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Who Wants to be a Trillionaire?

Who wants to be a Trillionaire? By The WealthCycles Staff   In Zimbabwe in 2009, you could have a 100 trillion dollar bill in your pocket and still not be able to afford lunch. In fact, if you had such a bill, there was a good chance you had lost both your wealth and your […]

Ponzi Gave Name to Tried and True Scam

WealthCycles readers may know we have frequently referred to fractional reserve banking, and the global monetary system, for that matter as Ponzi or pyramid schemes. The term “Ponzi scheme” is frequently in the headlines, in a local news item in which some local sharpie has bilked senior citizens or his drinking buddies out of a […]

Inequality Due to Currency Debasement, State of The Union: Unemployed

Back at the beginning of 2012, we first wrote about the new depression brought about by the redistribution of wealth away from the poor and middle class via ongoing and deliberate inflation. Since we’ve seen those working Full-Time Lose to Part-Time As Small Businesses Seek to Avoid Health Insurance Costs, and now a resurgence in […]

Plastic Banknotes: Practical Substitute for Paper or Invasion of Privacy?

Canada completed the conversion of its banknotes from cotton-based paper to polymer, or plastic, bills at the end of 2013, just about the time Bank of England announced it would join Canada and another 20-some nations by switching to plastic currency. Since plastic bills cost nearly twice that of paper bills, the question is why […]

EU Free-Movement Promise Yields Unintended Economic Consequences

The U.K. has long championed expansion of the European Union to include the myriad republics of the former Soviet bloc for its own political purposes. But mass migration and labor market imbalances are examples of the unintended consequences that too often result from government-led social engineering. Now U.K. officials are leading calls to put the […]

Farmers Increase Potassium Help Plants Discriminate over Cesium

On September 12, we re-blogged Iori Mochizuki in What’s The Fukushuma 311 – Japanese National Now Reporting from Romania, where we find a volcanic passion to do what is right, and we showed what was at the time, a newly smoking volcano on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Now the same volcano, Russia’s Klyuchevskoy, north […]

Evidence Mounts That China Aims to Dethrone Dollar

Evidence of China’s determination to supplant the U.S. dollar with its yuan as the global “coin of the realm” for commerce and reserves continues to grow. No one knows better than the Chinese, with centuries of practice, how to lay low and plan for the long-run. But when things progress to the point of state-sanctioned […]

U.S. Federal Government Says Stop Focusing on Non-Cartelized Media

We re-present here Zerohedge’s response to the below statement made by the U.S. president at 5m 40s into the digital screed:     “Now that the government has reopened and this threat to our economy is removed, all of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists, and the bloggers, and the talking heads on […]

The Hygienically Challenged Crack-Up Boom

The bolivar’s official and black market exchange rates up until May 2013 / By Pater Tenebrarum / October 4, 2013 Toilet Paper Only in the Hereafter Readers may recall that we have reported on the toilet paper shortage in Venezuela before. At the time our suggestion to the Venezuelan authorities was to simply replace toilet paper with […]

Can Bitcoin Deemed ‘Real Money’ Offer Alternative to Fiat Currency?

A federal judge ruled this week that Bitcoins, a “digital crypto currency” that has been touted as a potential free market alternative to traditional, government-controlled currencies, is legally money. The ruling came up in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit against Texan Trendan Shavers, who is charged with committing fraud in a Bitcoin Ponzi […]