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Riegel Explains the Foundations of Economic Democracy

I have often referred to E. C. Riegel as a “master of monetary truth.” His insight is astounding, his logic impeccable, and his expression eloquent. In this essay on Economic Democracy, he shows the way out of our present predicament an into a new world of peace, justice and prosperity. I urge you to read […]
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Money, “Free Trade” and “the China Problem”

Professor Antal Fekete is an expert on the real bills doctrine and the gold standard. He is someone whose knowledge and insights I respect. This article, which appears on the SilverSeek.com website, draws important parallels between the opium wars of the 18th and 19th centuries and the current trade imbalance between the west (especially the […]
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UN Secretary-General Urges Sustainable Development and Equality

UN News Service. 15 February 2011 –Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a “revolution” in how the world defines prosperity and relates to nature, based on the twin pillars of a sustainable development that breaks with the profligacy of the past and an equality that embraces empowerment for all. “We need to reinvent what we […]
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Dutch Central Bank Orders Pension Fund to Sell its Gold

The Associated Press reports that central banks are becoming ever more intrusive as they attempt to prop up failing political currencies, this time the Euro. By ordering private entities to divest their gold holdings, the central bank accomplishes a number of things: (1) it will suppress the market price of gold, (2) it will prop […]
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Inflation Will Destroy the Dollar

Porter Stansberry is a noted financial advisor with a very good track record and a substantial worldwide following. The final part of this video is a pitch to subscribe to his advisory service, but the first part comprises an excellent analysis of the current situation and what I think is the most plausible prognosis. His […]
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Chris Martenson: Inflation Is So Much Worse Than We’re Told

Chris Martenson, author of Crash Course, in this recent article, provides an update on his analysis of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and argues that the world is in for big trouble. He says, “…fiscal and inflationary train-wrecks are the most probable outcome for the US — and, by extension, the globe.” I agree. One […]
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America’s Shrinking Democracy

Prof. Peter Dale Scott is an astute observer of social and political phenomena. In his recent article, The Doomsday Project, Deep Events, and the Shrinking of American Democracy, he provides what I think is a very useful analysis of the present crisis in American government, which has serious implications for money, banking, and the shift […]
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Republicans will likely propose that states declare bankruptcy

According to a Reuters article, former House speaker Newt Gingrich is saying that legislation to allow states to declare bankruptcy will soon be introduced in Congress. The evident purpose is, not to stiff the banks, but to allow state governments to renege on their obligations to pension funds. Some excerpts below.–t.h.g. But the legislation will […]
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Let the sun shine in: Wikileaks to reveal banking secrets of the rich

There is a big difference between legitimate privacy concerns and secrets that enable fraud, malfeasance, and criminal activity. According to this article in The New Zealand Herald, Wikileaks will shortly publish information that promises to expose some of the latter.–t.h.g. WikiLeaks: Banking secrets of rich leaked 5:30 AM Monday Jan 17, 2011 The overseas bank […]
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States Beginning to Assert Their Money Power

Bills have recently been introduced in several states to try to address the money problem. In an article that appeared in Financialsense.com, Robert Kientz describes actions that are occurring in several states. It is unclear how much support the various bills might have, or what their chances of passage might be, but Kientz implies that […]
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