What Would Trump Economics Mean for America

Mark Thornton and David Wolfin return as guests on the radio program.

Nixon declared that “we are all Keynesians now.” Indeed Keynesian economics has returned the world to the precipice of an economic dark age. Realizing that establishment claims that all is well in the land of Keynes is phony; Democrats are favoring the likes of Sanders who would be more Keynesian than Keynes.

Only Trump provides hope of a return to free market capitalism. But what would his economic policies look like? Are prospects so dire with the establishment that we may as well gamble with Trump? We asked economist Thornton for his views of what Trump economics might look like, for better or worse.

David Wolfin, who has done a marvelous job as CEO of Avino Silver and Gold Mines, provides an update on his company’s dramatic silver production growth and his soon to open gold mine in B.C.

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David WolfinDavid Wolfin, Pres. And CEO, Director of Avino Silver and Gold Mines brings 26 years of experience in mining and finance. He learned the business from the ground up, starting as a geologist’s assistant in Nevada, a metallurgist’s assistant at the Avino mine in Mexico and later in a number of mining and exploration-related capacities. In the late 1980s, Mr. Wolfin worked on the floor of the Vancouver Stock Exchange and also for several brokerage houses, gaining a solid foundation in the finance side of the industry.

Since 1990, Mr. Wolfin has worked for the Oniva Group of Resource companies, including Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. (President & Director); Bralorne Gold Mines Ltd. (Vice-President Finance & Director); Coral Gold Resources Ltd. (President & Director); and Levon Resources Ltd. (Director). In his various roles with these firms, he has helped raise over C$50 million.

Mark ThorntonMark Thornton is an American economist of the Austrian School, who has been described by the Advocates for Self-Government as “one of America’s experts on the economics of illegal drugs.”  Thornton has written extensively on that topic, as well as on the economics of the American Civil War, economic bubbles, and public finance.   Libertarian organizations including the Independent Institute, the Cato Institute, and the Mises Institute have published Thornton’s writings on drug prohibition and prohibition in general.

Thornton received his B.Sc. from St. Bonaventure University (1982), and his Ph.D. from Auburn University (1989). Thornton taught economics at Auburn University for a number of years, additionally serving as founding faculty advisor for the Auburn University Libertarians. He is now a senior fellow and resident faculty member at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He is currently the Book Review Editor for the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

About Jay Taylor

Jay Taylor is editor of J Taylor's Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks newsletter. His interest in the role gold has played in U.S. monetary history led him to research gold and into analyzing and investing in junior gold shares. Currently he also hosts his own one-hour weekly radio show Turning Hard Times Into Good Times,” which features high profile guests who discuss leading economic issues of our day. The show also discusses investment opportunities primarily in the precious metals mining sector. He has been a guest on CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg and BNN and many mining conferences.