Finance

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


Why do Leftists Settle for a $15 per Hour Minimum Wage?

By Jacob G. Hornberger Mises Institute November 27, 2018   Why do Leftists Settle for a $15 per Hour Minimum Wage?   If economic ignorance among leftists (i.e., liberals and progressives) had no adverse impacts, we could consign it to the ranks of the humorous. Unfortunately, however, such ignorance has very serious adverse consequences, especially […]

Why do Leftists Settle for a $15 per Hour Minimum Wage?

When Currency Crashes There’s No #metoo — You Do What You Have to Do

By Doug French Mises Institute November 16, 2018   When Currency Crashes There’s No #metoo — You Do What You Have to Do   The New York Times reminded us that two things which go together are a currency crisis and prostitution. The featured story on October 28 was the red light district in uber-depressed Athens where “Dimitra, […]

When Currency Crashes There's No #metoo — You Do What You Have to Do

In California, Home Sales Are Plunging Like It Is 2008 All Over Again

In California, Home Sales Are Plunging Like It Is 2008 All Over Again

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog November 2, 2018   In California, Home Sales Are Plunging Like It Is 2008 All Over Again     What goes up must eventually come down.  For years, the California housing market was on the cutting edge of “Housing Bubble 2” as we witnessed home prices in the state soar […]


More than Half of America Gets More in Welfare than it Pays in Taxes

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute October 24, 2018   More than Half of America Gets More in Welfare than it Pays in Taxes   More than half of Americans receive more money in various types of government transfer payments (Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, Social Security) than they pay in federal taxes.1 According to a report released this year […]

More than Half of America Gets More in Welfare than it Pays in Taxes

Global Banking Stocks Are Crashing Hard – Just Like They Did In 2008

Global Banking Stocks Are Crashing Hard – Just Like They Did In 2008

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog October 23, 2018   Global Banking Stocks Are Crashing Hard – Just Like They Did In 2008       Global stocks are falling precipitously once again, and banking stocks are leading the way.  If this reminds you of 2008, it should, because that is precisely what we witnessed back […]


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 […]