Posts Tagged ‘fiat currency’


AMA 27 – Thomas Sowell: The Housing Boom and Bust

Jason Hartman talks with Thomas Sowell from the Hoover Institution about the cycles of boom and bust in the US housing market. Narrator: Welcome to the American Monetary Association’s podcast. Where we explore how monetary policy impacts the real lives of real people, and the action steps necessary to preserve wealth and enhance one’s lifestyle. […]

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AMA 26 – Howard J. Ruff: Prosper During The Coming Bad Years

How will you stay on top of your finances with the coming economic uncertainty? Your best bet is to continue listening to The American Monetary Association Show as your host, Jason Hartman, discusses cutting edge financial topics with experts in the field. For example, this episode’s very special controversial guest is Mr. Howard J. Ruff, […]

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AMA 25 – James West: America’s Crime of the Century

Throughout the world, businesses are failing, families are losing their homes, their livelihoods and their futures. Is the financial system and its so-called leaders to blame? James West and his film, Crime of the Century, seek to illuminate the players, methods, history and present configuration of financial disaster that prevents the average citizen from investing […]

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AMA 24 – Elliott Wave Theory: Predicting The Future

Jason interviews Robert R. Prechter, Jr., CMT, President of Elliott Wave International (EWI), the world’s largest market forecasting firm. EWI’s 20-plus analysts provide around-the-clock forecasts of every major market in the world via the internet and proprietary web systems like Reuters and Bloomberg. Mr. Prechter began his professional career in 1975 as a Technical Market […]

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Gold and Silver Stay Strong as Fiat Currency Puffery Continues

As the calendar turns from 2010 to 2011, gold and silver show no sign of relenting in their charge up the price charts, and who could blame them? With the United States stalwart determination to continue printing fiat currency, investors, and even average citizens, have felt the urge to stock up on something that has […]

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AMA 23 – Harry Dent’s Outlook on Demographics, Debt, and Inflation

Narrator: Welcome to the American Monetary Associations Podcast where we explore how monetary policy impacts the real lives of real people and the action steps necessary to preserve wealth and enhance one’s lifestyle. Jason Hartman: Welcome to the podcast for the American Monetary Associations Podcast. This is your host, Jason Hartman, and this is a […]

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How the US Dollar Came to be a Fiat Currency

Fiat – “An arbitrary order or decree.” Sometimes an organization (AMA is one) that spends its time throwing around lofty phrases like fiat currency should step down off the soapbox for a moment to define exactly what we’re talking about. In modern terms, a fiat currency is one that has no real value to back […]

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AMA 22 – Marc Chandler: Making Sense of the Dollar

Has the dollar really lost its supreme place in the world? Listen in as host, Jason Hartman, discusses this subject with long time foreign exchange expert, Marc Chandler. In this episode, Chandler explains why so many are wrongly defining current conditions of both the dollar and the U.S. economy. Chandler joins us from Brown Brothers […]

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AMA 21 – The Creature from Jekyll Island with G. Edward Griffin

American Monetary Association is pleased to interview the gracious and scholarly G. Edward Griffin author of the masterwork The Creature from Jekyll Island an American film producer, author, and political lecturer. Starting as a child actor, Griffin became a radio station manager before age 20. After writing for the 1968 Wallace campaign, he began a […]

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Why the Dollar is Called a Fiat Currency

fiat currencyThe concept of a central bank has not always existed in the world and didn’t appear on the scene in America until 1913, allegedly created by an act of Congress but surreptitiously organized by a wealthy group of bankers at a clandestine meeting off the coast of Georgia, gathered at a place known as Jekyll Island. The events which transpired around that particular time period in the United States should be of interest to all citizens, since it has much to do with the economic disaster we’re currently mired in the midst of – but that’s a topic for another today.

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