Gold

Tom Luongo: Iran, Venezuela And The Two Great Resets

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Importantly, we discuss some points I haven’t been able to shoehorn into recent blogs because they were already so massive. The first thing is the JCPOA negotiations in Vienna. They are pushing rapidly to conclusion now in order to stabilize oil markets by trying to offset voluntary embargoes of Russian oil with newly-released Iranian production. There are a couple of problems with this calculus, not the least of which is that Iran’s oil sector will not be able to just spin up another 1.5 million bbls/day before Russia responds in ways I discussed in the article linked above, i.e....

The Inflationary Attack on America’s Poor

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The ramp-up of money-printing by the Federal Reserve Bank since the COVID pandemic began has meant, like clockwork, an increase in CPI price inflation exceeding a seven percent annual rate. Though price inflation as measured by the CPI was temporarily delayed by the crosswinds of the shutdown-induced recession, the Fed inflation of the currency had already enriched the financial sector and created a wider income divide between the top one percent and the rest of the people. And this has not gone unnoticed by the political left, even if they remain ignorant of the real economic causes....

Vaccines, Autonomy, and Mandates: A Libertarian Analysis

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Prefatory Note Given the subject matter discussed below, I believe it prudent to state at the outset that I am not at all opposed to vaccinations themselves: indeed, I have received a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as all other normal-course vaccinations recommended for someone my age. Yet there are, it seems to me, interesting, difficult questions surrounding the state’s role in promoting or mandating vaccines. The goal here is to start a conversation not about the effectiveness of vaccines, but about the individual’s sphere of autonomy and what kinds of medical decisions are within it, and...

Lunatic With a Plan: Erdogan and Turkey’s Economic Woes

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Since the first assault on Turkey’s finances in 2018, which I wrote about multiple times (here, here, and here), I’ve been the lone voice telling everyone that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a lunatic but he’s a lunatic with a plan. That plan is to de-dollarize the economy of a valuable member of NATO geostrategically. Since the first shots across the bow by the Trump administration at Erdogan’s toying with those powers east of the Bosporus (Russia, China and Iran) the Turkish lira has been the primary mode of attack against Erdogan. Erdogan has pursued what has been deemed unorthodox...

Is Virtue Signaling Vicious?

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Virtue signaling—the practice of highlighting what one takes to be one’s own moral superiority, often by loudly denouncing the character and comportment, including the speech, of other people—has become a dominant mode of rhetoric throughout social media and network television. Virtue theory, in contrast, is a teleological approach to normative morality concerned with how actions affect one’s soul or character. Historians of philosophy usually trace virtue theory to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, the first extant articulation of ideas such as that habits build character, and virtues...

Episode 663: How, And Who Do We Fight? w/ Monica Perez and Brad Binkley

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99 Minutes Some Strong Language Monica Perez and Brad Binkley are the hosts of the Propaganda Report Podcast Monica and Brad asked Pete to come on to have a long discussion about the last 21 months, what's happening now, and how to approach the future. Today's Sponsors: Open a Crypto IRA w/ iTrustCapital to Invest in Cryptocurrency & Physical Gold. Get $100 in Bitcoin when you sign up and fund your account through the link below. https://itrust.capital/freeman and THC Hemp Spot - Promo Code "Pete" for 15% off any Order The Propaganda Report Rokfin.com Get Autonomy 19 Skills PDF...

Episode 662: An Entrepreneur Overcomes Government’s Crushing Regulation w/ Jared Wall

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56 Minutes PG-13 Jared Wall is an entrepreneur and former guest on this podcast. Jared joins Pete to talk about his moving out of the northeast when CV19 madness started to kick in. He talks mostly about the business he started this year that has run into every form of obstruction it possibly could from the State and its apparatchiks and how he overcame it. Today's Sponsor: Open a Crypto IRA w/ iTrustCapital to Invest in Cryptocurrency & Physical Gold. Get $100 in Bitcoin when you sign up and fund your account through the link below. THC Hemp Spot - Promo Code "Pete" for 15% off any...

Episode 661: Pete and Aaron From Timeline Earth Reading The Unabomber’s Manifesto Pt 5

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82 Minutes Some Strong Language Aaron is one of the hosts of the Timeline Earth podcast. Aaron and Pete continue their series reading the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski's, Manifesto, "Industrial Society and Its Future" while commenting on it. Today's Sponsor: Open a Crypto IRA w/ iTrustCapital to Invest in Cryptocurrency & Physical Gold. Get $100 in Bitcoin when you sign up and fund your account through the link below. https://itrust.capital/freeman Get Autonomy 19 Skills PDF Download The Monopoly On Violence Support Pete on His Website Pete's Patreon Pete's Substack Pete's Subscribestar...

Episode 660: Is Social Media A ‘Necessary Evil’ And Some Rittenhouse Commentary w/ Steppy From ‘Not a Podcast’

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64 Minutes Some Strong Language Steppy is one of the hosts of "Not a Podcast" and a Twitter legend Steppy joined Pete for a livestream to do a little commentary on the Rittenhouse trial but also to talk about the good and bad of social media in general. Considering most of what anyone knows about the trial comes from social media, it's a good place to start the discussion. Today's Sponsor: crash.co and Open a Crypto IRA w/ iTrustCapital to Invest in Cryptocurrency & Physical Gold. Get $100 in Bitcoin when you sign up and fund your account through the link below....

Episode 659: The Irrationality Of Policing w/ Former LEO Pat Watson

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81 Minutes Strong Language Pat Watson is former military/law enforcement and is the host of the Uncensored Tactical Podcast. He has written two books and his latest is titled, "Fuck Bureaucracy" Pat joins Pete for a special episode in which he has designed a line of questions for the law enforcement officer that at the end of which should make any man or woman in the profession want to quit their job. Or... yeah, you know, the goalposts start shifting. Today's Sponsor: Open a Crypto IRA w/ iTrustCapital to Invest in Cryptocurrency & Physical Gold. Get $100 in Bitcoin when you sign up...

News

White House Considering Reducing or Increasing Tariffs on China

President Joe Biden is examining a range of options for what to do with the current tariffs on China, according to Reuters. For months, the administration has considered cutting tariffs on Beijing to relieve inflation in the US, but has alternatively thought about additional penalties as China carries out military drills in the waters surrounding Taiwan. 

News Roundup 8/10/2022

US News The Biden administration yesterday urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the ban on gun possession by medical marijuana users, saying that law is consistent with a long tradition of firearm regulation in the United States. Reason The U.S....

Blog

The Brief Case for Pacifism – Bryan Caplan, Ph.D.

  “My case for pacifism, to recap, comes down to three simple premises. The first two are empirical: Premise #1: The short-run costs of war are clearly awful. [Empirical claim about immediate effects of war]. Premise #2: The long-run benefits of war are highly...

Why We Should Study China

  I would posit that there is no civilization so utterly foreign to Americans than China. Often, American impressions of China are informed by preconceptions, myth, and fear of the other. For the average American, the sum of all knowledge about China is derived...

Kennedy Tonight

Tonight I'll be back on Kennedy Nation talking central banking and war. Update:

Cuban Missile Crisis Things

This old New Yorker piece about Curtis LeMay has some details about the Missile Crisis that I did not know and want to save here for someday. So we all already knew that 1: the USSR did already have operational short and medium range missiles in Cuba, but Khrushchev...

Happy April Glaspie Day!

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The Scott Horton Show

7/28/22 Douglas Macgregor on NATO’s Doomed Strategy in Ukraine

 Download Episode. This week on Antiwar Radio, Scott was joined by retired Col. Douglas Macgregor to discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine. Macgregor has been deeply critical of NATO’s reaction to the Russian invasion, which he calls impulsive. He says the leverage...

Conflicts of Interest

Biden Builds Anti-Iranian Axis During His Middle East Trip: COI #305

On COI #305, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman break down the latest news on Iran, the JCPOA, President Joe Biden’s Middle East trip, and the economic crisis facing Europe. Connor discusses Biden’s trip to Israel where he signed a joint declaration with the Israeli...

COI #304: Mexico Attempts to Save Press Freedom in America

On COI #304, Kyle Anzalone discusses Mexico's asylum offer to Julian Assange.   Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6...

Don't Tread on Anyone

Why Democratic Socialists Are Wrong About “Profit”

https://youtu.be/Eg9OIssCmsc One of the most incredible attributes of free markets is the ability to harmonize our self-interests with the interests of greater society. Contrary to the popular demonization of profits as extraction of surplus value, profits in freed...

The Voluntaryist Handbook: Self-Ownership and Its Implications

https://youtu.be/xGrh6D3o8Kw One need look no further than to the examples of North and South Korea or East and West Germany to see that the freer people are, the wealthier they can become through mutually beneficial voluntary exchange. These two controlled...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Justin Raimondo’s American Epitaph Ep. 222

https://youtu.be/8yNp_Rqr1AE On July 4, 2022, I reflect on the United States' fall from republic to failing empire. In doing so, I get a little help from Murray Rothbard and Justin Raimondo. Episode 222 of the Liberty Weekly Podcast is Brought to you by:...

Proxy Wars…The Punishment Due Ep. 221

  https://youtu.be/51gBx3rE7zw In this week's episode, I take the audience on an even deeper dive into my most recent piece for the Libertarian Institute. Episode 221 of the Liberty Weekly Podcast is Brought to you by: LibertyWeekly.club Join my membership and...

Year Zero

Avoiding Nihilism w/Rachel Tobias

Rachel joined me again, and this time we are talking about how to avoid nihilism and continue moving forward. Rachel Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

The Tweet Heard Around the World w/Cam Harless

Cam joined me to discuss the essence of women and being bi. The Mad Ones Cam twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

Nihilism w/Buck Johnson

Buck joined me to discuss Nihilism by Fr Seraphim Rose. Nihilism is an interesting critique of liberalism that walks through the stages of societal degradation. Fr Seraphim determines that the replacement of an objective truth with relative truth sends the world into...

A Deep Dive w/Monica Perez

Monica Perez joined me for an in depth conversation on culture, religion, ESG, WEF, the future, and how the 21st Century is different than the 20th Century. Monica Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate...

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