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    Off The Cuff: The Root Cause Of Much Of Today’s Strife

    The decision to go off the gold standard in 1971
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, August 24, 2017, 7:18 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

    • The Root Cause Of Much Of Today's Strive
      • Going off the gold standard in 1971
    • Financialization Has Led To Polarization
      • It has allowed for a very unfair distribution of wealth
    • Our Polarization Makes Us Susceptible To Fear
      • Which the media and special interests stoke
    • Stay Focused, Don't Act Out Of Fear
      • Intentional resilience is the antidote to today's chaos

    Longtime Off The Cuff listeners are really going to enjoy this week's discussion, in which Chris and John dig into the more existential questions of "how did we get here?" and "how do we regain a hopeful future?" when looking at the increasingly extreme social rift occurring in today's society. Interestingly, they trace the root cause for a lot of today's strife back to the US' decision to take the world off the gold standard (i.e. sound money) in 1971. This removed a very important control, in the absence which the power players in government and the corporate world were able to increasingly warp the system to their own advantage through racketeering. Over time, the wealth has concentrated at the very top, leaving everyone else a thinner and thinner slice of the pie.

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    Unintended Consequences Are Increasing World Demand for Gold

    Can the price remain this low with tightening supply?
    by cmartenson

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:26 PM

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    With the financial experts claiming, some gleefully, that gold has "lost its safe haven status" in the aftermath of its biggest tumble in 30 years, many commentators  thought (hoped?) that the dramatic price drop would steer people away from gold ownership. To my eyes, the past week has all the earmarks of a high-gloss propaganda campaign complete with well placed anti-gold stories in the media and the careful use of language aimed at sowing doubt about gold's ability to be a store of wealth.

    But for those who consider gold a store of value, the recent gold slam is a gift: an invitation to purchase more sound money with fewer units of paper currency. In other words, a sweet deal.  Gold and silver on sale and the world is taking advantage.

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    Mike Maloney: Today’s Low Gold & Silver Prices Are Not Realistic

    The good news is that they can't last much longer
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, April 13, 2013, 12:49 AM

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    During this very tumultuous week for precious metals prices, Chris sat down with Mike Maloney, founder and owner of GoldSilver.com, one of the world's largest bullion dealers.

    Mike is a true scholar of monetary history. His reasons for getting into the bullion business have their roots in a very predictable cycle that has happened time and again over the centuries (more accurately millennia):

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    The Screaming Fundamentals For Owning Gold And Silver

    The investment thesis for precious metals
    by cmartenson

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 1:22 PM

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    This report lays out an investment thesis for gold and one for silver.  Various factors lead me to conclude that gold is one investment that you can park for the next ten or twenty years, confident that it will perform well. My timing and logic for both entering and finally exiting gold (and silver) as investments are laid out in the full report.

    The punch line is this: Gold and silver are not (yet) in bubble territory, and large gains remain, especially if monetary, fiscal, and fundamental supply-and-demand trends remain in play.

    Introduction

    In 2001, as the painful end of the long stock bull market finally seeped into my consciousness, I began to grow quite concerned about my traditional stock and bond holdings. Other than a house with 27 years left on a 30 year mortgage, these holdings represented 100% of my investing portfolio. So I dug into the economic data to see what I could discover. What I found shocked me. It's all in the Crash Course in both video and book form, so I won't go into that data here.

    By 2002, I had investigated enough about our monetary, economic, and political systems that I decided that holding gold and silver would be a very good idea, poured 50% of my liquid net worth into precious metals, and sat back and watched.

    Since then, my appreciation for and understanding of the role of gold as a monetary asset and silver as an indispensable industrial metal have deepened considerably.

    Investing in gold and silver is still a good idea. Here's why.

    Why own gold and silver?

    The reasons to hold gold and silver, and I mean physical gold and silver, are pretty straightforward. So let’s begin with the primary reasons to own gold.

     

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