Aubie Baltin CFA, CTA, CFP, PhD

Articles by Aubie Baltin CFA, CTA, CFP, PhD

Thomas Jefferson wrote that "whenever any form of government becomes destructive" of citizens procuring for themselves "inalienable rights" to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," then "it is the Right of the People to alter or...
The (common sense) Truth about Inflation... If you think inflation is good for the economy, then why isn't Zimbabwe the wealthiest nation on earth?
There is only one difference between a bad economist and a good one: The bad economist confines himself to the visible effect; the good economist takes into account both the effect that can be seen and more importantly, those effects that...
BLOWING BUBBLES The last time the government forced rates down in the face of growing deficits was back in 1980 - the situation soon exploded and interest rates shot up, jumping from 6% to 17% in just six months with the prime rate...
The great astronomer, Carl Sagan, who like me was a strong believer in skeptical inquiry, used to say, one of the saddest lessons of history is this: "If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the Bamboozle....
Eventually all paper money returns to its intrinsic value--worthless. -- Voltaire The history of government management of money has, except for a few short happy periods, been one of incessant fraud and deception. -- Friedrich Hayek THE...
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and...
The Bible teaches: "You can't change other people, you can only change yourself". Will We Ever Learn? Are Obama and Geithner looking to start a trade war with China? Did they learn nothing from the latest skirmish between Japan and China...
"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on Paul's support." -- G.B. Shaw "All problems come from the fact that people don't understand money." -- John Adams SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and...

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The Incas thought gold represented the glory of their sun god and referred to the precious metal as “Tears of the Sun.”