Author: Jeff Thomas

The American Ideal

The American Ideal by Jeff Thomas – International Man I believe in the American ideal, and that’s why I don’t live there. Back in the late 18th century, the American colonies were made up largely of self-reliant people who had a strong...

Media Declares War

The Madhouse

The Madhouse by Jeff Thomas – International Man In the late 17th century, we British decided that, as a humanitarian effort and public service, we’d collect up all the people from the towns and countryside who were bonkers and confine them in...

The Race Against Time

The Race Against Time by Jeff Thomas – International Man For decades, in discussing the ever-increasing hegemony of the world’s principal governments (US, EU, et al.), I’ve been asked repeatedly, “When will the governments understand that this obsession they have to become...

Killing the Goose

Killing the Goose by Jeff Thomas – International Man I’m frequently asked by Americans how long I think the “recovery” will take. From my point of view, the answer is obvious, but then, I don’t spend my evenings watching American news programmes...

The Second Half of the Pincer

The Second Half of the Pincer by Jeff Thomas – International Man “Welcome to America, where your assets are literally the government’s business, and freedom is anything but free.”—Claire Bernish, The Free Thought Project For some time, I’ve been forewarning readers that,...

Where’s Your Loyalty?

Where’s Your Loyalty? by Jeff Thomas – International Man Recently, after reading an essay of mine, a reader angrily questioned my loyalty to the USA. My immediate reaction was that I’m not a US citizen. I therefore tend to observe the US...

Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Jeff Thomas – International Man “I joined the Navy to see the world. I’ve seen it. Now how do I get out?” Readers will most likely be familiar with “Dear Abby,” the American advice column that has been popular...

An Empire Self-Destructs

An Empire Self-Destructs by Jeff Thomas – International Man Empires are built through the creation or acquisition of wealth. The Roman Empire came about through the productivity of its people and its subsequent acquisition of wealth from those that it invaded. The...

Feeding Frenzy

Feeding Frenzy by Jeff Thomas – International Man We’ve all seen the National Geographic specials featuring an animal that’s been isolated and brought down by a pack of carnivores. The pack tears out its throat to assure death, then proceeds to rip...

Fed Will Blink

Fed Will Blink by Bill Bonner – International Man Editor’s Note: Bill Bonner, Doug Casey’s longtime friend and colleague, has been studying financial systems for decades. Today, he explains a dangerous setup that could soon prove fatal for the world economy… There...

The Escape From Collectivism

The Escape From Collectivism by Jeff Thomas – International Man Recently, I penned an article entitled “A Chicken in Every Pot,” which described the reasons why countries that have delved into collectivism are likely to slide further down the slippery slope...

When Might the Pillaging End?

When Might the Pillaging End? by Jeff Thomas – International Man Recently, I published the comment that, when the present debt bubble eventually pops, “governments will lose the economic power to continue their advance against economic freedom.” The immediate reaction from one...

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...