economy


Infrastructure Spending Does not "Grow the Economy"

Infrastructure Spending Does not “Grow the Economy”

By Patrick Trombly Mises Institue September 15, 2016   Infrastructure Spending Does not “Grow the Economy”   In a new twist, the presidential nominees from both major political parties have fallen for (or hope that the voters have fallen for) a time-worn fallacy, and have proposed government spending on infrastructure “to grow the economy and create […]


Central Banks May Choose Helicopter Money Over Negative Rates

By Thorsten Polleit Mises.org September 12, 2016   Central Banks May Choose Helicopter Money Over Negative Rates   The US Federal Reserve (Fed) is considering raising rates. Is the “normalization” of interest rates about to happen which savers and investors have been yearning for? Most likely not. Policymakers are merely realizing that the policy of zero rates […]

Central Banks May Choose Helicopter Money Over Negative Rates

When They Say “Hoarding” Instead Of “Saving” You Know You’re In Trouble (The big govt economists want to take your cash)

When They Say “Hoarding” Instead Of “Saving” You Know You’re In Trouble

By Against Crony Capitalism September 8, 2016   When They Say “Hoarding” Instead Of “Saving” You Know You’re In Trouble (The big govt economists want to take your cash)     “Hoarding” is code for savings certain people don’t like. These same people then argue that your “hoarded” property is illegitimate and so subject to […]


Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Labor Day

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org September 5, 2016   Labor Day   Labor Day – what is it? Perhaps not many Americans any longer know, so here is my explanation. In my time Labor Day was the unofficial end of summer, because school began after Labor Day. Today school begins almost a […]


How George Soros Got His Mojo Working in Ukraine

By Anne Williamson LewRockwell.com August 22, 2016   How George Soros Got His Mojo Working in Ukraine     Excerpt from Contagion:The Betrayal of Liberty; Russia and the United States in the Post-Cold War Era adapted for lewrockwell.com ……..Spooked out of Russia after the electorate’s gleeful elevation of political showman Vladimir Zhirinovsky and his party […]

How George Soros Got His Mojo Working in Ukraine

Negative Rates Will Kill Growth

Big Policies, Bigger Failures

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital August 19, 2016   Big Policies, Bigger Failures   Economics is far simpler than most in academics or government would have you believe. To make accurate predictions all you really need is an honest appreciation of the self-interest that is at the heart of free market transactions and an […]


Inflation: It’s a Wealth Redistribution Scheme

By Russell Lamberti Mises.org August 19, 2016   Inflation: It’s a Wealth Redistribution Scheme   Many central banks around the world aim to achieve some “inflation target” either as a single explicit policy goal — as in the case of the South African Reserve Bank — or part of a set of policy goals as […]

Inflation: It’s a Wealth Redistribution Scheme

Negative Rates Will Kill Growth

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 Bitter Lesson From Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike

By Against Crony Capitalism August 11, 2016   The Bitter Lesson From Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike     The push for a higher minimum wage is a subject that we’ve followed closely at ACC. It is such an obvious example of ridiculous pandering to political constituencies. But that’s run of the mill stuff. What makes […]

The Bitter Lesson From Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike

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How Long Can Economic Reality Be Ignored?

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org August 10, 2016   How Long Can Economic Reality Be Ignored?   Trump and Hitlery have come out with the obligatory “economic plans.” Neither them nor their advisors, have any idea about what really needs to be done, but this is of no concern to the media. […]


The Ecological Poison of Democratic Socialism

By Thomas DiLorenzo LewRockwell.com August 9, 2016     Latin America is once again demonstrating the social poison of “democratic socialism,” the ideology that won Bernie Sanders more than 13 million votes in the Democratic primaries.  Socialism – democratic or otherwise – is not only destructive of a nation’s economy, as history proved over and over […]

The Ecological Poison of Democratic Socialism