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Peak Trump: The Undrainable Swamp & the Fantasy of MAGA

David Stockman and Amir Adnani return as guests this week on the radio show. David, as former OMB director under President Reagan, explains why Trump can’t make America great again. With $22 trillion in debt, the American empire is past the point of no return. Stockman praises Trump’s attempt to reduce America’s footprint overseas but alas even ... [Read More]

Pierre Lassonde’s Views of the Gold Mining Sector

Legendary gold mine investor Pierre Lassonde appears for the first time on the radio program this week.  Pierre is known for his leadership as an innovative mining executive and founder of the largest natural resources royal company, ... [Read More]

Socialism Provides a Bullish Case for Gold

John Rubino, Michael Oliver and Jim Payne return this week on the radio program. Detachment of the dollar from gold in 1971 paved the way to fund the welfare and warfare state. At first the move toward socialism was slow but it is now accelerating ... [Read More]

Is Palladium about to Expose the LBMA Fraud?

The realization that holding certificates is in fact holding nothing is first starting to be understood in the palladium market because of a shortage of above-ground supplies, which, unlike gold, are used primarily in the auto industry. Supplies are ... [Read More]

“Concentration Camp” Is Not a Pejorative Term

By: Ryan McMaken On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 authorizing military personnel to lock Americans of Japanese descent in concentration camps that are often euphemistically called “internment ... [Read More]

A Politically Incorrect Guide to Antitrust Policy

IntroductionMonopoly TheoryCartels and Predatory PracticesGovernment and MonopolyAntitrust: Some Classic Cases Standard Oil of New Jersey (1911)American Tobacco (1911)American Can (1949) and United Shoe (1954)Microsoft (2001)ConclusionsAuthor  The ... [Read More]

Proof the Hunt Brothers Didn’t Cause Silver’s 1970s Spike

By Jeff Clark, Senior Analyst, GoldSilver.com - February 21, 2019 An investor told me he only buys gold. No silver. His reason? “Silver spiked in 1980 only because the Hunt Brothers were ... [Read More]

FOMC Meeting Minutes Show Fed Heads Turning Dovish…

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts February 21, 2019 * Currencies can't find a bid on Wednesday... * Palladium sees major profit taking... Good Day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you! What a beautiful moon last night on the ocean! WOW! I sat out ... [Read More]

Guerreros de la justicia social: no se trata solo de economía

By: Dominick Armentano Si crees que la retórica de «impuestos a los ricos» de izquierda del Partido Demócrata es principalmente sobre economía, estarías tristemente equivocado. Después de todo, no hay suficientes ingresos fiscales en el segmento de ... [Read More]

“Medicare for All” Is Much Costlier than Most Admit

Ever since Senator Bernie Sanders centered his campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination on “Medicare for all,” it has attracted increasing support. In a Kaiser Family Foundation poll last month, 56 percent of all respondents and 81 ... [Read More]

The Grandson of “I, Pencil”

Steven Kates is an Australian economist and the author of Say's Law and the Keynesian Revolution: How Macroeconomic Theory Lost Its Way and Free Market Economics: An Introduction for the General Reader, now in its third edition  He has long been a ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 2/21 – Anxiety Bigger Concern For Teens Than Drugs, Miami Battles Rising Seas

Yet another sign from the housing market of a looming recession U.S. Masses Aid Along Venezuelan Border As Some Humanitarian Groups Warn Of Risks Stressed out: Anxiety a bigger concern for teens than drugs, poverty Downturns and Financial Crises – ... [Read More]

The Case for Legalizing Blackmail

Due to Jeff Bezos’ public accusations against the National Enquirer, the topic of blackmail is in the news. Tyler Cowen wrote an article for Bloomberg in which he largely took it for granted that blackmail was a bad practice, but he at least ... [Read More]

Homeless Encampments and Luxury Apartments: Our Long Strange Boom

The cold truth is homelessness and soaring rents are the only possible outputs of central bank policies that inflate asset bubbles.It's been a long, strange economic boom since the nadir of the Global Financial Meltdown in 2009. A 10-year long boom ... [Read More]

The Why of Human Action

[Found among the papers of Bettina Bien Greaves and reprinted from Plain Talk (1949), Editor's comment: Those millions of illiterate and semi-literate armed men now in action from the borders of the Yellow Sea to the mountains of Greece have been set ... [Read More]

It Turns out the Long Term Does Matter After All

It is fairly easy to imagine the regressive left having childishly high time preference; they see some current social ill (homelessness, potholes , student debt, inequality) and want them abolished right away. If your position is: "solve the ... [Read More]

Off The Cuff: When Does The System Break?

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss: When Does The System Break? When will (hyper)inflation become the greater risk? When Will The Central Banks Lose Control? Their intervention is becoming increasingly ... [Read More]

Has Gold Reached Upside Resistance Near $1340-1360?

Our research has indicated that precious metals should be setting up for a period of rotation and sideways trading over the next 20~30 days.  We issued a research post on January 28, 2019 warning that precious metals would be consolidated over a ... [Read More]

The Emergence of Grant, Part 3: Fort Donelson

Season 3, Episode 45 The Battle of Fort Donelson would take place over several days. Waged from two fronts, the land and the river, the battle would seem to be turning in favor of the Confederates. While Ulysses S. Grant was off the battlefield ... [Read More]

Palladium Soars Past 51,500….

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts February 20, 2019 * Currencies trade stronger on Tuesday VS the dollar * Gold has a good day, but gets outshone by Palladium... Good Day… and a Wonderful Wednesday to you… We have an early morning appoint with a ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 2/20 – The Crumbling Chinese Market, Americans Buying Insulin In Mexico

Americans' 'right to shop' takes them into Mexico to buy insulin at 1/3 the cost Second Illinois policy group pushes to tax retirement, AARP pushes back Governor creates task force to study pension issues (New Mexico) Italy starts talks with EU over ... [Read More]

As Lending Standards Fall, Worries of a New Bust Rise

With more than a decade having passed since the financial crisis of 2007/8, the mainstream economics profession still seems to be almost as far from agreeing on the ultimate causes of that crisis as they were from being able to foresee its arrival ... [Read More]

Let’s Face It: The U.S. Constitution Has Failed

Elections provide the bread-and-circuses staged drama that is passed off as democracy.Despite the anything-goes quality of American culture, one thing remains verboten to say publicly: the U.S. Constitution has failed. The reason why this painfully ... [Read More]