Category Archives: Gold & Silver

should you buy gold, silver, and platinum?

Ugo Bardi on money, gold, and silver

What follows is from a really great book: Bardi, Ugo. 2014. Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet. Chelsea Green Publishing. Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation”, … Continue reading

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The case for Gold

Gold, Infinite Debt, and the Problem of Capital Storage: Has The Hotelling Moment Arrived? March 9, 2011 Gregor Macdonald One of the reasons that gold retains its competitiveness as a capital-storage unit is the rather slow and plodding rate at … Continue reading

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Economics 101: Liquidity is a Loan, Why prices can go UP in a Deflation, do not buy Gold, and Much More

December 29, 2007. Karl Denninger. The Year In Review And a Look Ahead for 2008. market-ticker [I’ve snipped out a lot of this article, which is no longer available on the internet.  It was very prescient, and even though some … Continue reading

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Mercury pollution

August 9, 2014. Missing mercury pollution is enough for mass poisoning. NewScientist. New data suggests that we still don’t know where our emissions of toxic mercury end up. Somewhere out there are tens of thousands of tons of missing mercury. … Continue reading

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Why cash is better than gold

Why people buy gold To protect against inflation That’s a good reason, but the next crash will be deflationary like the 2008 crash, when stocks, homes, oil, gold, and everything else plummeted in value. Trillions of dollars vanished overnight.  The … Continue reading

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