Corona crisis: the cost of the response – Part I

The absolutely unprecedented wave of shutdowns, new restrictions and regulations that the coronavirus epidemic has triggered on a global scale is truly hard to quantify. We’ve simply never seen anything like it before. Never in the history of mankind have countries all over the globe intentionally hit the kill switch on their own economies and …

Is gold still a safe haven?

There have been moments in recent months when many gold owners, myself included, have asked themselves whether gold might have lost its safe haven status, at least in the western world. Was it enough for two generations, who grew up in a paper money system, to forget the history and the 5000-year-old status of gold …

Gold-Update from Switzerland

Dear all,  There are more and more indications that the physical gold market is running at its limit. The Canadian Mint will not supply Maple Leaf coins for at least the next 3 months, various large refineries are under pressure, while traders are barely keeping up with the order flow. We do not know how …

Modern Monetary Theory is an old Marxist Idea

There is nothing new under the sun Modern Monetary Theory, or “MMT”, has been getting a lot of attention lately, often celebrated as a revolutionary breakthrough. However, there is absolutely nothing new about it. The very basis of the theory, the idea that governments can finance their expenditures themselves and therefore deficits don’t matter, actually …