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Markets are Increasingly Manipulated

Because Michael Oliver had another obligation during my Tuesday radio show, I prerecorded him on Monday for my Tuesday show. As you will recall, on Monday the equity market smacked down very hard and as that was happening Michael confirmed that the support structure for the S&P was broken. By that score, it seemed pretty sure that we were ... [Read More]

New Honest Monetary Deposits Are Yours Now!

John Rubino and Michael Oliver return and John Watson visits first the first time as guests on this week’s program. As our global fiat monetary system is obviously facing destruction and the international banking system is facing seismic changes, ... [Read More]

Basel III May Indeed Be Profoundly Bullish for Gold & Silver

When you buy an ETF like SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE-GLD) you may believe you own gold. But that is patently false. What you own are claims to fantasy gold. GLD makes no promises that its coffers contain any gold that backs your shares and in fact only ... [Read More]

Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Can the Fed Escape?

Alasdair Macleod, Patrick Highsmith and Quinton Hennigh return as guests on this week’s program. With foreigners no longer buying U.S. Treasuries, the Fed finds itself between a rock and a hard place; either it keeps on inflating or the whole ... [Read More]

Is Higher Inflation Temporary or Structural? The CRACK UP BOOM

  Join us for Part 2 of our series on the 2021 ‘In Gold We Trust Report’. In this episode, Mike Maloney and Ronnie Stoeferle address the issue of inflation - is it temporary, or is ... [Read More]

Was It Always This Way?

By: Robert Aro How well can anyone remember past Federal Reserve Chairs? There was Volcker, who allegedly solved the inflation crisis by raising rates and bringing about a recession. After Volker there was Greenspan who is still referred to as “the ... [Read More]

Matt McCaffrey: Austrian Business Strategy (Part 2): Principles

Austrian economics helps entrepreneurs to develop and implement more effective business strategies, and to open up streams of continuous innovation. As Joe Matarese, CEO of Medicus Healthcare Solutions, said about Austrian economics in relation to ... [Read More]

Why Progressives Will Never Accept Market-Based Medical Care

A recent article on this page highlighted a stunning situation in which a surgery clinic in Oklahoma City was able to offer outpatient procedures at less than one-tenth of what local hospitals were charging to third-party payment systems such as ... [Read More]

Secession and the Production of Defense

[Chapter 11 of The Myth of National Defense: Essays on the Theory and History of Security Production, edited by Hans-Hermann Hoppe (Auburn, Ala.: Mises Institute, 2003), pp. 369–413.] Few people object to the private production of shoes or rock ... [Read More]

Canada’s Left Is Pushing Some Albertans To See the Benefits of Secession

Talks of separatism are not just limited to the United States. When Canada is brought up in political discourse, it’s usually done to juxtapose its relative stability to the US. Often portrayed as the tamer, more socially stable version of the US, ... [Read More]

Jan Tinbergen, Pioneer of Central Planning

Once in a blue moon, the Austrian school attracts the attention of serious scholars outside of its tradition. In the months after Janek Wasserman at University of Alabama published The Marginal Revolutionaries in 2019, lots of Austrians revisited the ... [Read More]

America Is a Moral Cesspool, and Student Loans Prove It

If America somehow managed to educate millions of college students without burdening them with $2 trillion in debt in 1993, why is it now "impossible" to do so, even as America's wealth and gross national product (GDP) have both rocketed higher over ... [Read More]

Steven Phelan: Startup Stories

Recorded live at Mises University on 24 July 2021. Find Startup Stories: Lessons for Everyday Entrepreneurs at: Mises.org/StartupPowered by WPeMatico ... [Read More]

The Case for Economic Populism

Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 July 2021.Powered by WPeMatico ... [Read More]

We’re in the Middle of a Long War with the State

Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 July 2021.Powered by WPeMatico ... [Read More]

Low Interest Rates, Weak Growth

Central banks should know by now that you cannot have negative interest rates with low bond yields and strong growth. One or the other. Central banks have chosen low bond yields at any cost, despite all the evidence of stagnation ahead. This creates ... [Read More]

Salazar: The Dictator Who Refused to Die

I was a small child when I first heard Salazar, the Portuguese dictator, spoken of. This was in the early 1960s, when I began to accompany my father on road trips he took with our family once or twice a year to Lisbon to visit and monitor the ... [Read More]

Faculty Panel: Policy and History

Featuring Per Bylund, Tom DiLorenzo, Sandy Klein, Patrick Newman, Tim Terrell, and Mark Thornton. Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2021.Powered by WPeMatico ... [Read More]

Faculty Panel: Theory and Method

Featuring Lucas Engelhardt, David Gordon, Jeffrey Herbener, Peter Klein, Jonathan Newman, Ritenour, and Joseph Salerno. Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2021.Powered by WPeMatico ... [Read More]

Democracy’s Road to Tyranny

Plato, in his Republic, tells us that tyranny arises, as a rule, from democracy. Historically, this process has occurred in three quite different ways. Before describing these several patterns of social change, let us state precisely what we mean by ... [Read More]

Cuba and Venezuela Offer Cautionary Tales of Socialism

  For the past decade, citizens of Latin American countries have grown bolder in protesting their governments’ failed socialist policies. We’ve seen unrest in, among other states, Venezuela, Chile and Colombia, but until last week, we hadn’t ... [Read More]

Alasdair Macleod: 2020—2022 versus 1929—1932

Current levels of equity markets are not only divorced from their underlying economic and business realities but are repeating the madness of crowds that led to the Wall Street crash of 1929—1932. The obvious difference is in the money: gold-backed ... [Read More]

Gold’s Behavior in Various Parallel Inflation Universes

The current high inflation could theoretically transform into hyperinflation, disinflation, stagflation, or deflation. What does each mean for gold? Inflation, inflation, inflation. We all know that prices have surged recently. And we all know ... [Read More]