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Chip Wood

Chip Wood is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference. Email this author.


Cavalcade of Stars Performed in Musical “Girl Crazy”

On Oct. 14, 1930, “Girl Crazy,” a new musical by George and Ira Gershwin, premiered at the Alvin Theater on Broadway. The show made stars of Ginger Rogers (who sang “Embraceable You”) and Ethel Merman (who belted out “I Got Rhythm,” among other numbers)…

Ray Kroc Legacy More Than Food

Ray Kroc, the founder of the world’s most successful fast food chain, was born 107 years ago this week. The one-time milkshake machine salesman was born on Oct. 5, 1902. He opened his first McDonald’s 52 years later. Today, it is almost impossible to grasp how huge the company he founded has become.

Watching ACORN Get Chopped Down

The German word “schadenfreude” translates roughly as “taking pleasure in the misfortune of others.” Now the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) is under scrutiny after video tape showed ACORN employees offering advice to a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute on how to skirt state and federal laws. Geopolitical Editor Chip Wood is now watching ACORN get its come-uppance, and he’s enjoying it.

A Growing Deficit, Missing Millionaires, Red Hot China and More American Ingenuity

Thanks to the recession, the Federal government is collecting less in taxes than expected, but increased spending is ramping up the deficit. The recession is also affecting millionaires, and the ranks of that group fell by 15 percent last year. But the recession isn’t affecting China as much, as almost one-third of new listings on Nasdaq are Chinese companies. American ingenuity hasn’t been stifled either. To learn more on these subjects, continue reading…

The Model T: Ford’s Great Promise and a Legacy Derailed

It was 101 years ago this week, on Oct. 1, 1908, that Henry Ford unveiled what would become the most popular automobile in the world, the Model T. Ford promised, “I will build a car for the great multitude. No man making a good salary will be unable to own one and enjoy with his family the blessings of hours of pleasure in God’s wide open spaces.”

John Paul Jones and the Bonhomme Richard

There are many things wrong with public education in this country, as we all know. But one thing that’s almost never mentioned is how little young people today learn about many of the heroes we were taught to admire. f you want to see evidence of this, play a word-association game with any teenager you know. Ask them to tell you about John Paul Jones, the Bonhomme Richard, or the phrase, “Sir, I have not yet begun to fight!” You’ll be sorely disappointed with the answers.

Who’s the Liar Now, Mr. Obama?

Chip Wood takes a second and third look at President Barack Obama’s Sept. 9th speech on healthcare and finds many reasons to ask who was telling the truth and who wasn’t. Did Rep. Joe Wilson get a bum rap? Read this article and decide for yourself…

Chastising a Dictator, the Irreligious, AARP and a Rising Federal Payroll

*Congress rebukes Obama for dictatorial claim. It wasn’t the biggest issue to come before Congress in a long time. But as a straw in the wind, it could be significant. On July 9, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly (429 to 2) to tell President Obama he has to obey the law. The previous month, when […]

How Barack Obama Will Destroy Liberalism

Barack Obama defeated John McCain by about 7 million votes last fall. Now some 10 million voters say they don’t like what the president is doing. Is the Obama honeymoon over, and what does it mean for the future of the president and his party? Read this article to find out…

Doom, Gloom or Boom? Or Maybe All Three?

Our intrepid geopolitical editor traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia, last month, to attend an interesting investment symposium. Chip Wood found much to share. Read on to see what he learned…

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