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  • Blog
    Green New Deal

    Deconstructing The Green New Deal

    Despite serious flaws, it sparks a needed conversation
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:28 AM

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    The Green New Deal (GND) is important as a starting point to have a long, long overdue conversation about energy. Specifically: How are we going to eventually transition away from fossil fuels?

    As such, the proposal — while (very) far from perfect — should not be ignored and deserves our attention. 

    It's also important because it represents the sorts of zig-zags our social and political paths are inceasingly likely to take in the coming future as we're forced to face our looming economic, ecological and energy-related predicaments.

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  • Podcast

    Richard Sylla: This Is An Inherently Dangerous Moment In History

    Low interest rates are causing distortions & mis-allocations
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, August 7, 2017, 6:42 PM

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    "The rates we’ve had in recent years, including right now, are the lowest in history. The book that I co-authored on the history of interest rates traces back to the code of Hammurabi, Babylonian civilization, Greek and Roman civilization, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and early modern history right up to the present. And I can assure our listeners that the rates that they’re experiencing right now are the lowest in human history."

    So says Richard Sylla, Professor Emeritus of Economics and the Former Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets at New York University's Stern School of Business. He is also co-author of the book A History Of Interest Rates

    We invited Professor Sylla onto the podcast after hearing his work favorably referenced by the panel convened at the recent hearing held by the US Congress titled: “The Federal Reserve’s Impact on Main Street, Retirees and Savings.”

    Based on his deep study across the scope of millennia of human history, Sylla warns we are at a dangerous moment in time.

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  • Podcast

    Alex J. Pollock: Insights From The Recent Congressional Hearing On The Fed

    Finally, some lawmakers are becoming concerned
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, July 24, 2017, 6:43 PM

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    On June 28th 2017, the United States Congress held a hearing titled: “The Federal Reserve’s Impact on Main Street, Retirees and Savings.” If you haven't watched it yet, we highly recommend doing so.

    Joining us for today's podcast is Alex J. Pollock, one of the experts who participated on that Congressional panel. In this discussion, he details out his assessments of the Fed's major transgressions against the interests of the general public. But perhaps more interestingly, he shares his observations from the hearing and how it struck him that many of the members of Congress that convened it appear to be growing increasingly concerned about the Fed's lack of accountability, as well as its potential fallibility.

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  • Insider
    Etsy

    Off The Cuff: Jackass Leadership

    We'd be so much better off with so much less
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, May 23, 2016, 8:52 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

    • Implications Of The Recent Fed Minutes
      • Per usual, good for stocks/bad for gold
    • The Dying Middle Class
      • Sucked dry by central planning policy
    • The Dirty Trick Of Politics
      • Both parties are worth throwing out
    • Jackass Leadership
      • In the Fed, on the Hill, in the White House…
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  • Blog
    Peak Prosperity

    Money Creation: The Fed – Crash Course Chapter 8

    Creating money out of thin air since 1913...
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 9, 2014, 12:49 AM

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    Chapter 8 of the Crash Course is now publicly available and ready for watching below.

    As a follow-on to the two previous chapters — one explaining the nature of fiat money, the other showing how money is loaned into existence through our fractional reserve banking system — this week's video details the Fed's near-magical ability to create money out of thin air (literally!).

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  • Podcast

    John Rubino: Out of Good Options

    We've borrowed too much for too long
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, October 26, 2013, 7:43 PM

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    In this week's podcast John Rubino provides an excellent explanation of why governing has become such hard sledding of late for our politicians. Since they have enjoyed an ever-expanding pie so far in their careers, they don't have any professional experience of prioritizing spending, which the sluggish economy is now demanding of them. They are, simply put, the wrong people for the job.

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    Bernanke’s Suspicious Remarks on Gold

    His dismissal of its importance is not very credible
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, July 26, 2013, 12:33 AM

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    Recently, on July 18, 2013, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress a number of things about gold that make us wonder which one of two interpretations is correct: Is he really that out of touch? Or is he telling us lies with the bumbling skill of a four-year-old?

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  • Podcast

    Ron Paul: Rejecting Authoritarian Government Is Our Greatest Priority

    Self-reliance is the key to our future
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, June 9, 2013, 4:00 PM

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    Dr Ron Paul has long been a leading voice for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, sound money, civil liberty, and non-interventionist foreign policies.

    His last term in the U.S. House of Representatives ended earlier this year, so we caught up with the former Congressman to get his latest perspective on how successfully our national leadership is dealing with America’s economic challenges.

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