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“So what do you think should be done?” I often get this question after I presented my case against our fiat money system, and I sense there is a trace of frustration in it, a bit along the lines of, you are telling us that we are in quite a mess but you offer no […]

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I took the title for this blog from an interview that James Turk of the GoldMoney Foundation conducted with Eric Sprott, a Canadian fund manager. You can see it here. (I also recommend you have a look at this interview with Doug Casey.) I think the quote is a succinct summation of the role that […]

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I am intrigued by the Bitcoin experiment – the attempt to launch a virtual currency as an alternative to the current global patchwork of local state fiat monies. Bitcoin has recently been hotly debated in the online community and among libertarians, and has now aroused the interest of the mainstream media and the political establishment. […]

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The efforts of our political leaders to socialize the fallout from the financial crisis by means of the balance sheets of the government and the central bank, and to thereby sustain an illusion of normalcy, have guaranteed that the financial crisis is now morphing into a sovereign debt crisis – a process that is unfolding […]

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Is the global ‘recovery’ faltering? Is the United States economy heading for a ‘double-dip’? These are the headlines after recent disappointing economic data releases, in particular the weak employment report last Friday. Truth be told, there never was a proper ‘recovery’, if the term is to denote a process of true healing, of fundamental betterment. […]

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Psychologists should have no problem explaining our tendency to readily attribute success in investing or trading to skill and not luck. This tendency is rather pronounced and one of the reasons behind the now frequently decried ‘bonus culture’ in the finance industry. I remember many instances where one or two good years in the markets […]

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No, dear reader, I am not developing an obsession with Bill Gross, America’s most prominent bond manager. I know I wrote about him just recently but this morning I already received a number of messages from friends in the bond business alerting me to another missive from the famed ‘bond-king’. Here it is. So this […]

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