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How To Be a Billionaire

PALM BEACH, Fla.—Now that President-elect Trump has promised to supercharge the economy, vanquish China as a trade competitor, and make us all billionaires, you might be a little confused. You’ve never been a billionaire. You don’t know where to start. I’m here to help. First of all, you’re gonna need a suit. I can already hear your objections. “I don’t need a suit. I have three suits.” Current Prices on popular forms of Gold Bullion But you’re a billionaire now. You can’t wear those suits anymore. Billionaires don’t wear suits from Men’s Wearhouse, or Joseph A. Bank, or Brooks Brothers. … Continue reading

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The Truth About Castro

Editor’s Note: Fidel Castro, the longtime Cuban politician and revolutionary, recently passed away. Doug Casey had the chance to meet the Cuban leader back in 1994. Here is an article Doug wrote about Cuba and his encounters with Fidel. It was written in the 1990s, but it’s still as relevant as ever. Half the fun of Cuba is getting there. I was there in the 1990s with about a dozen financiers from Europe. The contingent from England, Norway, and Switzerland came over together from London, changing planes in Miami for Panama. When an impertinent customs clerk asked one of them … Continue reading

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Sick and Evil

There is nothing wrong with insurance … provided you can say no to it. Then it’s like any other thing you choose to buy. Whether it makes sense to buy it – a subjective value judgment, by the way – isn’t the point. Exercise makes sense, too. The point is – or should be – if insurance is something you want, or feel the need of – then you have the right to choose to buy it. What you haven’t got is the right to force others to buy it – and thereby take away their free choice. Insurance at gunpoint is dark … Continue reading

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Caught a Cold?

It’s that time of year when bugs are rife and we’re more sociable than ever – making a stinking cold almost inevitable. So what can you do to stay snot-free throughout the party season? And what’s the quickest way to get over the lurgy if it does strike? Here, leading medical nutritionist Dr. Sarah Brewer, and author of Eat Well, Stay Well, reveals which of nature’s cold remedies are worth trying – and why… PELARGONIUM WHY TAKE IT? To get rid of symptoms of a cold – possibly within 24 hours Instant Access to Current Spot Prices & Interactive Charts … Continue reading

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Taxation Isn’t Only Theft

Where the state is, there is the power to tax; for rulers cannot rule without taxation. As Ludwig von Mises wrote: “The funds that a government spends for whatever purposes are levied by taxation.” Or as Murray Rothbard put it: “All state actions rest on the fundamental binary intervention of taxes.” Where the state is, there also is the growth of the state. Why does a state’s scope enlarge? One theory is that interest groups seek to use the state’s taxing power for their own benefit. I would like to suggest a complementary theory. When the power to tax is … Continue reading

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Whenever the word “secession” is uttered, it is assumed that angry, racist honkies from the South are trying to stand athwart history, keeping America from reaching the great beige future imagined by the Founders. After all, the story of America is Yankee New England imposing civilization on the rest of the nation and, from time to time, those barbaric slack-jawed yokels from the South threatening to leave. Everyone knows this because it is in our history books and movies. In reality, the birthplace of secession in America is not Fort Sumter, but Salem Massachusetts. In the late 18th and early 19th … Continue reading

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Detente With Russia

Originally appeared at Powerful bipartisan opponents of any cooperation with ‘Putin’s Russia’ virtually monopolize the American political-media establishment and seem unrelenting. This means that pro-détente leadership both in Washington and Moscow sides is crucial, as suggested by the past. Détente had a long 20th-century history. This history teaches that at least four prerequisites are required: a determined American president who is willing to fight for détente against fierce mainstream political opposition, including in his own party; one who can rally at least some public support by prominent American figures who did not support his candidacy for the presidency; who … Continue reading

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Corruption, Socialism, and Banksterism

This article was submitted by Shubhendu Pathak, a finance professional working in the Bay Area. Past: Capital One Shubhendu earned his Bachelors (B.Tech) and Masters (M.Tech) from IIT Delhi, and MBA with a concentration in Finance from Emory University. Seeking Alpha published my two articles Will India Be The First Domino To Fall?and You Can’t Just Invest On Hope in which I predicted a currency crisis in India. On November 08, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetization of 500 ($7.5) and 1,000 ($15) rupee notes, which constitute more than 85% of the currency in circulation. These notes ceased to exist … Continue reading

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Dr. Strangelove, 2001, Clockwork Orange

It’s hard to believe that Stanley Kubrick, the personification of the auteur theory, left us almost 18 years ago at the ripe, young (by today’s standards) age of 70. His career began with a self-described amateurish feature, 1953’s Fear and Desire—a war film which, in 2012, Village Voice critic Tim Grierson described as a “pretentious, muddled mess”—and culminated with his final film, 1999’s Eyes Wide Shut. Over the course of a film career, then spanned nearly 50 years, Kubrick directed just 13 features—which was a testament to the filmmaker’s reputation as a consummate perfectionist and stickler for even the smallest … Continue reading

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The Trump Rally, Gold, Bonds, More

Marc Faber’s ‘Contrarian’ Trump Strategy: Buy Gold, Emerging Markets Marc Faber, the editor and publisher of “The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report,” speaks to Brian Sullivan. “I think that in 2017 my recommendation would be to overweight emerging economies, and I would also overweight Europe, partly because I think that the sentiment about the U.S. dollar is far too optimistic. I think the dollar is terribly overbought and overvalued, so I wouldn’t get into the U.S. dollar at this time,” Faber said. Current Prices on popular forms of Gold Bullion Reprinted from

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The DEA Would Rather You Be Addicted to Opiates

EDITOR’S NOTE: Did you know that there is a safe, effective, non-addictive natural remedy for chronic pain? No? There’s a reason you didn’t know. The DEA is busy trying to ban it. Kratom is an herbal remedy that is already illegal in several states, and if the DEA has its way, will be considered a Schedule 1 narcotic, right alongside LSD and heroin. You can learn more about the benefits of kratom here and here. You can learn more about the government’s efforts to ban the plant here. The bottom line is, if Big Pharma can’t make money from it, … Continue reading

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Filth, Chaos, Satanic Symbols, and Orgies

Shocking video and images have emerged from inside the doomed Oakland warehouse depicting a squalid ‘hell-hole’ not fit to live in – as a tenant told how cats urinated everywhere and it was the venue for an orgy. The footage and photos, obtained exclusively by, shows the living quarters of some of the residents of the building known as the Oakland Ghost Ship. While photos on the art collective’s website show an eclectic and creative space for artists and musicians, the reality of life behind the scenes in this dilapidated building is horrific. Dark and dingy rooms don’t look … Continue reading

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Incomparable Stupidity

“We had about 4.5 million barrels of oil out there and all of it was vulnerable to .50-caliber bullets. Had the Japanese destroyed the oil, it would have prolonged the war another two years.” — Admiral Chester Nimitz Seventy-five years ago today, the Japanese Imperial Navy launched the most suicidal naval attack in modern history. It was strategically suicidal. It was also tactically suicidal. The fleet’s commander, Admiral Nagumo, announced that it had been a great success, turned the fleet around, and sailed back to Japan. Six months later, the fleet’s four largest carriers were sunk at Midway, including Nagumo’s … Continue reading

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Your Right to Yourself

This business of varying rights – based on what’s between your legs (or where you put what’s between your legs or what gets put into what’s between your legs) or the color of your skin or some other characteristic… it’s like exchanging Pesos for dollars – but vicious because it devalues human beings. Gay rights, women’s rights. Rights for people “of color” (the translucent ones had better shut up and sit down). Rights for the “differently abled.” Rights defined by the “community” – the collective – you’re (supposedly) a member of. Physical Gold & Silver in your IRA. Get the … Continue reading

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