economy


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 […]

Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism

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? […]

Chavista Socialism Has Destroyed 570,000 Businesses in Venezuela

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

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 […]


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

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

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 […]


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. […]

Rand Paul: Repeal all of Obamacare and replace immediately

The Ultimate Market Forecaster: Martin Armstrong

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 […]


Illinois Enters the Death Spiral

By Daniel J. Mitchell Foundation for Economic Education December 28, 2016   Illinois Enters the Death Spiral     There’s a somewhat famous quote from Adam Smith (“there is a great deal of ruin in a nation“) about the ability of a country to survive and withstand lots of bad public policy. I’ve tried to […]

Illinois Enters the Death Spiral

U.S. Economic Confidence Surges To The Highest Level That Gallup Has Ever Recorded

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 […]


Will Ron Paul be appointed to the Federal Reserve board?

By Against Crony Capitalism December 20, 2016   Will Ron Paul be appointed to the Federal Reserve board?     (From Rare)   “Campaign for Liberty is working to mobilize our members in support of appointing Ron Paul, the leading critic of the Federal Reserve’s reckless monetary policy, to the Federal Reserve Board,” Campaign for […]

Will Ron Paul be appointed to the Federal Reserve board?

Dismal Jobs Report

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org December 8, 2016   Dismal Jobs Report   The presstitute media delivered the false news, not from Russian propaganda websites such as the Washington Post accuses this one of being, but from Obama’s US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The false news is that the collapsing economy continues […]

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

The Fallacies of Bernie Sanders

The Fallacies of Bernie Sanders

By David Gordon Mises Institute November 27, 2016   The Fallacies of Bernie Sanders   Where Bernie Went Wrong: And Why His Remedies Will Just Make Crony Capitalism Worse. By Hunter Lewis.  Axios Press, 2016. 284 pages. Hunter Lewis has rendered a great service with his new book. Writing from an Austrian perspective, he has […]


Austrians at the Fed?

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute November 21, 2016   Austrians at the Fed?   Coverage of central banks and monetary policy in popular financial media outlets like Bloomberg, Financial Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and The Economist is almost uniformly bad. The reporting and analysis are superficial, and the writers tend to assume facts not in evidence. The same myths repeat themselves ad […]

Austrians at the Fed?