On the the next radio program: "Was the BOE’s Pivot a Warning of Things to Come?" Alasdair Macleod, Michael Oliver and Dr. Quinton Hennigh are guests.
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Yes, Criminals Respond to Incentives, Too

By: Christopher E. Baecker “Can we film the operation/Is the head dead yet/Get the widow on the set/We need dirty laundry,” sang Don Henley in 1982. Crime stories grab people’s attention more than almost anything else. What do the stats say for San ... [Read More]

The Economics of War

Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute joins Jeff and Bob to discuss the economic and political ramifications of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline sabotage.  Read "The Economics of War" from Human Action: Mises.org/HAP363-1 Read a study Bob co-authored on ... [Read More]

Biggar Thy Neighbor

Nigel Biggar, a recently retired professor of theology at Oxford University, has never shunned controversy, as the title of one of his books, In Defence of War, suggests. In this week’s column, I’d like to examine an article of his, “A Christian ... [Read More]

What Drove the Industrian Revolution in Britain? It Wasn’t Slavery

The link between the transatlantic slave trade and industrial growth in Britain is a recurring theme in public discussions. There is a widespread assumption that the profitability of the slave trade requires Britain to compensate the descendants of ... [Read More]

As the Economy Tanks, Will the Fed Pivot or Stay the Course?

By: André Marques On September 21st, the Fed announced another 0.75 percent rate hike. The target is 3 percent to 3.25 percent. The annual rate of the CPI went down in July and in August, standing at 8.3 percent. If we consider the methodology used ... [Read More]

What Will Germans Do without Russian Gas?

Ryan and Tho talk with Mises.org author and German native Rosanna Weber about the energy crisis in Germany. German policymakers have greatly worsened the ongoing energy crisis in Germany by abandoning nuclear energy and taking a hard line on Russian ... [Read More]

Despite Their Hubris, Monetary Authorities Do Not Have Total Control

While officials in the White House, Treasury, and the Fed give the appearance of being in control, but in truth, they cannot undo the damage they have done. Original Article: "Despite Their Hubris, Monetary Authorities Do Not Have Total Control" This ... [Read More]

ALERT: 8 Reasons Stocks, Real Estate & Bonds Will Crater Like it’s 1929

Mike Maloney has a new book coming out very soon. In fact, he is writing the very last chapter as you read this.   Last week, Mike gave a preview of his new book at the Wealthion Conference, but due to time constraints some of his ... [Read More]

Kwarteng – a job half done

Following the new Kwarteng/Truss economic policies revealed in last week’s mini budget, the widespread condemnation is a reflex Keynesian response from a world which has become hostage to erroneous economic and monetary groupthink in its major ... [Read More]

Unscrambling Socialism from Our Economic Order: Wisdom from Leonard Read

Many years ago, in his “Unscrambling Socialism” (Notes from FEE, November 1964), Leonard Read wrote: Any adept student of human action knows that it isn’t enough merely to “drop anchor” in today’s sea of socialism, that is, to stop where we are. The ... [Read More]

Do People Accept Money Because Government Endorses It?

Why does money have value? Typical economists claim that money is valuable because the government declares it so. But that is impossible, given the true origins of money, which are best explained by Austrian economists. Original Article: "Do People ... [Read More]

The Bank of England Saves The Day! (not really, but what the heck!) 

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 29, 2022 * Currencies & metals rally on Wednesday * Sweden hikes rates 100 Basis Points!  Good Day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to one and all! Well, my beloved Cardinals must have partied too ... [Read More]

Super-Strong US Dollar Is De-Stabilizing All Other Fiat Currencies – When Will It End?

The US dollar has strengthened so much and so quickly this year that it has become a juggernaut, trampling pretty much every other asset. What repercussions is this creating? And how much longer is it likely to continue? For answers, we turn ... [Read More]

Gone Too Far? I Don’t Think So

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 28, 2022 * The wrecking ball dollar pauses on Tuesday *But the dollar is right back to destroying currencies overnight Good Day… And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! Well, my beloved Cardinals put to ... [Read More]

The “Stunning Success” of the Green Revolution Is Yet Another Progressive Myth

An enduring progressive myth is that thanks to Western technologies and compassionate NGOs, American agricultural scientists saved the developing world via the Green Revolution. Not surprisingly, the truth is found elsewhere. Original Article: "The ... [Read More]

Is Inflation Turning Hyper?

Bob Moriarty, Michael Oliver and Quinton Hennigh are this week’s guests. Alasdair Macleod’s September 15 weekly essay was titled “Inflation is Turning Hyper.” Of course, that is nonsense to masses of Americans who put their faith in their god, The ... [Read More]

Chart a Course To Self-Reliance

Self-reliance in the 21st century is uniquely challenging because we've become overly dependent on globalization abd financialization. As things unravel, the one surefire strategy is to chart a course for greater self-reliance. Improving ... [Read More]

Here We Go Again With Stop Gap Measures!  

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 27, 2022 * currencies & metals get sold again on Monday * The BOE is following Japan down the road to ruins...  Good Day… And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! No Cardinals baseball on last night, ... [Read More]

A Victory for Europe’s Right in Italy

By: Joseph Solis-Mullen As predicted, Italy made history Sunday, electing its first ever female Prime Minister. Winning a preponderance of the votes cast, the Brothers of Italy’s Georgia Meloni will presumably take the helm of the E.U.’s third ... [Read More]

Seeing the Student Loan Crisis as a Form of Boom and Bust

Conservatives have missed the point that it is not students particularly that are at fault for the student loan crises, but the entire bureaucratic economic-political system. Original Article: "Seeing the Student Loan Crisis as a Form of Boom and ... [Read More]