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Owning Precious Metals in the Face of Disaster

Sunday, 12 May 2013 10:23 Written by
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There is no doubt that disaster can strike at any time, but unfortunately there is no one, uniform type of disaster. On any day, at any time, you could fall victim to a natural disaster, war/invasion, or just about any other terrible thing that you could think of. Being prepared…

The Silver Trap

Friday, 08 February 2013 00:00 Written by
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Confirmation bias negatively impacts human thinking on both sides of the sound money debate. If nothing else, I hope I have conveyed through my past articles that I’m a believer in sound monetary principals and a strong advocate of precious metals for personal and financial survival during the upcoming storm.…

Predictions for 2013

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 19:47 Written by
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The complexities and risk built into the Modern World have increased its fragility and the likelihood of an unpredictable extreme event, or Black Swan.  In his masterful book of the same title, Nassim Taleb labels this age as one of “Extremistan” where severe, wild outcomes are the norm.  These events…

Consequences of the Recent Election

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 12:56 Written by
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Explanations for the results of the recent U.S. Presidential Elections abound: improper messaging on the part of the Romney ticket, a lack of inclusiveness on the part of the Republican Party, simple tribalism as a result of changing demographics, a belief in Santa Claus, or a combination thereof. A French…

You Can’t Eat Gold?

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 18:17 Written by
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Often, when one party expresses an opinion in favor of the benefits of acquiring gold, the opposing side will express disapproval with the glib retort: “You can’t eat gold.” Intended to convey a practical perspective, this flippant response betrays a breathtaking level of historic economic ignorance, and I would argue,…

The Collapse of the Modern Social Welfare State

Friday, 31 August 2012 09:41 Written by
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The problem is simple to identify: a politician’s primary purpose in life is not to represent his constituents or pass laws or social engineer (though he does these things to various degrees), but rather, it is to get re-elected and augment his power.  Barring the occasional exception which does not…

On Trust

Friday, 27 July 2012 15:25 Written by
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The unseen glue which holds the credit system and the Western World together is trust. We take it for granted and do not consider how it affects every aspect of our lives. What has traditionally separated the West (particularly the English-speaking World) from the Third World is the strength of…

Sins of Proportion

Monday, 16 July 2012 13:43 Written by
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There is a primal and inevitable force at play in the World Economy that is much larger than any politician or government can deal with effectively. I have often commented that regardless of who won the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, this Primal Force would work itself out to its final…

The Results of Normalcy Bias

Monday, 02 July 2012 10:34 Written by
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Modern American society has no collective memory of serious struggles such as the Great Depression or in most cases, Total War.  With the exception of those few surviving retirees who are well in their 80s, Americans have come to expect perpetual “good times” as a birthright.

Origins of the Collapse

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 14:59 Written by
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While many visiting this site and in the broader “Prepper” realm have differing views of what the degree and final make-up of the struggles ahead will resemble when TSHTF, my personal interactions with fellow like minded individuals have indicated that most see this in some way stemming from some variety…

Junk Silver Guide

Monday, 04 June 2012 22:16 Written by
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If you want to have silver for prepping purposes, I would concentrate on purchasing junk silver. Some preppers believe that if the dollar were to collapse, junk silver coins would provide an alternative to paper money. Before you get into purchasing silver, first you need to understand what junk silver…

Buying Silver

Monday, 04 June 2012 02:09 Written by
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Now, let me first caveat this article by saying I am new to purchasing silver. I would like to claim that I have extensive experience purchasing precious metals, and I have a safe full of coins and bullion. But, that is not the case. I have spent the past nine…
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