Archives for August, 2014

Some Great Quotes on Gold

There are generally considered to be two schools of economic thought concerning gold: the Keynesians and their fellow travellers consider gold to be “a barbarous relic”, in Keynes’ words. The other side, such as the Austrian school, considers that gold (and silver) are real wealth. In a debate during the Great…

Hawks, Doves and Investment Decision Making

Humans, perhaps by design, are always too optimistic. For example,  everyone considers their driving to be excellent, notwithstanding massive evidence to the contrary. People think they are smarter, more talented and better looking than they actually are. In 2007, psychologists Daniel Kahneman (a Nobel laureate) and Jonathon Renshon published a…

Interesting Links out of the Mainstream

Today the mainstream commentariat is little more that the mouthpiece of the ruling elite. There is no finer example than the immediate blaming of Vladimir Putin last month for the downing of MH17, without a shred of evidence. You will see below that now even US analysts agree it was…

Most Popular Posts for 2014 – So Far

Following are links to the five most popular posts, along with a brief explanation as to why they may be popular. Reader feedback would be invaluable, if you have the time. My posts are approximately weekly, use our RSS feed for new post alerts. The site was hacked in early…