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Breaking News for Thesis Gold

After the close of business on March 22, Thesis Gold announced important news that may well impact the company's share price. This interview with Dr. Ewan Webster, President & CEO of Thesis Gold, was recorded after the market close on March 22 in an effort to provided value for investors focused on the exploration progress being made by Thesis ... [Read More]

Why Bitcoin is Not Money

Keith Weiner returns and Kimberly Ann of Lahontan Gold Corp joins host Jay Taylor for the first time. J.P. Morgan stated that only gold is money. Everything else is credit. Now in the midst of a credit and banking crisis, there is a normal risk ... [Read More]

Woke Banks Go Bust

Wow! What a week! We have been waiting for something in the financial markets to break as the Fed continued to raise interest rates. It happened this week with two irresponsible woke banks—SVB Bank in California and Signature Bank in New York—biting ... [Read More]

Interest Rates: The Silent Killer

Alasdair Macleod and Cherie Leeden are this week’s guests. Rising bond yields are deferring the prospect of a central bank pivot away from fighting inflation to tackling a widely expected recession. Investors wrongly assume that price inflation ... [Read More]

Run on SVB

This was most certainly a risk off week, with money flowing into U.S. Treasuries and gold and out of risk assets. Most of the damage was done on Friday when there was a major run on SVB Bank, which is a major part of the SVB Financial Group (SIVB). ... [Read More]

How Banking Could Work

With commercial banks exposed by the recent bailouts, Americans question whether “their money” is truly safe despite the promises of FDIC insurance. Jeff and Bob walk through the mechanics of how a full reserve bank could work in a truly free market ... [Read More]

Climate Activism: The Second Children’s Crusade

Modern secular society embraces a new religion complete with prophets, crusaders, commandments, contrition, and even a holy land: East Anglia, United Kingdom. These congregants will behave idiosyncratically in the economy. The activist green movement ... [Read More]

Karl Marx Was Not an Economist

Despite the massive intellectual feat that Marx’s Capital represents, the Marxian contribution to economics can be readily summarized as virtually zero. Professional economics as it exists today reflects no indication that Karl Marx ever ... [Read More]

Bank Busts Lead to Sweetheart Deals

By: Doug French Amidst the wreckage of bank failure grow lucrative deals. Shares of New York Community Bank Inc. surged with the announcement that the FDIC had made NYCB a “sweetheart deal” as the deposit insurer “priced the assets to move quickly,” ... [Read More]

More Supervision and Regulation to Prevent Bank Runs?

By: Robert Aro After raising rates by 25-bps on Wednesday, in addition to lending $300 billion to bankrupt institutions last week, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reassures the public that the banking system is “sound and resilient” to quell ... [Read More]

The Political Response to our Banking Crisis

This week on Radio Rothbard, Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop are joined by Peter St. Onge, a fellow at the Heritage Foundation and a regular contributor to the Mises Wire. This episode looks at the political response to the recent turmoil in the banking ... [Read More]

Statism Is Destroying Real Wages

When we read about the US economy, we often get wage growth as a signal of a strong labor market. It is hardly a strong market when the labor participation rate and the employment to population ratio are both below the February 2020 level and have ... [Read More]

Bull or Bear? The Ultimate Source of Market Instability

Everyone wants a trend they can trade for effortless gains. That may no longer be realistic. Market commentators tend to focus on Bulls and Bears and Federal Reserve policies as drivers of stock market gyrations, but there's a far more profound ... [Read More]

The Fed Backtracks on Future Rate Hikes as Bank Failures Loom Large

The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) on Wednesday raised the target policy interest rate (the federal funds rate) to 5.00 percent, an increase of 25 basis points. With this latest increase, the target has increased 4.75 percent ... [Read More]

Whither Goest the Entrepreneur

The Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture, sponsored by Yousif Almoayyed. Recorded at the 2023 Austrian Economics Research Conference hosted at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, March 16–18, 2023. The Austrian Economics Research Conference is the ... [Read More]

The Other Covid Crisis: Prospects for Recovery from Pandemic Policies

The F.A. Hayek Memorial Lecture, sponsored by Greg and Joy Morin. Recorded at the 2023 Austrian Economics Research Conference hosted at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, March 16–18, 2023. The Austrian Economics Research Conference is the ... [Read More]

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Welcome to the Era of Warring Elites

What the Warring Elites don't want us to realize is that a system of transparent competition in which no fiefdom is allowed to become dominant best serves the interests of society at large. I've been writing about Warring Elites for a long time ... [Read More]

Raiding The Taxpayer Piggy-Bank, Part 1

Talk about the deaf leading the blind to rescue the halt. Over the weekend, UBS, which lost the staggering sum of $20 billion in 2008 and had to be bailed out, joined up with the Swiss central bank, which posted an incredible net loss of -$143 ... [Read More]

Yes, the Latest Bank Bailout Is Really a Bailout, and You Are Paying for It.

The Fed is launching a new billionaire bailout designed to keep banks afloat, and the FDIC is promising to back potentially trillions in deposits. The taxpayer will ultimately be on the hook.  Original Article: "Yes, the Latest Bank Bailout Is Really ... [Read More]

Why Governments Waste Resources: The Case of Newfoundland’s Joseph R. Smallwood

A key principle in understanding Austrian economics is seeing the inefficiency of government spending. In an era of overbearing states and reckless fiscal policy, this principle must be emphasized repeatedly. Politicians might claim the best of ... [Read More]

Was That the Dip?

By: Robert Aro A few days from now marks the one-year anniversary of the article: Will You Buy the Dip? It was there I told everyone I know that eventually the Federal Reserve will conclude its Quantitative Tightening (QT), and a new round of ... [Read More]

Government Is as Government Does

If we have learned anything from hundreds of years of government oppression and atrocities, one thing is certain: government isn't our friend. Original Article: "Government Is as Government Does" This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by ... [Read More]