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Tragically Slave Trade is Alive and Well in Libya

Last week I mentioned to some friends that I had just read that evening about a slave trade in Libya that had occurred since the Obama administration changed that country's regime. One verse my mother taught me when I was a little boy was Matthew 5:16.  "Let your light shine before men that they may see your good works and Glorify the Father who ... [Read More]

The Petrodollar & Gold. Will 2018 Be the End of U.S. Dollar Hegemony?

France and other nations began to demand gold for dollars at $35/oz. in the late 1960s into 1971 as the U.S. began printing money to pay for Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and the Vietnam War. Gold was leaving the U.S. Treasury so rapidly that ... [Read More]

How Much Longer Can the Petrodollar Survive?

Jerry Robinson and Michael Oliver return and new guest Nav Dhaliwal joins us this week on the radio program. In 1971 Nixon detached gold from the U.S. dollar and the international monetary system. To maintain demand for a now intrinsically ... [Read More]

Are Russia and China Better Off Financially than the U.S.?

Are Russia and China Better Off Financially than the U.S.? Dr. Laurence Kotlikoff and Michael Oliver return as guests on this week’s episode of the radio program. Kotlikoff recently opined that given $200 trillion of U.S. national debt, the ... [Read More]

My IDW Is Nearing a Twelve-Year High

The Fed is supposed to be tightening credit, and rising interest rates sug­­­gest they are at least not engaging in QE (mone­tizing debt). But as Alasdair Macleod noted on one of my recent radio shows, as rates start to rise, banks that had held ... [Read More]

A Repeat of the 1970s Inflation or Worse?

John Rubino, Chen Lin and Michael Oliver return on this week’s radio show. Price action in markets often seems counterintuitive. Alasdair explained why stocks often decline even as earnings begin to rise because stock prices ... [Read More]

G. Edward Griffin and The Creature from Jekyll Island

The very first interview ever recorded for Jay Taylor's radio show "Turning Hard Times Into Good Times" was with G. Edward Griffin. Recently, G. Edward Griffin was interviewed by Palisade Radio about the formation of a cartel on the world's money ... [Read More]

Synchronized Global Growth May Have Arrived

Nearly 10 years after the financial crisis brought the global economy to its knees, conditions have finally improved enough to crystallize my conviction that synchronized global growth is currently underway. Revenue and earnings growth are up ... [Read More]

The Demise of Dissent: Why the Web Is Becoming Homogenized

In other words, we'll be left with officially generated and sanctioned fake news and "approved" dissent.We've all heard that the problem with the web is fake news, i.e. unsubstantiated or erroneous content that's designed to mislead or sow ... [Read More]

Success Strategies For Retirement

Executive Summary The Importance of Adding New Income Streams Income-Producing Assets Taking Advantage of Subsidies Hedges, Cost-Controls & Other Strategies The 14 Steps to Prosperity If you have not yet read Part 1: The Great Retirement Con, ... [Read More]

The Great Retirement Con

40 years ago, a grand experiment was embarked upon. One that promised US workers: using new 'defined contribution' retirement savings vehicles such as IRAs and 401k,, they'd be better off when they reached retirement age. Which raises a simple but ... [Read More]

Chris Calton: The March to America’s Civil War

By: Chris Calton, Jeff DeistChris Calton, host of the Mises Institute's Historical Controversies podcast, is back with a second season. If you enjoyed his revisionist view of America's drug war during the first season, you'll love his take on U.S. ... [Read More]

Bitcoin Invalidates Breakdown

Square, a payment company, is playing around with Bitcoin. In an article on CNBC, we read: Jack Dorsey's company is testing support for bitcoin through its Cash payments app. "We're exploring how Square can make this experience faster and ... [Read More]

Is Behavioral Economics Good Economics?

By: Frank ShostakRecently, a relatively new economics called Behavioral Economics (BE) has started to gain popularity. Its practitioners such as Daniel Kahneman, Vernon Smith and Richard Thaler were awarded Nobel prizes for their contribution in the ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 11/17 – Good News Friday: Water As A Human Right, The Changing Colors Of Our Living Planet

Arkansas town reaches settlement in 'debtors' prison' lawsuit Navy's Largest Floating Hospital Docks In Puerto Rico Canada Moves Closer to Gender Equity for Indigenous Women HBCUs In Maryland Win A Decade-Old Lawsuit Over The Lack Of Investment In ... [Read More]

Is Behavior Economics Good Economics?

By: Frank ShostakRecently, a relatively new economics called Behavioral Economics (BE) has started to gain popularity. Its practitioners such as Daniel Kahneman, Vernon Smith and Richard Thaler were awarded Nobel prizes for their contribution in the ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 11/16 – PR Facing Major Mental Health Crisis, Automated Trucks To Cost 300k Jobs Per Year

With signs of anxiety and depression on the rise, Puerto Rico now faces a major mental health crisis Goldman: Automated Trucks To Cost 300k Jobs Per Year Venezuela just defaulted, moving deeper into crisis Mind The Gap Signs of Russian Meddling in ... [Read More]

Austrian Student Scholars Conference, Feb. 16-17, 2018

By: Jeffrey M. HerbenerGrove City College will host the fourteenth annual Austrian Student Scholars Conference, February 16-17, 2018. Open to undergraduates and graduate students in any academic discipline, the ASSC will bring together students from ... [Read More]

The Superhero Complex: Are We Incapable of Saving Ourselves?

If we felt empowered in daily life, would we be so enamored of superheroes constantly saving our world from destruction?It's been widely noted that the U.S. film industry ably functions as a pro-global hegemony propaganda machine: even when the plot ... [Read More]

The Fed’s Bubblenomics

By: Murray Sabrin[The Following is adapted from a preface to a new report by Murray Sabrin, featured in his November 15 presentation, "Bubblenomics" at Ramapo College.] If you Google “dot com bubble,” you will get nearly 1.2 million hits, and 3.3 ... [Read More]

William Rees: What’s Driving The Planet’s Accelerating Species Collapse?

Today's podcast guest is bioecologist and ecological economist Dr. William Rees, professor emeritus of the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning. Rees is best known for his development of the "ecological ... [Read More]

Nationalized Slavery: The Fugitive Slave Law

By: Chris CaltonIn this episode, Chris Calton looks at the horrors of fugitive slave laws, the ways government incentivized the kidnapping of free blacks, and the rise of private defense groups to fight off slavers.Powered by WPeMatico ... [Read More]

Gold’s Long-term Analogies

A daily rally in gold, daily decline, daily turnaround and other daily price developments are both interesting and dangerous. Interesting, because nothing is as exciting as a big intraday move. Dangerous, because they can make one too emotional about ... [Read More]

“The People vs…” — Why the State Claims To Be a Victim of Crime

By: Chris CaltonOur criminal justice system offers an interesting paradox. If a criminal commits a violent action against a peaceful person — say, a mugging or a murder — then for justice to be done, the police have to arrest the criminal and try him ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 11/15 – Venezuela Defaults On Debt, How Did CalPERS Dig $153B Pension Hole?

PERA looms large as Colorado lawmakers take first look at governor’s $28.7B budget Opinion: How did CalPERS dig a $153 billion pension hole? Venezuela crude output hits 28-year low: OPEC Kentucky’s public pension debt grew by more than $5 billion ... [Read More]