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Tom Conrad: The Worst Outlook of My Life
February 7, 2016     
When it comes to trading, it depends on the timeline. We went extremely defensive last year and the market ended down 0.74 percent and we were plus 12.5 percent. That's a great divergence. I had a contrarian mindset, as readers may know. I was of the opinion that ...
Antal Fekete: Resurgence of the Golden Bull
January 31, 2016     
Without any doubt we are in a depression and a most severe deflation, conditions the coming of which I have long predicted. The direct cause is the counterproductive monetary policies of the Fed and other central banks of issue: the Bank of England, the ECB, the Bank ...
Marc Faber: Precise Outcome Unknown, But It Will Be Negative
January 24, 2016     
It's difficult to make predictions but it's impossible to make any accurate prediction when you have interventions. We have a lot of interventions, and in the whole history of mankind, which is documented say starting 5,000 years ago up to today, interest rates have ...
Brandon Smith: The Advantages of Barter and Localism
January 17, 2016     
I believe based on my research of social and financial upheaval over the past two centuries that barter networks are the natural inclination of cultures in crisis. Fiat monetary systems and casino-style equities and trade systems cannot be counted upon for more than ...
Jack Perry: No Empire Lasts Forever
January 10, 2016     
I'd say I've become even more suspicious about the military as a whole since then. I noticed that the military was literally throwing lives away in Iraq and look how the wounded were being treated at Walter Reed, for example. Did you know that around 20 veterans a ...
Jay Taylor: Fed Leading Us Into Global Insolvency
December 20, 2015     
The fed owns and runs the government, not the other way around. We should know that from what happened to John Kennedy who shortly after issuing Executive Order 11110 was murdered. F. William Engdahl, whom I frequently have on my radio show, has provided powerful ...
James Jaeger: MIDNIGHT RIDE - When Rogue Politicians Call for Martial Law
December 13, 2015     
Suffice it to say that if the dollar crashed, it would be total chaos. What would the Globalists do? Well, they would probably try to invoke "emergency powers." MIDNIGHT RIDE goes into the legality of "emergency power" acts as well as the various types of martial law ...
Tom Conrad: 'I Wish I Could Say Elections Mattered'
December 6, 2015     
We're in a position where what should be positive is actually going to look to many like a negative. For instance, we are well into the political season now in the US and there are differences between the two parties' platforms. Of course, we know that when ...
Andy Hoffman: In Unsettled Times, Protect Your Portfolio With Gold
November 29, 2015     
I have long maintained – based on empirical proof – that "the dollar's" level is not only not correlated to "gold," but shouldn't even logically have a connection. In fact, two years ago I said the dollar index would surge as the global economy collapsed – which is ...
Terry Coxon: Potential Danger Is in Government Responses
November 22, 2015     
Most people survive most catastrophes, including most of the great ones. Most of the people who were affected in fact survived Genghis Khan's invasion, the Black Plague, the fall of Constantinople, the Thirty Years War, the 1918 influenza pandemic and the purges of ...
Mark Thornton: Cannabis Legalization Starting to Advance Rapidly
November 15, 2015     
In 2016 we expect the UNGASS to issue a harm reduction recommendation where illicit drug consumption and possession would not be criminal acts that could lead to a prison sentence. This is a sane policy position. Prison sentences for illicit drug users are clearly ...
Craig Jones: Post-Election Reflections on Cannabis
November 8, 2015     
If the Liberal Party follows through as promised, it means the end of cannabis prohibition, which has two major implications: (a) the end of thousands of criminal records for cannabis possession – long understood to be more harmful than the use of cannabis itself; ...
Gerald Celente: Canary in the Global Economic Mineshaft
November 1, 2015     
China is the canary in the global economy's mineshaft and when you look at China and see the growth that it's had, for example, their debt level just as they were joining the World Trade Organization in 2001/2000 it was about $2 trillion. Now we're talking almost $30 ...
Rudi Fronk: All That Glitters With Seabridge Is Gold
October 25, 2015     
It is extremely difficult to find gold that is economic to develop. Why would you want to mine it at a price that does not reflect that scarcity? Gold is a store of wealth, the best there is, because of that scarcity. Cash you can get anywhere, you can even print it, ...
John Knapp: No Stopping This Cannabis Train Now
October 18, 2015     
I think it is clear that this experiment here in Colorado has been an overwhelming success for all stakeholders. Teenage cannabis use is down, prescription pill overdoses are down, crime is down, some have suggested that fatal car crashes are down (although much more ...
Richard Ebeling: Monetary Central Planning and the State
October 11, 2015     
The world has been slowly moving away from the idea and practice of direct government central planning after the disasters and corruption experienced and observed in Soviet-style socialist regimes in the twentieth century. But one legacy of the central planning ...
Vern McKinley: Financing Failure - Panic and Lessons Learned … or Not
May 24, 2015     
I would say specifically as it relates to my research on the fiscal expenditures for bailouts that right now there is a great deal of strong rhetoric and toughness demonstrated regarding not bailing out institutions that approach failure at some unspecified point in ...
Marc Victor: Increasingly Libertarian World Is a Reason for Optimism
May 17, 2015     
Obviously, drug cases have had a huge impact on me because they are victimless crimes and they oftentimes carry mandatory minimum sentences along with them. Sometimes they're ridiculously long, outrageously immoral mandatory minimum sentences. I think it is an ...
Peter Schiff: Investing and Protecting, Internationally - Part 2
April 26, 2015     
In a nutshell, people think the financial crisis is in our past. It is not. It is in our future. That was the overture to the opera, the beginning. This thing is far from over. It is the people who didn't understand that crisis that are the ones who think we have ...
Peter Schiff: Painful Economic Solutions, Bashing Capitalism and Rand Paul Possibilities - Part 1
April 19, 2015     
Nobody wants to run on a slogan of 'Vote for me and I will make you take that bad-tasting medicine that will eventually work.' So people want to pretend, 'Yes, just vote for me and I will cut taxes, eliminate waste, fraud and abuse, and the economy is going to be ...
Nick Giambruno: Securing Your Assets When Financial Privacy Is Dead
April 12, 2015     
DB: Do you truly believe that Western governments have embarked on a coordinated attack on the private lives of their citizens? Nick Giambruno: Not only have they embarked, but they have succeeded in killing off financial privacy. But before we go into details of why ...
Mark Thornton: UNGASS 2016 and the Enormous Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana
April 5, 2015     
I wrote an article for Mises Daily where I pointed out that marijuana legalization in Colorado (and elsewhere) is basically the people nullifying federal and international law. There was a subtle dare in the article to President Obama to use federal resources to ...
Tom Conrad: ‘I’m Looking for a 15 Percent Correction’
March 29, 2015     
The long-term trends are not hopeful in the context of traditional modern investing. As we've discussed, there's too much monetary and political influence in the world, too many technocrats trying to tell you what to do. And too much mob rule as well, where you have ...
Daniel McAdams: Why Washington Provides Neither Peace Nor Prosperity
March 22, 2015     
Anthony Wile: Is Ukraine going to divide into two separate entities? Daniel McAdams: That is not for us to decide. In principle, secession is a commendable pursuit. Our country was founded on secession. The Founders decided that they no longer wanted to be governed ...
Marc Faber: Democracy Is Increasingly Dysfunctional?
March 15, 2015     
I think everywhere in the world, not just in Europe but also in the US, voters are increasingly skeptical about whether a "democratic" government is actually looking after their own interest or looking after the people's interest. I think increasingly people realize ...
James Turk: Sovereignty Is Under Threat Worldwide
March 8, 2015     
Yes, authoritarians and other sociopaths seek one thing above all else – control. Some are satisfied with just dominating the local PTA, but others want to dominate the world. It is just a matter of degree, but these people exist. And they will do whatever they can ...
Ten-Year-Old’s Perspective on Money, Taxes and Government
March 1, 2015     
Anthony Wile: What are taxes? Jules: Taxes are like an extra tip that goes to the government. So like when you go to a restaurant, half of that money goes to the government and the dinner bill is higher because you have to pay the government. Anthony Wile: Did the ...
John Whitehead: Combat Federal Authoritarianism With Human Action and Local Activism
February 22, 2015     
Our mission's expanded because the central problems with the government – surveillance, swat team raids, innocent citizens getting shot – all those things have expanded. Most of those issues, when the Rutherford Institute was founded some 30 years ago, didn't exist. ...
James Jaeger: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hollywood Economics – and More
February 15, 2015     
I see the main issue as the continued expansion of the welfare and warfare state. The national debt is now $16.8 trillion and it was about $8.5 trillion when I made FIAT EMPIRE in 2006. It looks like the bankers are winning. I thus think the only way this debt is ...
John Knapp: A Pioneer in Medicinal Cannabis Shares Valuable Insights in a Profitable and Fast-Growing Field
February 8, 2015     
I think we just need a little more time for things to gain momentum on the federal level. The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and the Marijuana Industry Group (MIG) both bring an incredible amount of credibility and organization to this effort. With ...
Jay Taylor: Super Deflationary Depression May Be Looming
February 1, 2015     
The biggest issue facing the Western world today is "counterfeit money." Central bankers are doing exactly what mafia dons are thrown in jail for doing, namely creating counterfeit money. They create money out of nothing, which then is multiplied many times over by a ...
Peter Boettke: The Transformative Rise of Austrian Economics
January 25, 2015     
Economic policy determines the wealth and poverty of nations … The fundamental cause of a nation's economic fate is not to be found in geography, or resource abundance, but in the ideas and institutions that define that system. Private property, freedom of trade ...
William J. Watkins Jr.: Our Patent Mess and the Misery of Its ‘Trolls’
January 18, 2015     
We have this issue now with patent law where we have a number of entities out there that aren't making any products, don't want to make a product but what they want to do is acquire dated patents, older patents, and then come up with a legal claim that some other ...
Dr. Antal Fekete: Blowing Up Modern Austrian Economics ... in a Good Way
January 11, 2015     
Gold coins are the most marketable instruments known to man. Its holder can trade on the best terms possible. Gold bills are the second most marketable instruments. Demand for them is virtually unlimited. Banks overflowing with gold coins scramble to expel them in ...
Wade Davis: The War on Drugs Is a Predictable Failure
January 4, 2015     
Like everything else in the process of social change, it doesn't happen overnight. Consider, for example, the environmental movement. When we were kids, just getting people to stop throwing garbage out of the car window was considered a great environmental victory. ...
Gerald Celente: Threatening Western Freedoms With Trans-Pacific/Atlantic Treaties
December 28, 2014     
They're selling the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its European sister, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, as though they're trade deals and they're not. It's a multinational takeover. There are plenty of trade deals in place, and it's estimated that ...
Gary North: Free Market, Ron Paul Curriculum Advance and Public Schools Are Doomed
December 21, 2014     
In my sophomore year of college, I came up with the basic outline of what needed to be done: a curriculum tied to Western civilization and Austrian School economics. That was in 1960. In the late 1960s, I was a teaching assistant in the Western Civ program of the ...
Jim Rogers: Choose Farming for Your Family and Finances
December 14, 2014     
I'm still extremely optimistic about agriculture, more so than many sectors of the world economy. … If you want to invest in agriculture, the best thing you should do is become a farmer. Buy yourself some land and become a farmer if you'd be any good at it – or even ...
Andy Hoffman: Central Banks Have Confused Investors About the Value of Gold
December 7, 2014     
Remember, all markets are now manipulated on a 24/7 basis. It is the only way TPTB have been able to maintain their fiat Ponzi scheme this long, by "painting" markets like stocks and precious metals to tell the story they want told. Of course, not all markets – like ...
Glen Roberts: Why I Renounced My Citizenship
November 30, 2014     
I think that in my experiences living outside the USA for a decade, I came to see life as a need to find peace within ourselves. Taking an allegiance to a country, a group of political leaders, is inherently contrary to that. I have seen many write that one's ...
Morgan Fox: How the Midterms Helped Turn the Tide Toward Legalization
November 23, 2014     
Voters in Alaska and Oregon voted to make marijuana legal for adults and regulated like alcohol, and the cities of South Portland, Maine and the District of Columbia made possession of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults. A medical marijuana initiative in ...
Stephen Halbrook: Defending Freedom Against Gun Confiscation
November 16, 2014     
Halbrook: Restrictions in the US on the human right to arms and defense began during the epoch of chattel slavery. That was abolished. Prohibition of alcohol generated organized crime, which in turn generated efforts for gun restrictions, but World War II made gun ...
John Goodman: The Destruction of US Healthcare and How to Fight Back
November 9, 2014     
I got into healthcare by accident. It's a sleepy field. The best economists are not in healthcare; they're in monetary policy or growth economics. It was a field that desperately needed radical revision, and most of what I've done in health economics has been a ...
Marin Katusa: Startling Rise of 'The Colder War'
November 2, 2014     
First off, to be successful in resource speculation, you need to see everything through the eyes of a contrarian: Yes, junior resource stocks are out of flavor... so they're very cheap. It's not easy to buy low and sell high, but we are currently in a period where ...
Tibor Machan: No 'Continued Militarism' in the West
October 26, 2014     
As someone who grew up under a communist regime, with no free press, no public debate of foreign affairs, with schools that were indoctrination camps and a nearly tyrannical bunch of rulers who seemed to believe that their destiny was to guide the workers of the ...
Dr. Raphael Mechoulam: The Promise of Cannabis
October 19, 2014     
Mostly this research is being conducted with animals – very little on humans. There are very few clinical trials. It is promising in neuropathic pain, inflammations, anxiety, schizophrenia (with CBD) and many others (see Pacher and Kunos, above). When CBD becomes a ...
Bill Bonner: His New Book, 'Hormegeddon' and Other Insights
October 12, 2014     
Here's my guess... Some time in the next few months the authorities get a wake-up call. They are tapering off QE. This reduces the amount of excess liquidity driving up stocks. It is bound to increase volatility, too. It wouldn't be too much of a surprise to see the ...
James Jaeger: Upcoming Documentaries, Including Tesla and 'Free Energy'
October 5, 2014     
Consider this: Since most of the news that the worldwide news organizations pass is the negative news, most of us hardly hear about the positive news out there. Thus, I posit that there is more positive news out there than negative news and the reason there is more ...
Wendy McElroy: Aftermath of the GGC Firestorm
September 28, 2014     
The Daily Bell was the first media outlet to break the story, and it took courage to do so. The GGC debacle needed to be exposed. Potential investors and purchasers needed to be warned so that they did not walk into the same angst as my husband and me. When we ...
Andy Hoffman: This Dollar Ponzi Scheme Will Collapse
September 21, 2014     
Andy Hoffman: Janet Yellen is so dangerous because she is a career Keynesian puppet, with not a shred of success on her resume or even the slightest inclination to try anything other than enhanced money printing. Of course, it's not her fault that she inherited ...
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