Finance

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


It’s OK To Buy Your Pet a Halloween Costume (and Other Luxuries)

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute October 18, 2018   It’s OK To Buy Your Pet a Halloween Costume (and Other Luxuries)   One of the more persistent myths about capitalism is that wealth and resources are “wasted” when spent on luxuries. But now this waste has reached a new level. Thanks to our abundant wealth in […]

It's OK To Buy Your Pet a Halloween Costume (and Other Luxuries)

Rent Control and Minimum Wage Laws Harm Those Who Are Supposed to Benefit

Rent Control and Minimum Wage Laws Harm Those Who Are Supposed to Benefit

By Gary Galles Mises Institute October 17, 2018   Rent Control and Minimum Wage Laws Harm Those Who Are Supposed to Benefit     Jacob Bronowski wrote, in The Common Sense of Science, that “at the basis of human thought lies the judgment of what is like and what is unlike.” That is, useful analysis requires treating that […]


Economic Woes: Student Loan Debt Crisis Is About To Get Worse

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com October 17, 2018   Economic Woes: Student Loan Debt Crisis Is About To Get Worse       As politicians continue to point to a booming economy with a low unemployment rate, the real evidence that those surface numbers aren’t reflecting reality are becoming more apparent.  The student loan crisis in the […]

Economic Woes: Student Loan Debt Crisis Is About To Get Worse

US Treasury Issues More Bonds, But No One Wants Them

US Treasury Issues More Bonds, But No One Wants Them

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com October 12, 2018   US Treasury Issues More Bonds, But No One Wants Them     In an attempt to feed the soaring debt and spending habits of the United States government, the US Treasury is issuing more bonds.  But they’ve run into a big problem: no one wants to buy those worthless bonds […]


Debt Rises: The Government Will Soon Spend More On Interest Than on The Military

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com September 26, 2018   Debt Rises: The Government Will Soon Spend More On Interest Than on The Military     As debt and interest rates rise, the government is about to be in a disastrous situation. Very soon, they will spend more money paying interest on the national debt than they will on […]

Debt Rises: The Government Will Soon Spend More On Interest Than on The Military

The Millennial Crisis

The Millennial Crisis

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics September 26, 2018   The Millennial Crisis     There is a serious economic crisis brewing that few seem to be paying attention. According to a new survey from Zillow Group Inc. (ZG – Get Report), approximately 22.5% of millennials ages 24 through 36 are living at home with their moms or both parents, up nine percentage […]


Bernie Sanders Might Learn Something from Venezuela's Minimum Wage Experiment

Bernie Sanders Might Learn Something from Venezuela’s Minimum Wage Experiment

By Doug French Mises Institute Spetember 25, 2018   Bernie Sanders Might Learn Something from Venezuela’s Minimum Wage Experiment   There are labor shortages all over the country. There are not enough truck drivers, plumbers, food waitresses, construction workers, and so on. The official unemployment rate is below 4 percent. It was just reported private sector wages popped […]


Median Household Wealth in America Is Going Nowhere

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute September 21, 2018   Median Household Wealth in America Is Going Nowhere   Today’s headline at The Wall Street Journal looks wonderful: “U.S. Household Net Worth Neared $107 Trillion in Second Quarter.” The journal is reporting on a new report from the Federal Reserve. Unfortunately, the fact that the aggregate national net worth is up doesn’t […]

Median Household Wealth in America Is Going Nowhere