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Doug Casey on “Atlas Shrugged”

Published July 11, 2012

In Atlas Shrugged, all the productive people in society quit producing in protest against an overbearing government – could that happen today?

Does Central-Bank Buying Signal the Top for Gold?

Published July 9, 2012

Central banks have added over 45 million ounces of gold to their holdings since the fourth quarter of 2008. Does all this bullion-buying signal a top for gold?

How Does Politics Affect Economies?

Published July 6, 2012

Revealed – why Wall Street cares less about inflation than you do.

“Abundance”: A Book Review

Published July 5, 2012

Shortages of food and water may soon be things of the past, thanks to two revolutionary technological breakthroughs.

How Is Dr. Copper?

Published July 2, 2012

What are copper's prices and stock movements suggesting about the global economy these days?

The Grass Is Always Greener on the Other Side

Published June 29, 2012

On-the-ground report from Denmark: Why living in a socialist nanny state is not only a suffocating but also a rather expensive experience.

The Coming Revolution in Wireless

Published June 28, 2012

An obscure property of light could soon cause your cellphone bill to plummet.

Doug Casey on the Coming Eurocrash

Published June 27, 2012

Revealed – the secret to surviving the coming global economic collapse.

Top Seven Reasons Gold Producers Will Soar

Published June 25, 2012

Is today's gold market the contrarian opportunity of a lifetime?

Marx Madness

Published June 22, 2012

Could it be that Europe's woes are caused by one of the scourges of mankind?

What Does Microsoft’s New Tablet Mean for Investors?

Published June 21, 2012

A battle brewing between Apple and Microsoft could spell trouble for the latter's original equipment manufacturers.

Doug Casey on Facebook and Beyond, Part 2

Published June 19, 2012

Breakthroughs in biotechnology could one day force everyone into a genetics "arms race."

Does Gold Keep Up In Hyperinflation?

Published June 18, 2012

Revealed – a simple formula to calculate how much gold you'll likely need to survive a prolonged period of hyperinflation.

How Close Are We to Mining Asteroids?

Published June 15, 2012

Wealthy speculators are placing bold bets on asteroid mining and accelerating trends in the French economy.

The Sudden Rise of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Commerce

Published June 14, 2012

More and more entrepreneurs are taking business to the "online streets," and the government doesn't like it.

Doug Casey on Facebook and Beyond, Part 1

Published June 13, 2012

Facebook is creating a new world identity, but whether this is a positive development remains to be seen.

Brave Enough to Buy Low

Published June 11, 2012

The secret to making money as a contrarian investor is not simply doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.

Bernanke’s Bluff

Published June 8, 2012

The refusal of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to be pinned down on the issue of further quantitative easing is nothing more than a bluff.

The Most Sophisticated Cyberweapon Yet?

Published June 7, 2012

The developers of sophisticated new malware aimed at enemies of the West overlooked a critical detail that puts the US government and its businesses at great risk.

James Rickards: The US Is the Biggest Currency Manipulator

Published June 6, 2012

The "30 years' war" portfolio has protected dynastic wealth from inflation since the Renaissance, and it can protect yours as well.

The Table Is Set for a Mania

Published June 4, 2012

A look at some institutional investors' data reveals exciting possibilities for the precious metals market.

End of the Nation-State

Published June 1, 2012

Why states and borders may soon be a thing of the past

Dad, What’s a Mouse? The Generational Divide in Technology

Published May 31, 2012

A wholesale revolution in the way we interact with computers – in all the various forms they currently take – is under way. What words and phrases will it render antique?

Greg Weldon: Turbulence Is Coming

Published May 30, 2012

Revealed: the bit of reality in the claims of an economic recovery... and reasons why more turbulence is ahead.

The Golden Constant

Published May 25, 2012

Though gold is currently one of the most unloved sectors, David Galland discusses why it still looks really good compared to other commodities.

The Facebook IPO Fallout

Published May 24, 2012

Revealed: Why the Facebook IPO face-plant could be seen coming from a long ways away, and what the fallout may mean for some players.

Lacy Hunt: The Bang Point

Published May 23, 2012

A renowned economist argues that the potential for China to suffer a catastrophic economic collapse is greater than it is for the US or Europe.

What Volume Tells Us about Gold Stocks

Published May 21, 2012

An analysis of top gold-producers' volume levels hints at rare profit opportunities for precious metals investors.

The Bionic Man

Published May 18, 2012

A "bionic man" gives a stranger a new lease on life.

Government’s War on Vital Innovation

Published May 17, 2012

A hidden tax buried in the bowels of "Obamacare" threatens thousands of medical-device manufacturer jobs – and millions of people's health.

Lacy Hunt: Curing Debt with Debt – Bad Things Will Happen

Published May 16, 2012

A highly successful bond investor offers a simple, four-point plan for saving the economy from the "bang point."

Strategies for Weary Gold Stock Investors

Published May 14, 2012

A precious-metals analyst reveals six action steps for gold stockholders to take while they're waiting for the yellow metal to turn around.

Quest for Confidence

Published May 11, 2012

Financial experts weigh in on pending economic doom, the evil influence of politics, the US budget surplus for April, and why banking shouldn't be left to the bankers.

Why Netflix Should Not Have Listened to Its Customers

Published May 10, 2012

An analysis of the Netflix decision to ditch Qwickster suggests that the company made a big mistake.

John Hathaway Calls a Market Bottom

Published May 9, 2012

A renowned institutional investor gives compelling reasons why the gold market has bottomed.

Buy the Bear

Published May 7, 2012

In spite of the relentless downward spiral in gold stock prices, some legendary resource investors are buying with both hands.

Paul Versus Paul

Published May 4, 2012

Fresh takes on the Paul Krugman-Ron Paul debate, the Greek aversion to austerity, and a peek at some truly incredible debt numbers.

On the Road to the Ultimate Computer

Published May 3, 2012

Recent research in quantum computing hints at the possibility of instantaneous communication throughout the universe.

Rick Rule on Contrarian Speculation

Published May 2, 2012

A wildly successful natural-resource speculator reveals how he has made fortunes as a contrarian.

“Gold Stocks Are the Cheapest I’ve Ever Seen”

Published April 30, 2012

Some miners are reaping $1,000-per-ounce profit margins on gold… but that's hardly the only reason to hang on to your precious metals stocks.

The Implications of a European Economic Recovery

Published April 27, 2012

What to expect from a European recovery, how defense contractors cheat the system, and nine ways political journalists subtly bias their writing.

Is the Heyday of Carbon Nanotubes Just Around the Corner?

Published April 26, 2012

Breakthroughs in carbon nanotube technology could render many things – including steel, silicon, and current drug-delivery systems – obsolete.

Doug Casey on Argentina and Today’s Evita

Published April 25, 2012

Despite suffering from one of the world's stupidest and most corrupt governments, there are compelling reasons for speculators to keep an eye on Argentina.

Graphite: Time to Invest, or Flavor of the Day?

Published April 23, 2012

Some investors are excited about the two-year run-up in graphite prices, but there are compelling reasons for caution.

Après Moi, le Déluge

Published April 20, 2012

An irresistible force is ultimately responsible for all the government meddling that's destroying the world's economies.

Facebook Snaps a $1-Billion Photo

Published April 19, 2012

By traditional evaluation analysis, Facebook's $1 billion purchase of Instagram was an outrageous overpayment, but there are compelling arguments that suggest it was worth every penny.

Doug Casey on Pseudo-Intellectuals

Published April 18, 2012

Pseudo-intellectuals are creating a kinder, gentler 1984.

Rick Rule: Why I’m Excited About This Market

Published April 16, 2012

One of North America's most successful resource speculators reveals exactly how to make life-changing gains in gold.

Describing the Economic Recovery

Published April 13, 2012

Why the economic "recovery" resembles a patient in intensive care; how the little guy can get in on private equity deals; and the most overlooked factor in technology investing.

The State of Nanotechnology

Published April 12, 2012

Futuristic developments like flesh welding, ultralight bridges and microscopic healing machines could be in our future thanks to the science of nanotechnology.

Doug Casey on Tax Day

Published April 11, 2012

The burden of government that citizens carry can extend far beyond forcible taxation.

Is the Correction Over?

Published April 9, 2012

It doesn't take much to spook the average Joe in precious metals these days – and that plays right into the hands of smart speculators.

Moving Parts

Published April 6, 2012

An analysis of the moving parts that power the economy strongly suggests our modest recovery is doomed.

Human Organs on Chips

Published April 5, 2012

Human-organ "chips" could well make animal testing for pharmaceutical development obsolete.

Doug Casey on the US Constitution

Published April 4, 2012

Doug Casey's top 10 gripes with the Constitution.

The Critical Number for Gold

Published April 2, 2012

Revealed – the simple economic indicator that will tell you when it's time to sell gold.

Thinking Critically

Published March 30, 2012

If the general population doesn't wake up soon, the world George Orwell painted in 1984 will seem like a picnic in the not-too-distant future.

Converged Networks: An Unstoppable Tech Trend

Published March 29, 2012

"Packets" are about to unify all communications and broadcast media into a single platform, allowing for unprecedented advances in the way we access data and interact with each other.

Doug Casey on Obamacare and Bioethicists – The TSA of the Intellectual World

Published March 28, 2012

Bioethicists are today's most dangerous technocratic charlatans.

What Inflation Could Look Like in 2014

Published March 26, 2012

A sober analysis of historical economic data shows that inflation is poised to skyrocket.

The Morality of Putting One’s Head in the Sand

Published March 23, 2012

Revealed – Why Berkshire Hathaway is the antithesis of gold; the hidden dangers of ETFs; and lessons from neighborhood junkies.

Could a Nine-Volt Battery Be Better than Coffee?

Published March 22, 2012

The day when you'll be able to put on a real "thinking cap" is almost here.

Doug Casey on the Illusion of Recovery

Published March 21, 2012

Recovery? What recovery?

What’s Really Happening with Gold and Silver in India

Published March 19, 2012

Credible sources in India dispute the notion that demand for gold on the subcontinent is decreasing.

Ways to Accumulate Wealth in Challenging Times

Published March 16, 2012

Revealed – dividend tips and profitable lessons from the world's first billionaire global investor.

Reverse Engineering the Gecko and Other Advancements from the World of R&D

Published March 15, 2012

Spiderman suits and featherweight cars might be in our future, thanks to the reverse engineering of microscopic miracles.

Doug Casey on the Nanny State

Published March 14, 2012

Big Brother, step aside: Big Momma is here.

Notes from the Field: PDAC

Published March 12, 2012

Liquidity in the junior mining sector is drying up, creating new risks – and outsized profit opportunities – for investors.

See Something, Say Nothing

Published March 9, 2012

The signs that the US is turning into a fascist state are numerous and unmistakable – ignore them at your own peril.

Earn a 10% Yield Without Buying a Single Stock, Thanks to Technology

Published March 8, 2012

The Internet has spawned a new industry that allows borrowers and investors to exact revenge on banks.

Doug Casey on Cashless Societies

Published March 7, 2012

The trend toward digital currencies is a dream come true for Big Brother.

This Is What Volatility Looks Like

Published March 4, 2012

Careful analysis of gold and silver volatility during past bull markets puts the steep February 29 drop in perspective.

House, Sweet House?

Published March 2, 2012

Revealed: why homes are dubious investments; what Greek smoking habits tell us about the country's financial mess; and how to determine whether to buy a warranty for your shiny new gadget.

Hundreds of Billions Sitting on Tech Companies’ Balance Sheets

Published March 1, 2012

Two trends in technology are on a collision course, promising to make 2012 a year to remember.

The World’s Most Successful Resource Explorers

Published February 29, 2012

A rare interview with the world's most successful resource explorers reveals valuable investment insights.

Is Gold Money? Iran Says Yes

Published February 27, 2012

In the face of Western sanctions over its nuclear program, Iran is taking radical steps – which could have a profound impact on world trade – to acquire food and basic necessities for its people.

Fingers of Instability

Published February 24, 2012

A scientific study of sand piles sheds light on the likelihood of another market crash.

The Promise of Nanomedicine

Published February 23, 2012

The field of nanomedicine has the potential to end disease as we know it, but it's not without risk.

Doug Casey on Africa

Published February 22, 2012

Africa abounds with signs of new prosperity, but it's uncertain whether this trend will continue.

Gold Speaks Up

Published February 20, 2012

An interview with the ultimate precious metals source reveals why every portfolio needs significant exposure to gold and silver.

On Drones, Money Bombs and Manufacturing

Published February 17, 2012

Drones, automation and fiat currencies will reshape our world in ways impossible to predict, but here's one outcome you can take to the bank – they'll create a wealth of profit opportunities for shrewd investors.

Could Big Pharma’s Patent Collapse Sink Your Portfolio?

Published February 16, 2012

2012 will open up generic versions of $35 billion dollars per year in blockbuster drugs; is your portfolio prepared for a sea change in the pharmaceutical industry?

Doug Casey on Obama and the 2012 Election

Published February 15, 2012

President Obama is disaster incarnate for the economy, likely to accelerate the demise of the US if re-elected.

Rare-Earth Investment Update

Published February 13, 2012

There are compelling reasons to speculate on the rare-earth elements market, but the play is suitable only for those investors with nerves of steel.

Permanent Gold Backwardation

Published February 10, 2012

David Galland checks in on his Happiness Meter, and Keith Weiner discusses gold backwardation and the future of fiat currencies.

Reinventing the Light Bulb

Published February 9, 2012

A host of exciting technologies are competing to win the lighting war, and the winner will change the way we see things forever.

Doug Casey on the Morality of Money

Published February 8, 2012

There are compelling arguments why individual wealth creation does far more social good than altruism.

The New Reason Gold Stocks Will Soar

Published February 6, 2012

Gold producers are earning record revenues and profits, but there's an even more compelling reason to expect share prices to soar.

Zeitgeist of Zealotry

Published February 3, 2012

David Galland muses about the unstoppable emergence of the US police state and the implications for smart investors.

Why 3D Printing Will Not Go the Way of Virtual Reality

Published February 2, 2012

Skeptics of 3D printing are shortchanging this technological revolution.

Doug Casey on the Coming War with Iran

Published February 1, 2012

If tensions escalate between the US and Iran, WW III could be triggered… and where do you think the price of gold will go then?

Notes from the Field: Vancouver Resource Investment Conference

Published January 30, 2012

No matter the economic perspective, things look bullish for precious metals in the year ahead.

Is the Fed Cranking Up the Presses Again?

Published January 27, 2012

The Federal Open Market Committee meeting demonstrated it is going to doggedly pursue the same old, failed policies. This does not bode well for the US dollar. Got gold?

The State of Surveillance Technology

Published January 26, 2012

Despite the successful public outcry against SOPA and PIPA – two anti-piracy bills that opponents feared would cripple free speech – the US government has many other tricks up its sleeve that threaten your freedom.

Doug Casey on the Collapse of the Euro and the EU

Published January 25, 2012

Billionaire George Soros believes the European Union could be saved if it had the power to tax and borrow, but he couldn't be more wrong.

The Industrial Man’s Gold

Published January 22, 2012

Platinum has historically sold for more than gold, but there are compelling reasons why it's likely to continue lagging the yellow metal for some time.

The Contrarian View of Argentina

Published January 20, 2012

While no country's perfect, the pros of Argentina far outweigh the cons for those looking for a second residence.

An Industry Ripe for Disruption

Published January 19, 2012

While more and more cars will be powered by electricity in the coming years, there are many reasons why it won't replace gasoline as the primary automotive fuel source anytime soon.

Marin Katusa on Investing in Energy in 2012

Published January 18, 2012

A look ahead reveals surprising insights into the best energy investments for 2012.

When Will Silver Make a New High?

Published January 16, 2012

A look at past corrections in silver provides clues as to when the metal will make new highs.