economy


How George Soros Got His Mojo Working in Ukraine

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 […]


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 […]

Big Policies, Bigger Failures

Inflation: It’s a Wealth Redistribution Scheme

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 […]


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 […]

Big Policies, Bigger Failures

The Bitter Lesson From Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike

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 […]


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. […]

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The Ecological Poison of Democratic Socialism

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 […]


Social Security’s looming $32 trillion shortfall (That’s right 32 TRILLION)

By Against Crony Capitalism August 8, 2016   Social Security’s looming $32 trillion shortfall (That’s right 32 TRILLION)     But hey, who cares? I mean I’ll be dead by the time Social Security implodes. I paid into it. I want my money. That most people take out far more in Social Security than they […]

Social Security - A looming $32 trillion shortfall (That’s right 32 TRILLION)

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The Phony Job Recovery

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute August 8, 2016   The Phony Job Recovery   Last Friday saw the release of a bombshell jobs report, with headlines exclaiming that the US economy added over 250,000 jobs in July, far in excess of any forecasts. The reality was far more grim. Those “jobs” weren’t actually created […]


The U.S. Has Lost 195,000 Good Paying Energy Industry Jobs

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog August 5, 2016   The U.S. Has Lost 195,000 Good Paying Energy Industry Jobs     Not all jobs are created equal.  There is a world of difference between a $100,000 a year energy industry job and a $10 an hour job running a cash register at Wal-Mart.  You […]

The U.S. Has Lost 195,000 Good Paying Energy Industry Jobs

The Looming Financial Crisis Nobody Is Talking About, But Should Be

The Looming Financial Crisis Nobody Is Talking About, But Should Be

By  Shaun Bradley The Anti-Media August 3, 2016   The Looming Financial Crisis Nobody Is Talking About, But Should Be     The world has been captivated by a continuous stream of disturbing and shocking headlines. Seemingly every other day, different terrorist attacks, police assassinations or political stunts ignite the public into an emotional frenzy. […]


The Economist says the political divide is between “globalists” and “anti-globalists”, no it’s the political class versus everyone else

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism July 31, 2016   The Economist says the political divide is between “globalists” and “anti-globalists”, no it’s the political class versus everyone else     In the attached article The Economist frets that the trend toward “globalism” (their word) is in jeopardy. And what the magazine or “newspaper” calls globalism […]

The Economist says the political divide is between “globalists” and “anti-globalists”, no it’s the political class versus everyone else

Big Policies, Bigger Failures

Speak Loudly and Carry No Stick

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital July 28, 2016   Theodore Roosevelt’s famous mantra “speak softly and carry a big stick” suggested that the United States should seek to avoid creating controversies and expectations through loose or rash pronouncements, but be prepared to act decisively, with the most powerful weaponry, when the time came. More […]