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Max Keiser

Timothy Maxwell "Max" Keiser (born January 23, 1960) is an American broadcaster and film maker. He hosts Keiser Report, a financial program broadcast on Russian state media channel RT. Until November 2012, Keiser anchored On the Edge, a program of news and analysis hosted by Iran's Press TV.

Articles by Max Keiser

Who Will Live in the Suburbs if Millennials Favor Cities?

13 hours ago

Longtime readers know I follow the work of urbanist Richard Florida, whose recent book was the topic of Are Cities the Incubators of Decentralized Solutions?(March 14, 2017).
Florida’s thesis–that urban zones are the primary incubators of technological and economic growth–is well-supported by data that shows that the large urban regions (NYC, L.A., S.F. Bay Area, Seattle, Minneapolis,etc.) generate the majority of GDP and wage gains.

Cities have always attracted capital, talent and people rich and poor alike.Indeed, “city” is the root of our word “civilization.” So in this sense, Florida is simply confirming the central role cities have played for millennia.

More recently, Florida has addressed the rising

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Gold Sovereigns – ‘Treasure’ Trove Found In UK – Don’t Be The Piano Owner

22 hours ago

Gold Sovereigns – ‘Life Changing’ ‘Treasure’ Trove Found In UK
The gold sovereigns – semi-numismatic gold coins made up of both gold sovereigns and half gold sovereigns dating from the reigns of Victoria, Edward VII and George V – were discovered inside an old piano after it was donated to a school last year.
A gold sovereign from that period is currently valued at between £200-250, with a half sovereign worth between £100-200. A pouch contains just a sampling of the 913 coins composing the hoard.  Image © Trustees of the British Museum via Coin World
The largest ‘hoard’ of gold sovereigns found in the UK ever has been declared ‘treasure’.

A piano tuner who discovered £500,000 (€590,000 or $640,000) worth of semi

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[KR1061] Keiser Report: End of Easy Money?

3 days ago

We ask whether or not it is the end of easy money. In the second half, Max interviews Mike Maloney of GoldSilver.com about interest rates, free money and gold.
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‹ A Banquet without Consequences by Alex Schaefer

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A Banquet without Consequences by Alex Schaefer

3 days ago

I wanted to paint a picture of how disgusting I feel our financial system has become, so this came out: A Banquet without Consequences. A bacchanal of financial terrorists indulging themselves in their largess. This feels like the zeitgeist: Sex Drugs and Warren Buffet on a ukulele; they are all bringing down the house. Oil on canvas, 48 by 44 inches – follow me on Instagram @paintwithalex

About Alex Schaefer
Alex Schaefer is the well-known artist behind the ‘Burning Banks" series. Twitter @alex_schaefer & Instagram @paintwithalex

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The American Empire Under Donald Trump Has Become Increasingly Desperate, Dangerous & Insecure

3 days ago

The American empire is becoming increasingly insecure and desperate, which also makes it increasingly dangerous. Empires don’t reform, and as we can see from Trump’s first 100 days, we certainly aren’t going to see a reversal of course from him.
We the people need to keep our eye on the prize and stop bickering with one another over relatively trivial issues. That is precisely what the status quo wants and actively encourages us to do. They can’t keep us oppressed if we stand together, so let’s not make their jobs easier by constantly fighting with one another. We need to stand tall and say enough is enough. That we are sick of your puppets, your wars and your Wall Street bailouts. America is tired of being controlled

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Silver, Platinum and Palladium as Safe Haven Investments

4 days ago

– Silver, platinum and palladium see increased role as investment vehicles– Increase in academic output on the white precious metals is in line with this– Silver and particularly gold are safe haven assets– Silver was a safe haven at times during which gold failed to be– Platinum and palladium less so but have diversification benefits– Silver manipulation is possible and indications of, if not legal proof– Benefits platinum and palladium could provide as money not been fully addressed– Main focus in investment drivers is price – not on drivers of physical demand– Platinum, palladium and silver have different relationships with other assets and divergent abilities in hedging risk– White precious metal investors should

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Marx, Orwell and State-Cartel Socialism

5 days ago

OK, so our collective eyes start glazing over when we see Marx and Orwell in the subject line, but refill your beverage and stay with me on this. We’re going to explore the premise that what’s called “socialism”–yes, Scandinavian-style socialism and its variants–is really nothing more than finance-capital state-cartel elitism that has done a better job of co-opting its debt-serfs than its state-cartel “capitalist” cronies.
We have to start with the question “what is socialism”? The standard definition is: a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.
In practice, the community as a

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[KR1060] Keiser Report – The Russia Connection

5 days ago

We discuss war ratings for Rachel Maddow leading to war spending for Donald Trump. In the second half Max interviews Reggie Middleton of BoomBustBlog.com about property markets, the Fed’s balance sheet and his Initial Coin Offering.
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‹ Trump To “Bully” Fed Into Printing Money – Negative for Stocks, Positive for Gold
Marx, Orwell and State-Cartel Socialism ›

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Trump To “Bully” Fed Into Printing Money – Negative for Stocks, Positive for Gold

5 days ago

Trump To “Bully” Fed Into Printing Money – Negative for Stocks, Positive for Gold

David McWilliams has written an interesting article in which he puts forward the case that Trump is likely to turn on the “enemy within,” the Federal Reserve and bully them into “printing money.”
He points out that this was seen in 1971 when Nixon bullied the Fed into printing and debasing the dollar. McWilliams says this would be bad for stocks markets which would fall in value as was seen in the 1970s.
This would be positive for gold as the printing of dollars, rising inflation and stagflation saw gold surge in the 1970s when it rose from $35 per ounce in 1971 to over $850 per ounce in January 1980 (see chart). Along the way there was

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Man of the people by Sketchaganda

5 days ago

About Sketch aganda
Multi award eligible Pop Artist.

‹ More War – U.S. ‘Boots on the Ground’ Headed to Somalia
Trump To “Bully” Fed Into Printing Money – Negative for Stocks, Positive for Gold ›

Tagged with: Donald Trump, President Trump, Sketchaganda, Trump

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More War – U.S. ‘Boots on the Ground’ Headed to Somalia

5 days ago

The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact. The very word ‘war’, therefore, has become misleading. It would probably be accurate to say that by becoming continuous war has ceased to exist.
– George Orwell, 1984
Although the U.S. already has special forces operating in Somalia (of course), Mr. “America First,” Donald Trump, figured it’d be a swell idea to add some more…
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‹ Our Intellectual Bankruptcy: The “Religion”

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Our Intellectual Bankruptcy: The “Religion” of Economics, UBI and Medicare For All

6 days ago

Here we stand on the precipice, and all we have in our kit is a collection of delusional magical thinking that we label “solutions.” We are not just morally and financially bankrupt, we’re intellectually bankrupt as well.
Here are three examples of magical thinking that pass for intellectually sound ideas:
1. Mainstream neo-classical/ Keynesian economics. As economist Manfred Max-Neef notes in this interview, neo-classical/ Keynesian economics is no longer a discipline or a science–it is a religion.
It demands a peculiar faith in nonsense: for example, the environment–Nature– is merely a subset of the economy. When we’ve stripped the seas of wild fish (and totally destroyed the ecology of the oceans), no problem–we’ll

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Silver Production Has “Huge Decline” In 2nd Largest Producer Peru

6 days ago

– Silver production sees “huge decline” in Peru
– Production -12% in one month in 2nd largest producer
– Silver decline is due to ‘exhaustion of reserves’ in Peru
– GFMS recognise that ‘Peak Silver’ was reached in 2015
– Global silver market had large net supply deficit in 2016
– Silver rallied 13.5% in Q1 in 2017
– Base metal production accounts for 56% of silver mining
– Base metal demand under threat from global economy– Own financial insurance of silver coins and bars
Investors and silver stackers should position themselves for falling silver production around the globe. Peru has just posed another 12% fall in silver production – Peak Silver is here.
SRSrocco Report has drawn attention to falling silver production

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The Left’s Descent to Fascism

7 days ago

History often surprises us with unexpected ironies. For the past century, the slide to fascism could be found on the Right (conservative, populist, nationalist political parties).
But now it’s the Left that’s descending into fascism, and few seem to even notice this remarkable development. By Left I mean socialist-leaning, progressive, internationalist/globalist political parties.
What is fascism? There is no one tidy definition, but it has three essential elements:

1) State and corporate elites govern society and the economy as one unified class.
2) This status quo (i.e. The Establishment) seeks to impose a conformity of values and opinion that support the dominant narratives of the status quo via the mass

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[KR1059] Keiser Report: Bailout Bulimia & High Rent Blight

7 days ago

We discuss high rent blight and the retail apocalypse. In the second half Max interviews Roy Sebag of Goldmoney.com about how monetary policy leads to the boarded up shop fronts of high rent blight. They also discuss the pitch for gold in an age of ever rising asset prices.
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‹ Wells Fargo and Bitfinex war escalates, Bitfinex shuts down fiat deposits
The Left’s Descent to Fascism ›

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Wells Fargo and Bitfinex war escalates, Bitfinex shuts down fiat deposits

7 days ago

“Wells Fargo has suspended U. S. dollar wire transfer operations needed to remit to plaintffs’ customers U. S. dollars that the customers deposited with plaintiffs to purchase digital currency, causing imminent and irreparable harm to plaintiffs.”

The legal basis for the lawsuit lies in the fact that Bitfinex works with Taiwanese banks, including a bank called ‘Taishin’. Tashin is responsible for relaying …
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‹ Gold Erases Post- Election Fall as Trump Wrong on Dollar
[KR1059] Keiser Report: Bailout Bulimia & High Rent Blight ›

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Gold Erases Post- Election Fall as Trump Wrong on Dollar

7 days ago

Gold Bullion Erases Post- Election Fall as Trump Wrong on Dollar – Daily Prophet 
Robert Burgess of Bloomberg Prophets
President Donald Trump sent currency markets into a tizzy late Wednesday when he signaled his preference for a weaker dollar. “I think our dollar is getting too strong, and partially that’s my fault because people have confidence in me,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal.
Although the greenback immediately dropped before stabilizing Thursday, that’s only part of the story. In fact, it has been falling all year as traders lose confidence in Trump’s ability to push his pro-business, pro-growth policies through Congress. Judging by the Federal Reserve’s U.S. Trade Weighted Real Broad Dollar Index, the

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U.S. Propaganda is Embarrassingly Bad (and Why it Matters)

7 days ago

The believability of some of the stuff being pushed these days defies all logic and is easily dispelled with an ounce of critical thought, yet there it is, in our face on a daily basis almost taunting the intelligence of the U.S. population. Indeed, it appears the current strategy is no more sophisticated that proclaiming any and all dissent as being the result of “Russia operations.” This is done to prevent any actual debate on subjects of grave national importance since the U.S. government knows its claims don’t hold up to any real scrutiny. Why look into the veracity of a deep state claim when we can just dismiss alternative viewpoints as “Russian operations.”
Read the rest here.

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What’s Your Plan B?

8 days ago

What’s Your Plan B?

We all have a Plan A–continue living just like we’re living now.
Some of us have a Plan B in case Plan A doesn’t work out, and the reasons for a Plan B break out into three general categories:
1. Preppers who foresee the potential for a breakdown in Plan A due to a systemic “perfect storm” of events that could overwhelm the status quo’s ability to supply healthcare, food and transportation fuels for the nation’s heavily urbanized populace.
2. People who understand their employment is precarious and contingent, and they might have to move to another locale if they lose their job and can’t find another equivalent one quickly.
3. Those who tire of the stresses of maintaining Plan A and who long for a

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The U.S. and China: Why the Sudden Convergence on North Korea?

10 days ago

In the past, China resisted U.S. saber-rattling against North Korea. Now China is threatening North Korea with military action. What’s going on? Why the sudden convergence of U.S.-China threats of military force against North Korea?
China Threatens To Bomb North Korea’s Nuclear Facilities If It Crosses Beijing’s “Bottom Line”.
China also noted that “nuclear weapons is DPRK’s trump card for its defiance of China and the United States. Once this card is lost, it will become obedient immediately.”
The author then speculated rhetorically that if North Korea’s “nuclear facilities are destroyed, they will not even fight back, but probably block the news to fool its domestic people. The DPRK will freak out if its nuclear

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[KR1058] Keiser Report: Horrible Advice for Generation X

10 days ago

We discuss some really horrible advice for Generation X about their impossible retirement as they try to repay their student loans designed to fail. In the second half Max interviews Chris Whalen, author of the new book, Ford Men: From Inspiration to Enterprise, about the myth that is the legend called Henry Ford.
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‹ Millennials Are Homesteading, Buying Affordable Homes, Building Community
The U.S. and China: Why the Sudden Convergence on North Korea? ›

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Millennials Are Homesteading, Buying Affordable Homes, Building Community

11 days ago

While it’s certainly good sport to mock “snowflakes,” not all Millennials are snowflakes. Many are homesteading, buying affordable homes and building communities that get stuff done.
I discuss these trends with Drew Sample, who is living them in Ohio. ( hear a 60-second excerpt or listen to the full podcast on Drew’s site.)
Although the mainstream media focuses on bubble-priced Left and Right coast homes costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, there are perfectly serviceable houses that can be had for $50,000 or less elsewhere in America. Drew just bought one, and rather than go through a bank for the mortgage, he arranged (with the help of a real estate attorney) for a family member to put up the mortgage.
This

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[KR1057] Keiser Report: #KushnerAtWar

12 days ago

[KR1057] Keiser Report: #KushnerAtWar

We discuss #KushnerAtWar and whether or not President Trump has that 1000 yard stare now that MSNBC hails him as the dear leader finally willing to kill? In the second half, Max continues his previous interview with Tyson Slocum, Director of Public Citizen’s Energy Program, about the latest in geopolitics from Rex Tillerson’s State Department and Trump’s chaotic White House.
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‹ Perth Mint Silver Bullion Sales Surge 43% In March

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Perth Mint Silver Bullion Sales Surge 43% In March

12 days ago

– Perth Mint’s silver bullion sales rise 43% in March – Perth Mint’s monthly gold coin, bars sales fall 12% – Gold silver ratio of 32 – 32 times more silver ounces sold– Gold: 22,232 oz and Silver: 716,283 oz – bullion coins and minted bars sold
– Gold is 2.6% higher and silver surged 3.1% in the shortened week with markets closed for Good Friday tomorrow

The Perth Mint’s silver bullion sales of coins and bars surged 43% in March. Silver sales climbed about 43 percent in March to 716,283 ounces from 502,353 ounces in February, according to a Perth Mint blog post.
Gold bullion coins and minted bars fell in March to the lowest since August last year. Sales of gold coins and minted bars slipped about 12 percent in March

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Millennials Are Abandoning the Postwar Engines of Growth: Suburbs and Autos

13 days ago

If anything defined the postwar economy between 1946 and 1999, it was the exodus of the middle class from cities to suburbs and the glorification of what Jim Kunstler calls Happy Motoring: freeways, cars and trucks, ten lanes of private vehicles, the vast majority of which are transporting one person.
Ol’ 55 (freeway cars and trucks) (written by Tom Waits, performed by The Eagles)
The build-out of suburbia drove growth for decades: millions of new suburban homes, miles of new freeways, sprawling shopping malls, and tens of millions of new autos, trucks, and SUVs, transforming one-car households into three vehicle households. Then there was all the furnishings for those expansive new homes, and the credit necessary to

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Gold Surges Above Key 200 Day Moving Average $1270 Level

13 days ago

– Gold price breaks above key 200-day moving average– Gold hits 5-month high on back of investor nervousness– Safe haven has 10% gains in 2017 after 9% gains in 2016– Gold options signal more gains as ETF buying increases– Geopolitical uncertainty over North Korea & Middle East– Tensions high -World awaits US move & Russia response– Russia says chemical attack was terrorist “false flag”– Poor March jobs report shows US economy vulnerable– French elections still tight and Le Pen still has chance

Gold prices surged another 2% to a five-month high above $1,270 amidst geopolitical uncertainty and weak US economic data.
The break above the 200-day moving average has cleared the way for a run towards $1,300/oz. It means

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[KR1056] Keiser Report: What is Wrong with America? (Hint: Jamie Dimon)

14 days ago

We ask, “what is wrong with America?” The answer is “Jamie Dimon”. In the second half Max interviews Lee Camp, comedian and host of Redacted Tonight, about the coming financial crash and the ongoing cultural breakdown happening as xenophobia and Trump-induced hysteria take hold
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‹ Who’s Playing The Long Game–and What’s Their Game Plan?

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Who’s Playing The Long Game–and What’s Their Game Plan?

14 days ago

When we speak of The Long Game, we speak of national/alliance policies that continue on regardless of what political party or individual is in office. The Long Game is always about the basics of national survival: control of and access to resources, and jockeying to diminish the power and influence of potential adversaries while strengthening one’s own power and influence.
As I have been discussing for years, there are inevitable conflicts within the inner circle that executes The Long Game within each nation/alliance. In periods of active confrontation, the various factions tend to rally round the core game plan–for example, in the Cold War with the USSR, the U.S. Long Game was containment. Anyone arguing for all-out

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