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Jim Grant: Gold Is a Defense Against "Monetary Shenanigans"

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Grant: "I think both the institution of government-credit money and of credit are in a tough way."

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The Task Confronting Libertarians

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Written in 1968, Hazlitt discusses libertarian strategy, why Big Business won't defend capitalism, and the importance of defending sound money.

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Texan Plans to Build Gold Depository

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Texas is moving ahead with its plan to build an independent gold storage facility where ordinary people can have accounts.

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Ludwig von Mises's Top 9 Quotes on Gold

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From The Quotable Mises, Ludwig von Mises's best nine quotes on gold and the gold standard.

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The Week in Review: May 7, 2016

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The Trump phenomenon, Brexit, and the ongoing wars against sound money illustrate the growing divide between the voters and the elites.

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While America Debates the $20 Bill, China Moves Closer to Gold

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In spite of Ben Bernanke's assurances to the contrary, it is clear that China still sees gold as money.

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A Boom Town Recession That Could Save Us All

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Recessions are good for an economy because they involve a resolution process, but a big recession for this boom town could be great for the world economy.

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China and the IMF: An Inflationary Love Story

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The 'good' news this holiday season comes from the IMF, as the Fund decided yesterday to include the yuan in the basket of currencies which underpins its Special Drawing Rights (SDR).

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Junk Silver Market is Frozen

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The "junk silver" (90% US silver coins) seems to have disappeared. After checking several websites that deal in such coins almost all catagories have no inventory to sell. You can still buy bright and shiny versions of the coins at around a 20% premium over the silver value.

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Greece and the West's Monetary Sin

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The stability of the Eurozone is back in the spotlight this week amidst Greece’s talks with its creditors—which seem to be going nowhere good. 

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