Blog/History

Central Banks v Clearing

Delos, First Central Bank QUESTION: Dear Martin Wonder if you have any insights as to the history of the bank clearing process. Was the clearing process created [...]

Read More

The Myth of the Plunge Protection Team

COMMENT: It looks like the Plunge Protection Team had a field day with the 1,000 rally in the Dow. Back in the 70s I read a small article near the back page of [...]

Read More

Janus – Goodbye to 2018 & Hello 2019

Well, we are about to celebrate the feast of Janus for who January is named after and his festival took place on January 9, the Agonium. Some try to argue January [...]

Read More

December 25th & Holidays

QUESTION: Hi Marty. I was wondering if you knew about the ancient Roman holidays? I was wondering if they had a big commercialized Holiday like Christmas but pagan [...]

Read More

German Hyperinflation & the Dawes Plan

The German Hyperinflation was by NO MEANS about inflation created by an increase in the money supply under the Quantity Theory of Money (QTM). Today, Angela Merkel [...]

Read More

When is Inflation – Deflation?

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; the WEC was the best ever. The materials it took you a month to prepare in advance are amazing. Your insight into the difference between a [...]

Read More

Gordian III Æ Sestertii

A lot a people wanted a bronze Roman Sestertius. We sold out of all the issues. The only one I had more of was those of Gordian III. This was an interesting emperor [...]

Read More

New Variety in the Athenian Owls

  The hoard of Athenian Owl tetradrachms has revealed something incredibly important. The seminal work of Chester Starr (Athenian Coinage) identified five [...]

Read More

Ancient Coin Hoards for the Holidays

Those interested in some ancient coins for the holidays, here are some of the hoards we have. These have been used as part of our study for the reconstruction of [...]

Read More

Does Society Turn More Violent During its End Times?

QUESTION: Is MMA the new Roman Colosseum? I’m a layman in history but didn’t blood sports rise in popularity during Rome’s decline? Now everyone [...]

Read More