Author: Jeff Thomas

The Unwelcome Mat

The Unwelcome Mat by Jeff Thomas – International Man Recently, Panama’s government announced that, in future, Venezuelans wishing to enter the country would first need to be granted a visa. President Juan Carlos Varela said the visa requirement would remain in place...

Future Headlines

Future Headlines by Jeff Thomas – International Man The following is a random assortment of headlines that we may see in the future. However, they’re not fanciful; they’re based upon historical, political actions taken by past empires when they were in decline....

Are They Really Out to Get Me?

Are They Really Out to Get Me? by Jeff Thomas – International Man Libertarians and others who seek to be left alone to run their own lives habitually ask themselves the above question regarding their government. So, what’s the answer? Are they...

China Just Handed Us a Bitcoin Buying Opportunity

China Just Handed Us a Bitcoin Buying Opportunity by Greg Wilson – International Man TDC Note – bitcoin and all cryptocurrencies, with the exception of the gold backed cryptocurrencies, have no value of their own accord – their value is derived from...

Gold as the Monetary Sun

Gold as the Monetary Sun by Jeff Thomas – International Man For millennia, people believed that the sun revolved around the earth, appearing, as it did, on the eastern horizon in the morning and setting on the western horizon in the evening....

The End Is Nigh

The End Is Nigh by Jeff Thomas – International Man Recently, US Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin stated, “If China doesn’t follow these sanctions [against North Korea], we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the US and...

The Sandcastle

The Sandcastle by Jeff Thomas – International Man The decline from democracy to tyranny is both a natural and inevitable one. That’s not a pleasant thought to have to consider, but it’s a fact, nonetheless. In every case, a democracy will...

Size Matters

Size Matters by Jeff Thomas – International Man Recently, Doug Casey commented, in an essay, on the senselessness of giving to organized charities. I take a similar view. So, are we both heartless, having no concern for the well-being of others?...

Capitalism—A New Idea

Capitalism—A New Idea by Jeff Thomas – International Man Capitalism, whether praised or derided, is an economic system and ideology based on private ownership of the means of production and operation for profit. Classical economics recognises capitalism as the most effective means...

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...