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When Is The Government Going To Shut Down Bitcoin?

When Is The Government Going To Shut Down Bitcoin?

Do you actually believe that the central banks of the world are going to sit back and do nothing while their monopoly over money creation is being threatened?  Do you actually believe that the governments of the world are going to allow a digital currency that they have no control over to ...

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The Great Gold Redemption

The Great Gold Redemption

The most puzzling part of the investment business is seeing how the vast and largely economically illiterate masses interpret any given piece of news. Take the recent gold selloff: many large players were motivated to sell by news that Cyprus will have to liquidate its gold stockpiles to pay off ...

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Anorthosite: What It Is and Why You Should Care

 Copper and nickel are two metals modern society cannot get enough of, but there is not enough to go around, says Rick Mills, publisher of Ahead of the Herd. Add in mounting production costs and you have a supply-and-demand disaster in the making. But when it comes to making fiberglass and ...

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Portfolio Manager Greg Orrell: 'My Belief in Gold Has Not Wavered'

Portfolio Manager Greg Orrell: 'My Belief in Gold Has Not Wavered'

The Gold Report: How has your bullish view on the gold sector evolved as a series of crises has jolted both the international stock market and the price of gold?

Greg Orrell:First off, my belief in gold as a monetary asset has not wavered. Japan basically admitted that it is bankrupt with its ...

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Come Back to Gold

Come Back to Gold

Excerpted from chapter 11 of Omnipotent Government by Ludwig von Mises.]

The gold standard was an international standard. It safeguarded the stability of foreign exchange rates. It was a corollary of free trade and of the international division of labor. Therefore those who favored etatism ...

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9,646 Reasons to Dislike the Internet Sales Tax

9,646 Reasons to Dislike the Internet Sales Tax

The U.S. Senate is debating the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act. It’s a bill that would result in the taxation of Internet sales, driving up costs for consumers. The legislation cleared a procedural hurdle Monday and could have a floor vote by Thursday.

This is a classic case of where the ...

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Hugo Salinas Price on Gold and the Potential for '500 Years of Darkness'

Hugo Salinas Price on Gold and the Potential for '500 Years of Darkness'

The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with Hugo Salinas Price.

Introduction: Hugo Salinas Price is a successful, retired businessman who lives in Mexico. He has been a follower of the Austrian School of Economics since his youth. He has written three books in Spanish on ...

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Regulation and Law of Regulatory Impact

Regulation and Law of Regulatory Impact

Let’s begin with:

Goodman’s Law of Regulatory Impact: most economic regulation, most of the time, imposes social costs on people without changing any fundamental behavior.

Take something really far out. Suppose we repealed the law against murder. Would the murder rate go up or down? For the vast, ...

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Man, Economy, and Seoul

Man, Economy, and Seoul

Picture a mono-racial New York metropolitan area with a fraction of the murders, if you can. Add in unreadable signs and buildings and infrastructure completed in 1960 or later. Then you might have a picture Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea and, quite possibly, the new center of global ...

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