Welcome to The Rum Rebellion! You’re probably wondering what the name is all about. Well, there is a very good reason for it. I’ll explain it all in a moment. First, I want to tell you what you can expect from your daily shot of rum, so to speak… The Rum Rebellion is a uniquely Australian voice commenting on the nexus between money, stocks, politics and economics. We have a libertarian view of the world and believe in free speech, individual freedom and personal responsibility. While we also believe in the virtues of free trade and sound money, we recognise that most of the world’s players don’t share this view. We therefore seek to tell you about how the world IS, not how we wish it to be.

It’s Deflation NOT Inflation That’s Coming

Printing money by itself does not create hyperinflation. Psychology and private sector debt loads exert significant influence over the pricing mechanisms within an economy. The longer the economic disruption continues, the greater the deflationary forces.

Another Moon Pie Is on Its Way

This week, we did some simple math. We saw that the feds are ‘transferring’ huge amounts of money — $12 trillion! — this year. That’s more than is earned by all of US workers put together.

From the Sacred to the Profane

According to the press, ‘15 to 20’ Republicans are digging in their heels…and lighting candles to the old gods. In the recesses of their minds are dim recollections of ‘fiscal responsibility’…and perhaps even some old…

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