The seminar was as stimulating and informative as expected. What surprised me was the humor with which most speakers delivered such important and grave messages. The seminar also was as well-run as I expected. The talks can be downloaded from the Mises website. The links are provided below. Further, CDs will be available at a
Mises Institute to hold seminar in Phoenix, AZ Saturday, April 10, 2010. Five authorities on money to speak to the dangers of monetary debasement and how it can lead to despotism.
Many Americans are buying gold and silver as hedges against a feared decline in the value of the dollar. Considering that the current fedgov fiscal year deficit is forecast at $1.75 trillion, buying the metals seems a prudent move as a devastating decline in the dollar is almost a certainty. But, too many Americans do
2009 was a good year for the gold market, with central bank buying dominating the news. Talk of IMF gold sales no longer depresses the market, as speculation abounds as to which central banks will be the big buyers.
Although none of the three credit rating agencies have yet downgraded US debt, all have issued threats that they may do so if the US does not get its financial house in order. The chances of the US getting its “financial house in order” are not good. Consider these headlines across the country: “Social Security
A recent Financial Times noted that the proposed overhaul of US financial rules threatens the credit ratings of Bank of America and Citibank. Standard & Poor’s, one of the world’s top two credit rating agencies, says that as proposed, the rules would make it less likely that the banks would be bailed out by taxpayers if the bank ran into trouble again.
In moves that should have surprised no one, last week Zimbabwe defaulted on debt repayments and the United States raised its debt ceiling limit to avoid defaulting. Zimbabwe owed Caledonia Mining a mere $3 million. Because the debt was in US dollars and could not be printed (at least not by the Zimbabwean central bank),
An audit of the Fed may be in the works, but in reality it may be time to put an end to central banking. Ron Paul gives reasons in his bestselling End the Fed.
Rob McEwen, who can almost be called a living legend in the gold mining industry, says gold prices may reach $5,000 an ounce – and as soon as 2012 but maybe not until 2014. McEwen sees loss of faith in the dollar being the reason for gold’s coming rise. “Money supply has expanded so rapidly
A long-time client, and successful commodities trader I add, sent the below: The following comments come from a Merrill Lynch publication today. “To repeat our Mantra: 1) Whatever MUST happen, WILL happen. 2) In a debt crisis, inflation is the ONLY solution. 3) The FED + US Treasury can create inflation. 4) As such, there