Economics


Economics Is Not Rocket Science — It’s Even More Complicated

By Gary Galles Mises Institute June 15, 2018   Economics Is Not Rocket Science — It’s Even More Complicated   Over the years, I have heard multiple different things described as “not rocket science.” The implication was always that rocket science was just about the hardest thing to do, making virtually everything else easy by comparison. As […]

Economics Is Not Rocket Science — It's Even More Complicated

Yes, Economic Laws Still Apply to the Minimum Wage

By Per Bylund Mises Institute April 19, 2018   Yes, Economic Laws Still Apply to the Minimum Wage   What is it with economic illiteracy and writing in the media? One explanation is obvious: media need to sell newspapers (or get “clicks”), so it makes sense to exploit people’s confirmation bias. In other words, tell people […]

Yes, Economic Laws Still Apply to the Minimum Wage

3 Reasons Trump Should Have Vetoed The $1.3 Trillion Spending Monstrosity

By Against Crony Capitalism March 26, 2018   3 Reasons Trump Should Have Vetoed The $1.3 Trillion Spending Monstrosity     The bill was is a monstrosity and a disgrace. Again the government gets larger. Again our representatives voted to expand the state and increase the burden on taxpayers without even looking at the legislation. Think about […]

3 Reasons Trump Should Have Vetoed The $1.3 Trillion Spending Monstrosity

Is James Comey A Serial Liar?

Is James Comey A Serial Liar?

By Against Crony Capitalism March 22, 2018   Is James Comey A Serial Liar?     It pains us to ask this question. We shouldn’t have to ask such a question of a former FBI director. To have to ask it reflects that something, somewhere, failed catastrophically in our system. And though such a failure is […]


Obama machine getting nervous about Facebook’s response to Cambridge Analytica (The social engineers don’t want to lose access to your data)

By Against Crony Capitalism March 22, 2018   Obama machine getting nervous about Facebook’s response to Cambridge Analytica (The social engineers don’t want to lose access to your data)     Good. They should be nervous. Obama and company were all about data mining. They bragged about it. Cass Sunstein, behavioral economist, one time “nudger” in chief, wants […]

Obama machine getting nervous about Facebook’s response to Cambridge Analytica (The social engineers don’t want to lose access to your data)

Rand Paul Adds “Audit the Fed” Amendment to Senate Banking Bill

Rand Paul Adds “Audit the Fed” Amendment to Senate Banking Bill

By Against Crony Capitalism March 9, 2018   Rand Paul Adds “Audit the Fed” Amendment to Senate Banking Bill     As we’ve said before, audit it. Then end it. The Fed fears real scrutiny. It’s not about “independence.” It’s about power, massive power. (The Fed guys don’t think they’ll EVER be held to account.) (From The […]


EU Raises Stakes for Trump by Aiming Levies at GOP Heartland

By Against Crony Capitalism March 6, 2018   EU Raises Stakes for Trump by Aiming Levies at GOP Heartland     Things seem to have chilled out a bit on the trade war front just a bit. Hopefully everyone will take a step back, take a deep breath, and avoid anything rash. Tariffs are unwise. They […]

EU Raises Stakes for Trump by Aiming Levies at GOP Heartland

The Albatross Of Debt: The Stock Market’s $67 Trillion Nightmare

The Albatross Of Debt: The Stock Market’s $67 Trillion Nightmare

By Against Crony Capitalism February 26, 2018   The Albatross Of Debt: The Stock Market’s $67 Trillion Nightmare     I am speaking for myself (NDS) here – I’ve had many conversations with enviro friends over the years about their fear of climate “disaster.” I respect their fear. But the potential financial disaster looming in the […]


Who’s To Blame For Wild Stock Market? Look To The Federal Reserve

By Against Crony Capitalism February 12, 2018   Who’s To Blame For Wild Stock Market? Look To The Federal Reserve     Yes indeed. How the central planners at the Federal Reserve manipulate the economy (and inevitably screw it up) is not understood by most politically engaged people. For instance there are still those who insist […]

Who’s To Blame For Wild Stock Market? Look To The Federal Reserve

In your heart, you know Rand Paul was right

In your heart, you know Rand Paul was right

By Against Crony Capitalism February 12, 2018   In your heart, you know Rand Paul was right     He often is. Tax cuts are good. And needed to be had. But with those tax cuts should come a reduction is spending. The debt that hangs over us is expensive in many ways. (From The American […]