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Tag: silver
  • The Near Future of the Dollar, Gold, and Silver

    Since 2001, the dollar has lost 81% of its value compared to gold. With the Federal Reserve now printing an average of $85 billion per month, the dollar is being watered down even further compared to the value of gold. As Moneyball author Michael Lewis wrote in his book Liar’s Poker, “If the United States …

  • Alternative Currency at Liberty Forum

    New Hampshire’s Liberty Forum, put on by The Free State Project was such an awesome opportunity for YAL at the University of New Hampshire-Manchester. We have gained so much support throughout our community. One of the hottest topics at Liberty Forum was alternative currency. Shire Silver, a company founded by Ron Helwig, was a hot …

  • The Gift That Keeps on Giving!

    This holiday season, I came up with a not-so-original idea to use silver as my trademark gift. Not only is it an educational tool that brings up questions about investing and the future of the dollar-based system, but it’s also worth a nice chunk of change. As we speak I’m packing for a family get …

  • One Day Left to Submit Your Notepad Rant!

    So SilverUnderground.com is offering 1 oz. of silver (currently valued at $31/oz.) to the best notepad rant. If you aren’t familiar with this form of philosophical tirade, here’s a look at the one ‘notepad rant’ featured on the blog that’s hosting this fun contest (perhaps you recognize the ranter…): So here are the contest rules …

  • Don’t Be an Uneducated Silver and Gold Buyer

    I know being a student or recent grad doesn’t allow for much investing, but as of late many opportunities have come up to get your physical silver and gold purchases started. I won’t go into detail about my own personal investment practices, however I went into most of my investments trusting the person on the …

  • Buying Silver on eBay

    In the recent weeks, many have rushed to buy silver as they have seen it trend upwards.  Your first inclination may be to go to the place down the street to purchase your silver rounds or bars at a coin/metals retailer. Yet there is an alternative that some may not think of: eBay. I decided …

  • JFK and the Federal Reserve: Executive Order 11110

    Given that the dollar is projected to fall off the cliff in the near future, it is no surprise that the push for sound money is gaining more and more followers, and the idea of owning gold or silver is becoming popular. Critics scoff at the idea of sound money as a dangerous fantasy that …

  • Gold, Silver End 10-Day Rally, Longest in 21 Years

    Gold prices have dropped today after a 10-day rally drove the price up to over $1600 an ounce. This was the longest rally for gold since January 1980, and it comes at a time when investors are becoming more and more wary of the European and American economies. This rally represents the growing discontent over …

  • Silver Gets a Spot on in a Popular Daily Deal Site

    Just when you thought liberty couldn’t get any cooler, eBay has a daily deal today:  three 2011 American Eagle 1 oz coins for only $129! Worried about the devaluing dollar and excited about the rising value of silver?  Don’t miss this one!

  • 23 Months in Max Security Prison for Selling Silver

    The land of the free imprisoned this advocate for promoting voluntary exchange. Learn more about the experiences of Kevin Innes and his co-defendant Bernard Von Nothaus in our recent interview from the Porcupine Festival in Lancaster, NH: Read this letter Kevin Innes wrote while in maximum security prison in North Carolina describing his conditions, his innocence, and the …