Category Archives: Economics

McAlvany Weekly Commentary: To QE Infinity & Beyond!

Gold mines & refineries send workers home for safety – Where will the new gold come from? Bonds are telling us that the system is cracking apart Figure out what you want to own (gold?) & get it now   The McAlvany Weekly Commentary with David McAlvany and Kevin Orrick To QE Infinity & Beyond! …

Source: To QE Infinity & Beyond! – McAlvany Weekly Commentary

McAlvany Weekly Commentary: All The King’s Horses & All The King’s Men Can’t Put $253 Trillion Together Again

  • The crisis isn’t c-19 it’s c-253 (trillion)
  • The $253 trillion debt ponzi scheme began unraveling 7 months ago
  • Physical gold will run out immediately when people “run out” of the bond market

Source: All The King’s Horses & All The King’s Men Can’t Put $253 Trillion Together Again – McAlvany Weekly Commentary

‎The Weeds podcast (Vox): Rescuing the economy from coronavirus

Jane, Dara, and Matt discuss President Trump’s new more serious tone and competing economic stimulus proposals.

Resources:

“Coronavirus’s threat to the global economy — and what to do about it” by Matt Yglesias, Vox

“Dear Congress: Send Americans cash. Send it now.” by Dylan Matthews, Vox

“Mitt Romney’s coronavirus economic plan: $1,000 to each American adult” by Dylan Matthews, Vox

“Restaurants Are F****d — Unless They Get a Bailout” by Hillary Dixler Canavan, Eater

“A family of 4 could get $18,000 this year under a cash bill by Senate Democrats” by Dylan Matthews, Vox

Source: ‎The Weeds: Rescuing the economy from coronavirus on Apple Podcasts

Conversations with Tyler Episode 90 Special: Russ Roberts and Tyler on COVID-19

Tyler and Russ Roberts joined forces for a special livestreamed conversation on COVID-19, including how both are adjusting to social isolation, private versus public responses to the pandemic, the challenge of reforming scrambled organization capital, the implications for Trump’s reelection, appropriate fiscal and monetary responses, bailouts, innovation prizes, and more.

Source: Russ Roberts and Tyler | Conversations with Tyler

Hidden Forces Episode 123: Ben Hunt & Grant Williams on Market Nihilism

Demetri Kofinas speaks with two guests who have each made one prior appearance on Hidden Forces: Grant Williams and Ben Hunt. Ben is the founder of the widely read Epsilon Theory, a newsletter and website that’s become popular for its insights and analysis into markets and society with a particular focus on how narrative drives our perception of the world and our place in it. Grant is the long-time publisher of a popular financial newsletter, the host of a phenomenal sports podcast, and the co-founder of Real Vision, a financial media company that offers in-depth video interviews with some of the world’s most thoughtful investors.

Today’s conversation is broken into two parts, the second hour of which is available to our paid subscribers. In the first part we discuss something Demetri calls “market nihilism,” a philosophy that treats the objects of speculation as though they were intrinsically worthless.

We are witnessing price movements characteristic of a raging bull market without the euphoria that typically accompanies them. The rationalization that governments will “fix the mess” and that central banks will “buy the dip” channels a deeper sense of existential meaninglessness. Whether it’s the decline of religion, the dismantling of the nation state, or the commodification of the self, something feels lacking.

Source: Ben Hunt & Grant Williams on Market Nihilism