The guns vs. butter debate has long been a favorite of production possibility frontier chartists. This elderly economic theorem is said to not correlate well to free market economies...
Perhaps that is why I find it more and more relative to these modern day United States.
Why Guns are a BETTER Investment than Gold
With gold still a good ways away from early 1980's inflation adjusted highs, being a bull is not something I would look down upon. That having been said, what goes... must eventually come down.
On the other side of the pond, however, an interesting mini bubble seems to be puffing up. After all, when geriatric shotguns sell for the price of a new Aston Martin, the industrious investors should go and have a look.
Even though it is easy to make the argument that antiques always sell well. A steady 3-5% annual valuation increase is a pretty respectable number.
I think these numbers ring volumes at a time when the U.S. dollar is propped up by little less than the collective of American military arms pointed at the competing world.
Naturally, most of us do not have six-figures to drop on a sidearm of any functional quality. As far as I know, there's yet to be a pure gun the Vice Fund.formed and you already know of my affections for
With more than a few bills circulating the underbelly of Washington attempting to choke down 2nd Amendment rights...the notion of investing in guns should not (and IMHO will not) be limited to rare collector's items.
We find ourselves living in an extremely strange time filled with vastly divergent views about how the world should proceed.
I am by no means trying to arouse panic. Just thoughtful discussion.
But being honest with you guys as I always try to be...
You should learn to shoot and you should invest in a firearm...or ten.
Who knows what the payout will be?
Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this post by Midas was originally posted 2/18/2011