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Navigating the Fourth Turning

Doug Casey, Michael Spreadborough and Michael Oliver return as guests on this week’s program. Doug Casey is an “international man” having lived in various countries and traveling actively around the world. He is a free-thinking intellectual and a very successful entrepreneur. He has talked about the Fourth Turning in the past. But now people ... [Read More]

Stock Movements Make No Sense

I’ve given up trying to figure out why stocks move up or down in the short term. With equities still valued at nose bleed levels, and interest rates needing to rise dramatically higher from here to return inflation back down to the Fed’s target 2% ... [Read More]

Gold and the Upcoming Recession

Alasdair Macleod and Dr. Quinton Hennigh return as guest on this week’s program. Alasdair wrote the following in his July 21 weekly missive: “We are now seeing the initial stages of a currency, credit, and banking crisis develop. Driving it are an ... [Read More]

Recession? What Recession

While stocks and gold were up a smidgen this week, it was a pretty tough week for all manner of commodities. Administration propaganda deemed the jobs number that was put out today very strong, but as David Stockman points out, that is just more ... [Read More]

Dave Smith on the End of Political Pretense

Comic Dave Smith joins Jeff and Bob for a compelling look at the poisonous political landscape in post-goodwill America.  Powered by WPeMatico ... [Read More]

Interview with Professor Georg Oesterdiekhoff

By: Lipton Matthews Georg Oesterdiekhoff has taught sociology at the universities of Aachen, Erlangen-Nuremberg and at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá. He has written or edited 30 books and has published about 100 journal articles. ... [Read More]

Is Europe Changing Its Tune on Nuclear Power?

Winter is coming for Europe, and energy prices are soaring as international sanctions on Russia curb the supply of natural gas, on which many European Union (EU) countries have increasingly become dependent. Continental gas spot prices and futures ... [Read More]

Should Libertarians Get behind States Waging “Humanitarian” Wars?

In his valuable article “War and Humanitarian Intervention,” in The Routledge Companion to Libertarianism (pp. 441–56), Fernando R. Tesón raises some interesting criticisms of Murray Rothbard’s views on war as part of a more general discussion of the ... [Read More]

Upcoming Talk with Alex Pollock in Pittsburgh

By: Ryan McMaken "Rethinking the Role of the Fed" Coming August 24 at 11:45 AM EDT, presented by the Federalist Society: Featuring: Alex Pollock, Senior Fellow, the Mises InstituteWinthrop Watson, President/CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank ... [Read More]

Will the US Dollar Weaken against Other Currencies?

In the July 26 Financial Times article entitled “Is the Dollar about to Take a Turn?,” Barry Eichengreen writes that the US dollar has had a spectacular run, having risen more than 10 percent against other major currencies since the start of the ... [Read More]

Ding Dong, Cheney is Gone: Is the Uniparty Next?

In this celebratory episode of Radio Rothbard, Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop look at the fall of the Cheney and Bush dynasties and what it means for American politics. Other topics include former CIA directors declaring war on half of America, and just ... [Read More]

The Sphere of Economic Calculation

1. The Character of Monetary Entries Economic calculation can comprehend everything that is exchanged against money. The prices of goods and services are either historical data describing past events or anticipations of probable future events. ... [Read More]

JP Morgan gold trading boss & former LBMA Board member found guilty by US jury

In a major embarrassment for banking giant JP Morgan and the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), a federal jury in a US criminal trial has convicted Michael Nowak, global head of JP Morgan’s precious metals trading and former LBMA board member, ... [Read More]

The Real Story of America Abandoning the Gold Standard

Even currencies maintaining convertibility to gold are still subject to bond yields, interest rates, trade and capital flows. It's widely held that all of our financial woes are the result of abandoning the discipline of the gold standard in 1971. ... [Read More]

A Tale of Two Liberties

The twenty-gun HMS Buffalo departed Quebec on September 28, 1839, bound for Australia. Commanded by James Wood, the transport carried 150 crewmembers and 140 exiled passengers: fifty-eight French Canadians and eighty-two American Patriots; the voyage ... [Read More]

Traders Don’t Believe What The Fed Is Saying…

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts   August 18, 2022   * currencies & Metals don't get ambused last night!  * Retail Sales were flat, so what are consumers spending money on now?    Good Day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday ... [Read More]

Central Banks Have Been Hedging Rampant Regulation. Will This End Now?

The latest bout of inflation has exposed how central banks around the world have used easy money policies to help cover for the economic drag created by the regulatory state. Original Article: "Central Banks Have Been Hedging Rampant Regulation. Will ... [Read More]

Monetary Calculation as a Tool of Action

1. Monetary Calculation as a Method of Thinking Monetary calculation is the guiding star of action under the social system of division of labor. It is the compass of the man embarking upon production. He calculates in order to distinguish the ... [Read More]

How the Public Lost Trust in the Federal Reserve (Which Should Never Have Been Trusted in the First Place)

In a presentation last month, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank president James Bullard remarked, “The current U.S. macroeconomic situation is straining the Fed’s credibility with respect to its inflation target.” It’s easy to understand why this might ... [Read More]

Germany Can Save Itself, and Possibly the World, by Abandoning Four Failed Policies

Germany's foray into green energy is turning out to be a disaster, but abandoning the green utopia is only the first stage for that country. It is time to put common sense and sound economics at the forefront of German policy making. Original ... [Read More]

AB 257: Another Antieconomic California Boondoggle

After narrowly failing to make it through the California Assembly last year, AB 257 has been put back on the Sacramento agenda this year. Backers—unions and their Democrat operatives—think they can succeed this time. Now crunch time for that ... [Read More]

Currencies & Metals Get Ambushed Again Overnight!

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts   August 17, 2022   * RBNZ hikes their OCR to 3% * Russia to build a competitor to the LBMA...    Good day… And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! Temps in the 70’s in the middle of August? That’s ... [Read More]

Rothbard Graduate Seminar 2023

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