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S&P, Crude and Gold – Ten Year Estimates

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. Borrow and spend! Debt and bubbles. Happy days are here again. Maybe not. Unpleasant consequences will result from imploding bubbles in corporate debt, housing, student loans, stock markets, sovereign debt, cryptocurrencies and...

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Loving Debt = War on Gold

From Kristin Hannah, author of “The Nightingale,” a novel. “In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.” She wrote about WWII, but her insight applies to debt and gold. Miles Franklin sponsored this article. The world has created over $200...

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Dreams and Delusions

This article was sponsored by Miles Franklin. Economic delusions are like dreams while sleeping. From Matthew Walker, Ph.D., founder and director of the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science: What Happens During Dream Sleep? “Dreaming is...

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Hints of 2008 Emerging In The Banking Sector…

Written by Chris Marcus for the Miles Franklin blog The tone in the 2018 financial markets has been considerably different from past years, as the events that many in the Austrian Economics community have long forecast appear to finally be manifesting. One of which is...

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The Flight Helmet Inflation Index

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. In 1945 a P-51 aircraft cost $50,984, according to Wikipedia. The cost of the pilot’s helmet —estimated—was about $225, or about 0.45% of the cost of the aircraft. Times have changed. In early 2018 the cost estimate for the...

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China Lining Up Countries Against The Dollar?

Written by Chris Marcus for the Miles Franklin blog There was an interesting report in the Wall Street Journal last week indicating that China may be in the process of taking its effort to de-couple from the U.S. debt markets to the next level. In the past year the...

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Military + Medicare = Gold

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. Wars, defense expenditures and Medicare do not create gold, but they increase debt, devalue currency units and indirectly increase the prices for everything including gold. What is the history of military and Medicare...

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Bailouts Ahead!

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. It contains sarcasm. You may not need a bailout but other individuals, groups, pension plans, cities, states, industries and cartels will demand one. Bailouts are an enduring feature of American life. Politicians embrace them....

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Speculation on Gold Prices and M2 Currency

This article is sponsored by Miles Franklin. The St. Louis Federal Reserve publishes data on M2, a measure of currency in circulation. Data from the past 50 years shows that M2 has grown exponentially (straight line on a log-scale graph) at about 6.7% per year since...

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Cocaine and “Printing Money”

Gary Christenson wrote this article for Miles Franklin. The addictive behaviors of drug addicts are similar to the actions of a modern “Keynesian” economy addicted to “money printing” by central banks and fractional reserve banking. From Psychology Today on Addiction:...

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Are Rising Interest Rates Bad For Gold?

Written by Chris Marcus for the Miles Franklin blog A legitimate concern to gold investors that’s often raised is whether rising interest rates are bad for gold prices. Because if we were in the midst of a typical Federal Reserve tightening cycle where the money...

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Fort Knox Gold – or Not

Gary Christenson wrote this article for Miles Franklin. Corruption in government is universal, now and throughout history. Like living with gravity, we realize it exists and carry on because we must. Fort Knox gold questions are like corruption and gravity. There are...

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Gold Bullion and Ancient Dollars

This article was written by Gary Christenson for Miles Franklin. Consumer price inflation is real. It sneaks into every facet of life. Bags of coffee shrink from 16 ounces to 12 ounces and then to 10 ounces. “Shrinkflation” is policy. That Snickers candy bar is...

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Could This Happen In The United States?

Argentina appears to be on the verge of a currency crisis yet again. And what's interesting is how if you consider the factors that have led to that outcome, it's amazing how all of them also exist in regards to the U.S. dollar. Recently The Wall Street Journal...

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