Investing under Bullies and Rare Earths

Here at Puritanical Libertarianism we reflect often on the conditions in which we find ourselves. Namely, we live under a regime that requires the acceptance of services (Defense, Dispute Arbitration/Courts, Social Security), determines the price for those services (taxation, regulation, licensure), and finally, the icing on the cake, the price structure is progressive (progressive is …

“Strategic metals” rhetoric

The world is a risky place. There is a group of metals called rare earth metals. They are fairly widely distributed across the earth’s crust, but their extraction and processing into isolated types is a dirty and labor-intensive process. Nonetheless, members of this class have found themselves useful in both consumer and military production. The …