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Terry McAuliffe’s Fuzzy Math on Gun Homicides

By: Ryan McMakenTerry McAuliffe's Wednesday press conference on the Alexandria shooting offers an instructive lesson on what passes for quantitative analysis among politicians. Asked about the shooting, in which as left-wing activist opened fire upon ... [Read More]

What If Taxpayers Could Choose if Taxes Went to the State Level or Federal Level?

By: Ryan McMakenIn recent years, we've examined any number of ways of decentralizing the American political system. These step-by-step moves can include decentralizing the monetary system, decentralizing the military, decentralizing immigration ... [Read More]

It’s Just As Bad As The 1930s

John Rubino, Ivan Bebek and Michael Oliver return this week as guests on the radio program. TV talking heads tell you that the economy is getting better. Not true! While government propaganda is better, John explains, what is true. Over the ... [Read More]

June FOMC Announcement: Rate Hike and Balance Sheet Plans

By: C.Jay EngelJune's FOMC meeting concluded today and the meeting announcement revealed an interest rate hike of .25% to bring the Federal Funds target to between 1 and 1.25%. Additionally, we also learned that the FOMC anticipates one more rate in ... [Read More]

Mises-Influenced MP Becomes Brexit Minister

By: Tho BishopSteve Baker, a Conservative Member of Parliament, was announced today as junior Brexit minister under fellow libertarian David Davis. Baker, who has referenced Austrian scholars such as Ludwig von Mises, Jesús Huerta de Soto and F.A. ... [Read More]

Bitcoin Corrects

Bitcoin is now a lot more popular among mainstream investors than it was only a couple days ago. This is perhaps evidenced by the fact that the digital currency made its way to Bloomberg Markets homepage. In the short piece we read: Bitcoin rose ... [Read More]

Jeff Deist Joins Power Trading Radio to Discuss the Economy

By: Mises InstituteJeff join John O'Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld to discuss the health of the US economy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNEyMrsnmlY    Powered by WPeMatico ... [Read More]

The Myth of Infrastructure Spending

By: Ryan McMakenTrump's $1-trillion infrastructure spending plan continues to be one of his less controversial proposed policies. In Washington, and even among many in the general public, there is a consensus that government spending on more roads ... [Read More]

Who Controls All of Our Money?

    Who Controls All of Our Money? Most people’s lives are dedicated to money. It’s all people ever worry about or talk about. People train to learn the skills to get jobs to ... [Read More]

Hope for the Best, But Prepare For The Worst With Gold (GLD)

Last week investors shrugged off even more drama coming out of Washington. Stocks continued to rally and hit record highs, even as former FBI director James Comey testified that, in his opinion, President Donald Trump fired him in an attempt to lift ... [Read More]

It’s Just As Bad As The 1930s

Jay introduces the guests and sponsors for the day’s show and Michael Oliver updates us on the progress of the gold bull market as well the dollar and U.S. debt. Ivan Bebek, Executive Chairman and Director of Auryn Resources, updates us on that ... [Read More]

Wages and Subsistence

By: Ludwig von Mises[This article is excerpted from chapter 21 of Human Action.]The life of primitive man was an unceasing struggle against the scantiness of the nature-given means for his sustenance. In this desperate effort to secure bare survival, ... [Read More]

Maskin on Samueslon

By: David GordonIn an article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal, May 20-21, 2017 under the pretentious title “An Einstein for the Dismal Science,” Eric Maskin made extravagant claims for the significance of Paul Samuelson. For Maskin, himself ... [Read More]

Could Donald Trump Save the Internet?

By: Tho BishopLudwig von Mises dedicated a great amount of ink to the role that ideas play in shaping society. Not only does his analysis illustrate why it is so important to educate the public on topics such as economics, but also explains the ... [Read More]

Fed Officials Can’t See What’s Right In Front Of Them

By: Jonathan NewmanWhile the Federal Reserve has an explicit dual mandate to keep prices stable and maintain full employment, they have unofficially taken on new goals like maintaining financial stability. Bernanke, Yellen, and other officials have ... [Read More]

Moving on . . .

Long ago, and oh so far away, I fell in love with you, before I wrote the second Pfennig… You dear reader, you have kept me going through good times and bad, sickness and health, and all my whining. I couldn’t have done it without you… The last 10 ... [Read More]

Government Guaranteed Income is Not a Solution

By: Henry HazlittRecognizing the calamitous erosion of incentives that would be brought about by a straight guaranteed-income plan, some reformers have advocated what they call a "negative income tax." This proposal was put forward by the prominent ... [Read More]

Is the Central Bank’s Rigged Stock Market Ready to Crash on Schedule?

We just saw a major rift open in the US stock market that we haven’t seen since the dot-com bust in 1999. While the Dow rose by almost half a percent to a new all-time high, the NASDAQ, because it is heavier tech stocks, plunged almost 2%. Tech ... [Read More]

Dear Mr. President, Be Careful What You Wish for: Higher Interest Rates Will Kill the Recovery

Higher interest rates will triple the interest on the federal debt to $830 billion annually by 2026, will hurt workers and young voters, and could bankrupt over 20% of US corporations, according to the IMF. The move is not necessary to counteract ... [Read More]

Hope for the Best but Prepare for the Worst (with Gold and Munis)

This week investors shrugged off even more drama coming out of Washington. Stocks continued to rally and hit record highs, even as former FBI director James Comey testified that, in his opinion, President Donald Trump fired him in an attempt to lift ... [Read More]