Corrupt Politicians and Corrupted Money Go Hand in Hand

By Clint Siegner, Money Metals Exchange “Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion – when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing – when you see that money is flowing to … Read more »

Greenspan, Gold, and the Banality of Evil

By Stefan Gleason and Jp Cortez, Originally Published on Money Metals Exchange Under certain circumstances, seemingly decent human beings are capable of horrific things. So it is with Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, who parlayed his sound money bona fides into the top post at America’s private banking cartel and current issuer of our … Read more »

Silver Spikes to 22 Month High, Driven By “Heightened Volatility, Lingering Uncertainty”

There’s nothing like a crisis to drive market prices. This time around, with the very future of currencies and nations directly intertwined, gold and silver are poised to be the very bastion of neutrality and relative safety. A Switzerland amid a global currency war. It was no surprise to see gold increasing as a result … Read more »

Visiting Certain Websites Can Land You on the No-Fly List

This may not surprise you, but visiting certain websites may land you on the no-fly list. No, that doesn’t mean you were put on trial. That doesn’t mean that a warrant was issued, and surveillance was conducted on you. Just by virtue of you visiting certain websites, you may permanently be banned from flying ever … Read more »

What Can Gold Do for Our Money?

One of the chief virtues of a gold standard is that it serves as a restraint on the growth of money and credit. It makes runaway government deficit spending and major monetary catastrophes such as hyperinflation practically impossible. Opponents of a gold standard can’t defend the political malpractices that are enabled by a fiat currency … Read more »

Securing Our Money through Currency Competition

By Jp Cortez of Sound Money Defense League Competition is a good thing. It brings out the best in athletes. It brings out the best in students. It brings out the best in companies. Since monopolies remove the positive effects of competition, however, it makes sense to reexamine one of the most detrimental monopolies that … Read more »

Rolling Back the Taxes on Our Constitutional Money

By Jp Cortez of Sound Money Defense League Imagine if you asked a grocery clerk to break a $5 bill and he charged you a 35 cent in tax. Unfair, right? After all, you were only exchanging one form of money for another. But try walking to a local precious metals dealer in more than … Read more »

How Unsound Money Fuels Unsound Government Spending

Sound money advocates are often hit with the charge of being “doom and gloomers.” Yes, we do warn that unsound monetary policies enable unsustainable fiscal commitments, which will lead eventually to a currency crisis. Sound money advocates are also often portrayed as party poopers. Yes, we do seek to take away the bottomless punch bowl … Read more »

The Escalating War on Cash and What It Means For Metals

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By Clint Siegner, Money Metals Exchange Government bureaucrats, central bankers, and Wall Street executives all have their own reasons for hating the cash in your wallet. So, no surprise, they are working closely together to rid you of it. The war on cash is intensifying and bullion investors are wondering what the transition to a … Read more »

Why the Federal Reserve Always “Happens” to Be Wrong

By Stefan Gleason of Money Metals Exchange “The last duty of a central banker is to tell the public the truth.” – Alan Blinder, former Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman   The Federal Reserve Board finds itself back in a quandary of its own making. When Fed chair Janet Yellen pushed through an interest rate … Read more »

The Dethroning of Cash: Discouraged, Penalized, Even Banned?

Stock market gyrations and deteriorating global economic conditions in the early goings of 2016 sent investors fleeing for safety. Or at least what is commonly thought to be safety. Many in the financial media are now trotting out the bromide that “cash is king.” A sampling of recent headlines illustrates how pervasive the thinking is: … Read more »