>> 29 May 2018

Putin Warns of Financial Crisis The World ‘Has Not Yet Seen’
By: Lew Rockwell

“The system of multilateral cooperation, which took years to build, is no longer allowed to evolve. It is being broken in a very crude way. Breaking the rules is becoming the new rule,” he said.

In addition to traditional forms of protectionism such as trade tariffs, technical standards and subsidies, nations are increasingly using new ways to undermine their competition, like unilateral economic sanctions. And nations which thought they would never be targeted by such measures for political reasons are now being proved wrong, Putin said. >> 22 September 2017

'A US Trade War With China Will End US Monopoly on Global Financial System’
By: Jim Rogers & RT News

It will be the end of the US monopoly on the global financial system, says Jim Rogers. >> 13 August 2017

Statist Monetary Cranks
By: Gary North

The greenback monetary cranks have always been opposed to the Federal Reserve. Why? Because the regional Federal Reserve banks are privately owned. They hate all private banking. They are committed statists. They originally were people of the Left in the late 1880’s. Today, they are found on the Right, but they are in no way defenders of the free market. They want Congress in control of money. >> 24 July 2017

The "Chuck Prince Market" Redux — Only More Dangerous
By: David Stockman

We are at that moment again. Only this time the danger of a thundering crash is far greater. That’s because the current blow-off top comes after nine years of even more central bank policy than Greenspan’s credit and housing bubble.

The Fed and its crew of traveling central banks around the world have gutted honest price discovery entirely. They have turned global financial markets into outright gambling dens of unchecked speculation. >> 9 June 2017

Bank Failures Hither and Yon
By: Douglas French

Grant’s Almost Daily reports that despite the seemingly calm economic winds, “Banco Popular has managed to run the ship aground. In order to shore up their sickly balance sheet, the acquiring [Banco] Santander will issue a €7 billion rights offering to shareholders. Banco Popular’s equity and junior debt are wiped out, to the tune of €3.3 billion.” >> 23 June 2016

Brexit: What Is It About?
By: Paul Craig Roberts

The EU serves Washington and the One Percent. It serves no one else. The EU is a murderer of sovereignty and peoples. The intent is for the British, French, Germans, Italians, Greeks, Spanish, and all the rest to disappear as peoples. Brexit is the last chance to defeat this hidden agenda, and apparently, the British will vote tomorrow without having a clue as to what is at stake and what the vote is about. >> 8 June 2016

Free Money From the Robots!
By: Gary North

It rests on the universal assumption of all socialist thought, namely, the assumption that nature imposes no inherent limits. Therefore, scarcity is the product of evil institutions — institutions based on private ownership. “Property is theft,” announced Proudhon. So, socialists conclude, the state should steal it back from the thieves and give it to everyone. This has been the socialist party line for 200 years. >> 21 April 2016

German Gold and the Crooked NY Fed
By: Arthur M.M. Krolman

Same Questioner: Germany has asked to repatriate their gold. And they haven’t gotten all their gold back. And I was wondering why they haven’t got all their gold back when they asked for it three or four years ago. >> 20 April 2016

Monetary Reform: Fiat vs. Market
By: Gary North

There is an answer: central bankers do not trust other central bankers. They do not trust the reliability of civil governments. They know that when push comes to shove in the business cycle, other central bankers will crank up the printing presses. When this happens, they all want to be in gold. So should the rest of us. To keep their credit worthiness in a crisis, they have to own gold. So do the rest of us. >> 23 March 2016

Trade Deficit Angst
By: Walter E. Williams

Let’s look at the political angst over trade deficits. A trade deficit is when people in one country buy more from another country than the other country’s people buy from them. There cannot be a trade deficit in a true economic sense. Let’s examine this. >> 11 February 2016

Bank Bounce Back is Baloney: Gold Will Glow
By: Gerald Celente

The Panic is on

This unprecedented bashing of bank stocks is a clear signal of great financial distress — the causes and effects of which we have detailed in our Trends Journals, Trends Monthly, Trend Alerts and Trends in the News broadcasts. In addition, with central banks imposing negative interest rates, it is less profitable for banks to lend, thus reducing their earning power, and adding more downward financial pressure during a time of increased distress. >> 24 June 2015

Ben Bernanke’s Bromance
By: Thomas DiLorenzo

Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is in love with another man – Alexander Hamilton. Defending his man’s honor on his personal blog published through his new employer, the left-wing Brookings Institution, Bernanke recently said he is “appalled” that the U.S. Treasury Department is considering removing Hamilton’s mug shot from the ten dollar bill and replacing him with a woman (Bella Abzug? Elinor Roosevelt? Oprah? Who knows). >> 26 May 2015

Kiss your Pension Fund Good-Bye
By: Martin Armstrong

Between the court ruling and the Obama administration’s push for stronger fiduciary rules send a strong message that government can much easier seize the pension fund management industry of course to “protect the consumer”. >> 21 May 2015

Why Europe Will Lead the Charge to Eliminate Cash – the Next Step in a Global Meltdown
By: Martin Armstrong

The next step in the game will be CAPITAL CONTROLS. When the European government realizes that they cannot eliminate cash without the rest of the entire world doing so simultaneously, money will move out even faster from Europe, driving the dollar to excessive highs. They will most likely follow the same script as they did in Cyprus, imposing currency controls to prevent money from fleeing. >> 24 November 2014

Sell, Sell, Sell…….The Central Bank Madmen Are Raging
By: David Stockman

The global financial system has come unglued. Everywhere the real world evidence points to cooling growth, faltering investment, slowing trade, vast excess industrial capacity, peak private debt, public fiscal exhaustion, currency wars, intensified politico-military conflict and an unprecedented disconnect between debt-saturated real economies and irrationally exuberant financial markets. >> 21 November 2014

As The “Sanctions War” Heats Up, Will Putin Play His ‘Gold Card’?
By: John Butler

The topic of ‘currency war’ has been bantered about in financial circles since at least the term was first used by Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega in September 2010. Recently, the currency war has escalated, and a ‘sanctions war’ against Russia has broken out. History suggests that financial assets are highly unlikely to preserve investors’ real purchasing power in this inhospitable international environment, due in part to the associated currency crises, which will catalyse at least a partial international remonetisation of gold. Vladimir Putin, under pressure from economic sanctions, may calculate that now is the time to play his ‘gold card’. >> 29 May 2014

The End of Economic Freedom
By: Murray N. Rothbard

Wake Up America

And so fascism is here – and it doesn’t even work. We have sold our birthright of freedom for a mess of inedible pottage. Our economic dictators should at least heed the warning of their predecessor, Field Marshal Hermann Goering. After his capture by the Allies, Goering stated: Your America is doing many things in the economic field which we found out caused us so much trouble. You are trying to control people’s wages and prices – people’s work. If you do that, you must control people’s lives. And no country can do that part way. I tried it and failed. Nor can any country do it all the way either. I tried that too and it failed. You are no better planners than we. I should think your economists would read what happened here.” >> 11 April 2014

The U.S. Dollar: Currency Masquerading as Money
By: Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD

People consider Federal Reserve notes, U.S. dollars, to be real money. This includes their digital equivalent in bank and credit card statements and Treasury-issued base metal coins. As a unit of account, all goods and services, and land and labor are priced in U.S. dollars. Declared legal tender, Federal Reserve notes are the country’s medium of exchange. >> 31 March 2014

Are Cryptocoins Money?
By: Michael S. Rozeff

Gold is a free market and international unit of account. It got that way without a Pharaoh. It got that way because of its properties as a good that was internationally valued and recognized, by its durability, divisibility, high value per unit of weight, relatively low variation in supply, and so on. Once it became a numeraire, paper certificates could be issued against it. It still remained the numeraire. >> 28 March 2014

Let Them Eat iPads: 14-Years Of Data Debunk Fed’s Inflation Shortfall Canard
By: David Stockman

This is not simply another case of “Let them eat iPads” cynicism. Hitting the wholly arbitrary 2% inflation target is sacred doctrine inside the Eccles Cathedral, and Yellen takes her scriptures, along with her money printing, every bit as literally did as the legendary William Jennings Bryan. Indeed, failing the inflation target “from below” amounts to a Cardinal Sin. >> 22 January 2014

The Supreme Court Case That Handed America Over to the Bankers
By: Gary North, Mises on Money

The legal issue: Could the state of Maryland tax the Second Bank of the United States? It was a private bank.