The Italian Job: Capital Flight Turns To Gold

by Mike April 4, 2013

In the “Italian Job”, a bunch of likeable rogues pulled a daring gold heist in Italy, and fled through the Alps in compact cars (British Minis). After the Cypriot banking crisis, with the bank holidays, withrawal limits, capital controls, and painful haircuts for larger depositors, many depositors in southern Europe became nervous of the safety […]

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What I learned hitchhiking in Switzerland

by Tim Condon January 24, 2013

This is kind of interesting: The thing is, I remember asking about just this issue when I was a hippie back in the 1970’s, hitchhiking across Europe and North Africa. When I entered Switzerland across the northern border of Italy…

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