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What Puerto Rico Can Teach Us About the Minimum Wage

By Brittany Hunter Mises Institute January 6, 2017   What Puerto Rico Can Teach Us About the Minimum Wage   This week, twenty states began implementing minimum wage increases that were passed during 2016. As the country waits to see how these increased wages this will affect the economy, the U.S. territories have already provided us with a grim example. After the 2007 Fair Minimum Wage Act […]

What Puerto Rico Can Teach Us About the Minimum Wage

Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?

Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?

By José Niño Mises Institute December 24, 2016   Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?   Much talk has been made lately about the Left’s recent defeats in countries throughout Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela most notably. These countries have been characterized by Leftist governments that had the luxury of exploiting commodity prices during the […]


U.S. Economic Confidence Surges To The Highest Level That Gallup Has Ever Recorded

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog December 22, 2016   U.S. Economic Confidence Surges To The Highest Level That Gallup Has Ever Recorded     Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index has never been higher than it is today.  The “Trumphoria” that has gripped the nation ever since Donald Trump’s miraculous victory on election night shows […]

U.S. Economic Confidence Surges To The Highest Level That Gallup Has Ever Recorded

It Is Up To Us ~ Paul Craig Roberts

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org November 23, 2016   It Is Up To Us   Did Donald Trump win the election because he is a racist and misogynist and so are the American people? No. That’s BS from the Oligarchs’ well-paid whores in the media, “liberal progressive” activist groups, think tanks and […]

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

The Next Recession Looms Large

Midnight in America

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital November 10, 2016   Midnight in America   Stunned political analysts are missing the most plausible argument explaining Donald Trump’s unexpected victory. The misreading of the American electorate stems from the political class’ acceptance of mistaken (and increasingly insane) economic dogma that has arisen over the past generation. Based on their flawed understanding of economics, the pundits could […]


Central Banks Are Choking Productivity

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital August 14, 2016   If the Economy were a car, productivity would be the engine. Heated seats, on-demand 4-wheel drive and light-sensitive tinted windshields, are all very nice. But they mean little if the engine doesn’t turn and the car just sits in the driveway. The latest productivity data […]

The Next Recession Looms Large

Consumer Optimism Is Not the Key to Economic Growth

Consumer Optimism Is Not the Key to Economic Growth

By Frank Shostak Mises.org August 13, 2016   Consumer Optimism Is Not the Key to Economic Growth   Most experts regard consumer’s psychological disposition as the driving force of an economy. If consumers are optimistic and happy with the economy, no recession can occur — so it is believed. According to the popular way of thinking, […]


Painful To Watch: This Is The Weakest U.S. Economic ‘Recovery’ Since 1949

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog August 1, 2016   Painful To Watch: This Is The Weakest U.S. Economic ‘Recovery’ Since 1949     Most of us have never witnessed an economic “recovery” this bad.  As you will see below, the average rate of economic growth since the last recession has been the lowest for […]

Painful To Watch: This Is The Weakest U.S. Economic ‘Recovery’ Since 1949

The End Game Of Bubble Finance: Political Revolt

The End Game Of Bubble Finance: Political Revolt

By David Stockman Mises.org July 1, 2016   The End Game Of Bubble Finance: Political Revolt   During Friday’s bloodbath I heard a CNBC anchor lady assuring her (scant) remaining audience that Brexit wasn’t a big sweat. That’s because it is purportedly a political crisis, not a financial one. Presumably in the rarified canyons of Wall Street, politics doesn’t matter […]


Hillary Clinton’s Easy Choices

By David Gordon Mises.org June 30, 2016   Few books have as misleading a title as Hard Choices. For Hillary Clinton, as this tedious memoir of her years as Secretary of State makes evident, there are no hard choices. The Solutions to all political and economic problems are easy. We must always rely on the directing […]

For Hillary Clinton, as this tedious memoir of her years as Secretary of State makes evident, there are no hard choices.

Why Brexit Is Better for Britain

Why Brexit Is Better for Britain

By Thorsten Polleit Mises.org June 20, 2016   On 23 June 2016, the people of Great Britain will vote whether to stay in the European Union (EU) or leave it. The pro-EU camp argues that leaving the EU will cost Britain dearly in terms of economic prosperity, financial stability, and domestic security. In fact, people are […]


The Keynesian Blessing: Americans Are Broke

By William L. Anderson Mises.org June 13, 2016   The Keynesian Blessing: Americans Are Broke   Writer Neal Gabler recently “confessed” his “secret shame” in an Atlantic Monthly article on how a huge percentage of middle-class Americans are living beyond their means, existing paycheck-to-paycheck, and are mired in personal debt. He writes: I never spoke about […]

The Keynesian Blessing: Americans Are Broke

What Makes Venezuela Different

What Makes Venezuela Different

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org June 12, 2016   What Makes Venezuela Different   Unlike other leftist South American regimes, the Venezuela regime has intentionally crushed even the middle and working classes. The economic disaster in Venezuela has prompted many to take a look at the country and attempt to understand what it is that has made […]


Central Bankers Claim: Things Are Better than You Think

By Brendan Brown Mises.org June 9, 2016   Central Bankers Claim: Things Are Better than You Think   In our time, the greatest source of money chaos is now the global 2%-inflation standard. Deflation-phobic central bankers, led by the FOMC at the Fed, are defying the natural rhythm of prices in a capitalist economy. Under sound […]

Central Bankers Claim: Things Are Better than You Think