Wealth Cycles Video Report - February 2015

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testiomials When the powers that be set up a game and you refuse to play it because you're such a moral person, you end up losing to all of the people who are immoral. This is why we all need to start pointing out moralities and immoralities and try to live better as a people.”

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WealthCycles Video Report - December 2014

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testiomials The IMF is creating an I.O.U. for currencies that are an I.O.U. for bonds that are a promise to tax the citizens of each these countries out in the future, so the Special Drawing Right is nothing but a Ponzi scheme.”

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The Golden Rule - 1871 to 1913 Classical Gold Standard

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testiomials Then something magical happened... international trade and foreign investment exploded! Countries found it more advantageous for their economies to end the protectionism that was considered normal and engage their neighbors in trade. Barriers fell, tariffs were eliminated, and a new era of international business and prosperity was ushered in.”

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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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QE Event Horizon - Open-Ended Printing by Federal Reserve

An event horizon, is in laymans terms, "the point of no return" according to Wikipedia--more specifically, “the point at which the gravitational pull becomes so great as to make escape impossible. The most common case of an event horizon is that surrounding a black hole.”

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EU Master Plan: Lurching Toward Oblivion

The grownups of the European Union all got together for a nice dinner in Brussels last night, but the “peripheral nation” children refused to eat their vegetables unless they were first promised dessert.

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Haitian Metals Represent Shining Hope for Haitian People

Just 30 months ago, the world watched in horror the suffering and misery of hundreds of thousands of Haitians in the aftermath of a magnitude 7 earthquake that left an estimated 250,000 dead and 1.5 million displaced. Even as international aid poured into the country, many despaired that Haiti, one of the world’s poorest nations and plagued by generations of corruption and violence, would ever have the means to truly recover. The tiny island nation and its 10 million inhabitants, already so vulnerable and struggling against seemingly insurmountable odds, appeared to have been dealt a knock-out punch.

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Bank of England Takes Reins of UK Economy

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Spanish Bail Out Banks on German Vote

Rumors of a bank bailout, months before a bank bailout, are counterproductive, because it admits the need, putting upward pressure on the interest rate at which Spain can borrow funds. Here is Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on the 28th of May:

"There will be no rescue of Spanish banks."

Rajoy denied needing external help for months, before deciding to ask frantically for external help in the middle of last week, and then, according to the media,“officially” filing for help again on Saturday. The help Rajoy desires is to prolong the jobs of Spanish bankers whose banks have gone broke. A capitalist would allow broke banks to go into bankruptcy, allowing prudent lenders to take their place. Sadly, capitalism has fallen to socialism across all political boundaries. The fact is, after all of the bluster, it costs both Spain and Italy more to loan money today than it did last week.

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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Graphite Offers Promise of Future Energy Security

Here’s a fun fact you may not know: The “lead” in the ubiquitous No. 2 lead pencil is not lead at all, but graphite, with a little clay mixed in—probably a lucky thing for generations of pencil-chomping grade-schoolers. But the low-end use of pencil is only one small segment of a large and growing list of industrial and manufacturing uses for graphite. And with the advent of new high-tech and “green” energy technologies, graphite may be the new essential mineral in the not-too-distant future.

Graphite is one form of, or allotrope of, carbon; diamond is another. In nature, graphite takes three forms: crystalline, or flake graphite; amorphous or fine particle graphite; and lump or vein graphite, which is most rare and closest in hardness to diamonds.

Graphite has been used by humans in one way or another since the stone age. It conducts electricity, is a natural lubricant, and is resistant to very high temperatures. Natural graphite has long been used in refractories—heat-resistant liners for industrial equipment such as blast furnaces, batteries, steelmaking, brake linings, foundry facings, lubricants—and pencils.

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.

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