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Richard Cantillon, the Most Important Economist You’ve Never Heard Of

Richard Cantillon, the Most Important Economist You’ve Never Heard Of
Richard Cantillon is the most important economist you’ve never heard of. Born in Ireland sometime in the mid- to late-1600s, Richard Cantillon’s contributions to economics are found in his major work, Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en General (Essay on the Nature of Commerce in General). In 1734, Cantillon was mysteriously murdered by a disgruntled former employee, and his... Read More

2019 Outlook: The State of Sound Money in the United States

2019 Outlook: The State of Sound Money in the United States
The Great Recession, coupled with the “Ron Paul Revolution,” prompted a renaissance of the sound money movement in the United States. As Germany, Russia, and China — to name a few — continue to increase their gold holdings, the hegemonic power of Federal Reserve Notes (referred to today as the dollar) is slowly slipping away. Simultaneously, whispers—once relegated to fringe... Read More

GOP Congressman Investigates Undisclosed Gold Market Intervention

GOP Congressman Investigates Undisclosed Gold Market Intervention
GOP Congressman Investigates Undisclosed Gold Market Intervention by China and the Exchange Stabilization Fund Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) Calls Out Fed & Treasury for Dodging Questions on Gold Activities Washington, DC (July 31, 2018) – A member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee is calling out the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury for dodging questions about their activities involving... Read More

Idaho House Votes to Remove Income Taxation from Gold

Idaho House Votes to Remove Income Taxation from Gold
Idaho House Votes Overwhelmingly to Remove Income Taxation from Gold & Silver Boise, Idaho (February 12, 2018) – The Idaho State House today overwhelming approved a bill which helps restore constitutional, sound money in the Gem State. State representatives voted 60-9 to pass House Bill 449 sending the measure introduced by House Majority Leader Mike Moyle and Senate Assistant Majority Leader... Read More

Congressmen Press the U.S Mint for Action on Counterfeit Gold and Silver Coins

Congressmen Press the U.S Mint for Action on Counterfeit Gold and Silver Coins
Washington, DC (October 27, 2017) — Congressmen Alex Mooney (R-WV) and Frank Lucas (R-OK) today delivered a formal letter to the United States Mint and Secret Service, urging aggressive action on the growing problem of high-quality counterfeits of U.S. precious metals coins entering the country from China and elsewhere. “Enclosed herewith is a 1995 1 oz. Gold American Eagle coin,... Read More

Gold and Lord Rama – The Reason for the Diwali Season

Gold and Lord Rama – The Reason for the Diwali Season
October 19, 2017 marks an important holiday in the Indian culture. Diwali begins. Diwali is one of the biggest festivals for Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains. It is a lavish celebration of the victory of light over darkness with its gleaming candles, luxurious works of art, and opulent feasts. Diwali is also characterized by gift giving. Buying and gifting gold is... Read More

Time to Hedge State Reserve Funds with Gold

Time to Hedge State Reserve Funds with Gold
Financially prudent individuals set aside surplus funds to protect against unforeseen expenditures. This way, when faced with loss of income, house repairs, car trouble, or anything else, they will have a buffer against unanticipated downturns. In the same vein, almost every state in the United States has established a “savings account” for government operations. Primarily to mitigate a decline in... Read More

States Must Help Restore Sound Money in America

States Must Help Restore Sound Money in America
States Must Help Restore Sound Money in America By Jp Cortez and Stefan Gleason This article was originally published on Tenth Amendment Center Control the money and you control the people. The federal government has done just that in the United States. Over the last hundred years, the federal government and the Federal Reserve, a privately owned bank cartel conceived... Read More

What Can Gold Do for Our Money?

What Can Gold Do for Our Money?
One of the chief virtues of a gold standard is that it serves as a restraint on the growth of money and credit. It makes runaway government deficit spending and major monetary catastrophes such as hyperinflation practically impossible. Opponents of a gold standard can’t defend the political malpractices that are enabled by a fiat currency regime. So instead they spin... Read More

Securing Our Money through Currency Competition

Securing Our Money through Currency Competition
  By Jp Cortez of Sound Money Defense League Competition is a good thing. It brings out the best in athletes. It brings out the best in students. It brings out the best in companies. Since monopolies remove the positive effects of competition, however, it makes sense to reexamine one of the most detrimental monopolies that ever existed. Most folks... Read More