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Waiting for the Next Herbert Hoover

John Rubino, Quinton Hennigh and Michael Oliver return as featured guests on this week’s program. Why would anyone want to be President when America is facing an economic depression the likes of which has not been seen since the 1930s? The root of our economic travail is far deeper than COVID-19 evidenced by the repo market distress as early as ... [Read More]

Precipice of a Major Decline

The Rogers Raw Materials (commodities) registered a 2.47% gain last week. That caused me to take a look at my Inflation Deflation Watch which I had not been paying close attention to. And wouldn’t you know it! It has now hit a new high at 169.03! ... [Read More]

Why Inflation is on the Horizon

Lyn Alden and Marco Roque are guest this week on the program. Lyn Alden who is a rising star financial market analyst will join us again to explain the nuts and bolts of inflation and deflation and why, in the current environment, price ... [Read More]

Covid Is Just the Latest Excuse for Canada’s Politicians to Violate the Constitution

In terms of their widespread application and rapid implementation, covid-19 policies have been the most egregious violations of Canada’s constitution, ever. But my opinion doesn’t matter, because judges are the only people allowed to interpret the ... [Read More]

The Investment I’m Most Grateful For

I hope all of my American readers and subscribers had a safe, happy Thanksgiving Day. This year has been exceptionally challenging for a variety of reasons, but I believe there’s still a whole lot to be thankful for. I trust you were able to spend ... [Read More]

Inequality And The Gold Standard

Imagine that you earn $40,000 a year and your boss doubles you at $80,000 a year. Business was good to you both in 2013, and you received a 25% raise for your efforts. Not bad, and your boss gets to share in this good fortune too with an extra ... [Read More]

Taxation and Forced Labor

When the government taxes you, it is taking away your money without your consent, and this is theft. This argument is well known, but there is another, though related, problem with taxes on income that you earn. By taking away part of the money you ... [Read More]

Moral Decay Leads to Collapse

Our national claim of moral superiority is no longer plausible. A very strong case can be made that America is now a moral cesspool. Consider just three cases: Jeffrey Epstein, the CEO of Pfizer and JPMorgan Chase. Sadly, Epstein is the epitome of ... [Read More]

Why Commies Hate Your Thanksgiving Dinner

The Thanksgiving holiday in the United States has a checkered past. Its more recent origins lie largely in government attempts at pushing propagandistic narratives. For example, Abraham Lincoln demanded Americans be thankful for "the advancing armies ... [Read More]

Lockdowns Destroy What Makes Us Human

While GMU economist Tyler Cowen may have dismissed the idea of more pandemic lockdowns as being “a straw man” and saying that the extreme measures that started in March of this year “are now behind us,” it seems that governors and other politicians ... [Read More]

A Dimly Lit Thanksgiving

Our overweening faith and confidence in our wealth and power make this a dimly lit Thanksgiving. A public expression of gratitude by victorious sports stars, lottery winners, etc. is now the convention in America: coaches, teammates, family and ... [Read More]

2021 Would Be a Great Time to Audit the Fed

In spite of its relentless public relations efforts claiming the opposite, the Fed remains a leading reason for the impoverishment of working-class and middle-class families.  Original Article: "2021 Would Be a Great Time to Audit the Fed?". This ... [Read More]

Giving Thanks to Society’s Economic Benefactors

With all the attention commanded by the presidential campaign, election, and aftermath, plus the ongoing covid-19 story, many other issues have faded into the background. Though escaping the headlines, some of these other issues will be with us for a ... [Read More]

YouTube Attempts to Silence the Mises Institute

By: Jeff Deist YouTube, the dominant video platform owned by Google, decided yesterday to remove a Mises Institute video. This decision apparently lasts for all eternity, cannot be appealed to an actual human, and comes with this friendly admonition: ... [Read More]

Was the Election Free and Fair? The American Foreign Policy Establishment Doesn’t Care.

There’s at least one good reason to support Donald Trump’s ongoing lawsuits challenging the election results in several states: the US foreign policy establishment doesn’t want you to. As Newsweek reported last week, “A group of more than 100 ... [Read More]

Why the IMF Is Wrong about Liquidity Traps

In the Financial Times from November 2, 2020, the International Monetary Fund chief economist Gita Gopinath suggested that world economies at present are likely to be in a global liquidity trap. Gopinath has reached this conclusion because the yearly ... [Read More]

Debunking Seven Common Criticisms of Austrian Economics

Let's clear up some misconceptions about Austrian economics. If people want to dismiss this school of thought, which many seem inclined to do for political (not theoretical) reasons, at least they should do so based on facts and knowledge, not on ... [Read More]

The End Game is Here!

  Is this the Endgame? Join Mike Maloney in this extensive two-part conversation with George Gammon, host of the Rebel Capitalist Show, to hear what they think comes next - and what ... [Read More]

Where’s The Independence?

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts November 25, 2020 * Gold & Siler get whacked badly on Mon & Tues * Turkey for me, Turkey for you...  Good Day… and a Wonderful Wednesday to you! I’ve decided to go back and forth with the other ... [Read More]

Those Who Fear Disease Most Are Most Likely to Prefer Authoritarian Regimes

Covid-19 has unleashed a pandemic of restrictive measures on the population. Lockdowns and mask mandates are becoming widespread. Libertarians have been vociferously denouncing covid-19 containment strategies as draconian. Evolutionary psychologists, ... [Read More]

What the Covid Vaccine Hype Fails to Mention

Pfizer recently announced that its covid vaccine was more than 90 percent “effective” at preventing covid-19. Shortly after this announcement, Moderna announced that its covid vaccine was 94.5 percent “effective” at preventing covid-19. Unlike the ... [Read More]

Our Frustrations Run Far Deeper Than Covid Lockdowns

The reality is the roulette wheel is rigged and only chumps believe it's a fair game. It's easy to lay America's visible frustrations at the feet of Covid lockdowns or political polarization, but this conveniently ignores the real driver: systemic ... [Read More]