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Gold, Silver, and Electricity

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/29/2001

Silly comparison? I think not. First, let’s look at "electricity." Consider electricity on the left coast especially, and that is California. For years, California regulated electricity to the ultimate degree. No new...

Dependent on Japan?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/23/2001

I honestly wish I could agree with the P.C. (non-Austrian) "economists," who today seem to believe that we are dependent upon Japan! This is about as true as saying that we are dependent on blood sucking welfare recipients for...

A Tiger in Your Tank?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/16/2001

Those of us with a bit of age on us well remember the Standard Oil commercials with the tiger urging us all to "put a tiger in our tank," meaning of course, that the gas sold by them was powerful, and similar to placing a...

Flight to Safety?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
03/01/2001

If all the roads were closed, should you sell your Chevy and buy a Ford? If there is a food shortage, should you buy new silver service? If the stock market tanks should you buy bonds? In other words is a so called "flight to...

The Truth About Shortages

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/22/2001

Is there a shortage of Model A Fords? No. Is there a shortage of housing? No. Is there a shortage of anything that is available for a price which the "market" dictates? No, and that is the basic fact of supply and demand....

HOW MANY TAXES DO YOU REALLY PAY?

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/11/2001

The power to tax involves the power to destroy." Chief Justice John Marshall The income tax was begun in 1913 as an amendment to the Constitution, legally ratified by far fewer than the required 36 states. Is it legal? A bit...

Girls Get Prettier At Closing Time

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
02/02/2001

It’s an old country phrase of course, but a truism, and it can be taken to mean several things in the economic world. As a precious metals broker for many years, my current take on the phrase is that now, just when...

Diary of a depression

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
01/25/2001

First of all, the cruel depression of the 1930’s did not begin with the stock market crash of October 1929. Although the market had lost 84% of its value in that crash, the depression that rocked America and the rest...

Hoover vs. FDR

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/31/1969

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Iceland

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/31/1969

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SNAFU

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/31/1969

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Extremism

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/31/1969

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Profiling

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/31/1969

  Let’s see now, if I see a mouth breathing, bearded, long haired, thin guy wearing glasses, and driving a Volvo, on the campus of Berkeley, I am ’profiling’ him as a liberal creep.  Fair? If I...

The White Man’s Influence

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/31/1969

  India is a crushingly poor nation.  Its inhabitants live in squalor for the most part, even though India seems to be rising a bit, and some progress is being made.  India’s infrastructure of...

Harold Camping Syndrome

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/31/1969

  October 21, 1844, was the day which William Miller finally decided that the world would end.  He had several other dates, but finally decided on October 21st, after much prayer, and figuring.  Miller had a lot...

$2 Million A Minute

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/31/1969

  Two dollars million a minute?  That’s the amount the United States of America goes into debt every minute.  $2 million a minute.  This means that the D.C.Gang spends $2 million a minute more than it...

Protection

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/31/1969

  To watch the London riots on TV, was shocking to me.  The "bobbies" (London police) had no guns!  They had little round shields, and a few dogs against hundreds and maybe even thousands of mostly black rioters,...

Herman Cain

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/31/1969

  As usual, my columns are my opinions, and mine alone, but I have never liked Herman Cain.  Of all the current runners, I think Cain is the worst.  Now that Ginger White has joined the rest of his accusers, I...

A Time Bomb

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/31/1969

  A time bomb, is an explosive which will go off in the future, usually being set to go off with a clock or timing device.  The time bomb I am writing about, is one whose detonation is in the future, with its...

Author:
Don Stott
Publish Date:
12/31/1969

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