October 14th, 2021 • Insidious plans are afoot in Washington to give IRS officials another $80 billion for auditors and then unleash them on bank account holders. New, heavy-handed IRS and Federal Reserve controls along with other threats to financial privacy highlight the i
October 6th, 2021 • This naturally leads people to think that whatever goods a dollar can purchase are intrinsic to the dollar itself. Indeed, if the quantity of dollars is the only cause of prices to rise, then the logical corollary is that the goods—and the people who pr
October 4th, 2021 • The post-COVID inflation surge that was supposed to be “transitory” is looking a lot more permanent. On Friday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis Friday released data on Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE), the Federal Reserve’s preferred inflati
September 30th, 2021 • A prominent U.S. Senator just called the head of the nation’s central bank “dangerous.” Unfortunately, the true dangers of U.S. monetary and fiscal policy were lost on everyone involved.
September 27th, 2021 • The first thing that becomes apparent is that something happened in 1971. This fact is made clear by a series of charts, all based on government data, that show various odd economic trends began in that year.
September 23rd, 2021 • One proposal would have the Treasury Department mint platinum coins with an arbitrary face value of $1 trillion. These coins could then be deposited at the Federal Reserve, which would credit the government with the trillions of dollars it needs to pay it
September 21st, 2021 • America’s central bankers are tasked with impartial oversight over aspects of the American economy. But could these individuals be making decisions on interest rates and bailout operations based on what is best for their own personal investment portfoli
September 9th, 2021 • Silver’s near-term price trajectory remains uncertain amid choppy market conditions. Its future, however, looks bright. In addition to the white metal’s growing uses in high-tech and alternative energy industries, some silver bulls are banking on ris
August 31st, 2021 • A few recent articles bring to the public’s awareness that wealthy investors are preferring not to sell their assets, and thereby pay capital gains taxes. Instead they borrow against them, on margin. This reminds me of an experience I had some years bac