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Why the Dollar’s Debt Trap is Inflationary

Alasdair Macleod, Dr. Quinton Hennigh and Chen Lin return as guests on the program. Including bonds and other financial issues emanating from the U.S. Government, the individual states, the private sector and the broad money supply, dollar debt totals roughly $100 trillion, to which we can add shadow banking liabilities realistically estimated ... [Read More]

At a Turning Point

Regarding this week’s markets, you get the sense that we may be at a major turning point for asset classes, as Michael Oliver has been suggesting. His view is that we are likely to see a switch out of equities into T-Bonds and gold. As you can see ... [Read More]

Crescat’s Macro Economic Case for Gold

Michael Oliver and Quinton Hennigh return while Kevin Smith and Otavio “Tavi” Costa visit for the first time on this week’s program. At a time in Western culture when individuals are told to stop thinking and simply follow orders, Kevin and Tavi ... [Read More]

Pressure on the Fed

A bit of air came out of the market this week, and as inflation rates rise, there will be more pressure on the Fed to start to reduce money printing by reducing the Fed’s bond buying binge. Another pressure point on the Fed may be the enormous ... [Read More]

Europe Faces a Fragile Economy as the Merkel Era Ends

As Angela Merkel prepares her exit from the chancellery in Berlin, a false alarm is ringing in Europe about an imminent danger of “stagflation.” This phenomenon, like dragons, belongs to mythology rather than real historical or present ... [Read More]

I Uncovered a Half-TRILLION DOLLAR FRAUD $$$

  “We are approaching a half-trillion dollar accounting fraud…this is just flat-out, bold-faced lying.” Join Mike Maloney as he uncovers what may be the biggest accounting fraud in ... [Read More]

It’s A FOMC Day!

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 22, 2021 * Currencies give back some gains on Tuesday... * The House kicks the can down the road once again...  Good Day… And a Wonder Dog Wednesday to you! Well my weather app was correct, the ... [Read More]

America 2021: Inequality is Now Baked In

This complete capture of all avenues of regulation and governance can only end one way, a kind of hyper-stagflation. Zeus Y. and I go way back, and he has always had a knack for summarizing just how insane, disconnected from reality, manipulative ... [Read More]

The Prospects for Soft Secession in America

1930, Columbia professor Karl Llewellyn published The Bramble Bush, his famous tract on how to think about and study law. Llewellyn urged readers to consider both law and custom when seeking to understand a society, to recognize the difference ... [Read More]

Why Bureaucrats Are Sitting on So Much Money-Losing Real Estate

The very size and scope of the United States federal government is likely something that Ludwig von Mises could not have imagined, despite writing the book which foretold the results of such a behemoth, Bureaucracy. Early on Mises wrote, “Congress ... [Read More]

In Defense of the Speculator

It will come as yesterday's news that the speculator is perennially under attack by the social justice warriors. Yet speculators serve a crucial and valuable role in surviving economic disasters. Original Article: "In Defense of the Speculator" This ... [Read More]

Max Hillebrand on Free Software Entrepreneurship with Bitcoin

Entrepreneurs are developing a new world of innovative business models far from regulated markets, crony capitalism, and corporate control. It’s a new world of cyber security, free software, value-for-value exchange, integrated with bitcoin. Max ... [Read More]

Janet Yellen Becomes A Drama Queen…

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts   September 21, 2021   * Currencies & Gold rally on Monday...  * The overnight markets see more dollar selling...    Good Day… And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! Another beautiful day ... [Read More]

On Powell’s Plate

By: Robert Aro This Wednesday concludes September’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. It couldn’t come at a more tremulous time for Chair Powell and the Board of Governors. As of Monday, the Dow saw massive sell off, news headlines over ... [Read More]

US Military Propaganda in Film, Sports, and TV: It’s Everywhere

From the darkened cinema to the football field to the airport screening line, the US government inflated the actual threat of terrorism and the necessity of an aggressive military response. Original Article: "US Military Propaganda in Film, Sports, ... [Read More]

Why the Federalists Hated the Bill of Rights

The Constitution had been ratified and was going into effect, and the next great question before the country was the spate of amendments which the Federalists had reluctantly agreed to recommend at the state conventions. Would they, as Madison and ... [Read More]

Do Monarchies Have Higher Rates of Economic Growth?

By: Lipton Matthews In its June edition, Cato Unbound published a feature discussing the pros and cons of constitutional monarchies. Quite surprisingly, mainstream academics are expressing a renewed interest in studying monarchies. Originally, ... [Read More]

From Diseases to Recessions, Government Failure Is Endemic

Massive government intervention in the aftermath of the global financial crisis has not prevented the Great Recession, but had actually deepened and prolonged it until the covid-19 pandemic and government lockdowns sent the economy into a tailspin in ... [Read More]

Pandemic Ethics: Is Public Health Out of Control?

Our guest is Euzebiusz (Zeb) Jamrozik, MD, PhD, a practicing internal medicine physician and fellow in ethics and infectious diseases at the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford. He is head of the Monash-WHO ... [Read More]

Covid Lockdowns Signal the Rise of Public Policy by Ransom

Public commentator Amanda Marcotte is “incandescent with rage”—her words—with those who refuse to be vaccinated against covid-19.1 She wants to get back to her spin class, and the unvaccinated are ruining it for her. Lockdowns and other restrictions ... [Read More]

What Did You Spend That $600 On?

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 20, 2021 * Currencies & metals get sold down the river last week * What are the Cartel Heads doing with stocks?  Good day… And a Marvelous Monday to you! My beloved Cardinals are on a roll to ... [Read More]

Now That the American Dream Is Reserved for the Wealthy, The Smart Crowd Is Opting Out

The already-wealthy and their minions are unprepared for the Smart Crowd opting out. Clueless economists are wringing their hands about the labor shortage without looking at the underlying causes, one of which is painfully obvious: the American ... [Read More]