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When a Train Wreck Is No Accident

It’s still possible to back out of the system, but it’s getting more difficult every day.

A Brief History of Currency Wars

Currency wars are one of the most important dynamics in the global financial system today.

Three Ways “Old Money” Hangs On to Its Riches

How to replicate the investing strategies of wealthy families without being a Rockefeller or Rothschild.

Weimar Greece

In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed as a peace agreement after World War I. Under the treaty, Germany accepted that they had caused the war and therefore were obligated to pay reparations to the tune of US $31.4 billion (US $442 billion in today’s money).

Living in Hope

Pioneers moved to America to find freedom, and nowadays, new pioneers are leaving the continent in the same search. The search gives them hope, but what of the country they’re leaving? Is there hope for that place, wherever that may be? Jeff Thomas examines and offers hope, while seeking to diminish false hope.


Economic hardship begets anger, and anger begets riots. And war. Why? And what can we do about it? Jeff Thomas examines some causes of riots and war before turning his attention to an unconventional insurance policy worth considering.

Germany Invades Poland

Is the US taking a cue from Hitler and 1939 Germany in dealing with other nations? If so, what might be the outcome of such tactics? Jeff Thomas examines and compares Hitler’s Germany and present-day USA.

Be Careful What You Wish For

At least when it comes to the media, Ron Paul has it rough. They started out by ignoring him but have now moved onto denigration and defamation of character. But how far will it all go? Jeff Thomas considers the possibilities, however extreme some may be…

The Political Party Illusion

Feudalism in the past has always been a dictatorship in which the common people (serfs) worked hard to provide for their overlord (the king), and sometimes had a little left over to provide for their own families. Today, things are different.

Question Everything

Jeff talks about one reader who had some choice words, calling him a “chattering nabob”. (The comment is particularly interesting as the very similar “nattering nabobs” was coined by Spiro Agnew, Vice President under Richard Nixon who became only the 2nd US Vice President to resign during his term and the first due to criminal allegations) What caused such a strong reaction? Jeff discusses the topic in today’s article…

The American Berlin Wall in Cuba

Due to the US embargo, most of what Americans know about Cuba comes from their mainstream national media – not exactly the most impartial source. Yet there is much to learn, and in today’s feature, Jeff Thomas attempts to enlighten us.

Seeking Inspiration in Going Forward

No one could doubt that we are living in difficult times, or that the economic, political and social conditions we are experiencing are unprecedented in our lifetimes. Where, then, do we turn for guidance? Well, as luck would have it, history is rich with fine people who have gone before us.

“The Barbarians”

“Who are the barbarians of today and should we invest there?” – The “barbarians” at the time of the fall of Rome (or at least those who attracted the productive class of Romans at the time) were an assortment of tribes living largely to the north of the empire and even within the empire.