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Europe’s Secession Problems Aren’t Going Away

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, Earlier this week, The New York Times noted that movements for greater local autonomy appear to be spreading throughout Europe. In some ways, the conflict in Catalonia is just the tip of the iceberg. The Times reports:  Coming on the heels of the Catalan vote, the Lombardy […]

Does Britain Have The World’s Best Health System? Only If You Ignore Outcomes

Authored by George Pickering via The Mises Institute, “The National Health Service is the closest thing the English have to a religion,” Margaret Thatcher’s Chancellor Nigel Lawson famously once observed. However, given the swivel-eyed fanaticism with which its supporters will defend it, even from the overwhelming evidence of its shortcomings, at this point it might […]

Exposing Our Lawless Central Bank

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, The economic arguments against central banks are numerous to say the least. Through the writings of Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard we have a wide variety of critiques that explain the many ways the central banks distort economies, cause booms and busts, punish savers, and chose […]

Less Than Zero: How The Fed Killed Saving

Authored by Adam Taggart via, The other day I was in my local branch of a Too Big To Fail bank where I have a few accounts. One of them is a savings account in which I keep some of my "dry powder" cash stored. It had been a while since I had checked […]

America’s March To Default

Authored by MN Gordon via, Style Over Substance “May you live in interesting times,” says the ancient Chinese curse.  No doubt about it, we live in interesting times.  Hardly a day goes by that we’re not aghast and astounded by a series of grotesque caricatures of the world as at devolves towards vulgarity. Just […]

Chris Martenson: “Why This Market Needs To Crash (And Likely Will)”

Authored by Chris Martenson via, Like an old vinyl record with a well-worn groove, the needle skipping merrily back to the same track over and over again, we repeat: Today's markets are dangerously overpriced. Being market fundamentalists who don’t believe it’s possible to simply print prosperity out of thin air, we’ve been deeply skeptical […]

Do Wars Help or HURT the Economy?

Does Defense Spending Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs … Or Is It BAD for the Economy? Preface: Trump wants to drastically increase military spending.  At the same time, France, China, Japan and other countries are ramping up their military spending. An understanding of the effect on the economy is therefore timely. A number of […]

Debunking The Big Lie

Authored by Keith Weiner via, Debunking a Lie Don Watkins of the Ayn Rand Institute wrote an article, The Myth of Banking Deregulation, to debunk a lie. The lie is that bank regulation is good. That it helped stabilize the economy in the 1930’s. And that deregulation at the end of the century destabilized […]

Why Did The Media Fail So Badly In Its Efforts To Elect Hillary?

Submitted by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, Yesterday in Taki's Magazine, David Cole suggested that maybe, just maybe, Hollywood isn't as powerful in swaying public opinion as many people assume it is.  This belief is shared not only by the "stars" of Hollywood itself — who naturally fancy themselves as great "thought leaders" — but […]

Size Matters – No Country Should Be Bigger Than This

Submitted by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, From the perspective of the state, one of the benefits of growing larger geographically is that bigness makes it more difficult for residents to emigrate or cross over borders to escape taxes.  In his writings on the origins of the "European miracle" that led to the continent's economic […]