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Claudio Grass

Claudio Grass is a passionate advocate of free-market thinking and libertarian philosophy. Following the teachings of the Austrian School of Economics he is convinced that sound money and human freedom are inextricably linked to each other. He is one of the founders of GoldAndLiberty.com.

Articles by Claudio Grass

“Keynes is the winner of the day, not Milton Friedman”

17 days ago

Interview with Václav Klaus
To many of us, no matter how well versed in history, in political affairs or in socioeconomic issues, the present conditions in the West, and especially in Europe, can sometimes seem like the plot of a bad movie. It is often said that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme, and what we’re seeing today is a great example of that. Nevertheless, one would have expected that at least some of those in charge of the “big decisions” would have learned something from the mistakes of the past – if not the mistakes of their predecessors, at least their own.
The current political trajectory, which is a mere acceleration of the trend of the past decades toward further centralization and concentration of power in the hands of the

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“Keynes is the winner of the day, not Milton Friedman”

17 days ago

Interview with Václav Klaus

To many of us, no matter how well versed in history, in political affairs or in socioeconomic issues, the present conditions in the West, and especially in Europe, can sometimes seem like the plot of a bad movie. It is often said that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme, and what we’re seeing today is a great example of that. Nevertheless, one would have expected that at least some of those in charge of the “big decisions” would have learned something from the mistakes of the past – if not the mistakes of their predecessors, at least their own.

The current political trajectory, which is a mere acceleration of the trend of the past decades toward further centralization and concentration of power in the hands of the “anointed” few, has now

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Claudio Grass – The Movement Is Spreading World Wide, The Great Awakening, The [DS] Has Failed

25 days ago

Claudio begins his discussion with the pandemic, the people are waking up and they are now seeing that the criminals lied to them. The war is a show and as the economy implodes on itself the people understand that its not Putin fault, it is the criminal politicians that are causing the problem. Claudio says that more and more people are waking up. The movement is spreading world wide. All source links to the report can be found on the x22report.com site.

If you want to watch/listen to the podcast, please click on the below link.

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Claudio Grass – The Movement Is Spreading World Wide, The Great Awakening, The [DS] Has Failed

25 days ago

Claudio begins his discussion with the pandemic, the people are waking up and they are now seeing that the criminals lied to them. The war is a show and as the economy implodes on itself the people understand that its not Putin fault, it is the criminal politicians that are causing the problem. Claudio says that more and more people are waking up. The movement is spreading world wide. All source links to the report can be found on the x22report.com site.
If you want to watch/listen to the podcast, please click on the below link.
https://rumble.com/embed/v1lh6y0/?pub=wpmtz
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Therefore please feel free to share and you can subscribe for my articles by clicking here

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The importance of being modest

25 days ago

It can be argued that the world has reach the sorry state it’s in today largely because academics, politicians and “distinguished experts” or “recognized authorities” did not have the humility to admit their own mistakes, or to at least recognize the limits of their knowledge. Of course, this is far from a new affliction in our societies and political systems. Hubris was one among the most terrible sins that the ancient Greeks warned against and there have been too many narcissists in positions of power to count, since the emergence of the first organized society. People who believe they know best, not just for themselves, but everyone else too, are naturally attracted to roles that would allow them to impose their will, their morality and their values on their neighbor. 

However,

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The importance of being modest

25 days ago

It can be argued that the world has reach the sorry state it’s in today largely because academics, politicians and “distinguished experts” or “recognized authorities” did not have the humility to admit their own mistakes, or to at least recognize the limits of their knowledge. Of course, this is far from a new affliction in our societies and political systems. Hubris was one among the most terrible sins that the ancient Greeks warned against and there have been too many narcissists in positions of power to count, since the emergence of the first organized society. People who believe they know best, not just for themselves, but everyone else too, are naturally attracted to roles that would allow them to impose their will, their morality and their values on

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Interview with Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski

October 15, 2022

In today’s world, dominated as it is by the ephemeral, the superficial, and the inconsequential, it can be hard for a rational, dispassionate observer to make sense of what is going on—politically, socially, economically, and philosophically.
It is that last aspect that gets the least “oxygen” in mainstream media, in public education, and in pretty much all debates and disagreements we grapple with as a society. Perhaps the very discipline of Philosophy, academically speaking, has grown too “foreign” and intimidating for most citizens, or maybe the idea of tackling problems that are greater than or exclusive to ourselves or the “here and now” has tumbled to the very bottom of our list of priorities. Both explanations seem plausible, given the current state of

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“The British people are politically homeless – Part II”

October 14, 2022

Interview with Godfrey Bloom: Part II of II (click on this link for Part I)

Claudio Grass (CG): With everything that’s been going on, it could be argued that very few of Liz Truss’s predecessors had worse luck in their first month in office. The Queen’s death dominated international mainstream media for weeks and it reignited a lot of old debates about Britain’s past and about the monarchy itself. What is your own view on the monarchy? Is it just a useless relic and a burden on the taxpayer? 

Godfrey Bloom (GB): The death of Her Majesty was neither unexpected nor, obviously, unprecedented. The funeral and period of mourning showed the deep-rooted strength of the monarchy and it certainly didn’t trigger any republican feeling in Britain. Remember we had a civil war in the 1600s,

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“The British people are politically homeless – Part II”

October 14, 2022

Interview with Godfrey Bloom: Part II of II (click on this link for Part I)

Claudio Grass (CG): With everything that’s been going on, it could be argued that very few of Liz Truss’s predecessors had worse luck in their first month in office. The Queen’s death dominated international mainstream media for weeks and it reignited a lot of old debates about Britain’s past and about the monarchy itself. What is your own view on the monarchy? Is it just a useless relic and a burden on the taxpayer? 

Godfrey Bloom (GB): The death of Her Majesty was neither unexpected nor, obviously, unprecedented. The funeral and period of mourning showed the deep-rooted strength of the monarchy and it certainly didn’t trigger any republican feeling in Britain. Remember we had

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“The British people are politically homeless – Part I”

October 13, 2022

Interview with Godfrey Bloom: Part I of II

A lot has been said and written about Britain’s political and economic woes since Brexit, and even more so over the last two years. Overwhelmingly, mainstream media coverage has been negative and many of the nation’s problems have been blamed on Brexit itself. The role of the lockdowns, the forced business closures and especially of the extreme fiscal and monetary interventions during the Covid crisis has been downplayed, or often gone entirely unmentioned. 

Today, Britain finds itself in a similar position with most Western economies: spiraling inflation, an energy crisis, and countless households struggling with the “eat or heat” dilemma. How the British people found themselves in this position, who’s to blame and what happens next

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“The British people are politically homeless – Part I”

October 13, 2022

Interview with Godfrey Bloom: Part I of II
A lot has been said and written about Britain’s political and economic woes since Brexit, and even more so over the last two years. Overwhelmingly, mainstream media coverage has been negative and many of the nation’s problems have been blamed on Brexit itself. The role of the lockdowns, the forced business closures and especially of the extreme fiscal and monetary interventions during the Covid crisis has been downplayed, or often gone entirely unmentioned.
Today, Britain finds itself in a similar position with most Western economies: spiraling inflation, an energy crisis, and countless households struggling with the “eat or heat” dilemma. How the British people found themselves in this position, who’s to blame and what

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Fernando del Pino Calvo-Sotelo: The decline of Reason in the West

October 7, 2022

By Claudio Grass, Hünenberg, Switzerland

It will come as no surprise to friends and regular readers that I hold but a handful of contemporary intellects in high esteem, given the present Zeitgeist, the current state of state education and the level of public discourse. It will be even less surprising that Fernando del Pino Calvo-Sotelo is one of them. He is a free and independent thinker, whose original, unshackled and unadulterated ideas I have often found inspiring and stimulating, and whose writings have long served as food for thought and for enlightened debates that always leave those who engage in them wealthier in spirit once over, or at the very least, more curious than before.

The analysis that follows, entitled “The decline of Reason in the West”, which I urge you to

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Fernando del Pino Calvo-Sotelo: The decline of Reason in the West

October 7, 2022

By Claudio Grass, Hünenberg, Switzerland

It will come as no surprise to friends and regular readers that I hold but a handful of contemporary intellects in high esteem, given the present Zeitgeist, the current state of state education and the level of public discourse. It will be even less surprising that Fernando del Pino Calvo-Sotelo is one of them. He is a free and independent thinker, whose original, unshackled and unadulterated ideas I have often found inspiring and stimulating, and whose writings have long served as food for thought and for enlightened debates that always leave those who engage in them wealthier in spirit once over, or at the very least, more curious than before.

The analysis that follows, entitled “The decline of Reason in the

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Philosophy and (Un)Common Sense

September 28, 2022

Interview with Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski

In today’s world, dominated as it is by the ephemeral, the superficial and the inconsequential, it can be hard for a rational, dispassionate observer to make sense of what is going on – politically, socially, economically and philosophically.

It is that last aspect that gets the least “oxygen” in mainstream media, in public education and in pretty much all debates and disagreements we grapple with as a society. Perhaps the very discipline of Philosophy, academically speaking, has grown too “foreign” and intimidating for most citizens, or maybe the idea of tackling problems that are greater than or exclusive to ourselves or the “here and now” has tumbled to the very bottom of our list of priorities. Both

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Philosophy and (Un)Common Sense

September 28, 2022

Interview with Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski

In today’s world, dominated as it is by the ephemeral, the superficial and the inconsequential, it can be hard for a rational, dispassionate observer to make sense of what is going on – politically, socially, economically and philosophically.

It is that last aspect that gets the least “oxygen” in mainstream media, in public education and in pretty much all debates and disagreements we grapple with as a society. Perhaps the very discipline of Philosophy, academically speaking, has grown too “foreign” and intimidating for most citizens, or maybe the idea of tackling problems that are greater than or exclusive to ourselves or the “here and now” has tumbled to the very bottom of our list of priorities. Both explanations seem plausible, given

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Conversation with Sean from SGT

September 26, 2022

Precious metals analyst and expert Claudio Grass returns to SGT Report to discuss the World Economic Forum and the New World Order.

Click on the below link – the content is too much for YouTube and therefore we have to protect on rumble to avoid the “spin-doctors” from the “Ministry of Truth”.

Enjoy and stay free

Claudio Grass, Hünenberg See, Switzerland

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Conversation with Sean from SGT

September 26, 2022

Precious metals analyst and expert Claudio Grass returns to SGT Report to discuss the World Economic Forum and the New World Order.

Click on the below link – the content is too much for YouTube and therefore we have to protect on rumble to avoid the “spin-doctors” from the “Ministry of Truth”.

Enjoy and stay free

Claudio Grass, Hünenberg See, Switzerland

https://rumble.com/v1i6fwx-humanity-rising-destroying-the-nwo-with-truth-claudio-grass.html

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The many perils of “Stockholm syndrome” politics

September 16, 2022

It’s been a tumultuous couple of months in UK politics. After a troubled time in office, plagued by scandal, internal party frictions and much public embarrassment, Boris Johnson exited the stage leaving behind a big old mess for his successor to clean up. An economy in tatters, inflation at record highs and an energy crisis the likes of which this generation hasn’t seen before. 

It’s a miracle that anyone in the kingdom could be found that would be willing to assume the responsibility of steering this particular Titanic back to safety, after it has evidently hit the iceberg already. Or at least that’s what any rational human would think, any one of us who is not afflicted by the narcissism required to embark on a political career in the first place. As it turned out, there were

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The many perils of “Stockholm syndrome” politics

September 16, 2022

It’s been a tumultuous couple of months in UK politics. After a troubled time in office, plagued by scandal, internal party frictions and much public embarrassment, Boris Johnson exited the stage leaving behind a big old mess for his successor to clean up. An economy in tatters, inflation at record highs and an energy crisis the likes of which this generation hasn’t seen before. 

It’s a miracle that anyone in the kingdom could be found that would be willing to assume the responsibility of steering this particular Titanic back to safety, after it has evidently hit the iceberg already. Or at least that’s what any rational human would think, any one of us who is not afflicted by the narcissism required to embark on a political career in the first place. As it

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Eat or heat

September 6, 2022

Europeans are already facing previously unthinkable dilemmas 

As the citizens of the Eurozone and the UK are increasingly struggling to make ends meet due to record levels of inflation, and as the winter draws closer, a serious cost of living crisis is set to spiral out of control. Skyrocketing energy costs, combined with galloping prices for food and other essential goods and services are bound to erase whatever was left of the “middle class”. Households that were once comfortable, and even had some savings aside, have been placed under severe financial duress already during the summer, and, unfortunately, the worst is yet to come. In what has been dubbed the “eat or heat” crisis, we can expect to see the situation deteriorate even further in the coming months, a development that

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Greetings from Switzerland

September 2, 2022

I’m back from Geneva where, among other things, I briefly visited the headquarter of the World Economic Forum (WEF) to express my appreciation for this organization. Check out my picture :-). In addition I enjoyed a conversation with Jose El Niño – you will find the podcast under the below link.

Claudio Grass, Switzerland

If you want to listen, please click on the following link to the podcast: https://josbcf.substack.com/p/is-switzerland-the-last-beacon-of?utm_source=email#details

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Therefore please feel free to share and you can subscribe for my articles by clicking here

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Greetings from Switzerland

September 2, 2022

I’m back from Geneva where, among other things, I briefly visited the headquarter of the World Economic Forum (WEF) to express my appreciation for this organization. Check out my picture :-). In addition I enjoyed a conversation with Jose El Niño – you will find the podcast under the below link.

Claudio Grass, Switzerland

If you want to listen, please click on the following link to the podcast: https://josbcf.substack.com/p/is-switzerland-the-last-beacon-of?utm_source=email#details

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Therefore please feel free to share and you can subscribe for my articles by clicking here

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“War on cash” update: A brighter outlook

September 1, 2022

Part II of II, by Claudio Grass, Switzerland

Finally, a victory for the State 

Central planners and paper pushers of all stripes are not generally known for their acumen or their ability to recognize and successfully seize opportunities in time. They always tend to lag behind more or less every other member of society: from the innovators and entrepreneurs, to the criminal masterminds, which is why all upstanding citizens still retain a modicum of freedom, but also why we all still have to see any evidence that the State is there to “keep us safe” from bad actors.

Still, the pandemic was arguably too great and too obvious of an opportunity to miss, even for this group of chronically myopic people. The way they made use of it to further their goals and

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“War on cash” update: A brighter outlook

September 1, 2022

Part II of II, by Claudio Grass, Switzerland

Finally, a victory for the State 

Central planners and paper pushers of all stripes are not generally known for their acumen or their ability to recognize and successfully seize opportunities in time. They always tend to lag behind more or less every other member of society: from the innovators and entrepreneurs, to the criminal masterminds, which is why all upstanding citizens still retain a modicum of freedom, but also why we all still have to see any evidence that the State is there to “keep us safe” from bad actors. 

Still, the pandemic was arguably too great and too obvious of an opportunity to miss, even for this group of chronically myopic people. The way they made use of it to further their goals and to mount new, bigger,

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War on cash” update: A brighter outlook

August 30, 2022

Part I of II, by Claudio Grass, Switzerland

For years, I’ve been following very closely all the relevant updates on the State’s war on cash. I’ve read and written a lot about all the direct and indirect efforts to restrict the citizens’ choices and make sure they shift all their transactions and savings to the digital realm, where they can be better monitored, controlled and if need be, confiscated, by central authorities. 

For some time now, the future looked rather grim. After the covid crisis and all we heard and read about Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), freedom loving citizens and independent thinkers couldn’t be blamed for losing hope. However, in recent months, glimmers of hope have reappeared on the horizon. 

An uphill battle for the

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War on cash” update: A brighter outlook

August 30, 2022

Part I of II, by Claudio Grass, Switzerland

For years, I’ve been following very closely all the relevant updates on the State’s war on cash. I’ve read and written a lot about all the direct and indirect efforts to restrict the citizens’ choices and make sure they shift all their transactions and savings to the digital realm, where they can be better monitored, controlled and if need be, confiscated, by central authorities. 

For some time now, the future looked rather grim. After the covid crisis and all we heard and read about Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), freedom loving citizens and independent thinkers couldn’t be blamed for losing hope. However, in recent months, glimmers of hope have reappeared on the horizon. 

An uphill battle for the State

As we covered in

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Paving the way for a 2008 déjà vu

August 16, 2022

It would appear that the central planners of the Bank of England have very short or very selective memories. After adopting unprecedented easing measures during the covid crisis and after supporting the government in its efforts to flood the economy with fresh cash during that same period, the central bank has put itself in a particularly unenviable position. 

With inflation soaring and living costs exploding for most consumers and taxpayers, hiking interest rates was the only way forward. However, that decision had a very important downside: it was politically untenable and the effects of it would inevitably soon become extremely unpopular, especially for borrowers. This could have a devastating effect on the housing market, which has been in bubble territory for some time

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Paving the way for a 2008 déjà vu

August 16, 2022

It would appear that the central planners of the Bank of England have very short or very selective memories. After adopting unprecedented easing measures during the covid crisis and after supporting the government in its efforts to flood the economy with fresh cash during that same period, the central bank has put itself in a particularly unenviable position. 

With inflation soaring and living costs exploding for most consumers and taxpayers, hiking interest rates was the only way forward. However, that decision had a very important downside: it was politically untenable and the effects of it would inevitably soon become extremely unpopular, especially for borrowers. This could have a devastating effect on the housing market, which has been in bubble

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“Whatever it takes” – Part II of II

August 4, 2022

The Fascist Boogeyman awakes again

The threat of a far-right takeover has been around for at least three decades in Europe and Italy has been one of the best “candidates” for the “beginning of the end” since the last European crisis ten years ago. Back then it was the Lega, led by Salvini, that fueled the scaremongering campaigns of the mainstream press, labeling every conservative policy point as basically pure fascism. Of course, none of those grim scenarios actually materialized and there were essentially no real reforms made, “fascist” or otherwise, while Italy continued its “business as usual” politically and economically. Of course, this entire narrative is based on nothing but absolute nonsense and sensationalism. The “far right” threat is nothing more than the other side of

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“Whatever it takes” – Part II of II

August 4, 2022

The Fascist Boogeyman awakes again

The threat of a far-right takeover has been around for at least three decades in Europe and Italy has been one of the best “candidates” for the “beginning of the end” since the last European crisis ten years ago. Back then it was the Lega, led by Salvini, that fueled the scaremongering campaigns of the mainstream press, labeling every conservative policy point as basically pure fascism. Of course, none of those grim scenarios actually materialized and there were essentially no real reforms made, “fascist” or otherwise, while Italy continued its “business as usual” politically and economically. Of course, this entire narrative is based on nothing but absolute nonsense and sensationalism. The “far right” threat is nothing

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