Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 MST

Category: Money

Don’t get any crazy ideas. Only the dollar is money.

Neil Irwin over at the Washington Post recently set about reminding the unwashed masses that, only the dollar is money, in his piece “Bitcoin is ludicrous, but it tells us something important about the nature of money.” He starts us out with his “givens”. “We can all agree that the dollar bills in my wallet

Don’t fear the robots, fear the Fed.

It’s really quite amazing to see the economic fallacies that are trotted out in support of the central banking/fiat money meme. This recent one attempts to blame rising wealth inequality and economic stagnation on the proliferation of robots in manufacturing and automation in general: The alarm over machines posing a real risk to jobs has

Austerity is coming. Excessive government spending guarantees it.

The evidence continues to mount that government spending kills the real economy. In the game of wealth redistribution, every dollar the government takes from the private sector is one less dollar spent by the private sector. For every job that the government creates, a job is lost in the productive economy. At best you could

Government spending kills the real economy

In case you missed them, there were a couple of stories this week that revealed a great deal about the current state of our economy. The first was from Bloomberg concerning several leaked emails from Walmart executives. According to Jerry Murray, Walmart vice president of finance and logistics: “February MTD sales are a total disaster…

Argentina heads down the path to another hyperinflation. Is the US far behind?

Serial currency destroyer Argentina is hoping to break its now 30% annual rate of inflation by mandating a two month freeze on the price of supermarket products. The Commerce Ministry has gone so far as to set up a hotline so that consumers can join the fight by reporting any illegal price increases. Unfortunately this

When it comes to money printing, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

The writing is on the wall for anyone who cares to take a look. The world’s central bankers are going to print until their currencies break. It’s the only way out of this global system of unsustainable debt. History tells us so, human psychology tells us so, and if you pay attention to the financial

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