Is bitcoin money? Keith Weiner discusses why gold is crucial in an economy and that bitcoin isn’t money. Keith also discusses why the system if failing today. His view of why the system is failing is much different than the mainstream view. You don’t want to miss this insightful interview with Keith Weiner!
Keith Weiner talks about money and what real money (gold) is. He argues that gold can’t circulate without an interest rate so his big push is to give gold a yield. So to transition to a gold standard, Keith argues gold must have an interest rate first. Also, many confuse the terms of speculation vs. investment and Keith makes a clear distinction between these two terms and they’re actually opposites. And should the average person invest in gold miners? All this and more answered! Don’t miss Part 2 of this in depth discussion of money with Keith Weiner!
The crisis in Venezuela continues to get worse. On January 1st 2017, $1=$3,000 Bolivars, today $1=$8,000 bolivars. The inflation keeps getting worse and experts are now projecting over 2,000% inflation in 2018! The government keeps trying to seize more control to “fix” the economy. The insanity in Venezuela could easily be fixed if people only understood the government always makes matters worse and they never can help you! The free market and the private sector and embracing capitalism is the only way out!
Janet Yellen is taking back some comments she made back in London two weeks ago. Janet Yellen had said she really doesn’t see another financial crisis happening in our lifetimes. Why would she say this? She says this because she sees that government regulations can protect us. Dodd-Frank was passed as a response to the housing crisis and she really thinks this will protect us. The only way she thinks we will have another crisis is if we repeal this regulations! Yes, she’s already setting up the new narrative for the next crisis, DEREGULATION! Which of course that’s the cause of the next crisis at all. Big government and the fed are to blame. They are always the ones that cause crisis after crisis but they will never see it.
The state of Illinois is on the verge of bankruptcy. $15 Billion in unpaid bills and no budget plan going on 3 years running. The state legislature in Illinois has worked out a budget deal that’s suppose to pull the state back from the brink but it won’t! The budget bill doesn’t reform the pension problem in a meaningful way and it’s the underfunding of state pensions that has largely led to this debt in Illinois. The future obligation to pensions in Illinois is $251 billion! The state legislature thinks raising $5 billion in taxes by increasing the state income tax by 32% is a good idea! When will these politicians learn?