from H. A. Goodman:
Big Tech doesn’t care ‘they’re in a left-wing echo chamber,’ Rogan says
In an exclusive interview with Alex Jones, Joe Rogan responded to the video clip showing YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki joking about de-platforming conservatives during the “Recode Decode” conference earlier this week.
“What is Ben Shapiro saying that’s so awful that she wants him removed?” Rogan asked on Friday.
from Silver Doctors:
“Luckily for Powell, it pays to play the role of Baghdad Bob for the US economy, as Bernanke’s $1 million book deal and speaking fees illustrate…”
by Tho Bishop via Mises Wire
Today Jerome Powell got out of the beltway and enjoyed some southern hospitality at Mississippi Valley State University, speaking at the Hope Enterprise Corporation Rural Policy Forum.
A pension time bomb is waiting to explode across America… and pensioners will be left penniless when the reckoning comes
by Ethan Huff, Natural News:
Despite a bull market that’s been running strong for more than 10 years now, public pensions are in very serious trouble, as many states struggle to bring in anything even remotely close to the amount of cash needed to cover their ever-growing pension liabilities.
While public pensions in many areas of the country have been bringing in impressive double-digit returns in recent years, factors like an increasing number of retirees combined with fewer overall employees has hit these public coffers hard – and many of them are on the verge of total implosion.
by Hugo Salinas Price, Plata:
The original silver dollar, created at the birth of the United States, was based upon the silver Spanish “Pieces of Eight” minted at the Royal Mint in Mexico City, under Spanish rule at that time. This was a very widely used coin throughout the world. Because in its early years the US had no mint, the first US silver dollars were minted in Mexico, for the Revolutionary Government of the US. The US silver dollar contained .774 ounce of pure silver.
Since the prevailing ratio between silver and gold was 16 ounces of silver = 1ounce of gold, and the silver dollar only contained .774 oz of silver, it required 20.67 silver dollars, to equal 1 ounce of gold in value.
by Oiwan Lam, Activist Post:
If you search “China” on Reddit this week, you’ll find a deluge of political memes — from the Tiananmen Square “Tank Man” photo to Winnie the Pooh to the Terminator.
These are all in protest of Reddit’s recent decision to let Chinese tech giant Tencent invest $150 million into the company.
by Peter Schiff, Schiff Gold:
Jim Grant recently appeared on the Santelli Exchange on CNBC and the conversation quickly turned to this notion that “intellectuals” have the wherewithal to run the economy. Friday Gold Wrap host Mike Maharrey recently explained two very important economic principles that make it impossible for central planners to ever truly succeed. As he put it, they might be smart, but they aren’t smart enough to know they’re not smart enough. Nevertheless, this doesn’t seem to dampen the fatal conceit and hubris of central bankers who think they can micromanage a complex economy.