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David Galland
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Over the course of his varied career, which includes a stint at the fabled Climax mine following college, David Galland has worked as a conference director for the world's largest investment conference (National Committee for Monetary Reform, 1979 to 1987), as a financial newsletter publisher or editor (Gold Newsletter, the Aden Analysis, Wealth Magazine, Outstanding Investments, among others), as a founding partner and director of a successful mutual fund group (Blanchard Group of Mutual Funds), and as a founding partner and executive vice-president for EverBank, one of the biggest recent successes in online financial services. David is currently a partner with Doug Casey and Olivier Garret in Casey Research, LLC., an international firm providing research and investment recommendations to individuals in over 150 countries. Casey Research currently publishes 11 publications on a variety of investment sectors and two web sites, CaseyResearch.com and, in a joint venture with the world's largest gold-oriented website, KitcoCasey.com. In addition to his management responsibilities, David serves as the managing editor for The Casey Report, a monthly publication dedicated to identifying big trend moves and how to profit from them; he also writes a daily communique, Casey's Daily Dispatch. 

Current Columns and Articles

2013-06-05
Feature Article
Lessons from Economic Crises in Argentina 
   In an informative interview, David Galland discusses the current economic crisis in Argentina and its likely political fallout, as well as its effects on expats in the country.
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2013-05-31
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A Glimpse of Life from the Other Side of the Wall 
   Several months outside of the United States helps reveal the many ways it can imprison a person.
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2013-04-18
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Doug Casey on Internationalization 
   Best-selling author Doug Casey discusses why expatriating from the West will become much more difficult in the coming years " and why it's more necessary than ever to do it.
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2013-04-17
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Discerning the Value of Information 
   Is some information that investors receive hurting their portfolios?
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2013-04-05
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The Casey 'Downturn Millionaire's' Message: Why David Galland Is Answering His Broker' 
   The global demand for minerals is only going to continue to grow, and the role of precious metals is especially important given the complete lack of monetary and fiscal restraint on the part of the U.S. and other large governments.
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2013-01-09
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Is American Justice Dead? 
   What does it signify when a federal government that has long scorned "banana republics" has become arguably the largest banana republic around?
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2012-12-14
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The US Continues Along an Alarming Continuum 
   The United States has slowly plodded toward the totalitarian end of the sociopolitical continuum for over a century now, and sadly this shows no sign of changing soon.
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2012-08-22
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The Only Way to Win with Gold Stocks 
   Why the right mental perspective is absolutely essential to successful investing.
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2012-08-13
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What Does Liberty Really Mean to You? 
   For some time now " years actually " I have pondered the nature of liberty.
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2012-07-31
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Have You Overlooked Comprehending This Piece of the US Economic Puzzle? 
   In some ways, gaining an understanding of the US economy " and its current trajectory " is as simple as recognizing a few fundamental facts.
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2012-07-25
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Bypassing Government Roadblocks to Your Personal Prosperity 
   In a world where roadblocks are set up all over the place and without any real thought to the consequences, imagine how difficult it could be to get from Point A to Point B. Doesn't that feel like the reality of regulations in the US now?
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2012-05-29
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Gold’s “Contrarian Moment” 
   Glancing at the news most days, it's hard not to feel like Bill Murray's character in Groundhog Day. In the event you are unfamiliar with the movie, in it Murray's character becomes trapped in the same day… day after day.
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2012-05-15
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The All-Important Question 
   For pretty much everyone, no matter where they are located in the economic strata, few if any questions are more germane to making plans for the future than whether the US and other major global economies are in recovery.
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2012-05-04
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Is an Economic Deluge Nigh? 
   If history has taught one certain lesson, it is that the less fettered an economy, the better humankind is able to do what it does best: run from trouble and run toward opportunity.
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2012-02-22
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Ben Graham’s Curse on Gold 
   It seems that the mainstream investment community only takes a break from ignoring gold to berate it: one of gold’s most outspoken critics, uber-investor Warren Buffett, did so recently in his latest shareholder letter.
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2012-02-16
Feature Article
Obama: A One-and-Done President? 
   President Obama promised to turn around the floundering economy that he inherited from his predecessor.
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2012-01-31
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About Those US Jobs 
   US politicians make a great show of concerning themselves with the level of unemployment.
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2011-11-04
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The Problem with Seeing Government as God 
   While I haven't made a scientific study of the topic, I suspect the leading genre for popular entertainment " and for popular delusions of crowds, for that matter " revolves around magical worlds. As illustration, the Harry Potter series will serve.
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2011-11-03
Feature Article
Economic Insights from a Lord of Finance 
   Of all the social memes related to the economic and investment landscape, none is more dominant than that there is a small cadre of powerful Wall Street money men who, working behind the scenes, effectively control investment markets, the global econ
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2011-10-20
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The Best Presidential Candidate No One’s Heard Of 
   Gary Johnson is running for the Republican nomination for president. If you didn’t know that, you’re not alone.
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2011-09-20
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Is the US Monetary System on the Verge of Collapse? 
   Tune into CNBC or click onto any of the dozens of mainstream financial news sites, and you’ll find an endless array of opinions on the latest wiggle in equity, bond and commodities markets.
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2011-09-12
Feature Article
Stupid Politician Monkeys 
   The human ape has any number of qualities not often found in other species of mammalia, including opposable thumbs and the ability to fashion and use tools.
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2011-09-08
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David Galland: The System Is Coming Unglued 
   Our video host Stefan Molyneux speaks with Casey Research Managing Director David Galland about the debt situation in the US and whether the federal government can do anything about it… assuming they’d even want to.
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2011-08-12
Feature Article
Too Much of a Good Thing Is Not a Good Thing 
   I am beginning to feel a bit like one of the French unfortunates stumbling through the fog in the Ardennes, circa 1914. Except that, instead of Germans full of deadly intent coming at me in the gloomy forest, it is a flock of black swans.
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2011-08-02
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Five Things You Need to Know About the Economy 
   At any point during the recent negotiations in Washington over the debt, did you seriously think for even a second that the U.S. was about to default?
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2011-07-14
Feature Article
The Greater Depression Is Upon Us 
   The phrase “Greater Depression” was coined by Doug Casey a decade or so back as a way of describing the economic crisis he foresaw as inevitable, and which is now materializing.
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2011-07-13
Feature Article
The Road to Perdition 
   Terry Coxon worked side by side with best-selling author Harry Browne for years and is a rare expert in the arcane study of monetary systems.
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2011-06-23
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The U.S. Monetary System and Descent into Fascism An Interview with Dr. Edwin Vieira 
  
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2011-06-10
Feature Article
Police State Amerika 
   I just had a conversation with constitutional lawyer and monetary expert Dr. Edwin Vieira. I first became acquainted with Dr. Vieira, who holds four degrees from Harvard and has extensive experience arguing cases before the Supreme Court, at our rece
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2011-06-01
Feature Article
Soldiering on: Why Our Military Adventures Matter to Investors 
   Recently, I read a book titled The Good Soldiers that also serves as an object lesson in the disconnect between what’s going on in Washington D.C. and reality.
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2011-05-27
Feature Article
How “Social Proof” Helps Smart Investors 
   As a young man in a foreign land, my curiosity was piqued by the crowd standing five or six deep in a circle.
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2011-05-26
Feature Article
Why Gold Is Going Higher 
   While there are many reasons that gold and silver are going to keep moving higher as the fiat currencies trend lower, at our recent Casey Research Summit in Boca Raton, faculty member Mike Maloney pointed out a fact that, while obvious in hindsight,
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2011-05-12
Feature Article
The Fall of the U.S. Empire and the Breakup of the Geopolitical Matrix 
   With everything going on in the world today, we thought it a good time to catch up with the views of longtime friend Richard Maybury, a low-key but highly respected author, lecturer and analyst.
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2011-05-10
Feature Article
A Word on Corrections 
   Today I’d like to share a couple of thoughts on the matter of the correction in commodities about which we have been so vocally warning, and which has now occurred.
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2011-04-26
Feature Article
QE2 and the Fate of the U.S. Economy 
   In the last few weeks, I’ve become particularly “attentive” to the intentions of Fed policy makers following the scheduled June end date for QE2.
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2011-04-20
Feature Article
The Casey Report’s David Galland: Major Policy Shift Ahead 
   David Galland, Casey Research partner and managing editor of The Casey Report, sees a major shift in Federal Reserve policy ahead and has advice on how to invest accordingly.
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2011-04-07
Feature Article
Are ETFs Really Safe? 
   Dr.Andrew Bogan is a managing member of Bogan Associates, LLC in Boston, Massachusetts.
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2011-02-08
Feature Article
Politics of Hate 
   In describing the current situation in these United States, and in many of the world’s other superpowers, we here at Casey Research have often used the word “intractable”… as in, “impossible to resolve.”
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2011-02-03
Feature Article
Go Global, Before It’s Too Late 
   It has been years since I last watched The Matrix, a lapse I corrected last night. As the movie makers intended, the film serves as stark metaphor of the world as we know it.
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2011-01-27
Feature Article
Before You Shoot Your Next Arrow 
   While I have read certain works on the life and ponderings of Buddha, I claim no deep knowledge of his philosophy. Note I didn’t use the word “religion,” because Buddha himself claimed no supernatural powers and even begged his followers not to deify
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2010-12-21
Feature Article
Profiting from Policy 
   These days, it’s hard to draw any conclusion other than that the train is gaining speed on wobbly tracks perched over a rickety bridge.
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2010-12-19
Feature Article
Gold Stocks in a Failing Fiat Currency 
   As the U.S. dollar takes a nosedive and precious metals gain more and more attention from individual investors, the number of questions and concerns is increasing as well. The following reader email addressed to Casey Research is representative of so
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2010-12-16
Feature Article
Rebalancing Act for Your Portfolio 
   Has the latest pullback in precious metals and related stocks given you a sickening feeling in the pit of your stomach?
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2010-12-07
Feature Article
Collection Call 
   The Land of the Rising Sun has the dubious distinction of sporting the highest debt-to-GDP ratio of any industrialized nation in the world. Now greater than 200%, Japan’s relative debt load is bigger than that of Greece, Spain, Portugal or the US. Ja
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2010-11-18
Feature Article
What Could Trip Gold Up? 
   Can you visualize a possible scenario that could put a sudden end to the secular rise now underway in gold and silver?
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2010-10-22
Feature Article
Depression Within a Depression 
   Regular Casey Report contributor James Quinn is the head of strategic planning for one of the world's most prestigious business schools and the host of TheBurningPlatform.com blog. In this article, he is presenting historical indicators that may tell
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2010-10-20
Feature Article
Getting Real About Real Estate 
   David Galland interviews real estate professional Andy Miller, Miller Frishman Group In 1990, following the real estate debacle of the 1980s, Andy Miller co-founded SevoMiller, Inc. The company provided workout services for major financial institu
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2010-10-18
Feature Article
Casey Gold Summit Offers Investment Nuggets 
   Carlsbad is several hundred miles south of Sutter's Mill, but the experts and investors who gathered for Casey Research's recent Gold Summit were just as enthusiastic about the precious metal as the prospectors who headed into the hills back in 1849.
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2010-10-12
Feature Article
How to Make, or Lose, a Fortune in Junior Exploration Stocks 
   The first thing to know about junior resource exploration stocks is that they are volatile. You can make 50% in a day, and you can lose 50% in a day.
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2010-09-18
Feature Article
The Long Road to Recovery 
   Last week the government released the latest unemployment data. Bloomberg, always ready to roll up the sleeves to help its friends in government (get reelected), was running a headline that “Companies in U.S. Added 67,000 Jobs in August.”
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2010-09-16
Feature Article
The Smoking Ruin Solution 
   Just last week, it was reported that the turnout for the Democratic primary was the lowest in 80 years. While the Republicans are clearly energized by their concerns about the direction the Democrats are taking the country in, the Democrats themselve
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2010-09-14
Feature Article
Gold Confiscation: Straws in the Wind 
   In the emails that our readers at Casey Research send our way, questions and concerns about the possibility of gold confiscation rank high.
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2010-09-09
Feature Article
Should You Buy a House Now? 
   Recently, we have had a number of queries about real estate. And no wonder. For starters, real estate prices have come down.
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2010-09-03
Feature Article
Moving into Bonds: From Frying Pan to Fire 
   The other day, I came across an article that said, while individuals may be moving their money out of equities, they have been moving into bond funds " and in a big way.
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2010-08-28
Feature Article
Uncle Scam 
   The latest data on global gold trends, Q2 2010, just popped into my email box from the World Gold Council.
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2010-08-06
Feature Article
Who’s Scoffing Now? 
   A couple weeks ago, the family and I watched Dirty Jobs, an altogether entertaining show from the Discovery Channel. In the episode we watched the host, Mike Rowe, serve as a mechanic in the military. There were a couple of things that caught my eye.
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2010-07-23
Feature Article
Bring Out Your Dead 
   Last week, the price of gold again broke below its new base at $1,200, and the U.S. stock market was again under strong pressure, due to a confluence of fears, most of which point to a deflationary double-dip.
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2010-07-15
Feature Article
Government Mules 
   What if, I wonder, the whole modern construct of what passes for making the right moves in an advanced society is plain wrong?
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2010-06-11
Feature Article
Why Won't You Die, Damn it! 
   Back when I had more time, I would occasionally play Oblivion, a video game. A game so addictive, it’s been known to contribute to flunking out of colleges and the failure of marriages.
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2010-05-28
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Preparing for What’s Next 
   Oh, what a tangled web we live in. On one side of the Atlantic, there is a fundamentally broke European Union. On the other, the world’s largest debtor nation, these United States.
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2010-05-28
Feature Article
An American Concept: Crushing Debt 
   Commenting on the European crisis " because this has gone well past being one that can be termed “Greek” " the New York Times cited a senior U.S. official on the significant role the U.S., including Obama himself, played in getting Europe’s leadershi
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2010-05-23
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Fact vs. Fiction on Today’s Economy 
   There is a lot of “noise” being tossed out by the politicos and their preferred pundits about how the U.S. economy is on the mend. Thus it is important to try and separate fact from fiction about where things really stand.
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2010-05-20
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The End of the Gold Bull Market 
   David Galland, Managing Director of Casey Research, interviews… David Galland.
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2010-05-07
Feature Article
Three Mile Island for U.S. Oil 
   Willie Shakespeare may have summed it up best when, borrowing the voice of King Richard III, he penned “A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!” History is replete with examples of how, but for the proverbial horse, kingdoms have been lost.
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2010-04-14
Feature Article
Gold in Perspective  
   As the price of gold rises and the inevitable quacking begins again about the “barbaric” metal being overvalued, I thought a quick check-in with the historical perspective might prove useful.
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2010-03-18
Feature Article
In the Shadow of the Castle 
   These days it takes very little to set me off on yet another rant against the American political class " a proxy for governments the world over.
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2010-02-10
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An Insider’s View of the Real Estate Train Wreck 
   The first time I spoke with real estate entrepreneur Andy Miller was in late 2007, when I asked him to serve on the faculty of a Casey Research Summit. As John Mauldin, a former faculty member himself, knows, we’re very selective with our speakers. A
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2010-01-13
Feature Article
What the Deflationists Are Missing 
   While I very much share Mr. Evans-Pritchard’s view that the global economy is far from out of the woods, our views diverge in that he sees devastating deflation speeding our way down the tunnel. Casey Research readers of any duration know that we see
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2009-12-03
Feature Article
Buy Gold, Be Smart, Diversify 
   After a relaxing Thanksgiving break, I anticipated to return to work in a lighter frame of mind. However, the following item from FOX News crushed that hope right away...
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2009-11-13
Feature Article
Slow Down… or Else 
   On a whim following our Denver Summit " and despite truly abysmal weather " Casey Research CEO Olivier Garret and I cabbed it down to a local public golf course for a quick nine holes. Afterwards we were returning to the hotel through a neighborhood
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2009-10-08
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Into the Fourth Turning  
   The Fourth Turning is an amazingly prescient book Neil Howe wrote with the late William Strauss in 1997. The work, which describes generational archetypes and the cyclical patterns created by these archetypes, has been an eye-opener to anyone able to
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2009-09-17
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Could China Push to the Moon? 
   Some analysts now contend that China can no longer afford to let the gold or silver price slump. The rationale behind that contention is that with the Chinese government now telling the general populace to buy precious metals, it would be highly prob
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2009-09-16
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09-16-2009 
Is the Treasury Out to Kill Money Market Funds? 
   Tim Geithner, the Goldman Sachs Secretary of the Treasury, has gone on record as saying that the government will withdraw its $3 trillion backstop guarantee from the money market fund industry, on schedule, this September 18.
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