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NAFTA 2.0: Free Trade or Central Planning?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute October 8, 2018   NAFTA 2.0: Free Trade or Central Planning?   Last week the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Sadly, instead of replacing NAFTA’s managed trade with true free trade, the new […]

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Bernie Sanders Might Learn Something from Venezuela's Minimum Wage Experiment

Bernie Sanders Might Learn Something from Venezuela’s Minimum Wage Experiment

By Doug French Mises Institute Spetember 25, 2018   Bernie Sanders Might Learn Something from Venezuela’s Minimum Wage Experiment   There are labor shortages all over the country. There are not enough truck drivers, plumbers, food waitresses, construction workers, and so on. The official unemployment rate is below 4 percent. It was just reported private sector wages popped […]


Turkey Now, America Later?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute August 28, 2018   Turkey Now, America Later?   President Trump recently imposed sanctions on Turkey to protest the Turkish government’s detention of an American pastor. Turkey has responded by increasing tariffs on US exports. The trade war is being blamed for the collapse of Turkey’s currency, the lira. While […]

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Venezuela, Awash in Money but Short of Cash, Turns to Barter

Venezuela, Awash in Money but Short of Cash, Turns to Barter

By Joseph T. Salerno Mises Institute July 20, 2018   Venezuela, Awash in Money but Short of Cash, Turns to Barter   In 2006, Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez declared: There is a market that can be reactivated through barter and not through currency. Let us break that curse [of capitalism]. Well, twelve years later barter is […]


Another Step Towards Collapse of Petrodollar

By Rory Hall The Daily Coin May 8, 2018   Another Step Towards Collapse of Petrodollar     For the past year and half a major topic throughout the alternative press has been the new Chinese oil futures contract settled/priced in yuan. The fact that China is directly challenging the Federal Reserve Note, U.S. dollar, is […]

Another Step Towards Collapse of Petrodollar

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The Last Fed Chairman?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute January 30, 2018   The Last Fed Chairman?   Last week the Senate confirmed Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve Chairman by a vote of 84-13. This is in contrast to the contentious debates and closer votes over Janet Yellen’s confirmation in 2014 and Ben Bernanke’s confirmation for a second term […]


Venezuela Announces “the Petro” Currency Backed by Gold, Oil and Diamonds

By Rory Hall The Daily Coin December 5, 2017   Venezuela Announces “the Petro” Currency Backed by Gold, Oil and Diamonds     I sent this to Chris Powell, GATA, and he ask, what about the “convertibility”? Apparently, Venezuelan President Madura is following China’s lead but instead of a subtle rollout over time as to not cause […]

Venezuela Announces “the Petro” Currency Backed by Gold, Oil and Diamonds

The Next Generation of Currency Wars: Private vs. State-backed Crypto

The Next Generation of Currency Wars: Private vs. State-backed Crypto

By Tho Bishop Mises Institute October 23, 2017   The Next Generation of Currency Wars: Private vs. State-backed Crypto   Recently Russia announced that it will be unleashing a CryptoRuble, just a week after Vladimir Putin strongly criticized Bitcoin and other private cryptocurrencies.  When announcing the move, Minister of Communications Nikolay Nikiforov acknowledged that it was in part inspired by […]


Washington Is Destroying American Power

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org October 19, 2017   Washington Is Destroying American Power     Readers at home and around the world want to know what to make of the announcement that China henceforth will conduct oil purchases and sales in gold-backed Chinese currency. Is this an attack by Russia and China […]

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Surviving The Coming Bond Crash

Surviving The Coming Bond Crash

By RPI Staff Ron Paul Institute September 30, 2017   Surviving The Coming Bond Crash   Central banks have created a worldwide bond bubble that threatens to destroy economies and nations. US and global debt skyrockets. The financial system on life support. Investment advisor Michael Pento  joins today’s Liberty Report to tell us what to expect […]


Martin Armstrong – Economic Downturn Will Take World to War

By Greg Hunter April 22, 2017   Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with renowned economist Martin Armstrong of ArmstrongEconomics.com. Former hedge fund manager Martin Armstrong, who is an expert on economic and political cycles, says, “You have to understand what makes war even take place? It does not unfold when everybody is fat […]

Martin Armstrong - Economic Downturn Will Take World to War

Venezuela Is on Its Last Legs as Government Cash Reserves Rapidly Dwindle

Venezuela Is on Its Last Legs as Government Cash Reserves Rapidly Dwindle

By Daniel Lang The Daily Sheeple March 5, 2017   Venezuela Is on Its Last Legs as Government Cash Reserves Rapidly Dwindle     It’s quite frankly amazing that the socialist government running Venezuela is still standing. That country is a testament to the ability of humans to put up with unimaginable poverty and tyranny […]