skoyles -
Silver, Platinum and Palladium as Investments – Research Shows Diversification Benefits
– Silver, platinum and palladium see increased role as investment vehicles – Increase in academic output on the white precious metals is in line with this – Silver and particularly gold are safe haven assets – Silver was a safe haven at times during which gold failed to be – Platinum and palladium less so but have diversification benefits – Silver manipulation is possible and indications of, if not legal proof – Benefits platinum and palladium could provide as money not been fully addressed – Ma
Friday, April 21, 2017
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Civilisation - Kenneth Clark
“I believe order is better than chaos, creation better than destruction. I prefer gentleness to violence, forgiveness to vendetta. On the whole I think that knowledge is preferable to ignorance, and I am sure that human sympathy is more valuable than ideology. I believe that in spite of the recent triumphs of science, men haven't changed much in the last two thousand years; and in consequence we must try to learn from history. History is ourselves. I believe in courtesy, the ritual by which we
Friday, March 31, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Malice in Wonderland 
Malice in WonderlandRecently, I was quietly reading in my armchair, eyes closing and trying to stay awake, and the next moment I was falling down a rabbit hole. After falling into the void, I found myself outside a castle, which can only be described as very Gothic in the darkest sense. A door opened in the castle wall, and I was beckoned in by a tall dark-haired man, who was wearing a long black cloak.He said he was a representative for ME Phistopheles & Co, a firm located in multiple undergrou
Friday, January 13, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Brexit is getting the blame
Brexit is not the most important problem facing markets, it is mounting problems in the European banks.But before looking at that systemic issue, I will summarise the Brexit position, from the trenches, in the last few days before the referendum.In the run-up to Britain’s referendum on 23rd June, the Treasury was tasked with modelling the economy, post Brexit. The result was George Osborn claimed that a Brexit vote could cost every household £4,300. This is the underlying reason that markets, al
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Survival Communications After a Collapse: “Pringles Can And Broadband Routers Could Create a WiFi Network”
Are you truly prepared to survive what is coming? It could prove to be the darkest period yet for modern civilization and the age of technocracy. An EMP, a natural disaster, a nuclear attack, an economic collapse or a declaration of martial law rank among just some of the worst scenarios that could befall our society. And if you are not prepared, you will fall along with the masses. Not long ago, the London Guardian interviewed global crisis expert and author Nafeez Ahmed, extracting lots of gre
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Chris Powell - GATA
Allister Heath: This crisis has been caused by arrogant central banks
It was Friedrich von Hayek, the great Austrian economist, who explained just how central the price system is to capitalism and our civilisation's astonishing prosperity. The fact that goods, services, assets, money, time, ideas, and risk all come with a price attached allows resources to be allocated remarkably effectively. ... The free market makes mistakes, of course, but it fails far less frequently than any alternative way of allocating resources. The only other way is to direct activity cen
Friday, February 12, 2016