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Poujade: Menace or Promise?

The Free Market 18, no. 11 (November 2000) [Editorial Note: Recent protests in France over high gasoline taxes are not without historical precedent. Writes Justin Raimondo: The [g]ilet jaunes of today are the Poujadists of yesteryear. Read Rothbard ... [Read More]

Europe Struggles as the ECB Pretends to Know What It’s Doing

The European Central Bank (ECB) is rumored to be planning a halt  to its four-year quantitative easing program at the end of this week when it will stop its asset purchases while continuing to keep interest rates at current near-zero levels through ... [Read More]

In the Eyes of the State, We are All Russian (Bots) Now

By: Karl-Friedrich Israel Last September a very informative paper was published by the neoconservative Atlantic Council. In connection with this institution are such important public figures as Collin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Henry Kissinger. ... [Read More]

How Government Bureaucrats and the New York Times Are Misleading the Public About Climate Change

The Executive Branch’s recently released Volume II of the National Climate Assessment (NCA) is a massive document that is being cited as yet further evidence that the U.S. government should act quickly and boldly in the fight against climate change. ... [Read More]

Europe Struggles as the ECB Pretends to Know What They’re Doing

The European Central Bank (ECB) is rumored to be planning a halt  to its four-year quantitative easing program at the end of this week when it will stop its asset purchases while continuing to keep interest rates at current near-zero levels through ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 12/10 – How To Quit Google, Why You Can’t Afford A Home

U.K. Tells Supermarkets to Maximize Stockpiles Before Brexit The Comprehensive Guide to Quitting Google Why you can’t afford a home Ammon Bundy Is Quitting The Militia Movement After Breaking With Trump On Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric The FBI says the ... [Read More]

Jobs Jamboree Disappoints!

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts December 10, 2018 * Currencies and metals rally for the most part * RBI Gov. steps down, leaving unknowns for the rupee... Good Day… And a Marvelous Monday to you! One week down, 3 more until Christmas, and then ... [Read More]

Waiting for Gold to Erupt

As we are watching the US and global markets rotate dramatically lower over the past few days, we have been advising our members that we believe this rotation is an over-reaction to economic impetuses and trade issues – not a massive downside price ... [Read More]

The Conflicting Forces of Modernism: Kafka and Kierkegaard

We seem to be heading into a confrontation between the two forces of Modernism: the primacy of the individual versus the increasing technological and economic might of the central state.In Kafka's Nightmare Emerges: China's "Social Credit Score" (May ... [Read More]

49. Why Are We Insuring Primary Care? Lee Gross on the DPC Movement

"We’re not going to ask permission to take care of our patients." It is with this epiphany, that our guest on this episode became one of the pioneers and leaders of the most hopeful trend in health care today: the direct primary care or DPC ... [Read More]

French central bank and JP Morgan team up to boost Gold Lending

As JP Morgan partners with the Banque de France to expand gold lending out of Paris, bullion banks are having to look further afield to secure supply. The central bank gold lending market, centered in London, is probably the most secretive ... [Read More]

A New Wrinkle in the U.S.-China Trade Dispute

This week I had the opportunity to attend the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) parliamentary intelligence forum in Washington, D.C. More than 200 members of parliaments from as many as 60 European countries joined us to hear from such dignitaries ... [Read More]

Frank S. Meyer: The Fusionist as Libertarian

Until a few years ago, the conservative spectrum could be comfortably sundered into the "traditionalists" at one pole, the "libertarians" at the other, and the "fusionists" as either judicious synthesizers or muddled moderates (depending on one's ... [Read More]

Balanced-Budget Baloney

It wasn’t that long ago (1987) that the entire budget of the federal government was “only” a trillion dollars. It reached the $2 trillion mark in 2002, and didn’t exceed $3 trillion until 2009. Even after a long series of budget deficits, the ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 12/8 – Google’s “Shadow Workforce” Has Demands, Why The Speed Of Rising Greenhouse Gases Matters

American Entrepreneurs Who Flocked to China Are Heading Home, Disillusioned Beige Book report shows economy still solid as workers gain greater power Google’s “Shadow Workforce” Has Demands Wells Fargo reform plans fail to satisfy Fed after scandals: ... [Read More]

The Myth of the Neutral Interest Rate

In his speech to the Economic Club of New York on November 28 2018, the Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell said that the US central bank’s policy interest rate is just below the neutral rate. This prompted many commentators to suggest that ... [Read More]

Dr. Robert Murphy on the Dubious Economics of Climate Change

Climate Change (née Global Warming) is based on three premises: the earth's atmosphere is warming; humans are responsible for that warming; and warming is inherently bad. But even if we accept these premises, what economic trade-offs are warranted in ... [Read More]

What To Do Now That The Big One Is Here

Executive Summary The warnings signs that have our full attention & why What the yield curve is telling us about the next recession What indicators to watch for in the markets over the next few weeks/months The steps to take right now to prepare If ... [Read More]

Every Bubble is in Search of a Pin

Those of us who have spent the past years watching in concern as the Everything Bubble grew, this is the moment we've been anticipating. Time to put your crash plans into action. Join the conversation » Powered by WPeMatico ... [Read More]

The Poor Laws of England

One would get the impression, reading most of the discussions in today's American newspapers and magazines, that no one had ever thought of doing anything for the poor until Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal in the 1930's, or even until President ... [Read More]