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Sprott Money
Debt, Dollars, DOW, War, Silver, and Shirts
Yes, they are connected. Dollars are created as debt. More dollars in circulation = more debt. More debt means consumption is “pulled forward” from the future so consumption can occur now. This usually ends badly. Commercial banks and central banks have created trillions of new dollars. Each new dollar devalues every other dollar currently in circulation, in savings, and in pension accounts. Prices rise! Wars are costly, kill people and produce little. Governments like wars because t
Friday, August 18, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
  Can a government surplus cause the economy to tank? 
According to the article linked HERE, if the US or the Australian or the UK government repaid all of its debt, the economy would tank. The article contains such a large number of factual errors and such a copious amount of nonsense that completely debunking it would take far more time than I’m prepared to spend, so in this post I’ll only deal with a few of the flaws. To begin, the article points out that US government surpluses have, in the past, often been followed by depressions or recessions,
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Why The Bitcoin Price Could Top $1 Million
The price of Bitcoin made a new record high above $4,300 today and is now up roughly 350% year to date or 643% over the past 12 months. If you add in the free Bitcoin Cash distributed to Bitcoin holders, the current value of Bitcoin is closer to $4,600. In this article, I will lay out the case for why a Bitcoin price of $1 million is not as outlandish as it appears at first blush. While some people are saying it could hit this level by 2030, I think we could see the Bitcoin price reach $1 milli
Monday, August 14, 2017
Frank Shostak
Employment Is Not the Key to Economic Growth
The US unemployment rate stood at 4.3% in July against 4.4% in the month before. The number of unemployed stood at 6.981 million – an increase of 4,000 from June. A relatively low unemployment rate is considered by most experts as an important factor for economic growth.This way of thinking based on the view that a reduction in the number of unemployed means that more people can now afford to boost their expenditure. As a result, economic activity follows suit. If unemployment is an important dr
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Thorsten Polleit
  The Fiasco of Fiat Money 
I. Today's worldwide paper-, or "fiat-," money regime is an economically and socially destructive scheme — with far-reaching and seriously harmful economic and societal consequences, effects that extend beyond what most people would imagine. Fiat money is inflationary; it benefits a few at the expense of many others; it causes boom-and-bust cycles; it leads tooverindebtedness; it corrupts society's morals; and it will ultimately end in a depression on a grand scale.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Federal Reserve As An Engine Of Deflation (sic!) 
Although the Fed’s open market purchases of securities (always net) affect only the short end of the yield curve directly, through the transmission of risk-free bond speculation they will affect the rest of the yield curve indirectly. Thus the entire spectrum of interest rates will keep falling in consequence of the Fed’s open market purchases of Treasury bills (or equivalent). This is a powerful if unrecognized force in the economy causing a chain-reaction as follows:
Monday, August 7, 2017
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Credit Unions 

Sunday, August 6, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Follow the money
Since 2009, equities and other financial assets have climbed a wall of worry. Initially, it was recovery from the threat of a complete financial collapse, before the Fed saved the system once again.Systemic collapse continued to be on the cards, with European banks at risk of bankruptcy. We still talk about this today. More walls of worry to climb.The global economy has not imploded, as the bears have consistently warned. Systemic and other dangers still exist. The bears now point to excessive v
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold’s future confiscation is a growing reality, as currency confidence slides!
Article – Part 5The subject of gold’s confiscation has come onto our screens again, but this time, being described as a “Myth” in the future. This thought comes from Canada, a favorite place for U.S. citizens to store their gold in the hopes that it will be outside the reach of the U.S. Federal Reserve. We respond to the article that described it as a myth, because we are firmly of the opinion that as we move from dollar hegemony to a multi currency, world currencies will find themselves competi
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
War on Cash Proposals in Australia: Microchip Expiring $100 Bills, Forcing People to Keep Receipts 
Australia’s Black Economy Taskforce has come up with a list of 35 “consumer-focused” proposals to crack down on cash. The taskforce blames consumers for holding cash and for not getting receipts. Michael Andrew, the head of the taskforce, proposes nanochips in $50 and $100 notes so the government knows where the cash is. Cash will expire after a designated period of time. Andrew believes “consumers are part of the problem”. He wants to punish people who pay in cash and don’t get a receipt. A pl
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
John Butler - Goldmoney
The Golden Revolution, Revisited: Chapter 7
This Insight is the tenth in the serial publication of the new, Revisited edition of my book, The Golden Revolution (John Wiley and Sons, 2012). (The first instalment can be found here.) The book is being published by Goldmoney and will also appear as a special series of Goldmoney Insights over the coming months. This instalment comprises the second chapter of Section II.View the Entire Research Piece as a PDF here.Stagnation, Stagflation, and the Rise of 'Darth' Volcker“When I look at the past
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
The “commodity supercycle” myth dies hard
Some commentators on the financial markets still refer to something called the “commodity supercycle”. This is remarkable considering that the inflation-adjusted (IA) GSCI Commodity Index (GNX) made a new all-time low early last year and that relative to the Dow Industrials Index the GNX is not far from the all-time low reached in 1999. The relevant charts are displayed below. Just how bad
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Sprott Money
“Low Inflation” In Not “Good", It’s Pure Propaganda - Dave Kranzler
Analysts who advocate a monetary policy that targets “low inflation” are the equivalent of chickens in the barnyard rooting for Colonel Sanders to succeed. This idea that a low level of inflation being good for the economy is beyond moronic. The fiat currency money system era was accompanied by the erroneous notion that a general increase in the price of goods and services is “inflation.” But technically this definition is wrong. “Inflation” is the “decline in the purchasing power of c
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Letters from India: How Bad Can the Crackdown on Cash and Tax Evasion Get? What’s Next?
Reader “IB” an India businessman, writes about the crackdown on cash and tax evasion by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “IB” is very concerned about recent events, as well he should be. Background for this story started on November 8, 2016, when Modi stunned the country with an announcement that 500-rupee ($7.30) and 1,000-rupee notes, which account for more than 85 percent of the money supply, would cease to be legal tender immediately. For details, please see Cash Chaos in India, 86% of Money
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Two Sources Of Credit

Sunday, July 30, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Why economists cannot forecast recessions
The purpose of this article is to draw the widest attention to the chronic inability of the economic establishment to forecast recessions. Next time you hear an economist make a prediction on mainstream media, your default assumption should be he or she is simply wrong.Why do I allege this? An IMF economist, Prakash Loungani, did some interesting research in 2000 about the accuracy of economists’ forecasts. Using data taken from a publication called Consensus Forecasts (published by Consensus Ec
Friday, July 28, 2017
Thorsten Polleit -
The Fed Remains on Course – to Trouble
The Federal Reserve (Fed) is widely expected to continue to tighten its monetary policy this year. According to a latest Reuters Poll, the Fed is likely to start shrinking its US$4 trillion balance sheet in September and, moreover, raise further its key interest rate, which is currently standing in a range of 1.0 to 1.25 percent, in the fourth quarter this year.According to mainstream economic wisdom, the time has come for the US economy to return to a more normal level of interest rates. Indust
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
The Fed versus the Market
The following monthly chart shows that the year-over-year (YOY) growth rate of US True Money Supply (TMS) made a multi-year peak in late-2016 and has since fallen sharply to an 8-year low. The downward trend in US monetary inflation since late last year has been driven by the commercial banks, meaning that the pace of commercial-bank credit creation has been declining. The Fed, on the other hand, hasn’t yet done anything to tighten US monetary conditions. All the Fed has done to date is edge its
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Thorsten Polleit
Ending the Monetary Fiasco – Returning to Sound Money 
Money plays a key role in facilitating and intensifying the process of civilization. However, this holds true only for free-market money, while with government-controlled fiat money, the opposing tendency comes into operation, namely the process of decivilization.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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