Articles related to debt
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
Mexico's Past, the World's Future Currency Devaluations
It seems the world is doomed to repeat the same mistakes, from wars to large economic shocks that could have been avoided. All this, without a doubt, is the responsibility of leaders, who are often blinded by today's apparent prosperity, or by the desire to postpone the inevitable, leading entire nations to what will eventually end in tragedy. The influential forces that these leaders possess,
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
John Paul Koning
  How the Fed Helped Pay for World War I
Governments can pay their bills in three ways: taxes, debt, and inflation. The public usually recognizes the first two, for they are difficult to hide. But the third tends to go unnoticed by the public because it involves a slow and subtle reduction in the value of money, a policy usually unarticulated and complex in design. In this article, I will look under the hood of the Federal Reserve during World War I to explain the actual tools and levers used by monetary authorities to reduce the value
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
The Crash of 1929 -
"...people believed that everything was going to be great always, always. There was a feeling of optimism in the air that you cannot even describe today." "There was great hope. America came out of World War I with the economy intact. We were the only strong country in the world. The dollar was king. We had a very popular president in the middle of the decade, Calvin Coolidge, and an even more popular one elected in 1928, Herbert Hoover. So things looked pretty good." "The economy was changing
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
God, Gold and Guns
We’ve been looking into One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter. October 2, 2017: One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter October 14, 2017: One Nation Under Gold #2: The Silliness of the Bretton Woods Years Now, we will follow Ledbetter’s account of the end of Bretton Woods in 1971, up to the present. The account of the 1971 devaluation was, following the pattern of this book, long on details but short on insight. It seemed to people at the time that they “had no choice,” that
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Golden Thorn In The Flesh, Part 2
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Forward Thinking On Backwardation
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The New Austrian School of Economics 
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Hungarian Connection 
Gold is the most misunderstood metal in human history, because of the economists' failure to distinguish between its dynamic and static aspects in representing values. Economists have blithely assumed all along that the value of gold is the same whether it flows freely from one hand to the next, or whether the movement of gold is obstructed, in the worst case arrested, by the government (soon to be aped by banks and individuals
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Recapitalize The Banks With Gold
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
New Survey Shows Just How Hard It Is To Make Ends Meet: ‘Half Of People Need Credit Cards Just To Make It To Their Next Payday’
A new survey was done in the United Kingdom and it shows just how hard it is for young people to survive paycheck to paycheck. Almost half of those surveyed admitted to needing credit to make ends meet until they get paid again. More than half of young women have to borrow to make their funds last to the end of the month, highlighting the impact of stagnating wages, insecure work, and rising prices like taxation on millennials. A survey of 4,000 people aged 18-30 shows that 51% of young women an
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Goldbug, Variations V
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Wolf Richter
Negative Yields Not Required: Even “Low” Interest Rates Screw Up the Economy
How to make a mess in the era of low demand. This is the transcript from my podcast last Sunday, THE WOLF STREET REPORT: Now the plot thickens: I’ve got a former Secretary of the Treasury backing me up. We’ve already seen, including in my last podcast, how negative interest rates screw up the economy. Negative interest rates are so absurd that just thinking about them gives me a headache. In the era of negative interest rates, owning financial assets such as government bonds, or savings in the b
Thursday, August 29, 2019
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,
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Wolf Richter
Financial World Gone Nuts: $15 Trillion Negative Yielding Debt
12 countries with negative 10-year yields. A race to hell. Every day brings new indications that the financial world is going from already nuts to even nuttier. According to Bloomberg, the total amount of bonds outstanding globally that are trading with a negative yield exceed for the first time $15 trillion. This includes government and corporate debt, and also some euro junk bonds that have joined the elite group (click to enlarge): A chart like this, of markets and central banks chasing each
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Our Diseased Monetary Bloodstream
Monday, August 5, 2019
Charleston Voice
FDR: The Great Gold Confiscator Speaks *audio*
It's hard to imagine a greater theft from the American people than their personal gold savings.  This stolen gold was then exchanged to foreign bankers for irredeemable paper dollars. The continuing thievery by the Federal Reserve of American's productivity by debt and inflation continues unabated to impoverish and enslave us. Published by Charleston Voice FDR: THE GREAT GOLD CONFISCATOR Advancing Tyranny under a cover of "patriotism" and "sacrifice". Using the theme of a "caring go
Thursday, August 1, 2019
John Butler - Goldmoney
A banker for all seasons: the life and times of John Exter – champion of sound money 
The following is an introduction to a series of essays GoldMoney will be publishing, written by John Butler and Barry Downs, looking at the life and times of John Exter – leader in the fight against Richard Nixon, Alan Greenspan and the debasement of the US dollar. The source material for these essays includes John Exter's collected papers and works; the personal experiences, diary entries and recollections of the author; and interviews with former colleagues, friends and family of John Exter's.
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
  How Much Gold Should Someone Own Where and How To Own It 
Periodically I receive questions on gold ownership. How much should one own, and where? Let's start with the first question: How Much Gold Should Someone Own? There is no fixed answer, but rather a general methodology that I like: Do not invest outside your comfort zone. Think in terms of percentages, not fixed amounts. For some, 10% is too much, for others 30% is too little. Some do not trust anything else and are willing to hold a huge percentage of their assets in gold  If a 30% decline
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Devaluations of the 1930s Don't Justify Today's Funny Money Excess
Without question, the Great Depression was a time when the political consensus moved from a Classical “hard money” approach towards a Mercantilist “soft money” approach — leading, ultimately, to today’s “print until the pain goes away” reaction. Actually, this trend had started in the later 19th century, and was not fully expressed until the 1970s – an evolution stretching over a hundred years or more. But, the experience of the Great Depression period of the 1930s st
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The View From 2011
Today, we will continue our discussion of the “gold sterilization” of 1937. June 18, 2017: The “Gold Sterilization” of 1937 June 25, 2017: The “Gold Sterilization” of 1937 #2: Fumbling and Bumbling We will look at an influential 2011 paper by Douglas Irwin, available here: All in all, I think the paper is pretty good, at least in its basic descriptions. It meanders into the usual channels of pointless Monetarism, with some equally pointless math, but it does
Tuesday, June 11, 2019