Author archives: Simone Wapler

  • You Can’t Create Wealth – It Falls From Heaven

    04.10.2017 • FranceComments Off on You Can’t Create Wealth – It Falls From Heaven

    We live in a system that has nothing to do with capitalism. Capitalism reinvests honestly-earned profits in competitive markets to make productivity gains, that is, more and better with less effort. And the more productive you choose to be, the better off you

  • Are You a Victim to Organized Crime?

    03.10.2017 • FranceComments Off on Are You a Victim to Organized Crime?

    Those who speak out saying that the rich need to pay more taxes are exactly like bystanders watching a robbery take place and doing nothing... Or even worse, bystanders encouraging the robber to steal more! They are no longer bystanders - they are

  • Catalan Independence Could Cause the Euro to Nose-Dive

    03.10.2017 • FranceComments Off on Catalan Independence Could Cause the Euro to Nose-Dive

    The Catalans voted when they did not have the right according to the Spanish state. They have "badly voted" and would like to declare themselves independent this week, but Spain cannot afford that.

  • The State Is Destroying the Present and the Future

    02.10.2017 • FranceComments Off on The State Is Destroying the Present and the Future

    Financing public spending by a deficit is more detrimental than financing through taxes. If the State is financed by tax, it wastes money already earned by its taxpayers. If the State is financed by debt, it wastes the money that its taxpayers will have to

  • Don’t Let Your Financial Advisers Buy These…

    28.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on Don’t Let Your Financial Advisers Buy These…

    To buy 100-year bonds, you have to be both incompetent and irresponsible. Incompetent not to foresee the turnaround of rates and irresponsible because these buyers aren't risking their own money. No sound-minded biped would put his retirement savings into a

  • You Are Destined to Suffocate Under Debt

    27.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on You Are Destined to Suffocate Under Debt

    When the biggest buyer becomes the biggest seller, a market turnaround is to be expected. Except that the Fed will not let such a turnaround occur and will turn on board immediately. More debt and more fake money will spill over in the United States, Europe,

  • France to Invest €1,000 per Inhabitant

    27.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on France to Invest €1,000 per Inhabitant

    Once again, the French government proudly announced a plan to invest € 57 billion over five years... just like the plans they've been announcing since 1974. Despite debt piling up, French wages and employment haven't budged.

  • The Fed Just Admitted to Lying About Inflation

    27.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on The Fed Just Admitted to Lying About Inflation

    The Fed admits that it does not understand anything, that its statistics are cumbersome and that it does not know what causes inflation, but the market does not care!

  • Putin’s Last Order Could Mean the End of the Dollar.

    22.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on Putin’s Last Order Could Mean the End of the Dollar.

    As China, Russia, and other major economic players push to substitute the dollar for their own currency as their trade currency, be prepared for gold to take the place of middleman.

  • Good News for Gold Investors

    20.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on Good News for Gold Investors

    Today, the Fed has to communicate and give indications to the Market as to its future orientations. The Fed could withdraw some of the counterfeit currency it has injected since the financial crisis. It will be very edifying to watch the reaction of gold.

  • Cryptos Put Control Back in Your Hands

    20.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on Cryptos Put Control Back in Your Hands

    The great merit of bitcoin and the other cryptos is they have kicked the anthill of control, teeming with parasitocrats. People are starting to think again. Being both decentralized an non-inflationary, these currencies pose a threat to the system's very

  • This Caribbean Island Is Making Economists Scratch Their Heads

    15.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on This Caribbean Island Is Making Economists Scratch Their Heads

    Hurricane Irma has provided us with an incredible comparison between types of governments. Today, we look at the tiny island of Saint-Martin, part of which is under Dutch administration and the other under French administration, to see which type worked

  • This Scandal Could Topple Facebook Forever

    14.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on This Scandal Could Topple Facebook Forever

    It's hard to track how many people see an ad in a magazine or your poster at a conference. On the other hand, a geek can guarantee you click rates, traffic, etc. Well, that's what we all thought up until this week...

  • Two Competitors Are Vying For the Global Currency Throne

    13.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on Two Competitors Are Vying For the Global Currency Throne

    Nowadays, central bank-controlled fiat currencies have two main competitors: gold and cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin. These are two assets that can not be infinitely multiplied. How are central banks reacting?

  • The Chink in Greece’s Armor Not What You’d Expect.

    12.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on The Chink in Greece’s Armor Not What You’d Expect.

    After Greece raised another $3 billion in emergency funds, the parisitocracy rejoiced. They ignored the fact that the government is still completely broken... as proven by the Eldorado exodus.

  • These 3 Countries Are Government-Free – Look at the Results!

    11.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on These 3 Countries Are Government-Free – Look at the Results!

    Netherlands (180 days). Spain (315 days). Belgium (541 days). In each country, the economic indicators like GDP and employment have all turned green. Why can't politicians see that "laissez-faire" works?

  • Time to Invest in This “Barbaric Relic”

    08.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on Time to Invest in This “Barbaric Relic”

    Keynes and others have called gold a 'barbaric relic'. To me, gold is a live testament to people's confidence (or lack thereof) in the market, currency, and government.

  • The Draghi Guarantee: the Glue Holding Europe Together

    07.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on The Draghi Guarantee: the Glue Holding Europe Together

    I don't envy Mario Draghi. He has the monumental responsibility of guiding billions of independent free-thinkers to invest a certain way, buy the right things, pay the right taxes... all while fighting against the natural cycle of the economy.

  • Everyone Loses with the French Government’s New Plan

    06.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on Everyone Loses with the French Government’s New Plan

    In its omniscience, the French government has doubled down on a failing plan to adopt windmills across the countryside. At best, this €30 billion project will only generate 0.7% of the country's energy.

  • The Congolese Crisis Coming to Your Doorstep

    01.09.2017 • FranceComments Off on The Congolese Crisis Coming to Your Doorstep

    My son, who works in Congo, called. "Hopeless", he said. Bank runs. Frozen accounts. Bankruptcy. Confiscation. Nationalization. Maybe even civil war. This is what happens societies are built on fake growth without real wealth creation.

  • Central Bankers: Kudzu of the Economic World

    30.08.2017 • FranceComments Off on Central Bankers: Kudzu of the Economic World

    Japanese knot-weed a.k.a kudzu is an invasive cancer of a plant that was originally introduced as an ornamental curiosity, but is now an unstoppable force overwhelming forests at breakneck speed.

  • $10.4 Billion Bank Run in Moscow

    29.08.2017 • FranceComments Off on $10.4 Billion Bank Run in Moscow

    Otkritie Bank, Russia's largest private lender, saw over 20% of its assets withdrawn over the past two months. While depositors flee, the Kremlin must be considering a bailout (which the FT estimates will cost over 1% of Russian GDP).

  • New Crisis Simmers as Central Banks Head to the Resorts

    28.08.2017 • FranceComments Off on New Crisis Simmers as Central Banks Head to the Resorts

    When central bankers are popping champagne and slapping each other on the back, you know it's time to leave the party.

  • Debt Withdrawal Will Cause Side-Effects in Your Euro Portfolio

    25.08.2017 • FranceComments Off on Debt Withdrawal Will Cause Side-Effects in Your Euro Portfolio

    Central bankers are expected to announce the end of the €60 billion per month bond redemption program, a move likely to produce violent side effects...