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A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished. Proverbs 22:3 The hits – negative economic news, that is – just keep coming.  To underscore what I mean by bad economic news, consider the following headlines from just last week: “US Industrial Production Plunges Most Since March 2009.” […]

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A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.     Proverbs 22:3 “Dow hits record as stock market rally extends into 5th week” ran Monday’s AP headline. The same day, CNBC was even more ebullient, proclaiming “After Dow hits a record, analysts believe these stocks will lead the measure […]

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“The greatest threat facing middle and working class Americans is our depreciating paper currency.”     – Ron Paul Gold, Peace, And Prosperity, The Birth Of A New Currency by Congressman Ron Paul (Auburn, Alabama: Ludwig Von Mises Institute, 2011, 91 pages with index). There is, perhaps, no more critical subject facing our nation at the moment […]

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A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.     Proverbs 22:3 In Part 8 of this series, we began formulating a Biblical theory of prepping. In Parts 4-7, we had looked at some examples of prepping in Scripture. While the examples of Noah, Lot and Joseph clearly establish […]

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“Trump touts ‘strongest economy in the world’ after disappointing jobs report,” ran a recent headline that managed to capture both the official line of the Trump administration and the contrasting reality portrayed by many recent underlying economic data points. The February 2019 jobs report, released in early March, was expected to show a gain of […]

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    “Well, what I wanted to talk about for a few minutes is the various efforts that are going on in public and behind the scenes by the Fed and other government officials to guard against a free-fall in the markets…” – Former Clinton advisor George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America   Last week’s […]

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“There’s no price discovery anymore in the market…governments impose prices on the market.” – Dr. Pippa Malmgren, former member of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets When I began writing this series on the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the 10th anniversary of which we marked last month, it seemed best to provide the […]

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The PPT was hard at work today. “So what,” you may say. Or, “What on earth are you talking about?” As for “what are you talking about,” I mean by the PPT The President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, better known as the Plunge Protection Team (PPT).. Regarding the “so what,” the PPT is the […]

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Out with the old and in with the new. Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time when we flip over our calendars. For some of us it’s a time of making resolutions. For others, a time for avoiding them. In my case, it’s a convenient time to look back at the prior year […]

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Ever since the spring of 2009 when The-Powers-That-Be (TPTB) were out there claiming to see “green shoots” everywhere, the public has been treated to a non-stop propaganda campaign pushing the narrative of economic recovery. President Obama himself proclaimed his belief in the strength of the American economy, stating for all the world to hear in […]

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