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Why The Theory of Money Does Not Work

QUESTION:  We see that the United States can borrow all it needs at minimal cost and we also see that we’re getting a big boost from falling energy/commodity [...]

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The Real Reason Inflation Unfolds

QUESTION: Dear Mr Armstrong, Thank you EVER SO MUCH for everything that you do even for ordinary folks like me who are not traders but just want to have a good [...]

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Why Are Roman Hoards Found Around 274-300 AD?

QUESTION: Hi Marty, I saw another article about a trove of 4,000 Roman coins found in Switzerland. I read that the earliest date was 274 AD, during the reign of [...]

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Ancient International Tourism

QUESTION: Is it true that tourism existed in ancient times? I was in Italy and the guide said this was an ancient tradition. ANSWER: Augustus (27 BC-14 AD) wiped [...]

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Refusal to Publish Research that Shows Anti Man-Made Climate Change

Whenever someone discovers something that contradicts established academia, their findings are suppressed. This is true in economics, earth sciences, and even [...]

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Punic Wars & the Economic Confidence Model

QUESTION:  Mr Armstrong, How does the ECM stack up against The Punic Wars which left the victor, Rome,the Mediterranean superpower and on the road to Empire? Many [...]

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Taxation & Its Role in the Destruction of Our Economy

QUESTION: Thank you for your fascinating blog. I thoroughly enjoy reading your analysis on social, political, financial and historical topics. i would like to make [...]

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Money: What Is It? What is Interest? What is the Wealth of a Nation?

Angela Merkel and IMF chief Christine Lagarde can laugh it up as Europe burns down. The whole crisis stems from antiquated ideas that center on what money actually [...]

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Socialism vs. Helping the Poor

Above is a Roman Æ Sestertius (34mm, 22.18 g) of Nerva (AD 96—98), struck at the mint of Rome (97 AD). The reverse reads: “PLEBEI VRBE FRVMENTO [...]

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France Paying Informants to Confiscate Wealth

French customs officials received a tip that lead to the confiscation of a rare painting. The Guardian reported that French customs officers boarded a yacht [...]

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