Sunday, May 01, 2016

Central Bank Interventionist Policies 
Are Inflicting Damage
[Hayek tried to warn the world that Central Bank intervention, instead of free markets, is a FATAL CONCEIT. Who was right? Keynes or Hayek? Think about why it is that governments & bankers chose Keynes.]
"Big Brother cannot take care of us. Only we can do that. Big Brother is us; the government is us. If we think a bureaucrat can take care of us better than we can take care of ourselves, or cares more about us than we care about ourselves, we’re deluded. The more we think we can offload our own responsibility for self-reliance—the longer we take to look under the bun and ask, 'Where’s the beef?'—the more we invite our elite leaders to continue with the interventionist policies that have inflicted so much damage already."
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Prepare For The Coming
Financial Earthquake
Jim Rickards* makes the analogy of physical earthquakes to financial earthquakes .. warns of a coming massive financial earthquake, how to prepare for that .."My forecast of a major financial earthquake ahead is getting stronger by the day."
LINK HERE to the article
The Surprising Habits Of Original Thinkers
Sunday Night Special
How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas & take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most," Grant says. "You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones." .. 15 minutes
Frank Holmes*: Royalty Companies 
Have Outperformed & Will Continue to Shine
There has been a bottom pattern in the price of gold & the metal is now likely to increase by 70%, while gold stocks will likely increase 2 -3 times more than the underlying commodity .. What is 2016 going to look like for gold? .. Love trade and fear trade in gold .. 15 minutes
6 Charts That Explain The
Negative Demographics Of The World
Mauldin Economics views the world's demographic trends .. questions who will support children & the elderly . it is not only the indebted western world - Japan & China are in dire straits with negative demographics .. "The aging of the world’s population is becoming a vast global issue that will affect multiple domains and shape the world in the coming decades. It is already having profound effects on the global economy, and it’s just getting started."
LINK HERE to the article
Gold & Currency Markets 
Expose U.S. Recovery Myth
Peter Schiff* report .. 31 minutes
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Keynesian Economics Is In The Insanity Zone
It's Time To Tax Cash?
Financial Repression Is Intensifying
"It is becoming increasingly clear to us that the level of yields at which credit expansion in Europe and Japan will pick up in earnest is probably negative, and substantially so. Therefore, the ECB and BoJ should move more strongly toward penalizing savings via negative retail deposit rates or perhaps wealth taxes. With this stick would also come a carrot – for example, negative mortgage rates .. Central banks should move more strongly toward penalizing savings, rather than just the institutions that 'house' those savings – the banks."
- Deutsche Bank's Dominic Konstam
LINK HERE to the article
Drivers Of Equity Returns 
In The Past 50 Years
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We Are A "Santa Claus" State
Dr. Mark Thornton
Wall St For Main St discussion with free market economist Dr. Mark Thornton, who is a Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute .. discussion on the rise of socialism in the U.S. & why it has become a popular ideology among the young voters in this election .. also a discussion of why capitalism has become less popular & what we can do to show the benefits of free market capitalism .. 33 minutes
The U.S. Is Monitoring 5 Countries
For Currency Manipulation
[Cliff says there are so many things wrong with this approach to 'politburo-type' management of economics, foreign exchange, banking, politics & 'world control' that it is hard to know where to begin]
China, Germany, Japan, Korea, & Taiwan .. free market economist Robert Wenzel: "This entire trade battle and currency manipulation concerns, of course, are old discredited mercantilist concerns. A sound economist on learning a foreign country was trying to manipulate its currency lower would simply reply, 'Great, our citizens will be able to buy foreign goods cheaper!'"
LINK HERE to the article
LINK HERE to the commentary
Anthony Wile: The Emerging 
Legalized Cannabis Industry & 
The Rising Latin Star - Colombia
Investor & consultant Anthony Wile discusses the emerging business opportunities in cannabis & how this development relates to free market capitalism .. highlights Canada, Chile & Colombia in this regard .. on Colombia: "I don’t see a country in the world today that offers as much opportunity as Colombia." .. 50 minutes

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