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.

How America Gets Poorer and Weaker

The stock market famously ‘looks ahead’; is it looking ahead to a weaker, poorer America? After January 2000, stocks (our most important capital assets) began to fall. Measured by gold, the Dow is worth less…

How America Lost to a Nutjob Economy

The US, the world’s biggest spendthrift, spends money it doesn’t earn. And China, the world’s biggest chump, builds huge factories, highways, cities, ports — all to sell real products to a customer who pays with…

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