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The Fetid Swamp of Tax Reform

The likelihood that either party will ever drain the fetid swamp of corruption that is our tax code is zero, because it's far too profitable for politicos to operate their auction for tax favors.To understand the U.S. tax code and the endless charade ... [Read More]

Off The Cuff: Regime Change!

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris discusses: Regime Change What going on in Saudi Arabia is a huge deal We May Not Like What Comes Next The Saudis are getting a lot more chummy with China & Russia Rules For Rulers Much of the Saudi ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 11/9 – $300m In Cryptocurrency Lost Forever, Zombie Diseases of Climate Change

'$300m in cryptocurrency' accidentally lost forever due to bug $300 Million In Crypto Currency Lost FOREVER Thanks To A Bug In A Digital Wallet Russia Says It Will Field a Robot Tank that Outperforms Humans World’s Largest Gold Producer China Sees ... [Read More]

Where are Europe’s Fault Lines?

Beneath the surface of modern maps, numerous old fault lines still exist. A political earthquake or two might reveal the fractures for all to see.Correspondent Mark G. and I have long discussed the potential relevancy of old boundaries, alliances and ... [Read More]

Our Culture of Rape

These are the poisoned fruits of a neofeudal system in which power, wealth and political influence are concentrated in the apex of the wealth-power pyramid.Stripped of pretense, ours is a culture of rape. Apologists for the system that spawned this ... [Read More]

Ending Gun Violence Begins by Ending the Drug War

By: Thomas EckertWith the horrific shooting that recently took place in Las Vegas, debates over gun control have been given center stage in our media and politics once again. And while every pundit seems to have their own surefire way of combatting ... [Read More]

Something Different Is Happening with Gold and Silver and It Is Not Bitcoin

According to Dave Kranzler' article in Investment Research Dynamics: “…the open interest has been “stuck” in the 520k area (plus or minus).  Furthermore, the ability of the banks to slam the price (of gold) seems limited, at least for now.  As an ... [Read More]

California Gold and Clay’s Compromise

By: Chris CaltonFollowing the War with Mexico, the Gold Rush out west leads to the question of Californian statehood and the future of US expansion. In order to balance the tension between free and slave states, Henry Clay offers a compromise.Powered ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 11/8 – PR Bond Insurer Stocks Fall, Venezuela Bonds Tumble

San Benito County's 100K Club Puerto Rico bond insurer stocks fall after '60 Minutes' episode Cook County governments owe $139 billion—up 30% in six years ECB will have 130 billion euros to reinvest over next year Venezuela bonds tumble, PDVSA bonds ... [Read More]

Are Russia and China Better Off Financially than the U.S.?

Are Russia and China Better Off Financially than the U.S.? Dr. Laurence Kotlikoff and Michael Oliver return as guests on this week’s episode of the radio program. Kotlikoff recently opined that given $200 trillion of U.S. national debt, the ... [Read More]

So You’re a Bitcoin Millionaire! Now Where Do You Invest?

By Jeff Clark, Senior Precious Metals Analyst, GoldSilver If you’ve made a profit from bitcoin and other cryptos, congratulations! You’re obviously a smart investor who spotted a trend early on and was able to profit. Hats off to ... [Read More]

Big Crypto Update: Could Bitcoin Hit $50,000?

In his latest video, Mike Maloney ponders the questions 'Could Bitcoin hit $50,000 in the next couple of months?' and also, 'Is Bitcoin in a bubble and could it crash?' You may be surprised to hear how Mike answered these questions and the action he ... [Read More]

Are Russia and China Better Off Financially than the U.S.?

Jay introduces the guests and sponsors and explains for the title for the day’s show and gives updated news and predictions for some of sponsors. Michael Oliver explains his view on the dollar and says he believes it has bottomed and also gives ... [Read More]

Stock and Awe, Bears in Bondage

http://thegreatrecession.info/blog/stock-and-awe-bears-in-bondage/ The Trump Rally pushed ahead relentlessly through a summer full of high omens and great disasters, all which it swatted off like flies. Even so, all was not perfect in the market ... [Read More]

Where Have The Pfennigs Been?

November 7, 2017 Good day... I just wanted to drop you dear Pfennig Readers a line and let you know what's going on, with the non-delivery of a Pfennig the last two days... I woke up from my nap after my infusion on Thursday, took a step and ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 11/7 – Super-Charged Tulip Mania Markets, The Great Nutrient Collapse

THE U.S. STOCK MARKET: Highly Inflated Bubble To Super-Charged Tulip Mania When Apple soured on Irish tax laws, it turned to a tiny English Channel island Did Trump Just Start the Next Recession? The Body Trade Big Oil Plans Blockchain-Based Trading ... [Read More]

Why a Small State Is More “Voluntary” than a Big One

By: Ryan McMakenBecause of their physical size, large states are able to exercise more state-like power than geographically smaller states — and thus exercise a greater deal of control over residents. This is because larger states benefit from higher ... [Read More]

How Will Bitcoin React in a Financial Crisis Like 2008?

If the ownership of bitcoin is as concentrated as some estimate, then the liquidity issue distills down to the actions of the top tier of owners.Whenever I raise the topic of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, I feel like an agnostic in the 30 Years ... [Read More]

When Gunmen Strike, You’re on Your Own

By: Ryan McMakenHere is an often-used tactic to defend government police organizations from criticism. Whenever critics point out abusive tactics of police officers, defenders counter with: "And yet you won't refuse police help the next time there's ... [Read More]

When Disaster Strikes, You’re on Your Own

By: Ryan McMakenHere is an often-used tactic to defend government police organizations from criticism. Whenever critics point out abusive tactics of police officers, defenders counter with: "And yet you won't refuse police help the next time there's ... [Read More]