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Do We Have a Free-Market Medical System?

By Hunter Lewis Mises Institute January 18, 2018   Do We Have a Free-Market Medical System?   Edward K. Glassman, my long ago Harvard classmate, author of Dow 36,000 (predicting Dow at that level by 2005), and current director of the George W. Bush Institute, extolls our free market medical system at FoxNews this week. The first reader to comment on […]

Do We Have a Free-Market Medical System?

Keynes: A Master of Confused and Confusing Prose

Keynes: A Master of Confused and Confusing Prose

By Hunter Lewis Mises Institute September 15, 2017   Keynes: A Master of Confused and Confusing Prose   [This article is a selection from Where Keynes Went Wrong]: Paul Samuelson, professor of economics at MIT after World War II and author of a best-selling economics textbook, was one of Keynes’s most ardent American disciples. Here is what he […]


Money Supply Growth Fell to a 104-Month Low in May

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute June 21, 2017   Money Supply Growth Fell to a 104-Month Low in May   Last month, the money supply growth rate in the United States fell to a 104-month low, rising by 5.91 percent. This is the lowest growth rate recorded since July 2008 when the growth rate was 5.24 […]

Money Supply Growth Fell to a 104-Month Low in May

Healthcare: Government — Not Technology — Is Driving Prices Up

Healthcare: Government — Not Technology — Is Driving Prices Up

By Michel Accad Mises Institute February 16, 2017   Healthcare: Government — Not Technology — Is Driving Prices Up   Should we blame technology for the growth in healthcare spending? Austin Frakt, a healthcare economist who writes for the New York Times, thinks so. Citing several studies conducted over the last several years, he claims that technology […]


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

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 […]

Inflation: It’s a Wealth Redistribution Scheme

Consumer Optimism Is Not the Key to Economic Growth

Consumer Optimism Is Not the Key to Economic Growth

By Frank Shostak Mises.org August 13, 2016   Consumer Optimism Is Not the Key to Economic Growth   Most experts regard consumer’s psychological disposition as the driving force of an economy. If consumers are optimistic and happy with the economy, no recession can occur — so it is believed. According to the popular way of thinking, […]


Central Bankers Claim: Things Are Better than You Think

By Brendan Brown Mises.org June 9, 2016   Central Bankers Claim: Things Are Better than You Think   In our time, the greatest source of money chaos is now the global 2%-inflation standard. Deflation-phobic central bankers, led by the FOMC at the Fed, are defying the natural rhythm of prices in a capitalist economy. Under sound […]

Central Bankers Claim: Things Are Better than You Think

How Companies Are Using Data Caps to Harm Would-Be Cord Cutters

By Dana Floberg Freepress.net April 30, 2016   How Companies Are Using Data Caps to Harm Would-Be Cord Cutters     Broadband data caps are like cockroaches: One minute there’s just one lonely roach, and then the next minute they’re everywhere. Last week the Wall Street Journal published a deep dive on this infestation. The […]

How Companies Are Using Data Caps to Harm Would-Be Cord Cutters

Don’t Confuse the Cost of College with the Cost of an Education

Don’t Confuse the Cost of College with the Cost of an Education

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org April 7, 2016   Don’t Confuse the Cost of College with the Cost of an Education   For years, those who face the costs of educating themselves or their children hear a nearly incessant drum beat of how expensive a college education is, and how much debt they’ll likely be taking on. On […]