economy


Is James O’Keefe About To Smoke CNN?

By Against Crony Capitalism February 22, 2017   Is James O’Keefe About To Smoke CNN? Tells Hannity He’s Set To Release “Hundreds of Hours” Of Newsroom Footage “Wikileaks Style”     CNN is kind of the TV flagship for the #cronymedia, (The mother ship is The New York Times) which in the wake of the […]

Is James O’Keefe About To Smoke CNN?

Donald Trump and the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors

To Wish Impossible Things

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito February 22, 2017   To Wish Impossible Things     it was the sweetness of your skin it was the hope of all we might have been that fills me with the hope to wish impossible things The Cure Fix the Fed. This is the wish of John Mauldin, advocating […]


Our Huge Hidden Tax: Government Regulations

By Scott Powell Mises Institute February 21, 2017   Our Huge Hidden Tax: Government Regulations   On day one, President Trump surprised business leaders gathered at the White House, declaring US regulations “out of control” and “in need of 75% or more reduction.” A week later, he boldly signed an executive order requiring repeal of two […]

Our Huge Hidden Tax: Government Regulations

Stockman to Trump: It's the Economy, Stupid

Stockman to Trump: It’s the Economy, Stupid

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute February 10, 2017   Stockman to Trump: It’s the Economy, Stupid   In a recent appearance on CNN, David Stockman suggested that Trump might best spend some time actually addressing economic issues instead of the administration’s travel ban for immigrants from Middle Eastern countries, which Stockman called “a giant misfire.” Pointing out […]


Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and What You’re Not Being Told About Trump’s Travel Ban

By Alice Salles The Anti-Media January 31, 2017   Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and What You’re Not Being Told About Trump’s Travel Ban     President Donald Trump’s decision to bar nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days prompted one of the largest protests America has seen since anti-Iraq war […]

Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and What You’re Not Being Told About Trump’s Travel Ban

Should Cash be Abolished?

Should Cash be Abolished?

By Frank Shostak Mises Institute January 30, 2017   Should Cash be Abolished?   At the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, Joseph Stiglitz the Nobel Prize-winning economist argued in favor of phasing out currency and moving toward a digital economy. The view expressed by Stiglitz is similar to that of former IMF chief economist Kenneth Rogoff […]


Why Fractional-Reserve Banking Would Be Limited in an Unhampered Market

By Frank Shostak Mises Institute January 17, 2017   Why Fractional-Reserve Banking Would Be Limited in an Unhampered Market   The so-called multiplier arises as a result of the fact that banks are legally permitted to use money that is placed in demand deposits. Banks treat this type of money as if it was loaned to them, […]

Why Fractional-Reserve Banking Would Be Limited in an Unhampered Market

Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism

Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism January 13, 2017   Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism These are opposites, not similars.     In my last post, I made light of British columnist George Monbiot’s absurd charge that today’s free market economists and libertarians are part of an establishment crony capitalist system. A “progressive” friend of mine […]


Chavista Socialism Has Destroyed 570,000 Businesses in Venezuela

Chavista Socialism Has Destroyed 570,000 Businesses in Venezuela

By Against Crony Capitalism January 12, 2017   Chavista Socialism Has Destroyed 570,000 Businesses in Venezuela     Many socialists honestly believe that massive state control is the best way forward. They want to believe that humans can engineer heaven on earth. They fear the market and love the totalitarian hand of the state. Why? […]


Obama’s Final Jobs Report Is A Fitting End To His Presidency

By Against Crony Capitalism January 7, 2017   Obama’s Final Jobs Report Is A Fitting End To His Presidency     We won’t even go into how the unemployment number has been gamed systematically by the government. We already have many times. Suffice it to say that a whole lot of baby boomers limped along […]

Obama’s Final Jobs Report Is A Fitting End To His Presidency

What Puerto Rico Can Teach Us About the Minimum Wage

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 […]


Can Trump Fix The Economy In 2017?

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org January 5, 2017   Can Trump Fix The Economy In 2017? In the West Junk Information And Junk Judgment Prevail   The Western world and that part of the world that partakes of Western explanations live in a fictional world. We see this everywhere we look—in the alleged […]

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Rand Paul: Repeal all of Obamacare and replace immediately

Rand Paul: Repeal all of Obamacare and replace immediately

By Against Crony Capitalism January 3, 2017   Rand Paul: Repeal all of Obamacare and replace immediately     Obamcare is not only a BAD program. It must be remembered Obamacare is a deeply CRONY program with all sorts of sweet little deals for the “healthcare” industry. We’d be wise to listen to Dr. Paul. […]


The Ultimate Market Forecaster: Martin Armstrong

By Washington’s Blog December 31, 2016   The Ultimate Market Forecaster: Martin Armstrong   Martin Armstrong   Martin Armstrong is a controversial market analyst who correctly predicted the 1987 crash, the top of the Japanese market, and many other market events … more or less to the day. Many market timers think that Armstrong is […]

The Ultimate Market Forecaster: Martin Armstrong