Stores Must Take Cash by Law


QUESTION: Dear Mr Armstrong,

Here is a softball question for the holiday weekend.

If US currency is legal tender, aren’t retail stores obligated to accept it?

This would seem to restrict the ability of retail stores to 1) demand electronic payment and 2) reject payment using $100 bills.

Happy 4th to you.

MB

ANSWER: You are correct. Stores MUST accept cash – that is what LEGAL TENDER means! Congress would have to pass an Act and the President MUST sign it to eliminate paper money.

Trading is the Only School to Learn Real Economics


QUESTION: I noticed that all the economists who are not academics are the people who actually discovered something. The academics always advocate for manipulating society like Keynes and Marx. Why is that?

PD

ANSWER: If you look at the first analyst to establish supply and demand, it was John Law. Even Adam Smith used his examples in “Wealth of Nations.” Adam Smith actually investigated his work to come up with his invisible hand. There was David Ricardo, who also made a fortune as a trader. Those are the three greats and NONE of them has a formal economics degree, which was first taught as a separate course in 1902 at Cambridge.

Those of us who come from the real world of trading, do not have the luxury to come up with Utopian theories that sound nice. Unless you have traded, you will never understand that the market is always right. If you do not listen to the market, you will lose everything.

European Civil Unrest Erupting in Germany & the Netherlands


Riots are erupting all over Europe. In Stuttgart, a total of 400 to 500 people participated in the riots since Sunday night with 19 police officers injured. The same is unfolding in the Hague in the Netherlands. These politicians know nothing about human nature. Our studies of time and riots warned that a simple correlation provided a forecast that the civil unrest would turn violent after 4 to 6 weeks. We have even provided a listing of US civil unrest incidents.

These politicians are clueless as to what they are trying to do, using this virus as the excuse to civilly imprison people until they destroy all CO2 producing companies. They are fully conspiring with the climate change people by using the virus as the excuse to destroy the world economy.

Will the Dollar Crash?


QUESTION: Good morning from Greece Martin!! It will be very interesting to have your comment on Steven’s Roach interview at CNBC about an upcoming dollar collapse due to the ballooning US deficit.

My respect for your job,
JA

ANSWER: This is the typical myopic nonsense. All they ever do is look at the quantity of money and focus exclusively on the United States. There is a dollar shortage because around the world people fear their own governments. About 70% of all paper dollars are outside the USA. With the prospect of Europe canceling their currency and their inability to sell debt, they will push to convert all debt to perpetual bonds without notice; the dollar will be the LAST to crack. Make no mistake about it — the dollar will crack for that is the Monetary Crisis Cycle. But this comes in stages.

These economists look at domestic numbers and always rely on the Quantity Theory of Money, and they have been dead wrong ever since 2009. The dollar would crash if Trump lost the election, for then the Democrats would join the socialists of Europe. Pelosi already tried to slip in the “digital dollar” in preparation of also canceling the currency to enforce raising taxes.