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Jeff Thomas is British and resides in the Caribbean. The son of an economist and historian, he learned early to be distrustful of governments as a general principle. Although he spent his career creating and developing businesses, for eight years, he penned a weekly newspaper column on the theme ...more

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“Sound As A Dollar”
That was a popular phrase in the past. And, because the dollar has been the world’s reserve currency for nearly eighty years, there’s a temptation to assume that the dollar will remain the king of currencies.
Love It Or Leave?
Countries that are in the decline stages tend to lose their best and brightest. What happens is that as a country becomes more socialistic, it attracts thousands of new residents who are seeking free stuff. They wish to cash in to live off the state.
The Coke & Pepsi Of Precious Metals
Gold rose by 14% and silver rose by 45% in just a few weeks. Both soon corrected, but retrenched at numbers well above the July levels.
Say Hello To The Great Lockdown
Just prior to the turn of the millennium, I began to advise investors that the future would hold an economic crisis of epic proportions. At the time, I believed that it would begin between 2005 and 2010.
The Brain Drain
Is it coincidence that the greatest contributors to a society leave prior to a major decline, or does it simply seem that way after the fact – after they’ve been proven to be correct?
Farewell To Paper Money?
What if cash were eliminated? Everyone would have to have a bank account and use it for all transactions, giving bankers total control.
The Dancing Bears
A great deal of profit will be made by some gold investors, but the majority are likely to leave the floor with empty dance cards.
Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow
In 1871, a large portion of the city of Chicago burned to the ground. The Chicago Tribune attributed the fire to a cow owned by a Mrs. O’Leary. Somebody always has to be found to take the blame for catastrophe...
A Chicken In Every Pot
Collectivism will always eventually destroy the economy of any nation, no matter how great it may be. Is it historically supportable? Let’s visit a current example - Venezuela ..
Gold As A Hedge Against Hyperinflation: Does It Really Work?
Historical record shows gold's value keeps up during hyperinflation. Gold has not only matched hyperinflation rates but exceeded them.
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