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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.

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2022 is the end of big tech and the beginning of the 11 years commodity cycle from 2023 – 2033

8 days ago

Don’t miss my latest talk with my “political incorrect” friend Jeremy on TNT Radio – about the World Economic Muppet-Show called WEF and much more

Click on the below link, to listen to the show.

https://tntradiolive.podbean.com/e/claudio-grass-on-jerm-warfare-with-jeremy-nell-24-january-2023/

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The death of the middle class is the death of civil society

10 days ago

Part II of II by Claudio Grass, Hünenberg See, Switzerland

The blame game 

As we know from every crisis in human history, and especially the more recent ones, the most important item on any politician’s agenda is to find someone else to blame for it. It can be a foreign foe in the form of a hostile state, it can be an “enemy within”, usually long-standing political opponents and their supporters, or it can even be some invisible villain like a virus. To the politician, it doesn’t make a huge difference; they care not who and what is seen as the evil-doer, as long as they don’t have to take any responsibility for any of their decisions, their weakness, their greed and their ambition and various other failings and incompetencies.

For the body politic, however, it does make a

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The death of the middle class is the death of civil society

12 days ago

Part I of II by Claudio Grass, Hünenberg See, Switzerland

The middle class in the West has been shrinking for years, but after the covid crisis and especially after the inflation explosion, whatever was left of it is now basically under threat of extinction. This has immense sociopolitical implications. When any society, at any point in history, becomes divided into haves and have nots, instability and dangerous tensions are quick to follow. The decline of Reason and respect for the fellow man and their property, feelings of injustice and desperation make any kind of debate and civilized dialogue impossible and the worst kind of “leaders” emerge to “represent” both sides. 

We saw this play out countless times in the past and there are many examples from across the

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“Markets and civil society are win-win institutions, government and politics are zero-sum.”

January 3, 2023

Interview with Jeff Deist, President Mises Institute, Auburn, USA
Division, friction and polarization have been on the rise in the West for at least a decade, but the escalation we saw during the “covid years” was especially worrying. Over the last year, this “worry” has become a truly pressing concern, even a real emergency one might argue, as inflationary pressures and an actual war were added to the mix of political and social tensions.
Going into 2023, there are many reasons for responsible investors and for hardworking savers to adopt a cautious, bearish outlook. If anything, it’s hard to tell what to be concerned about the most and what to prepare for first: an escalation to the Ukraine-Russia war? Inflation persisting or even reaching new highs? Fuel and

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“Markets and civil society are win-win institutions, government and politics are zero-sum.”

January 2, 2023

Interview with Jeff Deist, President Mises Institute, Auburn, USA

Division, friction and polarization have been on the rise in the West for at least a decade, but the escalation we saw during the “covid years” was especially worrying. Over the last year, this “worry” has become a truly pressing concern, even a real emergency one might argue, as inflationary pressures and an actual war were added to the mix of political and social tensions.  

Going into 2023, there are many reasons for responsible investors and for hardworking savers to adopt a cautious, bearish outlook. If anything, it’s hard to tell what to be concerned about the most and what to prepare for first: an escalation to the Ukraine-Russia war? Inflation persisting or even reaching new highs? Fuel and heating costs

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A grateful goodbye to 2022, a hopeful hello to 2023

December 30, 2022

Even though what we saw during the height of the pandemic was shocking enough for most people, what we saw during 2022 was arguably even more astonishing. During the lockdowns and quarantines and the forced business shutdowns, the sheer number of all the rights and freedoms that were coercively “suspended”, as though that’s a thing one can do with true liberty, left so many fellow citizens in disbelief. However, what many people found even more horrifying was the way it was seemingly all forgotten in mere months. 

In the beginning of the year that is almost behind us, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine took center stage – and justifiably so, it was the definition of “breaking news” after all. But, the thing is, the conflict never left the front pages. Weeks and

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A grateful goodbye to 2022, a hopeful hello to 2023

December 30, 2022

Even though what we saw during the height of the pandemic was shocking enough for most people, what we saw during 2022 was arguably even more astonishing. During the lockdowns and quarantines and the forced business shutdowns, the sheer number of all the rights and freedoms that were coercively “suspended”, as though that’s a thing one can do with true liberty, left so many fellow citizens in disbelief. However, what many people found even more horrifying was the way it was seemingly all forgotten in mere months. 

In the beginning of the year that is almost behind us, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine took center stage – and justifiably so, it was the definition of “breaking news” after all. But, the thing is, the conflict never left the front pages. Weeks and months passed by, and it

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And So It Begins: Digital Currency Becomes Possible in our Future

December 29, 2022

While monetary authorities and progressives would like to have a digital currency implemented, it is a backward step for monetary freedom.

Original Article: "And So It Begins: Digital Currency Becomes Possible in our Future"
This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. 

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Wishing all of you a political incorrect Merry Christmas

December 28, 2022

I had the pleasure to have a conversation with Jerm about left and right, the logic of political correctness, Western Civilization and Christmas.I hope you like it.

click on the link below to listen to it

https://tntradiolive.podbean.com/e/claudio-grass-on-jerm-warfare-with-jeremy-nell-23-december-2022/

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Wishing all of you a political incorrect Merry Christmas

December 28, 2022

I had the pleasure to have a conversation with Jerm about left and right, the logic of political correctness, Western Civilization and Christmas.I hope you like it.

click on the link below to listen to it

https://tntradiolive.podbean.com/e/claudio-grass-on-jerm-warfare-with-jeremy-nell-23-december-2022/

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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Gold is money – everything else is credit!

December 14, 2022

What physical precious metals investors can expect 2023 and beyond

Throughout the better part of 2022 there has been one question that has consistently, and predictably, popped up in conversations with my friends, clients and readers. Those who know me and are familiar with my ideas are well aware of my position on precious metals and the multiple roles they serve, so I can’t blame them for them for being curious whether I still “stick to my guns” in this era of irrationality in the markets and the economy. Especially for those not versed in monetary history, which is regrettably the vast majority of the population, it is natural to wonder: “If gold is such a great hedge against inflation, why hasn’t it skyrocketed now that inflation is finally here?”.

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Gold is money – everything else is credit!

December 14, 2022

What physical precious metals investors can expect 2023 and beyond

Throughout the better part of 2022 there has been one question that has consistently, and predictably, popped up in conversations with my friends, clients and readers. Those who know me and are familiar with my ideas are well aware of my position on precious metals and the multiple roles they serve, so I can’t blame them for them for being curious whether I still “stick to my guns” in this era of irrationality in the markets and the economy. Especially for those not versed in monetary history, which is regrettably the vast majority of the population, it is natural to wonder: “If gold is such a great hedge against inflation, why hasn’t it skyrocketed now that inflation is finally here?”. 

Well, there are a couple

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And So It Begins: Digital Currency Becomes Possible in our Future

December 14, 2022

In mid-November, while the whole world was focused on the Ukraine crisis, the US midterms or whatever other “big story” the media decided was more important, a truly momentous shift took place in the global financial system. It might seem like a small step on the surface, but it has the potential to bring about a real and possibly irreversible sea change in the way we use money; or better said, the way it uses us.
As Reuters reported on the 15th of November, “Global banking giants are starting a 12-week digital dollar pilot with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Citigroup Inc , HSBC Holdings Pl, Mastercard Inc and Wells Fargo & Co are among the financial companies participating in the experiment alongside the New York Fed’s innovation center, they said in a

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“It begins”: The rise of the digital dollar

December 5, 2022

In mid-November, while the whole world was focused on the Ukraine crisis, the US midterms or whatever other “big story” the media decided was more important, a truly momentous shift took place in the global financial system. It might seem like a small step on the surface, but it has the potential to bring about a real and possibly irreversible sea change in the way we use money; or better said, the way it uses us. 

As Reuters reported on the 15th of November, “Global banking giants are starting a 12-week digital dollar pilot with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Citigroup Inc , HSBC Holdings Pl,  Mastercard Inc and Wells Fargo & Co are among the financial companies participating in the experiment alongside the New York Fed’s innovation center, they said in a statement. The

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“It begins”: The rise of the digital dollar

December 5, 2022

In mid-November, while the whole world was focused on the Ukraine crisis, the US midterms or whatever other “big story” the media decided was more important, a truly momentous shift took place in the global financial system. It might seem like a small step on the surface, but it has the potential to bring about a real and possibly irreversible sea change in the way we use money; or better said, the way it uses us. 

As Reuters reported on the 15th of November, “Global banking giants are starting a 12-week digital dollar pilot with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Citigroup Inc , HSBC Holdings Pl,  Mastercard Inc and Wells Fargo & Co are among the financial companies participating in the experiment alongside the New York Fed’s innovation center, they

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The way forward: 

December 1, 2022

A practical roadmap to reclaiming individual and financial sovereignty – Part II of II

Essential ingredients

There have always been people with a passion for liberty. Since the earliest historical records, we can find questioners, dissenters, “trouble makers”, contrarians and all kinds of free and inquisitive minds. In this day and age, however, technology has played a decisive role in the influence they can have. Sure, the “bad guys” might be taking advantage of all the latest innovations for their nefarious goals and their devious plans. But the “good guys” have also massively benefitted. 

For one thing, over the last decade, it has become extremely easy to find, engage with, learn from and debate with like-minded people. Too many of us take this

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The way forward: 

December 1, 2022

A practical roadmap to reclaiming individual and financial sovereignty – Part II of II

Essential ingredients

There have always been people with a passion for liberty. Since the earliest historical records, we can find questioners, dissenters, “trouble makers”, contrarians and all kinds of free and inquisitive minds. In this day and age, however, technology has played a decisive role in the influence they can have. Sure, the “bad guys” might be taking advantage of all the latest innovations for their nefarious goals and their devious plans. But the “good guys” have also massively benefitted. 

For one thing, over the last decade, it has become extremely easy to find, engage with, learn from and debate with like-minded people. Too many of us take this for granted, but if you

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The way forward: 

November 30, 2022

A practical roadmap to reclaiming individual and financial sovereignty – Part I of II

Those who are familiar with my ideas and my writings undoubtedly know that one the issues I’m most passionate about is individual freedom, on all levels. I believe that free-thinking people know what’s best of them and they need no “guardians”, no “nannies” and certainly no bailiffs and enforcers, to limit or to dictate their choices “for their own good”. As long as those choices cause no harm or damage to nobody else and they violate no property that isn’t theirs, all that should govern the individual’s choices is their own conscience. 

However, today’s “leaders”, in politics and in the corporate world alike, clearly think otherwise. They view humans as fundamentally

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The way forward: 

November 30, 2022

A practical roadmap to reclaiming individual and financial sovereignty – Part I of II

Those who are familiar with my ideas and my writings undoubtedly know that one the issues I’m most passionate about is individual freedom, on all levels. I believe that free-thinking people know what’s best of them and they need no “guardians”, no “nannies” and certainly no bailiffs and enforcers, to limit or to dictate their choices “for their own good”. As long as those choices cause no harm or damage to nobody else and they violate no property that isn’t theirs, all that should govern the individual’s choices is their own conscience. 

However, today’s “leaders”, in politics and in the corporate world alike, clearly think otherwise. They view humans as fundamentally flawed, as eternal

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Vortrag in Regen am 17.12.2022

November 29, 2022

Https://www.regentreff.de/vortrag-dezember-2022/

Vortrag von Claudio Grass am Samstag, 17. Dezember 2022 in Regen

Der «Great Reset»

und was es wirklich bedeutet

Claudio Grass stellt die  «geistigen Täter» der heutigen Gesellschafts- und Systemkrise vor und erklärt, was hinter dem Schlachtruf «der lange Marsch durch die Institutionen» steckt. Er beleuchtet die Geschichte des Geldes und des heutigen Bankensystems. Was bedeutet Inflation und wer ist dafür verantwortlich? Wir besprechen die künstlich aufgeblähten Finanzmärkte und die toxische Rolle der Zentralbanken. Das Ziel ist, den Zuschauern aufzuzeigen, warum wir uns bereits in einer globalen Weltwirtschaftskrise befinden und wie sich der Einzelne davor schützen kann.

Der Referent:

Claudio Grass aus der Schweiz ist

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Vortrag in Regen am 17.12.2022

November 29, 2022

Https://www.regentreff.de/vortrag-dezember-2022/

Vortrag von Claudio Grass am Samstag, 17. Dezember 2022 in Regen

Der «Great Reset»

und was es wirklich bedeutet

Claudio Grass stellt die  «geistigen Täter» der heutigen Gesellschafts- und Systemkrise vor und erklärt, was hinter dem Schlachtruf «der lange Marsch durch die Institutionen» steckt. Er beleuchtet die Geschichte des Geldes und des heutigen Bankensystems. Was bedeutet Inflation und wer ist dafür verantwortlich? Wir besprechen die künstlich aufgeblähten Finanzmärkte und die toxische Rolle der Zentralbanken. Das Ziel ist, den Zuschauern aufzuzeigen, warum wir uns bereits in einer globalen Weltwirtschaftskrise befinden und wie sich der Einzelne davor schützen kann.

Der Referent:

Claudio

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

November 10, 2022

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

November 10, 2022

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

November 2, 2022

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

November 2, 2022

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

November 2, 2022

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

November 2, 2022

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

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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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