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Mining Districts - Inord
The 10 Richest Mining Districts in the World

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Gold - USGS
Gold (USGS)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Treasures and Gold Fever - Lrb
Yamashita's Gold and the Looting of Asia
Almost as soon as the war was over, American forces began to discover stupendous caches of Japanese war treasure. General MacArthur, in charge of the occupation, reported finding ‘great hoards of gold, silver, precious stones, foreign postage stamps, engraving plates and . . . currency not legal in Japan’
Monday, August 25, 2014
Charleston Voice
Confederate Inflation Rates (1861 - 1865)
The Chart (below right) shows the Annualized Confederate Inflation Rate.  The Annual Inflation Rates are calculated from information provided  by the Richmond Civil War Centennial  Committee on the purchasing power of Confederate Notes. The table below shows the actual Confederate Treasury Note Inflation data that was used to develop this chart. At the beginning of the war on January 1, 1861 one Confederate dollar would purchase one gold dollar. By May it to
Monday, August 25, 2014
Debt Chronicles - Youtube
  The Value of Debt
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Sunday, August 24, 2014
The Disastrous History of Money - Mises.org
  Exchanges, prices and production in hyperinflation Germany

Friday, August 22, 2014
De Gaulle
  De Gaulle predicted the US Monetary Crisis in 1965

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Lost Mines - Texfiles
The lost San Saba Mines
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Year of the Euro
of scientists were engaged in hundreds of research projects believed to bring great benefits to the island nation. In one studio a painter employed blind helpers for the task of blending paints by smelling and tasting them. In this manner the olfactory and gustatory faculties could take their proper place in defining the spectrum of colors, a place long usurped by the faculty of vision. There was a studio where an ingenious architect was perfecting a new method to build human abodes from top to bottom. This was said to be justified by the kindred practice of those prudent insects, the bees and spiders.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Friedrich A. Hayek - Mises.org
The Intellectuals and Socialism

Monday, August 18, 2014
Central banks
  Newstopia explains the Reserve Bank

Monday, August 18, 2014
Executive Orders - Am. Presidency
11615 (08/15/1971). R. Nixon. Closing the Gold Window (EO providing for stabilization of prices....)

Sunday, August 17, 2014
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Keeping our Eyes Peeled for the Silver and Gold Basis
Here is a question for the discriminating observer. How is it that interest-rate derivatives do not obey the Law of Supply and Demand? The more there are of them, the more they are in demand
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Paul Tustain - Bullion Vault
  The Weimar hyperinflation - 1923 – Germany
The most famous of modern monetary disasters occurred in Germany in 1923. The indirect cause of the German hyperinflation was the Treaty of Versailles, which brought to a close the First World War. More directly it was the level of reparations which the German people were required to pay to the victors. More directly still it was the occupation by France and Belgium of Germany's industrial heartland in the Ruhr valley, as an attempt to force the payment of those reparations, which were outstanding.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Japan's Gold - Bank of Japan
Japanese Gold reserves, end of last month

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Nick Barisheff - BMSINC
  August 15, 1971: Inflation Unleashed 
The general public, the media and most financial observers were largely unaware of the momentous event that took place on August 15, 1971. However, the implications of that event have had an enormous impact on global financial conditions ever since. On that date, US President Richard Nixon “closed the gold window”. In essence, this meant the US would no longer honour the Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944, which
Friday, August 15, 2014
Roger Lowenstein - Business Week
August 15, 1971 : How Nixon stopped backing the dollar with gold and changed global finance

Friday, August 15, 2014
Jesse - Jesse's Café
How Andrew Jackson Killed the Second Bank of the United States 
"Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Texas Hedges of Barrick
There is a fundamental difference between speculation and arbitrage. The speculator deliberately takes large risks in the hope of large profits. The arbitrageur is not interested in increasing risks, in fact, he wants to reduce them. His main instrument is the straddle with two legs: a long leg representing purchase in one market, and a short leg representing a compensating sale in another. In closing out the straddle both legs must be lifted simultaneously, otherwise the
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Philip Judge - Anglo Far East
Empire At War For Energy & Money 
It appears that in history, overstretched empires have often resorted to fighting external wars in the vain attempt to preserve their ailing empire: 1) Through history more blood has been spilt, and more lives lost over gold than anything else. There have always been Gold Wars waged - historically, they centered on seizing by force the physical stockpiles or controlling strategic reserves of gold. 2) Today’s Gold War is more complex and deceptive. There is a very clear war being waged against gold (the same war that has been going on for close to 100 years).
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Invention Of Discounting

Monday, August 11, 2014
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
To Barrick or to be Barricked, That is the Question

Monday, August 11, 2014
Perth Mint Blog
Then, As Now, Silver's Course Dangerous To Predict
Looking for something different to read during my midday break today, I visited The Perth Mint’s library and came across “Messrs.Mocatta andGoldsmid’s Circular on the Movements of Gold and Silver during 1913”, an Appendix to the British Royal Mint’s 1913 Annual Report. Silver investors will find this circular of 100 years ago of interest as Messrs.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Investing in Commodities - Usa futures
Facts and Fantasies about commodity futures

Saturday, August 09, 2014
solari
Special report Options for storing Precious Metals

Friday, August 08, 2014
History of Silver
  August 8, 1893 : The Repeal of the Silver Act 
President Cleveland Message on the Repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act (August 8, 1893) The existence of an alarming and extraordinary business situation, involving the welfare and prosperity of all our people, has constrained me to call together in extra session the people's representatives in Congress, to the end that through a wise and patriotic exercise of the legislative duty, with which they solely are charged, present evils may be mitigated and dangers threatening the future may be averted.
Friday, August 08, 2014
Gold - Golden Sextant
The Once and Future Money (Bob Landis)

Thursday, August 07, 2014
Lib Papers
  Gold, the Golden Rule, and Government

Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Friedrich A. Hayek - Mises.org
Down with Legal Tender

Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Money as debt - Daily Motion
  Tyrannosaurus Debt

Friday, August 01, 2014

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