Is the Emperor Naked?

I was reading something today that reminded me of Sir John Bagot Glubb. After studying eleven empires from the Assyrians in 859 B.C. to the British in 1950, he outlined the seven stages of empire which always unfold in the same way, from beginning to end. These stages are… The…

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What do 100+ nations have in common?

What does the United States, Germany, the IMF, Italy, France, the Russian Federation, China, Switzerland, Japan, India, The Netherlands, Turkey, the ECB, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Lebanon, Spain, Austria, Poland, Belgium, the Philippines, Algeria, Venezuela, Thailand, Singapore, Sweden, South Africa, Mexico, Libya, Greece, Korea, Romania,…

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An Interview with Mr. G.

Today, I’m taking a different approach to getting real. I interviewed a good friend of mine, Mr. G, who will remain anonymous. I decided to stream this live on my Facebook page rather than take it to a private group. Mr. G’s biography is impressive… -Ivy League college graduate (Yale)…

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Are you afraid of missing out on Bitcoin?

So I’ve been thinking about Bitcoin again… The narrative of Bitcoin assumes that the cost of commodities and utilities will stay low. This assumes a high-valued stable U.S. dollar will continue to be the centerpiece of the financial system. If this assumption is false, Bitcoin will fail when things really…

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