Wealth


How Governments Justify Theft is a Fallacy: Wealth Was Created before Taxation

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell April 18, 2017   How Governments Justify Theft is a Fallacy: Wealth Was Created before Taxation     Do we owe society taxes? Tax day is tomorrow. Some people get excited because they will get money back which the government withheld–a clever trick that makes people feel less oppressed […]

How Governments Justify Theft is a Fallacy: Wealth Was Created before Taxation

One Country’s Central Bank Is Urging Its 6 Million Citizens to Buy Gold

One Country’s Central Bank Is Urging Its 6 Million Citizens to Buy Gold

By  Shaun Bradley The Anti-Media February 22, 2017   One Country’s Central Bank Is Urging Its 6 Million Citizens to Buy Gold     The central bank of Kyrgyzstan is encouraging its six million citizens to each own at least 3.5 oz (100 grams) of physical gold. The precious metal is the nation’s leading export […]


Wealth Isn't Just Measured in Money — It's Measured in Choices

Wealth Isn’t Just Measured in Money — It’s Measured in Choices

By Jonathan Newman Mises Institute February 1, 2017   Wealth Isn’t Just Measured in Money — It’s Measured in Choices   How do we compare wealth over time? I came across one fun fact recently about the highest-paid athlete of all time. The first names that come to your mind might be Tiger Woods, Michael […]


Why Do Americans Have Such High Incomes and So Little Savings?

Why Do Americans Have Such High Incomes and So Little Savings?

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute August 29, 2016   Why Do Americans Have Such High Incomes and So Little Savings?   Americans have more disposable income than nearly every other country on earth. The few exceptions include a handful of northern Western European states and some small city states like Monaco. Even when accounting for government […]


How Clinton may be avoiding the death tax (Which she publicly supports)

By Against Crony Capitalism August 14, 2016   How Clinton may be avoiding the death tax (Which she publicly supports)     When you take the total amount of money the Clintons have made, allow for taxes and spending, her reported investment assets are still quite a bit too low to make sense. The likely […]

How Clinton may be avoiding the death tax

How Wartime Washington Lives in Luxury

How Wartime Washington Lives in Luxury

By Against Crony Capitalism April 27, 2016   How Wartime Washington Lives in Luxury     War can be excellent business. It is also often hell. So that leaves us in a weird place. This article needs to be read, particularly by people who are not familiar with Washington DC, our wealthiest American metropolitan area […]


Pelosi’s Husband Invested in Solar Firm Weeks Before Lucrative Expansion

By Against Crony Capitalism April 19, 2016   Pelosi’s Husband Invested in Solar Firm Weeks Before Lucrative Expansion     Nancy Pelosi’s time in Congress has coincided with a massive and rapid assent into the crony skies of massive wealth for she and her husband. On the SunEdison deal it looks like Paul Pelosi will […]

Pelosi’s Husband Invested in Solar Firm Weeks Before Lucrative Expansion

Economics: It's Simpler Than You Think

Economics: It’s Simpler Than You Think

By David Gordon Mises.org March 31, 2016   Economics: It’s Simpler Than You Think   [David Gordon reviews John Tamny’s new book, Popular Economics. This article first appeared in the March–April issue of The Austrian.] In the view of John Tamny — an editor at Forbes andRealClearMarkets — economics as it is usually studied and taught in […]


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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Worse Than 2008

Worse Than 2008

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners February 12, 2016   Worse Than 2008     BALTMORE – “Stocks still not finding bottom” warned a headline at Investor’s Business Daily. Yesterday, the Dow ended down 255 points – or 1.6%. The index is down by almost 9% since the start of the year. “These developments, if […]


European Central Bank Gets Ready for More Easy Money

By Frank Shostak Mises.org January 12, 2016   European Central Bank Gets Ready for More Easy Money   On January 21, 2016 European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi signaled that the governing council may provide more stimulus at its next meeting in March. “There are no limits to how far we’re willing to deploy our […]


Is Freedom Finished?

By ROGER TOUTANT Mises Canada January 31, 2016   Is Freedom Finished?   In olden times, the size and scope of the state was necessarily limited due to the fact that individual productivity was low. Taxes had to be limited because each citizen had little to offer. The ruling king or dictator typically made the most of […]


Cronyism Causes the Worst Kind of Inequality

By Against Crony Capitalism December 28, 2015   Cronyism Causes the Worst Kind of Inequality     This is one of the main points we try to make. Entrench cronies in an ever expanding and controlling government and watch opportunity diminish, the economy stagnate, and people lose hope. Economies need to be free to create […]

Cronyism Causes the Worst Kind of Inequality