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Bitcoins, Tulips and Libertarians

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Bitcoin true believers really do hope, even perhaps intend, that their new currency subverts and supplants a state-based system they believe to be non-consensual and coercive. In the end, however, the state's role will be vindicated.

The Treasury Has Already Minted Two Trillion Dollar Coins

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Countries that pay for what they spend by printing money or, these days, creating it electronically, are usually broke. That certainly fits our bill. And we're printing lots and lots of money. Over the past five years, the Treasury has, in effect, done its $1 trillion coin trick twice.

Politics and Draghi Speaks

Michael Farr | Posted 09.07.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

The silly season of politics is fully underway. Though it is not our habit to predict political outcomes, we are going on record with our belief that...

Deflation Isn't the Enemy

Michael Pento | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

We now have entire nations which have become insolvent. It would be very difficult to argue that having a banking crisis is better than enduring a sovereign debt crisis, especially since much of the assets banks hold is sovereign debt.

"In God We Trust; All Other, Bring Data!"

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

When crucial information is misleading or absent, what is the meaning of democracy? Key indicators are now being hidden or massaged, for example, in ...

The Market Is a Hologram Masking Deflation

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

Since the global financial crisis started in earnest in 2008, there has been a debate raging in economic circles. Is the economy experiencing inflation or deflation?

California Dreamin': How the State Can Beat Its Budget Woes

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

The world's eighth largest economy is not going quietly into that pit of debt and devastation that has devoured Third World countries whole.

The Retreat of the Shadow Lenders: Why Deflation, not Inflation, Is the Order of the Day

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

The true path to economic recovery is to reclaim money and credit as public resources. Money needs to be transformed from private master to public servant.

Art Laffer Is Wrong on Inflation

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hale

Laffer's contention is not based in any current fact. Instead, it's based in his desire to get Republicans elected.

Economic Indicator Rises, Unexpectedly

AP | VINNEE TONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — A private sector measure of economic activity jumped unexpectedly in January for a second straight monthly increase, due mainly to fe...

We Must Face the Music with Banks

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Instead of recapitalizing and subsidizing the foolish and irresponsible banks that got us into this mess, we should let home prices fall to their economic equilibrium.

Inflation Prospects

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

In the last few months, we have seen the prices of commodities dropping precipitously. Oil dropped from $150 to $60, Gold dropped from $1,000 an ounc...

Credit Crunch and the Money Supply

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Imagine a world in which Uncle Sam is the monopoly supplier of bananas, in the same way that he is now the monopoly supplier of money; eventually people will become anxious about future decisions of the banana board.

The Debt vs. Interest Rate Conundrum

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

It now takes about 10 cents on every tax dollar collected just to pay the interest on the debt. As bad as that is, it's only because interest rates are at record lows that the debt is still manageable.