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Inflation is a Policy Decision

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. Inflation results from policies implemented by governments, commercial banks and central banks. A FEW CONSEQUENCES: More currency placed into circulation devalues all currency units. We can thank fractional reserve banking,...

Gold and a Drive Down Memory Lane

Gold and a Drive Down Memory Lane Miles Franklin sponsored this article. For most of human history gold was money. The currencies that circulated were silver, gold or paper backed by silver and gold. Times have changed. In 2018 we live with the Internet, fast...

Market Parallels – 2000 and 2018

Market Parallels – 2000 and 2018 Miles Franklin sponsored this article. They don’t ring a bell at a stock market top. If a bell existed, someone on Wall Street would silence it.   Quick Summary:  Stocks—Watch Out Below! Tops are often spread over many months. That...

Gold Prices Next Decade – Part Two of Two

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. Part one is available here. The price of gold should be how high or low in the next five—ten years? Fractional reserve banking, governments and central banks debase currency units every day. So, what will gold be worth in ten...

Gold Prices Next Decade – Part One of Two

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. The price of gold should be how high or low in the next five—ten years? That is an $8 trillion question, and the answer depends upon who you ask. People might suggest any of the following, but these answers provide little insight...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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:...

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...