Tesla’s Cobalt Blues; Spin, Fake News or Deception?

“Spin”is a form of propaganda that relies on a biased interpretation of fact to influence opinion. “Fake News” is a more dishonest form of propaganda that relies on a combination of fact and falsehood to influence opinion. “Deception” is an even more dishonest form of propaganda that principally relies on falsehood to influence opinion. Depending … Continue reading Tesla’s Cobalt Blues; Spin, Fake News or Deception?

Gold Always Wins

Back in 1930, Time magazine was really worried about gold — or, at least, the newsmagazine reported that bankers and economists were. ‘Australian gold fields are almost exhausted. U. S. production has fallen steadily (from $101,000,000 in 1915 to $45,000,000 in 1928),’ it reported. But while bankers and economists were worried, ‘metallurgists agree that the … Continue reading Gold Always Wins

Sobering Thoughts on Battery Metals

I want to introduce a new biweekly column in which I am going to review and criticize particular recent and general contemporary analysis of the supply and demand of those natural resources that are accessible practically and economically for mankind’s use now and in the near term. My view of the necessity for particular natural … Continue reading Sobering Thoughts on Battery Metals

Metals Prices – Polishing the Crystal Ball

We formulated our revised estimates for year-end prices for 2018-20 in early December and had cause to compare how our previous estimates for 2017 had performed. These were surprisingly close to the mark with a few exceptions such as Platinum and Uranium, the big two disappointments of the year. However the last three weeks of … Continue reading Metals Prices – Polishing the Crystal Ball