Finance

The Markets, Currency, the Transfer of Wealth and anything else that affects your wallet.


Can Switzerland Survive Today’s Assault on Cash and Sound Money?

By Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna Mises Institute August 8, 2017   Can Switzerland Survive Today’s Assault on Cash and Sound Money?   “Switzerland will have the last word,” wrote Victor Hugo in the late 19th century. “It possesses one of the most perfect forms of government in the world.” A contemporary of his, Frederick Kuenzli, a scholar of […]

Can Switzerland Survive Today's Assault on Cash and Sound Money?

Obamacare is Officially Destroying the Economy & Has Reached 60% of total Retail Sales

Obamacare is Officially Destroying the Economy & Has Reached 60% of total Retail Sales

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics August 8, 2017   Obamacare is Officially Destroying the Economy & Has Reached 60% of total Retail Sales     The retail sector has been stagnant and most people are blaming AMAZON. A closer look is really required rather than the typical superficial analysis. Today, online sales represent only 8.5% of […]


China: A Keynesian Monster

By Per Bylund Mises Institute August 4, 2017   China: A Keynesian Monster     I recently spent two weeks traveling in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), a vast country with many contrasts: old vs. new, poor vs. rich, traditional vs. modern, East vs. West. While it is a strange experience with many impressions, what’s […]

China: A Keynesian Monster

Is Money Created by Government Decree?

Is Money Created by Government Decree?

By Frank Shostak Mises Institute August 3, 2017   Is Money Created by Government Decree?     According to popular view people accept money because of a government decree.1 A government decree it is argued makes a particular thing accepted as a general medium of exchange. But, does it make sense? Demand for a good arises from its […]


Seattle’s Minimum Wage Supporters Ignore the Facts

By Andrew Syrios Mises Institute July 28, 2017   Seattle’s Minimum Wage Supporters Ignore the Facts   In what has become a running joke amongst those skeptical of the claim that minimum wage increases have no effect on unemployment, a recent report by the Employment Policies Institute showed that 174 of the 184 co-sponsors of a bill to […]

Seattle's Minimum Wage Supporters Ignore the Facts

Here's the True Definition of a Recession

Here’s the True Definition of a Recession

By Frank Shostak Mises Institute July 24, 2017   Here’s the True Definition of a Recession — It’s Not About GDP   According to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the institution that dates the peaks and troughs of the business cycles, A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting […]


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Big Military Spending Boost Threatens Our Economy and Security

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute July 19, 2017   Big Military Spending Boost Threatens Our Economy and Security   On Friday the House overwhelmingly approved a massive increase in military spending, passing a $696 billion National Defense Authorization bill for 2018. President Trump’s request already included a huge fifty or so billion dollar spending increase, […]


5 Ways to Keep a Tax Farm (Citizens) Producing

By Joe Jarvis The Daily Bell July 19, 2017   5 Ways to Keep a Tax Farm (Citizens) Producing     The government depends on the citizens to produce, to create value from which the ruling classes can leech. They need to keep us working and spending in ways that they prescribe in order to insert […]

5 Ways to Keep a Tax Farm (Citizens) Producing