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Why is American Civilization Self Destructing?

Jeff Deist, Ivan Bebek and Michael Oliver return as guests on this week’s radio program. Why are organizations like Black Lives Matter and Antifa violently prohibiting the expression of ideas they oppose? Why are university campuses, once fertile grounds for an honest search for truth, now the scene of violence against views opposing the federal ... [Read More]

Understanding This Cancer Called Politics

Richard Maybury, Peter Tallman and Michael Oliver return as guests on this week’s radio program. America and its laws were built on Judeo-Christian values. But now a virus that led to the French Revolution is spreading like wildfire in America. ... [Read More]

August Building Permits Drop for First Time in Eight Years

By: Ryan McMaken Building permits for private housing units in the US dropped by 5.5 percent in August, which was the largest drop recorded in more than two years. The last time housing permit activity dropped by a larger amount was during June of ... [Read More]

Off The Cuff: Why Does Our Society Refuse To Learn From Its Past Mistakes?

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss: Our Inability To Learn From The Past Society is much less resilient because we keep making the same mistakes The Litany Of Potential Future Calamaties There's a growing risk too ... [Read More]

When Does This Travesty of a Mockery of a Sham Finally End?

Credit bubbles are not engines of sustainable employment, they are only engines of malinvestment and wealth destruction on a grand scale.We all know the Status Quo's response to the global financial meltdown of 2008 has been a travesty of a mockery ... [Read More]

An Armed Pregnant Women Defended Herself, Now She Faces 24 Years in Jail

By: Tho Bishop Last December, Krissy Noble (then going by her maiden name Tran) shot and killed a man who broke into her apartment and attacked her. She was 11 weeks pregnant at the time. As ABC News described the incident: [When her attacker was] ... [Read More]

Median Household Wealth in America Is Going Nowhere

Today's headline at The Wall Street Journal looks wonderful: "U.S. Household Net Worth Neared $107 Trillion in Second Quarter." The journal is reporting on a new report form the federal reserve. Unfortunately, the fact that the aggregate national ... [Read More]

Does Justice Qualify as An Economic Good?: A Böhm-Bawerkian Perspective

Volume 2, No. 1 (Spring 1999)   One of the most dependable ways of demonstrating the inconsistency of a general principle, theory, or proposition is to deduce some necessarily contradictory consequences from its major premises. In 1849, Gustave de ... [Read More]

Ready for Some Good News?

We are constantly bombarded with bad news. There are disasters, dangers, challenges, and woes. On the political scene, we find perpetual discord peppered with lurid denunciations and shrill condemnations. Media reports are alternately dismaying, ... [Read More]

Frank Fetter and the Austrians

Although students of Austrian economics are familiar with Mises, Hayek, and the other major figures of the school, there are many economists who worked in and around the Austrian tradition—and made crucial contributions to it—whose writings are today ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 9/20 – The Looming DROP Apocalypse, Bye Bye Bugs?

The Looming DROP Apocalypse Cuomo's Win: It's All About the Money No more bailouts: The lawmakers behind Dodd-Frank say that taxpayers won’t foot the bill the next time a bank fails 31 Percent Of U.S. Households Have Trouble Paying Energy ... [Read More]

In Socialist Venezuela the Poor Starve to Death While the Politically Powerful Feast

The socialist policies of the Venezuela government continue to impose a living hell on its people. Hyperinflation has turned its currency to literal garbage. Mortality rates have skyrocketed for groups such as infants, pregnant mothers and the ... [Read More]

30 Years Later: Margaret Thatcher’s Vision for Europe Revisited

Europe is today in the midst of a debate on the future of the European Union. It is not the first one: back before the Maastricht Treaty was passed in 1992, political leaders were discussing as well about where the EU, or as it was called back then, ... [Read More]

Jeff Deist on the Kavanaugh Nomination, Civility, and “the Dregs of Society”

By: Jeff Deist Jeff Deist joined Peter Lavelle on CrossTalk to discuss Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination and the state of modern political discourse. Powered by WPeMatico ... [Read More]

Socialism and ‘Social’ Justice

Volume 11, Number 2 (1995) I may, as a result of long endeavors to trace the destructive effect which the invocation of ‘social justice’ has had on our moral sensitivity, and of again and again finding even eminent thinkers thoughtlessly using the ... [Read More]

Jeff Deist on Brett Kavanaugh. and “the Dregs of Society”

By: Jeff Deist Jeff Deist joined Peter Lavelle on CrossTalk to discuss Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination and the state of modern political discourse.  CrossTalk on Kavanaugh nomination: Dregs of society Video of ... [Read More]

Central Planning Failed in the USSR, but Central Banks Have Revived It

The Federal Reserve’s changing of the guard — the end of Janet Yellen’s tenure and the beginning of the Jerome Powell era — has me remembering what it was like to grow up in the former Soviet Union. Back then, our local grocery store had two types of ... [Read More]

Digging into Wealth and Income Inequality

That changes our perspective on the wonderfulness of ever-expanding household wealth.The assets of U.S. households recently topped $100 trillion, yet another sign that everything is going swimmingly in the U.S. economy. Let's take a look at ... [Read More]

A Policy of Northern Oppression

As the fear of spies and traitors spread through the North, political arrests became commonplace, even in states as far north as Maine. Anybody expressing any anti-war sentiment would be assumed to be a traitor and a secessionist, and arrests were ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 9/19 – Soaring Global Debt Raises Red Flags, Will Emanuel Put Chicago Taxpayers At Risk?

Commentary: Will Emanuel put Chicago taxpayers at even greater risk? Report: Every adult in the state owes $4,000 for teacher health care costs; pensions not included (Illinois) Why the U.S.-China trade deficit is so huge: Here’s all the stuff ... [Read More]

The Story of the Mises Institute

[Prepared for delivery in Hamburg, Germany, upon receiving the Roland Baader Prize.] Thank you very much for the great honor you have conferred on me. The Roland Baader Prize is named for an outstanding champion of the free market and disciple of ... [Read More]

Best Way to Own Gold? Best Way to Own Gold Stocks?

Nolan Watson and Thomas Coughlin are first time guests this week on the radio program. Nolan is the CEO of a gold royalty and streaming company named Sandstorm Gold Royalties. For reasons that Nolan explains streaming and royalty companies profit ... [Read More]