The Fall of the Dollar’s Sovereignty

The dollar is doomed.  Always has been. Always will be.  Like all currencies, no matter how well they work, governments cannot leave them alone. The nature of government is to spend more money than it has.  This wanton spending creates inflation.  Inflation eventually...

The New Pigs

Who are the new pigs? This site’s recent article about freedom and the internet drew a lively response from readers and one reader wrote and reminded me of the novella, “Animal Farm”. From article “Why Animal Farm Still Matters” (1). That...

Facebook and Blockchain

Will Facebook’s Libra bring blockchain digital currencies into the mainstream? I will not be using this currency as an investment. Perhaps it will become a way to pay for items, but if I don’t have a visceral feel for an investment, I stay away. Despite...

Social Media Government Intrusion

Here’s how governments use social media to reduce our privacy. The sun always shines somewhere.  Over the past 50 years, our publications in print, and later at this site, how new technology offers a global lifestyle that takes advantage of the light. The darker...

Why There is Always Something We Do Not Know

The first rule of investing is that there is always risk.   There is always something we do not know. Did the recent drop in the share price of Facebook shake your confidence?   About $120 billion of  wealth was wiped in just a day.  Facebook shares dropped  19...