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Ayn Rand - Food for thought
Watch money if you want to know when a society vanishes 
"If you want to know when a society vanishes...watch money. Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men's protection and the base of moral existence
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Food for thought
Liberty is rarely lost at once, by David Hume
"It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once. Slavery has so frightful an aspect to men accustomed to freedom
Thursday, April 17, 2014
George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
  The Virtue of Hoarding 
Most people would admit to hoarding money only with a tinge of guilt, because to be a hoarder carries with it the suggestion of being a miser — a Scrooge. And yet, every participant in an economy based on indirect exchange holds some amount of money and can be said to be hoarding it, that is, declining to spend it. Hoarding is a strategy for achieving personal goals or for dealing with economic uncertainty.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Stewart Dougherty
  America's Impending Master Class Dictatorship 
The enslavement of the American people has been orchestrated by a pernicious Master Class that has taken the United States by the throat. This Master Class is now choking the nation to death as it accelerates its master plan to plunder the people’s dwindling remaining assets. The Master Class comprises politicians, the Wall Street money elite, the Federal Reserve, high-end government (including military) officials
Monday, January 27, 2014
Beans Bullets Bullion and Bible - 24hgold
  100 Items That Disappear First in a Disaster 
Survivalist necessities. drafted by a Sarajevo survivor.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Money as debt - .
  Billions for the Bankers, Debt for the People 
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Food for thought
The source of all the perplexities and confusion in the United States 
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Ayn Rand
  We are approaching the stage of rule by brute force 
"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission;
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Investing Chronicles - 24hgold
John Exter's liquidity pyramid and Gold 
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Thursday, April 03, 2014
Food for thought
Worried about an IRS audit ? Avoid Red Flags 
Worried about an IRS audit? Avoid what's called a red flag.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Food for thought
You cannot legislate the poor into freedom... 
You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Central banks - Charleston Voice
Congressman McFadden on the Federal Reserve Corporation

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Mac Slavo - shtfplan
SHTF Planning: 20 Lessons from the Streets of Cairo 
In the following post we present another experience, this time from Cairo, from someone who was there at the height of the riots and violence that would eventually lead to the collapse of the entire political structure of Egypt and imposition of military rule
Monday, March 03, 2014
Food for thought
H.L. Mencken on Good Politicians
If experience teaches us anything at all it teaches us this: that a good politician, under democracy, is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Food for thought
Alexander Fraser Tytler on Democracy
“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Inflation and human nature
"...Scrabbling in the earth for a fresh source of cash, the gold & silver miners of 13th century Europe proved that the money supply never simply increases as if by magic..."
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Charleston Voice
Life during the Inflation of 1923 
The most popular image of the German Inflation is the flood of paper money which issued from the printing presses and engulfed the nation. The struggle against it was hard, tragic and often ridiculous, and innumerable stories are still told about it. A German girl neatly sum it up: "You could see mail carriers on the streets with sacks on their backs, or pushing baby carriages loaded with paper money which would be devalued the next day. Life was madness, nightmare, desperation, chaos."
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Lew Rockwell
  Our Enemy, the Executive State 
The modern institution of the presidency is the primary political evil Americans face, and the cause of nearly all our woes. It squanders the national
Monday, February 24, 2014
Mike Hewitt - Dollar Daze
What is Economics?
Most economic texts would define economics as the study of the "production, distribution, and use of income, wealth, and commodities." While it is true that economics is concerned with these things, this is not a true definition. It implies, for example, that income and commodities already exist and that they stand apart from wealth. It assumes a level of development such that distribution is a major concern.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Food for thought - 24hgold
Everybody loves an Early Inflation
"Everyone loves an early inflation. The effects at the beginning of inflation are all good. There is steepened money expansion, rising government spending, increased government budget deficits, booming stock markets, and spectacular prosperity, all in the midst of temporary stable prices
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Mike Hewitt - Dollar Daze
  What is Wealth? 
"Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants: money will not give him a code of values, if he's evaded the knowledge of what to value, and it will not provide him with a purpose, if he's evaded the choice of what to seek." (Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged)
Monday, March 31, 2014
Food for thought - Ayn Rand
Watch Money 
Money is the barometer of a society's virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion -- when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing -- when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Food for thought
  By a continuous process of inflation, governments can confiscate... 
By a continuous process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens
Monday, March 17, 2014
Food for thought - 24hgold
The Government (H.L. Mencken) 
"The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office.
Monday, February 03, 2014

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