Category Archives: July 2016 Sentinel Alerts

Why A “Dollar” Should Only Be A Name For A Unit Of Gold – 07.27.16

Once Upon a Time… Prior to 1933, the name “dollar” was used to refer to a unit of gold that had a weight of 23.22 grains. Since there are 480 grains in one ounce, this means that the name dollar also stood … Continue reading

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Stop Drinking The Kool-Aid, America: Political Fiction In An Age Of Televised Lies – 07.27.16

“We’ve got to face it. Politics have entered a new stage, the television stage. Instead of long-winded public debates, the people want capsule slogans—‘Time for a change’—‘The mess in Washington’—‘More bang for a buck’—punch lines and glamour.”— A Face in … Continue reading

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“30 Seconds To Midnight” – 07.26.16

Former US Secretary of Defense William Perry warns that the world is on the knife edge of nuclear catastrophe. Such catastrophe can result accidentally from electronic failures or glitches in warning systems and from the recklessly aggressive and unnecessary force … Continue reading

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How Do We Make America Strong Again? Start Telling The Truth – 07.25.16

You want to make America strong again? The only way to do so is to start telling the truth and insisting on the truth. “Making America Strong Again” is a potent political narrative. But what does “being strong” mean? For … Continue reading

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“Policymakers Have Been Calling A ‘Depression’ A ‘Recovery’ For Nearly A Decade”-07.24.16

Some people have impeccable timing. Even if by accident, there are occasions when what they say or write comes out in almost perfect sequence. At the end of August 2014, UC Berkeley economist J. Bradford DeLong wrote an article for … Continue reading

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America Needs A Good, Old-Fashioned Economic Depression – 07.23.16

Artificial measures to stave off a downturn will only make it much worse. Describing what he called the “crack-up boom”, Ludwig von Mises, the great Austrian economist, said: The boom cannot continue indefinitely. There are two alternatives. Either the banks … Continue reading

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