The attitude should be gratitude

During these increasingly polarized times, it is easy for logical debates to give way to emotionally charged shouting matches. Once the idea of free dialogue is gone, riots, destruction and violence are sure to follow, as we’ve seen in almost the entire Western world over the last weeks. However, there is a much more important …

The War On Cash – COVID Edition Part II

The digital “toll”  It doesn’t require too dark an imagination to realize the gravity of the concerns over the digital yuan. China is a true pioneer when it comes surveillance, censorship and political oppression and the digital age has given an incredibly efficient and effective arsenal to the state. Adding money to that toolkit was …

Technocracy vs Liberty

“I prefer true but imperfect knowledge, even if it leaves much undetermined and unpredictable, to a pretense of exact knowledge that is likely to be false.” Friedrich August von Hayek On Friday Dave from X22 and I discussed the planned “Cultural Revolution 2020” led by “the anointed” technocrats and whether we have to accept their reality as ours – or …

Einladung zur Auktion in Zürich vom 8. – 10. Juni 2020

Numismatik – Eine Klasse für sich! Es freut mich Ihnen diese Veranstaltung vorstellen zu dürfen, die in Zusammenarbeit mit meinem langjährigen Partner „pro aurum“ in den nächsten Tagen stattfindet.   Die Welt der Numismatik hat eine eigene Faszinationskraft – historische, kulturelle und ästhetische Werte gehen auf einzigartige Weise in jedes Stück ein und geben ihm einen …

An unexpected blow to the ECB – Part II

The corona effect Although the German court ruling had nothing to do with this latest wave of easing and money printing triggered by the coronavirus crisis, the timing of it puts the present situation in a different perspective. This crisis has served as a “judgment day” of sorts. It revealed the countless failures, the incompetence …