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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 […]

Keynes: A Master of Confused and Confusing Prose

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

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 […]


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 […]

Healthcare: Government — Not Technology — Is Driving Prices Up

Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism

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 […]


Inflation: It’s a Wealth Redistribution Scheme

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 […]


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, […]

Consumer Optimism Is Not the Key to Economic Growth

Central Bankers Claim: Things Are Better than You Think

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 […]


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

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 […]


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 […]

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

Should the current mother-of-all bubbles pop, for investors and the Fed it won’t be third time’s the charm, but three strikes and you’re out.

The Fed’s Nightmare Scenario

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital February 22, 2016   The Fed’s Nightmare Scenario   Operating under the mistaken belief that a modest dose of inflation is either a prerequisite for, or a by-product of, economic growth, the nation’s top economists have been assuring us for quite some time that inflation will stay very low […]


What Markets Are Telling Us

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute February 15, 2016 What Markets Are Telling Us   Last week US stock markets tumbled yet again, leaving the Dow Jones index down almost 1500 points for the year. In fact, most major world markets are in negative territory this year. There are many Wall Street cheerleaders who are […]

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The Fed Passes the Buck: Blame Oil and China

By C.Jay Engel Mises.org January 27, 2016   The Fed Passes the Buck: Blame Oil and China   There are a handful of themes out there on recent market action that are either totally wrong or otherwise highly misleading. For instance, regarding the recent calamity in the capital markets, one especially apparent dichotomy has presented itself […]