by Dr. Jeffrey Lewis
In essence, taking possession of artificially cheap silver is not only akin to an act of wealth conservation, it is also a quiet form of protest.
Protest against a failed currency structure imposed by a government upon its citizens that has given rise to the extreme complexity and overgrowth in the financial sector and which allows those closest to the free money a significant advantage over the populace.
The ownership of silver represents real savings or capital formation — two things that policy through action is against. Policymakers fear that if people are too concerned about the future, then they will not spend, which in turn reinforces the issue, especially in a consumer-driven economy.