Plans for a Global Dystopia

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There appear to be policy areas being driven by statist responses to events, encouraging global institutions to take on a coordinating role. It means deeper levels of centralised planning by unaccountable bureaucrats. Assuming their plans continue to gain credence, we could end up with a dystopian world where supranational bodies direct individual governments to conform.… Read More

Fun on Friday: Moving Is Awful

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December 6, 2019  by Michael Maharrey  0   0 Moving is awful. I’m speaking from recent experience. We are in the process of moving from central Kentucky to northern Florida. I say “in the process” because you don’t just move. It consumes your life for months on end. It starts with the packing. We began packing stuff up over… Read More

Silver Miners Break Out, Flash Bullish Signal for Bullion

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Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Coming up Greg Weldon of Weldon Financial and joins me for an interview you simply must stick around to hear. Greg is ready to make another bold call on the precious metals, having nailed previous moves in both gold and silver perfectly right here… Read More

The Lurking Inflation Monster

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December 5, 2019  by SchiffGold  0   0 Where’s the inflation? The Federal Reserve printed money for nearly a decade, and yet, inflation – as measured by the government – has been “muted.” What gives? There are a number of explanations. For one thing, as economist Edward Stringham pointed out in a recent It’s Your Dime Interview with Mike… Read More

Fiat’s failings, gold and blockchains

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The world stands on the edge of a cyclical downturn, exacerbated by trade tariffs initiated by America. We know what will happen: the major central banks will attempt to inflate their way out of the consequences. And those of us with an elementary grasp of economics should know why the policy will fail. In addition… Read More

Supply Crunch Coming as Silver Miners Scale Back

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Through the first half of 2019, silver significantly underperformed gold. Put another way, gold gained relative to silver – culminating in the gold:silver ratio registering a 27-year high of 95:1. That market signal was received by the mining industry. Since there are few primary silver producers, and those that do mine silver also typically mine… Read More

The Naughty List and Grizzly Bears

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Miles Franklin sponsored this article by Gary Christenson. The opinions are his. The official US national debt in 1913 was $2.91 billion. In 1971, when President Nixon lied about temporarily disconnecting gold from the dollar, the official national debt was $398 billion. By 2019 the official national debt has grown to $23,000 billion. Politicians borrow… Read More

Wyoming, Texas, Utah Top 2019’s Sound Money Index

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Precious Metals Dealer, Sound Money Group Rank the 50 States’ Gold and Silver Policies Charlotte, NC (December 3, 2019) – “Is Your State Destroying Your Money?” asks the Sound Money Defense League and Money Metals Exchange with the release of the 2019 Sound Money Index. The Sound Money Index is the first index of its… Read More

The Rise and History of Central Banking

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Following the Barings crisis in 1890 the concept of a lender of last resort was widely seen to be a solution to the extremes of free markets. Initially, this meant that the bank nominated by the government to represent it in financial markets and to oversee the supply of bank notes took on a role… Read More

Why Nobody Talks About Ballooning Federal Deficits

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The presidential race will mesmerize Americans over the next 11 months. The country hasn’t been this polarized since the Civil War. Voters on the left desperately want a story which undermines support for President Trump. They are also searching for a candidate who can actually win. Many Republicans are outraged about the Deep State and… Read More

America’s trade policy will end up destroying the dollar

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America’s tariffs against China are already showing signs of undermining the global economy and will create a funding crisis for the Federal Government when it leads to foreigners no longer buying US Treasury debt and selling down their existing dollar holdings. A subversive attempt by America to divert global portfolio investment from China by destabilising… Read More

The Beginning of a Flight From Money?

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The printing press never stops: in OECD countries, the balance sheet of central banks has risen from the equivalent of 10% of GDP in 2008 to more than 30% today, a threefold increase in ten years. The Federal Reserve stopped shrinking its balance sheet in October 2019 and there is starting to be talk of… Read More