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The “Death of the Dollar” Nonsense — Here’s the latest

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(Posted Aug. 18, 2018) -- From most of the usual suspects, there have again been "sensational" and "SHOCKING" revelations recently of (Take your pick) a coming currency re-set. . .new global currency based on the International Monetary Fund's S.D.R. basket. . .a crypto currency-like replacement of the U.S. Dollar. .…

Understanding our M.A.D. Policy with China

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  A few semi-hysterical folks in the media (especially those who detest the U.S. president) warn that Trump is starting a full-fledged trade war that will crater the global economy. If that doesn't do it -- say some of the usual Doom and Gloom promoters--China's retaliation by "dumping" dollars and…

Gold Manipulation – A History Lesson (From the Feb. 20, 2018 Issue)

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From time to time I clarify my own position--and provide some common sense and history--to address a well-flogged story line (actually a MYTH today) that the gold price is "suppressed." In the below excerpt from the latest issue of The National Investor I remind folks that--a scant 20 years or…

Now THIS was “Gold Suppression!”

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I regularly call out the carnival barker types among the "Pied Pipers of the Gold Bug Echo Chamber" for putting out utter nonsense at times as they frantically fight over a shrinking audience of well-meaning but impressionable investors who appreciate gold's historical role. One of the dopier story lines for…

Profit-taking of the past tumultuous week…and what’s next

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(From our e-mail of Feb. 10, 2018) -- Before he could even find the chairman's rest room at the Eccles Building, new Fed Chairman Jerome Powell was faced with his "baptismal" market upheaval. In a fairly broad recap of the antics in the markets of the last week or so,…

About that Clinton / Uranium One scandal. . .

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I for one find it MOST gratifying that the Hildabeast has recently been hoist on her very own "The Russians Are Coming!" petard. But that said, much of what you have heard about that Uranium One scandal involving the Clintons is an exaggeration. Still, a silver lining could be emerging;…

An Infrastructure Bill’s importance to “The Game”

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(Posted August 16) -- This week President Trump announced some unilateral measures he was taking on the regulatory/administrative front to try and remove some of the road blocks to speedier approvals for infrastructure spending projects. This is intended to precede a coming legislative measure--one of Trump's key policy initiatives--that would…

Trump’s Neo-Mercantilism is NOT Populism!

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(Posted February 1, 2017) -- FINALLY, in a Financial Times piece this morning, I saw the broad economic trade/policy provisions of President Trump correctly identified.  Whereas elsewhere this major newspaper (and most of the rest of the media) have INCORRECTLY described as "populist" what Trump is pushing, he is instead…

THIS is the Revived Roman Empire!?

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(COMMENTARY and News from the Sept. 5, 2016 issue) -- I vividly remember when -- in the late 1990's, as a growing European Union was about to add a common currency,  the EURO,  to its regimen--Dispensationalists and others were loud in the dire warnings of what this meant! We were…

Building an Economic Lifeboat

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Here's my two-part interview of my old friend...and hero...and (among other things) creator of the Ithaca HOURS community currency, Paul Glover. (For more on Paul's activities, visit www.paulglover.org) 2015-04-06 08-04-47

Christmas Message: “The Original Revolution”

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Each year at Christmas for some time now, I have shared the accompanying commentary by the late Mennonite theologian, John Howard Yoder. To me it indeed does reflect the truly revolutionary, epochal event of over two millennia ago, when our Blessed Lord was born. Reflect on these words...and on the…

Remembering George Hansen

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Please indulge this simple effort on my part to remember a great man...a Great American Congressman and statesman...one of my heroes...the late George V. Hansen.  Remembering George Hansen

Calling Mrs. Merkel

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(From the August 11, 2014 Issue) -- There is ONE -- and only one -- world leader who has it most in her power to end the diplomatic, economic and, perhaps, looming military standoff over Ukraine.  And that is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Already, this renewed cold war of sorts…

UNDERSTANDING THE GAME

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(NOTE: New/returning subscribers will now receive the NEW/EXPANDED VERSION!!) Though nearly a decade old, Chris' "signature presentation" here remains the best primer on the nature of our markets you will read ANYWHERE. Once you have read this, you will know more about what makes this whole crazy system "tick" than…

The REAL Cause of Enron’s Collapse

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When energy giant Enron imploded in scandal and financial ruin, too many described it as a tale of political cronyism, greed and whatnot. The truth was deeper than that: Enron collapsed because it had turned itself into the poster child for what is wrong with the fractional reserve system and…

Real American Heroes

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Once upon a time in America, there was a thriving middle class; citizens able to enjoy "The American Dream" because they had good, stable jobs that paid a living wage.  One of the great advocates of "A Square Deal" for his workers was the industrialist George F. Johnson, whom Chris…

Noam Chomsky on Debt

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This is an oldie but a goodie, where the noted linguist demonstrates why his articulate views are also solicited on subjects of social and economic importance.  Here, among other things, Chomsky explains the social costs of burdensome debt.NOAM CHOMSKY ON DEBT

Why Glass-Steagall HAD to be Repealed

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It's been nearly 15 years since this key Depression-era legislation was repealed by a Republican Congress and Democrat president.  The reasons why the banks were pushing for Glass-Steagall to be deep-sixed became evident with the monstrous mortgage and derivatives boom--and BUST--of ensuing years. Chris predicted the course events would take; a…