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Supply Side Shock

So, this week we had “good inflation” with stocks and bonds rising and commodities falling. With the S&P down “only” 17.93% this year, thanks to a massive rally today, you can say that stocks have emerged from bear market territory. But the bear market is hardly over. Actually, if Friday’s rally had not taken place, stocks would have declined ... [Read More]

“Back To An Honest Monetary System” – My Presentation at the MIF Toronto

About two weeks ago I presented at the pre PDAC MIF Metals Investor Forum in Toronto. I hope that those who attended or that have already watched the several companies that I brought to the MIF conference, have not only enjoyed watching them but ... [Read More]

Buyer’s Remorse Sinks Markets

The Fed Goldilocks propa­ganda worked on the day of the rate hike but when investors woke up the next day, a stare at reality caused a severe case of “buyer’s remorse.” Long-dated Treasuries fell 2.1% and the S&P plunged 8.54% this week. Speaking ... [Read More]

Alasdair Macleod, John Rubino and Quinton Hennigh are this week’s guests.

Alasdair Macleod, John Rubino and Quinton Hennigh are this week’s guests. Recently, Doug Noland, the portfolio manager for the McAlvany Management Tactical Short fund, wrote the following: “History suggests today’s festering issues in credit ... [Read More]

Investing in a Rapidly Changing World

Eric Coffin, Michael Oliver and Dr. Quinton Hennigh return as guests on this week’s program. Few investors and letter writers combine such an intimate knowledge of the junior gold resource markets and the metals markets in general as Eric Coffin. ... [Read More]

What Will It Take to End Rampant Home-Price Inflation?

Real wages are falling, inflation is at a 40-year high, and the Atlanta Fed predicts we'll find GDP growth at zero for the second quarter. Meanwhile, both the yield curve and money-supply growth point to recession.  But when it comes to the latest ... [Read More]

How Bad Were Recessions Before Creation of the Fed? Not As Bad As They Are Now

With a recession looming over the average American, the group to blame is pretty obvious, this group being the central bankers at the Federal Reserve, who inflate the supply of currency in the system, that currency being the dollar. This is what ... [Read More]

The Fed Loves Friedman! Hayek? Not So Much

By: Robert Aro It’s rare to see a central banker discuss Austrian economics. Yet, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond did exactly that in a recently published paper called: A Historical Perspective on Digital Currencies where they give their ... [Read More]

Is the inflation boom quickly turning to an inflation bust?

June 27, 2022 We are only 6-months into the year, and it seems like the inflation boom is quickly going bust. The last few months have been very interesting as we see traders (rotating) moving out of one investment or market and into another. ... [Read More]

Gold Continues To Be “Managed”

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts   June 28, 2022   * the dollar selling ended on Monday...  * Zimbabwe interest rate to go to 200%...    Good Day,, And A Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! Well, my beloved Cardinals got back on ... [Read More]

Countdown to Crisis

By: Liam Cosgrove If you’re into finance, you may have seen this chart: cosgrove_chart_1.jpeg Fed hiking cycles end in crisis - every time. The chart also illustrates that, since the 1980s, the Fed has been unable ... [Read More]

Contra Ben Bernanke, the Gold Standard Promotes Economic Stability

Currently the world is on a fiat money standard—a government-issued currency that is not backed by a commodity such as gold. The fiat standard is the primary cause behind the present economic instability, and is tempted to suggest that a gold ... [Read More]

Who’s Going To Buy Our Treasuries?

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts   June 27, 2022   * the dollar continues to show chinks in its armor... * are digits instead of folding currency in your future?    Good Day… And a Marvelous Monday to you! UGH! My beloved ... [Read More]

The Age of Discord

It's very difficult to find common ground that supports cooperation in the disintegrative stage of scarcities, rising prices, catastrophically centralized power and social discord. Today's topic echoes Peter Turchin's 2016 book, Ages of Discord, ... [Read More]

For Presidents, Unpopularity Is a Simple PR Problem. Biden Is No Exception

The Biden administration, stung by low poll numbers, insists that the president is receiving unfair PR, which is hiding the "truth" about Biden's many accomplishments. Original Article: "For Presidents, Unpopularity Is a Simple PR Problem. Biden Is ... [Read More]

All Inflation Is Government-Caused

By: Jason Morgan On June 19, 2022, geopolitical analyst Ian Bremmer posted the following on Twitter: us: left govt, high inflationuk: right govt, high inflationgermany: centrist govt, high inflationitaly: everyone in govt, high inflationwild guess ... [Read More]

A Critique of Neoclassical and Austrian Monopoly Theory

One of the most controversial areas in Austrian economics, and one where even long-established Austrian theorists differ sharply, is monopoly theory. Indeed, as we shall see below, the differences are not merely semantic, nor are they confined to ... [Read More]

A Looming Recession: How Bad Is It?

Mises.org economist and senior editor Ryan McMaken joins Jeff and Bob for a hard look at the economic reality Americans face today. Shostak on the true definition of a recession: Mises.org/HAP349-Shostak Bob's article in the QJAE: ... [Read More]

We’re All Nullifiers Now + Roe v. Wade Talk

On this episode of Radio Rothbard, Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop talk about the increasing decay of federal legitimacy. Republicans are threatening to nullify federal law. Democrats want to nullify Supreme Court decisions. Oh, and the Supreme Court ... [Read More]

A New “Pink Tide” in Latin America?

Latin America tilted further left this week as Colombian voters elected to send Gustavo Petro to the country’s presidential palace. Come August, the former Bogotá mayor and member of the violent M-19 guerrilla organization will join the region’s ... [Read More]

The Global Power Shift Isn’t West to East–It’s Not That Simple

The mercantilist dependence on exports for growth, a winner for the past 70 years, has reached diminishing returns. Rather than be a source of growth, it's a source of stagnation. Conventional wisdom holds that geopolitical power is inevitably ... [Read More]

Gun and Self-Defense

The recent school shootings have led many people to want to restrict or deny altogether our right to own guns, and in these troubled times, it is all the more essential to bear in mind the reasons for that right. To that end, I’d like in this week’s ... [Read More]

SPECIAL REPORT: Inflation…THEN DEFLATION

  How long will inflation last? What will the Fed do? And is the War against Ukraine really to blame? To help answer these questions, Mike Maloney invites Adam Taggart on ... [Read More]

Who Owns Federal Reserve Losses and How Will they Impact Monetary Policy?

Introduction Among Federal Reserve officials and many economists, it is fashionable to argue that any losses the Federal Reserve should suffer, no matter how large, will have no operational consequence. Is this true? If so, how does the Fed account ... [Read More]