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Category Archives: Great Depression

41 Million Americans Are Living In Poverty This Christmas

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, Even though the stock market continues to set new record high after new record high, poverty is exploding all over America.  It is being reported that 41 million people are living in poverty at this moment, and 9 million of them do not receive a single […]

Is Bitcoin The Answer?

Authored by Paul Tustain via BullionVault.com, Governments have abused and distorted our money. How about a 'Bitcoin standard'…? THIS is a subsection of a book that's coming later. It seemed worth publishing now,  writes Paul Tustain, founder and chairman of BullionVault and co-founder of WhiskyInvestDirect. What is money? Strangely, for something with which we are all so familiar, […]

Stockman: US Entry Into World War I Was A Disaster

Authored by David Stockman via The Daily Reckoning, 103 years ago, in 1914, the Federal Reserve opened-up for business as the carnage in northern France was getting under way. And it brought to a close the prior magnificent half-century era of liberal internationalism and honest gold-backed money. The Great War was nothing short of a […]

What Will Stocks Do Under A New Fed Chair?

Via LPLResearch.com, President Trump is reportedly set to announce his selection for the next Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (Fed) in the very near future, with Jerome Powell emerging as the likely nominee. Though he’s yet to make a final decision, reports suggest that a final decision will come before […]

Don’t Fight the Fed

Alexander Hamilton, George Washington’s Treasury Secretary, in his first “Report on the Public Credit” in 1790, put forth the concepts of “assumption” and “redemption.” He argued that the federal government should assume the Revolutionary War debt and pay those debts at “face value”  in full to the bearers of such debt on demand. In order […]

UBS CEO On Brexit – “More And More Unlikely” It Will Move 1,000 Jobs Out Of London

With Brexit negotiations still at a delicate stage, here’s the first bit of good news for the City of London in some time… As The Telegraph reports, the boss of Swiss bank UBS has said plans to move 1,000 jobs from London as a result of Brexit are now looking "more and more unlikely".  Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti said […]

The Crash Of ’87 Remembered: “It Was Clear The Acapulco Cliff-Dive Was On For Monday”

“The markets in a panic are like a country during a coup, and seen in retrospect that is how they were that day,” wrote a young Salomon bond salesmena named Michael Lewis, of the chaos he witnessed. “One small group of people with its old, established way of looking at the world is hustled from […]

Democracy Vs. Liberty: Trump Fails To Understand The Founders, As Have All Presidents Since Wilson

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. In the aftermath of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson set out to make the world safe for democracy. Since then, U.S. Presidents have marched to the drumbeat of Wilsonian idealism. Indeed, most U.S. foreign policy is carried out under […]

Buchanan Asks “Is Trump The Heir To Reagan?”

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, Three decades ago, as communications director in the White House, I set up an interview for Bill Rusher of National Review. Among his first questions to President Reagan was to ask him to assess the political importance of Barry Goldwater. Said Reagan, “I guess you could call him the […]

This is the craziest mortgage scheme I’ve ever seen

sovereignman.com / Simon Black / October 11, 2017 The Great Financial Crisis happened because Wall Street was financing homes for people who couldn’t afford them. Leading up to the GFC, there was a voracious appetite from investors for “AAA”-rated mortgage debt. So lenders would make lots of loans to subprime borrowers and sell them to Wall Street. […]