Entries by Keith Weiner

Bitcoin Crashed. Again.

When writing about economics (as opposed to trading), one does not expect to be proven right within days of publishing something. Things can take years to play out. On Monday, February 25, we published What Drives the Price of Gold and Silver? In that article, I wrote: If there is a credible rumor that the […]

Silver Perspective

As this set of infographics show, more than half of the silver mined throughout history is still in human inventories.  Be sure to keep reading and scroll to the bottom.

The Ten Minute Gold Standard

Far too many people believe that gold serves no useful purpose. I am therefore publishing this response to The 10 Minute Gold Standard: It’s Much Easier than You Think by Nathan Lewis. Mr. Lewis, a professed advocate of the gold standard, argues that even if we have a “gold standard”, we don’t need actual gold. […]

U.S. Debt Repudiation

John P. Cochran writes on Zero Hedge about Murray Rothbard’s propsal that the government default on its debt: Rothbard’s recommendation: “I propose, then, a seemingly drastic but actually far less destructive way of paying off the public debt at a single blow: outright debt repudiation.” Repudiation is not only a sound economic solution to our […]

Rising Debt Burden & Falling and Rising Rates

  Three links from Seeking Alpha’s Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News today really underscore the intractable debt and interest rate problems in irredeemable currency. Corporate pension deficits soar. The WSJ shines a light on the significant funding gap in corporate pension plans, with the deficit among Russell 3000 companies rising to $441B in 2012 from […]