Jeffrey Lewis

Articles by Jeffrey Lewis

Safe to say, with oil cut in half, precious metals prices contained below $20, and both housing and equities booming on little to no real economic growth, we are at peak ignorance in terms of monetary understanding.

This cannot end...
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
- Winston Churchill

The events of the past few months seem astounding when taken in all at once. It appears to be a plan to destroy the U.S. dollar and the American middle class. ...
I'm writing this after spending a few days with my son and a couple of friends. My wife and I are both health professionals by day. Our life and schedule often leaves one of us "in charge" on the weekends -- usually me. Now, at the...
The reason why a mirror only switches your image left to right and not also up and down is an elusive property of optics. Optically, the image appears as if you somehow walked around to the back of the mirror to face it again....
A subscriber sent me the following note recently:

You know I was driving home tonight and was observing all the cars building etc. I thought maybe I am nuts this can't all stop. Then I also said to myself this is an illusion that...
The introduction of noise into a system can amplify the movement or efficiency of that system.  Sometimes a little agitation helps to broaden a signal; this phenomenon of stochastic resonance has helped in understanding many nonlinear...
The next generation will look back at the current period with utter astonishment. The archives will be riddled with debates and all manner of euphemisms for what led to the collapse of the world’s first and last fiat reserve currency....
With silver, you have a rare physical commodity that you can literally take into your possession.

It’s known that quantity, in investment form, is far less than what is perceived by the mainstream. And as a direct consequence,...
“Memory is fiction. So is the future…But there is some truth in fiction.”

When they woke Thursday morning, the banks had been closed on the east coast for 2 hours. Electronic payment systems worked select areas only, government services...
The observation of modern finance through the lens of sound money requires an onion peeler. Each time I imagine onions, I think of my soft contact lens patients; the ones who abuse them.  I think of the patients who wear them too long...

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US silver mining began on a large scale with the discovery of the Comstock Lode in Nevada in 1858.

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