On the the next podcast: "Michael Oliver’s Never Been More Bullish on Silver" Michael Oliver and David Wolfin are guests this week.

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Exciting Upcoming Changes to Jay Taylor’s Radio Show

January 17, 2023 was the last episode of Turning Hard Times into Good Times to be aired on the Voice America Business Channel. But we are not going away! Most of you have not listened to the live show. For that reason and other factors, the new show will be available only on the podcast page at JayTaylorMedia.com/audio and on my YouTube channel ... [Read More]

Searching for Hope in a World Going Mad!

Michael Oliver and Rev. Larry Beane join host Jay Taylor on the last show of Turning Hard Times to Good Times at the Voice America Business Channel. Interviews covering similar themes and guests will be available at JayTaylorMedia.com and at ... [Read More]

Gold Shares & Other Bargains

Kevin Duffy and Patrick Highsmith return as guests. It seems likely that gold and silver miners should have a great year in 2022 given that both metals appear to be in the early days of a new major new bull market as the equity markets continue to ... [Read More]

Raise the Social Security Age to (At Least) 75

On January 10, the French government announced plans to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64. The change would mean that after 2027, workers in France would have to work 43 years to qualify for a government pension, instead of 42 years. French ... [Read More]

Nine years after fleeing in panic, the infamous Deutsche Bank is returning to the LBMA

In a brazen development reminiscent of a culprit returning to a crime scene, news has emerged that Germany’s infamous Deutsche Bank is planning to re-join the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), exactly 9 year after having fled the London gold ... [Read More]

After the Boom Must Come the Bust

The Federal Reserve has created a huge boom full of bubbles. But after the boom must eventually come a bust. Ryan and Tho talk to Mises Institute Senior Fellow Mark Thornton about what to expect from the next recession and how we got ourselves into ... [Read More]

The Race to the Bottom Accelerates

When competence, transparency and accountability are all punished, the Race to the Bottom accelerates. Race to the Bottom describes the process of competitive devaluation, where value is gutted to remain competitive with those who are grabbing ... [Read More]

America, Brazil, and the Illegitimacy of Weaponized Democracy

The similar challenges facing America and Brazil, including concerns about the state of their democracies, is worthy of exploration, as is the global response to the protest and what that response means for those opposed to the current “neoliberal” ... [Read More]

The State Uses Trauma as a Weapon against Innocent People

Whenever an armed conflict breaks out, regardless of where it is, we are instantly presented with the number of people killed, along with how many families and entire communities have been forced from their homes. As regrettable as it sounds, those ... [Read More]

Russia’s intentions are clarifying

Jan 26, 2023·Alasdair Macleod We have confirmation from the highest sources that Russia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) are considering using gold for pan-Asian trade settlements, fully replacing dollars and euros. In an ... [Read More]

How Davos Man Embraced The Fraud Of Piltdown Mann, Part 2

Jan 24       Preview The reverend John Kerry was preaching up a storm last week about the sacred mission of Davos Man: Namely, to effect the very salvation of the planet against the rank ... [Read More]

Wholesale Price Inflation Is Slowing as Economy Worsens

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released new Producer Price Index (PPI) data on Wednesday, and it looks like the rate of increase in price inflation is slowing. Nonetheless, year-over-year price inflation in December remained near 40-year highs, ... [Read More]

You Want Truly “Sound Money”? A Thought Experiment

One of the great fictions about money is that it is neutral. It isn't. It's either designed for the elites or for the citizenry. Many proclaim a desire for "sound money," but "backed by X" currencies are not "sound money" unless they can be ... [Read More]

The New Rules of Engagement

Not that long ago, my grandparents explained to me why they never discussed politics, religion, or sex in mixed company. Politeness was their currency. And why antagonize people or create ill will over private matters? Fast-forward to 2023, and their ... [Read More]

Crypto Custody… At the Fed?

By: Robert Aro The idea that billionaires would gather behind closed doors and discuss the fate of the world is no longer conspiracy. The more you read, the more you’ll see. The plans are laid out in plain sight. Take a look at this chart from the ... [Read More]

What Happened Last Thursday!

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts January 23, 2023 Good Day… And a Marvelous Monday to you… Right out of the starter’s blocks this morning, I have to tell you that I’m not going to be writing the rest of this week… In case you were wondering what ... [Read More]

The 1970s: From Rotting Carcasses Floating in the River to Kayak Races

If we don't bother measuring national well-being, the health of the nation's commons and resources and advances in the public's interests, then we foolishly call a decade of tremendous advancement "stagflation." Correspondent J.D. read The Forgotten ... [Read More]

Since Covid Lockdowns, New York Lost More of Its Population than Any Other State

The migration data from 2020 to 2022 backs up the idea that a great many people are moving from restrictionist covid states to states where the public health technocrats have less power. Original Article: "Since Covid Lockdowns, New York Lost More of ... [Read More]

How Capitalism Made Christmas a Holiday for Children

It is no coincidence that the boom in mass-produced goods made specifically for children, "coincided closely with the rise of the middle-classes, industry, and capitalism."  Original Article: "How Capitalism Made Christmas a Holiday for ... [Read More]

Can Increases in the Supply of Gold Lead to Boom-Bust Cycles?

While an increase in the supply of gold money would lead to higher consumer prices, such increases in the gold supply do not lead to boom-bust cycles. Original Article: "Can Increases in the Supply of Gold Lead to Boom-Bust Cycles?" This Audio Mises ... [Read More]

The Fed’s Quantitative Easing Gamble Costs Taxpayers Billions

[Reprinted with permission of the authors.] The year 2023 is shaping up to be a challenging one for the Federal Reserve System.  The Fed is on track to post its first annual operating loss since 1915. Per our estimates, the loss will be large, ... [Read More]

Governments Will Make You Poorer Again

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned about the optimistic estimates for 2023, stating that it will likely be a much more difficult year than 2022. Why would that be? Most strategists and commentators are cheering the recent decline in ... [Read More]