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As the Government and the Bureaucracy expand excessively, they become the Enemy of the People

Dr. Marc Faber
Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, Monthly Market Commentary, November 1, 2023

''What we have is government of the people, by the bureaucrats, for the bureaucrats!'

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Milton Friedman
Cato Institute, speech at the opening of its new building, May 1993

''It’s a funny thing.''

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Milton Friedman
Cato Institute, speech at the opening of its new building, May 1993

''Elsewhere is where they always are.”

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Sir Roger Scruton
National Conservatism, Europe at a Crossroads: The Virtue of Nationalism conference, London, May 13, 2019.

The new age of conformity and uniformity

Anyone remember Apple's commercial of the late 1990s, ”Here's to the crazy ones”?

InvestmentOffice, June 2023

”Did Lockdowns Work? The Verdict on Covid Restrictions

”Our conclusion is clear: the world was sold a bill of goods about lockdowns. Covid lockdowns represent the biggest policy mistake in modern times.”

Steve H. Hanke
June 2023

“The Crowd: a Study of the Popular Mind”

An influential book from 1895 on the social psychology of crowds, originally written in French (“Psychologie des Foules”).

Gustave Le Bon (1841 – 1931)
InvestmentOffice.com, May 2023

Reminiscences of the ''Keep Calm and Carry On'' slogan

Markets and a British WW2 poster from the Ministry of Information.

InvestmentOffice, March 2023

Liminal Spaces in Financial Markets

Liminal spaces are understood as physical locations that are transitional in nature, somewhere between origin and destination. Their aesthetics is associated with feelings of eeriness, apprehension, and nostalgia. Now, what would be its equivalent in financial markets?

Investment Office, January 2023

Les devins, ou, commentaire des principales sortes de devinations :

"distingué en quinze livres, esquels les ruses et impostures de Satan sont descouvertes, solidement refutées, et separées d'avec les sainctes propheties et d'avec les predictions naturelles."

Caspar Peucer
Heudrik Connix, Anvers, 1584
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