Supply and Demand in the Gold and Silver Futures Markets – Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

This article establishes that the price of gold and silver in the futures markets in which cash is the predominant means of settlement is inconsistent with the conditions of supply and demand in the actual physical or current market where physical bullion is bought and sold as opposed to transactions in uncovered paper claims to bullion in the futures markets. The…

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The Eroding Character of the American People — Paul Craig Roberts

The Eroding Character of the American People Paul Craig Roberts How can the life of such a man Be in the palm of some fool’s hand? To see him obviously framed Couldn’t help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land Where justice is a game.—Bob Dylan, “Hurricane” Attorney John W. Whitehead opens a recent posting (see below)…

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Falsifying History In Behalf Of Agendas

Falsifying History In Behalf Of Agendas Paul Craig Roberts In an article on April 13 ( http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/04/13/power-lies/ ) I used the so-called Civil War and the myths with which court historians have encumbered that war to show how history is falsified in order to serve agendas. I pointed out that it was a war of secession, not a civil war…

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The Real Reasons For the Iran Agreement — Paul Craig Roberts

The Real Reasons For the Iran Agreement Paul Craig Roberts Obama is being praised as a man of peace for the nuclear agreement with Iran. Some are asking if Obama will take the next step and repair US-Russian relations and bring the Ukrainian imbroglio to an end? If so he hasn’t told Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland or his…

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Greece’s Lesson For Russia — Paul Craig Roberts

Greece’s Lesson For Russia Paul Craig Roberts “Greece’s debt can now only be made sustainable through debt relief measures that go far beyond what Europe has been willing to consider so far.” — International Monetary Fund Greece’s lesson for Russia, and for China and Iran, is to avoid all financial relationships with the West. The West simply cannot be trusted.…

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Greece: Sound and Fury Signifying Much — Paul Craig Roberts

Greece: Sound and Fury Signifying Much Paul Craig Roberts All of Europe, and insouciant Americans and Canadians as well, are put on notice by Syriza’s surrender to the agents of the One Percent. The message from the collapse of Syriza is that the social welfare system throughout the West will be dismantled. The Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has agreed…

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Pentagon Concludes America Not Safe Unless It Conquers The World — Paul Craig Roberts

Pentagon Concludes America Not Safe Unless It Conquers The World Paul Craig Roberts The Pentagon has released its “National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015,” June 2015. http://news.usni.org/2015/07/02/document-2015-u-s-national-military-strategy The document announces a shift in focus from terrorists to “state actors” that “are challenging international norms.” It is important to understand what these words mean. Governments that challenge…

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Are Big Banks Using Derivatives To Suppress Bullion Prices? — Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

Are Big Banks Using Derivatives To Suppress Bullion Prices? Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler We have explained on a number of occasions how the Federal Reserve’s agents, the bullion banks (principally JPMorganChase, HSBC, and Scotia) sell uncovered shorts (“naked shorts”) on the Comex (gold futures market) in order to drive down an otherwise rising price of gold. By dumping…

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Nuclear Agreement With Iran — Paul Craig Roberts

Nuclear Agreement With Iran Paul Craig Roberts Washington’s issue with Iran has never been Iran’s nuclear energy program. The notion pushed by the neoconservatives that Iran only had a nuclear energy program (5% uranium enrichment) in order to hide a nuclear weapons program (95+% enrichment) was always a cover for Washington’s real opposition to Iran and Washington’s real agenda. From…

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Greece And The EU Situation — Paul Craig Roberts

Greece And The EU Situation Paul Craig Roberts I doubt that there will be a Greek exit. The Greek referendum, in which the Greek government’s position easily prevailed, tells the troika (EU Commission, European Central Bank, IMF, with of course Washington as the puppet master) that the Greek people support their government’s position that the years of austerity to which…

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Congress Should Protect Itself From The Executive Branch — Paul Craig Roberts

Congress Should Protect Itself From The Executive Branch Paul Craig Roberts Gary Hart was a good senator, an independent person. Consequently, he was eliminated with a sexual scandal. The woman was a ten, and the powers that be got rid of Hart. Better to go that way than with an airplane crash or a frame-up that leads to prison like…

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Greeks Vote NO To EU-Imposed Austerity Paul Craig Roberts

Greeks Vote NO To EU-Imposed Austerity Paul Craig Roberts With 90% of the votes counted, the Greek people have voted 61% to 39% against accepting the latest round of austerity that the EU is trying to impose on the Greek people for the benefit of the One Percent. What is amazing is that 39% voted for the One Percent against…

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Capitalism Has Become Socially Dysfunctional

Capitalism Has Become Socially Dysfunctional Paul Craig Roberts If you have not read John Perkins’ book, Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man, you should. The book is easy to read and explains clearly from the inside how US corporations deceive foreign governments into debts that they cannot service or repay and then use the IMF and World Bank as looting…

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Greece and Other Musings On July 4th — Paul Craig Roberts

Greece and Other Musings On July 4th Paul Craig Roberts If you become stuck in a boring July 4 hot air speech, distract yourself with this question: Are the values that Western civilization allegedly represents still extant? You don’t need to get heavy into philosophy. See if you can find any of the professed values reflected in current events. For…

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Sunday’s Vote Will Determine Liberty Or Serfdom — Paul Craig Roberts

Sunday’s Vote Will Determine Liberty Or Serfdom Paul Craig Roberts According to history books, democracy originated in Greece. Of course, historians could be mistaken, but this is the prevailing view among Western populations with enough awareness to be interested to know. What we are witnessing today, July 2, 2015, is that after 2,500 years in the Western World only the…

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Has Mother Earth Decided To Cleanse Herself Of Those Who Ravage Her?

Has Mother Earth Decided To Cleanse Herself Of Those Who Ravage Her? Paul Craig Roberts Dahr Jamail is one of the last reporters in the Western world. Be certain to read his report on the “Sixth Great Mass Extinction” here: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/31612-sixth-great-mass-extinction-event-begins-2015-on-pace-to-become-hottest-year-on-record His report is also available on Information Clearing House: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article42281.htm I have concluded that only the young, who have…

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Greece Again Can Save The West — Paul Craig Roberts

Greece Again Can Save The West Paul Craig Roberts Like Marathon, Thermopylae, Plateau and Mycale roughly 2,500 years ago, Western freedom again depends on Greece. Today Washington and its empire of European vassal states are playing the part of the Persian Empire, and belatedly the Greeks have formed a government, Syriza, that refuses to submit to the Washington Empire. Few…

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Capitalism Has Devolved Into Looting

In the Western World Capitalism Has Devolved Into Looting Paul Craig Roberts …when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed.   –  Ayn Rand,…

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Truth is a Crime Against The State — Paul Craig Roberts

Truth Is A Crime Against The State Paul Craig Roberts The entire Western edifice rests on lies. There is no other foundation. Just lies. This makes truth an enemy. Enemies have to be suppressed, and thus truth has to be suppressed. Truth comes from foreign news sources, such as RT, and from Internet sites, such as this one. Thus, Washington…

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Europe’s Complicity in Evil — Paul Craig Roberts

Sovereignty or Imperialism? On September 5, 2009 I addressed an international conference in Austria on the subject of Europe’s subordination to the US and, thus, the absence of any constructive criticism of US foreign and domestic policies. Karel van Wolferen, whose website is http://www.karelvanwolferen.com, kindly reminded me of my address to the conference when he he sent it to me…

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Are Armenian Protests Aimed At Russia? — Paul Craig Roberts

Are Armenian Protests Aimed At Russia? Paul Craig Roberts As I expected, protests have broken out in the capital of Armenia. The pretext is a rise in electricity rates. Apparently, the rise was not budget-breaking, which puts the pretext under suspicion. Moreover, videos of the protesters show an overwhelming young component, which suggests that the protesters are not the ones…

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Greek Democracy Is Failing — Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Friends, I appreciate your response to my quarterly request for donations. I need for a few more readers to step forward. PCR Greek Democracy Is Failing Paul Craig Roberts The Greek debt is unpayable. It is simply too large to be repaid. The austerity that the EU and IMF have imposed on Greece has worsened the problem by driving…

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To Fight Or Not To Fight: That Is Our Question — Paul Craig Roberts

To Fight Or Not To Fight: That Is Our Question Paul Craig Roberts This is my quarterly request for your financial support. Whether this website continues is your decision. Being a writer who attempts to discern and to tell the truth is both encouraging and discouraging. It is encouraging that some of you make monthly donations in support of the…

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Trump for President? — Paul Craig Roberts

Trump for President? Paul Craig Roberts Perhaps it has occurred to you as it has to me that the United States is no longer capable of producing political leadership. In the current issue of Trends Journal, Gerald Celente describes the eight candidates (at the time he went to press) for the US presidential nomination as “Liars, cowards, freaks & fools.”…

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Paul Craig Roberts’ Address to the International Conference on the European/Russian Crisis Created by Washington

Paul Craig Roberts’ address to the Conference on the European/Russian Crisis, Delphi, Greece, June 20-21, 2015 
Paul Craig Roberts, formerly Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy, Associate Editor, Wall Street Journal, Senior Research Fellow, Stanford University, William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. The United States has…

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Starvation Is The Price Greeks Will Pay For Remaining In The EU — Paul Craig Roberts

Starvation Is The Price Greeks Will Pay For Remaining In The EU Paul Craig Roberts Syriza, the new Greek government that intended to rescue Greece from austerity, has come a cropper. The government relied on the good will of its EU “partners,” only to find that its “partners” had no good will. The Greek government did not understand that the…

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Debunking Magna Carta Leads Back To Serfdom — Paul Craig Roberts

Debunking Magna Carta Leads Back To Serfdom Paul Craig Roberts In my column for the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/06/12/happy-birthday-magna-carta-paul-craig-roberts/, I wrote: “A number of legal scholars have made the irrelevant point that the Magna Carta protected rights of the Church, nobles, and free men who were not enserfed, a small percentage of the population in the early 13th…

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Happy Birthday Magna Carta — Paul Craig Roberts

Happy Birthday Magna Carta Paul Craig Roberts Monday, June 15, 2015, is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. In his book, Magna Carta, J.C. Holt, professor of medieval history, University of Cambridge, notes that three of the chapters of this ancient document still stand on the English Stature Book and that so much of what survives of the Great Charter…

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Ukrainians Dispossessed, Americans are next — Paul Craig Roberts

Ukrainians Dispossessed Americans are next Paul Craig Roberts Over the last 15 months Ukrainians have paid for Washington’s overthrow of their elected government in deaths, dismemberment of their country, and broken economic and political relationships with Russia that cost Ukraine its subsidized energy. Now Ukrainians are losing their pensions and traditional support payments. The Ukrainian population is headed for the…

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Washington Politicizes Football — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington Politicizes Football Paul Craig Roberts Washington’s attack on world soccer is following the script of Washington’s attack on the Russian-hosted Sochi Olympics. The difference is that Washington couldn’t stop the Olympics from being held in Sochi, and was limited to scaring off westerners with lies and propaganda. In the current scandal orchestrated by Washington, Washington intends to use its…

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Climate Change — Paul Craig Roberts

Climate Change Paul Craig Roberts Climate change is a controversy. What appear to be independent scientists say that the climate is warming due to greenhouse gases produced by human activity. This warming, apparently measurable, has many impacts on sea levels, and on plant, animal, sea, and bird life, as well as food supply for a heavily populated earth. Readers, accustomed…

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Rule By The Corporations — Paul Craig Roberts

Rule By The Corporations TTIP: The Corporate Empowerment Act Paul Craig Roberts The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade. “Free trade” is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to use law suits to overturn sovereign laws of nations that regulate pollution, food safety, GMOs, and…

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Israel Is A Discredit To America — Paul Craig Roberts

Israel Is A Discredit To America You Are Judged By The Company You Keep Paul Craig Roberts The Israel Lobby tries to prevent reports and criticism of Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians by branding every critic of every policy of the extreme right-wing Israeli government an “anti-semite.” In other words, if you object to Israeli armed forces shooting down Palestinian…

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Free Financial Markets Are A Hoax — Paul Craig Roberts

Free Financial Markets Are A Hoax Paul Craig Roberts There are no free financial markets in America, or for that matter anywhere in the Western world, and few, if any, free markets of any other kind. The financial markets are rigged by the big banks, the Federal Reserve, and the Treasury in the interests of the profits of the few…

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Washington Protects Its Lies With More Lies — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington Protects Its Lies With More Lies Paul Craig Roberts My distrust has deepened of Seymour Hersh’s retelling of the Obama regime’s extra-judicial murder of Osama bin Laden by operating illegally inside a sovereign country. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/05/11/seymour-hersh-succumbs-disinformation-paul-craig-roberts/ That Hersh’s story, which is of very little inherent interest, received such a large amount of attention, is almost proof of orchestration in order…

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A Color Revolution for Macedonia — Paul Craig Roberts

A Color Revolution for Macedonia Paul Craig Roberts During the Cold War Washington was concerned about communists fomenting street protests that they could turn into revolutions, with groomed politicians waiting in the wings to take over the new government, thus expanding the Soviet empire. Today this is precisely what Washington does. We recently witnessed this operation in Ukraine and now…

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Memorial Day Is A Hoax — Paul Craig Roberts

Memorial Day Is A Hoax Paul Craig Roberts Memorial Day commemorates soldiers killed in war. We are told that the war dead died for us and our freedom. US Marine General Smedley Butler challenged this view. He said that our soldiers died for the profits of the bankers, Wall Street, Standard Oil, and the United Fruit Company. Here is an…

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Is Washington Coming To Its Senses? — Paul Craig Roberts

Is Washington Coming To Its Senses? Paul Craig Roberts There is much speculation about US Secretary of State John Kerry’s rush visit to Russia in the wake of Russia’s successful Victory Day celebration on May 9. On May 11, Kerry, who was snubbing Russia on the 9th, was on his way to Russia, and Putin consented to see him on…

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Hell Unleashed — Paul Craig Roberts

Hell Unleashed Paul Craig Roberts This is what the arrogant morons who comprise the US government have stirred up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrSzCnz9Sic#t=2141 Watch this video for its entire 1 hour 20 minutes, and then ask yourself if Washington is making a good decision by driving us into conflict with Russia. (You might have to use your cursor to push the circle with…

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Seymour Hersh Succumbs To Disinformation — Paul Craig Roberts

Seymour Hersh Succumbs To Disinformation Paul Craig Roberts Seymour Hersh has published a long account of the homicide of Osama bin Laden: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n10/seymour-m-hersh/the-killing-of-osama-bin-laden Hersh concludes that the Obama regime’s account of the killing of bin Laden is a total fabrication except for the fact that bin Laden was killed. I do not believe Hersh’s story for three reasons. One reason…

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War Threat Rises As Economy Declines — Paul Craig Roberts,

War Threat Rises As Economy Declines Paul Craig Roberts, Keynote Address to the Annual Conference of the Financial West Group, New Orleans, May 7, 2015 The defining events of our time are the collapse of the Soviet Union, 9/11, jobs offshoring, and financial deregulation. In these events we find the basis of our foreign policy problems and our economic problems.…

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Economic Disinformation Keeps Financial Markets Up — Paul Craig Roberts

Economic Disinformation Keeps Financial Markets Up Paul Craig Roberts May 8. Today’s payroll jobs report is more of the same. The Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that 223,000 new jobs were created in April. Let’s accept the claim and see where the jobs are. Specialty trade contractors are credited with 41,000 jobs equally split between residential and nonresidential. I believe…

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It Is Time to Call Radio “Liberty” What It Is: Radio Gestapo Amerika — Paul Craig Roberts

It Is Time to Call Radio “Liberty” What It Is: Radio Gestapo Amerika Paul Craig Roberts Radio “Liberty” has always been a propaganda ministry. Formerly its propaganda was directed against the Soviet Union. Today it is directed against distinguished Americans who are known and respected for their allegiance to the truth. Radio Liberty’s latest target is an American scholar who…

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The Choice Before Europe — Paul Craig Roberts

The Choice Before Europe Paul Craig Roberts Washington continues to drive Europe toward one or the other of the two most likely outcomes of the orchestrated conflict with Russia. Either Europe or some European Union member government will break from Washington over the issue of Russian sanctions, thereby forcing the EU off of the path of conflict with Russia, or…

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The Dwindling US Economy — Paul Craig Roberts

The Dwindling US Economy Paul Craig Roberts The announcement today (April 29) of a barely positive GDP first quarter 2015 growth rate of 0.2 percent (two-tenths of one percent) is an intentional exaggeration. Today’s GDP report is the “advance estimate.” There will be two revisions, with the first occurring in one month on May 29. Although the “consensus estimate,” which…

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The Public Sector Is A Milk Cow For Private Enterprise — Paul Craig Roberts

The Public Sector Is A Milk Cow For Private Enterprise Paul Craig Roberts Social Security and Medicare are under attack from Wall Street, conservatives, and free market economists. The claims are that these programs are unaffordable and that the programs can be run more efficiently and at less cost if privatized. The programs are disparaged as “entitlements.” The word has…

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Truth Has Been Murdered — Paul Craig Roberts

Truth Has Been Murdered Paul Craig Roberts The Obama regime and its neocon monsters and European vassals have resurrected a Nazi government and located it in Ukraine. Read this statement by Elena Bondarenko, a member of the Ukrainian parliament: http://slavyangrad.org/2015/04/18/statement-by-elena-bondarenko-peoples-deputy-of-verkhovna-rada-of-ukraine/ The Western media has created a fictional account of events in Ukraine. The coup organized by the Obama regime that…

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Insanity Grips The Western World — Paul Craig Roberts

Insanity Grips The Western World Paul Craig Roberts Just as Karl Marx claimed that History had chosen the proletariat, neoconservatives claim that History has chosen America. Just as the Nazis proclaimed “Deutschland uber alles,” neoconservatives proclaim “America uber alles.” In September 2013 President Obama actually stood before the United Nations and declared, “I believe America is exceptional.” Germany’s political leaders…

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Truth Is Washington’s Enemy — Paul Craig Roberts

Truth Is Washington’s Enemy Paul Craig Roberts US Representative Ed Royce (R, CA) is busy at work destroying the possibility of truth being spoken in the US. On April 15 at a hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs of which Royce is chairman, Royce made use of two minor presstitutes to help him redefine all who take exception…

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The Anthrax Coverup Exposed — Paul Craig Roberts

Update: Both Senator Leahy and Senator Daschle were in positions capable of blocking the neo-Nazi PATRIOT Act. Both senators had negotiated with the Bush regime changes in the act that made it less tyrannical. However, the changes were not in the final draft of the act sent to Congress. Consequently, Leahy and Daschle were resisting the rush to passage. I…

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