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Are We Headed for Another Bust?

By Frank Shostak Mises.org January 5, 2016   Are We Headed for Another Bust?   On Wednesday December 16, 2015, Federal Reserve Bank policymakers raised the federal funds rate target by 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent for the first time since December 2008. There is the possibility that the target could be lifted gradually to 1.25 […]

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Cronyism Causes the Worst Kind of Inequality

Cronyism Causes the Worst Kind of Inequality

By Against Crony Capitalism December 28, 2015   Cronyism Causes the Worst Kind of Inequality     This is one of the main points we try to make. Entrench cronies in an ever expanding and controlling government and watch opportunity diminish, the economy stagnate, and people lose hope. Economies need to be free to create […]


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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 […]


We’re Paying More Than Ever for Government to Regulate Us

By James Quarles The Daily Signal May 27, 2015   We’re Paying More Than Ever for Government to Regulate Us     Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., claims Americans are suffering from Stockholm syndrome, a condition in which hostages begin to have misplaced positive feelings toward their captors. The captors in this case are the federal […]

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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 […]


Government Regulation and Economic Stagnation

By Peter St. Onge Mises.org May 19, 2015   Government Regulation and Economic Stagnation   One of the more interesting economic debates in the past couple of decades is why the economy is slowing down. Since 2000, per capita GDP growth in the US has been 0.9 percent per year, compared to 2.3 percent per […]

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Fooled by GDP

By Steven Horwitz Foundation for Economic Education April 29, 2015   Fooled by GDP Economic activity versus economic growth     Even the smartest of economists can make the simplest of mistakes. Two recent books, Violence and Social Orders by Douglass North, John Wallis, and Barry Weingast and Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and […]


The ECB Fears Deflation, But You Should Not

By Frank Shostak Mises.org February 4, 2015   The ECB Fears Deflation, But You Should Not   The European Central Bank (ECB) is planning to pump 1.1 trillion euros into the banking system to fend off price deflation and revive economic activity. The ECB president and his executive board are planning to spend 60 billion […]

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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Magic Growth Numbers From The Government

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org   Magic Growth Numbers From The Government   Everyone wants good news, so the government makes it up. The latest fiction is that US real GDP grew 4.6% in the second quarter and 5% in the third. Where did this growth come from? Not from rising real […]


Does Government Spending Boost the Economy?

By ROBERT P. MURPHY Foundation for Economic Education   Does Government Spending Boost the Economy?  Stimulus boosters assume their conclusions   A recent article in Business Insider by Jim Edwards offers putative “Proof That Government Spending Cuts Hurt Economic Growth.” He even goes so far as to claim that “war is good (economically).” In this […]

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How the Fed Grows Government

By Hunter Hastings Mises.org   How the Fed Grows Government   We are told that elections are important, but the most powerful state institution, the central bank, is totally out of reach of the voter. Ludwig von Mises viewed democracy as a utilitarian concept. It was the form of political organization that allowed the majority […]


Another Fabricated Jobs Report

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org   Another Fabricated Jobs Report   Friday’s payroll jobs report is another government fairy tale or, to avoid polite euphemisms, another packet of lies just like the House of Representatives Resolution against Russia and every other statement that comes out of Washington. Washington is averse to truth. […]

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Today’s 1/31/13 Flyover of Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Assumption Parish Louisiana

Source: http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com By Sherrie Questioning All Here is today’s flyover of Bayou Corne Sinkhole.  Watch the buildings in the back towards the end you can see the amount of water that is up to the buildings.  You can also see how the pad does not  have much on it, except in the back area of […]