I Have A Dream: Green Nuclear Energy

Back on February 9 we wrote Understanding the Uptrend in Wealth Cycles describing the Kondratiev long-term price cycle. Near the end of the article we cite the “white swan” event that will punctuate the economic upswing as the cycle turns from winter, to spring, and then to summer.

The White Swan: Molten-salt cooled carbon-negative thorium nuclear power.

In other words, continual, limitless degradation of the economy and our "blue marble" is not inevitable—this little-known energy technology holds the promise of prosperity for both humanity and Earth.

We put up a 4-minute clip on the subject, and reported again in June on Chinese progress toward a zero-pressure molten salt reactor that will consume thorium. Let’s rewind.

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Discredited Mises Economic Theories Born Out By Today’s Debt Debacle

Written By: The WealthCycles Staff

A fiat currency is created by a government decree. The Latin word fiat means “let it be done.” And with the stroke of a pen, or the crank of a printing press, “money” is created. Fiat currency has no inherent value—the paper that a $100 dollar bill is printed on is surely not worth $100. It might have been worth a few cents before the government ruined its utility as scrap paper by printing green words and numbers all over it! Compare this with gold, which is a precious, rare metal that is, in many cases, the only substance on earth that can be used for certain human purposes, including science, medicine, and of course—adornment.

The word “cycle” comes from the Greek word kyklos, meaning cycle or circle. One common definition of cycle is “a periodically repeated sequence of events.”

The idea of a cycle is symbolized by a circle, which, because there is no beginning or end, represents recurrence. The symbolic circle is often divided into segments—often two, such as the Chinese yin and yang or day/night, but more often four segments, like the seasons.

A recognition and understanding of cycles is one way human beings are able to recognize patterns in data. As early humans learned that events in nature recur over and over again with regularity, they developed the ability to plan for the future, which ultimately led to advanced

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testiomials Capital goods, not more paper currency and debt, is the recipe for true prosperity, von Mises said. Today, as the bloated global currency system totters on the brink of collapse, his old-fashioned lessons ring true.”

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Funds and Fed Minutes Impact Gold

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Inflation is simply an increase in the supply of currency and credit. The rate at which the general level of prices for goods and services is rising, and subsequently, purchasing power is falling is defined by the term "price inflation." Central Banks attempt to stop deflation, a natural phenomenon which occurs in order to correct the prior inflation.

The tangible things that we eat, use and/or buy. Commodities that are traded include Cattle, Cocoa, Coffee, Copper, Corn, Cotton, and Crude Oil, just to cover the Cs. Gold, silver and platinum also are traded on the commodities exchanges as futures contracts.

Simply put, bonds are debt. Bonds basically say: "I owe you (IOU) X-amount of currency, plus X-amount of interest." —Michael Maloney, Guide to Investing In Gold & Silver. But, there is more to it than that. Bonds set the cost of borrowing, determine international currency flows, and play a huge role in determining the value of each nation’s currency. That means bonds have a direct effect on the dollars, euros, pesos or yuan in your wallet or bank account.

Futures are really nothing more than

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testiomials Most FOMC members feel that employment will not meet goals by end-2014 despite the unprecedented promise to hold rates near zero until that time. This means more will have to be done to meet goals(un-pause); justification will come as further poor economic data.”

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Facebook IPO – Billionaire Founder Renounces Citizenship

Eduardo Saverin moved from Brazil to Miami with his family in 1992; he was 13 years old. Saverin became a U.S. citizen in 1998, eventually attending Harvard where he met Zuckerberg. They worked together on Facebook in school, with Saverin earning ownership of 4% of the company.

Eduardo Saverin

Last year in September, Saverin, thinking ahead, renounces his U.S. citizenship knowing that Facebook will be offered for public ownership in 2012, in an IPO, an initial public offering. Saverin had the foresight to consider that the public may value Facebook shares higher than the private market value; by renouncing citizenship, he saved capital gains taxes on a possible rise in share price.

 

The amount or difference between the initial purchase price of your investment and what you received after selling your investment sometime in the future. 

 

A dividend is an annual payment made to stockholders from the company’s profits. The dividend yield is calculated by dividing the annual dividend by the price paid for the stock, to determine the percentage dividend yield. For example, if you pay $10 per share for a stock and receive $0.60 in dividend payments annually, then your dividend yield is 6%.  

The word “cycle” comes from the Greek word kyklos, meaning cycle or circle. One common definition of cycle is “a periodically repeated sequence of events.”

The idea of a cycle is symbolized by a circle, which, because there is no beginning or end, represents recurrence. The symbolic circle is often divided into segments—often two, such as the Chinese yin and yang or day/night, but more often four segments, like the seasons.

A recognition and understanding of cycles is one way human beings are able to recognize patterns in data. As early humans learned that events in nature recur over and over again with regularity, they developed the ability to plan for the future, which ultimately led to advanced civilizations.

 

The amount or difference between the initial purchase price of your investment and what you received after selling your investment sometime in the future. 

 

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Fukushima: More Media Blackout than Ron Paul

Fukushima Bio-Plume Currents

First and foremost, this illustration, from ASR, is not a radiation plume. It is a biological matter plume, as free-floating material (fish eggs, algae, plankton, plant life, flotsam) present in the seawater would be the method by which some material will spread. The illustration is a probability heat map, not a radioactive concentration heat map; however, logically, a correlation should be drawn.

By now everyone knows that Japan has admitted that fission reactions at its Fukushima nuclear plant, wrecked by last year’s earthquake and tsunami, are restarting, and that boric acid is being injected into at least one reactor to control the rate at which neutrons can be absorbed, slowing the process. Japan is importing more boric acid from South Korea, and that was the end of the story. Unfortunately, for Japan and for Earth itself, that is not where the story ends.

Simply put, bonds are debt. Bonds basically say: "I owe you (IOU) X-amount of currency, plus X-amount of interest." —Michael Maloney, Guide to Investing In Gold & Silver. But, there is more to it than that. Bonds set the cost of borrowing, determine international currency flows, and play a huge role in determining the value of each nation’s currency. That means bonds have a direct effect on the dollars, euros, pesos or yuan in your wallet or bank account.

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Innovation within the Kondratiev Winter

Written By: The WealthCycles Staff

The word “cycle” comes from the Greek word kyklos, meaning cycle or circle. One common definition of cycle is “a periodically repeated sequence of events.”

The idea of a cycle is symbolized by a circle, which, because there is no beginning or end, represents recurrence. The symbolic circle is often divided into segments—often two, such as the Chinese yin and yang or day/night, but more often four segments, like the seasons.

A recognition and understanding of cycles is one way human beings are able to recognize patterns in data. As early humans learned that events in nature recur over and over again with regularity, they developed the ability to plan for the future, which ultimately led to advanced civilizations.

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testiomials One of humanity’s primary limitations is energy--How do we get it, where does it come from, and when will it run out? But the liquid fluorine thorium reactor (LFTR) presents a new wrinkle in the energy debate. ”

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Understanding the Uptrend in Wealth Cycles

Two men, Jim Chanos (left) and Jim Rogers (right), are both famous for being very right throughout their careers managing money. So how can they be diametrically opposed when considering the long-term prospects of Chinese growth?

 

Presently it appears that Chanos is winning the long-term growth bet.  The Shanghai composite has dropped 50% from its 2008 high. It is important to know that Chanos runs a $6 billion dollar short fund, which successfully shorted Enron. He states that his fund starts with a top-down approach. He starts with a macro analysis and drills down into individual assets. Here is his slightly sarcastic take on our present state:

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What’s Dow Got To Do With It?

Written By: The WealthCycles Staff

Simply put, bonds are debt. Bonds basically say: "I owe you (IOU) X-amount of currency, plus X-amount of interest." —Michael Maloney, Guide to Investing In Gold & Silver. But, there is more to it than that. Bonds set the cost of borrowing, determine international currency flows, and play a huge role in determining the value of each nation’s currency. That means bonds have a direct effect on the dollars, euros, pesos or yuan in your wallet or bank account.

A fiat currency is created by a government decree. The Latin word fiat means “let it be done.” And with the stroke of a pen, or the crank of a printing press, “money” is created. Fiat currency has no inherent value—the paper that a $100 dollar bill is printed on is surely not worth $100. It might have been worth a few cents before the government ruined its utility as scrap paper by printing green words and numbers all over it! Compare this with gold, which is a precious, rare metal that is, in many cases, the only substance on earth that can be used for certain human purposes, including science, medicine, and of course—adornment.

The tangible things that we eat, use and/or buy. Commodities that are traded include Cattle, Cocoa, Coffee, Copper, Corn,

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testiomials Before we uncork the bubbly and break into a rousing chorus of “Happy Days Are Here Again,” let’s take a look at what a 60% hike in the Dow really means—and what, if anything, it says about the future.”

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Sustainable Population

Is the earth’s human population outstripping its resources? And exactly how many people is too many? Assuming the human population responds like other organisms in nature, the outlook is none too rosy.

A recent article on Mike “Mish” Shedlock’s Global Economic Trend Analysis cites an essay by Paul Chefurka, Population: The Elephant in the Room, which looks at the correlation between global population and oil use, which is near-exact. While no one knows precisely when “peak oil”—the point at which most of the oil supplies on earth have been exhausted and supply is in decline—will occur, demand for oil currently is outstripping new oil discoveries five-to-one, Chefurka writes.

The word “cycle” comes from the Greek word kyklos, meaning cycle or circle. One common definition of cycle is “a periodically repeated sequence of events.”

The idea of a cycle is symbolized by a circle, which, because there is no beginning or end, represents recurrence. The symbolic circle is often divided into segments—often two, such as the Chinese yin and yang or day/night, but more often four segments, like the seasons.

A recognition and understanding of cycles is one way human beings are able to recognize patterns in data. As early humans learned that events in nature recur over and over again with regularity, they developed the ability to plan for the future, which ultimately led to advanced civilizations.

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The Class Warfare Conundrum

Written By: The WealthCycles Staff

The word “cycle” comes from the Greek word kyklos, meaning cycle or circle. One common definition of cycle is “a periodically repeated sequence of events.”

The idea of a cycle is symbolized by a circle, which, because there is no beginning or end, represents recurrence. The symbolic circle is often divided into segments—often two, such as the Chinese yin and yang or day/night, but more often four segments, like the seasons.

A recognition and understanding of cycles is one way human beings are able to recognize patterns in data. As early humans learned that events in nature recur over and over again with regularity, they developed the ability to plan for the future, which ultimately led to advanced civilizations.

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testiomials Something is very wrong with the country, but is it capitalism at fault, or is it the cronyism, endless spending, banker oligarchy, dollar-debasing-brand of pseudo-capitalism that exists today? ”

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