LaurenLysterSteveForbesIt appears that Austrian economics are beginning to make head-way into the mainstream.
In this excellent interview with Yahoo Finance’s Lauren Lyster, Steve Forbes makes the case for a return to the gold standard, and how a return to strong money is the only viable solution to prevent the complete destruction of the dollar.
Forbes’ full interview with the lovely Lauren Lyster is below: 

Texas goldJim Rickards joins Lauren Lyster with the Yahoo Daily Ticker to discuss gold, and plans for a Texas Depository run by the state of Texas that holds gold and will protect it from Federal confiscation under the 10th Amendment.
The proposed legislation would allow Texas pension funds to invest in PHYSICAL gold (such as the Texas Teachers Retirement fund, one of the largest pension funds in the world after CALPERS) and would create the Texas bullion depository- the Fort Knox of Texas!  
Furthermore, the bill contains a clause nullifying any confiscation of gold by the Federal government!

Assuming the legislation passes, it may be looked back upon one day as the first step in the State of Texas seceding from the USSA.

The Daily Ticker’s Lauren Lyster interviewed commodities guru Jim Rogers Tuesday on the blistering pace of gold and silver coin sales to start 2013 by the US Mint. 

Lyster began the interview by holding up a 2012 US Silver Eagle, and asking Rogers whether a USE is a collectors item, money, or simply a way to buy precious metals.  Rogers responded by pulling his own ASE out of his pocket, and stating “I have a 2013!  You can’t get them, can you, they’re sold out!
Rogers stated that It worries me that the US Mint has run out.  It’s not just the US Mint, the Canadian Mint, several mints have run out of coins!

Further into the interview, Rogers informs Lyster that there are no strong currencies any longer, and while the dollar will likely continue to see safe haven flows from investors who don’t understand what they are doing, there are no longer any strong currencies, hang on to your silver!

Lauren Lyster Jim RickardsThe Daily Ticker’s Lauren Lyster interviewed Jim Rickards regarding the Bundesbank’s recent announcement that it will repatriate over 600 tons of German gold from the NY Fed and the Bank of France, and its implications on the gold market over the short and long term. 

Rickards stated that the Bundesbank’s gold repatriation is world historical, is massively bullish for gold, and believes that China has doubled to tripled its gold reserves since the last official statement of 1,054 tonnes in 2009!

Rickards interview on gold is a MUST WATCH!!

fireworksThe lovely Lauren Lyster, formerly of Capital Account and now the new host of Yahoo’s Daily Ticker, interviewed SD’s favorite Fed-basher Jim Grant regarding the Fed’s latest FOMC statement.

Grant stated that if creating credit was able to successfully reactivate business activity the world would have been richer many generations ago, that the Fed’s actions are counter-productive, that QE funds injected into the economy is money in search of mischief, and that Bernanke’s manipulation of interest rates will fail spectacular with major fireworks as the price of interest rates find their own free market valuation.

As always, Jim Grant’s interview is a MUST WATCH!!