Posts Tagged ‘The American Monetary Association Show’


Banks Settle Up In Insurance Rate Fixing Suits

In the seemingly never ending saga of legal actions against the nation’s big banks – and sometimes their foreign counterparts as well – the action usually plays out on a government stage of the highest level, with lawsuits brought by state officials or the Justice Department itself. But a recent lawsuit discreetly settled by Bank […]

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What Wilderness Adventure Can Teach Investors

Throughout human history, wanderers and adventurers have been returning home with stories of challenging the natural world – and winning. And what they learned about overcoming fear and persevering became an inspiration for other kinds of endeavors too. Now, a modern day adventurer hopes that lessons learned from polar treks and mountain climbs can help […]

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Can New TechnologyThwart Snooping?

As information continues to hit the news about the scope of the National Security Agency’s domestic data collection efforts, new industries are springing up to fill a niche that’s suddenly booming: technology that blocks snooping and protects users from threats abroad – or, as many see it, their own government. It’s a fertile field for […]

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Can Floating Cities Change the World?

The future may be all at sea, if the folks at the Floating City Project make their vision a reality. And that reality is coming ever closer as crowdfunding for the design of the world’s first seasteading community gathers steam. It’s a concept that challenges many long-cherished beliefs about land, community and government that may […]

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Can Cybercurrency Change the World?

Digital currency keeps on making news – and making financial experts worry. In what appears to be the perfect marketing move, the Bitcoin – an electronic currency – was recently used to buy the Tesla, an electric car. And while many hail the move as another step toward the Bitcoin’s eventual dominance of world money […]

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Bitcoins + Seasteading = A Brave New World

It’s easy to complain about the government. More rare, however, is the ability to conceive a plan of how to implement an alternative and then actually do it. That’s where the Seasteading Institute comes into play. This non-profit organization exists for the purpose of developing plans for the construction of floating cities with independent governments […]

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All Hail The World’s Weakest Currencies

A few years back we posted an article titled “The 5 Worst Currencies in the World.” Somewhat to our surprise, the topic generated an incredible amount of traffic, which – belatedly – led to this post. Anyone can sit down to a computer and cast aspersions at the currency of the latest war-torn, totalitarian hellhole […]

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Digital Currency Trades Strong in a Changed World

When James Howells tossed out an old hard drive recently, he didn’t realize he’d tossed out a fortune. But the hard drive contained 7500 Bitcoins the Welsh-born IT professional had “mined” several years before – now worth a whopping $7.5 million, as the digital currency is trading for $1,000 a coin. That’s a strong showing […]

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Smells Like Bad Credit

Talking about credit scores can be icky. Sort of like taking a long slug from the milk container only to realize it’s a few weeks out of date. The problem with a path of avoidance is that bad credit doesn’t go away. Okay, to be honest some of it goes away after seven years but […]

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Low Rates and High Standards: Stalemate for Housing?

In the wake of the Federal Reserve’s new announcement that they’ll be keeping their massive securities buyup on track for now, things look rosier for global trading – and for consumer markets at home. But even as the Fed’s decision is being welcomed for its intended effects of boosting home sales, some fear that new […]

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