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Robert Shiller Is Shilling for Socialism

By Peter St. Onge Mises.org October 19, 2015   Robert Shiller Is Shilling for Socialism   The Nobel Prize just gets cheaper and cheaper. Recent laureate Bob Shiller graces the New York Times with his latest rant that free-markets stink, bolstering his argument by making stuff up. For starters, Shiller writes that America’s wealth “can be […]

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Real Wealth Weaker than GDP Stats Show

By Frank Shostak Mises.org September 8, 2015   Real Wealth Weaker than GDP Stats Show   US real gross domestic product (GDP) grew faster than initially thought in Q2. GDP expanded at a 3.7 percent annual rate during the second quarter, instead of the 2.3 percent rate reported for the quarter last month. The annual change […]


What Kind of “Improvement” Does the Fed Want?

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital August 7, 2015   What Kind of “Improvement” Does the Fed Want?   Over the past few years observing changes in Federal Reserve interest rate policy has been a little like watching paint dry or grass grow…only not as exciting. That’s because the Fed has not changed its benchmark Fed […]

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In Greece, Reliance on Public Funds Is the Central Problem

By Justin Murray Mises.org August 6, 2015   In Greece, Reliance on Public Funds Is the Central Problem   Greece is a hot topic at the moment, mostly with the continued negotiations over bailouts from the European Union and, through institutions like the IMF, the world at large. Much of the discussion paints the image […]


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The “Beer Theory of Credit Quality”

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners July 3, 2015   The “Beer Theory of Credit Quality”     Yesterday [July 1], U.S. stocks ended in the green. Investors bent over to pick up a few pennies in the stock market. They didn’t notice the huge steamroller headed their way. The Dow rose 138 points – […]


Economic Stagnation and the Global Bubble

By David Stockman Mises.org July 1, 2015   Economic Stagnation and the Global Bubble   [From the May/June 2015 issue of The Austrian.] You’d think with all the “stimulus” from Washington over the fifteen years since the dotcom bust, American capitalism would be booming. It’s not. On the measures which count when it comes to […]

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The Futility of Our Global Monetary Experiment

By David Stockman Mises.org June 15, 2015   The Futility of Our Global Monetary Experiment   [Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from David Stockman’s May 1 Interview on Mises Weekends.] Jeff Deist: The Fed recently announced just this past week that it would not use specific dates for targeting higher Fed funds rate this […]


Peter Schiff-Fed Destroyed the Economy-QE 4 Guaranteed

By Greg Hunter USAWatchdog May 31, 2015   Peter Schiff – Fed Destroyed the Economy – QE 4 Guaranteed   Financial expert Peter Schiff contends, “We have destroyed this economy. The Federal Reserve has prevented capital investment, entrepreneurship, economic growth that is real. Instead, we have diverted all these resources to sustaining asset bubbles to […]

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A Recession Within A Recession

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog May 29, 2015   A Recession Within A Recession     On Friday, the federal government announced that the U.S. economy contracted at a 0.7 percent annual rate during the first quarter of 2015.  This unexpected shrinking of the economy is being primarily blamed on “harsh” weather during the […]


The Fed Considers a More Seasoned Approach

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital May 26, 2015   The Fed Considers a More Seasoned Approach   Just as the steady torrent of awful economic data, which began in the First Quarter and continued well into April and May, had forced many market analysts to grudgingly concede that 2015 would not see the robust […]

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The Debt To GDP Ratio For The Entire World: 286 Percent

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog May 18, 2015   The Debt To GDP Ratio For The Entire World: 286 Percent     Did you know that there is more than $28,000 of debt for every man, woman and child on the entire planet?  And since close to 3 billion of those people survive on […]


Economic Disinformation Keeps Financial Markets Up

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org May 8, 2015   Economic Disinformation Keeps Financial Markets Up   May 8. Today’s payroll jobs report is more of the same. The Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that 223,000 new jobs were created in April. Let’s accept the claim and see where the jobs are. Specialty […]

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The Embarrassment of Transparency

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital May 6, 2015   The Embarrassment of Transparency   Over the past decade or so, “transparency” has become one of the buzzwords that has guided the Federal Reserve’s culture. The word was meant to convey the belief that central banking was best done for all to see in the […]


The Dwindling US Economy

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org April 30, 2015   The Dwindling US Economy   The announcement today (April 29) of a barely positive GDP first quarter 2015 growth rate of 0.2 percent (two-tenths of one percent) is an intentional exaggeration. Today’s GDP report is the “advance estimate.” There will be two revisions, […]

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