Category Archives: Out of The Past ~ The Archival Edition

As time allows, we continue to review many previously posted columns and articles from the first generation of several of the family of Kettle Moraine Publications, drawing from in excess of 90,000 published articles – yet many could have been written today. Others were a forewarning of (as H.G. Wells once wrote) “Things to Come.” So today we return to the days of yesteryear, or is it, Back to the Future? C’mon Marty – tell me which it is – or will we even have a future?

Thomas Paine on Paper Money

I remember a German farmer expressing as much in a few words as the whole subject requires; “money is money, and paper is paper.” All the invention of man cannot make them otherwise. The alchemist may cease his labors, and … Continue reading

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Mask of Dimitrios

“For money, some men will allow the innocent to hang. They will turn traitor… they will lie, cheat, steal and they will kill. They appear brilliant, charming and generous! But they are deadly! Such are men as Dimitrios.” Americans, living … Continue reading

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Cost of Living in George Washington’s Time

~ The Forefathers’ Finances ~ Many of us might be understandably guilty of viewing life in 18th-century America through a lens that only consists of tricornered hats, lots of tea and Mel Gibson single-handedly altering the course of the American … Continue reading

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We’ve Become A Nation Of Takers, Not Makers

More Americans work for the government than in manufacturing, farming, fishing, forestry, mining and utilities combined. If you want to understand better why so many states–from New York to Wisconsin to California–are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, consider this … Continue reading

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Inside the Illusory Empire of the Banking Commodity Con Game

“What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’’ve felt it your entire life. There’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in you mind, driving you mad”.  … Continue reading

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The Power of Gold in Times of Crisis… Introduction

“If you needed cooking oil, you had to exchange gold, if you needed soap, you have to trade it for gold, if you needed grain, you had to have gold. It was 0.1 grams of gold for a loaf of … Continue reading

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If ‘They’ Build it – Will You Come?

Originally published on July 27, 2012

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