States Consider Removing Income and Sales Taxes from the Monetary Metals

Listen to the Podcast Audio: Click Here Precious metals markets can certainly be volatile from week to week, but over time they are a more reliable store of value than Federal Reserve Notes. Gold and silver remain the world’s most enduring and most widely recognized form of money. And, as spelled out in the U.S. … Read more »

When Government Acts, “Unintended Consequences” Follow

In 1850, French economist Frédéric Bastiat published an essay that is misunderstood, or more often, unread, titled, “That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen.” Bastiat brilliantly introduced the idea of opportunity cost and, through the parable of the broken window, illustrated the destructive effects of unintended consequences. Unfortunately, because of misplaced belief … Read more »

How Sound Money Principles Can Bolster Your Personal Finances

Sound money principles can serve to help grow the economy and restrain government. The political class, however, doesn’t particularly want to restrain itself. Washington, D.C. is addicted to the easy money policies that have enabled $20 trillion in national debt accumulation and tens of trillions more in unfunded liabilities. Even with a new and unconventional … Read more »

The Curious Case of Vanishing Lady Liberty; Only Gold and Silver Remember Her

By Guy Christopher, Originally Published on Money Metals Exchange The very first word anyone ever saw on a circulating United States coin was the word “LIBERTY.” From half-cents to silver dollars, each featured the likeness of an unnamed woman. The images varied, thanks to different engravers, but together they became recognized as Lady Liberty. Many, … Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

12 U.S. Intelligence Officials Tell Obama It Wasn’t Assad

Secretary of State John Kerry departs for a Sept. 6 trip to Europe where he plans to meet with officials to discuss the Syrian crisis and other issues. (State Department photo)

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials Editor Note: Despite the Obama administration’s supposedly “high confidence” regarding Syrian government guilt … Read more »

Point-By-Point Rebuttal of U.S. Case for War In Syria

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., sits before the committee he has served on for 28 years and led for the past four as he seeks confirmation as U.S. secretary of state, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kerry, who is likely to face friendly questioning on a smooth path to approval, is President Barack Obama's choice to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton who is stepping down after four years as America's top diplomat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The American War Brief Is Extremely Weak The White House released a 4-page document setting forth its case for use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. But as shown below, the case is extremely weak (government’s claim in quotes, followed by rebuttal evidence). “A preliminary U.S. government assessment determined that 1,429 people were killed in … Read more »

10 Ways That The Iron Grip Of The Big Brother Prison Grid Is Tightening On All Of Our Lives

Do you ever feel trapped in an invisible control grid that is slowly but surely closing in all around you?  Do you ever feel like virtually everything that you do is being watched, tracked, monitored and recorded?  If so, unfortunately it is not just your imagination.  Our society is rapidly being transformed into a Big … Read more »

California Official: The Government Should Tax Emails

Leave it to California to come up with all the smart ideas. Does the government need some more money? Don’t cut spending, impose a new tax! If the government tapped into the internet’s industry with a tax, they could bring in billions each year. During a March 5th meeting, Berkeley City Councilman Gordon Wozniak suggested … Read more »

Holder’s Response to Paul Leaves Something to be Desired

On March 6th, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky rose to filibuster the administration’s nomination of John Brennan for the top spot at the CIA. The Senator spoke for 13 hours before calling it a day. The next day, Attorney General Eric Holder responded: It has come to my attention that you have now asked an … Read more »