Author: Sovereign Man

Finally. The Breakthrough.

Finally, the breakthrough. by Simon Black – Sovereign Man After months of experimentation and failure, I finally managed to crack the code and successfully distill my first batch of homemade ethanol. I botched the job the first seven times and...

Demand for physical gold is collapsing

Demand for physical gold is collapsing by Simon Black I serve on the Board of Directors of a large Singapore-based company that’s in the gold and silver business. And, last night during our quarterly conference call, the management team gave...

The most shocking revelation from the CIA spying scandal

The most shocking revelation from the CIA spying scandal by Simon Black It happened again– another spying scandal in the Land of the Free. Yesterday Wikileaks released 8,761 CIA documents detailing the agency’s hacking of smart phones, routers, computers, and even televisions....

Sock puppets and vomiting ghosts

Sock puppets and vomiting ghosts

Sock puppets and vomiting ghosts by Tim Price It was at the height of the dot-com bubble in 1999 that The Onion famously satirized the epically irrational stock market: “Anabaena, a photosynthesizing, nitrogen-fixing algae with 1999 revenues estimated at $0 billion, will...

How I earned 16% in a single week

How I earned 16% in a single week by Simon Black I don’t understand Snapchat. I hate sounding like a grumpy old curmudgeon (I’m only 38!), but it’s true. If you have kids, you may have seen Snapchat… or if...

Meanwhile, over in Zimbabwe. . .

Meanwhile, over in Zimbabwe. . .

Meanwhile, over in Zimbabwe. . . by Simon Black On April 12, 2009, the government of Zimbabwe officially abandoned its currency. You probably remember the stories; starting in the early 2000s, the Zimbabwe central bank began printing massive quantities of...