Money


How the Postal Service Loses So Much Money

By Justin Murray Mises Institute April 16, 2018   How the Postal Service Loses So Much Money   Lately, when he isn’t trying to blame China on America’s competitiveness woes, President Donald Trump has become obsessed with the online retailer Amazon. While there’s speculationthat Trump is using the reins of government to carry out a personal grudge because Jeff Bezos, […]

How the Postal Service Loses So Much Money

Money Pumping Works — Until It Doesn't

Money Pumping Works — Until It Doesn’t

By Frank Shostak Mises Institute March 26, 2018   Money Pumping Works — Until It Doesn’t   According to most economic experts, when an economy falls into a recession the central bank can pull it out of the slump by means of money pumping. This way of thinking implies that money pumping can somehow grow the economy. […]


Why Special Interests Try to Take Control of Governments

By Hunter Lewis Mises Institute January 31, 2018   Why Special Interests Try to Take Control of Governments   George Monbiot, popular Guardian columnist, beacon light of global environmentalism, is also the kind of progressive who insists on seeing the world as he wishes it were and not as it really is. Wearing these kind of blinders […]

Why Special Interests Try to Take Control of Governments

I Have Doubts About Bitcoin

By Joakim Book Mises Institute December 4, 2017   I Have Doubts About Bitcoin   Bitcoin and the blockchain technology are wonderful inventions; its anonymity, decentralised technology and speed of transactions just to mention a few features that have aroused supporters. The extension of competition into the domain of money that it represents is perhaps even […]

I Have Doubts About Bitcoin

Harvard professor predicts half of U.S. colleges will be bankrupt within 10-15 years

Harvard professor predicts half of U.S. colleges will be bankrupt within 10-15 years

By Against Crony Capitalism November 15, 2017   Harvard professor predicts half of U.S. colleges will be bankrupt within 10-15 years     Given the inefficiencies (and the general cronyism) in colleges today I can’t see how the system continues as it is for all that much longer. “College” is an industry that is primed for […]


What Kentucky’s Retirement Rush Says About The Future of State Pensions

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell November 1, 2017   What Kentucky’s Retirement Rush Says About The Future of State Pensions     Just because a Ponzi scheme is run by a government doesn’t mean it won’t collapse. The situation in Kentucky serves as a dire warning about larger pension systems including Social Security. What […]

What Kentucky’s Retirement Rush Says About The Future of State Pensions

How The Elite Dominate The World – Part 1: Debt As A Tool Of Enslavement

How The Elite Dominate The World – Part 1: Debt As A Tool Of Enslavement

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog October 17, 2017   How The Elite Dominate The World – Part 1: Debt As A Tool Of Enslavement     Throughout human history, those in the ruling class have found various ways to force those under them to work for their economic benefit.  But in our day and age, […]


Here’s How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars

By Against Crony Capitalism September 28, 2017   Here’s How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars   “War is a racket.” –  Major General Smedley Butler     Last night I was watching a documentary on The Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. I encourage everyone to view it. It lays out starkly the hell […]

Here’s How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars

Why does a florist need a government-issued license? Why does an interior decorator need one?

States realizing it’s stupid to make it hard to earn a living

By Against Crony Capitalism September 25, 2017   States realizing it’s stupid to make it hard to earn a living     (From The Conservative Review)   Why does a florist need a government-issued license? Why does an interior decorator need one? As one article points out, why does a casket maker in Louisiana need a license, including […]


We’re All to Blame

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com September 13, 2017   We’re All to Blame     The largest threat to our prosperity is government spending that far exceeds the authority enumerated in Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Federal spending in 2017 will top $4 trillion. Social Security, at $1 trillion, will take up most […]

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Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?

Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute September 13, 2017   Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?   Conscription, also known as “the draft,” is typically justified with appeals to values like partriotism, public service, and “sharing the burden.” That’s in peacetime. In times of war, of course, government claims conscription is necessary to provide the […]