Author Archive | John Rubino

Gold Versus Bitcoin: The Pro-Gold Argument Takes Shape

Sound money advocates who love the concept of cryptocurrencies but don’t want to abandon precious metals have been trying to clarify their thoughts on the subject. Risk Hedge just helped, with a comprehensive statement of the pro-gold position. The following is an excerpt. Read the full article here. All the Reasons Cryptocurrencies Will Never Replace […]

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Off-Topic Sunday: Bio-Weapons And Super Robots

For some people, obsessing about The Coming Financial Crisis might actually therapeutic because it’s both understandable and easily survivable (just buy gold and silver!). So time spent researching the subject on Zero Hedge or pricing Silver Eagles online could actually be a useful distraction from the other, potentially much scarier stuff that’s going on out […]

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Next-Generation Crazy: The Fed Plans For The Coming Recession

Insanity, like criminality, usually starts small and expands with time. In the Fed’s case, the process began in the 1990s with a series of (in retrospect) relatively minor problems running from Mexico’s currency crisis thorough Russia’s bond default, the Asian Contagion financial crisis, the Long Term Capital Management collapse and finally the Y2K computer bug. […]

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Gold Speculators Refuse To Give Up; Another Drop Likely

Normally winter is a good time for gold, with men buying their significant others jewelry for Christmas and lots of New Years Day marriage proposals. Here’s an overview of the dynamic from Adam Hamilton of Zeal Intelligence: Seasonality is the tendency for prices to exhibit recurring patterns at certain times during the calendar year. While […]

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Secession, Part 1: Catalonia Is Just The Beginning

Picture a life where you do most of your shopping through Amazon.com and the local farmers’ market, most of your communicating through Facebook and Instagram, much of your travel via Uber, and much of your saving and transacting with bitcoin, gold and silver. Do you really need an immense, distant, and rapacious central government? Maybe […]

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