The Silver Bear Cafe Bookstore
Listed here are some classic books on history, political freedom, market economics, honest money, and Constitutional government that are essential to gaining an understanding of what is really going on in America today. These books expose the myriad fallacies that are taught in our schools and spewed out by our politicians under the guise of truth. They will give you the ammunition you need to contest the dictatorial forces taking over our country.
Ron Paul, A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship . There is one and only one voice in Congress for a foreign policy of freedom, and it belongs to Ron Paul, who has stood alone for freedom for many years. Ron is the seemingly impossible: a voice for reason and truth in a den of thieves. A Foreign Policy of Freedom is his 372-page manifesto, a collection of inspired statements to the House of Representatives that show him to be the most consistent and morally responsible politician, perhaps, in the whole of American history. This book takes on a special significance with his 2008 run for the US presidency. Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness . "In this utterly brilliant book, Thaler and Sunstein teach us how to steer people toward better health, sounder investments, and cleaner environments without depriving them of their inalienable right to make a mess of things if they want to. The inventor of behavioral economics and one of the nation''s best legal minds have produced the manifesto for a revolution in practice and policy. Nudge won''t nudge you-it will knock you off your feet."-Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology, Harvard University, Author of Stumbling on Happiness (Daniel Gilbert ) Charles R Morris, The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash . Financial writer Morris explains the current sub-prime mortgage crisis that is affecting countless numbers of families in the United States and the economy as a whole. Morris details, in great length and description, where the market went wrong and the economic downfall that is soon to be ravaging the country and the global market. Nick Summers does his very best to make all of this sound as interesting as he can, but the material is overly depressing and incredibly monotonous. Summers spices things up a bit by offering a slight shift in tone and intention when reading quotes by the big business honchos responsible for the downfall, summoning a cutting sarcasm to portray them in a more comical and often realistic light. Robert Skidelsky, John Maynard Keynes: 1883-1946: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman. Anyone who has taken a course in macroeconomics knows who Keynes is. Economics is full of camps, conflicting doctrines, feuds, rivalries, etc. Keynes was unique in that, unlike other economists who are indoctrinated or are in love with a theory, he was never scared of giving up an idea that did not work. Liaquat Ahamed, Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World. Looking at the events of the 1920s and 1930s, one wonders: Could a modern confluence of catastrophes cause another global depression? No major power is likely to return to the gold standard, so that risk is off the table. But is there a comparable systemic problem today, something we refuse to see? Ahamed thinks we're plain lucky that recent financial crises - in Mexico in 1994, Asia and Russia in 1997-98, the United States beginning in 2007 - "have conveniently struck one by one, with decent intervals in between." After reading his bracing book, one can only hope that our economy is in the hands of decision makers who are more numerous, less powerful or much wiser than in the past. Richard Layard, Happiness: Lessons from a New Science .There is a paradox at the heart of our lives. We all want more money, but as societies become richer, they do not become happier. This is not speculation: It's the story told by countless pieces of scientific research. We now have sophisticated ways of measuring how happy people are, and all the evidence shows that on average people have grown no happier in the last fifty years, even as average incomes have more than doubled. The central question is this: If we really wanted to be happier, what would we do differently? First we'd have to see clearly what conditions generate happiness and then bend all our efforts toward producing them. That is what this book is about-the causes of happiness and the means we have to effect it. Alan Greenspan, The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World . Greenspan offers a revealing yet monotonous look at the inner workings of the Federal Reserve and his career. Beginning with his childhood in Manhattan, where he learned percentages by memorizing Yankee batting statistics, Greenspan relates his tremendous passion for economics and politics that propelled him to become chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve for nearly 20 years. While various tales about his often-troubled relationships with former presidents and their administrations will appeal to history buffs, the material is presented in a manner that makes the narration long-winded and dreary.
Thomas K McCraw, Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction . In 1939, the economist Joseph Schumpeter wrote that "the history of capitalism is studded with violent bursts and catastrophes" that, while ultimately bettering society, seem "like a series of explosions." He called this process "creative destruction," a phrase that, McCraw writes, aptly describes Schumpeter's own course. After a series of dramatic turns (including stints as Austrian finance secretary and investment adviser to an Egyptian princess, and a tragic, arguably bigamous marriage), Schumpeter landed in the dubious sanctuary of Harvard ("despicable playground of despicable little tyrants," he wrote), where he turned out several key texts in twentieth-century political economics
George Soros, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means . In the midst of the most serious financial upheaval since the Great Depression, legendary financier George Soros explores the origins of the crisis and its implications for the future. Soros, whose breadth of experience in financial markets is unrivaled, places the current crisis in the context of decades of study of how individuals and institutions handle the boom and bust cycles that now dominate global economic activity. “This is the worst financial crisis since the 1930s,” writes Soros in characterizing the scale of financial distress spreading across Wall Street and other financial centers around the world. Soros makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the great credit crisis and its implications for our nation and the world.
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged . Big, philosophical novel about the future collapse of America as political collectivism increases its suffocating grip over our economy. Rand's moral vision of egoism is flawed, but her grasp of economics is brimming with truth. So read the book for its wisdom and dismiss its folly. It's a riveting mystery story saturated with powerful insights on human nature and the evils of government growth. Profoundly demonstrates the necessity of a free-market, showing that tyranny steals over a country because weak-minded men and women sanction it. The perfect starter book to understand the issue of individual freedom vs. government centralization that lies in the background of all our problems today, whether they be economic, social, political or cultural. G. Edward Griffin, The Creature from Jekyll Island : A Second Look at the Federal Reserve. The year 1913 was a watershed year for the American Republic. The seeds of our financial destruction were planted with the formation of the Federal Reserve. Mr. Griffin takes us on a spellbinding trip through time to expose the shocking deceptions, peacock egos, and sinister power plays that lie behind the fascist cartel we call the Federal Reserve System. This is not the history we were taught in the brainwash factories we call public schools. This is a blistering indictment of the biggest con in history along with the humbugs, dupes and power-lusters that brought it about. No one can understand the true nature of today's economic crisis until he has read this disturbing, provocative book. George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin Modern Classics). The famous dystopian novel foretelling a totalitarian future ruled by all-powerful, centralized government. The nations of the world have been consolidated into three regional tyrannies: Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia, which are constantly at war with each other (Are these not archetypes toward which today's corporate statists are moving us?). Romance is outlawed and freedom has been redefined to mean slavery. Ignorance is strength. War is peace. Newspeak is the language spoken. The Ministry of Truth rewrites history and economic statistics to serve the State (Are not today's state schools and the BLS in Washington doing the same?). Life is insufferably bleak. The Party, with its "thought police," rules omnipotently and spies relentlessly on all its slave citizens to extract obedience from a people devoid of hope, love, and liberty. A frightening future, many aspects of which certainly await us if we continue on our present path.
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead. Written in1943, this novel was Rand's first major literary success and its royalties and movie rights brought her fame and financial security. The book's title is a reference to Rand's statement that "man's ego is the fountainhead of human progress," and is a more specific version of the book's theme, which is, in Rand's words, "individualism and collectivism in man's soul." It is a philosophical allegory illustrating her vision of the ideal man and his struggle with the forces of modern evil. On the surface, it is a story of one man, Howard Roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face of a successful rival, Peter Keating, and a newspaper columnist, Ellsworth Toohey. But the book addresses a number of universal themes: the strength of the individual, the tug between good and evil, the threat of fascism. The confrontation of those themes, along with the amazing stroke of Rand's writing, combine to give this book its enduring influence.
Gregory T. Weldon, Gold Trading Boot Camp: How to Master the Basics and Become a Successful Commodities Investor . "This book delivers on all of the essential elements of successful financial literature. Weldon provides a compelling context, walks through the metrics that affect the price action, and assimilates the decision-making process in kind. From soup to nuts, this is one of the most comprehensive tutorials I've read on the subject of commodities." -Todd Harrison, founder and CEO, Minyanville Publishing and Multimedia, LLC
"The gold price is rising in today's turbulent financial times. Preparation and knowledge are essential to profit from higher prices, and this book provides everything you need to take advantage of the trading opportunities thatlie ahead." -James Turk, founder, GoldMoney.com
A.J. Langguth,Union 1812: The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence . Fast-paced account of the War of 1812. Ostensibly a fight over the impressment of American sailors by the British, this little-understood three-year conflict was really about who controlled the middle of North America. Though not a traditional military history, this book has a few rip-roaring battle scenes, such as Andrew Jackson's famous routing of the British at New Orleans. Langguth presents the War of 1812 as a pivot, the end of the era of early America. The war's end unleashed the next stage of aggressive expansionism. Langguth's prose is vivid, and he brings to life a panoply of personalities, from Dolley Madison to Tecumseh. He hasn't broken new ground, but he has provided a panoramic view of a decisive event in American military and political history.
Bill Bonner and Addison Wiggin, The New Empire of Debt: The Rise and Fall of an Epic Financial Bubble (Agora Series) . Many Americans have resisted the notion that their country is an imperial power. The idea seems to contradict the values of the Republic and its Founding Fathers. But in Empire of Debt, prominent financial analysts Bill Bonner and Addison Wiggin argue passionately that not only is the United States an empire, but it is also one whose end is coming soon. Bonner and Wiggin are the brains behind www.dailyreckoning.com, an iconoclastic and irreverent market advisory service that has long raised concerns about American indebtedness and warned of a looming dollar crisis. In Empire of Debt, a sequel to their earlier doom-and-gloom book Financial Reckoning Day, they elaborate on their argument that the U.S. economy is about to implode.
James Turk & John Rubino, The Coming Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit from It: Make a Fortune by Investing in Gold and Other Hard Assets . Our financial survival and prosperity depend on properly structuring our investment portfolios. Can you afford to idly stand by and witness evaporation of the purchasing power of your dollar-denominated paper assets? It is still time to protect the remainder of your assets by converting much of it to the wealth of ages, gold. Gold is wealth in itself, independent of debt and empty promises. This is no idle speculation, this is a concrete actionable set of plans suitable for different individual situations. You could spend 20+ times more on a financial consultant and still not receive this vital advice. Do yourself a favor: buy, read and act upon this book. Then share the message with your loved ones. Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom . For six-thousand years prior to the American Revolution, men died of hunger in droves. Why don't we in today's world? What changed things so dramatically? Here is a fascinating journey through history that answers these questions and identifies the fundamental source of progress. Ms. Lane has produced an impassioned testament as to what "individual liberty" is, how it developed in civilization, and why it is so important to human life. The old world view (collectivism) versus the new world view (individualism) is the central clash on the philosophical stage of history that Lane writes so fervently about. Our Founders ushered in the new world view, and it led to an explosion of freedom and genuine prosperity. Marxian-Keynesian collectivism has brought back the old world view, which now suppresses and impoverishes us. Peter D. Schiff, John Downes, Crash Proof: How to Profit From the Coming Economic Collapse (Lynn Sonberg Books)
"For those accustomed to America's economic dominance, Crash Proof is a frighteningly forthright wake-up call. But Peter Schiff is one Cassandra whose voice deserves your rapt attention. Devoid of the usual Wall Street spin, this frank and prophetic read will make you reconsider the very foundations on which your financial house is built." -Jonathan Hoenig
Chalmers Johnson, Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic (American Empire Project) . This book continues the author's broad condemnation of American foreign policy by warning of imminent constitutional and economic collapse. In a chapter analyzing "comparative imperial pathologies," Johnson reminds readers of Hannah Arendt's point that successful imperialism requires that democratic systems give way to tyranny and asserts that the U.S. must choose between giving up its empire of military bases (as did Britain after World War II) or retaining the bases at the expense of its democracy (as did Rome). Johnson also predicts dire consequences should the U.S. continue to militarize low Earth orbits in pursuit of security. This account also reiterates Johnson's perennial concerns about overseas military bases, the CIA, and the artifice of a defense-fueled economy.
Ted Flynn, Hope of the Wicked . This book will open your eyes to the greatest deception in modern history. It explores the convergence on a global basis of multinational corporations, foundations and the political and sociological instruments of a one-world government to bring about a New World Order. The book is 550 pages with 82 photographs and 1,200 footnotes, with a strong historical basis to show that there is a global elite working to end the sovereignty of nations, to place all under the United Nations. In this well-documented book, readers will learn the following: Is there a conspiracy to rule the world? What is the plan to bring America into a one-world order? What is the Federal Reserve and who owns it? What are the Bilderbergers, Council on Foreign Relations and Trilateral Commission? What are the authority and mission of FEMA? The subversion of the Constitution by Executive Order. The New World Order is not coming - it is here with a vengeance! Carolyn L. Baker, U.S. History Uncensored: What Your High School Textbook Didn't Tell You . How did we arrive where we are now: American society dominated by corporations and their interests, an economy based on war and the weapons industry, trillions of dollars missing from federal government agencies, the annihilation of our civil liberties and the shredding of the U.S. Constitution, the dumbing-down of America and the reduction of our educational system to the lowest common denominator, Peak Oil - the best-kept secret in America, and the polarization of economic prosperity and quality of life? U.S. History Uncensored offers a non-traditional account of our history that answers these questions and superbly connects the dots between current events and their ultimate roots. As carefully- documented as it is opinionated, this book provides a perspective that assists the reader in navigating America's precarious present and its faltering future. Thomas J. DiLorenzo, How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, from the Pilgrims to the Present . For the past 50 years, our government run schools have very subtly taught that the American concept of free enterprise is an evil, unstable, exploitative, racist, warmongering system of economic organization in need of massive government control and wealth redistribution. DiLorenzo shows this to be a total myth. And he does it with facts, history, and reason. The socialist fallacies about poverty, monopolies, the Great Depression, our energy crisis are all analyzed with rigor and enlightenment. Capitalism is shown for what it is - a dynamic, prosperity-producing way of life that is man's only hope to conquer the perils of existence and bring wealth to all industrious men and women. It is not capitalism that brings us problems, but government intervention into capitalism. Laissez-faire was the implicit belief of Jefferson and the Founders, and this book restores that belief to its rightful pedestal. Thomas E. Woods Jr., The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History . Woods comes to the rescue of historical truth and reveals countless facts that have either been omitted by our leftist academics, or purposely rearranged to serve their agenda. In order to take over a nation and enslave its people, the way has to first be paved intellectually. The socialists have been hard at this goal for many decades. One of their sinister tools is the rewriting of history to make the heroic American saga appear to be a nefarious and morally indefensible venture. From the canard that the Founders were aristocrats out for their own exploitative good, to the sophistries spewed out by today's Constitutional legalists, to the lies handed down about the Civil War, Rockefeller, the two World Wars, FDR, communism, civil rights, and the Great Society, statist intellectuals have woven a grand fabrication. Professor Woods decimates this fabrication. It is a corrective that is lively, scathing, and irrepressible. The "politically correct" apparatchiks of the left will hate his exposition; while truth seekers will revel in it. Richard J. Maybury, The Thousand Year War in the Mideast: How It Affects You Today (An Uncle Eric Book). A compelling explanation of how the turmoil in the Mideast originated and how 20th century Western governments have exacerbated it in their pursuit of hegemony and oil. In the 1930's, Washington started poking its nose into a nest of rattlesnakes involved in a thousand year religious quarrel. In so doing, our government joined with European rulers who had been antagonizing the Muslim world with colonial hubris for centuries. Islamic hatred of the West is a complex and multi-faceted problem, but its major root lies in one of history's oldest crimes - superpower expansionism to achieve hegemony over other nations. Nobody likes to have foreign military troops and bureaucrats rearranging their borders, occupying their country, and defiling their culture. Unfortunately Europe and America have been embroiled in precisely such unjustifiable intervention throughout the Mideast for over 200 years. This has led the more fanatical Muslims to seek retribution, out of which has sprung the grotesquerie of terrorism. Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics. A wonderful introduction to the arcane world of economics. It gives the reader a clear, non-technical explanation of the glaring flaws in the welfare state view - the most important one being the statist refusal to look beyond the immediate "benefits" of government market intervention to its long term disastrous consequences. Hazlitt wrote with a relaxed, mellifluous style, yet throughout all his works, he ruthlessly tore the Keynesian paradigm apart, showing it up for the sham that it is. Mark Skousen, The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers. Start with Hazlitt to get a grasp on economics, and then go directly to Skousen. No one writes better on the subject today, or more vibrantly. He makes the dismal science come to life. This book is a modern classic giving the reader a history of the economic thought that has been handed down from Adam Smith to the modern day. Not content to analyze the dry principles of economics themselves, Skousen creates an exciting story with a central character - Adam Smith and his great "system of natural liberty" that he bequeathed to the world. Skousen tells us about all the intriguing personalities behind the principles that have been fought over since Smith and exposes where their ideas have led us for good and evil. Economics is so vitally important in understanding the "why" and "how" of wealth, poverty, freedom, tyranny, and human survival. Everyone needs to understand its truths. This book gives a virtuoso account of them to the reader. A.J. Langguth, Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution. An exciting history of how Americans won their independence. Delves brilliantly into the pivotal events, the intrigues, and the towering personalities of the men who launched our original revolt against tyrannical government. Shows how the "love of freedom" animated the heroes of this era, a love that we Americans today must recapture. All our Founding Fathers - George Washington, John and Samuel Adams, James Madison, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and many more - are given rich and vivid portrayals. America was born in one of the greatest ages of history in which giant intellects coalesced to forge the foundations of a free society. This book tells the tale of that era magnificently. Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. Dope, Inc.: The Book That Drove Henry Kissinger Crazy. This book focuses on the enormity of the dope trade, and the pernicious bankers who hide its corpulent wealth. It also introduces the reader to an extensive and well-documented history of drug use and narcotics trafficking, from the peak of prominence of the British Empire, to the early 1990's. Be forewarned, this magnum opus not only discusses the forces that seek to corrupt and control the lives of millions, but also those who obfuscate the truth. If you can, please introduce yourself to this volume of volatile material. Frederic Bastiat, The Law. Written over 150 years ago, this compact classic is still hugely relevant to today's great political issues. Bastiat was a gifted 19th century French economist who built upon the works of Adam Smith and the English free-traders. He wrote with a polemical style that exposed all socialist sophistries of his day for what they were - legalized plunder of the productive people by the political people to use for their own aggrandizement. The same sophistries plague us today. The State, unleashed from a limiting Constitution, becomes "a great fictitious entity whereby everybody tries to live at the expense of everybody else." More and more Americans now vote for a living rather than work for a living. This jewel of a book packs a powerful explanation of why this is happening. Thomas J. DiLorenzo, The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War. The modern Leviathan has its roots in Abraham Lincoln's administration and the horrific Civil War that he pushed America into. The history we are taught in school paints Lincoln as a full fledged advocate of freedom. This is not true. He strongly opposed the Jeffersonian ideology of free enterprise, gold money, and decentralized government - preferring instead the Hamilton-Clay vision of strong nationalized government, economic regulations, paper money, and privileges for the business interests. DiLorenzo shows us the dark, tyrannical Lincoln whose policies set the tone for modern day authoritarians. His entire career was spent destroying the Founders' vision of limited government. Yet modern intellectuals have canonized the man with sainthood. Such is the Orwellian mindset that dominates our schools and media today. The "Great Emancipator" was nothing of the kind; he trampled all over the Constitution and set America on its course to the insufferable Gargantua that we are plagued with today. John T. Flynn, The Roosevelt Myth. FDR is hailed by big government worshipers as the greatest president in our history. Flynn strips away the hype and partisan puffery, however, to show us the Roosevelt who destroyed our constitutional rights, stole our gold, initiated massive state authoritarianism, reprehensibly sold out the Polish people at Yalta, attempted to pack the Supreme Court, and introduced the prodigal madness of Keynesianism and fiat money to America. The Roosevelt that emerges from these pages is a ruthless opportunist as amoral as Richard Nixon, and a gullible tool as economically dense as Jimmy Carter. The communists infiltrated his administration like roaches stealing into three-day old garbage in the dead of night. His attempt to counter the depression of the thirties was, in Flynn's words, "the dance of the crackpots." His administration was a series of political "medicine shows" in which the most embarrassing economic quackery was offered to Americans as astute policy. This "grand heroic leader" of the left was anything but. He brought to America Mussolini's economic fascism, and he destroyed the Republic of States with which the Founders had so nobly endowed us. Ferdinand Lips, Gold Wars: The Battle Against Sound Money As Seen From A Swiss Perspective. Gold has been true wealth for 5,000 years in all cultures and societies. Politicians hate gold because it cannot be inflated to fight wars and to buy votes. Ferdinand Lips was a prominent banker in Switzerland who understood the true essence of gold and why it is always denigrated by those bent on despotism. He explains its mystery and why its use as a standard is a must for stability, honor, liberty and justice - all the values that build and sustain civilization itself. Gold is not just money. It is the watchguard of freedom and sanity. When it is circulating, tyrants are contained and peace prevails. When it is suppressed or manipulated, tyrants are unleashed and peace fades. Lips gives us a vivid portrayal of the wars that governments, central banks, and their henchmen have been fighting this past century to eradicate REAL money from the economies of the world. Gene Smiley, Rethinking the Great Depression (American Ways Series). Due to the vice-grip that Keynesian theory has had on Western minds since 1936, the public still perceives economic depressions as "capitalist spawned evils" in need of powerful intervention on the part of the Federal Government to combat them. Smiley makes clear that this is a disastrous error. The real culprit in the Great Depression was not the system of capitalism, but government attempts to circumvent the natural economic laws of life. The Fed's wild expansion of the money supply in the 20's which brought on the inevitable monetary contraction, Hoover's obtuse employment of wage and price controls, Congress' Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, Roosevelt's moonshine economic programs all added up to stultify an economy that desperately needed to be free to purge the massive debt and malinvestment built up by Fed inflation policies. It was not to be, however. Big government spread over America like mange on a dog's skin. And it now threatens us with another economic depression.
David Morgan, Get the Skinny on Silver Investing. A well written book in simplied terms that can inform the new investor or professional manager/trader. There is some great insight as to why the great underevaluation of silver relative to gold & copper exists. It gives great advice on how one can profit from silver via physicals, futures and stocks. The photography myth is explained as well. For its low cost it a mandatory read for someone considering investment in silver, silver futures/options and/or silver stocks.
Michael J. Panzner, Financial Armageddon: Protect Your Future from Economic Collapse, Revised and Updated Edition. When the stock market bubble burst in 2000, the collapse that followed wiped out over two-thirds of the value of the Nasdaq Index and decimated the hopes and dreams of millions of Americans. Now, imagine not one, but four such disasters looming on the horizon, all poised to erupt in a massive economic firestorm that will wreak widespread havoc in the months and years to come. The author identifies the most pressing financial risks we face today: First, a burgeoning tower of public and private debt wobbling precariously on a foundation of excess and fraud; second, a multi-trillion-dollar house of cards to which all Americans are exposed but few understand; third, a vast array of largely hidden government promises that will ultimately go unkept; and fourth, a retirement mirage that will leave millions enslaved to the workplace until the day they die.
Ron Paul , The Case for Gold . This book discusses the feasibility of bringing back the gold standard. Moreover, Paul makes the case for the gold standard and the case for abolishing the Federal Reserve, which has to its credit: a Great Depression, bloated government growth, skyrocketing public and private debt, stagnating economic growth, and an inflationary boom in the 1970's.
Amidst, rampant inflation of the 1970's, a skyrocketing deficit... Things didn't look so good and a number of business and political leaders seriously enterained and supported the idea of reverting back to the gold standard. Sooner or later the financial institutions and fiat money cartel will abuse its power of the press and inflate us into another depression. Perhaps then instead of migrating to a world bank and currency structure, we will kill the fiat money machine once and for all.