Roman Empire

An Empire Self-Destructs

"...empires are built through the creation or acquisition of wealth... They tend to end through the gradual elimination of the free-market system, the metamorphosis to a welfare state, and, finally, through the destruction of wealth through costly warfare..."

The Dead Giveaways Of Imperial Decline

Nothing is as permanent as we imagine... especially super-complex, super-costly, super-asymmetric and super-debt-dependent state/financial systems.

Moby Trump

He breached out of the horse latitudes in the Great Sea of Politics last spring and destroyed all the lesser whales with his mighty flukes, but now the Democratic Pequod, with its diverse and inclusive crew has vowed to chase him to the ends of the earth until he spouts black blood and rolls dead out. It’s Moby Trump! Skin your eyes for him men (and women, and intersectional non-binary zhes, theys, and hirs)!

The Final Show Of The Greatest Country On Earth

Yesterday, the Greatest Show on Earth held its final performance in Uniondale, New York, after 146-years in the business. A century ago this would have seemed impossible... And just like how people viewed Ringling Brothers 100-years ago, it’s difficult for anyone to imagine a world in which the US isn’t the dominant superpower...

Doug Casey On The Plague Of Cultural Marxists

"Economic Marxism was intellectually debunked decades ago. With the collapse of the USSR, and radical changes in China, the man in the street became aware that the “intellectuals” were fools. And that is reinforced by the ongoing disasters in Cuba, North Korea, and Venezuela. So, since they recognize that there’s nothing to steal if they implement Marxian economic policies, most “intellectuals” no longer talk about them...Cultural Marxism, however, is just as destructive."

Doug Casey On The End Of Western Civilization

"Many of the words you hear, especially from the media, are confused, conflated, or completely misused; and this is corrupting the language. As George Orwell liked to point out, to control language is to control thought. The corruption of language is adding to the corruption of civilization itself. This is not a trivial factor in the degradation of Western Civilization."

Who Really Controls The Gold Price? (The Answer Is Quite Surprising)

To understand how the market determines the price of gold, we must first dismiss the economic principle of SUPPLY & DEMAND.  While supply and demand forces are factors in the short-term price movement of gold, they do not really factor all that much over the longer term...

Are We Really That Divided?

If we don't challenge these poisonous polarizing binaries, they may well trigger the accidental suicide of our polity.