Category Archives: Money

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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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Nicole Foss: Negative interest rates and the war on cash

Nicole Foss, September 4-8, 2016, theautomaticearth.com Part 1 is here: Negative Interest Rates and the War on Cash (1) Part 2 is here: Negative Interest Rates and the War on Cash (2) Part 3 is here: Negative Interest Rates and … Continue reading

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What if cash were made illegal so your money could be used to bail out too-big-to-fail banks after the next crash?

[ Also see: February 28, 2016 The Global Run On Physical Cash Has Begun: Why It Pays To Panic First by ZeroHedge ] Ellen Brown. November 23, 2015. Hang Onto Your Wallets: Negative Interest, the War on Cash and the … Continue reading

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Russian energy to highest bidder US$ no longer reserve currency, Europe threatened

“Russia and the Ukraine – The Worrisome Connection to World Oil and Gas Problems”  May 7, 2014 by Gail Tverberg What is behind the Russia/Ukraine problem? It seems we are seeing Russia’s attempt to fix a 2-part problem: Some oil … Continue reading

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Cash is King in a deflation — but there are dangers

Risk 1: Capital controls Restrictions on bank withdrawals (no ATM withdrawals, no bill payments, etc) Restrictions on money market fund redemptions Greater restrictions on retirement fund liquidations Fixing an official exchange rate and criminalizing market rate transactions Banning the conversion … Continue reading

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Why Treasury Bills are likely to be safe for at least a few years

my comment: SHORT-TERM 4-week or 13-week treasury BILLS that is Apr 19, 2012   Ilargi at the automaticearth.com Mauldin: unproductive government debt is killing us. So we either make some big, tough collective decisions, and make them soon; or we come … Continue reading

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Inflation: defining and identifying it

Ilargy 2011 automatic earth The fact that there’s all that zombie money around (or zombie credit, to be precise) leads many to believe the US witnesses inflation. Not true. Inflation is not the same as rising prices. Prices can rise … Continue reading

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Drowning in digits: National, Unfunded Liabilities, State, and Derivative Debt

Just about everyone I know believes in the permanence of the Dollar, the Eternal Supremacy of the United States, and the propaganda to constantly grow their money by taking risks. So they dutifully feed hard-earned wages into the voracious slot … Continue reading

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How Money is Created: 3 articles

Also see: Money as Debt (45 minute video) Can Banks Create Money out of Nothing? – Richard Werner Money Creation in the Modern Economy –Bank of England David Graeber. March 18, 2014. The Truth Is Out: Money Is Just An IOU, … Continue reading

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How much longer will there be a Petrodollar?

Fueling The New World Order: Where Does China Import Its Crude Oil From?  by Tyler Durden on 04/20/2014  It was roughly half a year ago that China officially surpassed the US as the world’s largest importer of oil. Since then, there have been some … Continue reading

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