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Peter McKenzie-Brown - Language Instinct
The Immutable Laws of Nature, and Murphy's other 15 Laws
THE IMMUTABLE LAWS OF NATURE.... Law of Mechanical Repair After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee. Law of GravityAny tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible place. Law of Probability The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act. Law of Random NumbersIf you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal; someone always answers. Law of Variable Motion If you ch
Monday, July 2, 2018
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
Monday, June 25, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
  Understanding money and prices
This article explains the money side of prices, and why government currencies, unbacked by gold, are doomed to collapse. And why gold, which is the sound money chosen by markets throughout history, will retain or increase its purchasing power measured in the goods it buys over the coming years.Very few people have a full understanding of the relationship between money and goods. This is the relationship that sets prices. Yet, without that understanding, central banks will almost certainly fail i
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
  Gold Silver Confiscation: Can the Government Seize Assets
One concern of retail precious metals investors is the possibility of a gold confiscation.Imagine having the forethought to buy gold to shield your finances from an economic or monetary crisis—only to have it taken away from you by your government. You’d lose not just the protective buffer you put in place but potentially a chunk of your net worth.Gold confiscation may sound preposterous to investors used to securities or real estate. But it’s happened in the past enough times to make it a reaso
Friday, June 15, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The “Gold Sterilization” of 1937
Today, we will start investigating the U.S. recession of 1937, and along with that, claims that the Federal Reserve caused it by some sort of misbehavior. As is our usual practice, we will begin with just looking at some general information about that time. Industrial production had a short, sharp shock in 1937. Here’s what it looked like in terms of nominal GDP: I am not going to try to disentangle what was going on at that time. There were a lot of things, from the introduction of Social Sec
Monday, June 4, 2018
Jeff Clark - Goldsilver
Why Own Gold The Top 10 Reasons to Buy Gold Now
Is gold a good investment? Why should you own it?It’s natural and even prudent for an investor to wonder if a particular asset is a good investment or not. That’s especially true for gold, since it’s an inert metal and doesn’t earn any interest.But the reasons for owning physical gold go beyond the possibility of its price rising. Gold bullion offers distinct advantages that simply can’t be found in almost any other investment. These advantages give you power as an investor. And yes, one of thes
Friday, June 1, 2018
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold Miners’ Q4’17 Fundamentals
The gold miners’ stocks remain deeply out of favor, trading at prices seen when gold was half or even a quarter of current levels.  So many traders assume this small contrarian sector must be really struggling fundamentally.  But nothing could be farther from the truth!  The major gold miners’ recently-released Q4’17 results prove they are thriving.  Their languishing stock prices are the result of irrational herd sentiment. Four times a year publicly-traded co
Friday, March 16, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The egregious errors of static statistics
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. Lord Macaulay wrote this nearly two hundred years ago. His aphorism is particularly apposite of modern politicians, and also of the modern state itself, which is meant to be selfless in the interest of the common good. We can be certain that when a person moves from outside to inside the machinery of the state, he or she changes from representing the people to representing the state. Presumably ther
Friday, March 16, 2018
Mark O'Byrne -
Gold Cup At Cheltenham – Gold Is For Winners, Not For the Gamblers
– Gold Cup at Cheltenham – ‘The Olympics’ of the European horse racing calendar   – Gold Cup trophy contains 10 troy ounces of gold – worth £9,000 – £620 million bets on horses, 230,000 pints of Guinness will be drunk, 9.2 tonnes of potato eaten  – Since the 5th century BC, gold has been the ultimate prize to award champions and gold has been constantly and universally awarded as top prize  – Gold, like the summit of human achievement, is very rare and hence precious – Gold is a great prize and
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Silver Purchasing Power
This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. We know: a) Federal Reserve and U.S. government policies devalue the dollar—down about 98% since 1913. b) US. government spending is out of control, increases every year, regardless of revenues, and shows no sign of plateauing or declining. c) Few people encourage balanced budgets and LESS spending. All government agencies, lobbyists, congresspersons, military contractors, and many corporations encourage MORE spending, and by neces
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Bank Stocks Lead Gold Stocks Higher
As the world transitions from deflation to inflation, investors need to engage in serious sector rotation or they risk being left behind. Income growth in China/India, US government tax cuts, central bank rate hikes, and quantitative tightening are the main fundamental forces of this transition. The paint is barely dry on Trump’s first tranche of tax cuts, and he’s already talking about round two! Trump is a businessman and a realist, and that means he knows the US government has no hope of
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
How Will Gold Prices Behave During The Next Economic Crisis
This report was originally published by Brandon Smith at It is generally well known in economic circles and in the general public that precious metals, including gold, tend to be the go-to investment during times of fiscal uncertainty. There is a good reason for this. Precious metals have foundation qualities that provide trade stability; these include inherent rarity (rather than artificially engineered rarity such as that associated with cryptocurrencies), tangibility (you can
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Peter McKenzie-Brown - Language Instinct
Capturing a Cacophony of Voices
My  2017 book, Bitumen: The people, performance and passions behind Alberta's oil sands, its book of the year. I'm quite honoured. Here is an intro to the oil sands, based on information from that book. By Peter McKenzie-Brown Hudson’s Bay Company explorer James Knight made a seminal observation in his diary on June 27, 1715. On an expedition into today’s Alberta, he wrote that he had learned from Cree “Home Guard” Indigenous people, local trappers and factory provisioners “abt the Great R
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Goldilocks vs the Bears: Is She in the Room or Out of the Room
Let's investigate belief in Goldilocks vs belief in Bears. John Rubino at DollarCollapse says A Bull Market For The History Books — Bear Market To Follow Shortly. Why the current expansion/bull market has so long is open to debate. What’s undeniable, though, is the vast amount of malinvestment that has accumulated. The biggest example might be corporations borrowing hundreds of billions of dollars to buy back their stock at record high prices. See Record Buybacks at Worst Possible Time. If thos
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
“Should We Restore The Gold Standard”
I thought I would add a little commentary to this item from Bullionstar: Should We Restore the Gold Standard? It consists of a sort of virtual discussion between Larry White and David Glasner, who we looked at recently regarding his views of the Great Depression: I say “virtual” because it appears that the two did not have an actual discussion, but rather, the author compares some of their public statements. The article is a nice summary of what a discussion today on this topic might look like.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Alabama exempts gold and silver bullion and coins from sales tax
By Dave Harper Numismatic News, Iola, Wisconsin Thursday, March 8, 2018 The Industry Council for Tangible Assets has notched another sales tax win. Congratulations. Alabama becomes the 37th state to exempt sales of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion and money, ICTA's David Crenshaw reports. Numismatic commerce can blossom thanks to Gov. Kay Ivey. She signed into law Senate Bill 156 on March 6 to create a sales and use tax exemption on U.S. coins and currency and precious metals bullio
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Cheap Gold Stocks Basing
The small contrarian gold-mining sector remains deeply out of favor, universally ignored.  Thus the gold stocks are largely drifting listlessly, totally devoid of excitement.  But that’s the best time to buy low, when few others care.  The gold stocks continue to form strong technical bases, paving the way for massive mean-reversion uplegs.  And they remain exceedingly cheap relative to gold prices, which drive their profits. Being a gold-stock investor feels p
Friday, March 9, 2018
James Howard Kunstler
Another Quandary 
That crusty ole rascal, Gov. Jerry Brown of California, seems to be enjoying his sunset journey into Civil War Two or maybe the destination is more like Blade Runner (since we know that history only rhymes but does not repeat). Anyway, it’s not a good place. The once-golden state begins to look something like what one federal official recently called — dare I say it? — a shithole. A mix of used hypodermic needles, human feces, and other trash litters the streets and sidewalks in a large section
Friday, March 9, 2018
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
Central bank heads have been at it again last week. And they have clearly all been singing from the same hymn sheet. The messages have been very similar from the bosses of the Fed, ECB and BOJ. The head of the Swedish Riksbank had a different and much more interesting message. More about that later. Why should we ever listen to any of these self-important central bankers. They are consistently inaccurate in their forecasts and policies. Their timing is always wrong as they are always behind the
Friday, March 9, 2018
Impending Mega-Moves and re #1 Asset for Profiting and Protecting
DEEPCASTER LLCFORTRESS ASSETS PORTFOLIO | LETTERS, ALERTS & ARTICLESHIGH POTENTIAL SPECULATOR | HIGH YIELD PORTFOLIOPreserve & Enhance WealthInvestment & Geopolitical IntelligenceMarkets were triggered and shocked a few days ago when the yield on the Bellwether U.S. Treasury 10-Year Note shot up over 2.9% which resulted mainly from Fed Chair Powell’s hinting at the possibility of 4 rate hikes this year. Other soon-to-be-detonated Triggers will have Mega-Consequences for Key Market Sectors but wi
Friday, March 9, 2018