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Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?

Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?  

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute September 13, 2017   Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?   Conscription, also known as “the draft,” is typically justified with appeals to values like partriotism, public service, and “sharing the burden.” That’s in peacetime. In times of war, of course, government claims conscription is necessary to provide the […]


Liberals in a Tizzy

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com September 8, 2017   Liberals in a Tizzy     Many blacks and their white liberal allies demand the removal of statues of Confederate generals and the Confederate battle flag, and they are working up steam to destroy the images of Gens. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson […]

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Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Venezuela

Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Venezuela

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute May 19, 2017   Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Venezuela   During the 2016 presidential election, Bernie Sanders refused to answer questions about Venezuela during an interview with Univision. He claimed to not want to talk about it because he’s “focused on my campaign.” Many suggested a more plausible reason: […]


Gold Manipulation and $1.2 Quadrillion in Derivatives

By Rory Hall The Daily Coin April 27, 2017   Gold Manipulation and $1.2 Quadrillion in Derivatives     For several months during 2016 I was researching the SDR, Federal Reserve Note/U.S. dollar, global currencies and the people behind the scenes pulling the strings. The pulling of the strings was being conducted by oligarchs, like the […]

Gold Manipulation and $1.2 Quadrillion in Derivatives

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

What Is To Be Done?

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org March 5, 2017   What Is To Be Done?   The question in the title is V.I. Lenin’s question. His answer was to create a revolutionary “vanguard” to spread revolutionary ideas among the workers, the economic class that Karl Marx had declared to be the class rising […]


Can Truth Prevail? ~ Paul Craig Roberts

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org March 3, 2017   Can Truth Prevail?   According to official US economic data, the US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has expanded for 22 quarters, raising real GDP 12.1% above its high prior to the 2008-09 economic contraction. Yet, US manufacturing output and US industrial production have […]

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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 […]

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The Ticking Debt Bomb

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 Ticking Debt Bomb