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Using this Inflation Measure, Wage Growth Isn’t Keeping Up with Inflation

By: Ryan McMaken As we've noted here in the past, the Federal reserve in recent months has begun publishing its " Underlying Inflation Gauge " which takes into account a broader measure of inflation than the more-often used CPI measure. When we ... [Read More]

The Bigotry of the Literati

[Also available to listen to as an Audio Mises Daily] A superficial observer of present-day ideologies could easily fail to recognize the prevailing bigotry of the molders of public opinion and the machinations which render inaudible the voice of ... [Read More]

Conflicting Government Data Illustrates the Importance of Sound Economic Theory

On Tuesday, I looked at some recent research suggesting that both wealth and incomes are declining — all while the Fed's monetary policy has become ever more interventionist and regulatory. The conclusions involved was premised on some assertions ... [Read More]

You Can’t Legislate Physical Reality

In the July 1894 issue of American Mathematical Monthly, amateur mathematician Edward J. Goodwin published a “contribution to science” in the “Queries and Information” section titled “Quadrature of the Circle.” The “contribution” asserted that it was ... [Read More]

US Transportation Index Suggests Bottom May Be Forming

Our research team, at www.TheTechnicalTraders.com, is alerting our members that the Transportation Index has reached its first level of support near 10,500 and this level may be the start of an extended bottoming formation.  If you have been ... [Read More]

The Credit Cycle Is On The Turn

Goldmoney Insights - October 11, 2018 We are on the verge of moving into an era of high interest rates, so markets will behave differently from any time since the early-1980s. There are enough similarities with the post-Bretton Woods era of the ... [Read More]

Tom Woods on Reason TV: The Making of an Anti-War Libertarian

By: Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Tom Woods joined Matt Walsh of Reason TV for a wide ranging interview with topics including his transformation from a pro-war Republican to a passionately anti-war libertarian, the impact of Ron Paul on the liberty movement, ... [Read More]

Dollar Engulfing Bearish Pattern Warns Of Dollar Weakness

A unique setup has occurred in the UUP (Invesco DB US Dollar Index) that resembles an Engulfing Bearish type of pattern (even though it is not technically an Engulfing Bearish pattern).  Technically, an Engulfing Bearish pattern should consist of a ... [Read More]

Asset Class Selection Is The Key…

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts Rockctober 11, 2018 *Currencies rebound on Wednesday! * Gold rebounds! Good day... And a Tub Thumpin' Thursday to you! What a evening last night! I was surprised by a former colleague, and good friend, Jen and ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 10/11 – GW Report Falls Short Of Honest Truth, Alexa, Should We Trust You?

The World Is Quietly Decoupling From The U.S. - And No One Is Paying Attention Chretien calls U.S. president 'unspeakable' Alexa, Should We Trust You? The Distortions of Doom Part 2: The Fatal Flaws of Reserve Currencies UK Issues First Ever ... [Read More]

Government Police Fail to Make Arrests In Nearly Half of Murder Cases

Police departments in a number of U.S. cities — Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans — are receiving increased attention for their failure to clear even half of the homicides that occur in their jurisdiction. And note that to “clear” a case doesn’t even ... [Read More]

Trump’s Trade War Threatens Walmart’s Low Prices

In 1962, businessman Sam Walton had an entrepreneurial objective in mind: Offer shoppers the lowest prices possible. From forcing US suppliers to slash costs to finding cheap imports abroad, Walmart became an iconic global brand, generating $500 ... [Read More]

Large Miners “Crowding” Back Into Exploration

Rick Rule: Large Miners “Crowding” Back Into Exploration as “Every Day You Mine, Your Business Gets Smaller” October 09, 2018 By Tekoa Da Silva I had the chance to sit down once again, with Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott U.S. Holdings. It was ... [Read More]

Transportation Breakdown-Hinting to Global Economic Weakness?

Our research team highlighted the recent breakdown in the Transportation Index ($TRAN) as a very strong sign that the global economy and US economy may be starting to show early signs of weakness. The Transportation Index typically leads the ... [Read More]

The U.S. Government Needs Your Help…

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts Rocktober 8, 2018 * Currencies rally then fall back in the overnight markets * Russia wants to bypass the dollar in Trade with Europe... Good Day… And a Wonderful Wednesday to you… Unfortunately, Mother Nature is ... [Read More]

The Opioid Crisis

Presented at the Mises Institute's 2018 Supporters Summit in Auburn, Alabama. Recorded on September 29, 2018.Powered by WPeMatico ... [Read More]

The Most Important Books for Preserving Civilization

The works Dr. Gordon mentions are available on Mises.org: Frédéric Bastiat - The LawMurray N. Rothbard - What Has Government Done to Our Money?Henry Hazlitt - Economics in One LessonLudwig von Mises? - Socialism: An Economic and Sociological ... [Read More]

The Battle of Ball’s Bluff, Part 1: A Slight Demonstration

The Battle of Ball’s Bluff was a minor battle with major consequences. In this episode, Chris Calton details all the mistakes that were made leading up to the battle, setting the stage for a Union catastrophe. Chris Calton recounts the controversial ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 10/10 – PA Debt Much Higher Than Reported, Death by Fertilizer

Our View: Having insurance no shield from high health care costs California Taxes: The Sky Is the Limit Report: Pennsylvania's debt much higher than reported, up to $82 billion ‘Great Depression’ ahead? IMF sounds dire warning Inequality is worsening ... [Read More]

Is Cultural Marxism America’s New Mainline Ideology?

Another name for the neo-Marxism of increasing popularity in the United States  is cultural Marxism.” This theory says that the driving force behind the socialist revolution is not the proletariat — but the intellectuals. While Marxism has largely ... [Read More]