Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 MST

Category: Federal Finances

Bill Haynes and Lew Rockwell discuss gold, money and economics

Uncharted Territory, LRC podcast #331   Bill Haynes and Lew Rockwell discuss why the US has avoided hyperinflation and why the dollar may long be the world’s reserve currency, despite the Fed’s promises of unlimited money creation.  The Fed, as Lew notes, came into existence after major bankers met on Jekyll Island, Georgia, and formulated

US debt not a “mere” $16 trillion

According to a Wall Street Journal article last week, the national debt is not $16 trillion but is closer to $87 trillion because of unaccounted for government liabilities. Bill Archer and Chris Cox, two former member of the House of Representatives and members of President Clinton’s 1994 Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform, say

The madness of markets – US Treasuries vs. gold

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is the classic text from 1841 by Charles Mackay that addresses the mass psychology that enables financial bubbles and their inevitable collapses.  The entire book is available here as a free pdf in the Essential Readings section of the site.  Grant Williams follows this theme

So many fallacies. So little time.

There’s an interesting interview with Marshall Auerback of Pinetree Captial Management posted over on Mineweb.com. It’s interesting not because of any particular subject matter, but rather the complete contradictions presented therein. The first half consists of a well-reasoned case for owning gold and why it is being remonetized in an overextended financial system. By contrast, the second half is a fallacy laden justification of many of the failed policies that are driving people to own gold.

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