Don't Discount Trump Using Emergency Powers to Rescue the Economy
In the event of a recession or economic crisis, there are wide-ranging emergency powers that President Trump can invoke. There are also already signs of slowing growth and uncertainty in global markets. Outright wealth confiscation in a crisis is not an impossible scenario.
The Problem With Venezuela's Gold
Venezuela is not only in the midst of a protracted economic crisis, but the Maduro government is also facing a growing political impasse. Where does the country's gold fit into this difficult situation?
More States Are Exempting Sales Tax on Precious Metals, Coins
Many U.S. states have changed their laws or amended state constitutions to eliminate sales tax on gold and silver bullion coins since the financial crisis.
Controversial New Civil Asset Forfeiture Bill
New legislation proposed in the Senate bolsters asset forfeiture laws by extending their scope to include a much wider range of assets and circumstances.