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Burning of John Maynard Keynes Book Causes Uproar

By me | September 9, 2010

The central banking and political world are up in arms about a planned John Maynard Keynes book burning.

The burning was announced by Jeff Berwick, Chief Editor of The Dollar Vigilante, to take place on December 23, the anniversary of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.

Top central bankers in the United States warned that flimsy economic theories would be in danger if the burning of a copy of John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money went ahead.

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Indonesians Get It

By me | August 26, 2010

Dear fellow Dollar Vigilante,

We apologize for our distinct lack of postings to our blog this month.  We were enveloped in a complete redesign and transfer of our website over to a new hosting provider due to the overwhelming response The Dollar Vigilante has received to date!  As you may have noticed our new website is nicer and has much more functionality than the prior website.

As well, we are now hard at work preparing the September 1st issue of TDV.

But, in the meantime, I wanted to post this video.  It’s a news story from Indonesian television talking about how many people are converting away from the Indonesian Rupiah to using gold & silver, in what they call Gold Dinars and Silver Dirhams.

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Ed Bugos’ Market Thoughts – Junior Miners & Emerging Markets Diverging from US Senior Markets

By Ed Bugos | August 21, 2010

The major market averages have been losing momentum and rolling over on short-term trends.  Toppish patterns in the intermediate charts and a bearish head and shoulders top (Nov-Aug) in the DJIA, NASDAQ, FTSE, Wilshire 5000 and the TSX is coming into view, for instance, with the current downturn potentially completing the respective right shoulders (see Dow chart below).

 

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Ed Bugos’ Market Thoughts – FOMC Pumps Smoke to Reassure Bond Bulls

By me | August 12, 2010

But there was no change in policy.

The Fed put out a balanced view… essentially that there is growth but that the pace of recovery “has slowed in recent months,” citing high unemployment, sluggish home values and investment in “nonresidential structures”.  It even pulled out the deflation bogeyman by complaining that bank lending continues to contract.  Despite all this, however, it still anticipates the economy to recover –at a more modest clip than formerly expected.  And of course, there is no threat from inflation.

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Wake Jefferson Back Up + another iPod track

By me | August 6, 2010

Yesterday we resurrected Thomas Jefferson to give him a glimpse of what has transpired in the USA in the last 300 odd years since he wrote the Declaration of Independence.  After seeing just a few items he had a heart attack and died again.

Well, let’s wake him up, just one more time!  I gotta see his expression when he sees today’s headlines!!

Portland Lemonade Stand (Run by 7 year old) Runs Into Health Inspectors, Needs $120 License to Operate

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Resurrection + another track for your iPod

By me | August 5, 2010

Oh how I wish I could resurrect people.  The hypothetical question is often asked, “If you could bring one person in history back from the dead and have a conversation, who would you choose?”

I know who I’d pick!  Right now!  Bring back Thomas Jefferson, my favorite of the “founding fathers” of the US and the principal author of The Declaration of Independence.

Why?  I just think seeing the look on his face after he took a quick survey of his United States of America would be priceless!

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August Issue + iPod Playlist

By me | August 2, 2010
We published our August issue on August 1st.  You can read the free issue here: https://dollarvigilante.com/TDV_August_2010_Free_Issue.html .

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Killing and Starving People is Hard. Don’t Let Bloggers Tell You Otherwise.

By me | July 24, 2010

In what had to be the most grotesque piece of sociopathic blather dispensed in recent memory, Kartik Athreya, a cog in the criminal Federal Reserve machine issued an essay recently entitled, “Economics is Hard. Don’t Let Bloggers Tell You Otherwise.” (see here: www.scribd.com/doc/33655771/Economics-is-Hard)

According to Athreya, economics is just too difficult for anyone who has not taken “a year of PhD coursework in a decent economics department.”

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What Happens When Boomerang Kids Meet The Homeless Baby Boomers?

By me | July 15, 2010

Much has been written over the last decade or two about “Boomerang Kids”.  The term, generally, means an adult in their 20s, 30s and sometimes 40s who returns home to live with their parents after an unsuccessful foray in the real world.

Often this condition is caused by the inflationary world we have been living in for the last few decades.  Stealth inflation has slowly stolen from everyone leaving many younger people without the ability to afford even basic living expenses much less a home for themselves.  Not to mention sometimes 6 figure student loans they’ll be paying off for much of their adult life.

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Is This What Government is for?

By me | July 12, 2010

It is our intention to put insights and analysis on daily news events and other areas of interest in our Blog which did not meet the criteria for inclusion in our monthly newsletter.  That is a long winded way of saying that we are going to use this space to just casually post items of interest that passed our desk during the day.

And so, with that, let’s begin!

I was speaking to an old friend today.  We lost contact for years but Facebook reunited us.  For those who don’t use Facebook I really recommend it.  It has become invaluable to me to keep contact with old friends and colleagues and family.  Everyone is on it.  I realized that when my grandfather called me two years ago to ask me what my Facebook account was!

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Welcome to The Dollar Vigilante Blog

By me | July 1, 2010

Hello to all!

We have launched our first newsletter on July 1, 2010!  The first issue is available completely for free.  You can see it here: dollarvigilante.com/TDV_July_2010_Issue.html .

Please check back regularly or add this blog to your RSS feed to receive blog updates.

Cheers!

Jeff Berwick
Chief Editor

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