Category Archive: Debt

Main Author Keith Weiner
Keith Weiner is president of the Gold Standard Institute USA in Phoenix, Arizona, and CEO of the precious metals fund manager Monetary Metals. He created DiamondWare, a technology company that he sold to Nortel Networks in 2008. He has his PhD from the New Austrian School of Economics. He lives with his wife near Phoenix, Arizona. In March 2015 he moved his Gold Standard column from Forbes to SNBCHF.com.

Offener Brief an Alexis Tsipras

Keith Weiner zeigt, dass Griechenland bankrott gehen wird, egal ob es im Euro bleibt oder auf Dollar oder eine neue Drachme umstellt. Er schlägt eine Umstellung auf gold-denominierte Obligationen vor. Nur die Sicherheit von Gold wird Kapital wieder...

The Fed and the Cotton Candy Market

For Keith Weiner the Federal Reserve operates like a Cotton Candy Machine for the housing market. It creates a massive bubble, financed with debt. It spins the price of a house, with the help of credit and debt, into something many times its original...

Keith Weiner: Open Letter to Alexis Tsipras

The troika wants you to accept another bailout deal, to service Greek debts a while longer. Since bailouts mean borrowing more, you cannot avoid default in the end. Going deeper into debt is no good for anyone. However, Greece has no future so long...

Keith Weiner: Inflation Caused the Greek Tragedy

By inflation, I don’t refer to rising consumer prices in Athens. My Greek friends tell me that prices have been steady there in recent years. The focus on prices is the greatest sleight of hand ever perpetrated. It diverts your attention away from the...

They’re Coming to Take Away Your Cash

They're coming to take away your cash. Not for the sake of control or steal your money, but to protect the banks.

Money as Debt and the Federal Reserve System

Your Personal Debt Is Not Entirely Your Fault

When the cost of borrowing is too low, it becomes an irresistible siren song luring people into debt, borrowing becomes too cheap and spending too easy. No wonder that you don’t put 10% of your paycheck into the bank every month for future...

Government Debt: Not Unfunded Liabilities but Fraudulent Promises

According to Keith Weiner of the Gold Standard Institute USA, the U.S. government reports its debt at more than 17 trillion dollars, often called "unfunded liabilities". To put this sum in perspective, it’s well over 50 thousand bucks for every man,...