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Gold Is the Money of Kings, Debt the Money of Slaves


Former Senator Alan Simpson recently spoke with Financial Sense Newshour to give an “inside look” at Washington politics and the difficulty of implementing entitlement and tax reform. With U.S. debt levels currently over $17.5 trillion and growing, Simpson voices the ...

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The BIG low-interest rate bet, and consequences

This is just one example of the consequences resulting from addicting the economy to zero interest rates for six years. A record amount of debt, inflation-driven central bankers, and interest rates that have been artificially suppressed at historically low levels ...

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Gold Prices Benefit From Economic Sins


Governments, such as the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Japan, spend their paper currencies as if tomorrow will never come. They act as if they believe debts can increase forever, more money will always be available, and debts can ...

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Why So Much Debt?


No follow-through in stocks…no bounce in gold. Stocks near an all-time high. Gold approaching its low for this cycle. The famous economist, John Maynard Keynes, explained the importance of credit as ‘a link between the present and the future’. That’s ...

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Debt: Destroyer of Lives, Businesses, and Countries


Dear Reader, “Raise your hand if you’re scared of flying.” The professor of my Intro to Psychology course made this request of the class on the very first day of college. Of the 30 or so students in the room, ...

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Japanese Debt Debacle Now Imminent


I first warned about the impending bust of Japanese Government Bonds (JGBs) when I wrote “Abe Pulls Pin on JGBs” back in January of 2013. In that commentary I laid out the math behind a collapse of the Japanese bond ...

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