Money


The Myth of Infrastructure Spending

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute June 14, 2017   The Myth of Infrastructure Spending   Trump’s $1-trillion infrastructure spending plan continues to be one of his less controversial proposed policies. In Washington, and even among many in the general public, there is a consensus that government spending on more roads and bridges is always necessarily a […]

The Myth of Infrastructure Spending

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute June 10, 2017   Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax   When you’re a government agency, asking for a tax increase is always a hassle. For the most part, taxpayers don’t like taxes, and if asked if they want to pay more, they’re likely to often say “no.” Moreover, when public […]


Decentralize the Welfare State

Decentralize the Welfare State

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute May 30, 2017   Decentralize the Welfare State   It has long since become a doctrine of the modern American welfare state that the federal government must be the primary administrators of the nation’s so-called safety net. Any attempt to devolve the welfare state to the states is routinely treated as […]


Taxation is Theft

Taxation is Theft

By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano Mises Institute April 17, 2017   Taxation is Theft   With a tax code that exceeds 72,000 pages in length and consumes more than six billion person hours per year to determine taxpayers’ taxable income, with an IRS that has become a feared law unto itself, and with a government […]


Shovel Ready: How The Fed Makes Us Dig Our Own Graves

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell April 11, 2017   Shovel Ready: How The Fed Makes Us Dig Our Own Graves     I just read an article from what the mainstream considers a reputable source of news, the New York Times. The article talked all about monetary policy and didn’t say a thing about […]

Shovel Ready: How The Fed Makes Us Dig Our Own Graves

Audit the Pentagon

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute April 6, 2017   Audit the Pentagon   One of the benefits of being an extremely powerful lobby in Washington is the ability to live off the taxpayers without ever having to tell the taxpayers what you they with their money. This includes two of the most powerful lobbies in DC: […]


The War on Cash: Old and New

By Louis Rouanet Mises Institute April 2, 2017   The War on Cash: Old and New   Before the United States ran aground on the dangerous reefs of State interventionism and centralism, the dollar was not only a sign of stability, but also a symbol of human freedom. A dollar was a means to express your wants […]

The War on Cash: Old and New

Money laundering watchdog scrutinizes Facebook, social media

Money laundering watchdog scrutinizes Facebook, social media

By Elizabeth Thompson CBC News March 12, 2017   Money laundering watchdog scrutinizes Facebook, social media MP calls for parliamentary committee to investigate threat to privacy     Canadians who make large cash transactions, international wire transfers or win big at the casino could end up with a federal agency scrutinizing their Facebook pages and other […]


How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them

By Walter Block Mises Institute March 8, 2017   How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them   The Creation of Jobs If the media tell us that “the opening of XYZ mill has created 1,000 new jobs,” we give a cheer. When the ABC company closes and 500 jobs are lost, we’re […]

How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them

Ron Paul

Arizona Challenges the Fed’s Money Monopoly

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute March 6, 2017   Arizona Challenges the Fed’s Money Monopoly   History shows that, if individuals have the freedom to choose what to use as money, they will likely opt for gold or silver. Of course, modern politicians and their Keynesian enablers despise the gold or silver standard. This […]


Prospering in the Age of Artisanal Money

By Mises Institute March 2, 2017   Prospering in the Age of Artisanal Money   Nomi Prins, author of ‘All the Presidents’ Bankers’, on protecting yourself from the next global crisis. Includes an introduction by Jeff Deist. Recorded in San Diego, California, on 25 February 2017.   Download audio file Note: The views expressed on Mises.org […]

Prospering in the Age of Artisanal Money