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The Recusant
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Last commentary posted on Monday, November 25, 2019
 
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 James Howard Kunstler
The Resistance Digs Their Hole Deeper  (6)
Hmm, Crowdstrike? Everything goes back to ol' Hillary, huh? This is the new direction of the GOP's claim to disuade the public from the testimonies in the impeachment investigations. Did you see any of the testimony by Dr. Hill, James? She has an impeccable past in serving the government over the years and as being British-born, seems to be non-partisan. Her answers alone were quite damning of the president's in...
11/25/2019 at 9:38 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Nemesis Rising  (3)
Nemesis Rising? Over the recent years, it's come and gone a number of times. Bill-and-Hill are out to pasture for good without lamenting by anyone. The silence during their departure was deafening, even their fan-boys acknowledging the permanent demise of the Clinton State as they slunk off to new hosts for their parasitic feast. But yet, we hear the echo refraining from afar, "Lock her up!" still ringing in the...
7/12/2019 at 8:01 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
State of Failure  (5)
My, my...James's article almost sounds as if Trump himself might have gassed the people as a deflection and not Syria at all! Why...why...that's conspiratorial! Kudos to James for entertaining that black flag strategies do indeed become reality and are not always just tin-hat theories. Presidents and leaders in the past have stooped much lower to deflect attention away from a growing issue with the use of saber-...
4/11/2018 at 5:57 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
A Quandary  (7)
DC stink has fogged the country's capitol for decades and decades, the latest crop of mushrooms growing on top of the pile is no different in ethical persuasions than those "leaders" of a hundred years ago. There are plots within plans, and conspiracies within strategies on all sides, which is something we need not be reminded of. The FBI, CIA, TSA, and even OSHA and USPD likely have secrets begging to make the ...
2/6/2018 at 1:44 AM  2  2  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Stormy Weather  (10)
Well, Trump has made a fine start at leading the country to the right. His support of big banks, big corporations, and Wall Street is undoing decades of that darn governmental oversight. Of course, his tax refinements are going to increase the gigantic debt into a gargantuan one. But that trickle down might appease the common folk enough to let the CEOs claim their billions without incident. As you say, it IS a ...
2/3/2018 at 11:00 PM  2  3  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Stormy Weather  (10)
Hillary was a poor choice of candidate for the Dems. Although she won the popular vote, barely, the DNC would have done better running another. Socialism vs. whatever? No, it was not a contest between socialism and whatever Trump is attempting to sell the public. It was a frustrated middle and lower class throwing up over the choices available and choosing the one who might change the DC mindset that ignores the...
1/30/2018 at 10:28 PM  2  2  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States (2014), by Arthur Laffer, Stephen Moore, Rex Sinquefield, and Travis Brown  (1)
Nice article. As you stated early on, "There are simply too many other factors involved..." But what great fun it is to read between the numbers and come out with a plausible theory. One thing I see missing in the data is age considerations. How much of the state-by-state fluctuations is created by elders retiring and leaving the job market, moving away to warmer climes, or dying. Since age concentrations differ...
1/30/2018 at 10:11 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Number One Concern of US Citizens is Terrorism  (1)
The chances of dying in a terrorist attack in the US (with 9/11 statistics included) is around 1 in a million per year. Compared to dying from non-terrorist gun violence, that is nothing. Gun related deaths are 1 in about 30,000 or so (varying on definitions and year.) And most of those deaths are caused by someone the victim knows. But leave it to fear mongers with political aspirations to stoke the paranoia ag...
1/14/2018 at 8:18 PMPermalink
 Chris Martenson
Mad As Hell  (4)
j T.: Yes, the Democrats putting up HRC as their candidate in a populist electoral period was pure stupidity. And both parties allowing Obamacare to pass without controls over the health and drug industries was even worse! But most of your rant is based on unfounded speculative conspiracies. Obama was a manchurian candidate in office? He is anti-American and non-American? Deep State working to sabotage the worki...
1/14/2018 at 7:57 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
2018: The Wrong Lesson on Gold Investing
As you say, it's only what the central banks do that matters. Gold and its little brother silver are the only true measures of fiat currencies and for that they are abhorred by the money managers. And through the central banks' proxies, the bullion banks and TBTF banks, they will continue to control the price of physical gold bullion by manipulating the commodity markets' paper gold. They will fail only if a mas...
1/14/2018 at 7:30 PMPermalink
 Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
If The Banks Try To Unwind Their Silver Short, Who Are They Going To Buy From  (2)
Great article! The more I read the more I'm convinced that the futures market is simply a means for the banks to control the prices of commodities. Silver, like gold, is vastly underpriced to the dollar. And the only reason is that there is so much paper bullion out there that the banks can force up and down. If we are ever to see the physical commodities priced fairly, the CME has got to go!
1/11/2018 at 6:22 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Fairy Tale  (5)
Another deep, thought-out article that hits it on the head. Oprah will need a lot of convincing, however, to jump in to save the American psyche. Today she again refused any attempt to run for the office. So the Democrats will have to scratch around for another of decent character. Although that WH bar is currently so low that a crack dealer would be rated above it.
1/10/2018 at 3:56 PM  1  2  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
Donald Trump – Modern Day Walpole  (3)
The difference is that Sir Robert Walpole was a consummate politician with over twenty years of experience just as prime minister. Historians debate if the Seven Years War (French and Indian War in America) would have ever taken place if Walpole remained in office. Whereas the current president of the US is a tyro in the field of international and internal diplomacy. Instead of Walpole's political subtlety, we a...
1/8/2018 at 6:30 PM  2  3  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
The Gold Market in 2016
OK, so the article is "The Gold Market in 2016." Why publish this in 2018 when his newer article for 2017 is available? We would have read this one last year at this time.
1/8/2018 at 6:18 PMPermalink
 Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Part 2, Politics and the Rule of Law  (4)
So, now they’ve deleted Goldgrl’s comment for not complying with their “policy.” I guess the policy is anything not agreeing with alt-right propaganda. And I can expect this comment to be deleted, too. So much for that 1st Amendment right.
1/5/2018 at 9:54 PM  1  2  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Part 2, Politics and the Rule of Law  (4)
When Andy stated: “I will be shocked if Obama himself is not formally tied in to all of this before it’s over!” That’s enough proof of a biased perspective for any rational reader. Of course, the weak-minded will say I lack in “critical thinking”, the new catch phase of the far right.
1/5/2018 at 9:49 PM  1  3  Rating :  -2 2 AnswersPermalink
 Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold And Cryptos Destroy Fiat
"My long-term price target is two million US dollars per bitcoin." -- Stewart Thomson

I'll write that down for future reference. As I see it, however, banks don't like alternative currencies or commodities that compete with the almighty US fiat dollar. This includes crypto-currencies that pose an even greater risk to control than precious metals. Now that they're to be traded on the CME, the price will ...
12/13/2017 at 5:36 PMPermalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
A North Korean EMP Attack Can Create 90+ Fukushimas in the U.S.  (2)
Setting aside the sensationalist fearmongering of the article, the fact is that the NRC requires U.S. nuclear power plants to be able to shut down safely in the event of an EMP attack in addition to tornados, floods, electrical outages etc. Ain't gonna happen.
12/12/2017 at 10:41 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Six Ways US Stocks Most Overvalued in History  (2)
The problem with the current massive indebtedness of countries is that the central banks are now creating fantasy currency to accommodate the financial sins. The citizens who question the gargantuan printing of fiat currency become nervous, obviously, but the central banks assure them there's nothing to worry about. Wanting to believe the CBs so they can invest and borrow more, everything goes back to its bubble...
12/12/2017 at 6:08 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Abracadabra  (5)
Always love reading your take on the Fed, James. Amusing, enlightening, and presto-chango, scary!
12/12/2017 at 5:59 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Peter Schiff Warns Of CRASH: ‘Everybody Is Going To Get Wiped Out!’
"Schiff also said no one knows when this is going to happen for sure, only that it will happen." Peter has been warning of the next crash for years. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. So it may come...someday. He seems to forget that the central banks and the "too-big-to-fail" banks are in control. They will keep the ponzi scheme going until the Dow reaches a million unless the public loses confidence in ...
12/8/2017 at 6:09 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Another One Bites the Dust  (5)
Seems rather shallow to fault Franken for a tasteless comedic prank after electing the "grab them by the p*ssy" adulterer to the presidency.
11/20/2017 at 1:38 AM  2  2  Rating :  0 1 AnswerPermalink
 Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
The American dream is now a nation of low paid bartenders and waitresses
It's both parties that approach the budget like pigs at a slop bucket. Our prodigal politicians, whether neocons or neoliberals, embrace Keynesian doctrine as a blank check to increase the spending at whim. In reality our nation is bankrupt and most economists recognize this fact but will do nothing to make it public. To do so would bring about a disastrous global economic crash. Although inevitable, just how mu...
11/5/2017 at 2:02 PMPermalink
 Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
'Lord, What Fools These Mortals Be...'  (5)
In the article you state, "We will value the last coin received just as highly as the first." As an example you cite the farmer and his wheat. How is the example different than a person who has no gold, who highly values his first gold coin and after building a hoard of coins does not value the last coin as much as the first? I would be very upset losing my only gold coin, more so than losing one coin of a thous...
11/2/2017 at 5:13 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
The One Thing About Tax Reform That NO ONE is Talking About
You stated, "The US currently spends 65% of its budget on entitlement spending." Who cares if it is 100% of the budget as long as it is paid for? The problem is that the revenue for the budget has not kept pace with its spending. With FICA payments for Social Security, based on the average lifetime salary, a worker will never receive back in SS funds all that they paid into it. They will, however, likely receive...
11/1/2017 at 5:13 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
New Poll Results: Majority Of White Americans Feel Discriminated Against  (1)
But where did I state that racism is limited to against minorities only? Of course, racism runs both ways. My statement is only to point out that whites, regardless of any racial backlash, have little to complain about compared to what we have put the minorities through in our country. If you're white, regardless of your socio/financial status, you have it far better than minorities of that same status. Amazing ...
11/1/2017 at 4:24 PM  1  2  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Stumbling UK Economy Shows Importance of Gold
How different in GB than what is happening here in the US. The consumer confidence here is at a high and Wall Street stock index records are broken weekly. Employment is rocketing. Yes, we're in economic heaven according to the news from the government and pollsters. But IF the euphoric awoke and something were to happen, where. oh where, did all our gold go?
11/1/2017 at 4:18 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
Anecdotes and Reminiscences How unbacked fiat money corrupts society  (3)
Loved the article and the implication of how ALL central banks operate and why. "Too soon old. Too late smart."
11/1/2017 at 4:09 PMPermalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
New Poll Results: Majority Of White Americans Feel Discriminated Against  (1)
The very fact that whites are whites puts them miles ahead of those minorities who suffer from all forms of racial bias and have for centuries. Whites have no legitimate argument to back being discriminated against until every minority isn't.
10/27/2017 at 7:35 PM  1  3  Rating :  -2 1 AnswerPermalink
 Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
A WORLD OF LIES BUT GOLD WILL REVEAL THE TRUTH
This article expresses the thoughts and beliefs of many "gold bugs." The evidence is everywhere one looks, if one cares to look with unbiased eyes. From the weekly new records in the stock markets and debt, to the selling off of USDs and T-notes by central banks, the signs are flashing. When the great reset will occur is anyone's guess. Egon also states that the US military's dominance is fading and cites the di...
10/21/2017 at 6:00 PM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The Silliness of the Bretton Woods Years
KUDOS! The book is anti-gold slanted throughout and subtly mocks those that value gold as seen in that silly Las Vegas Golden Rooster tale. As I previously mentioned in an earlier comment, blaming the Great Depression on gold was a pathetic oversight of all the numerous factors that caused the tragic event. And to the author's shame, he explained the greatest economic crisis our country ever faced in fewer parag...
10/16/2017 at 6:24 PMPermalink
 Jan Nieuwenhuijs - Bullion Star
The Gold-Backed-Oil-Yuan Futures Contract Myth
Koos, you stated that the Chinese wouldn't interfere with their futures market. Although you fail to state exactly why it wouldn't do so. Governments and the large banks that central banks use to carry out their economic strategies are not averse to manipulation of the futures markets. Deutsche Bank recently admitted as much and one of their traders went to court for manipulating gold prices. Additionally, you s...
10/16/2017 at 6:01 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
The Gold Worm on the Yuan Hook  (3)
Almost twenty years ago two Chinese Peoples Army officers wrote that the US could not be stopped militarily but perhaps economically. Since that time China has grown in power and influence globally and is rapidly approaching the point where they can overtake the USD. They've done a great job at long term planning, something we sorely miss in our "good-'till-the-next-election" politics.
10/10/2017 at 8:32 PMPermalink
 Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter
Sadly, I too hoped for a more even-handed assessment of gold in our economic history. The book IS biased and by the time I got to the 20th century section almost tossed the book across the room. [Spoiler here] His explanation that gold was the cause of the Great Depression is laughable. The greatest economic tragedy of our nation was condensed into less than a page and blamed entirely on the gold standard. Serio...
10/5/2017 at 12:05 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Bitcoin is Not New and Improved Money  (3)
The fact that cryptocurrencies need to be purchased at wildly varying rates is one sure sign they are not a reliable currency. National currencies do not rise or dip dramatically unless something gravely wrong is occurring to that nation's economy. Crytocurrencies in contrast, have risen to exorbitant heights and swing in value almost daily. These investments, not unlike the tulip madness, are indicative of an i...
10/4/2017 at 11:50 PMPermalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
The US Military Is Quietly Building SkyNet
Rather than rogue AI concerns, perhaps they should be more worried about an adversarial country hacking into the controlling software and turning the weapons upon their owners. That would seem like a more probable scenario.
10/2/2017 at 11:40 PMPermalink
 Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
This is how China moves the world to a gold standard!  (2)
I question why "I too did not believe China would desire or even accept the responsibility of reserve currency status." Taking on that role enables a country enormous potentials for wealth and global economic control. And every country thinks they can do it better than the previous King of Currencies. The US supplanted Great Britain, who had taken over from Spain, who had...etc. Whether China will succeed in con...
10/2/2017 at 10:58 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Gold Standard Resulted In “Fewer Catastrophes” – FT
Another response to the gold standard criticism is Antal E. Fekete's work, explaining how the banks, fearing gold's restrictions on bank manipulation, have long blamed the gold standard for any evil in the economy. His papers show that bank corruption and mismanagement together with other economic factors have been the causes for depressions, inflations, and recessions.
9/29/2017 at 5:58 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
A Constitutional Convention: American Suicide  (4)
Hultberg is the "T" in the word "right." He's so far right that anything to the left of him is a communist.
9/29/2017 at 5:24 PMPermalink
 Sprott Money
Jamie Dimon Speaks Out Against “Money From Thin Air” - Rory Hall  (1)
Although I personally believe that crypto currencies are just tulip madness, I do agree 100% that if Jamie Dimon is against something, it is likely because he will lose money. He has overseen the banking industry from his ivory perch for long enough. He has permitted massive fraud and corruption on Wall Street, yet is still the Golden Boy that all in finance, the media, and politics bow down low to. When the USD...
9/28/2017 at 11:00 PMPermalink
 Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
A Constitutional Convention: American Suicide  (4)
Strange that Hultberg does not mention in his article the opinions of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia did not support an Article V convention at this time, but did state the following:
"I would not want a convention for some silly purpose, of course. But I think there are many serious purposes around, many matters that profoundly concern the American people and about which they do not n...
9/28/2017 at 10:53 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Rick Ackerman
Nice Rally, but Can Gold Sustain It
Gold can sustain higher values if the fears are maintained. As long as fear of war, economic problems, or political upheavals are present, gold prices will rise. When the public becomes complacent or speculative, the price of gold falls. However, the short-term pops and drops of precious metals is but a side-show to the big top event, when the USD inflates to the point of total collapse. The QEs began it and loo...
9/26/2017 at 5:10 PMPermalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
The Demise Of The Dollar As We Know It: “A Break Is Coming… On A Worldwide Basis”  (1)
We must return to a precious metals based monetary standard. China's move to use a gold-backed Yuan for international oil trade is a move in that direction.

"Our whole monetary system is dishonest, as it is debt-based... We did not vote for it. It grew upon us gradually but markedly since 1971 when the commodity-based system was abandoned."
—The Earl of Caithness
9/26/2017 at 4:59 PMPermalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Governments Begin Testing Cryptocurrencies As Cash Use Plummets
"When a government takes over a people’s economic life it becomes absolute, and when it has become absolute it destroys the arts, the minds, the liberties and the meaning of the people it governs."
—Maxwell Anderson
9/26/2017 at 4:42 PMPermalink
 Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
China, oil for gold and the Prospects for Gold  (4)
Nice article, Hugo! The Chinese have been setting up their pieces for years to checkmate the U.S. domination in world economics. First they accumulated massive amounts of gold bullion, then opened the Shanghai Bullion Exchange, and now are offering oil for Yuan while ridding themselves of devaluing USDs and T paper. No doubt, though, the Big Bank Boyz have been keeping an eye on this. The question is now, whethe...
9/22/2017 at 5:23 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Rude Awakening for the US in January No, Just More Alarmist BS From Rickards  (1)
Oh, pish, Mish! Rickards has been spouting alarms for years. It's China and Russia that we must worry about sinking the dollar as the international currency, not the IMF. If indeed the IMF does attack the USD, it will be just another crack in the already crumbling USD's global hegemony. China, with its massive gold reserves and manufacturing impetus is the weather vane to keep your eye on. What they do matters g...
9/12/2017 at 5:25 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 1 AnswerPermalink
 Lew Rockwell
What's Killing the Jobs Market  (17)
"Businesses thrive in an environment of freedom." Yes, to a certain extent. But when left to their own devices without any regulatory limits we get shady practices like the subprime mortgages being sold as AAA investment, runaway healthcare, and manipulated auto emission results. Governmental regulations are needed to temper the natural tendencies of capitalism to make money at any cost. And that cost often is ...
9/9/2017 at 7:07 PM  1  2  Rating :  -1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
TROUBLE FINANCING ITS DEBT: Massive Decline Rates Push U.S. Shale Oil Industry Closer Towards Bankruptcy  (2)
Please include graphs/charts on the site when referencing them in the article. Thanks.
9/9/2017 at 6:46 PMPermalink
 Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Bitcoin Falls 20 as Mobius and Chinese Regulators Warn
Another Skoyles insightful article. Too bad that articles don't come with warning about ponzi, tulip-bulb, scams like cryptocurrencies. All those bitcoins are backed up by...ah...what? Just another "promise" they are valuable. Back to a gold standard "apres le deluge."
9/7/2017 at 8:54 PMPermalink
 Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Gold Price Not 100 About Real Rates. But Close
Nice piece! One of the things seldom mentioned in why gold is up and the USD is down is the driver for both is fear. Fear of an economic dip, wars, diplomatic missteps, etc. The economy seems to befuddle economists. Unemployment is weakening yet there is no inflation to warrant the Fed increasing the interest rates. But where's the liquidity to cause that anticipated inflation? All those newly hired are making f...
9/7/2017 at 8:43 PMPermalink
 Alasdair MacLeod - Goldmoney
The purpose of market intervention  (7)
One might be tempted to advocate a blend of Keynesian and Austrian practices to solve the problems. Yet, like the recent central bank money printing, the government tends to go overboard, lacking restraint, to actually damage the economy more than help it. By using gold as its standard, a government has a meter for measuring the value of its money and economy. Bring it back!
8/28/2017 at 4:11 PMPermalink
 Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Want To Double Corporate Tax Revenue Cut The Rate To 15  (1)
It is very optimistic to think that by cutting taxes on businesses that they wouldn't lobby and pressure politicians for breaks. However, even at 1% tax they'd likely try to "capitalize" on political influence. Supplyside Economics has shown to not be the answer to improved economics. Even Ronald Reagan's own budget director, David Stockman, believes it cannot work.
8/28/2017 at 3:53 PMPermalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Deep Subprime Auto Loan Delinquencies Reach 2007 Levels: The Next Big Short
MIsh:

Great article and headsup on what's happening in the subprime loan and bond sector. The possibility of a crash due to the auto loans has been on people's radar now for over a year and it has gotten much worse and is affecting car sales and the car producers.

Here we go again!

8/22/2017 at 5:59 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Total Eclipse  (6)
"I’d like to hear [sic] an argument..."

Historical statues typically honor or remember people of greatness, the beneficial contribution they made. The Confederate generals hold no other claim than military men who fought to split up the union and retain slavery in their states. Since our culture has deemed slavery an intolerable injustice, it only befits us to remove structures glorifying that establish...
8/19/2017 at 3:44 PM  1  4  Rating :  -3 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Smoke and Fire  (11)
Before relegating every demonstration, anti-Trump action, and political headline to some conspiratorial element of the left, you might want to just admit that some things happen without collusion. The Virginia demonstration wouldn't have made a good page six headline if the nutcase didn't run people over and kill a 32 year-old woman.

"...make it impossible for him to do his job?" He IS trying to do his...
8/15/2017 at 12:46 AM  1  2  Rating :  -1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Chris Martenson
Signs Of Distress  (2)
Nicely done, sir, nicely done.
8/15/2017 at 12:24 AMPermalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Dear President Trump: What the F* Business is Venezuela of Ours
I'd guess the business it is of "ours" is yet another distraction to keep the public roiling over. Anything to keep Mueller's investigation on the back burner of the news. The people want sensationalized crises to flash across their news sites and newspaper headlines (assuming those archaic rags are still read). A war of any kind, be it in N. Korea or Venezuela would bury the growing evidence hype of the preside...
8/15/2017 at 12:12 AMPermalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Stock Market Correction Hasn’t Begun to Begin! It Will (And North Korea Has Nothing to Do With It)
In a far ranging conversation this last weekend with a well-known analytical economist, Fortune magazine cover veteran, and Bernanke acquaintance, I was informed the "Big One" will hit in March of 2020 after a massive hyperinflation and bond market crash. Of course, for every economist there is an equal number of prognostications of varying degrees of reliability. I personally expected the crash to have occurred...
8/15/2017 at 12:03 AM1 AnswerPermalink
 Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Did I Say Yesturday, The Most Precious Metal Bullish Quote Ever Well, Trump Took Just 24 Hours To Top It!  (2)
The longer Trump stays in office the greater the fears will become, the higher the price of gold, and unfortunately, the darker the future of international politics for the U.S.
8/10/2017 at 3:37 PM  1  3  Rating :  -2 1 AnswerPermalink
 Tom DiLorenzo - lewRockwell
The Folly of Democratic Socialism  (5)
The capital waste of the socialist doctrine is widely known and historically evidenced.Yet, despite the negatives, socialism has worked in one form or another very successfully here in the US and in most other countries of the world for centuries. One might be tempted to claim that capitalism, in its extreme, has destroyed as many economies throughout history also. We should not chose the worse case scenario on ...
8/9/2017 at 4:55 PM  1  2  Rating :  -1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
What Would Really Happen If California Seceded  (3)
California seceding would be horrible for the US as much as for the state. As a donor state, it contributes to the US federal coffers far more than it receives, supporting the welfare states. Additionally, it supplies the US with huge amounts of food stuffs, high tech products, transportation and entertainment services. That aside, few Californians actually want to secede and would gain little by doing it. Texas...
8/5/2017 at 4:42 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Sprott Money
This Feels Like the Action in 2008 Right Before the Collapse - Dave Kranzler  (1)
Will we witness a battle-royale between the CBs and traders shortly?
7/18/2017 at 6:29 PMPermalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Guess What Happens In States Where Food Stamp Recipients Have To Work  (1)
As a left-leaning independent, community service seems like a great idea as a prerequisite for food stamps for single childless recipients. But, as the article points out, it may hinder under-the-table occupations that do not provide enough income. Someway must be found to offer assistance to those that have a low paying, technically illegal jobs.
7/18/2017 at 6:18 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 1 AnswerPermalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Watch: Trump Was Hammering CNN In 1990 For Fake News: “When People Say Something False I Attack Those People”  (2)
Yes, there is sensationalism in today's news media. On a sliding scale, however, the news media is far more honest than ANYTHING the Trump administration puts out. His tweets aside, statements made by the WH during press conferences are reversed or debunked within hours if not days. Just take a look at the whole Russian meetings debacle as a prime example of how the WH misdirects and deflects the truth.
7/18/2017 at 6:06 PMPermalink
 Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
Trump Takes Over: Pros and Cons  (4)
Looks like that ole swamp he was going to drain just became the Everglades. Oops.
12/14/2016 at 3:53 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Documents Prove Massive Rigging in Silver Market: “Far Surpasses the Conspiracy Alleged Earlier”  (1)
Yes, yes. the PMs are manipulated. Perhaps some bank will have its wrist slapped. Then everything will return to normal. More price fixing and bank gangstas doing what they do best. Since they control all the governments, what CAN we do to stop them...ah, NADA.
12/9/2016 at 9:01 PMPermalink
 Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Silver Demand Ready To Explode  (2)
Sorry Andy, but I don't believe in Santa anymore either. Believing silver "must" explode is no different than the market "must" implode. I've been hearing that tune for over five years now. Lest we forget, the Big Boys got the money and are getting more every day. THEY control the markets. Until the sheeples see that their leading ram is really a wolf, the market and precious metal prices will be manipulated unt...
12/9/2016 at 8:54 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
Guest Post: How to Trigger a Silver Avalanche by a Pebble: “Smash(ed) it Good”  (2)
Well, there you have it. Blatant manipulation and cover up by the CFTC and DOJ. So, what else is new? Let's see what Trump will do to stop this! [spoiler alert: July 2017 headlines- "Manipulation of Silver and Gold Exceed All Pervious Levels!"]
12/9/2016 at 8:40 PMPermalink
 Clive Maund
Trump Makes The US Stock Market Great Again
I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air,
They fly so high,
Nearly reach the sky,
Then like my dreams
They fade and die.
Fortune's always hiding,
I've looked everywhere,
I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.
12/2/2016 at 4:49 PMPermalink
 Jason Hommel - Silverstockreport
Halloween is Bible Prophecy!  (9)
Goldenmember: Many have equated our Halloween to the All Fools Day celebrations of old also. Regardless of its origins, it is now mostly a day of pretending. The ultra religious miss the point entirely as children traipse from door to door dressed as queens, ninjas, vampires, and Disney characters. It's all just for fun, excitement, and sweet treats. Let us refrain from trying to turn it into a scholarly or reli...
10/31/2016 at 4:19 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Slouching Towards Election Day  (5)
In a few days we will be standing in those little booths to make a choice between bad and worse. Thank you, Donald for bringing the message to the elites in DC. And thank you, Hillary for keeping Donald from being president. This next four years is a political waste, more of the same status quo and ineffectual leadership by our nation's elected officials that harm more than heal. Perhaps in the next presidential...
10/26/2016 at 4:16 PM  1  3  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Trump’s Best Debate Performance (You Would Never Know it Watching MSNBC’s Funeral)  (2)
Yes, this WAS his best debate performance! But for all the reasons you mentioned, he failed to deliver. And that's why he will be defeated next month. He just doesn't know how the political game is played and shoots himself in the foot at every turn.
10/21/2016 at 4:34 PM  1  2  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
An Open Letter to Jesse Jackson  (1)
Why is it that when a conservative writer wants to castigate a liberal policy, the first thing out of their mouths, or pens, or computers, is to call the policy Marxist? Even if the definition of Marxism actually DID apply to the policy, so what? Should a reader believe that unions, public streets, and fire departments, and laws passed to create a fair playing field are all but a boot click away from becoming a ...
9/5/2016 at 6:30 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
IMF Gold Sales – Where ‘Transparency’ means ‘Secrecy’
Ronan Manly: What an excellent article that points out the machinations of the financial world to discredit and hide the true value of gold and gold transactions. Now why doesn't the WSJ publish revealing articles like this? I hope your research pays off and someone somewhere picks up on the obtuse (and likely illegal) methods employed by the IMF and pressures them into a true transparency. Thanks for your hard ...
9/5/2016 at 6:03 PMPermalink
 Sprott Money
The Gold Standard and Debt Jubilee - Jeff Nielson
Great article! Too bad it's not being published by Bloombergs or FT.
8/25/2016 at 5:13 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Dark Dynamics  (5)
Cassandra trumpets the alarm, but the gods have deafened the people.
8/23/2016 at 9:41 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Turk - Goldmoney
What Did J.P. Morgan Mean  (3)
Money WAS gold in 1912. But almost exactly a year later after J.P. Morgan pushed through the Federal Reserve, gold-backed dollars would begin their long transition into a fiat currency. It's unlikely Morgan would have wanted to remind anyone again of that particular definition of money.
8/23/2016 at 8:01 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
Can Trump Win the Presidency  (4)
Oh, WOW! Trump's inability to think or say anything that goes beyond self-adulation and grandiose salesmanship dooms his ability to lead effectively. His inflexibility and overall ignorance of the global economic, social, and military climate are profound. He has alienated himself from minorities, women, and foreign governments (excepting Russia) - even his own adopted political party is deserting his campaign i...
8/16/2016 at 5:17 PM  2  3  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Tom DiLorenzo - lewRockwell
The Pinko Power Elite  (2)
OK, so we all agree that this article is a very biased, anti-socialist propaganda piece. Whether socialism, capitalism, fascism, or corporatism, when any "ism" is carried to an extreme, bad things happen.
6/20/2016 at 6:19 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Bob Hoye - Institutional Advisors
Democrat Nominations: Novelty Over Competence  (2)
And then there are the extraordinary choices of Bush version 2 and now the Donald. Now that's competence.
6/12/2016 at 6:28 AMPermalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
“Nikola One” First-Ever 2000 horsepower (HP) Electric Class 8 Semi-Truck
Mish, you wrote: "Technological advances prove we do not need ridiculous government policies to save us from emissions."

It was those ridiculous policies that forced the technological advances.
5/13/2016 at 5:25 PM1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Christmas Present  (14)
Pray do not Grinch away the cinematic escape pods needed to momentarily flee the Fed's exploding Death Star economy. Star Wars spectaculars, as weak a script as they might be, provide the respites from the "we're gonna have us a good ole time" happy talk of TV land.
12/21/2015 at 7:30 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Don't Sell Your Gold Because of Draghi  (2)
Once China obtains reserve currency status from the IMF, the slow trickle of US paper sales will turn into a flood as financial institutions rush to the new yuan. And if the yuan is gold backed as many assume, the precious metals are in for a once-in-a-lifetime ride.
12/3/2015 at 4:56 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Bang, You’re Dead  (21)
ranbotrader: My trip to the gun show was sarcasm. I hope to never own a gun. I had my fill of them in the military.
10/14/2015 at 6:06 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Bang, You’re Dead  (21)
Perhaps the enamor of guns in our society is yet another symptom of a cultural paranoia. In the US we spend trillions to bolster our military, accept the Patriot Act without a whimper, vociferously defend our borders against any aliens, futilely check Halloween candy for pins, and endorse laws to kill others when "feeling threatened". The more afraid gun owners feel, the more ammo and guns they purchase as thoug...
10/12/2015 at 7:04 PM  1  2  Rating :  -1 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
What’s Been and What’s Next  (25)
Kunstler again expresses what many if not most Americans think. Wouldn't it be great if a real dialogue began over what the makeup of our government SHOULD be! First plan the improvement THEN vote them all out.
4/22/2014 at 6:31 AM  4  1  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Ty Andros - traderview
Witches Brew Part VI - The Policies of Insolvency  (6)
Great to see an article that lays the blame for our overheated and failing economy and government where it belongs—on the Democrats. The Republicans have never done anything that would have resulted in such a dysfunctional political quagmire as we have in DC. Yes, sir, be glad you're a Republican or Tea Party member. Sarcasm aside, Obamacare is a side show to the real problems under the big top. Both sides have ...
11/13/2013 at 7:14 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
The Siren-song of Welfare State  (17)
therevolutionwas: Indeed capitalism benefits more than the individual. But in a simple comparison of the two philosophies, the aim of socialism is to cooperatively benefit the whole as well as the individual, whereas, the aim of capitalism is the reverse.
11/10/2013 at 5:48 PMPermalink
 Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
Investigating Shanghai’s gold futures  (5)
The dominance of the Chinese gold markets could become much more apparent if or when they allow foreign investment to compete with the COMEX on a global scale.
11/9/2013 at 5:25 PMPermalink
 Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
The Siren-song of Welfare State  (17)
I agree with the author on the majority of this well-written article. However, I think the author should be more open to the concept that a world based on pure capitalism would be equally bad as one based on pure socialism. Socialism benefits people in union with others just as capitalism benefits the individual. Both are sides of the same coin. All societies historically have had, to one degree or another, the ...
11/9/2013 at 5:09 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide  (34)
Rather than repeat the trumpeting euphoria of the news media and artificial government reports, Kunstler tells it like it is. If you can't stand to look at yourself naked in the mirror then don't read his articles. If you want to see beyond the veil of mythical economics, pay attention to him.
8/21/2013 at 5:36 PM  4  0  Rating :  4 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Dreadful Summer Wind  (30)
Another insightful article for those with the eyes to see the coming storm through the glitter of self-deception. Thanks.
8/6/2013 at 9:03 PM  4  2  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Charleston Voice
Watch What Happens When a Nation Bans Guns  (14)
dennyc: Yup, that's the way I see the frustrations also. But I do not agree that this site is bipartisan in nature nor to the proliferation of political debating on every web site to placate those frustrations. As for 24h Gold, not once have I seen a liberal or even-handed politically themed article on this site, they are usually very stilted to the right. I have also noticed a tendency for the administrators of...
9/20/2012 at 3:49 AM  1  3  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Charleston Voice
Watch What Happens When a Nation Bans Guns  (14)
I agree with most of what you say, but the comment I made concerned 24h Gold's propensity to publish strictly conservative view points on their web site, which seems to me to have increased over the last year or so. If they wish to garner viewer hits from those who are not politically conservative it would be in their best interest to stick to articles about gold and silver or both conservative AND liberal views...
9/18/2012 at 9:22 PM  3  4  Rating :  -1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Charleston Voice
Watch What Happens When a Nation Bans Guns  (14)
Well, I wonder when they got together to create a web site about gold, specifically 24h Gold, if they realized it would eventually become a quasi-political web site? More and more, just as ridiculous as the widening gap between the political parties, there is a tendency for web sites to encourage divisiveness that is plaguing our nation's population and government. 24hGold must decide if it is about GOLD or poli...
9/17/2012 at 7:28 PM  5  19  Rating :  -14 1 AnswerPermalink
 Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Why Didn't Anyone See It Coming  (13)
To quote John Maynard Keynes:"Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone."
9/14/2012 at 9:46 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Why Didn't Anyone See It Coming  (13)
We talk about the collapse in past tense but the BIG one is still yet to come. We're just in a bounce.
9/13/2012 at 11:36 PM  11  0  Rating :  11 Permalink
 Mac Slavo - shtfplan
Update On $80 Million in Seized Gold Coins: Judge Rules They “Belong to the U.S. Government”  (17)
Sorry, SirJames...but the judge was right. No evidence is needed to prove that the coins were appropriated illegally if they were never officially released into the public. It is considered self-evident. I would be much more sympathetic if it was sunken Spanish doubloon treasure, but in this case the coins were obviously held illegally.

But what does bother me is that even though this is a year of high ...
9/11/2012 at 7:26 PM  4  3  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Nelson Hultberg - Afr
Clint Eastwood and Disrespect  (49)
When Clint Eastwood denigrated the president during the Republican National Convention, the assumption was made that he therefore endorses Romney's bid for president. Since Romney is the epitome of a pure political cartoon who will do and agree to anything to become president, how can Eastwood's message be considered wise counsel? Everything Eastwood says he stands for is discredited by his support of Romney for...
9/6/2012 at 1:19 AM  6  10  Rating :  -4 Permalink
 Tom DiLorenzo
The Party of Great Moral Frauds  (15)
Why does 24hGOLD continue in offering politically focused articles instead of articles about gold and silver. The editorial staff (assuming there is one) of 24hGOLD should limit itself to precious metals news and those articles that directly reference precious metals investing. Decide whether you want to be a journalist website or an investment/gold website.
7/14/2012 at 6:48 PM  2  4  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Mac Slavo. - shtfplan
Complete Disaster Non-Preparedness: DC Grocery Stores Out of Food, Gas Unavailable, Grid-Down  (14)
What does this have to do with gold??????
7/14/2012 at 4:09 AM  2  1  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Mac Slavo. - shtfplan
Complete Disaster Non-Preparedness: DC Grocery Stores Out of Food, Gas Unavailable, Grid-Down  (14)
Good thing you didn't live fifty years ago, or, heaven forbid, a hundred years ago when people just sat it out on their front porches during a heat wave...or piled on another log during the snowstorm. I've always kept a week or two of extra food stored but then again, I was a boy scout and was taught common sense. Be prepared!
7/14/2012 at 4:07 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Roger Wiegand - Webeatthestreet
The Ship of State Is Rudderless  (6)
My previous comment was deleted because the content did not comply with the 24hgold standards. My comment was that political dribble such as this article contains is not worthy of publication by 24hgold and does them a disservice. The author merely was ranting his extreme conservative political beliefs that did not mention precious metals until the end of the article. As I stated, the financial and economic mess...
7/14/2012 at 12:16 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Roger Wiegand - Webeatthestreet
The Ship of State Is Rudderless  (6)
OK, who at 24hGold was asleep at the switch and allowed this obviously, no -- horribly, biased political rant to actually go online? It is filled with so many "Fox News" nonfactual statements and fear mongering that to begin to dissect it logically would take a week, so I won't. Suffice to comment that if Mr. Wiegand is ignorant of the actual fact that the dilemmas we face was started decades ago and perpetrated...
7/12/2012 at 4:31 AM  4  5  Rating :  -1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Keith Weiner
Open Letter to M. Benjamin Bernanke to Discuss your Misunderstandings about Gold  (12)
Although Mr. Bernanke has little affection for the gold standard, in his appearance before congress on March 27th he made his feelings about gold very clear. He was pressured by a politician about how the Fed would be repaid by the EU for any loans it made to them that were not in an inflated currency. He answered, "...they have ...gold." So, even to Mr. Bernanke, gold is the ultimate collateral.
4/20/2012 at 2:06 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Jive Talkin  (25)
Pig: Funny how anonymity makes people insulting and rude.
2/1/2012 at 1:51 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Clive Maund
Gold Market Update  (5)
Clive: For the moment the charts look good. But let's keep things in macro perspective. The euro is in a mighty deep morass and Greece could call a default at any time or split from the euro. If indeed it does, and it still looks likely, then the dollar will rally and gold will fall. Of course, as soon as the attention settles on the US debt and economic troubles, gold will rally like never before. Not a time fo...
1/30/2012 at 11:26 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Jive Talkin  (25)
James: Usually I enjoy your articles. However, this one only wasted my 2-3 minutes while you got your politically biased frustrations off your chest. More substance, please!
1/30/2012 at 11:19 PM  4  5  Rating :  -1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Running Faster...In the Wrong Direction  (1)
"...imaginary hobgoblin that was originally known as 'Global Warning'..."
>"Imaginary"??? I guess people tend to cling to misconceptions regardless of scientific proof and obvious deductive reasoning. Your article is filled with so many politically-biased statements that I find it difficult to separate the truth from the BS.
11/10/2010 at 11:40 AMPermalink
 Roger Wiegand - Webeatthestreet
A September Surprise Is Coming…As Stunningly Stupid Politics Spreads.  (4)
Could be of interest in investing in gold or silver if the author was not so obviously biased politically. The article reads like a Fox News topic rather than any objective analysis. Overall is was worthless and a waste of time with few new ideas.
9/15/2010 at 11:47 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink