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Lost Mines - Geozone
The Lost Padre Mine, New Mexico
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
In the last 24 hours
central Banks -
The Fed's Predecessors in American History

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
More than 24 hours ago
George Reisman
Mining for the Next Million Years

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Treasures and Gold Fever - Gasl
  Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Paul Tustain -
A Central Banker's Spectacular Fall
When John Law was faced with crippling sovereign debts in eighteenth century France he issued a lot of successful paper money and made the country feel rich. He was clever, brave, charming, honest and - for a while - extraordinarily popular. Unfortunately he also caused virtually everyone who had any money in France to lose it, which tends to overshadow those other qualities. How it happened is worth understanding; and never more so than now.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
J.G. Hülsmann -
Political Unification : a Generalized Progression Theorem
A characteristic feature of modern civilization is the steady growth of government.1 This government growth occurs under two forms: either through a more intense taxation of its present subjects, or through bringing more people under its control. In other terms, government growth can either be an “intensification” or an “extensification” of hegemony. Since government growth means
Monday, September 29, 2014
How they do it - This is Money
30 second guide to gold fixing

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Gold Data - The Oil Drum
Peak Gold, easier to model than Peak Oil ? Part II

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Gold - The Oil Drum
Peak Gold, easier to model than Peak Oil ? Part II

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Mac Slavo - Shtfplan
Education After the Collapse – School When There Is No Classroom 
Forthose of uspaying attention towhat’s happening in the worldaround us, thecoming collapseis aforegone conclusion. Allsigns point to theinevitable:that anevent, orseries ofevents,willsoon lead the worldintowhatcanbedescribed as a modernperiod of theDark Ages. Foodwillbecomescarce, violencewillthrive,diseasewillspread,governmentswillturn ontheir people, and the fragile socialfabricthat hasmaintained relativepeacethroughout the Western worldwillunravel.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Alternative Energies - The Oil Drum
Energy Transitions Past and Future

Saturday, September 27, 2014
George Reisman -
Our Financial House of Cards and How to Start Replacing It With Solid Gold

Friday, September 26, 2014
Treasures and Gold Fever - SfMuseum
The Discovery of Gold in California by Gen. J.A. Sutter

Friday, September 26, 2014
Frank Holmes - Goldseek
The “Five M’s” For Picking Gold Stocks

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Henry Hazlitt -
What You Should Know About Inflation

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Food for thought
  Shift Happens (we live in exponential times)

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Beans Bullets Bullion and Bible - Art of Manliness
9 Ways To Start a Fire Without Matches

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Food for thought - Csun
Logical Fallacies and the Art of Debate
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
James Turk - fgmr
Sept 24, 1869 : How Jim Fisk and Jay Gould profited handsomely from a massive short squeeze in Gold 
In 1869, Jim Fisk and Jay Gould tried to corner the gold market, and for a time, this notorious duo succeeded. It is a fascinating story that is relevant to what is happening in the gold market today.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Philip Judge - Anglo Far East
  The Ancient Port Cities of Tyre and Sidon 
The famous Phoenician traders and their age old port cities of Tyre and Sidon stood as monuments to centuries of 'barter of trade and exchange'. This was your textbook booming economy, boasting of every benefit, technology and luxury affluence could afford. It had diversity in its products range, guarantied markets, established and time proven infrastructure, geographical superiority, and military might. It had a broad customer base, productive labor force, limited government, strategic
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Food for thought
  On the two types of nations 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Food for thought
Gold was not selected arbitrarily by governments to be the monetary standard 
"Goldwas notselectedarbitrarily bygovernments tobe themonetary standard. Goldhaddeveloped formany centuries on the freemarket as the best money; as thecommodityproviding themost stable anddesirablemonetary medium...Isee agreat future for gold andsilver coins as thecurrency peoplemayincreasinglyturn towhenpapercurrenciesbegin todisintegrate.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Lost Mines - Gesswhoto
In Quest of the Blue Bucket Mine
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Golden Sextant
Sept 21, 1933 : Britain goes off the Gold Standard

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Food for thought
How the tax system works
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for a beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this: The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. The fifth would pay $1.00 The sixth would pay $3.00
Sunday, September 21, 2014
History of Gold - KanColl
1859 : Pike's peak gold Rush
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Murray N. Rothbard - Lew Rockwell
Fractional Reserve Banking

Saturday, September 20, 2014
How to Get to Mars
In the spirit of a well-deserved break from grim economic news, please consider "How to Get to Mars"
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Food for thought
There is a Tide in the Affairs of Men... 
There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Numismatic Chronicles - Daily Reckoning
Investing in rare coins

Friday, September 19, 2014