Jeffrey Lewis

Articles by Jeffrey Lewis

“Kindly let me help you or you’ll drown, said the monkey to the fish as he placed him safely up the tree.” – Unknown. The financial system (mistaken for the economy) is so bloated with risk that any number of events could trigger an...
“When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion; when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in...
“Those who wish to seek out the cause of miracles and to understand the things of nature as philosophers, and not to stare at them in astonishment like fools, are soon considered heretical and impious, and proclaimed as such by those whom...
The insidious nature of credit expansion under the implicit guise of forced legal tender has worked its way (essentially) undiagnosed through many generations. Viruses work from the inside out. They take over the control center of a cell....
A recent IMF study estimated that the profits of the big banks in the United States are almost entirely due to the government sponsored backstops. It’s not just bailouts, but also cheap credit, and judicial negligence.
In this episode, we discussed: Bill’s molding process and challenges, Where you can find Per Diem Metals, The Story of Per Diem Metals, Some Reasons to Own Fractional coins, and The Future of Fractional Coins
Recently, we hosted Andy Hoffman of Miles Franklin on a live call. I mean “we” literally because I polled the community before the Q&A, so that we could focus on your questions.
It’s enough that the mainstream financial media seems hell-bent of bashing gold. (Of course, silver gets hardly a mention). But GATA’s Chris Powell has been on a tirade of late, picking apart the lower hanging fruit of these theories and...
Measuring wealth with an ever-expanding ruler makes for a carnival illusion of safety, suspended in a vast, uneven web of complexity. The longer society and culture remain detached from the nature of true wealth, the more fragile we become...
Banning gold and silver in the United States would be just about as effective for igniting demand as the hints of gun control that follow every tragic school shooting. They are primitive political responses with predictable outcomes equal...

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78 percent of the yearly gold supply--is made into jewelry.