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As soon as the noose was around his neck, Guy Fawkes broke free from the hangman and leaped off the scaffolding — guaranteeing a quick drop with a stop sharp enough to break his neck cleanly... It seems like an odd result for a man to be in such a hurry ...read more
Yesterday I gave you a brief history of gold, and why I think the metal may be higher. Today let's round out our discussion with the importance of holding physical metal! In fact, over the past few years investors have been flocking to gold and silver. What's going on? It's a worldwide ...read more
The idea of "collapse", social and financial, comes with an incredible array of hypothetical consequences ranging from public dissent and martial law, to the complete disintegration of infrastructure and the devolution of mankind into a swarm of mindless arm-chewing cannibals. In an age of television nirvana and cinema overload, I ...read more
After Sept. 11, the American system of government became crazy obsessed with security. The implementation has not only been brutal and contrary to human liberty; it has completely lacked creativity. Instead of real security, we get what's called "security theater," and at the expense of the customer, who feels the ...read more
"When they come for my gun, they will have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands," is a common refrain I often hear from the Neo-Cons when there is a threat, credible or otherwise, that the US government is going to take their firearms. And, when I hear this ...read more
What the Federal Reserve System can do and what it will do are two different things. The Federal Reserve System can monetize anything. It can create digital money and buy any asset it chooses to buy. There are no legal restrictions on what it is allowed to monetize. If it were to ...read more
Recently, the leftist London Guardian posted an article against the nineteenth-century gold coin standard. The author, who seems recently to have begun shaving, has provided a highly useful summary of the Keynesian case against the gold coin standard. His article is a fine mixture of familiar old canards and creative ...read more
As you can figure out, especially if you’re a longtime reader, you had better have your stash of physical gold and silver. Furthermore, if you haven’t noticed lately gold is on sale. The shiny stuff trades at a 17% discount to last year’s highs. Today, with gold prices heading higher -- $2,000, ...read more
Step away from watching the markets hour by hour and eventually you'll notice something. What you'll notice is that most of the news is garbage. Websites and cable news channels need a constant news flow to justify movements in stock prices. But most of the time there is no connection ...read more
The political process as a means to liberty has been about as effective as socialism as a means to prosperity. If your goal is liberty, electoral politics is the last path you should consider. There is a far more exciting, fulfilling, enriching, and – most importantly – effective path to ...read more
While attending the Agora Financial Symposium in Vancouver, I became aware that Americans enjoy some rights that Canadians do not: among them, the limited ability to carry weapons. Even private security guards seem unable to be armed in Canada. This does not make me feel safer. Quite the reverse. Private people ...read more
On August 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared that the United States would no longer honour its promise to exchange US dollars held by foreign central banks for gold at a fixed price of $35 an ounce. The innocuous term 'Nixon closed the gold window' that is now widely used ...read more