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Getting to a Special State of Ugly

The world, circa 2019, is a fabricated reality. Debt, piled upon debt, piled upon debt, ad infinitum, has erected a financial order that’s at perilous odds with the underlying economy. Central bankers attempt to manipulate fake money and fake foreign exchange rates to keep the debt pile from cascading down. Continue reading

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As the Madness Turns

This is the mad world we live in. A world that will only get madder as policies of desperation are rolled out in earnest to keep the price of money cheap, the price of assets high, and the government swindlers in Washington flush with money borrowed on the backs of the unborn. But make no mistake, this madness will turn. First it will turn to fear, then to anger, and then to death… Continue reading

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Is Inflation Beginning? Are You Ready?

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” remarked George Santayana over 100 years ago. These words, as strung together in this sequence, certainly sound good. But how to render them to actionable advice is less certain. Continue reading

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The Recline and Flail of Western Civilization and Other 2019 Predicitions

Today, as we prepare to close out the old, we offer a vast array of tidings. We bring words of doom and despair. We bring words of contemplation and reflection. And we also bring words of hope and sunshine. After all, the New Year’s nearly here. What better time than now to turn over a new leaf? New dreams, new directions, and new delusions, are all before us like a patch of ripe strawberries. Today’s the day to make a double fisted grab for all of them – and more. Continue reading

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