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Category Archives: Milton Friedman

How The American Dream Turned Into Greed & Inequality

Authored by Alberto Gallo via WEForum.org, The American Dream is broken. Paul Ryan, speaker of the House of Representatives, recently stated that "in our country, the condition of your birth does not determine the outcome of your life." Yet the idea that every American has an equal opportunity to move up in life is false. […]

What Makes A Good Economic Model?

Authored by Frank Shostak via The Mises Institute, In order to make the data "talk," economists utilize a range of statistical methods that vary from highly complex models to a simple display of historical data. It is generally held that by means of statistical correlations one can organize historical data into a useful body of […]

Democracy Vs. Liberty: Trump Fails To Understand The Founders, As Have All Presidents Since Wilson

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. In the aftermath of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson set out to make the world safe for democracy. Since then, U.S. Presidents have marched to the drumbeat of Wilsonian idealism. Indeed, most U.S. foreign policy is carried out under […]

“Worse Than Big Tobacco”: How Big Pharma Fuels The Opioid Epidemic

Authored by Lynn Paramore via The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Once again, an out-of-control industry is threatening public health on a mammoth scale Over a 40-year career, Philadelphia attorney Daniel Berger has obtained millions in settlements for investors and consumers hurt by a rogues’ gallery of corporate wrongdoers, from Exxon to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco. […]

The Federal Reserve Is A Saboteur – And The “Experts” Are Oblivious

Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, I have written on the subject of the Federal Reserve's deliberate sabotage of the U.S. economy many times in the past. In fact, I even once referred to the Fed as an "economic suicide bomber." I still believe the label fits perfectly, and the Fed's recent actions I think […]

The Trump Collapse Scapegoat Narrative Has Now Been Launched

Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, Last week was a rather crazy one for the news feeds, with cyber attacks and “Comey memos” and a host of other wild mayhem, it may have been difficult for many people to keep track of it all. That said, there was one event that I think went partly […]

Whitney George & Rick Rule: Finding Value in Natural Resource Stocks

  Interested in precious metals investing or storage? Contact us HERE          Whitney George & Rick Rule: Finding Value in Natural Resource Stocks Posted with permission and written by Sprott U.S. Media (CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL)   Whitney George, portfolio manager of the Sprott Focus Trust, is a career-long value investor who […]

Can Yellen Keep The Boom Going?

Via Brendan Brown of The Mises Institute, Yellen, like notorious previous Fed chiefs including Strong, Martin, and Greenspan, can now claim success in having prolonged and strengthened an asset price inflation which otherwise may well have been about to enter its severe end phase. If history is any guide, the result of that success is […]

Minimum Wage Massacre: Wendy’s Unleashes 1,000 Robots To Counter Higher Labor Costs

In yet another awkwardly rational response to government intervention in deciding what's "fair", the blowback from minimum wage demanding fast food workers has struck again. Wendy's plans to install self-ordering kiosks in 1,000 of its stores – 16% of its locations nationwide. "Last year was tough — 5 percent wage inflation," said Bob Wright, Wendy's […]

Lacy Hunt: 5 Impediments To Trumpian Growth (And Why Bond Yields Are Going Lower)

Authored by Van R. Hoisington and Lacy H. Hunt, Ph.D. via MauldinEconomics.com, Hoisington Quarterly Review and Outlook – 4Q2016 CHANGE? The 2016 presidential election has brought about widely anticipated changes in fiscal policy actions. First, tax reductions for both the household and corporate sectors along with a major reform of the tax code have been […]