Category Archive: 6b.) Acting Man

Double Whammy Economics

What’s up with U.S. consumers? They seem to have come to their senses at the worst possible time. They can no longer be counted on to push economic growth up and to the right. Specifically, they’re not spending money on stuff.A little public service on etymology: “Double whammy” was reportedly first used in a 1941 Oakland Tribune article related to boxing. It means a devastating blow, setback or catastrophe. In today’s economy, it often means...

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Why All Central Planning Is Doomed to Fail

We’re still thinking about how so many smart people came to believe things that aren’t true. Krugman, Stiglitz, Friedman, Summers, Bernanke, Yellen – all seem to have a simpleton’s view of how the world works.

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China – A Reversal of Urbanization?

  Economic and Demographic Changes We have discussed China’s debt and malinvestment problems in these pages extensively in the past (most recently we have looked at various efforts to keep the yuan propped up). In a way, China is like the proverbial ...

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Argentina – The Times, They Are A-Changing

  Our Argentine “Ranch Rebellion” Is Over… for Now… BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Not much action on Wall Street yesterday. The Dow sold off slightly. Gold and oil were up a bit. How about here in Argentina? “Everything has changed. Everything.”   Mauric...

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State of Fear – Corruption in High Places

  Mr. X and his Mysterious Benefactors As the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reports, a money-laundering alarm was triggered at AmBank in Malaysia, a bank part-owned by one of Australia’s “big four” banks, ANZ. What had triggered the alarm...

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In Memoriam: Dr. Tibor Machan

  A Rara Avis – The World Is Poorer Without Him In It Our friend Dr. Tibor Machan, a greatly valued contributor to this site, has passed away on March 24.   Dr. Tibor Machan, libertarian philosopher   Unfortunately, we haven’t known Tibor for very lo...

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A Fatal Flaw in the System

  The Hard Rocks of Real Life BALTIMORE – The Dow dropped 174 points on Thursday, the biggest fall in six weeks. Not the end of the world. Maybe not even the end of this year’s bounce-back bull run. As you’ll recall, stocks sold off at the beginning ...

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Frisky Yen Upsets Japan’s GOSPLAN

  It Wasn’t Supposed to Do That… When you’re a central banker in a pure fiat money system and even your ability to print your own currency into oblivion is questioned by the markets, you really have a problem. This is actually funny on quite a number...

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Going Into Debt to Invest Into Debt…

  Bankers Hate It When You Hold Cash In an extraordinary turn of events, last week we were contacted by our local bankers. Since we were turned down for a mortgage in 1982 (our business finances were thought to be “too shaky”), we have had little tru...

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Rotten to the Core

  Poison Money BALTIMORE – We live in a world of sin and sorrow, infected by a fraudulent democracy, Facebook, and a corrupt money system. Wheezing, weak, and weary from the exertion of trying to appear “normal,” the economy staggers on.   Staggering...

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A Tribute to the Jackass Money System

  A Witless Tool of the Deep State? Finance or politics? We don’t know which is jollier. The Republican presidential primary and Fed monetary policies seem to compete for headlines. Which can be most absurd? Which can be most outrageous? Which can ge...

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The Other Problem with Debt No One is Talking About

  Faux Growth Recovery Nearly 7 years have elapsed since the official end of the Great Recession.  By now it’s painfully obvious the rising tide of economic recovery has failed to lift all boats.  In fact, many boats bottomed out on the rocks in earl...

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Federal Devolution

  Leaning Into the Wind BALTIMORE – During our lifetime, three Fed chiefs have faced a similar challenge. Each occupied the chairman’s seat at a time when “normalization” of interest rates was in order.   Recently, we remembered William McChesney Mar...

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Are We Becoming a Nation of Silver-Haired Crooks?

  A Salutary Effect BALTIMORE – “Ike and Dick Sure to Click” was an exciting election slogan. Their Democratic opponents, Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver, had their snazzy campaign jingle, too: “Adlai and Estes… They’re the Bestes.” Surely, the me...

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The Pitfalls of Currency Manipulation – A History of Interventionist Failure

  The G-20 and Policy Coordination Readers may recall that the last G20 pow-wow (see “The Gasbag Gabfest” for details) featured an uncharacteristic lack of grandiose announcements, a fact we welcomed with great relief. The previously announced “900 p...

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Scotch and Scholars — Jayant Bhandari’s Capitalism and Morality

Jayant Bhandari is a world-travelling investment advisor. He’s worked with Casey Research, US Global Investors, and Indian subsidiary operations of two European companies.  Somehow, he also finds time to write extensively on the culture of freedom for the Mises Institute (US and Canada), the Fraser Institute, and Liberty magazine.    Mike Reid talks with Jayant …

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Dimitri Speck auf der Metallwoche: “Ich erwarte Probleme im gesamten Kreditsektor weltweit…”

http://www.metallwoche.de Wir sprechen mit Dimitri Speck über Gold, die Saisonalität, die Probleme im Kreditsektor und seine Einschätzung und Erwartungshaltung für den weiteren Verlauf. Dimitri Speck ist Marktanalytiker von Seasonax , Goldmarktexperte und Autor des Buches “Geheime Goldpolitik” . Viel Spaß! Internetauftritte von Dimitri Speck: http://www.geheime-goldpolitik.de http://www.seasonalcharts.com/index.html Themen der Sendung...

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Jayant Bhandari: Why You Must Use Arbitrage In Your Investments

Proven and Probable provides insights on mining companies, junior miners, gold mining stocks, uranium, silver, platinum, zinc & copper mining stocks, silver and gold bullion in Canada, the US, Australia and beyond. Be Sure to Subscribe to Our Channel. Visit us for more: http://www.provenandprobable.com/ Maurice Jackson interviews Institutional Investment Adviser, Jayant Bhandari. Listen to Mr. …

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The Global Economy and Markets, What’s Really Going On with Jayant Bhandari

The Global Economy and Markets, What’s Really Going On with Jayant Bhandari

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Dimitri Speck über Aktien, Öl und Edelmetalle

http://responsa-liberta.de/ Auf der Internationalen Edelmetall- und Rohstoffmesse Anfang November 2015 haben wir mit Dimitri Speck (Buchautor “Geheime Goldpolitik”) u.a. über aktuelle Entwicklungen rund um Gold, Währungen, Aktien und Öl gesprochen.

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