Category Archives: Viewpoint

Editorials, commentary and education by a number of known and not-so-well-known writers.

The Way Things Are…

No matter the political direction the wind may blow, and no matter what we are told on the news – the job market in America is not all that we are led to believe and although this video is a … Continue reading

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Why Gold Is The King Monetary Asset, Not Bitcoin

There seems to be a lot of misinformation being peddled on the internet about gold and bitcoin. One major misconception is the notion that bitcoin will replace gold as a monetary instrument. Some analysts, once stanch precious metals advocates now … Continue reading

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Rickards: Blundering Into Recession

June 12 is just three weeks away… That’s when the Federal Open Market Committee, FOMC, the Fed’s interest rate policy arm, will in all likelihood raise interest rates another 0.25%, the seventh such rate increase since the “liftoff” in interest … Continue reading

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A Cashless Society – It is Coming

You love your credit cards, right? Handy and easy, you just whip it out and purchase whatever you want. No cash; no hassle. And everyone makes it so easy for you Before you bask in all this convenience, consider just … Continue reading

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32¢ on the Dollar and Getting Screwed Faaaaaast!

Originally published on the Federal Observer, April 21, 2009. Maybe it’s coming ’round again. ~ J.B. April 21, 2009 – You spend your entire adult life living life the right way. You buy a car on ‘time’, you pay your … Continue reading

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Wisconsin and Welfare: Work Works

“It’s so evident that work is the only way to get people out of poverty.” Chris Kapenga, a Wisconsin state senator, said the sentence above in regard to welfare reform legislation recently passed in the Badger State. “We’re going to … Continue reading

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Holter: “It’s Pure Math – We’re Headed For A Train Wreck!

Financial writer and gold expert Bill Holter says China has a lot of weapons to fight a trade war with the U.S. China could stop buying Treasury bonds (as it reportedly already has done). It could sell Treasury bonds. It … Continue reading

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I’ve been gone too long…

The following has been adapted from a previously posted commentary from one of our other websites. – Ed. For those regular readers of the Kettle Moraine Publications family of web-sites/Blogs – whatever you wish to call them you’ll note that … Continue reading

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The Slow Descent Into Reckless Hysteria – The Ends Justify the Means

“To write the truth as I see it; to defend the weak against the strong; to fight for justice; and to seek, as best I can to bring healing perspectives to bear on the terrible hates and fears of mankind, … Continue reading

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Price: Some Reflexions on History and Economics

Nicolas Oresme, a Catholic bishop (1320-1382), studied human behavior with regard to money, which in his time consisted of gold and silver coinage; he was perhaps the first to observe that humans attribute varying valuations to the money that comes … Continue reading

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