Aug 27

A World Without Fractional Reserve Banks and Central

Excerpted From The Money Bubble: What To Do Before It Pops by James Turk and John Rubino: In a very real…

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Aug 25

Yeah, This Will Work Out Just Fine

The Islamic State (ISIS) has set a modern-day “emergent threat” record by going from obscurity to existential global menace in…

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Aug 17

Europe Is Tanking, QE Is Coming

Last year the world kind of forgot about Europe. After ECB head Mario Draghi vowed to “do whatever it takes”…

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Aug 16

Variable-Rate World, Part 4: Japan’s Home Buyers Up

Everyone knows that Japan deeply is in debt and one way or another is going to suffer for it. But…

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Aug 11

They’re Lying To Us, Part 5: Fake Credit

Like any other weak-willed entity, an over-indebted country eventually finds that formerly-easy things get harder to do. Today, for instance,…

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Aug 10

Why We’re Ungovernable, Part 10: The Republicans’ Civil

Back when the republican party was actually the party of small government it was possible for country club moderates (white…

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Aug 6

The Most-Anticipated Stock Market Crash

US equities have been going up for so long that most investors — especially those who were only recently enticed…

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Jul 31

A Horrible Thought

Glenn Greenwald’s No Place To Hide chronicles his work with Edward Snowden to bring the US government’s global surveillance network…

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Jul 28

And That’s a GOOD Thing??

The past year has seen a long list of “XYZ is at its highest level since XXX” announcements. Some notable…

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Jul 24

Happy Markets in an Unhappy World

The old Dickens quote “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” is pretty much always…

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Jul 19

Edward Snowden Towers Over His Enemies

The Guardian just ran an interview with Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who blew the whistle on perhaps the…

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Jul 17

They’re Lying To Us, Part 4: Fake Pensions

Most people learn by the age of 10 or so that making promises is easier than keeping them. That’s why…

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Jul 9

They’re Lying to Us, Part 3: The Fake

For the average person trying to decide how to feel about the economy, the single biggest data point is the…

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Jul 8

This Is Disgusting — And the Food Sounds

It is by now generally understood, at least in the sound money community, that inflation is much higher than the…

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Jul 1

Debt Makes You Dumb, Part 2: Borrowing Just

As incomes stagnate and prices rise, a growing number of Americans face a tough choice: either descend a couple of…

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Jun 25

They’re Lying To Us, Part 2: GDP

Today the US took its next-to-last stab at calculating First Quarter GDP, and the downward revision was impressive even by…

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Jun 23

Gold Bugs’ Hearts Are Beating Faster

Last Thursday was the kind of day that precious metals investors have been waiting (and waiting and waiting) for. Gold…

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Jun 17

They’re Lying To Us, Part 1: Unemployment

One of the frustrating things about the monthly US jobs report is the way everyone focuses on the wrong number.…

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Jun 16

We Are So Not Prepared For Another Oil

In one sense, energy doesn’t matter all that much to what’s coming. Once debt reaches a certain level, oil can…

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