Author: Jeff Thomas

The Magic Trick

The Magic Trick by Jeff Thomas – International Man In 1791, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the US, Alexander Hamilton, convinced then-new president George Washington to create a central bank for the country. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson opposed the...

Where Does It End?

Where Does It End? by Jeff Thomas – International Man It’s nothing new. Whenever a major country is in decline and approaching collapse, a contingent arises that does everything it can to speed up the process toward collapse. This is always done...

What Will Push Them Over the Edge?

What Will Push Them Over the Edge? by Jeff Thomas – International Man Recently, the people of two of Italy’s most prosperous regions voted in a referendum, on whether they wished to have greater autonomy from Rome. The referendum is non-binding, but...

The Triumph of Collectivism

The Triumph of Collectivism by Jeff Thomas – International Man The French Revolution began in 1789. Maximilien Robespierre was one of its most eager proponents. An extreme left-winger, he sought a totalitarian rule that claimed to be “for the people” (echoing the...

Is This What You Call Being Prepared?

Is This What You Call Being Prepared? by Jeff Thomas – International Man In talking with American clients about their need to prepare themselves for the upcoming socio-economic/political upheaval in their country, my advice to them primarily revolves around the concept that,...

The Black Market: The Embryonic Free Market

The Black Market: The Embryonic Free Market by Jeff Thomas – International Man In my lifetime, I’ve witnessed five Cubas. Pre-Revolution, 1952–1958 In the 1950s, the Cuban people suffered under great oppression from the country’s military dictator, Fulgencio Batista. The great...

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,...