Author: Jeff Thomas

Selling the Golden Goose

Selling the Golden Goose by Jeff Thomas – International Man Venezuela is a naturally rich nation. It’s ranked seventh worldwide for biodiversity and has the world’s largest reserves of oil. This is a country that deserves, more than most, to thrive....

So Many Triggers

So Many Triggers

So Many Triggers by Jeff Thomas – International Man It’s not a story that’s likely to appear on the evening news, but it certainly should. Deutsche Bank has announced that it will create more shares, selling them at a 35%...

The Candlemakers’ Petition

The Candlemakers’ Petition

The Candlemakers’ Petition by Jeff Thomas – International Man French economist Frédéric Bastiat was a man far ahead of his time. He was a “classical liberal,” which today would identify him as a libertarian. He expanded upon the free-market argument set forth...

Couldn’t Hit an Elephant

Couldn’t Hit an Elephant

Couldn’t Hit an Elephant by Jeff Thomas “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.” Those are purported to be the last words of General John Sedgwick, spoken as he observed distant Confederate troops during the 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania...

The Dancing Bears

The Dancing Bears by Jeff Thomas International Man In the early 2000s, I recommended to associates that we were in for a major gold boom. Most thought that this was a ridiculous suggestion and didn’t buy a single ounce. I continued to recommend...

Redefining “Country”

Redefining “Country” “Will the Emerging Europe become an active participant in the construction of a new international order, or will it consume itself on its own internal issues?” The quote above is from the book, World Order, by Henry Kissinger. Of course,...

Fight of the Century

Fight of the Century

Fight of the Century by Jeff Thomas In March 1933, the Enabling Act was passed by the Reichstag, Germany’s parliament. Its purpose was to provide Chancellor Adolf Hitler with the ability to bypass the Reichstag. It allowed him (amongst other...

Duesenberg in a Barn

Duesenberg in a Barn

Duesenberg in a Barn by Jeff Thomas In 1929, Ford sold 1,507,132 cars. Chevrolet sold 1,328,605. Then came the stock market crash. Sales dropped dramatically each year until 1932, when sales bottomed at 210,824 for Ford and 313,404 for Chevrolet. But, during...

20/20

20/20 by Jeff Thomas In 1978, ABC News created a new programme in the US, named for the “20/20” measurement of visual acuity. For 38 years, the programme has remained popular through its format of in-depth news stories. 20,000 The...

“We Will Bury You”

“We Will Bury You” by Jeff Thomas In 1956, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev gave a speech in Moscow to Western ambassadors and famously said, “We will bury you.” A more complete version of his statement was, About the capitalist states,...

Under New Management

Under New Management Is Trump captured by the Deep State? In 2008, the majority of Americans voted for “change,” and in some ways, they got it. They received a heavier dose of collectivism in the form of Obamacare, but in addition,...

Get an Education

Get an Education Back in the ’60s, an interviewer asked the “King of Folk Music”, Bob Dylan, what his goal in life was. Bob answered something to the effect of: “I want to make enough money to go to college,...

A Voice in the Wilderness

A Voice in the Wilderness In 2007, Vladimir Putin spoke at the 43rd Munich Conference on Security Policy. Far from being a diatribe, Mister Putin spoke eloquently and without the bluster that we tend to expect from political leaders. He...

Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow

Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow In 1871, a large portion of the city of Chicago burned to the ground. The Chicago Tribune attributed the fire to a cow owned by a Mrs. O’Leary. The Tribune stated that the cow kicked over a...

a chicken in every pot

A Chicken in Every Pot

A Chicken in Every Pot Collectivism will always eventually destroy the economy of any nation, no matter how great it may be. That’s a pretty powerful statement. Is it historically supportable? Let’s visit a current example – Venezuela – to examine the overall process...

welcome to hooverville

Welcome to Hooverville

Welcome to Hooverville In 1928, Republican Herbert Hoover was elected as president of the US. He took office in March of 1929. The following October, the stock market crashed, heralding in the Great Depression. Millions of Americans lost their jobs...

Elimination Reason

The Elimination of Reason

Elimination of Reason Recently, I paid for an item with the exact amount requested, including 89 cents in change. The salesgirl stared at the coins and clearly wasn’t sure what to do. Eventually, she reached for a calculator and began...

The Sedition Act: The Bad Penny Returns

In much of what was formerly known as “the free world”, freedom is being dramatically curtailed by governments. Nowhere is this truer than in the US. I discussed the future of freedom of speech with an American recently. She postulated...

Every Asset Class Will Collapse: ‘You Need To Be Looking At Your Wealth In Terms Of How Many Chickens And How Much Gas You Can Buy’ Here’s what happens when a currency hits an all-time low

Why Socialism is Here to Stay

“[T]he government has to take resources from someone before it can dole them out to others. This act of taking destroys an economy. The more you take from the productive members of society, the less productive they become. That’s the...

Sorry, You Can’t Have Your Gold

Sorry, You Can’t Have Your Gold

In this publication, we warn regularly of the risk involved in storing wealth in banks. They’ve made the removal of your deposits increasingly difficult in addition to colluding with governments to allow them to legally freeze or confiscate your money....

Looking Forward

Editor’s note: We’re vastly approaching a worldwide crisis point… But what will happen after the dust settles? After the markets have crashed…the currencies have collapsed…and the governmental systems have been broken down? Today, we’re sharing a recent essay from International Man editor Jeff Thomas...