GoldMoney podcast: ‘Brexit’ talk with Nigel Farage

Episode 87: GoldMoney’s Andy Duncan talks to Nigel Farage MEP, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, and co-chair of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group within the European Parliament.

They talk about the ongoing euro currency situation and the recent speeches from Mr Barroso, the President of the European Commission. They also discuss the recent news of the German Bundesbank’s decision to repatriate some of its physical gold reserves from the USA and France, and what the chances are of the UK leaving the EU – “Brexit” – in the next few years, and the likely fate of the euro and the EU itself.

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Punk Economics: Lesson 1

David McWilliams, an Irish economist, delivers a colourful view of where the EU is going, which hopefully, if he’s right, is into the same dustbin of history that Napoleon and Hitler descended into. I had to put my fingers in my ears and my hands over my eyes for some of the economics on fiscal union, but the artwork is great enough to overcome that small glitch.

It would be equally great if Mr McWilliams does a similar video on Iceland, and on how those Vikings are on the up again, after refusing to swallow the blue pill of bankocracy, but for the latest news on that, try Max Keiser.

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Bernanke is a lunatic

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Concentrating on Euro Vigilante

Euro Vigilante

I’ve been asked to work on a new web site, called Euro Vigilante. Pretty much from now on, I’ll be concentrating my blogging efforts on that page. Hopefully, this will mean that I’m going to start blogging more often again, as this new site will have much more of a business focus than this one.

Although still very much a prototype, the site will eventually provide many different services as required by the kind of people who like truth, wealth, and freedom. This will take some time, before the site is properly functional, but wherever there is a will, there is a way.

Welcome to the new boss. It’s going to be pretty similar to the old boss! :-)

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GoldMoney podcast: Gordon Kerr: ‘I was on the grassy knoll’

Episode 92: GoldMoney’s Andy Duncan talks to Gordon Kerr of Cobden Partners, a financial engineer and specialist in debt capital markets. They talk about Mr Kerr’s pivotal role in the leveraging of British and European banks prior to the crash of 2008, before moving on to discuss the Basel initiatives, designed by various global regulators to try to prevent systemic failures in the financial system. They discuss why these measures are ineffective. Gordon Kerr describes his view of the current financial situation, particularly of British and European banks, and how he sees banking and accounting regulations developing over the next few years.

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GoldMoney podcast: Mish Shedlock’s case for deflation

Episode 91: GoldMoney’s Andy Duncan speaks to Mike “Mish” Shedlock about the entire global financial situation, but particularly focusing upon the debate between those who believe in deflation of the money and credit supply versus those who believe in inflation. As a believer in the former scenario, Mish argues that many Austrian economists have ignored the role of credit in economies, and that “hyperinflationists” are too US-centric in their analysis. He argues that in the short-term, he sees 2008-style “credit events” as more likely to occur in Japan, China, and Europe. Shedlock also mentions the deflationary impact we can expect from the increasing use of robots in manufacturing, and how the currency wars are affecting the inflation/deflation dynamic.

They discuss the Federal Reserve’s potential treatment of excess reserves, the use of helicopters by Ben Bernanke to stem deflation via bundles of money produced via the Fed’s printing press, and the similarities of the situation between America’s current position and that of Japan 20 years ago. Mish outlines what he would do if he was put in charge at the Fed.

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GoldMoney podcast: Doug Casey: ‘We are living in the middle of the biggest bubble in history’

Episode 88: GoldMoney’s Andy Duncan talks to Doug Casey, the founder and chairman of Casey Research and the author of a new book called Totally Incorrect. They discuss the current state of global finance and the chances of an upcoming paper money collapse.

Casey points out that the recovery after the 2008 financial crisis is just an illusion created by central bank money printing which will ultimately lead to very high inflation once bank lending starts to pick up again. Both men discuss what will happen when all the US dollars currently held overseas are repatriated as foreigners lose confidence in the greenback. They also speculate about what Keynesians might be thinking at the moment, and analyse how non-western central banks are beginning to behave with regards to gold.

They evaluate the likelihood of western economic collapse in 2013, what this would imply for the global monetary standing of gold, and how GoldMoney subscribers can best protect themselves and their assets. On this note they also talk about how a future world monetary situation might look like once we are through the Keynesian collapse. Casey also speculates about how the theories of Professor Hans Hermann-Hoppe might have applicability to the shape of the world order post-crash, and what readers can look forward to if they purchase a copy of Totally Incorrect.

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GoldMoney podcast: ‘Brexit’ talk with Nigel Farage

Episode 87: GoldMoney’s Andy Duncan talks to Nigel Farage MEP, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, and co-chair of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group within the European Parliament.

They talk about the ongoing euro currency situation and the recent speeches from Mr Barroso, the President of the European Commission. They also discuss the recent news of the German Bundesbank’s decision to repatriate some of its physical gold reserves from the USA and France, and what the chances are of the UK leaving the EU – “Brexit” – in the next few years, and the likely fate of the euro and the EU itself.

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What should George Osborne do to provide a tax cut?

I’ve become increasingly disappointed in the Telegraph, over the last few months, as it seems to be taking an inreasingly toadying approach to our elite-appointed masters in Whitehall.

Take for instance the loaded quiz above, taken from this article.

It appears to be taking the approach of one of Obama’s controllers, Jon Favreau, who likes to present “voters” with restricted choices, in the speeches of his puppet, all of which are acceptable to the administration.

So if voters are annoyed about some hideous socialist boondoggle, the next Obama speech poses a question.

“Would you like me to raise taxes on X or taxes on Y, to pay for this programme to ensure social justice for all, in the United States?”

Given a choice, to assuage their anger, the voters choose more taxes on X, and thus their anger dissipates when Obama, at their instruction, raises taxes on X.

Lucky X.

You can try this trick on small children, and it works well on them too. If little Johnny refuses to eat his vegetables, ask him whether he’ll eat his sprout or his parsnip, and he’ll choose one of them and eat it, happy in his knowledge that he has demonstrated control.

And so it is with that loaded quiz above. The government has run out of our money, so what is it to do? Hammer Peter, to pay Paul? Borrow more now, with the loans to be paid off with even higher taxes in future? Or adopt an attitude of “mustn’t grumble”, tug our forelocks, and continue handing over our shekels and groats to our wise masters?

Because these are, naturally, the only three possible courses of action.

Well, how about I extend the list?

How about?

Abolish all absolutely spurious goverment agencies (such as the department of business, skills, and innovation and the food standards agency)
Start privatising any government departments left, including the BBC
Start privatising all local government ‘services’
Limit all remaining government salaries to a maximum of £50,000 a year
Leave the EU and cut all subsidies and taxes feeding EU bureaucracy
Cut all government overseas ‘aid’ and leave charity to individuals
Cut all agricultural subsidies
Cut all corporate subsidies
Pull all military forces out of all foreign countries, now
Let England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland all become independent countries, and stop all cross-border subsidies

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Another British state subject deported to Third World Country on no evidence

And so, another serf of the Bilderberg empire is dragged off to an imperial court, in El Paso, to face retribution from his imperial masters.

And the supine poodle David Cameron, instead of hiding his face, like any decent Quisling would do (as Gordon Brown would have done) is actually defending the actions of his British state in shoving this poor man onto a plane into hell.

As the video above says, this really is an absolute disgrace. Once again, whatever you think of the British state’s appalling parliamentary and legal system, even if Mr Tappin has done the things he is accused of, from his office in Surrey, he has done nothing that a British state court would trouble itself with, even under the hundreds of thousands of fiat laws that strangle this benighted country.

And yet, when the UK government’s masters in the US say ‘We’ve heard a rumour that one of your Joes has done something we disapprove of, so send him to us right now’ they fall over themselves to obey. No evidence, no discussion, just put him on the plane.

And here’s the choice he faces when he gets there; (1) Say you’re guilty, and spend two years in jail, before it’s all over; (2) Say you’re innocent, wait four years in holding while the case is prepared, spend $1 million dollars on lawyers, and probably lose the case, because none of your witnesses are prepared to risk travelling to the US (perhaps now one of the world’s most dangerous countries), and then spend the rest of your life in an orange jump suit in an American prison.

So it’s either two years in hell or the rest of his life in hell. All he has to do to get choice number one, is to love Big Brother, obey Big Brother’s whims, and do what he’s told with the plea bargain, so Big Brother can get ‘a result’.

Hopefully Mr Tappin will do what any sensible person would do, love Big Brother, at least to its face, and get this hell over with as quickly as possible.

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