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10 corporations have a monopoly on almost everything you buy at the supermarket  

By Vicki Batts Natural News December 5, 2016   10 corporations have a monopoly on almost everything you buy at the supermarket     Food and water were once considered to be basic rights, belonging to the individual. Sadly, this is no longer the case. The rights to food and water have been sold off to […]

10 corporations have a monopoly on almost everything you buy at the supermarket

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

The Next Recession Looms Large

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 […]


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Is the Auto Loan Bubble Ready to Pop?

By Tommy Behnke Mises.org January 11, 2016   Is the Auto Loan Bubble Ready to Pop?   On Tuesday, it was announced that over seventeen million new vehicles were sold in 2015, the highest it’s ever been in United States history. While the media claims that this record has been reached because of drastic improvements to […]


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Santa Needs Prices

By Robert P. Murphy Foundation for Economic Education December 15, 2015   Santa Needs Prices Christmas, Calculation, and Chaos     A superficial observer might argue that Santa Claus has no relevance to economics, because in Santa’s world, there is no scarcity. But Santa, though magical, is not omnipotent. He faces constraints. First, Santa only delivers […]


End the Sugar Tax Now

By Gary Galles Mises.org December 9, 2015   End the Sugar Tax Now   “Sugar Vs. Corn Syrup” reads the headline about legal wrangling between enablers of America’s sweet tooth. Big sugar accused big corn syrup of misleading the public with an ad campaign that it is “nutritionally the same as sugar,” asking for $1.5 billion […]

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