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The Slingshot!

Dan Oliver, Michael Oliver and Dr. Quinton Hennigh are this week’s guests. Alasdair Macleod has often made the comparison of America’s rapidly declining financial status with that of the French-originated South Sea Bubble. Similar to the U.S. stock market greed now, market greed in France ran unchecked until the system broke down. Then, for fear ... [Read More]

Worse Than Great Depression

US Q2 GDP Crashes By a Record 32.9%, Worse Than Great Depression This was the headline that hit us this past week. While the drop - which was generally priced in - was some 5 times worse than the adjusted Q1 GDP of -6.9%, it was just fractionally ... [Read More]

Inflation: This Time Is Different

Alasdair Macleod returns and Peter Ball visits for the first time on this week’s radio program. Deflationist Mish Shedlock recently reiterated reasons why he expects falling prices during what is emerging as the most serious economic decline since ... [Read More]

Market Update: Melt-Up In…Everything!

Well, folks: we’re officially in a price melt-up in nearly all asset classes. Stocks (especially Big Tech), bonds, gold, silver, bitcoin — all are racing higher. And that’s happening on top of an already massive run-up from the ... [Read More]

Best Practices For Preventing & Treating Covid-19

Given all that we know after our months of intensively tracking the coronavirus pandemic, what are the best ways to prevent & treat it? 1) Everyone should invest in boosting the “terrain” of their own body’s health. Boost your ... [Read More]

Hayekian Coercion

The political theorist Douglas W. Rae, who has taught at Yale University for decades, likes Hayek’s account of freedom but wants to expand what counts as coercion. By doing so, he hopes to be able to extend the amount of permissible ... [Read More]

Joshua Gottlieb on Government Policy and Physician Income

Joshua Gottlieb is an economist who co-authored a recent paper examining the effect of government policy and physician income. The paper was recently presented at a conference co-sponsored by the NBER and NIA and its pre-publication has generated ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 8/7 – Good News Friday: Workers Idled by the Virus Try New Careers, Houston Beyond Fossil Fuels

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to dd@peakprosperity.com with subject header "Good News Friday." We will save and post weekly. ... [Read More]

Por qué a dos senadores ricos podría no gustarles Judy Shelton

By: Robert Aro Sólo dos días después de que el comité del Senado aprobara a la nominada de Trump, Judy Shelton, fue Mitt Romney (R), senador de Utah, quien dijo: No voy a apoyar la nominación de Judy Shelton a la ... [Read More]

Why Two Wealthy Senators Might Not Like Judy Shelton

By: Robert Aro Just two days after Trump’s nominee Judy Shelton was approved by the Senate committee, it was Mitt Romney (R), senator of Utah, who said: I’m not going to be endorsing Judy’s Shelton’s nomination to the ... [Read More]

Un político zurdo quiere eliminar la clase de historia. Tiene razón.

By: Ryan McMaken Un político de Illinois quiere que la junta estatal de educación se deshaga de las clases de historia hasta que el plan de estudios sea menos racista. Informa la filial local de la NBC: Líderes en ... [Read More]

If the “Market” Never Goes Down, The System Is Doomed

The reliance on "good news" narratives dooms our financial system and economy to a death spiral once reality breaks through the induced euphoria."Markets" that never go down aren't markets, they're signaling mechanisms of the Powers That ... [Read More]

The Surprising Truth About $50 Silver & the Hunt Brothers

The GoldSilver Team  AUG 5, 2020 You may have heard about 'that time back in 1980 when the Hunt brothers cornered the silver market - that's why silver went to fifty bucks!' It's quite a common story - but it's just not true. ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 8/6 – Investors Fret About Dollar Reserve Status, 1.2M Filed For Unemployment For The First Time Last Week

Economy As dollar slides, some investors fret about its status as world’s reserve currency (Sparky1) These factors are already weighing on the dollar =USD, which stands 9% below its high of the year and notched its worst monthly performance in ... [Read More]

The Hiroshima Myth

Every year during the first two weeks of August the mass news media and many politicians at the national level trot out the "patriotic" political myth that the dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan in August of 1945 caused them to surrender, and ... [Read More]

Adrian Lee Oliver on Police Abuse and the Pros & Cons of BLM

Adrian Lee Oliver wrote a Twitter thread on the BLM protests and how they are contributing to racial polarization. The thread took off, leading to Adrian's appearance on Benjamin Boyce's podcast. Bob wanted his own listeners to hear Adrian's personal ... [Read More]

Why the US Economy Is Stronger Than the Eurozone’s

The United States is showing resiliency and strength compared with other leading economies worldwide. The impact of the COVID-19 forced shutdown crisis is lower in the United States than in Japan, Germany, France, the average of ... [Read More]

Today’s Anticapitalists Are Closer to Fascism Than They Think

On the back of the economic crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemics, we are witnessing—once more—so-called economists, historians, and pundits attempting to proclaim the failure of capitalism. Their criticisms of the capitalistic ... [Read More]

The Bogus “Recovery,” Stress and Burnout

We have three basic ways to counter the destructive consequences of stress.We have all experienced the disorientation and "brain freeze" that stress triggers. The pandemic and the responses to the pandemic have been continuous sources of stress, ... [Read More]

On the Impossibility of Intellectual Property

Abstract: The concept of intellectual property (IP) has been variously criticized as incompatible with natural rights and detrimental to the dissemination of innovations. In this paper I argue that it can be criticized on an even more fundamental ... [Read More]

How Murray Rothbard’s Theory of Entrepreneur-Driven Progress Can Be Applied to Modern Businesses

Recently, on the Human Action Podcast, Jeff Deist and I discussed the Rothbardian theory of the entrepreneurial economy in chapter 8 of Man, Economy, and State, titled "Production, Entrepreneurship, and Change." In this article I will illustrate just ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 8/5 – Rising Grocery Prices Stretch Unemployed Budgets Even More, What Is Our End Goal With Coronavirus?

Economy Plan to shorten census deadline sounds alarm for disadvantaged Americans (000) The shortened deadline will also curtail a critical census operation called non-response follow-up. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP The Census Bureau will end its ... [Read More]