This Is How Tyranny Rises And Freedom Falls: The Experiment In Freedom Is Failing

"It is easy to be distracted right now by the circus politics that have dominated the news headlines for the past year, but don’t be distracted... we’re being subjected to the oldest con game in the books, the magician’s sleight of hand that keeps you focused on the shell game in front of you while your wallet is being picked clean by ruffians in your midst... This is how tyranny rises and freedom falls."

What Goldbugs Have Been Waiting For: Goldman’s New Primer On Gold

"We believe that precious metals remain a relevant asset n class in modern portfolios, despite their lack of yield. They are neither a historic accident or a relic. Indeed, by looking at each of the physical properties of an ideal long-term store of value, we can clearly see why precious metals were initially adopted and why they remain relevant today." - Goldman Sachs

George Soros Donates $18 Billion To His 'Open Society' Foundation

Hungarian-born billionaire investor George Soros is pledging $18 billion - the bulk of his $26 billion fortune – to his Open Society Foundation, completing the integration of his family office, Soros Fund Management, and the charitable organization that serves as a front for Soros’s globalist agenda.

Ethereum, Mises, & Why Cryptos Are Not A Bubble

"And those that profit most from that system are the cryptocurrencies ‘ biggest enemies.  The costs of maintaining control over money will rise and profits will fall. Like Mises’ Regression Theorem implies, market forces will always demand the superior money... And drive the controllers out of business."

Buchanan: Is War With Iran Now Inevitable?

"With his declaration Friday that the Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest, President Trump may have put us on the road to war with Iran...Indeed, it is easier to see the collisions that are coming than to see how we get off this road before the shooting starts."

How Obamacare Fuels The Obesity Epidemic

Obamacare has socialized the cost of obesity by refusing to allow insurers to give incentives to customers to remain healthy, and to price customers according to their health risks.

WTI Shrugs Despite Huge Crude Draw

A v-shaped recovery in WTI/RBOB today (amid a dollar reversal at the EU close and chatter about a big crude draw) led prices higher into the API print (but after last week's 100% incorrect API vs DOE reversal, who knows what it means). And the rumors were true - a huge crude draw (biggest in 2 months) and the first build at Cushing in 8 weeks. However WTI prices didn't move much as product builds weighed on RBOB prices.