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Silver: As Close To A No-Brainer Investment As It Gets

August 22, 2014

[The following post by TDV Contributor, Jeff Clark]

Jim Rogers once quipped that he waits to invest until “there’s a pile of money just sitting there in a corner and I can walk over and pick it up.”

In other words, an asset that’s deeply undervalued, widely ignored, with potent fundamentals ready to kick in.

Is there such an opportunity in any of the precious metals right now?

One could make a case for all of them, given the likelihood of high inflation and the mainstream largely ignoring the industry.

But there’s one metal in particular that I think will deliver the most fireworks…

Why The Silver Price Could Double Or Even Triple

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Jeff interviews Anarchist Rapper Neema V on Anarchast

August 21, 2014

Jeff interviews Anarchist Rapper Neema V, topics include: self protection, Ron Paul as an Anarchist, politics will never work, a gun for everyone, rap as anti-state, rap as a vessel for spreading the message, Snoop Dog, Lil Wayne, Tupac, Anarchapulco, state assassinations of those who speak out, optimism and decentralization.

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Snowbirds Flying Into FATCA Trap

August 21, 2014

[Editor’s Note: The following post is by TDV contributor, Chris Horlacher]

Many Canadians, referred to as snowbirds, spend 3 to 6 months each year in the United States.  If they think to consult a tax adviser at all they're usually told that so long as they spend less than 183 days per year in the USA, they can rest assured that they will not be triggering any tax consequences.  A brief reading of the US tax code would appear to verify this statement; however there is a nuance that threatens to trap snowbirds in the IRS's web.

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The Vigilante's View on Ferguson and the US Police State

August 20, 2014

[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

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Jeff Berwick with Sean Springer on Anarchast

August 19, 2014

Jeff interviews Sean Springer and A J Viviani about thier new movie project, an animated feature with an anarchist message, Uncle Samta. Topics include: the power of film to change hearts and minds, how mainstream theatre reinforces statism, an anarchist themed christmas movie, kickstarter funding, marketing and other aspects of film production, how over-regulation is killing the film industry.

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Ask Not For Whom the Bellwether Tolls

August 19, 2014

[The following post by TDV Contributor, Wendy McElroy]

“Bellwether” is an archaic word for a sheep with a bell around its neck that leads a flock. It now refers to an indicator or predictor of a trend.

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Everyone Is Going To Jail!

August 18, 2014

[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

As we watch the military-style police roll out in Missouri this week I have some bad news - we are all at risk for being kidnapped and thrown in a cage. We know we usually harp on how bad it is getting in the US, but all over the western world people are being thrown in jail for what would be laughable reasons if this were not real life. 

Let's be straightforward -  the US incarcerates staggering numbers of individuals. 

And the trend shows this is only going to get worse:

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Book Review Of Adam Kokesh's "FREEDOM!" - TDV Week in Review: August 17th, 2014

August 17, 2014

Is Freedom! really all Adam Kokesh has made it out to be? As the media blurb for the activist-philosopher's first book contends:

The wisdom within these pages has the power to unlock our potential as a species and establish an enduring civilization based on peace, self-ownership, and nonviolence.

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CNBC Laughs At Bullish Gold Prediction. A Sign Of An Impending Rise?

August 15, 2014

[The following post by TDV Senior Analyst, Ed Bugos]

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War On Poverty? More Like War Of Poverty...

August 14, 2014

[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

Amid the Great Recession Americans can sleep tighter knowing the government can use their tax-revenue to protect them from yet another terror: tents. More specifically the people who inhabit them: the "homeless."

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