Jim Brown

Jim Brown writes for Substack as HardmoneyJim. He holds a B.S. degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 35 years as a securities analyst and portfolio manager. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Ayn Rand Institute and Monetary Metals & Co. Twitter: @hardmoneyjim.

The Astonishing Political Rise of Javier Milei in Argentina

The astonishing rise to power of Javier Milei, a staunch advocate of free markets and sound money, who on December 6 was overwhelmingly elected as Argentina’s new President by a popular margin of 55.5%.

Fake Banks and Real Banks

Fake Banks and Real Banks

We observe a run on deposits in a commercial bank, then observe that the same thing can happen to other financial institutions, then mistakenly assume these institutions are essentially the same.

Monetary Cancel Culture

Monetary Cancel Culture

Whether the bank sanctions hurt Putin or not, they will have far-reaching effects on many innocent people, and not only in Russia. To understand these effects, consider what happens when a bank account is “frozen.”

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