Money


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

Money-Supply Growth Accelerates in Late 2016

Money Supply Growth Accelerates in Late 2016

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute January 9, 2017   Money-Supply Growth Accelerates in Late 2016   The supply of US dollars accelerated during late 2016 with October’s year-over-year percentage increase in the money supply hitting a 46-month high of 11.2 percent. The YOY growth rate fell slightly to 10.3 percent in November. This comes after a […]


Money Creation and the Boom-Bust Cycle

By Frank Shostak Mises Institute January 4, 2017   Money Creation and the Boom-Bust Cycle   In his various writings, Murray Rothbard argued that in a free market economy that operates on a gold standard the creation of credit that is not fully backed up by gold (fractional-reserve banking) sets in motion the menace of the boom-bust cycle. […]


Protests, looting erupt as Venezuelans fume over cash chaos

By The Associated Press CBC News December 17, 2016   Protests, looting erupt as Venezuelans fume over cash chaos ATMs still issuing worthless 100-bolivar notes, while replacement notes not yet available     Venezuela became a country mostly without cash on Friday, sparking scattered protests and looting around the country as people fumed at having […]

Protests, looting erupt as Venezuelans fume over cash chaos

Jill Stein – The Great Con – People Are Starting to Question Her Motives

Jill Stein – The Great Con – People Are Starting to Question Her Motives

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics December 13, 2016   Jill Stein – The Great Con – People Are Starting to Question Her Motives     Jill Stein is really playing very fast and loose with this whole recount thing that serves no purpose. In Wisconsin, 95% of the votes were recounted, and as of December […]


End Game for the Global Economy

By James G. Rickards Mises Institute December 8, 2016   End Game for the Global Economy   This article is a transcript of the interview conducted on Mises Weekends. Jeff Deist: James, thanks a million for joining us. I’m going to go out on a limb and say your new book The Road to Ruin: the Global […]

End Game for the Global Economy

Ron Paul

To Really ‘Make America Great Again,’ End the Fed!

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute November 28, 2016   To Really ‘Make America Great Again,’ End the Fed!   Former Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher recently gave a speech identifying the Federal Reserve’s easy money/low interest rate policies as a source of the public anger that propelled Donald Trump into the White […]


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?

The American people are fed up with war, but a concerted effort is being made through fearmongering, propaganda, and lies to prepare our country for a dangerous confrontation, with Russia in Syria.

Dennis Kucinich’s Extraordinary Warning on D.C.’s Think Tank Warmongers

By Michael Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg October 29, 2016   Dennis Kucinich’s Extraordinary Warning on D.C.’s Think Tank Warmongers     WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in […]


The Symbiotic Relationship Between Central Banking and Total War

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center September 28, 2016   The Symbiotic Relationship Between Central Banking and Total War     The following is the prepared version of a speech delivered at the Ron Paul Institute Conference in Sterling, VA. I am here today to talk about one of the most important, but also most […]

Takeaways From The FOMC Meeting

The Blessing of Cash

By Joseph T. Salerno Mises Institute August 24, 2016   The Blessing of Cash   Starting today, the Royal Bank of Scotland will become the first bank in the U.K. to impose a negative interest rate on depositors. The negative rate will apply only to corporate customers, including mutual fund managers and pension funds, holding deposits […]

The Blessing of Cash

National Socialism Bad; International Socialism Good

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 […]


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 […]

The Next Recession Looms Large