By Mike Gleason, First Published on Sound Money Defense League Chairman Powell’s testimony this week was closely scrutinized not just for its economic implications but also for its political overtones. Powell cited “trade tensions” as cause for concern about the strength of the global economy. He clearly seemed […]
By Sean Gabb I was called this morning by the BBC. It wanted me to comment on the claims that Sports direct, a chain of sports clothing shops, mistreats its workers – keeping them on zero-hours contracts, sometimes not paying them even the minimum wage, scaring them out […]
aragon.black Jun 11, 2019 14 minute read (full) First let’s decentralize history… This month’s thematic has been a real challenge for us and raised many questions in our minds. Why? The history of decentralization is complex and non-linear. But most of all, it is difficult to be considered from […]
By Stefan Gleason, Money Metals Exchange The War on Cash isn’t a conspiracy theory. It’s an open agenda. It’s being driven by an alignment of interests among bankers, central bankers, politicians, and Silicon Valley moguls who stand to benefit from an all-digital economy. Last week, Facebook – in […]
by Steve Forbes Dear Mr. Zuckerberg: Your company made big headlines when it announced it would be launching a cryptocurrency called the Libra in 2020. Not surprisingly, given the nature of the times, the project has been greeted with intense criticism and skepticism. Don’t lose heart. In one […]
NPR by Susie Neilson Researchers compared Americans’ health status today with that of 25 years ago and found that health is worsening among lower-income Americans. Orbon Alija/Getty Images Income inequality in the U.S. has grown over the past several decades. And as the gap between rich and poor yawns, […]
Stanford Business Shana Lynch An economist and a business advisor discuss what might happen if the gap between rich and poor continues to grow. Inequality is on the rise in the United States. Stanford experts discuss possible solutions. | Reuters/Lucy Nicholson The U.S. economy hit a historic high […]
Mike Gleason: It is my great privilege now to be joined by Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine, CEO of Forbes Media, and author of many fabulous books, including Flat Tax Revolution, How Capitalism Will Save Us, and Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global […]
If there is one point that I have tried to make clear during the entire 20 years or so that I have been doing ATS, it is that the solution to globalization/globalism/imperialism/whatever one wants to call it is global revolutionary struggle, which is a struggle that (obviously) transcends […]
A fan created a montage of audio clips from Kick the Puppy Season One showing how we are moving towards a third world model class system.
Charlotte, North Carolina (June 5, 2019) – A national precious-metals dealer is teaming up with a sound money policy group to help students pay for the ever-increasing costs of college. Money Metals Exchange has teamed up with the Sound Money Defense League to offer the Sound Money Scholarship […]
Dr. Richard Wolff debates libertarian Antony Sammeroff on the Labor Theory of Value on the Lions of Liberty Podcast, hosted by Marc Clair. This is a Marxist economist debating a free market libertarian.
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will-Antonio Gramsci When the individual’s behavior and consciousness get hooked to a routine sequence of external actions, he is a dead robot, and it is time for […]
My thoughts on the “trade war” with China. Watch here. This week US president Donald Trump declared a national emergency over IT threats. Trumps long awaited executive order forbids U.S. companies from purchasing telecommunications equipment manufactured by firms posing a “national security risk”.
And California, the home of Sunshine feudalism is the worst. How “our system” works: The presidency is an elective monarchy. The mass corporations are the new feudal manors. The banks are the new usurer class. The military are the new indentured servants/mercenaries. The professions (like doctors and lawyers) […]
Sound Money Defense League Washington, DC (May 8, 2019) – U.S. Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) introduced legislation this week to provide for the first audit of United States gold reserves since the Eisenhower Administration. The Gold Reserve Transparency Act (H.R. 2559) – backed by the Sound Money Defense […]
Ron Paul sounds almost like a left-anarchist is this and Noam Chomsky sounds almost like an an-cap. It’s a shame the gap between an-coms and an-caps is so vast when we agree 90% of the time.
Sound Money Group, In-State Dealers, and Grassroots Activists Deter Tax-Hungry Politicians By J P Cortez Well, here’s some encouraging news… Efforts in Washington State to impose sales tax on gold and silver were SHUT DOWN today thanks to intense efforts by the Sound Money Defense League, a group […]
By J.P. Cortez Six Other States Now Weighing Their Own Bills to End Taxes on Gold & Silver Before the ink could even dry on West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s signature on a repeal of sales taxation on gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion and coins, legislators in […]
This is an important article. Given the growing popularity of “democratic socialism,” it’s important to point out what social democrats actually are, i.e. state-centric reactionaries. An authentic anarchist approach to political economy involves critiquing and opposing the ways in which the state has the effect of centralizing control […]
By Robert Stark Taki’s Mag The internet underworld that famously boosted Trump in 2016 appears to be unified for the first time since. This time everyone from the meme-makers of 4chan, to the “America First” crowd, to explicit white nationalists is marching to the beat of a new, […]
Sean Matthew King hosts a discussion between Brent Lengel, an anarcho-communist, and Keith Knight, an anarcho-capitalist.
This seems to be a serious, thoughtful critique of the “Green New Deal” idea from a fairly conventional left-anarchist perspective (although Carson is an individualist/mutualist/AWA, not an an-com). The ATS theoretical model and strategic paradigm is oriented toward global revolutionary struggle against the new Rome (i.e. the global […]
The word “socialism” is constantly being thrown about by supposed supporters and detractors alike, most of whom are people who have no clue as to what socialism actually is. I am opposed to conventional socialism, which I actually consider to be a conservative philosophy (see Murray Rothbard’s essay […]
Charleston, West Virginia (March 8th, 2019) — Sound money advocates rejoiced today as the West Virginia legislature overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 502 and sent it to Governor Jim Justice for his signature. First passed in the West Virginia senate unanimously last month, the measure removes state sales taxation of precious metals, specifically […]
Must read. ** By Luke Kemp 19 February 2019 Studying the demise of historic civilisations can tell us how much risk we face today, says collapse expert Luke Kemp. Worryingly, the signs are worsening. Great civilisations are not murdered. Instead, they take their own lives. DEEP CIVILISATION This […]
For our 123rd episode of Rebel Yell, Mencken’s Ghost, Fulwar Skipwith, and Keith Preston, of Attack the System, speak about Appalachia in our series about Colin Woodard’s book American Nations. Listen here.
A writer at The Nation points out how more than 200 empires have risen and fallen in world history, and the US empire will eventually fall as well. I think this author likely overstates the prospects for future Chinese dominance, and his environmental alarmism may be overstated as […]
By Hilde Kate Lysiak Orange Street News There is an unspoken menace facing those of us under fifteen years old. No, it’s not disgustingly low expectations. Or lice (which sucks). I call it youthism. You haven’t heard of youthism? Youthism is the discrimination against a human being for […]
The future of the US, or the future “post-US” or the “future of the Western world” or “the future of the global order, will be rule by the techno-oligarch/new clerisy alliance, where neoliberals constitute “conservatism” and progressives/SJWs constitute “liberalism.” Everyone, including the historic WASP culture, will be a […]
For 25-30 years, I have said that the main political issues in the USA are imperialism, widening class divisions, and use of the wars on drugs, crime, and (later) terrorism to create a domestic police state. Regrettably, most of liberal and left opinion during this time has been […]
By J P Cortez Washington, DC (February 11, 2019) – The battle to end taxation of constitutional money has reached the federal level as U.S. Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) today re-introduced sound money legislation to remove all federal income taxation from gold and silver coins and bullion. The Monetary […]
By J P Cortez Washington, DC (February 5, 2019) – A member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee today pressed the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on its conspicuous failure to uncover the very silver market manipulation now being prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice. In […]
Aragorn Bang’s podcast. Also, check out Little Black Cart. A great program discussing many pertinent issues. Listen here. Anarchists have largely agreed on the big two. Central to our politics is opposition to the State, or as we discussed last week the monopoly on violence (or corrected by […]
By J P Cortez Charleston, West Virginia (January 29, 2019) — West Virginia legislator Delegate Pat McGeehan (R-01) has introduced the West Virginia Sound Money Act, House Bill 2684, to eliminate all tax liability on gold and silver in the state. Following in the footsteps of the Wyoming Legal Tender Act, […]
Not exactly the kind of left/right coalition I would envision, but you’ve got to crawl before you can run, I guess. By Matthew Rozsa Salon.Com In my recent interview with Tucker Carlson, he waited until nearly the end of a long conversation to drop a bomb: He might […]
By J P Cortez Phoenix, Arizona (January 22, 2019) – An Arizona legislator has put forward a bill to de-risk the state’s financial holdings with a modest allocation to physical gold and silver in the state’s reserve fund. Introduced by Representative Mark Finchem (R-Tucson), the Arizona Sound Money […]
The Stark Truth. Listen here. Robert Stark and Anatoly Karlin talk to Alt-French Unz Review blogger GUILLAUME DUROCHER about the Yellow Vest Protests, political situation in France, and National Economics. Topics: The gas tax as largely symbolic for overall populist discontent […]
By J.P. Cortez Cheyenne, Wyoming (January 17, 2019) – A group of Wyoming legislators have introduced three bills this week to de-risk the state’s financial holdings with modest allocations to physical gold and silver in the state’s pension fund, reserve fund, and mineral trust fund. Introduced by Representative […]
Berniebro Kyle Kulinski on the divide between the neocons and paleocons. I generally agree with Kulinski’s analysis here.
Some very good class analysis from Denis Rancourt. By Denis Rancourt Dissident Voice Thanks to the Gilets jaunes in France, a few astute social theorists are finally being heard on YouTube, despite mainstream resistance and diversion. They are finding words more lucidly than could be achieved in the […]
Richard Cantillon, the Most Important Economist You’ve Never Heard Of Jp Cortez Richard Cantillon is the most important economist you’ve never heard of. Born in Ireland sometime in the mid- to late-1600s, Richard Cantillon’s contributions to economics are found in his major work, Essai sur la Nature du […]
The Stark Truth. Listen here. Robert Stark talks to Nicolas Hausdorf. Nicolas is a German editor, analyst, and essayist based in Melbourne. You can read his essays at Jacobite. Topics:
By JP Cortez The Great Recession, coupled with the “Ron Paul Revolution,” prompted a renaissance of the sound money movement in the United States. As Germany, Russia, and China — to name a few — continue to increase their gold holdings, the hegemonic power of Federal Reserve Notes […]
One of the few countries in the world that is neither a tyranny nor a nanny state. As is often said in other contexts, size matters. Those who are the most capable of solving problems are those who are closest to them.
Thomas Sowell is much, much further to the Right on most issues than I am, e.g. endorsing neocon foreign policy views, uncritical of the police state, practically ignoring “crony capitalism,” etc. But he’s pretty good at debunking reductionist theories coming from the Left on the causes of a […]
An interesting M-L-M critique of the critical theory oriented “Left.” I don’t agree with his general ideology but I agree with his assessment of “identity politics” as having no real value other than to create divisiveness that will have the effect of undermining the system (“destabilizing the imperialist […]