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Posts by Jeff Berwick

A Tale of Two Countries

[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick, and is excerpted from his "Vigilante's View" column from this week's TDV Dispatch, a subscriber-only publication. To become a subscriber, go here.]

Nothing shows the difference that a local governing style has on an area such as South America like the current difference between Venezuela and Chile. It is almost becoming as obvious as the difference between North Korea and South Korea.

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The Weekend Vigilante June 1, 2013

Hello from glorious Acapulco,

It is especially glorious for me after shivering most of the week in Vancouver at the World Resource Investment Conference.  Although, my driver picking me up at the airport in Acapulco told me they had just been hit by a hurricane which I hadn't even heard about… my wife on our daily Skype chats hadn't even mentioned it.  It's amazing what a different fear level things induce when there are no CNN reporters there to act like the wind is knocking them over and tell you how scary it is.

"Is everything okay?" I asked my driver.

"Ya, just lots of rain," he responded.

I was a bit sad to have missed it… I like hurricanes.  Everything except Cat 5, of course.

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Never Go Full Commie!

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

What do you call an economic system that takes most or all of the money you earn? You might have asked blacks in 18th century America, or you could ask taxpayers in France under French President Francois Hollande. 

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Ayn Rand’s Vision of Galt’s Gulch Has Become Reality As Of Today

 

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

After months of hard work by the entire staff at Galt's Gulch Chile (GGC) I am extremely pleased to announce to the world that Ayn Rand's vision in her iconic book, Atlas Shrugged, has become a reality. It is unfortunate that the world has transformed much into what Rand had envisioned and the need for a place like Galt's Gulch has become so urgent. But, since that is today's reality we are very happy to offer the respite from the Western world of oppressive governments to freedom-minded people in which they can build a new, more prosperous community.

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The Weekend Vigilante May 25, 2013

Hello from sunny and almost uncomfortably hot, Acapulco Bay,

I say "almost" because after sleeping on the cold floor for two nights with barely any sheets and pillows in Santiago last week I am more than happy to sweat a bit this week during the two hottest months in Acapulco – April and May!  I've just arrived back from nearly two weeks in Santiago and unfortunately I'm only here for less than 48 hours and then I am flying up this weekend to rainy and cold, Vancouver, Canada for the World Resource Investment Conference to present my keynote speech, "Bitcoin, Bullion and Bullets – Your Toolkit to Survive The End Of The Monetary System As We Know It".

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