Todd Stroger vetoes Cook County sales tax rollback Todd Stroger vetoes Cook County sales tax rollback

Cook County, Illinois, where Chicago is located, has a sales tax rate of 1.75%, which brings Chicago’s sales tax to 10.25%, one of the highest in the nation. The Cook County Board resolved to reduce... 

G.U.N. Gold Financial Recap, January 14, 2009 G.U.N. Gold Financial Recap, January 14, 2009

The Global Unanimocracy Network runs a daily update on the financial markets, but rather than focusing on the dollar-value of goods and investments, we compare strictly the value of each market in terms... 

G.U.N. Gold Financial Recap, January 7, 2009 G.U.N. Gold Financial Recap, January 7, 2009

  The Global Unanimocracy Network runs a daily update on the financial markets, but rather than focusing on the dollar-value of goods and investments, we compare strictly the value of each market in terms... 

G.U.N. Gold Financial Recap, January 6, 2009 G.U.N. Gold Financial Recap, January 6, 2009

The Global Unanimocracy Network runs a daily update on the financial markets, but rather than focusing on the dollar-value of goods and investments, we compare strictly the value of each market in terms... 

G.U.N. Gold Financial Recap, January 5, 2009 G.U.N. Gold Financial Recap, January 5, 2009

  The Global Unanimocracy Network used to run a daily update on the financial markets, but rather than focusing on the dollar-value of goods and investments, we compared strictly the value of each market... 

G.U.N. Gold Financial Recap, January 2, 2009 G.U.N. Gold Financial Recap, January 2, 2009

The Global Unanimocracy Network used to run a daily update on the financial markets, but rather than focusing on the dollar-value of goods and investments, we compared strictly the value of each market... 

Gold: Not just up for the year, but WAY up. Gold: Not just up for the year, but WAY up.

 The DJIA, down 33.8% for the year.  The NASDAQ, down 40.6% for the year.  Crude oil, down 60% for the year.  Housing prices, based on the Case-Schiller report, vary between down 5% and down 20% for... 

Gold and precious metals pricing in 2009 Gold and precious metals pricing in 2009

Chicago, IL By A.B. Dada — With the 2008 year coming to a close, the popular theme on the gold and PM blogs is “where will precious metals go in 2009?”  As usual, the professional and... 

Platinum to Gold ratio: buy platinum? Platinum to Gold ratio: buy platinum?

Chicago, Il By A.B. Dada — A question from a friend: Just got an advertising email from the last company I bought gold from, hyping the fact that platinum’s price fell below gold’s today, for... 

Inflation figures are even worse than the free market economists think Inflation figures are even worse than the free market economists think

Chicago, IL By A.B. Dada To free market economists, such as myself, the term inflation means one thing: the increasing of the money supply. In simple terms, this means creating more money than was previously... 

Gold is a terrible investment Gold is a terrible investment

Chicago, IL By A.B. Dada — As an avid gold bug, with almost a decade of praising the gospel of gold to the masses (and those closer to me), I continue to get looks of surprise from people I haven’t... 

Gold versus Oil Chart/Data update! Gold versus Oil Chart/Data update!

Chicago, IL By A.B. Dada — It’s been 6 months since I updated the Gold versus Oil Chart and Data spreadsheet. I am going back to it now and will start posting the old charts daily, because... 

Gold, The Fed, Bear Stearns, Bailouts Gold, The Fed, Bear Stearns, Bailouts

It’s been a long while since my last update, mostly because life has become increasingly busy. My church printing co-op is growing leaps and bounds, my consulting business is still showing growth, and... 

The Battle for the Dollar The Battle for the Dollar

Times Online (UK) has a reasonable article titled Dollar faces new sell-off if Gulf states end greenback pegs that discusses the concern of some Middle East oil-producing States in divesting themselves... 

Save now, pay off debt later — a theoretical analysis Save now, pay off debt later — a theoretical analysis

I received quite a few emails regarding my post from a few days ago, titled Preparing for the Worsening Credit Crunch. I forgot to enable comments, oops. One of the emails was added as a comment because... 

Gold de-hedging: one year later Gold de-hedging: one year later

About 1 year ago, I posted an article titled Gold de-hedging and the short term effect on gold’s dollar value. I was watching the dehedging phenomenon with gold in 2006, which was a very coordinated... 

Preparing for the worsening credit crunch Preparing for the worsening credit crunch

The day doesn’t end without at least 3 emails from family, friends and customers who are now starting to listen to me. For 3 years, I’ve been the contrarian “sky is falling” housing bubble (and... 

How to fix the Federal Reserve, fiat money, and fractional reserve banking How to fix the Federal Reserve, fiat money, and fractional reserve banking

Ron Paul, Presidential candidate for the Republican party, wants to do away with the Federal Reserve, fiat currency (meaning money that is backed by nothing), and return to a currency backed by something. GC,... 

Open Source Gold versus Inflation information Open Source Gold versus Inflation information

It has been a LONG time since I updated my gold versus everything charts or graphs. It is a lot of work. I really love looking at them, though, so I am ready to resurrect it — with your help. Instead... 

Gold and the Commercial Paper Market Gold and the Commercial Paper Market

Gold’s recent price-rise has been connected to the fall of value in the US dollar due to the recent federal rate drop by the Fed in September, which is a price-rise that I concur with, but I believe... 

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