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Category: Fiat Currency

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Currencies

Monday, July 25, 2011

Worried about Fluctuating Money Values? Forget it! Start Worrying about Fluctuating Money! / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Aftab_Singh

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe great worry that hastened the establishment of the world’s central banks was that monies tended to fluctuate in value. Here, I explain how such ‘fluctuating money values’ came about and — importantly — how this attribute has since mutated. Hopefully, by the end of this article it should be clear that it is changing money, and not fluctuating money values, that one should be focussed on!

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Currencies

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

U.S. Dollar Supply and Demand Altered Dynamics, Silver Targets $100 / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Jim_Willie_CB

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe economic theory in textbooks must be updated to account for Fiat Soft Science. An important third factor determines price. It is not demand, as most Deflationist Knuckleheads claim. It is not supply, as the moronic followers of Laffer Curve advocates insist. Instead, it is the falling USDollar since all commodities are priced in US$ terms. Lower demand will not result in lower commodity prices, since the monetary effect trumps all. The twist lies in the pricing denomination units, not in the Price Demand dynamics. An inflationary recession is deeply rooted in progress, with a depression next to occur. The price effects continue to confuse the dullard economists who have actually foreseen almost nothing in the current ongoing crisis. Their collective value is far less than garbage collectors who tend to the landfills, or landscapers who improve the appearance of home lawns. The crisis toward wreckage all occurs like a wrecked house floating over a waterfall for all to observe in sheer horror, as wealth evaporates and national sovereignty is forfeited to creditors.

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Politics

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Free Market Currency Manifesto / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: Michael_S_Rozeff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCurrency is the blood of human exchange. From currency arise prices, and prices are the air that peaceful exchange breathes, an air that communicates living information. Currency is the division of labor’s partner. Currency is our means to transfer labor and energy through time and space, to bring future goods into commerce today. It is that vital means by which we convey the benefits of our labor to others and they to us.

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Currencies

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Collapse Of Paper Money and The Vertical Move Of Gold / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Darryl_R_Schoon

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePaper money, invented by the Chinese, first appeared in the West in the 13th century. Brought back from China by Marco Polo and his uncles, author Ralph Foster describes the West’s reaction to the hitherto unseen phenomena of money as a piece of paper.

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Currencies

Friday, July 08, 2011

Worldwide Fiat Currency Race to Debase! / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: GoldSilver

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTake a moment to examine how gold and silver have performed against their fiat currency competition through the first half of 2011.

Gold has appreciated an average of over 3.4% versus over 70 fiat currencies though middle 2011. 

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Currencies

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hyperinflation Lesson From Starving Billionaires / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: GoldSilver

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs you may all ready know today, for the first era in human history, all currencies of the world are fiat currencies. This means every paper and digital currency around the world derives it's value by mere decree and or force.

Only gold and silver are money, they cannot go bankrupt. For bullion, default is not an option. Silver and gold need no coercion nor decree, they have been and always will be money.

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Currencies

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bitcoins Online Currency You Can Trade Like a Stock / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Money_Morning

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Zeiler writes: Chances are, you've never before heard of Bitcoins.

So here's a quick primer: Imagine a type of money that you can't put in your pocket, that you can trade like a stock, that you can earn with your computer, that enables anonymous transactions, and most importantly, has skyrocketed in value 399,900% in the past year.

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Currencies

Monday, June 13, 2011

Facing the Currency Black Market / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Submissions

Lonerangersilver writes: In 1980, I was on a three day visit and my first to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I was representing an American fast food chain looking to expand in the Latin Market. I was there to interview a potential franchisee and I was joined by a Food Engineer to evaluate the market for food suppliers, quality of ingredients, prices, marketing, legal work on the brands, real estate, etc. Of special interest was the candidate’s legal and financial standing and his reputation in the business community. I had Interviews with his lawyers, banks, references, etc. We had to do a lot of work in a short time.

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Currencies

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Making Cents of the Currency Crisis, Gold's Continuing Ascendancy / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: William_R_Thomson

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBusiness Times Singapore Investment Round Table June 2011

It is hardly surprising that at such a time the price of gold continues to break new records, while the IMF's SDR is back in fashion

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Currencies

Thursday, June 02, 2011

What Comes After the U.S. Dollar's Demise / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Peter_Schiff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTHE DOLLAR'S TERRIBLE FATE

My readers are familiar with my forecast that the US dollar is in terminal decline. America is tragically bankrupt, unable to pay its lenders without printing the dollars to do so, and enmeshed in an economic depression. The clock is ticking until the dollar faces a crisis of confidence like every other bubble before it. The key difference between this collapse and, say, the bursting of the housing bubble is that the US dollar is the backbone of the global economy. Its conflagration will leave a vacuum that needs to be filled.

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Politics

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Things Get Curiouser and Curiouser / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: Bill_Bonner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs if it were not strange enough! Microsoft bought a phone company with no phones for $8.5 billion. Then, the public bid up the price of another Internet company, LinkedIn, to the point where buyers were paying more than $20 for every dollar of revenue that came the company’s way. As for profits, they capitalized each one at more than 700 times. At this rate, an investor wouldn’t earn his money back until 2,711AD.

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Economics

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fiat Currency Economic Death Spiral Has Been Triggered / Economics / Fiat Currency

By: Gordon_T_Long

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFor nearly 30 years we have had two Global Strategies working in a symbiotic fashion that has created a virtuous economic growth spiral. Unfortunately, the economic underpinnings were flawed and as a consequence, the virtuous cycle has ended. It is now in the process of reversing and becoming a vicious downward economic spiral.

One of the strategies is the Asian Mercantile Strategy. The other is the US Dollar Reserve Currency Strategy.

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Currencies

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Living Through A Currency Devaluation / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLonerangersilver  writes: In 1976 I was managing an American subsidiary of a successful large US Company in Mexico. It had been a financial turnaround for our team. Cash flow had accumulated in our bank in Mexico and corporate didn’t want the money repatriated to the US. Although we had already paid a 35% income tax to the Mexican government, we would have to pay an additional 30% exit tax to repatriate the money. In addition, we would have to pay high fees for the peso/dollar exchange, in order to make the transfer. The company wanted to expand our successful business and so we decided to keep the money in Mexican pesos to be used for further expansion.

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Currencies

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Currency Dead End Paradoxes, The Besieged U.S. Dollar / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Jim_Willie_CB

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSeveral very important currency effects are at work. Most economists are either silent on the factors or wrong footed on the dynamic. That is not surprising since they have been incorrectly analyzing, interpreting, and forecasting the financial crisis as it built up in 2005 and 2006, and as it exploded in 2007 and 2008 to surprise almost all of them, even as it has failed to recover in 2009 and 2010 in contrary fashion to their deceptive rosy positions. The major currencies must be examined for some key paradoxes. As the monetary system crumbles into its final phase, the foundation under which the major currencies stand, trade, and change is breaking down. Refer to the sovereign debt structure, overly burdened by runaway government debt.

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Economics

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Deflation, Hyperinflation and Stagflation, Where Do We Stand? / Economics / Fiat Currency

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWell, the good news for everyone is that nothing seems inevitable here, that there is almost always a choice, but it is often wrapped up in a nice looking rationale, with all the compulsion of a necessity, for the good of the people. Us versus them in a battle for survival and all that. And clever leaders on the extremes provide the 'them' to be dehumanized and objectified. The leftist wishes to murder the bankers, and the fascist the lower classes and outsiders. The extremes of both end up making life miserable for almost everybody except for a privileged few.

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Politics

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Why Monetary Expansion Must Stop / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: MISES

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePatrick Barron writes: Introduction: The Illusion of Unlimited Resources

The current problems faced by all the world's economies stem, primarily, from one source: the demise of sound money, whose quantity could not be increased without significant cost, and its replacement with fiat money that can be inflated to infinite amounts at almost no cost to the producer.

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Currencies

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Government Operations to Sieze Precious Metals, The "Crime" of Private Money / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Robert_Murphy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBernard von NotHaus was convicted last month in federal court on conspiracy and counterfeiting charges for his development of silver "Liberty Dollars." He faces up to 25 years in prison. Earlier this week the feds moved to seize about $7 million of precious metals from the operation as well.

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Politics

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Use the Dollar or Else / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLook up the phrase "a unique form of domestic terrorism" on a search engine and you will turn up a story about a man whom the US government is trying to cage from now until the time of his death.

And his crime? His unique form of terrorism? He minted silver and copper coins and sold them. In other words, he did what innumerable entrepreneurs from the beginning of time have done. He attempted to provide consumers with a store of value. No one was forced to buy. He met a market demand, and that’s it.

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Currencies

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Geithner's Blatant Lies at the G20 Meeting; Four-Pronged Solution / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleProving that he cannot find his ass with two hands and a road map, Treasury secretary Tim Geithner says inflexible currencies are biggest monetary problem.

Tightly controlled exchange rate regimes are the main flaw in the international monetary system and the solution is simple, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told a G20 meeting on Thursday.

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Politics

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Secret Plan For a New Global Currency / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: Ellen_Brown

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe following is an excerpt of a chapter by Ellen Brown from the new book by Global Research Publishers, "The Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression of the XXI Century."

By acting together to fulfill these pledges we will bring the world economy out of recession and prevent a crisis like this from recurring in the future. We are committed to take all necessary actions to restore the normal flow of credit through the financial system and ensure the soundness of systemically important institutions, implementing our policies in line with the agreed G20 framework for restoring lending and repairing the financial sector. We have agreed to support a general SDR allocation which will inject $250bn into the world economy and increase global liquidity.– G20 Communiqué, London, April 2, 2009

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