Sep 17

The Depression, World War II, And What They

Nearly a century after the fact, the Great Depression remains THE object lesson for virtually every branch of economics. To…

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Sep 16

Welcome to the Currency War, Part 17: The

Europe is an economic basket case while the US is kind-of sort-of recovering. Why? Several reasons, but the only one…

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Sep 10

Full Frontal Inflation

By now it’s an article of faith within the sound money community that most major countries have borrowed so much…

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Sep 7

Real Interest Rates and Future Chaos

The folks at Gresham’s Law just published a nifty interactive chart of real (i.e., inflation-adjusted) interest rates since the 1960s…

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Sep 2

Off-Topic But a Great Cause

When today’s global financial system finally implodes and is (hopefully) replaced by something sustainable, one of the next big challenges…

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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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