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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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Federal Reserve Policy Gets Worse Over Time

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Fed management of the economy and the business cycle has only gotten much worse as it has grown more powerful and destructive. As the Federal Reserve has become more powerful, job losses have generally more severe and the duration of the recovery process has gotten progressively longer.

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Media Re-Cap on the Swiss Gold Initiative

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A quick look at some coverage of the Swiss gold initiative.

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Euro Disaster Plans

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The Netherlands and Germany have disaster plans for the Euro. Do you?

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