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Will Democrats be Gold Friendly?

John Rubino and Dr. Quinton Hennigh return as guests on this week’s program. The Democrat party hates gold. Alan Greenspan explained why in 1966. He wrote: “This is the shabby secret of the welfare statist tirades against gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the hidden confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious ... [Read More]

Inflation

    Although the energy heavy Rogers Raw Materials Index was down 1.03% last week, everything I’m looking at suggests we are facing inflationary headwinds. My IDW shown below hit another new high at 176.45. Driving my IDW higher ... [Read More]

Is Bitcoin your Financial Savior?

Alasdair Macleod & Michael Oliver return. Michael Timmins of Fury Gold Mines visits for the first time. It's clear to those not prone to groupthink that global central banks are rapidly racing their currencies toward the dustbin of history. ... [Read More]

Clown World Finance

By: Kristoffer Mousten Hansen The recent blowup of GameStop shares has revealed, if anyone was still doubting, that the center of clown world is not Washington, DC, nor Silicon Valley—but Wall Street. To be clear, this is not meant to refer to the ... [Read More]

What to Expect from Bidenomics

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, the Treasury secretary designate Janet Yellen outlined before the Senate Finance Committee the likely course of President Joe Biden’s economic policies in the months ahead. Given the fragile state of the US economy as a ... [Read More]

Why the Utes Opposed Biden’s Plans to Limit Oil Drilling

Within a day of the inauguration, the Biden administration issues a bevy of new executive orders designed to please a variety of the Democratic Party’s core special-interest groups. Among these was an executive order curtailing oil and gas leasing on ... [Read More]

Lessons on Economic Freedom from Ancient Greece

Economic freedom isn't a modern invention. Throughout history, we find time and time again that those areas with the most economic freedom were the most prosperous. Activists in favor of economic freedom often limit themselves, however, to only a few ... [Read More]

The Coming Revolt of the Middle Class

That's how Neofeudal systems collapse: the tax donkeys and debt-serfs finally rebel and start demanding the $50 trillion river of capital take a new course. The Great American Middle Class has stood meekly by while the New Nobility stripmined $50 ... [Read More]

Will Markets Crash in 2021?

  In today's video: “I do think that this year, there’s going to be some tremendous market correction, I think that people are going to start coming to the conclusion that they have ... [Read More]

It’s A FOMC Day!

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts   January 27, 2021   * Currencies gain on Tues, but give back gains overnight * Gold can't find terra firma since last Wednesday...    Good day, and a Wonderful Wednesday to you! After the double ... [Read More]

When Fascism Comes, It Will Be Wearing a Mask

By: Ron PaulAlmost immediately after his inauguration, President Joe Biden began creating new government dictates via executive orders. Many of these executive orders concern coronavirus, fulfilling Biden’s promise to make ramping up a ... [Read More]

Understanding the Roots and Causes of Inflation

[This is the fourth lecture from Mises's "Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow"] If the supply of caviar were as plentiful as the supply of potatoes, the price of caviar—that is, the exchange ratio between caviar and money or caviar and ... [Read More]

How the Covid Crisis Exposed the Absurdity of “Certificates of Need”

In August 2020, the Institute for Justice published a report entitled “Conning the Competition: A Nationwide Survey of Certificate of Need Laws.” Certificate of Need (CON) laws are a particular problem in a health crisis like we are experiencing now. ... [Read More]

The State Is a False-Flag Operation

By: Jason MorganOver the past year, as violence has erupted in cities across the United States and even in the Capitol building in Washington, DC, partisans have routinely insisted that looting, vandalism, terrorism, arson, beatings, and murder are ... [Read More]

Currencies & Metals are Adrift At Sea…

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts   January 26, 2021   * Stephen Roach is committed to his call of a weak dollar! * Chuck navigates through the landmines...    Good Day… And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! Well, it was ... [Read More]

Critiquing the Dollar-A-Day Idea of Poverty

By: Harald Eustachius TomintzThe first year of this decade has given us time to pause and think about how the world stands in terms of global development. One widely used statistic to examine development, which shall be called the “dollar-a-day” ... [Read More]

The ECB Takes a Holistic Approach to the Yield Curve

By: Robert AroWhen a central bank controls the yield curve, should we not call it yield curve control? Last Tuesday Bloomberg wrote about how the European Central Bank (ECB) is implementing what could be perceived as yield curve control. The phrase ... [Read More]

The FDA Botched Covid Testing in 2020. Nothing Has Changed Since Then.

Ah, the covid-19 test results—much maligned by some and worshipped by others! As part of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, the results of covid-19 tests are repeatedly blasted at us from many places, often with analysis. It is easy to understand why ... [Read More]

Jeff Riggenbach, RIP

Jeff Riggenbach, one of the pioneer libertarians from the 1970s, died today at the age of seventy-four. The dominant theme of his work was opposition to war, and he was a great champion of Randolph Bourne, who famously said that “war is the health of ... [Read More]

Everything Is Broken

I'd say more about Big Tech but since they've 'privatized totalitarianism', I fear being 'digitally disappeared' if I dare criticize Big Tech. Mr. Bob Dylan was once again prescient: Everything Is Broken. You may think I'm referring to the ... [Read More]

Virus Outbreak In China Pushes Commodity Prices Down…

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts   January 25, 2021   * Currencies push against the dollar bugs...  * Gold bounces in the early trading today...    Good Day… And a Marvelous Monday to you! Well, Congratulations to the Tampa ... [Read More]