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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.

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During decline, throughout history, a series of policies is invariably undertaken to save those in government. These policies are always at the expense of the populace.

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.

What if Venezuelan Hyperinflation Came to the US?

Mike Maloney thinks that hyperinflation is a distinct possibility in the US. So when I read about the runaway inflation rates in Venezuela, I wondered how that would play out in the US if he’s right.

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.

VIDEO: The Anarchast: Jeff Berwick Interviews Our Editor, Joel Bowman

Jeff Berwick—who runs Anarchapulco 2019—sits down with Joel and chats about living the unfettered international life.

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 […]

The Trouble With a $5 Coke

Fight for $15! This was the rallying cry of what eventually became the largest fast-food strike in US history. It all started in late 2012, when over 100 New York City fast-food workers walked off their jobs, demanding higher wages. Many made minimum wage. They were struggling to make ends meet as rent, utilities, medical […]

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 […]

There’s A Bomb Under The Table

When this bomb goes off, it may well prove to do more damage than the most powerful nuclear weapon.

There’s A Bomb Under The Table

When this bomb goes off, it may well prove to do more damage than the most powerful nuclear weapon.

Looking Toward A Post-Crash World

Today we bring you a different type of article from Jeff Thomas. As International Man has grown, more and more readers have come to see Jeff as an interesting and insightful writer on what’s coming round the bend from a geo-eco-political point of view. Following is a compilation of some of the questions he’s received directly from our readers, formatted into an interview format. Enjoy.

HYPERINFLATION – “I’ll wait and see how it goes before I make my move”

Though the definition of “inflation” may have changed over the years, there is no confusion as to what “hyperinflation” is. The question is: will hyperinflation occur within our lifetimes? If so, what might it look like? What will happen to our wealth in such a situation? The ever-insightful Jeff Thomas discusses the history, cause, and results of such a situation.

HYPERINFLATION – “I’ll wait and see how it goes before I make my move”

Though the definition of “inflation” may have changed over the years, there is no confusion as to what “hyperinflation” is. The question is: will hyperinflation occur within our lifetimes? If so, what might it look like? What will happen to our wealth in such a situation? The ever-insightful Jeff Thomas discusses the history, cause, and results of such a situation.

When They Can’t Afford Walmart

Thanks to an explosion in cheap goods available to the average American consumer, the tagline “Made in America” is rare today. After all, why buy a pair of pants from the American producer when you can buy 3 or 4 relatively equivalent ones imported from the Orient and available in the ubiquitous entity that is your friendly neighborhood Walmart? However, even that situation is changing and, when inflation (and potentially hyperinflation) rears its ugly head, even Walmart might seem too expensive to the regular Joe and Jill.

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.

Food Crisis – The Greatest Threat to Social Stability

How would a food crisis play out on American soil? Food shortages have happened before in many societies around the world and the result is not a pretty picture…