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Why the Dollar’s Debt Trap is Inflationary

Alasdair Macleod, Dr. Quinton Hennigh and Chen Lin return as guests on the program. Including bonds and other financial issues emanating from the U.S. Government, the individual states, the private sector and the broad money supply, dollar debt totals roughly $100 trillion, to which we can add shadow banking liabilities realistically estimated ... [Read More]

At a Turning Point

Regarding this week’s markets, you get the sense that we may be at a major turning point for asset classes, as Michael Oliver has been suggesting. His view is that we are likely to see a switch out of equities into T-Bonds and gold. As you can see ... [Read More]

Crescat’s Macro Economic Case for Gold

Michael Oliver and Quinton Hennigh return while Kevin Smith and Otavio “Tavi” Costa visit for the first time on this week’s program. At a time in Western culture when individuals are told to stop thinking and simply follow orders, Kevin and Tavi ... [Read More]

Pressure on the Fed

A bit of air came out of the market this week, and as inflation rates rise, there will be more pressure on the Fed to start to reduce money printing by reducing the Fed’s bond buying binge. Another pressure point on the Fed may be the enormous ... [Read More]

Austrian Economics and Scientific Realism

Uskala Mäki is one of the leading philosophers of economics of the past half century; moreover, he is well versed in Austrian economics, though not an adherent of the school. In this week’s column, I’d like to consider some issues he raises in his ... [Read More]

Why “Natural Immunity” Is a Political Problem for the Regime

When asked, "'I’ve recovered from covid, is it absolutely essential that I get vaccinated?' many public health officials have put aside the data and responded with a synchronized 'yes.'" Original Article: "Why "Natural Immunity" Is a Political ... [Read More]

Central Bank Digital Currencies – A Future of Surveillance and Control

One of the most potentially far-reaching trends in the financial landscape right now is the imminent roll-out of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), and the parallel attacks which central bankers are waging on private digital currencies and ... [Read More]

Too Much Inflation? Just Raise the Inflation Target!

In late August, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell suggested that the Federal Reserve would begin tapering before the end of the year admit an admission that price inflation was rising above the two-percent target. Nonetheless, the Fed took no immediate ... [Read More]

Is an Educated Population Really Necessary for Innovation and Growth?

Lamentations that the waves of innovation are receding have engulfed policy circles. Distinguished economist Robert Gordon avers that the days of transformative innovations are over. Like Peter Thiel, he is disappointed at the incremental nature of ... [Read More]

What’s Really Going On in China

Losses will be taken and sacrifices enforced on those who don't understand the Chinese state will no longer absorb the losses of speculative excess. Let's start by stipulating that no one outside President Xi's inner circle really knows what's ... [Read More]

Should War Be Made “Humane”?

Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented Warby Samuel MoynFarrar, Straus and Giroux, 400 pp. Samuel Moyn is a distinguished intellectual historian who teaches both history and law at Yale. His earlier books were written for an ... [Read More]

“The Great Reset” Is the Road to Socialism Mises Warned Us About

Through the sheer power of his intellectual output, Ludwig von Mises established himself as one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. His work Human Action remains a foundational text of the Austrian school. His critique ... [Read More]

Review: Monetary Policy after the Great Recession: The Role of Interest Rates

Monetary Policy after the Great Recession: The Role of Interest RatesArkadiusz SieronNew York: Routledge, 2020, xviii + 230 pp. Nikolay Gertchev ([email protected]) holds a PhD in economics from the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and ... [Read More]

Name, Image, and Likeness

By: Connor Mortell It’s the best time of the year: college football season. However, this is a particularly unique college football season because this year, for the first time ever, players will be able to be paid for their name, image, and ... [Read More]

Before a Bust, There Is Always a Boom (and Malinvestment)

For most commentators lending is associated with money. However, is this the case? When a saver lends money, what he/she in fact lends to a borrower is final consumer goods that he/she did not consume. Therefore, what a lender lends to a borrower is ... [Read More]

Europe Faces a Fragile Economy as the Merkel Era Ends

As Angela Merkel prepares her exit from the chancellery in Berlin, a false alarm is ringing in Europe about an imminent danger of “stagflation.” This phenomenon, like dragons, belongs to mythology rather than real historical or present ... [Read More]

I Uncovered a Half-TRILLION DOLLAR FRAUD $$$

  “We are approaching a half-trillion dollar accounting fraud…this is just flat-out, bold-faced lying.” Join Mike Maloney as he uncovers what may be the biggest accounting fraud in ... [Read More]

It’s A FOMC Day!

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 22, 2021 * Currencies give back some gains on Tuesday... * The House kicks the can down the road once again...  Good Day… And a Wonder Dog Wednesday to you! Well my weather app was correct, the ... [Read More]

America 2021: Inequality is Now Baked In

This complete capture of all avenues of regulation and governance can only end one way, a kind of hyper-stagflation. Zeus Y. and I go way back, and he has always had a knack for summarizing just how insane, disconnected from reality, manipulative ... [Read More]

The Prospects for Soft Secession in America

1930, Columbia professor Karl Llewellyn published The Bramble Bush, his famous tract on how to think about and study law. Llewellyn urged readers to consider both law and custom when seeking to understand a society, to recognize the difference ... [Read More]

Why Bureaucrats Are Sitting on So Much Money-Losing Real Estate

The very size and scope of the United States federal government is likely something that Ludwig von Mises could not have imagined, despite writing the book which foretold the results of such a behemoth, Bureaucracy. Early on Mises wrote, “Congress ... [Read More]

In Defense of the Speculator

It will come as yesterday's news that the speculator is perennially under attack by the social justice warriors. Yet speculators serve a crucial and valuable role in surviving economic disasters. Original Article: "In Defense of the Speculator" This ... [Read More]

Max Hillebrand on Free Software Entrepreneurship with Bitcoin

Entrepreneurs are developing a new world of innovative business models far from regulated markets, crony capitalism, and corporate control. It’s a new world of cyber security, free software, value-for-value exchange, integrated with bitcoin. Max ... [Read More]