Category Archives: HyperInflation

Credit Implosion in the Middle Kingdom

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Update on the US real estate market

 

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Common Criminals

   

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A Market Clearing Event

Gordon T. Long and Charles Hugh Smith talk about market clearing events.

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Coming inflation and currency devaluation

The Bread and circus’s continues. Adair Turner – chairman of Britain’s Financial Services Authority advocates giving central bank money directly to the public. This of course is incredibly inflationary. Britain’s ponzi banking system must be near implosion for such a … Continue reading

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The Economics of Empire

A series of lectures from the Ludwig von Mises Institute about Empire that I believe many of our readers will find interesting. I’ve collated them all here, as they are all over the place at Mises. Also I’ll say again, … Continue reading

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april memories / 28

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th April, 1925 : Britain is back on the gold standard. There is sixpence off the standard rate of income tax – it is now four shillings in the pound – and there is … Continue reading

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Corruptions you should know about: Rehypothecation

Hypothecation from Wiki: Hypothecation is the practice where a borrower pledges collateral to secure a debt. The borrower retains ownership of the collateral, but it is “hypothetically” controlled by the creditor in that he has the right to seize possession … Continue reading

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Gold and Key West

Milan Skarka Whoever those economists are who are predicting a return to the gold standard, they are as foolish as those who believe the predictions in The National Enquirer. The government cannot afford to allow that to happen, no matter … Continue reading

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“hell is empty and the devils are here”

- William Shakespeare     From Jesse’s Cafe Americain: Critical Mass: The Mispricing of Derivatives Risk And How the Financial World Ends Jim Sinclair does a good job of explaining the difference between the notional and real value of derivatives, … Continue reading

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Defining insolvency

In responding to mouser, I over extended myself again. Another comment that has become a post. It also dovetails nicely with Antisthenes’s previous post. Mouser: Not only nobody wants to solve the problem, but almost nobody is game enough to … Continue reading

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Poverty

…from the quills of dead white poets Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)   Has heaven reserv’d, in pity to the poor, No pathless waste, or undiscover’d shore? No secret island in the boundless main? No peaceful desert yet unclaimed by … Continue reading

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Ron Paul and the permanent civil service

Having watched the republican primaries with little enthusiasm. I can now say with confidence that Ron Paul is the only candidate who could offer a compelling and fundamentally different philosophy than Obama’s come the election next year. Romney, Cain, Bachmann, Perry are all the same inside … Continue reading

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Its existential not economic

I was recently discussing the global financial crisis in email and thought it would make a decent post in and of its self: …One last contribution, the current Euro crises has a very similar feel to the breakdown in diplomacy … Continue reading

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To Vote or Not to Vote

  Paul Jacko Spanish general elections are due on Sunday the 20th November, 2011. The conservatives, Partida Popular (PP) are expected to win and replace the incumbent socialist government of Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE). The near certainty of defeat … Continue reading

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The Euro Collapse in brief

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The Crash of 1929 and Faust

A few days ago was the Anniversary of the great crash. Therefore, it would be timely to offer all sorts of economic observations and statistics. I believe however that it would be more rewarding to ponder the crash, and subsequent crashes in … Continue reading

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Spiegel Interviews Slovakia’s Sulik on EFSF

From Spiegel Online: Slovakian EFSF Opponent Sulik ‘The Greatest Threat to Europe Is the Bailout Fund’ SPIEGEL ONLINE: Mr. Sulik, do you want to go down in European Union history as the man who destroyed the euro? Richard Sulik : … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: The Corruption of Capitalism and The Dollar Crises

I myself have studied economics, and hope that no one else would wish such a science upon themselves, unfortunately economics is like war. You might not be interested in economics, but economics is interested in you. It kills, and will no doubt … Continue reading

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Prepare people!

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