All posts in " Regulation "

Special Update this Weekend for Pro Level on Socrates

January 16, 2020

As we have reached the turning point for the conclusion of this 8.6-year wave, there is so much going on even politically it is mind-blowing. Everything from Impeachment of Trump which may bring a surprise, European army, constitutional change in Russia, riots in Iran, a new record high in the US share market, the bounce […]

Using Other People’s Money

October 8, 2019

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You had said you retired from market-making in the precious metals when in the early ’80s people were claiming to sell Krugerrands for spot with delayed delivery. I think they went bust and went to jail if I recall you said back in 1985. Is this the same thing happening in online […]

The US Treasury Does Have the Constitutional Right to Mint Coins

July 16, 2019

QUESTION: Marty, You are wrong. The US Treasury can create the money as the Constitution says it can. Article I, Section 8, Clause 5. The Congress shall have the Power to coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures. To coin is used as a […]

Is Facial Recognition Destroying our Right to Privacy?

June 25, 2019

The recent Financial Times investigation revealed that Microsoft had collected discreetly a facial recognition database of some 10 million images of some 100,000 people. They apparently used it for facial recognition software. When the FT began investigating, Microsoft discretely deleted the database. The public dataset, called ‘MS Celeb,’ included images of ‘celebrities’ pulled from the […]

Idaho Repeals Its Entire Regulatory Code

May 22, 2019

Believe it or not, sometimes there is a glimmer of hope. The glimmer came in Idaho and stunned governments around the world. Idaho’s state legislature just opted to repeal the entire state regulatory code. The greatest problem with regulation is that it remains there forever. There are so many laws that everyone breaks every day […]

Capital Controls v Protectionism

May 16, 2019

QUESTION: Marty; You mentioned at the cocktail party in Rome, which was spectacular BTW, that your concern would be capital controls emerging when the euro starts to break hard. Do you have a time frame for that? WJ ANSWER: Yes, the view from the cocktail party was spectacular. A bit cold; we could have used […]

The Threat of Protectionism

May 13, 2019

QUESTION: Marty: I read you every day and I am one of the fortunate people to have a financial advisor that attends your Conference every year in the US. I am wondering how Airbus will be affected in the future as the Euro further declines. Thanks, RM ANSWER: This is one of the aspects that […]

The Marijuana Tax – How Did it Become Illegal & Why?

April 9, 2019

  Marijuana has been prejudiced over the years by people who have never understood the risks and because there was concern that marijuana might compete with the paper industry. There was a campaign waged against marijuana that was born out of an anti-immigration movement against Mexicans. The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 and ran into about 1920. […]

You Still Have to Feed a Parking Meter if you Park your Elephant

March 31, 2019

I use to live in London and I was taking some photos in a Royal Park on a Sunday. The police told me if I was going to take one more photo he would confiscate my camera. I thought it was a joke to which he did not take kindly. Apparently, when photography first began […]

The New Electronic Pre-Screening is Still a Visa

March 17, 2019

QUESTION: You mentioned that the ROME WEC may be the last in Europe. If a VISA is required starting in 2021, does that effectively mean the political end for pro-immigration politicians in the EU? Seems to me the VISA requirement is incompatible with the entire notion of free movement across borders. Maybe the EU will be […]

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