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Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
A Metaphor For America: 700 Pound Man Plans To Eat And Play Video Games While Naked Until He Dies
34-year-old Casey King is so obese that he can’t work, he has to bathe outside in a trough like a pig, and he has to rely on his father to constantly take care of him. He now weighs more than 700 pounds, but he just keeps on eating massive amounts of unhealthy food. Just like America as a whole, he has absolutely no self-discipline and absolutely no desire to turn his life around. On some level he understands that
Monday, January 14, 2019
Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
“The U.S. Will Go Broke.” The Case For
As the end of year rally continues into January, it’s time to look ahead to tax season. But when you make your final retirement contributions for 2018, should you add precious metals to the mix? Eric Sprott breaks down all the gold and silver news you need to protect yourself for the bumpy ride ahead. In this edition of the Wrap-Up, you’ll hear: Why banks are capping silver prices. The “stunning new
Monday, January 14, 2019
Jeff Clark - GoldSilver
How and Where to Buy Silver Coins
Looking to buy silver coins? You’ve come to the right place!This handy guide outlines everything you need to know, including the advantages of owning silver coins, the different coins available, the best coins to buy for investment, and where to buy them. We also include our “Investor’s Edge” with each section…Advantages of Silver CoinsMany investors don’t realize that silver coins offer benefits far beyond price appreciation.Consider the advantages you gain by buying silver coins. Similar to go
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Frank Shostak
  Why Fractional-Reserve Banking Would Be Limited in an Unhampered Market 
The so-called multiplier arises as a result of the fact that banks are legally permitted to use money that is placed in demand deposits. Banks treat this type of money as if it was loaned to them, thus loaning it out while simultaneously allowing depositors to spend that money.RELATED: "Austrians, Fractional Reserves, and the Money Multiplier" by Robert BatemarcoFor example, if John places $100 in demand deposit at Bank One he doesn't relinquish his claim over the deposited $100. He has unlimite
Friday, January 4, 2019
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Ron Paul: ‘When Our Financial System Crashes…The Elites…Will Suffer The Least’
When the housing bubble popped in 2007, the Federal Reserve went to work to re-inflate the bubble by printing more money – quantitative easing. But the policy has made matters much worse, as now everything is a bubble, and according to Ron Paul, when it bursts, only the elite will come out unscathed. The Federal Reserve has once again created an artificial and unsustainable economic bubble. Central planning still doesn’t work, and the sooner we move to sound money the better. Ron Paul discusses
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Mike Hewitt - Dollar Daze
America's Forgotten War Against the Central Banks
"Let me issue and control a nation's money supply, and I care not who makes its laws." (Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Founder of Rothschild Banking Dynasty) Many prominent Americans such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson have argued and fought against the central banking polices used throughout Europe. A note issued by a central bank, such as the Federal Reserve Note, is bank currency. These notes are given to the government in exchange for an interest-bearing g
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Precious metal units of measure explained
The precious metals industry uses the troy ounce as its basic unit of measure, even in countries who have adopted the metric system. A troy ounce is heavier than the more common avoirdupois ounce. While there is a difference between a troy ounce and an ounce, the precious metals industry often uses “ounce” and the abbreviation “oz” rather than “troy ounce” and “ozt”. As a result, when you see “ounce” and “oz” used in the context of precious metals, assume the reference is to troy ounces. When re
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Why Base Your Money On Gold A Simple Answer For First-Timers
The United States embraced the principle of a gold standard – a dollar whose value was linked to a defined quantity of gold – from 1789 to 1971, a stretch of 182 years. During this time, the U.S. was the most successful of any major country, expanding from thirteen war-ravaged states along the Atlantic
Sunday, November 18, 2018
John Butler - Goldmoney
Financial crisis dynamics, the ‘shadow’ gold demand, and Mene
The study of financial crises is as old as the economics discipline itself. One of the most prominent theorists of financial crises ever to hold a senior Federal Reserve policy position was John Exter, vice-president of the New York Federal Reserve during the 1950s. Several years ago I co-wrote a series of essays on Exter’s theories together with his sonin- law, Barry Downs. In this paper, building on Exter’s work, including his eponymous ‘pyramid’, I introduce a new ‘hourglass’ framework for un
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Chris Powell at New Orleans conference: Gold market manipulation update, November 2018
Since we met at this conference last year much new evidence of manipulation of the gold market by central banks and their bullion bank agents has been compiled and disclosed by the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee. For example, a month ago a major bullion bank, the Bank of No
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Mark O'Byrne -
Gold Improves Investment, Pension and Central Bank Portfolio’s Risk-Adjusted Returns
 Hungary increases gold reserves 10 fold and central bank Governor sees gold as having “economic and national strategic importance” – Central banks diversifying into gold in order to ensure the national foreign exchange reserves are “safer” and to “reduce risk” – Gold allocation reduces volatility & enhances returns in investment & pension portfolios– As stocks sold off aggressively, gold & Google searches for ‘gold price’ rose significantly
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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
Monday, October 29, 2018
Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
Watching Palladium Make New All-Time Highs
 The price action in palladium is eerily reminiscent of early 2001, and this could have major implications for gold and silver in the months ahead. Back in 2001, the price of palladium spiked to highs above $1100/ounce. At the time, major physical palladium shortages appeared and tremendous strain was put upon the LBMA palladium market in London. Lease rates soared, and it appeared that th
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
James Howard Kunstler
Fishtailing into the Future
The opening chapters of Michael Lewis’s new book, The Fifth Risk, detail the carelessness of the Trump transition team in the months leading up to his swearing-in as president. Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie led the team, with its binders full of possible agency chiefs, before he was summarily canned by Steve Bannon, who would be dumped soon himself by the ascending Golden Golem of Greatness. There was, in fact, a set of rigorous protocols for managing the transition of power based on
Friday, October 5, 2018
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
Friday, September 21, 2018
Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
The Candle Problem (Why Bitcoin Is Misunderstood)
By Chris at Karl Duncker, that's who came up with it. The Candle Problem, that is. If you haven't heard of the candle problem, here's the skinny. In 1945, just as Hitler was murdering himself (thankfully), psychologist Karl Duncker was turning his attention to how humans solve problems. He came up with "the candle problem," a cognitive performance test measuring the influence of functional fixedness on a participant's problem solving capabilities. Here's the probl
Monday, August 13, 2018
Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
A Gift From The Oldies
By Chris at I bumped into a friendly bloke at my local gym last week. Jim is his name. Jim tells me he just started because, and I quote, "my doctor says I'm going to die unless I do something". Now, I assure you it doesn't take a doctor to figure this out. One glance in Jim's direction and you can tell that underneath all that weight there's a big struggling heart in there... just ready to explode. He was surprisingly frank and tells me it's so bad that he can o
Monday, August 13, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Blame Gold
We have been talking about The Midas Paradox (2015), by Scott Sumner. July 23, 2017: The Midas Paradox (2015), by Scott Sumner. As you probably guessed from the three-word title, the book can be summarized in two words, which are: “blame gold.” This, as we have seen, is actually a relatively new notion, even if it enjoys some popularity today. The general consensus, which later (after 1950) became the Keynesian consensus, did not blame gold, or indeed, monetary policy in general, for the Great D
Tuesday, July 17, 2018