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Europe’s Turn Again

by John Rubino on March 10, 2011 · 16 comments

Europe has been pretty quiet lately. But apparently that was an illusion. The Eurozone’s slide down the slippery slope continues, but because the current stage involves colorless bureaucrats debating the terms of debt swaps rather than street riots and air strikes, it has been overshadowed by the chaos in the Middle East. That’s about to […]

The Illusion of Safety

by Jason on May 25, 2009 · 0 comments

Last week the Wall Street Journal published an article that (assuming it wasn’t a clever satire) perfectly illustrates the train wreck that’s in store for clients of mainstream money managers. In the first-person-confessional style that’s becoming popular in the financial press, the reporter laments his diminished 401(K): My company retirement accounts, despite what I thought […]

More Good Timing For Peter Schiff

by John Rubino on October 26, 2008 · 0 comments

It’s been fun over the past few years watching EuroPacfic Capital’s Peter Schiff educate mainstream (i.e. clueless) economists and money managers on CNBC and elsewhere. My personal favorite is this one from 2006, in which Schiff gets everything right and a pathetic little economist named Arthur Laffer makes a complete fool of himself. A couple […]

Death Spiral Revisited

by John Rubino on October 9, 2008 · 0 comments

Back in mid-2007 I posted a column titled “Death Spiral” that made some (for that time) extreme predictions. Here are the last few paragraphs: Anyone who thinks the Eurozone welfare states will maintain their composure with the euro at, say, $1.50, simply doesn’t understand how democracy works in this late, decadent stage of its evolution. […]


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