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Swiss Institutions Ask: Where's the Gold?

Swiss Institutions Ask: Where's the Gold?

He who owns the gold makes the rules." – An old adage

Have you ever wondered what would happen if most of the claimed US gold reserves do not really exist? Can Washington continue to operate under its own questionable and often non-existent accounting rules if it doesn't have the gold reserves as ...

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The Curse of Fiat Money

The Curse of Fiat Money

Preventing the Banking Industry from Shrinking

It may come as a surprise to many, but the relative size of the US commercial-banking industry has not declined following the so-called credit-market crisis, which developed in the second half of 2007. On the contrary, it has increased since then. ...

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How To Reverse A Deflation: Helicopter Ben Needs To Drop some Money On Main Street

How To Reverse A Deflation: Helicopter Ben Needs To Drop some Money On Main Street

The Fed is proposing another round of "quantitative easing," although the first round failed to reverse deflation. It failed because the money went into the coffers of banks, which failed to lend it on. To reverse deflation, the money needs to be funneled directly to state and local economies.

In ...

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Successful Economic Policies? For Whom?

Successful Economic Policies? For Whom?

Last week, in the wake of another uptick in the official unemployment rate, the administration continued to claim that their economic policies were working, just not fast enough. This administration inherited an unemployment rate of 7.7% and promised a peak of no higher than 8% if their policies ...

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The Summer of Unemployment

The Summer of Unemployment

In our book "2010: Take Back America — A Battle Plan," we write:

"The prospect we now face is not the intermittent up-and-down fluctuations of unemployment we have had since the Great Depression. Thanks to Barack Obama's policies, we're confronting the possibility of an unemployment rate that ...

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The Incompetence of the Federal Reserve

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This is commentary on an article in The Economist, online edition, Clearing the Air. It is not radically different than other articles concerning the Federal Reserve, monetary policy and speculations about what will happen next. It deserves some analysis, for otherwise this reporting is ...

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Steve Forbes: Overseas Wars, the Gold Standard, and Citizen Agitation

Steve Forbes: Overseas Wars, the Gold Standard, and Citizen Agitation

Steve Forbes on Overseas Wars, the Coming Gold Standard and the Rise of 'Citizen Agitation'

The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Steve Forbes (left).

Introduction:Steve Forbes is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Media. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Forbes ...

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Obama’s War on Jobs

Obama’s War on Jobs

The "Summer of Recovery" is looking more and more like the Beltway Chainsaw Massacre for America's workers. As President Obama lolls on Martha's Vineyard with his well-heeled Chicago pals, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that 72 percent of people are very worried about joblessness and 67 percent are ...

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Financial Expert Warns of Economic Collapse

Financial Expert Warns of Economic Collapse

In shocking news, the New York Times cites figures that investors withdrew $33.12 billion from domestic stock market mutual funds in the first seven months of this year when billions of dollars should have been expected to be flowing in.  

The New York Times blames this unusual development on ...

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