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Doug Casey: How I Learned To Love Bitcoin – Part 1

Via, Bitcoin is up 495% this year. Ethereum, another major cryptocurrency, is up 3,507% since the start of the year. Smaller cryptos have soared more than 10,000%. When you see gains like that, it’s natural to think that you missed out. I even felt this way for the longest time…that is, until I talked […]

Weekend Reading: Markets Love Central Banks – No Matter What They Do

Authored by Lance Roberts via, I discussed yesterday, the apparent “myth” of the Fed’s proposed “balance sheet reduction” program as the most recent analysis shows a $13.5 billion “reinvestment” into their balance sheet which has helped fuel the recent market advance. But therein lies the potential “fatal flaw” of the “bullish logic.”  At the […]

Lies And Distractions Surrounding The Diminishing Petrodollar

How Socialism Ruined Venezuela

Authored by Rafael Acevedo & Luis B. Cirocco via The Mises Institute, In order to understand the disaster that is unfolding in Venezuela, we need to journey through the most recent century of our history and look at how our institutions have changed over time. What we will find is that Venezuela once enjoyed relatively […]

How Rand Paul Can Free Americans From The Fed

Authored by Tho Bishop via The Mises Institute, Ever since entering the Senate, Rand Paul has continued his father’s work in advocating for an audit of the Federal Reserve. This week, writing for the Daily Caller, Senator Paul renewed his efforts, illustrating how the recent era of unconventional monetary policy has made an audit all the […]

What Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us

Authored by Jeff Deist via The Mises Institute, Nassim Nicholas Taleb does not suffer fools gladly. Author of several books including The Black Swan and Antifragile, Taleb is known for his incendiary personality almost as much as his brilliant work in probability theory. Readers of his very active Medium page will experience a formidable mind […]

Productivity Myths Shattered: Is Productivity Rising Or Falling? Why?

Authored by Mike Shedlock via, The debate over productivity rages on. Some believe productivity is understated. Others believe it is overstated. Janet Yellen believes a lack of strong productivity gains may be responsible for tepid wage gains. Financial Times writer Edward Luce is confused, as are many others. Luce discusses The Mystery of Weak US […]

Blaming Russia For Everything

Authored by Robert Parry via The Strategic Culture Foundation, It’s almost getting comical how everything that happens in the United States gets blamed on Russia! Russia! Russia! And, if any American points out the absurdity of this argument, he or she must be a “Moscow stooge” or a “Putin puppet.” The FX series, “The Americans,” […]

Bad Brexit Deal Better Than No Deal? Mathematical Idiocy!

Authored by Mike Shedlock via, At the top of the list of absurd Brexit advice is the notion that a bad deal is better than no deal. But that’s what Andrew Duff at the European Policy Center says. Drop the Clichés   The British side should stop pretending that ‘no deal is better than […]

Michael Hudson: Trump Is Obama’s Legacy – Is This The End Of The Democratic Party?

Authored by Michael Hudson via, Nobody yet can tell whether Donald Trump is an agent of change with a specific policy in mind, or merely a catalyst heralding an as yet undetermined turning point. His first month in the White House saw him melting into the Republican mélange of corporate lobbyists. Having promised to […]