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Central Banks, Fiat Money, and Barter

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center April 12, 2016   Central Banks, Fiat Money, and Barter     There have been many monetary cranks over the course of the centuries who have thought that creating more money would benefit society, and have sought to do so by creating money backed by assets. John Law’s Mississippi […]

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As Central Bankers Confront Stagflation, Gold Shines More Brightly

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell April 5, 2016   As Central Bankers Confront Stagflation, Gold Shines More Brightly     A Warning for Gold Bugs: This Rally Won’t Last … Gold prices surged 16.5% in the first quarter … Gold investors should enjoy the party while they can. –Wall Street Journal This small article […]


The US Economy Has Not Recovered And Will Not Recover ~ Paul Craig Roberts

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org February 20, 2016   The US Economy Has Not Recovered And Will Not Recover     The US economy died when middle class jobs were offshored and when the financial system was deregulated. Jobs offshoring benefitted Wall Street, corporate executives, and shareholders, because lower labor and compliance […]

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The Fallacy of “Buy Land — They’re Not Making Any More”

By Peter St. Onge Mises.org September 16, 2015   The Fallacy of “Buy Land — They’re Not Making Any More”   “Buy land — they’re not making any more!” is an old investing chestnut, and a common sense one to boot. Economically, it’s also completely false. As counterintuitive as it may seem, we make land all […]

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Federal Reserve Holds Yet Again

Is the Fed Necessary?

By Jim DeMint The Daily Signal August 30, 2015   Is the Fed Necessary?     The Federal Reserve opened its annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Thursday. Its experts have assembled to discuss “inflation dynamics.” Concurrently, another group of economists and financial experts is meeting just down the road.  They’re discussing monetary policy, as […]


The Credential Is Killing the Classroom

By Isaac M. Morehouse Foundation for Economic Education August 13, 2015   The Credential Is Killing the Classroom Don’t Get a Degree: Get an Education Instead     “I wish college were like this!” I hear this exclamation over and over at the seminars put on by organizations like the Foundation for Economic Education and […]

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The Venezuelan bolívar’s highest denomination of 100 now buys a mere 14.6 US cents. (PanAm Post)

Venezuelan Inflation Soars to 800%

By Fergus Hodgson PamAm Post August 5, 2015   Venezuelan Inflation Soars to 800% Bolívar Buys 100 Times Less US Dollars than the Official Exchange Rate     If Venezuelans thought their inflation woes couldn’t get any worse, they were wrong. While the regime has failed to report inflation beyond 2014, contravening the law, the […]


Blurring the Lines between Products and Services

By Sandy Ikeda Foundation for Economic Education May 15, 2015   Blurring the Lines between Products and Services What matters is producing value     Angst over the alleged shrinking of the so-called industrial sector has been a staple of business journalism and fodder for political bloviating since at least the 1970s. Is the United […]

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The Myth of the Unchanging Value of Gold

Source: https://mises.org By Joseph T. Salerno   The Myth of the Unchanging Value of Gold   According to mainstream economics textbooks, one of the primary functions of money is to measure the value of goods and services exchanged on the market. A typical statement of this view is given by Frederic Mishkin in his textbook […]


Should The Minimum Wage Be Raised?

  Source: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Should The Minimum Wage Be Raised?   Some years ago when I was Business Week’s columnist an up-and-coming academic economist published his conclusions that raising the minimum wage did not cause unemployment. An implication was that labor unions did not cause unemployment by forcing up wages. These […]


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The Yin and Yang of Government Power

Source: http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com Posted by Robert Wenzel   The Yin and Yang of Government Power   One of the areas where government would like to have absolute control is in the area of money creation. By having control of money creation, the government can, of course, control a monetary spigot that allows it to spend well […]


Alex Jones Pays Tribute to Russell Means + Documentary 1

Published on Oct 22, 2012 by RapsAlive Alex Jones remembers American icon Russell Means, a valuable member of society and the freedom movement. Means sadly passed away on October 22nd after a battle with esophegal cancer. Means joined the American Indian Movement in 1968, and was involved in numerous protests. Unlike the majority of AIM […]


Senate panel: DHS fusion centers produce ‘predominantly useless information’ and ‘a bunch of crap’

Source: http://endthelie.com By Madison Ruppert Editor of End the Lie A newly released report from the Senate’s bipartisan Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations reveals that the claims of Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of the behemoth Department of Homeland Security (DHS), surrounding the United States’ so-called fusion centers are nothing short of outright lies.This is far from […]


Legalized Plunder Of America

Source: http://rtr.org “Legalized Plunder of the American People” – G. Edward Griffin Published on Oct 2, 2012 by CaseyResearchFAN To order the complete audio set from the Navigating the Politicized Economy Summit, available in CD and MP3 format, http://bit.ly/2012FallSummit G. Edward Griffin discusses the Federal Reserve and it’s role in the declining economy at the […]