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The Trillion-Dollar F-35 Fighter Program Does Not Make Americans Safer

Overspending on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program does not make America any safer. The president’s military spending increase is based on the false premise that more spending equals more security. More spending may even make America less safe by ... [Read More]

The Stimulus Deadline Comes & Goes…

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts October 21, 2020 * Currencies & metals are rallying this morning...  * The Bond Boys don't like the no stimulus decision...  Good Day… And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! Well, my former ... [Read More]

2020 Election – The Least Important Presidential Election

John Rubino and Ian Klassen are returning guests on this week’s radio program.   With America more politically divided than ever, Americans believe the 2020 Presidential election is the most important election in our history. But with regard ... [Read More]

The New Tyranny Few Even Recognize

Clearly, the Fed reckons the public is foolish enough to believe the Fed's money will actually be "free." It's pretty much universally recognized that authorities use crises to impose "emergency powers" that become permanent. This erosion of civil ... [Read More]

Google Is Making it Harder to Find Mises Institute Content

By: Tho Bishop On October 5, Ryan McMaken’s article "Police Officers Threaten to Quit If the Public Keeps Demanding Accountability" managed to hit the top spot on Reddit. It was soon removed from the popular social media platform under very ... [Read More]

No, the Stock Market Isn’t a “Leading Indicator” of Economic Prosperity

In an unhampered economy, stock prices would reflect the availability of savings for investment and capital. But in an inflationary economy, rising stock prices suggest something very different. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by ... [Read More]


For a bull trend to perpetuate it occasionally needs to climb a wall of worry. Bearish investors are always on the lookout for a theme that will provide them with an opportunity to short a stock or sector. If prices rise, investors who shorted-shares ... [Read More]

Powell Talks About A Digital Currency For Us!

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts   Rocktober 20, 2020   * Currencies and metals have a "meh day" * It's not time, yet, for Chuck to gloat...    Good Day… And a Tom Terrific and Manfred the Wonder Dog Day to you! Well, I voted ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 10/19 – Global Debt Implosion Coming, Stronger Than Steel, Able to Stop a Speeding Bullet

Economy Global Debt Implosion Coming – Egon Von Greyerz (pinecarr) “Tom welcomes a new guest to the show Egon von Greyerz. Egon is Founder and Managing Partner of Matterhorn Asset Management AG based in Switzerland. Egon discusses how today’s events ... [Read More]

Furloughed Jobs Disguise the Eurozone Employment Crisis

The United States jobs recovery slowed down slightly in September, but the employment recovery is still faster than in most comparable economies. The jobs report showed a healthy 661,000 gain in nonfarm payrolls last month. Much of the difference ... [Read More]

David K. Hurst: Managing People-as-Ends and Not People-as-Means

In many situations, the complexities in managing a diverse and layered team of people are to view individuals as ends and not means. Management and organizational frameworks often treat people as means. The business ends are external: so-called ... [Read More]

Printing Money at a “Constant” or “Stable” Rate Won’t Prevent Boom-Bust Cycles

Money printing—even at a constant rate—is going to generate the same result as any other money printing. The reason lies in the fact that money creation transfers wealth from productive to unproductive enterprises. This Audio Mises Wire is generously ... [Read More]

Google Mobility Data Suggests Sweden “Socially Distanced” Less than Other Countries

By: Ryan McMakenAs is often pointed out by pro-lockdown publications like The New York Times, Sweden has experienced Covid-19 deaths at a rate above some of it's neighbors that imposed relatively strict lockdowns, such as Denmark.What is rarely ... [Read More]

America at the Point of No Return

The States: America at the Point of No Returnby Michael AntonRegnery Publishing, 2020441 pages Michael Anton is best known to the public through his essay “The Flight 93 Election,” published in 2016 under a pseudonym in the Claremont Review of Books. ... [Read More]

Global Health Bureaucrats Want Even More Power to Impose Their Plans Across National Borders

In an article last week for the Financial Times, Richard Milne examined the issue of Sweden’s “dissent” when it came to policy responses to the spread of Covid-19. The article is essentially a hit piece on Sweden, containing all the usual strategies ... [Read More]

What Is the Purpose of the Fed?

By: Robert AroWith all the history, lore and media spotlight the Federal Reserve receives, how many people stopped to ask: What is the Fed’s purpose?According to their website’s FAQs, the Federal Reserve system exists to:provide the nation with a ... [Read More]

Will the Stock Market Be Dragged to the Guillotine?

The Fed's rigged-casino stock market will be dragged to the guillotine by one route or another.The belief that the Federal Reserve and its rigged-casino stock market are permanent and forever is touchingly naive. Never mind the existential crises ... [Read More]

Searching for the Creature on Jekyll Island

By: Michael Maharrey I spent a little time at Jekyll Island, Georgia, the weekend before last. I looked hard, but I didn’t find the mythical creature from Jekyll Island. From what I hear, it’s taken up permanent residence in Washington, DC. But I did ... [Read More]

The IMF Call For… A New Bretton Woods!

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts October 19, 2020 * Friday was a down day, today looks good though * Weekly Jobless Claims rise again last week!  Good Day… And a Marvelous Monday to you… It’s a rainy Monday here, here and usually, rainy ... [Read More]

Bob Murphy Analyzes “The Hunt” and “The Purge” Movies as an Anarchist

Bob offers his commentary on the movies “The Hunt” and “The Purge”—both produced by Blumhouse Productions—and focuses on whether The Purge storyline offers a challenge to Rothbard’s depiction of anarcho-capitalism. For more information, see ... [Read More]