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The Fed is Not Political, And I Have a Bridge To Sell You
April 25, 2017
There is an old saying that one should never talk about politics or religion. I think that is just a way to make sure people don't talk about anything productive or eye opening. And I think it is basically the same attitude that makes the New York Times tell ...
Why We Really Don’t Know What the World is Like
April 20, 2017
If you lived in North Korea, you might think your government had attacked a U.S. aircraft carrier which was approaching the country. You would probably think North Korea had the capabilities to hold their own against the U.S. including "super mighty" preemptive ...
How Governments Justify Theft is a Fallacy: Wealth Was Created before Taxation
April 17, 2017
Do we owe society taxes? Tax day is coming up. Some people get excited because they will get money back which the government withheld--a clever trick that makes people feel less oppressed and plundered by filing taxes. Something the regressive left likes ...
Warning: Never Accept America’s Foreign Policy “Help”
April 13, 2017
It's no secret that the U.S. unleashes all sorts of death and destruction in their foreign policy. But it is all for the greater good... so they claim. Actually consider for a moment the obscure possibility that the U.S. foreign policy of drones, weapons sup ...
Joe Jarvis mountains
Everyone Alive Believes in Private Property
April 06, 2017
Everyone alive on earth has drunk water within the last 72 hours (or at least within the last week if they are a special case of survival). That means at the time of consumption, every person on earth considered that water their property, otherwise they woul ...
Dear Statists: I don’t Care About You
April 02, 2017
Dear Statists, I don’t care about you, and would really appreciate it if you would stop “caring” about me. ...
Why the Consumer Wins When Walmart and Amazon Battle Over Prices
March 31, 2017
Now, the war of prices is a seasoned game of strategy which brings suppliers into the mix. Both Walmart and Amazon reportedly hound product supply companies to lower their prices in order to better compete. ...
How to Be Alert to Risks but Not Engulfed by Fear
March 30, 2017
If you are flying a jet, and approaching a thunderstorm, is it better to go through the thunderstorm, or to fly above it, safely out of range? The thunderstorm exists, and is dangerous; you cannot change that. But what you can change is how you interact with th ...
How Space Tourists Will Benefit From No Government Regulation
March 29, 2017
The case for strict government regulation is built on some faulty beliefs about humanity and behavior. It assumes that people in business are at their core unconcerned about other people and are motivated solely by profit. It assumes in contrast, that those peo ...
Why Coming Together Creates Strife, and Individualism Creates Order
March 20, 2017
People cannot properly organize when property is held in common. Individual interest creates order out of this chaos, because it shows clearly who is in charge under given circumstances. “Responsibility must be individual, or there is no responsibility at ...
“There is No Safety You Dumb Bitch” -The Hound
March 17, 2017
Take heed of the Hound's warning, and let it free you. There is no guarantee of a job or safety net, there is no absolute security from evil doers, and there is only so much you can do to prevent accidents and illness. The silver lining is that recognizing this ...
In Support of Competing Micro-States or “Startup Societies”
March 12, 2017
As the idea of startup societies spreads, we will live in a worldwide melting pot of experimental government which will continuously lead us to a better place through competition to attract inhabitants by forming the best government. ...
Thanks for the Welcome: Vote on The Daily Bell Tag Line
March 09, 2017
Last week I asked for suggestions for a tag line for The Daily Bell. Below are some of the responses, so go ahead and vote on your favorite one! If you missed the chance to give your ideas last week, feel free to comment a suggestion, maybe we will have a runof ...
Intellectual Property Rights Give Zuckerberg His Fake Size
February 21, 2017
And now he will determine fake news. ...
Pre-crime returns to America with new Airbnb law
October 24, 2016
This new law makes it illegal to ADVERTISE… which is basically pre-crime. ...
Anthony Wile: Colombia grants first cannabis processing license, country poised for greatness
June 28, 2016
In the long-running global war on drugs, arguably no country in the world has suffered more than Colombia, where I have been doing business and living part-time for over 15 years. Violence, poverty, fear, destruction of families and communities, political uphea ...
Brexit: I’ve seen more subtle propaganda coming out of North Korea
June 23, 2016
Western nations-- particularly the US and UK-- have been champions of ‘democracy’ around the world (though they typically mean ‘republic’). Now, today the voters of the United Kingdom go to the polls to decide whether or not their country will remain ...
Eyes Wide Open: An Adventure Capitalist’s Views on Colombia
May 28, 2016
We’re developing a new community in the mountains of Colombia where liberty-minded individuals can participate in a safe and engaging lifestyle with others of similar mind, integrated with the surrounding local community yet away from the difficulties of the ...
You Know It’s Time for Sound Money When “Helicopter Money” Is All They Have Left
May 17, 2016
Ahead of the Federal Reserve’s meeting … an old metaphor — helicopter money — is gaining new traction as world leaders try to improve global economic growth, which the IMF recently described as “fragile.” – CNNMoney ...
Anthony Wile Reflects on the Gifts of Tibor Machan
April 01, 2016
Once in a while in our lives we come across a book or an article, perhaps an interview, that causes us to pause and really consider our positions on a particular topic, to question our conclusions and perhaps even adjust our way of looking at and thinking about ...
This bizarre rule in the US is a huge risk to your investments
March 10, 2016
Human beings have come up with some crazy ideas for money and finance over the years. Conch shells. Beads. Animal skins. Salt. Rice. All of these were used as a form of money at one time or another. But the strangest by far has got to be the Rai Stones of Yap I ...
Anthony Wile: Why the World Needs White-Market Cannabis and How to Get There
February 20, 2016
In April, the leadership of all 193 UN member nations will gather in New York City for a UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem, UNGASS 2016. This UN meeting can and probably will set a new policy direction for the global cannabis marketp ...
The ban on cash is coming. Soon.
February 18, 2016
This is becoming very concerning. The momentum to “ban cash”, and in particular high denomination notes like the 500 euro and $100 bills, is seriously picking up steam. On Monday the European Central Bank President emphatically disclosed that he is strongly ...
Bitcoin: The Other Crash?
January 16, 2016
People are grappling with market turmoil after Friday's equity slide, but there was a good deal of action in another financial instrument: Bitcoin. Bitcoin moved down some 10 percent on Friday after one of its significant developers, Mike Hearn, claimed in a st ...
There's Always a Bull Market Somewhere
January 09, 2016
Paul Craig Roberts has done us the service of analyzing the recent jobs report. It came in better than expected but didn't move the markets much on Friday. From an investment standpoint, this is a problem. When markets don't react to good news, they're probably ...
Three Trends for 2016
January 02, 2016
In this issue I wish to remind our readers of the "big three" trends that drove much of the news in 2015 and doubtless will be prime motivators in 2016. These include war, monetary debasement and media coverups. When historians – if they still exist – look ...
Colombia Crowns Herself
December 22, 2015
As many readers and observers around the world are aware, this week featured the highly embarrassing un-crowning of a Colombian beauty queen who was mistakenly announced as the winner of the Miss Universe competition by host Steve Harvey. And, yes, this was a v ...
In the Internet Era, It's Harder to Make Memes
December 19, 2015
International Business Times has posted an article entitled, "US did not trigger Arab Spring, Obama says." Obama's denial was made in an end-of-year news conference at the White House in Washington on December 18, 2015. President Obama commented on Syria, the A ...
Is Credible Media Both Anti-State and Anti-War?
December 12, 2015
The Hill, not necessarily known as a conservative-leaning publication, has published an article entitled, "The shrinking impact of mainstream media," by Patrick Maines. The article announces that the mainstream media is a "carrier" of left-leaning news and opin ...
Directed History? Hey, We Told You So
December 05, 2015
The news is catching up to us. The Daily Bell was founded on the idea that Western culture was invaded by elite memes that shaped public opinion. Today that doesn't seem so radical but even a decade ago when The Daily Bell's approach was being formulated, most ...
Watching the Anti-Freedom Actions of Francois Hollande
November 28, 2015
Francois Hollande has come into his own. After nearly bankrupting France and raising taxes so aggressively that he has driven many of France's best and brightest abroad, Hollande has found his voice as a wartime president. He is leading the charge against "terr ...
Is the Fed Due for Downsizing?
November 21, 2015
Politico tells us that the "Fed pushes back as Congress eyes its billions" and that "Congress is aiming to take billions out of the Fed's accounts to help pay for a new highway and transit bill." Beyond explaining the intentions of Congress in this regard, the ...
President Juan Manuel Santos Positions Colombia to Take a Giant Step Forward
November 14, 2015
This week the government of Colombia took a giant step forward in its peace process. How? Well, if you haven't heard yet, Colombia announced it had formalized a legal framework to regulate the research and development, legal cultivation, processing and exportat ...
The Inevitable Collapse of the World's Economic System – It's Coming
November 07, 2015
The world's economic implosion is getting closer. It's not something that is a staple on the nightly news, but it is taking place. Because it is not commonly reported, investors may not understand fully how debased the economic environment has become. Japan, Ru ...
As Passport Wars Heat Up, Time to Consider Countermeasures
October 31, 2015
Have you noticed the passport wars are heating up? I have. For instance, numerous outlets have now reported on Britain's "Harsh New Anti-Terror Laws." While the laws deal with a number of anti-terror activities, including shutting down mosques and punishing med ...
History Repeats: Cannabis Investors Would Be Wise to Remember That
October 24, 2015
As most readers of The Daily Bell are well aware, we at High Alert Investment Management are actively involved in investing in what we believe are the best opportunities for developing significant wealth over the next several years in the global cannabis indust ...
Why Most Gold Stocks Are Bad Investments
October 17, 2015
I know this editorial is not going to sit well with many in the hard money industry. Oh, well. Tough to please everybody. Of course, that's never been the purpose of The Daily Bell or my editorials, to try and please everyone. The purpose of my editorials and w ...
Let's Get This Show on the Road
October 10, 2015
Hello, my friends. Over the past few months I've been actively involved in several private business initiatives, which have and will continue to occupy the majority of my time and focus, but now I'll also be appearing in these pages regularly once again. As I w ...
No More 'Free Trade' Treaties: It's Time for Genuine Free Trade
October 09, 2015
It is erroneous to believe that free traders have been historically in favor of free trade agreements between governments. Paradoxically, the opposite is true. Curiously, many laissez-faire advocates fall into the government-made trap by supporting "free-trade" ...
Gun Control and the Chimera of Perfect Security
October 08, 2015
Another nutcase has shot up a college again, killing nine people, before turning his gun on himself, as so many mass murderers are wont to do. As with most of these mass murders, everyone seems to have a theory as to why the killer did what he did. Every enviro ...
‘Neutralizing’ John Lennon: One Man Against the ‘Monster’
October 07, 2015
John Lennon, born 75 years ago on October 9, 1940, was a musical genius and pop cultural icon. He was also a vocal peace protester and anti-war activist and a high-profile example of the lengths to which the U.S. government will go to persecute those who dare t ...
Time to End Monetary Central Planning
October 06, 2015
Editor's Note: Dr. Richard Ebeling's latest book, Monetary Central Planning and the State, published by the Future of Freedom Foundation, is now available. The 228-page digital book is available for Kindle. … There is no way to describe current Federal Reser ...
I Wish Nobody Was Bombing Syria
October 05, 2015
The US regime change policy for Syria has been a catastrophe. More than 200,000 killed and an entire country reduced to rubble at least partly because President Obama decided that "Assad has lost his legitimacy." How is it that the president of a country 6,000 ...
The Menace of Egalitarianism
October 05, 2015
A sharp Martian visiting Earth would make two observations about the United States – one true, the other only superficially so. On the basis of its ceaseless exercises in self-congratulation, the US appears to him to be a place where free thought is encourage ...
Stolen Files – 'Thieves Emporium' 13
October 04, 2015
Synopsis: In her search for her missing husband, Fawn has found that a stolen file on him is for sale in the Thieves Emporium. Gathering all the information she can on it, as well as other files like it that are also for sale, she asks a friend (Nairobi) who ru ...
'Production Versus Plunder' Part 27 – The Great Common Law
October 03, 2015
A great problem of our era is that law no longer guarantees justice, or even gets terribly close to it. Our law is far removed from its original roots, where it was produced by average people, for their own needs. Once taken over by rulership, law becomes merel ...
The Coming Corporate Crime Wave
October 02, 2015
In a recent appearance before Congress, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates declared that the US Department of Justice is going to ratchet up its prosecution of individuals employed in corporations as part of a larger push against “white collar crime ...
Planned Parenthood, Social Peace and the Libertarian Approach
October 02, 2015
The controversy raging over Planned Parenthood is one of the most acrimonious public discussions in recent memory. While the immediate issue concerns the disposition of fetal tissue after abortion (pregnant women can have tissue donated for medical research), t ...
How Many Bailouts Will Obamacare Receive Before It's Scrapped Entirely?
October 01, 2015
As state governments continue to buckle under the weight of skyrocketing insurance claims, one has to wonder just how long the Obamacare charade can continue. A New York Times article from July of this year reports that the new health insurance customers, benef ...
‘Minority Report’ Is 40 Years Ahead of Schedule: The Fictional World Has Become Reality
September 30, 2015
We are a scant 40 years away from the futuristic world that science fiction author Philip K. Dick envisioned for Minority Report in which the government is all-seeing, all-knowing and all-powerful, and if you dare to step out of line, dark-clad police SWAT team ...
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