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4.18.19 - Trump Fed Picks Favor Gold Standard

Gold last traded at $1,276 an ounce. Silver at $14.95 an ounce.

NEWS SUMMARY: Precious metal prices traded steady Thursday despite a stronger dollar. U.S. stocks traded mixed as 'Medicare for All' proposals resulted in steep health-care sector losses for a third straight day.

 

 

 

The Real History of the U.S. Income Tax

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income tax 4097292 640The Real History of the American Income Tax -Magness/LewRockwell.com
"The 70 percent income tax scheme of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the closely related wealth tax proposal of Sen. Elizabeth Warren would take federal taxation into historically unprecedented territory....To advocates of these policies such as economists Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman, they simply seek to restore an allegedly lost progressive legacy of high income taxation from the early and middle twentieth century....

China/Russia Consider a Gold Standard

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wEdjTA92OMYG3jNPbecxeoGwWiPF8eChAre Russia and China Considering a Move to a Gold Standard? -Economic Policy Journal
"Russia is buying gold. A lot of gold. Within the span of a decade, the country quadrupled its reserves. Gold buying last year exceeded mine supply for the first time, so Russia is about to become a net importer of the metal...

Trump is Right to Blow Up the Fed

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UncleSamFedTrump is Right to Blow Up the Fed -The American Conservative
"Last week, President Donald Trump set the economics community aflame by suggesting that he will appoint businessman and presidential aspirant Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve Board. Even more than political economist Stephen Moore, the critics maintain, Cain represents a threat to the cabal that has controlled the central bank for decades.

Stock's Central-Bank Joy Ride Ending

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share price 1013627 640Stock market’s central-bank joy ride is coming to an end -Marketwatch
"Welcome to the calm before the storm....Our call of the day, from Hussein Sayed, chief market strategist at broker FXTM, agrees, as he says it’s time for investors to start holding Wall Street itself responsible for further stock market gains. 'The boost provided to equity markets from the shift in central banks seems to be exhausted with the S&P 500 standing 1.7% away from an all-time high.