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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Warning: This Economic Article Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Never before in American history have we seen such a pitiful, pathetic, and anemic response to challenges and trials. We are truly a society of wimps. Spiritual wimps, devoid of any courage and conviction when it comes to speaking the truth, and milquetoast coelenterates for failing to look past our own materialism to accept the common truth that what we have been doing is simply not sustainable. You and me both. Let’s dig into the undeniable conclusions, shall we? Words: 1331; Charts: 3

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Will May 2013 Be the End of the Road for the U.S.?

Anybody who thinks the U.S. is in a so-called recovery isn’t listening to economist John Williams. He expects a negative reaction to the U.S. dollar in the next 3 or 4 months leading up to the mid-May deadline for Congress to get the budget and debt ceiling under control. If they do not get their financial house in order by then he believes "it will be the end of the they are not going to have another opportunity".

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My Personal “(:Report:)” from the World Economic Forum in Davos


I am on assignment at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Unfortunately my previous commentaries irked the organizers so profoundly that I was not allowed the intimate access usually accorded friendly members of the media. No matter, I am staying at a pleasant bed and breakfast about an hour and half outside of Davos....[But I digress. Back to the Forum.] Words: 2369

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America’s Master Class Has Taken U.S. By the Throat! Here’s Why

Thanks to the endless barrage of feel-good propaganda that daily assaults the American mind the citizens have no idea how disastrous the country’s fiscal, monetary and economic problems truly are nor do they perceive the rapidly increasing risk of a totalitarian nightmare descending upon the American Republic. Below, we outline America’s troubling and compounding predicament, and urge you to think about how to protect yourself from its consequences, both financially and personally.

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Startling Relationship Between Gold Price & U.S. Gov’t Debt Suggests What Price for Gold in 2017?


The price of gold, on a quarterly basis, is 86% correlated - yes, 86%! - to total government debt going back to 1975... and a shocking 98% over the past 15 years! [As such,] it would seem like a no-brainer investment thesis to buy gold... as a proxy for the not-otherwise-investable thesis that US total government debt will increase in the future. [But there is more - and it is disappointment for gold bugs - read on!]

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15 Questions & Answers Regarding Hyperinflation

It is difficult to say exactly when hyperinflation will hit a currency. However, I am convinced that the danger level is so high for most fiat money that it is worthwhile for everyone to increase their understanding of hyperinflation. This is the first part of a Hyperinflation FAQ for frequently asked questions or objections about hyperinflation. Words: 1600

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The Paradox of QE: If It Is Successful the Federal Reserve Will Fail & Plunge U.S. Into New Fiscal and Political Crises


[There is a major downside to] quantitative easing; it isn't free. There is a cost to the Fed's policy and the bill will be past due when the economy recovers and interest rates rise. Congress will then realize that the Federal Reserve System is the biggest financial black hole in the history of mankind [and that] the tab may be big enough to blow the Federal budget and plunge Washington into a new fiscal and political crisis. Words: 870

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Past Bubble Movements Suggests a Parabolic Peak Price of $9,000 for Gold & $250 for Silver Is NOT Unreasonable – Take a Look

Bubbles tend to follow the 80/20 ratio indicated in the Pareto Principle where approximately 80% of the price move occurs in the LAST 20% of the time. That being the case it would appear that gold and silver could conceivably top out around $9,000 per troy ounce and $250/ozt respectively .This is not a prediction of future prices of gold and silver; it is an indication of what could happen in a speculative bubble environment based on the history of previous bubbles. Words: 1280; Charts: 1

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Insights on the “Debt Ceiling” that Perhaps You Didn’t Know

The “debt ceiling” has replaced the “fiscal cliff” as the new crisis of the month. The gargantuan debt of the U.S. which – as of this writing – stands at an astounding $16,450,981,484,618 is now slightly above our current national debt ceiling of $16.394 trillion and growing. Let’s take a closer look at what the debt ceiling is and why it is important. Words: 1020

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