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  • They’re Coming For Your Savings

    10/18/2013 7:39:48 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 78 replies
    Dollar Collapse ^ | 10/12/2013 | John Rubino
    Another of history’s many lessons is that governments under pressure become thieves. And today’s governments are under a lot of pressure. Before we look at the coming wave of asset confiscations, let’s stroll through some notable episodes of the past, just to make the point that government theft of private wealth is actually pretty common... Will more countries introduce capital controls or asset confiscations in the next few years? Duh, of course. Debt levels are unmanageable, so they have to be lowered. And there are only three ways to do it: deflationary collapse that wipes out the debt through default,...
  • Is Germany preparing for future capital controls? The reason why it is bringlng home it's gold?

    01/31/2013 2:39:00 PM PST · by dennisw · 20 replies
    caseyresearch. ^ | January 31, 2013 | Jeff Clark,
      The best indicator of a chess player's form is his ability to sense the climax of the game –Boris Spassky, World Chess Champion, 1969-1972You've likely heard that the German central bank announced it will begin withdrawing part of its massive gold holdings from the United States as well as all its holdings from France. By 2020, Bundesbank says it wants half its gold reserves stored in its own vault in Germany.Why would it want to physically move the metal from New York? It's not as if US vaults are not secure, and since Germany already owns the gold, does...
  • Control Freak

    03/02/2007 7:38:36 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 494+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 2 Mar 2007 | Staff
    Political Economy: Hillary Clinton says our trade deficit and reliance on foreign investors are big problems, and wants to fix them. But her cure would be far worse than the disease, and should be rejected out of hand. Can't say we're surprised. Given a choice, Clinton has always opted for government control over market magic. This was true in the early 1990s, when she and a handful of secretive bureaucrats and leftist advisers tried to nationalize our health care system — 15% of the economy. It was true last month when, outraged at soaring oil company profits such as Exxon's...