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Another Tiananmen?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/19/2019

The Hong Kong restlessness and protests have been ongoing for eleven weeks, and show no signs of ceasing.  It will lead to nothing but more violence in the extreme, I am afraid.  I have a 2015 book written by Louisa...

Go Green!

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/12/2019

That’s the latest harp by the Demos.  let’s get rid of cows, cars, planes, coal, fossil fuels, etc. and make the world green and unpolluted!  Whoopee.  I can’t wait…except we will have to...

A Nation Divided

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
08/05/2019

Excuse me for a week, but I am not going to write about economics, gold or silver, but as the title says, a nation divided.  Never in my many decades of existence, have I ever witnessed such a divided nation, and as I strive...

Don't Be a Dead Fish

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/29/2019

“Only a Dead Fish Goes With The Flow,” reads a local sign promoting something or other in the financial sector.  The outfit is urging you not to go with the flow, or what everyone else does, and go with them, who...

"Forget the Gold Standard..."

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/22/2019

That’s part of a headline in last Thursday’s Journal.  The rest of the headline is, “and Make the Dollar Stable Again.”  That would be nice; to make the dollar stable again, wouldn’t...

Fraud Perpetuated

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/15/2019

The National Debt is over $22 trillion, correct?  Not counting $200 trillion pledged in the future for Medicaid, Medicare, Food Stamps, etc.  All impossible to be repaid, other than with ‘Monopoly Money,’...

We're Doomed

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/08/2019

The world is chock full of what I call, “Calamity Howlers.”  I’ve mentioned the ‘ozone hole,’ which calamity howlers decided that if we didn’t change all our refrigeration from one kind of...

91, 92 & 100

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
07/02/2019

Three things of note as I see it.  The first – 91 – is the simple fact that 91% of everything Walmart sells, with the exception of groceries, is made in China.  Walmart has commissioned a new, sleek,...

Money

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/25/2019

As money is a medium of exchange, it must therefore have a unit of measure, and a store of value.  It should be durable, exchangeable, divisible, have a store of value, scarce, portable, and universally acceptable. ...

Jubilee

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/17/2019

I am not a braggadocio, but I do have what I call ‘original thoughts.’  I built America’s first non-smoking restaurant in Phoenix in the late 1970’s (The 1895 House), America’s first non-smoking...

Is Gold Silver Ratio Too High?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/10/2019

As of Friday, June 7, 2019, the gold-silver ratio was close to 89 to one.  Historically, the ratio has been 16 to 1.  90 years ago, gold was $20.67 an ounce, and silver was $1.25, or close to 16 to 1.  In the year...

A Letter to Don and his reply...

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
06/03/2019

Hi Don, I have purchased from you in the past from Melissa when I lived in ……. Currently I am building my cash (which as you know is almost like money) supply to deploy when our next Republican recession...

Prices Too High?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/28/2019

“Prices were so low years ago, I’d like to return to them,” might be a current complaint, and about everything, not just gold and silver.  Before we go any further, we must realize that the gold-silver...

Then and Now

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/20/2019

“Then,” in this case, really isn’t that far back.  If you speak of “Then” usually, it may be a hundred or hundreds of years ago, and maybe even Biblical times.  Let’s make it, say 87...

Another Bit-Coin

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/13/2019

The current craze for cryptic money, such as Bit-Coin and others, which are backed by nothing, and supposedly are free from government interference.  Gold and silver are free from that too, but have historical real...

Evil to be Rich?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
05/06/2019

The current ‘green’ idea, is to tax the richest for about everything they have, and of course, to be really ‘green,’ we must kill all the cows, airplanes, power plants which burn natural gas, or coal, and...

Stable Money

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/29/2019

‘Stability,’ is a simply gorgeous idea, in all fields and endeavors.  A stable building with a stable foundation, a stable marriage, and of course stable money, which brings me to a Journal (Wall Street) piece of...

Fake

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/22/2019

There are many types of “Fakes” and “Fakery,” in the world today, and for that matter, throughout history.  I’ve been through fake money many times, which are un-backed paper currencies as seen...

Security

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/15/2019

There are many types of security.  Security of your home and car with locks and alarm systems and a ‘Homeowner’s’ insurance policy as examples.  There is, as I mentioned last week, the FDIC which...

The FDIC

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
04/08/2019

There are many companies which sell insurance.  Insurance for your car, home, or any possible liability you may incur.  Insurance companies are rigidly regulated by governments at federal, state and even locally in some...

 

 

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Updated: Fri Aug 23