MONEY: Stealing what’s left of your wealth

Thursday, February 4, 2016

http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/so-the-seizure-begins-bloomberg-op-ed-calls-for-an-end-of-cash/

So The Seizure Begins: Bloomberg Op-Ed Calls For An End Of Cash
by ZeroHedge • February 1, 2016

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In a moment of curious serendipity, a little over 90 minutes after we showed what a dystopian, centrally-planned, cashless society unleashed in a negative interest rate world would look like (“by forcing people and companies to convert their paper money into bank deposits, the hope is that they can be persuaded (coerced?) to spend that money rather than save it because those deposits will carry considerable costs”), and briefly after we laid out the countless recent warnings from “very serious people” that cash is evil and should be banned:

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This is all about stealing what little wealth the people have left.

The “powers that be” keep figuring out ways to force people to support the fat cat businesses.

Argh!

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MONEY: Manipulating “We, The Sheeple” by pretending that the value of money is a constant

Friday, January 29, 2016

 

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/01/no_author/inflation-banknotes/

Inflation And Banknotes: The War on Money
By Paul-Martin Foss 
Carl Menger Center
January 28, 2016

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In practice, however, the Treasury has not printed notes above $100 since 1945, and the Federal Reserve has not issued notes above $100 since 1969. The ostensible discontinuation of those notes was due to lack of use. However, now that inflation has eroded the value of Federal Reserve notes it makes more sense than ever to issue larger denomination notes. The $20 Federal Reserve Notes that we receive at ATMs today buys the equivalent of what $3 would have purchased in 1969. And the $100 bill in 1969 would buy the equivalent of $646 today. It would make a lot of sense to begin printing $500 and $1000 bills again.

But due to the war on drugs and the war on cash, US authorities don’t want to issue bills larger than $100, as they claim it would only facilitate money laundering. By maintaining its policy of not printing notes larger than $100 and by increasing the reporting requirements on cash transactions, the Treasury has pushed more and more financial transactions into the electronic arena, where they are easier to monitor and control. The desire for control is ultimately driving factor behind the war on cash in the United States and in Europe. That’s why it’s so refreshing to see Argentina’s new government immediately enacting policies that respond to consumer demands for cash. Let’s hope that President Macri is able to bring the central bank under control so that Argentina won’t need to issue any larger banknotes in the future.

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Note the effect of inflation on your wealth.

You can’t “save” in cash!

See if you use your “card”, then everything you do can be tracked.

And, it’s not just the porn buyers who have to worry. Make a contribution to the “wrong” candidate or cause and your name is on a list somewhere.

When do “they” come to load you on the train to the “reeducation camp”?

Hell, you send your children to the Gooferment Skrules everyday which is nothing more than a “reeducation camp”!

Oh yeah, it can’t happen here. Tell that to the American Citizens of Japanese Ancestry!

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MONEY: Should be called the non-jobs report

Sunday, December 6, 2015

JOBS REPORT: 94,446,000 Americans Not Working…

…56,295,000 American Women Not in Labor Force…

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Argh!

This is a DISASTER.

Lost productivity. Stuff not created. Retirements not saved for.

This too will end badly.

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MONEY: RIC EDELMAN made a shocking (to me) point about identity theft targeting children

Monday, November 23, 2015

This is a about a 4 minute audio clip. The steps to detect it and correct it are rather easy. But do parents do them on an annual basis? Obviously not, if that 1/10 stat is reliable.

Here’s the link:

http://www.edelmanfinancial.com/radio/november-14-2015/identity-thieves-newest-target-how-to-protect-your-kids

Identity Thieves’ Newest Target: How to Protect Your Kids

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A recent study from Carnegie Mellon found that one in 10 kids under the age of 10 has had their Social Security number compromised.

Have you checked the financial records of your young children or grandchildren? Most people don’t even consider checking their kid’s financial records because … they’re kids. But that’s exactly why thieves target them.

They know children won’t use their Social Security number for years – usually until they’re old enough to go to college or get a credit card. By then the thief has successfully opened accounts, borrowed money and made purchases without anyone noticing.

“It’s a complicated world these days, and we need to be ever vigilant and diligent to protect ourselves,” Ric Edelman said.

Listen to the full clip above to learn the steps you can take to protect your child’s identity.

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I know what I’d do every year on their birthday? Check. But then I don’t have any so it’s easy for me to say.

YMMV

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MONEY: Silver coins — gone but not forgotten

Saturday, September 19, 2015

http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/the-libertarian-angle-what-ever-happened-to-silver-coins/

HAPPENED TO SILVER COINS?
by Future of Freedom Foundation
September 15, 2015

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Good question!

What happened?

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MONEY: A good used car is as good as gold?

Monday, August 17, 2015

http://ericpetersautos.com/2015/08/13/buy-gold-buy-a-used-car-instead/#comment-634721

Buy Gold? Buy A Used Car Instead!
by eric • August 13, 2015

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Gold may not have the high rate of return that the casino called Wall Street offers … to insiders. But it is a really good way to store value – and that accounts for its popularity among people who may not get rich quick but tend to avoid becoming poor.

Used cars are another great way to transmute depreciating paper money into a durable asset that – like gold – is portable and fungible (i.e., easily converted into other things of value).

The government has inadvertently created a bull market for them, too. 

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Unfortunately, I didn’t pay attention when my grandfather would fix what ever particular “$50″ wreck I was driving that week.

In the past, my strategy was to buy new on a three year loan and keep “paying” myself until it died. Eventually, I could pay cash for cars. Seemed to work for me.

Last car, with “zero down and zero interest”, my financial advisor convinced me to take the free money and leave the cash in my portfolio. I’ll drive it until the wheels fall off which means it should last about 9 years.

What I’ll do then I have no idea. What the economic climate will be I have no idea. But I’ll adapt since it’s obvious that the “only constant is change”.

For anyone who’s got some mechanical ability, old cars / trucks that you can still work on seems to be a profitabe niche.

When I drive to and from the Jersey shore, I see veritable series of “one car used car lot” (i.e., each house  along the way with one, or maybe two, used cars for sale). As the season progresses, more “projects” roll out for sale. The peak is around “back to school season” when the sports cars seem to dominate the “lots”.

The USA has become the throw away consumer economy at its own peril. Perhaps this is the renaissance?

I think this is more a reflection on the value of Federal Reserve Notes and the bad behavior that it has “trained” the shepple to engage in.

Argh!

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MONEY: CAT retail sales indicates global depression

Monday, July 27, 2015

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/07/tyler-durden/forget-recession/

Forget Recession: According To Caterpillar There Is A Full-Blown Global Depression
By Tyler Durden
Zero Hedge
July 23, 2015

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And the cherry on top: there has now been an unprecedented 31 consecutive months of CAT retail sales declines. This compares to “only” 19 during the near systemic collapse in 2008.

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SO why is the stock market not going down?

The FED and its Zero Interest Rate.

The politicians and bureaucrats continue to borrow and spend to expand the welfare / warfare state.

Like the old war movie — i forget which — “get small in your hole”.

Bad times are coming.

Sooner or later, some very ugly chickens will come home to roost.

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