After The Gold Rush
If I were an underemployed and thoroughly self-entitled crank, I could write three Volumes of horrendously lugubrious prose and describe it as my theory of life, the universe and everything.* When not earnestly engaged with inseminating his domestic help, an underemployed and thoroughly self-entitled crank named Karl Marx did exactly that. He called this Volumes I – III of Kapital. Natter on for over 2,000 pages, and even a guy like Marx will bury an occasional intellectual ruby beneath the copious mounds of pony-poop.
In light of the “Gold-Apocalypse” occurring today on Wall Street, Marx’s plaint regarding Commodity Fetishism may well be worth donning a protective mask and digging out. It could as an explanation for why my full-bodied monies recovered from the 16th Century Spanish Galion just aren’t all that valuable any more.**
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The Commodities Crash and the Rise of Cyber Warfare
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the commodity crash last week, and the rise of cyber warfare and the cybersecurity industrial complex. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so | Read More »
Unemployment, Commodities, and Debt Ceilings
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, we’re talking commodities, the debt ceiling, and the unemployment rate with Francis Cianfrocca. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. We hope you enjoy the show. Related Links: WSJ: Unemployment Rate Rises Bloomberg: | Read More »