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What Will The Coming Gold Standard Look Like - I gave a talk at FreedomFest last month. Unfortunately, the video was not recorded (not even the projector worked). However, the topic is so important that I recorded the talk back in my office, to put a video to put on the Internet. My talk covers 6 areas: Two pseudo gold standards What do people […]
Putting the Latest Silver Crash Under a Lens - On Thursday, July 6, in the late afternoon (as reckoned in Arizona), the price of silver crashed. The move was very brief, but very intense. The price hit a low under $14.40 before recovering to around $15.80 which is about 20 cents lower than where it started. Buyers of silver are rejoicing. They can now […]

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Intraday Price Analysis, 10 Nov 2017 - In this article, we show intraday graphs of both metals for Friday’s price action and provide our analysis of the basis moves. This is the February gold contract basis plotted with price. Times are GMT. It is interesting how the basis looks like it wants to fall long before the price does. So there is […]
Intraday Price Spike and Crash Analysis, 1 and 3 Nov 2017 - In this article, we show intraday graphs of both metals for Wedneday’s price spike and Friday’s price crash, and provide our analysis of the basis moves. Here is the gold intraday graph for Wednesday November 1. This is our recurrent pattern. Basis rising with price, though we read it as reluctant to fall when price […]

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Bitcoin, Postmodern Money - In the articles below, Keith Weiner covers many of the reasons why bitcoin is unsound and not money and rather the very model of a (post)modern monetary marvel. In Gold, Redeemability, Bitcoin, and Backwardation, Keith explains why bitcoin is not money but an irredeemable currency, as money has to be a tangible good. Bitcoin, Gold, […]
A Free Market for Goods, Services, and Money - A thesis submitted September 3, 2012 by Keith Weiner to the Graduate Faculty of the New Austrian School of Economics, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Major Subject: Monetary Science. Abstract A free market is composed of people who produce and trade the products of their efforts in […]

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