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President Trump Signs Additional COVID Relief – What To Expect from the Markets

Up until the end of the last week, Republicans and Democrats were locked in heated negotiations regarding the size and scope of pending COVID-19 relief efforts. Our researchers had little hope that any negotiations would be successful given the two ... [Read More]

Why Fed Bugs Really, Really Hate Gold

Judy Shelton, a Trump nominee to the Fed Board of Governors, may not have coined the excellent term "Fed Bug," but she used it to delicious effect in this 2019 Financial Times interview: “People call me a ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 8/8 – NY Sues To Break Up NRA, Inside The ‘Culture Of Violence’ At LAPD SWAT

Economy A Monthly Peek into Americans’ Credit During the COVID-19 Pandemic (edelinski) A moratorium on foreclosures was provided as part of the CARES Act. Foreclosures—which were at historic lows before the pandemic hit, have stopped ... [Read More]

The Founding Fathers’ Coup d’État

[Adapted from chapter 5 of Our Enemy, the State.] The revolution of 1776–1781 converted thirteen provinces, practically as they stood, into thirteen autonomous political units, completely independent, and they so continued until 1789, formally ... [Read More]

Swamponomics: Trump’s Fed Pick, a Kodak Moment, and GDP Misinformation

President Donald Trump and his administration recently announced that Kodak would be transformed into a pharmaceutical producer under the Defense Production Act (DPA). The president confirmed that Kodak would receive a $765 million loan to establish ... [Read More]

It’s Time To Position For The Endgame

Do you sense an approaching endgame? Like there’s another heavy shoe to drop? Perhaps an entire closet’s worth? Certainly there’s entirely too much confusion surrounding SARS-CoV-2 and how to deal with it. Should we go back into ... [Read More]

Is High Inflation Now A Bigger Danger Than A Deflationary Crash?

Executive Summary Revisiting the Ka-POOM! Theory. Do recent development alter its predicted outcome? Decision-making in an era of increasingly untrustworthy reported data The Everything Bubble is now in full melt-up. Poised for a crash, or the ... [Read More]

Howard Buffett on Conscription and American Militarism

[Editor's note by Trevor Daher: On June 15, 1948, Howard Buffett rose once again on the floor of the House of Representatives to passionately defend the cause of human liberty. Being debated in Congress this time was the Selective Service Act of ... [Read More]

Market Update: Melt-Up In…Everything!

Well, folks: we’re officially in a price melt-up in nearly all asset classes. Stocks (especially Big Tech), bonds, gold, silver, bitcoin — all are racing higher. And that’s happening on top of an already massive run-up from the ... [Read More]

Best Practices For Preventing & Treating Covid-19

Given all that we know after our months of intensively tracking the coronavirus pandemic, what are the best ways to prevent & treat it? 1) Everyone should invest in boosting the “terrain” of their own body’s health. Boost your ... [Read More]

Hayekian Coercion

The political theorist Douglas W. Rae, who has taught at Yale University for decades, likes Hayek’s account of freedom but wants to expand what counts as coercion. By doing so, he hopes to be able to extend the amount of permissible ... [Read More]

Joshua Gottlieb on Government Policy and Physician Income

Joshua Gottlieb is an economist who co-authored a recent paper examining the effect of government policy and physician income. The paper was recently presented at a conference co-sponsored by the NBER and NIA and its pre-publication has generated ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 8/7 – Good News Friday: Workers Idled by the Virus Try New Careers, Houston Beyond Fossil Fuels

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to dd@peakprosperity.com with subject header "Good News Friday." We will save and post weekly. ... [Read More]

Por qué a dos senadores ricos podría no gustarles Judy Shelton

By: Robert Aro Sólo dos días después de que el comité del Senado aprobara a la nominada de Trump, Judy Shelton, fue Mitt Romney (R), senador de Utah, quien dijo: No voy a apoyar la nominación de Judy Shelton a la ... [Read More]

Why Two Wealthy Senators Might Not Like Judy Shelton

By: Robert Aro Just two days after Trump’s nominee Judy Shelton was approved by the Senate committee, it was Mitt Romney (R), senator of Utah, who said: I’m not going to be endorsing Judy’s Shelton’s nomination to the ... [Read More]

Un político zurdo quiere eliminar la clase de historia. Tiene razón.

By: Ryan McMaken Un político de Illinois quiere que la junta estatal de educación se deshaga de las clases de historia hasta que el plan de estudios sea menos racista. Informa la filial local de la NBC: Líderes en ... [Read More]

If the “Market” Never Goes Down, The System Is Doomed

The reliance on "good news" narratives dooms our financial system and economy to a death spiral once reality breaks through the induced euphoria."Markets" that never go down aren't markets, they're signaling mechanisms of the Powers That ... [Read More]

The Surprising Truth About $50 Silver & the Hunt Brothers

The GoldSilver Team  AUG 5, 2020 You may have heard about 'that time back in 1980 when the Hunt brothers cornered the silver market - that's why silver went to fifty bucks!' It's quite a common story - but it's just not true. ... [Read More]

Daily Digest 8/6 – Investors Fret About Dollar Reserve Status, 1.2M Filed For Unemployment For The First Time Last Week

Economy As dollar slides, some investors fret about its status as world’s reserve currency (Sparky1) These factors are already weighing on the dollar =USD, which stands 9% below its high of the year and notched its worst monthly performance in ... [Read More]

The Hiroshima Myth

Every year during the first two weeks of August the mass news media and many politicians at the national level trot out the "patriotic" political myth that the dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan in August of 1945 caused them to surrender, and ... [Read More]