Showing results for tag "debt"

Can the Government Really Print All the Money It Wants?

In 1014, Maximilian Bern thought he had it made…

Trump’s Dynamite

Mr. Trump did not get elected by accident or by fluke. And he did not come along at a time when things were moving along nicely.

Smart Money Divorces Dumb

The U.S. government is the largest player in the financial markets.

A Whimper and a Bang

In a Whimper, prices go down, money disappears, and the economy goes into depression. After that, our guess is that the Whimper will be followed by a Bang.

Why Trump Won’t Start a Real Trade War

The U.S. exports its inflation…exchanging its major export item – dollars – for cheap Chinese-made goods. This keeps the CPI from rising, which prevents the working stiffs from noticing they’re getting ripped off.

The Coming of the Roman Tax Collectors

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has been written about many times over the last two millennia, most notably in Edward Gibbon’s six-volume set of books of the same name. However, one significant aspect to the decline began in the fourth century that has received little attention from those who have written on […]

Holding Pattern

In a discussion with International Man’s Managing Director recently, I grumbled that those authors that are normally quite glib on the future of the economy seem to be going silent. They either are not writing articles, or if they are, many tend to be rehashing their previous articles.

Predictions & The Art of Pulling (Dead) Rabbits From a Hat

There has been much talk about the coming collapse of the US economy, but every effort to pick a date when such an event will happen has so far been wrong. But even though the timing of many predictions is off, the key message to remember is that they DO eventually happen. For this reason, it’s of great importance that we prepare ourselves as soon as possible, both economically and (if we are located in an exposed country) by creating a back door for ourselves and our families. Creating a back door can be a slow process and those who haven’t yet begun would be well-advised to start now. After all, you can only pull so many dead rabbits from a hat…

Predictions & The Art of Pulling (Dead) Rabbits From a Hat

There has been much talk about the coming collapse of the US economy, but every effort to pick a date when such an event will happen has so far been wrong. But even though the timing of many predictions is off, the key message to remember is that they DO eventually happen. For this reason, it’s of great importance that we prepare ourselves as soon as possible, both economically and (if we are located in an exposed country) by creating a back door for ourselves and our families. Creating a back door can be a slow process and those who haven’t yet begun would be well-advised to start now. After all, you can only pull so many dead rabbits from a hat…