Archives for September, 2016

Five Ways to “Crash Proof” Your Portfolio Right Now

The U.S. economy is running out of breath. As you probably know, the U.S. economy has been “recovering” since 2009. The current recovery, now seven years old, is one of the longest in U.S. history. It’s also one of the weakest. Since 2009, the U.S. economy has grown at just 2.1% per year, making this […]

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Doug Casey on the Recent Corruptions of the English Language

Let’s discuss words. Many of the words you hear, especially on television and other media, are confused, conflated, or completely misused. Many recent changes in the way words are used are corrupting the language. The corruption of language is adding to the corruption of civilization itself. Words are extremely important because they provide the most […]

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Weekend Edition: You’re Not Legally Entitled to Social Security

Editor’s note: If you’re like most readers, you’ve been paying into Social Security your entire working life. You might even be counting on that money to last you through retirement. Tom Dyson, co-founder of Palm Beach Research Group, thinks that’s a dangerous assumption. In today’s essay, Tom explains why the government could “terminate” your Social […]

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The Biggest Threat to America That No One Is Talking About

America’s empire is coming to an end. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the U.S. has been the world’s dominant superpower. It has the world’s largest economy, an unrivaled military, and the world’s most important currency. But that may soon change. As Dispatch readers know, America has been in decline for decades. The 2008-2009 […]

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The Industrial Revolution in Reverse

Cecil Rhodes once fantasized about the “ultimate recovery of the United States of America” by the British Empire. Rhodes—an influential British businessman and South African politician—was a staunch supporter of British imperialism. The famous Rhodes scholarship is named after him. He helped colonize southern Africa on behalf of the UK in the late 1800s. The […]

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This Common Investing Mistake Could Cost You Everything

Buy low, sell high. We’ve all heard the saying. It’s investing common sense. Yet, few people actually invest this way.   Most investors do the exact opposite. They buy expensive stocks. You see, most investors want nothing to do with a stock that’s been falling for the last three years. It’s much easier to buy […]

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The Biggest Threat to the Banking System Is “Here to Stay”

The banking system is under attack. This might sound like a familiar warning if you’ve been reading the Dispatch. All year, we’ve been saying that low interest rates are killing banks. We’ve also shown you that borrowers are falling behind on their debts at the fastest pace since the financial crisis. If this continues, some […]

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Seeking Galt’s Gulch

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. – Ayn Rand For those who are […]

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Doug Casey on Why You Shouldn’t Take This Election Seriously

Editor’s Note: We have something special to share with you today. Instead of our usual commentary, we have a brand-new essay from Casey Research founder Doug Casey. In it, Doug explains why Canada is headed for a self-inflicted disaster. This coming crisis could do serious damage to Canada’s economy. But it will be a “sideshow” […]

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Doug Casey on Why You Shouldn’t Take This Election Seriously

Editor’s Note: We have something special to share with you today. Instead of our usual commentary, we have a brand-new essay from Casey Research founder Doug Casey. In it, Doug explains why Canada is headed for a self-inflicted disaster. This coming crisis could do serious damage to Canada’s economy. But it will be a “sideshow” […]

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