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Global Debt Passes $100 Trillion, Soars By More Than $30 Trillion Since 2007

March 10, 2014
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[The following post is by TDV editor-in-chief, Jeff Berwick.]

Don't let those daily US stock market highs confuse you - it is just a sign of a century old counterfeiting scheme getting out of control. As Bloomberg writes, the post-crisis years have seen "governments binge" on debt. But where is this money coming from?

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The Weekend Vigilante March 8, 2014

March 9, 2014
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Hello from a trailer park in Austin, Texas,

I only wish I was kidding.  Before I get to that, however, I’d like to point out that I’ve missed the last two Weekend Vigilante’s in a row.  During those few weeks I spoke at a bitcoin meetup in Mexico City, presented at “Passport to Freedom” in Las Vegas, flew back to Acapulco for a day then to Czech Republic via Paris for a few days on new passport programs we are working on in the eastern EU.  I then flew back to Acapulco for a few days and then was off to Austin for the Texas Bitcoin conference.

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Feedback Friday - March 7, 2014

March 6, 2014
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Well, are we on the verge of WWIII? And no, I'm not referring to Quebec, Canada, where simple rights are being stripped from Anglophones and immigrants. Over in Ukraine, Russia is returning to Cold War form, and the West sits ready, with itchy drone trigger fingers. 

Galt's Gulch Chile, anyone?

Want to join in the discourse? Send your questions, comments, queries, and concerns to tdv@dollarvigilante.com, comment on a post, or get on the forums.

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8 Real World Events That Prove Your Money Isn't Safe In Europe (Or Anywhere)

March 6, 2014
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[The following post is by TDV editor-in-chief, Jeff Berwick.]

As I write this, the European Union has just announced a possible $15b aid package to the Ukraine (including 8 billion euros in fresh credit). Everybody has read the headlines about Europe: record unemployment, no end in sight, and so on. So you might be wondering just where the European Union, and its' constituent nations, scrapped together the money to propose aid for the Ukraine. Well, wonder no more, because the following eight events might give you an idea of where governments go to get a little extra cash.

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If Bitcoin Were Regulated & Mt. Gox Were A Bank

March 5, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Head Researcher, Justin O'Connell]

"Thus, the libertarian-minded bitcoin investors are forcefully recognizing what happens in crisis when a currency regime has no central bank as a backstop....Think of how much carnage occurred in 2008, did you lose any of your deposits? I would think bitcoin holders on mtgox are wishing the FDIC would step in and guarantee their funds." - Ben Rand

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US Threatens Sanctions, Russia Threatens US Dollar Abandonment

March 4, 2014
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[The following post is by TDV editor-in-chief, Jeff Berwick.]

The plight of the Ukraine has re-ignited Cold War tensions - and the US Dollar could be the first victim.

Russia wants the world to know that, no matter the sanctions announced against it, it holds the trump card: reducing to zero its economic reliance on the US.  A Kremlin economist, Sergei Glazyev, told RIA Novosti that this would lead to a crash of the US financial system. 

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US Schools Go Full-Bore Soviet

March 2, 2014
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[Editor’s Note: The following post is by TDV correspondent, Wendy McElroy]


"Give me the children until they are seven, and anyone may have them afterwards." – attrib. St. Francis Xavier.

Obama is cementing his redefinition of America by federalizing the minds of its future: children. The federal Common Core program seeks to “align” the curriculum and standards of public school systems that have been under state jurisdiction. The program is said to be voluntary but then, so are taxes.

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Erotic Greetings From America: TDV Week in Review, March 2nd, 2014

March 2, 2014
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I've returned back to America. Some of you might know, I was recently in Berlin, Germany. Not perfect, But admittedly freer in many ways (for a traveler, especially) than the US. I will say, though, the US has excellent customer service when it comes to customs. I was able to check-in to the US with customs in Ireland! I didn't have to wait to get to US soil. The US instead has its own very large office at the Dublin Airport. What a great service.

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Feedback Friday - February 28, 2014

February 28, 2014
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Well, the Olympic spectacle of excess is over, and the world returns from distraction. But here at TDV we’re never distracted, certainly not by inane white noise and shiny objects dangled in front of us. Good thing you visit us here often – for both of us.

Want to join in the discourse? Send your questions, comments, queries, and concerns to tdv@dollarvigilante.com, comment on a post, or get on the forums.

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THE BIG LEBOWSKI IN THE AGE OF BITCOIN

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How The United States Is Working To Ban Bitcoin & Why It Doesn't Matter

February 27, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

Dinosaurs will die. And decentralized systems - like bitcoin and 3D printing and even WordPress - are the asteroid which will ensure just this.

I've been doing a lot of thinking, and I simply don't think totalitarianism can withstand the global political awakening we see taking shape before our very eyes.

Things are changing on Planet Earth. I can tell because the dinosaurs are getting desperate.

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