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Venezuela Is Facing Runaway Financial Catastrophe

By Emily Skarbek Foundation for Economic Education February 12, 2016   Venezuela Is Facing Runaway Financial Catastrophe Debt, capital flight, food shortages, and hyperinflation take hold     Often, economists want to isolate questions of public debt and analyse these issues as if public choice considerations weren’t at play. Perhaps less studied are the ways in […]

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The Fed Passes the Buck: Blame Oil and China

By C. Jay Engel Mises.org January 27, 2016   The Fed Passes the Buck: Blame Oil and China   There are a handful of themes out there on recent market action that are either totally wrong or otherwise highly misleading. For instance, regarding the recent calamity in the capital markets, one especially apparent dichotomy has presented […]


The 21st Century: An Era Of Fraud — Paul Craig Roberts

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org January 19, 2016   The 21st Century: An Era Of Fraud   In the last years of the 20th century fraud entered US foreign policy in a new way.  On false pretenses Washington dismantled Yugoslavia and Serbia in order to advance an undeclared agenda.  In the 21st […]

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Do We Need the Fed?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute December 22, 2015     Do We Need the Fed?   Stocks rose Wednesday following the Federal Reserve’s announcement of the first interest rate increase since 2006. However, stocks fell just two days later. One reason the positive reaction to the Fed’s announcement did not last long is that the Fed […]


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The Fed Desperately Tries to Maintain the Status Quo

By Ronald-Peter Stöferle Mises.org November 5, 2015   The Fed Desperately Tries to Maintain the Status Quo   During the press conferences of recent FOMC meetings, millions of well-educated investment professionals have been sitting in front of their screens, chewing their fingernails, listening as if spellbound to what Janet Yellen has to tell them. Will she […]


US On Road To Third World

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org October 29, 2015   US On Road To Third World   On January 6, 2004, Senator Charles Schumer and I challenged the erroneous idea that jobs offshoring was free trade in a New York Times op-ed. Our article so astounded economists that within a few days Schumer […]

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Reflections on Venezuela’s “Economic Miracle”

By Andrew Syrios Mises.org October 23, 2015   Reflections on Venezuela’s “Economic Miracle”   Back in 2013, Salon took a quick break from criticizing a caricature of libertarianism to let David Sirota write an embarrassing article praising socialism in what turns out to be a fantastic case study in both the dangers of socialist economics and […]


The End of the World Has Already Begun

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners October 20, 2015   The End of the World Has Already Begun   FRANKFURT, Germany – Nothing much to report from the stock market yesterday. Investors are regaining their calm. A few weeks ago, it looked as though the end of the world had begun. We are talking, of […]

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The open (black-market) exchange is now carried on through online bank transfers processed at the Colombian-Venezuelan border. (El venezolano)

Venezuela’s Largest Banknote Now Worth 12 US Cents

By PamAm Post September 30, 2015   Venezuela’s Largest Banknote Now Worth 12 US Cents World’s Highest Inflation Rate Destroys Cash Use of Bolívar Currency   The black market for US dollars in Venezuela reached a new high on Tuesday, September 29, when the exchange rate for the nation’s currency rose to 816 Bs. The […]


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 […]

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Is the Fed Necessary?

By Jim DeMint The Daily Signal August 30, 2015   Is the Fed Necessary?     The Federal Reserve opened its annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Thursday. Its experts have assembled to discuss “inflation dynamics.” Concurrently, another group of economists and financial experts is meeting just down the road.  They’re discussing monetary policy, as […]


Keeping the Bubble-Boom Going

By Thorsten Polleit Mises.org August 19, 2015   Keeping the Bubble-Boom Going   The US Federal Reserve is playing with the idea of raising interest rates, possibly as early as September this year. After a six-year period of virtually zero interest rates, a ramping up of borrowing costs will certainly have tremendous consequences. It will be […]

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Asset-Price Inflation Enters Its Dangerous Late Phase

By Brendan Brown Mises.org August 13, 2015   Asset-Price Inflation Enters Its Dangerous Late Phase   Asset price inflation, a disease whose source always lies in monetary disorder, is not a new affliction. It was virtually inevitable that the present wild experimentation by the Federal Reserve — joined by the Bank of Japan and ECB — […]


Venezuelan Inflation Soars to 800%

By Fergus Hodgson PamAm Post August 5, 2015   Venezuelan Inflation Soars to 800% Bolívar Buys 100 Times Less US Dollars than the Official Exchange Rate     If Venezuelans thought their inflation woes couldn’t get any worse, they were wrong. While the regime has failed to report inflation beyond 2014, contravening the law, the […]

The Venezuelan bolívar’s highest denomination of 100 now buys a mere 14.6 US cents. (PanAm Post)