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Bob Moriarty’s Unconventional View of the World

Robert Moriarty visits for the first time while Chen Lin and Michael Oliver return as this week’s guests. Robert is a most colorful, creative, controversial but fascinating person that you will ever meet. He put an exclamation point in his career as a Vietnam pilot by flying a plane under the Eiffel Tower. He is the proprietor of the well known ... [Read More]

Reflections on the Economy and the Markets

We have gotten off to a reasonably good start so far in 2019. What has become fairly obvious is that the Fed, even under Jay Powell, is held hostage to the stock market. The fear is of course that we will have another financial crisis. So, even a ... [Read More]

Which Safe Haven Markets Will Dominate in 2019?

So far in 2019, the equity markets have been characterized by very substantial volatility as stocks are entering what I think will be a very significant bear market. With equities heading into dangerous territory, traditional safe havens like U.S. ... [Read More]

The “Everything Bubble” Is Starting To Implode!

Alasdair Macleod, Chen Lin and Michael Oliver visit during this first episode of 2019. As the late 2018 stock market decline morphs into a far more serious event than the 2008 financial crisis, you will hear mainstream financial anchors declaring ... [Read More]

Can Gold Shares Rebound in 2019?

Dan Oliver, Michael Oliver and Dr. Quinton Hennigh return on the radio program this week. 2018 was a miserable year for gold shares.  Silver shares fared even worse. From his structure and momentum perspective Michael's work suggests a shift ... [Read More]

Two Ways the System Is Rigged: HFT and Oligarchic Inheritance

The net result of a rigged system is the vast majority of the gains in income and wealth flow to the very tippy-top of the wealth/power pyramid.We often hear how the system (i.e. our economy) is rigged to benefit the few at the expense of the many, ... [Read More]

Will China Surprise The US Stock Market?

January 20, 2019 Recently, we openly discussed the potential for global turmoil related to Europe, Asia, China, and South America. The issues before the globe are that the global economy may not be firing in sync and that there are credit and ... [Read More]

Europe’s Strict Emission Standards Drive Palladium Past Gold

U.S. Global Investors Palladium might not fill headlines the way gold does, but it’s been on fire lately. Not only has the precious metal been the best performing commodity for two years straight, but its price also just shot past gold for the ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 1/20 – The Gilets Jaunes Are ‘Unstoppable,’ Has the Gov’t Legalized Secret Defense Spending?

Space Force, F-15X, Light Attack: What Will the Air Force Seek in Latest Budget? Modern Monetary Theory or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the National Debt Locked Up: How the Modern Prison-Industrial Complex Puts So Many Americans in ... [Read More]

The Fallacy of the “Public Sector”

[This article is excerpted from Economic Controversies, chapter 21, "The Fallacy of the 'Public Sector'" (2011). It originally appeared in the New Individualist Review (Summer, 1961): 3–7.]   We have heard a great deal in recent years of the "public ... [Read More]

Gilets Jaunes: French Protesters Demand Lower Taxes and More Spending

I never thought I would see the day where Antifa would protest side by side with the National Front against the French government. The day has come, and what it means for France is unclear at best. We spent last Saturday at “Act 9” of the Gilets ... [Read More]

Why We Need Savings to Produce What We Need

Conventional wisdom says that savings is the amount of money left after monetary income was used for consumer outlays, implying that saving is synonymous with money. Hence, for a given consumer outlays an increase in money income implies more saving ... [Read More]

Jeff Deist on Why Socialism Persists

This is the last Mises Weekends episode! But don't despair, Jeff will soon be back with a brand new format: The Human Action Podcast. The new show is not radically different, but focuses more exclusively on Austrian economics, its great books, and ... [Read More]

VIDEO: The Peak Prosperity Tribe Speaks!

By now you're probably well-aware that this year's Peak Prosperity annual seminar is being held in beautiful northern California's wine country from April 26-28, 2019. And yes, of course, Chris and I think the experience delivered at these seminars ... [Read More]

Decentralization Is the Solution to the Government Shutdown Problem

The partial shutdown with the federal government has helped, perhaps more than any other recent political event, to illustrate some of the biggest problems that come with centralizing an ever-larger number of government activities within a single, ... [Read More]

The West’s Descent into ‘Cultural Revolution’

The goal of the Cultural Revolution isn't to persuade, it's to enforce compliance.A Cultural Revolution is a movement designed to preserve the political and financial power of a ruling elite by social rather than political or financial means. Thus ... [Read More]

Peter Klein and Nicolai Foss on Managers in Flat Business Structures

By: Mises Institute The online magazine Aeon currently features an outstanding article from our scholars Peter Klein and Nicolai Foss on the trend toward "bossless" business structures. Far from being redundant middlemen, they argue, good managers ... [Read More]

57. Neither Fisher nor Bayes: The Limits of Statistical Inference

How do we know that a treatment works or not? Billions of healthcare dollars are at stake in the answer to that question. For decades, that answer has largely hinged on theories from a field of human inquiry that combines the precision of mathematics ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 1/18 – Good News Friday: Hospitals Banding Together to Take on Big Pharma, Growing Blood Vessels In A Petri Dish

Washington Gov. Inslee to pardon thousands convicted of marijuana possession A Growing Number of Hospitals Are Banding Together to Take on Big Pharma To Save the Sound of a Stradivarius, a Whole City Must Keep Quiet Governor Whitmer signs Executive ... [Read More]

Two Definitions of “Freedom” — Only One of Them Is Right

January 6 marked the anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt’s famous 1941 “Four Freedoms” speech, and January 11 marked the anniversary of his 1944 State of the Union address, where he expanded on what he saw as its meaning. That makes this an appropriate ... [Read More]

How Tax Incentive Programs Distort the Economy and Drive up the Cost of Living

As humans, we want to satisfy our needs in the present rather than the future. This is a fundamental truth of human action. If we preferred to satisfy needs in the future over the present, we would never act. An individual’s time preference remains ... [Read More]

Imagine if the Media Had as Much Sympathy for Small Business Owners as it Does for Federal Employees

During this partial government shutdown, it's become nearly impossible to avoid news articles, and segments on television and radio outlining the many ways that federal employees are apparently suffering financially as a result of the partial ... [Read More]

Off The Cuff: The Flip-Flop Fed

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Axel Merk discuss: The Fed's Flip-Flop Powell suddenly starts signing a dovish tune Which Risks Are The Ones Most Worth Watching Not all risks are created equal Corp Profits vs Wage Inflation Why ... [Read More]

12. Gene Epstein on Commies, Krugman, and Crushing Debaters

Gene Epstein, former Barron’s economics editor and founder of the Soho Forum, joins Bob for a lively discussion covering a variety of topics. Gene explains that his mother, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party, had an FBI file and was ... [Read More]

March and Simon: Early Socialist Calculation Revisionists

By: Nicolai J. Foss It is now commonly recognized that the majority of the economics profession for about four decades held an erroneous view of the nature of the “socialist calculation debate.” In particular, the nature of the arguments put forward ... [Read More]