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Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment
Any government that succeeds in controlling the monetary transactions of the individual can then control the individual.

Venezuelans Turn to Bitcoin to Bypass Socialist Currency Controls

Reuters |
"I'm teaching people to use bitcoin to bypass the exchange controls."

Fed Mulls “Exit Fee” for Bond Funds

Zero Hedge |
Another form of capital controls being considered.

Shutting Off the Money Tap

Shutting Off the Money Tap
Over time, both wealth in general and the control over it will move inexorably into the hands of the banks and the political leaders. As this unfolds, we shall see numerous trial balloons, such as this one by HSBC and others. (The Cyprus bail-in was a similar but more successful trial balloon.)

What Currency Controls Mean for You

What Currency Controls Mean for You
For every door that closes, another opens. As the First World slides further into depression, we can expect that many smaller countries will provide expanding opportunities.

Inflation: Robbing You Since the 10th Century

Inflation: Robbing You Since the 10th Century
Critically important lessons on inflation from Argentina and revolutionary France.

You Shouldn’t Have to Relearn the Lessons of Cyprus in Spain

You Shouldn’t Have to Relearn the Lessons of Cyprus in Spain
What is the significance of the IMF now endorsing as a fact that Spain is insolvent when it was easily discernable for some time?  It may be a signal that “emergency measures” are becoming more imminent.

Doug Casey on Internationalizing Your Cash

Doug Casey on Internationalizing Your Cash
The time-tested way to protect what's rightfully yours is becoming increasingly difficult, but more urgent than ever.

Doug Casey on Internationalizing Your Assets

Doug Casey on Internationalizing Your Assets
Revealed: The biggest threat to your wealth – and how to protect yourself from it.

Doug Casey on Second Passports

Doug Casey on Second Passports
The original "International Man" reveals the ultimate asset protection plan.

Another Warning Sign – NY Times Columnist Favors Capital Controls

Another Warning Sign – NY Times Columnist Favors Capital Controls
There should be no doubt that when the US government decides to implement capital controls or other restrictive measures, they will likely have the near-total support of the media and by extension the majority of the people.

The Top 4 Lessons of the Cyprus Debacle You Shouldn’t Have to Re-learn

The Top 4 Lessons of the Cyprus Debacle You Shouldn’t Have to Re-learn
The events in Cyprus have given us an opportunity to re-learn some valuable lessons.

A ‘Boots on the Ground’ Perspective in Cyprus

A ‘Boots on the Ground’ Perspective in Cyprus
Geoff is a Canadian expat who is retired and lives in Cyprus. He shares with us what is happening on the ground there and how he decided to make the Mediterranean island his home.

The EU Robs the Bank In Cyprus - Coming to the USA Too?

The EU Robs the Bank In Cyprus - Coming to the USA Too?
The people of Cyprus had a very crude awakening to the issue of political risk on Saturday morning when they discovered their government and a bunch of EU bureaucrats conspired in secret to rob their savings accounts. It should serve as a wake up call for us all.

Two Chess Moves Away from Capital Controls

Two Chess Moves Away from Capital Controls
The Bundesbank's explanation for moving to repatriate some of its gold reserves from the US and France serves as a clarion call for investors to internationalize their holdings.

The “Kill Switch” On Your Bank Account

The “Kill Switch” On Your Bank Account
A couple of items in the news last week provided illustrations of political risk – i.e. the ability of governments to seize assets within their jurisdiction at the flip of a switch. It is the risk that you take by locating anything of value within any single jurisdiction, whether it’s your business, your savings, or yourself.

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