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.

River of No Return

You’ll recall from yesterday’s Diary that there are only two important things a president has to do: He has to protect the American people…and their property. Like two banks of a river, they can never be entirely separated.

Why Cash Will Crash

Since returning to work in 2021, Vern and I have been sparring over the usefulness of cash in an investor’s portfolio. He thinks it’s undervalued, I think it’s getting devalued and therefore shouldn’t be a…

The Risk of Change is Nothing New

Financially speaking, it’s been a crazy year. We’ve seen massive government stimulus…a stock market crash and rising unemployment. And at the same time, pretty much almost everywhere you look things are looking up…

Depressing Stimulus

Since the US stepped up its stimulus efforts in 2008, the rate of wealth creation has been cut in half. So, Mr Biden…more stimulus? Sure, why not.

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