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Cyprus, Crisis and Cryptos – Lessons from the Sea of Debt

Bitcoin flourishes in times of dire uncertainty. Indeed, it was forged in the crucible of the 2008 financial crisis.

Is Argentina in America’s Future?

Never before has so much fake money created so much fake prosperity and faked out so many people.

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.

Unsound Banking: Why Most of the World’s Banks Are Headed for Collapse

An honest banker should no more lend out demand deposit money than Allied Van and Storage should lend out the furniture you’ve paid it to store

MAGA: Mission Accomplished?

Maybe Mr. Trump is smarter, more dynamic, or just luckier… Possibly. But the gods lay traps for those who think they are… and laugh at them later.

How Inflation Destroys Civilization

Yesterday I told you about the unstoppable trend towards more socialism in the US. I think inflation is the primary factor driving this trend. Americans feel squeezed because the cost of rent, medical insurance, and tuition, as well as other basic living expenses, is rising much faster than their wages. This creates very real problems […]

Doug Casey’s Current View of the World

Legendary speculator Doug Casey explains the difference between a national government and a nation’s economy, why the latter cannot be trusted with the former, and his perspective on today’s markets.

Doug Casey’s Current View of the World

Legendary speculator Doug Casey explains the difference between a national government and a nation’s economy, why the latter cannot be trusted with the former, and his perspective on today’s markets.

Understanding the Federal Reserve

Looking at the title, the reader may conclude that he has begun to read an article that he might better save until he has a holiday weekend in which to read it. And there can be no doubt that volumes could be written describing the Fed and its inner-workings.

Will There Be Hyperinflation?

Jeff Thomas addresses an important topic and a constant source of argument within economic circles – whether we’re heading into an overall deflation or inflation scenario. And if inflation, whether it will take on a “hyper” aspect to it as occurred in the German Weimar Republic of the ’20s, and more recently Yugoslavia in the ’90s or Zimbabwe of the past few years. So, could the US face a hyperinflation scenario? Let’s take a look.

Seeking Inspiration in Going Forward

No one could doubt that we are living in difficult times, or that the economic, political and social conditions we are experiencing are unprecedented in our lifetimes. Where, then, do we turn for guidance? Well, as luck would have it, history is rich with fine people who have gone before us.

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Debt

Some people are more observant than others. Some are more capable of thinking outside the box than others. Whether this is by nature or nurture is a moot point.