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Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
That Accursed Propensity To Save 
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Saturday, December 7, 2019
Alasdair Macleod - FinanceandEconomics
  Why gold is better than cash 
The question most often asked of gold bulls is, “At what price will you take your profits?” It is a question that betrays a lack of understanding about why anyone should own gold. Nevertheless, the simple answer must be, “When paper money stops losing its value”. This response should alert anyone who asks this question to the idea that owning fiat cash is the speculative position, not ownership of precious metals.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Silver technicals - Zealllc
  Silver Bull Seasonals

Monday, November 25, 2019
Robert Blumen - 24hgold
  Is Gold Money 
Is Gold Money ? Many would say so, but is it so ? The answer the question of whether Gold is money requires a definition
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
  Common Gold Silver Pitfalls to Avoid 
Investing in gold and silver may seem simple and straightforward, however it is not. There are many types of ( quote, unquote ) "investments" in gold and silver you will want to avoid. Gold and silver dealers are no different from any other industry or crowd of people. Within our industry you will find many good honest professionals and organizations, but you will also find some bad outfits whose practices can be described as underhanded, even criminal. Being the Managing Director of
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Robert P. Murphy
The Gold Standard Did not Cause the Great Depression
Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 19, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 101–111[The Midas Paradox: Financial Markets, Government Policy Shocks, and the Great Depression by Scott Sumner]The Midas Paradox is an impressive piece of scholarship, representing the magnum opus of economist Scott Sumner. What makes the book so unique is Sumner’s use of real-time financial data and press accounts in order to explain not just broad issues—such as, “What caused the Great Depression?”—but to offer commentary on th
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Oct 31, 1936 Franklin Roosevelt On the Eve of the Presidential Election 1936 - 'Government By Organized Money'
"On the eve of a national election, it is well for us to stop for a moment and analyze calmly and without prejudice the effect on our Nation of a victory by either of the major political parties. The problem of the electorate is far deeper, far more vital than the continuance in the Presidency of any individual. For the greater issue goes beyond units of humanity--it goes to humanity itself. In 1932 the issue was the restoration of American democracy; and the American people were in a mood to
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Oct 31, 1936 - Franklin Roosevelt Speech On the Eve of the Presidential Election 1936 - 'Government By Organized Money'
"On the eve of a national election, it is well for us to stop for a moment and analyze calmly and without prejudice the effect on our Nation of a victory by either of the major political parties. The problem of the electorate is far deeper, far more vital than the continuance in the Presidency of any individual. For the greater issue goes beyond units of humanity--it goes to humanity itself. In 1932 the issue was the restoration of American democracy; and the American people were in a mood to
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Golden Thorn In The Flesh, Part 2
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Frederic Bastiat
God Protect Us from Metaphors
A fallacy sometimes expands, and runs through the whole texture of a long and elaborate theory. More frequently, it shrinks and contracts, assumes the guise of a principle, and lurks in a word or a phrase. "May God protect us from the devil and from metaphors!" was the exclamation of Paul-Louis.[1] And it is difficult to say which of them has done most mischief in this world of ours. The devil, you will say; for he has put the spirit of plunder into all our hearts. True, but he has left free the
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Frederic Bastiat
Raw Materials
It is said that the most advantageous of all branches of trade is that which supplies manufactured commodities in exchange for raw materials. For these raw materials are the aliment and support of national labor. Hence the conclusion is drawn that the best law of customs is that which gives the greatest possible facility to the importation of raw materials, and which throws most obstacles in the way of importing finished goods. There is no fallacy in political economy more widely disseminated th
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Lysander Spooner
  Gold and Silver as Standards of Value 
All the usurpation, and tyranny, and extortion, and robbery, and fraud, that are involved in the monopoly of money are practised, and attempted to be justified, under the pretence of maintaining the standard of value. This pretence is intrinsically a false one throughout. And the whole motive for it is to afford some color of justification for such a monopoly of money as will enable the few holders of gold and silver coins (or of such other money as may be specially licensed and substituted for them) to extort, in exchange for them, more of other men’s property than the coins (or their substitutes) are naturally and truly worth. That such is the fact, it is the purpose of this article to prove.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Philip Barton - Gold Standard Institute
Stock to Flow Ratio - A Primer
The importance of gold's stock to flow ratio is greatly underestimated. I first came across the concept in 2009 at a lecture by Professor Antal E. Fekete in Szombathely, Hungary. It fascinated me and the more I looked at its implications, the more amazed that I became, not least of which because my search engine couldn't locate a single piece of writing on the subject anywhere. The stock to f
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Forward Thinking On Backwardation
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Supply of Oxen at the IMF
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Monday, October 7, 2019
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  Gold Is 'Money' Because It Is Plentiful, Not Because It Is Scarce 
Gold, and its brother silver, have always been the basis of money, back to the beginnings of “money,” in the late fourth millennium B.C. Already by 2000 B.C., gold and silver had been “money” for over a thousand years–the entire history of “civilization” on this planet. Gold was still the basis of money in the 1960s, in an unbroken line stretching back to the beginnings of history. One somewhat counterintuitive requirement for “money” is that it does not have a utilitarian purpose; at least, no
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Recapitalize The Banks With Gold
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Sunday, September 22, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Gotterdammerung
Wagner's opera Gotterdämmerung is about the twighlight of pagan gods. The most powerful of the latter-day pagan gods that has been guiding the destinies of humanity for the past two-score of years is Irredeemable Debt. Before August 14, 1971, debts were obligations, and the word "bond" was to mean literally what it said: the opposite of freedom. The privilege of issuing debt had a countervailing responsibility: that of repayment.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
What is the Spot Gold Price
What is the Spot Gold Price? When trading gold bullion, the price is usually governed by the "Spot Gold Price". This is the explicit value at which an ounce of gold is selling for on the "over the counter" market at any given point in time. Just like shares, the gold spot price changes minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour as supply and demand fluctuate. The gold spot price, also known as the "gold current price" can be affected by other influences, such as economic uncertainty, war or any other factor
Friday, September 13, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Gibson’s Paradox The Gold Price
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Friday, September 6, 2019
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